So since we last spoke, the world has ended. But let's back up.
    Last year I decided to use this space to explore qabalah and the Tree of Life. We would climb the tree, exploring the spheres upward from 10 to 1. (The
qabalistic tree of life is essentially a filing cabinet, a correspondence and classification system for everything in the universe. Qabalah also indicates a structure behind all manifest events and each individual human soul).
    My plan was to retcon the existing PTWF yin-yang years of 2016-17 into MALKUTH, the bottom and tenth sphere (KINGDOM; the Body, the Earth, the Basics). 2018 was already mystic and purple, so it could be YESOD (FOUNDATION; Independence, the Moon, the Machinery of the Universe). Then 2019 was orange, HOD (Glory; Mercury, Reason), the eighth Sphere. But moving into 2020, I second-guessed going forward. So much of my efforts now are in basic real-world repositionings, I figured maybe we should start properly at the beginning of things, giving MALKUTH and YESOD their full due. There's a path on the tree from 8 to 10, so my HOD year could still count. Intending to back up, I made graphics for MALKUTH - but didn't upload. Something still felt off...
    ..and then the world ended. The novel coronavirus Covid-19 swept over planet Earth and shut everything down, quarantining most of the general population at home - things halted earnestly in North America in early March (much sooner in some parts of the world) and lockdown has been continuous for more than 100 days now. Stages of isolation here have tended to include: denial, Tiger King, bread-making, and civil unrest.
    That last one is more than a little concerning - the murder of George Floyd by an American police officer detaining him has lit simmering populations ablaze. All over the world, protestors crowd the streets (in defiance of still-vital quarantine rules) to speak out against pervasive police brutality. Many events remain civil and peaceful, but in larger cities a crackdown is evident - militarized police and private security forces seem to be using combat and suppression tactics against citizens. Tear gas and rubber bullets. The imagery is horrifying, and again and again I hear We were being peaceful and they just ATTACKED us, for NO REASON--. The reason would seem to be letting us all know that citizens should be afraid of the police.
    And while all this goes down, the stock market (once described to me as 'a graph of rich people's feelings') keeps going up. It would seem the world's wealthy enjoy seeing Imperialism enforced.
    Anyhow I looked at the tree and the path from HOD(8) to NETZACH(7) is called PEH (פּ). It's the 27th path, its element is Fire, and its planet is Mars. And its tarot is the motherfucking TOWER
    Perhaps right now the less said about that the better, have described the situation enough - but I'm being optimistic and moving forward - up the tree. 2020 is Peh. Welcome to a time when absolutely everything comes crashing down, when the foundations shake in ways you've never even imagined. Welcome to PEH - TRUMP XVI - THE TOWER.
    Why is this path optimistic? Because on the other side of this lies the seventh sphere - NETZACH: VICTORY.


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