High priestess
Tarot

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.  

Share a free sample Career Strengths Reading. What are your strongest talents at work? The answers await with this unique reading!
 
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!
Meanwhile…don't forget to check out my updated online tarot readings subscription offer under the tarot section here astrology.com or the latest version of our itarot apps for iphone and the ipad over at the itunes store.

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

What Tarot Can Do For You: Steps to Success:
Tarot 101: Why it Works and about the cards
Card of the Day: Get a boost with my free Power Card du jour

 
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
Will "Hercules" Be a Smash Hit for the Rock?
Is Mila Kunis Really Quitting Acting?
Bey and Jay: Trouble in Paradise?
Happy Birthday, Prince George!
New Moon in Leo: Horoscopes for July 21-27
Jupiter in Leo: Get Your Jolly On!
Saturn and Mars in Scorpio this Summer: Healing and Transforming Our Sexuality
Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron: Could It Be?
Eva & Ryan: Will They Tie the Knot?
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello: TLF?
related articles
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!
Rockstar Treatment as Jupiter Enters Leo!

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." -- Khalil Gibran On July 16, when the... read more »

 
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!
Capricorn Full Moon: Integrity and Structure -- or Else!

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." -- Oprah... read more »

 
Mercury Direct in Gemini: Speedy Communication Returns!
Mercury Direct in Gemini: Speedy Communication Returns!

Since June 7, we’ve been in the muddy slog of the retrograde, retracing our steps and dealing with an enforced slowdown. If... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Kiki T.

Kiki T.
Born a double Scorpio, Kiki T. began her astro adventures at the tender age of 11. Like any self-respecting Scorpio, obsession led Kiki to astrology. In dire love with fellow Scorpio, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, Kiki was convinced he was her soul... read more

Astrology.com videos
3688541732001
3688547272001
3688547279001
3688533983001
3688541749001
3688547284001
3688546685001
3688546685001
3688541755001
3688534004001
3688546706001
3688534025001
3688575918001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

On only one day every year, the two largest celestial bodies in our neighborhood of the universe -- the Sun and Jupiter... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Opportunities! This week brings a host of lucky breaks, although they do arrive in the midst of plenty of exciting... read more »