I began this project in 2004 at the age of 43. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it was the end of a 22-year Major Aracana cycle in the Tarot. For me personally, it was the year of the World card.
I turned 44 the following year, which I learned was the year of the Fool card, and that’s when everything with my project got kicked into full gear. It was the beginning of a whole new adventure for me.
Many years would pass before I would discover this.
It felt like a higher calling of some kind.
And so my story unfolded before me…
2005/2006 – age 44-45 = 0-Fool – Madonna And Chris
2006/2006 – age 45-46 = 1-Magician – Madonna And Chris
2007/2008 – age 46-47 = 2-High Priestess – Madonna And Chris
2008/2009 – age 47-48 = 3-Empress – Madonna And Chris
2009/2010 – age 48-49 = 4-Emperor – Madonna And Chris and 72 Days of God (Being of Service)
2010/2011 – age 49-50 = 5-Hierophant – 72 Days of God, A Wandering Magi, and Unconditional Love (Being of Service)
2011/2012 – age 50-51 = 6-Lovers – 72 Days of Angels (Being of Service)
2012/2013 – age 51-52 = 7-Chariot – 72 Days of Angels (Being of Service)
2013/2014 – age 52-53 = 8-Strength – 72 Days of Angels (Being of Service)
2014/2015 – age 53-54 = 9-Hermit – The Transfiguration of Christ and Blood Moon Tetrad (Being of Service)
2015/2016 – age 54-55 = 10-Wheel o Fortune – Blood Moon Tetrad – 7 Years, 7 Months, 7 Days (Being of Service)
2016/2017 – age 55-56 = 11-Justice – Blood Moon Tetrad – 7 Years, 7 Months, 7 Days (Being of Service)
2017/2018 – age 56-57 = 12-Hanged Man – 7 Years, 7 Months, 7 Days (Being of Service)
2018/2019 – age 57-58 = 13-Death – 8 Years, 8 Minutes, 8 Seconds and Revelations-Blood (Being of Service)
2019/2020 – age 58-59 = 14-Temperance – Revelations-Blood and 12 Years 345 Days (Being of Service)
2020/2021 – age 59-60 = 15-Devil – 12 Years 345 Days (Being of Service)
2021 – age 60-61 = 16-Tower – 12 Years 345 Days (Being of Service)
I turned 61 years old in the year 2022, which was the year of the Star card.
A month after celebrating my 61st birthday and transitioning into the Star card, Madonna released her album Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. This release felt like a major completion for me and brought my connection with her music full circle, but I still had five years to go to complete the Journey of the Fool and the 22-year Major Arcana tarot/Tree of Life cycle.
When I began my project back in 2004 my vision was that I would be able to create a unique piece of art that would somehow, someday afford me enough money to buy my own home and replace the home that was taken from me as a younger man. I had no idea at the time that it would turn into so much more.
As of 2022, I still had not found my own home and this project seemed to pull me further and further away from that vision. After seventeen years I couldn’t help but wonder if my vision of owning my own home might have already been realized if I had focused on a different project but, to be honest, I couldn’t see myself doing anything different.
Even though my story had been published online since 2004, I did very little to promote it. A lot of my journey was about me working with the upper force and I believed very strongly that wasn’t something I should self-promote. I figured that it was meant to be discovered it would be. Failure does not exist when wisdom is acquired.
All of this inspired a compilation of dance videos that I had made of myself dancing to Madonna’s music over the years. I titled it “The Unapologetic Bitch and Bastard Dance Compilation Remix.” I published it on 01/02/2023. Click on the following image to watch the video. (I intentionally edited out my face in most of the videos. I had a very specific reason for doing that.)
I completed ACT X – 12 Years 345 Days in January 2023.
With five years to go, I couldn’t help but wonder what the rest of my journey would bring.