If you wanted to come up with a language that could be understood by anyone, and that allows for different ways to adapt to the situation, but that still speaks about what concerns us all, the Tarot is the way to go. The Tarot is an ancient method to gain insight into your current situation. It is a way to bring different aspects of your life together, and relate them to an outside world that sometimes appears hostile or unconcerned by your sorrows or doubts. With the Tarot of Hope, Bureau d’Espoir tries to get a grip on our current situation.
The journey through the Majors
In the Major Arcana, Hope gets born out of chaos: a miserable situation of economic crisis, emotional instability and institutional failure. But walking the journey of Hope from these miserable beginnings towards its realization in Utopia, opens up small pockets of change with every step. Things never are what they seem in this game. Every card has a good and a bad side, a way to progress and a warning against inertia. The Major Arcana of Hope contains 22 cards, starting with the zero point of hope in its namesake card, and then evolving through two series of ten, before arriving at the card that is both the end and a new beginning: Utopia.
The first series of ten cards explore the earthly sides of Hope, and bring insight into the emotions, the material attachments, the rational powers and the sexual and subconscious drives that give rise to our actions and imagination. The last card of the first series of ten is called Breath and this a card that both closes the door on this first earthly cycle, as well as opening the door to a second part of the journey. Though darker this time, full of doubt and crisis, imploring the reader to leave behind his identity, his beliefs, and his certainties, this second cycle has a more profound and even spiritual charge to it, and emphasizes the interconnectedness between the individual and the world she inhabits. But in this Tarot arriving in Utopia is not an end point, only another turn-around moment, in order to restart the quest on the next level.
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