2 of [ / ] Spades
The Closed Relationship:
-- Rancorous & Clashing

Conflict, discord, rancor blurring
Fog and mist, ambiguity obscuring
Tension fills the room and hall
Looming sense of gloom and pall

Rancorous discord conflicting
Ambiguous subterfuge obscuring

Two estranged swords cross, and sparks fly. It’s a duel! There is tension in the air. This is a rancorous relationship. Each side contradicting the other. Each one contrary. They face off in crossed balance and disharmony. They repulse each other.

The two hands wringing out the rag symbolize stress. This is a stressful environment. It is depressing everyone. Divorce is inevitable. There is gloom and pessimism. Those standing by are ambivalent. They don’t want either side to win, or they want them both to loose.

As the duel moves on, each side deflects the other’s strikes. Equivocation, subterfuge and concealment of truth are also brought in as weapons. Nobody wins.

The parallel balance of the 2 of Multiplication/Hearts/Cups corresponded to the open path of the 2 of Addition/Diamonds/Coins. Likewise, the crossed balance of this card corresponds to the blocked path of the 2 of Subtraction/Clubs/Staves.

You will be divorced. You will get a bad back from all the stress. You will snap like a No.2 pencil. You will never fathom this mystery.

Don't be so tense. Don't be so snippy. Don't be so ambivalent. Don't divorce yourself from a situation. Don't run and hide. Don't blow a smoke screen. Don't stick your head in the sand. Don't lurk in the shadows.

None so blind as those who will not see.
An angry man opens his mouth and closes his eyes.

[D2] The Frustrated Waif
[D2/8] The Sinking Dysphoria

Antonym: 2 of [X] The Open Relationship
Coronym: 2 of [--] The Affected Action
Transonym: 8 of [ / ] The Narrow Perspective
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: < or >



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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