Saturday, January 13, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 14/01/2018; the deck for today is *The Mythical Creatures Tarot* by A. Ukolov, E. Kozachuk & K. Mahony. A word about the images; only the Queen of Swords is from this deck, as the deck is poorly represented in images on the Web. They are fabulous black & white line drawings, but their complexity and beauty in depicting the creatures is magic in itself. A beautiful collector’s deck, as well as casting very well, without choppy-feeling gaps in the flow of the reading. Onward & Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XX Judgement; B) Animus = the Queen of Wands; C) Anima = the 3 of Cups, and I have drawn no oracular card today. ¶ I was ready to dive headlong into the reading today, right up to two seconds ago; now I am completely devoid of any desire to do so, or any feeling of delineating this draw on paper for a better comprehension and something about which to write. I understand the reading well; with XX Judgement as my inspirational “emoji” for the day, my Animus in the forceful Queen of Cups and my Anima eager to reproduce and resolve the tension in my emotional field, I can pull together a functioning simulacrum of how the construct is going to work today. Add to that that it is Sunday, when the outside world slows down just a fraction, and I can see how it walks, talks, and crawls on its belly like a reptile. Grin. 
(As for it being Sunday for me, almost every day is Sunday; I am retired, and the only rendezvous that I should not miss are my doctor’s appointments & my herbalist’s visits.) So, in light of my sudden Sunday-ness, I am going to give you some superior interpretations of the cards, and let you circulate them as you will on the canals of your interior Venetian lagoon. LOL. I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL the Will to follow our preferred path today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!                XX Judgement – “The Judgement card, sometimes called "Resurrection," represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the world is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over. From a modern point of view, this great reunion -- which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with -- reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday. In personal terms, the Judgment Tarot card points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others. Let go of your past. The future welcomes you with a bounty of growth and change. The Judgment card advises that you allow yourself to grow, transform, and release hidden potentials within yourself. Divest yourself of fruitless endeavors without neglecting your duties. At the same time, invest your energies in new growth. It's not necessary to reject others, but refuse to be manipulated by those who cry foul. This process isn't about them anyway. It is about you and the desire you feel to change your life and become a more complete person. Trust your impulses and allow this remarkable awakening to happen.” (
Queen of Wands – “This suit, most often called "Wands" and sometimes called "Rods" or "Staves," represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking. Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this woman represents the natural manager, whose gift is to inspire teamwork and divvy up tasks. She is the one who sees ensures everything runs smoothly. She'll be sweating in the sun along with her family or crew, inspiring everybody to keep up and supporting morale with her infectious energy. She is the best kind of manager to have, because she is like a challenging but encouraging mother, who knows you have it in you. She believes in her charges and they work hard to please her. She is not, however, sentimental. Like a good farmer, she views her crops, her animals, even the people who work for her, as necessary resources for the achievement of the higher goal. If any aspect is no longer productive or cost-effective, she can let them go without a second thought. Do not look to her for sympathy. Realize you are not in the leadership role right now. Concentrate on a more supportive role that promotes the overall objectives. The Queen of Wands in this position reveals a need to hold your place in the chain of command and respect the hierarchy (at least for now). This may not be a time for you to be at the helm, even if you are motivated 
by a strong dedication to completing a project or overcoming a challenge. A perceived deficiency in leadership may make you want to take hold of the reins, but don't do it! Restrain yourself and remain loyal to your higher-ups. Stay focused and energetic. Enthusiastically confront the challenges directly in front of you. Perform in good faith and encourage others to do the same.” (Ibid)                                             3 of Cups – “The Water on the house of friends, the Eleventh, must bring concord, etc. Friendship, but on this airy house more platonic than that of the foregoing card. It is the house of surroundings so far mastered by the Ego and on this account 'friendly.' So the soul-life in surroundings that have been mastered will enjoy desirable and 'good' conditions and feel 'happy.' There is no feeling whatever of being hampered or thwarted, or depressed. All goes well and the general sensation is cheerful. It is the sign of a good time, good luck and general satisfaction. As the eleventh house also rules the blood, it is very favorable for health and eventual recuperation. Moreover this house has to do with commerce and business, and the card favors them beyond a doubt, giving a good understanding of opportunity and of the character and wishes of those with whom we have to do, so that we can supply what they ask.” (“General Book of the Tarot” by A. E. Thierens; D. McKay, Philadelphia, reprint of the 1930 edition.) 

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