Bonefire Tarot A Fresh Look:The Ace of Wands
Oh! The rich symbols used in this deck. This is a deck FULL of symbols! Symbols make for a more layered and interesting reading…at least in my opinion.
The very first thing I noticed when I flipped over this card was…the pinecone. This is the symbol for the Pineal Gland or the Third Eye. Next my eye went to the nest of eggs-four eggs, one for each element. There’s a lot of “fire” in this image…wands are fiery so that makes perfect sense. But the #Bonefire image seems to be telling us something more than what we’re used to seeing in an Ace of Wands. For example, the wand resembles a tree and more than that, possibly a May Pole.This image when considered, does show us the spark of inspiration, that moment when all things come together and form an idea in our minds eye…or our imagination. I like this card so much! There are the jewels or crystals in the water, the all seeing green eye, the ace of clubs…so many symbols to see here.This card also gives me the feeling that everything truly is connected, one idea flows into the next. Perhaps this not so traditional image of the Ace of Wands holds some deeper meaning for you.What spark of an idea have you noticed today? When you gaze at this image do you hear a whisper of an idea? Perhaps you “see” something that gets your creativity going? This is a card that indicates a spark, the very energy of the new idea.
Blog post by Mary Nale for Attune Magazine
by Gabi Angus-West
The Bonefire Tarot is a vibrant reimagining of the Rider-Waite, painted in a style influenced by vintage tattoo art. It’s inspired by the symbolism of the ‘bone fire’, a time for ritual celebration, cleansing, rebirth and renewal.