When I look at the image of this card, I see a tortured soul.
I sense it is meant to depict harnessing toe power of the mind by putting constrains onto the body. But binding the heart and the groin ....?
Here are my musings about this image:
What went wrong?
What fear gripped this thinker?
-What notion of insecurity transferred to the Eagle that he
was OK with being tied down, fixed into place -?
A beating heart thumping against tight bonds swaddling the chest.
What feelings are they supposed to restrain?
What does it feel like having them welling up regardless.
Can he hear his thumping heart, thumping yearning messages into the mind of the predator Bird born to soar free?
Those magnificent wings!
Have they ever tasted the wind?
Is his head hanging low.
Deep in meditation?
Forgoing instant gratification for later gain?
Gain of what? Wisdom?
Or is he depressed resigned to the fate of a caged Spirit?
Or is he plotting to break free?
The burning desire to exercise his flight feathers is setting his gut into flames….
Will these flames burn away the bonds?
What’s with the tightly bound groin?
The seat of sexual desire, urge and lust , when bound like this is a time bomb, ready to explode…..
What fear made these constrains necessary?
What deranged mind thought they are the answer?
Was it a quest for knowledge, that started this?
The notion, that suppressing one power will give you another?
He now knows.
It is time to loosen these bonds.
What will we see, if these bonds come of – finally?
What – - if –
What if these bonds were placed on him by doting - or over-protective parents?
What if after being tied down too long, it is now too late?
Damage done, fuse burnt – right through the Soul?
Imprinting the fear?
Then we might have a soul-sick predator on our hands……
Back it the boreal forest ;)