Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 02/11/2017; now that the folly & fun of Halloween has passed, it’s time to sober up, become religiously intolerant, and start consuming to make those Thanksgiving retailers happy campers. The assault of the holidays begins, and with it the double-whammy of its nervous excitation and its concomitant depression. Try to forget “retail” if you can this holiday season; make yourself happy along with the others with whom you wish to share your life & your joy. We have it extra-heavy-duty here in France for Christmas; as there is no official Thanksgiving here, the PUSH for Christmas begins now – TWO months of it. Argghhh! I’m almost surprised they don’t publicize the depression angle in January as well! Grin. Today’s deck is *The Rosetta Tarot: Papyrus Edition* by M. M. Meleen, along with its guide, “Book M: Liber Mundi” by Ms. Meleen, Atu House, Barre, 2015. This is one of my preferred decks because of its incredible energy, intuitive ability and vivacity (which, I am not unaware, come from me); I find it to be always spot-on unveiling and translating the currents of my subconscious and what streams of divinity I can summon up to interact with it. Some decks can help you dive deeper into yourself than others because of the triggers it sets off; this is one of those, for me. Onward and Upward! My draw today is: Sulfur = 0 the Fool; Mercury = XX the Aeon, and Salt = the Princess of Swords. I’m in a heavy mood, which the cards HAVE lightened slightly. My arthritis and rheumatism haven’t taken the day off; in fact, they have returned to “work” with a newborn vigor, and I can only take so many painkillers before I skirt the edge of disaster. My morning prayers were shortened, as a result, but Divinity came through for me anyway (of course) and helped lighten my mood with this rather cheery, busy reading. Wow, everything is geared up for HIGH energy today in these cards, and I must say I am more pleased than woeful at the prospect. Nothing is as DULL as being stuck in a
morning funk all day long. Well, to combat that right of the bat, my Animus comes through in the archetype of 0 the Fool. “Pisces going to Aries, on the other hand Uranus/Mercury standing for curiosity, spontaneity, madness. Element: the Air. Tree of Life: Kether going to Chokmah. Element: Air. Number: 0 as nothing and beginning of it all. The Fool is the symbol of true innocence, a perfect state of joy and freedom, the sure feeling to be one with the spirit of life, at any time. The Fool has the number 0, for someone ready to go in any direction, open to all possibilities. He belongs nowhere, has no past, but an infinite future. Every moment is a new beginning. In Arabic letters the 0 has the shape of an egg, the symbol for the origin of life. The Fool is change, motion and the readiness to jump into life, with no cares ever. The Fool knows no difference between possibility and reality, the zero means a total lack of hope and fear, the Fool suspects and plans nothing. He reacts directly to the current situation, nothing is calculated, nothing is hidden. In most decks the Fool is shown with an animal, as a symbol of nature, the animal soul in perfect harmony with the spirit that just follows its instincts. The Fool is courage, optimism and the belief in life and himself. When times are hard, and we suffer the pressure of 'being reasonable' or denying our instincts, the Fool reminds us that our inner person knows best what to do. 'Always trust your instincts'... Drive: Changes, movement, the innocence of a child. Light: The positive break up of structures and limitations, selfless idealism, endless fantasy, optimism, trust to instincts. Shadow: The negative loss of structures, (lack of response,) useless daydreaming, infantilism." ("Raven" @ www.corax.com) I’m glad to have the energy available, believe me. Moving on, we find that my Anima has taken up her part of the effort by representing XX the Aeon in the position of the alchemical Mercury. This is, of course, a high release of transformative energy, a self-sizing up moment before, summoning all available energies; we make the jump into the translation to a higher level of being.
“Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius as a symbol of liberation and redemption. Element: Fire. Tree of Life: From Malkuth to Hod. Element: Fire. Number: 20 as 10 x 2 with the cross sum 2, the revelation of destiny. The Aeon is the trump of time and the changes dictated by the times, it addresses finality and destruction as well as liberation, hope and redemption. The Aeon is the symbol for the Rise of the Phoenix; it stands for a time of insight, the true understanding of the circle of life, of growing and fading. The card tells us that we should leave our 'frog perspective' and watch the things from a higher level, that the time has come to face the new, that we need a good overview to build our 'Utopia'. In older decks the Aeon is called 'Judgment', dealing with resurrection and redemption. The limitation of this view is the involuntary association to a 'court of law', to the Christian concept of a 'Resurrection' where the pious may rise and the rest must burn. Although trump XX indeed does imply a judgement, it wouldn't be appropriate to restrict this meaning with such a superstitious simplification. Drive: Birth, renewal, transformation, the realization of Utopia. Light: Knowledge of coherences, widened perception and the liberation of hidden abilities. Shadow: wrong identification, self-deception." (Ibid) Thus, coming to the last card in our mini-tour of Fate’s Factory, we find my Salt for the day, the Catalyst which shall react with the two Elements to produce my “P-Stone” and the pattern I should yearn to vibrate with today. It’s a Wowser! Being the Princess of Swords, the “throne of the Ace of Swords,” thus intimately linked to ALL of the qualities of the Air
suit. “The Princess of Swords (AKA the Princess of the Rushing Winds) is; Malkuth in the Tree of Life. In astrology: Venus in the Air signs. Element and world: The Earth in the Airs of Yetzirah. The Princess of Swords is the earthy child of her element, the wind over the grounds of Assiah. Her logic can be destructive; she is perceptive, serious and rigorous, yet she can show the characteristics of a child that lacks morality and nobility. Therefore, the Princess of Swords can get stubborn and cruel, and while beginning to think independently about something, she can turn very discriminating and egoistic, showing aggressivity whenever the result is not to her delight. In the Earth, all the free qualities of Air get suppressed and restricted. At her best, the Princess of Swords can be very practical and clever, showing fine skills when dealing with material matters or conflicting opinions, she can be generous and kind once she lost the inner fear and insecurity that results from the natural incompatibility between Earth and Air. Drive: Impulsive, curious. Light: Careful, courageous, and serious. Shadow: Malicious, cruel, spiteful, wasteful, failure to recognize facts, aggression, destruction.” (Ibid) As you can read, she is a firebrand, a loose cannon, and while carrying whole quarries of Energy, she is also a dangerous gal with whom to play. So I’ll need to watch my P’s & Q’s on whatever adventure awaits me today (and I think I already know where it is that I am going . . . thank Osiris! (More reading and learning for my upcoming initiation, as well as some actual, physical, go & do stuff that will need to be prepared.) I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL a day of surprising turns of events which are of great joy. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!