Our next card for the Carpe Diem Tarot Haiku series is The Hierophant (V)
The Hierophant (V) is also known as The Pope or Pontiff. The papacy was not just a religious force, but was a political and military force as well. When the tarot was invented, the Pope controlled a large portion of central Italy. Renaissance culture did not question the abstract ideal of the Pope as God’s human representative on Earth.
the heirophant –
why do the people not see
the white elephant
The white elephant is an idiom for a valuable but burdensome possession of which its owner cannot dispose and whose cost (particularly cost of upkeep) is out of proportion to its usefulness or worth.
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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