When Bonnie and the old Crone examined some artistic renditions of the Ace of Wands Bonnie remarked that when she thought of the Ace a big Red Kangaroo, holding a stick came to her mind. She observed that any one watching this creature bound across a desert landscape would be inspired to take the leap and be the best they could possibly be.
With such energy emanating from the cards that laid before them Bonnie was inspired to suggest that she go for broke and launch her Pocket Rocket fuel. She told the Crone that while she was surfing the net she had read about Travelling Medicine Shows and she thought that the bush folk would be very responsive to something like that.
Medicine Shows, popular primarily between 1850 and 1930 in the United States, were traveling groups that put on performances and entertainment acts interspersed with sales pitches peddling miracle cures, elixirs and other various products of a dubious nature. The predecessor to these travelling shows was the European mountebank, well known throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance for selling their medicinal wares at fairs, street corners, in market squares or wherever they could gather a crow of onlookers.
The Crone reminded Bonnie that the majority of these people were disreputable charlatans and medical quacks.
“But my elixir is not dubious and I am certainly not a medical quack” insisted Bonnie indignantly. “I use all natural, organic materials and Ms Koala loves my Billabong Water”.
So they agreed to ‘talk tarot’ and be guided by the cards that came up in a spread that popped up on the internet