Monday, July 10, 2017

Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 11/07/2017; today’s deck is the *Tarot of the Sephiroth* by D. Staroff, J. Mori & J. Stockwell. My draw for today is: Sulfur = VI the Lovers; Mercury = XIV Temperance, and Salt = the Queen of Disks. Ho hum, “Yes, I KNOW!!” Lawdy lawdy, I must think myself deaf to not understand this draw for the last 3! or 4! times it has come up in the last month. Good Osiris, I DO get it, you know? Okay, since I don’t feel like repeating myself YET again, I shall give you the card quotations from the deck’s own guide; “Guide to Tarot of the Sephiroth” by J. Mori & J. Stockwell. U.S. Games, Stamford, 2001.I really DO get the draw; to have it repeated so much means either I have misunderstood it or it has much more importance than I am giving it. I tend to think it may be the latter; the cards have been steering for some time in the direction of a major “evolutionary” turn in my life, and I suspect . . . no, I know that it has to involve personal emotions and intuitions. Again, per my request, I’m working in Cups! Good. “On verra.” In the meantime, here are the “book definitions,” so see if you can sport how these cards could or would work together under the taskmistress the Queen of Disks. VI the Lovers – “On the Tree of Life Path #17, between Tiphareth and Binah. Energies of the Path: Differentiation and union of opposites (alchemy!); duality; integration, completion; balance; decisions. Its Evolutionary State is advancement through choice. The first union of polarities the primal duality of nature. The union of the king & queen, emperor & empress, Adam & Eve, yin & yang. IT is also the first representation in the deck of the angelic/devic being mediating the forces/energies of the universe. The snake represents knowledge of good and evil, the first test for this first union, and for the choices that must be made by that union. The alchemical marriage of elements brings forth creation on the physical plane. This is another avenue 
(as is The High Priestess) of bringing forth knowledge, informed by wisdom and understanding into the compassionate realm of Tiphareth.” (p. 201.) XIV Temperance – “On the Tree of Life it is on Path #25, between Yesod and Tiphareth. The Energies of the Path are refining energies; art and alchemy, developing higher awareness. Its Evolutionary State is Bipolar integration within the self; reconciling of seeming opposites in outer life. [Does it strike anyone else how MUCH this card echoes exactly the ideas embodied in VI the Lovers?? I find it almost spooky how closely the Powers have worked the weave on this one! Grin!] The duality of nature informed by the intellect and the requirements/restrictions of the physical realm. A more tangible vibration of the energies of the High Priestess [BOTH cards today are this “Avenue” – cue the X-Files music. . . Grin.] Brings knowledge, wisdom, understanding and compassion into the realm of possibility in the pre-manifest  (Yesod.) The coming together of water and fire, tempered by air and earth: air the higher mind, and earth: the parameters of physical plane creation. The two figures in this card reflect the Lovers [!! Ha! I TOLD you!] incarnate, and explore the concepts of masculinity and femininity.” (p. 217.)        
The Queen of Disks – “She is the Water of Earth (Binah + Disks.) Her “power”, if you will, [snarkiness mine] Decision making regarding resource allocation and tangible results. [More than anything, she represents] beneficial material circumstances; prosperity; stability; prestige. She is the mother of nourishment and growth. (-) shows much material wealth, but made to understand that that is nothing without proper nourishment. Hers is a place of rest and peace. She is the natural instinct for and understanding of nurturing and nourishment of progeny of all kinds (children crops, etc.) to produce health and well-being.” (p. 159.)  So, there I have it!! What may be good for me may be poison for you, and vice versa. One should always remember that to urge resistance to transference. (It’s quite frightening when it happens; the Reader watches in horror as the Querent swells into a giant green toad before sloppily popping all over the Reader and surroundings . . . Grin.) I ask the Cosmos today to give us ALL a pure moment of anticipation of a gift of galactic proportions. Be Well; Be Zen; Be Blessed!!     

 

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