August 23rd, 2008

anchoress

Tower

I did a daily reading of five cards: work, home, the unexpected, and my role in it all. The outcome card was the Tower (from the Gay Tarot). 

                 

The focus of the Tower in this deck is ‘unwelcome truth’. The scene looks as if a boy is telling his parents that he is gay. The day was not that dramatic, but still the card is right on top. Early this morning I discovered that I had still work to do for lessons I thought I had already done, and I to my shock I also realized that I planned an extra course, which I should not have done as a mother. My role - my attitude- to the events of the day was Death. 

                         

I do not recognize Death. I was glued to the computer far too long to get things done, alle the while worrying about my poor arms.

Maybe I am not open enough to the card to relate to it.
many hands

Hope

The card in my daily draw of five cards that I pulled for the "Unexpected" was the Star from the Gay Tarot. On the card a male figure hovers above a village.

 I liked the Tower and the Four of Swords and Three of Pentacles (did not post that one) from the Gay Tarot very much, I do not like this one. Maybe I am so used to women on this card that it is difficult to relate to a male figure. To me he resembles the djinni of the magic lamp of Aladin. 

What I like is that there is a village with a church on the card. I think the town and the church resemble narrowmindedness, but by the way it is drawn it does not have to be necessarily so. It the ambivalence I like. It is a friendly deck.

                      

Now, what is my glimpse of hope? I am busy. Just as yesterday I discovered yet another thing that I need to prepare for next season of classes. The Star represents in this deck 'a glimpse of hope'. Although I did discover having to do more than I had expected I had a fairly relaxed morning and I was happy with that. A more tangible glimpse of hope is that the work I am doing now is going faster than I thought. And although I felt lousy my knee hurted less than yesterday and the day before, and that was very nice.

All five cards in my daily spread were Majors. Remarkable.