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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sherlock Holmes Tarot Week - Balance

This is a puzzling card from Sherlock Holmes Tarot, Two of Deduction, or 2 of Pentacles. As is often the case, Sherlock himself, in his top hat, looms large in the image. The man in the background with his hand on Holmes' shoulder is Inspector Lestrade, who also features as the Fool in this deck. Apparently he is holding Holmes back from charging forward.

Now I suppose this is a very subtle representation of the 2 of Pentacles (or in this case, Two of Deduction). Keeping balance, handling challenges, coping. Staying on an even keel. Lestrade is helping Holmes stay on an even keel here.

Holmes looks pretty intense in this card, but actually the 2 of Pentacles is about balance. It's like a mini-Temperance card.

I'm glad to see this card today, because I'm really not feeling up to any drama. The card suggests I will be nicely busy today and I will balance that business well. Good. That's what we want on a Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, not a huge fan of the artwork on this card. Still, you could also see it as the balance between intellect and hard work - I quite like that :)