Powerful Idealist Rule – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 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 have been pulled to practice the inducement of synchronicity. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness these cards 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 your 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, 23, 2012, or number 13: Death, also 4: The Emperor .The path the Emperor represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path known as, HEH , entails ruling with fire.  This is the path of the powerful ruler.

The Emperor is the Animus, the ideal male in psychologist, Carl Jung’s collective unconscious theory. Here we have the masculine authoritarian rule. The Emperor’s feet are encased in armor, firmly placed on rock, a position rooted in strength. In his right hand, that which brings reality into form, there is a scepter that brings to mind the Egyptian Ankh, symbol of life, but the upper circle is round…wholeness is depicted rather than a womb. Mastery of masculine rule requires full balance of all four aspects of personality, wholeness. The figure’s left hand, that which directs all forces from which we become, holds a pomegranate, the fruit that symbolizes the seeds of abundant life. This fruit is protected by the Ram’s head shield on the figure’s shoulder. Ram’s heads are also on all four corners of his throne, fire, and in the background we see red mountains, fire again. Wholeness on this path of being a ruler requires you to be a sure-footed master of intellectual heights.

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 different Cabals. 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 Page of Swords. Pages are the state of being embodied in our inner child. Staying in touch with this state of being is to stay forever young. In the case of the Page of Swords we are dealing with fire, (thinking).  This Page is the young idealist. Note the wind is blowing and the ground he stands on looks turbulent, there is intense, joyous, readiness here.  This figure’s Sword is raised straight up, and anchored with both hands. Thinking is pure, but note the flowers at his feet are buds. We can see the white of pure thought peeking out, but the flowers are still hooded. This figure’s energy is for just cause and he is willing to fight to make the cause come into being, but his thinking is still unformed. His blade is a double edged one, and he is as likely to hurt himself as he is to accomplish his idealistic feat.  The Page of Sword’s personality aspect is the burning bright brilliance of passion for what is right.  The freethinking birds above his head seem to form a lemiscate like the one found crowning the Magician’s head. Realizing the ideals of this aspect in our personality requires us to overcome the endless self-induced cuts, or jaded realities that block what is right.  Wholeness requires us to hang onto our idealism.

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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