Here, the beauty riding the beast is our symbol of conquering the animal nature, uniting it with our human nature and with the united product forge the way forward with brio. In the ‘Liber T’ canon the advice is to “Mitigate Energy with Love, but make Love devour Everything.” (LWB) I get it, but find the expression of it rather inelegant. “Sigh . . . oh well; just get over yourself, Mark.” Grin. What I see here is an alliance forged by the Ace of Swords between Lust and the Fool that is completely artificial and forced, but working in the short term. Marrying a strong & independent star-woman to a rather scattered and clicking-his-heels type of harlequin court buffoon is bound to result in failure; marriages between nobility & commoner most often do. However, for today they find themselves forced to keep company, and for both the Thinking is: “s/he serves my necessity for the moment; we need each other, right now. As soon as we are past this, however, we can go our separate ways.” It isn’t exactly a Disney movie; they don’t fall in Love and change society to remain together. Nor would I wish them to do such, inasmuch as their expressed Wills have different objectives due to their positions on the Path. He would be marrying his great-aunt, perhaps . . . (Stop it! Stop visualizing it.) From here, the uncomfortable couple striding side by side
on the Path is held together only but strongly by their shared bond of mental focus on their commonality of need. So there IS a link today between my animus and anima; my intelligence. It is also an engine that will power the duo through the day and provide focus for their needs. As for me, I have absolutely NO problem wielding the Ace of Swords; I have long been accustomed to its weight, feel, edge & responsibility. Now let’s look at their planetary configurations for any dominant bod-y/ies: 0 the Fool: “Pisces going to Aries, on the other hand Uranus/Mercury standing for curiosity, spontaneity, and madness. Element: the Air. Tree of Life: Kether going to Chokmah. Number: 0 as nothing and begin of it all.” “XI Lust: Venus in Leo - the creative development of passion leads to enjoyment and fulfillness. Zodiac: Leo. Tree of Life: The connection between Chesed and Geburah. Element: Fire. Number: 11 as perfect combination of 1 and 2 (the cross sum of 11 is 2)” after which we can overlay the Ace of Swords: “(The roots of the powers of Air) Kether in the Tree of Life. Element: Fire. Astrology: ALL the signs of the Air.” (all from www.corax.com.) “So TWO Fires and an Air; sounds like quite a campfire to me! bring your ectomallows & your karma krackers. Plenty of Earth topping is on hand . . . .” Grin. “Oh! and don’t forget your ayahuasca Water!” Actually, this all sounds like the magic phrase “mini-adventure!” to me, or at least I do hope so. I’ve been awfully housebound for a while now, by choice; going out is a respiratory trial. Nevertheless, when I’m motivated . . . Will can do ANYTHING. And today the cards tell me mine is ready, willing and waiting. I ask the Cosmos to give us ALL a clear and reasoned direction today. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!!