The Tarot of the Traveller: The Ace of Spades


Veeno’s Tarot reading: “Awareness, creativity, pure, clear understanding. Meditation. Centeredness. Creative source of intelligence.”

Bernard-Cullmann (1903-1977); Die Kartenlegerin (1922)

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 Ace of Spades

The Ace of Hearts

Awareness / Creativity / Pure, clear understanding.
Meditation. Centeredness.
Creative source of intelligence.

A story about a treasured experience during my life in the States…

It’s four in the morning in the Arizona desert, 4500 feet above sea level. I leave the house for my daily morning walk around Chimney Rock. The cool summer breeze caresses my face, arms and legs. Already a feeling of contentment and joy permeates me. The night is without moon. Above me the Milky Way! Millions of stars. My Milky Way! Every morning a chandelier of breathtaking beauty.

All of a sudden it feels like I’m walking in it. A feeling of being without gravity. I float weightlessly through the darkness between the stars around me. Down there, the earth. What a glorious sight it is! The green, the turquoise, the olive, the white. From up here, among the stars, she looks peaceful, calm and quiet. A play ball.

Only one ball like that exists. We all know there are too many fighting over it. Its surface is bruised, the paint is peeling away. Its joy of bouncing is dampened because its air is leaking from its body.

I’m up here in the celestial space. I hop from star to star on my beloved Milky Way. What’s different up here? Why am I feeling so light?

I marvel at the immeasurable beauty of the endless space, at the pure perception of love. It is the discovery of a love that is bathed with care, with peace, with benevolence. A love that liberates. A love that flows freely in all directions from the crystal clear and knowing heart.

It is Consciousness.

As love it makes itself felt; as inexhaustible source of creative intelligence it transforms; as inner breakthrough to existential understanding it enlightens our minds.

It is Consciousness.

I look down upon my beloved earth. That is my home. The ball of my earth.

Now I feel the ground under my feet again. Over me the cosmos. This has become for me an allegory for consciousness. When I look up at the stars I remember freedom, love and crystal clear intelligence.

I know that we all have this enormous inner wealth at our side at all time and in every moment.

The Ace of Spades: Consciousness. Mandala by Veeno.
The Ace of Spades: Consciousness. 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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