Welcome to Issue 56.3 of Digestable, your thrice-weekly mouthful of real things happening in the world, minus alarmist pandemic news.
Today’s news, fermented:
For a weekend looksee, here’s a beautiful photo essay of the last speakers of endangered languages in North America/Turtle Island.
Last Friday we had a long rabbit, so it seems only right that today we have a tall mallard.
Good morning and happy Friday Digestable readers,
This morning we are finally going over those funky words I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Major and Minor Arcana. I know, you’re like what the hell does that mean...well why don’t we start today’s daily reading with a little overview of what the Major Arcana is and represents. Now the Major Arcana are probably my favorite grouping of cards in a Tarot deck (mostly cause I love seeing different illustrators versions of them). There are about 22 Major Arcana cards representing classic tarot characters such as The Moon, The Sun, Death, The Tower, and The Fool. The Major Arcana cards are considered to be the strongest energetically, so typically if you pick a card that happens to be from this grouping, it usually means it is a really strong reading.
I like to think of the Tarot as a huge story, with every card representing a different path. The cool thing about the Major Arcana, is while the Minor Arcana cards (Pentacles, Swords, Cups, and Wands) represent and focus on everyday actions, the Major Arcana delve into the bigger picture, life zoomed out. The 22 cards in order actually even tell their own “epic”, or in the case of the Tarot, “humbling” journey beginning with The Fool (considered the most vulnerable card). The Fool’s journey is outlined through these 22 cards and is considered by some to be the journey to enlightenment, as we end this grouping of cards with The World. If you want to learn more about each of these, check them out here.
Ok, so for our collective reading today, I will give the usual spiel. Tarot is the very personal practice of looking inward. The Tarot does not tell the future nor does it know your past or present. The cards are a reflection of you and your energy, the Tarot simply reflects back truths you already knew deeply. This is why they are a wonderful tool for introspection and journaling. Alright, let’s see what energy we will be carrying into the weekend y’all:
The IV of Cards...alright y’all, let’s check in to see what Jerico Mandybur’s interpretation of this card says:
“Taking time out when you feel discontent is the only way to process your feelings. Your dissatisfaction doesn’t automatically mean you’re taking things for granted: it means you need to protect your energy, so you can better evaluate your next move. If you need to retreat for a while in order to appreciate opportunities in a new way, do it. Look carefully and honestly at your choices and re-set”
Phew, this card is telling us we are frustrated and perhaps not processing our feelings about a project, a situation, a person, only you know. The IV of Cards is telling us these feelings come from a valid place, and we need to give them time to work themselves out. Take this weekend to reconnect with yourself and your emotions, reflect and appreciate what is ahead of you and how you can move forward in the best way possible.
Till next Friday!
DJ toMoR0’s low-key Music Show
It’s been over 13 months since beginning my digital DJ career here at Digestable, and I’m celebrating with a name evolution. Having completed a cycle of a calendar year, I feel like I’m entering a new phase...2.0 if you will. I will now be known as *DJ toMoR0* because change is fun and it’s good to practice progress.
To celebrate I leave you with my new favorite anti-capitalism anthem Diamond Studded Shoes. If you didn’t listen to the lyrics, this one could fool you into thinking everything is alright because the vibe is so sugary. But paired with “Fight for the life and soul of the world we know / Fight, cause the promise is never gonna be enough,” and “Rowing up against the tide / Burning our reserves of courage / And working just to make it alright / When we know it isn't,” make no mistake about why this song is so catchy.
I hope you sing it loudly through your masks when you’re walking around your neighborhood enjoying the blossoms and sprouts gracing our presence, spreading the message.
Look forward to the full album which I’m sure I will write about on July 30th. Meanwhile check out the epic music video and enjoy a pre-pandemic studio performance of Walk Through Fire, a track off her first album.
Back so0oOon from the superb Latifah Azlan.