Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 30/09/2017; the deck today is the *Egipcios Kier Tarot* by J. Iglesias Janeiro. In a moment which moved the Fates to tears and terrified the very Cosmos itself, I slept in this morning, so there is no blog for today. There is a draw, of course, but no endless “death-rattle” from me detailing how I think & feel about the cards chosen; instead, I have left me out and given only the briefest of citations from “La Cábala de Predicción” by Sr. (Señor) Janeiro; Kier, Buenos Aires, 1984. As well, it is only a two-card drawing today, a return to my old format named “The Scales of Ma’at”, with the 1st card representing my Heart today and 2nd card representing the Feather of Truth, against which my Heart is weighed by Anubis in the Hall of Judgement in the presence of Osiris and Ma’at. Apep waits in the background to devour my soul if my Heart proves to be heavier than the Feather. The draw today was my Heart = X the Wheel of Fortune and the Feather of Truth = 0 the Fool. (Ha! Appropriate on both counts.) I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL a relaxed and enjoyable day. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!!
Arcanum X: The Wheel of Fortune – “. . . in his retribution work. It is a symbol of the mystery of the law of compensation, coded in the letter Lod. It represents the principle of the Verb embodied, the order and the necessity of their existence, periodicity, karma, cause and effect, the wheel of life in their infinite rounds. Attribute styler: Pluto in Scorpio. In the Spiritual Plane (it) is the succession of time and circumstances as a cause of perfection, the eternal recovery of things, the essence that vivifies and matter to vivify. In the Mental Plane it represents the induction and the deduction, the time and the interval, the generation of emotions and the regulation of passions, the projection of thought in their infinite aspects. In the Physical Plane, action and reaction, the application of the moral to the material the confrontation of deferred duties. Transcendent Axiom: "Costly is the knowledge you buy through experience, and more expensive than you need to buy. '' As an element of prediction, promises good and bad fortune, elevations and declines, legitimate possessions and dubious possessions, reconsideration of past contingencies, and circumstances that are repeated in different ways.” (Ibid.)
The Cabala is strangely silent concerning “El Cocodrilo,” or 0 the Fool, so I have taken a passage from the LWB written by Stuart R. Kaplan: 0 The Fool – (It is worth noting that in the Kier Tarot, the Fool is associated with a badly aspected Venus, not Mercury, and it’s Zodiacal sign is Pisces.) “A young man travels across water on the back of a crocodile. A leopard skin is flung over his shoulder and he holds a uas and an ankh. Priestly status is indicated by the leopard skin and the uas. The crocodile was an animal with dual character in Egyptian mythology. On one hand he was an ally of the god Seth, who destroyed Osiris and attempted to Murder Horus. When Seth fell into disgrace through his greed for power, one form he took was that of a crocodile, an animal that was greatly feared by many inhabitants on the banks of the Nile. ¶ In another attitude, however, crocodiles were venerated by many people in various regions, and it was a crime to injure or kill them. Horus (the older solar deity, not the son of Isis and Osiris, although they became identified,) rose from the primordial waters in the form of a crocodile (remember, Egypt has several origin myths,) and the crocodile was called in one hymn, “great male being.” As Sebek, the crocodile was originally a water god whose name meant “he who causes pregnancy.” In some versions of the Osirian legend, Horus took the form of a crocodile and dove into the Nile to return the parts of Osiris’ body that Seth had thrown in the river.” (LWB)