I. The Gnostic Faustian Tarot, plus Announcements
Philosopher and friend Samten DeWet took the time to start a discussion recently, a portion of which I want to pass on to you. He had recently found a recitation of the Egyptian Tarot myth of origins, in this case entitled The Ritual of Egyptian Initiation, written by esotericist C.C. Zain. This is the same individual (original name Elbert Benjamine) who created The Sacred Tarot and the extensive encyclopedia which supports it. (For the essay in question, see https://www.light.org/The-Ritual-of-Egyptian-Initiation-SL001.cfm )
Happy Aquarius to all! Our NewMoon conjunction is happening so early in the sign that we are literally embarking on the Wet Way at the very moment of NewMoon. Therefore we will undertake the interpretation with the understanding that this NewMoon is actually the belly-button of the year, the true "end of the old/beginning of the new" regarding the alchemical cycle of time. Welcome to this moment of reorientation, wherein we cease looking "up" the Ladder of Lights and start the six month re-materialization of the soul as it focuses energy "down" the Ladder towards the coming summer.
CURRENT STAGE OF THE MOON for the Americas:
• The Present NewMoon at 0º+ Aquarius on Tuesday, January 20th at 8:14 AM (EST) / 5:14 AM (PST). From this moment, the Moon begins to wax, or increase.
• 2nd Quarter, Waxing Half Moon is at 6+ Taurus on Monday, January 26th, at 11:49 PM (EST) /8:49 PM (PST).
• FullMoon is at 14+ Leo on Tuesday February 3rd, at 6:09 PM (EST) /3:09 PM (PST). From this moment, the Moon begins to wane, or decrease.
• 4th Quarter, Waning Half Moon is at 23+ Scorpio on Wednesday, February 11th at 10:51 PM (EST) /7:51 PM (PST).
• The next NewMoon at 29+º Aquarius on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:47 PM (EST) / 3:47 PM (PST). From this moment, the Moon begins to wax, or increase.
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ArkLetter 117, January 20, 2015
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