Tarot and Toy Lines
by Julian Bernal
(Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines)
I got into American Girl in the summer of 2014 and have been in awe with their characters since then. Tarot, however came in the summer of 2015.
I have been interested with different forms of divination like astrology and geomancy (work in progress!) since I started to explore. (I am a Taurus Sun, Aries Moon, Capricorn Rising) Now I am going to clap those two together. Felicity Merriman, one of the characters from American Girl, is a perfect Queen of Wands.
She is bold, sprightly, vivacious, and lively. Her personality fits that of a typical Aries. Her story takes place in Colonial America, and if you put her and the ideals of the time together, they would clash. She is described as being "not very ladylike". Another character (from 1824 New Mexico) named Josefina Montoya is portrayed as a very loving, caring and shy girl.
She matches up to the Queen of Pentacles/Coins. She is an apprentice to her grandmother, a curandera or healer. She likes gathering plants, herbs and flowers then planting them. She is also interested in foreign ways, and has interacted with an American.
She is also exceptionally talented at playing the piano. Her mama just died, and she feels lost without an anchor. She has the traits of a Taurus. There are more characters, but I will not go in too deep now. Thanks!