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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-Ace of Swords (now Tools)
« Reply #120 on: March 09, 2008, 12:52:29 pm »
This card is called "The Crowning of the Mind."Human conscioiusness is the quintessential cowning of creation. The crown is a complete circle. Move toward oneness and unity. Life is offering you the sword, the air and awareness. Be the best combine salesman we have. You are your only combine salesman. Make the best of it, and make this a more humane world.

I can think of no better picture to illustrate this card than the crowning moment of Brokeback Mountain--the Dozy Embrace.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-V of Swords (now tools)
« Reply #121 on: March 09, 2008, 01:09:34 pm »
This card often shows five bent, damaged swords and drops of blood in the shape of a pentangle. They are pointing down, to reconnect with the earth. A grounding of awareness is called for. We need to understand and forgive ourselves for difficulties, fears, and weaknesses. Move toward quintessential knowledge, which is knowing plus awareness and understanding. It is a personal clarity that is enriching and freeing.

It was this kind of clarity that Ennis was trying to find when he retreated to the hilltop and sat down on the earth, in the grass, and even chewed on a stalk of grass. Then followed in short order the lassoing, the rolling down the hill with Jack, and the drops of blood which appeared on his shirt sleeves. At that point he was truly wearing his heart on his sleeve.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-Disks
« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2008, 01:31:29 pm »
This is the last suit we'll explore. As oilgun said below, these cards address practical matters as befitting the earth, the physical body, and finances. Disks is often represented by mirrors, so everything here is pointing to Ennis. Disks refer to the constant interplay between what we accomplish and that which defines us. Sometimes what looks like a simple rock becomes hidden gold.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-Queen of Disks
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2008, 01:42:08 pm »
"Recognizing the Essential." You possess the power to create peak experiences, by cherishing that within yourself that you most value. Guard against both self-importance and low self-esteem. Be in the moment, and you'll feel like you could paw the white out of the moon.

Ennis said Jack couldn't be no worse a cook than him, but he was a good cook, it's clear, since Jack relished the breakfast that Ennis was just finishing up as Jack rode into camp. Ennis weilded a fine iron skillet, and he was a good hand with the salt shaker too!

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-PRince of Disks
« Reply #124 on: March 09, 2008, 01:53:38 pm »
Sense and Sensability. THere is an affinity between work and pleasure, between sense and passion. On the mountain, Jack and Ennis worked very hard, but they looked forward to evenings around the campfire, swapping stories and whiskey. The whiskey (which means in Gaelic, "water of life") stands for the sweetness of life and its truths (and sometimes whiskey brings out the truth like nothing else can LOL)! Sometimes depicted on this card is a steer, aluding to the constellation of Taurus, which reigns in May. Everything is created anew in May, but the Taurean knows how much responsbility is hidden in the word "everything." How heavy the stones are that must be moved in the building of a life! But while we are absorbed in the work, we are content and focused!!

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-Knight of Disks
« Reply #125 on: March 09, 2008, 02:11:48 pm »
"Chaff and Wheat." Stop sweeping the inevitable blunders in your life under the rug. Instead, use them to fertilize the fields and gardens of your life. Tarot Basics uses the example of the horse on which the knight rides. The horse's manure must be hauled out of the barn and spread on the fields, so the sweet grapes and golden wheat can grow. Likewise, I must stop sweeping my own shit under the rug but instead use it productively. I should not be afraid of disagreements or discomfort between me and my friends because that is how people grow by dealing with it, not just standing it. "If your own and other people's 'manure' is that useful, how much more beneficial will your talents be!"

Ennis dutifully fed the cows hay throughout the winter, and was comforted by the sounds and smells of fecundity and life's continuance, the moans of sleepy Alma and the sucking sounds of his baby daughters. It moved him to work hard all those years when his heart ached to be with Jack.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-More about Disks
« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2008, 02:31:49 pm »
Princess of Disks: "Testing Your Talents" Remember, ashes and diamonds are made up of the same chemicals, but have undergone different processes.

Ace of Disks: "The Spirit of the Coin." Everything has two sides, which lends ambiguity to everything.

II of Disks: "Personal Connection." New facts, people, and values are now becoming known. You question old habits. Changes that happen are not coincidences or accidents. See the connection. Sort out those Chilean sheep!

III of Disks: "New Beliefs." Cultivate your talents. Let the light shine on new skills. Bury old, unporductive habits.

IV of Disks: Don't play the role of the hero or loser. Say goodbye to bragging and moral cowardice. The title of this card is "Understand Your Talents."
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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-More about Disks
« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2008, 02:43:05 pm »
V of Disks: "A Knight in Shining Armour." Pain is often self-inflicted. If you want to change a bad situation (a GDBOAUS!) you simply need to accept certain things about yourself and others. Be considerate and remember that everyone grows at a different rate, and don't compare apples with oranges. You can remove personal pain by sharing it. By sharing the journey, we can cancel out our personal handicaps and multiply our strengths.

VI of Disks: "Realised Needs." Satisfy other people's needs thru the use of your talents.

VII of Disks: "Personal Standard." Trust actual experiences.

VIII of Disks: "Mastery." Each situation you master is like a mirror of the work you have done on yourself.

IX of Disks: "Necessities Understood." Be generous with the treasures you have to give, and remember that you yourself are a treasure. Make your own truth fruitful.

X of Disks: The ten coins are similar to the ten stations on the Tree of Life, and to the 10 constellations in the Zodiac. But what is missing is the connecting thread. Connect all that you are, and all your many talents, and there will still be a recognizable part of you in each individual thing. When you find the connection, lonlieness will disappear. Lonlieness is actually the shadow of missing individuality.

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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-Include Name of Card in Subject Line
« Reply #128 on: March 10, 2008, 12:24:19 am »
Daniel said:

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THE WHEEL is often represented in the medium of film by a montage of events, usually, rapidly flowing through the seasons. Ennis's wedding and the following marital bliss (several years of adjustment in the long run), could very well fit this archetype. Symbolically, I would suggest the wedding ring as the focal point of the card, and perhaps a series of events around it.   


I think his words apply to disks in general.
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Re: The Brokeback Tarot Deck-The Sun
« Reply #129 on: March 11, 2008, 07:01:58 pm »
Here is the very first card in the Brokeback Mountain Tarot Deck!! The Sun!!

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