Good morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 28May2017. The deck today is one of my very favorites that often shows up here, *The Rosetta Tarot* by M. M. Meleen. Have no fear, I’m not going to start the insensate hyperbole I usually employ for Ms. Meleen’s decks; you already know I’m a fan. This is the new Papyrus Gold Edition. The draw for this morning is: Sulfur = XI Lust; Mercury = X Fortune, and Salt = the Ace of Swords. “Intellesting, velly intellesting, Mistah Bond.” I like this draw; I find that in general I like ALL of my draws lately. It isn’t that I’m only getting Pollyanna prognostications; it is, quite definitely, that my outlook on my life, what is important and what isn’t, and my view INTO the meanings of the Sacred Tarot has changed profoundly. I am much more “oh, THAT’S interesting!” than I was, which was; “Oh Shit! Crisis coming! Strap on your armor and wield your swords! Kill anything that moves and let Quetzalcoatl sort them out!!” LOL – I used to be quite a literate drama queen, and rather subdued, but drama queen nonetheless. I hate admitting that! Grin. So, let’s take off the stage costume and take a look at the cards in the privacy of my loge. Grin. Today, Sulfur = XI Lust. (Yes, that’s right; the deck is organized along Thoth/Golden Dawn lines. That’s refers to the “GD” you always see, BTW.) At the end of this blog I will give the astronomical data & tidbits on these cards.
Let’s take a look at where my Animus is launching from today; XI Lust, or as it is known elsewhere, Strength. “Lust” isn’t used in the strictly carnal sense; think along the lines of “a lust for life.” Taming the Inner Beast, Uniting the Two Natures of Man, etc. I’m not quite sure why Mr. Animus would be here today, other than to suck up some strength from the Well at the End of the Worlds. In a sheer synchronistic note of humor, I was watching something last night (?) that had a whole “skit” based around the idea (Oh, it was *Grey’s Anatomy*) that a woman had greeted her date at the door along with her pet tiger, fully grown, who then proceeded to maul both of them, badly. It didn’t strike me then, but it does now; that the hunt for one’s Strength DOES have the chance of going very badly, too. I’ve never had that particular trouble, however; my animal nature was easily accessible for many years, and once unleashed ALWAYS caused havoc. I didn’t like it, I feared it, but I was secretly proud of it, as well, because it gave me a “Don’t fuck with HIM!’ reputation. Now it sleeps to such an extent, and has been mainly defanged, so that it poses no threat, short of catastrophic need. I feel I have been here, done this, but it IS nice to come back and drink from the well; to “top off,” so to speak. Grin. Moving on, I come to my Mercury for today, X Fortune. I find this to be an odd choice, and one that is faintly alarming to me. A close female family member had an addiction to gambling and it fucked with everyone’s life. So I’m leery when I see women and “casino props”
together. Not that anyone in their right mind would actually call THIS wheel a casino prop. Not until they had seen it and figured out how to monetize it, of course. (Snark!) Nevertheless, I must assume that Little Missy Anima (a joke between us) knows what she’s doing; she had better, she is always trumpeting her own horn! Grin. I do, however, feel that she is engaged in doing the “accounts;” our “debits” and “credits” hopefully balancing out in order to let us check out of the hotel feeling our vacation was well spent. And where does the Energy come from today to power the cooperation of two such disparate archetypes? Why, silly rabbit, the Ace of Swords, obviously! LOL. This is a powerhouse, alright, and it emits gigawatts of energy, enough for ALL of my needs, and more. This is the pure essence of Fire, just as it is the Great Sword of the Magus. This represents INVOKED force, as opposed to natural (the Ace of Wands.) As the source point of the entire Swords suit, it also the focal point of all the intellectual energy that dissipates the further you move from #1. As if one was born at the height of one’s intellectual powers, only to have them ever so slowly dissipate as the years roll by. Spooky, eh? I love the card, though, as it is as clear a statement as one gets of the mind as a vehicle towards the Divine. It’s a fine card & energy sign today; I’ll take it. (After “sign-off,” I’ll give you the trivia.) So as far as day’s draws go, this one promises a bit of adventure but surely not outside of my ‘comfort zone.’ I ask the Cosmos to give us ALL today the beginning of an adventure. Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!! XI "XI Passion - Path of Teth 19 in the Tree of Life. Venus in Leo - the creative development of passion leads to enjoyment and fulfillness. Zodiac: Leo. Tree of Life: The connection between Chesed and Geburah. Element: Fire. Number: 11 as perfect combination of 1 and 2 (the cross sum of 11 is 2.) X - The Wheel of Fortune - Path of Caph 21 in the Tree of Life. Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - the masters of Karma. Planet: Jupiter. Tree of Life: The axis Chesed – Netzach. Element: Fire. Number: 10 as symbol for perfection, the cross sum is 1 (the Magician.) Ace of Swords - (The roots of the powers of Air) Kether in the Tree of Life; through Fire. Astrology: The signs of the Air. The Ace of Swords is the seed of the intellectual power, the origin and beginning of the airy world of Yetzirah, which implies thinking, analyzing, realizing through logic and mind” (Raven, www.corax.com).