Good morning and Welcome! to the Scales of Ma’at for 25Jul2016 : today my Heart is contemplating the death of self for a greater realization and the Feather of Truth is keeping company with the Page of Cups.(Today’s deck is the wonderful *Tinker’s Damn Tarot* by Doug Thornsjo. A good working deck.) I am, AGAIN, profoundly unmoved to write personally about the draw for today, so instead I will patch in a couple of good pieces from Raven on these cards. Be Well! Hopefully my own “voice” shall return tomorrow. XII - The Hanged Man. Path of Mem 23 in the Tree of Life Uranus as neutralization and inversion, Neptune as spirit of sacrifice, the 12th House as a symbol for metamorphosis through isolation and knowledge. Tree of life: From Geburah to Hod. Element: Water. Number: 12 - the perfect number, symbol of the zodiac, 3 x 4. The Hanged Man is a symbol for the turning points in life, showing up a need to stop and assess a situation. We're hanging in the air until we find a new view of the things around us, a proper way to rearrange or restart. But the Hanged Man is a 'silent' card - there's no pressing need for change. No big change is waltzing towards us - we can peacefully keep on hanging and complaining. The Hanged Man just shows that we're just 'hanging', he requires a new viewpoint, and sometimes a lot of patience. In its positive aspect, the card shows the need for a time of consideration, the forced relaxation gives the opportunity to relax and reflect, to sort thoughts and ideas and find a new way to cope with a situation.
Drive: Devotion, acceptance of fate, maturity. Light: Overcoming the ego, changing life, a new sight of the world. Shadow: standstill, rejection, loss of perspective My Heart contemplates the death of self and finds it acceptable, nay, even desired. As the Feather of Truth today, I have drawn the Page of Cups (Courier of Water). The Page/Princess of Cups, (Princess of the palace of the floods); Malkuth in the Tree of Life Astrology: Venus in the water signs. Element and world: The Earth in the waters of Briah. Tree of Life: Malkuth. The Princess of Cups represents the earth in the waters of Briah, an island floating in the groundless seas. She is far from her father's flames and her mother's depth, and she lacks the researching spirit of her brother. She is of endless tenderness, kindness and lovingness, living on her isle of romance and joy. Therefore, an unaffected spectator might take her as childish or selfish, but the island of the princess can be so fertile and rich. Artistically inclined talents can be detected and supported, medial abilities can rise and deeper insights can be gained. On the dark side, the island can turn out to be a castle made of sand, sinking in the seas of irrationality and daydreaming. The Princess of Cups, unwilling to leave her realm outside the 'common' world, may sink with it and at its worst might seduce others to follow her. Drive: The exploring of the inner worlds. Light: Intuition, sensibility, tenderness, fantasy, dreamy imagination. Shadow: Faking, abuse of feelings, selfish, luxurious, deviation, a flatterer. The Truth for me, today, seems to be in opening myself up during the immolation of self to new and rewarding relationships. That I can do. I ask the Cosmos today to give us ALL a bit of inspiration to carry on with the week. Be Well!