TSC interview on Mad Mister Mark's Podcast of Mystery, 5/11/19

I've done a lot of interviews in the last several months, but I think this might be one of my favorites. 'Mad Mister Mark' is a multi-talented radio guy, design-o-phile, and esoteric practitioner. His questions really got me thinking about the everyday mysteries we engage in as diviners. Plus I enjoy the format of the show, which is sort of Prairie Home Companion meets Western Magical Tradition.

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Reading the Decans: Beauty Weds the Architect [Aries III]

The final decan of Aries arrives with a welcome taste of coppery sweetness, after the grip of martial iron and the blaze of solar gold.  For ten days Venus shall hold court here.  There has been conquest (2 of Wands), there has been government (3 of Wands); now comes the ritual celebration that announces a sovereign's reign.  Perhaps this is what the Golden Dawn meant when they named this card the Lord of "Perfected Work".

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Reading the Decans: Kingdom of Gold [Aries II]

The ruthless conquest has passed. In the 3 of Wands, we see the reconstruction of the land and the power of good government to attend to the well-being of all.  An Emperor has many jobs: he must conquer (2 of Wands), he must govern (3 of Wands), and he must celebrate (4 of Wands) or ritualize his leadership, if his reign is to last.

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