November 21st, 2006

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)


I have pain in my arms due to typing under stress. Therefore my question is “What to do about that?” It is not that I do not know what to do. I must relax, I know that, but still, a card can get me out of my old rut for a moment. 


I have pulled The Wounded King (the equivalent of the Hanged Man) from the Arthurian Tarot. Seeing him clutching his hand on the bed-sheet, helped me to relax my arms immediately. I went out shopping, something entirely different than writing a really short text for a flyer, which is difficult (on the computer, I already wrote for some time by hand. Thus the card did get me out of my routine.

On a deeper level the card is showing me that I am at the moment unable to heal myself, King Arthur depends on others for his healing. For now I must endure my habit of creating tension.