28 - The Scarab
Seize the opportunity that presents itself to you. Events may not be going your way, but they have something for you.
The Scarab designates the uncontrollable forces of the Universe; the roller coaster in the center of the glyph reminds us that we are caught in a universal circuit that can cause both good and bad surprises.
The Scarab is the symbolic animal that draws from the earth, from the raw material and chaotic to create order from disorder. He recalls that the artisan potter uses shapeless clay to give a precise shape to his creations. Likewise, this card tells you that apparent disorder helps you find order; the Cosmos was built from Chaos. So a situation may or may not immediately turn in your favor; this is to promote another situation which will come later but which will be even better for you. Knowing how to use opportunities, chances, bad luck, accidents, unforeseen events, requires creativity. That’s what it’s all about with the Scarab; he asks you if you know how to improvise because maybe now is the time. You haven’t controlled the situation, but it may turn to your advantage.
Maybe now is also the time to spot the flaws in a system of which you are a cog ; your revolt, your opposition to what is happening could be beneficial. The Scarab does not ask you at any time to let it go, on the contrary.
The questions the Scarab asks
Did I take my chance? Am I aware of my rights? Is what is happening fair?