Waiting On Eyes To See – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 2, 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 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 2, 2, 2012 or number 9: The Hermit. The second card, The Hanged Man, is a random draw seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day. This particular combination of cards was just up on 1/30 at that time I interpreted them as “Look Inside Yourself for Answers You Seek,” since they are back it’s a good time to realize the “eyes” to see what you are missing.

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 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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