I haven’t written much about the deck by Ana Cortez and C. J. Freeman called the Playing Card Oracle. This system is a very interesting concept using a standard deck as it’s foundation. I haven’t studied it enough to write a fair summary.
I decided to do a one card draw. The question is about the success of a writing project. I realize that perhaps 1 card may not be enough for such a loaded question but I am curious to see which card I am directed to select.
The deck has the aroma of being new, not used much, so I will have to shuffle them for a little longer to get my energy into the cards. I prefer to throw them over a large area and then gather them up and continue shuffling.
This is the card I have chosen – THE BRIDGE, 6 of clubs.
LWB - the meaning assigned to THE BRIDGE card is “less a place than a process, this card represents safe crossing over troubled waters and bridging two otherwise disconnected places.”
The impression from the image of THE BRIDGE card is one of hope and promise. The tree & shrubs beyond the bridge indicates progress and growth. I had a feeling the ‘question’ was situated in the foreground of the card. This tell me that there needs to be a shifting of direction to place oneself either on the left or right side of the bridge or the process with be difficult.
Looking a little closer at the card I see that the left part of the bridge extends a bit more which would suggest getting to it with a more curved approach. Imagery means many things to different people. Is it water under the bridge or is it some rocky landscape? The description indicates troubled waters which could be the water under the bridge. It can also mean the release of free flowing emotions with the possibility of stumbling on a rock or two.
What appears to be a rock in the water can be the ego announcing it’s demands.
One would still get to the other side going under the bridge which is most likely what the ego is dictating. Crossing the bridge suggests a blending of emotions (water) and ego chatter (rock).
Sometimes we get so caught up in any process we don’t see the alternate path which for the most part is more direct and easier. But we all have lessons to deal with which involves our relentless ego.
In answer to the question, THE BRIDGE card advises to bypass the ego and emotional attachment of this writing project. All in all, this card is a good answer.