Magic Manga Tarot (AGM Müller, 2008) may be a very pretty deck, but that doesn't make it gentle or "safe" ;D
A grey building with stairs spiralling up the outside of it is, at the top, a toga-wearing male figure with flowing curls. His mouth is open, as though crying out in pain or anger, as lightning strikes him and he shatters and crumbles. Already his arms have been cleaved from his body, falling away, and a deep crack reverberates down to his very foundations.
With this card a quote (from Dylan Thomas) comes to my mind: "Do not go gente into that good night!" He seems to fight, to try to flee the lightning. Yet how can a building flee? Its very solidity, which before may have felt like a protection, which is his identity, is now what binds him to the spot to suffer the agony of destruction.
I quiver when I see this card. What will be destroyed today? And how will I face life under these new circumstances? Today is my day at college, and I have to present to the supervision group. I wonder if I will gain some insight from the feedback which will totally alter my perspective, or just encourage me to feel I should be doing something different. Yeah, ok, my confidence isn't great right now, I'm not feeling enthusiastic and I worry I'm on the wrong path, and not good enough. May have to get back to you all on this one...
I am grateful for the potential for growth found in every challenge.