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Twelve Days of Christmas, Fourth Day, Feast of Fools

This day, the fourth of the Twelve Days of Christmas, is called the Feast of Fools. The theme of this day is derived from Saturnalia, a festival from the Romans. In this festival the social order was reversed: masters served slaves. It relieved slaves from the tension of their roles for a few days and at the end of these days every one was happy to go back to the normal order. In the Middle Ages in England from December 6 to January 6 the bishop was replaced by a choir boy, also a reversal of the normal order.

The spread of today is called “Spread of the Fool”. It invites to look at your problems in a new, different, fresh, unexpected, foolish way.
There are three cards in the spread and they are obtained in a foolish way. This ishow:
1.Find the Fool in your deck (when you do that the Fool in you gets your attention).
2.Put it back somewhere.
3.Shuffle the cards.
4.Look through the card and search the Fool, but be careful, do not lift the card out of the deck. The card that is on the backside of the Fool is the origin of the problem and is card 2. Card 1 is the card in the front of the Fool (the picture side). That is the card the Fool is heading for; he is, so to speak, walking towards that card. This card shows the problem that the Fool invites you to solve in a in a foolish way. The Fool is card 3 (and is in the middle).
So, there are three cards in the following order:
Card 1, on the left, is the problem the Fool is heading for, the problem that must be solved in a foolish way, card 3 in the middle is the Fool himself and card 2, on the right, is the origin of the problem.
I you want to, you can draw an extra card, number 4, to show you what is a foolish way to solve your problem.

For reasons of length I post my cards pulled in this spread in a next entry.
Tags: spread, twelve days of christmas 2007

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