My Dad is a Taurus. He was born 27/04/1935. He is a very practical no-nonsense sort of man, very stubborn, a staunch atheist, a tee-totaller. Likes food, Johnny Cash music, woodwork and is a bit of a hoarder*. He is a schoolteacher of fine reputation (now retired) and very good at teaching maths. Seems to inspire instant adoration in his pupils.
Imagine my surprise when during one of my Dark-Moon tidy-ups, I unearthed three very unusual objects in his study:
-A pack of divining cards, with perfectly geometric hand painted stars on them…and writing clearly in his hand. So he painstakingly hand-made his own set of magic cards!
-A teacup and saucer marked with astrological and mystical symbols, possibly used for tea-leaf reading or other sorts of divination?
-Strangest of all…a kind of “magic stick”, consisting of a chunk of petrified wood mounted on a carved bone handle, painted with mysterious little glyphs and symbols.
When I asked him about the items, all he would say about the cards was “Yes I made those” and the “magic stick” he explained as “something he made as a kid”. Looking at it, it is incredibly intricate and does not look like the product of a kid mucking around. I mean, it has cuts in it. What kid knows how to use a bone saw?
The teacup he said “belonged to his mother”. She was Scottish and had one blue eye and one green eye. I am not sure, but there is a little talk in the family about her having been “gifted” or having gypsy blood or something, but he refuses to talk about it.
So I am thinking Dad maybe has a hidden mystical side? If so, it might explain why when he was briefly dabbling in pottery, he painted perfect copies of Neanderthal cave paintings on porcelain. I though it was just an appreciation of Neanderthal art, but maybe there was a deeper connection? A lot of those paintings featured bulls which is very Taurean, yes?
Anyway thought this might interest you. Here are some pics of the items.
The Mystical Virgo
Dear Mystical Virgo,
WOW! What a cool dad and the symbols on the magic stick (picture not posted by request, due to possible bad juju – i agree) are SIGILS. I mean, seriously, he made this as a kid? ON WHAT PLANET? You could Google-image search them if you wanted to find out which supernatural entity is attached to which one. Sigils are old magic, with each one actually said to summon…something. An entity. Angel. Demon. Nature Spirit. To BE it. You don’t dabble in them as a hobby i.m.o.
Your Dad the Taurus does, however, have Uranus conjunct his Taurus Sun/Mercury and the Moon in Aquarius. So he’s Uranian and they’re full of surprises. He’s also got Mars square Pluto so good luck prising anything out of him he doesn’t want to share lol. Super-impressive though. Lucky you.
What does everyone else think of Witch-Dad?