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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