Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 10/01/2018; the deck today is the *Night Sun Tarot* by Fabio Listrani. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully illustrated deck by the aforementioned Italian artist, whose recent *Santa Muerte Tarot* is also a favorite of mine (and no, that isn’t a typo.) This is a deck designed to look within and NOT avoid the Shadow side of yourself. It isn’t horrific or gory, but it IS thought-provoking. Onward & Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XIX the Sun; B) Animus = the Knight of Cups; C) Anima = the 3 of Swords, and I drew no oracular card today. Here is a very quick read of what I see: Once again my Guiding Arcanum is XIX the Sun, and today I take it rather more seriously than yesterday because of this persistence. Something is shining far more brightly in my world than I am aware of at the present moment. I like to believe it is the Sun coming out from behind a l-o-n-g stay behind clouds, and that the course of my Journey is about to take a much-sought turn for the better. “Yeah, yeah, blahblah, I’ve heard it before;” however, it is the follow-up cards that make me see anew. I believe the Sun is shining on the arrival of the Knight of Cups in my life, and that is a good thing for me, I know it. “The Water of the soul on the Twelfth and on the Eighth house. The double influence of water makes the emotions and feelings prominent, relates to the imagination, to deeper experiences
and strong reactions of the soul, processes of psychic life, which may end in wonderful success or in less desirable phenomena. It is sure to indicate much relating to the subways of human life and the human soul. This is not always favorable or pleasant, of course, but is in almost every instance intensive, though the cups never go to anything like hatred or crime or real malice. Their weakness is in being unreliable or incalculable with regard to things of the exact world or matter. So in the worst cases this card may indicate everything connected with swindling from sheer mental instability. But it may also be, that the term 'swindler' (charlatan) is wrongly given to people who are standing apart from the common herd and are more or less occultists. The "higher graces of the imagination." (A.E. Thierens) In relation to this dubious but welcome figure (keep your eyes open, Mark,) from stage right enters my Animus, clothed in her symbology as the 3 of Swords. The short meaning of this card is “temporary suffering,” as in a grief or sadness, but not everlasting. From Mr. Thierens, one has a more ‘literate’ but equally
equivocal interpretation: “Oppression, worries, being burdened, baffled hopes, troubles, tendency to separateness, rupture and seclusion, pessimism. Removal, absence, delay. [Reversed] Small talk, bitter and evil thought, sickness; in bad cases alienation. Error of judgment, wrong opinion, hatred, aversion, etc. In general: affliction. Scheming, but not in a good sense.” Therefore I think that on the whole, the arrival of this “jeune et joli cavalier’ is, on the whole, to be treated as a possible “security matter” for my heart/emotions, and most definitely I need to keep the bouncers ready “just in case.” Therefore, a risky venture for me . . . but, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I don’t like entering a situation in which I know aforehand that my guard needs to be up; I am naturally suspicious of people who try too easily to slip into my affections, and confirmation of that result only triggers a rapid-fire response. I can hope I have progressed beyond “immediate revenge” and can analyze the situation in a more rounded manner, so as not to “throw out the baby with bath water,” so to speak. That is it for today – I had a need to be brief for some reason. Grin. I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL the emotional maturity to look past immediate judgements. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!