Tuesday 1 May 2012

Review: The Fool's Wisdom Oracle Cards

There's nothing foolish about making a wish - sometimes wishes come true.

OK, this was only a little wish. Just over a month ago I wrote about The Fool's Wisdom Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette, due to be published on April 1 - or April Fool's Day. On my blog, I said: "I haven't got a copy of The Fool's Wisdom yet, but the deck is definitely on my wish list."

Well, those nice people at Hay House, who publish the oracle cards and book, sent me a set to review - and I've been using it quite a bit since then. In fact, my partner and I have got into the habit of each drawing a card every morning to offer some insights for the day ahead.

You might think that with a name like The Fool's Wisdom, the readings you'd get from the cards would be humorous or maybe a bit tongue-in-cheek. Actually, the advice on them is all good common sense. The idea behind them is that the archetype of The Fool is one who speaks the truth, but in a way that is palatable. I've been surprised at how often the interpretation of the card I've drawn, from the book that comes with the set, has not only been relevant but also helpful.

The card I drew today was The Purpose Fool. Its meaning is to be true to oneself and to one's purpose. It asks: "Are you enjoying life overall? Is your heart invested in the things your doing? If not, what keeps you stuck?"

Realistically, of course, life isn't always going to be a barrel of laughs. The Purpose Fool points that out too: "Each person must discover a means to meet his or her basic needs, and this often means doing things that aren't necessarily enjoyable." But It goes on to say "...examine your life today. Be sure not to foolishly confuse purpose with profession."

Yes, I've definitely been working a bit too hard. Time to ease off and make room for the things that really do give my life purpose - like writing my blog.

The Fools Wisdom Oracle Cards, by Sonia Choquette, come in a sturdy box with a book that's about 200 pages long. The design and artwork are by Silas Toball and Jenny Richards. It is published by Hay House.

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The Fool's Wisdom Oracle Cards

1 comment:

Tahir said...

My Bipolar son in last months of his life wrote a big paper on WISDOM. How does a Bipolar man thinks inside his mind and let it flow out. His most favourite word was ‘Wisdom’ and he said ” Wisdom is my most favourite word and to spend life seeking reverence for it is of loss none but being lost to a life most sublime. It is mostly overgrowing troubled tooth for all human beings ever since, but, surfaced only in the best philosophical mind”
Can some one like to comment on his thoughts. His whole piece is on my post at