A peek at one of the new cards in the second edition Divine Muses Oracle.
Sometimes we get stuck in dualistic thinking. Either/or. Right or wrong. Us vs. them. But what would happen if we transcended this type of thinking?
There are numerous ways of being that are not expressed in the binary. We don’t have to choose just one option. This or that. We can go beyond the binary. There’s magic to be had here. Either/or thinking becomes both/and thinking. The archetype is the Divine Androgyne—the Divine And.
This archetype is a reflection of the alchemical Rebis. The Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine are two parts of the wholeness that is the Divine.
By making sharp distinctions we are blinded to the fact that all opposites in reality spring from the same source, and that the whole of creation is in truth still one. The opposites, and the material world which they constitute, are a subjective reality, and the enlightened mind can see through this to the unity which is its true nature.
For the past few months, I’ve been reflecting how this energy shows up for me, what its role has been in our society, how it has been hidden, and how it’s resurfacing or needing to. >>>>>
I notice that we can really get stuck in this dualistic thinking…I catch myself doing this even after much reflection about it. However, I do find my perspective shifting a little to see beyond two points on a spectrum. Beyond binary. There are nuances & grey areas. A middle path. We can hold multiple ideas at once. We can say yes to more than one thing. We can also reject the options.
I find this archetype to be empowering & felt compelled to add this as a card to the 2nd edition of the Divine Muses Oracle.
The guidebook has been updated to include this and the Crone Magic card, which I shared previously here. 5 pages have been devoted to each card, including its “Essence” & “Shadow” (reversed) meanings, and the symbolism found “In The Card.”
I'm excited to add these two archetypes to the deck. I've found them to be powerful & wise energies to work with, and perspective shifting!
Here's a photo of the Divine Androgyne in the 2nd edition book, which arrived yesterday! The Divine Muses Oracle cards are still making their way. Stay tuned. The second edition set will be available in the shop soon!
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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