I always feel mesmerized with the art work of the Symbolon deck. I use this deck when I am searching for answers that I cannot find with the Tarot or any of the Sibilla style cards or any of the playing card systems of divination. The Pages of Shustah are probably the only exception….
ABOUT THE CARD – Mercury in Virgo, Pluto in Scorpio
Castigation is about the act of reprimanding. Depending on which of the 3 positions it falls in according to the layout spread in the booklet that comes with this deck it will reveal 1. the problem or situation, 2. the way through the problem or situation, 3. the outcome. The card’s meaning is applied according to positioning. It is the past, present and future tense of the core meanings. However you will get your own visions as you do this layout. The point of using the Symbolon is not for questions that can be answered directly but more for gathering information that will trigger some memory of a pattern that you need to address.
The Castigation card shows the pattern of self punishment, guilt, low self esteem, playing the martyr, hurting yourself and most importantly taking on other people’s energy & responsibilities.
Many people believe that you “show others how to treat you”. I happen to disagree with this because if a person’s core personality is to be rude and disrespectful it doesn’t change how they will treat you. You do have a choice though- you can remove yourself from that person’s atmosphere or you do not subject yourself to people like that.
I like picking just one card out of the deck and asking the question…. “what is it I should know about myself today”….this is in keeping with the way the Symbolon deck should be used.