11. play

11.
play

balance, irreverence, being in the moment, imagination, sexuality and intellect

11. play

In this card we see a woman falling out of the sky. She is caught up in a storm, a whirlwind of needs and emotions. The clouds are dark and temperamental, but underneath is a clear blue sea, and the figure sitting on the rocks looking out to the horizon seems to be in a state of perfect harmony. ‘Play’ is the card that unlocks the simple capacity of being in the moment. The clouds speak of the needs, desires and wants that cause life to whirl around itself without ever accomplishing anything. In this card Hope gets rid of its selfish drives, of its jealousy and adolescent rage, and starts using its force within for a better cause. Continue reading “11. play”

6. path

6.
path

method, search for knowledge, guide, experiential and intellectual practice

6. path

After exploring intuition, mind and the unconscious, Hope is in need of a clear method to advance on its journey. The Path to knowledge that leads through the experienced, the experimental and the intellect opens up by stepping onto the hanging bridge and entering the mouth of the snake. The snake appears in the Tarot of Hope as the ancient creature that reminds us of a sacred and sensuous wisdom that cannot so much be written down as danced out to the trance of her hypnotic stare. The snake is an age-old symbol for the pharmakon: the medicine that simultaneously heals and poisons, the one that gives life and takes it away. But she is also the figure that embraces the world, biting her own tail: the snake is the beginning and ending of all that is.

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