January 16th, 2017

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Utorak 19 Rebi'u-l-ahir 1438

Planet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Mars

Prophet of the day (according to Ibn 'Arabi): Aaron & John

The Sun is in 27 Capricorn (in my 5th house) A large aviary. (Symbol for 28 Capricorn from Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala)

The Moon is at 24Vir02 (in my 1st house). Lunar mansion (according to Ibn 'Arabi): 14, The Fourth Sky, which is the Heart of the World, Sky of Sun and House of Enoch, letter Nūn, The Light (An-Nūr)

Lunar phase: Disseminating - Demonstration (Phase names and keywords from Dane Rudhyar, The Lunation Cycle)

Haindl Tarot: The Hermit; Number: 9; Hebrew letter: Yod (Hand); Rune: Is (Ice); Astrology: Virgo; Element: Earth

In the morning, the Moon will enter Libra (in my 1st house).

Going back to my first explorations of Tarot, most people use (or at least begin with) the famous Rider-Waite deck. The color palette of that deck has never appealed to me, so I chose something softer and more inviting. As it turns out, the Angel deck that I chose is patterned after a deck that predates the Rider-Waite by a few centuries, the Marseille Tarot. Some purists insist on using it in preference to the Rider-Waite or Crowley's Thoth Tarot. In any event, it turns out that Meditations on the Tarot made use of the Major Arcana of the Marseille Tarot. Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has also focused his attention on the Marseille Tarot. I have ordered his version of the Marseille Tarot as well as an edition of the Waite deck that resotores Pamela Colman Smith's original color palette, which is easier on my eyes than the popular, recolored version.


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