madame sosostris, famous clairvoyante,
has a bad cold, nevertheless
is known to be the wisest woman in europe,
with a wicked pack of cards. here, said she,
is your card, the drowned phoenician sailor.
(those are pearls that were his eyes. look!)
here is belladonna, the lady of the rocks,
the lady of situations.
here is the man with three staves, and here the wheel,
and here is the one-eyed merchant, and this card,
which is blank, is something that he carries on his back,
which i am forbidden to see. i do not find
the hanged man. fear death by water.
i see crowds of people, walking round in a ring.
thank you. if you see dear mrs. equitone,
tell her i bring the horoscope myself;
one must be so careful these days.
in your public life...
words that embody things that may be a part of you are "cabal, crystal, oblivion, potency, prophet, sentinel, sunset, tyrant, waterfall, whisper".
words that embody the causes of your circumstances are "head".
words that embody people or things in your periphery are "fortune, jupiter, outcast, pastry, physics, rapture, vigilante".
there is no occasion for sadness at the certainty of such recurring changes, and in this mood the happiness of the
present may be long enjoyed.