Compassionate Union – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 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 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 03, 21, 2012, or number 12: The Hanged Man, or number 3: The Empress.  Higher consciousness seems correct this day. On this path, DALETH, nurturing consciousness of material existence is realized.

The Empress is the path of divine union, the union that produces the best of material creation. Wisdom and understanding come together on this path of nurturing love. This path is the catalyst that brings chaos to order. The Empress is the incubation path, as evidenced by the hooded sphere on the scepter in the figure’s right hand. There is a crown of 12 stars on the Empress’s head representing the Zodiac. Below the Empress’s coach is a heart shaped pillow bearing the sign of Venus: the planet of love, creativity, art, fertility, beauty and grace. Psychologist Carl Jung believed the heavenly bodies didn’t cause events to happen, but that they were synchronistic with them. Master on this Empress path consciously works with  synchronistic energy to prepare the forces necessary to bring need to form.  Wholeness requires us to find wisdom, understand and unite what is needed for all to come to form.

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 that correlate to maturity, or level of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king.  Who is highest consciousness, the King or the Page is in contention in the different cabals who study the Tree. Regardless, all of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality and levels of consciousness. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.  A whole human being fully conscious realizes all levels of all personality types on all paths

Today’s face card, or aspect of personality to watch for is the King of Swords. Watch for a master of just thought.  Swords, fire, have to do with intellect, the Thinking personality.  The King of Swords is the only king that looks straight at us.  He asks us, “Is your life a life of truth?”  This king has his sword in his right hand fully revealed but note it is angled.  This king’s justice is tempered by compassion. The ring of power that this king wears on his left hand further symbolizes his compassionate understanding. There are butterflies of transformation on his throne, joined by an angel whispering in the king’s ear, and a winged angel’s head decorates his crown. These winged beings tell us that this king’s humanity has elevated his thinking to celestial realms.  The two birds in the sky are the bird of justice flying in the company of the bird of expedience. This king is not quick to judge and condemn, he considers extenuating circumstances. The King of Swords reminds us that wholeness requires us to rule with our heads above the clouds, wholeness requires us to be practical.

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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