Austin’s OraCola Wants Austin To Pass The Test


It’s a Full Moon in Virgo, y’all! Time for a new Tarot-Scope.

You are reading "Tarot-Scope," a blog by the one and only Arcie Cola!

You are reading “Tarot-Scope,” a blog by the one and only Arcie Cola!

The last time we checked in with the Universe, things were shifting, and I hope y’all have maintained a sense of balance. It’s our job to embrace changes with intelligence and goodwill.

To that end, consider this week’s city-wide Tarot readin’ a Multiple Choice Test of your free will. What answer should you choose? It depends on your particular question.

Y’all ready, Austin? Okay, let’s see what’s in the cards for our fair city…

What does the Universe have in store for Austin? Let's ask the cards...

What does the Universe have in store for Austin? Let’s ask the cards…

A: Hermit

So we’ve got four choices, right? And the first choice is the one of self-study. The Hermit chooses to isolate in order to devote complete attention to the task. We can learn anything if we set our minds to it, so study hard! Choosing this answer means we’ll be alone for most of the journey, but the time we spend in introspection will yield a wealth of useful information.

B: High Priest

If we’re not confident in our natural abilities, it’s wise to seek the appropriate tutor. The High Priest knows the curriculum inside out, and he’s adept at navigating the system. There’s no shame in relying on a mentor if we’re uneasy. It’s helpful to have clear directions from a reliable source. This answer is the safe choice as long as we don’t get bogged down in unrealistic expectations.

C: Hanged Man

Sometimes we’re so overwhelmed with life we don’t want to choose. This is the path of The Hanged Man. He’s stuck, but he’s there for a reason. Being wishy-washy about our needs just throws us on the mercy of the Universe, who’s likely to be in the mood to teach us a lesson. That lesson is bound to be uncomfortable, but we’re better off for learning it.  We must be willing to accept the consequences of our inaction when we’re paralysed with indecision.

D: Devil

And finally, we have the choice to follow in the footsteps of The Devil. Achieving a goal is often easily accomplished if we’re willing to manipulate others’ free will. But the power trip is temporary, and it can alienate us from those who can help us on our journey. There’s no denying the seductive power of cheating, but there’s always a price to pay for skipping a lesson. Of course, sometimes we have to go off the rails to realize we’re on the wrong track.

Acing this test is a matter of being prepared. Study or fail, but failing isn’t necessarily a bad thing–it just means you have to take the test again. In order to move on to the next lesson, you must put forth your best effort. Take stock of what you know, then seek out the study aids helpful to your situation. Good grades come to those who try!

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