Harrow of the Week: The Trumpet

Harrow of the Week: The Trumpet

Answer the call. 

This week’s Harrow card is as bold and bright as its name: The Trumpet. There are actually two trumpets shown on this card. There is of course the trumpet itself spouting celestial fire, but blowing the trumpet is an angelic warrior called a trumpet archon. In his other hand, the archon holds a deadly blade. His wings are spread, and based on the movement of his tunic, he appears to be in mid-flight.

The Trumpet, like the archon dominating the frame, is a card of righteous power. Interestingly enough, the card is not from the suit of Hammers — which normally associates with Strength — but the suit of Shields, which associates with Constitution. While the trumpet archon is a strong and fierce fighter, his strength springs from his unfailing endurance. He is more concerned with fighting as long as possible, not as hard as possible.

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Harrow of the Week: The Queen Mother

Harrow of the Week: The Queen Mother

All hail the Queen. 

The Harrow deck has more than its share of striking images, and few are more striking than this week’s card, The Queen Mother. The Queen herself is a formian, a race of intelligent, anthropomorphic ants. She wears a crown, and a royal robe, and she sits upon plush cushions. In one pair of pincers, she holds a bunch of grapes. She is worshipfully attended to by a trio of formian larvae.

The Queen Mother is the full embodiment of pure Wisdom; that is, the ability for us to understand the world around us and use that understanding to fuel our intuition and willpower. The Queen is possessed of a strictly-reasoned mind, and it’s no surprise that her card is aligned Lawful Neutral, the alignment of collectivism and convention above all. The Queen cares little for moral intent. To her, Wisdom itself is the be all and end all of existence.

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Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Eye of Horus Ritual Incense Blend by Catamara Rosarium

Eye of Horus Incense and Oil

Rosarium Blends makes their own ritual incense blends, essential oil blends, and natural perfumes using the finest herbs, woods, resins and essential oils. All formulations are original recipes and the result of extensive historical research, practical experimentation and magical studies. Each incense is blended and charged during specific lunar phases, astrological transits, and correspondences. Thus formulated with intention to enhance the charm’s potency, enliven the senses, and increase the heightened awareness they are designed to awaken. This is traditional incense, which is burned on a charcoal tablet in a censer for group ritual or individual devotionals or meditation.

We were so impressed with some samples we received a couple of years ago, that we had Catamara create our signature incense blend for Eye of Horus, based on the mythic parts of our symbol, the Eye of Horus, the “moon” Eye.

Catamara Rosarium is the sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends. She is a Master Herbalist, Alchemist and Ritual Artist. But that’s just the short version.

Rosarium Blends founder, Catamara Rosarium

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