Daily Draw February 4th, 2013
My arm is bothering me today, but I strapped on a cuff, grabbed my coloured pencils, cheapest sketchbook, and used my usual meditative sorting of cards and came up with this:
KING OF SWORDS
I limited myself to three colours close to colours on the card, and drew a circle and drew some shapes. My hand and arm are not up to anything fancy so I just did some hatching.
The King here is another figure that repeats across cards, although he is more of an outline on this card. I love the words “carmine red” and “aquamarine” of the coloured pencils. I feel that I’m going somewhere interesting with such words.
The minor arcana in this deck has much shorter write-ups and Jordan really gets to the essence of the card that way. He has some great ideas. On my sketchbook page I wrote down the things that hit me today. So, let me explore the differences between equanimity and equality.
Equanimity = comes from the Latin aequanimitas
aequus = even + animus = mind
Evenness of mind or temper.
Equality = comes from the Latin aequalis which comes from aequus = even
The state or quality of being equal. If you are equal you have the same abilities and rights, the same share and power.
If you are equal you can’t be more clever or more right than someone else. This King knows that. Knowing this, he can keep an even mind and be fair, all the good things involved in clarity.
The little circles at the top corners of the card appealed to me, so they came into my drawing as aquamarine bubble-like shapes escaping. Freed from linear patterns, they escape to think with equanimity.
All things being equal.
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