this is seen at the will number, the leadership number.. it has its shadow,,
overbearing leadership.. too much will at the expense of others.
1. the rider
as the prime number of 1, this card shows the example of will,, the rider is ridering using its will to be on with the horse,, to get the horse to do his will. in the book it speaks of good news about what we have been expecting. so in a way our expressive will has come to fruitation.
it speaks of bad intentions as the rider dark will is being expressed, like a person evil plan is about to take place to our surpise.
10 . scythe
this card speaks traditionally of cutting away the old life, but more importantly of the hard work necessary to start the new life. sometimes you as a leader have to make executive decisions in order for the good of the business.
the leader is unable to make the decisions to cut the field. perhaps he is too weak to do the necessary work.
19. the tower
the one hand you have excellent high ground, with excellent defense.. the leader knows the place of power,
the leader has foolishly choosen a bad place. or knows they can't win. (although in the return of the king.. the king of rohan knew they couldn't win,, but they would meet the enemy none the less to go out with a blaze of glory. )
28. the gentleman
the ideal of one,, he is a very strong man, but gentle (hence gentleman ) in his expression of the leadership.
he is the dark expression of willful leadership , he is overbearing,, harsh..sometimes a person needs a harsh taskmaster...
the peaceful partner.. it is said they are psychic, inuitative, gentle.
yet reversed they would be decietful partners.. or more stronger in the relationship.
2. the clover
the prime example of two., it deals with luck , the best of luck for all. and in partnerships you want the best partner.. in times of war you want the diplomat or the best terms..
it speaks of good luck with conditions for the other person terms might be too much., like the love is too conditional.
11. the whip
in times of war there needs to be allies.. (in the first card for this ,there is two differnt courts cards indication they are working together to solve this dilemna). so you know what is coming,, prepare..
it speaks of betrayal or not being strong enough.
20. the garden
the social meeting place. in old society they would go to gatherings at the places hoping to achieve alliances, parterships. but also social marriages .
the partnerships will fail. the social promises are just agreements in principle and not set in stone.
29. the lady
the ideal partner,, you wish to meet her to complete yourself.
she may be infertile, she may not love you but just for your social class.
reading up on the number threes shows happy people, talking well ,,
reversed they are moody,, can't achieve their goal of creativity and that is destroying them.
3. the ship
the traveler, this is different then the rider,, the rider he travels expressing his well,, here the ship must keep moving as to express his free spirit ,
reversed the ship is blocked from being creative,, it is the trip from hell .
12. the birds/owls
the chatterbox,, they must talk,, so if you want your message spread now would be the time to talk to the birds..
be careful of who you talk to for they can't keep quiet.
the main obstacle is before you,, why are you trying to climb the mountain,, it is because you want your creative expression to last so you are climbing the mountain to tell the people in the next village.
your reasons for the climbing the mountain may be at fault,,so yo don't really want to climb the mountain.. failure.
30. the lilly
the sexual pleasure,, it is the expression of happiness ,, embracing your sexuality to let flow your fertality.
de saude spoke of the profanities of the bodie.. which may not be that bad in today world, but back then was seen as too much. perhaps a bit to much 50 shades of grey .
the organizers,, they are the most pratical energy, it represents home as well
not all stable,, but rather chaotic. their home isn't that good.
home sweet home the easy lenormand says, it is about security, and sanctuary.
the home is being attacked either emotionally (the lovers are aruging, spiritually, socially(social attacks), or physically (termites, ants, the elements _
any happy home needs a child to carry on its legacy, so many people plan this.
besides representing an actual child, it means being the youthful spirit, changing your outlook.
the child may actually be suffering,, you are stuck in the old days,not understand the new world.
22. the ways
it speaks of the crossroads ,and now being the time..
but it is more then that,, a lot of planning,and dreaming has lead to this moment, you are ready for this practically, the most prepared you can be.
you are no ready for this moment,, you have not prepared., wait before making your decions.
31. the sun
the sun is the best card you can ,,
why ? all your planning, and your hopes for your home has shown fruit..
it is said that things won't be as bad as you think it will be, depsite your plans having failed. (we all know this, a freind doesn't show up,, a trip goes awry,,but then the trips is even more fun in the end,, and the freind perhaps it was time to pull out the scythe on that freindship ).
experienced freedom, the adventuring soul who loves change..
hate stabity,, wants to experience the world at the expense of the now, the adventurer is crushed.
5. the tree
the traditional linage , at first you may think these are the most conflicting energy,, and I admit when looking at the hierophant of the tarot who can he who teaches the traditions that have come before be the embodiment of change ? of adventuring ?
then you look at some of the true heirophants in history like st francis,. and you will see they were trying to experience the true soul of the creator by any means..so it is for that reason my favourite hierophant is the one from whimsical tarot,, he is frair tuck. he drank ,eat ,made merry but also was true to his god.
so while the tree means more about traditions (consider the wine makers who live and die by the tree and the grapes on the vine ).
striving to change the society to much before its time..so let the burning of the none believers start..
it could also means you are just too traditional.. it is time for the old tree to die.
now this is the energy of the 5,, changing,, the fox is always thinking of how to be clever more then his enemies,, how to survive by its wits,
the one book says he isn't that bad,,just different..
he is that bad,, the fox is really after your hens !
23. the mice
we know the mice traditionally mean they are in the larders eating our food , shitting everywhere bringing sickness.
more numerology speaking,, the change you are trying to effect isn't that useful in the larger scheme of things for it has no focus.
now consider aslan sitting on the stone slab having just been sacfriced,, the mice come and eat him free..
there is some use for mice if we can just harness it..
check your larders,,you plans may be detrailed before you know it.. don't get a pet mouse !
32. the moon
one book talks about celebrities,, the other books talks about timing,,and being dreamy..
it does speak when you think of it of how the moon can affect change on us (for that matter the stars themselves ) ..
so perhaps the universe is attempting to change us, to get us out of our stagnant lives..
be not like the celebrities,, be mindful of times,,for you have to adapt a larger view.
it is said they are seeking truth always,, they are constantly trying on those who have beliefs,and wisdom as they question every thing.
they can be too opinated,, to strong in their own ego to see past their nose.
7. the snake
it is simply seen as trouble, the woman who listend to eve when told to eat the apple of knowledge and so knowledge is seen as trouble. if you think back to the days when people couldn't read, and were ignorant,, having the peasants becoming knowledgable would take away power from the clergy, the law makers. even now when I try to read university law language I have no idea what they are talking about. !
so the educated were seen as snakes , the politican, the consensus takers, the lawyers. in remembering movies, books ,.
of course the snake speaks of the truth there are snakes in this world,, actual ,and people like those who wait in the alleys to rob people are snakes.
not paying attention to the warning,, the snakes are hidden.. afraid to learn for fear of being put down.
16. the star
it bring clarity,, so that means some truth is about to be shed on the surrounding topic. in the other book it means good luck..
I still think of guidance as the star at night can guide you, like those who follow the northern star..
lack of clarity or following the wrong star and ending up off course. so what you think is truth is a lie.
25 .the ring
when you see the ring you are bound by blood to family , by marriage to a loved one,, and by contract to a job.
it is the truth of this commitment..
you think you have the promise but you do not, the bond is broken.
34. the fish
good fortune comes your way in the form of abundance.. so the truth of the matter is, you go fishing today you going to haul in a big boat of fish..it canspeak to looking into your unconciosness and subsoncouness for the answers.
don't go fishing,, not catching anything but a boot..
dont'search your subsonciouness,, you dont' want to know.. or not ready to face yourself.
one interesting self tidbit is I was born on the eight.. so one article was saying the day you were born describes the luck you are going to have..
so I went to look it up ,, and I was sadden to see how unlucky the eights are,, that their abundance comes from hard work and by their own hands.
(looking up numerology ,I click on a page,, and it tried to give me a virus, avast antivirus blocked it after I closed down the page)
balance of power, it speaks to building,, but also karma..
it speaks to end of life, a ending of cycle. some try to make it the transformation death card due to the same ideas.. but it is my belief in the death card,, someone must die for the transformation..
so the coffin here speaks of the ending.
with the idea of power,, and building and business.. everyone sought to stop their business from ending, for their way of life .
I remember the movie scrooge (1950s alister sim version )
"It's not just for money alone that one spends a lifetime building up a business…. It's to preserve a way of life that one knew and loved. No, I can't see my way to selling out to the new vested interests, Mr. Jorkin. I'll have to be loyal to the old ways and die out with them if needs must."
since this card means ending upright it should mean not ending right ? yet I feel that it is a ending without a new beginning due to the person grief being so big.. or the loss of the business so profound the person feels they can never start again.
17. the stork
it generally means deliverance from bad situations.. changes and possible birth .
well in the old life,, you were happy to have children for due to high mortality rates you strove to have a lineage carry on your business and name.
the easy lenormand says "good productive news " with productive the key word here for the business aspect of the 8.
yet looking at the karmic aspect it is said the storks steals from other birds to feed their family.
or as the old saying goes "the winner takes it all" from abba song.
we are the ones who got our food stolen by the stork ! eheh , it could means that the more karma aspect of the stork,, kind of like the survival games that give you the choice "take the food or not " if you take the food,, the other people will starve.
26. the book
the book of secrecy and knowledge..
looking at the balance and power aspects,, the secrecy would your books for your business, , the diary of your bad doings, or good doings..
besides the obvious knowledge of learning in order to better one self.
the andy b. book says the original title for this book was grimoire.. which could indicate that it would reveal the secret of the witches,, and it was wise to hide the book in the old witch haunt days.
your secrets are revealed, or the knowledge you seek is beyond you or lost.
35. the anchor
it means the business or work card..
the fixed aspect of the anchor brings to mind that in the old days,, you tend to be stuck in your career,, so once you were a baker,, your children be bakers,, so it could be a throwback to the old serf , and maybe guild days.
looking at the other book, it speaks to longlasting,, which would be the shadows or opposite of the coffin with its ending..
the anchorings are falling apart.. you need to rebuild if you want your business to last.
it of course has it shadows,, , you are selfless to an fault,, sacfraicing everything..
due to your universal love you have trouble with conditional love..
(was jesus married ? syvlia brown in her book on jesus says the wedding where he turned the water into wine was his own,, but the reason was , a rabbi has to have a wife in those days , so by him getting married,, he accepted his time ,, "it's not yet my time " he says to her in some bible movies but she convinces him , it is. so society and spiritual leaders like to say he didnt' know woman.. but how do we know.. but it is that extreme archetype that is given to us ,, with is extreme shadows here )
9. the bouqet
besides the secret messages that could be presented in the flowers,, it speaks of joy of being appreciated , and acknowledged.
and the joy of life.
as such applying the number nine here,, we are the beneficiary of that universal love, speaking of friends and allies.
perhaps we can send a bouqet to brighten someone day.
the bouqet comes with a price. the person offing you supper with the flowers has less the noble intentions
18. the dog
faithful loyal friend.. who is protective .
in an essence it is like angels , jesus, the ascended masters are on our side. though it is could certainly relate to a dog as well.
perhaps we are called upon to be that guard for someone.
you got to train your dog better,, beware your enemy as their number one man is on your case (godfather and lucas brazi comes to mind ).
perhaps it is telling you that your friend doesn't deserve your loyalty.
it could mean an invition,, certainly .
it is seen more as communications , perhaps good news,
applying the universal love here , it could means we are seeking the help of such people,, that we can pay it forward with our own help.. like we do at the forum here.
rethink sending the message as the person could be decieteful. or going to misuse what you share .. heck you may even be cited as a reference when you were trying to point towards the better source.
turn down the invition.. (rasputin should of turned down the invition )
36. the cross.
the ultimate sacfrice..
we are called upon to show our universal love perhaps at the expense of our own. are we ready ?
of course that is the highest aspect,, perhaps it just speaks to suffering by itself.
the main thing is faith, and keeping that faith..
the darkness is attracted to the light,, so the more lightworkers connect with the light the more the struggle will be.
perhaps your hardships won't be that hard..
remember you are just a person,, is this an hardship you want to take
consider the movie star wars rogue squadron,, jyn took up the cross in order to stop the death star from destorying planets. (she achieved her goal though alderan was destroyed after her passing,, she knew she gave the people a chance though).
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