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    The Houses

    The First House: Our compass; like the spark of vital life energy, that which guides you forward. Ruled by Aries.

    The Second House: Our foundation; like a bear preparing for hibernation, what makes you feel secure. Ruled by Taurus. 

    The Third House: Our connections; like an observant child, how you relate to the wider world. Ruled by Gemini.

    The Fourth House: Our womb; like a receptive mother, what provides you a sense of home. Ruled by Cancer.

    The Fifth House: Our purpose; like a blooming flower, how you creatively express your unique self. Ruled by Leo.

    The Sixth House: Our efficiency; like a true hustler, how you solve problems and improve. Ruled by Virgo.

    The Seventh House: Our bonds; like royalty, what influences you to choose who to form unions with. Ruled by Libra.

    The Eighth House: Our transformations; like a snake shedding its skin, how you adapt to the rhythms of life. Ruled by Scorpio.

    The Ninth House: Our journeys; like a vagabond charting a new map, what opportunities you will lean into. Ruled by Sagittarius.

    The Tenth House: Our victories; like the heroic warrior of a story, how you will be of benefit to the world. Ruled by Capricorn. 

    The Eleventh House: Our dreams; like looking deeply into the night sky, what dreams you want to manifest. Ruled by Aquarius. 

    The Twelfth House: Our transcendence; like the chaos in the death of a phoenix, how you will rise again from primordiality. Ruled by Pisces.

    Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries; in fact it is the language not only of mysticism and philosophy but of all Nature, for every law and power active in universal procedure is manifested to the limited sense perceptions of man through the medium of symbol. Every form existing in the diversified sphere of being is symbolic of the divine activity by which it is produced. By symbols men have ever sought to communicate those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language. Rejecting man-conceived dialects as inadequate and unworthy to perpetuate divine ideas, the Mysteries thus chose symbolism as a far more ingenious and ideal method of preserving their transcendental knowledge. In a single figure a symbol may both reveal and conceal, for to the wise the subject of the symbol is obvious, while to the ignorant the symbol remains inscrutable.

    Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (via eyeamthat)

    major arcana themed prompts

    prompts associated with tarot cards

    send a character/ship to reveal their fortune at the hands of a writer

  • The Magician: sky, mystery, power, talent
  • The High Priestess: lunar, temple, inner voice, 
  • The Empress: fertility, natural world, beauty, dependence on others
  • The Emperor: wisdom, ego, authority, inflexibility
  • The Hierophant: worship, balance, group identity
  • The Lovers: twins, nudity, disharmony, romantic love
  • The Chariot: victory, animals, awareness, arrows, aggression
  • Strength: courage, patience, lack of discipline, virtue, biting
  • The Hermit: loneliness, withdrawal, thoughtfulness, lantern
  • Wheel of Fortune: reversal of luck, colourful, destiny
  • Justice: gold, truth, double edged sword, impartiality
  • The Hanged Man: punishment, knowledge, nature, halo, sacrifice
  • Death: flowers, bones, nameless, transformation
  • Temperance: wine, water, wings, imbalance, excess, patience
  • The Devil: addiction, detachment, materialism, monsters
  • The Tower: destruction, sudden, flames, fear of change
  • The Star: puddle, reflection, hope, serenity, lack of faith
  • The Moon: domesticity, the wilderness, howling, illusion, insecurity
  • The Sun: crimson, children, success, festivity
  • Judgement: resurrection, music, grey, refusal, graves
  • The World: corners, the elements, completion, lack of closure
  • The Fool: madness, cliffs, gambling, innocence, recklessness
  • The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based.

    1. The Principle of Mentalism

        "THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.“

    This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.” It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of “The Material Universe"; the “Phenomena of Life"; “Matter"; “Energy"; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.

    2. The Principle of Correspondence

        "As above, so below; as below, so above.“

    This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature.

    3. The Principle of Vibration

        "Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.“

    This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is in motion”; “everything vibrates"; “nothing is at rest"; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt.

    4. The Principle of Polarity

        "Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its
        pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are
        identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet;
        all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be
      
      reconciled.“

    This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is dual”; “everything has two poles"; “everything has its pair of opposites,“ all of which were old Hermetic axioms.

    5. The Principle of Rhythm

        "Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides;
        all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in
        everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the
        measure of the swing to the left; rhythm
    compensates.”

    This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow; a high-tide and low-tide; between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity described a moment ago. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking.

    6. The Principle of Cause and Effect

        "Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause;
        everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name
        for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation,
        but nothing esca
    pes the Law.“

    This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: “Everything Happens according to Law”; that nothing ever “merely happens"; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects.

    7. The Principle of Gender

        "Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine
        and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all
       
     planes.“