Today’s Tarot Card draw come from The English Magic Tarot by Rex Van Ryn, Steve Dooley and Andy Letcher Copyright 2015 (The unfamiliar terms used with this deck is in England’s English)
The Sun – 14 in the Major Arcana
Pages 58 and 59
Description: A courtier stands in a golden field fringed with sunflowers. The sun rises behind him.
Interpretation: After the ordeals of the Moon, the Sun is our moment of triumph, as we return from the Underworld, laden with treasure. Sol Invictus. Invincible Sun.
The solar man is a dandy and a peacock, an idler and a flaneur. He wears gold ruffles around his neck. His doublet is gold, his cloak is gold, his shoes are gold, the feather in his hat is gold. His is walking on the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Quite possibly, everything he touches turns to gold. He’s probably a courtier like Sir Francis Drake, lazy finishing he game of bowls, before taking on the Spanish Armada; or Sir Walter Raleigh back from the New World and ready to lay down his cloak to prevent his beloved queen’s feet from getting wet.
I know someone like this, to handsome he turns heads when he walks in the room. He'[s a wit and a raconteur, a traveler and adventurer. He’s the kind of person who’s just so talented and brilliant you want to hate him, but within moments you’re charmed and disarmed, in stiches at one of his anecdotes.
We mustn’t let all that glory go to our heads. For every charismatic dandy, there’s a puffed up buffoon, a popinjay, a cock of the rock. Too much sunshine and the ground is scorched, our skin blisters and burns, our tongues swell with thirst. Someone like that needs pushing in the river.
Reading: The Sun indicates a glorious outcome and happy summer days.
Four of Coins
Description: A man paces out the length of something. He holds four coins that bob behind him like balloons.
Interpretation: Here’s a man who likes to get the measure of things. He’s using his feet to pace out distance, not a ruler. He’s walking on kind of an endless scroll, which suggests he’s learning by doing.
In our digital world, where things only exist once they’ve been measured to the umpteenth digital p0lace. we’ve rather forgotten the importance of estimation. After all, it was the thumb that gave us the inch; the span of an arm, a yard; a foot, well, a foot. Estimation 0oplaces us bodily in the world. Measurements removes us, ever so slightly.
Of course if you want to build a cathedral, plans and measurements are important. However, our friend is here is one of those extraordinarily gifted practical men who can build a table, change a head gasket, unblocked a clogged drain, or reroof a house. He does it all by eye, by feel, by the heft of the hammer, and the weight of the wood. You can trust him totally. Just don’t expect him to give you an ounce more than you agreed.
Reading: The use of practical skills are more innate than learned. The power of estimation.
DAGAZ – Breakthrough, Transformation, Day
If it is pulled, it shows a greater thrust or breakthrough in the process of self transformation. In every life there is at least one point that –it is detected and accepted- it is going to change this life forever. So you can have absolute trust, even when the moment requires that you jump empty-handed into the void. Sometimes this Rune leads also to a major phase of success and thrive.
URUZ VIKING RUNE (ᚢ) – MANHOOD
The rune is an indication of the new phase beginning in a person’s life and the termination of the old one. The rune symbolizes the future changes that are yet to happen in the night. It speaks of ending one part of life and how a man goes out of his childhood frame. This means it must be left behind to attain manhood.
A is for Ailim, or Ailm, the Elm tree. Interestingly, this group also includes the Pine or Fir trees. These giants of the forest are symbols of perspective and height, rising above those that surround us. The Elm has a clear vision of that which surrounds it, as well as that which is approaching.
In Britain and Scotland, Elm trees grew very tall and straight, making them popular for use as a Maypole during Beltane celebrations. In addition to this, they were popular as property markers–you knew you had reached someone else’s land boundary when you crossed a line of Elm trees. Elm is flexible and bendy, so it doesn’t make a very good building material, but it does withstand water very well, so it eventually became popular for use in making flatboats and wheels. In Wales, early bowmen used the Elm in construction of longbows.
This number shows a willingness to work hard and is usually successful. It recognizes opportunities and can make quick decisions. It is somewhat dogmatic and opinionated.
See also Karmic Debt number 13…
See “The Karmic Debt numbers.” Hard work and slow progress, this Karmic Debt number is difficult but rewarding when enough effort is applied. Grounded and down-to-earth. Reliable, trustworthy, but sometimes rigid and, while lacking a sense of humor, actually better at expressing ideas and feelings than most 4s.
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