Archive for February, 2018

OCCULT: Daily Draw – King of Pentacles

Today’s card is the King of Pentacles.

The King of Pentacles sits on his throne, resplendent, with one foot resting on a rock. His throne is adorned with bulls’ heads; in one hand, he holds the pentacle, and a scepter in the other. His throne is surrounded by vines.

The King of Pentacles is the ultimate end goal in life satisfaction. Rich, well-to-do, and having found his place in life, the king almost looks bored with his status. Though the fruits of labor are certainly worth laboring for, one might find that life gets lonely at the top.

To note, this now the third pentacle card I’ve drawn – and the second court card. If I draw another court pentacle card I’m going to freak out.

FOOD: McDonalds – Szechuan Sauce

Hey, you! Do you watch television? What about watching adult alternative animation? Have you ever heard of Adult Swim? And what about the show… Rick and Morty?

Well, if you’re reading this review, you definitely have. If you haven’t, Rick and Morty is a sci-fi cartoon show on Adult Swim that recently featured a discontinued McDonald’s promo sauce for the Disney movie Mulan:

Rick Sanchez, a dimension hopping ultra-genius, reveals his motive behind his erratic actions is simply to find more Mulan Szechuan dipping sauce. The mere mention of this supposedly delicious sauce set off legions of Rick and Morty fans, who began a campaign to demand McDonald’s bring the dipping sauce back.

Fortunately for them – and unfortunately for us – McDonald’s listened.

The sauce was brought back in limited quantities as a co-tie in for their new Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders. And when we say limited, we mean limited. It was only available at select restaurants, with most having less than 20 packs to give out. The fans were upset to the point of requiring police intervention at some areas.

Naturally, it was an enormous blunder for McDonald’s. But they pledged that the sauce would return in December of 2017, in quantities enough that all could enjoy the tangy Asian flavor.

Now, in February of 2018, the sauce is back. Points for trying, McDonald’s.

So, is the sauce good enough to riot over? Was it worth digging back into McDonald’s 1998 recipe box for? Was it even good enough to have been a plot point in an overly-popular cartoon? Find out after the cut.

Read On…

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Ace of Swords

Today’s card is the Ace of Swords.

The Ace of Swords, like the other four minor aces, shows a hand emanating from a cloud holding the icon of the suit. The sword in this card is crested with a crown, and is surrounded by mysterious flames.

The Ace of Swords represents the ultimate “cutting” action. It demands direct, forthright action – cutting through all obstacles, slicing through all potential struggles, and shattering anything that gets in your way. With the Ace of Swords, expect a sudden and surprising ability to get what you want.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Two of Swords

Today’s card is the Two of Swords.

The Two of Swords features a person blindfolded and holding two swords before them. They are blind, but not helpless – though they cannot see any potential assailants their two swords keep them well defended.

When drawing the Two of Swords, you feel on guard in your life. The stresses and troubles of everyday life have been getting to you, and you feel like your back is against the wall. Don’t fret – though things seem like they’re stacked against you, you’ve got the tools you need to overcome.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Ace of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Ace of Pentacles.

The Ace of Pentacles, like the other four minor aces, shows a hand emanating from a cloud holding the icon of the suit.

The Ace of Pentacles is the culmination of its suit, and represents all things of it: money, family, happiness, and being down-to-earth. The pentacles are a suit that focuses on the material world, and the ability to keep what you have inside it. How are you doing, money-wise? Are you making sure you don’t spend too much?

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Temperance

Today’s card is Temperance.

Temperance, at its simplest, is about harmonizing between two extremes. The androgynous angel pours water between their goblets, but note that the water pours up from the bottom chalice to the top.

To demonstrate temperance, try to find the connection between the extremes in your daily life. Where do you feel pulled and pushed? What are you doing that feels contradictory to who you really are? By finding the right compromises between your actual and idealized self, you too could make something as impossible as water flowing up happen.

EGGWARE.XYZ: The Abbreviated Works of Roki

Prova is a planet ruled by two-legged animal-like aliens, where its “Lunan” religion has survived for centuries. Its rich tradition has been passed down from priest to priest, eventually becoming a predominant part of greater interstellar culture.

The philosophy of the legendary Kagzaren priest, Roki, has since grown to be one of the dominant religions of the galactic quarter. By studying the ancient texts, we can understand the reasons behind a once-backwater planet’s belief system rising to dominance. This collection contains a selection of original Roki texts, re-translated and commentated for clarity.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Queen of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Queen of Pentacles.

This Queen typically suggests a dark and serious woman, whose intelligence has lead her to her lofty position. She examines a pentacle in her hands, carefully contemplating its essence.

The Queen of Pentacles signifies the intelligence it takes to acquire what you both want and need. By never becoming complacent with what you have, you’ll always be able to find what you really need in life. Always be critical of your surroundings, your belongings, and your self.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Six of Swords

Welcome to the new Occult section of the Eggware.XYZ blog, where I hope to be frequently posting tarot card drawings, readings, and general mystical conversation.

Today’s card is the Six of Swords.

The Six of Swords is a card, at its simplest, about travel. Though literal travel is obvious, more common is a metaphorical journey between states. The transitory period between two periods of growth is a vital one for any developing person.

As the first card drawn in my new journey towards tarot reading professionally, the significance of it is obvious. My own path towards the eternal study and practice of the tarot begins here. I invite you all to join me on this trip!