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NOV 23 2021




It may seem odd that Cargo “a tech company” publishes weekly seemingly un-tech related words, but it could not be more tech related, as doing so is something like technology performed and fulfilled (though of course modestly). And this is our interest, to make software for use directly, diversely, and personally (not theoretically or for an ulterior motive).

And besides, talk of “technology” is really talk of tools — as “technology” is the world itself. We intend no didacticism here; and we certainly are not lauding ourselves. We simply desire that when a tool comes around (digital or otherwise) that it openly serve our thoughts and ambitions — not the other way round. And we immensely dislike/distrust technological promises as they are usually addiction/control strategies masquerading as tools.

We love the web, its sites and its interconnectivity, like the way we love a forest or a library. The web is not something to control, it is to be participated in and explored.

These weekly texts/etc are a small gesture but their intention is earnest, to contribute to personal sincerity and diversity of perspective/style on the web — a straightforward effort at preventing web monoculture by being a complex node on it.






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“Speculative design”, funerary architecture, digital detoxing, Joyce — a perfectly lovely and sincere spread. ❤️ Ferran Bretcha!





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Maurizio Cattelan Exhibition at UCCA Beijing, 2021
Abel Ferrara, The Addiction, 1995
Bernhard Willhelm at the Groninger Museum, 2009
Joyce Chopra, Spirals, 1970
Patricia Highsmith, The Hand, 1975






Oracle



At the beginning of each week, we draw a single Tarot card and consult the I Ching. The Tarot card represents the person (you, me, us). The I Ching reading speaks to the nature of the scenario that you, me, us will face throughout the week. Think of it as protagonist (tarot) and plot or theme (I Ching). It is our opinion that neither the I Ching nor the Tarot are tools of prediction, but rather a mechanism to aid in self reflection.
        Before reading further, we recommend you collect your thoughts regarding the state of affairs inside your head as well as what you are involved with externally. Take precise stock of your emotional temperature and your goals for the week. The more preparation and detail, the better the results. 

So, of both the Tarot and the I Ching, we asked the following: for the coming week, what is the best advice for the engaged and sincere person?



Petite Reading
        Creation is both a gorgeous and a very painful process (to paraphrase Pedro Almodóvar). Sincere creation requires one to be variously patient, aggressive, cajoling, genuine, focussed, dismissive, reflective, expressive and a few many other modes. Ultimately it could be said that creation is conflict. If you are moved to create you are going to have to be absolutely inflexible in your pursuit of your ideal whilst being highly accepting of change; this is the conundrum of creative peoples. If you like us are creative, we say congratulations and we are so very sorry.

Complete Reading
        This week we pulled the Death card, reversed. Death is probably the most immediately disturbing card in the tarot deck — which in and of itself speaks to its key meaning: change. Most of us fear death, as it is perceived as the ultimate “change.” A fear of change makes sense for us humans as establishing stability is very important. But living things always overdo it. Stability is somewhat possible but absolute security is not. A belief in absolute security makes the experience of change deeply frightening. When the Death card arrives in a reversed position it indicates that there is an inordinate resistance to change. Since everything is ALWAYS changing (even real time revolutions are subject to independent flux 🤔) relinquishing oneself to mutation and evolution is a mandatory skill.
        Our first hexagram this week is #20, Contemplation (View). In the first part of the hexagram’s description there is a deep and beautiful exposition of something like how to live by example. “A slight variation of tonal stress gives the Chinese name for this hexagram a double meaning. It means both contemplating and being seen, in the sense of being an example. These ideas are suggested by the fact that the hexagram can be understood as picturing a type of tower characteristic of ancient China… A tower of this kind commanded a wide view of the country; at the same time, when situated on a mountain, it became a landmark that could be seen for miles around.” So it suggested, that if you have a broad, encompassing outlook make sure it is seen by many people, as an ideal of conduct. There were two changes this week, of which the specific notes are: “contemplation is subjectively limited” and promote those that have true vision.
        Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is # 6, Conflict. Conflict is inevitable in life — topographies (both literally and symbolically) are simply too wide ranging for guaranteed fluidity. For enterprises “to be successful they require concerted unity of forces” therefore it is unwise to proceed any further with an endeavor without respect and a mutuality of knowledge. If there is no dignity at the beginning of a collaboration do not proceed.
 
 

CN212

NOV 16 2021





On Saturday, rather randomly with D_____, we ended up at a show of paintings by artist Günther Förg. We were/are out of practice meeting painterly undertakings at a proper level. And initially were tritely dismissive, focusing more on the gallery context; but we lingered long enough for broad-type filters (and self defensive insecurities) to fall away — and reconnected to a manner of more sensitive looking (there was a time when looking at “non-objective art” was central to our outlook).

There is truth (😉) in the ambiguity of abstract painting. Its inscrutability perfectly matches the complexity and ultimately unaccountable nature of human life/perception — that is, there is as little way to calculate the variables in a single “random” brushstroke (or specific color) as there is in calculating the ingredients in a human emotion (or cognition). And if one genuinely relinquishes themself to the art, the truth doesn’t stop at mere analogous impenetrability but can yield to a real-time poetry of emergence. (Variation springs eternal.)

Going patiently from Förg to Förg (and back again) a range became apparent. As well, a perspective different from that of other abstract painters (which is important in the context of non-objectivity — like what kind of abstraction is it?). Whereas say in Mark Rothko’s paintings one feels something like a progressive unease toward some sort of sublime void, in Förg the feeling is tangibly without reference to sublimity or spirituality; it’s earthbound and human-scaled. Or compared to the cool, empty mind universalities of Agnes Martin, Förg’s output feels like a modest but truthful portraiture of our works and days.

We find the description of paintings, without the paintings present, to feel a bit hollow. The following list may seem rather odd, but we feel it a way to illustrate what we are trying to get at regarding abstraction and its correlation to the basic complexity of variation (particularly that of Förg’s). Also we understand the list as additionally odd as on the surface it’s not abstract or non-objective (though it is conceptually). We’re not totally sure why we’ve employed the example of a spaghetti dinner as our constant (maybe it was an unconscious reference to some of Förg’s squiggly lines) — ultimately though, we know we are employing it as a standard type banality on which to show how just a simple constant with variations is totally complex, ambiguous and typical.

  • An evening eating spaghetti alone.
  • An evening eating spaghetti alone with a broken arm in a cast.
  • An evening eating spaghetti alone with a broken arm in a cast and it is uncomfortably muggy.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and the lights go out.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and the lights go out on a first date.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and the lights go out on a first date and something crashes in another room.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and you find a mass of ants at the bottom of your dish.
  • An evening eating spaghetti with an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time and it goes well.
  • An evening eating spaghetti with an old friend that you see every day and you get into an argument.
  • An evening eating spaghetti after you heard the news that your estranged father had died.
  • An evening eating spaghetti after hearing a tidal wave killed 300,000 people.
  • An evening eating spaghetti where the spaghetti somehow becomes alive and chases you around your apartment.
  • An evening eating spaghetti where you realize something is wrong with your cognition as it is not spaghetti but a bowl of uncooked beans.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and it is the fourth night that your dog has been missing.
  • An evening eating spaghetti and it is the fourth night that your dog has been missing, but you receive a call that your neighbor has found her.

Through abstraction (conceptual or literal) it is hard not to see that the variations of experience are incomprehensibly endless and endlessly nuanced therein. For us this pushes important notions: confidence is meretricious, pedantism is obfuscation, sanctimony is disgusting and topicality is iniquity.






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If “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world” perhaps typographers are the unacknowledged engineers… Whether either of the latter statements are true is a matter of opinion/perspective. However, what is certainly true is that the very sentence you are reading now would literally be nothing without the font to carry it (or of course the typographer who designed it).

It is quite a thing to endeavor something so seldom acknowledged and so absolutely ubiquitous. Featured here is Daniel Schriër — he is such a person. Merci. 🖖





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John Ashbery, The Bungalows, 1966
Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/ Summer, 2009
Günther Förg Exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, 2021
Vincenzo Natali, Cube, 1997
Avery Crounse, Eyes of Fire, 1983






Oracle



At the beginning of each week, we draw a single Tarot card and consult the I Ching. The Tarot card represents the person (you, me, us). The I Ching reading speaks to the nature of the scenario that you, me, us will face throughout the week. Think of it as protagonist (tarot) and plot or theme (I Ching). It is our opinion that neither the I Ching nor the Tarot are tools of prediction, but rather a mechanism to aid in self reflection.
        Before reading further, we recommend you collect your thoughts regarding the state of affairs inside your head as well as what you are involved with externally. Take precise stock of your emotional temperature and your goals for the week. The more preparation and detail, the better the results. 

So, of both the Tarot and the I Ching, we asked the following: for the coming week, what is the best advice for the engaged and sincere person?



Petite Reading
        It is often thought that personal discipline is the fundamental way to get life under control, but really this is a beginner’s move. Those that have tried and failed and tried and failed and tried and failed come to realize that discipline alone is missing something fundamental: generosity. Discipline without generosity is senseless as it has no reason to be. To ignite a relation between discipline and generosity one must discern what it is that they love. Love is the marriage of discipline and generosity. Love is the height of human possibility. But don’t get it twisted, love is not weakness it can be a casus belli, just as long as the motivation transcends discipline and generosity.

Complete Reading
        This week we pulled the The Emperor, reversed. Both in the upright and reversed position The Emperor card indicates discipline issues, as “discipline” is both a positive and a negative aspect. When employed correctly “discipline” provides the reasonable and rational structure which much good is built upon. When overdone “discipline” fosters inflexibility, insipidity and ultimately sterility. Be careful of the latter this period.
        Our first hexagram this week is #2, The Receptive. The two chief, primordial themes of the I Ching are contained in the first two hexagrams: #1 The Creative and #2 The Receptive. The ordering is important; first comes the Creative — the élan vital(!) the emergent life force of the world/universe. The second is obviously the Receptive — “action in conformity with the situation.” To properly use the creative force of this world one first must accept their “fate” (limitation) then one is “sure to find the right guidance.” “The superior person lets themself be guided; they do not go ahead blindly, but learn from the situation what is demanded of them and then follows this intimation from fate.” You do not shape the world the world shapes you!! Get to know your shape!! There was one change this week, of which the specific note is: “Nature creates all beings without erring… A human achieves the height of wisdom when all that they do is as self-evident as what nature does.” 🤯
        Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #7, The Army. Here we have the metaphor of a “fighting force” used to explain the best way for anything to be accomplished. “Without strict discipline nothing can be accomplished, but this discipline must not be achieved by force. It requires a strong person who captures the hearts of the people and awakens their enthusiasm.” “Only a people economically strong can be important in military power. Such power must therefore be cultivated by improving the economic condition of the people and by humane government.” Again this is a metaphor, of which the lesson is to lead yourself with the best part of yourself. When we ask ourselves things like “Why don’t I have any discipline?” Well you’ve probably never taken the time to figure out what you really want, to get your head straight. Like an army, you are not going to fight for yourself unless you really know what you are fighting for.
 

CN211

NOV 09 2021




Humans are nature. There is no such thing as a separate nature. That is, it seems quite silly that humans still say things like: “I love to get out into nature.” Or “I’m really inspired by nature.” Or “we have to get back to nature.” What a weird, common, and deep lapse this is. The divisions we see are made by us and are of a wholly provisional utility. The same processes that affect a brick wall, affect a canyon wall. The impulse a slime mold has to reproduce is the same as ours. The bark of a tree is the same as the skin of our faces. As well, we don’t walk out into “nature” and return from it. An isolated area of northern British Columbia isn’t more natural than a supermarket; things continually organize, rot, die and grow in both, it’s only that the former has less people (and their direct stuffs) and therefore feels cleaner or purer (but neither are “pure”). And it’s not like the material used to make mascara, cheetos or skyscrapers comes from another dimension. (Though of course we are creating such things at such a rate that we are being choked by them.)

At times it feels like the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions never happened; that “the human” is still privileged over all other living things, and the earth is still at the center of the universe. We don’t consider these basic observations as part of the debate of science vs. religion, or science vs. philosophy; all those things are natural too (and there can be no supra-natural observations). All we are proffering is that saying “nature” is separate from “human nature” is shockingly prevalent and kinda wildly retrograde.

Ultimately, Walter Pater said it best:

But those elements, phosphorus and lime and delicate fibres, are present not in the human body alone: we detect them in places most remote from it. Our physical life is a perpetual motion of them — the passage of the blood, the waste and repairing of the lenses of the eye, the modification of the tissues of the brain under every ray of light and sound — processes which science reduces to simpler and more elementary forces. Like the elements of which we are composed, the action of these forces extends beyond us: it rusts iron and ripens corn. Far out on every side of us those elements are broadcast, driven in many currents; and birth and gesture and death and the springing of violets from the grave are but a few out of ten thousand resultant combinations. That clear, perpetual outline of face and limb is but an image of ours, under which we group them — a design in a web, the actual threads of which pass out beyond it. This at least of flamelike our life has, that it is but the concurrence, renewed from moment to moment, of forces parting sooner or later on their ways.

Image: Roger N. Shepard






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Giorgio Agamben is as round a philosopher as one can be: literate, genuinely generally erudite, a gratifying stylist and wholly committed politically. To find that he has a book released by a publisher using Cargo is simply lovely.

As well, we are looking forward to picking up a bunch of the other titles that bear the ERIS imprint.





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An offering of pieces and projects from around the web.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Evening, 1918
Bette Gordon, An Algorithm, 1977
Sérgio Sister at Nara Roesler, 2021
Le Cinéma Club Presents Joanna Hogg’s Caprice, 1986
BBC1’s Ghosts: Three Miles Up, 1995






Oracle



At the beginning of each week, we draw a single Tarot card and consult the I Ching. The Tarot card represents the person (you, me, us). The I Ching reading speaks to the nature of the scenario that you, me, us will face throughout the week. Think of it as protagonist (tarot) and plot or theme (I Ching). It is our opinion that neither the I Ching nor the Tarot are tools of prediction, but rather a mechanism to aid in self reflection.
        Before reading further, we recommend you collect your thoughts regarding the state of affairs inside your head as well as what you are involved with externally. Take precise stock of your emotional temperature and your goals for the week. The more preparation and detail, the better the results. 

So, of both the Tarot and the I Ching, we asked the following: for the coming week, what is the best advice for the engaged and sincere person?



Petite Reading
        Life is the result of innumerable mergers and sequences and is thus ultimately incomprehensible. Despite this, a gainful existence can be had, even with a durable feeling of inner peace. First, a fundamental acknowledgment must take place. One must accept, that to a large degree, one’s interior specificity (one’s individual experience) is ultimately incommensurate with the generalities of the world. Once this is integrated, you will actually be able to see with your own eyes and make actual decisions.
        So, to fare forward fruitfully, develop inner strength through inner knowledge. Do this without holding back, not even a little. Then, give the world all of it.



Complete Reading
        This week we pulled the Eight of Wands. The suite of “wands” pertains to energy and will; “eights” point to action. This is an ultimate card of creation(!). If anything needs your fire this week, don’t hold back.
        Our first hexagram this week is #58, The Joyous, Lake. We often say that beauty is play with distances, that is, beauty cannot be captured; it has to be left alone to be enjoyed. A similar notion is expounded here, but regarding joy — so, beauty cannot be captured, nor can joy be intimidated into existence: “Truth and strength must dwell in the heart, while gentleness reveals itself in social intercourse… intimidation without gentleness may achieve something momentarily, but not for all time.” “Joy must be based on steadfastness if it is not to degenerate into uncontrolled mirth.” “True joy… rests on firmness and strength within, manifesting itself outwardly as yielding and gentle.” There were two changes this week, of which the specific notes are: turn away from cheap pleasure or have no peace and vain pleasures deliver one to pure chance.
        Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #61, Inner Truth. To receive truth you have to be true. 🙄 Really, it’s the only way. Example: if you desire to not fear death, there is no transcendental retail therapy or ultimate distraction that is going to remove the anxiety. You just have to face it and try to accept it. It is the same for many things, family, relationships, careers — all that stuff will be marred if you don’t square your shoulders to your problem and then do the best you can.

 

CN210

NOV 02 2021




On Saturday night, after a stock kerfuffle with our significant other, we found ourself alone on a roof. It was overcast and mild. No stars, just a soft/vague ring of lights from surrounding buildings. At one point, looking up, we saw a large gray bird flying silently and swiftly across the gray clouds. It was barely discernible — in view only for around six seconds, then disappeared. It was so lonely, so beautifully melancholic that it managed to dilute the impotence of our irrelevant situation (though we also shuddered).

Related: John Field — 18 Nocturnes


Image: Roger N. Shepard






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It doesn’t have to fit perfectly… Design standards like moralities are mostly cloaked defensible space for groups. (Though of course there are rare times when design ingenuity and a genuine concern for others meet — like say in the functional beauty of a stop sign).

This understanding (rare as it may be) leaves the field quite open for whatever. Things don’t have to line up, etc. “Good design” can be a dented car. The subtly jerky rhythm and casualness of curation on photographer Pavel Golik’s site is a lovely example. It’s like his talent is so high that it only needs the slightest whiff of design incidence.






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Goings-On(line)


An offering of pieces and projects from around the web.

Amy Clampitt, Fog, 1997
Interview with Walter Van Beirendonck, 2021
Cao Fei Exhibition at Sprüth Magers, 2021
Caroline Evans, Hussein Chalayan’s Utopia, 2005 
Bill Morrison, Dawson City: Frozen Time, 2016






Oracle



At the beginning of each week, we draw a single Tarot card and consult the I Ching. The Tarot card represents the person (you, me, us). The I Ching reading speaks to the nature of the scenario that you, me, us will face throughout the week. Think of it as protagonist (tarot) and plot or theme (I Ching). It is our opinion that neither the I Ching nor the Tarot are tools of prediction, but rather a mechanism to aid in self reflection.
        Before reading further, we recommend you collect your thoughts regarding the state of affairs inside your head as well as what you are involved with externally. Take precise stock of your emotional temperature and your goals for the week. The more preparation and detail, the better the results. 

So, of both the Tarot and the I Ching, we asked the following: for the coming week, what is the best advice for the engaged and sincere person?



Petite Reading
        Collaboration, or working together is a necessity in life (as well as being one of its most beautiful aspects, when done well). But it is a difficult situation as not everyone has the same background or skill set. Some people have the gift of gab, others are wizards of numbers, whilst others are organizational juggernauts. And since expertise shrinks your true peer group, how are people of different talents to work in accord? Well perhaps, first comes true acceptance of difference, then mutually expressed admiration of individual talents. Then making an eye to eye commitment to only cultivate the superior parts of oneself, together.  

Complete Reading
        This week we pulled the Justice card, reversed. In the upright position Justice pushes one to think about eventual judgement, that is, there is an intimation that one reaps what one sows (the time is nigh for far off equity). When the card is reversed as it is here, there is an indication that one is actively denying this reality. Take care that you are not deluding yourself about what lies ahead. Think back 10 years ago; are you where you hoped you’d be? Times change, but you can get pretty far making plans with that inevitability in mind. 
        Our first hexagram this week is #5, Waiting (Nourishment). There’s just too much good stuff here to try and paraphrase; we’ll let direct quotes express the hexagram: “Strength in the face of danger does not plunge ahead but bides its time, whereas weakness in the face of danger grows agitated and has not the patience to wait.” “Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal. Such certainty alone gives that light which leads to success. This leads to the perseverance that brings good fortune.” When “one is faced with a danger that has to be overcome… weakness and impatience can do nothing.” “We should not worry and seek to shape the future by interfering in things before the time is ripe. We should quietly fortify the body with food and drink and the mind with gladness and good cheer. Fate comes when it will, and thus we are ready.” There were two changes this week, of which the specific notes are: do not flinch prematurely and consider your errors with seriousness.
        Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #27, Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment). It is true that talk is cheap in comparison to watching one’s actions over time, when it comes to knowing who or what something is. This is relevant to the structures of societies, the structure of your team (or friends) and the structure of the self. Why? Well, a good society, or group of friends or a good relationship with one’s self, is based on encouraging the best inclinations of that society, group or self. And to understand if one is good, look to what they (or you) spend their (or your) time supporting or promoting. “Those who cultivate the inferior parts of their nature are inferior people. Those who cultivate the superior parts of their nature are superior people.” Consider striving for “tranquility” in all action and thought — if maximum, long term effect is wanted.


 

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OCT 26 2021




We have always wanted to write a proper ghost story, as we like so much that falls into that genre. But whenever we sit down to do so, we just can’t — not in a traditional or useful way. Anything we come up with gets weird too fast or doesn’t really have an arc; it’s all flatly peculiar. We decided to give a thought as to why this is the case.

The writers of much mysterious material create by contrast. That is, something abnormal arises out of a field of normality; a routine is confronted by the unusual. It seems we simply have a view of the world which lacks this essential rousing counterpoint — for us, everything is somewhat bizarre. It seems almost disingenuous (or mere escapism) to conceive of something particularly odd or haunted.

Really, the world is a haunted whole. Our cells and DNA are haunted. Our languages are haunted. Our structures and roads are haunted. We congregate like ghosts. We whisper the same stories over and over in ancient languages. We hobble around toward unseen goals that constantly change and swirl in and around us. Ultimately we (and all things) are conjured into existence by some invisible force.

We are left thinking that for us to write a ghost story it could only be something like: compelled by ghostly thoughts the ghost walked hauntedly into the haunted world.


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The impulse to make a book, we think, is of the best a person can have. Foolishly many think books are anachronistic — but these are lazy utopians who believe in “solutions” and perfect scenarios. Real life involves all sorts of duct tape, on the fly release valves, and all manner of compromise — basically, constant ingenuity meeting available means.

To us, those that exclusively and sanctimoniously promote emergent technologies (those that think books to be old fashioned and inefficient) are like people who on a Friday, make plans to start a healthy eating regimen on the following Monday. They basically dismiss the real interdependent relation between past and future and give themselves free license to drink and eat garbage all weekend, pretending that Monday (“the future”) they won’t be too tired and depressed to start anything good.

Simply, good books remain a top-level technology — they are unrivaled at being focused without errant corporate-type distraction.

With enterprises like the Norwegian bookstore Multipress it is crystal clear that a digital site constructed to sell physical books (of artistic and intellectual significance) is the perfect realistic interplay of technologies. 💻📚❤️






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Goings-On(line)


An offering of pieces and projects from around the web.

M. R. James, A Warning to the Curious, 1925
Lorcan Finnegan, Foxes, 2011
Atom Egoyan, Speaking Parts, 1989
Piers Haggard, The Blood on Satan’s Claw, 1971 
Robert Altman, Images, 1972






Oracle



At the beginning of each week, we draw a single Tarot card and consult the I Ching. The Tarot card represents the person (you, me, us). The I Ching reading speaks to the nature of the scenario that you, me, us will face throughout the week. Think of it as protagonist (tarot) and plot or theme (I Ching). It is our opinion that neither the I Ching nor the Tarot are tools of prediction, but rather a mechanism to aid in self reflection.
        Before reading further, we recommend you collect your thoughts regarding the state of affairs inside your head as well as what you are involved with externally. Take precise stock of your emotional temperature and your goals for the week. The more preparation and detail, the better the results. 

So, of both the Tarot and the I Ching, we asked the following: for the coming week, what is the best advice for the engaged and sincere person?



Petite Reading
        You can’t just boss yourself into feeling good or achieving a goal. You need to be organized about what you are trying to achieve and be patient. You also have to strive to connect with why your are trying to achieve anything in the first place. Bullying yourself into doing things is like closing your eyes, plugging your ears, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Look directly at yourself, see where you hide and see where you are open and proud — make the loving harmony between your fear and your confidence the whole of your life’s work — as all good will stem from this.

Complete Reading
        This week we pulled the Queen of Cups, reversed. The suit of cups deals with the emotions (intuition and feelings); queen “court cards” signify nurturing and nourishing. Together, as the Queen of Cups, they point to a deep emotional intelligence at play. When reversed, as it is here, it is a time to consider that something is amiss with one’s emotions, that the flow of one’s feelings are being blocked by some sort of arrested development.
        Our first hexagram this week is #7, The Army. “Without strict discipline nothing can be accomplished, but this discipline must not be achieved by force. It requires… an awakening of enthusiasm.” To truly rally all of one’s forces together, all must be focused on what one actually loves. We too often pretend that we like something, and lose touch with our joy(s); all energies getting dispersed into tiring, petty battles. One should lead all of the parts of themself under the banner of that which is most important to them. There was one change in our hexagram of which the specific note is: when dealing with large enterprises, organization is imperative.
        Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #4, Youthful Folly. This hexagram imparts serious wisdom regarding education (whether scholastic or experiential) we are always shocked when we reread it. Here it states that the correct ratio for teacher and pupil, is for the pupil always to seek the teacher (not the other way round): “the youth… must be conscious of their lack of experience and must seek out the teacher. Without this modesty and this interest there is no guarantee that they will have the necessary receptivity, which should express itself in respectful acceptance of the teacher. This is the reason why the teacher must wait to be sought out instead of offering themself. Only thus can the instruction take place at the right time and in the right way.” Education is being patient for a sincere question to meet a sincere answer. As Roland Barthes said, “People who understand quickly frighten me.”