gratification / contentment / satisfaction / harmony //
it feels almost stupid to talk about any of the things i normally associate with the nine of cups, given the state of the world right now. but harmony did strike me, because: god, this world is not in harmony. one side of our political spectrum has been relentlessly organizing toward a shared vision of a nightmare future for most of the population, while the other squanders what power they’ve managed to scrape together.
it is easy to be disillusioned. it is easy to throw our hands up and say: fuck it. it is easy to sneer at the dems and their donation asks and their lily-livered bullshit. (i am not immune to it, either!) it is so, so much harder to have hope, to put - as allen ginsberg said - our queer shoulder to the wheel.
and yet: if we want a better world, we have to be willing to fight for it, in whatever way we can. so, my darlings, are you in?
this week’s deck: botanica
this week’s gems: milky quartz, pyrite, amethyst