Tarot #71: Lust/Strength, use your passion to create your destiny.

why abstain from happiness

When like a skilled lion

Your heart is nearing

And someday see

The divine prey is always near!

— Hafiz

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Mitigate energy with Love;

but let Love devour all things.

— Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth

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Let passion be your path and run full tilt into the world diving head first into the living water, immersed, devoured and devouring.

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You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. If it seems to you that I move in a world of certitudes, you, par contre, must benefit from the great privilege of youth, which is that you move in a world of mysteries. But both must be ruled by faith.

The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 4

 

You have a chance to put your dreams in play through energy and enthusiasm you will lead others into your visions of passionate living.

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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.

— Federico Fellini

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“From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am eighty-six, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature. At one hundred, I may well have a positively divine understanding of them, while at one hundred and thirty, forty, or more I will have reached the stage where every dot and every stroke I paint will be alive. May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie.”
― Hokusai

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Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

–John Locke

 

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“The sensory misers will inherit the earth, but first they will make it not worth living on. When you consider something like death, after which we may well go out like a candle flame, then it probably won’t matter if we try too hard, are awkward sometimes, care for one another too deeply, are excessively curious about nature, are too open to experience, enjoy a nonstop expense of the senses in an effort to know life intimately and lovingly.”
― Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the SensesImage result for spirit tarot strength

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Follow desire let your dreams and visions be maps to the unknown destination.

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