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

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