Good morning and Welcome! to the Scales of Ma’at for 19 May 2015: XVIII the Moon and the 2 of Cups. ‘Today’s deck is *The Rosetta Tarot* by M.M. Meleen. I like it. It is a beautiful deck, and if you can obtain one, go for it; it is vibrant, raw, colorful and comes already charged & ready for use! J . Thoth system.) I can see right away from the draw that today is going to be a meditation about Love & Partnership. However, let’s take a look at the innards of these cards for a better look at what they are telling me about my day, shall we? XVII the Moon is, as the “Lord of Flux and Reflux, Child of the Sons of the Mighty,” is in Pisces; ruled by Jupiter (and to some extent by Neptune, with Venus exalted. On the Tree of Life, Path 29. The Moon in the Thoth system tends to be more admonitory and about Illusion and Delusion than the Moon in the RWS system. They are the same, of course, it’s just where one puts the emphasis. Here, the emphasis is on the changeable, the unknown, the capricious side of XVIII, as well as the dangerous unconscious: Scylla and Charybdis not giving us much clear sailing room without having to face a monster of some sort of our own devising. We are trying to, eventually, make our way to the dawn and Khepera, the disk-bearing beetle (scarab beetle) carrier of the Sun into the new day, the Dawn. To get there, we need to pass “The Dark Night of the Soul,” and breaking through the illusion, making it past the Pillars of Hercules to the open sea (Water – limitless emotion.) The 2 of Cups is Love, and as the” Lord of Love” it is Venus abiding in Cancer. It is in Chokmah, the sphere of wisdom, oddly enough. This has more to do with Briah, its watery bed of creation and abundance than it does with Chokmah itself, but both need to be taken into account, for 2 distinct levels in the reading; the inner & outer, the evidential vs. the circumstantial, always the duality and the hope to create a Trinity. To boil all of this down to a palatable addition to my morning meal, it seems as if a great deal of time, or an IMPORTANT moment of time, will be spent in a “dark night of the soul”-type of meditation upon my marriage, for one, and my hopes of additional love to become that Trinity (in case you were late coming in to the theater, Mark is hoping to add another male to his emotional commitments, without a lot of luck, poor sucker, but he keeps trying. Ssshh, it’s taking a plot turn. . .) For some reason the issue/question/matter is going to come up today, and it will be the pivotal point of my day, beginning a deep and hopefully profitable reflection on the emotional State of the Union. I’m not going to turn this into a “must do” duty, but if (and when) it arises I will remember that I was told about this and that it will be profitable to go with the flow and engage in the meditation upon my union(s). In other words, if Love is going to flow into my life in a steady stream, I have a need to dredge the canals and clean the fountainheads to be ready to fully profit from the flow of My River.