Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This Madame Lenormand-inspired fortune telling card is the Rider. According to NoCoolName's wonderful guide, generously posted on the Aeclectic Tarot forum, the Rider signifies transportation, sports, and agility. It can also refer to a young man.

My retro homage to this fortune telling deck features a red 1954 Oldsmobile. What better signifies transportation than an iconic image from the golden era of American automobiles? The mid-century car symbolizes mobility, status, and the freedom of the open road. The color is passionate and dynamic, and the sleek lines proclaim that this car is built for speed. That message is underscored by the racehorses in the background, which also nicely echo the Rider on horseback in the card which inspired this one. The overall look of this vintage ad is masculine, which ties in with the masculine association of the Rider.