Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to bend people to your will using the Tarot

11. Having had some business with the Major Arcana we can now turn our attention to the lesser or Minor Arcana. You will be using the Minor Arcana, of course, in your work to bend the universe to your ends.

The three card phrase. The Kabbalah hints at the concept of pairing and grouping together of letters (Major Arcana) to form more complex concepts. The same can be done with the lesser. I assume you are familiar with some of the basic concepts. For example, there is a progression from Ace to Ten, a natural flow. Let us utilize the triad of Ace, Nine, Ten...

There are some sixty four combinations of Ace - Nine - Ten. I suggest you avoid the selections that use the suit of Swords (er, spades) for now. For material wealth, those with the Ace of Pentacles are effective; likewise Cups for romance and fertility; and Wands for wisdom. Keep track of what you are doing in your journal to fine tune the results.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to bend people to your will using the Tarot

Having done some serious work bringing Saturn into equilibrium one may now move forward to pick from the fruit of the trees in the Garden of Eden. Which fruit to pick? Is the fruit ripe? How do you prepare the fruit: peeled? squeezed? or in a dish of creme? Indeed. You are presented with the riddle of the Sphinx: which would you have: Power? Wealth? Beauty? Wisdom? You are no slouch, you know this story. The correct answer is always Wisdom. And for wisdom, you must bring Mercury and Jupiter into equilibrium. This is the Magician and the Wheel of Fortune.

This operation works best if, somehow, The Hierophant can be worked into the tableau. Are either of your natal planets, Mercury or Jupiter, resident in Taurus or Scorpio? This is not the case for everyone. So, let Fenris Badwulf tell you how to do this ... take out the tarot trumps for the signs where your Mercury and Jupiter reside, as well as the Magician and the Wheel of Fortune. Construct the two by two matrix, like before. Something like Mercury/Capricorn in the top row, and Cancer/Jupiter on the bottom. Now, to work in the Hierophant you must place the card beside the tableau to the left, then above, then below, then to the right. You can vary the above below right left. This time you must study the tableau four times. Record your observations in your journal.

Mercury is the messenger between the Conscious and Subconscious mind. The Subconscious mind has communication with the collective; and the collective has layers of its own (and messengers, of course, between the layers). If you want access to wisdom, which is in the gift of Jupiter, then you want to have conscious access to it. The Hierophant gives you sharper hearing when you listen for wisdom.