Our Collective Concern - insights from my tarot card readings in Sydney
When I do a card reading I often pick up on the state of mind people hold, which is influenced by what is going on in the collective culture.
The tarot card reading is Sydney based. In this region there is a great deal of immediate anxiety due to the bushfires and longer term despair about the environmental calamities that may unfold.
The present secular message says we’re reading for inevitable demise. The new age message says we’re on the verge of great awakening. Neither presents a complete picture.
To contemplate the heaviness of world affairs, consider the Moon card in the tarot.
It appears at the end of the major arcana after the journey through heavy development blows represented by the cards of death, the devil and the tower.
Akin to the dark night of the soul, the Moon card captures being exiled, where we are unable to find a home or to take on a spiritual path.
Looking at the symbolism of the card, what could be more forlorn than a lost dog howling at the moon?
The release of tension upon moving from the 18th tarot card (The Moon) into the 19th major arcana card (The Sun)