Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 22/01/2018; the deck today is the *Rosetta Tarot* by M. M. Meleen, one of my favorite decks. You have heard me rant and rave about it before, so I shan’t overpraise it now, but it is a great reading deck. It is constructed along GD lines, with a strong reference to an “Egyptian/Book of Thoth” interpretation of the cards. I find them highly intuitive and they flow easily & surely. A great deck to have, if you have the chance to obtain a deck. Onward & Upward! My draw today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XIX the Sun; B) Animus = Ace of Wands; C) Anima = 4 of Cups, and my oracular card today (from the *Oracle of Visions* by C. Marchetti,) is #22 Reflections/Looking Back/Hindsight. Considered objectively, this is a VERY good draw; I must admit, however, that an air of impatience hangs in the air, OR that could be completely my imagination. The cause of my concern is my Guiding Arcanum today, XIX the Sun. “The Sun is the symbol of life and light, for the power that always is generously given without reducing itself. The Sun will shine and give light to the earth to make all life possible. So the Sun stands for vitality and optimism, the blossoming of our nature, and is a sign that we have overcome the time of darkness and are ready to enjoy the light. But the Sun also has its negative aspects. Never forget that without the depth of water, the sun will create a desert.” (*Raven* @ www.corax.com)
It seems I have been calling on hir quite a bit lately for help illuminating things, which is hir job, after all; however I don’t want to spend the rest of my spiritual life dependent on “the” Sun, I want to be able to create “my” sun, as well. Just “feeding” off of him and not learning at the same time is a waste of “mother’s milk.” Of course I do not mean “Damn the Light!”, nor am I so far gone in a megalomaniacal fugue that I think I am God; no, I want to realize MY magical potential and progress spiritually to the point that when incarnate I am a reflection of the divine Light, from whence I issued and to which I return in a continual circle of love & growth. It is difficult to put it into a brief statement, but that will have to suffice. I wouldn’t mind being a messenger of the Divine’s love for hir creation, once I’ve had my fill of “bathing in ambrosia” and returning to the Source. This all assumes I am successful on my Journey, of course; I am happy to say that I entertain no doubt of that happy ending, but nothing is really ever over, is it? Grin. Moving on, we find that today my Animus is “on Fire,” literally, being avatared by the Ace of Wands. It would be very difficult, I would be a very “difficult” person, to not think that the Ace of Wands is a GREAT match for my Animus. Again, the word “reflection” comes to mind, even if I admit that I’m photoshopping the image the teeniest tiniest bit. Grin. . . Masks, masques e più maschere. Aries/Dragons-(Chinese) LOVE Fire, of course, and if by inference and tables of equity I followed through on this, I would be “born under” the Egyptian god Set; “Set (Seth, Setekh, Sut, Sutekh, Sety) was one of the most ancient of the Egyptian gods and the focus of worship since the Predynastic Period. As part of the Ennead of Heliopolis he was the son of Nut and Geb and the brother of Osiris, Horus the elder, Isis and Nephthys.
He was a storm god associated with strange and frightening events such as eclipses, thunderstorms and earthquakes. He also represented the desert and, by extension, the foreign lands beyond the desert. His glyph appears in the Egyptian words for "turmoil", "confusion", "illness", "storm" and "rage". He was considered to be very strong but dangerous, and strange. However, he was not always considered to be an evil being. Set was a friend of the dead, helping them to ascend to heaven on his ladder, and he protected the life giving oases of the desert, and was at times a powerful ally to the pharaoh and even the sun god Ra.” (http://ancientegyptonline.co.uk) I am not a follower of Set (I rather like that “Sutekh, hmmm . . .) but I do honor him along with the other major gods of the Heliopolitan Ennead. His description above could quite easily describe me at various earlier times of my life, and even now I am still a “stranger in a strange land.” And this is all perfectly fine with me, deeply & truly, because I feel more comfortable NOT being identified as “another member of the local tribe.” As for the Ace of Wands, it is Fire’s Egg, and I am happy to carry it. Arriving aft on the zeppelin, we arrive at the observation deck with a view as well of the engines directly astern, which today are being tended by a crew of four, the 4 of Cups. They look quite strange up there, flying above the earth, hovering and darting around the engines, pouring the waters of Life into the engines from always-full Cups – Grin. Did I mention that the zeppelin is shaped like a giant crab? LOL. Cancer is our power today, doubled-up with lunar nitroglycerin, thanks to Lady Luna and pouring generously into and out from the 4 chalices of a flow-fountain. “Four of
Cups – Luxury. Chesed in the Tree of Life, through Water. Astrology: Moon in the 3rd decan of Cancer. In the Four of Cups the emotions are stabilized. A relationship might be comfortable, but it is fixed, the zenith is already crossed and the worth is taken as granted. When there is no more risk, freedom and excitement are lost. The 4 as the number of structure and reality implies a certain authority, it provides security and order. This might be useful when it comes to Disks, but emotions can't breathe with too much control, waters will foul when kept from floating. Therefore, the Four of Cups is not quite the best choice ever, and it shows. Behind the bright glamour of the four golden cups the grey ‘tristesse’ of emptiness is already lurking. Drive: Emotional richness, stability of feelings, love without risk. Light: Maternity, protection. Shadow: Possessive 'love', restriction of others in order to satisfy one's self, or just for wrong intentions.” (Ibid) So, in other words, “Attention, Missy Anima!! Move it or Lose it!! Move or die, sweetheart. C’mon, let’s go, that’s enough.” So be it, and perhaps that is why the Sun is hanging around a lot; “we” have got to put some oomph! in my Anima’s engine and get her up to speed. Okay, can do. I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL an opportunity to reclaim stragglers we may not wish to have left behind. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!