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Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre: Theme Team Technique

Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre: Theme Team Technique

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes look into the depthful places of other cards throughout the deck where Major Arcana characters make cameo appearances in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  These “Presence of” blog segments are to introduce you to people in the crowd so to speak.  Mystereum is young, yet oh how they grow so quickly.

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes are a stage to express the coordination of living order that heartbeats throughout The Land of Mystereum.  The Mystereum Presence Of series can be found under the Card Cameos tab above for you to explore how Major Arcana characters make cameos and guest appearances throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  The intent of this series is to more clearly bring the presence of the Mystereum living family lineage to you.

Today’s Theme Is A Bit Different

Rather than further elucidating cameo appearances throughout the deck today, today’s theme is one of the alchemies of Imagin-Action. It is a driving force in Mystereum’s “there is expert skill in play like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.”  Today’s technique only requires about 15 minutes, maybe less.

Thursday Tarot Theme Team Technique

  • draw or select a Tarot (oracle) card or cards
  • be committed to work your problem or focus of your inquiry
  • assign 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to it.  Yes, mute the cell phone, cover your computer screen or TRAVESTY turn it off.  That’s asking too much, huh?  That’s cool, just don’t proceed any further.  Seriously.  It’s like that old adage by someone wicked cool (??) “Meditate 20 minutes each day.  If you don’t have time to meditate for 20 minutes, then you need to do it for an hour.”
  • assign 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to your exercise
  • Turbo Read your card or cards by making one or, tops, two sentences or short phrases that embrace the cards’ story as a whole.  Write your Turbo Reading to record it. mp3 it if you have a recorder.
  • And, here’s where the technique starts to enter the stage.  Grab your schedule planner and scan it.
  • Revisit your Turbo Reading bringing it in front of you next to your planner.
  • Simply let your reading and your planner be your focus for 3 minutes, no more, no less.
  • During this 3 minutes let your eyes wander over your cards, your Turbo Reading and your planner, let them open and close.  Simply do not interrupt the flow of what naturally happens for you. And, don’t take ANY notes mental or otherwise during this 3 minutes.  Oh cummon!  You’re not gonna miss your Great American Novel idea in 180 seconds . . . oh . . . wait.  180 did you say?  180 worlds of seconds occurring in 3 minutes. . . . all right all right land your magic carpet back in your chair.
  • During this 3 minutes let your eyes wander over your cards, your Turbo Reading and your planner, let them open and close.
  • As your 3 minutes of Silence (music going that you really really like all the while is wicked cool ok as music can be magical spirit and soul on the move concretely and often with fluid fluency. Yup, I distinguish between spirit and soul, yet that’s for another time. . .)
  • As your 3 minutes of Silence passes simply start writing what you are thinking in regards to turning your card reading into a daily lesson.  Keep up with yourself for 60 seconds, 1 minute.
  • Read over what you wrote without correcting or editing any of it.
  • What did you come to?
  • Work it a bit by rewriting slowly and neatly for 2 minutes working your problem with the goal to make a statement or expression as a daily lesson.  Great for you if something just clicks and you’re done.
  • Record your daily lesson in your planner, and leaving this process behind move into your day . . . or, leaving this process behind continue in your day.

I’ve found this to be effective at the start of the day, at mid-afternoon coffee/ginger ale or whatever floats your boat — something with hutzpah is best from my perspective — and as I close my day to forget into dreaming and revisit in the morning . . . at which point it gels even more or is sometimes happily discarded to do a new exercise for the new day.

Here’s An Example

I’ll use what came to mind earlier this morning.  I was thinking about sequence, and smiled at the simplicity and power of The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, and The Emperor as they were the fourfold formgivers in Spring of 2005 as I began The Mystereum Tarot.

“Why not do a check-in this far out with them.  What will they formgive for me today?”, I thought. So, I drew them out.  In 2005 it was something like “Magical formless first spark Magician, form given to formless by High Priestess as then The Empress carries to full term this new form, and four corners of a whole new world are fully located and ratified by The Emperor.

I smile.  Cool to me still, but it is also wonderfully hanging out with feet grounded on the magic carpet of poetry-philosophy something kind of thing.  So, today, I  II  III  &  IV brought forth 2 statements:

  • Mag HP Empress n Emperor: Ibis-eye Isis-see full treasure birthing in depths clearly.
  • Work the problem and you begin to magically give form to the formless. Carry your process to full term. Implement by proper placement.

There you go.  Notice that The Empress stepped back for me in the first of the 2 points above, and like a dance naturally stepped back in in the second to whiz-bang it!  I think it’s pretty dang whiz bang, ’cause I feel I can use that as a self-bossing mantra.  Every day a little more of that old boss goes away . . . as I realize more and more that I’m the old man now . . . in my firm at least.

How Will You Use Your Imagination Actionably With Mystereum Today?

Work the problem and you begin to magically give form to the formless.  How will you use Imagin-Action today?

Thanks for visiting this Mystereum segment. Here’s the 1st video I ever did

It’s only 51 seconds or some such.  Can’t get much from something so short, huh?  Bzrzrzrzzrzrzrz.  Try it and see for yourself.

Turbo Reading, making a single sentence or two AS your whole reading can step up your Tarot driving skills over time so your longer readings can more comfortably explore and bring you more treasures for the valuable time you spend doing them.  And, quick “rest stops” of Turbo Readings within your longer readings can provide scenic overlooks to keep your reading fresh, and/or act like a GPS system that guides you to TURN RIGHT BECAUSE THAT TREE OVER THEE IS COOL!

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum. Mystereum can support and further inform the coordination your create and make in your journey throughout your life.

Become your Natural Nature

as you discover your Inner Inheritances with the families living in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Many wonderfully surprising things begin to happen when you do. Many. In Your Way.

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

Get e Free sample reading with Mystereum at MyDivination.com 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes: Presence of XXI The World

Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes: Presence of XXI The World

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes look into the depthful places of other cards throughout the deck that Major Arcana characters in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum make cameo appearances.  These “Presence of” blog segments are to introduce you to people in the crowd so to speak.  Mystereum is young, yet oh how they grow so quickly.

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes are a stage to express the coordination of living order that heartbeats throughout The Land of Mystereum.  The Mystereum Presence Of series can be found under the Card Cameos tab above for you to explore how Major Arcana characters make cameos and guest appearances throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  The intent of this series is to more clearly bring the presence of the Mystereum living family lineage to you.

Also As A Form-Giver

I am using these blog articles to build a Land of Mystereum Encyclopedia.  As Mystereum is not a derivative deck, or at least RWS or Thoth derivative — Mystereum is derivative of a 3 and 5-year stand-alone connection to the Tarot All that is divination — the encyclopedia will be like place for larger study and learning about Mystereum as an imaginative divination tool.  This encyclopedia will begin to outline a map, a roadmap to guide further exploration studies.  It’ll just be a lot more fun than a map, and you don’t have to figure out how to fold it back up.  It’s a process, so sitting the heads-up down, back to Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes.

Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes

will explore the features and symbols and the way things cascade through the Land of Mystereum Tarot deck in multiple places to echo-resonate-locate further layers of visual story and meaning in the cards.  Look at them as primers or psychic triggers always welcoming how YOU see Mystereum in altogether your own personal and valuable way.

Today’s Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes subject

is the all-inclusive Atman-Wheel-cycle-at-a-larger-scale that is card XXI The World.

XXI The World

makes its presence known directly in only 2 Tarot in the Land of Mystereum cards.  Sometimes allusions that are so big and so there, like XXI The World, you cannot see them.  Sometimes things so big and so there also appear in freezeframe-flash vignettes.  Blink and you’ll miss ’em sometimes.  Maybe you can drive a stick shift?  Shift focus and redirect scale on the fly as you steer on a serendipitous road trip in life to get a better sense of your own XXI World.

The World Stars, Cameos, Makes Appearances In

XXI The World ~ Go figure, huh?! 🙂
The 9 of Pentacles ~ Notice the vignette out-take of the PotSS in the sky up on the left.  The moral? Solid dynamism’ll get you there.  Oh!  What is the PotSS, you ask?  Get your copy of Tarot in the Land of Mystereum, and turn to page 71 of your 192-page Imagination Primer companion book that comes with the deck to see.  What’s the PotSS?  It’s pretty cool I can say . . . It’s a great and simply way to play with XXI The World, too.  Turn to page 71, and then feel The World again.  Let me know how it resonates for you.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this waaaaayyyyyy short segment

glimpsing XXI The World.  And, here’s a short video for the 9 of Pentacles for Ya!  I suggest to watch it twice.  You might hop into the kitchen for something between watchings.  You . . . might. 😉

What strikes you about the resonance of The World in your Land of Mystereum?

  • How does Your World inform you?
  • How do you shift focus and redirect scale to orchestrate your momentum?
  • What expresses XXI The World to you in your everyday life?
  • When do you take time to explore Your World?
  • How does solid dynamism increase your effectiveness?

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum. Mystereum can support and further inform the coordination your create and make in your journey throughout your life.

Become your Natural Nature

as you discover your Inner Inheritances with The World and all the other cards in the families living in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Many wonderfully surprising things begin to happen when you do.

 

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes: Hanged Man

Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes: Hanged Man

These Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes look into the depthful places that Major Arcana characters in The Land of Mystereum make cameo and appearances throughout the deck.  These Thursday Theatre Themes are a stage to express the in the coordination and living order that heartbeats throughout The Land of Mystereum.

These themed blogs couple with The Mystereum Presence Of series under the Card Cameos tab above as they both explore how Major Arcana characters make cameos and guest appearances throughout the deck to clearly bring their presence to the lineage in the worlds of many Mystereum Minor Arcana cards. I am using these two groups of blog articles to build a Land of Mystereum Encyclopedia.  As Mystereum isn’t a derivative deck, the encyclopedia will be like place for larger study and learning about Mystereum as an imaginative divination tool.  This encyclopedia will begin to outline a map, a roadmap to guide further exploration studies.  It’ll just be a lot more fun than a map, and you don’t have to figure out how to fold it back up.

Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes will explore the features and symbols and the way things cascade through the deck in multiple places to echo-resonate-locate further layers of visual story and meaning in the cards.  Look at them as primers or psychic triggers always welcoming how YOU see Mystereum in altogether your own personal and valuable way.

Today’s Mystereum Tarot Thursday Theatre Themes subject

is the wonderfully illuminated and afloat in clarity character of The Hanged Man.

The Hanged Man

makes his presence known as he cameo in 6 Land of Mystereum Tarot cards.  He is of course the star of The Hanged Man.  The Hanged Man also cameos in XV The Devil, XXI The World, the 4 of Pentacles, The Page of Cups, and The Page of Swords.

The Hanged Man Stars, Cameos, Makes Appearances In

XII The Hanged Man ~ His naturally umbilicalled connection of his Yoga Tree Pose posture is similar to his own tree’s posture.  Note the DNA interplay of their compositions.
XV The Devil ~ He plays the dood on the right, uses his Yoga Tree Pose to distract The Devil above with his crystal fire opal wand Cirque du Soleil’d on his foot.
XXI The World ~ The Hanged Man’s energy is the heartbeat of the cala Lily hands that suspend infinity in their touching embrace of it.
4 of Pentacles ~ from Hanged Man’s afloat in clarity . . . he offers you this: “May the ground you walk on be as inspirational as the stars in your sky . . . solid stars of the worlds of your dreams that you orbit-juggle in The Idea Solar System in the sky of your imagination.
Page of Cups ~ Upright, The Hanged man juggles infinity, infinitely fulfilling new connections into Your Royal Court. Mystereum’s notion of the Higher Self is personal.  The Higher Self is Your Royal Court.
Page of Swords ~ The Hanged Man suspends the level blade over and with his 3rd eye in front of his crown (chakra) above his strong Silence of voice (chakra).  He moves level ideas forward to you.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this segment

where I am outlining the living characters throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum. It’s a fun encyclopedia to expand out into as I walk through The Land of Mystereum like a bird watcher looking for specific specimens to enjoy.

What strikes you about the resonance of The Hanged Man in your Land of Mystereum?

How are you illuminated?  How do you come to clarity?  What expresses when you are afloat in clarity and connected while you are illuminated?  What are your theosophic visions, your awakedreams, your remote views and remote viewing.  Aren’t your visions, even when they are snippets remote viewing?

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform coordination in your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum and throughout your life

Become your Natural Nature

as you discover your inner inheritances with Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Many wonderfully surprising things begin to happen when you do.

 

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Wednesday Interview With The Spampires

Wednesday Interview With The Spampires

Following up on Monday’s Mystereum Tarot Mayhem blog where your Spam emails are used as free warm-up topics, here’s a mini warm-up workshop for you right in this blog.  Nothing to sign up for or schedule.  Simply a 5-card Land of Mystereum inspired exercise for some laughter for getting some hump-day wind in your sails.  It’s a great technique for:

  • warming up for readings
  • getting your celestial groove going with humor, as humor is a healthy, integrated, preventitive armor that requires no maintenance. Humor’s shinier than steel, and weighs tons less. Easy to carry on the go.
  • people who have a difficult time saying “no”.  It’s a way to practice how not to be silent about “no”, by higher octaving the ability to say no FULLY to someone or something by stepping past the first reaction to get to the humor response . . . as I feel that responding to things that getcha with humor, dance-plays with the concepts rather than tit-for-tat learning them, AND often blooms gifts that would otherwise have been missed.
  • Laughter is the shortest distance between people. ~ Victor Borge
  • discovering how it can be fun and very healthy to say, “I don’t believe you” as easily as The Queen of Swords would, and WITHOUT your way being the highway afterwards AS “My way is the highway” kinds of statements are rhetorical.  Think about it.  When people say something like that, they are certainly not receptive to ANYTHING you may have to contribute.  Give ’em a mirror as a gift and as you walk away, “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, huh?”
  • finding the natural leadership present in the Queens that you can work with in your own interactions.

All Similar, Each Unique

So, if you are similar to me and a lot of other Tarot readers, sometimes we see and read things in simple images, in a tree, in a group of people.  Well, I thought, what the heck, I woke up on the bright side today.  Why not read the 1st 5 spams in my spam email folder.  Heck, they’re free.  And, if this doesn’t get you to search for buried treasure in your spam folder that isn’t from Nigeria, why not read the 1st 5 things you see where you are reading this?

Spam Email As Alchemy? inquiries of Buried Treasure?  Probably not, though Sure!

I know from years of training that warming up and practice can often be taken way too seriously.  Sometimes making too much of the same which bores the dickens out of the expansion when really focusing on your activity whatever it is.  Do you get all serious when you throw a frisbee or watch a kite flying?  Even if you do, isn’t it a seriousness that is more of a Magician’s full-on focus that is magical?  Expert skill in play I say. Stretch slowly and then turn up your music and dance around to warm up OR try Interview With The Spampires (gratuitous SEO for Interview With the Vampire)

Taking the time to make laughter

sets a break or segue from whatever you were doing before like jumping around and shaking being all silly for no reason other than . . . to leave that previous moment or activity’s influence and really start fresh into your next activity.

So, here is your Wednesday Tarot Interview With The Spampires Intro

Here’s how to do an Interview With The Spampires Warm-up Exercise: Read the 1st 5 spams in your spam email folder.  You don’t need to actually read them, as opening them is sometimes not so safe, and certainly don’t click anything in there.  Use the spam title as the card topic, and the snippet of the first several words you see on the spam email list where you see the title.  Simple.  Title as card topic. Snippet text as inquiry.  From my perspective I was probably going to say no to them if I even spent the time in the first place.  I have new clients all the time, though, so a focused scan before trashola is a daily task.  So, I was going to say “no” and Tarot’s probably not going to change my mind about spam email merit, though it can certainly flesh out some good laughs to prime the pumper before I happily and dramatically click DELETE TRASHOLA FOREVER, and OH YES I am really sure, with a grin on my face that washes them away in the next moment forever.

Here is your Wednesday Tarot Interview With The Spampires Warm-up example!

Have fun & then remember to forget FORGET! Or, at least don’t footnote it. 😉  Forgetting is for getting. Makes more room for the good stuff.

My reading of the 1st five spam emails that were in my spam folder this morning.  Use your own spams or the 1st 5 things you see where you are reading this as content and queries to make your own Interview With The Spampires warm-up exercise.  Explore the natural leadership present in the Queens that is naturally present in you when you laugh.  Pump up your humor to prime your celestial groove.

Spam Card 1 ~ Gift Card Giveaway.  Answer our survey & enter to wins FREE gift card (Note their spelling.  Keeping its. . . hu hem . . the integrity of it can amp up the chuckles. Who ARE these people?! 🙂 )

3 of Swords

  • The 3 of Swords indicates a refraction in experiencing distorted feelings. Visualize your feelings as the heart’s illusion of a twig put into clear water. Watch the illusion. Express the expectations of your blind spots to yourself, or to a friend. Operating heavy machinery is not suggested at this time. Take care of YOURSELF as the heavy machinery. Flowing through change and fully expressing your feelings honestly. . . forgetting is often for getting!
  • So, it is indicated that due to the refraction and distortion in the grammar and spelling of this message I am required to ignore it.
  • Alternate reading = Due to the need-to-lern-how-to-talks-more-gooder nature of the grammar and spelling of this message I am required to ignore it.  Anybody got a pig?

Spam Card 2 ~ seekhispanicdating.com.  Looking for hispanic singles?  Check out these sites. (At first I thought this was “seek his panic dating .com”.  Better laugh at myself for that, and get a dang date or somethin’)

The Fool

  • The Fool indicates you naturally expressing your place along the way of your journey. You have recently completed a powerful cycle, and are enthusiastically on your way in new endeavors. You may have freed yourself from enforced ignorance or blinding preconceptions. Feel you’re the natural new directions you are creating!
  • Notice you are reading what you want to when you are really not interested in something.  Read what is really present to inform your journey more fully with experiences.

Spam Card 3 ~ Canadiana Pharamcy.  Viagra + CIALIS – SUPER DISCOUNTS

The King of Wands

    • The King of Wands indicates charismatic leadership within you and flowing from you. Here is a flow that influences things. It is indicated that now is the time to get done what needs to be done, and loves that it will get done! Enjoy getting things done! Once complete, it is indicated that everyone will be wonderfully pleased with the results.
    • So, thanks for the offer, but the King’s accountants brought it to my attention that: One Thing PLUS Another Thing MINUS SUPER DISCOUNTS means its really gonna cost Ya.  It’s a trap.  That is all.

Spam Card 4 ~ Surface Coatings.  Industrial Strength Floor Coatings, DIY Application

The 6 of Swords

  • The 6 of Swords indicates baggage dragged from the past or problems that have been dwelt on at length. identify your transparent beliefs and work to stop depending on them. Open your eyes to see what the world has to offer. Like the day AFTER a big storm. Also indicated is to face your problems knowing it’s time to fight them off. See what is really there! Amend your inner soil by simply letting go of baggage. The Universe loves presents and surprises, and re-gifts back great ones! Gift your baggage to the Universe like opening your hands for a bird to fly away.
  • So, the dog days of me researching (in an epic spiral of giving a damn and receiving a DAM) Industrial Latex Coatings in my early career are waaaaayyy over.  Thanks for the offer, though I have been satisfied with my Benjamin Moore M-55 Battleship Grey paints-on-at-33 mils and dries-to-an-11-mils thickness to cover exposed and finished foundation ledges when I incorporate them into a design = bad detail = This is how I fixed it on a remodel years back.  GO BEN MOORE ILC M-55!! . . . if it’s even still around.  Equals are equals here, hyphens are not multi-minuses.

Spam Card 5 ~ Enrique Enriquez. tongu (e e)xercises

The World

  • The World indicates that you are right back where you started and the journey is complete. A complete cycle is indicated. Look to new dreams, bigger ones. See the world IN The World card! View up through the looking glass of the obelisk from its base as if you are inside the obelisk looking up. See the point of its top right in front of you. Visualize the vanishing point of the top as a portal to infinity. Step smoothly through the doorway of your next iteration remembering this one. The World indicates a powerful completion! Indicates a powerful completion cycle in The Fool’s journey, YOUR journey! Enjoy this time as you seamlessly segue into the next phase of your journey!
  • Hmmm, I really don’t need The World to tell me anything other than Enrique Enriquez ROCKS!  I have tried EVERYTHING.  Making multiple addresses for his newsletters, making specific contacts in my address book.  Enrique PUSHES the envelope of language, and it seems the Big Brother of the algorhythms that are usually right on the money to even discern new email that is or is not spam . . . they have NO ability so work with Enrique’s wonderful surrealism.  Ahhhh, to have Andre Breton’s email, too.  HAIL ENRIQUE!  I can’t keep your emails out of spam, though I mark them NOT SPAM every time and then read them.  Keep up THE WORLD of great work Enrique!

Enjoy playing 

the Interview With The Spampires Warm-up technique presented here! 

Magical Blessings to you as you prime your pumper and pump up the volume on your celestial groove!  Bring YOU to the table to enliven your Tarot readings in the higher octave way of YOU!

Today’s blog issued is late as one of the Spampires got me interested in another Time Zone. Get warmed up rather than distracted.  LOL

DISCLAIMER:

This blog is in no way intended to give you the higher octave of ADHD which is ALAS.  What is ALAS?, you say.  ALAS is . . . ATTENTION . . . Look A Squirrel!  Only do 5, and then forget ’em and get on with your day.  Great to do again with afternoon coffee, too!

Happy Wednesday, and have a great week!

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All images and text (c)2010, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of Strength + Bonus Exercise

Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of Strength + Bonus Exercise

Throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards to help connect you with the Tarot story.

They cameo visually in many places throughout the deck, and add layers of exploration throughout the 192-page Imagination Primer companion book.  Major Arcana characters cameo in both other Majors and as well in Minors.  This Presence-of cameo feature integral to The Land of Mystereum’s Fabric is to lifefully add to and inform Tarot character development through the tools of visual story and allusion ~ allusion being a function of those coolio and quick criss-cross-applesauce connections that are made or you make that enhance the nature of relationships between things . . . make more friends and companions of things rather than pointing “over there” in regard to them, like the Narrator says by action, “you GOTTA meet so-n-so!”  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual allusion story technique furthers the Mystereum Tarot deck in a way so The Minors . . . though they can keep the integrity of their Everyday aspects . . . so that the Minors were not minimized.

Remember

that in Mystereum every Minor has at least one person or figure in it.  You beg to differ saying, “Oh but this card and that card only have a scene or even simply geometry. Jordan.”  Yes, they do, and they have you peering through the portal of the border.  Don’t you tend to step in through that portal, as it’s your reading, right? So, that makes 1.  Every card has at least one additional spectator or performer.  You!  Pretty good stuff in Mystereum.  Pretty good stuff like Harold or Milo or Alice or Harry but better. It’s better ’cause YOU’re there with a constant invitation, though.  A constant invitation to step in through the border and participate and / or watch and read the Tarot Mind Movie playing in your reading from your personal best seat!  How do you play with YOUR cards?  How do you watch your Tarot Mind Movies.  Are you a wallflower?  Are you a sunflower?  A bit of each depending?  Do you like to pause and research?  Do you like to sight-read the track at speed for time? Either way and neither other ways, Good for You!

This visual expression of the cards in Presence-of cameos

as cards themselves journey around through The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum, it’s Fabric.  We could call this opening up the epistemology of card divination, epistemology being philosophy of the study of how we know things.  We could call the card cameo appearances a Tarot etymology that expresses snapshots of the origins, the lineage of each card’s archetypal and divination personality in their ongoing and living births to be developed through their appearances in the Empress-style Yoniverse of your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, . . .

Can You pick a face out of a crowd? Or, a hand?

“Cards in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum inform one another.”  Cards in the Land of Mystereum literally inform one another in the visual story of the cards where they appear.  They don’t start doing this after you learn them. They already do this,, and more-so start doing this after you meet them.  Be inquisitive.  Notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak, or a hand?  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here? Wait, is that so-n-so’s hand?”

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearance

Presence-Of feature in The Land of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in card inter-relationships and to actively work with your intuition.  It is also present to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by each character in the Imagination Primer book.  Pick a Major Arcana character in your Tarot in the Land of Mystereum deck.  Then, one by one, go through your deck.  See what full portions of the card and what out-takes or detail vignettes appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled a card’s hangouts, the Presence-Of places of the card you have chosen, ask yourself . . .”How does this card contribute with its appearance in this other card?  What clue to this card’s identity does the guest appearance accentuate?  How does it flesh out the card’s story?  Are these cards the same yet simply at different scales?  Siblings?  Friends?  Tenuously connected?  Dreaming or imagining in hmmmmms?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses that it has never seen a Tower though has heard that one is formed when lots of unresolved 3-of-Swords moments get together.  Something beyond its current grasp is formed when this occurs.

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of Strength Cameos

Strength plays 10 visual storytelling parts in The Land of Mystereum , appears in 10 cards.  There is the Strength card of course as XI, and as well XV The Devil, XX Judgment, XXI The World, 4 of Wands, Page of Wands, 2 of Cups, 4 of Cups, and 6 of Cups.  It felt very natural for Strength to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of card characters that further alludes to and contributes personality to the sense of place throughout these 9 cards in The Land of Mystereum.

Why doesn’t Strength appear more or less?

Well, maybe She + her He-Lion really does, and then again there are 9 appearances which 9’s mirror express more components of her natural fluency with her inner animal voice.  This Mystereum visual character dictionary of storied appearances reaches out to symbolically spice up the deck in many places, like this 9-charactered stage in Strength’s play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues in a play, but expert skill in play IN a (theatrical) play.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story, and each card embraces their identity as well. The Land of Mystereum is really a land, a place of divination in community with itself within and about where “All Similar, Each Unique.”  Strength plays 9 gig, 9 sets in the 78 one-act Tarot plays in Mystereum.

9 Strength Cameos

1. XI Strength

Strength appears of course as Strength ~ indicates a natural fluency, not control, a natural fluency with one’s inner animal voice.  She is beyond taming the beast.  Her animal is integral to the personality of her voice.

 

2. XI Strength cameos in XV The Devil

  • anima and animus, she-and-he-inner-spirit appear to temper ego. She’s on the left offering grapes.  She is one of two in control here, wielding fluency.  The Devil is not in control.  She-and-He-spirits are.  They can be imps themselves and play with earthly desires.  They also embrace their passions fully.

3. XI Strength appearing in XX Judgment

  • as the woman with offering-up-receiving hands on the right.  Who is the guy on the left?  And, that kiddo or midget on the left?  Does that kiddo character appear in the 5 of Wands?  We’ll have to see sometime in another Presence-of cameo article.
  • appearing here, she can be representative of the power of a naturally conscious voice, the feminine receptivity to Judgment’s awakening or rebirth or resurrection or epiphany.
  • Refer to XV The Devil, and in XX Judgment she is on the right now uplifting newness, the resurrection of the perennial in a naturalized garden.

4. XI Strength cameos in XXI The World

  • Look closely up towards the top.  One of the hands gracing the infinity of The World is Strength’s.
  • This is a subtle cameo as she lends the natural voice of her living touch to The World.
  • Strength reaches in to focus the natural clarity of The World’s infinite and infinitely dancing relationships.

XI Strength cameos in the 4 of Wands

  • She peeks in from the (unconscious) left to freshen the established energies that are placed on the right as her energies pass into the presence of the magical Wand-orb centered at the base of the card.
  • A visual HeLLO bringing new surprises to enhance the already established energies.  She’s the one who brings those amazing pastries.

XI Strength cameos in the Page of Wands

  • She brings fresh energies to speak to Your Royal Court.
  • She’s up there at the tip of the Wand on the right.  Well, half in, half out like The Hierophant on the left.

XI Strength cameos in the 2 of Cups

  • She’s on the right ~ conscious.
  • Her inner-outer voice complete, playful in its natural fulfillment of giving and receiving at one and the same time.
  • Her outer, His inner.  She’s on the right ~ conscious.  He’s on the left ~ unconscious.

XI Strength cameos in the 4 of Cups

  • She presents the earthly treasure of room-for-another that emanates from the volcano, the volcano itself a Yoniverse of the earth.  WAIT!  Are there more than one?  Volcanoes? Yes.  Earthly Yoniverses emanating?  Would seem so.  What do you think?  The whole world feels to be a living and birthing thing.  Babies.  Geysers.  Volcanoes.  Chrysalis-Cracking them all, huh?
  • Emanate Wet. Flap. Dry. Fly. Evolve.  Repeat
  • Do your feelings fly as high as the depth from which they come?
  • Are the heights of your feelings rooted in your greatest depths?

XI Strength cameos in the 6 of Cups

  • to further expand established feelings heralded in the sky, you exchange with filling voices.  Welling.
  • Isn’t this YOUR Cup seen up close in the forefront?  Are you extending in a toast?

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self in Your Royal Court of Higher Self filling the seats of Your Court to cheer on your expert skill expressed in play!  Consider these characters to already have season tickets to cheer on your strong play.  There are no cheap-seats in your game of life.  Play well.  Play with the vibrant motions established by Strength and her 8 closest friends. Here is expressed quite a band of allies for your journeys within and about.  Play with the vibrant strength of their inner motion YOUR WAY!  Strength may also be a symbol of your inner light that both reflects and is also unmoved by outside influences . . . like the lion laying restfully near, and there’s your next Birth Card Pair, the 2’s Tarot Birth Cards ~ Twos To Pair. Want a little more in depth 2’s talk? Check out Twos: Birth-Placing Clarity.

Check out previous Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum.

Thanks for visiting!

Best to this “Presence Of” series more fully elucidating one of the naturally hidden structures that are alive and well in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum to round out your inner team’s work.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of my job, or is it?  And, the more you know, the more you enhance informing your intuition, the more you dance with coordination and the coordinated aspects in a scene.  If you’ve ever learned to drive a standard transmission car . . . and how are you with it now?  What about an automatic?  How are you with it now?  Similar to intuition I say, similar to Mystereum.  At first there are a lot of things to keep track of, and then you simply drive.  Strength’s energetic natural voice synchromeshing things, and Strength AS the core of confidence. They are both tangibly visual metaphors of the unseen and unmoved mover.

Explore your Talented Inner Inheritances With Strength

as you develop your natural voice into an ability.  Talents are innate, abilities developed.  They are also both whole worlds that can exist in the tiniest of things and the smallest of places . . . like the infinity inside you.  Find yours with Mystereum!  The world needs your voice in just the way it is natural for you to use it for your highest good.

Here’s Your BONUS Free Exercise

Need a vacation?  Wanna know how to make work into hooky at least until you can get one? Or, wanna spice up work and possibly even have the fall-out of more vibrant performance?

  • Pick two cards, any two cards.
  • Take them to work with you each day for a week, and keep the secret all your own.  No-one needs to know you brought your two giggling and irreverent friends from your morning coffee meetup with you.
  • Before you say anything that day, think what each card would say like they are speaking inner crib notes to you.  Then, say what YOU say.
  • You’ll create many pregnant pauses . . . and the uncomfortable ones around you might tend to just bluster-blow-up and frustratedly answer their own questions as they stomp off to their next dump-victim.
  • You may bring some vacay brightness to work that actually enhances your focus.
  • And, once you aren’t dealing with Bluster Bopy Gossip Girl above, this brightness may dance your interactions and presentations up another octave.
  • Give it a try.  It’s your responsibility, though.  I don’t blame Irma when I burn the pancakes. Forget indemnity.  Express YOUR inner inheritance talents of a natural fluency of your inner voice by developing it into an ability!

Till Next time!  Happy Thursday!

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Fabric Symbol

Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Fabric Symbol

Fabric in the Presence of series

The Presence of series explores the characters and features and symbols and the way things cascade through the Mystereum deck, sometimes in multiple places, to echo-resonate-locate further layers of visual story and meaning in the cards for you. The Presence of series is basically my Cliff’s Notes as deck creator to you.

The Form-Giver for Fabric Symbol/Glyph in Mystereum

In a field of barley the ancient Egyptians felt living sustenance, which feeds into the graphic design of their hieroglyph for “fabric”.  The Egyptian “fabric” hieroglyph is 4 pairs of barley stalks leaning together in pairs, 4 pairs of barley stalks leaning together all on a common ground. This provides the lineage reference for the 4-pillared golden symbol that I designed to represent “Fabric” in The Land of Mystereum. Fabric can be textile, cloth material, and as well it can indicate how things come together in relationship like in a community,  And, as well there is a community in Self.  Interestingly enough, perceiving this inner community as thoughts and ideas and you are conscious and potentially creative.  If you perceive this inner community as an entity or entities distinct from yourself living within you, regardless of it being benevolent or malevolent, rather than being consscious you just might be bicameral, and you might have schizophrenia as your norm.  Psychologist Julian Jaynes makes a good point for this in his book The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.

It is this symbol of 4 pairs of barley stalks below, this hieroglyph structure, that caught my eye as indicating the fabric of community. Bottom middle diagram:

Cardlet inside

I created 2 versions of the Mystereum glyph for Fabric.  There is the Fabric of All on the top left with the 4-pillared symbol on a horizontal base, and also the Fabric of One on the top right as a symbol representing the community of one’s psychic contents.  Notice that the Fabric of All is morphed into a continuous circle to form the Fabric of One with each of the golden pillars giving a nod to each of the 4 directions.  Both have the lightly curved-side inner void-space of a triangle at the base of each pillar.  This inner opening provides a symbolic nod to the infinity within each of us we resonate with things.  This void is also the counterpoint to the infinite space between and all around the 4 golden pillars of the Fabric of All.  Basically, Fabric of All equates to community with Nature and how things relate in the infinite exterior world, and Fabric of One equates the the community of how things relate in the totality of the infinite interior world.
Note the different colors at a fine grain of detail in each of the triangular voids when Fabric appears in the cards. Elemental my dear Watson.  Elemental… colors.

Fabric in and throughout Mystereum

The presence of the symbol for Fabric in the Land of Mystereum induces a different kind of depth than the characters that cameo in the coordination and living order that pulses as the The Land of Mystereum‘s heartbeat.  Through the Presence of series you can explore and further discover how Major Arcana characters and symbols and features live in the Land of Mystereum as they make cameos and guest appearances throughout the deck.  They contribute their presence to the living lineage present in the worlds of many Minor Arcana cards.

QuickNote to Ya

As we come to a close on this segment of the Presence of series, before I outline the cameo appearances of Fabric, here’s what this series is form-giving… I am using these Presence of blog articles to begin to build a Land of Mystereum Encyclopedia, or Mcyclopedia as I think I’m going to call it — thank you to the rockin’ Karen Sealey for penning the title.  Sounds like “encylcopedia,” ” M ” is the Land of Mystereum’s nickname with those who avidly reap its benefits, and so Mcyclopedia it is.  Mcyclopedia. [M-psy-klo-p-d-(schaw)].

Mystereum isn’t a derivative deck, so, the Mcyclopedia will be like a roadmap, just a lot more fun, and you don’t have to figure out how to fold it back up to put it away.  Let me rephrase that, M isn’t derivative of the RWS / PCS deck or Thoth or Marseilles.  It has been honored by some to express an amped Marseilles feel from its French d’affiche deco-no-shade-and-shadow bold and masculine poster art from the 30’s feel that is dance-contrasted with the welcoming portal of its feminine card back.

The 2 Versions of Fabric

There are two versions of the symbol for Fabric in The Land of Mystereum.  The Fabric of All and The Fabric of One.

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Before we get into them both, allow me to show you how they came to be.  It’s a short and simple story. The Egyptian symbol for Fabric/fabric is composed of 4 pairs of barley stalk propped up, each pair leans on heir paired counterpart, and all together create 4 barley pillars.  All four barley pillars are set on a common base. I saw the concept of weaving expressed in that relative to textiles, and as well I saw this with the common base as community.  So, Fabric of All is a symbol representative of how things come together on a common base, and how people and ideas come together on the common base of how they are in community.  Interestingly enough, I found the Four Pillars of Heaven hieroglyph below 3 years after Mystereum was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2010. Very interesting to me that it is almost a direct Rx *reversal) of the symbol I created.  Divination is cool like that.  As T.S. Elliot expressed, “There is nothing new, yet everything must be original.”

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[ “Four Pillars of Heaven” hieroglyph source that is interestingly enough more similar to my glyph than the original barley stalks that inspired it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Egyptian_hieroglyphs_by_alphabetization ]

Fabric of One

The Fabric of One is the Fabric of All symbol where the common base is rolled into a circle, and thus makes a Fabric of Identity, or as I began to refer to it, a Fabric of One.  The Fabric of One glyph is the golden, round symbol with a pillar to each of the 4 directions.

Fabric of One

Fabric of One

Fabric of All

The Fabric of All glyph is the golden, horizontal 4-pillared symbol on the left in the featured image.  The featured images of both of these are out-take vignettes from The Devil card.

Fabric of All

Fabric of All

Fabric Appearances

The Fabric of All makes a cameo appearance in 15 Land of Mystereum Tarot cards.  The Fabric of One cameos in 5 Land if Mystereum Tarot cards. Other than the sun and moon’s appearances Fabric is the most predominant symbol present in Mystereum, and lives as Chiron’s logo per him.  Chiron agreed to be the mascot of Mystereum so long as he wouldn’t be required to wear those goofy costumes with big heads like at sports events that make you sweat way too much for the wrong reasons.  No, really!  Chiron agreed to be Mystereum’s mascot.  It is in the introduction to the 192-page Imagination Primer book, so it MUST be true.

Fabric of All Cameos

The Fool ~ Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, The Fool nimble-finger-toe crab-walking across the 4-pillared golden candlesticks. Jack didn’t touch the flame.  The Fool dips into it really well, tasting with fingers and toes like a butterfly tastes with its feet.  Even though I wear clean socks, I am glad my taste buds aren’t on my feet. So, The Fool introduces this simple straightaway twinkle-finger-toe crab walking across this golden, four-pillared… The Fool’s temples swell in interest and with cocked head  as the thought shoots across. “What is this?  What is this thing?”
The Magician ~ the tat on his right bicep (left side of card).  Magical fabric like the present is perpetual here.
The Lovers ~ As Fabric above, so Fabric below, 3rd Eye Fabric’s not blind, is heavenly experiencing upper baseline crossing card, ground-plane walking with fashionable boots.  SHOES!!  Buy more SHOES! It’s important to love your feet and treat them well daily.
The Chariot ~ The charioteer is himself the Psychic Synapse of the space between, the interstice of the space between. He is between a segment of the Fabric of All, between two golden pillars AS his Chariot where the resonant energies of each pillar magically mix.
The Hanged Man ~ abdominal herald-belt logo of the Fabric of All as he embodies the Fabric of One afloat in clarity trusting his golden gut. Note Fabric of One in the inner darkness of the knothole in his tree.  The Hanged Man is in a Tree Pose of sorts.  Note that the tree is itself growing in a similar Tree Pose posture.  He IS his support, embodying it.
The Devil ~ Fabric of All and Fabric of One glowing and living in the fire of desire.  Earthly desires are Fabric’s home base.
The Tower ~ The Fool rides in on his Fabric of Truth evolved from The Chariot’s line of magical vehicles, and in world-altering style influences the very fabric of home. The harkens forth You, only NEW!
The Sun ~ Light and dark coming together to strengthen each other’s identity creating a Fabric of Identity at the base with the Fabric of All. Note the Fabric of One dimple in The Sun’s cheek above.
2 of Pentacles ~ Fabric of All shadow outlines are in the background above and below. They carry a similar compositional gesture to the Shadow Hand cascading through a great many of the Swords cards.  The background in Mystereum has a hiding in plain sight quality.
4 of Pentacles ~ Fabric of All herald belt golden gut logo where trusting your gut often makes the ground you walk on as inspirational as the stars in your sky.
Page of Pentacles ~ Magician in the sky’s bicep tat. Fabric of All tat, Fabric of One tat. Hmmm . . . think I must’ve been telling myself these would be cool tats to have, magical even.
Knight of Pentacles ~ Solidity of Fabric of All continuously on the move flowing AS the card’s base. On the move like a Knight in and across and out cleanly and continuously like the energy movement gestured in the 3 of Wands.
Page of Cups ~ Belt Fabric of All, trusting one’s gut, trusting the movement of one’s emotions. It’s a water card, and I don’t doubt that this Page also resonates with a mercurial quality.
Knight of Cups ~ Fabric fulfills.
2 of Swords ~ Fabric expresses results of focus in perception. Note how when you focus in on something there is a whole world at each and every scale of focus.  Shift your focus and redirect your scale to inform the decisions indicated to be made with the 2 of Swords.  Call it pairing comms, pairing communications.  The analysis of your frame elucidates things from within the frame of your focus.

Fabric of One Cameos

The Magician ~ Fabric bicep tats, Fabric of One and Fabric of All.
The Hanged Man ~ in the knothole of his tree, the spark of the inner Psychic Synapse. Note Fabric of All golden belt herald logo.  Fabric is The Hanged Man’s corporate sponsor.  He went pro, and very much an MVP thanks to his Mom The Empress and her counterpart of The World. Makes quite a direct allusion to The Empress and Mama Gaia being the same figure . . . or maybe fraternal twin sisters?
The Devil ~ Golden Fabric of One in the Devil’s Fire of Desire.  Note the pairing with the Fabric of All here either side of Devildood’s pentacled golden head. This tat theme is fun! . . . though, I’ll stick more into leaning towards arm tats and not forehead tats for myself, unless I can shirts with a higher collar.
The Sun ~ Fabric of One dimple.  Fabric of All base.
Page of Pentacles ~ Magician’s bicep tat.

Thanks for visiting

Hope you’ve enjoyed this segment of my Presence of series outlining the living characters and symbols in Mystereum. It’s building a fun Mcyclopedia to expand out into as I walk you through The Land of Mystereum like a bird watcher taking you on tours and pointing out specific specimens in the wild for you to enjoy.

What strikes you about the resonance of Fabric in your Land of Mystereum?

What is so big and / or SO there in your life that you are missing it? How does Fabric subtly support you in this way?

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform coordination in your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum and throughout your life

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot Wednesday. Mid-Week Warm-Up Scenic Overlook Stretch

Tarot Wednesday. Mid-Week Warm-Up Scenic Overlook Stretch

Following up on Monday’s Mystereum Tarot Mayhem blog, Wednesdays are for a mid-week mini-workshop for warming up when you are already into your week. Nothing to sign up for or schedule.  Simply a 5-card exercise to warm up at speed in your week over the Wednesday hump with the higher octave of laughter.  Hard to be too in your head when you’re laughing. A great technique for showing people the healthy, integrated, preventive armor that requires no maintenance. Humor:

  • how to use humor to warm up for your day of readings
  • how to get surfing on your celestial groove with humor.  Humor’s shinier than steel.
  • great is you have a hard time saying “no.” A way to get past the silent and unsaid “no” by higher octaving the ability to say no FULLY to someone or something by stepping PAST your first reaction to get to a 1st response with humor . . . as I feel that responding to things that getcha with humor often blooms gifts that were about to be missed.  Laughter is the shortest distance between people. ~ Victor Borge
  • Warming up is good for your muscles before exercise.  Warm up.  You don’t want to pull a psychic muscle or feel the Rx of not being warmed up fully.
  • how it can be fun and very healthy to say, “I don’t believe you” as easily as The Queen of Swords would.
  • with humor you may find your own natural leadership like the Queens have.  They are certainly not bores.

What do you see in a tree?

So, if you are similar to me and a lot of other Tarot readers, sometimes we see and read things in simple images, in a tree, in a group of people.  Well, I thought, what the heck, I woke up on the bright side today.  Why not read the 1st 5 spams in my spam email folder.  Heck, they’re free.  And, if this doesn’t get you to search for buried treasure in your spam folder that isn’t from Nigeria, why not read the 1st 5 things you see where you are reading this?

Spam Email As Alchemy.  Treasure buried in your spam folder? Sure!

I know from years of physical training that warming up and practice can often be taken way too seriously while one is doing it, and then you’re already tired of serious when you get to serious.  Sometimes making too much of the same which bores the dickens out of the expansion when really focusing on your activity whatever it is.  Do you get all serious when you throw a frisbee or watch a kite flying?  Even if you do, isn’t it a seriousness that is more of a Magician’s full-on focus that is magical?  Expert skill in play I say.

A Wednesday Warm-Up? A Scenic Overlook Segue In Your Week

Consider this a restful scenic overlook on the trip of your week, a place to laugh.  It’s a great place to stretch before getting back in there to ride out your week strongly.  Read the 1st 5 spams in your spam email folder.  You don’t need to actually read them, as opening them is sometimes not so safe, and certainly don’t click anything in there if you do.  Use the spam title as the card topic, and the snippet of the first several words you see on the spam email list where you see the title.  Simple.  Title as card topic. Snippet text as inquiry.  From my perspective I was probably going to say no to them if I even spent the time in the first place.  I have new clients all the time, though, so a focused scan before trashola is a daily task.  So, I was going to say “no” and Tarot’s probably not going to change my mind about spam email merit, though it can certainly flesh out some good laughs to prime the pumper before I happily and dramatically click DELETE TRASHOLA FOREVER, and OH YES I am really sure, with a grin on my face that washes them away in the next moment forever.

Taking the time to make laughter sets a break or segue from whatever you were doing before like jumping around and shaking being all silly for no reason other than . . . to leave that previous moment or activity’s influence and really start fresh into your next activity.

Here’s your Mid-Week Tarot Warm-Up! Stretch, & then get back on it fresh! 

My reading of the 1st five spam emails that were in my spam folder this morning.  Use your own spams or the 1st 5 things you see where you are reading this as a warm-up exercise to explore the natural leadership present in the Queens that is present in you and to pump up your humor and prime your celestial groove.

Spam Card 1 ~ Bryant & Stratton College.  How long does it take to earn an online degree?

VI The Lovers

  • The Lovers indicate vibrant joineries embedded in a mutual harmony. Indicates a coming together of lovers, of ideas, of energies. Feel the vibrancy of your confidence and purpose. Feel your wholehearted respect in powerful witness with your love. There is vitality at every scale for you at this time! Now is a grand time for enhancing and strengthening partnerships in your personal and business realms.
  • So, it is indicated that this online degree takes a concerted and invested lifetime which is too long for a degree other than a PhD of Next!  Face it.  With The Lovers here you LOVE being a lifetime student and teacher and master and student.
  • Knock it out of the park alternate reading = You love the Idea Solar System of your life and learning.  Say thank you out loud to Bryant & Stratton College and smilingly hit “Delete Forever.”  Now, isn’t that a weight off your shoulders.

Spam Card 2 ~ Quick House Improvements.  Get your Home Improvement project started.

Knight of Pentacles

  • The Knight of Pentacles indicates bringing earthbound goals into being. Here is your place of consistently and steadily applying your highest aspects and working diligently and full-on feeling your task AS the meaning. Be very present with your actions at this time. Reasons may go wonderfully missing while you are getting things done. Have a spirited and active ball with your mundane, every day devotions!
  • So, this card is really making me want to get my Home Improvement started . . . except there was major remodel construction on the property for 10 months that just finished last month, and the remodel construction next door will be going on for who knows how long.  The Knight asked them, and doesn’t believe what they said.  So, thanks Quick House Improvement people.  I will knightly take your suggestion and start enJOYing the Home that has already been Improved even more.
  • Knock it out of the park alternate reading = This Knight rode in to say this spam message was more than a day late and a dollar short.  When the Egyptians ran out of time, they would fill it back up with water, and I’ll hold this spam at the bottom of that water . . .

Spam Card 3 ~ Ultrasound Tech Center.  Ultrasound technician opportunities

5 of Swords

  • The 5 of Swords indicates an overwhelming sense of defeat yet ignores the ego throwing a tantrum about it afterwards. Feel strongly that you do not need to perfect yourself to be loved at this time. Wash up on your own shore after the storm has broken. Feel the calm AFTER your storm. Careful reassessments and subtle movements are indicated to get out of your heart knot. Wipe your brow and move forward slowly with big breaths.
  • So, it is indicated to get all this sand off of me after sliding up on the shore after that ultra loud storm. . . and bitch about that high-pitched noise that cracked the chrome plating off of all the cars in the neighborhood.  Oops.  I won’t tell. Somehow, though, the alarms didn’t go off.  Interesting.
  • Knock it out of the park alternate reading =  CRACK OF THE BAT!  Now THAT was an ultra sound!

Spam Card 4 ~ Franchise opportunities.  Should you start your own business with a franchise?

XI Strength

  • Strength indicates mastering self-control and taming fears or impulses. Feel infinite fortitude and self-restraint while incorporating your voice at this time. Visualize a sprinter sitting, a tiger napping. Strength is not indicated to tame your beast, but to harness your voice. A simple way is indicated. A simple gesture will establish your direction as your strength is naturally present. Anything more than necessary may cause decay. Understand you are very powerful at this time. Be mindful of others as you are playing with more power than you may know. Step as only you need at this time. Develop an understanding that the strength of your presence is felt without threat, backlash, or skepticism.
  • So, actually today I would say that connecting the energy of your voice through a franchise sounds like a great idea.  Just make sure whatever you do doesn’t disenfranchise your voice in the rest of your life.  If there is playing a petty part, the answer is NO NO NO!  If there is playing for keeps that pleases your natural inner animal, GO FOR IT! . . . but not from the source of the spam mind you.
  • Knock it out of the park alternate reading = Express your voice as the Mom-n-Pop franchise of YOU!  Be like Highlander.  THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!  Reduce the amount of copycat efforts you have in your life to discover strength-y overlaps, natural and seamless synchromeshes in a reciprocal spiral of giving and receiving.

Spam Card 5 ~ Vacation Resort Specialist.  The money or your timeshare?

Knight of Swords

  • The Knight of Swords indicates you are a generator of ideas and love being well-placed. Along with opposition, large or small, your conviction in your beliefs and ideas is very alive. It is also indicated further to defend what you stand for and that you love putting ideas into action!
  • So, it is indicated to keep you money so you can more easily put your ideas into action!
  • Knock it out of the park alternate reading = You may just get taken for a short and sharp ride with a timeshare.  Be like a Knight and camp outside.  Or, call ahead for reservations so you can camp somewhere that has a lobby.  Knights don’t pay when they are not staying somewhere.

Enjoy playing 

the Forgetting Is For Getting Laughter Warm-uptechnique from the mini-workshop presented here!  Magical Blessings to this technique further opening up you up to your celestial groove so you powerfully bring more YOU to the table as enliven your Tarot readings in just your way!

And, Oh!

Yesterday’s Tarot For Tips Tuesday was such a success, and I so enjoyed the responses I received . . . I’ve decided that as a service offering, I am going to leave the Tarot For Tips donation button up on my website, and keep doing them for a while!  A one day offering on a spur of the minute thought really doesn’t spread the love very far. So, get your Tarot For Tips eReading at your convenience.

Happy Wednesday, and have a great week!

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All images and text (c)2010, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

There are only four 1.5″ x 2.5″ copper Tarot Birth Card pieces of magic left at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in The Mystery

 

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Sunday Tarot Services. Ace and Queen and Major

Sunday Services . . .

Short thoughts and visual arias on synchromeshed Tarot cards.

The Ace of Cups and The Queen of Pentacles and Judgment

May you perennially well up with clean emotion, and may brand new things always be waiting in your wings to enhance your natural self-leadership.

Notice the Queen of Pentacles’ throne unfurling as Judgment’s wing.

Or, does the Mystereum Judgment’s wing furl into The Queen of Pentacles’ throne as a nod to her perennial and naturalized personality?  Or, yes both?

Enjoy last week’s Sunday Tarot Service

with The Moon and Temperance

Best to your own alchemical team 

magically mixing where there are no cheap-seats in your game of life.  Play well.  Play with the vibrant motions and emotions informing your intuition from The Moon and Temperance as teammates. Play with the vibrant strength of their inner motion YOUR WAY!

Play with the Tarot Dog Tags of Birth Cards (Shiny copper, too)

May the magical space between day and night that is twilight

also be a magical, continual space between above and below like the magical mixing enhancing strong identities that is Temperance.  May twilight remind you of the unseen and unmoved mover, and resonate through and through like the invigorating experience of a field of sunflowers.

Have a great rest of the weekend and a great week!

All images and text (c)2010, 2011, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

There are only four 1.5″ x 2.5″ copper Tarot Birth Card pieces of magical Tarot Dog Tags left at www.jordanhoggard.com

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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Mystereum Tarot Full Frontal Friday

Mystereum Tarot Full Frontal Friday

It’s Full Frontal Friday in The Land of Mystereum.  Which Majors fully face forward?

With you always as a participant through the portal of the border

What does it feel like to you when cards face forward directly to you?

 

 

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform coordination in your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum and throughout your life

 

Experience The Ace of Swords’ in its full frontal telling of its creation story.

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

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Mystereum Thursday Tarot Themes: Swords’ Stealthy Shadow Hand

Mystereum Thursday Tarot Themes: Swords’ Stealthy Shadow Hand

These Tarot Themes will go into a different kind of depth in the coordination and living order that heartbeats through The Land of Mystereum.  The Mystereum Presence Of series which you may be familiar with explores how Major Arcana characters make cameos, guest appearances throughout the deck bringing their presence to the lineage in the worlds of many Minor Arcana.

Mystereum Thursday Tarot Themes will explore the features and symbols and the way things cascade through the deck in multiple places to echo-resonate-locate further layers of visual story and meaning in the cards

Today’s Thursday Tarot Theme Is The Swords’ Stealthy Shadow Hand

Let me start by saying that several reviewers have dismissed Tarot in the Land of Mystereum‘s Swords as being a bunch of random, geometric compositions of swords with no divination merit whatsoever.  I never respond to those kinds of comments on the review, would much rather the hidden position of silent teacher, and I’m thankful they took the time, even if it means their rubber never touched the road. If they open space to see for themselves, cool, if they don’t . . . hey, there’s no accounting for taste.

And, with that, we begin The Sword’s Stealthy Shadow Hand.  Do you know of anything so big and so there you cannot see it?  God? The Divine?  Nature? Those are Major Arcana thoughts.  A fire ninja might be able to provide us a Minor Arcana version of this same feelingsense thoughtform.  They are, “In battle they are everywhere to be seen, and nowhere to be found.”

And, it sounds like those reviewers were

playing presenteeism and “I need to write this many words in this amount of time.”  Deadlines are great, urgency has a way of forcing people to make decisions and get things done.  Gotta be mindful of the addenda that’ll bite you in the Tarot Reviewers’ ass, too, though.  Better to take the right amount of discovery time, and in the case of Mystereum’s Swords to discover the things hiding in plain sight when you make such statements as “Mystereum’s Swords can all be but dismissed as they are all just random compositions of swords Ace through 10. The Courts in the Mystereum Swords have characters, though.  They seem fully developed. The rest of the cards seem neglected”  LAUGHING MY FUGGIN ARSE OFF WHEN I FIRST READ THAT.

Snake     Arse     Bit    Swoosh!

It’s not my job to inform people that they wouldn’t know a snake if it bit them in the arse. I neglected to develop characters?  YES!  I MUST HAVE FORGOT TO DO THAT!  AS AN ARCHITECT I FEAR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRADES.  LOLLLLLL  Consultant Coordination and coordination of a host of many other kinds is not recommended.  It is required.  It is a datum or base.   YES, something was neglected.  The reviewer neglected to mention they have no eye for subtlety, or they were asked to take a shot at the deck.  LOL on that.  It’s armed.  Snake. Arse.  Bit.  Oops.

Sorry Dood.  Yeah, the reviewer was male.  I thanked him for his time and attention as someone else may have made some ignorable snide comments in the in-between posts between mine and his about aesthetics or lack thereof.  I don’t remember as I don’t scuba dive at the sewage treatment plant.  I dig Ya, Reviewer-Man as a person.  Just be aware of what is so big and so there you miss in your potential guilt-by-association-arena that you are Tarot Pals with. That’s your business and not mine.  Oh, and did I misquote you?  Guess I didn’t look closely enough, huh?  When in Rome.  Nothing wrong with character acting for a sec.  It is important to be aware of the level of care of someone you are dealing with, and how effectively or whether they will even respond.  With care?  Attention?  Humor?

So, enough of my charming chumming stoking the sword-making fire

the water with misdirection, another stealth gig from The Game Of The Stones exercise which is another story from another place for another time.  Let’s go see what was hiding in the Swords shall we?  Let’s go see what was NOT concealed in bushes so to speak.  This is a character as a true ninja as a scene changer in kabuki theatre who change scenes right in front of you DURING a scene and you are never the wiser.  This is HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT AND EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM YOU MISS THEM. Smell and hearing might help, and, are tarot cards really silent? Hmmmm.  Listen . . . . Open your eyes and see . . . . See with your cat’s ears the whole worlds behind you without even moving your eyes.

Swords’ Stealthy Shadow Hand Emerging And Hiding In Plain Sight

This swordplay of The Shadow Hand theme will only be pictures.  Only you can see the way you were born to in your way.  This Swords series provides an exercise in awareness, though, perceptual awareness, and as well . . .

Maybe if you don’t find

the 7 Swords Shadow Hands and also the 7th Sword, then maybe they’re not really there.  I could only smile at that.  Then again, a leaf through wind sounds different than surprise steel swoosh-swiping through same.  If you don’t find the theme, here’s your consolation prize.  Go stand in a grove of aspen trees on a breezy day.  Listen to the leaves as their rustling sounds like running water.  As you enjoy these leaves’ water music, acclimate, expand into your surroundings.  Above the almost-fills-your-ears sound, listen for birdsong first. Then simply listen.  Map your scene with your ears.  Map your scene to the music.  Cats do.  Bats do.  I do. What does the mental, intellect, communication suit of the Swords communicate to you in a grove of aspen trees?

The visually seamless synchromesh of The King of Swords into and AS his whole scene, The Master Communicator not a chameleon, The Master Communicator beCOMING his scene, his presence even in silence going beyond his spoken words may provide you a larger scale clue to the Shadow Hand.  Use your ears as eyes and your eyes as strobes as you become fully aware of subtle changes in a scene . . .

How’s Your Vision Communicating With, Informing You?

In closing I once bought a yellow car

and there were no yellow cars on the way to the dealership.  None.  I drove off the lot and straight home to take some people for a drive.  I must have seen over 100 yellow cars in that 20-minute trip to pick some people up. ???  Message here?  Unpattern your awareness to keep both it and you fresh.  Expectations can create big ole blind spots.  Once you’ve seen something, you are capable of seeing it.  You see your dreams.  How do they communicate with you?

What is so big and / or SO there in your life that you are missing it? How does it subtly support you?

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform coordination in your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum and throughout your life

No metaphor here.  Ninja visual stealth.  Hiding in plain sight. Literally embodying and expressing the unseen and unmoved mover.  Become your Natural Nature and many surprising things happen.

Explore What Surprising Inner Inheritances You Have With Mystereum’s Swords as one tells you its very own creation story.  All the elements hide in plain sight in the Swords . . . as it takes all the elements to make one. . . . even if the blood and sweat and tears are nowhere to be found.

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All images and text (c)2010, 2011, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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