Sunday, February 4, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 04/02/2018; the deck today is *The Eternal Tarot* by Samael Aun Weor, AKA Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, a highly controversial figure in the gnostic movement. I like the deck, I do, and don’t give a flying monkey about his “genuineness” or his bona fides. Wisdom can pass through a Fool, if need be, and as I have no knowledge of Sr. Rodriguez, I can’t jump on anyone’s bandwagon . . . and besides, it’s undignified, idiotic and lemming-like (not to mention that I haven’t had a pelt since I came out of the pouch. Grin.)   However, as I wrote, I like the deck, so let his critics be damned. I’m going to do something a bit different today; this IS the same spread I have been using for a while (I forget what I named it; ouf!) but instead of my interpretation, I am going to give you Maestro Weor’s interpretation, and then write “just the barest possible” to form the linkage and thus the sketch of today’s construct. I know, that may not sound much different from what I normally do, but let’s see how it works out shall we? You can, of course, provide feedback, but I feel fairly certain that you 
won’t; you haven’t more than 2 or 3 times in the history of this blog. Grin. You are a passive lot, waiting for the next spoonful of pablum; (grin – got your goat yet?) About every two or three months or so, I consider dumping the blog, as I had no idea if it was read by anyone; I recently installed a visitor counter, just to make sure it WAS being visited – ha. So, let’s get less of me and more of dry, informative, you-just-being-talked-AT; perhaps that is more workable, although a great deal less entertaining for me. So, this being the new given, here is my draw for the day: A) Guiding Arcanum = IX the Hermit: B) Animus = #55 Contrition; C) Anima = #45 Regeneration; my oracular card today is from C. Marchetti’s *Oracle of Visions*, and is #50 Curiosity / Comparisons/Dissatisfaction. Now, we shall continue with Sr. Weor’s explications. First, however, I shall give you the opening introduction to his “Introduction to Kabbalah” book; it sets “his tone” immediately. "The Kabbalah is lost in the night of the centuries, there where the Universe was gestated in the womb of Maha Kundalini, the Great Mother. The Kabbalah is the Science of the Numbers. The author of the Kabbalah was the Angel Metatron, the lord of the wisdom of the serpent; he was also the prophet Enoch of whom the Bible talks to us about. The Angel Metatron or Enoch left us the Tarot in which is enclosed the entire Divine Wisdom, which remained written in Stone. He also left us the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. This great Master lives in the superior worlds, in the world of Atziluth, a world of inconceivable happiness, according to the Kabbalah in the region of Kether, a very elevated Sephiroth. All Kabbalists base themselves on the Tarot; it is necessary to know and study it in depth. 
The Universe is made with the Law of Numbers, Weight and Measures; Mathematics forms the universe; Numbers are living entities. There are two types of Kabbalists: intellectual Kabbalists and intuitive Kabbalists. The sidereal Gods answer us many times showing us a Tarot card; then we intuitively comprehend the reply that is given to us. The intuitive Kabbalists just by glancing at the Tarot card comprehend what destiny has reserved for them. Here it is for those of you thirsty for truth. Now, practice, you are not alone. Study and practice." (   IX The Hermit - "Every disciple who follows the path of sexual and moral purity encounters solitude and psychological suffering, which must be comprehended in order to be transformed into understanding and wisdom.  The fundamental precept of the ninth arcanum is initiation into the higher mysteries, achieved by reverence, remorse, recognition of one's errors, and awakening consciousness.  The number nine also signifies the genesis of the soul through the power of sexuality, otherwise known on the tree of life as the Sephirah Yesod or the ninth sphere. Learn the basic requirements for achieving initiation, the way of repentance and comprehension in meditation.  This lecture discusses the hermetic wisdom of the serpent in Genesis, the Zohar, and the kabbalah, including the esoteric meaning of the ninth Hebrew letter: ט Teth.  Discover how the consciousness can return to divinity with objective knowledge as taught in the Sufi writings of Aishah al-Bauniyyah and the ninth Surah of the Qur'an. The lecture concludes with the mysteries of the Kundalini, the path of initiation, and the self-realization of the Being alluded to in Beethoven's ninth symphony." 
( I am always at home in IX the Hermit, and Sunday is a good day to stay atop my desert pillar. Grin.        #55 Contrition – “Axiom: "Do not sow a mixture in your garden and do not cultivate it in your heart". General meaning: voluntary reparation. Repentance of bad deeds, avoiding guilt. Positive: psychological work on oneself, religion.” (Ibid) I’m not sure what I have to be contrite for today, and I have made my past reparations to the best of my abilities when undertaken. This can only reference a bit of contrition by me to me for an indulgence of mood, and that I can understand. We’ll see about this one as the day progresses. (Ibid)
                                       #45 Regeneration – “Axiom: "Everything is beautiful in its time and everything is tasty in season". General meaning: wise use of one's own energies. Correct one’s mistakes. Do not postpone until tomorrow. The reality is here and now. Positive, favorable circumstances, positive changes.” (Ibid)      Oracle Card #50  Curiosity/Comparisons/Dissatisfaction – “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blossoming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie.” (LWB of *Oracle of Visons.*) So there we have it for today; “The facts, ma’am; just the facts.” Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!


  1. When I clicked on the link, I wondered about the first card as the artwork wasn't the same. Thank you for clarifying it is Ciro's work.

    I add this to the list of messages I've been getting about the evils of Procrastination, by far my biggest flaw (which is actively working as I type this instead of working on my own projects)

    I like how the symbolism correspondences are clearly placed on the cards, although I think to make it stick in my mind, the "standard" numbering system would work better for me. I always forget which suit is represented by the numbers above 22, even with having decks numbered that way.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I know the suits are great "aids," but I find a quirky kind of "freedom" when they aren't present. It really is 6 of one, half-a-dozen of the other. Thanks again, Evalyne.