Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Extended Family

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ Temperance

This card reflects the Hunkapi ceremony in which other tribes or nations become family rather than opponents, competitors, or general pains in the backside.

I'm reminded by this card, the other person, tribe, nation, has to want peace and brotherhood before Hunkapi can work.

"You basic extended family today includes your ex-husband or wife, you ex's new mate, your new mate, possibly your new mate's ex and any new mate that your new mate's ex has acquired." ~ Delia Ephron 1944-


  1. Seems like I remember reading somewhere about powerful families and/or tribes swapping out children with each other. Raising each other's children (and knowing someone had some of your family members) tended to make everyone play a little nicer.

  2. In ancient Egypt the sons of conquered kings were brought back and raised as family in the palace. They were assimilated so well, they were often as adults placed as kings where they were born.

    Assigned marriages have long been a way to unite two whatevers...poor girls.


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