Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Forum Archive

New Orleans Voodoo Tarot - Wild Card--Les Barons [no RWS equivalent]

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot Special Interest > Tarot Study Groups > Individual Deck Studies > New Orleans Voodoo Tarot


 
afrosaxon's Avatar
afrosaxon  afrosaxon is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 09 Dec 2007
Location: MIA
Posts: 5,630
afrosaxon 
Citizen

afrosaxon's Avatar
Arrow New Orleans Voodoo Tarot - Wild Card--Les Barons [no RWS equivalent]


This card shows Baron Samedi, Baron Cimitiere, and Manman Brigitte walking upa flight of stairs. They (along with Baron La Croix) are collectively known as the guedeh, the spirits of Death:

--Baron Samedi (“Baron Wednesday): ruler of the guedeh and of Les Barons. Obscene, bawdy
--Baron La Croix: dapper dresser, sophisticated
--Baron Cimitere: rules the cemetery
--Manman Brigitte: the wise and fair judge. Great wisdom and the temper of the goddess Kali when her wisdom is ignored. She is married to Baron Samedi


As they walk up the steps they have grinning skull faces and are dressed in purple and they are wearing sunglasses. There is a crowd behind them; a hand reaches up from the crowd toward the Caribbean blue sky.

NOVT book: sex and death, and the unexpected. Humor in the face of the unexpected. I interpret this card to mean roll with the punches, laugh to keep from crying, and leave room for the surprises.

The aqua background and purple clothes lend an element of cheer to this card; indeed, it has a party atmosphere (especially the groups of people on the card). The reaching hand is reaching for the sky, reaching above the group for more.
Attached Images
 
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #1
Water Pixie  Water Pixie is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 15 Jul 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 32
Water Pixie 
Resident
Wild Card


To me this card can represent a person, place or situation or state of mind. A person represented by this is indeed a wildchild. Also, I think it symbolizes resilience, laughing the face of certain death. It can also be a reminder of our own mortality. More esoterically, I think it relates to the voodoo idea of ancestors as they are taken to the realm of the Gede, the cemetery. Alternatively, it can mean to seek guidance and wisdom in the those that have already pasted. A very interesting card.
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #2
RunningWild  RunningWild is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 22 Mar 2010
Location: Kalamazoo Michigan
Posts: 1,934
RunningWild 
Citizen

Not to be a stick in the mud about it, but "Baron Samedi" means Baron Saturday, not Wednesday. Not that it much matters except that as far as the work week goes, Saturday is generally much more fun prospectively than is Wednesday (mercredi).
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #3
 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Forum Archive
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

The Aeclectic Tarot Forum closed permanently on July 14th, 2017. The public threads remain online as a read-only archive and resource. More information on our decision can be found here. Thank you for being a part of our active community over the past seventeen years.

Copyright © 1996 - 2017 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.