But back to our Five of Air from the Dark Goddess Tarot. This card is traditionally a card of spite and strife as the Five of Swords. Many renditions show the aftermath of battle where there is a winner who has suffered losses they haven’t yet realized.
Here the energy is represented by a Goddess I didn’t know. Hailing from Japan, our dark-haired beauty is known as Harionago. Her message is “The situation is without honor. Engage at your peril.”
The wordsmith in me immediately translates that into Harry Nag. What can I say? My mind is a wonderful and sometimes really strange place.
She has arrows in her hair and arrows flying off her own hair. Or are those serpents tongues or tails? Above here are five lovely cherry blossoms but I feel she’s more thrilled about the two that have fallen to the ground.
This is NOT a nice woman, y’all. She is someone who takes pleasure in other people’s hurts. She is out to cause harm because it feeds her.
Yes, the is the Japanese Goddess of Mayhem and Mischief. I know someone like this. This person is actually well known in my circle. She really enjoys stirring the pot by needling people. She’s happier when someone else is sad.
Do you know someone like that? Someone who finds themselves elevated only when they put someone down? How do you deal with them?
When I run into this Harry Nag online, I try to route around her. I have participated in events and groups where she is. When I can maintain my cone of silence, it’s all for the better for me.
But she always finds a victim. Or rather, a target. The people she’s gone after aren’t victims because they aren’t weak or beaten. They are targets because she circles them like some hyena trying to nip at their heels.
Yes, I think that’s my new name for her–Harry Nag. For me, I will continue to create a space where she is not welcome. I will call her out by name if necessary but for now, I’d rather not bring that sad shark to my waters. It’s so bothersome to have to rap them on the nose all the time.
Your journal prompt is “How can I attract positive people to my world? What are creative ways I can release the negative ones?”
Five of Air, Dark Goddess Tarot, Ellen Lorenzi-Price, 2013
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
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