Thursday, December 29, 2016

Good morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 29Dec2016, an exceptionally nasty year for the wine of Life, IMHO. However, for personal growth, it has been a dynamite year, with lots of growth for many of us, not without pain we must admit. So what? Fuck the pain, right? We HAVE TO understand, we NEED to now, and already know the pain was the same for suffering without purpose and suffering for a goal. Onward - - -. The spread today is the 3-card Wonder Bread Family; I call it that because it changes title every time I use it, and I just can’t seem to find the perfect fit. On the other hand, it WORKS marvelously well, so fuck the name at the end of the day, eh? The deck is the *Tarot of the Sephiroth* by Dan Staroff, J. Mori & J. Stockwell. Marvelous deck, very esoteric, colorful and talented artwork, the deck has it all, including it works. Really for the student of the occult and the Qabalistic Tree of Life with additions from Egypt and astrology. A deck you either love or hate. The minors are simple pip cards; the Court much like the MA. To fill the spread today I have pulled XI Justice,
XXI the Universe and the Ace of Disks as the 3rd card, the ambiance or child or otherwise involved person or energy to handle the 2 MA in front of it. As the 1st card, I have drawn XI Justice; the energies of this path are Equilibrium, Duality in Nature & the nature of Duality, Cause & Effect, As Above So Below. My Evolutionary State in this Arcanum is “Responsibility and understanding consequences which, by the way, I can understand quite well. Justice runs between Tiphareth and Geburah. Even though this feels like a male energy, of course it isn’t; it is purely a female energy and our card “spokesperson” is Athena, daughter of Zeus and Goddess of Wisdom. I get it; today is going to be a rather sober appraisal on something, yet I know not what. I’m guessing I’ll work it out as the day goes along. My 2nd card is one of the most powerful in the deck, and almost too big to be of any help on the individual level; XXI the Universe. This is Path 22 on the Tree, between Malkuth and Yesod. The card is CHOCK FULL of symbols, and my point isn’t to catalogue, but you may trust me that they are ALL legitimately tied in to this particular Arcanum. Over and around all is the Cosmic Egg, birth & rebirth on an infinite scale. The energies available for work here are 
“Culmination, Successful integration & dynamic arrival.” (BCB) The card, despite the rather sharp geometric appearance, is of cyclic composition; birth, death, rebirth. The energy available to work with here is quite simply, and quite grandly, Self-regeneration. This is all about the Kingdom of Manifestation, as well, with all of the royal houses united and of one unity, here. This is the final, absolutely last time that you will win the grand badge of manifestation before you are sent back out to swim in a sea of them. But one hopes all the wiser for having traversed the Tarot. And finally, as the motivating ambiance and/or person or character, there is the solitary and very humble Ace of Disks. However, the Ace of Disks is the endpoint for ALL of your manifestations, and thus terribly important to the entire Tree. With this Ace, we are practically still IN the ground, as it is Earth in Earth: here is the Spiritual Reality underlying the quaternary principle of physical reality. Here is the SOURCE of physicality and Form, it lives in Kether. And quite actually, without trying to slip a joke into it, it is the birthplace of reality, its womb, so to speak. When you think about it, that is a HELL of a LOT of energy? Say yes . . . LOL. That seems to really be as much of a hint as I will get about this day; it’s alright actually, as lately I have been experiencing sliding from state to state, from reality to reality, without the least incident or interference. One second I’m here, the next I’m “elsewhere” but I can still clearly see home. It is a bizarre feeling, and this slow but deliberate release on some of my control has had surprising results in showing yet again how much Everything is wrapped up in our growth and evolution. I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL connection with the true nature of the universe today. Be Well! 

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