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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Good Morning! I’m still fishing in the Ocean of Chaos for a new format, so « we » are again free-form interpretation today, although I have used the old « stencil » to lay out the cards. I do hope you are following along; I recently abandoned the format I have been using since last year, and am in search of a new one, useful & appropriate for daily morning readings. That slot isn’t as easy to fill as you might think; I want my morning reading to tell me a LOT, and be brief at the same time . . . grin. It HAS to stand up to daily wear; it can’t prove weak and feeble with daily use. Thus, the long, extended swim in the Ocean . . . .  Today I’m using *The Eternal Tarot* by Samael Aun Weor, AKA Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, a violent homophobe 
and 20th century “prophet.” I like his deck, and am sure his homophobia arose from self-hate; it is necessary only to know him a little to know that he was homosexual himself. Raised in the Spanish macho South American culture, he took the most prevalent stance in relation to sex; Iberian Catholicism. The Holy Inquisition arose from the same tradition as founded in Spain, so his quirky personal blinders are self-explanatory. (Poor fucker, having to deal with that rigid mindset when all he wanted was to find the Eternal.) Today’s draw is: A) Guiding Arcanum = XIV Temperance; B) Animus = #55 Contrition; C) Anima = #66 Perplexity (I have been forced to use an image of VI Indecision, as there was no image for #66. Perplexity isn’t Indecision, but you get the drift, I hope. I’m mentally staying with Perplexity, at any rate. Temperance I get; she’s an old friend, 
and always needed by me at almost any time. I have an addictive personality, so she’s ‘on call’ 24/7. Next, however, I have received a card I don’t grok at all, and that is #55 Contrition as my Animus. I’m not feeling contrite or sorry about anything right now, and I rarely do anyway. I try, for the most part, not to commit actions for which those feelings will be necessary at a later time. Grin. Besides, that IS NOT a picture of contrition; it is a picture of a captured foreign enemy (probably Semitic [Hittite? Phoenician?] – note the facial hair,) bound and brought before Pharaoh – any contrition there surely has to be of the “I’ve got to save my neck” variety. And YEAH!! My Anima is perplexed alright, and she speaks for “me entire,” to be honest. I love having XIV Temperance around at ANY time; she’s good company and tries hard to make sure I stay on my Path. Contrition? I haven’t been contrite since I can’t remember 
when; I have been sorry for some of my actions, yes, and for those I have apologized, but really contrite? Probably not since my last physical beating from a parent, I imagine. Mother abused my mind, Dad abused my flesh; Contrition became an hypocrisy learned early on. However, having already worked those fields to fallowness, let’s move on and simply check out what the end note to all of this is, my oracular card, VII Sacred Purpose, from *The Anubis Oracle* by Waldherr, Scully & Star Wolf. This particular composite card is rather vague, as well; “Sacred Purpose: Ptah, Nut, Geb and Anubis; Ptah speaks from his intelligent heart and reality is created. Anubis, the fully awakened Shaman Priest, enters the sacred garden through the portal created by the divine parents – the overarching sky goddess, Nut, and the rich, green, fertile Earth god, Geb. Thoth is also present as the rainbow serpent who offers the fruit of wisdom and eternal life from the ancient tree. ¶ As you focus on the images on this card, perceive your current life situations with the openhearted wisdom of the Shaman Priest, Anubis, so that what is being birthed or created through your thoughts, words, activities and everyday story have the greatest potential for completion and wholeness.” (Accompanying book, “The Anubis Oracle” by K. Waldherr, N Scully & L. Star Wolf; Bear & Co., Rochester, 2008.) In other words, bring a good attitude with you when you create your manifestation. I’m not thrilled with the Animus/Anima pairing today, but at least it isn’t actively malignant, for which I should thank Thoth. Grin. “Thank you, Thoth.” I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL less confusion today in our daily identifications. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!









Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hello and Welcome! I’m still jet-skiing around Lake Chaos divining for a new format; in the meantime, I’m just gassing and having a fun but still truthful time with the Tarot. I’m still using the old format, but I’m just flying with it and not being so grimly rigorous. (I find the idea of my being “grim” not in character at all, but perhaps someone thinks differently. If so, I can only hope they are ready for punishment . . . LOLOL.) Today, BTW, is the 21/02/2018; this blog is published in California, I believe, so they will say it’s yesterday’s page, but they LIE, like SO many in power. Grin. Okay, enough bullshit, on with it. The draw today is fun, exciting, even a bit kinky, but I’m not sure for what it is winding me up. It is also the *Thoth Tarot* from A. Crowley & F. Harris, a deck for which I have great respect but not much use: It is a wonderful, powerful, beautiful deck, of course, but the impetus behind it is lacking in two trans-galactic virtues; 
compassion & maturity. A. E. Crowley remained an overgrown adolescent all of his life, and it shows in his search for the Divine. This is, let me emphasize, my OWN opinion. It doesn’t mean he or his work is useless, it just needs to be considered from a viewpoint that DOES take into consideration those two qualities. (Save your stones & arrows, I don’t care. Grin.) Here’s the draw: A) Guiding Arcanum today = XI Le Desir/Lust (I’m using a French deck); B) Animus = As de Coupes; C) Anima = As de Disques; and my oracular card, drawn from C. Marchetti’s *Oracle of Visions* is #22 Reflections/Looking Back/Hindsight. First of all, the word “Desir” is much preferred; it is far more subtle and implies a wide range of powers, whereas the English “Lust” is so limited in its immediate connotation. Remember, in other decks, it is “Strength,” and I prefer it at position #8 as it seems more in the flow of things that way, with XI Justice coming after your roll of the dice and the next stage of expiation. True, that. So, running like “shit through a goose,” (one of my father’s favorite sayings – grin) the rap goes a bit like this: “Here’s my working definition for ‘Lust,’ taken verbatim from *Raven* at www.corax.com. “. . . In other decks, this trump is called 'The Power', a symbol for the mastery of our own animal side. Crowley named the card 'Lust' - and most people don't really think of mastering their inner animal, but enjoy it full tilt... In a combination of both, the animal side shouldn't be 'mastered' in the meaning of 'suppressed', nor should it be let out to 'romp around'. It should not be ignored, but accepted as a natural part of oneself. In that manner, one will not only be able to profit from its instinctive natural power, but also to save the power needed to 'master' it. 
The Passion implies vitality, energy and power. The card tells us to use these riches. In most aspects of life, an endeavor will have much more success when passion is put into it.” The reason that he gives before the above for this card starting the second decade of the Tarot should ACTUALLY apply to it starting the second septenary of the Tarot (sequence of 7.) THAT is the more accurate division, 3 groups of 7 cards each, 1 – 21, with 0 the Fool hovering outside either end (the old quirky tradition of putting it as #21 and the World as #22 bears no relation to anything – at least as far as I can intuit it. My Animus/Anima carrying, each, the As/Ace/”Orphic” Egg of each other’s more ‘natural’ suits (if you are going to assign traditional sexual roles to the categories,) is HIGHLY encouraging to me; I cannot imagine a better omen of cooperation and “goodwill” between my gendered, subconscious selves. (We shan’t speak of my id; I keep him locked in the lowest cellar 24/7, and I have unplugged his testicles and keep them in a hidden in a locked 24k gold Fabergé scrotum in the safe. Grin. He’s a monster, much like the runaway “Id” in “Forbidden Planet.” GRIN.) As for the oracular card today . . . well, 
harrumph. I’ve drawn him before, and I have never particularly been fond of the idea of “role models,” but let me steal a quote from the LWB to this deck; “A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.” (Charles Darwin) Well, he sounds like a right priggish little twat, doesn’t he? LOL. When you really “sit down” and examine the English, you find that they really ARE a most eccentric and quixotic race; their Victorian/Edwardian prudery and insistence that good moral fiber admits NO Shadow, along with their particular brand of arrogant superiority, was the seed for SO much bad conduct in the modern world. Oh well, there are ALWAYS twats, right? Grin. One can be deeply glad that England and the UK have become so much more multiracial even on their sacred home turf. I have NO reason to slam the English, so please don’t imagine that I am doing that; I’m simply stating something from personal observation. (Yes, smarty-pants, I’ve known many a living “Victorian”; check your local church for a handful yourself, you can smell the hypocrisy from miles away. LOL.) Oh, okay, enough. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL sheer grace today as we help another. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!! 


Monday, February 19, 2018

Good Morning! this 20th day of February in this dark, medieval year of 1018 . . . oops, 2018. The world continues to spin out of control at a faster and ever faster rate (BTW, whoever thought the world COULD be controlled?) and one feels a surreal sense of living at the surreal chaos of the folly of an empire gone insane. 
Cheery good morning, eh? LOL. I’m still wading in the Ocean of Nun (Chaos) over here, waiting for a viable idea to blossom in my mind & spirit like a fertile farm girl of 16 waiting for the results of her pregnancy test. “Oh my gawd, Poppa’s gonna KILL me!” Grin. I am STILL fishing for a reconstitution of the blog, so no news today. Simply presenting the cards today, which you will notice have taken a remarkably “going to Mordor” turn. My inspiration today is the Hanged Man (objectivity & self-sacrifice,) my Animus is in the Ace, or Egg, of all the upset and hostility that Swords/Intellect Unaccompanied can bring into the world, and my Anima is in the 
creative shit with the 5, or as paraphrased, “Am I serving a negative, manipulative agenda when I start applying battle metaphors to spiritual evolution?” Then, to top it ALL off, I decided to pull an oracular card from the ‘Tough Shit Tarot” by Nami Thompson, which isn’t a Tarot but an Oracle deck, and I received "Diarrhea of the Mouth: 
You use your intelligence and mouthiness as a means of avoiding real life. Stop being a commentator and start living.” LOL! Ha! Well, there, have some of THAT, Mark! It does make me laugh, even if I find it a “tad” misplaced. Oh well. I have NO idea where this day is going, but it looks like it could be an interesting ride. “On verra!” Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!






Sunday, February 18, 2018

Good Morning! Ideas are bubbling away in my Plexiglas skull for the moment; I did want, however, to share my cards for today. The deck is the *Rosetta Tarot.* I notice that O the Fool is my guide; only appropriate when starting a new venture (the new, rebuilt page.) My intellect/Animus isn’t grooving on this change, that’s quite evident; not only here in the cards, but in this “artificially induced ‘depression’” I feel I have been suffering ever since I grew tired of the current configuration. My Animus KNOWS 
we need to change, but he’s going to fight and feel bad about it for as long as he can – ‘the fukkin’ idjut.’ “Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives." ~Thomas S. Monson. That’s good, because Anima is right behind him, steadfastly doing the work, believing, believing, and still believing. She’s not letting up the effort just now when we need it most. Thanks, Anima. My oracular card for the day is the union of Earth and Sky, Geb and Nut, to produce wholeness and the “creation of sacred purpose.” I like that, I like that a LOT. Okay, that’s it for now; Later, ‘gators! Be well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!







Saturday, February 17, 2018

Good Morning! Normally I would welcome you to The Fool’s Tarot for the current day, but as of today this blog is on hiatus until further notice. I need to step back, re-source, and come back with a fresh attitude. The Sacred Tarot is always there, and the cards are always the cards, they don’t change. But we do; and because of that, and because SO FAR I have reached almost ALL of the goals that I have set for myself with the aid of the Sacred Tarot, I need to step back and breath a bit. I’m feeling depressed, but I know I’m not depressed; therefore, burn-out is right around the corner if I don’t shut it down now to cool off the cogs and gears. Also, I REALLY need to rethink the format of the blog; 
I am no longer satisfied with this presentational form. I shall, of course, continue to draw my daily cards; I have not yet decided if I shall post just the card images on a daily basis and let you readers imagine whatever fanciful destiny for me that you will, or whether the blog shall simply remain mute for a while. I shall decide that later . . . “Oh, where shall I go, what shall I do? I know. I’ll think about it tomorrow, yes, after all, tomorrow is another day!” LOL, I’m 
not quite into my Scarlett O’Hara impersonation yet, but it could happen if I continue to try to sail the psychic seas in a funky mood. Grin. So, for at least a week, more likely two, let’s just play it as it lays, okay? I’m NOT going to observe “duty & obligation” for a time while I consider what I want done to the blog in that odiously expensive Swiss clinic. Grin. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!! 





Friday, February 16, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to the Fool’s Tarot for 17/02/2018; the deck today is *The Wild Unknown Tarot* by Kim Krans. In a sweet little ‘pas de deux,’ the Oracle deck I am using today is also by Kim Krans, and in the same style, *The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit.” They blend marvelously well together, as well as both being, in their respective areas, superb decks. The *WUT* is especially attractive with its complete dedication to simple nature imagery rife with symbolism. These are both decks that are delightful to use, and quite profound in their readings. There is nothing ‘simple’ here beyond the imagery, and that is only deceptively simple, in fact. These are good decks to own. Onward and Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = IX the Hermit; B) Animus = 6 of Wands; C) Anima = Mother of Pentacles; my oracular card today is one of the seven creatures of the Spirit, according to the *WUAS*, the Dragon.
Before I launch into a long, wandering journey through the draw today, I would like to inform you that I am going to take at least a week off from the blog. I’m feeling run-down, out-of-freshness, tired-of-doing-this. I DON’T want to quit; I just want to take some time to re-locate my passion and my heart for writing about the Tarot to an invisible audience.  I have NOT lost my passion & love for the Sacred Tarot, believe me; I shall still be pulling my daily readings, still be using Tarot as a learning tool, information provider and even as a counseling “friend.” However, I’ve lost the heart for sharing, as I’ve done it for several years now into a largely silent void; It isn’t the void I mind so terribly much, I wouldn’t want to carry on a conversation with 7 million people, that isn’t it. It is that the void is so relentlessly unresponsive, but more that I’ve constituted a long record of dealing with the Sacred Tarot just as an ongoing mental masturbation, or at least that is the way it seems. I need to take time off, re-find my commitment to “passing the torch” so that others may find the answers they seek in the Tarot, too. That being said, I’m going to give you the cards today, some definitions that I find appropriate for myself today, and then I shall wish you a temporary goodbye.
IX the Hermit – “The challenge of The Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals, and nature herself. While an hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit Tarot cards, more modern cards have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with nature. Give yourself time for contemplation. Don't allow others to stand in your way. The Hermit advises that you think things through carefully. The demands on you have been high, giving you scant time for reflection. While you have a gift for understanding the larger implications involved, you need some private time to consider the steps to take in the future. You can't just lock yourself in your room for fifteen minutes and expect to come up with profound solutions. You need more seclusion and time to assimilate and process. Now may be the moment for you to tell everyone to leave you alone. When you are fully ready, you will be able and willing to give others what they need.” (www.tarot.com)
6 of Wands – “The Six of this suit points to the respect and acknowledgment due to you for your efforts to solve the problems of your community. The image is usually of a victory parade, after the celebrated leader helped troops win a pivotal battle. It took the whole tribe to win the victory, of course, but it was the leader's heroism and clarity under pressure that inspired them to overcome. The team is thrilled that the leader led them to victory. This card points to a time to let everyone relax and celebrate -- if you are the leader, let them applaud you. They are seeing their better selves reflected in you -- a victory indeed! Fearlessly act on your convictions and others will be inspired to support your ideals. The Six of Wands . . . advises taking action on your most burning and passionate convictions, no matter what the social consequences. Continue to articulate and define yourself in light of the torch you are carrying. This inspires others to conceive some new ideas of their own. You may find yourself becoming something of a leader. Usually the first person to break away from conventional thought is the one to define a new trend. Under the circumstances, there is a solid need for a fresh voice and vision -- so make your move. Those around you who are ready for change will support your leadership.” (Ibid)
Mother of Pentacles – “Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine guardian is endowed with enormous good sense and problem solving energy, but she is not particularly entrepreneurial. She loves to advise, encourage, and empower those she gets involved with, studying their problems with them and setting them up to solve them. Traditionally, she was pictured as the Sibyl or Oracle, perhaps a Tarot reader, who made herself available to people in need, no matter what their social class or situation. In modern times, she will be found educating, healing, managing disaster aid programs or a charitable drive of some sort. In every case, she does not see the benefits that exist in her life as belonging solely to her. She feels the needs of her people and will spend freely of her time, energy, skills, money to see that nobody is left out. For this, and because she likes to work in an atmosphere of beauty, enjoyment and abundance, she is sometimes accused of being extravagant. But she works hard, and she sees no reason to deny herself the rewards of a job well done. Everyone who comes in contact with her feels enriched by her enjoyment in living. Be confident that if you express your truth, you will not have to worry about the consequences. You will remain safe and sound. The Queen of Coins . . . advises you to trust the forces that have taken care of you up to this point. Continue to express your truth without worrying that you are going to lose the roof over your head or the bed you sleep in. It is your destiny to be safe and sound at this time in your life. Proceed with confidence and do what you so strongly feel must be done. Since the Queen of Coins is often the person with the best intuition in the crowd, you may feel at first as if you are going against the grain, only to later find yourself becoming the leader of a new trend.” (Ibid)

Dragon – “The Dragon is one of the most powerful totems. Dragon has a diverse range of qualities, emotions and traits giving it a number of different meanings. Most often it carries a reminder of strength, courage and fortitude. Dragons are messengers of balance and magic. If dragon has arrived in your life, it asks that you tap into your psychic nature and allow yourself to view the world through the eyes of wonder and mystery. The Dragon is the symbol of primordial power. It is master of all elements: fire, water, air and earth. As a spirit guide, it makes a powerful ally in our daily life with its amazing restorative and potent qualities. Below are common meanings associated with the Dragon spirit animal. Change/Transformation/Wisdom/Metaphysical knowledge/Beauty/Majesty/Inspiration/Infinity/Longevity/Movement through space/Supernatural/Protection/Protection from outside evil forces from all directions/Elemental Magic/Grounded energy/Leadership/Fulfillment of potential/Greatly increased riches/Luminous indomitable spirit and strength/Magical prowess/Vitality/Mastery/Insight/Divine illumination/Personal happiness/Invisibility.” (http://www.spiritanimal.info)






Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 16/02/2018; today’s deck is the *Haindl Tarot* by Herman Haindl. For aid interpreting these beautiful and very profound cards I am using Rachel Pollack’s two-book set on the deck, “The Haindl Tarot” (New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, 2002.) While using a more-or-less standard RWS framework, the cards are given a great deal of depth by Herr Haindl’s deep personal commitment to “the earth and its future, a renewal of human sacredness and a love of nature to this structure.” (Book back blurb.) The deck is a deep dive into the subconscious, both of oneself and/or/perhaps a Querent, and more importantly of the entire ‘universe’ of the Sacred Tarot itself. If one can “vibe” with this art and the expression of Tarot by this deck then you have found a mighty tool. Onward and Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XI Justice; B) Animus = 9 of Swords; C) Anima = 10 of Cups; my oracular card today is from *Symbolon* by P. Orban/I. Zinnel/T. Weller, and is *Defiance*, Cancer-Aries & Moon-Mars. Both the oracular card and my Animus seem to be of one world, while my Guiding 
Arcanum and my Anima are of another. It is a curious kind of dichotomy: I am led to say that my Anima is searching out the high ground and is ready to evolve again, and the Arcanum is counseling me to judge my actions carefully, to weigh the consequences, to be ‘just and reasonable.’ And yet, and YET, my Animus/oracular card duo is behaving SO badly that even I want to turn myself over my knee and give myself a good spanking – Where is M. C. Escher when you need him? Grin. What can possibly be going on in such a spectacular ‘mismatch’ of cards & personality motivations? I am not sure; I am only sure of one general thing, and that is that I don’t feel like the Animus/oracle matchup AT ALL today. Which is why, suddenly, I am struck with the utter uselessness of writing this page today if I don’t see what the cards are telling me. I shall have to look further into this reading, to determine what is REALLY going on down there in the Gotham Metro of my subconscious. Grin. I shall plug in some card definitions for the moment, but I doubt I shall revisit this spread today . . . Unless I have a major insight and revelation, involving the entire planet, in which case watch the news. LOL. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL Clarification today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!                                                                      XI Justice – “The Justice Tarot card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion, and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings. Often including the image of a fulcrum or scale which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It's a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of karma is represented here -- what goes around comes around. You are seen as a fair-minded party whose opinion matters. The Justice card advises you to listen carefully as others explain to you their version of events and the parts they played. 
It is unnecessary to offer feedback. Your role is to observe, listen closely, give a full hearing and keep your wits about you as the story takes shape. As you witness people's account of themselves, your understanding will go beyond the words you hear. Subtle inferences and clues will reveal the truths that will enable you to make a wise and accurate assessment.” (www.tarot.com)                            9 of Swords – “. . . Honestly admit to yourself that you have sacrificed time and energy on a situation that simply does not work. The Nine of Swords in this position advises you to confront your fear of being alone and acknowledge the different limits you may have put on yourself because of that fear. In the name of being safe, you may have adhered to lower standards than you are capable of achieving. If so, then you may have resisted striking out on your own. Perhaps you have bargained away creativity and joy in order to avoid being challenged. These kinds of tradeoffs never work. This could be a time to cut your losses. If so, recognize how much time and energy you have sacrificed to a way of being that's not right for you. If you can do this you will look back at this time in your life as a turning point. This may be an opportunity to heal as you shed a heavy burden that weighs you down.” (Ibid)                                             
10 of Cups – “. . . Share abundantly with all the levels of people who are involved in this creative endeavor. With the Ten of Cups . . . prioritize teamwork over your personal goals. Everyone needs to feel they made a contribution. The crew needs to feel they are all in this together, and everyone needs to be rewarded when the ship comes in. It's essential to follow a teamwork approach in order to maximize the benefits for yourself. The good will that will emerge from such an approach will last long after the project is over. You will be generously rewarded later if you take a selfless approach at this time.” (Ibid)    “Defiance” – “Signature: Cancer/Aries, Moon/Mars. 13. Cancer/Aries—Moon/Mars. When the small child (from the Cancer card) feels unjustly, badly, or even angrily treated, it can immediately change its behavior into “defiant child” mode! It is then no longer defiant, it becomes Defiance personified! For this condition that you find yourself in, that is working within you, there is no cure. You can’t even help yourself. This card says: It is OK, be defiant! The more you accept that, the sooner the small child (inside you) can stop it.” (www.tarotworld.org) I feel this last bit is either highly exaggerated or pure crap, but I shall err on the side of caution since I DO know that I can be “imperious.” LOL.