Thursday, February 22, 2018

Good Morning! Hi from The Fool’s Tarot today, 23/02/2018; I’m still afloat out here on the Ocean of Primeval Chaos, searching for a new format for this page, something that speaks to me and for me. I was telling a friend who came to dinner last night that I can’t just pick a spread from a book and then say, “Ah, it’s a one-size-fits-all!” Bird fiente on that! In order to use a spread, I need to feel it is coming from deep inside me, that the format is “perfect” for what I am doing, and I understand every proposed angle of the spread. That is almost impossible to accomplish unless you draw the spread yourself, as I have done for a while now. Right now I’m still drawing on the old template, but free-wheeling the meanings; THIS is that for which I am 
searching, a new “one of these, ya’ know whadeyemeen, Homer?”  At any rootin’-tootin’ rate, I haven’t found or intuited it yet, so I’m winging it. The arcana came down like this today: A) Guiding Arcanum = II the High Priestess; B) Animus = XXII Ayin, the Divine Eye (Here I used a card which isn’t supposed to be used in readings, but for other work, but I didn’t pay attention. Oops. Grin – I like it a LOT, as it turns out;)  C) Anima = 5 of Cups (I notice a plethora of 5s recently in my hands – on the whole, I think they represent boredom rather than stormy times in each suit, at least for NOW;) my oracular card today is from the *Natalie Rose Lenormand* by Seven Stars, and it is a new addition for the Natalie Rose deck, “The Tunnel,” signifying beginnings & exciting adventure. Oh Good! I’ve sorely needed some new & exciting adventure in my life, as long as I don’t have to breathe heavily or rapidly. LOLOL. The High Priestess as my Guide today, check. Love her; I have been to ALL of her concerts. The Divine Eye in my Animus signifies that the Initiate/Fool of card 0 who started this adventure, but now he is finished, has graduated, and he is prepared to live his life Consciously. It is a proud moment, and Mom & Dad are snapping pictures like mad and little sister is flirting with a boy far too old for her . . . GRIN. “You are walking The Path of Ayin / A’Ain. Ayin is the 16th path within the Tree of Life and the 16th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. (It is also recognized as "26" when all elements of the Tree are considered, including each of the 10 foundational Sephira: this is known as “The 32 Paths of Wisdom”.) 
Ayin, meaning "eye" in Hebrew, is known as the letter/vibration/path of discernment. On this path, you are the “visionary eye of the soul”. This is the path of discerning the balanced expression of your innate natural “animalistic” tendencies – neither vilifying nor overindulging but rather realizing their role as the divine spark within you that feeds Whole-beingness. Ayin connects the 6th Sephira of Tiphereth (meaning “beauty”) and the 8th Sephira of Hod (meaning “splendor”).” ( Finally, as far as the Sacred Tarot today goes, I have the 5 of Cups as my Animus. Really? . . . the 5? of Cups? Aww, c’mon on, get real. Grin. “The Five of this suit traditionally portrays the mess that is left after an emotional upheaval, such as a tantrum or fit of rage. Consequences run the gamut from a hangover and lost wages, to abuse and ruined relationships. This card is 
also sometimes called Inheritance, suggesting the cross-generational legacy of such tragedies. Violent family patterns magnified to a much larger scale can become war. Loss happens on the material plane. Yet what truly belongs to you cannot be taken away. The Five of Cups in this position advises you to tighten your belt, make do with less and show more appreciation for the things you do have. If something is truly yours, it cannot be lost. When you are experiencing feelings of loss, it may be because of an inappropriate emotional attachment. If you promise things that you cannot deliver, then you might be setting yourself up for disappointment to follow. In overestimating our abilities, we are forced to face our limits. Be grateful that as the cups fell, you lost only three of the five. Two are still intact, pristine and full of sacred energy. Do not cling to the setback. Focus on the potential.” ( Harrumph! Well, if you say so, but really! My amour-propre!! LOLOL. Not really – I can hear the message even if I don’t like the messenger; the only thing that bothers me a bit is that we (my wife and I) are ALREADY in the belt-tightening mode, hoping for relief soon. However . . . okay, I’ll consider the suggestion. What else can I do? I ask the Cosmos today to grant us ALL surcease from hard times for a bit. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!

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