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4 of Pentacles: Hidden Ouroboros?


The character on the 4 of Pentacles looks like he might be mimicking an *ouroboros* symbol with his arms. (ouroboros is an old alchemical symbol--one version of it is of two serpents bent in the shape of a circle swallowing each others' tails) Anybody else see that? Anybody have any idea how it might relate to the 4 of Pentacles? Does anybody know how to pronounce "ouroboros"? I would be glad just to figure that out.
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Hey Look: His Shoes Are Untied


I say it: Oh Row Burr Ose (as in "dose")

Have you also noticed how his arms create the Yi Jin
symbol of the Yang Yin concept...?

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Wow, see that's what I like about AT, it shows me things in a light I had never thought of....an ouroborous, and the yin/yang symbol....I had never seen those before. Now I'm wondering how it may affect a reading I had a few days ago with the 4 of Pents.
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Hi PlatinumDove


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Now I'm wondering how it may affect a reading I had
a few days ago with the 4 of Pents.
Memory is the tool for looking backwards,
while Knowledge works best going forward...
What you learn today, you will use tomorrow.
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Quote:
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I say it: Oh Row Burr Ose (as in "dose")

Have you also noticed how his arms create the Yi Jin
symbol of the Yang Yin concept...?[

Thanks Fulgour for telling me how to pronounce it.

I keep looking but I'm not seeing what you mean about the Yi Jin symobl. My problem is probably that I don't know the Yi Jin symbol . I'm familiar with the yin/yang concept and the classic black & white yin/yang symbol... but I'm thinking that's not what you meant? ...

And what do you think of the untied shoes? Thanks for pointing that out; I had not noticed it before.
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Thats new to me also. I never stop learning with this Deck. I have thought it was held as a barrier against the outside world.It looks like to me he is about to spin the Pentacle around. I view the card as about Security not greed. Thanks for that folks. ~Rosanne
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Active White on top, Passive Black on bottom


Here is where you can get an idea of how relentless
my imagination can be. Rather than simply enjoy the
symbol for its beauty, I had to know which way was
considered the 'regular' direction for the swirls to flow.

As it turns out, when it goes "anticlockwise" it is feminine,
and the passive direction for the swirls to revolve around,
as it represents past time, and since the past has actually
happened already, it is passively there. The future awaits.

If the swirls flow "clockwise" it is considered as masculine,
and future time. So even the Yin Yang symbol (taiji or tai-ji)
can show either Yin (anticlockwise/feminine) or Yang energy,
(clockwise/masculine), and also the white is Yang, black Yin,
because black represnts all the colours combined and white
represents the absence of all colour, which is pure potential.

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PS: Sorry about me incorrectly using the word "Yi Jin" for this,
but of course anyone who does as much woolgathering as I do
will ultimately start speaking in riddles, as I do even to myself.
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Thanks Fulgor and Rosanne!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fulgour
Here is where you can get an idea of how relentless
my imagination can be. Rather than simply enjoy the
symbol for its beauty, I had to know which way was
considered the 'regular' direction for the swirls to flow...
Well I'm glad your imagination is "relentless" because it resulted in sharing some info that I am very glad to have! Thanks!


And Rosanne, thanks for pointing out "security" interp for this card. It made a reading I recently did for myself suddenly make sense!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fulgour
Here is where you can get an idea of how relentless
my imagination can be. Rather than simply enjoy the
symbol for its beauty, I had to know which way was
considered the 'regular' direction for the swirls to flow.

As it turns out, when it goes "anticlockwise" it is feminine,
and the passive direction for the swirls to revolve around,
as it represents past time, and since the past has actually
happened already, it is passively there. The future awaits.

If the swirls flow "clockwise" it is considered as masculine,
and future time. So even the Yin Yang symbol (taiji or tai-ji)
can show either Yin (anticlockwise/feminine) or Yang energy,
(clockwise/masculine), and also the white is Yang, black Yin,
because black represnts all the colours combined and white
represents the absence of all colour, which is pure potential.

Click on to view the Taiji



PS: Sorry about me incorrectly using the word "Yi Jin" for this,
but of course anyone who does as much woolgathering as I do
will ultimately start speaking in riddles, as I do even to myself.
Wow, Fulgour, that was great information, thanks!
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Wow, great info on this card. Thanks everyone.

He is also covering the head and heart chakras, which can suggest that by concentrating only on money, these two chakras become blocked.

What is the relevance of the coins under the feet? Can anyone enlighten me? Is it being "earthed" or grounded in materialism?

Sue x
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