Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Nice dragon, good dragon
What have we here. A big dragon holding a big giant acorn in his tail. A little squirrel with a basket of acorns looking up at him. Snow on the ground. Harvest days are over. Does the dragon intend to steal the squirrels supply? Wait, wouldn't a dragon rather eat the squirrel? Maybe he's using the the big acorn as bait to lure in squirrels for his dinner. Sure, he's a dragon and he could probably just breathe fire on the squirrel and get both tasks done quick, but it's winter in the woods and he hasn't got cable. Toying with squirrels is his favourite entertainment.
Now now...this is the heart chakra, so no doubt the dragon is in my own heart. Maybe I'm tricking, luring, myself with fears of deprivation, luring myself in to a situation that could be quit harmful.
Well, let's see what the book says. Now that's interesting. The trickster is actually the squirrel! He wants the big nut and tries to trick the dragon into giving him the big nut for the basket of smaller ones, which he tells the dragon outweighs the big one. The squirrel is the trickster, the dragon is greedy. The story is overcomplicated, involving a nut gathering contest and both of them losing out because squirrel is disqualified and the dragon loses his acorn. I don't like that, it's not necessary to overcomplicate things.
The book then adds confusing statements like 'During trying times, things may be easier if you ask for help' and 'This card may indicate that you should practice asking for your true heart's desire, rather than fearing someone's resentment.' I don't get either of those from the story or the card image.
I think if you can make sense of the card without looking at the companion book to this deck, then don't. Just make up your own story.