On this week's episode of Fortune's Wheelhouse, the engines are running, the pistons are pumping, skyscrapers rise on the horizon. The 3 of Pentacles or Disks is the Lord of Work! and the Devil himself ensures there are no idle hands at play here. Combined with the driving force of Mars and the power of the calendrical New Year, all manner of resolutions are taking form. Here is the glory of the built world and the promise of industry writ large. Through the power of collaboration, ambition turns into 3D, concrete reality.
In our conversation we discuss: the Devil and the Tower, the exaltation of Mars in the sign of Saturn, blueprints, Masons, the myth of Enki and his apelike humans, Gilgamesh, Innanna, and Enkidu, seeking the unattainable, pyramids as symbols of aspiration, the Pillar of Form, the 9 reaping the fruits of the 3, the gunas (Sattva, Tamas, and Rajas), sulfur/salt/mercury, lawful/chaotic/neutral, silence, avarice, Binah consciousness, the armies of Mordor at the gates of Barad Dûr, the Giver of Permits, and Faustian bargains.
The 3 of Pentacles is associated with Mars and the second decan of Capricorn. Since this is the last card of Mars we will be encountering, it's your last chance to win our favorite Mars prize, the Tower puzzle. This explosive jigsaw puzzle features the art from the Tower card in Mel's Tabula Mundi deck! You can sign up as a patron and find out more about the drawing at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse.