Thursday, July 12, 2007

If Only Woo Was Always This Harmless

I don't believe in any of this crap, of course, but I think Tarot's got some good flavor to it. Too bad this doesn't give me the power to strike my enemies with lightning, like in Ogre Battle. Oh, and just to note, I don't think it's completely harmless: Just this particular little rendition of it, and said videogame flavor.

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Bob said...

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.


My favorite heavenly body: Uranus.

Anonymous said...

I really like the tarot, even though as a rationalist I don't think it has any real predictive power (obviously). It's endured, though, because its symbols are evocative to human minds: our "readings" of the cards can give us insight into our own psychology. So long as we don't credit the tarot with psychic powers, it can provide interesting insight into how we interpret symbols.

Anonymous said...

You are the 3 of Crowns.

Uneventful, rather useless to most people, you nonetheless insist on being a social burden and just sort of taking up space in the deck.

...I didn't like that at all!

JackalMage said...

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

I agree with you, Bronze, in that I think the Tarot flavor is quite cool. Rather than Ogre Battle, though, I'm put in mind of Persona. ^_^

Clint Bourgeois said...

You are The Magician

Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, depending on dignity.

Eleoquent and charismatic both verbally and in writing, you are clever, witty, inventive and persuasive.

The Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In that ancient sense, it is the ability to make things so just by speaking them aloud. Reflecting this is the fact that the Magician is represented by Mercury. He represents the gift of tongues, a smooth talker, a salesman. Also clever with the slight of hand and a medicine man - either a real doctor or someone trying to sell you snake oil.

I think I'll make me up some snake oil.

Anonymous said...

Idiot! The major arcana don't represent people, they represent processes. If you want to represent people, you want to be using the Court Cards - just like the Myers-Briggs test. ;)

Personally, I find the Tarot fascinating. Not predictive, of course... It's more like a self-administered Rorschach test.

I also disagree with some of these interpretations... But then I favour Crowley's Thoth deck.

Berlzebub said...

Hey! I'm a hermit, too. I picked the dragon deck, because, well, dragons are really cool.

I love how all of these can be interpreted to stroke the ego. Well, except for the 3 of crowns. That's just wrong. That's one that a reader probably keeps on the bottom of the deck, so he/she can slip it off for jackass customers.

Anonymous said...

I know too many people who, whenever they're faced with a decision to make or encounter some sort of crisis, consult the tarot deck to see what they should do. It's totally a Rorschach test.

They also do readings for each other. It's not even a cold read -- they already know all sorts of things about their friends' lives, and tailor their readings accordingly (none of this "I see someone with an 'M' in their name" -- they already know who the 'M' people are!). Yet their interpretations are said to be "insightful".

They also claim that the tarot isn't predictive, but rather a means to provide you with another way of looking at a situation. Which sounds good, except then at the end of the year they do a reading to see what the upcoming year will bring them.

Tom Foss said...

My favorite heavenly body: Uranus.

In 2261, it'll be Urectum.

Anonymous said...

Aw, Tom beat me to it. That's what I get for not reading blogs for over a week.

I got the Magician. If I change the answers that I was split more or less 50/50 on, I get the Hermit.