Thursday, October 20, 2005


9 of Swords: clinical depression, and even thoughts of, and attempts at suicide. Dark night of the soul: give me enough rope, and I will hang myself, or take enough Tolvon to go to sleep, permanently. Transit or return of Saturn, the greater malefic? She seems such a beautiful planet, with those rings; only sometimes she just feels her distance from the sun, as the love of her life. I had to take the long view, get a cosmic perspective, even put on a Leonard Cohen record to cheer myself up. After all, what would this separation mean in 200 years?
Thank goodness that this comes up today at least in the company of the rune Ken, the rune of light and knowledge, driving away darkness and ignorance and revealing hidden truth. This rune also brings forth images of friendship and comfort. Ken appears as the light of inspiration, the light of imagination, and a beacon in the darkest hours, so we wish this also upon all who may apparently undergo a 'dark night of the soul' even as we speak! ;-P

3 Comments:

Anonymous Christopher said...

Hi Claire,
You must have thought I'd disappeared. Yes, I have been a little quiet these last few weeks and have had my 'ups and downs' but I'm still here! Had to make a comment (no - I wanted to make a comment) on today's card. How appropriate for me although this last week I have been good as I feel in 'good space'. I've made a new friend on gaydar which I'm enjoying. Thanks for your comments on my blog - I'm slowly adding to it and I must say I enjoy doing it although I don't get any time during the day.
Haven't spoken to Sebi for a few days - I'm a bit hesitant to go over to visit him at his flat as I don't feel very welcomed by Aidan. Sebi always makes me feel welcomed but I find it difficult to be in space where someone doesn't wish me to be and that's how I feel with Aidan. I believe that they are happy together and that's the main thing. As Sebi says, they're enjoying the 'nesting period'. Maybe after some time I will visit when Aidan is more comfortable with visitors. Hope you're well
Christopher

1:34 pm  
Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

Hi Claire,

Good to see that this card was tempered by the rune. I'm not sure what you mean by the reference to 200 years, though.

I'm not too crazy either about the Colman Smith tarot. I definitely prefer the Universal tarot. ( That's the reworking of the Rider Waite deck in brighter colours, isn't it ? )

Sebi
XXX

2:49 pm  
Blogger asgif666 said...

>Yes, I have been a little quiet these last few weeks and have had my 'ups and downs' but I'm still here!

Not to mention the 'ups and downs' of another certain client at Gawith today: I had to remind her that life consists of 'ups and downs', and we all have those! lol

Strange that you feel that way with Aidan, Christopher: I felt very warmly welcomed by him (despite my very negative previous reading!), and he enjoyed a little reading with my non-Tarot deck of the birds, which also turned up some interesting stuff ("a little bird told me") ;-))

Hehe @ 'nesting': birds do that too, and see the Gawith Villa blog, for not only the giant egg that the Googlebird has laid, but also the little googlebirds that have bred in captivity! lol (I feel not so much like St Francis preaching to the birds, as St Francis sitting humbly at the feet of the birds and letting them preach to him!) ;-))

Yes, I thought you would enjoy that tempering of the card with the rune, Sebi, lol, you with your noted aversion to all things dark and negative, lol!

"200 years" just equates a way of normalizing things that seem catastrophic and traumatic at the time, i.e. just ask yourself "What will this mean in 200 years?", i.e. the "big picture", and you will notice that everything fades into some sort of perspective... ;-))

I do not feel quite sure about any of these versions of the Rider Waite (NOT my favorite Tarot, lol!), but I do find the 9 of Swords in particular very vivid and expressive of the emotions it tries to convey... Funny that the 9 of Swords, an "airy", mental card, seems so emotional: a reminder that all our feelings, even or especially the negative ones, come from thoughts, and we can change our thoughts (the challenge, and reminder, of Sword cards in general!); counselling seems just about suggesting ways other persons can change their negative, or unhelpful thoughts (i.e. ones that make you feel bad) into more helpful thoughts (i.e. ones that make you feel good)... Katie at Gawith, in particular, has come a long way with this: see her latest post; I have also used another of her posts, "Gallstones update", as an encouragement to another gallstone sufferer re pain management... Even though I can seem a pain in the neck to some of the workers at Gawith at times (like today), Katie also gave me a touching tribute today, which you will have to come around to see... Aw, shucks, it feels nice to feel appreciated! ;-))

6:45 pm  

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