The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb. Divinatory meanings: Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit's repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design. Reversed: Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.--A.E. Waite


... It is the establishment of dogma, and law concerning it. It represents a refuge from mental chaos, chosen in an arbitrary manner. It argues for convention.

Minds too indolent or too cowardly to think out their own problems hail joyfully this policy of appeasement. As always, the Four is the term; as in this case there is no true justification for repose, its disturbance by the Five holds no promise of advance; its static shams go pell-mell into the melting-pot; the issue is mere mess, usually signalized by foetid stench. But it has to be done!--A. Crowley

It is the dark night of her soul. An informal Shinto altar is deserted as a group of people venerate the plaque of man-made doctrine. Neither they nor Dream Woman notice the stream of light piercing the stormy clouds, a celestial ray of hope in this spiritual wasteland.--T. Hoover

If you are recovering from an illness, you must allow yourself quiet time to heal. Even if you feel completely healthy, you are risking getting sick if you don't stop running around. --Joan Bunning

Take some time off, lighten your load, and replenish your inner resources. Sometimes you have to stop and rest for any good new ideas to take shape. In the process you may find that your problems resolve themselves on their own.--Karin Lee

give it a rest



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