Thursday, December 21, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 21/12/2017; the deck today is the *Night Sun Tarot* by Fabio Listrani. Fabulous deck; I received his new *Santa Muerte* (that’s NOT a typo) and BOTH decks are unique and Winners. I suggest that you pick up either or both decks; they are emotionally and intuitively “deeply tuned,” and the two decks are completely different in style, a real feat for the artist, as if Pollack was able to paint a Vermeer (sortakindayougetit.)  Fabio does a lot of graphic novel work, so he likes both color and shadow. Onward and Upward! I remind you that I’m now using the “Considerations of Ani” spread that I constructed starting yesterday, to which I shall sometimes add an Angelarium® card to signify one thing or another; this card is optional. If you use this spread yourself, any oracular deck can be used in that optional fourth position; (it is a straight-line spread, no need for the whirligigs and volute curves here, thenkyew! Grin.) I have drawn for today: Archetype = V the Hierophant; Animus = 6 of Pentacles; Anima = 6 of Wands, and my Angelarium® card for the Hierophant today is Leliel, the Angel of Night. (*Angelarium: Oracle of Emanations* by Peter Mohrbacher & Eli Minaya.) V the Hierophant walks on Path between Chokmah and Chesed, Active Intellect and Active Emotion, Wisdom and Loving-kindness/Mercy. This path is, oddly enough, correspondent to Leliel, the Angel of Night. “A fleeting spirit who dances across the sky, beautiful but aloof. Stars fill the tresses of Leliel’s hair. The night passes whether we are lost to quiet murmurs of sleep or staring out at a darkened expanse of sky. For everything you see, there are a thousand things unseen. You witness the glimmer, the gleaming [but you do not truly see –mm,) of what is truly there.” (Angelarium® LWB) Perhaps for the “sleeping, unconscious” quality of the Hierophant and his need for structure and rules? Hmm . . . I cannot be 100% sure, but then again, whenever are we except when we are being self-critical? LOL. As for the Archetype, this is probably the most 
concise description of this “card” I have found so far: “The Hierophant is a symbol for a world of belief and confession, may it be a church, a sect or an occult society. He's the pope, the druid or the High Priest in a system of creeds and dogmas. He represents the religious and intellectual tradition of a person, and may be the one the person is born to or possibly the one he has chosen by himself. In the positive aspect, the Hierophant represents the search for knowledge and illumination, the desire to study creed and dogma instead of simply accepting them, to research and achieve further development. It also stands for the deep fulfillment someone can find when really trusting their own beliefs. In a negative view, the Hierophant can stand for bigotry, the blind faith in dogma, intolerance towards everything different from the own confession. It can also mean gullibility, running to any kind of new belief just because the traditional one is suddenly considered boring or unsatisfying.” (*Raven* @ Yep, that’s our overdressed mahatma in Rome, alright. And all the others, as well; everyone popes in their own right, SO THEY CRY, and of course with that kind of self-appointed greatness comes a need for control and ALL of your money. Grin. Yeah, okay, I’m letting my anti-religion stance breakdance its way through the card, but I do have the other, more reasonable meaning on file, as well. (By the way, it isn’t so much that I’m anti-religions per se or anti-religious. I am simply horrified & revolted at the HYPOCRISY of “faith” in our time. I myself practice the outer forms of an inner faith; as you may have surmised, I am a Kemetic, a follower of the ancient religion of Egypt. And no, it isn’t pantheism or idolatry or a stadium full of deities; ALL of the Egyptian gods are “facets,” or reflections of the various attributes of one god, RA, who was born of the thought of Atum, the self-realized & self-created, and with whom he combined to form Atum-Ra, the original being, the self-created, God. He then proceeded to materialize his various needs and wants to populate his new universe, and thus the gods were born, aspects of Ra himself. It is a highly esoteric belief system:
 it is a “gnostic” position I can work with; not a grab bag of stolen bits and pieces from every religion at hand, given a new coat of sheep’s blood paint and called christianity.) Whew! Well, that wasn’t off-topic AT ALL, was it? LOL.  This is my Feather of Truth today, and the Archetype upon which I need to focus today. As for myself, my Animus is represented in the 6 of Pentacles and my Anima is in the 6 of Wands – ‘Sixland’ for me, today, it seems.  The qualities of ALL 6s in the minor suits are Stability, Solidity, Generosity, Change of Attitude regarding Material Needs, Adjustment of the meaning of “Value.” For the 6 of Pentacles, this is a good rundown on the general persona; “The Six of Pentacles moves the desperate folks from the five to either a place where they have recouped their loss to such an extent that, remembering well their own hard times, extend a helping hand to others who are now in that sorry state, or they have humbled themselves and are now willing to accept the help now offered. Either way, it shows the result of the change in material circumstance reflected in the five. The lessons of the loss have been learned, however, as the beneficiary often holds a scale in which he measures his giving. He knows not to overextend his own limitations lest he find himself back at the struggling five himself. In the exchange we see in the six, both parties benefit, both are nurtured, both are blessed . . . .” As for my Anima, she’s still hanging out in Wands for the moment; she doesn’t reside there, but I think she’s a bit enamored with that untrustworthy firebrand, the Knight of Wands . . . I need to have a talk with Little Missy Anima tout de suite! Grin. This being said, she’s in a quite joyful place, and thus on the 6; “The Six of Wands applauds a victory and welcomes the conquering hero home. This is the welcome home parade for 
the Olympic medalists, the war survivors, or the graduate. Here you find the social rewards for your efforts and accomplishment, recognition for your achievement. While the image may seem like the giving is one-sided, it isn't. It's a mutual, reciprocal event. While the one receiving the accolades is having his day in the sun, the crowd also benefits. Society needs heroes, not to worship, but to inspire. When someone accomplishes a great thing, it brings hope and injects enthusiasm for life and shows us that we, too, can aspire to greatness. From the competitive energy of the five, a scene where anything can happen, we now have a clear victor. Whether he was the actual winner of the game or simply being lauded for his accomplishment of making it to that level of competition doesn't matter. A hurdle has been crossed and he's grown from the challenge. The scene usually depicts a horse and rider, and like the Six of Swords, the movement shows this as a time of transition, not a destination. Therefore, while the kudos are welcome and give one a boost, they're supposed to propel one forward to the next level.” ( So there we have it; I’m in a period of readjustment of Values (TRUE!) and this is all motivation to move forward: I shall keep a careful eye on how, why, when & where V the Hierophant appears or seems to appear in these considerations, but I tend to always think of the Hierophant as a Past stage, and not anywhere I want to be now. Therefore it can only be its principles which are of use, somehow, in lensing my view of my 6 situation today, and devising a Path forward. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL a ‘Welcome Home” moment today before we again take up plans for our forward progress. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!

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