A slight detour from the tarot cards: astrology and wine
As is customary for end of old year/beginning of new year activities, the world of astrology is all aflutter with excitement come January. You see a myriad of horoscopes, predictions and future analysis appear across every media platform, and people are more than happy to gobble up every last shred of hope, happiness and possibility matched to their zodiac sun signs.
One morning between Christmas and New Year I sat in my usual spot in the living room where mom and I consume our morning coffees. On the little glass table before me was a cutout clipping from a newspaper she gets delivered every day. (The Toronto Star)
The clipping contained a picture of a wine bottle and a description of the wine along with my zodiac sign Libra.
Would you believe the wine associated with Libra in 2023 is Chardonnay?
No word of a lie, Chardonnay is my least favorite type of wine.
This is quite disappointing, I thought, but was simultaneously already planning a series of taste tests in the coming year. Do different regions who grow the grape for Chardonnay create different tasting wines?
Perhaps it’s the essence of that particular grape which I’m not crazy about, but I’m willing to try the taste test experiment because wine. 😀
When I told my mom about the Chardonnay pairing with Libra, she just rolled her eyes. She knows I have quirky ideas and strange tastes. More than once she has called me weird simply because I prefer certain forks or spoons over other ones. 😉 (I’m not disputing I’m weird, I’m just saying no need to state the obvious…) 😛
Don’t worry, I’ll follow up this cutlery preference another time…
Ruminating on this topic of astrology and wine, I wondered if someone paired tarot cards to wine. A quick google and I had my answer.
Here is where I got confused:
Libra is an air sign and its corresponding tarot card is Justice XI.
Justice XI is the 11th card in the Major Arcana (get it, 11, nice and balanced those two number ones side by side?). The person sitting on the throne there is holding a scale which of course symbolizes harmony and balance, fairness and equality. She’s also holding a sword (air sign) pointing straight up indicating inner wisdom (thoughts, intellect) guided by source/the divine.
But the horoscope people in the newspaper paired the Empress III with their
icky wine Chardonnay.
The Empress III is the third card of the Major Arcana and signifies beauty, abundance and nurturing. She is the Queen of Queens (Cups, Swords, Wands and Pentacles) and acts as a mother figure. She loves life’s little pleasures and luxuries. The 12 stars on her crown indicate her connection to the mystical realm and the 12 planets and 12 zodiac signs.
This whole thing had me jump down the internet rabbit hole and it turns out people can pair whichever card with whichever wine with whichever zodiac sign at any given time. Basically what I’m saying is, I do not have to drink Chardonnay in 2023 if I don’t want to, but you never know, I might go on that taste test adventure eventually. Because wine. 🙂
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