Geomantic Resh (Mercury, Wednesday, Left Ear)

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Geomantic albus.svg          Geomantic rubeus.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Resh follows Pe and precedes Kaf. In the sequence of the week, it follows Dalet and precedes Gimel. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Resh fashions the ears along with Pe. Within the Tree of Life, it is the bottom double upon the pillar of severity, crowned with Gevurah and resting upon Hod. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Albus and Rubeus.

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[NB] A String of Knots

Okay, so I have a few things that I keep thinking about or which are being put forward for me to think about, things that will probably make their way into posts of their own, but right now I want to see what I can do to just get them out of my head and put them in front of my face, see what other connections might arise thereby. Notebooking, so caveat lector.

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Mercury’s Ghosts

The tone of the spiritualist material that has been drawing my attention lately isn’t the usual tone in which I tend to feel most comfortable. It feels lighter, faster, and a little more ‘every day’ for the lack of a better word than the Saturnian weight that tends to be where I feel comfortable (I know, I’m weird). That’s one reason why I talked myself through its stability, because it is stable, but it’s not dense.

It’s real, but it takes me a little work to appreciate how it is real. That’s a good thing, because it forces me to stretch my legs a little and get out of my own comfort zone, but it’s different and I’m going to think about that a bit here.

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Mercurial Matters

My final, somewhat off-the-cuff, post on the thoughts stirred up by Gordon’s review, this time regarding Mercury. More from the-book-I-haven’t-read here used as writing prompt, Epoch:

Mercury’s patronage of doctors…may seem a little odd, but until recently most medicine consisted almost entirely of charlatanism, quackery, placebos, convoluted explanations and excuses, huge bills and rapid exits. A fair bit of it stil does, both in its conventional and alternative modes.

The connections between Mercury and opportunism of all sorts is real enough, but this way of connecting them to medicine over-emphasizes them. There is a lot more than opportunism and trickery to Mercury. Digging into the quote just a little, there are two points I want to address: one is a matter of tone, the other of substance.

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