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Cool down

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Combining cards from today and last night. These two work rather well together. The Hierophant is actually based on a photo of Klimt himself, he looks so kind and friendly here. On the photo he is cradling a cat – here the cat is gone and he is shown as protecting his heart instead. When I see this pose and next to it Temperance cooling down the head it makes perfect sense. There are lots of heated emotions in my extended family right now. Nothing that concerns me personally but I hate to see people I love hurt each other yet I know that in this situation – I really do need to protect my heart and keep a cool head. As to not add to an infected situation I gracefully step out of it and just offer what support I can on a neutral ground.

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Settled

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Today’s card was 10 pentacles and it is a pretty card, we see an ally way of trees leading up to a yellow house. No people, just the trees, the house with the portal and in the distance an open door. No drama, just a calm warm day. So ordinary and so precious.

It made me think of how I slowly am starting to settle here, in my home, in my skin. I no longer live with half my stuff packed away in boxes, of with half my mind working out escape plans or diet plans. I am happy here and now, just like this. I don’t plan on going anywhere, just like I am not going to change for anyone.

Saw this quote today from Diana Vreeland. “You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.”

I want to add: you don’t owe children either. It’s my choice to be childfree, that don’t mean my life is wasted.

Oh and look in the corner of that image – Tarot of the Absurd arrived. (posted about it in an earlier post) It is so cool!

Under the surface

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Todays Klimt tarot card (after having received the 2 of swords the last 3 days) was 7 of swords. The more I look at it the more I love it. The card is based on an original Klimt painting called Water-serpents 2. The associations my mind play with today are 2. What happens under the surface that I cannot see or comprehend and the concept of  ‘following with the stream’ Today especially those thoughts come up while reading about and listening to Salman Rushdie’s autobiography Joseph Anton on BBC Radio 4 and thinking about how persecution of free speech is something every man and woman must stand up against, whether we agree with the persecuted or now. To claim it is not our headache and how they should know better then to stand out is cowardly and dangerous. I remember noting for the Sheridan-Douglas 7 of Swords too, how I see in this card an image of how we deal with personal responsibility.

…and as I am writing this post, I get a swift kick in the behind when ‘Radiotjänst’ knocks on the door and ask me why I have not paid my TV licence… opps. I admit, I have a TV and havent paid my dues. See, it is so easy to talk about being honest and stuff and then when one look really close… there are things there that are not so very straight after all. Lesson learned.

Klimt

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New deck for a week! This time I decided to pick one more from the Lo Scarabeo collection and got the Golden tarot of Klimt. It must be their prettiest deck of all. But not sugary sweet pretty, some of the cards are actually rather grim. Of course my resolution to stick to LoS decks the rest of the year is already failing since next week I will get this one! Tarot of the Absurd. For me, the card that made me buy it more then any other was The Moon. 😀 But that will be for another week. Back to Klimt. Of course the art is not really by Klimt, just closely related. The artist is A.A. Atanassov and the cards are filled with shining gold foil. I even love the backsides! I lost the LWB for the deck a long time ago but usually the LWBs from LoScarabeo decks is a bit of a joke anyway :-p

Todays card is 2 of Swords. Do they wrestle of embrace or both? It is such a cool card for just that duality that is 2 of swords, the break away from the ace, from One into something else, and the resistance to it. It is fraught with pain and tenderness and wildness all at once.

I went to see my aunt today, I love her so much, she gave me a new shirt/blouse and a silk pyjamas and lots of loving attention and she lets me reason things out, lets me cleanse out old hurt, provides a safe haven for emotional healing and that helps me to get my focus back. She let’s me wrestle with my shadows – who needs a shrink then? I left happy with a little skip in my step and a smile.