the fifth line, divided, shows how all occasion for repentance disappears from its subject. but let him not concern himself about whether he shall fail or succeed. to advance will be fortunate, and in every way advantageous.
"what do you want?"
"nothing? then go away."
the card at the right of the lower line represents the person or qualities that will reveal spiritual knowledge. the tower, when reversed: unexpected upheaval leading to a positive change in life. a new lifestyle and enlightenment.
it was a peculiarly beautiful sunset over the southern seas. to
the west the great flaming orb sank into the ocean, to the east
appeared the silver circle of the full moon. to my excited fancy
they were like scales hanging from the hand of a materialised
spirit of calm. over the volcano and the lake, over the island
with its palm trees, over the seas beyond, this calm brooded.
save for a few travelling birds the sky was empty; no cloud
disturbed its peace; the world seemed steeped in innocence and
all these things struck me, as i think they did the others,
because by the action of some simultaneous thought it came to our
minds that very probably we were looking on them for the last
time. it is all very well to talk of the unknown and the infinite
whereof we are assured we are the heirs, but that does not make
it any easier for us to part with the known and the finite. the
contemplation of the wonders of eternity does not conceal the
advantages of actual and existent time. in short there is no one
of us, from a sainted archbishop down to a sinful suicide, who
does not regret the necessity of farewell to the pleasant light
and the kindly race of men wherewith we are acquainted.
for after all, who can be quite certain of the beyond? it may
be splendid, but it will probably be strange, and from
strangeness, after a certain age, we shrink. we know that all
things will be different there; that our human relationships will
be utterly changed, that perhaps sex which shapes so many of
them, will vanish to be replaced by something unknown, that
ambitions will lose their hold of us, and that, at the best, the
mere loss of hopes and fears will leave us empty. so at least we
think, who seek not variation but continuance, since the spirit
must differ from the body and that thought alarms our
at least some of us think so; others, like bickley, write down
the future as a black and endless night, which after all has its
consolations since, as has been wisely suggested, perhaps
oblivion is better than any memories. others again, like bastin,
would say of it with the frenchman, plus ca change, plus c'est la
meme chose. yet others, like oro, consider it as a realm of
possibilities, probably unpleasant and perhaps non-existent; just
this and nothing more. only one thing is certain, that no
creature which has life desires to leap into the fire and from
the dross of doubts, to resolve the gold--or the lead--of
in your private life...
words that embody your presence are "descendant, ivory, memory, mystic, parasite, revival, success, summer, talisman, treaty, unity, virus, winter".
words that embody the people or things that you interact with are "crystal, oblivion, potency, prophet, sentinel, sunset, tyrant, waterfall, whisper".
words that embody the causes of your circumstances are "ice".
words that embody people or things in your periphery are "constitution".
the bottom card represents the critical factor that decides what will come to pass. temperance: calm and restraint. self-control, patience and tact in handling situations. the act of applying balanced spiritual and psychic forces to physical life.
there were stretches along the surface paths where the ape had gone for considerable distances entirely erect upon his hind feet--walking as a man walks; but the same might have been true of any of the great anthropoids of the same species, for, unlike the chimpanzee and the gorilla, they walk without the aid of their hands quite as readily as with. it was such things, however, which helped to identify to tarzan and to taug the appearance of the abductor, and with his individual scent characteristic already indelibly impressed upon their memories, they were in a far better position to know him when they came upon him, even should he have disposed of teeka before, than is a modern sleuth with his photographs and bertillon measurements, equipped to recognize a fugitive from civilized justice.
i have ascertained beyond a doubt that the fortune enjoyed to this day by two ducal families is derived from lands seized from hapless merchants.