Monday, April 3, 2017

Good morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 03Apr2017. I have a wonderful, end-of-the-run draw from the *Tabula Mundi: Colores Arcus* deck, as tomorrow I plan to switch to a multi-day run by the *Tarot of the Holy Light* by Christine Payne-Towler & Michael Dowers.  For today, I have drawn: Sulfur = II the Priestess; Mercury = X Fortune, and Salt = the Prince of Swords. Sadly, today’s end of the run does NOT finish on a brilliant and authentic authorial note; my physical problems have interfered yet again, and I find myself in TWO conditions: A) I am a bit groggy from the pain medication and not too prone to clarity at the moment, and B) despite the medications’(s) I am in constant “discomfort,” and I KNOW this means some sort of complicated, medical, inevitable “frog & scorpion” procedure where I may emerge without THIS disorder, but pregnant with two more. Grin, “Life’s a Bitch & Then You Die,” as the bumper sticker says. LOL. I love the saying, although it is rife with error, IMHO. The result of this is that I am NOT moved today, either by desire, my Muse, or the Light itself to write down my interpretation of this draw; “Yes, OF COURSE, Margery, I have brilliant insight! Don’t be a fool, at least not in front of the guests. Make yourself useful; serve honeyed mead or something, for Odin’s sake!” Therefore, I have decided to share with you one of my resources that I often use, a writer named Raven who IS a site called, all about & dedicated to the Thoth Tarot.
To fill-in for my scandalous lack of intellectual vigor this morning (I plead leniency; I spent a very active night with Armand Fallières in the sling, teaching him the meaning of “obedience” . . . grin,) I am sharing the three entries from Raven for these cards today, as a bit of a change from my current reference resource(s.) Surely that is more than enough raw material to turn out a construct or two! LOL. I ask the Cosmos today to bless each and every one of you, my friends in Tarot and in Life. (I mean this especially for my small group of Tarologues here in Montpellier; you give me Joy.) Be Well! Be Zen! Be Blessed!                                                                             "II - The High Priestess Path of Gimel 13 in the Tree of Life Moon in Scorpio in house 12, the moon as symbol for the lunar consciousness, Scorpio standing for the powers of the unconscious. House 12 stands for the mysteries.       Planet: Moon   Tree of life: The connection between Kether and Tiphareth              Element: Water                                                                               Number: 2 as the symbol of duality (female)                                         The High Priestess represents the deeper, more subtle aspect of the female archetype - the darkness, the mystery, psychic power, the might of the moon to enlighten the subconscious. The High Priestess is silence, passivity, containing a power of her own. Only when retiring from the world, can we allow our subconscious to rise, listen to our inner voice and recognize our spiritual power. Most people never rest like this, as our society supports the total suppression of the subconscious, but without it we will never understand ourselves. The High Priestess is inner wisdom at its deepest, a wisdom that cannot be expressed in rational terms. Trying so, we would already falsify and restrict it. As a symbol for deeper knowledge, the card can express a feeling of darkness, which might also be a feeling of fear, but also a feeling of beauty. We know there is more inside than we can see. In a negative aspect, the High Priestess could stand for passivity at the wrong time, leading to weakness and a fear of life. It could mean that a person is very sensitive but unable to touch their feelings or just live with their feelings.                               X - The Wheel of Fortune                                                                     Path of Caph 21 in the Tree of Life Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - the masters of Karma                                                                         Planet: Jupiter                                                                                        Tree of life: The axis Chesed – Netzach                                        Element: Fire                                                                                   Number: 10 as symbol for perfection, the cross sum
is 1 (the Magician) The Wheel of Fortune is a symbol of destiny and destination, of good luck and bad luck, of the ups and downs of life and fate. Everything is in motion, turning and floating, constantly changing, accidental and uncontrollable. The trump also represents the need to be careful, to realize and recognize the vagaries of life, to accept the fact that fate is nothing what we could have done, but the result of what we already did. Today is the result of the past, future will be the sum of past and today, and no matter how accurately we plan, the Wheel of Fortune will mix up light and shadow. Whether the Wheel of Fortune is positive or negative is not a matter of happenstance or events in the first place; but rather of the way we will deal with the results, arrange our lives with the unchangeable and work on what we might be able to change - and of course of our ability to realize facts.                                                           - Prince of Swords                                                                             (Prince of the chariot of the winds)                                               Tiphareth in the Tree of Life                                                       Astrology: 21° Capricorn to 20° Aquarius                                        Element and world: The Air in the Airs of Yetzirah                                 Tree of Life: Tiphareth                                                                         Being Air in Air, the Prince of Swords is the pure manifestation of mind and intellect, full of plans and ideas which on the worst side may disturb and confuse each other, on the best create an inexhaustible spring of creative thoughts. The Prince of Swords is intelligent, idealistic, full of creativity and fluidity, a real Mercurian spirit who often will argue just for the fondness of arguing - and not so much for the arguments themselves. The Prince of Swords can throw himself head over heels into a scientific research, reaching highest levels within a short time and then throw everything away without further notice because something else appears more interesting at the moment. On the dark side, the Prince of Swords lacks both the qualities of Water and Earth; he can easily become unstable, unreliable and extremely moody, using his amount of intelligence to trick himself through life, becoming a master of disguise and cheat." (Raven)

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