2 of [--] Clubs
The Affected Action:
-- Arrested & Hindering

Hindering obstacles in the way
Retarded, stagnation, frustrating delay
Apprehensive, being arrested
Meandering, lost, patience tested

Arrested retardation hindering
Apprehensive stagnation meandering

The skies are gloomy. The trees are dead. And two wands block your way. This is the card of halted motion, interruptions and delays. Even if you could get past this blockage, the path beyond is a crooked, tortuous path filled with endless detours. You will get lost for sure. You are already lost. You are lost in the fog.

The wands offer resistance, but if you get tangled up in that barbed wire you will experience true paralysis. You will be stymied. Those two crows don’t look like they will let you pass either.

The spacing of the two wands one after the other on your path symbolizes intermittent, halted motion.

The ball and chain symbolizes “the drag coefficient of life.”

The owl is there to promote mystery, as spooky eyes peer out of the gloom. You feel apprehensive. Better just wait.

You will get a flat tire and not have a spare. You will get stuck in the mud. You will be plagued with obstacles. You will meet resistance. The wind will be taken from your sails. You'll just have to wait. You will be late and you will wast everyone's time.

Watch out for low hanging branches. Beware of quicksand in your path. Don't struggle. Don't advance when your path is not clear. Don't run on a flat tire.

No greater crime than loss of time.
Make dust or eat dust.

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

Antonym: 2 of [+] The Fluent Action
Coronym: 2 of [ / ] The Closed Relationship
Transonym: 8 of [--] The Exhaustive Discharge
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-Sticks ... [ / ] = 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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