Angelorum Astrology Spread

Lisa Frideborg posted this fantastic spread a few days ago and I’ve finally had a chance to give it a go. For full details and a good run down of the Sun, Moon and Rising signs’ significance I highly recommend you check out her post here.

The cards in the central vertical column act like significators, they are the Major Arcana cards that correspond to my Sun, Moon and Rising signs, which are Gemini, Capricorn and Scorpio. The card to the left of each significator indicates where you are out of balance in this area, and the cards to the right indicate what you can do to restore balance.

I decided to use the Wild Unknown Tarot for the significators and imbalance cards and the Animal Spirit oracle for advice on how to restore harmony, to give me that extra boost of having a spirit guide to visualise and call upon for assistance.

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The Sun sign represents your ego-personality in this lifetime, which in my case is Gemini/The Lovers. I associate strongly with the element of Air, always up in my own head thinking, thinking and thinking, which frequently troubles my ability to fall asleep or stay focused while performing repetitive or menial tasks.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – Justice

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

Justice: Where can I give myself the gift of balance and mercy?

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I finally trimmed the borders off of my Mary-El! Doesn’t it look gorgeous! I’m still waiting on a corner cutter so I can round out the edges, but I am so happy with the final results, the imagery is really freed up once it is released from those huge and cumbersome borders.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Path So Far

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

This challenge splits the journey through the Major Arcana into three paths and each path is completed with a final question posed to the entire deck.

First Path Completion – What is your most cherished ritual? What nourishes you the most?

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I decided to stick with the format of the previous days and pull two cards, one for each question posed in today’s prompt.

For my most cherished ritual I pulled the Page of Swords, which also happens to be one of my strongest Court personality cards (self-identified, not astrological). The Page of Swords is endlessly curious, a seeker of knowledge and a lover of words, for her, fulfilment comes from learning, exploring deconstructing and reconstructing new concepts, and I often sense a feeling of urgency from this card, that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to read and understand all that one wants to; all feelings and drives I strongly relate to.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Chariot

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Chariot: In what areas am I brilliantly balanced and victorious?

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I don’t generally use astrology correspondences in tarot, but I often find the deeply esoteric and symbolic imagery of the Thoth tarot quite overwhelming, sometimes it feels like this deck and I speak completely different languages – which is, I am sure, exactly how the deck’s creator, the infamous Aleister Crowley intended it. Anyway, in order to give myself a shot at finding common ground with the deck I do apply some very basic astrology knowledge to help decipher it.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Lovers

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Lovers: If the love in my life is a mirror, what is being reflected back to me?

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Just as I was excited to see my draw for The Hierophant, I was equally dreading The Lovers, worried I was going to have to dig up some dark shit from my past and all of the dysfunctional relationships that populate it.

The Three of Wands is quite a relief and feels like an apt representation of the last 4 years with the birth of my two children. There is both the sense of a beginning and an end, of happiness and a work in progress, of constant growth and the need to consciously direct it.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Hierophant

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Hierophant: What is the universal sacred law in my life?

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Of all of the question prompts so far, this was the one I most most curious about, and it couldn’t have been more perfect than if I had selected it face up.

The King of Swords represents the keeper of laws and a dispenser of justice. Many Taroists link him to professions in law, and in particular, judges. I agree with this, but at the same time, I think his calling goes deeper. I envision him in many ways similarly to the Hierophant: as the arch-Druid, the guardian and transmitter of stories and truths that help us to construct our reality and plot our course in life.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Emperor

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Emperor: Where does the divine masculine energy reside in my life?

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The Knight of Swords is a rather odd draw for the Divine Masculine, but after mulling it over for a few minutes it all started to make perfect sense. I mentioned in a previous post how I have struggled with conceptions of the Divine Masculine, largely because it feels unfamiliar to me; amongst all of this world’s misogyny, victimisation, victim-blaming, slut-shaming and mansplaining, I’ve often asked, “where the hell is the divinity in all of this?”

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Empress

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The Empress: Where does the divine feminine energy reside in my life?

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I find the appearance of the Ten of Pentacles here an interesting continuation of the Nine of Pentacles with The Magician. Where magic manifests for me in a personal and solitary context, the divine feminine resides in the much broader context of wishing to create some sort of a lasting legacy.

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The High Priestess

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana – and the changing seasons – are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

The High Priestess: What is the deepest truth of wisdom within me

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Here I see both the light and dark aspects of the King of Cups. The realm of this high ruler is that of the emotions, and the truth she brings to my inner wisdom is that the world, people and reality we see constitutes but the thinnest veneer of the surface of our universe. Each person contains an ebbing and flowing world within, rich and vibrant Continue reading “Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The High Priestess”

Walking the Path of the Major Aracana – The Magician

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment.*

The Magician: How does magic and manifestation play a role in my life?

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The Nine of Skulls (Pentacles or Disks in other decks) is all about pleasure, contentment, success and stability in the material realm. That is not to say it is without magic, indeed the Nine of Skulls can show a time when magical workings have come to fruition and manifest on the physical plane. Personally, I think this represents the pure joy and deeper sense of fulfilment I feel from the spiritual life I am currently building.

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