The Spin – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 3, 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 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

Again we have a recently contemplated card. The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Today is 02, 3, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune which surfaced just a few days ago. No doubt volatile fortunes are at work all around us these days. The second card, the 9 of Swords, is a random draw seeking the ideal card to contemplate regarding current events today.

The Wheel of Fortune is always viewed as a positive card, but it does spin. Successful passage of this path requires balance through change. Wisdom dominates this symbol laden card, 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 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. There is no rhyme or reason behind the workings of good fortune, it 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.

Today’s current event card is the 9 of Swords. The 9th card from each of the four suits in Tarot combine to form the 9th path in Yoga of the West. The 9th path is our primary sensing of our unconscious.  It’s the path on which our sexual instinct, our creative instinct, is active. The 9 of Swords represents a state of great suffering. This is the aspect of the 9th path in which we stuff things we do not want to face or think about. Here we have overwhelming pain that blinds us from looking outside of ourselves. Wholeness requires that we feel pain, legitimate pain, for what it is: attachment. This figure is actually rooted in abundant beauty, as symbolized by the flowered quilt, if he/she would simply open his/her eyes to see it. Also on the quilt are the symbols for the 12 signs of the Zodiac. These signs symbolize the transient nature of pain, the reality that “this too shall pass.”  Wholeness requires opening our eyes and facing the pain, feeling the pain, accepting it, and seeing past it to all that we are connected to.

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

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