I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Monday, March 23, 2020

Our True Face

From the Hadar Marseille, the Hanged Man; from the Greek Alphabet Runes, Epsilon:
          Bursten explains that many years ago in Europe when criminals couldn't be apprehended, authorities hired an artist to draw a 'shame picture' of the culprit hanging upside down by one foot that was displayed for all the public to see. He might not be behind bars or in a stockade, but the picture was a way of saying, "Now everyone knows your true face." While the RWS version implies a lack of control or sacrifice that brings enlightenment, the Marseille version seems to suggest humiliation for unethical or selfish behavior. I can't help thinking of all of humankind right now being held in limbo with the help of a virus for our self-righteous and self-indulgent behaviors over the last decades. Epsilon has been used in economics to represent elasticity - how a change in one variable will produce a change in another. It brings to mind the question, "Now that we've seen our true face, are we willing to change?"

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
― Mahatma Gandhi