1 of [ / ] Spades
The Dormant State:
-- Ominous & Nullifying

Stupid, oblivious, dumb as a rock
Nebulous, ignorant, when taking stock
Brainless, dull and growing old
Numb, null, and wintery cold

Ominous inanity voiding
Nebulous oblivion nullifying

A single sword pierces a cold dead brain. It is Winter now. Snow covers the ground. It is cold, dark and lonely. The sequestered sword stands as a symbol of the ominous nature of Winter.

The cold dead brain symbolizes the oblivious nature of the Ignorant Fool from the Major Trumps. This is his brain. Behind we see his court jester hat. This is the card of stupidity. The Ignorant Fool is a fatalistic being. To him life is pointless.

The lighthouse in the distance reminds us of how lonely the single sword is in this dark, bleak, snow covered world. But in his loneliness, he has abrogated the use of the light.

The light in the lighthouse is not on, indicating that no one is home. This will undoubtedly lead to a fateful end for someone else in need of a marker. But the Fool in this picture does not even realize what he has done. He does not look ahead, he just accepts whatever fate befalls him today.

You will end up alone and lonely. You will end up out in the cold on your own. Your existence will be for naught.

Don't do anything that might reveal your ignorance. Don't be foolish. Don't be stupid. Don't be so fatalistic. Don't isolate yourself. Don't listen to that voice in your head!

He who is absent is soon forgotten.
Thinking small gets you nowhere at all.

[D1] The Ignorant Fool
[D1/9] The Dark Abyss

Antonym: 1 of [X] The Nascent State
Coronym: 1 of [--] The Slow Beginning
Transonym: 9 of [ / ] The Chaotic Infinity
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: >



Compare to The Numerical Tarot

Compare to The Seasonal Tarot

Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next

The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm

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