1 of [--] Clubs
The Slow Beginning:
-- Glacial & Squelching

Insignificant, tiny portion
Invalid, suppression, think abortion
Glacial inertia, about to stall
Squelching procrastination, begin the fall

Glacial inertia suppressing
Invalid abortion squelching

Description:
A single wand is stuck into the ground. It has one leaf left on it. It is Autumn, “burrr.” The skies are bleak, and it’s raining. Climbing up the wand is an inchworm. Inchworms don’t move very fast. This is the card of slow beginnings. This is the card of no beginnings.

Elsewhere we see other animals known for their slowness, a turtle and a snail. Both of them could just retract into their shells and not go anywhere at all.

The mosquito reminds us of smallness. Mosquitoes are tiny little things in our world. Likewise, we are tiny little things in the universe. From this you conclude that indeed you are nothing but a tiny insignificant speck in the universe. You have no purpose. That’s why you don’t even bother to begin, what’s the point?

If you do start something, you abort it, you squelch it. This is the card of false starts that go nowhere or move at a snail’s pace.

Prediction:
You will procrastinate until it's too late. You will have to start over. You will cancel. Not gonna happen.

Advice:
Don't procrastinate. Don't let "one of these days" become none of these days. Don't think small. Don't give up without even trying. Don't stop now!

Maxim:
Life without purpose is a ship without a rudder.
How soon "not now" becomes "never."

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

Compare:
Antonym: 1 of [+] The Fast Beginning
Coronym: 1 of [ / ] The Dormant State
Transonym: 9 of [--] The Definitive End
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: >

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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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