Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 15Jan2017Today it is my modified 3 Floaters spread, and the deck is *The Mary-El Tarot: Landscapes of the Abyss* by Marie White, and it is a great deck.  Today for 1, 2 and 3, I have pulled: XXI the World, IX the Hermit and the Page of Wands to finish it. While a perfectly acceptable & logical hand for today, I am bored unto stiffness in the nether regions by the repetition of it. For Valhalla’s sake! look at it! My male current is running towards a very public “posting” and one of illumination, while my female current wants to stay at home and play with her thoughts. The Catalyst, or Salt, two energize the two archetypes to work together in harmony is the Page of Wands, who brings to the match his energy in Faith that moves mountains; he is so deathly sincere in his efforts The strength of his effort is spiritual, not physical; this is someone who follows his heart fearlessly into the damndest places with great courage. He will take it upon himself to make this 
“alchemical marriage” work come Hell or high water. This is, basically, the same hand I’ve been getting on and off for about a month now, and while it is more positive than not, and allows a lot of freedom in interpretation, the message is always this, and crystal clear. “Okay, I’ve got it, I’ve got it! We can shift tracks now, mighty Thoth!” However, that is giving you very short shrift. Therefore, I’m going to fill in the gap with {{shudder}} critical facts & analysis by A. E. Thierens in his book, *The General Book of the Tarot.* So I shall conclude here, and following is the reading you need to pass Mrs. Ecklesberg’s 3rd level Astral Physics course (grin.) I ask the Cosmos today to give us ALL a clear and simple path to stride today. Be Well, Blessed Be! Now, on with the show. “XXI the World: Inner Symbolism. As this final message of the Major Trumps is unchanged--and indeed unchangeable--in respect of its design, it has been partly described already regarding its deeper sense. It represents also the perfection and end of the Cosmos, the secret which is within it, the rapture of the universe when it understands itself in God. It is further the state of the soul in the consciousness of Divine Vision, reflected from the self-knowing spirit. But these meanings are without prejudice to that which I have said concerning it on the material side. It has more than 
one message on the macrocosmic side and is, for example, the state of the restored world when the law of manifestation shall have been carried to the highest degree of natural perfection. But it is perhaps more especially a story of the past, referring to that day when all was declared to be good, when the morning stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy. One of the worst explanations concerning it is that the figure symbolizes the Magus when he has reached the highest degree of initiation; another account says that it represents the absolute, which is ridiculous. The figure has been said to stand for Truth, which is, however, more properly allocated to the seventeenth card. Lastly, it has been called the Crown of the Magi.” (Ibid.) IX the Hermit – “Inner Symbolism - The variation from the conventional models in this card is only that the lamp is not enveloped partially in the mantle of its bearer, who blends the idea of the Ancient of Days with the Light of the World It is a star which shines in the lantern. I have said that this is a card of attainment, and to extend this conception the figure is seen holding up his beacon on an eminence. Therefore the Hermit is not, as Court de Gebelin explained, a wise man in search of truth and justice; nor is he, as a later explanation proposes an especial example of experience. His beacon intimates that "where I am, you also may be." It is further a card which is understood quite incorrectly when it is connected with the idea of occult isolation, as the protection of personal magnetism against admixture. This is one of the frivolous renderings which we owe to Éliphas Lévi. It has been adopted by the French Order of Martinism and some of us have heard a great deal of the Silent and Unknown Philosophy enveloped by his mantle from the knowledge of the profane. In true Martinism, the significance of the term Philosophe inconnu was of another order. It did not refer to the intended concealment of the Instituted Mysteries, much less of their substitutes, but--like the card itself--to the truth that the Divine Mysteries secure their own protection from those who are unprepared.” (Ibid.) And finally, the Page of Wands; “We have to keep in mind, that the page of Air relates to the Third and to the Eleventh house both. Some of the indications show the mark of Aquarian, i.e. Uranian parentage, others are purely Mercurial. The pages always cover the meaning of houses of Air, as we have seen the page of the airy element--wands--is the most airy of them all. The interpretation is easy enough, and the renderings are quite correct, with the exception of one item: we can never see this page as a 'stranger' but rather as an acquaintance, a friend, conforming to the connection with the eleventh house. That with the Third house even may bring his personal standing nearer to the Querent, viz. as a brother or schoolmate.” (Ibid.) And that’s all, Folks! (Which makes me wonder if Bugs Bunny ever had a cartoon where he read Tarot cards?) As I sad, a positive but frankly uninteresting hand, which is all for the better, I suppose; seeing as we are living in “interesting times,” the signs of the Apocalypse and Armageddon having picking up speed again with the advent of Trump as President. “Oh where shall I go? What shall I do?? I know, I’ll go back to Tara. At Terra I can think. And after all, tomorrow is another day!” (*GWTW* by Margaret Mitchell.) Be well, Blessed Be!   





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