12. bound

12.

bound

suspension – gift of the self – break from the world – reversal

12. bound

This card is called ‘bound’. First of all in its meaning of ‘bound to do something that you are not yet doing’. You know you will, later on. But for now the figure in the box is still suspended in time, wrapped in an active state of waiting. Obviously she is also ‘bound’ in the sense of ‘restricted’: the box is limiting her actions, and the way she can relate to the world. This is an isolation that has been voluntarily taken up, a space and time in preparation for what is to come. We could also understand this as a preparation for the big ‘bound’, the jump or leap of faith, letting go of everything we think we know and accepting what will present itself as the necessary outcome of the waiting. This is a ‘bound’ of irrational faith, a jump into an unknown future. For now still suspended in the unknown.
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