Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 07/09/2017. Today’s deck is the *Tarot of the Sephiroth* by Dan Staroff, J. Mori & J. Stockwell. “Yes, Mark, we all know how much you like it. Shut your piehole and move on, eh?” Grin. Okay, Onward & Upward! My draw this morning is: Sulfur = XI Justice; Mercury = XVII the Star, and Salt = the Ace of Wands. Perhaps it is apparent, but I woke in a critical & combative mood this morning, I don’t know why. I had no stressful dreams I can recall, other than trying to discourage my wife from feeding me rounds of dripping buffalo mozzarella in bed. LOL, who KNOWS what that meant; probably me being critical of myself for not having the body of a 25 year-old any more. Grin. However, I did notice it right away, and took steps to change it with a little prayer & meditation. Thank Atum-Re for the small adjustments, too. 
Perhaps this is a good indicator of starting the day with XI Justice as my Sulfur: my Animus inhabits a familiar and welcome avatar/archetype. “Instruction through guidance (as opposed to the instruction through example of The Hermit.) The execution of plans, from inception, past the logical conclusion, to their ultimate results or repercussions. Informed decision making, and reaping the rewards or suffering the consequences of responding well or poorly to the demands of those decisions. Laying down the law and adhering to it.” (LWB) That is a simple but workable definition/description for this Sephira, and the one I intend to work with today. No long reach into the exotic esoterica for me today, I’m feeling a bit on the short side. In “contrast,” my Anima is indwelling in XVII the Star today. “Reaching for the heavens in the waters of the original self. 
The maiden is reflected in those waters, but searches the heavens beyond her world. This is hope – the hope to remain connected, or reconnect to the original self throughout the process of manifestation in the physical realm. She is the fisher AND the hook. The form in which she is encapsulated also appears in the Fool card and, embellished by the natural formation of growth, in the Universe card.” (Ibid.) This sounds appropriate for my Anima today – she is cruising in low gear, I can feel it. With Animus in XI Justice, my Anima feels as if she can skate today with little effort, pinning her hopes on Hope. I believe it to be a reasonable assumption; I can feel no storms brewing, nor even any dust-devils or waterspouts. It feels like a calm day, and I intend to keep it that way. I shall, however, be planning furiously in my brain some way to deepen, lengthen & broaden my spiritual existence in the material world. If I could act like the Cheshire Cat, fading into and out of existence, I would like to try that for a day to see if there were further links “in there.” Grin. My Hope is entirely dependent today on my Animus keeping up his efforts as Justice; therefore though he day is calm, with the addition of the Ace of Wands as my Salt, the Catalyst, the 
Energy kicks into High and the day can best be spent searching for new ways to express my spiritual growth, my desire for it, as well as enlarging my capabilities to actively step OUT of my life and judge it from an “objective” viewpoint, as much as is possible. Moving along to take a look at my energy source today, I come to the Ace of Wands as my Salt, the catalyst for the sulfur and mercury already in the alembic, me. “The astrological attribution for this Ace is ALL of the Fire signs, and the key symbols on the card are the 10 yods & the yod on the Wand. This is the source of spirit, volatility, and vitality. This is Energy itself. It sits in Kether. This is the place of unbridled power, of pure energy. As a constructive force, it is ‘the burning bush;’ as a destructive force, a nuclear explosion. A snake appears out of a controlled fire in a stone receptacle which is housed inside a cave under a mound. On top is found the “burning bush.’” (Paraphrased from the LWB.) It is a HIGH DC current energy force, and while it is sometimes good to have more than you need, FAR beyond the needs I expect to have today. I hope – unless an unexpected event or manifestation arrives and demands sudden, high-level functioning and the appropriate current. “On verra . . . .” I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL a surfeit of Energy today if our circumstances require it. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!!   


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