The Watery Atmosphere
The Floating Euphoria:
Rainy Autumn, leafy breeze
Perceptual spirit, vision sees
Staves from tree, cause subtract
Club in hand in case attacked
Knights with jump deftly diffract
The astral plane is the third stage of four, common to all accounts of death, by survivors of death. And as such can be used to represent one of the four stages of the theoretical model used to design this deck (the one you have hopefully read about prior to reading this).
The figure poses to replicate the symbol behind him, taken from the Funnel, Tunnel, Maze diagram used to describe the essence of being (which you hopefully have read about prior to reading this...).
As the essence of being departs its corporeal host, an out-of-body experience is had.
Behind our character is his the element of water, part of another quaternary. Also we see a representation of Autumn, and of the suit of Staves, two more important quaternaries.
The character looks a little like The Animated Visionary, and why not, the same numbers of numerology rule both cards.
[A2] The Animated Visionary
[A8] The Enlightened Enthusiast
2 of [+] The Fluent Action
2 of [X] The Open Relationship
8 of [+] The Cumulative Discharge
8 of [X] The Broad Perspective
Varonym: [Reverse] The Sinking Dysphoria
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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