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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ignominious Tombstone

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ 8 of Swords

Ariadne was a minor goddess of vegetation. How is that for a ignominious tombstone? While she was vegetating she gave Theseus a sword to kill the Minotaur, and a ball of twine so he could find his way back out of the labyrinth.

I'm reminded by this story, interference is just that. Everything from yanking someone's chain to lies to black balling to killing the Minotaur. Even shouting Custard! to a custardless man.

"The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people." ~ Ezra Pound  1885-1972

9 comments:

  1. Thinking of the traditional eight of swords, should someone interfere with the self-bounded woman? Would she learn what she need to learn if someone helped? Sometimes interference might be a good thing. Or maybe we should let be the sleeping dogs.

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    1. Rosetta and Tabula Mundi are both Thoth based decks, but you ask a good question. The 8 of Swords in the RWS deck is drawn as she could move on herself if she would just drop the blinders. Interference with that situation would be just that, she has to open her own eyes. Whatever is going on in that card is none of our bisness. (the new improved spell check offers me bigness and biliousness) Just sayin'..that child ain't right

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    2. I love you and your wonderful quirky take on things.

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    3. thank you, ignominious is a favorite, from Mrs. Slocome on Are You Being Served.

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  2. On the other hand, some people might call it 'help.' :D But not the Minotaur of course. I guess every action has a motive underneath it.

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    1. the good folk interfering would call it help...I know, I've been there. It was my thing to find what I called broken birds and fix them. Never could of course. But I had to learn that lesson

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  3. As you say at the root of interference is feeling small and bored. Great quote!

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