Isn´t anyone interested in the arcana who is not attracted by mysteries? This card is the greatest exponent of secrets, starting in the mystery of life. Arcane about memory, observation and registry about things, we don´t talk about love for history: we´re in touch with life in every detail, in a flower petal, in a piece of paper …Finding the universe there where we focus our vision, each atom contains totality and such is the knowledge we get.
Card about heights, incorporeal metavision, yet initial because entering into the unknown. There´re partialities we ignore. We don´t run outside looking for something to know somewhere but come back to the universal atom. Yes, card of celestial heights that don´t expect a thing from the world.
Everything is right there, within, inside the inside. What we ignore is right here and well seen and clear …veiled of course.
Drawing the veil is empying the mind, finding a new perception in which the four sides world does not intervene in our vision. Physical senses are not useful anymore, what we hear, watch or touch matters a little: knowledge about things needs the empty to be assimilated.
There´s no introspection in this wisdom card. The mind doesn´t reflect and also doesn´t play with itself. The mind creates space to generate new contents but if remains bonded to world affairs the veil will remain. And we won´t get the knowledge we´re interested in or at least is convenient to get …
In situations in which something remains hidden (darkness, ignorance) and something remains visible (light, wisdom) we think of The Priestess. This arcane, by definition and almost in a funny way, doesn´t have different versions about itself because its same composition is that of a veil. If we draw it, darkness will disappear and this character won´t find a reason to be anymore.
This card position signals the weight of the veil in one way or the other. And quickly we could deduce all characteristics derived from that weight: connection to world affairs, knowledge and ignorance, mental contents, panoramic vision, abstract logics perception …that is, all that defines a metavision.
Behind the veil, nobody knows yet …And, as it happens with The Hermit (arcane 9), it´s fundamental to observe the sequence in the reading spread to determine what will happen or how will influence all that knowledge that can be near or far away depending on cards position.
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