Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 01/03/2018; the deck today is the *Tarot de Marseille: Millennium Edition* by Wilfried Houdouin, with Yves Renaud as distributor. It is a beautiful deck, and if you like an UNquirky, beautiful & clean representation of the TdeM, then this is for you. I love it. (Don’t get me wrong, I love quirky, too; witness the *Vieville Tarot* and others, but it is nice to have a CLEAN version, too.) Onward & Upward! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guide = VII Le Chariot: B) Male = 10 of Wands; c) Female = 5 of 
Cups; Oracular card = #6 Love (the individual illustration is not available, so this is a photo of the deck. You get the idea.) I consider the oracular card a kind of thrown bone from the angels; I even give it to them that way, addressing them, “Here’s your shot into my cards today; something you may or may not want to just wing into my life without any explanation. Go for it.” Grin; they have a byzantine sense of humor. I must say that I’m a bit “hmmplexed” by the draw today; (a new word expressing that state between “Hmmm. . .”  and perplexed. Grin.) If I were telling a bedtime story, it might go like this; 
“Once upon a time, there was a newly-minted hero who had just come into his mastery of the two forces operating in his life, over the inherent dichotomies in the human nature, and he was known by his vehicle, VII the Chariot. Being newly-minted, he had good intentions, which was a good thing because right off the starting line he had a decision to make and a sad fact to face. The decision was posed to him by his inner, masculine voice: “Now that you have achieved the union of your forces, you must make a choice, finish your journey carrying the load you are carrying, or drop it now and walk free.” We all know that the load was valuable to the man; it contained all of his self-perceived 
duties and obligations that he had accumulated thus far on his Journey. Did he keep his ‘word’ and continue to carry them, or did he drop the load, taking advantage of the ‘pardon’ inherent in the question? [The child lying in bed may not know, but WE know that I dropped that load like a HOT tuber. Grin.) Carrying this possibly life-changing decision for consideration, our Chariot then meets a crone on the road who gives him 5 golden Cups, cackles, and disappears in a puff of smoke. Chariot is sad at this, for he knows that his heart is in doubt about his ability to love, and that this card coupled with the oracular card today means that something of significance is on the horizon of self-realization – “I’m about to realize something about/by/for myself that I have up to now ignored,” he thinks. This is much more in Chariot’s mind, of course, than in external events, but he needs to be aware that reality changes at the flick of an eyelash, and what is inly mental now may be physical in the next moment. So, Chariot has his adventure set out for him, doesn’t he, Anthea?” “Oh yes, Uncle Osgood!” “Good, now drink your laudanum and go to sleep, Uncle Osgood has other fish to fry tonight.” (Grin.) I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL “other fish to fry tonight.” Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!

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