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That Still, Small Voice

A Voz Interior

Here’s our card for the week. This is the “Inner Voice” from the Osho Zen Tarot. My copy happens to be in Portuguese, as it was a gift from a guy I was dating years ago who went on a business trip to Brazil. He brought this back as a gift for me. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Portuguese, so never used the deck. I guess I could get the book at least in English, though. I was always sort of down on anything connected with Osho after his shenanigans here in Oregon so was sort of put off the whole deck. But the cards really are quite lovely. Supposedly it’s a system based on Zen Buddhism, but Osho and his groupies were into some nefarious dealings out here. If you want, look up Rajneeshpuram   and the poisoning of local restaurants with salmonella. I won’t even get into his Rolls Royce collection. Be that as it may…

Without translating anything, I’m guessing this card is telling us to trust our instincts. If you’re confronted with a situation, go with your gut, and don’t try to second-guess yourself.

I managed to translate the first paragraph in the book on this card. It’s a little rough, but it says:

“If you have your truth within yourself there is nothing more to discover in this whole existence. The truth is acting through you. When you open your eyes, the truth is opening his eyes. When you close your eyes, the truth is you’re closing your eyes”. (If anyone speaks Portuguese, and I believe the book is in Brazilian Portuguese, the last line is “Quando fecha os seus olhos, é a verdade que está fechando os olhos.”)

I’m relating the card to the traditional second card of the Major Arcana, the High Priestess, the keeper of the mysteries and knowledge. She can indicate the need to listen to wisdom, and point to psychic abilities (intuition, dreams, the subconscious).

Wishing you truth and beauty this week.