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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” https://jordanhoggard.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/judgments-perennial-world/
===> link to  “Forming Archetype ~ Form-Giving Judgment” https://jordanhoggard.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/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
LAND OF MYSTEREUM SYMBOLS
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
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Ankh
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
5-Petaled Flowers
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
6-Petaled Flowers
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Lemniscate
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Hourglass
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Om, Ohm, Libra, (A U M)
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Taurus
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Aquarius
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Leo
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Scorpio
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sagittarius
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Moon
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Compass and Square
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Tree
===> Major card presence (): big trees
===> Minor card presence ():  little trees
The Mountain
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Fish
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Phallus
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Axe
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Lightning
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():

Calla Lily Hands
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Hand Emanation(s)
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun and Moon appearing together separately or eclipsed
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun and Moon appearing together eclipsed one way or the other
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Pentacles/Pentagrams Outside of Pentacles
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Cups Outside of Cups
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Wands Outside of Wands
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Swords Outside of Swords
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
THOUGHTS ON COLOR SYMBOLOGY
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
(c) 2011 Jordan Hoggard
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Birth-Placing Identity ~ The Nines


Tarot Birth Identities: The Nines + a Birth Card Finale!

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise and hopefully invigorating walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to your identity.  Also, I will layer in my concept of Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as catalysts, as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of each Birth Card combo into a single, incorporated and integrated voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with my Prelude versions of Birth Card Groupings.  I look forward to hearing your own, personal catalyst and trigger Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!  Whether you post yours here or not when you craft your own, as they can be great tools for you, personally, and no-one else, my wish is that this blog series promotes you in your own way to shine in the way only you do . . . like The Sun.

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Nines Invigorate video on my YouTube channel.  9’s video to be released in the near future. Please enjoy the other videos in the interim, and full-on share them if you dig ’em. Thanks Mucho when you do!  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters, and of course chiefly for your own Birth-Placing Identity set.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts present themselves as Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!  I hope this blog series can provide a vital step for you that way!

So, let’s get started with the Nines in from a Land of Mystereum perspective, shall we?

THE MOON -~THE HERMIT
XVIII ~ IX  ::  18 ~ 9
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 9, and thus correspond with the Nines in general, and the upcoming Nines Invigorate video on my YouTube Channel.
9’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Moon ~ The Hermit as your Birth Cards you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.          
See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?
The Hermit ~ you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer
The Moon ~ reflection connecting you to unseen places. (like the moon reflecting the unseen [identity of the] sun  . . . which of course beautifully comes next in the Majors)
~ Notice the cross-over overlappage in the mixed order of the single, integrated Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards working together.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected, working together(?), and as well also set to fall.  Maybe not linear.  Then again. . . In the Prelude The Hermit gifts his portion to the 1st part of the statement asThe Moon chimes in to reflect the 2nd part.  With integration of concepts imaginatively, things are incorporated, integrated, like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  The 2 portions mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths to enhance and bring about the creation of something different than the two separate characters.  Something new made by teaming things up this way.  Maybe as well that is how metaphor is made . . . like Andre Breton expressing, “The world is blue, like an orange.”  Two things put together in an integrated way that in short-form tell a new story.  With The Moon ~ The Hermit, I suggest to ask the question, “What new quality is revealed in my personality each time things team up and are incorporated this way?”  Visualize making a souflle.  The eggs whites are folded in in 2 stages.  They are incorporated across the process.  I suggest to think about this in just that way.  Hungry yet?  I certainly am. What about this?  Portabella Polenta Souflle with Mediterranean rice and a bruschetta . . . that oughta do it, and maybe leave one of the 3 as ‘WOW, I am full . .n rockin’ leftovers tomorrow.  Do Birth-Placing Identities of Preludes work that way?

Back in to the cards.  YOUR cards if these are Your Birth Card paring.

~ The Moon as indicating a natural reflection, the inner identity of la luna, The Moon, unlit as hiding in plain sight always there . . . to influence constant reflection?  To reflect in Your own way, like the moon does the sun?
~ The Hermit as a light insightfully reflected forward while at one and the same time peering into and illuninating and utilizing the chthonic darkness, maybe living in both at one and the same time like a Chthonic Numinosity =’ing Self?.  The Fisherman in Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” might just be this.  Or, Jung’s expression of the ichthios, the glowing-eyed fish yanked from the deep.  Something tells me that Harold in “Harold and the Purple Crayon” is a Moon ~ Hermit character unfettered by any reason other than to live and act wisely with his own vibrance in time, cycles of experience integrated whether they have been experienced or not.  Inner inheritances as expressed in “The Land of Mystereum” brings to mind, “From the mouth of babes.”  And, I am not talking about the annual Sports Illustrated issue or Maxim or insert your own rockin’ visual rag issue.

The Moon card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people ‘see’ you in the world.  The Moon card is known for its ability to reflect light from unseen sources as it influences your feelings constantly like the moon.  Get past the barrage to what YOU resonate with?  With The Moon card representing your Outer Expression experience the filters with which you influence your world. These are of primary importance.  Know that your cycles may move in a faster gear like the moon’s direct movement through and to and continually across the astrological signs of the zodiac.  Keep sight of shifting with your cycles as you are wise in time.  Your sense of meaning may poignantly and effectively occur simply in your each and every act, in your direct and actionable expressions not so much in need of explanation.  You may naturally cycle through the personalities of your ideas on a daily basis, even shifting your mode idea to idea with as much versatility as the moon influences each astrological sign as it continually moves through them.  Self-influencing itself where it is via its reflections?  Rather than reasons being unreasonable, you may simply, naturally act in the living of your life.  You may naturally act wise in time as directly as the moon continues its orbit.  Shift and corner and enhance and reinforce and strengthen the quality of your versatile ability to perform.  May I suggest to look into keeping track of the Void Of Course cycles of the moon?  To start things with a distinct sense of them?  You may be as agile in your moods as you are in your motion, especially when they tango together.  It is pretty Mercurial to be as agile in your moods as your motion.  But, visualize the substance of mercury.  The alchemists did.  It is metal . . . that flows . . . at room temperature of course.  And, maybe that depends on the room?   I would not advise touching mercury in any way, though, other than visualizing it or empathising with its qualities.  You probably already knew that.

The Hermit can represent your Inner Expression.  This is a side of you that only your closest family and friends may ‘see’. The Hermit as your Inner Expression can symbolize that you have an active and reflective inner light that leads your way.  You have a natural and thoughtful ability to illuminate mysteries as you mind and develop yourself, literally aware in minding yourself.  In some cards The Hermit sees his/her footsteps, aware and noticing the current placement in a familiar place.  And, this awareness of bith completed cycles AND an integration with current cycles, sometimes quite a Tower interrogation and replacement that I will call integrative experience may well be a chief feature of The Hermit’s ability to see familiar things in a new light.  To see and utilize familiar things differently, each time in a refreshing way that promotes vitality like dead-heading in a garden.  With The Hermit your illumination emanates from your experiences as your continual mastery and awareness of placement leads you to further discoveries.

“Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer” provides Imagination Tools to re-focus the emotional refraction of anxiety, to enhance and reinforce and strengthen your activities in just YOUR way!  Try it and see. Take a look.

And, back to the order of this blog, your The Moon ~ The Hermit Birth Cards, and Birth-Placing your identity.

To put The Moon and The Hermit back together again into an Exalted Prelude or an Evolved Prelude = minus card names: You may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.  Note that the cards are intentionally not mentioned in this second Prelude statement which I call an Exalted or Evolved Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present in the statement like the color of your eyes relative to you?  Are they embedded and contributory features? Or, is an Exalted Prelude, an Evolved Prelude what you come up with when you utilize the cards as counsel, and then make your own decision about how they work together?  . . . like in a reading! . . . where it becomes not a “they told me. . . ,” but a statement of your own that you supports you?  Your client? I feel an Exalted/Evolved Prelude has cut the strings, has unlocked the docking clamps like on Star Trek.  You can feel the float, or, hear your inner Jean Luc Picard with a confident finger uplifted to direct, say, “enGAGE!”  Exalt yourself  Evolve yourself!  Arrogance is ancillary and relatively useless.  Smiles are rockin’!  I often wonder if confidence without even a whiff of arrogance . . . is that another way to say someone is clearly having fun?  Hmmm . . . and maybe like a lion or tiger . . . expert skill can be naturally masked in play?

I hope you have enjoyed this The Moon ~ The Hermit Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer” is all about your life-long process to continually emancipate your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much, at least from my point of view.  I remember in a meeting someone telling me there was no “I” in team. They were simply frustrated in general so I smiled silently thinking, *maybe their lunch burrito wasn’t sitting so well?  Problems at home? Elsewhere?*  I had to laugh, though, when someone else chimed in right after, “There’s no U, either.” 😀  There is certainly U in gurU, though, YOU kinda “U”.  With your naturally aware and awakened Hermit ~ Moon Inner and Outer Expressions connectingyou to unseen places . . . you may well know how much we are each created in the image of . . .  and consequently each HAVE the face of . . . and further that you are your only ruler in the face of . . . YOU!

Hmmm, ever heard of the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews?  Great book!  I highly recommend it to layer in another facet to your daily life and as well to flesh out the experience of animals you come across.  I encourage you to experience them as totems, as living Oracle cards as they cross your path, as they enter and populate and pass through your experience . . . like the inner inheritance your were born with of your Birth Cards!  May animals enter your experience as companions, simply for a while, or just wonderfully passing through and saying, “Hi”, as they lend their personality, their story, to your story.  May your Birth Cards enter your experience.

But, thinking about “Animal Speak” and your natural inner and outer reflection that connects you to unseen places . . .that just gave me an idea!  With your Moon ~ Hermit dynamic duo . . . Are you your own living totem or are you unseen to yourself?  Do you exalt yourself without arrogance for your highest good?  Do you smile in darkness?  What happens when you securely place your natural Moon ~ Hermit to live as your own totem?  Does it accentuate you to activate your highest good?  If so, what do you do with that?  What would then occur when there is a You-sighting?  What would you like to happen when there is a You-sighting?

Thanks for your valuable time.  Much appreciated.  If this article freed you up to be more YOU in ways that only you can be like The Sun, I am thankful.

And, in closing this Tarot in the Land of Mystereum style exploration of your Tarot Birth Cards, discovering through the process of Birth-Placing your identity, I would like to extend a precis, a synopsis of these 9 Birth-Placing Identity with Preludes blogs for you.  Here is a Prelude section for Birth Card personalities, for Birth-Placing your identity.  I call these Preludes the integrated, individual personality of each Birth Card set as I feel they provide a bearing, an informed direction, to simply synopsize and provide triggers for Birth Card Groupings as personalities.  In each form they are placed in their respective locations throughout this blog series as whole Birth Card expressions, but I place the Birth Card Preludes here again, afterwards, as I feel they provide stronger triggers once you know the more fleshed out expressions above.  Enjoy grouping them in any way that you feel that they strike chords that best resonate with you, with you in your naturally enjoyable voice, in whatever place you are.  And, I encourage you to craft your own Birth-Placing Birth Card Preludes from what resonates from Mystereum and / or your fave deck!

THE Preludes of the personality of your Birth Card Set: some subtly different than presented before, as I their adjectives and movement may fluctuate like the tides here and there as they live and move . . . like the versatile You?!
SUN ~ WHEEL ~ MAGICIAN Prelude: With The Sun ~ Wheel ~ Magician as your Birth Cards you may often experience magical cycles of identity.
JUDGMENT ~ JUSTICE – HIGH PRIESTESS Prelude: With Judgment ~ Justice ~ High Priestess as your Birth Cards you may often experience continually renewed and far-reaching intuition that is fair and balanced.
JUDGMENT ~ STRENGTH ~ HIGH PRIESTESS Prelude: With Judgment ~ Strength ~ High Priestess as your Birth Cards you may often experience perennial renewal of your natural inner voice infused with far-reaching intuition.
THE WORLD ~ THE HANGED MAN ~ THE EMPRESS Prelude: With The World ~ The Hanged Man ~ The Empress as your Birth Cards you may often experience expansively afloat in clarity as you abundantly carry things to full term.
DEATH ~ EMPEROR Prelude: With Death ~ The Emperor as your Birth Cards you may often experience transformational senses of place.
TEMPERANCE ~ HIEROPHANT Prelude: With Temperance ~ The Hierophant as your Birth Cards you may often experience potently stable and magically mixing mind-body connections.  Consider yourself to be mindbodybeautiful, all one word.
THE DEVIL ~ THE LOVERS Prelude: With The Devil ~ The Lovers as your Birth Cards you may often experience vibrant and living healthy desires mutually exchanged.  Is this like Temperance engaged?!, a Prelude further integrating a Prelude into a Turbo Exalted Prelude of relishing in everyday moments, everyday devotions clearly with rockin’ comms?
THE TOWER ~ THE CHARIOT Prelude: With The Tower ~ The Chariot as your Birth Cards you may often experience vast abilities to orchestrate your momentum on the fly, at speed, and effectively re-orchestrate like The Emperor . . . going step by step?  Step by step in an Audi R8 rockin’-purr of 7,200 rpm racing forward strongly placed, popping the clutch at 3,800 in each gear, to change your pace and re-orchestrate your whole system in a single step?  Naturally and always effectively?  Have some fun in the slalom course.  Stronglt steer regardless.
THE STAR ~ STRENGTH Prelude: With The Star ~ Strength as your Birth Cards you may often experience your own voice bringing hope.
THE STAR ~ JUSTICE Prelude (sneaky add-in here): With The Star ~ Justice as your Birth Cards you may often experience a bright and celestial sense of renewal in and from your actions and the inspired responses you receive.
THE MOON ~ THE HERMIT Prelude: With The Moon ~ The Hermit as your Birth Cards you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.
If this blog strikes chords that resonate with you, I encourage you to pass it along and spread the word. Share at will~  &, Jean Luc responds from Data’s research foray . . . ,”Engage SHARE!”  Thanks mucho for your support!

‘Till next time.
Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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Eights: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Eights

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and I look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Eights Elevate & Exalt video on my YouTube channel .   Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts are Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!

So, let’s get started with the Eights Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

THE STAR ~ STRENGTH
XVII ~ VIII  ::  17 ~ 8
Note that Justice is VIII in Mystereum with Strength as XI. So, you may find that a STAR ~ JUSTICE pairing fits you more personally. It all depends on how you roll with YOUR Tarot sequencing.  Lots of hullaballoo around VIII & XI, 8 & 11 in Tarot discussions . . . some good, some great, some not-so much.  Some say one system is older and therefore sets a precedent.  Others say oh NO that canNOT BE!  Oh well. I will simply let the karma run over the dogma here. In Mystereum it’ll ALL depend on which way strikes a chord to resonate with you.  Might I suggest to be just as aware of a prover as you are of what they are proving?  

Depending, some reasons may be unreasonable, and some people make too much sense to argue with . . . even when they make that much sense and are SO on the other side of the universe about an idea. . . or, maybe that simply me.  Anyway, my li’l diplomatic rant’ll end there 😀   I look forward to express THE STAR ~ JUSTICE as a pairing in a future blog.  Here I will express the Star ~ Strength Birth Card Grouping . . . and that in itself should settle any tizzies down that are going on about which is which, at least maybe long enough to read this blog? . . . as I mentioned up there, Justice is VIII, 8 in Mystereum . . . but, my nod here the other way in no way says GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like on Soccer TV for either. I simply made a decision to play a different station today.  Hopefully FM in stereo. . . or a really high quality 8-track of Willie & Waylon.  Shotgun Willie!

OK, pipes blown out, let’s REALLY get started with the Eights Birth Card Grouping Land of Mystereum-style.

THE STAR ~ STRENGTH
XVII ~ VIII  ::  17 ~ 8
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 8, and thus correspond with the Eights in general, and the (upcoming) Eights Elevate & Exalt video on my ‘Jordan & The Land of Mystereum’ YouTube Channel .

8’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Star ~ Strength as your Birth Cards you may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.

See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?

~ Strength ~ you may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits 

~ The Star ~ and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.

~ Notice the cross-over overlappage in the mixed order of the single, integrated Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected yet set to fall.  With integration of concepts imaginatively, things are incorporated, incorporated like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  They mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths.  Is something new made by teaming things up this way? Maybe as well that is how metaphor is made . . . like Andre Breton expressing, “The world is blue, like an orange.”

~ Strength as indicating not to tame the beast, but control of one’s natural, inner animal? One’s instincts utilized as easily as speaking? The power of voice? That if you unsync with your own inner animal you . . . (insert “when Animals Attack” graphic)?

~ The Star as light traveling across eternity to reach you at every moment? To blink and wink at you? Hope in the dark? The black spot on a yin-yang symbol is more than just a beauty mark.  The white dot?

The Star card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people may ‘see’ you in the world.  The Star card is known for its ability to show you your resonant, celestial groove and the eternal hope that drives you to chime in and follow it. With the Star card as your Outer Expression maybe you are represented by the the cosmic ways you direct yourself.  Know that hope is eternal.  Keep sight of that to dispense with anxiety altogether.  Is anxiety emotional refraction?  The Star smoking hope, illusory?  Hmm, Hope doesn’t grow in the dirt.

Strength can represent your Inner Expression.  This may be a side of you that only your closest family and friends ‘see’. Strength as your Inner Expression may symbolize that you have a natural power to tune both your voice and your silences.  Is your voice like music and the space between the notes silence, both beautifully orchestrated together?  With Strength you may have a natural ability to develop and speak ideas with a perfect pitch as you modulate the tenor of your expressions like weather washing through. Remember that icky anxiety up there?  May emotions wash through you like weather, like they do with an animal.  If the water’s bad, let it go, and certainly don’t drink it kinda thing.

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And, back to the order of this blog, your The Star ~ Strength Birth Cards. 😀

To put them back together again in an Evolved Prelude = minus card names: You may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.  Note the cards are intentionally not mentioned in this second Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present like the color of your eyes? As embedded and contributory features? Or, is an Evolved Prelude what you come up with when you utilize the cards as counsel, and then make your own decision . . . where it becomes not a “they told me. . .,” but a statement of your own that you supports you? I feel an Evolved Prelude has cut the strings, unlocked the docking clamps like on Star Trek.  You can feel the float, or, enGAGE!

I hope you have enjoyed this The Star ~ Strength Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much.  I remember i a meeting someone telling me there was no I in team.  You have to laugh when someone else chimes in, “There’s no U, either.”  There certainly is U in gurU.  With your eternal hope and naturalized Star ~ Strength inner-animal voice narrating your way, rather than being created in the image of . . . you may well know how much we each HAVE the face of . . .

Hmmm, ever heard of the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews.  Great book!  I highly recommend it for the Oracle cards of animals as totems as they cross your path, enter your experience, whether as a companion, for a while, or simply passing through to say, “Hi”.

But, thinking about “Animal Speak” and your inner-animal and your clarity of voice just gave me an idea.  With your Star ~ Strength dynamic duo . . .  Are you your own living totem? Can you live as your own totem?  What occurs when there is a You-sighting?  What would you like to happen when there is a You-sighting?

Thanks for your valuable time.  Much appreciated. If this article freed you up to be more you in ways only you can be like The Sun , I am thankful.  

If this blog strikes chords that resonate with you, I encourage you to pass it along and spread the word.  Thanks mucho for your support!
‘Till next time.

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

Website: www.jordanhoggard.com

Cool Products Shop: www.zazzle.com/mystereum

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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