The Tarot of the Traveller: The King of Spades


Veeno’s Tarot reading: “The King of Spades is a wise man, a friend, a well-meaning superior. He is friendly, mature, attentive to others’ needs, unintentional, poetic, loves art.”

Eva Bonnier (1857-1909)

The Tarot of the Traveller is a new project by Veeno. She has deepened her understanding of reading Tarot cards through many years. Regularly, she shares her insights into one card of a deck with traditional playing cards, as it was allegedly used by the Romani. In this process, she lets her creativity fly, using contemporary Mandala creations and stories. Be part of this wonderful process!

Today, we look at:

The King of Spades

As a person:

A wise man, a friend, a well-meaning superior


Friendly, mature wisdom, attentive to others’ needs, unintentional, teacher of humanity, poetic, loves art

The Wise One

He rises determined from his seat.

As every year, the gathering takes place in the forest. The air is impregnated with autumn spices of fir and copper beech, the old musty oak trees and the single cedar.

This cedar is a strange guest in this remote forest clearing. It creates the right atmosphere for the annual meeting of all inhabitants of the settlement.

They call this place the Glade.

This time, too, he is sitting right opposite the cedar. This is his place. Connected with her good spirit and ancient wisdom, he listens to the concerns, worries and fears of the people.

A fire is burning in the middle of the place. In its bright glow, the faces of the gathered people shine with friendly warmth. The calls of nightingales and eagle owls and codgers encourage those present to listen to each other and to relax in the gentle atmosphere of the forest night.

He is sitting there and waiting. On his lap, as always, rests the book with the brown leather cover. No one has ever seen him open it. But this time a blond girl of about 7 years walks up to him. “What is written in your book?” she asks him with curious blue eyes. He smiles, opens the book and flips through it. It’s full of empty pages! “Here, the book is yours now. In it you will find the answers to all the questions of the universe. Whenever something is bothering you, sit down, open the book and wait.”

Women, men, children.
All become one in the silence of this night.
All questions dissolve.
Serenity returns.

His getting up is the sign for the song: “Evening Silence Everywhere….”.

Everyone approaches the fire. Now it is time for food and drink. Afterwards, the children’s playing and laughing is an invitation to linger until late into the night.

The King of Spades: Joy of Being. Mandala by Veeno.

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Veeno lives in Switzerland. She has been a sannyasin since 1984 and her inspiring creativity finds its way into many forms in her life.

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