Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 3/30 Art is Moving 30x30=30 =

Interesting process.
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

Path of Tzaddi 15 in the Tree of LifeSun in Capricorn, standing for responsibility, order, security, continuity
Zodiac: Aries
Tree of life: The axis Netzach - Yesod
Element: Fire
Number: 4 as physical reality, basic structure, orientation

Trumps III and IV represent Parents in their archetypical way. Just as the Empress stands for Mother Nature, the Emperor is the social word, the structure of civilization, a symbol for its law and order, may they be good or bad, but the power behind them. He is the abstraction of establishment, its stability and security.

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

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