Tuesday, November 1, 2011

0. The Fool

The Fool

The Fool is the first card we shall explore in this Major Arcana series. The Fool, or Jester, is the eternal traveler. This card typically signifies the new beginnings, possibly with a risk involved. The Fool reversed symbolizes recklessness, foolishness, and lack of motivation. Upright, we see a man ready for a journey, a dog at his heels. Sometimes it looks as though he’s about to walk off the edge of a cliff! His advice to us could be “Look before you leap”.
I associate this card with springtime, a time of rebirth and new beginnings.

The Fool’s Spring Salad

This salad features edible flowers and a lemony vinaigrette dressing. The citrus purifies us before a new journey, and the flowers add a touch of beauty, whimsy, and exotic flavor.

2 cups spring mixed greens per person
Edible spring flowers – violets, calendula, nasturtium*

• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon minced shallot
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
• 1 teaspoon honey
Combine ingredients in a small jar and whisk/shake to combine.

*Note: Please make sure your flowers have NOT been treated with any chemicals. Do not pick flowers that grow close to the road, either, and wash everything well before consuming.


forestmuse said...

This card would definitely signify me at this moment of time. I am usually not a fan of salads, however I do liked a mixed green and I do love flowers for their visionary prettiness and ability to center and also send off into other places.

A clean crisp flavor and a taste of the flowers for sometimes in my mind that necessary leap of faith. As much as the fool seems to be foolish, his leaps off seeming cliffs are a leap of faith and trust and intuition. heheh I might add some chamomile flowers as well.

Wendy the (Very Good Witch) said...

A belated Happy Samhain to you and also a Happy Dia de los Muertos as well! :o)

The salad sounds yummy!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

This series sounds wonderful! I'm excited to see you go through the cards. ^-^

Mmmm... salad with edible flowers! I think you hit the nail on the head with both this recipe & summing up this card. ^-^

Hope you had a very happy Samhain!


JustComment said...

Fantastic, so glad you've begun this series...and what a way to incorporate the card...make sure you know where the flowers are coming from before you use them! (Definitely looking before they leap into your mouth!) x

Sapphire said...

That looks delicious! I'll have to try that this spring. I'm saving it in a txt file!