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    No pressure! Gah!

    Go figure the baby grand is getting delivered today, too.

    *mumbles something incoherent about rivercrow and the universe*
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    Which Major Arcana Are You Quiz

    Just for fun, of course.

    I got the Magician:

    I - Magician

    The Magician, represents those aspects of the personality traditionally considered "masculine". He is in control. He knows how things work. He takes action and makes things happen. One that operates through the power of Will rather than brute force. The Magician represents the application of knowledge. The Magician creates his desired reality. When this card appears in a Tarot spread it indicates the attainment of goals through the application of knowledge and Will. If badly aspected in a spread, this card can represent abuse of power. It can indicate manipulation of others, trickery and deception.
    Hmm... vurry interestink. Here's another site's take on the Magician:

    Meaning of the Magician Tarot Card

    Most importantly, the Magician card stands for the "reveal" - as in a magic trick. The handkerchief is draped over an empty box, the Magician waves his wand, *presto!*--now there is a dove in the box. The Magician card does the same for the Querent--only what it reveals is not birds or rabbits but NEW ideas. Emphasis on NEW. When the Magician card appears, the Querent is likely to say: "Now there's an idea! Why didn't I think of that before?" Truth is, the Querent had that idea in his head all along. The Magician merely revealed it to him. But what will the Querent do with this idea?
    *jogs off to studio, vaguely inspired*

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincrow007 View Post
    Which Major Arcana Are You Quiz

    Just for fun, of course.

    I got the Magician:
    I got the Empress, which you probably know by now.

    The Empress is a maternal symbol. She is the mother figure who loves, nurtures and protects.

    She will protect you, she will always be there when you are in trouble. When you fall over and graze your knee, the Empress will kiss it better.

    Yet she is not a weak figure. Her compassion is strength. If her children are threatened she will stop at nothing to protect them. If well aspected in a Tarot spread, the Empress can symbolise security, protection and unconditional love. If badly aspected it can represent over-protectiveness, fear of risk taking and refusal to face the real world.
    The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
    Hm. I think I'd use the Empress for Kuranes in a reading....

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    Out of curiosity, I did a 3 card spread on my career and my plans I have going forward. All major arcana, and oddly appropriate.

    Past=Balance, also known as the Chariot
    Present=Moon
    Future=Lovers

    This seems very appropriate. As I learned in a study on the archetype of The Path, I've just moved from a time of balance and security kept in tight reign by will. In the Voyager deck, which I prefer for 3-card readings, Balance features an unsheathed sword balanced on a brilliant crystal. This feels right -- the forces of my life were guided and held in check by the sharpness of my internal logic.

    I've moved past that point, and am beginning to listen to my lesser preferred processes, which by nature are subconscious and lead by the gut and heart. At the moment, I am very much choosing to listen to intuition, against the rattle and threat of reason. In the Voyager deck, I have birds (messengers), the scarab, and a calling coyote.

    Lovers is also a card of equilibrium between opposites, but not held in balance by force. It's the realization of what Hillman calls "the acorn," that thing each of us is meant to fulfill. Embracing opposites and maintaining self-integrity
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    Out of curiosity, I did a 3 card spread on my career and my plans I have going forward. All major arcana, and oddly appropriate.
    I found it interesting that my next highest rated cards from the quiz [both tied at 75% or something like that] were The Devil and The High Priestess.

    More Bacchanalia for everyone, I say!



    As a side note, I tend to pull The Chariot and The Moon often. Oh and swords. Go figure. :rolli:

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    Swords make sense for you. Fits well with my impression of you as Warrior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    Swords make sense for you. Fits well with my impression of you as Warrior.
    Funnily enough I was just off in another window digging around for info on archetypes -- Warrior in particular, since you'd mentioned it.

    You wouldn't happen to have a spiffy link that's germane, would you?

    I'm used to the idea of swords as representing intellect and All Things Mental, but I wonder sometimes how swords and brains were ever connected in the first place, y'know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincrow007 View Post
    I'm used to the idea of swords as representing intellect and All Things Mental, but I wonder sometimes how swords and brains were ever connected in the first place, y'know?
    Well, you see, an overhead swing with a broad sword.....

    Also, sharpness of intellect, the piercing mind that cuts through things.... Whatcha think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raincrow007 View Post
    Funnily enough I was just off in another window digging around for info on archetypes -- Warrior in particular, since you'd mentioned it.

    You wouldn't happen to have a spiffy link that's germane, would you?
    I do.

    Pearson's page. Scroll down a little for short descriptions of her archetype system.

    This also works well.

    Just an element of you. And me, too, fwiw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    Well, you see, an overhead swing with a broad sword.....

    Also, sharpness of intellect, the piercing mind that cuts through things.... Whatcha think?
    Oh sure, that's an obvious sort of connection -- I'm wondering more about the context in which that first manifested itself. I think the ubiquity of knives/daggers/swords in the past gave the association a little more oomph than our modern day abstractions -- I just can't quite determine the flavor of the ancient oomph, though.

    *chuckles inwardly at all this mental hamster-wheeling and layering of meanings*

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