Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2015 and the Wrangler this time, is Karen from Pure and Blessed Tarot. She likes tongue twisters and asked us to blog about “Oracular Anomalies”.
My first reaction was: What-The-Heck-Is-That?! Or words to that effect. So I read what she wrote. “I use the phrase because I like the tongue twister effect and I’d like you to tell a tale of any experience that you’ve had where a card has prompted a brain twister effect on you…”
Oh, by the way, WELCOME! 😉
Brain twisters… Hmm… The most recent one I had been over the 6 of Arrows (Swords) but I blogged about that already. The one I am still going through (in fact, I’m being tangled up like a cat with a ball of wool!) is with The Emperor.
Is he such a control freak? Is he really so controlling? What are the good aspects of this archetype? Where are there good aspects? I’m struggling with the good aspects of him. I see The Emperor each day, in the higher up politicians that are supposed to serve us, but only serve themselves. I struggle to see the good things in this man. There’s one of my anomalies.
But someone asked me the other week, about the positive side of the men in my life. My wonderful dad, my brilliant husband, his kind, dry witted and humorous father. What do their positive actions say about The Emperor. And I stopped to think. I really stopped to think. The moment with The Green Man, wasn’t by comparing other cards with teach other like the 6 of Arrows, it was through conversations.
I then started looking through other “Emperor” cards. And I didn’t see the kindness that I see in the three main men in my life. I didn’t see the humour and wit I know these three men have. I didn’t see the love. I still had some anomalies. But I’m kinder towards him now, and have been when someone mentioned or suggested that I think of my Pagan God; the penny more or less dropped at that point.
The Emperor isn’t always the President of the USA, or the Prime Minister of the UK, Canada or Australia. The Emperor, can be the man you married. The Emperor can be your father, your brother. They’re not just Kings. How they react to everyday situations, gives you an idea of how an Emperor acts. I’m not talking the Chinese style Emperor, but the everyday father figures that we all need, want and desire.
And with those thoughts, I give you a warm, Imbolc / Lammas hug, suggest you wrap up warmly (it is cold out there, north of the Equator) or wear a sun-hat (if you’re south of the Equator) and remind you to work at the oracular anomalies as you head to Joanne Sprott’s site. I wonder what other anomalies my other hoppers have come up with?