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Leap Over the Moon – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 29, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen for this Leap Year day, February 29. The ALEPH path is represented by THE FOOL archetype. This is the leap of faith consciousness on the Tree of Life. ALEPH  is shaded on the diagram included.

The Fool in Tarot is the zero path, the ALEPH path of unlimited potential. In many ways The Fool is all of us on every path on our journey on the Tree of Life. This Fool path is one on which all that we need manifests because we follow the Light, that from which all things come, without question. The Fool has no fear or anxiety; he’s a newborn soul about to step off a cliff into the material world.  He has all the tools he needs in the bag on the staff, but he hasn’t opened the bag yet.  He knows that he can trust in the long, straight and narrow path his staff represents: his will. The white rose in his left hand represents purity of thought. The little white dog nipping at his heels is his guardian. The dog will protect him, but he will also push him to learn the lessons the he came here to learn.. Life is wasted if no lessons are learned. The mountains behind the Fool represent the realms of Light that he has just left, and will spend his life trying to attain again. The valley he is about to step into represents our own physical, material world. The Fool willingly walks right off the cliff of the unknown in order to be who he/she was born to be and create what he/she was born to create. This path is also a path of understanding that even if you fall on your face or make a fool of yourself, everything will be all right, “just pick your self up, dust your self off, and start all over again.”  Wholeness for the Fool is found in seeking and knowing what he/she does not know.

The second card today was pulled according to the numerology of the day. Today is 02, 29, 2012, or number 18: The Moon. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path is known as  OOPH.

The Moon is the path on which you re-invent your self, as symbolized by the crayfish at the head of the path coming out of the water. The Pillars of Wisdom dominate the background of this card.  These pillars repeat many times in Yoga of the West symbolism. Achieving conscious balance on all the paths is to find your way through these pillars to immortality. The balance on this path through the pillars is via the moon (knowing) which is dripping flaming symbols for the Hebrew letter Yod, “that from which all things come.”  Understanding, knowing that from which all things come is balanced by the domesticated and the wild sides of our animal nature as symbolized by the dogs on either side of the path. This balance is achieved with intuition and creative insights that famed psychologist Carl Jung’s term Synchronicity. Synchronicity refers to the signs that appear, signs that only you recognize; be they events, symbols, or dreams, these signs confirm and or guide you. Wholeness on the path of the Moon is to pay attention to the signs “that from which all things come” synchronizes to show us the way.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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Intuitive Types are Still Ruling Attention – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 28, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 28, 2012, or number 17: The Star. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path is known as ,ZADDI, it’s a virtuous path. Sad to say this path is modeled upside down by most human “stars” of today.

The path of the Star is the path on which your become an example to others.  On the path of the Star we find seven virtues, symbolized by the seven stars in the image surrounding the Archetype Star. These virtues are Faith, Truth, Purity, Kindness, Temperance, Strength, and Patience. The figure on the card is naked. She is the naked truth that all of us can break out of our self-imposed prisons of physicality to be Stars. The bird in the background repeats this naked truth. Some interpretations say the bird is a Phoenix, a symbol of rebirth.  The figure’s right hand is pouring water to water, sharing right example of emotional form. Her left hand is pouring knowing emotions into five rivers that represent our five senses, sharing right example of sensory knowing. To find wholeness on this path, to be a Star, requires the mastery of the seven virtues. These seven virtues are often called the Seven Sisters or the Seven Swans.

The second card is a face card, the Knight of Wands. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. This Knight is a random personality selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype.  There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness that correlate to maturity, or level of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king.  Who is highest consciousness, the King or the Page is in contention among a few of the different cabals who study the Tree. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality and levels of consciousness. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.  A whole human being fully conscious and one with rapture of creation will be all levels of all personality types on all paths. Watch for the personality aspects of the Knight of Wands; watch for him either within yourself or in someone else.

The Knight is the face card that makes things happen. Wands represent the intuitive aspect of personality: the inspired insight level at work on the paths. The Knight of Wands is rearing and moving forward. He is on fire, his tunic is covered with salamanders, the fire sign, BUT notice this Knight is too big for his horse. This Knight’s legs are too long.  This impetuous Knight jumped on and rode out without making sure he fit his mount. The Knight of Wands is the intuitive risk taker; mistakes are just part of his journey. This master of unthinking moves never equates failure as a poor reflection on self. Failure is just part of the journey. Thus when this Knight succeeds he succeeds big!  The pyramids in the background show us that this Knight’s actions are magical. The Knight of Wands shows us that success and failure are equal learning experiences.. Wholeness is found in the journey, not the destination.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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Master Intuition Dive, Into Overwhelming Change – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 27, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 27, 2012, or number 16: The Tower. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path known as, PEH , entails change that is completely out of your control. .

The Tower, also known as the Lightening Struck Tower, is the path of sudden change of consciousness, completely out of our control. As the picture on this Tarot card depicts, the energy on this path can strike us with overwhelming devastation. This path balances mental will and victorious life mastery. Where there is a will, there is a way, but this Tower symbolizes the reality that the way is never what we expect it to be. There are two figures falling from the tower. A monarch is falling; he is resistant to change, without hope. While the other figure is diving with the flames, cloak flapping like a super hero’s. This figure is afraid, but going with the flow, diving into the change, surrounded by flames in the shape of the Hebrew letter Yod. Yod is the symbol for that from which everything is created. The energy on this path is painful to live with either way we fall. But how we deal with the fall dictates the power we have to master life when we land. Change is the only thing we know for certain will happen. Wholeness requires us to stay out of the way of right change happening; even dive into the flow of right change happening.

The second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

Today the King of Wands returns, he made me want to reshuffle the deck but that would defy the induced synchronicity. Wands represent the intuitive type personality. The King of Wands is a master of action based on intuition. So watch for or be this Master who holds knowing in his right hand bringing life into form. His left hand in a fist symbolizes all that is possible by force of will. This fully realized ruler of his/her own is the master of innovation and rational right makes might power. Behind him we see lions, symbols of force. Force that can save and or destroy. We also see salamanders, symbols of fire. The salamanders are biting their own tails, which symbolizes eternity and the ever-present drive to move forward against all obstacles.  There is also a salamander in the foreground of this card’s image representing big results from small conscious actions.  This King’s crown is adorned with wings of fire. His thoughts have the power to change the world. Wholeness for a person operating as a King of Wands is achieved by following through on intuitive insights to achieve major change in life.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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The Seed of Consciousness – KETHER – A mediation on the Book of Tarot

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.

KETHER

The Aces of all suits in the Tarot fall on the highest path on the Tree of life, KETHER, the path of pure being. The power on this path is often referred to as the “hand of God.” Each card’s image is dominated by a hand extending from clouds delivering or offering gifts. The gifts are consciousness that exists before words. Wands and Cups are brought to us by left hands while Swords and Pentacles are delivered via right hands. The balance of right and left hand power is repeated throughout the symbolism found on the Tree of Life. The right hand refers to severity and material form. The left hand refers to compassion and oneness. KETHER is the seed of consciousness as we know it.

The Ace of Wands is the seed that drives the intuitive personality. The card depicts God gifting us with the wand of knowing. Wands are the Suit most closely aligned to sexuality. This Ace wand is the big bang of creation. The leaves bursting off of the wand are the abundant seeds of creation. From these seeds nothing becomes something.  From the seeds of the wand we receive the power of knowing,the power to create something out of nothing: the power to create the castle on the peak in the distance.

The Ace of Cups fills us with feelings. This consciousness drives the feeling personality. The imagery on this card incorporates mankind’s major religions. Christian “knowing” and communion is seen in the dove, host, and chalice. Hinduism and Buddhism rising from the dark depths into the light, is seen in the lotus flowers floating in the water at the base of the card.  Hebrew symbolism is seen in the floating letters, Yod, “cause of all being,” floating all around the five streams of water, our five senses, which “floweth over.” From this Cup we receive reverent awe, unremitting joy and spiritual freedom with every sense of our being.

The Ace of Pentacles is the gift of our incarnation. This card represents our material consciousness, our being, our sensate personality. The material world we are delivered into is a garden; all that we need is available. The archway out of the garden is rounded thus mystical. If we move out of the garden, our safe and familiar material incarnate place, we move to a place of higher understanding. Note this is the one Ace card that does not have symbolic floating letters or seeds. The sacred seed in this Suit is the pentacle itself. The sacred is in the material form in this aspect of our being.  The Pentacle is the ultimate symbol for the material teaching that our bodies are the temple of God.

The Ace of Swords symbolizes the thinking aspect of our personality, the power of intellect. The crown on the sword tells us that human intellect given to us by the hand of God is our crowning glory. The sword pierces the crown, to show us that above all truth reigns supreme. Hanging from the crown we see laurel leaves for victory and palm leaves for peace. These leaves tell us that the best use of the intellect is to divine balanced victory, the win-win situation in which everyone walks away satisfied. Intellect of the Sword cuts to the truth. Truth in turn invariably reveals solutions that are for the good of all. 

 

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 mind and the symbolism found in the cards.  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

Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America. For more on Kabbalah and how it relates to the tonic prescribed in Choosing Honor go to http://bit.ly/f0VOAX

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Crossing Over to Freedom – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 25, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 25, 2012, or number 14: Temperance. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path is known as SAMEKH.   This is the bridge over trouble waters on the first crossroads into higher consciousness.

I always think of Temperance as the path on which we make our pact with the Devil.  For to cross over this path is to enter the level of  consciousness on the tree that shares the path of AYIN, the Devil. The path of Temperance is one of holding balance in the face of overwhelming events outside of your control. This path is the Crossroads of music legend that has to be crossed in order to create with the muses. On the consciousness induced at this crossroads we discover the first need to choose honor or dishonor in regards to standing for the good of all or for our self in the face of events outside of our control. The angel depicted on this card is said to be a hermaphrodite (child of Aphrodite and Hermes). In India this dual being, two sexes united in one personality, is the primal force, the Light from which life emanates. This symbolism is repeated on the hermaphrodite’s forehead in the symbol for the center of infinity: emanation or first cause. Human creativity soars to rainbow heights at this crossroad. The figure has one foot rooted in the water, feelings, and one foot planted on green earth, living form. This path balances sexuality (creativity) and love (creation). Art, creation, brings feelings into living form. The water flowing between cups in the angel’s hands is actually flowing from the lower cup to the higher cup symbolizing rising to a higher consciousness. Temperance is the path of direct transcendence to wholeness, the golden road on which the muses lead us to highest consciousness..

The second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female and we are all a balance of every personality type. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

The Queen of Swords is the fully realized free feminine ruler. This Queen is a freethinker as symbolized by the single bird in the sky, and the butterflies on her crown and throne.  This Queen is a single minded, focused, and powerful person. Her head is above the clouds. She enjoys clarity and objectivity; she wants truth.  The Queen’s left hand is up and welcoming, she is willing to listen. Her sword is straight up; you will get a fair hearing.  But, note the frayed, or tasseled rope on her wrist. In a number of earlier Sword cards you see powerless female figures with their arms bound and eyes blindfolded. This figure has broken free. She is unbound. In life,  she has been there, and done that. She has survived, do not mess with her, do not attempt to feed her any lies. The cross to wholeness for this figure is seen in the child on her throne, it is just a head, pure intellect. This queen can be a harsh critic; she doesn’t give herself or anyone else any slack. The path to wholeness for this person requires realistic tolerance that finds value in what is, without the need to look for what isn’t.

 Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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End of a Way of Thinking – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 24, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 24, 2012, or number 13: Death. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path known as, NUN , entails a complete death/rebirth.   It’s the “born again” path.

Born again like the caterpillar who calls the end of the world, what the butterfly calls the beginning. Archetype Death is not necessarily death of our bodies, or an end to our life. This is about realizing immortality. The figure Death flies a black flag, empty of light, but emblazoned with a white rose for pure beauty. What doesn’t work/the ugly has died away. This death purification is a death to psychological patterns and behaviors. The death of old patterns brings us legitimate pain, but it also brings us regeneration. The King (ruling mode of operation) is dead. The Hierophant is pleading trying to hang on to traditional ways of thinking, but note, what he holds on to is black, without light.  The youth or female is looking away in avoidant refusal, but the child is eager and holding blooms. The sun is rising on a new day! And the pillars before the rising sun symbolize the Pillars of Wisdom. Death reminds us that endings are actually beginnings. Wholeness requires us to let what no longer works die. Wholeness requires us to accept death as we accept birth.

The second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

Wands represent the intuitive type personality. The King of Wands is a master of action based on intuition. This Master holds knowing in his right hand, that which brings life into form. His left hand in a fist symbolizes all that is possible by force of will. This fully realized ruler of his/her own is the master of innovation and rational right makes might power. Behind him we see lions, symbols of force. Force that can save and or destroy. We also see salamanders, symbols of fire. The salamanders are biting their own tails, which symbolizes eternity and the ever-present drive to move forward against all obstacles.  There is also a salamander in the foreground of this card’s image representing big results from small conscious actions.  This King’s crown is adorned with wings of fire. His thoughts have the power to change the world. Wholeness for a person operating as a King of Wands is achieved by following through on intuitive insights to achieve major change in life.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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Enjoy the Journey – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 23, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 23, 2012, or number 12: The Hanged Man. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path is known as , MEN, a powerless state.

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.

The second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

Today’s face card, The Knight of Wands, is a random selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype. Watch for the personality aspects of the Knight of Wands; watch for him either within yourself or in someone else

The Knight is the face card that makes things happen. Wands represent the intuitive aspect of personality: the inspired insight level at work on the paths. The Knight of Wands is rearing and moving forward. He is on fire, his tunic is covered with salamanders, the fire sign, BUT notice this Knight is too big for his horse. This Knight’s legs are too long.  This impetuous Knight jumped on and rode out without making sure he fit his mount. The Knight of Wands is the intuitive risk taker; mistakes are just part of his journey. This master of unthinking moves never equates failure as a poor reflection on self. Failure is just part of the journey. Thus when this Knight succeeds he succeeds big!  The pyramids in the background show us that this Knight’s actions are magical. The Knight of Wands shows us that success and failure are equal learning experiences.. Wholeness is found in the journey, not the destination.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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Ron Paul: New Summary of Things that Really Matter

News keeps being suppressed regarding what is happening with Ron Paul.  There is clear evidence that ballot counts are being tampered with at the Republican caucuses.  Yet, people keep showing up and giving money.  Freedom and the original ideals of the United States enshrined in our Constitution are not suppressible!   Classic tortoise and the hare happening.  This just may go down in history as the year of Ron Paul.

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Sensing Nirvana – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 22, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 2, 2012, or number 11: Justice. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The workings of the path this card represents, LAMED, are karmic.

Justice represents the consciousness found on the path of LAMED

Justice is the path of consequences. The figure on this card sits between the pillars of wisdom and a veil of ignorance hangs in the background. On this path we break through the veils of illusion or deception that harbor ignorance. The square on Justice’s crown represents well-ordered thoughts, law.  Her right hand holds a sword straight up in victory; she dispenses logical fair-minded justice. A sword is double-edged; it cuts both ways, signifying impartiality. The scales are in the figure’s left hand, the intuitive hand, telling us that logic is balanced by intuition. The clasp holding the figure’s robe is a square representing the law that is protecting the wholeness of us all, the circle within. Wholeness requires adherence to impartial karmic balance of the law, good or bad. Consequences must be accepted and harmonized in order for us to master this path. Achieving wholeness on the path of Justice requires breaking through the veils of ignorance with the realization that all is good.

The second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

Today’s face card, The Page of Pentacles, is a random selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype. Watch for the personality aspects of the Page of Pentacles; seek him out either within yourself or in someone else.

Pentacles are the Earth level, the material or sensate personality type.  The Pages represent the childlike qualities of being. The Page of Pentacles is a child (not necessarily in age) in the material world. His feet are rooted in the red flowers of desires, though there is one white daisy at his right foot, he operates from a place of pure thought centered on feelings. His fatal flaw is his propensity to fall in love with status, prestige and wealth. Note the delicate balance of the Pentacle in this figure’s hands; the fingers are almost not touching it.  The Page of Pentacles is the idealist who views the material world as untapped perfection: thrilling potential possibilities at his/her fingertips.  Wholeness at this level of perception is to be in a constant state of wonder and learning, unattached to status, prestige and wealth.

Please note:

People also consult the Tarot 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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Clear Thinking While Fortune Changes – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 21, 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.

Two Tarot cards are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness they represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice, known as Yoga of the West, is designed to build a bridge of intuition between your unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Today is 02, 21, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The workings of the path this card represents, KAPH, are always viewed as positive.

The Wheel of Fortune spins, this path requires balance through change. Balance requires wisdom. Wisdom dominates the symbols on this card. It is seen in 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 symbolizes he 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. Good fortune just is. The good that comes, goes just as easily, cherish and revel. 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 second card is a face card. Each face card in the Tarot represents an aspect of personality. There are four personality types: feeling (cups), thinking (swords), intuitive (wands) and sensate (pentacles). Each personality type, in turn, has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.

Today’s face card, The Queen of Wands, is a random selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype. Watch for the Queen of Wands; seek her out either within yourself or in someone else.

Wands represent the intuitive personality type, associated with knowing and compassion.  This Queen of Intuition sits upon a throne with lions flying above her head and sitting at her feet. Lions symbolize fire (thinking) and strength. Her right hand holds a wand bursting with life, she “knows” the power to bring into form the aspects of life that are most important to us. In her left hand and also behind her we see sunflowers. These flowers always turn to the sun in real life and here they symbolize being in tune with the Light (the force of creation). Sunflowers represent life, fertility, joy and satisfaction. This Queen of creative power is also wise, her cloak is clasped together with the face of an owl. However, the black cat at this Queen’s feet alerts us to the reality that there are energies at work that we may not be aware of and we need to be on the look out for. Wholeness for the Queen of Wands is found in strong knowing creative action taken with full awareness of all aspects of any given situation, especially the unseen aspects.

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People also consult the Tarot 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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