we are so very clever, until we fail to notice others who are more so. any plan that fails to calculate for the success or failure of others won’t produce the results we want. the world can still teach you something.
the hierophant(rev) can’t seem to get it together, and thinks being stronger will help. judgement reminds us that our viewpoint can make our life a paradise or a hell. temperance(rev) won’t let the world in, and so is doomed.
almost any curse can be a blessing in disguise; almost any student, a teacher. when you can’t find a bright spot around you, you’ve chosen to stay in shadow. what can the world teach you today?
some kinds of growth happen suddenly and contribute to improving our lives right away. other kinds of growth are a long process that don’t appear to be beneficial for a long time.
the hanged man is becoming something better. the devil is the process we must go through to resist something that keeps us from moving on. the emperor can handle this, no matter what.
our challenges are harder when we’re stronger. our suffering has meaning. the person we’re becoming won’t remember how it happened, but will know s/he is in a better place. how much stronger will we be when we’ve built up our resistance?
Carolus von Linnaeus - London, 1807
the path we’re on takes us places we need to go. the journey we share is uncomfortable for some, unlivable for others. having a say in where we go sounds like a simple, obvious situation. if only everyone had that choice.
strength(rev) is fighting back against something or someone that can’t be beaten. the emperor(rev) doesn’t much care for this game, nor its’ rules. the hierophant(rev) is the disordered, unorganized heart we carry.
those around us don’t take the same path to peace. those we care for don’t hear the same silence. every person must make their own truce with a life they can’t pause. what choices keep you from peace?