Madame Athame is a mysterious
will-o-the-wisp who offers tongue-in-cheek readings that are meant to be
taken as such. They are by no means a lesson in how to read the tarot for
Warning: If you are humor-impaired, the Reiki Master General
strongly advises you not to read Madame Athame's column.
Q: Dear Madame Athame -
I'm an Egyptologist in search
of the tomb of the ravishing and magical Queen Im-A-Ho-Sis. Her
reign, in my opinion, was an important one. Some clues have reared
their heads, but a few pieces are missing. If you could assist
me in my search, I would be most grateful.
So, you'd be grateful, huh? How
grateful, big boy? Honey, it's been so long since I've engaged in
a little "slap and tickle" that you'd have to be an archeologist
to find everything. But I digress.
Seems to me that the Thoth deck
is in order for this case, Archie. May you find your beautiful
(but dead) queen.
1) Why is the quest for Queen
Im-A-Ho-Sis so important to Archie?
Your true quest is for the resolution
of the stress and strife which comes from searching for ways
to liberate your own Inner Queen. There's some pretty suggestive
symbolism in the circle at the top of the central wand. Is there
something you'd like to tell us, Archie?
2) Where is Im-A-Ho-Sis's tomb
On a symbolic level, she's buried
in your own lusts and desires (my...it's getting warm in here).
In the real world, someone must have moved the old dear. She's
not even in Egypt. She's buried in Babylon, beneath the Temple
3) What treasures will Archie
find in the tomb?
EIGHT OF SWORDS (interference)
The shackled bodies and shiny accoutrements
of the queen's soldiers. These will be laid out like a pinwheel
around her sarcophagus. Also, a tablet containing information
about a pair of twins no one knew about. Hmm...no wonder she's
buried with her soldiers - I think she liked them a lot!