Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 26/10/2017; only 5 more days to find that perfect succubus/incubus to attach to a parent or step-parent! Grin. The deck today is *The Vampire Tarot* by Robert M. Place. It comes with a good-sized eponymous book, VERY informative for most people who aren’t familiar with the original Bram Stoker novel. I truly love this Tarot deck, and would recommend it regardless as it reads like an oiled oracle, good indeed. My draw today is: Sulfur = XVII the Star; Mercury = XI Strength, and Salt = the Ace of Swords. Despite the characterizations, I see the reading in totality as an entirely upbeat & positive day, powered by the essence of intellectual nature on the threshold of realization. Excellent, indeed. Here are the opening entries for each card in the book, “The Vampire Tarot” (by Robert M. Place, St. Martin’s, New York, 2009.) They make for good places to start off a meditation on the quality/ies therein.
XVII the Star – “And you, their best beloved one, are now to me, flesh of my flesh; blood of my blood; kin of my kin; my bountiful winepress for a while; and shall be later on my companion and my helper” - Dracula speaking to Mina during the baptism of blood” from Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’.” XI Strength – “Listen to them, the
children of the night. What music they make.” – Dracula, speaking of the wolves (Ibid.) The Ace of Swords –
“This card depicts an ornate example of the Indian kukri. The kukri is a chopping or slashing knife, like the one that Jonathan Harker used to cut off Dracula’s head. As a symbol of the element Air and the thinking function, the kukri’s connection with the head is fitting, although humorous. This card represents a clear positive thought or a new idea. It is a card of inspiration, vision, and direction.” (Ibid.) I am keeping it ultra-short today, simply because. Grin. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL a sense of intellectual precision and brevity today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!