Possession + Queen of P, Voodoo + New Vision
Theme(s): sacrifice, or you have to give (offer) to receive + looking from a new angle
Theme-wise: A new look on what sacrifice/surrender means is being cultivated/intuited/embraced?
Image-wise: I'm possessed "behind my back" - unconsciously possessed by something, or knowingly but not acknowledged?
Voodoo Tarot: VIII Possession ('Strength')
"Many fear possession. This is a rational fear, for we are all at risk. What most of us struggle with is possession by personality. To the extent that we identify with our personalities, we are possessed by that personality's limiting definitions of self. Personality is such an acceptable and pervasive expression of self in society that it is frequently unexamined; it is often mistaken for Self. The boundless wealth of Self comes to be encased in the roles, mores, and expectations of personality. Possession by such a small god strangles the vast array of possibilities inherent in Self."
"Quite often what people fear most in ritual possession is a weakening of the hold of the personality on the Self. Personality is a small cage, but it is as least familiar. The greatness of the Self can seem foreign, forbidding"
"Personality can be of value as a fluid focusing of self in the world. Its structure can be used to create situations and to set the stage for involvements. However, personality is best used, not cast as the user."
"The attributes of possession include willing or voluntary surrender..."
"Who is it that say "I"?
What are the aspects and attributes of this "I"?
Do they change?
Does the "I" change?"
"Strength; a bursting free from the bounds of limiting belief; courage and the sufficient energy ti act effectively."
The Tarot of the New Vision: Queen of Pentacles
Some longer interpretations of the Pentacles Queen:
"You can maintain a healthy balance between home and work by integrating the two and finding your place of 'flow' and alignment. You strive to create a warm and secure environment for your family and loved ones while giving your love and support freely." (biddytarot)
"In the present position, the Queen of Pentacles signals that you are either enjoying a time now of being taken care of or are happily taking care of someone. The card's presence again demands that you assess your situation to receive the message - is this Queen someone who is currently making your life a little easier and providing for you or are you the person making sure that someone special is being nurtured." (keen.com) Someone else helps me see and feel what true surrender and nurturing is about?