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Friday, 20 September 2013

Ancient Italian Tarot Pairs: Day 7

3 of Coins                                           The Tower Rx
I don't usually bother with reversals, but I thought I'd leave this one and take a look at it. This is the last day of the week with Ancient Italian Tarot, drawing in pairs: 'Embrace - Release.'

I've drawn the same 'Embrace' card today that I drew on Wednesday, 3 of Coins. I am seeing the combination today as advising me to embrace my work and release fears about losing my job. (Or for that matter, of husband losing his.) In a way, it could be taken as a repeat of yesterday's message, to attend to the moment and not be carried away by worries about 'what if this happens, what if that happens' scenarios. Now the Tower being reversed adds a new dimension to the combination. I don't take reversals to be a simple opposite meaning. I see them as a deepening of the meaning. I decided to consult Jonathan Dee's 'Tarot: Interpretation and Divination' because not only does he feature the Ancient Italian Tarot in that book, he devotes a page each to upright and reversed meanings of majors. (Plus, I usually agree with most of his interpretations!). He writes: 'The initial indications of the reversed Tower may be even more disruptive than its upright meaning. You may be accused of something; there may even be a form of forced isolation included in the oppression. On the other hand, you may be rebelling against some form of tyranny, showing a side of your personality that will come as a shock to others.'  So, the reversed Tower would indicate expecting the worst, and possibly worse than the worst! Suspicions of scheming, tyranny, undermining and overthrowing. Well, the draw today tells me to release all that, and instead to embrace 3 of Coins, letting my talents shine, and making the most of opportunities, particularly at work. Interestingly, Jonathan Dee says the presence of only one 3 card in a draw can show 'a lack of energy.' I wonder why he says that, where that idea comes from.

Oh, well, so for today, I will focus on my work and release any 'sky is falling' thoughts or feelings. :)


5 comments:

  1. As one who can get sucked into what if thinking from time to time this makes a lot of sense. I can't decide what to do about reversals, in general, though. Sometimes I read them, sometimes I just turn them around, mostly I shuffle in a way that avoids them coming up altogether. When I do read them, I tend to read them as the energy not being quite as strong as in the upright card. Basically, I am confused by them. lol

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    1. I hardly ever use them. Mostly I just turn the card upright and base my interpretation of cards on the position in the spread and the other cards nearby.

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  2. Oh hi Carla !
    Stay strong, just remember the star just behind the tower :)

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    1. For my personal reading, the Tower holds little dread for me. Tower draws almost always end up anti-climactic. ha ha

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  3. One thing I like doing on the rare occasion I look at a reversal, is to actually 'look' at it. Reversed, I notice the figure on the 'ground' who seems like they're about to fall into all that chaos of the exploding tower. So, something like, release the fear of change, don't cling to what feels like safe ground. Pretty much the same as your interpretation, but coming at it from a slightly different angle :D

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