Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick 2-Card Spread (Zanna)

I decided to try the clever little 2-card spread that Helen shared HERE. Helen saw the spread at Princess and the Sea, then followed the link to tarot in a teacup
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

5 comments:

  1. This sounds good! I'm going to try it.

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  2. Interesting that you also got the Moon! Strength is an interesting one, I will be interested to hear what else you come up with.

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  3. What's REALLY intriguing is that you both card Trump 8 for the second card O_o So which one of you is the evil twin? ;)

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  4. Wow, Submerina. That completely escaped me. Of course! Justice and Strength can each be Trump 8, depending on the deck.

    That really is bizarre.

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  5. Actually the whole two readings are bizarre Zanna, we both got the Moon and we both got 8 (Sun & Moon as Justice as No. 8)

    How about that! :o)

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