I'm doing another tarot blog hop y'all! This time our blogWrangler is Aisling the Bard presenting the topic: Lammas, A Union Of Opposites. There are two options and I'm doing option B:
B) Find a pair of cards which work as a unit but represent two opposite views of the same situation. They both may be in the same suit or in two different suits, one may be major and one minor arcana, but if one were to receive both these cards in a reading, how would one represent the opposing energies thereof as they apply to the same situation?
I decided to use the Tarot Everywhere deck because I created it with some opposing cards.
For example, the 7 of Pentacles was designed to reflect the slow growth and anticipation of the ripening stage while the 10 of Pentacles reveals the resulting harvest. When these two cards pop up together in a reading, I've also found they can mean, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
I like to use "call and response" cards in my decks which sometimes reveal opposing views. The 5 of Pentacles depicts a hitchhiker out on the road by himself, needing assistance. The 6 of Pentacles depicts someone offering an ice cream cone as a gesture of friendship. The call is the 5 of Pentacles and the response is the 6 of Pentacles. Hopefully, if the 5 of Pentacles appears in a reading, the 6 of Pentacles will follow showing that you have asked and received the help you need.
I also created some visual pairs by accident. The 7 of Cups and 2 of Pentacles are visual opposites: the sky and the earth. If they both appear in a reading, it can mean that you need to get your head out of the clouds and make the most realistic choice. Or, alternatively, it can show that you're too stuck in black and white thinking and need to use more imagination.
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