As some of you know, I’m an American and even if you just brush up against the news on a semi-regular basis, you know that we’re in chaos. I also have dual citizenship in Canada but my passport has expired and one of the first things I’m doing if I get money back from doing my taxes this year is get that sucker renewed.
I’ve been helping around town as much as possible to support the resistance, I’m calling my politicians, I’ve reached out to the local mosque to offer my support, I’m participating as much in ways that doesn’t aggravate my bipolar symptoms. (I’m on a good cocktail of drugs but having a nervous breakdown in 2015 really fucks with your perspective, surprise surprise.)
My cards have never been that far from me, I sleep with them under my pillow to keep imprinting my power / essence onto them. I felt so much better just pulling them today that it confirmed I need to keep doing this on a regular basis. The quasi-bad dreams I had when I first got them have given away to regular dreams; the kind where I’m dating Tom Hiddleston. You know, that kind of thing.
My spirituality is important to me. Right now I find myself thinking more about the Divine every time something happens in the world — how the Divine will not give me only hope, but also console me in this time of need. I do not want to create a practice where it’s all take and not give. I’m letting my heart and desires guide me. I know I’m going to be solitary in practice because I will more than likely incorporate other practices into a singular one path because the idea of a singular The Right Way™ gives me the hives.
note: I’ve added Biddy Tarot to the listing below because their site gets fairly comprehensive on card meanings.
Card: Major Arcana – The Hierophant
Key meanings (reverse): Restriction, challenging the status quo
Rider-Waite’s Card of the Day interpretation (right side up): Share your secrets with others and open yourself up to their needs.
Biddy Tarot: (The reversed meaning is quite long, so I’m just giving a summary here.) The reversed Hierophant is about questioning tradition and asking yourself whether what you are doing is really the right thing by you. You may have been running on automatic so far and following the crowd but now you realise that perhaps things are not the way they seem and changes need to be made.
In this way, the Hierophant reversed is like a rebellious teenager or young adult who begins to question society and participate in political activities. There may be a run-in with authorities or conflict with a parent or authoritative figure.
The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: When reversed, the Hierophant shows poor leadership. You may be mislead by an incompetent or egotistic individual at work or on your spiritual path. This is the card of the bad guru— the judgmental teacher who is more interested in furthering his ambitions than supporting you in yours. In work, the Hierophant reversed can also show institutions that need restructuring: poor advice, mistrust, and wrong decisions with moral repercussions. It is better to seek your own path than to stay with a mentor or plan that doesn’t suit your needs. Be a free spirit.
The Tarot Lady’s Tarot Card by Card: Time to fight the man! Conformity goes out the window and a new order is ready to rumble into place. Question EVERYTHING. Don’t accept the standard way. This is time for revolution, even if only a personal inward one. Break the rules and think for yourself. Problems with authority. Feeling like an outcast in your tribe. Rebellion. Originality. Don’t be a biter.
My interpretation: When I pulled this card and looked up the first meaning, the words “holy fuck” came burbling to my lips because my interpretation is pretty much what I wrote in the intro to this post without even knowing what card was getting pulled. It also solidifies I need to keep fighting the man (his royal asshole, president cheeto) and rejecting what we’re being told via “fake news.” It also gives me hope that the U.S. can get itself out of this mess and hopefully, HOPEFULLY, the revolution will not end in bloodshed.