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Your Self Overall

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man signifies that, sometimes, we have to take one for the team. Prometheus (thats him, getting his liver pecked out above) suffered for giving the gift of fire to mankind, something that seriously miffed his fellow gods. But, by his sacrifice, all of humanity benefitted. Sometimes, a personal loss can bring a greater gain.

Your Ambitions, Desires and Primal Urges

Ace of Cups Reversed

The Cups are about your emotions, and how you’re perceiving a situation. And right now, instead of an oceans worth of emotion, youre feeling more like a desert, empty and dry. Maybe youre working too hard, maybe youre not spending enough time with friends or family. But something is draining you.

Your Ideals, Goals, Path to Spiritual Contentment

Queen of Swords Reversed

Penthesilia accidentally killed her sister, and in her grief decided that she wanted to die. But as Queen of the Amazons, she had to die in battle, and no one could defeat her. So she joined the Trojan War just to fight Achilles, the greatest warrior of the age, in a suicide by demigod. This card warns of bad decisions when emotions overcome good sense.

Your Real Accomplishments and True Path

Ten of Pentacles Reversed

Persephone was kidnapped by love-struck Hades, and dragged into the Underworld, causing her mother Demeter to go into a serious funk. And since Demeter controlled the seasons, her daughters absence made it constantly bleak winter. The Ten reversed is telling you that your work/life balance is off, too, and need to be fixed before the freeze becomes permanent.

Your Dependencies, Addictions and Erroneous Values

Five of Wands

Our card shows Eros playing piggy-back with a woman, guiding her towards her suitor. But, like with the blinded woman, your road to success may have some small stumbles today. Nothing too serious, but sometimes, it may feel like you have a monkey on your back (or a mischievous god).

Your Strengths and Positive Personality Traits

The Page of Swords

Aphrodite had promised Paris that Helen of Sparta would be his bride, but how to get them together? She solved the problem by sending Paris to Sparta as an envoy, at a time when Helens husband was away. And then sent Himeros (god of desire) to seal the deal. Likewise, you can reach a desired end more easily through diplomacy than force today.

Your Faults and Weaknesses

Five of Cups Reversed

So the god Dionysius turned some pirates into dolphins, as punishment for kidnapping him. But, honestly, it could have been worse. Old time pirates didn’t exactly have it easy, and dolphins . . . well, they’re just really cool. Maybe some of the pirates even came to enjoy their new condition, as you might once you adapt to the changes life has recently brought you.

Your Self Awareness and Self-Image

The Sun

The Sun card indicates that things are about to go completely, totally and utterly your way. That promotion you wanted? You got it. That guy/girl you’ve been chasing? All yours. That lottery ticket you just bought? A sure fire winner. For a short time, you are the darling of the gods. Just try not to be annoyingly smug about it.

Your Desires, and Higher Purpose

The Hierophant

Chiron, the wise centaur and tutor to many demigods, is our Hierophant. A lover of tradition and ceremony, he was known for valuing the many positive aspects of conformity. Or, you know, for being an old stick in the mud. But the first one sounded better, didnt it?

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Karen Chance