Sunday, July 27, 2014

At Will And Whim

Daily Draw: Mythic Tarot ~ 5 of Wands

Fives are generally about instability, insecurity, struggles. Here Jason, with Medea, who gave up everything for him, battle the dragon for the golden fleece, which was held by Medea's father King Aeetes.

Convoluted story, but my problem is with the fleece. The original owner's task was to fly two children to safety. For thanks it was slewn, shorn, and sacrificed to Zeus, it's golden coat was hung in a tree and many murders followed. I'm reminded by this card, how can stability ever be achieved with wholesale conscription of someone else's goods at will and whim, and no regard for anyone's costs? An excuse can always be found to take...

"Conscription is the vitality of a nation, the purification of its morality, and the real foundations of all its habits." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Political Aphorisms 1848

The deck this week is the Mythic Tarot original edition 1986, art by Tricia Newell, book by Juliet Sharman Burke and Liz Greene. Published by Eddison/Sadd

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad someone else takes the side of the poor ram - that story always infuriated me!

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