T4T – Treading Water
This week in Tarot 4 Tyson… Mr. Tyson seems to be dealing with a lot of water.
- The Past – The Magician
- The Present – Ace of Cups
- The Future – The Star
- The Outcome- The Moon
The Reading: This weeks reading is interesting due to the heavy presence of major arcana cards within the spread. (1, 3 & 4). There is also two #1 cards being The Magician and the Ace of Cups and then two sequential cards being The Star -XVII- and The Moon -XVIII. An additional quality with this spread is the clear presence of water within three of the cards (2, 3, & 4) which may not entirely be a coincidence. I would hate to think that the recent storms which have swept the northeast United States this past weekend have anything to do with the amount of water present in this lay out? Thankfully we have The Magician here starting the spread denoting a command over the elements and the cosmos with his self-confidence. However, in a contrary sense, the text states that one of the meanings of The Magician is loss similar to The Star, while The Moon denotes danger, error, deception and hidden enemies.
The puzzle here is the Ace of Cups with its joy and abundance, though if we read these cards purely by their images, we see the cup over flowing with water which floods the following two cards. We could go further to wonder if whether of not The Magician was the conjurer of the water or simply represents Mr. Tyson himself?
If we take this over abundance of water symbolically we have an over flowing of emotion (2) which is being complicated by The Star and who’s agenda is being hidden by The Moon. One thing we can be sure of is that this flood, whether it is a literal flood or symbolic, bears an agenda of which is unknown at this time. tread lightly Mr. Tyson!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. – (Wikipedia)
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