Activate the Muse Spread
On This Day
Ancient Greeks held Muses as the inspiration for literature, science, and the arts. Nine muses inspired specific subjects: Epic Poetry, History, Love Poetry, Song, Tragedy, Hymns, Dance, Comedy, and Astronomy.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ford today in 1977. Famous for her large- scale flower paintings and rock-and-bone New Mexico subjects, O’Keeffe is one of the great artists of the twentieth century.
Summation of Spread
The Queen of Swords is associated with novelists and writers of all sorts due to her keen finesse with words and articulation. Note the Queen of Swords’ hand gesture. Her extended hand represents an invitation and activation of the muse.
In addition to her own work, Georgia O’Keeffe acted as primary muse to her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His early nudes of O’Keeffe caused a huge sensation. By retirement, he’d made over 350 portraits of her. This spread uses the couple’s creative process to help you invoke your muse.
Cast Your Cards
Muses derive from Greek mythology. Modern usage refers to them as something or someone with the ability to excite innovative passions and call forth fertile creative ideas and illuminations. This spread seeks your muse to aid in any project. To find her, clear the decks and cast your cards.
1. Where is my muse?
2. How can I bring her close to me?
3. When will I know she is here?
4. What does she like?
5. What does she want me to create?
6. How does she help me?
7. What can we achieve together?