Monday, 10 November 2014

The Sword In The Stone

Chrysalis Tarot (US Games, 2014)
There's an important meeting at work this week, so I decided to draw a few cards for it.  This is a Situation/Don't/Do spread, using the Chrysalis Tarot (US Games, 2014).

It's interesting that both the Fool/Hero (Merlin) and the Five of Scrolls seem to reference King Arthur.  That's a myth I have always been interested in, as it was my father's given name.

Anyhow, Situation, Merlin.  There is something new afoot here, and I would do well to stay open to possibility, without forgetting lessons learned from the past.  A delicate balancing act, that…

Don't is the Six of Scrolls: don't give up or try to move on too quickly, otherwise it's something I'll remember with regret.

Do: the Five of Scrolls.  Do stand up for what I believe in, do be willing to take up the sword: to state my ideas and position.  And perhaps a reminder here, too, that after Arthur drew the sword from the stone, he established the Round Table.  It's not just about my ideas, but about making sure that everyone feels included and heard.  And then, once they've been heard, to get those scrolls signed! :)

8 comments:

  1. Your cards made me think of the phrase "my way or the highway." :) Sounds like you've figured out that you may need to compromise while sticking to what is important to you (rather than stomping off in a huff, lol - that would've been my reaction when I was younger). Good luck my friend!

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    1. I'm not generally too huffy, but then I would have said the same of another, older lady who was there, and she was in a total huff. So, I ended up acting as conciliator, and feel I did a good job, overall :)

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    2. The role of a peace maker and mediator is a tough one - good job!

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  2. I love the illustrations in this deck!

    Looks like you have a handle on this situation. Personally it took me a long time to understand how to be assertive. Growing up in a dysfunctional family the order of the day was passivity of aggression. I was the passive one mostly. Thank goodness. I'm not that any more!

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    1. Glad you've found ways to break free of those old patterns, Cat! As for the meeting, it was interesting as I ended up having to revisit some stuff I hadn't expected. Still, I feel like it was pretty productive. Not just down to me, by a long chalk, but sometimes I feel I don't contribute anything, and this wasn't one of those times :D

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  3. I like it how you've incorporated the round table into your reading. If we would be more willing to work or convene in a circular than in a triangular hierarchic structure everybody would feel more responsible for the course of events
    I do hope you meeting will go satisfactorily

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    1. So very true, Ellen! Several of the problems with the group dynamic that was involved were to do with hierarchy issues - a bunch of male baboons all beating their chests :D I definitely did a bit of companionable grooming, to calm the waters, lol!

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