[A1] AUSPICE: The Cognizant Genius:
Card of Purpose and Will
Tiny spark, wish is granted
From a mind, thought implanted
Force of will, make it so
As above, so below
A resolute agent is cogitating.
An intelligent savant is instigating.
Lilies, birch bark, headband and a dove all convey the cards ruling color of white. The white of light that emerges from the darkness of Nadir as a new beginning in the never ending cycle that each 1 through 9 progression represents. The cosmic Lemniscant over his head also reminds us of this cyclic nature.
The Magician waves his wand and sparks fly. He wills the appearance of the dove into being. He decides when it happens. In front of him lie the symbols of the four suit signs used in this deck, symbolizing his dominion over fate. As opposed to the antonymous Ignorant Fool who forever remains at the mercy of fate.
He is a young man starting out in the foothills, as opposed to the equidistantly similar Hermit, or Consummate Sage, an old man about to die at the top of a mountain. He is clever. The Consummate Sage is wise.
1 of [+] The Fast Beginning
1 of [X] The Nascent State
[A1/9] The Bright Light
Antonym: [D1] PORTENT: The Ignorant Fool
Transonym: [A9] ZENITH: The Consummate Sage
Varonym: [Reverse] ARTIFICE: The Supercilious Snob
Compare to The Numerical Tarot
Compare to The Seasonal Tarot
Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords
[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major
Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next
The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm
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