Thursday, June 4, 2015

Good morning and Welcome! To where the Scales of Life was and will be, but isn’t right now. Instead, here’s another filler entry. Today it’s about Jealousy. I’ve had VERY few negative experiences at the professional level in Tarot and the larger, “occult” community-at-large here on Facebook. Yesterday, I wrote to an author (present on FB) with a polite, reasoned (or at least I thought so) question about a book he is currently splashing over Facebook, along the lines of “What is it about that it raises such criticism (it does) and what is your teaching?” I received a blistering, vitriolic, paranoid and perplexing response questioning my intelligence & reading skills (“3rd grade reading skills” and “don’t buy the book, don’t buy ANY of my books” and “get ***’s books instead, they are ‘your speed.’” (*** being a very well-known, respected & popular author among a certain cognoscenti.) As laughable as all of this finally came to be in my mind, it did bring to mind two cards which COULD symbolize this kind of soul-eating jealousy & insecurity. I’ll give you their factual info; what you make of the cards and of the subject of Jealousy in a Reading, I shall leave to you. ¡Hasta mañana! (Thanks to Raven for descriptions.)
XVIII The Moon   Path of Qoph 29 in the Tree of Life.  Moon in Scorpio as the dark knowledge of the depths of soul.  Zodiac: Pisces.  Tree of life: The connection from Netzach to Malkuth Element: Water   Number: 18 as the return of the animal (turnus of sun- and moon eclipse) cross sum is the 9 Element: Water
The Moon will lead us into the blackest depths of our soul, into the world of the subconscious, where there are no more words, just images and notions. It represents a journey into the darkest night, a look behind our own face. The Moon isn't the most comfortable trump - though everybody likes to equate it with the mysteries, rarely someone really enjoys the look into their own abyss, where sometimes the unvarnished truth is not too pleasant. Embarrassingly enough, the Moon tends to show up what we generally ignore, refuse to see, or even deny all the time.
Drive: Entering the underworld, exploring the depths of soul, confrontation with the dark side.   Light: Intuition, wisdom, maturity, deepest self-realization   Shadow: Illusion, hysteria, fear, rejection of reality
Prince of Cups (reversed) - Is there a Wand card next to the Moon? This could mean that your jealousy is dangerously smoldering, and potentially explosive. Wands represent the element of fire, which is aggressive and violent. Are you a fighter? Perhaps you hurl insults or fine china. If your friends and coworkers find you fiery and unpredictable in your jealous rage, the wand card will appear near the moon.

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