Card of the Week – October 18, 2022


Tarot from Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)

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Today, Shakespeare’s Oracle is calling out. We haven’t used this one in a while, although they’re getting quite the work out as it’s one of two decks I’m using to demo in Moving Through the Minors.

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*takes a few bites of my dinner, a delicious vegan chikn tika masala*

Goddess bless this is delicious! Exactly what my body wanted after a long work day.

I am so grateful to have good food that is easy to prepare; that I can afford organic and to buy in bulk – the organic tika masala sauce is only around sometimes and when it is, I STOCK UP!

Grateful too, to have a beautiful outdoor spot to eat and write, with weather unseasonably warm…

So, tonight we are given,

Lord of Coins

heheh… part of me really wanted a pip card so I could share a quote without going to the book…

I’m not getting up for it. We’ll get our Shakespeare other ways. I’ve played Anne Page in Merry Wives… and well remember Falstaff.

So, Lord of Coins is not the same as King of Pentacles, rather this deck goes Lord/Lady, Queen/King, more like the Thoth system of Prince/Princess, Queen/King.

As y’all know, my roots are in RWS, and it’s not a 1:1 transfer to Page or Knight, although technically Falstaff is a knight.

As always, these energies reside in all bodies regardless of sex/gender combinations.

There is definitely bounty, excess, and gluttony in this card – note the shirt bursting open, ale tankard in one hand and turkey leg in the other, with someone in the background showing an empty plate.

What else did Falstaff eat?

A full dinner?

A plate of cookies?

A whole pie?

I cannot help but note I am eating as I write this, and there is a question in this card – and in a dream I had recently –

Are you eating well?

Are you centering your health and wellness?

The answers may be different for different parts of your life. Eating well at home but horribly at work. Saying yes to too many work shifts, but always taking your federally mandated breaks and ensuring your co-workers do the same.

Falstaff is also a problematic character. He’s frequently sexist, opportunist, self centered in unhealthy ways, drunk, and apt to over sexualize women. He pops up in a lot of Shakespeare’s plays – maybe more than any other secondary character. Was the actor playing him originally a fan favorite? The groundlings demanded more Falstaff and Shakespeare provided?

However things may have played out circa 1597, there’s no doubt power and privilege are in play, that needs are met, there is a lot of growing still to do and responsibilities to accept, if he wants to become a grounded and gracious royal.

And, if you’re someone who looks at your low bank account numbers and wishes to have more material wealth and stability, what are the things you can afford to do that make you feel rich?

Pamela Chen shared a great idea in her Manifest Money With Tarot Magick class I attended at NW Tarot Symposium. To feel rich, what if you went somewhere like the Ritz Carlton with your book and coffee money. Drink in the atmosphere, what it will be like to have all your needs met and disposable income, while you drink up your coffee or tea.

Or maybe have breakfast in bed.

Or shift your schedule to sleep late multiple days in a row.

Feel and imagine the sensations of sustainable wealth, ethical luxury. Maybe decide who you’d share with, or the tailor you’d commission if you burst the belly of your shirt, when you have more than your needs met.

Also, savor what you do have, and be grateful.

One of the biggest Achilles heels of Falstaff that I remember from my time playing Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, is that he has no gratitude, and is so horribly entitled. Hence his comeuppance crafted by the Merry Wives, is marvelous.

All of which can be distilled into, don’t be a dick about what you have. Share. Which feels really strange for me to type, because I feel the folx who read The Edge are marvelous generous caring souls… maybe this is to share with someone you know?

Like the honorable harvest, take only what you need. Cause someone else out there also is in need.

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