the Daily Draw

Biddy Tarot suggests that instead of reaching for your phone first thing in the morning, start your day off right by tuning into your intuition with your Tarot cards.  The act of having a ritual sets your day up for success, while the Tarot card makes you more intuitive by working as a tool to nudge your mind in the right direction.  

It gives you a starting point- a message- that you can take in whatever way you are feeling called to. Listen to the first thought that pops into your head when you think about the Tarot card you pull – it’s likely your intuition guiding you to the message that is exactly what you need to hear at that moment. 

The first question in the Lenormand Horror Story Challenge was “When does Mr Hyde come out in my life?”. The Popess drew the World Card which helped her recall the extraordinary lengths the circus will go to in order to amaze and baffle its audience.

As a novice and someone who does not profess to ‘read’ tarot cards, I was a little hesitant about suggesting that in order to trigger memories the Popess might benefit from using a daily draw and respond to Tarot Challenge prompts. She smiled a knowing smile and told me I didn’t need to be too coy as she figured I had a bag of my own skills.

Pulling The World out of a deck produced by someone, like Joe Lee, who lived and breathed the circus as a clown, drew an instant response. Georgie has very strong feelings about the animal activists who were so concerned about the welfare of the Elephants. She quite vehemently pointed out that the circus animals receive food, shelter and veterinary care and that the average life expectancy of a tiger in captivity is 26 years compared to 15 in the wild.

She also told me that she had recently learned that the Zoos who stopped animal performances to distance themselves from circuses, reintroduced them because animals benefit from the stimulation. She also observed that zoo keepers had noticed how depressed some animals were during Covid lockdowns because there were no visitors.

As a dog owner who shares my home with domesticated animals I was determined to stay neutral.

I suggested that she go through her photos and make a lists. I suggested she write in point form and note how she related to the animals at the LeGrande Circus and begin to document what she had learnt from working alongside these creatures.