I come home from vacation and find most exquisite gifts in my mailbox. Some others I have to pick up tomorrow at the post office. Exciting.
But tonight, of many celebrant nights lately, I celebrate the marvellous full moon in Cancer, glowing brilliantly through the sharp and cold wind. I get the good vibrations.
My friend, scientist, Druid priest, and a punster and wise man on Taroflexions, Markus Pfeil, surprised me with a most exquisite trio: an original Markus Pfeil Lenormand, done in hand just for me and placed in a special red box, a ring whose meaning I must go search for under a special ritual, and a booklet, on whose cover I find eight dancing foxes. Inside its covers, exquisite hand writing in ink telling me of magic and secrets. How perfect. Or rather, how perfect my life is. As perfect as this world that hosts such special people.
I quickly did a reading with my new Lenormand. As I believe that we are all here to serve, I asked the cards: What should I dedicate myself to in the New Year?
The Letter at the center of this 9-carré brings to my attention the idea of writing. Or receiving writing. Writing about a new house. How wonderful that would be! A new house where I can do some independent work (Fox) and earn a bucket of money (Fish.) The Whip suggests that earning money may come at a stingy cost – as they say, there’s no free lunch – but it looks like the Flowers, mirroring the Fish, in the third column urge me to relax. I may get a slap in the face too (Flowers to Whip), but as with all things in the world, and for all we try our best, we cannot always find ourselves appreciated. Unless this combo tells me to get my act tight. Fair enough.
But if the letter in the middle refers to my dedication to sending it rather than receiving it, I’ll take this as a sign that criticism is what I must do. As an academic I get paid to do it, so I’ll just have to find a way to engage with critical studies in a way that also yields personal pleasure.
What I must leave behind me are visitors intent on quarreling (Whip, Rider). I think I’ll be able to handle this one, given that I don’t have much time for socializing and hosting crowds. Besides, I’ve never been interested in meddling in others’ affairs, nor speculate on others’ agendas. I prefer to look at people’s acts before I pass judgment. As for making too many assumptions, well, I exercise the art against such foolishness consciously on a daily basis. So, if disgruntled visitors should come, I’ll send them over to the aquarium to calm down.
Overall it’s clear that ideally I want to dedicate myself to things I love and I’m good at. The whole string at the top, Fox, Heart, Flowers says that much. I’ll take the Snake looking on as a warning against all that may distract me or upset me in my tracks. And I’ll welcome that Man with the Flowers who stands on the cash flow.
A truly, lovely gift here: Perfect entertainment with the thoughtful cards, a magic ring, and a magic book, which I have already used for some very special sigil making. Yes, it looks like 2015 wants to be a magical one for me again. And so it is welcome.
Thousands of kisses your way, Markus. Thank you. May you enjoy this beautiful moonshine tonight, with its special beaming of the bon vivante.
Note on the deck: Markus Pfeil original Lenormand, 2015 (not commercial).
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