Good Morning and Welcome! to The Fool’s Tarot for 16/08/2017. Today’s deck is again the *Tarot of the Holy Light* by C. Payne-Towler & M. Dowers. (See previous entries.) The draw today is: Sulfur = IV the Emperor; Mercury = IX the Hermit, and Salt = the Ace of Disks. Wow, the only difference (and it isn’t that great of a difference!) between today & yesterday is that I have moved from XIX the Sun to IV the Emperor. My Anima stays put in IX the Hermit, and our power source is STILL “putting out” for us, the Ace of Disks! I’m not shocked, I’m not even that surprised, to tell you the truth. I feel as if I am in exactly the same day! Grin. Well, not quite – have you EVER seen a more dramatic Emperor? I mean, Wow! This guy has got it “goin’ on!” He has got it SO “goin’ on” that at first you tend not to notice the lack of the Cubic Throne, Material Reality, but here it is amply represented in scenic form. In this form, he is indeed Jupiter,
striding between Binah and Geburah. He is “Bythos, King of Heaven,” (explicatory & eponymous book to the deck,) “the original Source of the Pleroma, archetype of all father gods, such as Zeus or Yahweh.” (p.334) I can hear you scratching your head, so here, never say that I gave you nothing, (Grin!); “Pleroma (Greek πλήρωμα) generally refers to the totality of divine powers. The word means fullness from πληρόω ("I fill") comparable to πλήρης which means "full", and is used in Christian theological contexts: both in Gnosticism generally, and by St. Paul the Apostle in Colossians 2:9 . . .. .” (Wikipedia.) (This shouldn’t be confused with “Pleuroma--a cancer-mimicking atelectatic pseudotumor of the lung.” Grin.) I’m just shooting the fecal matter here because I feel as if we all know what the Emperor is and is not; however, it is at that point that laziness can breed miscomprehension, so let’s stay on our talons and keep all seven eyes open & alert, eh? Grin. Moving along as one does, we come upon my Anima in the robes of IC the Hermit. This is not surprising to me at all; I even have a small frown at the corner of my lips – how long is she going to continue to “hide out?” It is becoming rather tiresome attending all of these events without my Anima at my side; I have no one with whom to gossip about everyone else. LOL.
Actually, I DO feel that I should give her all the time she needs “girding her inner forces” for this Journey specifically directed through the Cups. I can understand a bit of nerves on her part; she was born in the denial of feminine emotions in the first place, my mother being her model. Add to that my years of either ignoring her or using her as an “genderless” adjunct to my Animus, and you have a lady that was pretty pissed when she first was allowed to come up for Air. Thereafter, being encouraged to grow and Become, she is now my valuable Anima, although of course she still runs into her OWN issues from time to time. I know what she is doing here; she is rounding things up in her head, because she is ready to return to society, that being defined as meeting me back on the Red Road and us continuing together. This, therefore, makes perfect sense that we would STILL be “being powered” by the Ace of Disks, present yesterday as well. This is directed towards my physical reality, as well; I’ve seen this coming in the cards for some time now, a major change in my 3D reality due to some of my manifestations coming due. It should be exciting! That’s all I have for today; for FASCINATING reading about this deck, these archetypes and the Continental Tarot in toto, I can do no better than to recommend Ms. Payne-Towler’s two books that align with this deck: 1) “Tarot of the Holy Light” by C. Payne-Towler & M. Dowers, Noreah/Brownfield P., U.S.A., 2015; AND 2) “Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition; Tarot of the Holy Light Vol. Two”, Ibid, 2017. The second volume in particular is a wonderful “course” in the antecedents of the Continental Tarot and its “refurbishment.” I ask the Cosmos to give us ALL a much-needed insight today into our spiritual “machinery.” Be Well, Be Zen, Be Blessed!!