Crossing the Threshold
Dante and Virgil at the Gates of Hell William Blake Despite the title of the image, this card should not be interpreted as negative. The suggestion is that there is a threshold you need to cross, and it could be to better times, or to trying times from which you may learn valuable lessons. CARD URL:

Card #446 – Crossing the Threshold

Summon your will to cross the threshold.

Change is our only true constant. Sometimes change is gradual, in other cases life demands from us a major transition in a compressed period of time. While it is certainly foolish to rush into a major transition, to act before we really know, it can also be foolish to hesitate at the brink when we know that the call for action has already arrived. As both Freud and Jung noted, the human psyche, like all organisms, is essentially conservative in nature. It seeks to maintain its homeostasis, its dialed-in equilibrium, and it resists and fears substantial change. But as the Dylan lyric tells us, “He not busy being born/Is busy dying.”

This card suggests a time when you need to be busy being born, and that may require labor pains, growth pains and metamorphosis. The great transition may involve more inner change, more outward change or various combinations of both depending on your circumstances.

Consider this a propitious time to cross the great divide.

This website is the product of tens of thousands of hours of work. Making all this content available free and without ads means this enterprise runs at a lifetime six-figure loss. That hurts my feelings as well as my finances! Please help out!
please donate

Listen to Zap Oracle SteamCast in your favorite apps.

Contact Jonathan

Notice any glitches with the site? Please do us a favor and report these, along with the browser you were using, to our webmaster ([email protected]).