I did something a little different this morning. I asked the cards to Tell Me A Story of the next three days, each card representing one day:
Become who you are.
2 of Scepters (Wands): Mars in Aries; a channel for fiery creative power; warlike energy; exalts our individuality and uniqueness; spiritual drive; assertion of Will.
The Vampyre in the card is reminiscent of Vlad III – more commonly referred to as “Vlad the Impaler”. Vlad was the second of four brothers born into the noble family of Vlad II Dracul. In 1448, after being informed of the assassination of his father and elder brother at the hands of Walachian nobles (who’s efforts were supported by the Ottoman sultan), Vlad embarked on a long series of wars against the Ottoman empire to reclaim his governorship. Although most popularly known for his cruelty, he was a courageous and fierce warrior and is considered one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history, as well as a national hero of Romania.
Creative power, imagination, and invention,
[lies] at the level of the individual.
– Jon Rappoport
3 of Skulls (Pentacles): Mars in Capricorn; creative powers and talent put to use; mastering new skills; hard work; passion (Mars) brought to material fruition (Capricorn).
Like the Wyrd Sisters of Norse mythology, this Vampyress weaves the secrets of the Universe into the web she spins. Indeed. Wyrd is a concept in Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny (“to come to pass, to become”). The word wyrd eventually morphed into weird, which in Elizabethan times meant “having the power to control Fate.” Pagans believe that wyrd is a force that connects everything in the universe, therefore all their actions could have far-reaching consequences (similar to the concept of Karma).
Finding antidotes to the epidemic of lies, misinformation, and falsity
means being willing to be open to radical changes
while finding practices for living in truth.
– Michael Meade
8 of Grails (Cups): Saturn in Pisces; Lord of Abandoned Success; letting go and moving on; soul-searching.
Pisces (mutable and intuitive) is so weighed down by Saturn (strict Task Master) – symbolized by the poisonous fog – that it’s siphoned all the life out of the kingdom. Only his mask saves the Vampyre Lord from Death. In his shackled hands he holds a empty chalice which has been drained of life’s blood. Leaving behind the ruins of the past, he has embarked on a Spiritual Quest seeking meaningful truth and fulfillment – as Eights represent movement and Cups deal with the realm of emotions.