B.O.T.A.Tarot – Buttercups and Bluebells



In my B.O.T.A. studies today, I looked at Keys 1 and 2 – the Magician and the Priestess – to imprint their colour tones and musical pitch.  The Magician’s is bright yellow: the frequency is E natural.  The Priestess is deep sea blue: G-sharp.  Through them shine a little, the complementaries of 3 and 4 – the Empress and Emperor, who are green and red.    And there is the Fool, Key 0:  the adventurer in every Key.  His colour is pale primrose yellow, the tone of the Spirit.

A buttercup field:  a bluebell wood.

Tarot Keys 1/yellow and 2/blue, with the complementaries green/3 and red/4, showing through.  Additionally - Key 0 the Fool, who is in all the Keys - the adventure of the creative work

Tarot Keys 1/yellow and 2/blue, with the complementaries green/3 and red/4, showing through. Additionally – Key 0 the Fool, who is in all the Keys – the adventure of the creative work

The Magician, with his focus on the garden, begins a task.  He is our self-conscious intention, and on the Cube of Space, he is the top surface:  the Above.

Nothing can be done without the Priestess.  She is our subconscious, reflecting the Magician’s input,  recording and delivering everything he put there, or is able to modify.   She is the bottom surface of the Cube:  the Below.   She rises like a fountain or a well, through the garden.  She holds half-hidden, the Tora – the Akashic scroll.

Linking them, through the Cube’s interior vertical axis, is The Fool:  our supra-conscious or divine nature.  From womb to tomb he is our creative Adventurer, or Alchemist, and he dances inside the World.

I want to keep this post as brief as possible, and let the pictures and their colours speak.  I come back again and again, to the Cube of Space.  Each face, corner, edge and interior axis of the Cube has its own Tarot key, compass direction, and colour resonance.  The geometry of the Cube is a three-dimensional Seal of Solomon:  a pair of Tetrahedrons:  the hexagonal grouping of the sun’s rays.  All our life is in the Cube of nature, whatever we build.  The points of the compass are six – N,E,W,S;  Above and Below.

Diagram, cube, weathercock

Doing mental “colour saturations” is good for training and concentration.  My concentration became very poor, lately.  It is all over the place.  My colour practice is helped by visualizing daffodils – or buttercups! – bluebells … red geranium … violet pansy or iris … and so on.   Flowers are the colours which glow:  the gems of the soul which flow.   It is enough to make the intention strong.  The result grows organically.



Since my earliest interest in Tarot, I had a special affection/affinity for The Fool and The Priestess together.

…  but it is not a bad idea to strengthen his tonal resonance a little, from pale spring primrose to buttercup!   The Fool is all things possible – the ALEPH.  The Magician is BEIT, the Beginning.  The Priestess through the bluebells is the Moon;  the Fool is “Advaita” and the Magician is Mercury’s application among the roses and the lilies of our earth.  The pure enlightened Mercury has this colour:






My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

aquariel link …  to an inner journey yesterday, which touches on this topic

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1 thought on “B.O.T.A.Tarot – Buttercups and Bluebells

  1. I am so deeply enjoying your blog tonight. The way that you explore associations, sensations and the universe really sings to me. 🙂 I love looking at the sketches that show the links between different concepts… each being mapped onto another landscape or terrain.

    Reading this post, I was reminded of a very obscure branch of musical tuning that uses geometry to generate and symbolise harmonic spaces. Mostly for the visuals, I share with you this link: http://www.anaphoria.com/dal.PDF Skip the words on the first few pages… really dense, but as an artist you might feel inspired by the images on the later pages.

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