It has been a part of my Tarot end-beginning ritual to interpret the incoming year in terms of the arcanum or trumps. Here, I am using the mini Thoth deck printed by AG Muller back in 1997. The Thoth Tarot is an old friend and was my introduction to the study of the Tarot as a system versus as a divination aid.
Above is the Tarotic equivalent of the coming year 2021. As we have been dealing with the Judgement / Aeon card for 20 solid years the energy is recognizable. The end of the Age is a transition and the effect is destructive, and fragmenting. Crowley believed this was the card of the New age of Horus, which is why the child Horus is shown with his finger to his mouth covering his lips which is saying not all can be told- this advice has been received by all serious metaphysicians since 2000.
Card 21 is The World/Universe and it is the final combination that can be paired with the 20th trump. The pairing says that there is an ending which is superimposed over the entire planet which covers or ushers in the New Age. We are there now.
However there are other messages from Maat/Math in the Tarot Gematria of 2021 which are found in hidden or enclosed combinations. 20-21 hides in the reverse order 12 and 02, i.e. The Hanged Man and the High Priestess.
With this deck the blue tones and the shading of these two trumps point to the subtle level of the energy changes. The Hanged Man speaks of sacrifices human and otherwise and it speaks of reversals- of the plane “above” the Earth’s material level. So like Odin the initiate must make a sacrifice to receive knowledge which AT THIS TIME is being taught or released only on the subtle planes by the High Priestess. The High Priestess is another concept of secrecy as only to those who have made offerings of their time, commitment and devotion- symbolized by the fruits of the Earth at her feet can enter her temple.
The final combination of 2021 in reverse hides 10& 22(Cipher/Zero). The 22nd card is the unnumbered trump. The Wheel of Fortune is the symbol of the limit of evolution in the Cosmos. It is the Revolving Door of incarnation or incarceration – conception; birth; maturity; death which plays over and over- until it doesn’t.
In the forward motion of 20-21 we see 22 & 01, the Fool and the Magus. Are they adversarial energies or one and the none? Zero is hung over The Fool as a symbol to remind of us of the Unborn and Infinite Outside the Cosmic confines. This combination reminds the metaphysician there is an escape hatch as well as a pause button.
Exitus Scaena Sinisterism
In the modern world or so called”New Age,” occultism and metaphysics is commercialized. Everything the 60’s promoted as cutting edge is now everyday ordinary. The time of the Millenial’s grandparents and Gen Z’s great-grands has not been relegated to griot tales or folklore but become grafted onto items one can purchase.
The level of incredulity from the past has been transformed into a blanket of superficiality that is the “real world” of the masses . Read a book and next day call yourself an expert. Conjure the dead, spirits, even the Gods from 5 thousand dollar grimoires. Join witch coven social clubs, initiate into African “secret sects” and Voodoo cults while on vacation, make an art Tarot deck and publish it with go-fund me backing.
All of this has made the occult a circus with too many “ringmasters” who promote themselves as experts but can produce no results for their clients.
The act of spending money has a cathartic effect in a commerce driven virtual world. Once purchased occult services are often psychological bandaids and/or blinders. 21st century metaphysical matters are 99.0% “smoke without any mirror.”
However, Caveat Emptor! Let both buyers and sellers beware not only of empty purses and litigation but of the 1.0% in this “business” which is 100% supernatural!
Words are sounded shorthand or written notations. Behind each descriptive noun and adjective is the tree of which it is a leaf. The Man in Black is a title which represents a metaphysical Principle, an entity who is not human.
This is not the “borrowed” costume of those who dress in black as a uniform, i.e. the priests of various religious orders to link to the energy of the metaphysical principle of unity
The addition of horns, hooves and tails to the construct of animus of The Man in Black in myth code is a means of indicating the principle is not part of the intellectual domain and is older than the consensus mind of mankind. What is not within the heavenly grace aka programming of the species is referred to as below; or held within the human subconscious or instinctive level emotional drivers which are suppressed and denied.
Men in Black is an archetype in the group mind, is a “switched code” a concept which reversed the old folklore to erase the knowledge held in it. The cinematic Men in Black are represented as the “agents” in the Matrix movie and as alien hunters in the MIB series. The worded concept of Men in Black hails back to 1950’s paranormal and UFO research (see Bender, 1953 and Keel/Barker 1960’s) as well as Malcolm X’s 1965 autobiography.
So designated “black” people worldwide are connected to the metaphysical principle of black as primal energy as well as the archetypal concept as concrete representatives of the same abstract “black” energy by association.
Black used in reference to a humanoid entity is a base code for a presumed preternatural, alien, wild or non- human origin which was formerly represented in both art and magical text as referring to djinn or demons.
In occultism there are matters which exclude so called “free will”, where u have to be recognized by your Essence. Some will INSIST: “everyone’s the same”. Noooo…. not even on a basic biological level can that falsehood hold!! Arrogant breachers believe they can make pacts, conjure, or contact any Entity and/or simply project their minds into restricted spaces. Again- doesn’t work like that!
First contact ALWAYS comes from the Invisible Dimensions. The failure of their aggressive approach is plain to see when reading intellectual smoke screen grimoires and observing the patchwork of imitative folkloric rites which function as self-made cages for modern “mages”.
Be aware: The Dark Moon is not a Necromancer’s moon, though it once may have benefited grave robbers and over time gained an association with the Dead.
The Dark Moon is an opening, an exit door from the planetary aura and the “group mind.” A reset or code switch can be made. The celestial laws or clockwork which bind flesh and mind to Time are taking a short break.
A feeling is an “emotional” state. Feelings are energies which literally engulf a person by 1) pulling the auric field close around them like a fence 2) becoming the dominant note or color in the auric field. This is then 3) accompanied by a change in temperature. The RED flush of anger. The BLUE chill of indifference, distance, etc.
Emotions are aptly named because once in the aura they compel one to make a move. Feelings are also called PSYCHIC PUSHES as they instigate action. Feelings are FAST (recall the Agents in the Matrix movie??) as they are signal modifications born from the instinctive survival level of the personal subconscious NOT the slower process of mental cognition related to ordinary thought or beta brainwaves. As brainwave frequency “feelings” can be classed with the Lambda brainwave which is actually a “wave rider” attaching itself to slower brain frequencies. One is taken up and “swept away” on emotion’s tides.
Feelings also “pull” or attract circumstances to the auric field related to or harmonious with their frequencies. However people are not only moved by their own personal feelings but are subject to feelings emanating from the group which blow like winds to ripple as waves troubling the stormy seas of humanity. Like attracts like. Anger attracts situations to the FEELER just as fear does.
Be mindful of language as the worded concept feeling” differs from sensation which is based in the 5 TACTILE senses.
The Tarot Arcanum which addresses the push and the pull of the feelings is the Lovers. In the card shown above the color Yellow represents tangible sensory stimulation and sensations.
When Tarot is used in Metaphysics or Alchemy, the Major Trumps are called Arcanum plural or single Arcana which indicates their use in teaching about Laws and Processes of the Human Psyche.
People have the right to reach up or down, to grasp the lightning bolts of heaven or hell. One can decide to allow the fires of passionate Divine Rage to blaze but know they are HOT, HOT, HOT with a heat which feeds upon the “Life Force/Chi ” of mortal men. ” Our god is a consuming fire” refers to the emotions which are connected to the subconscious levels of existence. This is why various rituals of appeasement or cooling down are found in cultures worldwide.
Divine indifference or apathy is COLD as ice and like cold packs applied to a sprain preserves human cell structure by extending battery life aka life force. On chill the push buttons or emotional triggers are deactivated. One may act but without a spark of immediacy started by an emotional wildfire. When one chooses the cold blue flame one gains TIME to change the outcome, to fine tune a situation. One is not caught up in the tide.
All have free will to choose the red or the blue pill, to decide whether to act on emotions or choose a direction in a situation. Never go to the Cross roads in the lukewarm afterglow of physical arousal to hangout or stand about. Where roads cross one must decide.