Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 07/02/2018; the deck today is *The Wild Unknown Tarot* by Kim Krans. It is a highly unusual deck, featuring only Nature and animals, yet it is beautifully crafted art and symbolism; as well, the deck reads easily and profoundly (given, of course, that you are intuitive and profound yourself. If you are a blithering idiot, then no deck will do. Grin.) However, I DO like this deck; it pulls you out of the usual image-construct of “normal” Tarot and puts you into an entirely different set of symbols, which are entirely logical and realized in their own frame of reference. It is a surprisingly great deck, and I urge you to give it a test drive. Onward & Upwards! My draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XIX the Sun; B) Animus = 3 of Swords; Anima = 3 of Wands; my oracular card today is from *The Anubis Oracle* by Kris Waldherr, N. Scully & L. Star Wolf, and is #2 – Nephthys, the High Priestess (Intuition & Mystery.) “The Threes are strong in this one, Lord Vader. You must turn him to the Dark Side of the Force immediately!” LOL. Well, although my Guiding Arcanum today is the always welcome & very positive XIX the Sun . . .  “What’s this-What’s this-What’s this?” said the garrulous old man as he nearly tripped over the pile of 3s surprisingly present on an otherwise pleasant country path. Grin . . . yes, what IS this pile of threes doing here 
today? My Animus is in betrayal and/or heartbreak (temporary, to be sure) followed by my Anima in a mode of self-reliance and actively envisioning the future. “‘Tis a strange draw to be sure, lassie, but neveryemind, the Mór-Ríoghain be always a-havin’ grey & troublin’ words to say.” I’m not expecting any sort of trouble on any front today, but of course that can change at any moment. Nevertheless, “temporary sorrow & loss, betrayal & heartbreak”??? I’m going to throw this out there into the astral zephyrs, simply because I have NO idea to what it refers, so it will have to return on its own power of manifestation, if it is to happen at all. And as for my Anima today, I do believe that she is already forming her stance to this unknown betrayal, as she is arming herself in self-reliance and beginning to stir visions of her/our future into motion so that she may perceive and understand them. Brava, my dear Anima! Neither of us is sure what my Animus is up to today, but he isn’t in the same groove as my Anima and me, the synthesized “Overmesh.” My oracular card today speaks of a surprise visit to or from Nephthys, the High Priestess and bearer of Mysteries & Intuition. So, in light of that, I can see that once again it is some sort of obscure alchemical operation and one of the elements being added is a “mystery guest.” Hmmm …. Well, I’m going to import some still legal symbolic definitions for these cards, and with that I shall leave you for another 24-hour shift of patrolling the edge of the known universe, looking for the slightest trace of the way back Home . . . Grin. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!                                                                                                            XIX the Sun – “The Sun card is about the self - who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. 
The Sun's radiance is where one's original nature can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls. Under the light of the Sun, life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth, and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It's as if this card is saying "You can do no wrong -- it's all to the good!" Let your light shine. Be confident in the sacred power of your original nature. The Sun card advises you to have confidence in your natural divinity. Throw off any cultural conditioning that keeps you from being authentic with yourself. Step into the full light of truth and reveal your motives and principles. Once done, you will no longer give away power to the people that criticize and shame you. Focus on the positive and the real. Your authentic shining self can be a light for others if you project it without contrivance.” (                                                                        3 of Swords – “Traditionally, the Three of Swords signified separation or the breakup of a significant relationship, including the tragic emotions that come along with such an event. Some cards show the horizon filled with storm clouds and flashing lightning. The positive side of this card would be the ending of draining or frustrating associations, to become free again. One message this card brings is to cut some things loose. In spite of sentimental memories and emotional attachments, we need to let go of relationships that either cannot live up to their promise or have outlived the pleasure and support we once found in them. It might be healthier to disentangle yourself and start fresh. The Three of Swords . . . advises you to strike out on your own. Become more independent. Separate yourself from people and forces you do not feel compatible with. Grow a thicker skin. Use your creativity and imagination and seek out situations where the way you see things makes sense to those around you. Move towards those who can embrace and appreciate your talents and all you have to contribute.” (Ibid)      

3 of Wands – “A Three in this suit symbolizes an inner balance that allows you to feel more optimistic about new endeavors you are committed to, or want to commit to. In the illustrated Tarots, the human character is standing on his balcony, watching ships leave the harbor, loaded with his goods for far-off ports, dreaming of the fortune he will reap if all goes well. Summon the optimism within you. This energy must be patient and trusting, because he or she will have to wait some time to find out how the ships have fared. Meanwhile, a lot of resources are tied up until they return with the bounty. Only those truly confident in their ideas and abilities would undertake such a risk. This card represents the energy a person needs to take on great adventures and accomplish noble (and remunerative) deeds. A detail that sometimes appears in the more esoteric Tarots is a winged wand with two snakes twining around it, called the Caduceus, which is Mercury's wand. This is an ancient symbol of the healer or shaman, one who can travel between the worlds to rescue souls from death or possession. Perhaps the feeling of empowerment this card represents points to the internal mechanisms of self-healing. Perhaps it refers to the courage it takes to be an entrepreneur or an inventor, which is in itself a magical process -- bringing not only opportunity for success, but also an awakening to higher potentials. Go with your intuition. This is the time to make your move. The Three of Wands . . . advises you to act quickly and powerfully on an idea or desire you have been feeling. This card suggests exquisite timing, staying in the moment and responding to your instinct or intuition. Every fiber of your being may be saying this is a great opportunity, even if those around you aren't as convinced. There's nothing to lose from taking a risk; this is a great moment in your entrepreneurial growth. Make your move and sort out the details later.” (Ibid)

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