May 09, 2012

Card of the Day - May 9, 2012


Today's Card of the Day from the 'Oracle of Visions' deck is Card no. 41. This card shows a lady's face attached to a mirror. It screams out, '' Look at yourself in the mirror. Are you losing your true self?'' Carl Jung coined a term, 'persona' which means 'the mask that you project to the outside world'. Everybody has a persona, and project different images of themselves. The problem arises when you can not make out yourself, the real YOU. There is a blur with your real self and your perceived self. This happens to actors in films when they are so involved with their characters, that they go crazy and start 'being' those characters in their real life. The lady in this card is old, with wrinkles. She has removed her masks, which are now resting on her dressing table. Also, on the table are Russian dolls, which I think symbolize playing different roles, and being different people. Today's key message is - Dont lose yourself in the pursuit of pleasing others and maintaining an image. Try and be yourself as much as possible. Loosen your mask a bit, and remove your make-up. 

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