Month: October 2020

Asking the gypsy cards: how will job hunting go

I’d like to know how Job hunting will go.


center-focus card for job hunting: travel
above-thought: hoping for a good arrival
below-undercurrent: jealousy 
left-behind-uncounscious influences: judgement
right-front-conscious act: letter


you are already taking a lot of action for job-hunting, every time hoping for a good result, but being disappointed because somebody else was chosen.

unconsciously your inner judge is putting a lot of stress on your process.

it seems the oracle is trying to tell you: hold your horses, take a break, relax…

Only then there will be space for good news

Choosing a Tarot Deck 

So many decks to choose from…

Hard-core traditionalists would prefer old Tarot te Marseille, but I find most old artwork too ugly for my modern senses.

Other Traditional decks: Choose a Deck | Tarot Heritage

On the other hand…modern versions of TDM sometimes diverge too much from the original tradition, almost becoming a Rider-Waite-Smith clone.

Other modern TDM: Marseille inspired Tarot decks

Rider-Waite-Smith…need I say more?
Diverging from de original TDM, heavily loaded with Golden Dawn dogma!

What is less good? RWS clones! 

What is worse? Zombie RWS!


The bare bones of the Oracle

Ancient Chinese put their questions in pictograms on tortoise or ox bones, then the diviner would put holes in the bone.
After that, the diviner would apply so much pressure to the bone that it would crack.
The diviner would interpret the cracks and inscribe the result on the bone.

The underliying principle of this oracle is:
Every pictogram might have several meanings depending on context (place in the structured ‘text’), in other words a pictogram had not just one single meaning but several diverging possibilities.
Look at the overall relations between pictograms and ‘connect the dots’ (the pattern of the lines that are formed after the cracks).

This bare bones approach is also applicable in other forms of divination:
– Tasseography :tea-leaf, coffee grounds
The idea is just to look at the pictures, the relations between pictures.
Of course, there are many cultural variations on interpretations of the pictures: a wolf might mean something very different, depending on European or Native American outlook!

See also Debra Books article on Oracle Bones

Wandelen in schoonheid

ik wandel  in schoonheid
de schoonheid is voor mij
de schoonheid is achter mij
de schoonheid is boven mij
de schoonheid is onder mij
(vrij vertaald naar Navaho lied)

Ik onderzoek de manier waarop wandelen heilzaam kan zijn voor lichaam en geest.

Zomaar wat zegswijzen die ik tegenkom:
‘Even wandelen, de benen strekken, het hoofd leegmaken’

Als ik echt in volle bewustzijn kan wandelen, dan kan ik mijn eigen lijf en tevens mijn omgeving goed ervaren, mijn relatie met mezelf en mijn omgeving verbeteren.

Als ik dit ook met anderen in dezelfde intentie kan doen, versterken we elkaars aandacht en aanwezigheid!

Zie ook: Mijn queeste | Dreamquest

Interview with a new oracle deck:Tarot de Marseille

Casting of seven cards in a row, reading from left to right:

1. Please tell something about yourself
Denier 6: value for money
2. What is your most important character trait?
Epee 7: Resourcefulness
3. Your strengths as a deck of cards
XVI LaMaisonDieu: Upending stagnation
4. Your weaknesses as a deck of cards
XIIII Temperance: Slow moving
5. What is the best way to work with you?
XI LaForce: Discipline
6. The result of our partnership
Batons 7: Confidence
7. What else do you want to mention?
XVIII LaLune: Heed the visions

Gestalt reading: Denier 6-Epee 7-XVI LaMaisonDieu-XIIII Temperance-XI LaForce-Batons 7-XVIII LaLune.
Four major arcana:
XVI LaMaisonDieu-XIIII Temperance-XI LaForce–XVIII LaLune, the swift harshness of XVI LaMaisonDieu is tempered by the slow moving XIIII Temperance, while the power of the discplinarian XI LaForce is mellowed by the dreamy visionary XVIII LaLune,

Three minor arcana: two sevens (Epee & Baton) & Denier 6, the chancy sevens are grounded in the material world.
The emotional Coupe is missing, but on the other hand there is the dreamy XVIII LaLune.

It seems that here the Major Arcana shows the balancing act of opposite forces, while the Minor Arcana shows the grounding of complementary forces.

Conclusion: I have the feeling that Tarot de Marseille is really willing to work with me.

update…second opinions on the web:

1. The decks is best read using spreads;
2. Best answers positive, pro-active questions ( 7 connected to Chariot, Swords – Thoughts) ;
3. Sees through illusion and deception;
4. Agree with your interpretation;
6. Agree with your interp.; also i think it will become one of your working decks.
P.s. of course i agree with all your interpretations, but i added where i have other thoughts too.
Enjoy your deck!
1. Please tell something about yourself
it’s a new structure
2. What is your most important character trait?
Breakthrough prior boundaries
3. Your strengths as a deck of cards
4. Your weaknesses as a deck of cards
Balance takes time
5. What is the best way to work with you?
6. The result of our partnership
Provide a whole new perspective
7. What else do you want to mention?
Keep it simple. Some will tell you things not true.

See also: Interview with a new oracle deck | Dreamquest