Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 14/12/2017; the deck today is one of my favorites; *Tarot Illuminati* by Erik C. Dunne & Kim Huggens (text.) This was Erik’s breakout fabulous first deck, which he followed up with the even more gorgeous (& outlandish! Grin) *Apokalypsis Tarot.* Kim’s writing matches the art, it is sublime yet accessible to all. Everyone should have at least one of Erik’s deck, and if you want a hint, try *Tarot Illuminati.* His first deck has a kind of excitement that the 2nd is too accomplished to want to follow.
I love them both, but the try the 1st first. Grin. (Pssst! And DO buy it; some day in the not-so-distant future these are going to be very pricey collectors’ items.) Onward & Upward! The draw for today is as follows: Sulfur = III the Empress; Mercury = XIX the Sun, and Salt = the Princess of Wands. I grin a bit wryly; last week’s session of transvestism must have really given my Anima a kick, because we are doing it again today. (Note that I do not say it gave my Animus a kick. Do you know how HEAVY those fuckin’ brocaded, heavy silk dresses ARE? LOL.) IF I’m not mistaken, this is the exact couple we were doing in drag, as well. SO, we are back for a visit with Ma & Pa ‘Lets-Try-Each-Other’s-Persona.’ Okay, I can grok it, “groove on it,” even if I’m not particularly appreciative of OR gifted at doing drag. Actually, I wouldn’t know; I’ve never had to voice my objections more strongly than a form, “Not for me, thanks.” However, that being said, there is a LOT of advantage in wearing III the Empress’s dress today; I re-enter “fecundity” in some manner so as to profit from its actions in my life today. Now what those actions, and fecundity, are going to be is entirely out in the open in my Anima, who is carrying the Light, the Promise and the energy of XIX the Sun, in its entire full-rayed splendor. XIX the Sun card is what I call a friendly, well intentioned “kick in the butt” to “Get Up! Get Active! It’s a New Day! Go, Sunbeam for Ra, Go! Yaay!” That always smiling and friendly high school coach who caringly yet gleefully put you through physical Hell is an apt comparison. Grin. Being born as a desert lizard (Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.,) I love the Sun AND the sun. However, those high, dry altitudes are very conducive to psychic overload, which I did reach several times along the Path during my years of captivity in the land of the Babylonians (smirk.) Cosmic, gene-altering radiation isn’t the only thing from which the atmosphere is meant to protect us. (In My Experience, of course.) At any rate, I’m a big fan of XIX but I am also VERY careful not to “overexpose” myself,
either physically, mentally or spiritually. DO you remember some film image of a rabid dog slavering its way down some dusty hot street in some country town? Yep, you, too, could need to be put down if you overload and take your Tarot deck, some ’shrooms, some LSD, and some wine to the mountains (3,255 meters) on a HOT day. Go ahead, try your luck and let me know. Grin. In this instance, however, I can only see the Sun as benevolent & most-welcome. With the sheer force of the star and her Will my Anima can direct that VAST potential towards today’s necessity of “finding the fecund footpath.” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Flying along, we find our “engine” for today, our power source, the “recommended” Energy with which I can make this particular manifestation take breath & come to life; the Princess of Wands. We have all met this Princess before, n’est-ce pas? “He or she requires little in the way of affirmation or approval. Perhaps a mischief-maker, often an innovator or inventor, the energy represented by this card will only serve others until he or she figures out how to get others to serve him/her.” (www.tarot.com) So, keep a third eye on the Energy source today, non? Yes! I mean, Oui! She can be tricky, self-serving & deceitful, although her energy output is most precious. I rather like the reading today, not too sour, not too sweet; “Ahhh,” sighed Goldilocks, “just right!” LOL. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!
III The Empress – “This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is The Empress who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, The Empress is the source of our embodiment and of natural Law. She might even be called "The Great Recycler." (Ibid) XIX the Sun – “The Sun card is about the self -- who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. The Sun's radiance is where one's original nature can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls. Under the light of the Sun, life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth, and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It's as if this card is saying "You can do no wrong -- it's all to the good!" (Ibid) Princess of Wands – “ This person's freedom is so important they would rather go as a peasant among strangers than inherit a fortune with strings attached. Don't be fooled by this humble appearance. This person is a future captain of industry or world leader, now serving an apprenticeship. These people are sometimes seen planting a staff like a flagpole into the earth in the far off wilderness (where they can start fresh without having to make any compromises). You could think of this card as a wild card.” (Ibid)