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The Oracle gets literal
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So as I've mentioned, occasionally I go and plug questions into a couple different Tarot-things on the Interwebs. I don't exactly take the readings I get as serious answers, but it sure can be interesting. Since I am currently obsessing over a Certain Thing at the moment, I asked "Should I go to $School or #School?" and got back this:

You asked: Should I go to Redacted1 or Redacted2?

The Basis:
Gazebo
A gazebo stands unused in an open field, bedecked with flowers. A group of adventurers eye it warily, weapons drawn.
Meaning: An orientation toward fear and defensiveness creates problems that did not previously exist.

The Situation:
Overload
A man in filthy clothes stands immobile in front of a supermarket shelf filled with many brands of laundry detergent, looking dazed and stressed. His cart is empty.
Meaning: So many things are open to you that you don't know what to do next. But all the options will be fine.

The Outcome:
Heterodox
A rabbi, a priest, and a mullah walk into a gay bar, laughing together.
Meaning: You are walking the right balance between innovation and tradition.

Ask another question. </p>

Reading from The Crowdsource Tarot.



Let me repeat: So many things are open to you that you don't know what to do next. But all the options will be fine. I think maybe the Tarot is getting tired of me asking questions and trying out subtle word variations/comparing answers between consecutive readings in the name of Science. Or, y'know, in the name of borderline obsessiveness and the inability to take otherwise meaningful action at this time.

Well, at least that doesn't require much interpretation.

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I feel like I said this last time, but that Gazebo card warms the cockles of my little heart. It makes so much sense!

I hope things work out well for you.

There's a lot of evocation imagery in that deck. The archetypes in classic tarot can resonate with us, but sometimes you're just more Hyena than Holy Fool.

I hope things work out well for you.
Thanks, and the same for you. How're things going on the job-front?

I've had a temp job at Northwestern for 6 months, and they've decided to hire me as a full-time employee (just in time, too... federal law is that temps can only work 1000 hours, and I was at about 950). We still have to go through the motions of posting a job opening, having me apply, and waiting at least five days, though. If some kind of graphic design god walks through the door, it's possible they'll hire him instead, but I'm not too worried. It's not the best job, but it's in my field and the pay is pretty damn good for entry-level, especially in this economy. I've done pretty well for myself.

Hooray for full-time jobs! Especially with competitive pay and especially, as you point out, given the current economy.

A gazebo stands unused in an open field, bedecked with flowers. A group of adventurers eye it warily, weapons drawn.

When did tarots start getting modern?

I don't know about tarot in general, but the Crowdsource Tarot was created in 2009 as a completely distinct deck. I like it because the archetypes in traditional tarot can speak deeply to us, but there's something very approachable and down-to-earth about the imagery used in the Crowdsource deck. Well, as down-to-earth as a set of divination cards that exist solely on the intertubes can get.

I'm alone and online Go Here dld.bz/chwZG

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