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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Who loves the Sun?

The Intuitive Tarot by Cilla Conway (St Martins 2004)

This is a very Thothy Sun I've drawn today from Cilla Conway's Intuitive Tarot. My first thought on drawing this card is that it's going to be hot today. That's a possibility! Then I wondered if perhaps today might be the day that they shortlist the job I've applied for, and maybe I'll get shortlisted. Leaving these details, the card could indicate that it's just going to be a very positive day in which I feel okay about...everything. For the most part, The Sun is a card that almost never has a negative meaning. Even reversed, it's a positive card, with this its shine only dimmed somewhat.

The twins in the Intuitive Tarot are referred to in the companion book as the 'heavenly twins' and are said to represent the 'reunited parts of our soul, separated for so long.' According to Crowley, they represent 'the male and female, eternally young, shameless and innocent. They are
dancing in the light, yet they dwell upon the earth. They represent the next stage that is to be attained by mankind, in which complete freedom is alike the cause and the result of the new access of solar energy upon the earth.' Lon Milo DuQuette asserts in his book 'Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot' that Thelema, Crowley's 'religion', is in fact 'a modern form of sun worship. But then I am quick to add, "And when I use the word Sun, I am also referring to myself."' Or as Crowley put it, 'Every man and every woman is a star.'

Certainly a very positive card, then. 

And what do the Devas of Creation have to add to this card? I've drawn Mineral Kingdom.

Devas of Creation (Conway 2013)
As soon as I turned this card over I was amazed at how similar it looks to the Sun card. So golden, with the spiky 'rays' of the crystal flaring out in all directions. Where the Sun card's rays point down, the Mineral Kingdom's 'rays' point up. But what could the Mineral Kingdom have to do with the Sun? 

Like the Sun, crystals and minerals may appear inert (a golden ball, a rock), but they are in constant change and flux. The Sun burns and flares, the crystals slowly grow.  'The appearance of this Deva, 'says the companion book, 'indicates a need to give ourselves the right conditions to grow. It reminds us that change is often slow, and that if we try to force things, it may well prove counter-productive.' 

So I'm not going to go through the day looking for 'Sun' things to happen. I'll just let the day unfold and see how it goes, like a crystal slowly becoming something amazing and beautiful. 


13 comments:

  1. Lovely reading and beautiful cards. BB

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  2. "Just let the day unfold" sounds like good advice for me too. Amazing how similar these two cards are!

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  3. These two match perfectly with each other. I feel I have to take it slow too otherwise I will hit the buy button for the Devas of Creation :D

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    1. You won't regret it. It's an amazing deck.

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  4. I shall echo others here on this synchronistic pairing. Lovely!

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  5. wow, that last card is lovely! it looks like something i would paint in my art journal on a happy day. and yellow, it's my favorite color. :)

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    1. I like yellow, especially this sort of golden yellow. I love all jewel tones, too. Actually, I pretty much like all colours.

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  6. Yellow is my favourite colour, too! Happiness is a state of becoming. And staying in the present, the material world, may be the only real way to reach it. Lovely cards :)

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    1. Orange is my favourite colour -- as you know! You sent me the Orange Deck. :D

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    2. :D I'm glad that you're living your joy in colours more these days - it was lovely to see you in yellow and blue at the Tarot Festival :)

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