Five of Disks: Fret

Postmarked May 17, 2006  

    Mercury in Taurus. Worry. Anxiety. Threat to Security. Material concerns.
        Color and layout based on the Book of Thoth tarot.
        Rider-Waite-based cards tend to portray this card as a stained glass window in winter, hence the ornateness of the disks here.
        Source/reference images include a heavily filtered AP photo of a New England road broken by flooding in 2006, and my painstaking reproduction, from memory, of the decorative back of a (bronze age?) Japanese Mirror that I cannot find anywhere online (except for jpeg of my previous attempt to reproduce the design).
        I've been enthralled with this mirror/mandala pattern since I first encountered it in college. The card is renamed "fret", a synonym for worry, because it can also refer to the geometric pattern of the mirror/mandala, (as well as being a part of a guitar, since this card is technically for "Trentmas").
        Disks are usually represented by a more earth image, rather than water. But, my big worry this week was the flooding. Although, the image is of wet earth and concrete, sorta.
        Per NIN... I don't actively keep up with Trent these days (I don't even have an address where I can send his card). But, he is a taurus, and, his art is arguably ruled in part by mercury.

image of tarot postcard

Design: Julia C. Tenney

Previous Tarot Cards
Three of Swords
0: The Fool
6: XOR: The Lovers
Two of Cups
Nine of Swords
Three of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Swords
Two of Wands
Ace of Cups
Ten of Swords
Seven of Cups

Previous Trent Reznor Birthday cards
NIN is da...
9" Manicure
Perfect drug?
the phantom postcard for 1999
Nine Nails
Funny Pages
Nine of Swords: Cruelty
Five of Cups: Disappointment
Two of Wands
Ten of Swords

Other NIN themed cards
Suck Suck Suck
I am so dirty
Mardi Gras
Leap Day
Sweet nothing
Ramen Coke

The Next Postcard

Updated: May 2006