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Life Out of Balance

in Gaian Tarot

This past week I’ve joked about being chained to my drawing table as I worked on the Devil card, which I renamed Bindweed (that noxious, nasty, invasive weed — pretty as it is!) Phone calls have gone unanswered, emails piled up in my inbox, my garden went to seed and I haven’t taken a walk or exercised all week. In short, I’ve been totally out of balance, which is exactly the lesson of the Bindweed card. And yet I finished it in a shorter time than any other card I’ve done (only four days). But at what cost?

It is most definitely time to pull myself back into balance, and so I commit to getting out and walking again first thing in the morning, before coffee and before sitting down at my desk.

This week I begin the Tower. Hmm . . . let’s hope for a mind-blowing epiphany, rather than an earthquake or sudden loss.

Meanwhile I’ve been writing my Tarot column for PanGaia magazine. PanGaia has been one of my favorite magazines since it first appeared, and I like its new tagline: “A Pagan Journal for Thinking People.” My new column, “Tarot Journey,” begins in the current issue, #39. There’s a number of juicy articles in this issue, with its theme of creating Pagan culture. So please take a look!

And yes, your comments on my Bindweed card are most welcome!

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Lunaea Weatherstone Mon - Aug 16th 2004 9:24 am

    Joanna, I think this is the best card so far! So powerful, archetypal, and evocative… and the thoughtfulness that you bring to each symbol makes it all so meaningful. What an incredible deck this is going to be!

  • Melanie, PookaBaby Mon - Aug 16th 2004 11:33 am

    Wow.  The Bindweed card certainly is powerful.  Just looking at the image takes my breath away and leaves my heart feeling heavy.
    Your work is just amazing.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the actual deck!

  • melanie Wed - Aug 18th 2004 4:43 am

    I really like this card! *I* can hear the voices in his head!