Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 24/03/2018; the deck today is the *Kier Tarot* by J. Iglesias Janeiro, accompanied by his separate book, “La Cabala de Predicción” pub. by Kier, Buenos Aires, 1984. The oracular deck today is the *Angelarium* by E. Minaya & P. Mohrbacher. If you aren’t aware that I am smitten with the Kier deck, then you are now; I do truly believe it is one of the most efficacious decks available. (And that can be tricky; the last deck I saw offered for sale was at $10,000.00 + change, on Amazon. Insane.) Onward and Upward! The draw for today is as follows: A) Guiding Arcanum = II the Priestess; B) Male current = #42 Preeminence; C) Female current = #73 Love and Desire, and my oracular card for today is Zachriel, Angel of Memory. It is a very upbeat hand, and I am glad for that, as it promises well for today, and I can use a good day. Grin. I might as well get it out front that my kvetching for the last little while about not feeling well, and my intimations of something being really wrong, were true; I have cancer of the liver. My doc gave me the diagnosis yesterday, but still to be determined is size, invasiveness, growth speed & pattern, etc. All of THAT will determine what treatment I am given; I’m in France, perhaps the best place in the WORLD to be if you have cancer, so I am sure they have a good grip on treatment options. This is ALL still flamingly NEW, and much more information is needed before decisions can be made, but the big C is there and it isn’t going away on its own. I am not in the least frightened, scared or freaked – well, maybe just a teensy bit freaked, but not a lot!
Grin. This is “logically” in line as I progress through the elaborate breakdown of my body that Karma is delivering to me, my total bill for the 40 year Party I gave myself. So in a way, cancer just falls in line with everything else that has attacked me since I turned 60 years old, 6 years ago. Every year since then has been dominated by ONE grand medical problem/issue that sets the “tone” for the year, and THIS year, my 66th birthday, cancer has taken center stage in the Malady Talent Contest. Okay, and I will “plow & trudge & fight my way through this, too, just as I have the previous five; however, this time the enemy is more formidable, so my chances of winning aren’t quite so overwhelming; but they are STILL damn good. S I’m moving forward: as my friends and family, I invite you to move forward as well. I love & care for you all. ¶ (Damn booster rocket) . . . okay, let’s try it again – launching . . . I like the hand. This diagnosis certainly DOES send me into that warm, shadowed, hidden inner sanctum in the Temple to consult with the Priestess, meditating and researching on how this resonates down through the countless rooms in the palace, what it changes and what it does NOT change. For one, it does NOT change my relationship with either Atum-Ra & the Egyptian pantheon or the Sacred Tarot, not one bit; if anything, it strengthens them, and I am sure that needs no explanation. From a different perspective, the horizon is suddenly much closer; “and if you took that long, fabled ‘more-information-please’ option and DID check out of here, then one of your manifestations has come stunningly true VERY fast and you need to be ready to hit the ground running when you reach the other side, Mark.” So, Isis is at least hanging out and trying to guide me today, the 1st day of the new health reality. “Arcanum II – The Priestess in the act of exercising her priesthood. It is a symbol of the dream that creates encrypted in the letter Beth.
It represents the divine substance, the plasma principle, the mother, the imagination, the hidden and manifested science, past and future made image in the present. Modeling attribute: Moon in Cancer. In the Spiritual Plane it represents the matrix in which they take forms the images, the thesis positing the antithesis, the source that accumulates the waters of the spring. In the Mental Plane is the duality, the sense of the opposites, the reason that compares, the Positive, and the Negative, the masculine and the feminine, the visible and the invisible, the light and the shadow. In the Physical Plane it tends to the fusion of desires, chemical affinity, the relationship of the sexes, commerce, exchange, duality and duplicity. Transcendent axiom: "The wind and the waves always go in favor of who knows how to navigate". As Prediction element, promises attractions and repulsions, losses and gains, increases and decreases, inspirations favorable to the initiative, and the secret opposition of seconds to take what started to good end.” (“La Cabala de Predicción” – see above.) My Male current today is feeling that his way to deal with this bump in the road is to invoke his entitlement and “specialness” in a way; “Arcanum #42: Preeminence as recognition of superiority. It symbolizes virtue & human acceptance of the hierarchical order. Modeling attribute: It is associated with the planet Venus, the letter M and the number 6. It represents the principle of power and voluntary obedience. Transcendent axiom: "Principal in dignity, principal in power, be principal in merit." As element of prediction, promises advantages, triumphs, pomp, superiority, sincerity, surprising loves.” (Ibid) And then there is the Female current, stunningly off-subject, but is it? “Arcane 73: Love and Desire, as natural stimuli. It symbolizes the human virtue of possessing the elements that give the delight itself. Modeling attribute: It is associated with the Sun, the letter P and the number 1. It represents the beginning of the natural Science. Transcendent axiom:
"Shuttle of my loom, weave the cloth that will shelter me". As Prediction element, promises illusions, ardent passion, attractions, ambitions, hopes for something that depends on the will of people of the opposite sex, unexpected goods, and danger of losing them by the interference of false friends.” Well! Fie on false friends, I say!! LOL. Last and first is my oracular card, or as I’ve taken to thinking of it, ‘La bouche des anges:” which is Zachriel, Angel of Memory. “Eternally lost, Zachriel carelessly winds and unwinds the threads of thought. Memory has no worries or concerns. You are safe to wrap yourself in the bands of time-gone-by as well. It is warm and safe within the fog of Zachriel. All you knew greets you, welcomes you, longs for you. ¶ The power of remembrance is balanced by the power of forgetfulness. Pouring memory inti the cup of forgetfulness makes room for new memory. Zachriel is the Angel of all memory, even memory lost. If you take something with you, you must leave something behind. Signs: a knot, a loom, a maze.” (LWB – see above.) So there we have it for today, and taken of the whole, it is a pleasant “wait & see” draw, but not designed to blast off JUST yet, it still needs more fuel (knowledge) and a map of the heavens would be nice (treatment plan.) Grin. I ask the Cosmos to grant us ALL the tranquility to “wait and see,” just for today. Be Well! Be Zen. Be Blessed!!