We can see the progression from last week, when The Devil and The Emperor appeared together with The Five of Vessels. The difficulties that may have been sapping your strength, start to take a back seat now, as you are able to gain a clearer perspective over the dynamics of your situation. What had seemed threatening and unavoidable, may now seem more attractive, and you are able to overcome your fears of the unknown, and to see the potentials that are there within your grasp. What before suggested fear, now suggests a way forward, and you are more able to keep stable within the situation, rather than be washed here and there by the tides of your emotions. You feel better equipped to master the turbulence that before might have scared you, and you feel richer and more fertile with the new found knowledge of your own strength that you have uncovered. Be aware however, that it is important for you to experience these emotions, and that trying to evade them is likely to sap your energy and diminish your power. Connect with your tribe, your family, the people with whom you belong, and feel the stability that you gain, and the independence and authority of being authentic and true to your own nature.
The Devil, The Emperor, The King of Vessels.
This month, The Daily Oracle will be devoted to my exploration of The Alchemical Tarot. Created by Artist and Scholar Robert Place. This deck envisions traditional tarot understandings within the wisdom of the alchemical tradition, and I have found it a very pleasing deck to work with. Providing interesting links between the more traditional interpretations of RW, and the energetic mandalas that I perceive within the Thoth system, I find this deck uncomplicated but also deeply insightful. The artwork is both peaceful and dynamic, and works to allow the intuition to flow easily amongst the cards without the distraction that I have found in some other decks. Alchemy has long held a fascination for me, and I am very much enjoying my exploration of this particular deck, one that speaks with a gentle yet clear and commanding voice. Information on Robert Place, his work, and how to order this, or one of his many other tarot decks, can be found HERE.
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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