Hermaphroditey’s appearance has infused me with energy so I set about spring cleaning while Jay worked outside.
I found myself thinking again of the old woman in the battered caravan. I felt sure she was sent to give me a message, yet unlike the knowledge imparted by the Goddess, it was not clear what that message could be. The blessing she’d given me with the stem of Solomon’s Seal before I left seemed to suggest protection, the sealing of vows and the Goddess Aphrodisia. I remembered that I’d promised myself I’d throw some cards to find a Spiritual Insight to ascertain the reason for her appearance and stopped the cleaning immediately. Random thoughts like this are not in fact random at all, but are sent by Spirits in order to help illuminate the paths of those they love.
I ran down to the basement to choose a deck, and was immediately drawn to The Lovers Tarot, for reasons I know not.
I drew four cards, The King of Pentacles, The Hierophant, The King of Wands and Temperance.
I immediately recognized the King of Pentacles as one of the wizards in the beautiful building in the film on the old woman’s television set, and as we can see, he’s gesturing towards a very similar building in the background. The next card, the Hierophant, shows another of the wizards (now inside the beautiful building) casting a spell over two figures, who kneel before him. These figures clearly represent the red soldier and the lovely girl I saw during tea with the old woman.
And here they both are, represented by the King of Wands, a soldier dressed in red, and Temperance, dressed all in white.
The wings are symbolic of the angelic nature of the girl, who is clearly patient, calm, modest and temperate, and not given to histrionics.
The reading seemed incomplete, so I drew three more cards, The Knight of Pentacles, the High Priestess and The Lovers, and now the Spiritual Insight was clear.
The High Priestess could only represent yours truly, Aisselle Gabegie. The Knight of Pentacles with his antlered helmet was Jay, as Cernunnous, in the fields and woodlands that he loves, and the Lovers none other Aisselle and Jay under a sun-kissed bower in the orchard watched over by a small flying angel and tasting the summer fruit!
The message was clear to me – there must be a ceremony. Not a ceremony like the one in the beautiful building, but a natural equivalent – out of doors and under fruit trees in midsummer. A hand-fasting. Jay must wear his Cernunnous antlers and I will wear my tin foil hat.
I felt so happy and excited at this Insight that I created a special card for my Grand Ellessia Tarot – The Lovers. As you can see my excitement has made me look sixteen again. Jay is, as always, Jay, and the antlers are heavy. I must run and tell him the good news now, and thank the old woman too. What a wondrous week this has been!
Till soon, Aisselle