More reasons for unbelief

Shit like this is why I cannot be a part of this religion anymore. All my life growing up teachers and others were feeding my head with this idea that Lincoln freed the slaves. 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments all ratified. Then I get to the church and find out I’m still a fucking slave. Christianity is the slave-master’s religion, and I recognize it as such. If Hell is the price then I’ll pay it. The world’s white idol can fuck off.

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Today’s card: King of Cups 

Calm, not order, out of chaos.

The king sits on his stone high-back throne atop a stone mount. He’s wearing a blue tunic and a red and yellow cape. He holds a cup in his right hand and a scepter in his left. He sits calmly amid turbulent seas, under a Grey sky. To his left there’s a ship moving away in the distance. To his right there’s a fish that has come up out of the water. (This is probably the same fish that’s in the cup held by the Page of Cups.

The left hand refers to sending out power, energy, and to banishing. The right refers to attraction, taking in energy, abundance.

Unmoved by the chaos around him, he sits calmly.

This is a time of patience, and endurance. Keep your cool. The seas and whatever storms come will right themselves.

Today’s card: VI of Swords

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A young man rows a boat across a body of water towards land. It is difficult to tell whether it is an island or mainland coast. Seated are a woman with her head covered and a child. They could be his family or he could be a paid ferryman. Around the woman and child are six swords stuck in the boat. The water to the right is turbulent and to the left the water is calm all the way to land. There is a grey sky.

They are moving on. This is a time of transition. The grey sky communicates that it is not a time of celebration. They don’t appear happy to be making this move. They’re leaving chaos behind them. There is a need to have continued patience and endurance during this time. Life ahead will be better, but take time to heal.

Today’s card: Page of Swords

wp-1467314829426.jpgA young man stands holding a sword in what appears to be a striking/defensive pose. His face is red from the effort or he could be sunburnt. His hair and the trees behind him to his right indicate that the wind is pretty high. The sky is blue and there are large clouds in the distance. There is a body of water, perhaps a bay, and the waters appear turbulent.

This is someone in a fight, an argument, disagreement with someone and they’re used to defending their position. The redness of the face indicates that whatever is happening is pretty intense right now. Most of the arguments and conflicts people get involved in are overblown. This is probably something trivial that will resolve itself once you step away from it. Think of the birds at the top of the card. They’re not concerned with any of this. They’re up high enough that even the winds which are tossing the sea and bending palm trees, aren’t of much consequence. Things are too intense right now. Let it go. All of it. There will be time later to discuss rationally whatever points of disagreement you might have. This is a time to seek calm.

Today’s card: Knight of Pentacles

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A knight in full armor sits atop a plough/work horse. He is holding a single gold pentacle coin. On the ground behind him we see the rows of a plugged field. There’s a yellow sky,suggesting dawn or morning.

This could be considered a companion to Temperance, which suggests balance and moderation. Here we see that the major work has been done.  The knight is a soldier. He’s used to giving and taking orders. He is also accustomed to diligence, routine, and being methodical.

We need to continue and see the work to completion.