The Red Pill/Blue Pill Tarot Spread
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the redpill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.
Inspired by the Neon Moon Tarot, and its cyberpunk themes, I came up with this weird little variant of a tarot spread…
This Tarot spread is for when you a feeling a little bit like Alice… for when you’ve tumbled down a rabbit hole, and you’re out of your depth. Or maybe you’re lost in the woods somewhere… and you can’t find your way back home, or see the forest for all the scary trees? Perhaps you’re in a pickle, or just are faced with a tough decision. Could just be you need a reality check.
A wake up call.
Think about your question. Feel it. Shuffle your deck. Focus on your query. Stop when you feel like you’re ready for your naked lunch*. Do whatever you usually do before you deal the cards (cut the deck etc.). Pick the top two.
1. The first card is the Red Pill:
It represents Knowledge, Freedom and the Brutal Truth of Reality.
2. The second card is the Blue Pill:
It stands for Security, False Happiness and Blissful Ignorance of Illusion.
How does this relate to your situation? Is it a tough pill to swallow? Make your choice now. Do you take The Red Pill, or do you take the Blue Pill?
Whatever you choose is up to you, but don’t take it too lightly. Put the card you chose somewhere where you can see it. Maybe take a drink of water as a symbolic act. Return the other card to the deck. Go about your day.
*Naked lunch; a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork.