The first sunrise after death catches us in a moment. The moon is still hanging in half of the sky. We could use a glass of water. We could use another bite of that fruit. We could use space to create with the tools we’ve developed. Our knowledge starts to flow holistically, The masculine fire and the feminine water mixing in the right amount for the mental steam engine we have cooking now.
We uncover the Alchemist. He looks like our Lovers as one with two views. Masculine and Feminine understandings create an ecological understanding when combined. The Alchemist transforms between all spectrums of light to dark in the quest for synthesis, knowing the tree reaching light needs the dark of the soil for nourishment. The yin and yang in this image are made of water flowing down and fire burning upward, which in the correct measure boils the stove we’re cooking on. What are we cooking? Us! What?! This is the Tempering of the soul. WHERE IS THE GOLD? You’re the Gold, dummy!
XIV is the number of Temperance. We are starting to see what the Hierophant was on about. (1+4=5)
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BLOW YOUR MIND
Justice can get us looking at things a little too logically after a while. We hunger for strange ground, we KNOWWW we need to stay balanced, but…. What’s that tree over there? What’s this fruit? As we chomp, the trap is snapped and we find ourselves at the mercy of that damn snake again. What are we going to do? Not much, it’s time out for us.
Ok, how did we get here? Curiosity. I definitely remember that grey eye on the magician’s hat and here it is on this fruit. On this archetypal tree of knowledge, eyes of vision grow on vajra like branches. What is a vajra? Diamond Thunder! What in the hell? The Hanged Man is the virtue of experimentation. As he adjusts, down becomes up and up becomes down. This is the first moment of re-evaluation. We were curious, it was a trap, but we were learning something, right? So who cares how stupid we look? And just then, as we get sick of our seeking dumb answers and the blood hits our head. KAZAAM, our Kundalini finally meets us in the middle and WHOOSH! YOU GET IT, so take notes and untie yourself when you’re done ;) XII Is the Hanged man’s number. Finally we get a taste of the energy flowing from the Empress (3=1+2) in ourselves.
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I have received a lot of emails over the last month telling me that you cannot order the Ellis decK through Amazon. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience - this is the result of a bit of a mis-step on my part - I shipped the rest of my stock to FBA (fulfillment by amazon) not knowing this would only cover the United States. This will, or course, not do. I am currently researching an improved outer box before I make another order from the printers. As soon as I make my decision, the decks will go to the printer and they will flow again across the world! PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT AN EXACT DATE FOR THIS - I am experiencing a large volume of things to do both in and out of my artistic existence and I am working as hard and as fast as I can to make sure the new box is a good idea and I don't have a specific date for availability. The best I can say at this time is that I am at least a month out from having more cards in stock to sell.
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If you haven't gone and had a look at Zanbul, what the heck, guys? It's so easy! Book one is the prelude to the story, where everything gets set up. Book Two is the "live" work. Every fourth page, I'll be sharing them online. I can't say things will go exactly like clockwork, but you will get to see the story progress.
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SWORD OF CONSEQUENCE
We may spread our wings a bit after the Wheel gets in our heads. We revisit the esoteric black and white of the High Priestess, and we start to practice a controlled execution of natural law. We realize that equality looks different to different sides, and to keep from playing favorites, we have to give up our own vision and play this game fair.
As we meed Lady Queen Justice we see she has two tools at her disposal. First in her listening - left hand she has a scale with yin and yang set to a perfect balance. Her closed eyes means that she relies solely on the feeling of the scale to know when it is even. In her action - right hand she holds a powerful sword of light. Each of these tools has our friend the snake. In her right hand, the snake lost out to the tenacity(yang) of the eagle. In the left hand, the flexible(yin) snake evaded being dinner. Above Justice is a three pointed crown, hinting at the Empress III to say that beyond manmade justice is the natural sea of consequence. This is our chance to take correct action from a sincere standpoint. Take note that while everything around seems black and white, Our Lady is grey.
XI Is the Number of Justice. Now we pass through the pillars (11) into the realm of the new cycle, and we best keep balance.
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DEEP SEARCH WITHINN
Man. How long have we been in the mountains? The thing about going off the beaten path is that eventually we run outta relatable people. Finally you find someone far far into the mountain range, and this guy has made a career out of it. When we saw his lantern, we hoped it was shelter, but maybe a little company sounds good.
First of all, the Hermit is not lonely. He has his buddy the snail, and his other buddy the turtle, and they romp around out there for weeks, not speaking a word, just digging the mountains. The hermit’s pretty into that lantern, though. It’s made out of the suits of the Tarot. We remember some of that from the magician, but this guy isn’t giving up a thing. We see the purple robe that Emperor had, so this must be Grandpa. No tricks, just guidance. He says “you were going in circles up here for days, this place is a spiral.” So we guess we’re going to the top. When we really get int the solitude, we give space for some “us” stuff to come up. It’s good to be the hermit for a while, but unless you’re about to get into boiling roots up in the hills for a career, come down from the mountains so you can inspire others. As we find that maybe the only light we see right now is ours, we use it to keep up this path we got on.
IX Is the Hermit’s Number. A great spiral makes the numeral 9. It looks like a spiral or a magatama from the Shinto. Things are can get neat if you go digging.
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THE MEANING OF THE WORD RESTRAINT
So now you’re on the move and you have a bit of a name going. Things are easier in some respects. You leveled up a bit. You don’t need the heavy armor, so you heroed yourself some mighty monster hide for clothes. The Wheels of the Chariot have gotten you far, but have also started to slow you down off-road. Things have also started to get more interesting and more complicated.
As you stroll off the beaten path into the mountains (long term achievements) you start to encounter the monsters they draw at the edges of the map. If we maintain our innocence in these situations (the child-like face poking out of the beast hide) We can understand more complicated natures and how to befriend them. We know the wild snake is a wild snake, and that is how the kundalini is going to get at you when you start feeling strong. Poisons bubble up and we make a hero out of not letting that trash get on others. That leaves us space to receive the warm love the lion side of this beast has to offer. Pet that dude behind the ears, he’s a pussycat. Now look at you. Freakin Hercules.
8 Is the number of Strength. Flip it on it’s side and we saw the magician had it above his head. Hmmmm….. #tarot #ellisdeck #cardoftheweek #vectorart #comics #graphicart #design #occult #divination #8 #chimera #gentleness #power #theellisdeck #tarotcards #digitaldrawing #lions #viper #hercules #leminiscate #force #kettlebell
READY TO RIP
So you’ve been in town for a while. You’ve been staying in style with the Empress and the Emperor, learning from their Hierophant, maybe even fell in love, but the road is calling you. Remember you were gonna go on an awesome quest! The good news is, looks like you don’t have to leave on foot. Now that you understand opposites a little better, you can get cooperation spinning wheels the way you want.
Have you ever tried to walk across the continent you live on? If so, hit me up so I can hear about it. Probably not, though. To leave the nest and stay gone, you’re gonna need a vehicle. So what do you get? A Chariot! What’s gonna pull the Chariot? Those opposing forces we’ve been thinking about! How are we going to get them to listen? A little knowledge and a little love, in the correct amounts to the correct critter. The Chariot bears a sun and moon mark, once again, the light in all its forms, but a Chariot is just a disaster waiting to happen without a charioteer! Imagine the child of the Emperor and Empress, black and white together, understanding opposites from being opposites. The Charioteer gains empathy holding his sword by the blade. He is aware of his power and keeps it responsibly to himself. The white and black lions of the chariot forgo their wild natures, sitting patiently for command. The same way a dog ignores someone who doesn’t believe in themselves, so does the force!
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