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Mystereum Tarot Moment

Mystereum Tarot Moment with the 5 of Pentacles

To start flushing out and up your enjoyment-ante for a rockin’ Valentine’s Day coming up for you . . . Best to enjoying your 1-minute Mystereum Tarot Moment with the 5 of Pentacles.


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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Card Curiosities, Movie Time


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Tarot Twos To Pair: Your Mystereum Tarot Moment

previously, on Mystereum Tarot Moments, The Family of the Aces.

Today is your . . .

Mystereum Tarot Moment With The Family of the Twos

Hi… Jordan Hoggard, author of Tarot in the Land of Mystereum , here to explore pairings and contrasts with the family of the Twos.

Numerically, the Twos correspond with Judgment ~ Strength (or Justice if you run it as eleven in your Tarot card sequencing) ~ and The High Priestess of the Major Arcana.  You can explore the relationships of these numbers further in my blog.  So, let’s explore Tarot pairings and contrasts with the Twos. [[INSERT CARD IMAGES]]

With the 2 of Pentacles strive for equality, equanimity. Feel a direct line from your feet to your imagination with your feet as ground-grabbers.  Spread your toes as fingers. Imagine things as soon as they touch your feet with the dexterity of delicate finger-strokes in an epic spiral of giving and receiving.

With the 2 of Cups feel another persons’s big, bright-eyed smile when you think of your identity. Love yourself. Love your imagination. Love who you are. Relish in the wonderful gift of two people or ideas participating together.

With the 2 of Wands shift your focus and redirect your scale on the fly if you feel perplexed. Literally, adjust the energy of your gaze, and do not let many little things be confused as one, big thing.

The 2 of Swords focus for better communication. Study things. Strongly see and discover the way you were naturally born to see.  Express it.  See and think about familiar surroundings differently.

Pairing and contrasting the whole family of Twos in your own way can provide a vital Tarot lesson.  Allow them to inform one another as they come up in a Tarot reading. 1 present, 3 as Silent Counsel. An example? The 2 of Swords can serve to better discern familiar perspectives differently. See and think about things in a different light on the foundation of the 3 Silent Counsel. Refresh your perspective, and more specifically direct the 2 of Swords.

And, to address emotions and receiving in relationships with the 2’s with another example?  Visualize how male and female qualities relate.  Men may be from Mars, and women from Venus, yet I don’t think so. That seems to be a trickster.  See children, say 6 years old.  A little boy will play.  Another boy comes up, and they play.  A 3rd comes up, and they play and play catch-as-catch-can until they are hyper-tired balls of emotion, and they all cry and cry and cry. Then, see a little girl.  Another girl comes up. They begin a tea party. A 3rd comes up. And, once whichever is alpha begins to get overloaded, she sends one away with something like, “YOU need to go think about what YOU have done!”  And, the girl, tail tucked between her legs, skulks away.  Notice that there was no content in the dismissal.

What does this indicate? I would say that at core it indicates that males are naturally emotional, and females are natural strategists.  Scroll this forward to now, and apply this to your feelingsense in relationships — male and female (anima) qualities in a male as emotional, and the female and male (animus) qualities in a female as a strategist.  We all generally utilize some of both.  Does this example provide any flipped, societal clarity in regards to addressing emotions and receiving in relationships?  Does this provide a simple and example that is applicable?

Here are two food-for-thought questions to play with:

~ for your male aspects: What are you really feeling? Ask. Couple with the other’s perspective.

~ for your female aspects: What are you really working to orchestrate? Ask. Couple with the other’s perspective.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I look forward to further touring you through the families living in the Land of Mystereum.

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan and The Land of Mystereum

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Your Mystereum Tarot Moment With the Family of the Aces

The Tarot Family of the Aces

Hi!  Jordan Hoggard, author of Tarot in the Land of Mystereum, here to explore potential with the Tarot family of the Aces.

Numerically the Aces correspond with the Sun, The Wheel, and the Magician of the Major Arcana.  You can explore the relationships of these numbers further in my Birth Card blog series. So, let’s explore potential with the Tarot family of the Aces.

With the Ace of Pentacles: Sense your Solid Inner Inheritances, the assets and seeds you were born with.

With the Ace of Cups: trust your heart, and with bright eyes your ideas may begin to pulse with life.

With the Ace of Wands: Direct your energies.  Place them where you feel best.  As you do, feel the magnetism of things that are wonderfully located.  Use your energies to magnetize yourself and inspire the energies around you.

With the Ace of Swords: Gift yourself the ability to cut to the chase.  listen to its vital lesson. . .listening, Mind that you stick to the point.

So, a vital Tarot lesson from the Aces can be to allow the whole Tarot Ace family to inform one another. Unseen cards in each Tarot family can be silent, family Tarot Counsel, a ground of invisible Tarot support to inform each card. Visualize each Tarot card as a flower bud.  Allow it to open up and bloom with the allied fields of forces each Tarot petal contributes.  Discover each Tarot petal as a treasure. Do they unfurl like a butterfly’s wings?  Visualize the Tarot landscape scene of your spread.  Let each card position in your Tarot spread be a center in your personal, Tarot landscape. They can be neighbors. Places. Questions. What action to they indicate to take?  Ask the community centers of your Tarot spread how they get along in your Tarot world. What kind of living flower bouquet do they make in your Tarot Garden?

The center doesn’t have to be in the middle.  Think of the center of a flower. Does it move around up top in the breeze like a gardener tending to his flowers?  Do Tarot petals unfurl around its center that is up top, not in the middle?

I hope you get some great takeaway from this.  Do please let me know.  Are there topics that you would like addressed by the The Land of Mystereum families?

Jupiter’s Blessings to You and Yours,


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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Card Curiosities, Movie Time


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Tarot Neptunian Atman

Tarot Neptunian Atman?  Neptunian nuclei? Heck, what the heck are THOSE?!  Does my Mom know I talk like this?  Ummmm, Yes.

~ The Ace of Cups’ smaller than small Mystereum character continually fulfilling as the nucleus of the larger than large Hanged Man?

~ The Hanged Man’s character afloat in clarity as nucleus of The Ace of Cups?

~ Ace of Cups as Hanged Man nucleus?

~ Hanged Man as Ace of Cups’ higher octave, Higher Self?

Large-form ebbs and flows back and forth, each at one and the same time both the other, and as well contrariwise?

Seein’ a little ditty danced there.

I find it more important to NOT to impart my intense energy to the client, or take on theirs.  It would seem a disrespectful dilution that dissolves a strong and powerful listening to identity.  Comfortable with your identity, AND the client it makes for a non-pinned ATM in a great exchange in a reading, if one does not take care is there a merge?  A meld? A magical mixing? An enhancing of freedom of each that is catalyzing across the board?

When I read, I have squeezed my Neptunian boundary sponge before I hear the knock and answer the door, or knoch which is where the reading actually begins.  The stacked stone trailhead indicator of the portal of the path into the reading.  I squeeze my sponge after also, regardless, and get on to the rest of my day or to the next reading.  I squeeze my Neptunian boundary sponge before and after regardless.  If things are to influence me, they might naturally do so.  Even if something resonated with me and is positive, it still may not round-peg to square-hole combo-lock open anything worthy to be influenced or affected by.  A smile may occur, and that feels similar to a cool face seen in a tree along the path of the reading.  Do I forget those things that are squeeze-dropped from my sponge?  Probably.  Probably, in the way one may never see that face in the tree again, or even recollect it, though it may have provided a pivotal image shaking like water-sounding Aspen tree leaves rustling in the wind.  Though the moment would never have been the same without it, it feels to be like going on stage to speak, or perform, or listen as others do.  The warm-up is rarely part of the performance.  The curtain rising or parting, relieves the veils of their duties.

The warm-up, the chaff about to be shaken from wheat, is shaken off as the curtain does its gig to stacked-stone-trailhead mark the moment.  The warm-up is not part of the performance.  The snake, his skin shedded.  The snake, his skin not missed.  “OH! The pretty new colors!,” the snake feel-dream-thinks out loud inside.  OH! The pretty colors!  Chaff and curtains and stacked-stone trailheads and shedded skins are more than not missed.  They Death card Master Gardener-style continue themselves as compost, as spacing.  They resume something else without exhuming what made it.  Their place?  Is that the place of no-place?  Or, is their place that of context and memory, where the memory craftily relieved of its time-constraint is no longer in the present?  It simply lives heralded in the bannering forth of the prescient remembrance of the performance?  Maybe this is more of an “and” expression.  Maybe neither and nor or.  Regardless, isn’t it expressive of life’s movement. the passionate heartbeat pulsing each action?

Sometimes, I continually visualize squeezing my sponge as I listen to my clients.  It really depends on me and them and the reading and the time and the place and their question and . . . yes, my presence to be present as well as theirs.  Some  readings are more intense than others.  Some readings are simpler than others, and carry a deceptive simplicity of a rockin’ impromptu speech.  Some feel altogether natural and are at one and the same time natural saturations of which to be most careful.  On a bead-reader day, can that be a 2-way street?  Sure.  And, therein enters ethics and professionalism.  Funny thing is?  I have never called in sick to a reading.  Something about them sets the time before and after for resonance with the reading itself.  Even in rapid-fire succession, reading after reading on a long day . . . it is never “just another day at the office.”

Neptunian aspects? Taking on anyone else’s stuff no matter how congruent it feels?  Neither naturally jives.  Neither naturally juves with the combo locks of one’s identity.  Agreement does not, or rather, never indicates to empathise I find.  Empathy, even though it can be wondrous, does not imply to ingest anything additional.  I am especially careful to not swim in sympathy, and maybe even more so less consciously with empathy.  The details will time themselves out if referenced and footnoted and beaten into submission by over-analysis of intellectualism.  Frankly, that is no submission at all.  Moreso, it feels to be a curtain that never opened to play its part in the shedding of itself to awaken the performance, the reading.

And, there is one particular phrase.  “To swim.”  Is that what I do in readings?  Maybe.  But, with WSI training, (Water Safety Instructor), I never, repeat, never approach a drowning person head-on from the front.  Why make sure 2 people are going to die when one can do one’s best to cross-check the identity of the question to bring itself to bear . . . heck, even wash up with otself after the storm has broken.  I don not say, “after it IS broken,” as that would feel to puncture ethics with heavy-handed and egomanaical. . .uh hem . . . can’t really call that reading.  It is something else.  Sociopathic?  When an idea or the person in general is drowning it is does not seem advisable to try to support them as they will climb on you and push you under.  They WILL whether you realize it or not, squeezed sponge or no.  You may take a bad gift from them from the reading.  What then?  Well, it is then yours.  It is your responsibility.  No blame.  No therapy.  No catharsis.  More a wise in time -do-not-take-it-on-in-the-1st-place kind of thing.  Does that sound difficult?  Hmmm. . . . how difficult is it to not use the word pity as a verb in your life?  That may do some service to a response.  Maybe no.  Hmmm . . . presumptuous for me to go much further on that trail as I see more stacked stones, another trailhead to direct my feet another way . . .

I have extremely Neptunian aspects prominently.  I know all too well that I almost already get someone the second I see/smell/hear/sense them.  I don;t go into the clairs much as I am a synesthete where senses cross over.  Is that a Neptunian thing with Mercury 4 degrees away in Scorpio? Most probably yes, that is part of it.  I see it as a Seeing With Cat’s Ears kind of thing.  Very much in the wild, in nature in life.  I would suggest not to listen to a word I have said if you have never had an intuition you acted on, or led people off a troubled, stormy mountain pass kind of thing.  Notwithstanding that, I feel one of the things I have to offer here is . . .

Mind your identity.  Nevermind conflict.  You are the reader.  Do not take it personally.  Your clients are not your tourniquette, nor you theirs.   Also, miind that you do not chum their water or your own.  Teeth have many forms, and mostly are not bared consciously or intentionally. Ideas and thoughts and feelings have teeth.  Simply be the dancer to keep clients focused on THEIR stuff.  Maybe you are their stacked stone trailhead to direct them to their hike.   Still learning that, though. Occasionally, I get bitten so to speak when I felt even the strongest I have ever felt.
Mind the details that creep in like a drop of dye dropped in water.  From that I get to my one chief suggestion.  Besides being good for hydrating the skin, prepare yourself with your fave oil.  It will be like a herald on a shield to them announcing who your presence is without bring you too close until YOU do that.  They will naturally not be threatened to try and overtake you as they see/sense/smell/see who you are, as your reading may give them the oil-scent of themselves to further explore themselves.

I find that people really often DO inwardly know how strong their feelings and emotions are.  And, whether they are aware of it or not, they are there.  As the reader, discern your surroundings with your Cat Ears.  Your eyes are not the only vision tool.  They may be the first clue to allow you to sit in one spot never moving and never get any direct hits from them, though.  And, maybe that begins to elucidate the Powerful Listening of a reader?

Powerful Listening.  It is a great trait to develop that both protects you and may in fact enhance you as well at the same time provide a more directly discerning and responsive service for your clients.  Like driving.  Head on collisions are best avoided by staying in your lane so to speak. Ride with them as co-pilot as they drive serendipity.  Let it flow.  OH! THAT tree is SO cool, turn left.  Reasons can be as unreasonable as that tree.

So. . . .

What do I mean by Neptunian aspects ?

First off, utilizing “aspects” here as a facet or component or feature of something rather than an “aspect” in astrology per se.  Neptunian aspects are boundaryless concepts, watery, depthful, infinite and boundaryless.  That said, it is not to indicate that I have no boundaries as that would indicate a problem.  Moreso, it is that I  . . . how shall I say this . . . have spongelike boundaries.  Things are apt to be felt even before I directly encounter something as they “touch or encounter my sponge” so to speak.    And, things can get caught in the sponge, even things I like immensely but that are other peoples’.  I find that what integrates naturally flows through, maybe even without even encountering the sponge, like the sponge is my customs agent.  Call the Neptunian aspects spongelike boundaries.  It is much like a cell.  It has a semipermeable membrane as the outer cell wall for nutrients to get in.  Much like the concept of “water conforms to its cup,” the situations we place ourselves in AND the WAY in which we place ourselves — hydrated and fed are two solid ones — would express the sphere of influence or being influenced of this sponge.

Take a fish in an aquarium for example.  If you press your hand into the water, the fish will feel the displacing pressure, or simply the influence, the affect of your hand.  In a more complex example: with your back to an open door, can you tell who it is when they change the sound/feel/smell/thought/etc very etc of the room as they become and tune the doorway with themselves like a drum, simply for an instant as they step through the doorway?   Is a person stepping through a doorway into a room like a finger covering a hole playing the flute of your space?  Or, what do you feel when closing the doors of your eyes?  What tune resonates there?
I expressed Neptunian aspects to mean comfortability (or discomfort) with boundaryless concepts, and that Neptunian aspects can be a key to better learning of one’s own sphere of influence as well as how one’s influence cascades inward and outward to ebb-n-flow wave when interacting, and even when not directly interacting.

In closing,

You see, I am one to facilitate relationships thriving.  I am a reader.  I have no querents as that term sounds to DAYum petri-dish-presumptuous.  I have clients.  The client is always right, and not always correct.  Their form follows their priority, and the dyes that drop into their water.  Stacked-stone trailheads of statements even midstream are noticed when powerfully listening, even when powerfully speaking . . . even in the power of silence. . .

I will simply say, “HAIL CHIRON!”  May you always elucidate your identity to find the workability of the best things that feel to need to be lived every moment.  Does that sound like a royal PITA (Pain In The Ass)?  A hassle?  A lot of work?  And, does it not sound less like work, and more a way to enhance the freedom of you breathing passionately to nourish yourself with your personal resonances your way?  Even when still? Especially when playing?

As naturally as the Hanged Man may be the higher octave, the Higher Self of the Ace of Cups . . . May breath be prayer aspirating your inner divinity.  May your personal resonances live with and nourish you as naturally as you breathe, and enhance your breath.

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Tarot Form-Giving Mystereum 2

The 1st Form-Giver story is here. Prelude to Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer.

From self-published to published:

I began the original Mystereum Tarot (self-published) in May of 2005, setting a 3-year deadline for myself for the deck and LWB.  No TV, no Tarot, no reading about Tarot, no looking at other peoples’ Tarot, no talking about Tarot . . . no Tarot at all, a brainwashing.  It was time to divine the cards from re-scratch as I feelingsense resonated with them.

Putting a standing 2p-5p meeting in my work schedule Mon thru Friday, at first it was only meeting the requirement of my “butt in the chair” method. I completed The Fool through the Emperor that summer, and nothing in the Fall, every day butt-in-the-chair. . .thinking about the cards like a theosophic vision or awakedream, feeling into multiple cards, single cards . . . a flurry in Nov/Dec and I was up to 16 completed . . . and back to butt-in-the-chair.  I would rebel yet maintain the discipline of the ritual by standing up holding the chair to my rump and old-man-walk out and sit down in the garden . . . was funny after a month or two I would get back up with the chair and old-man-walk to the kitchen, sit down, and open a bottle of wine or make coffee/tea and grab my smokes . . . and old-man hoof it back to the garden one-handing the chair to my rump . . .

Then, in January of 2007, yes almost 2 years in something happened.  Denver.  January.  2007.  And, 36 inches of snow in 6 hours plus-minus.  I had scoffed at the weather report the afternoon of the blizzard thinking, “Yeah you gambler’s anonymous overflow people . . .er. . .uh hem . . .I mean meteorologists. Whatev.”  And, I didn’t go to the grocery store that afternoon.  The next morning?  Took me 6 hours for an 8-block “walk” round trip to the store.  I left once the sun was out planning to get “off the mountain” so to speak by 2p before the storms came in.  At 2:30p I was back, and with the clouds began to get dark.  Sat in my chair, one set of devil’s fingers on the desk in front of the screen with a, “Ok now.  What do I want to do with this.  I want to speak the cards. I want the cards THEMSELVES to speak. I want to be a playwright of 80 voices.” That was 78 + card back + book cover.

I would be stuck in my house for 2 weeks.  No mail.  No visitors other than neighbors in our daily shoveling-out rituals chippin away to the main street.  Car completely covered in a snow drift, and the alley to my drive just as deep.  I thought the 2nd night, “Well if there ever is a time to make this deadline, it is now!”  I started cranking.

BAM BAM BAM . . . lightning that night while it was snowing?  That felt dangerous, somehow weird and anomalous. And, somehow fitting.  And, then came the fetch wood carry water training discipline of butt-in-the-chair being over.  Same time, same bat channel, but I started and finished 60 cards in the 3 months of that Spring of 2007, and held out Temperance from May to the Summer Solstice to complete as the last card . . .

Solstice.  Sit back down in the chair after a couple of months off not looking at ANY of what I had done at all.  One day.  Card complete, and jumping out of my chair pumping my fists in celebration YEE HAH I slowly came to a halt.  Uh hem.  Book cover?  Card back?  I smiled at my false summit of completion.  Took myself to dinner, and came back and worked into the night to be fully done to awake the next morning to . . . . The Mystereum Tarot.  I had written the chapters of the 48-page LWB as I went along to tune the feelingsense resonance of the text to the voice of each card.

Little did I know that Schiffer would approach me at RS09 (Readers Studio 2009) to launch into the next iteration . . .Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer.  Deck + 192-page book set where the cards literally speak like they are in a personal play for you on the stage of your life.

I never mentioned writer’s block up there.  A whole year went by at one point.  I gave myself the credit to take the time . . . but on an occasion or 2, ok I’m lying… actually 4 times lol, I looked over and saw my frisbee. HOOKY!  Sometimes, wanting to produce something on self-imposed deadlines . . . be truant to yourself as your own boss. . . just don’t tell on yourself.  Sneak out of your own house.  Sneak back in.  An inability to have fun while you create can mean you are hungry, yourself indicating for you to do something else here and there, and/or a host of lotsa things.  Rather than writer’s block, may I suggest to whaleshark comb the plankton of your creative urges?  Things take time only if you give yourself the time.  Heck, I lived my life on deadline for decades.  Hooky can be an effective project management tool.

Schiffer approached me in 2009, May.  On July 2 I started the Tarot bedtime stories contracted by Schiffer.  Little did I know I was about to literally speak the cards and fulfill my original 2005 dream via a 192-page Imagination Primer book with tinkered-with, tuned and tailord Mystereum Tarot cards.  The Imagination Primer book, beginning as bedtime stories took on a life of its own.  This time I went in order, one by one.  Coming up on The Devil, I was feeling a little squirrely.  HurROOOO.  I am the DEVILLLLL!  No, not THAT one . . . and my eyes lit up.  There it was.  These are no bedtime stories.  After 4 years I was speaking the cards.  I trashed the 45 pages I had written thus far, completed The Devil, and started back with The Fool.  Tracking back, one by one moving forward . . . I finished in 4 months.  Put it all down for a month.  And, came back in month 5 with 12 hard edits.  Put it down for a week.  Came back and combed, fine-tooth combed, tuning and tailoring and on-the-spot re-writing.  December 4th, 2009, my birthday, I said out loud, “I want a BIG birthday present.  This is going out the door on the 9th.”  STUCK my butt in the chair.  Ate.  Slept. Drank.  Lived the cards at the detail level.  Shifting focus and redirecting scale on the fly to the scale of the universe.  Back and forth antinomy-izing, integrating the inner opposites so as to make duality look rather bush-league.

December 9th, 2009, and it was off.  Called my editor at Schiffer Publications to let her know to check her email 6 months early from my 1-year deadline.  “OMG Jordan!  I just read some of this!  This has never been done before and evolves the bedtime stories to a new level!  30 minutes ago another author called to say they were a year behind deadline.  Well . . . YOU get their spot!  You will be in the Fall 2010 catalog!”

And there is the story of how The Mystereum Tarot iterate-evolved into Tarot in the Land of Mystereum with cards speaking in its 192-page Imagination Primer companion book.  Hope you’ve enjoyed this prescient remembrance telling of it.  Tells me to keep looking forward to new things.  Tells me. . . I had one helluva Place of Creation story ride!  And, here’s the one helluva creation story ride that the Ace of Swords had!

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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Card Cameos


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Tarot Prep Work

I have really been enjoying following peoples’ public Tarot projects in progress.  This project is a research project to Map and write the history of the Land of Mystereum.  I felt to run back into its creating and making process publicly — and I have already found some wonderful divinatory surprises which please me very much.  I am thankful for the 200+ people who have The Land of Mystereum to take for a spin.  May Your Life, Your Way fuel your All Similar, Each Unique effectiveness!
My thought here is that I am probably the best to open up the deck’s structure as I am aware of what I was thinking when I Frankenstein’d it, and will not have to hypothesize about “WOW, where did THAT come from . . . especially if I EVEN don’t know.  I can simply say that.”   Skeletons and the forces present in structures are very 4 of Pents.  Hidden structures.  Bridges.  Fields of forces dynamically directed.  And, I cannot see my skeleton, and I use it ALL the time.  So, below is my “Bob the Biology Class skeleton” that stood up in Mrs. Vantrease’s class years back.  Over time, we will really see if this is Bob or Barb or either or both or neither.  Felt like an interesting gig to open up my creative process on a project.    This will be the public makings of a book.  A handbook? A workbook?  An encyclopedia?  A multi-volume encyclopaedic tome?  We’ll see.  For now enjoy the Bob’s bones hanging by the chalkboard below.  I haven’t pitched it to my publisher, as it may be too big to finish.  Then again, ask me next week. LOL  Enjoy the ride!  Comments of course welcome.  Here we go!
[[TO MAP MYSTEREUM and further elucidate the “follows in the footsteps of deceptive simplicities of the Marseilles tradition.”  Thank you for that Jean-Michel David of ATS in Oz.]]
[[to expand and further enhance the Mystereum Image Lineage Series and Themed Personifications Series]]
[[the divinatory structure of form ossified around space of architecture and sacred space.  Temporal Relationships of Built Form would only be 1/2 the picture at best.]]
[[the divinatory and natural structure of formlessness in archetype]]
[[fun and expertise as the highest octave studies]]
All In A Day’s Work: 2011 in Review & On To Bigger
Mapping Mystereum: A Visual Dictionary
The Prescient Remembrances of the Perpetual Present
Presences Journeying Through The Land of Mystereum
Throughout (Tarot in) the Land of Mystereum the Major Arcana & Mystereum Symbols visit, live with, sit with, and inform one another through powerful witness.  The Land of Mystereum is about emancipating and enhancing one’s Tarot voice.  As the cards speak directly to you in the first person, I feel it is only a matter of time until people start talking back and starting their own conversations with it.  The land of Mystereum is about divination.  Divination from inner inheritances, those wonderful identity traits you were born with and / or have developed through your life that express You as only You do, your life your way. 
Though The Land of Mystereum has a book, its 192-page Imagination Primer book, nowhere is it against using and learning from books.  The Land of Mystereum, though, is simply a single expression that holds true to divination.  All original material divined for each card, and only a few sparse quotes from dead people.  It emerged from a 3 year process of turning on my own feelingsense of divination by turning off Tarot.  Like C.G. Jung expressed, “Learn all you can, and forget it into every action.”  This action, now even morphing Jung’s “active imagination” into Actionable Imagination(c) and Imagin-Action(c), itself forgotten, was one of the initial form-givers for The Land of Mystereum (2010 Schiffer Publications) to evolve from The Mystereum Tarot (2008 self-published).  It is certainly not stripped down, more carries an intensity of identoty.  It provides Imagination Tools(c) from each card given as gifts to the reader, given as gifts for mining one’s inner inheritances, emancipating, enhancing one’s own voice.  I drew a line to keep it simple to give people an opportunity to NOT use research so much as to give their own inner research a go.  I drew this line knowing that presenting deceptive simplicity, crucibled down intensity of identities, was risky.  That it could cause The Land of Mystereum to die on the vine.  But, that risk was a paltry one, personally, as I felt that Tarot for children and those new to Tarot and hobbyist and pros and old hands all alike might simply appreciate a new Tarot entree.
I knew that if I went into a full expression of the depth of inter-relationships inherent in Mystereum, that would be fully encyclopedic. So, I simply put it out there as if it was simply “non-derivative” (of RWS / Thoth. . .  though I cannot say not resonant with the Marseilles tradition as it strikes deceptively simple chords to resonate similarly).  I knew that if I went much further than playwrighting all of the cards to speak, The Land of Mystereum would become a tome of an encyclopedia, a multi-volume book set, and would lose the potency of CARDS ACTUALLY SPEAKING TO YOU, literally speaking too you like fairy tales inherent and speaking froim their own innate structure.  Yet now, for The Land of Mystereum’s 1st birthday, that is exactly what I am going to do.  Thus far Mystereum has been boutique thought in a boutique profession and community.  It is not that it has been ignored, though I am sure dutifully omitted by some . . . no accounting for taste LOL . . . but some waves begin the begin, and some needn’t yell loudly to be felt.  And some . . . well, I will simply say, “All similar, each unique.”  Each birth is brilliant in its age.
So, the encyclopedia of The Land of Mystereum, indicating it not being simply another deck on the market, but a deck+book package, a story, a play, a novel of sorts with interesting areas of study to be sparked . . . that encyclopedia and multi-volume set begins here in this blog below.  Welcome to the Grand Reopening of The Land of Mystereum AS its 1st birthday party!  None of this is to harken some delusion of grandeur that Mystereum should lord over Tarot.  That’s hoaky at best. I simply feel it to be a success of a contribution to the vast and wonderfully checkered Tarot community, and would simply like to follow in the footsteps of a handful of wonderful 5-star reviews and interviews that have occurred with Mystereum and me.  I would like to enhance and develop it further and begin teaching The Land of Mystereum after I have sat back for a year to see who sees, feelingsenses, and expresses what they do with it and about it.  This is similar to me getting Tarot out of the way for 3 years as prep for action, me forgetting all I learned into the action of “for getting” what do the cards say to me. . . how do I DIVINE them.  I got out of the way for a year to walk my talk and flow Mystereum-speak out there to see how it walks its talk.  What I REALY now love is that I got archetypes to speak in Mystereum, albeit in a different voice than before.  Or maybe it was simply me thus-spaking-Zarathrustra altogether similar differently.  Hoopy doopy hullaballoo?
This is in outline and notes form.  I see how huge this can actually become, so I will begin blogging these one by one starting with a (just came to me) Land of Mystereum 4-line Tarotverse(c).  I will simply do short, 4-lines per item, verse from a Tarot reading perspective.  This may layer on another layer of decptive simplicity, and over time may serve me to create and make The Land of Mystereum to be an encyclopedia meshing together like baclava.  And, that’s simply a trailhead.  Here we go!  Stepping onto the trail, continuing the journey, we’ll see where this goes.  Heck, there is a great deal of contribution nascent in The Land of Mystereum.   And, gonna toot Mystereum’s horn as I back-scribe the manners in which it has, does, and will play chords.  Tooting Mystereum’s horn?  How dare I be so self-serving?!  Heck, somebody’s gotta start the band to play the next set.  And, I think I will.
This will be “always complete and never finished,” until it is finished.  Heck, then I may go for a coffee and an archaelogical strata-layer-level baclava multi-volume set afterwards.  LOL Not gonna run too far ahead though.  The Land of Mystereum is right here and stepping on the stage for its next set.  All I have to do to be a scout is to be a spectator scribe.  Let’s hope it is less threatening than in Kingsfield ‘s class (The Paper Chase), and just as rockin’ly interesting and ON!  Let’s hope Chiron, Mystereum’s mascot, is up to the task of playing with Kingsfield shall we?
In addition this may very well be an Ode To WTH have I Even Done This Past Year?  Have I done anything at all? . . . and, I SEE!  Oopsy.  LOTS!  LOTSA LOTTA/O . . . a pun itself in Mexico.  How many volumes does it take to get to the center of a Land of Mystereum Tootsie Pop.  A one, a two, a CRUNCH.  Three.  LOL Whatev. Lemniscate comes to mind.  Enjoy the journey and the mystery!
Enjoy the mystery in Your life, Your way!
Here goes building on some O’ mine with and on and within the cornerstone of The land of Mystereum:
[[on the next blog iteration try out the verse form of 4 lines each for each card in relation to the placement of its presence in/with other card(s) . . . to get to a critical mass.  Then, go back and really get into each one, one by one.  4-line Tarotverse per card relationship]]
(line 1),
(line 2),
(line 3),
(line 4),
[[make an “Appearance Chart” with the following info]]
The Fool (2) appearances (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Fool, The Tower
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link whole Birth Card blog section and/or A “Fool” blog
===> create and produce and link new Fool vid
The Magician (2 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Magician
===> Minor card presence (1): Page of Pentacles
~ The High Priestess (12 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (6): The High Priestess, The Empress, Strength, Temperance, The Moon, The World
===> Minor card presence (6) : Queen of Cups, Queen of Wands, King of Cups, 6 of Pentacles, 6 of Wands, Ace of Swords
The Empress (3 Big Tree-related appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Empress (big tree), The Emperor (big tree), The Hanged Man (big tree)
===> Minor card presence (0):
The Emperor (3 Big Tree-related appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Emperor (big tree), The Empress (big tree), The Hanged Man (big tree)
===> Minor card presence (0):
The Hierophant (5 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Hierophant, Justice (head/nose)
===> Minor card presence (3): Ace of Cups, Page of Pentacles, Page of Wands
===> link 5’s vid(s)
The Lovers (8 appearances) (note eye-path visual of divined “Samech” composition) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Lovers, Temperance
===> Minor card presence (6): 2 of Cups, 10 of Wands, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Swords, King of Pentacles
===> link 6’s vid(s)
The Chariot (7 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Chariot, The Tower
===> Minor card presence (5): Page of Wands, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Cups, Knight of Swords, Knight of Pentacles
===> link  7s vid(s)
Justice (3 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): Justice, Hierophant (head/nose)
===> Minor card presence (1): Ace of Cups (Hierophant)
===> link 8’s vid(s)
The Hermit (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)

===> Major card presence (2): The Hermit, Death
===> Minor card presence (2): Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands (very Miers Briggs antinomy expression, extreme E and I integrated dancing)
===> link 9’s vid(s)
The Wheel (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Wheel
===> Minor card presence (3): 10 of Pentacles, Queen of Swords, Queen of Pentacles
===> link 1’s vid(s)
Strength (7 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): Strength, The Devil
===> Minor card presence (5): Ace of Swords, 4 of Wands, 4 of Cups, 6 of Cups, Page of Wands
The Hanged Man (4 appearances) (Big Tree-related appearance with Empress and Emperor) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Hanged Man
===> Minor card presence (3): 4 of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Page of Swords
Death (6 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): Death
===> Minor card presence (5): 10 of Swords ghost Roman numeral X in the sky, Knight of Wands, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Pentacles — with white faces.  King of Swords would be at a higher octave about Death, and thus completely dies into his surroundings everywhere to be seen and nowhere to be found, thus no white face. White face as in Chinese theatre white face, integrated mask or make-up.
===> Death blogs:
Temperance (14 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (4): Temperance, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Moon
===> Minor card presence (10): 6 of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, 10 of Wands, Knight of Wands, Queen of Wands, Queen of Cups, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Pentacles, King of Swords
===> link 5’s vid(s)
The Devil (9 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (): The Devil, Strength, The Hanged Man,
===> Minor card presence (): 4 of Wands, 4 of Cups, 6 of Cups, 4 of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Page of Pentacles
===> link 6’s vid(s)
The Tower (3 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Tower, The Fool, The Chariot
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link 7’s vid(s)
The Star (2 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Star, The Hierophant
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link 8’s vid(s)
~ The Moon: (21 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse) (The Sonata of The Moon; Moonlight Sonata)
===> Major card presence (9): The Moon, The Fool (viewing earth FROM the moon), The Magician, The High Priestess, The Hermit, The Wheel, Death, Temperance, The Tower.
===> Minor card presence(12): Wands: Ace, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Page, Knight.  Queen of Swords.  9 of Pentacles (Howling at), Page of Pentacles.
===> link 9’s vid
The Sun (43 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (11): The Sun, The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Hermit, The Wheel, Strength, Death, Temperance
===> Minor card presence (32): Wands: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, Page, Knight, Queen. Cups: 4, 6, 7, 9, Queen, King. Swords: 3, 10, King. Pentacles: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Page, Knight, Queen, King
Judgment (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): Judgment
===> Minor card presence (3): 5 of Wands, 2 of Cups, Queen of Pentacles
===> link to “Judgment’s Perennial World”
===> link to  “Forming Archetype ~ Form-Giving Judgment”
The World (10 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (4): The World, The Fool, High Priestess, Strength
===> Minor card presence (6): Cups: 9, Page, Knight. Swords: Ace . Pentacles: 7, 9
The Fabric of One (The Four Pillars Roll-morphed into a Circle, The Four God-fingers of Self) (5 appearances)
===> Major card presence (4): The Magician, The Hanged Man The Devil, The Sun
===> Minor card presence (1): Page of Pentacles
The Fabric of All (The Four Pillars Flat, The Four God-fingers of Community) (15 appearances)
===> Major card presence (8): The Fool, The Magician, The Lovers, The Chariot, The Hanged Man, The Devil, The Tower, The Sun
===> Minor card presence (7): 2 of Pentacles, 4 of Pentacles, 2 of Swords, Page of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Knight of Pentacles, Knight of Cups
The Uroburos
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The Ankh
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5-Petaled Flowers
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6-Petaled Flowers
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The Lemniscate
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The Hourglass
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The Om, Ohm, Libra, (A U M)
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The Compass and Square
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The Tree
===> Major card presence (): big trees
===> Minor card presence ():  little trees
The Mountain
===> Major card presence ():
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The Fish
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The Phallus
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The Axe
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Calla Lily Hands
===> Major card presence ():
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Hand Emanation(s)
===> Major card presence ():
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Sun and Moon appearing together separately or eclipsed
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Sun and Moon appearing together eclipsed one way or the other
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Pentacles/Pentagrams Outside of Pentacles
===> Major card presence ():
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Cups Outside of Cups
===> Major card presence ():
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Wands Outside of Wands
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Swords Outside of Swords
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Gold — psyche, numinous, inner day, crown chakra
Red — passion, life, blood, intensity, heart chakra
Orange — sacral, sacral chakra, agile base, not redness-not-yellowness-orange,
Light Blue — visible water, outward nourishment
Deep Blue — deep water, inner nourishment, depth, chthonic, throat chakra
Light Green — old growth, tea of growth, tea of verdant
Deep Green — growth, verdant
Green — Not yellowness/goldness. Not blueness. Green
Brown — earth, wood
Light Brown —
Earth Brown —
Dark Brown —
Flesh / Beige / Light Tan —
Pink/Salmon — new skin, sensitive, receptive, puerile
Fuchsha — living primal violet
Violet — Not redness.  Not blueness. Violet.
Lavendar — moon, twilight dusk, twilight dawn, ancient (older than) primal violet
Black — night, darkness, chthonic, depth
White — lightness, integration
Light Gray — cloud shadow
Dark Gray — storm shadow
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Tarot Full Moon By Candlelight

Mapping Mystereum: The Moon

There are 21 appearances of the moon in The Land of Mystereum, and for this full moon in Cancer, I will begin my TarotVerse (c) series with The Moon.  TarotVerse will start out as writing 4 lines of verse catalyzed by The Moon related to each card it appears in throughout The Land of Mystereum.  A 4-line stanza for each of its appearances will compose poetry that I call TarotVerse.  TarotVerse for Your Universe.  Enjoy!  The Land of Mystereum is about enhancing your life, you inner inheritances, your way.  Here’s to a full moon and Your Life, Your Way.

Mapping The Moon in the Land of Mystereum (21 appearances)

===> Major card presence (9): Moon, Fool (viewing earth FROM the moon after a little jump), Magician, High Priestess, Hermit, Wheel, Death, Temperance, Tower.

===> Minor card presence (12): Wands: Ace, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Page, Knight.  Queen of Swords.  9 of Pentacles (Howling at), Page of Pentacles.

===> link to 9’s Birth Card blog:

===> link to 9 of Pentacles video about a natural folding over, much as the moon reflects the sun.  Reflection and flipping perspective as moon and sun, Moon and Sun: 




Full Moon By Candlelight

21 TarotVerses: The Moon in The Land of Mystereum


The Fool lights the candle of twilight, of magical twilight,

the twilight dusk, the space between day and night, twilight dawn between night and day.

The Fool twinkle-finger-toe crabwalks on the Fabric of day, gazing, emanating, pulsing, within and about,

slowly terraforming the unseen night to rise up and support each new step.


The Magician, shoots a star across the black crucible of an unseen night-sky,

shoots an unseen star 1st-sparking, creating the dusk to further itself towards night.

Focusing his not-knowing, forming the unseen night-sky in his shooting star inception,

The Magician, unbagging for The Fool, incepts . . . unfolds the formlessness of the night from dusk.


The High Priestess, taking care with Mag-inception, conceives,

gifts form to the formless, outs together from unseen formlessness, makes form.

Giving The Moon,

The High Priestess gifts the mysteries of the moon to draw down, to fly the night.


The Hermit stands in flowing robes, stands to pulse-jump scale.

Eyes resonating into the unconscious like glowing fish from the deep, he pulse-jumps the Universe flowing like robes into full darkness,

a mystery of feelingsense of Priestess-made moonlight behind him, Priestess made moonlight now a small lantern.

Momentum is re-orchestrated.  His inner infinity emanating, a simple lantern lit has his back, microcosms his entirety.


The Wheel cycles the moon across the night between the days.

Magically marking its laps in twilight, twilight dusk and twilight dawn,

The Wheel flows mountain snow down to run the river,

an hourglass, a Yoniverse of time


to Die every moment into the next, transforming, transforming the perpetual present into,

into prescient remembrance, prescient remembrance of what has been has always been,

what is has always been, and what will be has always been.

The perpetual present as prescient remembrance, each birth is brilliant in its age,


as Temperance magically mixes fully resonant moonlight with deep night,

ecstatic magic in a simple Temperance pour dancing so far into the dark as to become light,

so far into the light as to become dark. 2 magical twilight cups, 2 bridges

A cup of dawn, a cup of dusk, Temperance living in the magic of the twilight of both.


The Tower blasts open the remembrance of day in glowing night eyes,

blasts open rigidity, blasts open you, to become new staring at the full moon.

You, in darkness, Tower-ed,

moving to a new dance in moonlight.


An Ace of Wands star catches your eye, cracks open the black crucible of night,

cracks open a now-not-silver-sliver, now a full-born silver full moon.

The Hermit’s mysteries now energize new places to emanate.  A staff is placed.

Feeling the mystery, the not-knowing focused, a staff is emphatically placed . . .


where a simple savante stumbles up as the 2 of Wands stumble-falling,

stumblefalling drunk on ambivalence in this new place with no reference,

as the fading, though resonant, remembrance of the staff speaks, speaks . . .

“Do not be confused by seeing many little things as one, big thing. Look up from this new place this night!”


The full moon exchanges the ambivalence, 6 of Wands cascading, drawing down new energies,

new energies unseen in the night,

new energies cascade an exchange from the black crucible of the night sky.

The cup of psyche opens bright eyes to fill with the full moon.


Ideas light up regardless of odds with the 7 of Wands.

Going in to the moon headlong energetically, headlong with sharp Magician aim,

able to see out of the darkness with accuracy,

zeal begins to focus details as . . .


the 8 of Wands moonbeams shine down filling your drawing-the-moon-down hands,

shining down from the full moon Fool unbagged moon always filling,

always filling the open cup of psyche as a plateau filling space to inspire expansion, infinite inner lingering,

a high mountain park of the dark with no false summits, only one horizon as cup’s edge hydrating dreams.


Dynamic energies settled, and lantern-lit preparations complete,

The 9 of Wands sets itself with the moon to light up the space of its lantern-lit place.

Is this the place the Ace staffed? The familiar place the Hermit presciently remembered revisiting differently?

There is a pause, a smile at the preparations.


And, the relfectively energetic full moon 10-of-Wands completes the scene to Hermit-look,

lit by experience, to Hermit-see and open the court,

to open the door to the court

of this lantern -lit place of psyche as moonbeamed room


for the Page of Wands to enter by full moon light and bring the news,

to arrive with news of new things under the sun,

bring the news to refresh the Higher Court of this room, saying,

“My name is Marco Polo.  Aware, we open the hold!” . . .


As the Knight of Wands wave-wafts his hands UP

and conducts them INTO the Higher Court,

no longer held, these opened treasures behold the court,

and hold the court as refreshing awakenings from their journey.


Queen of Swords raises her chin.


Says . . .

says nothing.  Her temples flex an eye-smile,


as the howling wolf within the Court begins,

the 9 of Pentacles solidly folds these moonlit treasures into the Court like prayer,

evenly distributing them as easily as two hands pinky-touched,

as easily as two hands pinky-touched to fold over in prayer,


as the Page of Pentacles fully sees his own not-knowing bright in the night sky,

he solidly introduces The Magician, The Hierophant, and The Chariot from his own sky to the Court.

And, AS them all, as one, the Page gifts out his voice with raised hands in full moon blessing,

“May your magical, down-to-earth spirit that is ever on the move ever and always shine light on your mysteries.”


Full Moon in Cancer Blessings,

Jordan and The Land of Mystereum Moon


9’s Birth Card blog:

9 of Pentacles video:


(c) 2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard


Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Card Cameos


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