Sunday, October 5, 2008

Royal Communiqués

Thanks, again, to everybody who came out to see me today!

On the way home, I thought about how when we were doing the “royal family in residence” readings, a lot of people had either reversed Pages, or Pages that were not seeing eye to eye with their Kings or Queens. In addition to representing learning situations, the Pages of Tarot often also pertain to communications—especially the Page of Wands.

It then occurred to me that we can make some connections with astrology, because right now the planet Mercury, which rules communications, is retrograde, (that means it looks like it is going backward), and Mercury retrogrades are notorious for miscommunications. This retrograde will continue for a couple more weeks, I think. At times like this, it’s important to make sure that you are communicating clearly, and to do a lot of follow-up, to make sure your communications get through, because people are apt to mess up.

If Mercury retrograde conditions encourage people to get their communications garbled, then that would also be true for those sub-personalities in the psyche, as well as those brain functions that we can liken to characters in Tarot. So, for example, the Inner King (executive functions) or Queen (emotional functions) gives the Page (neurons and synapses[?]) some instructions to carry to the other parts of the psyche, but the Page gets mixed up and causes confusion. So, to avoid problems, you can listen to your thoughts or your intuition, but then look for corroborating information, to make sure you’re not misinterpreting what you sense or feel.

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