5 of [+] Diamonds
The Controlled Middle:
-- Diplomatic & Cooperating

Diplomatic exchange of sides
On cooperation everything rides
Negotiating what is common
Regulation, a contract to sign on

Diplomatic negotiation governing
Regulated discipline cooperating

Hands from different races reach across and find common ground. They are different, but something in between glues them together.

They are in agreement. The inkwell and quill pen show us that they have signed an agreement, a contract. They negotiated their differences and in a rational, logical fashion, they came together.

The dovetail joint in the coin reminds us of the concept of reciprocity and reaching across lines to hold each other in a way that is much stronger than just standing side by side. It shows that there is integration here. A mixture that, while different, works. Like oil and vinegar salad dressing.

The birds in the nest symbolize the sense of security found in a controlled and regulated environment. They are ensconced, just like we become ensconced in our daily lives. Routine can be limiting, but it can also be very secure.

You will manage. You will be in control. You will communicate effectively.

Marry this person. Reciprocate. Cooperate. Look for middle ground. Negotiate. Then... get it in writing.

Think before you speak.
Two heads are better than one.

[A5] The Affable Wizard

Antonym: 5 of [--] The Uncontrolled Middle
Coronym: 5 of [X] The Settled Union
Varonym: [Reverse] Exaggerate
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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