Such complicated cards. Such complicated paintings. Such complicated Masters.
Following last week's Pentacles, there is surely money somewhere near. Or, as these cards suggest, it is the more basic meaning of the suit enlivening this time. Pentacles are not merely the coinage of the realm, they are our realm itself -- the Earthly realm.
Swords are air. Cups are water. Wands are fire. Pentacles are Earth.
Sota de Oros, the Page of Pentacles, symbolizes Youth beginning the journey of external life, Earthly life. But Dali chooses Sir Joshua Reynolds, painting three centuries later, and chooses' Master Hare, a painting designed to show the primacy of a child's world, the child'a disinterest in external matters.
Very spiritual messages this week, and noteworthy for coming again and again from the Earthly realm.
Three is the number of completion, of wholeness. The tension of one - two dissolves into creation of a third -- woman, man, child; mind, body, spirit; a three-legged stool; a musical chord; the Christian trinity. Completion. Balance. Harmony.
The Page of Oros -- the child within the suit of the Earth -- is coming new to immersion in the world, or immersion into a new world. The page, of any suit, is the student, the child, the learner.
So what to make of both completion and novice from this two-card reading suggesting that the new knowledge is spiritual in nature but worldly in pursuit. It sounds the best of all words. It sounds wonderful.
Although Italian, the anonymous Illuminator derives his name from the
But what does Dali mean growing an ectoplasmic seahorse -- the creature where the male gives birth -- above and behind this child? And what with the delicate dragonfly below? Watery and androgynous. Of course. How Dali.
Comment: A momentous week of awakening to a new spirituality that touches so many elements. That seems enough with a single added imperative -- Remain open, as a child, to all that is offered. And then accept.