The guides apply to the zodiacal girdle about the earth as they are interpreted in conjunction with the Trump cards of the Tarot deck. The colours for each sign contain traditional harmonics used throughout the ages as they blend with the rate of vibration, sound and rhythm of the Tarot Trump.
House System keys give you the type of energy seen in use on a mundane level for each of the 12 signs and the corresponding Tarot Trump. Since Trump are archetypes and their significance is studied, as in dream interpretation and tracking the spiritual growth of the neophyte, there are many variations possible in use of these harmonizing attunements.
ARIES, THE RAM
Fire Sign: Entrepreneur, Extrovert, Self-starter
Aries thrives on open discussions and debates, with the ability to defend either side in an argument with vigor. This is associated with spiral movement of creation [through the spine.] It is an upward movement, tolerating neither imperfection nor hesitation. Natives believe it is good to get information and facts out into the open and clear the air. Good aspects give a lot of energy, force, and enterprise in the acquisition of possessions. Difficult aspects can bring physical consequences that accompany too much confrontation, such as problems with digestion, disappointment, mental distress, or inharmony in relationships. Aries will focus on life force, struggle for survival and physical prowess. The goal is ultimate peace and final joy. Herein you find human rights activists and those who march in protest against injustice. At the same time, Aries creates problems if there is too much haste when trying to problem solve. The Sun is most beneficial in Aries because of the nobility of purpose produced by the Sun-Mars combination. The desire to defend others and fight for the rights of all is key to understanding this fiercely independent personality.
The first sign of Spring brings the electrical energies in nature back to the surface of the Earth. Aires also rules this type of dynamic energy in the physical realm. Response to emergencies with speed, strength, and power give Aries natives an extroverted life style with a tendency to enjoy challenges and struggles for victory. The good news about Aries is their enthusiasm that inspires people to move into action and speak out about their beliefs and philosophy of life. This sign is the spirit of inspiration and cognition. Leaders born during this time of year generate interest in whatever they find of importance, sometimes just by the strength of their personalities. The bad news is the tendency to be reckless or respond to a situation too quickly, before reflection has been given time to introduce options that can balance out friction and cause of the immediate situation.
IN THE HOUSE SYSTEM,
Aries energy works best in the Study and Conference Rooms, where the executive and entrepreneur can brainstorm with analysts and consultants. The personality of the STUDY tends to be a highly personal one; within this private room we find personal interest as the major focal point so that an atmosphere of an inner sanctum is often generated. In the Tarot and Aries power of the primal masculine energies in nature are represented by the first Tarot Trump, called by various names such as THE MAGICIAN, THE MAGUS, THE ALCHEMIST, THE JUGGLER, and more. In a more esoteric vein, this energy may be researched by reading the 109th psalm regarding Melchisedech and the Messiah. In this Trump we see the elements purified and/or prepared for sacrifice by the priest.
Aries is the sign beginning our astrological year, and so is associated with birth, change, and the direction of attention from within outward. Traditional colours we associate with this fiery and intense sign are those of the alchemist, red and white. But Mars, the ruler is associated specifically with red. Socially the colours best suited to the native are red-orange, red and white (the Hawaiian shirt with large and bright flowers) and modified forms of red ~ rose, maroon and pink. All these are beautiful and expressive, universally appealing and deeply emotional. The brilliant red [american beauty, poppy, and ruby red] commands human attention and is preferred by extroverts as the colour of vigor and the aggressive urges of the personality. Scarlet is also worn socially, usually as an accessory. The ruby is the stone most frequently chosen by Ariens, as it represents flaming energy.
Business colours for Aries natives tend to include all the social colours but to a lesser degree and frequently within the environment of the work area. Red leather chairs, red stained glass, red and white illustrations are excellent for an atmosphere where creative thinking will occur. Since red tends to distract the equilibrium of the body it is most efficient in smaller doses within the wardrobe of the career oriented individual. It works well in jewelry, with scarves, tie and handkerchief, and reference books that might be found on the desk. Chevreul stated that the most pleasing colour with white is rose, and this tends to be the ideal combination for the business person born under this sign.
RESEARCH NOTES - additions for index cards
Tolkien's hero Aragorn is the leader of the Rangers. When the four Hobbits first meet their tracker-guide, who will escort them into the wild, they are really looking for the Wizard Gandalf. The Ranger appears to be a patron at The Inn of the Prancing Pony - he is a mysterious hooded man known to Bree locals as Strider.
Trump I, III, and XI are closely associated with the hand, fist, and wrist. These are positive and negative pictures associated with the three Trump taken from Peter Jackson's trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
Positive: Aragorn grasping sword hilt and the negative is represented by Nazgûl's gauntlets
The Surrealist, by Victor Brauner
ARIES Sun Sign Astrology - FATAL ATTRACTIONS OF YOUR SIGN
Friends find Aries exciting, daring and inspiring - especially in sports, outdoor competition [like racing, the equestrian course, and mountain climbing.] Physical challenges always raise the spirits. As the reflex sign of Libra, Aries will often seek out companions who want equilibrium – center and still the nervous system… not because harmony presents a blind spot but because Aries has a sharp eye for new business angles. Mars is ruler of the sign so there is a love of liberty, free speech, and human rights. Aries will fight for others and defend most any underdog, believing each person has the right to their own personal philosophy, spiritual trip, and freedom to express their opinion about them. The natives of this fiery sign are fatally attracted to struggles for survival, a level playing field for all, and victory. Aries may be first in line when adventure is on the agenda, with a fatal attraction toward all things bright and beautiful, hot, strong and fast.
They use bursts of energy for their launch mode and first attempts to make an impression usually succeed. Later on there can be a lack of power, passion, or even enough time for a second phase in work, travel, or hobby. If you are planning a creative project with an Aries friend, select an activity that will be quick to complete, fun to do, and look perfect in one afternoon or evening. Avoid things that take time and have lots of little parts to them, like jig saw puzzles, mosaic table tops, and replanting the south forty.
As an idealist, independent and self-reliant, Aries wants to quickly respond to the world they live in and all its stimuli. People who walk with Aries may love the power, warmth, and forcefulness of the sign while secretly wishing for an occasional calm moment devoid of excesses.
Aries tends to fall deeply in love while young or when it seems against the odds the union will succeed. But the ardent, intensely focused Aries seldom listens to sage advice when circumstances point toward a single line focus and the mind is made up.
Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.
-- Benjamin Franklin
TAURUS, THE WINGED BULL
Earth Sign: Magnetic Personality, Down-to-Earth, Persistent
The Taurean is noted for patience, torque and following through with things Aries begins. Perseverance, repetition in the cycles of time, and steadiness are a few key words for Taurus. Natives are seldom rattled or provoked to the point of real anger – when that happens its bad news. However, once they have let off steam, they soon resume a calm exterior. The good news about Taurus is an innate ability to adapt to circumstances that demand slow and steady concentration, endurance and a set of standards that form a firm foundation for business relationships.
Those born under this sign work hard for what they acquire and usually they have the best – particularly when it comes to fine art, antiques, their garden, pets, tapestries and good sturdy rugs, cars and objects d’art. Taurus loves fair-play, flirtinng, and fine dining. Currently ruled by the planet of beauty and harmony, Venus, natives often go in for antique jewelry, wooden and metal art and fine music. There is an electrical atmospheric quality about this sign; although usually quite conservative in their ways, they can be most unconventional when it suits them. The good news about Taurus is genuine charm in well thought out domestic and professional life styles. Eyes are warm, kind, and attractive. Scorpio natives (the reflex-balance factor for Taurus) have hypnotic and fascinating eyes, Taurean eyes have a special soft and pleasant appearance. This, coupled with their famous determined will and persistence make it difficult to say “no” to Taurus. The second sign rules the neck, which joins the head to the body, so natives often pursue yoga, tai chi, chakra studies to balance spirit and body. The bad news is that these people take an ‘eternity’ making up their minds if standing on new ground.
IN THE HOUSE SYSTEM
Taurus feels most comfortable, in the LIVING ROOM of the home, where guests are received and provided with the varied comforts of home. These include music (a fine stereo sound system) and video entertainment center, warmth of the fireplace, cushions or pillows to recline on and an exceptional decor. Since Venus rules this sign and the powers associated with the feminine receptive principle in nature, this room in the house system corresponds to the energy of the second Tarot Trump. She is the feminine principle personified in the form of JUNO, THE HIGH PRIESTESS, THE VEILED ISIS, THE FEMALE POPE and she is also known by many other names as well. The Chinese equivalent of the Yin energy personified is the ‘serving maid’ or ‘woman of the house’ who assumes a subservient role when welcoming guests into the house. It is in this room that people meet and exchange ideas in a highly active manner, yet also learn new things through the atmosphere of receptive calm which is carefully arranged by the High Priestess.
Taurus is the earthy sign ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, luxury and comfort. Traditional colour combinations said to harmonize with the Taurean energy are variations of green (fruitful harvest) and rich black (fertile soil). The emerald and turquoise are the stones associated with Taurus, the turquoise not for its blue but its tendency to fade into green. Green is the most universally pleasant ray - refreshing and calming. Most people under this coloured light want to sip tea in a meadow of fresh green in the mid-afternoon. It is a cool, yet personal combination, ideal for social interaction. Green light however, when cast upon skin has a very frightening appearance. Go the once wrote that lime green shades are the most seductive under candle light.
The most positive colours for the work environment are combinations of green and orange - especially in lighting effects, with the emphasis on orange or peach. The effect is invigorating, mentally and physically on the native. Wardrobe may incorporate the warmer colours such as red, red-orange and yellow. Amber is an excellent stone because of its electrical properties. Anciently amber was used as an amulet and healing stone, along with the emerald and turquoise. Slow, steady Taurus seems to enjoy the activation of the hot colours that quicken the heart beat and respiration. Under very warm lights the Taurean becomes physically toned and mentally tuned into any competitive situation. Orange and green lights seem to add just the right amount of power and vitality, combined with the balancing energy of calming and quieting green.
RESEARCH NOTES - additions for index cards
Refer to an astrological comparison of three high profile women for more about the unique relationship between Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II:
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Katharine Hepburn, and Hillary Clinton. Cusp notes are on Katharine Hepburn's page here.
Hepburn won her third Oscar as brilliant Eleanor in, THE LION IN WINTER.
Go Peter O'Toole, for background on Henry II and Venus. Both roles earned O'Toole the Oscar nomination for best actor.
Trump II energy management focal point: THE PEDESTAL, works well for earthy types and the zodiacal signs that compose the earth sign triad: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
It’s better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. - James Thurber
GEMINI, The Twins
Air Sign: Reporting, Energy Management, Publication
At first glance the glyph of The Twins appears to be a Roman Numeral II. The twins represent the bi-polar aspect of our world and creation within the material spheres. They rule the two hands, two arms, two lungs, and action such as inhaling and exhaling, the heart beating in and out, and so on – the movement of cosmic energy patterns. The good news about this enthusiastic and fast moving air sign is an ability to process volumes of news and data quickly. As the glyph suggests there are two main active parts composing this whole cycle of movement: Gemini gathers or accumulates facts, datum, news and so on, and then prepares the same for re-distribution to the community in news format.
Mercury oversees most communication in print, correspondence, credentials, bookkeeping, and computer advertising. Interesting resources discovered and the repertoire of stories, jokes, and puns give Gemini presentations a special flavor all their own. The bad news about Gems is primarily negative use of the speech center, or a tendency for the reporting faculty to degenerate to the level of gossip. A centered Geminian has the ability to co-ordinate mind with the physical body, so that both work toward the common goals the will is constructs on a day-to-day basis. Able to multi-task without fidgeting, Gemini will hold down two jobs, maintain two businesses, and interview with new partners - their right hand never knows what their left hand is doing. This versatile practice may work for or against Gem. The deciding factor is how many irons are in the fire when new projects are launched. This sign is ruled by the Messenger of the Gods. Analysis, writing, and public speaking, are special talents, along with coordination of the ‘large’ event. In the psychic domain: most lower mind gifts such as dowsing [especially voice dowsing], automatic writing, and code deciphering are often evident.
IN THE HOUSE SYSTEM,
Gemini rules the HALL, a method for getting to the rooms in the rest of the home. It conducts energy (electrical in nature) as well as providing access to a variety of resources and multiple activities. In medieval times, The Hall was similar to our modern day multi-purpose room and/or auditoriums. It was a common point of reference where gatherings took place, people of all rank and file could meet for many reasons. The Lord and Lady of the house could be approached or reported to in this part of the house, and formal gatherings, banquets, parties, social occasions, balls, weddings, and so forth were conducted herein. The third Tarot Trump is called THE EMPRESS, ISIS UNVEILED, THE QUEEN, and other titles, and she is the wife, mother and mistress of the house. It is her responsibility to coordinate all that pertains to such action. In the business world, she may be in the role of the social secretary, entertainment coordinator, and director. Please visit The Enchantress and The Hanged Man for information about Aquarius and Pisces.
Gemini is a bi-polar sign, ruled by Mercury, and tends to feel most positive when working with two colours at once. This is true especially in the social strata, where sky-blue and white, red and white, and purple and blue are very compatible. The sign of networking, mental activity geared toward coordinating the energy of others, communication and that nervous energy we call 'the spark' is soothed and calmed by blue and the cooler colours of the spectrum. However, when lighting has a blue tone, it's effect is uncomplimentary to the skin. Red and white are worn when there is an emphasis on speed, organizational work and communication pertaining to social activity - planning an event, calling people for confirmations, answering correspondence, and running quick errands.
Business wise the Gemini native loves the blue and white pin-stripped suit or the gray wool 'banker's suit' because of the tendency of these colours to lower the pulse rate, inspire trust, and lend an air of authority to the appearance. Blue is traditionally a colour of spirituality and thought, faith and so inspires trust when working directly with the public on a day to day basis. Yellow may also be worn as an inspirational colour in business, as it inspires joy because of its brightness, and also suggests intellectual activity. Women tend to make an excellent first impression on an audience with radiant golden-yellow and white. The combination will appeal to the use of reason, intellectual spirituality, and clarity of thought.
Gemini and Mercury rule the personal journal, the magical diary, and the spiritual record. Examples: The Baggins Journal aka the Red Book of Westmarch, John Muir's Journal, and Professor Jones' Grail Diary.
Trump III is the bi-polar compliment to Trump IX The Hermit [see Prelude to a Civilization, 1954] Victor Brauner (Romanian, 1903–1966). Tolkien interfaces symbols for both Trump via the royal family of Rohan, especially King Théoden and his niece, Lady Éowyn, sometimes known as The White Lady of Rohan.
References from Peter Jackson's trilogy:
Éowyn as the banner falls. The positive reference is Meduseld: Éowyn on the porch; and the negative reference: Gríma at Edoras ordering the banishment of the King’s nephew, Éomer.
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
-Fulton J. Sheen
MOONCHILD, The Cancerean
Water Sign: Domestic Matters, Psyche Seat of Power, Intuitive Tracking
This quiet, reserved sign was once symbolized by very different symbols than those we know now. The ancient scarab from Egypt, symbol of life renewing itself continually, is similar to the shellfish or tortoise, because of protective armor common to all. The subtle body symbol was a defender of the physical temple [during formation] and we have lost this reference entirely. The Ancient Greeks sometimes saw the tenacity (to hold onto life) as a pair of tongs. Today, popular symbols for the Moon’s sign are the crab, tortoise and shellfish, suggesting the sign as adaptive to the immediate environment and a shifting energy field. Natives value domestic peace, the positive and tranquil mood, and an inclusive cosmic factor. The good news about Moonchildren is their capacity to provide a nurturing, secure home life for family and guests in their home. Hyper-sensitive to betrayal and abandonment themes, they consider spiritual and physical nourishment in their family unit equally vital. Excellent caterers, hosts and hostesses, the native is renown for vittles selection, preparation and service. Moonchildren are often vulnerable due to their desire to provide security [parent] and kindness, and make frequent sacrifices for the benefit of those they love. The word agape (from the Greeks, meaning ‘love feast’) encompasses the motivations of the Lunar type... there is always room for one more at the table. The good news about the sign of the Summer Solstice is clan unity power. Teaching order and graceful compliance with Nature’s law comes easily. Just as the Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, so too the Moonchildren may tend to move too slowly because there seems to always be plenty of time.
IN THE HOUSE SYSTEM,
Moonchild works best in the Dining Room or any area of the house where the 'family table' is found. This ray rules the breasts, psyche seat of power, and stomach. It is therefore considered the sign of nourishment, contemplation of the Monad, and the hunt. In the Tarot Deck, this vibration is personified by THE EMPEROR, THE KING, and OSIRIS, the provider of both spiritual and physical nourishment for the family. By extension, the Kiva is also represented as a symbol for the deep consciousness in the sleep state.
The Dining Room is the symbol of the family within the home as they meet to form a unit; it is the idea of the clan, family ties, hereditary background and roots of the country of birth. There is a spiritual as well as a patriotic flavor to this powerful card which is frequently associated with The Last Supper, The Pascal Feast, and shared Pache Bread. By extension there are many references to King Arthur and his Knights of The Round Table. J. R. R. Tolkien can carry us to Middle-earth where we find a transfer of Trump IV power to Bag-end in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J. K. Rowling captures this spirit of the Moon via The Order of the Phoenix, who met at the Black table, located at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place, London. The house is insulated by magic so it cannot be found without the correct spell. Moonchild is a watery sign, ruled by the Moon and related to close-knit groups socially as well as in business activities. The ideal colours for this sensitive and moody sign tend to be green and white, and green and cream, and soft blue-greens. Socially, white and/or cream (antique lace colours) may be worn alone, and with pearls, suggesting purity. Psychologically, green, as the mid-spectrum point, represents withdrawal from stimulus, and these natives are known for retreating to the safety of their shells (the crab or shellfish is their symbol). Green surrounding the native may generate an ideal environment for reduction of muscular tension that is usually absorbed from the locale, in general. Green is an excellent colour for concentration, and for recall when audio files detail usuaual names, birth dates, directions, and so on.
In most business settings, Moonchild tends to respond well to peach colours in the décor, lighting effects (which should always be warm for them), and wardrobe. Orange [often pastel or iced] and peach tend to stimulate their competitiveness, increase the desire to socialize and beneficially stimulates good conversation where food or drink are served. The sign rules the digestive system, both physical and emotional, so natives are frequently found working around food, as in catering, restaurants, and any profession or industry involved with liquids. The amber colour, gemstone, and light is particularly favorable for men because of its electrical properties. Pearls, moon rock, white jade, and sometimes amethyst and lavender jad,e are favoured by women born under the Moon’s own sign. Green is the colour of growth, healing, planting seeds, and the mediumship of the vegetable kingdom. If the profession involves counseling, any seasonal green will work in harmony with this native’s parental approach, whether maternal or paternal, because the colour suggests median lines combined with fresh, clear, cool and abundant energy.
The higher octave of the Moon is symbolized by the Phoenix.
J. K. Rowling captures the phoenix cycle [lunar template] as functions in the human psyche, aptly portrayed in, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, and The Order of the Phoenix.
Hobbit Hole Hobbiton, The Shire. The circular design refers to the Monad; a round door and circular shape of the One Ring suggest subtle energy of deep psyche power; the Kiva or circular temple is another way to return to the comfortable disposition of collective consciousness.
MOONCHILDREN Sun Sign Astrology - FATAL ATTRACTIONS OF YOUR SIGN
June 22 – July 23
As a water sign, Moonchild tends to adapt to environmental influences and blend in the with surroundings. A native of the fourth, psychically tuned sign, will search out an element of motivation in a friend and will tend to emphasize that perception in the relationship. Moonchildren make intensely loyal, long suffering, and responsible companions once they take a liking to someone. Frequently, they provide a convenient shoulder for friends when tides turn and the going gets rough. Natives are attracted to rich, rare, well prepared foods, strong drink, and a fiery grill. If depressed they have a fatal attraction to extravagance and sweets.
Although Moonchild frequently searches their romantic script for traditional sentimental expression, natives can adapt to the preferences of their partner. The stuff that dreams are made of can sometimes appear in an unusual, yet healthy courtship, in spite of odds against their success. There may be a fatal tendency to mirror the unconscious [anima-animus] of their partner, so that the true personality of the Moon-ruled individual is not clear. Attempting to please their partner, the native can go too far and lose individuality that was an instrumental factor at the initiation of their relationship.
Moonchild has a fatal attraction to security, domestic, spiritual, and sometimes finnancial.
LEO, The Lion
Fire Sign: Initiative-Risk Taking, Champion of the Inner Child, Pleasure Principle
Leo is the Sun’s own sign, generating massive amounts of warmth, health and vitality – just as our hearts do. Natives thrive in a spotlight - that is where the action is. Ancient symbols refer to the Sun as the source of life and healing capability, symbolized [as either gold or silver] in the royal marriage with the Moon. A real Leo has rainbow wave energy shining forth [at fifth heaven] from within. The Herculean type and Apollo type Leo learn early how to identify the game rules and define particulars involved within any arena of action. Leo rules the opened heart center and mystic Sun power. They tend to first accept or reject anything that comes to them based on an already established concept of law and order. For this reason Leo can appear very stubborn. Natives are good leaders, executives, and friends, but if they are negative or afflicted, they tend to shoulder Herculean tasks too difficult (for one person) and fail to delegate. Many people want to participate and Leo may not defer the opportunity.
The good news about this regal sign is the capability for both vertical and horizontal thought. They are able to solve a problem either by using a conservative, tried and true formula for success or they can see a completely new approach to almost any problem. This makes Leo creative as well as one who can resolve difficulties, and select one way or another. The bad news about Leo is inflexibility under adverse criticism, and failure to maintain proper perspective during excessive, hostile situations. Their fiery nature makes them idealistic, romantic, and sometimes they over-estimate their own strength. But once their word is given they will give their all to insure that the contract is fulfilled.
VIRGO, The Virgin, Corn Maiden
Earth Sign: Business-Commerce-Trade, Analysis, Focus on Daily Achievement
The symbol for Mercury incorporates the cross, the circle, and also the half-circle, showing that Mercury represents body, soul and spirit, the three-fold division of every incarnate individual. Virgo is a practical, logical earth sign, the selectionist and discriminating mind. The scientific viewpoint of the Virgoan marks work and efforts that maintain good health mentally, physically and spiritually. The native loves to place everything before the waking conscious mind divided as categories, surgically organizing things so study can proceed in regard to various factors that compose the whole. Virgoans are known for their editing skill, mastery of sub-text, precision-oriented graphic design, and preferences of a perfectionist. This sign rules the whole (holistic) concept of working in both the spiritual and mundane sense, as above, so below, inscribed on the emerald tablet. Spiritual labor may be commitment to service to humanity, at the community level. In the mundane world, natives can work tirelessly on very detailed projects for long hours, without complaint. Hearth and home are tradition - household gods and goddesses govern this part of the zodiac. Glyph references originally embraced drama-mystery plays dedicated to Ceres-Demeter, and Vestal Virgins who tended the eternal flame. Symbols were associated with harvest, karma, and payment. Corn, sheaves of wheat, and grapes suggest good karma. Cause and effect are strongly emphasized in Virgo presentations. Statistics, charts, and “bottom line” references are staple outline proofs. The good news is any painstaking effort to establish a system, device, or formula that operates in conformity with Natural law, such as wind and solar technology, with minimal erosion. The bad news about this particular zodiacal sign is an inability to critique in a purely objective manner, bearing in mind that human frailty should be taken into account in any evaluation. Virgo is associated with trade, commerce and a desire to re-infuse energies back into the environment in return for what has been taken to survive.
Trump VI in reflex action with Trump XII
go Stone Gallery