Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 25/01/2018; the deck today is the *Tarot of the Sephiroth* by Dan Staroff, J. Mori & J. Stockwell. Wonderful deck; obtain one if you can. Today is going to be swift, short and sweet; today is physical rehab day, and I need to be out of here by 08:00, sportily dressed and ready to go to make my body suffer for the betterment of my being. Yeah, I know, “it’s a mystery” . . . Grin, not really. Nevertheless, no long wind today, “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.”
Today’s draw is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XIV Temperance; B) Animus = the Prince of Swords; C) Anima = Two of Wands (again!) and my oracular card today, from the *Oracle of Visions* by Ciro Marchetti, is #15 Farewell, Goodbyes, Closure. The following descriptions are all taken from www.corax.com, the manifested living space of ‘Raven,’ the corax home reader. I like him; he can get occasional points wrong (IMHO) but what he lacks in accuracy he makes up for with zeal. *I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL a good sense of moderation in our actions today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!
XIV Temperance – “. . . represents the art of alchemy, the ability to solve and combine, to turn something plain into something precious. [XIV] . . . is the symbol for the right mixture, the perfect balance, standing for harmony, beauty and peace. But the trump can also show that sides that were previously ignored should be lived out and that contrasts should be put together to enrich the inner spectrum with new perspectives. From a personal view the 'solve et coagula' can mean that there is a need to leave a fixed position, to retire, watch and then go back again to combine on a new basis. Drive: 'Solve et coagula' - dissolve and combine. Light: Balance and harmony, fulfillness, creation, peace. Shadow: Getting into extremes, splitting up and tearing apart.” Prince of Swords – “Being Air in Air, the Prince of Swords is the pure manifestation of mind and intellect, full of plans and ideas which on the worst side may disturb and confuse each other, on the best create an inexhaustible spring of creative thoughts. The Prince of Swords is intelligent, idealistic, full of creativity and fluidity, a real Mercurian spirit who often will argue just for the fondness of arguing - and not so much for the arguments themselves.
The Prince of Swords can throw himself head over heels into a scientific research, reaching highest levels within a short time and then throw everything away without further notice because something else appears more interesting at the moment. On the dark side, the Prince of Swords lacks both the qualities of Water and Earth, he can easily become unstable, unreliable and extremely moody, using his amount of intelligence to trick himself through life, becoming a master of disguise and cheat. Drive: Idealism, intellectual agility. Light: Creativity, richness of ideas, intelligence, mastery of words. Shadow: Harsh, malicious, unreliable, cheating, crude.” Two of Wands – “The power of energy that is born in the Ace is given direction and a goal in the Two of Wands. Chokmah as the power of creation and energy is the best possible surrounding for the flaming forces, the first manifestation following the pure idea, the beginning of transformation. Yet the card is not talking of consideration, let alone any cares. It comes up strong and recklessly, a wonderful thing when guiding at one good goal or project. Nevertheless, one should take at least a bit care that those wonderful powers won't crush anything around to pieces... Drive: Courage, determination, the will to conquer. Light: Power, creativity. Shadow: Destruction, shamelessness, revenge, restlessness.”