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Tarot. Page of Pentacles, Soul Solidly & Magically Moving

Magician in his thoughts or sky top left along with The Hierophant and Chariot, magical spirit solidly on the move, grounded enthusiasm

Magician in his thoughts or sky top left along with The Hierophant and Chariot, magical spirit solidly on the move, grounded enthusiasm

Presence of the Magician

Presence of the Hierophant

Presence of The Chariot

Page of Pentacles

Stands in his sun of solid and bright developments.

Basking, magical, down-to-earth spirit on the move cascades in from above solidly on the move.

Soul magically moving, solidly on the move.

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of The Chariot

Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of The Chariot

Presence-of Card Cameos. . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

This visual expression of the cards themselves journeying around The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  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 divination personality in their ongoing and living developed births of their appearances in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, . . .

“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 start doing this after you meet them, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

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 working with your intuition, to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by Mystereum’s 192-page 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 details appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled the 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?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses in a way that something beyond its grasp is formed that,

3 of Swords to Tower: story excerpt from the Imagination Primer

. . . It is important to take stock here when things are distorted or feelings that perplex or confuse you come up.  We have not built much here.  But, we have heard rumors that when lots of us (3 of Swords) get together over time left unchecked something called The Tower is formed. . . .”  Oh, so The Tower is both a natural phenomenon and also preventable at times?  Ohhhh the responsibility.  What else does this Presence-of quality indicate to you here?

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of The Chariot Cameos

The Chariot in The Land of Mystereum plays 7 visual storytelling parts, appears in 7 cards.  There is The Chariot card of course, and as well The Chariot character makes Presence-Of cameos in the The Tower, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Pentacles, Knight of Swords, Knight of Cups, and Page of Wands.  It felt very natural for The Chariot to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card’s character further alluding to and contributing personality to the sense of place throughout these 7 cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Chariot appear more?  Well, maybe he really does, and then again there are 7 appearances to 9’s mirror his identity.  This Mystereum visual character dictionary of storied appearances reaches out to symbolically spice up the deck in many places, and like 7 characters on stage in The Chariot’s play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story. The Land of Mystereum is really a land, a place of divination in community with itself within and about.

More cameos to come . . .

I will be elucidating the story of the appearance of each character and symbol individually in this Presence-Of series one by one.  So, for today, I will simply express The Chariot’s appearance in of course his own card and as well these 7 others where he appears . . . directly.  Enjoy this additional dna thread of personality and identity structure that weaves through the fabric of The Land of Mystereum, that enhances and reinforces as an inner divination community told through Tarot cards.

The Chariot appearing

in The Chariot card visually expresses the story of bringing powerfully different, inner forces into harmony in action at speed in real-time.  Is The Chariot holding on to his Chariot?  No, he is connected by and drives with his feet, his groundgrabbers that feel everything coming in like an archetypal McPhereson strut suspension made of hi feet and legs that are unseen.

And, The Chariot makes a cameo appearance out of the lightning purified further by filtering itself through the sacred destruction of The Fool’s lightning voice of truth as it passes through and razes The Tower.  Oops whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set present with that as above so below gig in the Tower~Chariot Tarot Birth Card Pair.    I like that Mystereum’s Major Arcana characters explore The Land of Mystereum much like Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly entertaining.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo, and Mystereum is about higher octave yang energies and putting them to conscientious use.

I’m glad I wasn’t aware of the concept of Tarot Birth Cards when I was divining Mystereum, and that still they naturally occurred for the most part in what I felt was yay or nay about how images and compositions were put together.  We’ll have to see if they are all present as I go through this Presence Of series.  Similar to my not even ever hearing of the Hebrew character of samech until afterwards studying the Tree of Life, and go figure, samech IS the pattern of the composition in the Mystereum Temperance card.  Mystereum’s Temperance card has the visual  O  with a top-flourish of it of the samech symbol.  Gotta love archetypes.  Gotta love not having to know, and discovering them nonetheless.  Could be gnosis.  Could be Know-sis.  Could be a comfortability with the not-knowing in design and a wonderful relationship with the Muse Melusina.  It’s not really reinventing the wheel you see as that’s mostly only good for a tire designer.  Some people call it beginner’s mind.  That’s cool.  I know it as “forgetting is for getting.  It makes more room for the good stuff” and “discover the age-old wisdom natually present in your emotions” to quote myself from my Imagination Primer set of tires so to speak.

The Chariot of course appears 1st as himself in The Chariot

  • harmony and agility at speed
  • high octane, high performance movements
  • to sidle up at speed and engage from the side in synchromesh

The Chariot appearing in The Tower

card visually out of The Fool’s lightning voice of truth shouted down and purified further by filtering itself through the sacred destruction of The  The Tower as it passes through it.

The Chariot cameoing in The Page of Pentacles

  • AS The Page of Pentacles deftly moving solid new discoveries playfully and directly into Your Royal Court of Higher Self.
  • Note that The Magician is also up there on the left from the magical unconscious, and The Hierophant is centered up top to solidly cascade spirit down to the Page’s world of a Pentacle

The Chariot appearing in The Knight of Pentacles

  • solidly breaks the border, solidly knows no limits while being continually linked by the Fabric of the ongoing discoveries of his journey.

The Chariot cameoing in The Knight of Swords

  • regally generating ideas from the field
  • putting ideas into action
  • defending stance if necessary with clear and experienced communication
  • communications are naturally expressed in actions, presence and stance going beyond spoken words

The Chariot appearing in The Knight of Cups

  • things have actively taken on an emotional and intuitive way
  • honesty and strength inherent in situations communicated from your core
  • emotions and intuitions lead the way on your journey

The Chariot appearing in The Page of Wands

  • AS The Page of Wands.
  • Page of Wands in one manner being the mundane incarnation of The Chariot?
  • Notice the The Hierophant appears at the base of his wand on the left. Down-to-earth-spirit fueling his wand’s energy.
  • Notice that Strength appears at the tip of his wand on the right. Clarity of natural, inner-animal voice in his expressions, his points and direction,

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 The Chariot, The Tower, The Page of Pentacles, The Knight of Pentacles, The Knight of Swords, The Knight of Cups, and The Page of Wands as teammates. Here is expressed quite a band of brothers as allies for you.  Play with the vibrant strength of motion YOUR WAY!  The Chariot may also be that Chariot-style feeling you get when you stand amidst a vast field of bright sunflowers.

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.  Much like construction documents and specifications . . . suffice it to say that these cameo appearances are a lot like Consultant Coordination . . . the Tarot Consultant Coordination in Mystereum present to round out your inner team’s work.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of my job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance informing your intuition.  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. At first there are a lot of things to keep track of, and then you simply drive.  The Chariot’s unseen legs and feet which drive his Chariot and feed him all the stability info he needs are a (non)visual metaphor of the unseen and unmoved mover, Divine Groundgrabbers of his toes and feet and legs communicating high performance in the moment, wise in time, at speed. . .and communicating a feelingsense not limited to the physical realm.  Divine Groundgrabbers as a receptivity in The Chariot’s All.

Have a VROOM of a great one with a Chariot-thought present in bright field of sunflowers!

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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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Copper Tarot Birth Card Talisman Pendants . . .

. . . there are only 2 of the 2-sided copper Tarot Birth Card talisman pendants left

one each of:

  • Hanged Man ~ Empress SOLD
  • Death ~ Emperor
  • Tower ~ Chariot
  • Fool ~ Wheel (not a Birth Card pair, a resonant pairing sparked when creating the others) SOLD

TWO-SIDED Birth Card Talismans.  One alchemical Birth Card etching on one side, the other of the Birth Card pair on the other side. Punched and ready for a jump ring and your choice of necklace — jump ring and necklace not included.  OR, great to incorporate as a meditation piece, an altar citizen, OR integrate it into your wand design.

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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

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Tarot Turbo Reading with Mystereum’s Hierophant

Hierophant as not simply one card . . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

They don’t start doing this after you learn them. They start doing this after you meet them, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

So, let’s see how many cards are in the Mystereum Hierophant

5 cards! including V The Hierophant

The 5 Mystereum Hierophant appearances are, and I will snippet a thought about each card relating to The Hierophant:

  • The Hierophant ~ an established down-to-earth spirit AS tradition.
  • The Page of Wands ~ Hierophant giving spiritually infused place to the base of the Page’s wand as he enters his Pentacle-y Court.
  • The Page of Pentacles ~ Hierophant centering up with on-high magic and fluid motion (that’s The Mag n Chariot flanking Hierodood)which adds The Magician and The Chariot cards which could make 7 cards to read for this one Hierophant card, though I’m sticking to the 5 directly related to The Hierophant for this one.
  • The Ace of Cups ~ Hierophant stretch-stands up and lends his inner and outer portrait to form the Ace’s Cup.
  • The Wheel ~ look at that UFO thingee kind of activity in the sky. And, the Libra symbol and the Om symbol.  Do those make a pun?  Why YES, they do!  The Libra symbol is also the electrical engineer’s symbol for the electrical unit called an “ohm.” Gonna stop there on this one for today.  Om Libra Ohm eclipsed Sun Aries Aquarius.

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Turbo Read it?

Yup, put these 5 in a sentence or simple phrase using the above or whatever comes to you from your Tarot and life perspective.  One simple sentence is best, though a compound sentence can work, too.

I’ll chime in with:

Hierophant ~ Page of Wands ~ Page of Pentacles ~ Ace of Cups ~ The Wheel

Establish your own sense of place ~ and your energetic signature ~ will be grounded ~ and continually fulfilling ~ throughout time.

Your own signature sense of place continually energetically grounds and fulfills you.

Hmmmm, turn up the heat on the crucible with basil and rosemary and lemon pepper and oil . . .

and PESTO presto! I get from

Your own signature sense of place continually energetically grounds and fulfills you.

TO

Like your home, love your life!

Take this as far

Take this as far as you want like kneading bread.  Run up and down through your note-taking like improvising across musical scales, a note here, several of those notes there.  It’s only cooked to serve warm when you light up and resonate with one of your iterations.  Heck, if you change your mind, POOF it’s Par Baked bread.  Re-season it and stick it back in the oven.  Have fun Turbo Reading.  It’s a great technique to drum the tenor and set the overall tone for a reading.  Then, go back in and flesh it out on topic, the new topic you’ve come up with in the Turbo Reading that resonates with you.

2 Fives, huh?  V and 5 cards.

That’s plenty, right?  Here’s a little extra, though.  You may want to go look at the 5’s Birth Cards, too.  Best to the Temperance~Hierophant Tarot Birth Card Pair providing some things to chew on that resonate tastily for you.

Till next time!

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

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Hierophant

Presence-of Card Cameos. . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

This visual expression of the cards themselves journeying around The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  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 divination personality in their ongoing and living developed births of their appearances in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, . . .

“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 start doing this after you meet them, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

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 working with your intuition, to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by Mystereum’s 192-page 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 details appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled the 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?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses in a way that something beyond its grasp is formed that,

3 of Swords to Tower story excerpt

. . . It is important to take stock here when things are distorted or feelings that perplex or confuse you come up.  We have not built much here.  But, we have heard rumors that when lots of us (3 of Swords) get together over time left unchecked something called The Tower is formed. . . .”  Oh, so The Tower is both a natural phenomenon and also preventable at times?  Ohhhh the responsibility.  What else does this Presence-of quality indicate to you here?

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of Hierophant Cameos

The Hierophant in The Land of Mystereum plays 4 visual storytelling parts, appears in 4 cards.  There is The Hierophant card of course, and as well The Hierophant makes Presence-Of cameos in the Page of Wands, the Page of Pentacles, and the Ace of Cups.  It felt very natural for The Hierophant to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card further alluding to a sense of place throughout cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Hierophant appear more?  Well, maybe he really does.  Look at the UFO thingee above him.  Is this also present in a way in the sky above The Wheel?  This Mystereum character dictionary of appearances reaches out and symbolically spices up the deck in many places, like characters on stage in a play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story.

More cameos to come . . .

I will be elucidating the story of the appearance of each character and symbol individually in this Presence-Of series one by one.  So, for today, I will simply express the Hierophant’s appearance in of course his own card and as well these 3 others where he appears . . . directly.  Enjoy this additional dna thread of personality and identity structure that weaves through the fabric of The Land of Mystereum.

The Hierophant appearing

in The Hierophant card visually expresses the story of a living spirit coming down to the earth in groups of people landing and walking about up and down his pyramid, playing on his legs, swimming and boating in his water — a bit like the stick-figured wall in the cave scene in The English Patient.  Is The Hierophant sitting IN the pyramid?  Is the Hierophant sitting in Front of the pyramid?  As his gorilla self’s Highness appears to be floating in his lotus pose . . . Does his sitting IN the pyramid and in FRONT of the pyramid compose the throne of the psychological connection of that which is within to that which is about?  Why is the pyramid made of red earth, or is it rusted iron?  Why is his robe of the orange chakra’d sacral region?   Yellow of Sun above and below?  Oops whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set present with that above and below gig, the Temperance~Hierophant Tarot Birth Card Pair.  I’ll stop for now with the question about references.  This paragraph is about to get too long, and non-derivative things take a little getting used to, huh?  I like that Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly strange.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo.

I’m glad I wasn’t aware of the concept of Tarot Birth Cards when I was divining Mystereum, and that still they naturally occurred for the most part in what I felt was yay or nay about images and compositions.  We’ll have to see as I go through this Presence Of series.  Similar to my not even ever hearing of the Hebrew character of samech until afterwards studying the Tree of Life, and go figure, samech IS the pattern of the composition in the Mystereum Temperance card.  Mystereum’s Temperance card has the visual  O  with a top-flourish of it of the samech symbol.  Gotta love archetypes. Gotta love not having to know, and discovering them nonetheless.  It’s not really reinventing the wheel you see as that’s mostly only good for a tire designer. Some people call it beginner’s mind.  That’s cool.  I know it as “forgetting is for getting.  It makes more room for the good stuff” and “discover the age-old wisdom natually present in your emotions” to quote myself from my set of tires so to speak.

The Hierophant

  • down-to-earth spirit
  • alien ships
  • the gnosis of the unknown emanating down and filling within and about to emanate resonantly into established knowing

The Hierophant appearing in the Page of Wands

card visually expresses the down-to-earth spirit of The Hierophant coming in at the base of the Page’s wand from the (unconscious) left.  There is an inception of the Hierophant’s established and wise down-to-earth spirit in this Page’s wand.  Is this indicative of his naturally expert skill in play that may be wise beyond his years?  Or, are kiddos simply smaller people, and people nonetheless?  Yup, I think.  With the core of personality pretty much fully developed by age 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 depending on which psychologist you speak to . . . The wise Hierophant imbues this Page’s wand to swipe through piss-poor socialization and magnetize the greatly further-formative experiences to his core personality . . . with ease and with the fearlessness of a child.  The Hierophant is here as well because the Pages are egg-teeth of sorts.  The Pages  both open the mundane egg of the world AND they act as the Marco Polo portal to the Higher Self egg-tooth penetrating into the Higher self, Your Royal Court in Mystereum.

The Hierophant cameoing in The Page of Wands

  • coming in and across through the Page’s wand to XI Strength on the tip end

The Hierophant appearing in the Page of Pentacles

  • There’s a Temperance-y above and below interplay between The Hierophant centered above (and flanked by The Magician and The Chariot) and the Page of Pentacles below being red-blue tatooed by his “magical down-to-earth-spirit on the move” of all 3 Pentacle.

The Hierophant appearing in the Ace of Cups

  • rising spirit to well up and fill to overflowing to replenish Source
  • welling up
  • spiritually fulfilling emotionally
  • the source of water (fulfillment) in my steps
  • the source of watery things in my steps

The Hierophant appearing in The Wheel

  • maybe this was simply an allusion to the Hierophant present, and maybe illusion . . . too.

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self filling the seats to cheer on your 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 down-to-earth strength of established spirit with The Hierophant and The Page of Wands, Page of Pentacles, and Ace of Cups as teammates.  Play with the magical strength of YOU!  The Wheel may simply be the timekeeper or line judge.

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.  Much like construction documents and specifications . . . suffice it to say that these cameo appearances are a lot like Consultant Coordination . . . strike that . . . they ARE Consultant Coordination of the family of players character to character throughout Mystereum.  Huh.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of an illustrator’s job, like card knowledge may be the smallest part of a reader’s job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance Informed Intuition.  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.

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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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Magician

Presence Of . . .

There is a cameo appearance theme of Major Arcana cards that appear throughout the Mystereum Tarot deck in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors to inform their story further so as not to minimize The Minors.  This visual expression of the cards themselves journeying around The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  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 of each card’s divination personality in their ongoing and living birth in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, “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 start doing this after you meet them, and notice them, can pick their “face” out of a crown so to speak.

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearnace feature of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in working with your intuition, to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by Mystereum’s 192-page 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 details appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled the hangouts 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?

Presence Of The Magician, Tarot Presence of the Mystereum Magician

The Magician in The Land of Mystereum plays 2 visual storytelling parts, appears in 2 cards.  There is The Magician card, and as well The Fool guest stars, makes a cameo appearance in The Page of Pentacles.  It felt very natural for The Magician to appear in this way as a perennial thread of a card further alluding to a sense of place throughout cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Magician appear more?  Well, maybe he really does.  Look at the tattoos on his arms.  This Mystereum symbol dictionary reaches out and symbolically spices up the deck in many places.  I will be elucidating the story of the appearance of each symbol individually in this Presence Of series.  So, for today, I will simply express the Magician’s appearance in of course his own card and as well in The Page of Pentacles.  Enjoy this additional dna thread of personality and identity structure that weaving through the fabric of The Land of Mystereum.

The Magician appearing

in The Magician card visually expresses the story of a living transformation in his own card.  Is it that his head is bowed?  Have his eyes expanded to resonate in the magical flight of watching in his raised eye-wings like a luna moth that actually sees with its method of flight?  What about his touch?  At the horizon between air and water, at the surface of the water, at his elbows his arms transform into underwater calves with feet.  These feet are supported by the deep blue water of the earth below the surface.  His magical eye-wings synchromesh with the sun above, and the sun is itself expresses the integrated inner opposites of antinomy.  There is an eclipse that occurs in the sun, an eclipse that is The Sun card appearing with a wink.  The Sun winks, and magically, there is an inner eclipse.  The Wheel’s spokes as the rays of the sun? Most definitely.  And, whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set of The Sun~The Wheel~The Magician present.

I’m glad I wasn’t aware of the concept of Tarot Birth Cards when I was divining Mystereum, and that still they naturally occurred for the most part in what I felt was yay or nay about images and compositions.  We’ll have to see as I go through this Presence Of series.  Similar to my not even ever hearing of the Hebrew character of samech until afterwards studying the Tree of Life, and go figure.  Mystereum’s Temperance card has the visual O with a top-flourish of it.  Gotta love archetypes.

The Magician appearing

in The Page of Pentacles card visually expresses the magic occuring in the expert skill in play of the Page of Pentacles, the expert skill in play of Marco Polo opening up his treasure hull into the Higher Court  Or, The Magician simply appears above the Page of Pentacles’ own pentacle, appears as a team with The Hierodood and The Chariot shining as sun=rays above compositionally.  Not an accident.  Note that the Page’s pentacle becomes colorful in red and blue tattooing as it encounters his neck and shoulder.  And, look at all that orange on the ground. And, what’s that dark blue thingee?  The Magician may be soldly Page-messaging about the magic that occurs as the root (chakra) synchromeshes with the throat/voice (chakra).  Kundalini rising and / or that awesome feeling when our own Page, standing with the sun at his feet, solidly lifts his head to resonate in our experiences?  The stop in stopping to smell the roses may have to do with one’s feet, though it seems the irony is expressed by The Page of Pentacles here.  Stop and smell the roses.  With The Magician, The Hierophant, and The Chariot in your Page of Pentacles, you may feel solidly magical and down-to-earth-spirit on the move.  What do YOU feel when you literally smell a rose?

Page of Pentacles Mag features:

  • Magician’s water-legs solidify in the pentacle
  • watering the playfully pensive Page’s concrete imagination with magic
  • Magician appears on top left = 45 degrees into Quadrant II = 135 degrees; also = from the unconscious
  • Magician flanks Hierophant in the middle above, also counterparts with The Chariot either side of The Hierophant
  • water gives way for Chariot gold sun . . . is the brightness of The Hierophant’s still waters running deep
  • Subtle Mag detail changes = form-giver for The Page of Pentacles
  • The core of the Magician’s Fabric of One tattoo is white here rather than gold.  It has emerged off of his arm to gift this Page his Pentacle
  • the magical eye-wings fill with water
  • flesh sky becomes lavendar, moonlit
  • Mag head / heart is now flesh vs deep blue. Cf also magical eye-wings filling with water
  • underwater puzzle-piece wing-tails of The Mag with the Chariot Sun

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self filling the seats to cheer on your 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 magical and solid strength of The Magician and Page of Pentacles.  Play with the magical strength of YOU!

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.  Much like construction documents and specifications . . . suffice it to say that these cameo appearances are a lot like Consultant Coordination . . . strike that . . . they ARE Consultant Coordination of the family of players character to character throughout Mystereum.  Huh.  Who knew? 😉

Enjoy a short video from The Sun . .  .

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan

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Tarot: Continental Divide & Quicksand Questions

Tarot: Continental Divide & Quicksand Questions

“The pit crew doesn’t drive the race car.” ~ Jordan Hoggard

So, let’s say I perform like nobody’s business when I am racing in the rain like Ayrton Senna.  That’s a big statement if you are into F1 (Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing).  Roll with me here, though.  It’s raining enough to be just shy of a caution flag, and the race though is still going strong.  I fly into the pits, and the Pit Chief leans in and:

~ Pit Chief: “You might want to step it down out there a bit. You’ve lapped everyone at least once.”

~ Me: (I simply flex my left eyebrow face forward): “Did you drop the tire pressure like I asked out there . . . a bit?”

~ Pit Chief: “Yes-sir.”

~ Me: “Good.” (left hand palm forward up)  (car drops back down, look in right mirror, and foot to the floor VROOM, and roar back out on the track.)

What happened there?

Did I ignore my wise advisor, my Counsel, my trusted Pit Chief?  Did I miss an opportunity?  No, and no.  What I did was listen to what I was already planning.  Listened to the job I had delegated from the track for him to perform correctly as he felt fit.  There is trust in that millisecond of focused silence between a raised left eyebrow and my response.  In that millisecond my momentum was still filled up and effective.  Plans were being implemented at speed in real time, not generated for the first time.  Any longer, and we might as well have pulled out some Tiddlywinks, and had a game on the back wing. Heck, best two out of three?

Life can be like this kind of question interchange sometimes.  You can be on a teleconference, somebody you respect asks you a question, and you stop everything, and a discussion ensues.  Not simply to be polite.  Thing is, you’re on a teleconference, not talking or thinking to yourself, and you do.  Other thing is, as soon as you are off the teleconference, the teleconference was in a sense that millisecond of silent and focused listening.  Between your raised, left eyebrow and your response, the person you are speaking with may have informed you, may have simply been curious, may have enhanced your direction.  Then again, expressing, “I see quicksand”, to their question may be funny, might be rude,  . . . is probably going to be funny.  It’s your right foot about to go forward.  How does your steering tune and tailor where that foot is going to take you when you step it down?

The Hierophant.

A down-to-earth spirit?  A continual spirit coming down to the earth via a strong and established and stable, seated one?  What does that mean?  Can it mean how you handle questions?  Do you drop everything as if you HAVE to answer the question directly?  Are you simply thankful for their interest, though your response continues to drive differently your way?  Does their question, which implies interest . . .most all questions imply interest . . . stop you and give you a wonderfully pregnant pause to add to what you are doing?

The Page of Pentacles.

His Pentacle is integrating itself playfully as a delt tattoo.  The Magician, The Hierophant, and The Chariot are in his focus, filling the left eyebrow raised millisecond silence so to speak.  How do you step into Your Royal Court?  You’re a Page with The Hierophant who’s got your back supporting you who also centers up in the sky between The Mag and The Chariot.  Quite a pit crew I’d say.  But, you’re in the race, you’ve paused for a pit stop.  Quick, in a millisecond of temple-flexed eyebrow up receptivity and openness from the awareness of your momentum . . . aware of what’s good for you . . . quick, your right foot begins to move . . .

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

What’s the second?  Quick, don’t judge yourself.  Quick, being honest with yourself.  You can always “ignore it” like I did the Pit Chief earlier. Or, did I?  Are You Your Own Boss Of You!  What’s that second thing that came to mind?

Ask: Is the question like The Continental Divide or Quicksand? Either? Neither?

A Continental Divide question can be traversed, addressed in a variety of ways.  Omission is one way.  Discussion, another.  A Quicksand question can be avoided . . . if you mind your feet AND your momentum, and HOW and WHEN you respond to influences.

Feeling Your Focused Silence, Your Powerful MindBodyBeautiful Listening . . .

Filling yourself back up into your momentum with ~~ The Hierophant, The Page of Pentacles ~~ What comes together in these two cards for you?   Quick . . . and of course YOU define what fills your powerful silence.  You define”quick.”  Don’t be pushed around, forward or back or any which way.  The pit crew of your life, your support and Counsel and experience, doesn’t drive the car of your life.  And, like your gas tank, don’t let your pit crew hit “Empty.”  What comes together in these two cards for you?  Have you already instructed them from the track?  If so, how do they fit in to inform your performance?

A powerfully focused silence needn’t always last a long, meditative time.  How does your foot and that clarity in an eyebrowed millisecond help you Hierophant~Page-of-Pentacles (verb) back out onto the track of your life? . . . each time?

Jupiter’s Blessings, Jordan

Deepest Blessings and R.I.P. to You, Ayrton Senna.  Since watching you race at the 1986 Montreal Grand Prix, from the pits and from the bleachers, you have been an inspiration.  I always wondered when it was raining if you simply told people, “Keeps the tires clean . . . FASTER!” Thanks to my Uncle Chuck for THAT 3 day high school graduation present!

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