Good morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 17April2017. Today’s day is one of my very favorites, the BEST of the Egyptian-style decks, *The Egipcios Kier Tarot” by Iglesias Jañeiro (LWB by Stuart R. Kaplan.) Sr. Jañeiro was a South American mystic of the early 20th century. The spread today is the Basics Modified 2X, as this is an Egyptian deck and, as we spoke about before, this style has no hierarchical suits & rankings, but rather one long suit of minor arcana, so the 3rd card, Salt, is drawn from amongst all of these. I have no need to wax prolific about the deck; it is a masterpiece and a wonder to read. Onward & Upward! This will be relatively short today, on my part, as I look at the “tableau” of the three cards and see an immediately recognizable reading. Today I am again faced with a choice between the sacred and profane, and he is looking at Vice, at which as well the angel’s arrow is aimed. Not the choice I would make, but perhaps the angel will kill the tramp. Grin. Watching to the right is VIII Justice, AKA Ma’at, one of my dearest friends and role-models. To find her gazing at the choice I am being asked to wait, and judging in person my decision, would be enough in any Hall of Judgement and I find it doubly so; rarely have my decisions received such “personal attention” from a direct source such as this. As for the energy that is going on to bind this together,
I have the energy of Ta-urt, the protector of childbirth, mothers and newborn children. I believe the energy she is lending to tie it all together is that energy of pregnancy, of new motherhood, as the first two cards indicate that I am pregnant (with an idea, an action to perform, a truth to state,) and this issue is been watched (and smiled upon?) by the goddess of Right Balance and Pregnancy/Motherhood herself? Wow, heavy hitters hanging out in the birthing chamber. LOL. I don’t fear this kind of birth, being born into what seems to be an Initiation, or so Ta-urt has me believing. This is a highly promising reading; an initiation is approaching, and I should go ahead and “give birth” to it. What follows is just a snippet of background for each of the cards. “VI – The Lovers. From the original meaning of the sign Virgo, the virgin matter of the cosmos or world-ether, to that principle which makes 'lovers' is rather a long step, but we will observe that all these Tarot symbols relate to human points of view and human life in particular, i.e. cosmic principles seen from this particular standpoint which gives more of a practical image than of abstract reasoning, the abstract cosmic significance, however, being imbedded fairly accurately in them. So in the human constitution the sign Virgo means the nervous system and everything acting as an organ as well as the relatively 'virginal matter' which is extracted from the food and will serve to build up the body.
So this house is known to rule health and sickness. It is further known to relate to the principles and materials of our work. And so the card of the Lovers must in the first place symbolize these things.” (A. E. Thierens) Moving, the flaming finger stops to write; “VIII Justice - Whosoever might hesitate before the emblems of this card and think it might as well stand in relation with Libra on account of the idea of 'justice,' generally ascribed to the latter sign, and the balance which the woman holds in her left hand, will do well to consider the systematic relationship existing between all signs of the zodiac or evolutionary cycle. The left hand derives from, while the right hand is instrumental in giving out. Scorpio derives from Libra the balance and the idea of justice, but the sword in the right hand shows, that we have not justice pure and simple, platonic so to speak, but that which has often been called 'avenging justice.' Au fond it is more vengeance than justice
and Scorpio is famous for its tendency to vengeance, in every way and every form. After Libra, the stage of total manifestation, this stage is the taking-back, the first step on the way home, which explains the well-known feature of desire, thirst for experience in this sign, because it wishes to bring home something from the voyage 'westward.' So the card of justice means above all the faculty of desire, higher as well as lower, from the most spiritual or religious longing down to the most crude lust. Sexual experience is one of the most important expressions of it, and we may safely say, that one of the principal significances of the card is sex. Another, principally where sex is sublimated, is occult experience and the psychical side of earth-life in general.” (Ibid) and finally, “XXXVI - the emblem of revivification. It symbolizes the human virtue of carrying out the constant renewal of powers. It is associated with number 9 because by mystical reduction 36 = 3 + 6 = 9. This digit symbolizes the initiate, spiritual healing, humanitarian sense, generosity, surrender to others, selfless nature, unconditional and universal love, compassion and forgiveness, nine months of gestation, fruit, push to start projects and fight for them until its culmination. Astrological correspondence: Mars. This planet governs the initiating force, the will, the tenacity, the courage, the enthusiasm, the energy, the activity. He is famous for his courage and courage, for his attitude of struggle with life, for his ability to make decisions and to take risks in the pursuit of victory and fulfillment of his yearnings. It acts on the impulse that drives us to action, on the energy with which we strive for our goals and purposes. Boldly approach big business and face all the dangers, since you need to continually have goals that you can aspire to. Mars gives the individual the desire to act, to follow a specific direction. It helps to channel the vital force towards a certain path, to overcome all the limitations and obstacles that can be found following our purposes. It represents: the multiplication of own capacities, the birth of the new, the emerging challenges, success in any company.” (LWB by Stuart R. Kaplan) I ask the Cosmos to make us ALL pregnant with possibility today. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!