Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Should I stay or should I go now?

The weather has taken a strange arctic turn, and we've got a holiday in Wales booked for next week, so I pulled two cards wondering if we should cancel it: Go to Wales. Stay home. :

Thoth Tarot, Crowley-Harris
Go to Wales is 6 of Wands, Victory! And stay home is 7 of Cups, Debauch. (Of course, when I told hubster the name of card two, he waggled his eyebrows and said, 'Maybe we should stay home!' but I told him it wasn't that kind of debauch. Tsk.) On the face of it, the reading is clear cut. Go to Wales -- good. Stay at home - bad.

Go to Wales
I'd say that going ahead and going is a wandsy thing to do, and would certainly represent a victory over defeatist attitudes. Going anyway and having fun despite the weather is a very Jupiter in Leo sort of thing to do. Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, I think they say. Well, now. There's a good basis for most cliches! Jupiter in Leo is, from what I gather, about having a healthy ego and expressing oneself with grand confidence. I see this as saying we will have fun during the holiday if we want to have fun. Going rather than staying home is an active, positive thing.

Stay at home
Staying home would be result of emotion, and these cups dripping green goo certainly illustrate the kind of emotion that would cause you to give up and put on your ratty old bathrobe and say just forget it then. To have Venus in Scorpio means to devote oneself slavishly to whatever is in one's heart -- and I just spoke yesterday about the Devil and its associations with where excess leads. The emotions that I would be giving slavish devotion to by staying home would be negativity, pessimism, and indolence. It would be like using a bit of rain or colder than expected weather as an excuse to wallow in 'everything goes wrong for me' thinking. Well, bullcrap to that!

So, we'll go. And if I feel like whining, I'll try to whip up some 6 of Wands spirit. (Maybe I should photocopy it and carry it in my pocket--laminated!)


11 comments:

  1. GO TO WALES I REPEAT GO TO WALES. I was there in January, its beautiful whenever. Wrap up warmly though, don't know how holidays in that you took in the US before you moved compare to the UK but you'll need to wrap up

    Mum is still very poorly and has been admitted to the George Elliot Hospital :-(

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    1. I didn't take holidays before I moved to the UK. First, we didn't get much time off, second, I was broke. I learned my lesson the first time I went to Wales in AUGUST, and nearly froze to death in the evenings. In the HOUSE! I hadn't brought a jumper. Pfft.

      Sorry to hear about your mum, I hope she feels better very soon!

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  2. Got to love the inner workings of husbands' minds... :)
    Hope your holiday turns out to be full of unexpected fun and adventure (as your card indicates).

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    1. Thank you, thesycamoretree! :D

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  3. a clear reading indeed here. i actually often find that thoth is quite great at answering rather mundane questions, though you might not think it with all the esoteric layers and whatnot in it.

    hope you have a great time, wintry weather or no :]

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    1. So far I've found it a great all-rounder. I have a feeling I won't ever be the same after this One Deck Wonder. (It finished on Spring Equinox!)

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  4. Have to admit, my only experience holidaying in Wales included a draughty tent and snow, so I haven't been back. Still, hope you'll have a lovely time, despite the weather. In any case, looks like it's warming up again, at least a little ;)

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    1. Oh, try it again! Please visit Pembrokeshire. Get a place in Solva or St Davids. Lovely!!

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    2. At the moment, we're talking more about getting across to Ireland - neither of us has ever been as an adult!

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    3. I've never been to Ireland or Scotland.

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    4. As a child I went to Scotland a fair bit, but I've only been once in the last decade. It is very beautiful, if you get good weather, but not so good the midges come out ;) And my mum took me to Ireland when I was still a babe in arms, hence the desire to go see it :D

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