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Use this simple One Card Reading to help you gain a deeper understanding of your emotional and psychological state. Click the card to turn it over. Cards from the Masculine Archetype Deck.
The Scribe finds purpose in the integrity of knowledge and adding his mark to humanity’s vast observations. The Scribe is drawn to understand the historical context, recording current events to protect the wisdom of the ages and eras. This can lead the Scribe to pursue writing, art, studies in antiquity, journalism, and photography.
The Scribe’s weakness can be hubris. He can become frustrated by others’ lack of education and think of himself as superior. The Scribe’s Shadow can manifest as plagiarizing or twisting facts to portray what he believes is of higher moral stature. Like, for instance, a news anchor that edits an interview to misrepresent the facts. Acts like this can poison the very integrity of knowledge that the Scribe is trying to preserve.
When you draw the Scribe, consider the lineage of human discovery and how your unique voice can add to the vast volumes of knowledge.
You can gain a lot of wisdom by looking at the history propelling
This Three-Card Spread can add more dimensions to your card reading. One card points you in the general direction, while three gives you a more detailed map.
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The Addict has insatiable cravings. No matter how often he gets what he wants, he always needs more. This can be a hunger for drugs, sex, entertainment, shopping, or gaming—or even love. The urge can devour all other aspects of his life.
The Addict sacrifices his power for temporary pleasure. This sacrifice can be a constant cycle of needing more to fulfill an ever-growing hole.
To break free, the Addict must be fully aware of what and why he’s addicted. He must rediscover other joys in his life and use them as a beacon to draw them away from his Shadow. Above all else, he must learn to love himself no matter what happens. He must remind himself to take it one step at a time and have compassion for his process.
When working with the Addict Archetype, look towards your addictions and coping mechanisms. If you are blind to them, you can fall prey to unconscious patterns.
The “call to adventure” can come like a whisper or resound like a devastating earthquake. This stage of the journey is a problem or challenge you can no longer ignore. You know deep down that something has to shift.
The call asks you to depart from the safe world and enter the unknown. Will you listen to the first whisper? If you don’t, then it will ultimately escalate to a clamor. Change doesn’t have to come from disaster, but it will eventually unless you take action. An example would be becoming disengaged at work. Being unproductive will ultimately get you fired. Finding a new job could add a new sense of vigor and purpose to your life. Eventually, you will have to leave the work you hate. The question is, will you do it proactively and honorably.
At this stage, look to your center of gravity. When you give yourself to silence, what questions keep coming up that won’t go away? Is there something in your life, your personality, society, or community you would like to see change? What Archetypes could you work with to bring
about this change?
The Artist harnesses his emotions and expressions to create new works of beauty. He finds inspiration by fully taking in the complex emotions of the world around him. Then through time and skill translates his experiences into something others can enjoy.
The Artist explores the depth of his being. He dives into his shadows, desires, hopes, and grief. From that mad abandon, he toils to shape his thoughts into a physical form that others can comprehend. He has one foot in the imaginary and one in the material plane. His greatest pleasure is to see these inner visions realized.
Artistry is created through the body in motion. Playing the guitar is a sensual act of the whole body. The lines on a painting involve the Artist’s entire being. The Artist’s real canvas is his heart and body—the art is but a byproduct.
When in balance, the Artist is engaged in a conversation through his expressions. When the Artist is out of balance, he loses himself in his imaginary worlds—leaving him disembodied and disconnected.
When connecting with the Artist Archetype, ask how you invoke beauty into your life. Then, examine your passions and expressions.