The positional definitions are:
1. How am I different?
2. How do I conform?
I was in the mood to use one of my old favorites: Tarot of the Old Path. Here are the cards that came forward for me:
1. How am I different? ILLUSION (Trump 18)
How funny! This card is comparable to The Moon in traditional decks, and that's the very card Helen pulled in this position for her 2-card reading! I would say that this card points to my imagination and fascination with the occult (that which is hidden), along with what I consider to be the teeny amount of psychic energy I possess. I have long felt that these things set me apart from others.
2. How do I conform? STRENGTH (Trump 8)
Another Major Arcana card! It's a bit difficult for me to interpret the Strength card in terms of "how do I conform?" I look at Strength as courage, willpower, and "mind over matter" -- overcoming challenges (from within and without) through a gentle application of mental and spiritual power rather than brute force. I wonder if perhaps I have tended to conform to the all-too-common behavior of pushing with not-so-gentle force in an attempt to control difficult situations or subdue undesirable qualities. I will certainly give this more thought!
Tarot of the Old Path
by Sylvia Gainsford (Illustrator)
Copyright 1990 AGMuller