Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 19/10/2017; the deck today is *Tarot Apokalypsis* by my friend Erik C. Dunne. It is a magnificent artwork deck, as is his *Tarot Illuminati.* The accompanying book is by Kim Huggens, a truly helpful companion book for once. Erik’s art is spectacular and helps greatly in envisioning the archetypes, characters, situations & energies. I full recommend this deck if you are visually clued, and in any case it reads very smoothly. Onward & Upward! My draw today is: Sulfur = XIV Temperance; Mercury = IX the Hermit, and Salt = the Ace of Pentacles. I sometimes feel as if I am running a traveling road show, with a troupe that consists of only 4 or 5 actors, who are obliged to furiously scurry about behind stage changing costumes & characters to suit the daily dramatic presentation; Ha! LOL. Case in point: regardless of what COULD have turned up today, my VERY old friend XIV Temperance has pre-empted the
slot, kicked the stand-in out the stage door, and is hurriedly donning her costume. Grin. What can I say; s/he is a hog for the spotlight. Grin. I love XIV, I do; it has kept me from self-engineering some hopeless situations in the far & not-so-far past. And s/he constantly reminds me that “Moderation” is an alien characteristic to me; I must ALWAYS import from “outside,” from the Arcanum who has become a bosom buddy by force of necessity. I am a “If 1 is good, 10 must be better!” kind of guy; great on thrills, really lousy on consequences. I often complain that I am not a lucky person, that “luck” isn’t one of my characteristics. If I take a real, sober look at my life, however, it has been nothing but a long train of miracles and interferences in my Fate by well-meant powers; I have escaped death &/or serious injury a number of times, often inexplicably. “Thank You, all the Divine Powers above,” I say now if I haven’t said it before (although I am sure I have!) The message, or “reading” that I can see in the two cars XIV and IX is that, considering my next envisaged move (initiation & priesthood in the Egyptian mysteries,)
this is a GOOD time to retire from social engagement for a small time and check my spiritual, intellectual & emotional balances to see that we are ALL in the black, no negative sum balances & hopefully some surplus in all three “accounts. Moderation tells me to blend & get it together, unite the divine and the material, and the Hermit is my vehicle for the time to do so. Climbing on down to the engine room of our luxurious ocean liner, the MMS Apotheosis, we find the Ace of Pentacles powering the machinery today. Pure Earth energy, think of the force of it; what we see on the surface of this planet only hints at what is going on inside, in the heat and the pressure. Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, radiation, etc., all at the beck & call of Mother Nature who can be said to be BOTH contained in and giving birth to the orphic egg of the Ace. Pentacles are all about 3D life basics; land, farming, money, food & drink, reproduction, health. %These ALL have echoes of varying strength throughout the Tree of Life, of course, so one cannot simply quarantine
Malkuth and think, “Ooh, icky; I don’t want to go there.” We don’t get that luxury, pal; we are forced to ride the wave because that is why we incarnated here; to learn & advance, to grow and mature, & to bring back the totality of our individual experiences to the “fountainhead” when we are able to return. I’ve greatly abused the material while down here doing my time; I am now paying the bills for the 50 year party I gave. I accept the logic of it, but still feel motivated to curse Malkuth, in a fashion, for loading the bill down with extra charges of physical pain as my body starts to degrade. I feel rather like a sand castle, well-built and large, but still subject to the relentless voracity of the waves as they dine leisurely on my crumbling body. Grin. Sad but true. However, as the trans-galactic luminous space crab who inhabits the interior of the castle (yes, you’re right, my beauty IS magnificent! Grin,) I am completely in accord with the rules of the cosmic game, and gladly pay the bill in order to move on up the conga line. Double grin. The appearance of the Ace in this draw can be taken, as well, as an enormous influx of physical energy & possibilities, which I welcome with open claws. Ptah knows I need it! I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL today an influx of Energies appropriate to our needs. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!