And ah One, Two, Three!

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After a full week of being sick, this morning I finally feel like I’m an acceptable ratio of snot to flesh \o/ The scratchy cough and subsequent exhaustion from coughing are still hanging about, but I fortunately work with – and in – a position that’s allowing me to work from home, so I can rest up a little.

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Hitting the Books:
Mystical Manga (left) – Two of Cups: In true RWS the two of cups is about balance – true partnership. In Mystical Manga however there’s more emphasis on that initial rush of emotion. The first time you catch the eye of the person across the room – the instant powerful connection. It’s important that in either case this is a shared feeling; there’s balance, connection, partnership – even if only temporary.

Wild Wood (middle) – Queen of Vessels: Deeply caring and kind the Queen’s spirit draws upon the great honesty, generosity and self-sacrifice which she sees in you. She brings joy to the darkest places and addresses the most difficult problems with grace and civility.

Shadowscapes (right) – Knight of Wands: Confident, cocky, brash and finding adventure ’round every corner! The Knight of Wands is fiery in spirit and temperament and while not actively seeking conflict and adventure, is oft likely to find them due to his personality alone. Bounding through the world goals sharply in focus, the knight is not like to notice the flowers he may trample in his wake.

Gut Check:
Mystical Manga: To me personally the connection between the two people depicted in the two of cups is a lot more deep than just that initial connection. Even if things don’t work out romantically betwixt the two there’s a sense of true partnership there. This is someone/thing that will support you through thick and thin – even if they’re ribbing you mercilessly the entire time.

Wild Wood: This is a card I feel like I should be at least a little wary of. It’s a good card, but drawing upon the self-sacrifice she sees in me in concerning. I’ve got a tendency to put others so far ahead of myself when it comes to well-being that people in my life are concerned for me because of it. I don’t need something that exacerbates that – that said, the Queen of Vessels is controlled emotion. Emotion in abundance, but controlled; hence the whole grace and civility and joy to dark places part.

Shadowscapes: The Knight of Wands is not something I channel on any kind of basis. Sure I’m up for a random adventure every now and then like any well-balanced Hobbit, but the boundless energy and near-reckless abandoned of the Knight of wands is too fiery for me. I’m a water-type Pokemon (I digress, but you get the picture). Fire and it’s fiery emotions, brashness, rashness – LOUDNESS – it’s not really my personal jam.

Ménage à Maybe:
With such disparity between the meanings of the cards today it’s hard to imagine some connective force bringing them all together. But I think it’s more of a balancing act between all aspects of the cards.

It’s the Knight that declares his adventure has begun, but who steps with enough care to avoid trampling plants. The oft lone adventurer who is admitting this is a journey they shouldn’t take alone – even if their companion is grumbling and cranky through most of the walk. It’s also the cool honesty and small warm light in the dark that is shined into the cracks bringing the two closer together in the murk.

I’m not sure what adventure the cards have in mind for me, but I’ll keep my eyes open and my emotions steadied so that I can work together with whatever companion may come my way and complete this mini-adventure ^_^

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