Benebell Wen released a thingy where you figure out your guardian spirits using the Tarocchi di Mantegna 1465.
Using the Lot of Spirit from your astrology chart, you match up the sign and house with the corresponding card from the Tarocchi di Mantegna.
Using the correspondences she laid out in tables, here is my Trinitarian force.
|Sign of lot of spirit||Scorpio||22 Loica (logic)|
|House of lot of spirit||7th house||27 Poesia (poetry)|
|Planetary ruler of sign||Mars||37 Justicia (justice)|
I have a few things I want to say and I don’t really know how to organise my thoughts/response… everything (with me and my thought processes, anyway) is so interconnected, it’s hard for me to separate them in any way that gets to the point quickly and succinctly.
But generally, it comes down to the imagery, the names/words, the numbers, and the recurrence of these symbols throughout my memory/life.
Poesia. Like OMG. I’ve blogged about that before, however it was in relation to the asteroid that bears that same name.
- Poesia (noun) – poetry.
- Poieo (verb) – I make/create.
I struggled to find much on Loica but seeing as that equated to logic, I supplemented it with Logos.
In terms of Justicia, there are 2 asteroids that bear similiar names/meanings.
- Justus = lawful, righteous.
- Justitia = equality, fairness.
Discerning the difference between the two is akin to differentiating between what is considered lawful vs what is considered to be good.
The law is not necessarily just, and to be or do good is not necessarily lawful. The key (as evidenced by the sword and the scales in the card) is in navigating the point of balance.
This is similar to that of temperance, except temperance would be the internal quality whereas justitia would be the outward expression of that quality.
Seeing as I already knew about Poesia, I decided to look up the astrological equivalents of Logic and Justice to see where they lay in my natal chart.
- Poesia is right there tightly conjunct my nadir (0°24′).
- Justitia is in a tight square with my lot of spirit (0°22).
- Logos is trine Uranus (0°44′), the notorious rebel of the planets.
I thought it was pretty insane that all 3 of my ‘guardian spirits’ lay in my otherwise empty 4th house. The 4th house relates to the home, the foundational roots from which one grows; the home you came from and/or the home you build.
For the longest time I have lamented how empty and insecure I feel at my core. Leo is the sign of confidence and magnanimity. I have so often reached out to others because I hated feeling alone and generally anything to do with myself.
Not knowing where I belonged, I made my home in the hearts of others. Whenever I came across people, I’d try to help them feel better about themselves and push them into the light outside of the darkness where they hid inside themselves.
I’m such a hypocrite because even though I try to get people to see the light within themselves, there’s no light inside me. I am just darkness, hollow and void.
UGH I have to stop saying “I am” because I’m not. I’m nothing.
I wanted to see if there was anything to be discovered by adding the card numbers together.
Loica 22 + Poesia 27 + Justicia 37 = 86.
EIGHTY SIX. 8-freaking-6. Do you remember me telling you about how strongly I associate with this number?
86 & 15.
Calculating my root numbers based on my date of birth.
Numerology calculation using the Pythagorean triangle.
- 8 + 6 = 14. Which just so happens to also be my tarot birth card. Temperance.
- 1 + 4 = 5. The hierophant. My life path number.
And to close off this fucking long (and wholly self-centred, not at all helpful) blog post, allow me to remind you what the word hierophant even means:
- An ancient Greek priest who interpreted sacred mysteries, especially the priest of the Eleusinian mysteries.
- An interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.
Check out Benebell Wen’s blog post for the cards and her insights.
|1 ♈ Aritmetricha (Arithmetic)||7 ♎ Poesia (Poetry)|
|2 ♉ Geometria (Geometry)||8 ♏ Loica (Logic)|
|3 ♊ Rhetorica (Rhetoric)||9 ♐ Philosofia (Philosophy)|
|4 ♋ Theologia (Theology)||10 ♑ Geometria (Geometry)|
|5 ♌ Musicha (Music)||11 ♒ Astrologia (Astrology)|
|6 ♍ Grammatica (Grammar)||12 ♓ Theologia (Theology)|
|Sign||Ruling Planet||Cardinal Virtue||Sign||Ruling Planet||Cardinal Virtue|