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The Magic of Images

Welcome to the latest Tarot Blog Hop… Joy Vernon threw down the gauntlet with this one!

Ah! Magic and tarot… I’ve always had a kind of haphazard relationship here and to be honest I’m more Jonathan Strange than Mr Norell… I don’t have a problem with structured and studied magic per se… it’s more that I’m basically inept at following rituals… invariably resulting in me accidentally setting fire to something or another… A new rug in the house is a dead give away of nocturnal shenanigans that have gone awry… When I dabble in magic it’s invariably a rumbling from within that rises to the surface and takes on a life of its own… Or often a little joke with myself that I’ve laughed at so hard that it’s found its way into reality… One thing I have learned the hard way is that it’s not a good idea to throw your arms into the air and shout “Hit me with your best shot!” … that’s a phrase that launched me onto a 2 year long rollercoaster of a ride with a lengthy hangover to boot…

I’m not fond of using words in magic… it seems too fraught with too many potential pitfalls and besides, I don’t want folks overhearing… I often work with images and if I’ve done a Tarot reading for a particular reason then I may draw something that I can leave laying around to keep my thoughts on track without it being an image that will invite intrusion or nosy questions from the curious… That’s a kind of wordless process where my mind floats and I forget my thoughts until the answers appear… and when I have the answers then the image is put away…

Sometimes I do use Tarot images… often if looking at my birth chart as the images give voice to the planets… I do have a bit of a predilection for making Thoth Hybrids as the underlying geometry links them together so mesmerisingly… These are not from my chart but are for the 3 decans of Aries mentioned in the brief for this theme…

I was also quite intrigued by the Picatrix descriptions that were given… this one, in particular, captured my imagination as when I read it, it brought very vividly to mind an old situation that took a strange turn…
“There rises in the third face of Aries, a restless man, holding in his hands a gold bracelet, wearing red clothing, who wishes to do good, but is not able to do it. This is a face of subtlety and subtle mastery and new things and instruments and similar things. This is its form.”
  • 4 of Wands
  • Venus will be in the third face of Aries this year from May 26, around 10 a.m. until 1:26 a.m. on June 6.
  • To achieve subtlety and subtle mastery and new things and instruments and similar things”

I decided to draw an image and let my mind float…I lost a couple of hours or so and from my first thoughts, my mind fell into free association football until I’d forgotten what I’d been thinking about… I drew this weeks back and it’s been sat there not knowing what would be written…

 

So… interestingly and somewhat cagily as I’m not revealing details here… over the last week or so I’ve had tides of information flood my way… bringing answers to questions that I’d pondered during this drawing… they seem to be appearing in reverse free fall as there is still no answer to the question at the top of the list but being as the time period for this picatrix has not yet come into play… I guess I’ll have to leave things running for a few more weeks…And… I won’t be revealing the outcome as although I may well be a haphazard magician… I do know that you don’t give away the prestige… 😉

Go visit my neighbours, they may be more forthcoming…

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Magician’s Magical Manifestations…

I Magician (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I Magician
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I like to hang out with the Magician… ha! or if I’m in crude mood with attitude… rock out with my cock out! 😀

It’s my birthcard or I may even claim it as my birth right…

I know as a small child, I was a willful sprite and I trusted all my wishes would be granted…

I started much mischief and mayhem by starting all my sentences with…

Hey… I’ve got a good idea!

Followed by a gleeful laugh as my sister followed me…

And it was always funny as a child that whenever I wanted or needed money…

It was almost as though it magically fell from the sky…

It would appear in front of me on my path and roll and find it’s way under my foot where I could pin it to pick it up…

In fact pretty much everything I dreamed up appeared around me…

I believed that I had the ear of the universe and that it had my back…

Now over the years… well you grow up and out 😀 and magic is more easily dismissed…

Though every so often I do blow a kiss…

A magical wish to the cosmos…

And if I have more serious matters to fix…

Then I do like that Magician up there and feel for my spell…

I have special words for special magic(ks)…

For when I want a direct line…

And I cannot tell you what I do…

As I have it on very good authority from a soulful soil brother…

That a spell spoken is a spell broken…

So… Instead I’ll tell you a fluffy bunny tale of mirthful magic that amuses me wildly 😀

So… a week or so ago, I found this knocking around the house…

Meet my funny bunny...

Meet my funny bunny…

I said to Mr S… you know what? I think that may come in useful… I’m going to put him over in my useful people corner until I work out why he’s here…

Mr S is used to such ramblings and indulges me with a knowing smile…

So… Saturday just gone, I had a reading gig lined up and I speed read so I like to get my motor and my mojo running before I go…

And I have very many ways of doing this but you don’t want to hear about my Bonnie Tyler impression that I do in front of a big fan so my hair blows wildly like some 80’s rock video… ooops… oh! my secret shame! 😀

Anyway… On Saturday… I spotted Bertie ( you know what, I didn’t actually know his name then, he just told me that he wants accrediting…)

So… I grab him and the hat and I start to laugh… LOUDLY!!!

Mr S says…. woman! what are you up to?

Bwhahahahahahaha!!!

I AM THE MASTER MAGICIAN

MISTRESS OF ALL THE COSMOS

THE UNIVERSE BENDS TO MY COMMAND

ANYTHING I WANT

I PULL IT OUTTA MY ASS

LIKE A WABBIT FWOM A HAT!!!!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

And I twist and twirl and spin and swirl and merry jig around the room…

And poor old long suffering Mr S says…. why don’t you just f@CK OFF work?!

Bwhahahahah!

POOF! I’M GONE!

some may say in more ways than one…

So… mid-afternoon and half way through my gig and I see something out the corner of my eye…

NO WAY…

notsofluffybunnyMan! These bunnies are getting bigger!!

And if you think that’s impressive…

Well…

You should’ve seen the size of the hat!

😀