This is the first card in my “committee” suit. The committee suit represent the different pieces or parts of your psyche. I journaled in advance of making this card and the ones that follow and have a pretty big list.
I’m not certain why I chose to make this card first other than I’m a “teacher” by trade. I’m a Technical Trainer for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. and work in their Information Services department. I couldn’t leave a computer out of this card and toyed with the idea of making the primary image a computer screen with symbolic teacher stuff showing on the screen.
I’m happy with the result of this card – but I think I could make additional cards on this role. It was hard to choose images and I experienced some frustration with not having the perfect image I needed. For example, I wanted a traditional blue globe rather than the antique beige one.
As for meaning, I am very happy with the door image and the way it works. I wanted to symbolize opening doors for people as I facilitate their learning. The image of the figure pointing at the nebula is representative of teaching things that are “beyond” and alludes to the ability of a teacher to make the seemingly unknowable knowable.
I had to include books, lots of books and a computer, of course. The rest of the images, the globe, the apple, the ruler are all traditional symbols of learning and teaching.
It’s a pretty straight forward concept and I think, as I am writing and explaining the card, that it’s actually appropriate there isn’t much abstract here. Afterall, the message of the teacher should be as universal as possible, accessible by all.