21st Century Tank Girl by Alan Martin, Jamie Hewlett, and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell

After a break of 20 years, Tank Girl is back – a joint between her lips, her favorite gun in hand, fighting the Power, and fighting just because. 21st Century Tank Girl by Hewlett et al. is less a graphic novel and more an experimental art project, with vignettes, poems, thoughts, jokes, chaos, and undefined […]

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Tarot Project: Ill-Dignified Six of Cups

The Six of Cups is a card of nostalgia. It is shows that the past lingers and still effects the present. Last time we saw this card, I wasn’t sure how to interpret it. I feel like we are all constantly effected by our pasts and shaped by them in ways we can’t understand, even when we try, being too close to be able to see clearly. As the Six of Cups is inverted today, the card holds the connotation that there are issues of the past that hinder the present. Nostalgia at the price of enjoying life. Lessons experienced but not learned.

Without going into too much detail, my partner and I are in the middle of an argument. The argument started yesterday, and we have so far failed to resolve it. An interpretation of the card could be that it signifies this argument, that the disagreement of yesterday is hindering us still today. Of course, it could also stretch beyond that. Our disagreement stems from a difference in how we communicate; an issue which pops up every now and again. Perhaps the card signifies how we have not resolved this issue in how we communicate. Going beyond that, my partner has some unresolved issues with his father. Again, not going into detail, sometimes things I do unknowingly triggers memories from his childhood, memories which cause a lot of stress and anxiety in him. So, the card could refer to any of these things. It’s reminder is the same, however. The past is the past; use your history as a guide, but live in the present.

Tarot Project: King of Wands

I ended up contributing to a Kickstarter yesterday for Mutant Year Zero: Genlab Alpha, a stand-alone expansion for an RPG some friends and I enjoy. After drawing the Six of Coins, I took it as a caution not to overextend myself, and so did not pledge as much money as I was tempted to. The restraint was probably for the best.

Today is the King of Wands. The King of Wands is less the creative aspect of fire, and more the passion and leadership side of the element. The person symbolized by the King of Wands has a vision for how to change the world. They pursue their goal with ambition and determination, and they inspire others to help them reach their goal. There may be challenges, but the King of Wands enjoys challenges and has confidence they will overcome.

As a Leo, I certainly work toward this positive aspect of fire signs, and try to embrace the confidence and determination of the element. While I’ve had some knocks in the self-confidence department over the past year, I feel like my confidence is coming back, and I hope this card represents my ability to push through to achieve my dreams.

Tarot Project: Ill-Dignified Six of Coins

About a week and a half ago, I posted about how I was finally feeling normal again. While that was true for that day, since then I have continued to feel sick, the tail end of my cold lingering and lingering. I have also been more busy than usual. Often by the end of the night I have time to do a reading, but that doesn’t work when the card is supposed to foretell what the day will be about. And then there are those who have told me not to waste my time on this. Still, while I haven’t been able to maintain my goal of writing blog posts every day, I don’t want to give up early.

In that mindset, today’s card is the Six of Coins, which represents charity. The querant may be either the giver or the receiver in this card. If it is dignified, it means there is a balanced flow of money. The giver is able to afford the charity, while the receiver will use the charity to get back on its feet and eventually repay the giver. Ill dignified, it means that the flow is somehow unbalanced. Possibly the giver cannot afford their own generosity, perhaps the taker has no plans to repay the gift and merely lives like a leech.

While I used to be very charitable, I was unable to afford the loss of income, and so have curtailed almost all of my giving, trying instead to not live in debt. Conversely, when I was being very charitable, I also couldn’t sustain myself, and so had to oftentimes live off the charity of others. Now, more or less I’m independent. So, the immediate meaning of this card is not clear to me, but it is a good caution to keep in mind, never-the-less.