Friday, January 18, 2008

A TAROT HAIKU (Four of Swords)

I recently had Ginny, of 78 Notes to Self Tarot blog, do a reading for me. (I recommend her thorough, insightful readings.) And one of the cards was the Four of Swords in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck:

One of the things Ginny mentioned was that a hurdle might present before I could experience the "peace" the Four of Swords can be said to presage. That started me wondering. I came up with a lot of thoughts about hurdles. (There will almost certainly be a few during this last 19 days I have left to finish up my preparation to move to California.) As I pondered, I recalled that I read somewhere, ages ago, that one of the interpretations of this card is as a sort of Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. And that prompted this Four of Swords/Tarot haiku:

this enervating
wish for rescue
a small death

Yes, I've been yearning for someone to take care of me during this push to move cross country. Feeling as sorry as I do for myself since I am doing it virtually alone. Of course, I would not have it any other way. But at some level, there's a wish to be taken out of this turbulent suspension and just whisked magically to California, without any further ado at all! And that sort of wishing, for me, can disempower me...therefore that closing image of "a small death."

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‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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