“And the terror was just so … crazy. So real. And I knew I had to deal with it. So I just made a choice. I’d let the fear in, let it take over, let it do its thing, but only for five seconds, that’s all I was going to give it. So I started to count: One, two, three, four, five. Then it was gone. I went back to work, sewed her up and she was fine.”
– Jack, Episode 1 in Lost
Nature is Dark. Something gets buried underneath the earth knowing that no light could ever come through the solid mass. But how does heavy vegetation flourish from such a dark mass? It surrenders.
In the picture of the The Dark Oracle, she holds in her palms the Star and the Moon. Both of her objects represents Hope and Emotions. Looking forward to the future has always been a matter of hope, this Oracle asks to surrender hope and start looking presently; as it is not as it could be. And finally, when Nature pulls us under in its earthy embrace we are granted a boon for feeling all feelings; to get to feel the heat of the sun, the tears of the sky, the kisses of the wind, and the comforts of our own embrace. When the ability to keep to oneself arises from our submission, we are now able to let ourselves admit some of our own deepest desires [the unconscious] that so thoroughly dictates our actions without us knowing about it.
Going back to the quote above, Jack tells Kate that there is something very odd about fear. He needed to let himself feel all the terror then to submit to the waves of fear so he could get what he wanted.
I’m looking to relate The Dark with the Moon. When the Moon finally yields, the Sun presents itself in worldly manner letting everyone know what he desires. It is a cycle. People cannot fully know what one intends when the needs are not met.
Past Card Interpretation
There has been tremendous pressure in the past. A sort of struggle through getting what you want. You may have been immersing yourself through the comforts of the home, of what is familiar. The temptations of safety and security was too great. Your purpose/style in life [how u live, how u start, how u get on] might have been called into question.
Present Card Interpretation
You may be going through some disappointments that challenges your overall purpose in life, or your identity, like how you go about living life. It is wise to remember that every pressure and struggle you are going through only helps with developing this core perseverance within to ultimately build an original character strength of a mighty fiber, as always.
You know what you need. Plant your feet into the ground before reaching for the skies. That means resources has to be met and guaranteed as a firm foundation so you don’t easily lose your stand when you go reaching up to the stars.
Future Card Interpretation
“In the dark I rest,
unready for the light which dawns
day after day, eager
to be shared.
Black silk, shelter me.
I need more of the night
before I open eyes and heart
to the sun. I must still
grow in the dark
like a root not ready,
not ready at all.”
When you get this card for the Future interpretation, there will undoubtedly be unfairness or injustices that may torment that could easily lead to a state of hopelessness. There may be a nagging sense of regret or anxiety that keeps you in place instead of being pushed forward for productivity. And there is no going around the fact that you must get comfortable on your own again, become secure in your own standing, and also get the support of your loved ones. As the seed inside the Earth cannot possibly grow without the help of the other elements surrounding it.