MAAT Tarot card of the week
First Quarter Moon in Aries
9 of Wands
Planetary ruler Saturn
The 9 of Wands is traditionally a rest between battles. The image in the MAAT Tarot 9 of wands depicts the archetypical hero god being
raised in secret for his own protection. Traditional archetypes, who fit into this role, the Egyptian god Horus who was raised on the marshes in secret to protect him from his uncle Set( the god of desert and destruction). King Arthur who was taken from Uther and Igraine by Merlin and raised by common farmers his identity kept secret. Moses who was floated down the Nile in a basket to be raised by Egyptian royalty. Jesus whose parents fled into Egypt to protect him from Herod. All of these hero/god archetypes were raised in secret and when they matured became the saviors of their country/people.
The first quarter moon is of the waxing/ creative power of the moon. Aries is the beginning of the zodiac cycle. Together the message seems to say in order to get the job done right we must pace ourselves and delay self gratification. This signifies the beginning of an important long term project.
This is not a quick project that is just for fun that can be completed in a couple of hours. This project will take careful planning and meticulous and steady work over time. You will also need to take time away from this project for contemplation and renewed inspiration. In the end however all the time and effort will be worth it. This is the project or event of a lifetime and how you begin now is very important. Do not rush take your time be thorough in your plan and execution.
Other Aries cards to think about:
New Moon(March 21-April 19)- 2 of Cups- partnerships of all types create an ending and a new beginning for the self. Marriage especially marriage with children creates the beginning of new mortality.
Full Moon- (Sept.22-Oct)-King of Swords- The Archetypical hero/god, the annual king, savior/hero of people and country. Faces mortality and
realizes one has a duty to act.
Last Quarter Moon-(June 21-July 22)- 8 of Coins-The apprentice- trying new things learning from the master craftsman and becoming the master
with the obligation to pass on the knowledge to the next generation.
Have a Happy New Year!