trouble, conscience, (tolerating) fate, ethics, guilt, responsibility
Interpretation of the card:
Astrological Sign: Leo/Capricorn ︱ Planet: Sun/Saturn
The man in the picture is lean and gaunt, the landscape is barren, under the control of Saturn. The steep path is made difficult by stones and boulders, symbolizing the weight of fate that man must bear, whether he wants to or not. Only the thistle survives at such a height, needing little water and indestructible.
The meaning of the Burden Symbolon card
1) As a single or first card︱ The problem
WHAT IS THE SUBJECT?
The weight of a stone bears down on your soul and conscience. You have not yet accepted that removing it requires a long and arduous journey. Responsibility lies solely with you; you no longer have a father to take over for you. You must accept responsibility for your actions, making life difficult.
2) As the next card︱Way through the problem
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT?
The mountain of your problems is tall and the path to solutions is steep. It requires hard work and effort from you. Don't expect help from outside. Only you know, and only you must do this work. Be prepared for a long, grueling process that you will face resistance. You possess the strength to take responsibility for yourself.
3) as the last card︱Result
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
Arriving at the top of the mountain, you have regained your sense of perspective and clarity of mind. You have made your actions guided by law and conscience. As Kant expresses it, "the starry sky above you and the inner voice of conscience" will be the standards for your behavior.
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Source: Peter Orban - Thea Weller - Ingrid Zinnel: Symbolon