29. The Student

In THE STUDENT, a goblin fervently scours his books for the answer to his quandary.  He measures time, space, layers of understanding; studies great philosophers and theorists; he finds and fills gaps of knowledge.  Perhaps he looks to apply what he's learned across all disciplines in search of truth.  He grumbles, dissatisfied at yet another incomplete resource, shoving it under his buttocks as he searches through another tome in hope of finding what he's looking for.  THE STUDENT asks us to fully examine the issues at hand, understanding our historical patterns, and using our past faults to avoid present potential pitfalls.   It asks us to focus on the ultimate goal at hand, set it in stone, and then work backwards to achieve it; THE STUDENT is all about figuring out how to adjust our understandings to our applications. 

The Fables Suit addresses different angles of popular stories and fairy tales that we have internalized.  What beliefs about yourself and the world around you appear in this card, which might need to be refreshed, updated, or left behind? 


Could relate to: avoiding repeated mistakes, patterns of self-sabotage, finding and managing pitfalls


Key Questions:

  • How did I handle a similar situation in the past?  Did it work out for the better?

  • What situations do I tend to avoid, or tend to repeat themselves?

  • What is the common thread between my desires, my abilities, and what's needed?

YES/NO:  This card is a YES, AFTER MUCH SCRUTINY card.