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Card #558 – Parallel Patterning
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text © Jonathan Zap
See the patterns of your world. This card draws your attention to the possibility of the outer world paralleling the inner world of psyche in ways that cannot be explained in terms of cause and effect. Jung called such acausal connections “synchronicities.” In the past these parallelisms were often called “portents” or “omens,” and in many cases people projected too much into them. Modern fundamentalist materialists assume they are “coincidences” if they notice them at all. The Taoists saw the paralleling of inner and outer as inevitable and worthy of alert observation.
The parallelism of inner and outer is also reflected in the alchemical motto, “As above, so below.” If this oracle is working, your reading should be an example of an object in the physical world (your monitor) paralleling the inner world of your psyche.