Good heavens, is it Tuesday already? This week’s Zen Biker Tarot Reading is brief, to the point and pretty fundamental. Let’s get to it.
Usually I discuss the cards in order of appearance, but this reading does not call for that, because like time itself, it is not so much a river as it is a lake.
So I’m going to start on the edges this time. What we got here is the Emperor and the Empress. What’t the difference between an Emperor and an Empress? Body parts. They are embodiments of the same power and authority. Take a look at these cards and you’ll see that they’re equals: the Emperor is powerful and very comfortable with that, but while he walks with a heavy tread, he also walks with a limp. Getting to the top can batter you around a little. Notice that the Empress has a walking stick. An equal and complementary power to the Emperor, she is. Indeed, “Emperor and Empress” go together like “Macaroni and Cheese.”
Except the Empress is inverted in this reading. I get the sense that what we’re seeing here is not so much about the meaning of the cards themselves as in the fact that they go together so perfectly, and this week, they don’t. The two cards are not seeing eye-to-eye. Something is keeping the cheese off of the macaroni.
Now remember, we are not necessarily talking external power and authority. You’re the Head Honcho in your own little world, after all. And that world, according to this, may not be operating at full potential.
Look in the middle, and we see what’s gumming up the works: The Page of Coins. Coins are a suit not only of material prosperity but also of knowledge. The Page is the entry level court card. Not the biggest of the wheels, but bigger than most of the others. Not the President of the club, but the Treasurer. Maybe the Sergeant At Arms. So what we have here is a card depicting a bit of knowledge that is significant, but not huge. Standing in the way.
So to get your world tuned into perfect harmony, you would need to track down that small but significant bit of knowledge and adapt to it. Either by flipping the Page and Empress, or by flipping the Emperor. There is always more than one way to do things. Pick the road that works for you to get all three of these cards operating together, so you can have your mac, and cheese it too.
Thus endeth the lesson for today. Come back next week for more card-based knowledge.
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