5 of [ / ] Spades
The Unsettled Union:
-- Defiant & Aggravating

Transgression, disruptive and turbulent
Disobedience causing embarrassment
Aggravating antagonism, and disregard
Revolution, falling hard

Defiant transgression aggravating
Turbulent disobedience conflicting

A winged dragon-like demon seems to have the advantage over the sword wielding men below. They are losing. This is aggravating. This is the card of failure. This is the card of trouble.

Behind, there is a bridge that is broken. The two sides of the bridge have no common ground. Irreconcilable differences have lead to anarchy, and rebellion. Who wants a bridge, when you are at war with the other side? The broken bridge symbolizes a taking up of sides in an adversarial way.

And who’s behind all this trouble? Oh, I don’t know. Could it be... SATAN? The downward pointing pentacle is definitely incriminating evidence of Satan's influence here.

The bloody river below the broken bridge shows a confluent union that is forking and divided against itself. There is no hope of bringing these sides together. They are both too unreasonable.

You will be challenged. You will be sued. You will lose. You'll screw the pooch. You will be blamed for everything falling apart. You will get nothing but bad luck.

Don't break the rules. Don't challenge everything. Don't make trouble. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Don't rock the boat. Don't be such a loser. Don't be a sore loser.

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea.

[D5] The Recalcitrant Witch

Antonym: 5 of [X] The Settled Union
Coronym: 5 of [--] The Uncontrolled Middle
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: < or >



Compare to The Numerical Tarot

Compare to The Seasonal Tarot

Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next

The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm

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