In this week's episode of Fortune's Wheelhouse, we end the suit of Swords with a rush of wind and the whirling blade belonging to the Page or Princess of Swords. The earthy part of air, she freely inscribes her will on the astral plane - the "fixation of the volatile". With the power of the Gorgon's head, she concretizes choices, turning options into fact. She will tell you: what she doesn't know isn't worth knowing. Lotus of the palace of air, she floats and dances easterly - and woe unto anyone who tries to deprive her of her freedom!
In our conversation we touch on: navigation, the New World vs the Old World, heads separate and attached, the Bornless Rite, the Star card, the goddess Minerva, Perseus and Andromache, Medusa and her sisters, the star Algol, the monkey mind, the Great and Terrible Oz, the smoking yet fireless altar, Lilith, Ogier the Dane of the short sword Cortain, vengefulness and sorcery, psychic healing and coincidence, I Ching hexagram 180 ("Gun," or Remedying), the geomantic figure Fortuna Minor, the secret service, spying, the swordswoman of the Ruach, linguists, programmers, and task managers.
We also talk about the quadrant ruled by this car and, at its center, the Ace of Swords, which is her throne. So this week our give away will be TWO art prints, from Mel's Tabula Mundi: Ace of Swords and the Princess of Swords. They are the root and the flower of the powers of Air, and they are signed, matted and ready to frame! You can sign up as a patron and find out more about the drawing here.