The Bean Tighe (pronounced ban tig) is a helpful spirit that is likely one of the inspirations for the "fairy godmother" type donor/patron from faerie and folk tales. She is the one who makes it possible for others to achieve their potential ... whether it be helping with the maintenance of one's home, one's finances, or the ability to make one's dreams come true.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Moving on ...

If anyone had been following this blog, they'll notice that I've deleted my research based posts and left only the pertinent card identifier.

I didn't like how cluttered the way I was doing things made the space appear so I'm going to opt for putting only the identifier for each card up here and then do my work in a word document ...

This week's card is: 

4. The Emperor

Should I be surprised that the Energy of the previous card carries over into this week?
From the 4 of Staves to the 4th trump of the Major Arcana ...

The judge from the guardianship hearing is what leapt immediately to mind at  seeing this card turn up ... the one with absolute authority and zero patience for inefficient talk or action ... the one who gave me my opportunity to get the 211 and PAC done on the intended target even if it meant that I would have to pay for all four of us to take it ... the one who went from terrifying authority figure to ally in one 'eyes meet eyes' locked gaze heartbeat (with the understanding that he remains an ally only so long as my behaviour and motives are just.

From the Rider-Waite deck:

He has a form of the Crux ansata for his sceptre and a globe in his left hand. He is a crowned monarch--commanding, stately, seated on a throne, the arms of which axe fronted by rams' heads. He is executive and realization, the power of this world, here clothed with the highest of its natural attributes. He is occasionally represented as seated on a cubic stone, which, however, confuses some of the issues. He is the virile power, to which the Empress responds, and in this sense is he who seeks to remove the Veil of Isis; yet she remains virgo intacta.

It should be understood that this card and that of the Empress do not precisely represent the condition of married life, though this state is implied. On the surface, as I have indicated, they stand for mundane royalty, uplifted on the seats of the mighty; but above this there is the suggestion of another presence. They signify also--and the male figure especially--the higher kingship, occupying the intellectual throne. Hereof is the lordship of thought rather than of the animal world. Both personalities, after their own manner, are "full of strange experience," but theirs is not consciously the wisdom which draws from a higher world. The Emperor has been described as (a) will in its embodied form, but this is only one of its applications, and (b) as an expression of virtualities contained in the Absolute Being--but this is fantasy.

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