Today's card reading is from The Hermetic Tarot. The Hermetic Tarot is based upon the esoteric workings of The Secret Order of The Golden Dawn. "Founded in 1888 as a secret magical fraternity, the order counted among its members some of the foremost occultists and writers of the period including MacGregor, Mathers, Arthur Edward Waite, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, Aleister Crowley, and W.B Yeats."
I just joined Twitter today. I have used twitter in the past when I was part of a literary magazine but have not used it in a long time. I chose to ask these most sacred cards if I would get more twitter followers for my blog. I know it is silly but with doing a new card and tarot deck info on my blog daily sometimes it is hard to come up with deep questions. I received Queen of Wands known in The Hermetic Tarot as Queen of the Thrones of Flame.
From the booklet that came with the cards: Queen of the Thrones of Flame. Water of Fire. A crowned queen with long falling hair and resolute face is seated upon a throne surrounded by flames. Her right hand rests on the crest of a leopard's head. She bears a long wand with a very heavy spherical head. The wand is suggestive of the mysteries of Bacchus. The symbols for Pisces and Aries appear beneath the orb of her wand. Rules from the last decan of Pisces to above 20 degrees of Aries. Including part Andromeda. Meanings: Adaptable. Steady force. Sympathetic. Understanding when she wants to be.
Since I got the card in the upright position I only put that meaning, the reversed meaning is negative and only applies if the card is drawn reversed. This is a beautiful deck and quite intense energetically perhaps that is why I feel a little silly asking it such a frivolous question about twitter follows but still it delivered. It appears that I will get more twitter followers eventually and steadily.
Incidentally I happen to be an Aries. Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. His plants were vines and twirling ivy. I am pretty sure we are friends. Two of my tattoos are vines and ivy.
I have included a photo of Israel Regardie's The Golden Dawn. It has all the magical secrets of The Order of the Golden Dawn. I have yet to be able to decipher any of it. It is an encyclopedia of rites and rituals. I collect books and it is a great companion to this beautiful deck.