Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 16/02/2018; today’s deck is the *Haindl Tarot* by Herman Haindl. For aid interpreting these beautiful and very profound cards I am using Rachel Pollack’s two-book set on the deck, “The Haindl Tarot” (New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, 2002.) While using a more-or-less standard RWS framework, the cards are given a great deal of depth by Herr Haindl’s deep personal commitment to “the earth and its future, a renewal of human sacredness and a love of nature to this structure.” (Book back blurb.) The deck is a deep dive into the subconscious, both of oneself and/or/perhaps a Querent, and more importantly of the entire ‘universe’ of the Sacred Tarot itself. If one can “vibe” with this art and the expression of Tarot by this deck then you have found a mighty tool. Onward and Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XI Justice; B) Animus = 9 of Swords; C) Anima = 10 of Cups; my oracular card today is from *Symbolon* by P. Orban/I. Zinnel/T. Weller, and is *Defiance*, Cancer-Aries & Moon-Mars. Both the oracular card and my Animus seem to be of one world, while my Guiding
Arcanum and my Anima are of another. It is a curious kind of dichotomy: I am led to say that my Anima is searching out the high ground and is ready to evolve again, and the Arcanum is counseling me to judge my actions carefully, to weigh the consequences, to be ‘just and reasonable.’ And yet, and YET, my Animus/oracular card duo is behaving SO badly that even I want to turn myself over my knee and give myself a good spanking – Where is M. C. Escher when you need him? Grin. What can possibly be going on in such a spectacular ‘mismatch’ of cards & personality motivations? I am not sure; I am only sure of one general thing, and that is that I don’t feel like the Animus/oracle matchup AT ALL today. Which is why, suddenly, I am struck with the utter uselessness of writing this page today if I don’t see what the cards are telling me. I shall have to look further into this reading, to determine what is REALLY going on down there in the Gotham Metro of my subconscious. Grin. I shall plug in some card definitions for the moment, but I doubt I shall revisit this spread today . . . Unless I have a major insight and revelation, involving the entire planet, in which case watch the news. LOL. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL Clarification today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!! XI Justice – “The Justice Tarot card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion, and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings. Often including the image of a fulcrum or scale which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It's a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of karma is represented here -- what goes around comes around. You are seen as a fair-minded party whose opinion matters. The Justice card advises you to listen carefully as others explain to you their version of events and the parts they played.
It is unnecessary to offer feedback. Your role is to observe, listen closely, give a full hearing and keep your wits about you as the story takes shape. As you witness people's account of themselves, your understanding will go beyond the words you hear. Subtle inferences and clues will reveal the truths that will enable you to make a wise and accurate assessment.” (www.tarot.com) 9 of Swords – “. . . Honestly admit to yourself that you have sacrificed time and energy on a situation that simply does not work. The Nine of Swords in this position advises you to confront your fear of being alone and acknowledge the different limits you may have put on yourself because of that fear. In the name of being safe, you may have adhered to lower standards than you are capable of achieving. If so, then you may have resisted striking out on your own. Perhaps you have bargained away creativity and joy in order to avoid being challenged. These kinds of tradeoffs never work. This could be a time to cut your losses. If so, recognize how much time and energy you have sacrificed to a way of being that's not right for you. If you can do this you will look back at this time in your life as a turning point. This may be an opportunity to heal as you shed a heavy burden that weighs you down.” (Ibid)
10 of Cups – “. . . Share abundantly with all the levels of people who are involved in this creative endeavor. With the Ten of Cups . . . prioritize teamwork over your personal goals. Everyone needs to feel they made a contribution. The crew needs to feel they are all in this together, and everyone needs to be rewarded when the ship comes in. It's essential to follow a teamwork approach in order to maximize the benefits for yourself. The good will that will emerge from such an approach will last long after the project is over. You will be generously rewarded later if you take a selfless approach at this time.” (Ibid) “Defiance” – “Signature: Cancer/Aries, Moon/Mars. 13. Cancer/Aries—Moon/Mars. When the small child (from the Cancer card) feels unjustly, badly, or even angrily treated, it can immediately change its behavior into “defiant child” mode! It is then no longer defiant, it becomes Defiance personified! For this condition that you find yourself in, that is working within you, there is no cure. You can’t even help yourself. This card says: It is OK, be defiant! The more you accept that, the sooner the small child (inside you) can stop it.” (www.tarotworld.org) I feel this last bit is either highly exaggerated or pure crap, but I shall err on the side of caution since I DO know that I can be “imperious.” LOL.