Jack of [ / ] Spades:
The Melancholy Nihilist:
-- Dreadful and Morbid

Conflicting discord negative spark
Ambiguous subterfuge, obscuring dark
Termination, expiring, there is no mend
Halted, mortality, futile end

A sullen young man sits idly upon his horse. He is carrying a bounty of skulls. He is ambivalent.

His demeanor appears gloomy and pessimistic. His crossed arms suggest rancorous opposure. He’s estranged from us. He is deflecting our gaze. He does not want to be seen. Soon he will completely disappear.

The skulls symbolize the genocide he has committed against humanity. His negative attitude kills everything in his path. He is a naysayer. He wants to paint everything black, like the night sky behind him, and the horse he rides. Soon he will kill himself.

A Perceptual Spirit in a Cerebral Family.

Melancholy, because, like the 2 of [ / ] he lives with ambiguity and ambivalence.
Nihilist, because, like the 9 of [--] his life is futile and expiring.

Dreadful, because, like the 2 of [ / ] he is gloomy.
Morbid, because, like the 9 of [--] he brings mortality.

2 of [ / ]
9 of [--]

Varonym: [Reverse] The Morose Thanatologist
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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