What would you like to change back and why?

DreamingWay_18Moon19SunToday’s cards are from US Games’ Dreaming Way Tarot. I really love this deck. It’s quirky with images that often make me turn my head this way and that.

Here are the Sun and the Moon. What I particularly like here is the small child crawling out for a lollipop. She’s bare and free of worry. Her future is bright.

Then we see the same girl (perhaps) more mature. She has learned to cover her body–from shame or peer pressure or even personal taste, we can’t know. She gingerly holds the lobster. Again, this is something she wants, but she has also learned that she has to deal with the consequences of her emotional choices.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon is a fairy tale that always makes me think of a favorite book by Pearl S. Buck. I know…my mind…it’s a weird synaptic journey.

But the book is East Wind: West Wind: The Saga of a Chinese Family (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck) and is about a very traditional Chinese bride married to a very modern Chinese man. It’s a clash of cultures but more than that, really. It’s about blending. It’s said to be one of Buck’s very best. I’d be torn between that and Imperial Woman. I simply adore Imperial Woman.

But back to the Sun and the Moon. Today I’m asking you to tell me something. What do you think has changed drastically from your child self to your adult self?

What would you like to change back and why?

Journal time! 😀

And if you feel like it, I’d really like to know.

Sun, Moon, Dreaming Way Tarot, U.S. Games [aff]

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2 thoughts on “What would you like to change back and why?”

  1. It’s funny, the first thing that came to mind was that I had more confidence as a child. Which might make some people snort with laughter, as they think I am overendowed with confidence now. But I think these days its more of either “fake it til you make it” or not caring quite so much if people don’t approve, as opposed to real confidence… Another fascinating question, Arwen, thanks 🙂

  2. I have the Dreaming Way as well, and it reads surprisingly well! I feel like the girl in the Moon is gingerly trying to make peace and bring closer to her her Moon self… That is a great question you posted… as a child I think I was more imaginative and I wish I spent more time in imagination-space. As an adult I always try to maximize my free time to take care of the endless things to do and my day is an internalized list of things to check off. As a child I devoted time to writing, drawing, singing… something I would like to endeavor to create more time doing now.

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