This is the beginning of publicizing an ongoing endeavor that has been private Craftworking for some time. Daily draws are a part of my life, but this is going to be the year that I begin becoming a Taroteer in earnest. Draws and interpretation to be shared with the world from a Witchen perspective.
Cards for these daily readings will be drawn from the three cycles of the Utah Mannini Tarot Project, a tarot deck created by the Utah Pagan Community in the years 2000, 2005, and 2010, and from the Haindl Tarot, my personal deck of choice, as well as from other decks I may be dealing with at any given moment (I own 23 Tarot decks, so the word here is "variety"!). The card for this draw is from Utah Mannini Three, created in 2010. Enjoy!
This card was created from a photo and pen-and-ink drawing focused on the red-rock country of Southern Utah, in the Arches:
Emperor meaning: When we see the Emperor in the arches we think of time, wisdom, grand authority and grounding. He sits atop the mountains and in the arches carved away through natural forces and over long periods of time, he's been there done that so to speak. Listen to his advice. He is strong, powerful and scrutinous; though comforting and practical he is an elder to be learned from. He calls to us from inside, take a moment to recognize your own strength as a leader and take charge of your life! (Work and interpretation by Lissa Snellman)
Here it is the first of January, 2012, so what better time to begin? And today's draw is: The Emperor. The avatar of care in spending, husbandry of resources, owning your "shit", however you define that, and Fathering those things that you consider important. And what better way to begin the New Year than with the Emperor's circumspection, taking a close look around at all there is to hold, to have, to do, to attain? If there were ever a denizen of the Tarot Universe that practically screams "NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!!" it is this guy. SO--look about yourself. Regard your circumstances. What is there to care for? What is there to attain? What is there to pay attention to? What is there to achieve or to adjust? All of it falls into your hands. It's a new beginning. It's a new year with no mistakes in it yet. And his Lordly energy will do what is possible to make sure there are none....Hail the Emperor! He marches to his throne under the New Year's Sunrise. Go on, join him. He's waiting for you!