The Daily Deskhenge:
We’re still exploring the mysteries of the Visconti Sforza Tarot deck, and new cards keep showing up all the time. On the left, you’ll see The Magician (bottom left) and The Emperor (top left). Power and creation–a heady combination for anyone. How do you use your ability to create? How do you use your power? Do you use your abilities for good, or for ill? On the right side, the bottom card is the Queen of Wands, who is the mother of creation. Putting her with The Magician gives his power a loving, nurturing edge (or, rather, it blunts the clear and potentially devastating edge of pure creation without heart). The Ace of Swords (top right) is a fortuitous sign; now is a good time to begin thinking big. Really, really big. Just don’t actually *make* or *create* anything yet (the 4 of Swords counsels rest, indicating that maybe a period of germination is required). So relax a bit, let your mind wander as far afield as it likes, and see what you come up with in a day or two.
Oh, and see those crystals and stones in the middle there? I just turned two little baggies upside-down and tipped the stones out, letting them fall where they may just to see what would happen. The first thing I noticed is that a hole was created in the center, an empty patch. I love that that happened on its own. On my altar at home, I leave the center empty to honor that Nothingness, The Universal Whatever. So here it is again, showing up without prompt from me, as a reminder to acknowledge the Void. I acknowledge you, Void, O Great Mystery!