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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10. breath

10.
breath

new cycle, change of path, perpetual change, human/cosmic connection, interdependence

10. breath

Breathing in, breathing out, a new cycle of life starts. In this card we see a pair of lungs, caught inside the hull of the world, captured in the universe. Four people are sitting or hanging on to the circle, marking the four quarters of the compass. Some are upside down, clinging on for their lives. Another is on top, happily enjoying the view. In Breath everything comes together: material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual powers intertwine to reveal their inner connectedness on all levels. In a lot of spiritual traditions Breath equals the essence, the spirit of Life itself. God blew life into Adam, and depending on the tradition this breath is called chi, ki, prana or simply energy. In Breath, Hope’s journey pauses for a moment, charging up for the creative release of Play to guide us into the second cycle of Hope. Continue reading “10. breath”