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    1. SivanGemini5784.thumb.png.d775ebb71fd463510a5ebcf634a69164.png


      Feedback, Questions and Comments are welcome.


      The Wheel of the Jewish Calendar made a major shift when we left the month of Iyar and entered the month of Sivan represented by Major Arcana card XIV Neviah ‘Creatrix’ on June 3, 2024.  The third decan of Gemini begins on June 11.

      The Wheel of the Western Hermetic Calendar made a major shift as we left the month of Taurus and entered the month of Gemini represented by Major Arcan card VI Ohevet ‘Choice/Lovers’ on May 21, 2024.

      The bottom row, representing the Jewish calendar according to the Tarot Netivot system now shows the Two of Cups ‘Engagement’ for the beginning of the week of the Waxing Moon on June 10.
      The top line features Tarot cards as they relate to today’s Western Hermetic Astrology using primarily the Tabula Mundi Tarot Silver Edition by M.M. Melleen.  This works with the Solar Calendar.  These are the correspondences that Benebell Wen uses when working with the SKT and astrology.
      The bottom line features Tarot cards as they relate to the Hebrew calendar according to Tarot Netivot.  I am using the Lurianic Tarot by Basilikon — one of the few truly Jewish Tarot decks out there and certainly one of the most beautiful; and the hand painted Illuminated Tarot Starlight Rainbows edition.  These work primarily with the Lunar Calendar.
      The middle cards are animal, crystal, and plant correspondences according to T. Susan Chang in the book Tarot Correspondences.  These are tied to the Major Arcana cards as they appear in Tarot Netivot representing each Jewish month,  Jewish holidays, and major lunar and solar events as well as to the Western Hermetic Major Arcana in the top rows.  These are taken from various decks in my collection. 

      New additions for the month of Gemini:  Magpies; Emerald; Iris Agate; Calcite; Rose Quartz; and Tourmaline; and Orchid.  It is interesting to note that two of these correspondences do occur together on the same card.  These are Orchid and Tourmaline on the Major Arcana card XXI for the Tellurian Tarot deck.

      New additions for the month of Sivan are Dog; Elk; Horse; Centaur; Lime; Oak and Birch.

      There is one overlap of correspondences between the two systems for this period:  Topaz.  This gem is also a carry over from the month of Taurus.  Historically, Topaz was valued in ancient Greece for its properties of endowing the wearer with increased strength and protection from harm.  In medieval times, it was used to protect one from enchantments and black magic.  St. Hildegard recommended topaz to cure failing sight.  Other common beliefs were that it could protect from accidents and fires; and if kept under a pillow, it could ward off nightmares.  Contemporary associations connect topaz with the solar plexus chakra.  It is believed to increase personal power, confidence and abundance.  (www.gemsociety.org/)

      Existing cards will be exchanged with new incoming cards as the wheel of time turns.  Lunar phases change every 3 - 4 days; decans change every 10 days.  Months change every 28 - 31 days.  Note:  I am working with 2 different systems to mark the months, one solar and the other lunar.  I shall try to post a new board every time there is significant movement.



    2. A little different direction this time inspired by the Interview topic.

      Lets look at how asking in the card can work and what the limitations may be, in my humble view. If we view people working with out of body experience a lot and in a more scientific way, we can see when it comes to how verifiable information is obtained, its not always reliable. They have developed different methods to check. For example, if we see a person, we ask something. They provide an answer. We can ask right away again something we know. If the answer is meaningless or a lie, then previous answer very well may be as well.


      Here my humble theory is that it depends on the context. A factor that the scientific path can sometimes cut out, while it could be needed.


      Lets look at the Hiarophant for example.

      If we look at Waites deck, here for example:



      We can see two pillars behind him. In some schools out there its taken that that are the 2 polarities of physical existence, male/female, yang/yin, dynamic/receptive etc.

      We can see dots and dashes flowing through that pillars, representing the Souls coming from the Spiritual Dimensions to come deep into physical existence, gather a life and experiences and move back up to the Spiritual Planes.


      Now, logically, the Spiritual levels are behind his back, we may decide we can ask anything about the spiritual levels in the card from the Hierophant by itself!We imagine/project and we enter the card and ask... But...

      Problem is that this carries contradiction in meaning. As he doesn't see the pillars. So while we have the idea of "bringing down the light" in a social/group way, as an opposition to the Hermit, that looks for it within, in his own path, here we also have the idea that that light is reflected, the real understanding of the Pillars is happening behind his back and he doesn't see it(the Spiritual Movement of the Souls coming down and back up).


      Suggesting if we go in the card and we ask the Hierophant, can't really receive much about the Spiritual Dimensions as the "story" of the card, suggests he can't know that. In my humble view, that wasn't a "cheap shot" at religion, it was the simple idea that if something is suited for large masses of people, it may be much more polished and on the surface then it would be for the ones that see it individually before it reaches most people. Sometimes called exoteric vs esoteric.

      So the position of the Hierophant becomes similar to the Fire Trigram in I Ching. There is light outside to the people, but there is darkness and yielding within(Yang Lines outside, Yin Line Within). So he is teaching them, but he doesn't really see the essence of it all.

      Yet we can see the Water in I Ching, as the Hermit. Outside all is dark, but there is light within(Yin Lines outside, Yang Line Within)


      Anyway, short idea here - if one wants to ask in the card, they have to ask keeping the symbolism of the card. If we ask the Hierophant for Spiritual Matters, they shouldn't be able to answer, if we resonate with that way of seeing it. If we ask the people in front of him, they may be able to, as even though they look at him, they also see the Pillars behind him.

    3. stillness in the storm

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      I joined this forum today because I wanted to feel a part of a community with similar interest and passions. I'm in a stormy time of life and seek places that give a still, mindful, sacred vibe to help quiet my spirit and mind.


      In perusing some of the topics put forth on the forum I was excited to find that other hobbyist writers (fiction, poetry, RPG) have joined and like I do - use their Tarot for inspiration. It also brought to mind how I've been regularly blogging lately on my other social media and what if I were to combine blogging with a Card a Day? 


      I've been reading for myself and some friends since 2006, however, I still feel like I have so much to learn. Despite my love of Tarot I do not feel gifted with it. I'd also like to become more confident in reading intuitively now. I've relied on consulting others and reading from books and leaning on traditional interpretations all these years. So, transitioning from that to more intuitive and creative approaches to Tarot will be this blog's direction. 

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