Daily Draw: Shakespeare Oracle Tarot ~ 2 of Swords
I just finished the last of the complete collected works of Shakespeare this week, a four year slog. To be frank, most of it was a big yawn. Right now I'm reading The History Of Salt by Mark Kurlansky which in truth I'm finding far more interesting and entertaining than the Bard.
But...I'm reminded by this card and all the times I've quoted his words here on Quirkeries, taken in small doses I admire his wit and wordsmithing. Without the two swords of choice and consequence, or in Shakespeare's words, to be or not to be, we would sit mildewing, and be bored out of our gourds. Consequences are a growth opportunity for the thinking person.
"To be or not to be, that is the question." Hamlet 3.1.56 ~ William Shakespeare 1564-1616
The deck this week is the oddly titled Shakespeare Oracle which is a deck of 78 cards with all the Majors, all the Minors, and all the Courts which makes it tarot. Published by Fair Winds Press 2003, the made to last cased kit includes a 176 page companion book by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn, cards are illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler. The suits are Chalices, Coins, Quills, Septers.
The cards open previously closed doors to my own heart with their merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.