The cosmos is made of gaudy air that moves with breath and change.
~ The Sine Handbook
There are many oracles employed to reveal the future, some as ancient as civilisation, others as new as this morning's sun, but probably the most famous in every society is the colourful and esoteric tarot deck.
Experts speak of Upper and Lower Houses, Major and Lesser Arcana, and dealers speak of placement, while the uninitiated speak of random choice, for it is said a card is able to determine a twist of fate, such as unheralded fame and fortune, or unexpected death and destruction. It is able to determine vice and virtue, and the state of souls. The order in which the cards are overturned contain secrets to be revealed and the sequence in which they are dealt illuminates the path of destiny. An expert knows these portents.
Not to disparage seers, for they may have the way of it, we would like to suggest an alternate scenario.
What will happen if such a deck of attention-seeking picture cards finds their way into the possession of a powerful woman who makes a deal with the dark devils inside her? Her deck is gifted to her by someone entirely ignorant of what he will serve to unleash. More correctly, whom he will unleash. What if she one day, in boredom, out of spite, turns this deck over… to be intensely drawn to the esoteric images? This, although she cannot know it, is the original deck maker’s intention. (Look, penitent, and you are eternally bound.)
The Upper House in this deck is known as Stellar, and the Lower four suites Secondary. She is not fooled by the term ‘secondary’, for those in the shadows are frequently as manipulative and guilty as the forerunners. She knows this well. She has employed those nuances before.
The Court cards are for society’s controllers, and therefore known as Society. Society deserves a beating, particularly this society in which Tinsal squats and broods. It is time for change.
What if, in her growing madness, an awareness forms? What if boredom becomes obsession?
What if the random choice of one leads to the twist in fate of another? It is not sequence, it is not proximity in the dealing – it is vengeance.
It is Cosmic Tarot and all those who have slighted her, now beware.