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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