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Friday, December 22, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 23/12/2017. The deck today is the *Isis Tarot de Marseille* straight from the Ginza in Japan. Unlike the Japanese art culture, it is, surprisingly, Bright, Shiny, Obvious & without subtlety, as if it was made for “the dim of vision.” LOL. I think it would be a marvelous deck to have when you move your 5 year-old out of bright & shiny Lenormand cards into ‘hir’ first TdeM deck. Grin. If you are an adult and want this kind of deck, I suggest the Jodorowsky/Camoin, or the Ben-Dov, or any of a thousand others that may suit your particular kink. My draw for today is as 
follows: Archetype of the Day = XII Le Pendu; Animus = 2 of Batons; Anima = 6 of Swords, and my Angelarium® oracular card is Zachriel, the Angel of Memory. “Eternally lost, Zachriel carelessly winds and unwinds the threads of thought. Memory has no worries or concerns. You are safe to wrap yourself in the bands of time-gone-by as well. It is warm and safe with the fog of Zachriel. All you know greets you, longs for you. ¶ The power of remembrance is balanced by the power of forgetfulness. Pouring memory into the cup of forgetfulness makes room for new memory. Zachriel is the Angel of all memory, even memory lost. IF you take something with you, you must also leave something behind. Signs: A knot, a loom, a maze.” (LWB, *Angelarium®*.) I hope you will forgive me, but I am simply NOT motivated this morning to forge a personal reading out of the draw. Therefore, I shall add several information citations on the cards, and wish you a good day until we reach tomorrow together. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL that Oomph! of motivation that may be lacking to us today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!                                                                          XII Le Pendu (The Hanged Man) – 
“This twelfth sign of house, closing the cycle of the zodiac, means loss to the outer world, solution, handing over the results of one cycle to the following one, whence comes the meaning of treachery in common astrology. This house contains the things which we have not yet mastered and those whom we have failed to understand or who have failed to understand us. So either this remains for the next cycle, or it will tempt us to waste our last forces. In the eyes of the world it is the sign of waste, spoil, mishap. Viewed from the other side it is the sign of the Golem, in which the outer world loses its importance or even reality, and the consciousness is opened to inner truth. This is the reversing of consciousness, which makes things change their significance in such a way that they appear to turn upside down: the world is now viewed from the other side. And this is the significance of the hanged man.” (“The General Book of the Tarot” by A.E.  Thierens.)                                                2 of Batons – “Air on the Second house, that of Taurus, which explains at once the latter significances ascribed to the card by some authors; the other category of definitions derives from the earthy nature of the Second house, which, put into the tone of the airy element, may cause something of the oppression, which the heaviness of this fixed and earthy house exercises on the mind. It is the impression of heaviness, of a load on the back, which easily may attain the more concise form of a fear, a gloom, a feeling of being downcast, impotent, weak and not able to resist 
circumstances. So it may signify the pressure of material conditions, the responsibility imparted by riches, but also projects or conceptions of an economical nature and the idea of capital and capitalizing. Further the combination of the principles of air with the house of Taurus must give music, and we may be sure that this card always has some significance in that way and in the sphere of art intellectually and in general. This is a very important significance.” (Ibid.)      6 of Swords – “This is the element of Earth on the Sixth house, and the Virgo-particulars expressed in 'earth' become the 'ways' that carry the message from the center, the heart, to the parts of the system. So it is the nervous system and the arterial system in the animal and human body. Thus it must be the way or path leading out into the world from our house or living place. This explains what tradition says about envoy and emigration, though the latter is somewhat far-fetched, and not in every instance will the way lead so far as that or the path be trodden until we meet with a 'proposal of love.' But it is true, that the effect of that which this card represents may go far and in general signifies the message in the sphere of matter (Mercury is lord of this house), the message materialized. And this explains why tradition says it means 'apparition'--'publication'--'constitution' etc. It is quite correct therein. The message is conveyed by means of the way, path, canalization, etc., and appears in some effect or other. So it may even be a vision or materialization from the 'other side.' It may also, however, be the passing over to that side, the crossing of the Styx, which seems to be indicated by the picture of this card. The cusp of the seventh house in the horoscope is 'the end,' in the same way as the ascendant is 'the beginning.' Though tradition has not rendered it so, this card must in many instances have the significance of passing away.” (Ibid.) 









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