Sunday, August 10, 2014

Seven of Scrolls – Indecision

Chrysalis Tarot, Seven of Scrolls, indecision
As so many cards fromThe Chrysalis Tarot, this card doesn't resemble its counterpart from the Rider Waite tarot, the Seven of Swords, at all. It reminds me more of the Two of Swords.  After the rest and consolation of the six of swords, the young satyr is about to start on a new journey or cycle of learning. He has gathered all the knowledge and information he can find to make a reasonable choice. He is inclined to choose the left door. The right one appears more risky and yet alluring. Why? He doesn't know. The two doors look the exactly the same but somehow there is a difference and he cannot grasp what it is…
Sometimes life is asking us to take a risk; to listen to our gut feeling and to take a leap of faith. To choose for living with all its ups and downs but with such an intense feeling of knowing you are on the right path and you are exactly going to where you need to be.

We all have had to make those kind of choices . This card is helping me to remember when I've chosen for what I knew to be the very best and when I didn't settle for safety but sadly sometimes I “had to" choose just the other way around….

6 comments:

  1. It would be nice to be able to fast forward our lives and see what the outcome would be later on down the road. I've made some good choices and bad ones, but the only thing I can do from here is to learn something from each. The toughest ones are when you do feel caught between a rock and a hard place, where there is no easy way out.

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    1. it is a good thing when you can learn from you mistakes instead of beating yourself up over it and/or feel guilty about it. Again over the years it gets more easy and lessons seem to get more clear. Don't need my glass for that :D

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  2. Ellen,
    I see a connection here with The Fool, the card I drew today. This fellow here in your card looks like a Centaur. Chiron ( the Hierophant ) in the Mythic Tarot deck is the King of the Centaurs the wise teacher of the young heroes in myth. Chiron holds the scroll, communicating the will of the divine. Interesting!

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    1. Yes they both have to blend their human and their animal parts. In the ten of Spirals is also a centaur depicted.
      It does take a Fool's energy to choose the less safe but more exciting door :D

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  3. I can see the Seven of Swords in this - research all you can, but then make your own choice, even if others don't agree with it :)

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    1. Never thought of that in this context. And I am such a fan of the Seven of Swords from the Druidcraft Tarot with the studying old man :)
      Thanks !!!

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