Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day 4/30 the Tower!

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 2/30 for Art is Moving's 30for30equals30

Day 2-
Kind of a messy day. Challenges overworked piece-funny in 30 minutes

Today I picked the Seven of Wands - Valour

Netzach in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Netzach through Fire
Astrology: Mars in the 3. decan of Leo

The Seven of Wands is entering Netzach - the depths of creativity and anarchy standing under the number of destiny. And like for all the Seven's, the leaving of the beautiful Tiphareth comes like the fall from paradise. But Fire is a fighter, and though the element seems to be burning down, it will struggle to survive.

So the Seven of Wands talks of a situation where we have to face up forces stronger than ourself, situations that at first sight seem hopeless, yet we'll have to use all that we've learned and fight.

Drive: Courage, fighting spirit, overcoming opposition

Light: Initiation, rebirth

Shadow: Getting attacked, facing hardships

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Day 1/30 Art is Moving 30-30-30 for the Month of September

Day 1/30 
I am so excited to participate in Art is Movings 

30 minutes for 30 days equals 30 artworks

All the artwork you see here is created during the month of September by people around the world who take a 30 minute art break each day in September to create a work of art. They share that artwork her

  • Inspiration randomly pick a card form the Thoth Tarot card deck by Aleister Crowley.  
  • Do Art around it and reflect
  • For the beginning of this project I picked the 3 of wands. 

My 3 of Wands

Three of Wands - Virtue

Binah in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Binah though Fire
Astrology: Sun in the 2. decan of Aries

The Three's are connected to Binah - the understanding. The untouched energies of the Two's have met the 3, the number of synthesis and harmony. They're no longer solitudes, they face up their meanings and surroundings. The Three of Wands is called 'Virtue' - the powerful fire understands its responsibilty.

The Three of Wands shows the powers of the element guided by understanding and awareness, the perfect precondition to begin a work or a project, to go ahead with a plan.

Drive: Creativity, the will to begin, striving towards a goal

Light: Accomplishment, confidence, harmony of powers, pride, nobility

Shadow: Moodiness, overestimation of one's self, conceit, rudeness, insolence, obstinacy, treacherypride, nobility-Click Here to find the source of this info.

I will try to reflect on this tomorrow. 
Challenges: As someone in my close circle just said this project is waste of time. 
OK, this is an interesting thing to think about. 

Day 1 has brought up some resistance from the outside with the 3 of wands as inspiration, both the light and shadow where so here. 

Onward-we will see what happens tomorrow.