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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by earllogjam, Dec 13, 2009.
Here's the link, take the test...
What Tarot Card are You?
You are The Hierophant
pretty damned accurate if you ask me
This test says I am The Moon.
You are The Moon
Hope, expectation, Bright promises. The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window. The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.
It's correct to a point, but I know what card I am, have known since I was 8, and this ain't it.
So weird that I am irreligious, but something about my upbringing (Catholic and evangelical Christian) is really still against dabbling in the spirit world. I did it anyway. :09:
You are the World
Completion, Good Reward.
The World is the final card of the Major Arcana, and as such represents saturnian energies, time, and completion.
The World card pictures a dancer in a Yoni (sometimes made of laurel leaves). The Yoni symbolizes the great Mother, the cervix through which everything is born, and also the doorway to the next life after death. It is indicative of a complete circle. Everything is finally coming together, successfully and at last. You will get that Ph.D. you've been working for years to complete, graduate at long last, marry after a long engagement, or finish that huge project. This card is not for little ends, but for big ones, important ones, ones that come with well earned cheers and acknowledgements. Your hard work, knowledge, wisdom, patience, etc, will absolutely pay-off; you've done everything right.
Dragons are a fave, so I love the card as well. :smile:
Well Earl this is what I got. I wonder what it would have been if I had not been thinking about Uranus!
You are The Chariot
Triumph, Victory, Overcoming Obstacles.
The chariot is one of the most complex cards to define. On its most basic level, it implies war, a struggle, and an eventual, hard-won victory. Either over enemies, obstacles, nature, the beasts inside you, or to just get what you want. But there is a great deal more to it. The charioteer wears emblems of the sun, yet the sign behind this card is the moon. The chariot is all about motion, and yet it is often shown as stationary. It is a union of opposites, like the black and white steeds. They pull in different directions, but must be (and can be!) made to go together in one direction. Control is required over opposing emotions, wants, needs, people, circumstances; bring them together and give them a single direction, your direction. Confidence is also needed and, most especially, motivation. The card can, in fact, indicate new motivation or inspiration, which gets a stagnant situation moving again.
The site is right. The Chariot is an extremely difficult card to define. It also happens to be my card.
When I was 8 I went to a bookstore and saw a pack of Waite-Rider tarot cards and was instantly intrigued. I made my grandmother buy them for me. Going through the entire pack I felt an indescribable pull to The Chariot. I kept it on my mirror. At some point I lost that pack and bought another when I was 12. Again, The Chariot appeared. I'm not sure which occurred first, The Chariot or Auriga. Auriga is a constellation in the northern sky and I had always felt a similar pull toward it. If I was asked what my favorite constellation was, I'd always answer, "Auriga." Auriga is the sign of the charioteer. I bought Emily Peach's book on tarot study and interpretation but had already developed my own associations for the cards. By 14 I had become very proficient at reading tarot cards. Whenever I read for myself, The Chariot would only appear at ancillary positions, if at all. It was very difficult for me to interpret the card in these conditions because it was so personal. Reading it for anyone else was as easy as any other card.
For nearly all my life I've never understood just what The Chariot symbolized to me. Was it a desire to be a handsome powerful warrior? Was it to be master of everything in my world? Was it to have some semblance of control over my life? Or was it just another pretty card? Each time I see it, I'm dazzled by all the possible interpretations beyond the obvious ones stated in the description above.
Last year I attended my third Body Electric course, Power, Surrender, and Intimacy. This is Body Electric's BDSM course for gay men and last year was the second time I took part. It's an explosively intense course filled with the very deepest emotions and requires the desire to confront the most pernicious inner demons. Each session is preceded and followed by a lot of preparation, debriefing, and discussion. There is no way to complete it and not find it an avatar of introspection.
At the end of the last night of Power, Surrender, and Intimacy, I decided I would read a tarot spread for myself. I almost never do this, going years between readings. That night I laid out the spread, flipped over the first card, and it was The Chariot. The first card in my readings is spectacularly important because it is through that card that the entire reading is interpreted. I was aghast, intrigued, shocked beyond words, and not a little frightened. After nearly my entire life, The Chariot now made an appearance. It took me a long time to read that spread. Completing the course was certainly a victory whereas when I first took the course, I didn't feel as though I had come to terms with what I had learned about myself. This time had been different. I had resolved to come out to my immediate family and live as an openly gay man. I had realized that I was capable of doing so much more because I really was a person who was no worse, if no better, than a great many other people. My self-esteem had improved dramatically and I found myself a powerful person in my own right but also someone who needed to accept responsibility for his life rather than letting others, well-meaning or not, control it. In short, if I was to gain any happiness in my life, I'd have to make it myself and beyond that, I had the power to make that happen. LPSG and many members here have been instrumental in helping me take the step to getting to the point where I could even do a course like that. Having others see in me what I could not helped me made the difference.
Beyond that though, there was another card, the card in the position of resolutions and that was the 8 of cups. That card is forsaking what is for what may be found elsewhere. It's a lonely and foreboding card because there's nothing that guarantees that what's found at the end of that journey will be any better than what's left behind. What it, and the other cards told me, is that my journey was no more over than it had just begun. If I was to achieve The Chariot then I would have to become it. To be determined, powerful, and in control, one has to let go and be who one is, not anyone else. Successfully completing the workshop had proven I can be who I desire to be, to continue to be that person would require a host of work and it would be extraordinarily difficult with the risk of complete disaster if I failed.
I didn't know how difficult. Within two months I was diagnosed with cancer. When I had read that spread, I had cancer. When I completed that course, I had cancer. Only I didn't know it. What unfolded has become, as the cards said, the challenge of my life. If I fail at this challenge, "complete disaster," equals death. The only way out is to do as The Chariot requires and be disciplined enough to see it through. The Chariot is not about being perfect. It's about mastering yourself. Part of that is not bullshitting yourself and recognizing when you have to maintain or cede control whether in the face of acceptance or opposition. It's about being painfully honest with yourself and working to improve the flaws while burnishing the assets. And it is also, for me in particular, about not letting old paradigms dictate my emotions and undermine confidence in myself. It's about taking what I learned about myself at Body Electric and consciously applying it to my life all the time.
What's very interesting about The Chariot, and perhaps most important to note, is that it's harnessed to two sphinxes in repose. The chariot itself is made of stone and it's not going anywhere. The Chariot is not about going anywhere. It's a symbol of victory in merely being as fully aware, centered, and actualized as you can be where you are now.
You are The Magician
Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, depending on dignity. Eleoquent and charismatic both verbally and in writing, you are clever, witty, inventive and persuasive. The Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In that ancient sense, it is the ability to make things so just by speaking them aloud. Reflecting this is the fact that the Magician is represented by Mercury. He represents the gift of tongues, a smooth talker, a salesman. Also clever with the slight of hand and a medicine man - either a real doctor or someone trying to sell you snake oil.
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You are The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
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As I thought :smile:
You are The Devil
Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession
The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.
I'm the hanged man... could be right...
You are the Hanged Man
You are The Emperor
You are The Hermit
Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.- that part's okay.
The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.- Inty-restin'
The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity.- up yours, Bozo! I got you and your fucking virginity smashed up your ugly ass! (I will now spend time thinking about this, nay, analyzing it)
You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.- this is because I am better than all of yous.
The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.- Yes, this is true, I am better than melted cheese. (don't blame me, the test said I'm this great:smile
You are the Hanged Man (Hanging Ghost)
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound. With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of loss from a situation, rather than gain. The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes. The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insight
Frankly this is all too vague to make sense of, but I like the tale of Odin.
I'm not fatalistic though, nor am I especially self sacrificing, at least no more so than some. Though the last two sentences may make some sense.
I am the Sun
You are The Hermit
Prudence, Caution, Deliberation. The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events. The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity. The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.
OK, well, Uh, i guess, maybe.
I'm FAR from virginal. I participate in current events. I DO tend, however, to draw my inspiration from within. I definitely desire peace, and have no issues with solitude. Still, I enjoy good company.
Yeah, this card just isn't the right card. They messed up.
You are the Hierophant
You are Judgement (Confucius)
Happiness, Content, Joy. Judgment is related to the Hebrew letter Shin, which is fiery and spiritual. A break from the past, going forward. With Fire as its ruling element, Judgement is about rebirth or ressurection. The idea of Judgement day is that the dead rise, their sins are forgiven, and they move onto heaven. The Judgement card is similar, it asks the resurrection to summon the past, forgive it, and let it go. There are wounds from the past that we never let heal, sins we've committed that we refuse to forgive, bad habits we haven't the courage to lose. Judgement advises us to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. This is also a card of healing, quite literally from an accident or illness, as well as a card signaling great transformation, renewal, change.
You are The Devil
Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition. Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.
I'm actually in the New York Tarot as the Prince of Cups.
you are the sun