After the upheaval of last week, I wanted a deck that didn’t pull its punches, but that spoke with humour. The recently released Twisted Tarot Tales (Battersby & Aguilar, 2016) seemed to fit the bill nicely.
Situation – The Tower
A nuclear power station dominates the card, a nasty crack in its top edge, and with clouds of smoke billowing around it. There are people in hazmat suits in the foreground, too – talk about foreboding!
There are still emails flitting back and forth around the shake-up with the course I’m on. I’m hoping there are no other Tower moments on the horizon, but who knows… It doesn’t feel like a nuclear explosion, but there will definitely be some fallout from it. So, what to do?
Release – King of Swords
Hmm, I’m guessing Jack the Ripper, given the nasty blade with blood dripping from it, the top hat, and the lunatic moon behind him. Looks like this isn’t the time to try to be incisive, nor to cut things into their constituent parts, nor to make life-and-death decisions 😉
As I say, there are quite a lot of emails flying around, with some people saying daft things, others just worrying, and still others sharing actual information. However, I get the message to simply stay out of it, no matter how tempting it may be to weigh in with my tuppence worth.
Embrace – Seven of Swords
A figure runs from a mini-mart with a bag of fresh food. Behind and in front of him are green zombie figures, wanting to make a meal of him. While he’s making off with seven swords, he probably shouldn’t stop to try wielding them, as there are just too many of the living dead craving his life blood.
Instead of having my say, what I should do is gather all the information I can, and then get the hell out of dodge! Okay, maybe not get out of there, but certainly listen and learn, gather my thoughts and ideas, and steer clear of entanglements.
Sounds like good advice, now let’s see if I can stick to it!
To read journal prompts based on these cards, click here.