Friday, November 24, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 24/11/2017; my apologies for the late hour of the post, but I slept an extra 2.5 – 3 hrs. extra last night. I had passed a “nuit blanche” the night before, and then cooked all day for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday evening. By the time I went to bed, I was more than exhausted, and slept like a rock. Sigh, Thanksgiving. Grin. We spent a wonderful evening with our “famille composée* and it was probably the best Thanksgiving I have spent in a very long time. This is in large part due to the influence on my growth of the Sacred Tarot, for which I am eternally thankful. Today’s deck is the *Ibis Tarot* by Josef Machynka, my 2nd all-time favorite Egyptian deck, 1st for Egyptian-themed; for ‘suitless’ Tarot, it is, hands down, the *Egipcios Kier* deck. Onward & Upward! My draw for today is as follows: Sulfur = I the Magician; Mercury = XIII the Reaping Skeleton, and Salt = the Warrior of Scepters (Knight of Wands.) I like this draw quite a bit, and it is indeed very current. My Animus in Magician is wonderful as, following a “directive,” I have decided to open my being to the Universe even wider than before (which I thought was pretty spectacular, but it was pointed out I was trying to control it, as well.) I am taking steps into a future “project,” or manifestation, about which I had serious critical doubts, all based, as I see it now, on Fear. I am combining my new directive to “Open Up, dammit!” with the original purpose of “this time around through the cards” I wanted to as-exclusively-as-possible pursue the Path of opening up and doing more work on the most neglected suit in my life, Cups. In this 
new light, I see today’s Magician as me stepping out and putting my faith & heart & will into new manifestations I was previously unwilling to employ. This is where my Anima s rowing the barque today; in XII the Reaping Skeleton, it is “goodbye!” to the old patterns to be reborn into the new. This is actually a passport to enter the Land of Light, rather than anything sinister or medieval denoted by the pictured calcium formation (Grin.) My Anima grooves on our passport; I have, as far back as I can remember, not had a lot of fear of D(d)eath, and for the most part have always intensely yearned to get the hell out of this dusty, abandoned side-tracked railway station that we are on and get “back to the City,” so to speak. LOL. Even as a child of around 3 years of age, my parents tell me that the “continuation of the voyage” preoccupied me and stamped my general rebellion against being in this world at all. GRIN. Yeah, THAT sounds like me.  (Snark.)  Rowing our barque on down the Styx, we come to the engine room of our luxury liner today, and find our Energy is coming through the agency of XXV the Warrior of Scepters (Knight of Wands.) I tend to think of the Knight as the good-boy version of that “Bad Boy” that all the girls are supposed to love. Grin. He’s got WAY too much energy for a single person, and the closest I can come to imagining him as a known meme would be the Road Runner (vs. Wile E. Coyote) from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Beep-Beep!! LOL. “The workings of Air by a special and mighty agent--for this the knight is in all cases--on the houses of water, here the Fourth and the Twelfth, causes turbulence, motion, emotion (though it must be borne in mind, that it is not emotion in itself); the action of the air on the water causes waves.” (A. E. Thierens.)
 Consequently, I have no lurking apprehensions concerning sudden losses of “current” in the “electricity system” today. I shall append short takes on these cards after I “sign off.” It really WAS a feast of Thanksgiving and love last evening; our “selected with care” family was here, ranging in age from 96 to 21, all close friends (thick & thin tested, Magus-approved) we have developed over the last 14 years or less, since my arrival in France as matter of fact. I don’t know that I have EVER had so much Love around a table as we had last night; in its own way, it verified in 24 carat gold that the Path I have been following since my first introduction to the Sacred Tarot so many years ago, is certifiably the correct one, proved by the Happiness it brought to everyone. No one could ask for more on a day meant to celebrate our thanks to the Cosmos for the gifts of and in our lives. I ask that Cosmos to please grant us ALL a deeper appreciation of the Light so freely given to us. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!                                                                                                           I the Magician – “The first sign or house in the Zodiac is the first step in the direction of Manifestation, and Aries is the High Priest as well as Avidya or Ignorance, standing before, c.q. above cognition. Potency and power are its attributes, because all and everything is immanent in this stage of Beginning. Power abstract, undeveloped, simple, but for that reason mightier than every detail or phenomenon, and the master of Nature. The ultra-positive, the very superior, and in the lower human sense the ultra-egotistical.” (“The General Book of the Tarot” by A. E. Thierens.)          XIII the Reaping Skeleton – “The ancient edition of this card shows the figure harvesting heads and limbs of human bodies upon a field. This may be an expression of an old superstition, which said that those limbs with which man sinned would grow out of his grave. Probably a distorted teaching of the Law of Karma or cosmic reaction, which is also ruled by 
Saturn, at least in the execution. And in this function he is the old God of Israel, whose law was "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But Saturn is more. He is the planet or cosmic function (let us say planet for convenience sake) of Formation, which means also determination in Place and Time, limitation, definition, etc.” (Ibid)   XXV the Warrior of Scepters – “ The workings of Air by a special and mighty agent--for this the knight is in all cases--on the houses of water, here the Fourth and the Twelfth, causes turbulence, motion, emotion (though it must be borne in mind, that it is not emotion in itself); the action of the air on the water causes waves. In the case of the fourth house the knight relates to family matters or household conditions, eventually the father, to internal conditions in society or groups of people. It must further relate to memories and the past in general, because it means the awakening of the sentiments. The traditional conclusions have been drawn evidently in the negative for the greater part, in consideration of the fact that the sentiments generally are misleading. That they give reason for many changes is quite true.” (Ibid)   


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