Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 20/09/2017. My Blessed Fields of the West! Only 10 more days until October (my favorite month) and then 30 more days until the best holiday of the year, Samhain/Halloween. I’m so excited I can hardly keep my wrinkled, leathery wings still & folded! Do your Samhain shopping now! Grin. The deck today is, of course, the *Egipcios Kier Tarot* by J. Iglesias Janeiro, LWB by Stuart R. Kaplan. Far better than the LWB, however, is a book (en Español,) “La Cábala de Predicción” by J. Iglesias Janeiro himself. (If you can’t read Spanish, there is always Google translate. Grin. And actually, Spanish is so English-friendly you will recognize many of the words. ) Onward and Upward! The draw today is: Sulfur = XXI Transformation; Mercury = IV
the Emperor, and Salt = #47 Conjecture. I like today’s draw for several reasons: firstly, I notice that my Anima has moved out of the rather overdramatic birth of a new manifestation/effort started in XVI the Obelisk (the Tower) yesterday and I was in IV. Today, she has moved into IV and I have skedaddled up to XXI Transformation; I feel as if I’m sitting in the catbird’s seat. LOL. I particularly like the XXI of this deck; I would much rather hear speak of transformation than I would of arrival. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Arrival at a destination, but here the Destination IS a bit more important than the fact of arrival. Transformation; even the word breathes a kind of excitement and an air of expectation. I can state for a Fact that the reason I am sticking around this gimcrack sideshow on a rundown midway is that I firmly believe that upon checking out, I will be given, because I have earned it, a “new suit of clothes.” I particularly like this card in the Kier deck; it is both cosmic and whimsical at the same time. "Arcanum XXI: Transmutation - in the act of transmuting. It is a symbol of the mystery which operates the changes encrypted in the letter Shin. It represents the principle of the Word in its triple function of creative, renovating and conservative power, the cosmogonic matrix in childbirth, the faculty from which it is possible to be bull, lion, eagle and man. Modeling attribute: Aquarius, Neptune's abode. On the Spiritual Plane is the immortality of the soul, the evolution of ideas, the power to manifest life in infinite forms. In the Mental plane it represents the principle of supreme knowledge as the origin of all knowledge; the bliss. In the Physical Plane, it tends to the processes that favor the stimulus, the inspirations,
the rewarding work, the generous rewards, the acts that tend to improvement. Axiom transcendent: "The sun rises, and the sun sets, and again it returns to its place where it becomes born.” As an element of prediction, promises long life, inheritance, distinctions, victories, enjoyment of honest delights, rivals who dispute affections, friends who watch over us; obstacles, and an ability to overcome them; uncertain situations, and contingencies that clarify them." ("La Cábala de Predicción" by J. Iglesias Janeiro; Kier, Buenos Aires, 1984.) Moving along, in my Anima’s overnight transformation from calamity to IV the Emperor she has managed to make an almost unthinkable jump, and I’m terribly proud that she has developed to the point where she can follow the Path that she deems best for our eventual Apotheosis. She works in concert with my Animus, OF COURSE, and with the “superego” of the combined me, “me” as I experience myself, holds the third and final key to our union. (I also hold the tie-breaking vote; LOL.) By Set’s testicles! I sound like a schizoid loony-tune, don’t I? LOL, well, so be it. I’m too clever to let “them” diagnose me with it. Grin. “Arcanum IV: The Emperor in the act of governing his domains. It is a symbol of the principle of unity materialized, the will, authority and power codified in the letter Daleth. It represents the intelligible reality and tangible reality, the absolute principle emanating its powers. Modeling attribute: Uranus in Aquarius. In the Spiritual Plane it is the constant materialization of the divine virtue in man, the hierarchical progression in which life manifests itself. In the Mental plane, it represents the four concordances of Affirmation and Denial, Discussion and Solution in their work of concretion. In the Physical Plane it tends to the realization of the material things, the crystallization of effort and the attainment of power. Axiom transcendent: "To the work of your hands, give blessing, and
in the work of thought, put heart.” As an element of prediction it promises material achievements, foundations for higher enterprises, favorable results in the effort invested and difficult conditions to achieve them. Friendships are, simultaneously, help and obstacle, and luck is propitious and adverse at the same instant.” (Ibid.) Yes, indeed, isn’t it. Never rely on luck; it will leave you at the altar 100% of the time. And finally arriving at the engine room of our Solar Barque today, I see that #47 Conjecture is running the astral paddlewheels today. I find that somewhat amusing, as we have met Conjecture before, and he is a “curious” kind of guy. “Arcanum #47 Conjecture - as an act of knowledge. It symbolizes the human virtue of knowing by inspiration. Modeling attribute: It is associated to the Moon, the letter Q and the number 2. It represents the principle of deduction as a lighting element. Transcendent Axiom: "To be radiance in the light, and heat in the fire, is your mission for now," and as an element of prediction, it promises new Lights, new teachings, afflictions of spirit, hopes in maturity, coming joys or sorrows, support of relatives, virtuous & durable loves." Now THAT is a curious place to hope to find a surplus of Energy, isn’t it? Yes, I thought so, too. Grin. But as the card “says,” it is an act of knowledge, and more knowledge is always a source of more power, enough to run our Barque down the River. “So Let It Be Written; So Let It Be Done!” GRIN. I ask the Cosmos to grant us all a grand Curiosity today about the roots of our power. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!!