Tag: Tom Tierney

  • Helkavirsiä & the Wheel of Fortune

    Anatomist Albert von Kölliker was born in July 6, 1817 in Switzerland. That’s his hand in Röntgen’s 1896 x-ray. Also artists Frida Kahlo and Marc Chagall were born on July 6th, 1907 and 1887 respectively. Finnish poet Eino Leino was born July 6, 1878.

    Eino Leino Helkavirsiä 1903 cover by Pekka Halonen.
    X-ray of Kölliker’s hand, made by Röntgen on January 23, 1896.

    Also born today:

    Ballet dancer Francisco Moncion in 1918, First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1921, Merv Griffin, creator of the Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, in 1925; and actress Janet Leigh in 1927.

    Frida Kahlo

    Technically the tarot card for today is the 6th Major Arcana card, The Lovers, but in honor of Merv Griffin’s birthday, I am calling it the Wheel of Fortune, the 10th card. It is a card that symbolizes big life questions, turning points, karma, and fate. I will assume you are looking for heads or tails on some of life’s big questions, so

    The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning in Readings: the Unpredictable

    peanut butter & jelly: peanut butter

    bread & butter: bread

    fish & chips: chips

    bricks & mortar: mortar

    crime & punishment: crime

    salt & pepper: pepper

    birds & bees: bees

    lost & found: lost

    slip & slide: slip

    gin & juice: juice

    forgive & forget: forgive