Daily Draw: Harmonious Tarot ~ 5 of Swords
A stay or go image. Think about it or do it. Can or can't. I chose the Harmonious Tarot this week because it is probably the pinkest deck ever made and I'm celebrating being finished with my radiation treatments.
I'm reminded by this card of the cancer patient? victim? carrier? survivors mental crossroads. I've never met one that could take the path and walk away. Mentally we are tied to the disease for life. I could say: it was caught early, the surgery was successful, the margins were clear, the radiation is complete so I'm cured. I don't believe it for a minute though. There is no such thing as early detection, by the time cancer is found you've already had it 3-6 years. If the surgery was successful I wouldn't need radiation. If I was clean and clear I wouldn't need to be tied to five years of tamoxifen and extra mammograms. But for this week...I'm Pink. And clean. I can believe it for seven days, surely.
"I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right." ~ Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) 1942-
This week's deck is the Lo Scarabeo Harmonious Tarot 2005, based on the art of Walter Crane, with tarotization by Ernest Fitzpatrick.
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