Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 18/03/2018; the deck today is *Santa Muerte Tarot: Book of the Dead* by Fabio Listrani. The more I use it, the more I love it; it reads like greased lightning. I can recommend this deck wholeheartedly. Onward and Upward! The draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = XVIII the Moon; B) Male current = 2 of Swords; C) Female current = Page of Coins. There is no oracular card today. I’ve spent the weekend in Doom & Gloom because of my physical pain, but I’m tired of “whining” and of course it helps nothing. Even if I still feel like hammered shit, I don’t need to indulge it, especially having vented quite a bit already. I can FULLY grok being guided by XVIII the Moon today; I feel a bit “lunatic” myself, especially in the unknowing apprehension of the present situation. I’m not going to blahblah today, so let me just give you the basics from the LWB to the deck; these “bread-for-everyone” explications are OFTEN a totally, completely useless bit of fluff, but sometimes there are some GOOD ones out there. I’d give this one a “B” on the traditional grading scale. So, let’s see what it has to say about these cards, shall we?
XVIII The Moon – “The female and maternal archetype par excellence. [??-mm] The Moon brings with it receptiveness, intuition, the power of the imagination, ideals, but also mysteries and secrets. It is the card of the subconscious and of dreams, capable of revealing and overcoming the illusion of existence. The Moon’s reflection is captured in water, from the tranquility of a lake to the sacred enclosure of a chalice, its essence whole and true . . . ‘The Advice of the dead: Trust your intuition but continue to listen and to observe what surrounds you to discern its true nature.’” (LWB) 2 of Swords – “The moment at hand seems particularly difficult, something is not working – as if the two blades are working against each other instead of collaborating. The 2 of Swords therefore pushes for a confrontation, for the attainment of an alliance which in the end will find a balance capable of inverting and clearly separating the contrasts the diversities and will transform them into points of strength and cooperation. ‘The Advice of the dead: You can put your trust in others only afterwards, therefore for now work to clear things and to reach a point of meeting between the two conflictual questions.’” Page of Cups - “A curious and reflective figure, not yet mature and prepared, but an attentive observer waiting to acquire his own critical judgement and decision-making capacity. The Page represents a timid beginning but destined to evolve positively if inexperience or some initial jealousy does not damper his interest or love. ‘Advice of the dead: Continue to study and to dedicate yourself to what you are doing and good results will not take long to arrive, but do not let yourself be distracted by facile illusions.’”
Hmmm . . . I understand my Guide today, easily, but the two current cards (like a current of water) are really off on two separate planets. One is about reconciling my intellectual questions of the most essential concepts operating here, and the Page is working out hir apprenticeship in the Courts of Emotion. Very little connects these two cards, other than me, today. Grin. So I am going to have to pronounce that my “Bivalve” is lost a foggy swamp somewhere today, being discombobulated in its seating due to illness the last few days. So be it, I have nothing important on the boards today. It will just be myself and Moon, hanging out, playing backgammon and chillin’ today, which is a good thing, because right now the Moon doesn’t have much presence, s/he isn’t ready for the public. Grin. I ask the Cosmos to grant us all the discernment today to see our way forward. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!