Tuesday, November 1, 2011
0. 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.