Cunning and Deception

11 December 2017 Galaxy Tarot App 7 of Swords and The Emperor

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

I pulled two cards for a thought to contemplate today. The 7 of Swords is a card of cunning, planning, deception and thievery. This card complements the power and authority of The Emperor perfectly to show us how Patriarchy’s premium on rational thought over emotions has taken humanity to the brink of extinction.

We got so blind we couldn’t see we were stealing from ourselves and future generations.

And yet… Today, there was an announcement that modern science has found a way of halting/curing Huntington’s disease. The science behind the new drug targets the genes to prevent production of the toxic protein that breaks down the CNS.

Patriarchy’s premium on science and rational thought does have its benefits – this can’t be denied. But the authoritarian aspect of The Emperor denies the value of softer skills such as intuitive knowing and artistic ability.

What we need is balance. We don’t need matriarchy to replace patriarchy.

What we need is humanity.



Today’s draw was made with the Galaxy Tarot App

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