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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Waiting for time

Bonefire Tarot
Now this is a weird image from Bonefire Tarot, the 2 of Swords. Blindfolded with a red and white polka-dotted cloth, a lass wearing only a top with puffed green sleeves sits on the nose of a giant, red-eyed ram or goat's head with a ring in its nose. It exhales bilious pink smoke. She clutches between her knees a giant hour glass, which shows a heart at the top and purple sand falling through, which becomes a mountain surrounded by pink clouds against a yellow sky. Her arms embrace the top half of the hour glass, crossed at the forearm, and in each hand she holds a dagger -- but she can't really be holding them, because her hand is turned at an impossible angle to do so. Her hair blows out into the watery sky, more pink fog hanging against a glowing crescent moon.

I told you it was a weird image.

The LWB accompanying this deck suggests 'a decision to be made, no further information required, head over heart, the answer is known, finding your own truth.'

Those sound pretty innocuous, but you just can't argue with the sinister overtones of that ram or goat or whatever the heck it is. And the hourglass suggesting that time is running out. This is not just 'a decision to be made', this would appear to be something of quite vital importance, something to do with morality or ethics or something like that. This is a decision with serious ramifications. ('Ram'- ifications. Oh boy. This is what happens when I drink real tea instead of decaf coffee).

To be honest I haven't a clue what this card could mean for my day today. Maybe it's just me being in a holding pattern with my current job, knowing that I am working out my notice period.


  1. Funny, I was looking through the deck this morning to check all the Pages were female, and stopped short at this card. For me, it says something about taking the bull by the horns, not letting time continue to slip away from me... It can be scary, but it's about staying true to my heart :) Definitely a challenging card, but fun!
    How long is your notice period?

  2. i like this card - as weird as it seems.