4 – un empereur – an emperor – E – ARIES

4 – un empereur – an emperor – E – ARIES

upright: authority, organization, military, institution, stability, competition. veterans, enlisted military, police. 

reversed: tyranny, war, abuse of power, military, dictatorship, control, confrontation. veterans, enlisted military, police.

method: for control of a situation, tie four nails in the shape of a square with red or black ribbon or string. place a representation of what is to be controlled beneath the square, and place this card on top. burn the appropriate candle.

3 – une impératrice – an empress – D – VENUS

3 – une impératrice – an empress – D – VENUS

upright: creation, growth, fertility, bloom. mother. the acorn as the potential of the entire oak tree. life.

reversed: blockage, overgrowth, infertility, rot. smother. trouble in paradise. 

method: create a depiction, symbol, or sigil of what is desired out of natural materials. twigs, stones, grass, leaves, vines as a physical or metaphorical goal. leave your depiction in nature to be taken back by the earth.

2 – un prêtresse – a priestess – C – MOON

2 – un prêtresse – a priestess – C – MOON

upright: intuition, inherent wisdom, special knowledge. the answer lies beyond the veil. the answer is what you already know it to be. trust yourself.

reversed: rationality gets in the way. intuition ignored. short-sightedness. seek the truth in another.

method: stand barefoot on grass or earth or sand. raise your hands to the heavens. remember you are not in nature, you are nature.

1 – un magicien – a magician – B – Mercury

1 – un magicien – a magician – B – MERCURY

upright: ability, control, influence, eloquence. soft power. practice what you preach, and practice your speech. wednesday morning.

reversed: inability, lack of control, taken out of context, taken too far. hard power. 

method: cast a magic circle. bless your tools so they serve you well. bless yourself as you call on your personal power. wednesday night.

From the Sorcery Underground Fortune Telling Deck – currently SOLD OUT, but restocking soon. Watch this space.