This may be one of my shortest blog posts ever, but bear with me.
I realized today while proofing some copy on "celebrating the sabbats" that I am more used to seeing the word sabbat capitalized - as in, "celebrating the Sabbats."
I asked one of our trusted Llewellyn editors what she thought, and she pointed out that the word holiday is never capitalized, but the names of the holidays are. (Or in this case, Beltane, Samhain, Lughnasadh, and so on.) Also it often happens that the word sabbat and the name of the sabbat appear side-by-side, making it look a little silly to capitalize both - "as we approach the Sabbat Beltane," for example.
What do you think? Do you want to see Sabbat
The horoscope is divided into twelve houses, each taking up 30 degrees (1/12) of the 360-degree circle; each house describes a different area of your life and correspond to its corresponding sign. The planets reside in your houses, and describe your actions within each house. Numbered 1 through 12, they start at the center left-hand side of the horoscope wheel and proceed counterclockwise. The lines that separate the houses are called cusps.
First House/Ascendant: Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth. The first house and your Ascendant describe your physical traits and characteristics, as well as the face you show the
The other day I mentioned that I often thought of the Hierophant as the Teacher. Perhaps one of the many reasons I love The Gaian Tarot so much is that it names and depicts Arcana V as The Teacher.
The creator, Joanna Powell Colbert, says that this card is the Humble Teacher, as in a Holy Fool or Crazy Saint. The emphasis here is (as it was in the Fey Tarot's Hierophant) less about tradition or formal education and more about wisdom, teaching, and learning.
Taking The Hierophant in this direction raises questions about the importance of tradition (is it important?), about the role tradition should or shouldn’t play in teaching or education.
Is Arcana V still Arcana V as The