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  • How many cards of the Major Arcana does it take to change a light bulb?

    Answer: All of them.

    0) The Fool has already started before anyone else is ready.

    1) The Magician assembles an array of objects that might be needed, displays them to best advantage and starts discussing how to go about it.

    2) The High Priestess sits in the background, knowing one thing is missing but says nothing.

    3) The Empress fusses around making sure it is safe and nobody gets hurt.

    4) The Emperor tells everyone he thinks it should be done right now and starts delegating responsibilities.

    5) The Hierophant offers advice on the missing part after consulting with the High Priestess.

    6) The Lovers 'umm' and 'ahh' about what wattage bulb to put in this time.

    7) The Chariot charges in and starts doing it himself regardless of the others' protests.

    8) Strength surreptitiously places what's needed into Chariot's hands and gets it done her way.

    9) The Hermit suggests a candle in a lamp would provide light in the meantime.

    10) The Wheel of Fortune laughs and reminds everyone that the light will need changing again in the future.

    11) Justice works out whose turn it is to change the light and whether the division of labor is being delegated fairly.

    12) The Hanged Man contemplates how darkness can change our lives.

    13) Death points out mournfully that this was bound to happen and how everything ends.

    14) Temperance tells Death to chill out, it all evens up in the end.

    15) The Devil tries to make the others take responsibility for causing the light to blow and creates bad feelings all round.

    16) The Tower suddenly starts ripping out the original light fixture so he can create a whole new more basic look.

    17) The Star marvels at new beginnings and says how much she's looking forward to having the light working again.

    18) The Moon continually offers conflicting advice, confusing everyone until she wanders off to the relief of all.

    19) The Sun wants to redesign the whole room around a much brighter light.

    20) Judgment examines the bulb to see whether it truly was its time to blow and ponders whether the bulb can be recycled.

    21) The World suggests that any problems with the light are temporary: we had light once, we will have it again, and suggests focusing on the bigger picture.

    Meanwhile, the Fool has already finished changing the light bulb and is off doing his own thing.

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    Last edited by Lunacie; December 29th, 2009, 07:13 PM. Reason: Because this is an older thread from before the color change
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  • #2
    (((Lunacie)))



    That is a fascinating interpretation...I know you didn't write it but thanks for posting it. I like the interpretation of the World, I had always thought of it as The End card but this is right...it reminds us we are only small cogs in a big machine.
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    "He took the bells from many clocks /And hung them from a branch
    "When he struck up with feet and hands / It made our laddies dance"

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    "He took the balls from many clerks / And hung them from a branch
    "When he struck us with feet and hands / It made Volpone dance"

    --The Ballad of Dentling Nick, by Mr Owl



    "I told him that I'd seen a house /In the middle of a wood
    "And anyone that went in there / Could never come to good"
    --
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    "I told him that I had a house / In the middle of a wood
    "And if he ever came inside / I'd Az him right and good."
    --
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    • #3
      Love it! Thanks for sharing this.

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      • #4
        Couldn't help thinking of the various people in my Grove as I was reading through it. Wanna guess which one I think I am?
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        • #5
          this was a fabulous read lunacie!


          :D thanks for sharing!

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          • #6
            that made me chuckle and its a great read! thanks for posting!


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            • #7
              that is a great way to remember the card meanings :D
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              • #8
                Awesome!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RavensEye View Post
                  that is a great way to remember the card meanings :D
                  I hadn't actually thought about doing a reading using those meanings, but I may try it... should be a HOOT!
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                  • #10
                    :D

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