Clow Cards: The Loop


This indicates the repetition of patterns or actions which do not really allow progress, but instead keep re-living the same old, same old. Sometimes a repeated pattern is a good way of learning, but there does come a time where you have to take that learning forward. So, where in your life are you stuck; where you feel like you are in Groundhog Day? (movie reference) You need to find where the loop is starting so that you can then at least know where to start the new path.

This could indicate a refusal to try or face anything new. this indicates old patterns being held onto with no thought of how this will lead to stagnation. Why live with the familiar when there is so much more that could be possible?

~from printout provided by shadowdancer~
**compiled from various incomplete sources & intuition


The Loop (Seven of Diamonds [Pentacles])

Upright: Effort and hard work will cause growth, a pause during development, reevaluations. It enjoys the need for careful action. It may imply a decrease of prosperity (because of your charity/sharing of your prosperity). You will go round and round in circles if you can't develop any self-satisfaction.

Reverse: Little progress, impatience, anxiety, investments may be unprofitable


Meanings inspired from the anime

The Loop is an entity with the ability to create a space loop, which causes people caught inside to walk in circles indefinitely. This card could be telling you that you're not going forward, that you're stuck in a pattern or loop. It could also be signaling you that something important escaped your attention.

In the anime, Sakura was caught inside the loop, but by watching closely, she managed to find where the loop was starting/finishing and she was able to cut it. This could mean that by looking/thinking carefully, you might find the solution to your problem.

The Loop is under the power of the Earthy, the Sun and is related to Western magic.