While watching a documentary on tv news some days ago, I felt like doing a spread for the events and the renovation of Ground Zero in New York.
Here is the spread :
The Sun associated to the Letter (the cut of the spread): represents the upcoming “anniversary” of the event. And the amount of publications that are going to be written: 10 years already and like many people, I do remember that day just like yesterday. It is one of those moments that one remembers all his life. I was going back to my hotel; I was staying at the Reunion’s Island at that time, when I heard the news on the radio. I spent the evening watching the news with other clients of the hotel, including someone who used to be a journalist. We would talk and stare at that TV, wondering what the world was turning into. One of my friends who actually was a New York resident send me later a photograph that he took from the top of his building where he could watch the event taking place. He wrote me that he saw the tower collapse. Without a doubt, that day he woke up to live the worst nightmare of his life. I still have a little tourist book of NY in which I checked all the places I wanted to see in the city, including of course, the Twin Towers. Fact is, in September I had a last minute change and instead of going to NY, I had to go the Reunion’s island for work. Someone must have been watching over me.
Now back to the 13 cards layout:
What could possibly better represents ground zero than the Mountain? Everything is cement and block of concrete there and has to be rebuilt. At the crown of the layout we have the Garden. So we go literally from a block of concrete made by nature, to complete scenery made by man.
Architecture by the way is well represented within the layout as the combo of Pisces and Garden. Bear is standing next to it, and represents the amount of money which is tremendous. Bear, by itself represents money. Pisces placed like this, close the Bear, augments the amount of money. And the lady, (one must consider here the ace of spades on the card), illustrates the contract to rebuild the place.
The Dog, the Bear, and the Book: in a layout, 3 ten represents an important change. The 2 Kings stand for a new enterprise and the house on the right is the big buildings.
The garden is considered by many as being a very good card, when you don’t take note of the cartomancy aspect of the card: the 8 of spades. Some readers only care about the picture and ignore the traditional meaning of the card. In this particular layout, one has to take care of the traditional meaning. The Garden is actually the 8 of spades as you can see in the picture of the spread, and it is at the top, crowing the whole set atop the snake.
The 8 of spades has a very bad reputation and despite the fact that the Garden might also represent a public place, here it should be taken into account especially if the Snake is present, and it is: just below the Garden as a matter of fact. Traditionally, the Garden and the Snake associated with one another when studying if a place is spiritually clean is a warning sign of entities present. Not that I am so surprised in this case considering the amount of pain that must be floating over there.
Mice in itself is a bad card, which I always see in case of stress, suicide, death, health problems, every kind of “deterioration” you can think about … Along with the Garden and the Snake, it is enclosing the layout, sort of making a parameter around it !
The Storks is a good card to notice there in the layout standing over the Scythe : the change taking place is positive and should, with time, take away the negativity over there : the Scythe “cutting” the Mice. It is like a cleansing process, and it will be taking place bit by bit like the Clover is indicating, being at the center of the layout.
Hope this analysis was interesting to you. And my deepest thoughts to all people affected by this event.