3rd day of project, I kind of had to do the Art. Was about to start working, but willfully decided to take an ARTbreak.
- Inspiration randomly pick a card form the Thoth Tarot card deck by Aleister Crowley.
- Do Art around it and reflect
- This work is pretty dark, Alchemy abound
- Today, I pulled the Emperor card. Major Archana #4. Lets see what insights he has to say in my journey of creation.
IV - The Emperor
Sun in Capricorn, standing for responsibility, order, security, continuity
Tree of life: The axis Netzach - Yesod
Number: 4 as physical reality, basic structure, orientation
In its negative aspects the card can represent the force of bad law in a society where stability is rated higher than morals or ethic. Once law and order are established as an institution, a bad emperor can turn out to be a disaster. And even at his best the Emperor is limited - he puts restrictions and borders to the spontanity of spirit and nature.
In a more personal view the Emperor might stand for a time of stability and structure, linear thinking and discipline. Yet we can't live without it, too many of those attributes will only lead to rational despotism and mental poverty.
Drive: Mastery of the will over nature, a sense for law and order, plan and structure
Light: Creation, recognition, stability, realism, responsiveness
Shadow: Despotism, selfcomplacancy, poorness of feelings, lack of fantasy; rationalism as a prison