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A Word is worth a Thousand Pictures -- Lesson 1: 78 Flavors -- Endless Possibilities, Part 1 & 2



by Jo-Anne Penn-Kast June 21, 2010 03:15 PM EST
A Word is worth a Thousand Pictures -- Lesson 1: 78 Flavors -- Endless  Possibilities, Part 1 & 2
...One Card, Indivisible; with Liberty and Justice --and Cups, and Pages, and Three's and Kings -- et al.  (cont. from "Getting Jack out of the Box") 
 
Sometimes the tangle of knowing and predicting gets to the point where, when I try to write, I get paralyzed. I see cards associated, revealed, or embedded in nearly every word, which makes the unfolding process of overall language, voice, and tone used in a particular card interpretation or even position vitally important -- to give it a fullness of flavor
 
So to continue with our new and twisted series of tarot lessons I'll give you just a first level example using the Page of Swords, upright, of how heavy this gets and maybe you'll better understand why I silently pleaded for that catharsis, or Tower moment, back in January and that I spoke of recently as heralding in my Spring Fool.
 
"…He appears naturally in concurrence with The Ace of Swords suggesting a Queen of Pentacles has anticipated (3 of Wands) a victory of resolve (Chariot by 5 Swords) or Justice, and may soon present the material “prize” (Ace of Pentacles to Queen) to initiate (Fool/Ace) or complete (World/Ace) the job (3 Pentacles). This Ace also links him by its capture (7/8 of Swords) or defense (7 of Wands) to the King of Cups, to whom he must present (Page to Queen) or test (5 of Wands) his evidence (Ace) before proclaiming vindication or liberty and transitioning (Moon/5 of Swords/Queen) to a Knight … "
 
Starting to see why I introduced A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures with a warning?
 
Part 2: Using Language, Tone, and a Supporting Cast to Help Flesh out a Flat Page
To continue, in the above instance, the cards reflected in this introductory paragraph are dominated by beginnings, ends, clear ideals, and transitional mid-points and thus help to predict some of the challenges, bridges, or ultimatums s/he will endure in order to move to the next round. The tone is pretty much straightforward and to the point -- no flowery, wordy emotions, for example -- just like the often "black and white" or "deserved" final answer/trust/stand/resolve that this essential aspect of the Page of Swords itself represents.  

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But remember too that the way I see it, all Pages are relative to the Cup. (see about the court cards in my 101 section on the site) So another way to visualize our said Page of Swords is as a "Cup of Swords" -- to which each of the other suits or other influences/perspectives are added or lost during its evolutionary/revolutionary process of being/becoming.
At the "Cup of Sword, of Sword" level, a thing either is, or is not, so while our Page of Swords, of Swords assumes an innate and conspicuous absence of complicated detail or fussiness when in the state of resolve, we must naturally wonder what went into reaching or achieving this ideal or definitive posture. We must mess with its "clockworks" to discover what makes it tick, as it were...
Need I say more or is the 10 of Wands over-load becoming self-evident? At this point I won't even touch on all the indivisibly embedded and revealed info that pops up for each and all of the other supporting cards themselves, but perhaps you might imagine it.
 
And when you can, you'll be well on your way to being able to better understand the real needs, wants, or point of view of others and thus predict, guide, and adapt (and manipulate - not recommended in the selfish sense) behaviors, decisions, responses, agendas, attractions, etc. to avoid many problems and get closer to what you really want. (Remember: You can always call on your Fool to reset the madness).
 
As for me, well, the paranormal playground that is www.itshaunted.com has also helped to liberate me from some of the madness and enables me to just "be" -- a zesty quester again!
 
Next time...more twisted tarot lessons, "invisible ink", and a plea to Steve and Tango!
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Some of my related articles and stuff:

The Fool Meets the Magician, Cheerleaders, Devils, and Flying M & M's, Oh My!, Speaking of Fools, Prophesy a la mode, April Fools and the New England Follies, Tarot Lessons...et, al. at Quantum Tarot

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