Theme – Approach – Challenge Reading for the week of Dec. 5-11, 2021. This week’s reading comes together with some ominous overtones.
Theme Of The Week
11 • Harmony
Keywords: Balance, Being in Tune with Others
You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.~Doug Floyd
Harmony is not achieved in isolation, it requires a resonance or participation with others. To be out of sync results in disharmony, discord and conflict.
These musical metaphors can easily be applied to other actions and relationships that require us to live, work and generally relate with others.
Be wary of always making adjustments for the common good. There will be occasions when you should take the lead and a solo performance is also required.
Approach To The Week
16 • Perspective
Keywords: Distance, Isolation
Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.~Robert Morgan
Physical distance or emotional detachment, serve to give us a greater comprehensive view, and ironically possibly provides us with a clearer overall perspective than a close up would provide.
From this we can often get “the big picture” and reach different conclusions. We need to strike a balance, when assessing a situation. Are we too closely involved? Or should we step back?
Challenge For The Week
27 • Attraction
Keywords: Magnetism, Infatuation
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.~Friedrich Nietzsche
A femme fatal, seductive and alluring. At some point we have all met her in some guise and gender. Possibly not even in a human form but as situation, a place, an invitation to act.
But attraction alone can be shallow, a temporary infatuation with little substance. An emotion that not only lacks duration, but is also fraught with danger and repercussions.
Despite it all we cannot entirely reject her. We look once more, and yes she is still there, still alluring, still calling.
How The Cards Come Together
~ Christine’s Guidance ~
Our Theme this week suggests that we should try to be careful in our social scenes. When we hang out socially, we’re asked to beware of certain traps that may get us in some hot water along the way. We need to think realistically and maturely, well ahead of time.
This is especially true if you may be going to a Christmas party in the coming week. This is guidance not to drink and drive!
Or perhaps you’ve been getting too close to someone you’re attracted to but shouldn’t have a relationship with?
We have been warned of troubling consequences!
Deck: Oracle of Visions ~ Ciro Marchetti