Letters From Thoth & The New Era Elements
Courage, strength, the grand passion. This is about engaging with life deeply and intimately by living in the moment and connecting with it. Demeter/Astarte born by lions and Venus repressing volcanic fire - these are the Deities associated with Lust - with their powers to arouse, harness and direct animal natures. The message here is we need to reach a level of consciousness so high, that the only thing left is universal consciousness and our dissolution into this infinite moment.
Ah, the wild, untamed animal instinct and our choice to unleash it or tame it. It's all so easy to snap at someone who is ticking you off but not so easy to stop for a moment and ask yourself if it's really something you want to get into. Sure, it feels great to let that anger fly - but most likely, afterwards, you just end up feeling bad, even if you had every right to be angry in the first place.
Cause we're the masters of our own fate
We're the captains of our own souls
So there's no need for us to hesitate
We're all alone, let's take control
And I was like... lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Perfect song (Iggy Pop) for this card. We are so full of stuff - and we tend to stuff away the wild untamed part of us because society says to show it is ... distasteful? As with all things, balance. Here, we can reach a point where our lower and higher selves are in perfect harmony - taking our shadow side and shaping it into something positive and powerful. One step closer to dissolution into the infinite. That is something to lust for.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.