Friday, August 11, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 12/08/2017. Today’s deck is the *Egipcios Kier Tarot* by Iglesias Janeiro, a Latin American mystic of the early 20th century. This is, IMHO, one of the BEST decks ever, and certainly the best among the lots of current Egyptian decks (NOT Egyptian-themed, remember.) Speaking of which, I have taken the 20 cards from the deck that “would or could” correspond to the placement of the Court cards in a TdeM or RWS deck; I’m not sure how that’s going to “schwing, schwing, schwing,” but “on verra.” Today’s draw is: Sulfur = XVII the Star; Mercury = IX the Hermit, and Salt = 63 Communion (which holds the place in the deck of the Queen of Cups; – REMEMBER, this is NOT a strictly correct card-to-card correspondence. I’m playing a little fast & loose with the cards today, Grin.) Well, I LIKE the draw, first things first. My Animus in XVII the Star is a GREAT sign; he doesn’t usually hang out in such a “feminine” sign, but today he is enjoying it (I know I am! Grin.) Things are looking up on all horizons for little Mr. Animus, and he’s feeling good about Life, if not so much about his health. But then, you can do too much (except for his health,” and I don’t WANT to be that kind of an old fucking geezer, so Fuck That! and feel good about the day anyway. LOL. My Anima is still hanging out in IX the Hermit, and I am content to let her do so to her heart’s content. Go, be silent and acquire wisdom! Grin! LOL, Our engine for today is that Love Machine, the Queen of Hearts, who is more than just that; she is also emotional and intuitive, and therefore something of a witch. So it pays to pay attention around her, because she can cause tricky things to appear and disappear if your Will isn’t under firm direction, and easily swayed by Desire. So there we have it. Info on the cards to follow, as I am keeping my contribution short today. I ask the Cosmos to give us ALL an opportunity to experience TRUE Communion today. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!! 
XVII the Star - “The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty.” No astrologer will hesitate to recognize Venus. “The Star is the étoile flamboyante, which appears in Masonic symbolism, but has been confused herein.” (W.) And “gifts of the spirit,” which au fond [at bottom] means beauty, are the gifts administered by Venus, who in the solar system hands over the vibrations or ‘gifts’ coming from the Sun, to our Earth. The picture on the card shows it quite clearly: a naked girl, demonstrating undoubtedly the beauty of the human body, symbol of beauty in the nature of man, pouring “the fluids of Life upon the Earth (and the sea: i.e. into soul and body — Th.) from two cups, the one of gold and the other of silver.” (P.) “The genius of the Sun has now descended to Earth under the form of this young girl, the image of eternal Youth.” (P.) Well, then it is the image of this planet of beauty and eternal youth, which has its place between the Sun and Mercury on one side and our Earth on the other, the third personification of the genius of the Sun. The ibis and the butterfly connect the idea ‘of immortality with this figure, in perfect accord with the mystic teaching which says, that love extends beyond the grave.” (A. E. Thierens.)                                             IX the Hermit – “P.: “Humanity fulfilling the function of God the Holy Spirit. The human creative force.” Indeed this is clearly Sagittarius for every astrologer. The author might have mentioned in the same line that the Hierophant (Leo) represents God the Son. The Hebrew letter Thet represents a roof and suggests the idea of safety and protection… protection ensured by wisdom.” The astrologer says: the Ninth house is the house of the Master — idea of wisdom and protection in one; the Master in fact shields his disciples like a roof… in some way.” (Ibid.) #63 Communion – (reading as the Queen of Cups) – 
“The personification of the soul on the house of Capricorn, the Tenth, manifesting into the world that which it carries. As such this queen is to us the image of the married woman and the mother and of all that which woman can give to man and mankind, by her virtue both of soul and body. So the card must also mean the realization of hopes and wishes, consequently success, etc. The ‘wisdom’ is here more of the practical blend, usefulness, knowing how to act with care and prudence. The card may represent a woman, or an impersonal power or authority, which the Querent has to obey, or to whom it will be to his advantage to submit. It expresses a tendency to go out into the world and make a name and position for oneself, and indicates the right moment to do so. It is fairly certain that it will ensure some publicity, renown, fame, or even glory or theatrical success, but of ‘scandal’ we see no indication whatever in the card itself, though of course ‘publicity’ connected with very evil influences might end in something like that. In such cases, however, we must not ascribe the effect to the card, which means publicity, but to that of the evil influences. It is a mistake, which we very often meet in the traditional interpretations, to ascribe effects, resulting from certain combinations of influences to one card which is only one of the composing causes.” (Ibid.)    


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