Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stay Out of the Way of Right Change Happening -A Reading from the Book of Tarot for January 31, 2012

Illustrations from the Albano Waite Tarot@deck reproduced by permission of US Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. Copyright c 1990 by US Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT. Further reproduction prohibited.

KAPH and BINAH

Two Tarot cards are profiled. Each card represents a consciousness that corresponds to the highlighted paths on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah) diagrams included with this reading. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness these cards symbolize to be reflected in the experiences and events of the day

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day.  Today is 01, 31, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune.  The second card, the 3 of Swords, is a random draw seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day.

The archetype of the Wheel of Fortune represents the consciousness of wisdom through change. Fortune is a wheel and it spins. Successful realization of this path requires balance through change. The Wheel of Fortune is laden with symbols. Wisdom dominates the symbols as seen with the color blue, the Sphinx and the Torah (Tora). Tora is spelled out in the outer ring of the wheel, mixed with IHVH, the unspeakable name of G__. The Four beasts of the Apocalypse are all reading the Tora.. In the top left is Aquarius, top right is Scorpio, Leo is in the bottom right and Taurus is in the bottom left. These fixed signs of the zodiac have wings signifying stability through change. The snake on the left side of the wheel is a symbol of the life force descending into the material world. The snake’s head is traveling towards the feet of a red Anubis rising on the right side of the wheel, a sign of intelligence or wisdom ascending. The middle wheel contains the material world: alchemical symbols for mercury, sulfur, water and salt. The energy on this path of Wisdom balances work well done with the compassionate abundance of the Universe.  There is no rhyme or reason behind the workings of good fortune, it just is. The good that comes, goes just as easily. The only thing we can be sure of in life and the wheel is change. Wholeness requires wise balance come what may on the wheel of material fortune.

The 3 of Swords falls on the 3rd Path, one of the Supernal 3 on the Tree of Life. The numbers 3 of each suit in the Tarot deck, 4 cards combined, reflect the consciousness realized on this 3rd Path. This path is where order of all comes into being, it is the mother of existence. This path is a hub of synthesis. We achieve this synthesis of being by fulfilling the work we are born to create, rejoicing in the profound recognition of what is valuable, experiencing birth pain in our hearts and knowing objective truth. The  three of Swords is THE card of creativity. The look of the three swords stabbing into a heart brings to mind heartbreak and pain. But the pain in this fire card is birth pain: the pain of creation, the pain of the right thing happening. There is nothing to do with birth pain except take it into our heart and in so doing bring new creations into being. It is up to us to create the world we experience. Wholeness via the path of the Three of Swords is to master the understanding that the formation forces of life deliver what we need, not what we want.

Please note:

This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind.  People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Yoga of the West go to Edithttp://bit.ly/9BiovO

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Look to Yourself to See What You Seek – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for January 30, 2012

Two Tarot cards are profiled. Each card corresponds to a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). These paths are highlighted in the additional pictures provided. The higher the card’s placement on the Tree the higher the consciousness it represents. The combination of what the cards symbolize and the placement of the paths they represent on the Tree will reveal what you need to pay attention to today.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Today is 1, 30, 2011, or number 9: The Hermit.

The Hermit, the archetypical loner, stands on the snowy peaks of spiritual enlightenment; his right hand raises a shining lamp of truth. The Hermit is sharing the six-pointed star of Solomon’s wisdom for those who are willing, ready and able to see. The figure in this card is said to be wearing the cloak of invisibility, only those who have eyes to see, will see what the Hermit shares. This path is for the person who is willing to stand alone, in “right knowing,” to defy accepted thought and or ways of the world, in order to demonstrate the way to enlightenment.  Following the path of the Hermit lights the way to new levels of understanding, and attainment of goals.  The long thin staff in this figure’s left hand symbolizes the way: the narrow path of initiation. Wholeness on the path of the Hermit requires us to be willing to narrow our life focus in order to complete important work, seek higher consciousness, and model what it is to work as one with the Light and the good of All.

The second card is a random draw, seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day. Today’s card is the archetype of The Hanged Man.

The Hanged Man does not have the power to change all that needs to be changed. That power is completely left to the Light. The color yellow, knowing, glows on this card, both on the figure’s feet and around his head. This figure is perfectly content hanging upside down because he/she knows that it is only a matter of time before what needs to come into form will come into form. Also, note that the man’s legs cross in an odd formation one leg straight and the other crossed at a right angle. This is a symbol of a crossroad, in this case a crossroad we are powerless to do anything about right now. Wholeness requires us to willingly accept our powerlessness. To know, in fact, that our not acting is exactly the right thing to do to achieve wholeness.

Please note:

This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind.  People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Yoga of the West go to http://bit.ly/9BiovO

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Balanced Strength To Rise Again – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for January 29, 2012

Two cards are profiled. Each card represents a consciousness that corresponds to the shaded paths on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah) diagrams provided. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness these cards symbolize to be reflected in the experiences and events of the day

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Today is 1, 29, 2012, or number 8: Strength.

Strength is also called balance, it’s both, as it takes great strength to maintain the balance between severity and mercy required to travel the path this archetype represents. Strength requires us to accept imperfection. Imperfection just is, dealing with it requires us to balance force with compassion. This balance requires the wisdom to realize that strength comes with not knowing and not judging. Note the figure is at peace, draped in garland and wears the crown of infinite wisdom. Her hands mirror the balance of her crown with a “yin yang” pose that cradles the “beast’s” head. This beast is licking the figure’s right hand. The right hand symbolizes our power to bring reality into form. At the same time this beast’s teeth are bared and his claws are extended.  Achieving wholeness on the path of Strength requires us to realize the perfect balance of power and powerlessness.

The second card is a random draw, seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day. Today’s card is the Ten of Swords.

The Ten of all Suits combined represent the 10h path on the Tree of Life. The 10th path is known not as a Chakra, in the Yoga of the West tradition, but as the soles of the feet. This path is the kingdom, the material plane of existence; our ground state of being. Each of the four Suits correlates to a personality type and the particular struggle each type has to master in order to achieve wholeness on this plane. Swords represent the thinking personality type.  The 10 of Swords is the card of delusion, it is what we commonly refer to as “hitting bottom.” The 10 of Swords can also be referred to as the path of thinking too much.  Thinking too much will delude you and can literally get you killed. Wholeness requires us to evaluate, and re-evaluate rigid patterns of thinking. The light in the horizon on this card shows us that wholeness requires us to be wiling to start over.

 Please note:

This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind.  People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Yoga of the West go to http://bit.ly/9BiovO

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