A peek at Laura's future
We are back in Austin and Laura is sweating blood as she pounds out the conclusion to her dissertation. Tonight after a long day of work, she did a 3-card tarot reading for herself with Joe Rosales's fantastic "Hello Kitty" tarot deck (a gift from me, of course).
The leftmost card represents her past. The middle card is the present. The rightmost card is the future. Here is what our tarot book says about these cards.
LAURA'S PAST-Five of Swords (as yet uncolored). "Know your limits before making changes; certain obstacles exist that must be acknowledged and worked with before successful changes can be achieved."
LAURA'S PRESENT-Five of Pentacles. "Loss, which may be financial, emotional or spiritual-perhaps loss of faith. Difficulties in business or material matters; the need to pay attention to detail" (hmmm. detail work. no paycheck till October...)
LAURA'S FUTURE-the High Priestess. "...she represents the first quarter [of the moon], full of potential and energy which works away quietly until it reaches fruition at the New Moon - described by the Empress ... Using the alchemical model, the High Priestess reprsents one part of the feminine, or White Queen, which needs to be separated and purified through the alchemical process before she can be merged with the King."
Hear that, Lola? No mergin' with me till you're separated and purified.
You all remember how Laura rags on Texas. Unlike our most frequent Austin reader, she never fell in love with this state. Here's what the Tarot book has to say about the High Priestess in relation to this issue.
"...The High Priestess can be identified with the maiden Persephone - daughter of the Earth Mother Demeter - who was snatched way by the dark god of death, Hades..."
OK, so Lola moves to Texas. Learns to like migas, which are unknown in NM. Now does this mean she has to come back to rule over the grim kingdom of the Jalapeño for two-thirds of the year? Perhaps not. The book says that Persephone's time in Hades represents "...the time of gestation necessary before any creative process comes to fruition."
Maybe Lola's future looks like this...