4 of [ / ] Spades
The Unstable Foundation:
-- Shaky & Corrupting

Vulnerability, devastating crack
Shaky, collapsing, no spine in back
Lazy, ineffectual, disempowered
Corruption, impotence, always the coward

Shaky apathy corrupting
Ineffectual vulnerability cowering

Description:
Oh, what’s happened now? Someone has fallen through the ice! He should have known that the ice was weak. He should have know he was on shaky ground that would collapse. Now his weight has corrupted the integrity of the ice, and lead him through.

This fall has completely devastated him. He dreaded the idea of going out onto that ice. This is the card of trepidation. But he is a meek and cowardly follower of others. There are four swords around him, telling him that it’s ok. So he followed. That’s what following will get you sometimes.

The broken heart with the anchor symbolizes his devastated state. He is sinking. But wait, that heart is hollow, symbolizing a heartless person. Sure, that’s it. Look at the broken fence and slide marks in the snow. He was pushed onto the ice by a villain! He was too meek and cowardly to stand up to him, and now, if no one helps him, he will die. Oh well, too bad. Let’s get outa here.

Prediction:
You will loose power. You will sink like a stone. No one will follow you. Everything will change. Total collapse.

Advice:
You are too vulnerable. Don't leave yourself open to attack. Don't be a victim. Don't be such a wimp. Don't let fear stop you. Step lightly on thin ice. Don't build castles in the sand.

Maxim:
A tyrant's hand and a coward's heart.
Don't send a boy to do a man's job.

Consult:
[D4] The Feeble Victim
[D4/6] The Concussive Thunder

Compare:
Antonym: 4 of [X] The Stable Foundation
Coronym: 4 of [--] The Deteriorate Event
Transonym: 6 of [ / ] The Unfamiliar Environment
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: < or >

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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


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