Tarot #32: Knight of Wands, on fire and boldly moving

I think often intensity is confused with maturity. ~

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A situation has arisen that needs quick definitive resolution brought by a single source. This is a one shot deal that needs a confident and firm hand. Decisive action is called for without any hesitation or doubt. There is only time to assess the situation and the skills you can bring to bear on it. You must be the one to leap into the flames and deal with whatever awaits you. The risk is that you may be acting rashly perhaps endangering yourself and others. This all depends on the cards surrounding the knight.

They are the fiery part of fire and will burn if standing or moving and they must succeed in their first attempt because they have no ability to evaluate and correct their trajectory. They are the revolutionary bringers of change who will become tyrants if left in charge too long. They have the charisma of fire and vitality and will be asked to lead whether they choose to or not. They are not consensus or coalition builders. They act boldly and unilaterally or with or without sanction. A loose canon or bull in a china shop when dealing with sensitive issues. Diplomacy is definitely not their style.

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Tarot #31 : Valour, get up, stand up, stand up for your rights

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Courage in the face of overwhelming opposition or a brave attempt to defend an unpopular position which you believe to be right. The rightness or wrongness of your position or the success or failure of your mission is not the point. The meaning of the card is in your willingness to personally stand up for what you believe in and the effects of such an action on your outlook or the social environment you inhabit.

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Tarot #30 : Debauch, good loving gone bad

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The temptation of fleeting, selfish pleasure may be corrupting or preventing loving relationships. There is pleasure that you gain from giving and receiving love and gifts with those who share your life,  and there are those pleasures that separate you from others and manifest in ways that exclude the people that share your life. There is value in spending time alone honoring your inner life of dreams and taking care of your mental health. But, there is also a way of being alone that build walls around us and we begin to live selfishly valuing pleasure taken and not returned. This selfish pleasure seeking only sickens and corrupts any relationship between people and brings no joy to anyone. the longer you engage in the quest for sweetness only you can taste, the farther you continue down that road, the harder it is to turn back toward an open life, sharing with others who want nothing but to share there lives with you. In this way, people end up living together in communities in which individuals, driven by there compulsive pleasure seeking, rob each other to fulfill their desires at the expense of relationships based on compassion and sharing.

This card is a warning to pay attention to your relationships and see what is sound and fruitful and which is barren and has no life and eventually will rot and sicken the strong viable structures of your life. It is time to do some pruning and some examining of opportunities to grow toward the light, while there is still time and will for true sharing.Related image

 

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Tarot #29: XXI The Universe: the end of one journey is the beginning of another

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The end of a journey or completion of a project with the simultaneous birth of a new journey. The balance of stability and mobility in a living dance that includes all possibilities. You have come to the summit and can see paths leading on in all directions.  You find yourself in a place that gives you an opportunity to choose your road forward with confidence and consequence for many who rely on you. You are in a position to honor and protect your loved ones, your community or even make a difference globally for the sake of the living earth.

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Tarot #28 :II The Priestess, illumination of reality beyond the senses

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She sends luminous visions never seen but glimpsed inchoate and parallax from the edges of reality reflected in a distorting parabola but whole and detailed and viewed only askance by chance when the mind is wide open, in a vision quest or altered mental state. the Priestess

She gives the gift of seeing around realities corners in order to solve problems through intuition rather than reason, in dreams she travels and leaves clues. She is the muse of the poet and the explorers of the realms of imagination, the deep miners of truth.

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For Light

Light cannot see inside things.

That is what the dark is for:

Minding the interior,

Nurturing the draw of growth

Through places where death

In its own way turns into life.

In the glare of neon times,

Let our eyes not be worn

By surfaces that shine

With hunger made attractive.

That our thoughts may be true light,

Finding their way into words

Which have the weight of shadow

To hold the layers of truth.

That we never place our trust

In minds claimed by empty light,

Where one-sided certainties

Are driven by false desire.

When we look into the heart,

May our eyes have the kindness

And reverence of candlelight.

That the searching of our minds

Be equal to the oblique

Crevices and corners where

The mystery continues to dwell,

Glimmering in fugitive light.

When we are confined inside

The dark house of suffering

That moonlight might find a window.

When we become false and lost

That the severe noon-light

Would cast our shadow clear.

When we love, that dawn-light

Would lighten our feet

Upon the waters.

As we grow old, that twilight

Would illuminate treasure

In the fields of memory.

And when we come to search for God,

Let us first be robed in night,

Put on the mind of morning

To feel the rush of light

Spread slowly inside

The color and stillness

Of a found world.

John O’Donohue,  To Bless the Space Between Us:
A Book of Blessings

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Receiving Messages From Separate Individual Realities

 

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the space contained in a floating soap bubble

lips vibrating, tongue clicking, throat coughing

strangled groan

staggering

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How can each voice be different and call us on

into what might be oblivion?

Could it be

life is in voices speaking

not to be understood, but felt.

Feel the song of edges

Knife and saw, feather and leaf,

Twang!

vibrate and tilt

until something not yet solid shakes

into the peripheral field

Don’t look! it is not for seeing.

Don’t listen! it is not a sound.

Feel it there, not in words

but whispers of grunting fetishes

ground into a powder

taken by the wind.

sticks in the eyes stinging,

muffles the ears

leaves us arms stretched out waving about

frantically for something

real

to hang on to

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Tarot #27: Failure, the shadow of success.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Becket, Westward Ho

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I don’t think there is any other solution than constantly coming to terms with the past, and learning from it.

—  Simon Wiesenthal, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

 

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Failure is the shadow of success. Frustration and shame and defeat are the opposite of success. There is no learning without mistakes, no meaningful victory without risk of failure which must be looked squarely in the eye and assessed before moving forward. The path to any worthwhile goal will be littered with the husks of thoroughly examined failures. Their will be frustration, but objective critical examination and adjustments made and tried and new discoveries integrated until what succeeds ultimately may look very little like the initial idea. Nobody knows what will work until it is tried, but to try is to risk failing.

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Tarot #26: Princess of Disks, master of creation and birth

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She absorbs the world through every fiber of her being making her life an act of creation. She is committed mentally, physically and spiritually to the creative process from conception to giving birth. She is engaged actively in the world and yet maintains her vision of inspiration that is her guiding star. She combines concrete objective reality with the fluid dynamic of energy and imagination. Her only loyalty is to her visions of life. She is the muse of fertility, creativity and determination. She will not be denied the completion of her dream.

She is here to tell you,

“Never give up on your visions. Be true to your art. What will be born must be born and nurtured until it is fully realized and brought forth into the world”

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