Evidence 101

The Matrix is 3D physical & 4D astral – a day and night dream/mind fuk. What you “see” day & night are physical & astral avatars or containers of energy. In 4D night dreams there are shapeshifting “spirits” who like any actor can appear costumed as whatever character they pluck from your mental closet. Ask the apparition their name which should match their appearance. If they refuse- they are lying; if they give another name YOU KNOW they are LYING, and if they comply by giving the name of the form they are wearing & lie- POOF they will disappear! CLEAR??? ūüé©
Image: Actor (old Emperor) T: The New Tarot John Starr Cooke

The Scales

Warning: The end of a cycle is not a time to create Karma which is a debt & /or credit transferable to/from incarnations. Created Karma comes from interference with the free-will of another ensouled being. Some call it spell-work. What you do to another does come back to you as trading places aka Boomerang Baby! However, at a cycles end transmorgification kicks in with either a leveling up or a downgrade of species density. Light as a feather, heavy as lead.
Image: Adjustment/Justice Trump from Crowley’s Book of Thoth.

Tarot is Divination not Fortune Telling

Tarot is intimately associated with the Kabalah and Western occultism. The lodges used Tarot in conjunction with their rites. Any good mapping or tracking device  has a legend which tells the  meaning of the symbols and the scale used on that map.

With Tarot the” legend” is the Tree of Life.¬† The Tree of Life shows how¬† Tarot is used. The four worlds, the four elemental powers or suits all relate to the Minor Arcana, the pip cards relate to each of the Sephira on the Tree. 4 x 10 is 40. The Court cards¬† are 4 x 4 or 16 and are an aspect of the Tree as well. The 22 Major Arcana are aligned with the lines or paths joining the Sephira on the front face of the Tree.

The function of the Tarot as divination can show where a person is in terms of energy by referring back to the Tree of Life.¬† Divination deals with energy of the Body, Mind, Emotions, and Awareness. It is not a means to evaluate romantic relationships or to predict future happening- that is fortune telling which is better handled, i.e. more detailed when using¬† a 36 card or decan deck or a modern set of the Minor Arcana¬† with Court Cards aka a standard deck of 52 “playing” cards not the full 78 card¬† initiatory tool that is the¬† “book” of Thoth.

MW

Yearly Reading for Tarotists

  This is a page from an old notebook.

The reading of the New Year can be done on one’s Natal Birthday or it can be done on New Year’s day.¬† The prep is no sexual contact¬† for 24 hours prior; a thorough cleaning of the whole house; taking a ceremonial or herbal bath and donning all clean clothes.

Before shuffling take a moment to acknowledge and give thanks to one’s spiritual allies.

Shuffle and then lay out the center card which gives the general energetic theme for the incoming year

Starting at the first position in the diagram lay out 12 cards counter clockwise. Each card is the monthly adaptation of the theme card’s energy in the coming year. Your¬† Theme Card is paired with the card of the month. These pairs will reveal an energetic tone.

This layout is  to be done with a standard  78 card Tarot deck, in the RWS or Marseille style.

Slippery Slopes

Before WIFI (whenever that was on this timeline) knowledge & power were transmitted through an invisible medium. Science named the medium aether but that is only one label of many for the magical agent.
All this to say “downloads” are not new but there is a vast chasm between true reception or KABALAH from higher sources and the ventriloquy of the ego. Don’t fall down into that level because there isn’t a rope long enough to bring you back.
In the illustration of the principle of  the carrier wave, the RWS Tarot Trump surpasses the Marseilles deck illustration in that the Tower is shown on RWS as being built on a steep mountain peak and those who have fallen have a long ways to go before reaching the ground.  A good theme to consider!

Beginnings

Self- development is an older name for the preliminary work of the Player/Initiate in the Great Game, which aims at balancing the four elements in body & mind. Yes, the mind or Psyche is a part of the body complex. Mind is the filter or cap over Existence which has to be made translucent and then transparent. Without mind -body balance there can be no journeyman level in the Mysteries, no entrance into the Garden without major disruption or imbalance to psychological functioning. Much of the so-called odd psychic phenomena encountered up to full psychotic breaks early in the Game by the unprepared is simply negativity & debris which was not removed.
Image: The Magician, RWS deck, blackout

The Y Crossroad

Mankind while under the Dome is subject to the decrees and degrees of Fate -until they are not. Just as each day is opened and shut in the Vault of the Skies, various opportunities appear on our path.
 
In each case a decision must be made at the Y crossing or fork in the road to continue straight ahead or to veer either left or right. The choice is one’s own to make but the laws of physical space and time are firmly fixed and will not yield immediately to any virtual command.
Image: Jean Noblet Tarot. Arcana VI- The Lovers aka Sigilium Salomonis (Solomon’s Seal) or Bifurcatio¬†

Working The Numbers: 2021

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

MW

Under Dark Wings

The Spirits are saying there is “plenty of hell” for everyone in the coming year. So don’t think 2021 is bringing anything other than Judgment on the World or the physical plane.
 
What does it mean to take refuge? To take refuge is to find a safe space. Refuge comes from the Old French meaning “to flee.” Refuge in most religions referred to physically entering the protective enclosures of temples or monasteries, off- limits by cultural agreement to war & strife
welcoming to those forced out of their homes.
Some of the great buildings extant from times unknown called by various names today such as Gothic, Moorish or Tartarian architecture were such stone citadels. Refuge has an occult meaning and as such refuge is said to be “under the wings ” or the protection of a powerful Entity.
In T: The New Tarot for the Aquarian Age drawn by John Starr Cooke, the numbers are not present on the Major Trumps and all the names have been changed.  The old Blasted Tower or 16th Trump became Citadel, the conceptual equivalent of refuge or sanctuary in the modified deck.
As to the date 2021, in Cooke’s deck card 20 is¬† Judgement renamed the Knower of which we just had a double dose in 2020!¬† Card 21,¬† the World is dubbed The Virgin. This combination of 2021, i.e. Knower with Virgin suggests that there will changes or structural shifts in the third dimension.
Long Night 2020
MW

Exit Stage Left: An Old Fool

Jacques Vieville, printed around 1650, Florney reconstruction

Here is the Fool from the Jacques Vieville deck circa 1650.  It follows an anonymous Tarot of Paris of unknown date which also faces left.  What is important to notice is that there is NO NUMBER on the card as well as the direction the Fool faces. In the Vieville decks the majors bear no titles and the numbering is different than the Marseilles, which is different than the modern RWS Tarot.

The first acknowledged Marseille deck is the Jean Noblet¬† of 1659. The Florney edition¬† does a modern revisioning of the original Vieville deck and goes one step further by presenting 44 cards with a reversed card in the all majors edition turned to “match”¬† Marseille style decks.

Since the Vieville is older,  and faces left  wii see this style of card as a remnant of an earlier Gnosis now forgotten. Left to us means  the Fool is making an exit from space time.

The right facing Fool as shown in the Marseille style editions wii interpret as the Fool entering  and/or  re-entering the labyrinth of the Cosmos as  tabula rasa to walk  its circular path of sequential eternal return.

Remember that the Zero or Cipher is a modern addition to this card.  Also the Tarot de Vieville  is a unique style of Tarot, just as is the Marseille deck.  Below is the all majors double version produced by Editions Le Tarot  drawn by the late J.C. Florney.

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