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January 31 ’23




“I have an unfortunate tendency to believe in ghosts when I’m telling ghost stories.”

* * *

No long, intimate chats on rush hour subways.

No thriving hydrangeas in the Mojave.

“No thought without phosphorus.”

* * *

The forming power of context is strange and complex; words are a good example. Below, see words performed by relation (context) and relation (context) performed by words — the style/formality influences what comes next and then of course what something means:

        Sunrise, horizon —
        sea lions lying
        for hours on end.

        Sundown, mountain —
        owls done dozing
        now own shadows.






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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
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Knight of Swords (reversed)
2. The Receptive
36. Darkening of the light

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • develop calmness, regroup and return to a source motivation 
  • be cautious and let many things pass
  • work on receptivity, don’t only pursue

* * *

From “K”: My question is regarding this week’s reading (from Ja‌nuary 17) on reason and purpose, the cardinal virtues, and working them to have a fulfilled life. I tend to wander from thing to place to purpose to reason to thing to place to purpose to reason, and it is never ending, creating only a weak foundation towards accomplishing nada.

With all my likes, curiosities and interests, how to choose and dedicate to one? I am a puzzle all over the place; can you assist with helping me get my chips together?  


There is a ruthlessness of self reproach to your flitting from interest to interest — it is not without danger; over time it will erode important powers. However, this unfocused circumstance can’t be met head on or aggressively; that is, you can’t just take a deep breath and try to forcefully narrow your interests. For the time being, you are simply going to flutter from attraction to attraction, and from diversion to diversion; try to just let it be. But let it be whilst thinking about receptivity — specifically receptivity vs. pursuance. 

Often we are told to pursue a career — unfortunately this is not wise for many of us — some of us need THE RIGHT SITUATION. That’s how it was for the person writing this; we chased after many vocations, but eventually realized we weren’t needing a profession per se, just the right circumstance.  

So, work on being receptive to a circumstance that works for you — liking lots of stuff is great; you’ll have a lot of knowledge to apply to that lovely situation when it arrives.


Complete Reading

This week we pulled the Knight of Swords (reversed). When in upright position the association is all that would be attributed to a knight: charging into danger, bravery, skill, destruction, being in the moment. When it is in reversed aspect, as it is here, the implication is conceit, hubris, cruelty, exasperation. To overcome such characteristics, either in the self or from the outside, efforts should be aimed at calming, regrouping and returning to a source motivation.

Our first hexagram this week is #36, Darkening of the Light. Most of the time, positivity and light are to be encouraged when encountering dark times or people; but this is not always wise. In certain periods of darkness “it is essential to be cautious and reserved.” One should not needlessly awaken overwhelming enmity by inconsiderate behavior. In such times one ought not to fall in with the practices of others; neither should one drag them censoriously into the light. In social intercourse one should not try to be all–knowing. One should let many things pass, without being duped. There were two changes this week, of which the specific notes are: when you discover the source of an undesirable situation don’t be too hasty in its removal as it has likely taken root, therefore it’s excision needs time and a delicate/knowledgeable hand.

Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #2, The Receptive. This hexagram is the complement to the first hexagram, The Creative. The Creative and the Receptive are the yang to the other’s yin (respectively). A balance and openness is to be considered when encountering this hexagram: “…the superior person gives to their character breadth, purity, and sustaining power, so that they are able to both support and bear people and things.”







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January 24 ’23




The construction was highly idiosyncratic, a shopping center vertically built to adapt to a very wonky cliff face — if it had been condos it may have seemed architectural and not so odd — a jagged Applebees diagonally above a Dick’s Sporting Goods then a half floor down, jutting out on a jaunty angle, a Starbucks. As with many things (maybe all things) the effect was different than the purpose (but we can only see so far).   

Looking out from the balcony of Applebees the view was of course wildly different. Across the highway there were train tracks, a large solitary house and a calm ocean to a clear horizon. The house was ornate in a Victorian style. It was clean, and very hard to tell if it was newly constructed or some sort of restoration. There was a sign but we couldn’t read it.  

Looking back through the restaurant window, the ten or so seated people were looking at their phones. It felt almost exactly like seeing people seated at slot machines. There was however, one ancient man seated by the window closest to us. He was right on the other side of the glass. He didn’t seem to notice us or anything at all — he was just like frozen in ice. 





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In our relevant/irrelevant opinion, if an art’s meaning is clear, it is weaker for it — art should, at least in part, provide insight/joy into the weirdness of our confident understanding. “I am from Long Island.” “Up there is the sun.” These common phrases mean nearly nothing. And jeez when people start casually and confidently espousing abstract thoughts, without any caveats as to the transcendental difficulties of such attempts: 🙄🙄🙄

Keeping this in mind whilst looking at the books of Norwegian publisher Arkitektfaglig Presse — particularly the cover for their “Under Under” series Vol. 3 (pictured above) — this notion of commonplace abstraction or, specifically in this case, what we have been calling typographic abstraction — this notion is clear (or fruitfully unclear). To represent two architects as complex and speculative as Andrea Branzi and Luis Callejasas, with simple black sans initials, on a stormy blue field, is totally disorienting and nearly meaningless — which is a perfect place to start any meaningful discussion. 




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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site


The Empress
14. Possession in Great Measure

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • be driven by creative forces 
  • creative power comes from inner strength and outward clarity

* * *

“A.W.” asks — How do you approach the mid game and end game for enduring creative projects (in my case musical) as they pertain to your vision?

Unfortunately there are no easy answers for making it through to the end of artistic projects; it’s a holistic affair.

All returns point to making Creation (writ large) your only focus, and to make this narrowed effort be as most processes in non-human nature are, graceful and near-involuntary.

As an artist your absorption, your vision and your invention come before all else. This doesn’t mean you have to be a narcissistic monster, just that you can’t let phantom paths distract you. This also doesn’t mean that the artist’s path is a straight one. And since inspiration is mysterious and unreliable, patience and readiness are key. It may be awhile before you’re able to finish your projects with regularity — or you may realize that the current state of your output is its final form.

All of your projects should have strong personal conviction and be denuded of needless adornment (this might help in finishing).

Something to meditate on: the manner in which a tree becomes a tree or a bird becomes a bird is the way you should be making music (finished or otherwise).


Complete Reading

This week we pulled The Empress card. There is a line from a Dylan Thomas poem “…the force that through the green fuse drives the flower” — this is how we think of The Empress — the energy that drives creation. The appearance of this card pushes one to allow primordial creativity to drive them.

There was only one hexagram this week #14: Possession in Great Measure. Much of the I Ching regards the proper conduct for leaders — but if it happens that you are in charge of self only, the advice still applies, as one must order their own mind before external delegation. “All things come to the person who is modest and kind in a high position.” Such a person fosters “strength within” and “clarity and culture without.”  Their power is “graceful” and “controlled.” To be in control of a team or the various parts of self, one has to be completely dedicated to the good of that team or selves; to lead one has to be a model and shaper of conduct — this is what is meant by “strength within” and “clarity and culture without.” If one is lazy, fragmented and selfish — establishing outer order and health will be impossible.







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January 17 ’23




She’s looking down at a pond; it has an iridescent, oily surface. Some catalyst is making it move, probably the light wind. There are a few sticks protruding through the surface. As the layer of oil hits the sticks, small vortices are being introduced. At the outer reaches, the swirls start to lose their identity, becoming part of a larger, harder to follow movement.

Her interest lifts toward the trunk of a large tree. The bark is made up of repetitive but seemingly unique pocks and protrusions. The overall effect is of depressions on a gray textured surface. She touches it affectionately.

Above, through the near and far branches she sees sharp, staccato-curved clouds — rigid in a pool blue sky. The clouds look like tiny curls cut from a toddler’s head, but white. She has a vague memory that cloud formations such as these are made of ice. 

Looking down at the backs of her hands, she bends and straightens her fingers, watching the creases on her knuckles and fingers disappear and reappear. They remind her of tiny mouths or parentheses.  





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Previously we had said that one of the chief functions of art is an interruption — a disturbance to the endless flow of basic-ness. We still believe this to be true, but looking at artist Tim Høibjerg’s work it is clear that art also functions as implication — that is, because there is so much that is felt but not at all articulable in human conception, an artist can proffer an implication in form. A gesture that doesn’t cheaply try to explain away the mysterious or unknowable; one that can make, to borrow words from Derrida and Becket (respectively): “species of the non-species” and “wordless things.”




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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site


The Tower (reversed)
1. The Creative

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • take stock of structural weaknesses 
  • take pains to reinforce existing deficiencies
  • work to cast out all that is inferior and degrading
  • develop a clear and strong rhythm of purpose

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There is a primordial pairing this week: foundational soundness with The Creative (writ large). It is assumed likely that those reading these words are involved in creative acts and endeavors. The following deals with this directly. 

Creation is what it is ALL about, that is, coming into being. For lasting success, or general durability, there is nothing more important than a sound foundation. This is not just about having a great team, or idea(s), or solid financials — it’s bigger than those. It’s having a direct, clear, constant and joyful connection to the REASON why you are doing something. Your foundation, for all your creative acts, must be a clear vision of your purpose. Without a strong, positive rhythm of purpose your acts will be weaker, and likely, vague in execution.

But how do I find my purpose? By simplifying and “consciously casting out all that is inferior and degrading.”


Complete Reading

This week we pulled The Tower (reversed). When encountered upright, the indication is unavoidable disaster, like the poor foundation has finally failed. When inverted, as it comes to us here, the implication is to take stock of structural weaknesses — you can avoid disaster if you take pains to reinforce existing deficiencies, or, if at the beginning of an endeavor, do everything you can to make your base strong.  

There were no changes this week so we only have a single hexagram: #1, The Creative. As we have indicated before this first hexagram is the ultimate statement of the I Ching; it is like a parent to all others. “The first hexagram is made up of six unbroken lines. These unbroken lines stand for the primal power, which is light–giving, active, strong, and of the spirit. The hexagram is consistently strong in character, and since it is without weakness, its essence is power or energy.” This primordial power comes from the “primal depths of the universe.” There are four words that are said to define the hexagram: “sublime, success, furthering, and perseverance”. These are paired with what are termed “the four cardinal virtues in humanity.”  

sublimity love (“sublimity” is the “fundamental principle” it “embraces all the other attributes” therefore it links love)

success mores (“these regulate and organize expressions of love and thereby make them successful”)

furthering justice (this “creates the conditions in which each receives that which accords to their being, that which is due to them and which constitutes their happiness”)  

perseverance wisdom (this “discerns the immutable laws of all that happens and can therefore bring about enduring conditions”)






                

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January 10 ’23




The scenario isn’t, and never has been, progressive or directional; things occur, but not with linearity as most logic infers. We are sequential thinkers so we perceive one thing after another, but this is hardly accurate — the scene is more of a churning, an idiosyncratic expanding and contracting, like kneaded dough or a cartoon fight cloud. At any given moment there is emphasis, deemphasis, altered returns, and procreative disappearances, but nary an isolated lineage or relationless thing anywhere. 

We’ve evolved an ability to perceive things as separate — the ability is why we have thrived but it’s easily our demise. We pretend autonomies and taxonomies. We maniacally refine. It feels like we won’t stop until we’re some sort of seized-up, flavorblasted, garbage hive, gibberish humming into a digital mirror. 

But of course, nothing stopping, something would be ready to harvest the saliva absently dripping from our lips, for some purpose... 

* * *

We are a collection of particles after all — the logic and construction of which is dependent on things having little to do with us — certainly nothing to do with the near microscopic surface areas of our conscious “awareness.”

It is interesting and kind of beautiful though, that we are, what might be called long standing adapters. The most beguiling part of which is that long standing adapters are always in the same scale of change as their environment. In this light, all of the objects, all of the shapes, all life, are less something to watch than the forces around and pushing from within them. That is, the outward forces and the inward forces are more significant, more intriguing than the forms they create — it’s like when it’s advised to watch the spectators not the sport or whatever. 






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Samira Schneuwly

We’re certainly not deniers of everyday reality, it’s always there, flatly and callously repeating.

And the worlds of art and design, aren’t immune — for all their imaginative intentions/efforts, they are still prone to discouraging calcification and invisibility. That is why it is so great to still be piqued and excited by someone’s offering — it is what makes life worth living, opening the dimension of possibility and desire— as it is here with the work of typographer/designer Samira Schneuwly. Thanks. 




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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site

The Sun (inverted)
31. Influence (Wooing)

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • Simplify through renewed innocence.
  • Be receptive and open. 
  • Look for mutualities of attraction.

* * *

“M.T.” asks — Lately I’ve been having frequent feelings of fragmentation and disconnection. To me it seems like these feelings are tied to my own perspective rather than to my circumstances. I have been struggling to digest information and connect the different spheres of my life. I feel a desire to reach more of a synthesis, to look past the seeming differences and to connect my intellectual activities and interests with my everyday life. I am part of several communities, but feel unable to contribute to them from these more internal, wordy parts of myself. So my question to you is: how to find a more balanced viewpoint from which I can connect my interests in the written word with my aim to let this feed into the texture of my everyday life?


Since your query was detailed, we thought it best to list the points of concern:

  • feelings of fragmentation and disconnection
  • struggling to digest information
  • desire to connect the different spheres of life, a desire for synthesis
  • wanting to look past seeming differences
  • connect intellectual activities and interests with everyday life
  • find a more balanced viewpoint

Keeping the above in mind while considering your statement “it seems like these feelings are tied to my own perspective rather than to my circumstances” — clear return arises. Nothing and no one is unconnected; all that has come before, all that is coming and all that is around and within us, are wholly interrelated. At all times, all of us are influencing and being influenced (we are permeable and have effect).  

There is a very strong intimation to be receptive to connections. You have perhaps leaned to much on a closed loop of logic.

This is not to say that the chain of circumstance is obvious or can be specifically or consciously understood (it’s clearly all too complex). But to have a better relationship with this transcendental mutuality, one must try to become more innocent, more vulnerable — not an easy thing to do as life moves. But you must try! Try to scrub the mass of cloudy assumptions that has gathered in your head! 

Remember NONE of us are even close to being as intelligent as we think we are — this should be thought of as a freedom and a step towards balance. 


Complete Reading

This week we pulled the Sun card, reversed. When upright, the symbolism is related to nature in its most pure sense: powerful, fertile, creative radiance. Another important word (when upright) is innocence — the power of the sun, and all it manifests, is without guile — purity in the best sense. When the card is reversed (as it is here) the symbolism points to cloudiness, obstruction — too much accumulated thought and needless sophistication. If you were a boat the card would be telling you that it’s time to scrape off the barnacles and repaint the hull — there’s too much drag, too much cunning and too much needless awareness.

There was only one hexagram, #31, Influence (Wooing); there are no changes. This hexagram seems to say that if you want something, you must be open. Receptivity is key. There is an intimation to look at mutual attractions in the non-human world — for examples of how humans work. Consider the wheel of receptivity between the sun, water and plants — they are receptive and of each other — it is implied that this should be mimicked in the human spirit. “All success depends on the effect of mutual attraction.” “Attraction between affinities is a general law of nature.” From these attractions “we can learn the nature of all beings in heaven and on earth.” “Heaven and earth attract each other and thus all creatures come into being.”







                

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January 03 ’23




Recently we were listening to a conversation with a contemporary philosopher. During the construction of a larger point (the substance of which we didn’t catch) they utilized a supporting analogy that we think interesting (by way of being contemporarily relevant). They suggested that trying to bring about a simultaneous revolution in both form and content, is likely to ensure both to be unsuccessful (simply too much to handle). They offered the example of surrealism. Surrealism was preceded by, and contemporaneous with, quite a few formal revolutions, those like pointillism and cubism. Both of these movements joined a radical formalism (multi-point perspectives, hyperbolic color physics) with very straightforward subject matter (still lives, portraiture) challenging viewers on a single front only. Surrealism was similar but kind of an inverse of this, the idea was challenging (randomness as the true primum motivum, the pervading presence of dream-life in waking-life) while the conveyance was artistically ordinary (pretty standard academic realism). The point was ended by speculating that surrealism would have likely been ineffective had its form been as challenging as its content.

* * *

A Dutch phrase: je hebt te veel hooi op je vork (you have too much hay on your fork)





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Jens Remes

A precise, vital energy is roused when we make contact with unadulterated, full-saturation colors — something raw that makes us breathe deeply and slowly through our nose — see here, here, and here. These particular projects by creative director Jens Remes are remarkable examples of this forceful radiance, where it feels like the air itself is pigment. 





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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site

Nine of Coins
13. Fellowship with Men
9. The Taming Power of the Small

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • Recognize and utilize a culmination of experience and learning.
  • Do not condemn one group to bolster another, as it is a short-term method (you are now smarter, more experienced than that). 
  • Be open towards larger social goals — dismiss selfishness. (You are not the world, but part of the world.)
  • Promote healthy compromise among different parts of your self, your family, your team and/or the world.
  • Embrace a situation of clear obstacles, as you can develop a powerful understanding, so as to make durable/nutritive preparations for eventual advances.

* * *

A new year is upon us — not that we conceive of calendars, and the like, to be indelible foundations. Though, we do understand these transcendental configurations of utility to be broadly held, therefore relatively implacable — thus, significantly determinant of future events/behaviors. So, with that in mind we ask, what is a good way to begin 2023?

All returns/responses from the oracle point to the closing of a process or cycle. There is clear indication that it is a time of culminated experience, to learn from what has passed — that, if one takes advantage of past trials and errors, one can clearly see what the difficulties are and therefore, behave in kind. There are no ways to cheaply avoid repitition of a cycle — it takes intelligence and openness — a disavowal of the selfishness of a single perspective.


Complete Reading:

This week we pulled the Nine of Pentacles (or Discs or Coins). “Nines” in the tarot point to a culmination of a particular suite’s meaning. The suite of Pentacles (or Discs or Coins) deal with material prospects, either of the body, finances or career. So in combination the Nine of Discs implies a security in some sort of material way — a foundational stability of which, subsequent wiser decisions can be made. 

Our first hexagram this week is #13, Fellowship with Peoples. Here it is taken as a given that fellowship, that is, the mutual support and respect of peoples, is wanted. In recent times, with so much celebrated antagonism and divisiveness, for some, this may no longer be a given — but we (along with the I Ching) are taking the fellowship of people as a desired optimal state. To bring about mellifluously communal situations it is suggested that there needs to be a “yielding nature among many firm persons.” “A yielding nature.” “True fellowship among people must be based upon a concern that is universal. It is not the private interests of the individual that create lasting fellowship, but rather the goals of humanity. That is why it is said that fellowship with people in the open succeeds. If unity of this kind prevails, even difficult and dangerous tasks can be accomplished. But in order to bring about this sort of fellowship, a persevering and enlightened leader is needed—a person with clear, convincing, and inspiring aims and the strength to carry them out (inner clarity; outer strength).” There were two changes this week, of which the specific notes are: Do not condemn one group to unite another (it is a cheap method, thus non-lasting/short-term. Massive divisions between groups can actually be useful, in that extreme factions typically cause their own inner problems, making ultimate wars impossible.

Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #9, The Taming Power of the Small. “The hexagram presents a configuration of circumstances in which a strong element is temporarily held in leash by a weak element. It is only through gentleness that this can have a successful outcome.” But the implication here is that, since the situation is clear, it contains no real surprise; one can make preparations for action. That is, seeing clearly what holds one back (or informs one’s behavior by fear) one can take steps to move to a more favorable place. It is perhaps a time of difficulty (or being held in check) but not a time of darkness.








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December 27 ’22




The afternoon is nearly breezeless. Only with squinting, concentrated effort can we see the slightest sway of the pepper tree branches. 

From somewhere, slightly louder than the mild baseline ringing of our hearing, there is a tone — an even, unbroken whistling — like a musical, but structureless, exhalation through a single massive flue.

But where(?) with no wind anywhere. 

In this wide, halted domain, listening with a cocked hunter’s ear, without hunt or quarry, we are like a lost God.






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An online bookshop is one of the loveliest occurrences. An event quietly and mellifluously melding two ridiculously powerful technologies — being somehow fleet of foot, whilst carrying the densest of materials — and often, with total casualness.

And then there is the curated message, what is being carried; with all the right angles within right angles and just-so fonts it’s easy to miss the amazing concentrated masses of protein and reinforcement that beautiful stores like Lumpen offer. 





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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site


Ace of Cups
28. Preponderance of the Great
55. Abundance [Fullness]

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • A fresh start is in the offing.
  • Give intuition preference over intellect. (The intuition must be mature, not impulsive.)
  • Take action and make a necessary change, or misfortune will result.
  • Take extra protective steps to ensure that no damage occurs.
  • When in the process of renewing, eschew ornate goals as to connect with baseline/core desires.
  • Be true to your primordial interests (what would your childhood self advise you to do?).
  • Clarity within, energetic movement without.

﹡﹡﹡

From “T.M.S.” — I am very involved with an activity that I have wanted to be a part of since I was a child, and I love it deeply, but there is a sincere possibility of getting injured. The enterprise is rich and complex enough that I could move more to the sidelines, pursuing a caretaker type role, which I do already, and very much enjoy. Ultimately I am caught between feeling that this more removed capacity only, would not be fully satisfying to me, and not trusting that I possess the physical capabilities. I don’t like this middle place. I would appreciate any thoughts here. Thanks!

Well the oracle is definitely intimating that a change, like a rebirth, is underway. There is clear caution that the reason for the change is impending danger — so action is necessary. There is an advisement that, before you decide what to do, you get back to basics. That is, consult your former self, the child that made you — do not be distracted by latter ornaments (new associates or conditions). Your scenario is one that involves the core of what you are and what you want to be. Your decision may need you to take on a more disciplined lifestyle. Great things are only achieved by an inward, highly personal, clarity of purpose — followed by confident, committed and energetic action.


Complete Reading

This week we pulled the Ace of Cups. Ace cards intimate a rebirth or a fresh start. The suit of cups pertains to the emotions. So in combination we have something like an emotional new beginning. When it comes to emotions, intuition is the main thing — so, if wondering what to do during this time of possible newness, first let all available factors and details wash over you — then let your intuition (not intellect) be your guide.

Our first hexagram this week is #28, Preponderance of the Great. Here there is a warning: something is too heavy for that which supports it. A change is necessary. It is advised that the transition happen swiftly — like, no time to deliberate. There were three changes this week of which the specific notes are: take extra protective steps to ensure that no damage occurs, when in the process of renewing eschew ornate goals as to connect with baseline/core desires, and be true to your primordial interests. 

Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #55, Abundance (Fullness). It is only through internal clarity, coupled with subsequent action, that abundance and greatness can be achieved. Clarity within, energetic movement without. Clarity within, energetic movement without. Clarity within, energetic movement without. Clarity within, energetic movement without…








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December 20 ’22




On a late morning, quite a few summers ago, we were tending to some direly neglected plants at the top of our stairs — guiltily overwatering them. Our heat haze was interrupted, hearing the familiar creak and slam of our neighbor’s screen door. Absolute familiarity perceived a subtle increase in violence. We peeked over the wall. A man was earnestly walking down the steps, our neighbor’s boyfriend. A yelling voice issued from an upper window: “Oh, so what?! Now you’re addicted to meetings?!!” Then a low, resigned reply: “Well yeah, maybe I am.”

Years later, we now think a better response would have been: “Well yeah, look around, nothing happens in a vacuum.”






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Betuel Benitez

Poetic/deep furniture design is a tough road to travel these days — as it seems that if something doesn’t have a processed corporate-monoculture-level of definition, as regards a cultural handle or obvious cultural incendiary-ness, you might well be invisible. Poetic furniture design is a slow-burn, long term, Trojan horse art.

Knowing the above, we’re quite moved by the positivity we feel radiating off of designer Betuel Benitez’s output. The buoyancy required to design and render, to such a degree, a project like his inflatables, is quite something. To us these idiosyncratic forms with Wong Kar-wai-level color saturation are some of the best furniture we’ve seen in a long while.





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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.

To submit your own question,
send an email to oracle@cargo.site


Two of Swords (reversed)
62. Preponderance of the Small
15. Modesty

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • There is a stalemate.
  • A choice needs to be made between two outcomes — but neither are good. (But a choice must be arrived at.)
  • Forcing an outcome will lead to disaster; persevere inwardly.
  • Discourage complaining and bragging; both are severely corrosive — not at all generative. An essential equilibrium is in high tension.

﹡﹡﹡

“T.S.” asks — A question regarding my sister. What is some advice to keep a long term relationship fresh and fun? I genuinely love my sister (we are best friends) but sometimes it feels like we only see each other’s annoying qualities. Often it feels like we actually shape the other’s annoying behavior by expecting it. Thoughts? Is it more time apart? Simply not focusing on these unwanted characteristics? Special projects? Please help.

“T.S.” in the light of holiday season this is quite a germane question. 

Everything here seems to be leading towards a lowering of expectation. This should not be thought of as a lowering of one’s inner light or a reorientation of ultimate personal goals. When you are not dealing with yourself only; that is, when an activity involves another or others, there must be a lessening of personal expectation, as the situation intrinsically involves more goals than your own. It seems the only way to perform this lowering of expectation (with dignity) is by being modest and conscientious about it. You cannot be lazy in your treatment of those that share an activity. If you can’t be modest, strife will be present. This obviously goes for the other as well, your sister; she must also humble herself to suit a more common goal. Of course this won’t always work; if a situation with your sister isn’t going well remove yourself kindly and take some time off. However, under no circumstance should you complain to them, try to look better than them or force your expectations on them.

As well, to all those seeing family and/or friends this holiday season, consider a modest lowering of expectation — in a positive spirit — it might preserve some personal dignity in difficult, or even impossible, situations. 


Complete Reading

This week we pulled the two of Swords (reversed). Here we have a card similar to the Justice card — but severe. The indication here, especially since the card is inverted, is that a stalemate is occurring, of which the only way out is by choosing between two poor outcomes. But a choice needs to be made. 

Our first hexagram this week is #62, Preponderance of the Small. We are not powerful and indefatigable at all times; sometimes our energies are at a low ebb. In weak situations such as this, the chief concern should be thrift — in all endeavors, maintain “exceptional modesty and conscientiousness.” There was one change this week of which the specific note is: forcing an outcome leads to disaster, persevere inwardly.

Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #15, Modesty. Boasting and complaining are two sides of the same coin. Though there is always much to gripe about, and sometimes successes to brag about, these qualities are ruinous to any project. “…when establishing order in the world… the superior person equalizes the extremes that are the source of social discontent and thereby creates just and equable conditions.”








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December 13 ’22




On a trip to Belgium with “F” we visited a defunct modernist abbey. Both being experienced with many ill-fated “best laid plans” a spirit of the dérive was maintained. The situation being such, our time was spent as if walking through a living aphorism.

***

The buildings of the abbey were set in a clearing of a fairly dense forest of scrubby trees, having more a feeling of gigantic invasive bushes, with nothing like the sturdiness of oaks or firs. (We later learned the soil strange — not being good for anything like farming.)

The building itself was very inward facing, this has obvious reasons — but not wholly. The failed religious experiment within a modernist context, albeit of a beautifully and sensitively appointed modernism, in a imperceptibly inhospitable woodland, foregrounded a feeling of behaviorist conceit or poorly calibrated pride. 

***

We had arranged a private tour with the abbey’s caretaker. The engagement was studious and patient — but ultimately a performance through a translation. He gave the air of a man forced by invisible duty — a purpose eccentric but not for religious reasons — almost like the business of abstracted sharing was keeping other thoughts at bay. 

***

Towards the end of our time we were confronted with two situations that we are fairly haunted by. 

The first occurred in the rear upper section of rooms. Due to asbestos findings, they were undergoing a kind of casual reversal, the plaster walls having been stripped down to the studs. To be confronted by the banalest of 2x4s and electrical wiring, and wind-undulating plastic sheeting, in such friendless rooms — after hours of listening to the passionate precisionist theories of the architect — perfected a feeling of transcendental melancholic inevitability. 

The second, was the visit to the grounds of the cemetery. This was where all the nuns who lived and died at the abbey were buried. The graveyard was very modest — another clearing in that thriving but unusable forest. The gravestones were large, black and flat (parallel to the earth) and arranged in two large semi-circular arcs (maybe 60 slabs in total). 60 people come and gone within a strange attempt. We knew we were looking at the finality of what previously had been a feeling of endless potential. 






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Christopher van Ginhoven Rey


In recent times, the word “art” has become almost synonymous with money — in the most base and unimaginative way. It’s fine; an era has its method(s).  

Recently we wrote that art is a kind of useful/important interruption. We likened it to sleep — in that sleep welcomely interrupts endless consciousness; and similarly, art welcomely interrupts endless understandings or presumptions.

When making our way through the beautifully restrained art and site of artist Christopher van Ginhoven Rey another meaning for art arose — in addition to being an interruption, art is also an enigmatic/ambiguous (poetic) record. Something like memory but external. And since the memory is outside the head, to be seen by others, it has interpersonal possibilities — maybe more like an ungovernable distributed memory.






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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.
To submit your own question, send an email to oracle@cargo.site

Two of Cups (reversed)
64. Before Completion

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • An essential equilibrium is in high tension.
  • Things will not progress until the main aspects receive proper emphasis through impartial and brave analysis.
  • Dig deep within for change — only then is powerful, nutritive outward expression effective.

﹡﹡﹡

M.S. asks: What advice is there to combat the motion sickness when one changes phases in life? We ask this knowing that, from certain angles, life’s “phases” (like infant, toddler, older child, pre-teen, teenager, early adulthood, etc. etc.) could be seen as purely linguistic — nevertheless, to us, there are real differences between a toddler and a teenager, and a 37 year old adult and a 47 year old adult (permeable and variant as they may be). So yes, again we ask, when one knows that an internal responsibility has shifted and there will be a subsequent change to one’s psychological physics, causing a mild to severe disorienting queasiness — can anything be done to offset this?

It is a frustrating business being a human. It could be said there are two main attributes to human psychology, one, that we live in an indeterminant interstice between past and future — and two, humans see (and perceive) the world in differences (often binary oppositions) whilst nursing an endless desire for mellifluous flow between all things. Frustrating indeed!!

So, yes, when it happens that we feel we need to make a transition in life, the feeling can be sickening.

A way to think about transitions: a musician doesn’t think a piece of music they play a piece of music. But when they encounter a new piece of music they must practice it (that is, think it). Practice is often annoying and disheartening — buuuut it gets better. So much so that the musician no longer has to think about it — they can just play.

Change takes time and committed, deep personal reckoning.

As for mitigating the disorienting discomfort of transitions, take time with the above. You ultimately (for the most part) know which changes are forthcoming — get ahead of them in your fashion. But if you wish to live in fantasy — get used to being sick.


Complete Reading

This week we pulled the Two of Cups (reversed). An essential equilibrium is in high tension. At least the disproportion is binary so it is less complicated than imbalances comprised of more than three parts… Things will not progress until the two sides receive proper emphasis through impartial and brave analysis. 

Our first and only hexagram this week is #64, Before Completion. This hexagram relates a kind of difficult reckoning of change. “If we wish to achieve an effect, we must first investigate the nature of the forces in question and ascertain their proper place. If we can bring these forces to bear in the right place, they will have the desired effect and completion will be achieved. But in order to handle external forces properly, we must above all arrive at the correct standpoint ourselves, for only from this vantage can we work correctly… Accordingly, in times before completion, deliberation and caution are the prerequisites of success.” What is the nature of your difficulty of transition — it is a deep internal question first. An additional note, though our entire existence has an external cause (like none of us asked to be born — we were conceived without consultation as it were) we develop as people in isolation. There may be confusion here that though the external world acts upon us, its effect happens in the isolation of our internal being (call it a soul, a consciousness, or what have you). Dig deep within for change — only then is powerful, nutritive outward expression effective. 

There were no changes this week; how we enter the week will relatively be how we exit it. 







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December 06 ’22





A fuzzy fragment of a pure white cloud peaks above the dismal roofline of a new residential complex. I see you… Don’t look so glum chum…

To the distant right, are whole clouds of the same pure white but with fibrous patches of soft grays. These clouds hang like fat fish idling; below them, beige, middling-height mountains — onto which the clouds are casting rich, milky purple blotches. The upper all else — a perplexing but slightly corny azure; like an outworn element of science fiction.

The specifically gathered, floating, but ultimately unthreatening water droplets against the self sufficient rocks promotes an air of indeterminacy, a kind of thematic cancelation.

We’ve been deliberating whether to mention the expansive high tension wires that zag across the view. The potential suppression is likely because the lines complicate a particular picturesque impulse. But of course there’s a lot more we’re leaving out — infinite things  — but these omissions are not for infinite reasons.

* * *

We are inclined to say, because of current/pointed personal strife and the general current/pointed societal strife, that there are two main types of people — those that believe their thoughts and those that know human thought to be very limited, and therefore have more of a relationship with their thoughts.





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OGV Design Studio

Looking at the work of OGV Design Studio it is clear that graphic design involves a lot of what might be called grammatical abstraction. It is perhaps this play with meaning and un-meaning that to us makes the act (and result) so compelling — like awe of the ambiguity of a clarification.



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Oracle


Each week we consult both the Tarot and the I Ching.
To submit your own question, send an email to oracle@cargo.site

Knight of Cups (reversed)
47. Oppression (Exhaustion)
46. Pushing Upward

These first few lines are the general aphoristic returns for the week. They are raw and uninterpreted; there to use how you’d like. (The specific readings follow.)

  • Be constantly on guard against the seduction of illusions or fantasies.
  • In times of adversity remain cheerful and sparing of words.
  • In times of adversity do not rest on easy/weak fixes.
  • In times of adversity the maintenance of “inner composure” is paramount.
  • Acquiesce (do not fight) larger, unavoidable, violent rhythms (it is deeply foolish to think that one could stop them). But as you are tossed about, remain true to yourself internally; you will be readied for the eventual, less tumultuous times.
  • Expect confusion, prepare/act accordingly.
  • You will have to look to larger, perhaps metaphysical, things for well being.
  • One’s chief understanding in life should be to grow without haste and without rest!

﹡﹡﹡

A.Z. asks: If one has a grand idea, but can’t do anything about it because of lack of resources, what if the idea goes to a new consciousness, if it’s been sat on too long?

You are lucky A.Z. your question has elicited perhaps the deepest and wisest sentiment of the I Ching: the best way to meet any challenge is without haste and without rest. 

We would couple this with a kind of admonishment: generosity is likely the most sophisticated way of interacting with the world.

So as for “worrying” about “your” idea, be generous to yourself and others without haste and without rest.


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This week we pulled the Knight of Cups, reversed. When upright, the intimation is of a dreamer of strength, that is, one who dreams but delivers on or messengers dreams (not a person simply with their head in the clouds). When reversed as it is here, there is a nudge to think about a kind being dominated by illusion, even trickery. 

Our first hexagram this week is #47, Oppression (Exhaustion). Sometimes we are out of phase with what is happening, and no matter what we try, we meet no success. It is recommended here that at such times it is important to remain cheerful and sparing of words. “In such times there is nothing a person can do but acquiesce in their fate and remain true to themself.  This concerns the deepest stratum of being, for this alone is superior to all external fate.” (That last bit is worth contemplating.) There were three changes this week, of which the specific notes are: In times of trouble, do not rest on easy/weak fixes, expect confusion, in times of unmitigated misfortune retain an “inner composure” and look to larger perhaps metaphysical things. 

Our second hexagram, the one that suggests how best to meet the challenges (or the changes) is #46, Pushing Upward. For us, with the content of the very first hexagram, this is the best lesson in the entirety of the I Ching. “Adapting itself to obstacles and bending around them, wood in the earth grows upward without haste and without rest. Thus too the superior person is devoted in character and never pauses in their progress.” …without haste and without rest…without haste and without rest…without haste and without rest…without haste and without rest…without haste and without rest…without haste and without rest…