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Extreme Two of Subtraction - Club - Stave

The Affected Action:
Arrested Retardation Hindering
Apprehensive Stagnation Meandering


Obstruction - FRUSTRATION - Paralysis
Stymied - Stalling

in the road,
and detour.


The Haunt:
Agent of Obstruction and Stealth
... and The Waif

Blinding fog, veils, disguise
Keeping mysteries from all eyes
In her lap she holds the key
Prefers to taunt than let us see

An inscrutable recondite is bewildering
A frustrated myopic is groping


E 2 of [--] Clubs - [01101]
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

COURT - (one half)

The Startling Assassin
Meandering, apprehensive, shock, surprise
Hindering retardation, flash in eyes

Seeing the Eyes
of a Visual Spirit
and the Visions from a
Discrete Atmosphere.















E 2 of [--] Subtraction - Club - Stave - [01101]

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:
--Imagine... a strong headwind.
--Imagine... an arm pushing someone backward.

A person who throws up road blocks.
--Imagine... nails falling out of the vehicle ahead.
A person who is stuck.
--Imagine... a wagon wheel knee deep in mud.
--Imagine... a car stuck in deep snow.
Someone who is going the wrong way.
--Imagine... someone who missed their exit on the highway.

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[1] [0]
Precession of Cycle:

Early October, 7:00 pm.
Peering into the mist and darkness.
The way has been lost.
The leaves of fall have covered the path.
--Imagine... a windy torturous path littered with obstacles and unmarked forks in the road.

[2] [1]
Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as blocked.
There are many obstacles in the way.
--Imagine... fallen trees across a road
--Imagine... barbed wire across a battlefield
--Imagine... branches too numerous to penetrate.
--Imagine... thorns grabbing clothes.
Something stuck.
Something hidden.
Someone impatiently waiting.
--Imagine... someone sitting in a dentist's waiting room
--Imagine... someone sitting it traffic.
A detour.
Something twisted and winding.
--Imagine... endless switch backs on a mountain road.

[3] [1]
Progression of Event:

An agent of paralysis.
An agent of interruption
--Imagine... a bicycle with flat tires and bent rims.
--Imagine... a train off track.
Running out of time.
Going the wrong way.
--Imagine... someone not asking directions.
--Imagine... someone giving bad directions.
--Imagine... someone going in circles.
Moving forward erratically.
--Imagine... a squirrel darting around.
--Imagine... a fly darting around.

[4] [0]
Perspective of Place:

A place where bearings are lost.
There is no known destination.
No map. No coordinates.
--Imagine... entering a labyrinth.
--Imagine... a boat with no rudder.

[5] [1]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that interrupts the flow.
Progress is very slow.
--Imagine... something heavy, like an anchor or ball and chain, dragging behind.
--Imagine... a sail hanging limp.
--Imagine... someone taking their foot off the gas.
An act of frustration.
--Imagine... a head banging against a wall.
--Imagine... a long hard slog.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Juxtapositional Separation of
Opposite Relational and
Adjacent Separated things.

The Compelling Impulsion of a
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Transverse Motion of
Tangible Directionality in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Declining Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Water
and the Negative Influence
of the Perceptual
In the Gradual Darkening of
Autumn's Declining Cool
Early October, 7:00 pm.

The Analytical Steps of
Divestive Subtraction and the
Conscious Actions
of a Straightforward Particle
in Catabolic Capitulation.

Objectively Active Actions
of the Conscious
Yielding Recessively
to the Darkening Light.

Actively Impelling from the
Flowing Movement and
Rarified Sparsity of the
Cool Wet Water of an

The Converging or Coagulation
of the Peripheral Outsides
at a Transitory Instance
of Flux.

The Excessive Antipathy of
Negative Revulsion
and the Frowns of the
Bad, Sad and Mad.

Along a Meandering River
in the Darkening of an Autumn Moonrise
with Warm Air and a Cool Breeze
through Hibernating Maple Trees
a Black Male Dog
Runs through Dead Leaves
Watching with Eyes the Flowing Water
of Death's Deteriorate Paths


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Below are a few examples of what might be derived from this Quintagram / Tarot Card / Number of Numerology / Constellation of Influence by way of acts of interpretation. Some are from personal experience. Some are just brainstormed possibilities being tossed out there. If nothing is found anywhere on this page that seems like it might fit the situation at hand, be sure to examine the other pages of possible interpretations and important keywords found at the bottom of this page, as well as other locations around this site. Don't be literal. Try to grasp the essence.

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I am in the process of sorting them from one form to this form, so there may be some repitition and other sloppiness for now.

EN2 of Staves - Adjectives:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use with Position 1 of Binary Spread, or significator card)

  • 1. droll ~ blinded (by anger, by grief).
  • 2. blind ~ stunned ~ unable to look you in the eyes.
  • 3. stifling.
  • 7. totally unmotivated ~ uninspired ~ without direction.
  • 8. disengaged.
  • 9. oblique ~ startling.
  • 10. lethargic ~ restless ~ fidgety ~ impulsive ~ impetuous.
  • 12. shortsighted ~ unclear ~ retarded.
  • 13. invisible.
  • 14. bumper-to-bumper.
  • 15. paralyzing ~ stalled ~ hurry up and wait ~ stop and go.
  • 16. surprising in a bad way - like sneaking up on you.
  • 19. unpunctual.
  • 20. catatonic ~ arrested.
  • 21. totally lost ~ lost in a fog ~ comatose ~ thwarted ~ frustrated with interruptions and lack of progress ~ frustrated at how long it takes to get things done ~ frustrated at being bogged down ~ at a loss ~ shocked or unpleasantly surprised ~ startled - spooked ~ dazed ~ emotionally blocked.

EN2 of Staves - Nouns:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. bad sinuses ~ arrested development.
  • 5. a lost soul ~ a frustrated waif.
  • 7. a dinosaur in a tar pit ~ muck and mire ~ a flat tire ~ a snare trap ~ a straight jacket ~ a cobweb ~ a cloud ~ a bridge out.
  • 8. an eyesore ~ a thicket ~ quicksand ~ a meandering river.
  • 9. a headwind.
  • 10. an obscured direction ~ an obstacle ~ a detour ~ a time limitation.
  • 11. lethargy ~ paralysis ~ the drag coefficient of life ~ disconnection ~ danger of getting lost.
  • 12. a road block - find a new path in life - sorry ~ an obstacle course ~ extreme time pressure ~ downtime ~ a major detour in plans ~ a clog in the system ~ a monkey wrench in your plans ~ a log jam ~ a traffic jam.
  • 13. writers block ~ resistance from skeptics.
  • 15. a sketchy idea of how things are to go.
  • 16. a boat drifting aimlessly ~ a train derailing ~ a shot across the bow.
  • 17. a state of suspended animation ~ time standing still ~ a delay ~ an interruption ~ another goddamn interruption - shit! ~ a detour or undesirable break in momentum ~ a situation in low-ebb ~ constipation ~ a time crunch.
  • 18. stuttering ~ lack of motion ~ halted motion ~ a stop and go life ~ the feast and famine life of freelance employment ~ waiting - waiting and more waiting ~ a search that leads to nothing ~ a wild goose chase.
  • 19. a waiting room ~ a sand trap.
  • 20. a crooked path ~ a path full of detours - hurdles and obstructions.
  • 21. a fogy - misty place ~ a place that allows only intermittent activity - like trying to escape while the search lights are pointing the other way ~ a place where time is important in a crippling way.

EN2 of Staves - Verbs:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use for Position 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. looking one way and rowing another ~ being adrift in a life boat ~ being impetuous ~ allowing yourself to be surprised ~ allowing yourself to be interrupted ~ tripping over something ~ stuttering ~ disengaging ~ hanging up ~ heading out without direction ~ committing an impetuous act ~ ringing and running ~ taking a time out ~ flinching ~ interrupting people ~ attempting to deter ~ interfering in a process ~ wandering aimlessly ~ meandering aimlessly ~ losing your direction ~ going the wrong way! ~ traveling off your map and losing your way ~ completely losing all direction ~ going off on some tangent ~ darting and stopping to change direction for no apparent reason - like a squirl ~ balking and meandering ~ running late ~ wasting time ~ waiting ~ impatiently waiting ~ waiting for a message from a messenger ~ waiting for the mail ~ waiting for someone to return a phone call ~ waiting off stage for your cue ~ standing by ~ serving time ~ obfuscating ~ wondering what’s ahead of you in the fog ~ going down a primrose path ~ going on a wild goose chase ~ blowing smoke screens ~ being hopelessly lost in direction and momentum ~ being lost in a fog ~ being unable to see what’s coming ~ being fogged in ~ eclipsed ~ blinded ~ stifled ~ stymied ~ muzzled ~ being shipwrecked ~ being off course ~ being retarded ~ being bound by time ~ being immobilized ~ being physically or emotionally paralyzed ~ being interrupted ~ loosing your momentum ~ being thrown off course ~ being on call and waiting ~ being held back ~ getting bogged down ~ getting stuck ~ getting arrested ~ getting caught in the rain ~ getting time out in a penalty box ~ having no vision (figuratively or literally) ~ having thoughts and actions inhibited ~ having a hard time getting the ball rolling ~ having a hard time maintaining adequate momentum ~ having no source of motivation or inspiration ~ having your timing be all wrong ~ having to wait for the tide ~ having no clear path to resolution ~ losing sight of a goal ~ hitting a snag ~ not moving damn it ~ running amok ~ becoming beset in the pack-ice ~ not heading anywhere because your not moving! ~ hitting an obstacle or detour ~ loosing your train of thought ~ taking a break ~ being halted ~ being paralyzed ~ being blinded ~ having a seizure.

EN2 of Staves - Reactions:
(thoughts, opinions, feelings, observations, guiding voice)
(Might use for position 3, 5, 7 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. it’s been a long time on a crooked path.
  • 5. sorry - my hands are tied ~ time out.
  • 6. I can’t fathom it ~ I don’t know where to go from here ~ which way do I go NOW?! ~ this is going to impede and hinder my usual flow ~ I haven’t the foggiest idea.
  • 7. I don’t like surprises ~ I’ve lost my direction and momentum ~ I hate waiting ~ ah but I digress.
  • 8. hindsight is 20/20------feel as though you know what you want but you don’t know how to get there ~ like you’ve just seen a ghost ~ need for a map with directions.

EN2 of Staves - Predictions:
(what might happen)
(Might use for Position 6, 7, 8 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • you are about to have an unfortunate encounter with one of life’s little “banana peals” ~ in spite of any advantages I see a tough course.
  • you will likely hit some annoying obstacles ~ you will meet resistance ~ the answer that emerges will be a total shock to you.

EN2 of Staves - Life Biased Advice:
(admonitions, words of wisdom, proverbs, maxims, epigrams, aphorisms)
(Might use for any position of Binary Spread)

  • you need to be more clear.
  • watch out for low hanging branches ~ I can tell your patience is wearing thin.
  • give up this chase or you will find yourself lost in the woods ~ don’t advance when your path is not clear ~ don’t waste time ~ it’s quicksand - don’t struggle.
  • you can’t cross the river here it’s way too deep ~ if you try to cross here you will get stuck in the mire.
  • people count up the faults of those who keep them waiting ~ no greater crime than loss of time ~ all the treasures of the earth would not bring back one lost moment ~ he looses his thanks who promises and delays ~ make dust or eat dust.

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