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Quote of the Day – June 1 2012

“He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”
— Dutch proverb

Like an arrow in flight
I travel home
to a place that’s waited so long
There will I find solace
There will I partake
in love’s embrace
I have what’s needed
as I travel
electrically
Days become hours
Minutes become seconds
as miles are covered
as bases are too
gods speed my travel
and clear my way
The lightning guides me
I go today

   — G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings , G

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Eight of Wands by G A Rosenberg

Purple Ray Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Card – Eight of Cups (Two Versions)

Long have I stayed here
drinking deeply of the pleasures offered
Now my soul longs for more
Cups lie empty strewn around me.
Surely there must be more!
I look out and feel a yearning
a calling- some message
telling me…what?
that I can be more than this mundane creature
with neither needs nor ambition
that there is purpose and meaning
once I give it such.
I know I will be changed
by what lies ahead
Do I have a choice?
Stay here and become not
bur remain that which I’ve been
or follow the pull
on mind heart and being
no choice at all
I reach out and
I’m gone
— GAR

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Eight of Cups by G A Rosenberg

(side note: After seeing this depiction, a friend of mine who knows quite a bit about the tarot and things esoteric suggested that traditionally the cards are stacked… Looking at given meanings for the card, I could see his point. Sometimes before finally given up, we make a show of trying to put the chaos in our lives into order.  I did a second version of the card to reflect this (and leave a neater beach):

Eight of Cups (Version 2) by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Card of the Day — November 10 2010

Eight of Swords – Interference

“I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story – about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.
–Fernando Flores

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Eight of Swords- Interference by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Card of the Day – January 14 2010

VIII of Wands

Like an arrow in flight
I travel home
to a place that’s waited so long
There will I find solace
There will I partake
in love’s embrace
I have what’s needed
as I travel
electrically
Days become hours
Minutes become seconds
as miles are covered
as bases are too
gods speed my travel
and clear my way
The lightning guides me
I go today

VIII of Wands from the Crowley Thoth Deck

Hod in Fire
Mercury in Sagittarius

☿ in ♐

I Ching Hexagram 35
Chin Progress
_________
____ ____
_________
____ ____
____ ____
____ ____

Fire over Earth (Li over K’un) or the sun rising over the Earth
It represents rapid easy progress with ever widening expansion and clarity
The sun’s clarity enlightens the earth as it rises
It speaks of a man who is a leader himself who becomes closer to his ruler

Mercury in Sagittarius
Messages travel fast and optimistically. It is a time for planning big and not getting bogged down in details “keeping your eyes on the prize”
There is a tendency for small things to get blown out of proportion during this influence but that usually passes through quickly also.

In readings the Eight of Wands tends to indicate swift movement towards stability. It can also refer to the beginnings of a romance. (ie bolts of love). This card can be used to focus needed energy on where one wants to go with complete focus..

Book of Thoth quote by Aleister Crowley:
“Sagittarius which represents the stabalizing of the fire energy; and Mercury rules the card, thus bringing down from Chokmah the message of the original Will.
The card also refers to Hod, splendour, in the suit of Fire, whence it refers to the phenomenon of speech, light, electricity.
The pictorial representation of the card shows the Light-wands turned into electrical rays, sustaining or even constituting Matter by their vibrating energy. Above this restored universe shines the rainbow; the division of pure light, whivh deals with maxima, into the seven colours of the spectrum, which exhibit interplay and correlation.
This card therefore, represents energy of high velocity, such as furnishes the master-key to modern mathematical physics
It will be noted that there are no flames; they have all been taken up into the wands that turn them into rays. On the other hand, the electric energy has created intelligible geometrical form.”

Tarot Card of the Day – December 12 2009

VIII of Cups

Hod in Water
Saturn in Pisces

Long have I stayed here
drinking deeply of the pleasures offered
Now my soul longs for more
Cups lie empty strewn around me.
Surely there must be more!
I look out and feel a yearning
a calling- some message
telling me…what?
that I can be more than this mundane creature
with neither needs nor ambition
that there is purpose and meaning
once I give it such.
I know I will be changed
by what lies ahead
Do I have a choice?
Stay here and become not
bur remain that which I’ve been
or follow the pull
on mind heart and being
no choice at all
I reach out and
I’m gone

Failure

VIII Cups from Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

I Ching : 41 Sun, “Decrease”

_________

____ ____

____ ____

____ ____

_________

_________

Ken (Keeping Still) Mountain over Tui (Joyous) The Lake – What is below is decreased to what is above, one is resisting the call of the Lake and hearing more the Lure of the mountain. There is something about male adolescence in this card if you think about the lake in terms of the feminine maternal and the mountain as the masculine. One must be careful not to try to ascend too quickly however as in increasing the top of a edifice at the expense of the foundation can cause instability.
“Decrease combined with sincerity –success no blame”. There comes a point for everyone where the time is right to move on. This is best done if the time is right and it is done with honesty rather than emotional drama as in having to create a scene to make it easier to leave.”

Saturn in Pisces also carries forth the idea of going out in the world. One must overcome irrational fears such as the differences between people in terms of poverty, affliction, race, etc and learn how to develop in service to all. There is the potential for a deep spiritual understanding with this force.

In readings this card is something of an elephant among blind men, with different people seeing it different ways. Aleister Crowley speaks of it as being “the German Measles of Christian Mysticism” (LOL) and describes it as the morning after a night that did not occur. The host tried to throw a party beyond his means. At any rate, very often when this card comes up, it means that the time has come to move on, usually to more serious or spiritual pursuits from the pleasant, perhaps a relationship has run its course, perhaps the time has just arrived to go.
Reversed Readings: It means that things are not yet over and there is still something that needs to be learned in the situation, This is not necessarily a pleasant thing. It can also be time to break up one’s patterns of relationships as one is not getting what one wishes to from it..