It is productive stalling. Ever heard of Tarot?
On a slightly related note, any accomplished artists out there willing to draw some of these up?
Tarot and Glee, or in which I have many feels over archetypes. This deck was especially hard to make because I wanted to stick with characters that are actually a part of New Directions- In other words, the directors and kids. I had a bit of an issue with the sheer number of cards I had to represent. I don’t really think season 3 characters have earned a spot yet, but that means that I was short one or two cards. But I think I worked it out. Either way, there are 3 directors- Will, Sue (Throwdown), and Emma (Sectionals), and there are 17 kids- Mercedes, Kurt, Tina, Artie, Rachel, Finn, Quinn, Santana, Brittany, Puck, Mike, Matt, Jesse,Sunshine, Sam, Lauren, and Blaine (Who didn’t join until season 3, but was developed enough in Season 2 that I count him as a technicality). If I were counting Season 3 kids, we’d have Rory and Sugar. So we’d have… 22 kids and teachers? Like… 22… cards…
No. You know what? No. I like what I have right now, so there.
But seriously, concrit welcome as always. As is discussion!
New Directions – The Fool (0)
“You could also make the choice to be happy. That we are part of a Glee Club that is bursting at the seams with talent.”
The Fool is pure, unmitigated possibility. It’s the protagonist of The Fool’s Journey, a very popular story and interpretation of the Major Arcana. He’s the person who is learning all these lessons, who is taking these steps towards enlightenment. Protagonist.
New Directions as a whole are our protagonists, and there’s even more to it than that- The club is full of talent, of skills and possibilities. What better way to represent that than via the ultimate trump card- possibility.
Don’t stop believin’, after all.
Kurt – The Magician (I)
“Picture yourself standing in front of a full audience, belting out the final number of one of the greatest musicals of all time.”
“There’s no orchestra.”
“Make one. In your head.”
Kurt plans. He tries to conquer the world through doing. He’s mastered himself and seeks to master the world in the same manner. When Kurt wants Finn? He hatches his plans in Ballad and Home. Kurt wants to shine? He makes his way onto the Cheerios. Kurt is pretty intrinsically tied into the Tarot in many, many ways, as his trip to Dalton was (Easily) arguably a Fool’s Journey, but from the moment he hit that Broadway stage and made the allusion to The Magician explicit, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this sort of Tarot motif idea for most of Glee.
There’s a lot about Kurt that echoes the Magician- He’s assertive and one of the more powerful characters in the narrative, he would rather act or speak up than remain quiet, he has several talents, tapped and untapped. Kurt’s a powerful character, and it shows in his actions. Even when he’s being understated, such as Black Bird and As If We Never Said Goodbye.
On the flip side, things get serious when Kurt’s agency is removed- He’s practically defined by what he can do, so feeling helpless is the absolute worst feeling in the world to him.
Key Words: Personal Power (Kurt is very much a self motivator), Self Confidence (“One day, you will all work for me”), Action, Initiative (Kurt going after Finn, going after Blaine, taking care for his father, going after solos), Being Objective (“Face it Finn, you’re not the quarterback anymore”).
Blaine – The High Priestess (II)
“So it’s just like When Harry Met Sally. But I get to play Meg Ryan.”
“Deal… Don’t they get together in the end?”
Almost as if to serve a contrast, we have Blaine the High Priestess. Whereas The Magician experiences the world through action, The High Priestess seeks to know the world. And in some ways, that’s Blaine to a T- He doesn’t want to have a fight with Finn, he just wants to know what his problem is. Since coming to McKinley he’s been forced into a nonaction role- But even before then, he acted as a mentor to Kurt, imparting wisdom and knowledge during his stay at Dalton.
More than that, however, is the fact that each card in the tarot embodies two sides of an issue- in this case, The High Priestess can still be in the process of learning (“Kurt… I don’t know what I’m doing.”)
Key Words: Wisdom (Being a mentor to Kurt), Intuition (My favorite example of this is in Sexy, when Blaine says Kurt will just stick his fingers in his ears and scream “LALALALA”, and then Kurt… proceeds to do just that), Otherworldliness (Blaine is from Dalton, not WMHS. Another world), Serenity (Blaine works hard to project this, but we’ve seen beneath THAT veneer), Love and Relationships (His major focus right now is Kurt and their relationship). However, Blaine has had far less growth than Kurt, so he also has a lot to work on with this- His obliviousness and tendency to put his foot in his mouth run opposite to the keywords of Knowingness and Sound Judgment. And Common Sense. >_> (Fail Blaine is best Blaine)
Quinn – The Empress (III)
“You are so lucky. You’ve always been at home in your body. Don’t let Ms. Sylvester take that away from you.”
“I needed my Mom.”
It’s strange where Glee takes the characters it has, isn’t it? Quinn when introduced is the least mothering figure in the show. If pressed, before Preggers I would have probably picked Emma here. But then Quinn got pregnant.
I’m going to be frank- Quinn being pregnant is not the only reason she’s The Empress. The Empress represents motherhood and fertility, yes, but it also represents nurturing (Such as how Quinn is with Mercedes in Home), and also represents things like nature and beauty (An interesting commentary on both these concepts in regards to Quinn appears in Born This Way). The card mostly signifies all that comes with the feminine perspective, and Quinn is our resident fledgling Feminist in the cast- She understands the power that comes from femininity.
The other side of this coin is how much Quinn needs something like this in her life- Puck talks about how no one would look after and help Quinn in season 3, most of her actions are rooted in feeling like she needs love and approval, in season 1 her relationship with Judy (“I needed my mom” was a really powerful line to me). Quinn needs an Empress just as much as she IS one.
Key Words: Beauty (“You’re a very pretty girl Quinn. Prettiest girl I’ve ever met.”), Comfort (Mercedes in Home), Material prosperity (She comes from a well off family), Nature (Lucy/Quinn/Skank Quinn/all other iterations of Quinn make plenty of commentary on what is natural in a person and what isn’t), Mothering (Beth, convincing the Troubletones to return).
Artie – The Emperor (IV)
“I still love performing, but thanks to Mr. Schue and the school musical, I finally discovered my true passion – bossing people around.”
Artie is a bit of a sneaky leader in ND- It’s getting a bit more explicit in season 3, with him directing the musical and Christmas special, but… this has been going on since way before. Like when Finn wants Artie’s opinion for inviting Sam to join Glee Club, or taking charge of Puck post Juvie, or being Mike’s voice in Silly Love Songs. Artie’s been almost secretly leading the club ever since he got his first taste of it all the way back in Wheels- he eventually becomes someone that the whole club turns with, as seen in Hold on to Sixteen when he backs up Sam.
Another large part of the card is realizing what’s within our control and what’s out of it. Artie’s explicitly had that as a storyline in Dream On, and there are moments where he struggles with that pretty much every time he has character focus.
Key Words: Authority, Inflexibility (No Tina, Artie will not be walking. And that’s OKAY), Rules (The narrative goes out of its way to show how Artie gets a whole new set of rules- Think Karofsky and Azimio refusing to beat him up in 2.02. It’s arguable whether this is a good thing or not), Stability (Has never quit Glee or intentionally caused strife), Leadership (Directing, how the Glee club sees him).
Will – The Hierophant (V)
“Everybody loves Disco!”
Will often embodies the bad parts of The Hierophant- he’s stubborn, he’s mired in his own status quo where he favors Rachel and Finn, he’s very focused on himself, and takes it upon himself to show everyone the error in their ways. Early in the series he’s very stuck on what is traditional show choir fare- In Wheels with the Wicked number, in Showmance with Disco, in oh, every episode ever.
The funny thing about Will is how he aspires to be a positive influence via the ideals of The Hierophant card (Which is totally possible- I may talk about it negatively, but each major arcane can be both positive and negative), but he falls short very often.
Key Words: Experience (Will does nothing except draw from his own experiences), Conservatism (Wheels anyone? Kurt can’t sing girl songs and Mercedes is too black), Group Identification (Will over identifies with New Directions), Status Quo (“No let me guess. Finn and Rachel are going to do a ballad, right? Followed by the kids joining in with a classic rock number where Mercedes will belt out the last, jaw dropping note.”), Education (Will is a teacher. I guess)
Mercedes – The Lovers (VI)
“You know, I know that I talk a good game about not needing a man, and I don’t. I just really wanted to take a date to the prom. I want the dress. And the guy. And the damn corsage.”
Every Mercedes plotline. Every single one. Has been about love and affection. From chasing Kurt to wanting a prom date to wanting to be valued as she should be in Glee Club, Mercedes has only wanted one thing- love.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. It bothers me when people complain about romantic plots as if they’re inherently cheap, or somehow detract from a character, as if love is somehow cheap and detracting. Erm. Tangent.
But anyways, Mercedes is a strong person. She knows who she is, and she is fierce. She’s so full of love and warmth for those she really cares about, and all she wants is that in return. The Lovers are about more than just romance, though. They encompass platonic love, and a whole lot more. While I mostly follow the Rider-Waite deck (It’s the deck I’m most familiar with, being the one that I own), the Marseilles deck adds difficult decision or dilemma to the mix, and Mercedes has to make a lot of those- it seems she’s constantly having to choose between love of performing and love and respect from her peers. Asian F, Night of Neglect… Mercedes has a tough time.
Key Words: Passion (Mercedes has plenty of passion), Romance (Girl is a hopeless romantic), Connection (core to her character is the need for this), Affinity (To the other Divas), Desire (to be loved, to be a star… She wants things almost as badly as Rachel)
Rachel – The Chariot (VII)
“You might laugh because every time I sign my name I put a gold star after it, but it’s a metaphor. And metaphors are important. And my gold stars are a metaphor for me. Being a star.”
Name a character with more drive and willpower than Rachel Berry. Her big driving character focus has always been balancing out this aspect of her personality with her insecurities and warm friendliness.
Rachel, being the ostensible lead of the show (That I’m actually convinced that we should be rooting for), has had a lot of screentime devoted to her learning the lessons that this card puts forth. One thing important to the Chariot is having goals, yes- But more importantly it stresses going about to achieve them in the proper ways. Something that Rachel, after 3 seasons of growth, is much better at.
Key Words: Willpower, Recognition, Pride (All things that Rachel has in spades), Self-assertion, Self-confidence (Things that she’s been getting better at expressing and holding onto), Anxiety (Rachel is easily shaken, like with Jesse in Funk and Laryngitis, Mercedes in Asian F, Finn in Special Education, etc.), Impulsivity (Ballad, crush on Will, Audition, sending Sunshine to a Crackhouse).
Finn – Strength (VIII)
“I’m not really a nice person. I’m selfish. Fact is I’m only really generous if there’s something in it for me.”
“Yeah, but I still like you.”
“And you, you’re so… kind, and open… Well, it’s made me want to be a better person.”
Strength does not refer to physical power, but rather mental fortitude. So why Finn? Well, it denotes mental fortitude, but mostly in the context of comprehension, compassion, patience. Gentleness and discipline. Real functions of INNER strength, you know?
And here’s the axis on which Finn spends most of his time trying to operate- Finn is everything supportive when he tries to be. There’s a plethora of episodes with evidence of this- Lady Music week for Santana (No matter how you feel about that particular moment, Finn did it in an effort to support, to show compassion), dancing with Kurt in Furt, coming to ND’s rescue in Sectionals, understanding Kurt in Home.
However, the flip side of this is just as apparent with Finn- he tries so hard to be compassionate, to bear his troubles with patience. But that just makes the moments when he lashes out so much more explosive. His outburst right before sectionals, Theatricality, outing Santana… Finn’s almost as defined by his moments of no control as he is by his general demeanor.
Key Words: Self-Control (See above paragraph for the lack of, but for a charming, fun version of self-control, see Duets, where he reigns in his competitiveness and love of Breadstix for the sake of the team), Perseverence (We constantly hear that he’s trying to dance better. Also, sticking with Glee despite being teased, his attempts at leadership), Slowness (Finn takes his time with everything), Kindness (The guy helps Kurt become kicker. Think about WMHS’s football team. Finn’s best interest was to NOT do that, he did it anyways), Comprehension (he has flashes of insight into why people are acting the way they are- Think Kurt in Home).
Matt – The Hermit (IX)
“At the beginning of this year, I was just another football player.”
Matt is a bit of a mystery- He’s only really spoken twice in the show, but that doesn’t mean we only know two things about him.
The Hermit is about seclusion and introspection, in all honesty. It’s about looking within to see who we really are. I think that lesson was learned by a lot of people, but Matt is the only person who ONLY learned that lesson.
Think about it- seclusion from the other jocks (Think choosing Glee in Mash Up), seeing himself as more than just another football player, learning to have a passion for dance.
But wait, you say. Puck and Mike fit the exact same story. Well, the difference is that Puck and Mike learned more. If we look at all they’ve done after season 1, the influence of The Hermit is a blip on the radar- Matt’s character arc (Admittedly, an incredibly out of focus, very basic arc) was all about learning that Glee was actually kind of cool to be in.
Key Words: Introspection (Matt is not just another football player, but it took him time to figure this out), Silence, Being Quiet (Oh come on, too easy), Distance (At a remove from most of the drama in club), Guidance (think Sectionals and how he supported and encouraged Mercedes- yeah it was just one moment, but it established that out of focus, offscreen, he was helping to build up her confidence, to help her shine).
Sue – The Wheel of Fortune (X)
“Yeah that got boring.”
Is Sue on anyone’s side but her own? Think about it- she wants her kids to succeed, but she also engineers many of their downfalls. She helps the Glee Club, but then right after wants to destroy it. She’s tender and kind, but also rough, abrasive, and abusive.
She’s a walking, talking, bag of contradictions.
I think that’s kind of the point.
Sue, just by existing, presents change in every character’s life that she interacts with. Sometimes these changes are bad (Kicking Quinn off the Cheerios), and sometimes they are good (Buying ramps for Artie in the very next episode). Caprice is the name of the game, but one thing that Sue never flip flops on is trying to prepare these kids for the real world- she just seems to change her mind on how to do that every so often.
That, more than anything, is what the card is about. The ups and downs of life. You’ve got your highs and you’ve got your lows, but life goes on.
Key Words: Opportunities (“Presenting you with an opportunity to compromise yourself? You betcha.”), Dissention (She’s a frequent naysayer of the club), Sudden Change (Sue is the master of 180s. That’s largely the point), Superior Forces (Cheerios>New Directions), Development (Surprisingly, Emma’s life coach. Huh).
Lauren – Justice (XI)
“This just in, Jacob Ben Israel’s queen poll has you up by 40%. I… suppose… I had that result coming.”
Lauren is introduced in Wheels, when Burt and Kurt are having a conversation about getting a fair shot at singing Defying Gravity. She got on the wrestling team, but had to sue the school to do so.
You’ll notice that bargaining and extortion are kind of Lauren’s MO- sorta like a young Mr. Figgins. And surprisingly, that fits into the Justice card quite well. The card is about fairness, yes, but can also be interpreted as demanding you receive your due- You don’t get what you want without asking for it first. So Lauren shows up several times before joining Glee- always to provide a service, always for a price.
Even when she joins the club, she remains a bit aloof. However, all her storylines are about getting your just desserts- Think how hard she made Puck work for her, or how she treated Quinn in Prom Queen and the end result there. She’s all about the Justice (At least in her head).
Key Words: Severity (Lauren never does anything halfway), Insensitivity (She’s kind of rude most of the time), Objective Mind (“You can eat that you know” is not the response to the slushying in A Very Glee Christmas of someone emotionally invested, sorry), Criticism (“Actually you’re just a bitch.”, Prom Queen with Quinn, “Show Choir is stupid”, etc)
Mike – The Hanged Man (XII)
“I’ll dance in my free time. Then everybody’s happy.”
“Except for you.”
The Hanged Man card can mean many things. First and foremost is the idea of self sacrifice- and this is a trait easily exemplified in Asian F and Hold On To Sixteen. The only things Mike contemplates giving up are the things that make him and him alone happy. He doesn’t try to give up Glee or Booty Camp, or Football. Just the play, or pursuing a dance major. Stuff that only affects him.
On top of that, the Hanged Man also represents seeing a different perspective. Or seeing both sides of an argument. Mike time and again is easily won over from adversarial positions, be it with Rachel in Audition, Sue in Comeback, the football team in The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle… The boy is paralyzed by being able to see both sides of the argument.
Keywords time- Conformity (“I was afraid to dance outside my room”, not speaking up in Never Been Kissed, etc), Patience (You try teaching Finn to dance), New Point of View (see above), Sacrifice (see further above). Heck, Mike even embodies acceptance- We’ve never seen him have a problem with someone because of gender, race, sexuality, ability, or anything else.
Tina – Death (XIII)
“My new mantra is ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.”
This actually strikes me as really funny- the girl who is introduced to us as a goth, who masquerades as a vampire, who wears lacy lady demon clothes, representing Death? Way to be stereotypical, me. I had the same problems here as I did with Quinn- it felt too easy, too generic.
I thought some more, however, and I realized it’s actually rather fitting. Tina makes a lot of radical changes. From stutter to goth to her current look, she’s had some definite karmic cycles going on. She’s the master of reinvention on this show, and that sort of gets her into trouble when she attempts to cause one of these cycle shifts onto someone else.
Remember Dream On? She pushes Artie, and things don’t exactly go well. Her actions in Mike’s season 3 storyline follow the same sort of pattern. And the funny thing is that it always helps them grow as a person, to change in some way. It’s just not always a fun or happy experience, or growth or change in the way they want or expect.
Key Words: Transition into a new state (Tina seems to change each season), Elimination of old patterns (Stutter, Lady Demon clothes), Sadness (Dream On in general), Deep Change
Emma – Temperance (XIV)
“Most of the adults we know have trouble accepting their eccentricities.”
Emma does a lot for the club.
Emma smooths over some of the rougher personalities (“Rachel, why don’t we let Mercedes give it a shot.”). Emma brings people reality checks, helps them balance their ambitions with what is possible (Think Julliard not having a Musical Theatre program). She helps the Glee club be more cohesive, be more whole. Often through helping Will, but occasionally directly too.
More than that, however, is how hard balance and harmony are for Emma herself. She fluctuates between extremes before she’s ready for them (She’s been proposed to three times, and said yes each time. I barely think she’s ready now, after 2 ½ years of growth.). She struggles with her OCD and how it affects her day to day.
Emma continues to attempt to find control and balance in her life, and that’s the major lesson waiting for us with Temperance.
Key Words: Joining forces (Emma and Sue, Emma and Will, Emma and the Glee Club… Emma will always be a staunch supporter, and in turn have great supporters herself.), Moderation (She’s the reason that the club doesn’t always go overboard. Unless she’s the reason that they DO.), Harmony, Unification, Balance (See above about Mercedes).
Puck – The Devil (XV)
“I don’t think about consequences. And while I used to think that made me cool, now I just think it makes me a loser.”
The Devil card is one of those cards that represents roadblocks in our lives, much like The Tower which is coming up in just a second. But it’s all things that Puck struggles with- There’s a definite sexual charge to the card, and not a healthy one. Puck’s MILF thing? Combined with his cries for attention seen throughout the whole series, it does come off as a little… well, I’d say it’s a red flag.
Some other things that come with this card are all the baggage that comes from being too attached to something- chained to a person, thing, or idea just a little too hard. The Devil is a cautionary tale against taking things too far really, and Puck is the character that learns this the hard way.
Key words: Futility (Remember his outburst during Never Been Kissed about no one wanting to help him? Yeah), Temptation (Tempting Quinn into cheating), Ignorance (Puck’s pretty stupid, but as Artie says, he’s a smart dude. It’s just ignorance), Sexuality (probably the most sexually active kid), Anger (Have you met Puck?), Self-Bondage (The only person stopping Puck from changing? Puck)… Puck’s got it all.
Santana – The Tower (XVI)
“Hey Santana, why don’t you just come out of the closet?”
Santana just sort of happens to people. She’s like a strike of lightning. And also, things tend to happen to Santana like strikes of lightning. Brittany sort of outing her in Rumors, Finn outing her in Mash Off, Her Abuela in I Kissed a Girl, Her realization that Karofsky is gay… most everything that happens with Santana is a big eureka moment, and that’s just what The Tower is about- the unexpected.
On the other hand, Santana’s big moments? The ones that are really her? Are when she’s being unexpectedly nice. Standing up for Kurt and Blaine in Night of Neglect, her soft spot for Brittany? All things that tell us more about Santana than any of her other moments, and she’s totally coming from left field, being unexpected. Embodying The Tower.
I mean, just look at all of the key phrases surrounding The Tower: ego blow (Santana’s specialty), realizing the truth (how the club sees her in Silly Love Songs, figuring out Quinn and Finn were cheating, figuring out Dave), explosive transformation, downfall, crisis (how she was forced out of the closet)… Santana couldn’t have been written with more influence from The Tower if they’d tried.
Sam – The Star (XVII)
“These galactic mobiles aren’t the stars of McKinley- We are.”
Let’s talk about The Star. This card is full of hope. Hope, Faith, Optimism… all exemplified by the card.
Now let’s talk about Sam. The boy comes to McKinley with the hopes to join the football team, and become popular. He gets his shoulder dislocated. He has faith that his girlfriend didn’t cheat on him, then later finds out that she did. He’s a very optimistic person. Who keeps having his life ruined.
The Star has a few other traits too. But mostly it has a calming, almost introspective trait to it. Finn wants to settle New Directions right before sectionals on their third year? Who better to settle them than Sam (Who ultimately succeeds, even with Blaine. Else why would he have his “top dogs” moment with him during the event).
Key Words: Regeneration, Renewel of Forces (“Sometimes you gotta use your assets to get back that advantage.”), Hope, Faith, Optimism (See above), Good Will (Even if a bit… off, think the Christmas episode this year), Trust (The whole club likes Sam and trust him to get them the Sectionals win).
Brittany – The Moon (XVIII)
“And remember- Even the smallest envelope is heavy for an elf.”
I’m going to first direct you to Brit Brit’s Lady Gaga costume in Theatricality- She wears a lobster on her head, one of the creatures that shows up on the Moon card. The Moon represents Brittany is very, very hard to see through. Most everything she says makes sense, it’s just usually from a different approach than we’re used to.
She’s one of the few characters who can cut through all that murkiness that life throws us and has startling moments of clarity- Remember when I mentioned with Finn that the kids embody the opposites too?
Key traits: ‘lack of clarity’, ‘unrealistic ideas’, ‘confusion’, ‘romanticism’ (Her feelings about Santana and Artie), ‘deception’… This card is quite possibly one of the most direct links to the Tarot that this show actually has, and I can’t for the life of me understand why I never made this connection before. Brittany is often described as vague (lack of clarity), believes in Santa, the stork, and leprechauns, and as for deception, she started Glee club as a spy for Sue, right? One quick “Coach Sylvester didn’t tell me to do this” gets her out of anything.
Sunshine – The Sun (XIX)
“What about that Sunshine girl? I thought you said she could sing.”
“I guess… she didn’t want to hang out with us losers.”
The Sun card is about success, and is actually one of the happiest cards in the Tarot. And who better to exemplify this than Sunshine, someone who escaped the clutches of Vocal Adrenaline.
The more I think about it, the more fitting it is- She escaped New Directions (Who at that point in canon were a hot mess, and still couldn’t win when it really counted), she escaped from Vocal Adrenaline (Who almost made her hate the one thing that she loved in the world). Her success and skill shone so brightly that Rachel tried to snuff her out.
What do we know about Sunshine other than that she’s successful? She was the star of Carmel’s academic decathalon team, she has twitter followers because of her singing, which in the Glee verse is a thing that usually gets you slushied. Sunshine finally resolves her storyline and continues to have optimism and joy for singing, something that no other character has yet done.
The flip side is how lacking of The Sun she feels- Her songs are about how people don’t listen and how she’s on her own, she tries to make friends and gets sent to a crackhouse, she gets into a prestigious group that makes her hate things she loves- Sunshine works hard to get her happy ending.
Key Words: Positive feelings (For singing, which Rachel helped her regain), Innocence (When Rachel sent her to a crack house, what had she done?), Brilliance, Splendor (her singing), Personal Power (How she eventually gets the strength to sing at Nationals), Happiness (her reward).
Jesse – Judgement (XX)
“I traded love for a fourth consecutive National title. It was a bum deal.”
The first thing you need to know about Jesse is that he sold out Rachel.
The second thing you need to know about Jesse is that he came back to seek amends.
Judgement is all about salvaging your past from the mistakes you’ve made. It’s about seeking forgiveness and accepting responsibility. It’s about learning how you should fit in the world and no longer making the mistakes of your youth.
How much simpler and more direct a relation to a card could there be?
Key Words: Restart (his hope for him and Rachel), End of repression (Pushing Rachel along to discovering Shelby), Accepting Past Mistakes (See quote above), Inner Calling (Show Choir, obviously. He tried to make a career out of it).
Singing – The World (XXI)
“By its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy.”
Singing is what makes people feel whole in Glee. Singing is expressing true self, being who you should be. That makes it the perfect counterpart to The World in Tarot- It’s all about self actualization, of harmony and accomplishment.Key Words: Integration (RIDE WIT ME), Accomplishment/Success (The number of times singing and this are equated in Glee is STAGGERING), Prospering (Think April and CrossRhodes).
I have spent a long time trying to think of what the minor arcana would be (I briefly entertained Mic Stands for swords thanks to Mash Off, and Rachel's Star Cup from Theatricality for Cups, but idk man)? I'm thinking Microphones for wands, because Singing is how you DO STUFF in Glee, and Wands represent action, after all. But I'm lost on the rest. So... help?
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