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Orgasmic Glory Consciousness on the Tree of Life – HOD – the 8th Path

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.

The 8th path or sefirot on the tree of life, HOD, forms the focus level of higher consciousness  in Kabbalah.  The consciousness found on HOD’s path is the glorious intellectual awareness of our material interface with the spiritual.  This is the path represented by the 8 of each suit of the Tarot.

HOD  is the path used to define the 3rd Absolute found in my book, Choosing Honor.  3) Uniting Magnifies Our Power.  Combining our reflections of the Light with the reflections of others on the same “frequency” exponentially increases the power of that frequency to affect our existence. Families are more powerful than individual family members. Communities are more powerful than families. States are more powerful than communities. Nations are more powerful than states, and so on.

In Tarot each suit represents a personality type. You divine your personality type by using your astrological or element sign.  Pentacles represent earth signs. Cups represent water signs. Swords represent fire signs. Wands represent air signs.  It should be noted some Cabals differ over the fire and air signs. Some think swords are air and wands fire. I don’t.  Jung didn’t either. I follow Carl Jung on this.

HOD on the Tree of Life - Kabbalah

Whole personalities according to Jung are born dominated by one personality type. These types are four parts of a circle of wholeness that is a fully realized personality. Jung’s theory is that a person dominant in one type is usually lacking the most in the aspects of the type counter clockwise on the circle. A person’s suppressed or lacking aspects are the key to personality disorders. Realizing full consciousness, to be whole, is to achieve/realize a full balance of all four personality type’s consciousnesses on all ten sefirots or circle paths on the Tree of Life.

The Sensate personality on this 8th path is represented by the 8 of Pentacles. The key to wholeness for the sensate, on this path, is found in the work one must do to find glory on earth. The 8 of Pentacles often represent the work that needs to be done to make right change happen. Thinking, logic, sharp detailing, adjusting to the “bend in the road,” are all key to mastery of sensate aspect of this path.  Wholeness requires us to do the work.

The Feeling personality type is represented by the 8 of Cups.  The 8 of Cups represent understanding what needs to change. The figure in this card, wearing red (great power), is alone and walking away from seeming abundance. Though on closer inspection we see the abundance, the stacked cups, is imperfectly aligned. Wholeness on this path requires us to recognize the right time to move on from what no longer works for us.

The Thinking personality type represented by Swords is blind to seeing the way to glory.  The 8 of Swords reveals a figure blindfolded and bound in line with eight swords stuck in the ground on either side. In the background we see a castle on a mountain. This card represents all preconceived ideas, ways of thinking and knowing that hold us from realizing wholeness. Wholeness requires us to get out of the mud, to free our minds.

The 8 of Wands, the Intuitive personality seeking glory finds harmonization of consciousness in transition. The wands in this card are aligned in steps leading up, or reaching down to be climbed: a stairway to heaven. There is no figure; the energy is without form, from above. On closer inspection we see it seemingly explodes from above, this energy is “ah ha” energy, the “light bulb” going off with creative ideas enlightening our minds. Wands are often associated with libido energy. This card can be thought of as representing enlightened orgasm on the paths to wholeness.

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This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious mind and the symbolism found in the cards.  People also consult the cards 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

Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America. For more on Kabbalah and how it relates to the tonic prescribed in Choosing Honor go to http://bit.ly/f0VOAX

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The 1st Level of Higher Consciousness on the Tree of Life – YESOD – The 9th Path

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.

The 9th path or sefirot on the tree of life, YESOD, forms the first level of higher consciousness  in Kabbalah.  The consciousness found in YESOD path is the essential awareness that there is more at work in existence than material existence.  This is the path represented by the 9 of each suit of the Tarot.

This is the path used to define the 2nd Absolute found in my book, Choosing Honor.  2) We all have equal power.  All human beings are autonomous and independent reflectors of the Light. Some of us seem to master reflecting the Light, patying attention, “knowing,” faster, more clearly than others. But no human has any greater ability than any other to affect existence by reflecting the Light. All of us have the potential to achieve Messianic consciousness.

Each suit represents a personality type. Your personality type can be divined by using your astrological or element sign.  Pentacles represent earth signs. Cups represent water signs. Swords represent fire signs. Wands represent air signs.  It should be noted some Cabals differ over the fire and air signs. Some think swords are air and wands fire. I don’t.  Jung didn’t either. I follow Carl Jung on this.

Whole personalities according to Jung are born dominated by one personality type. These types are four parts of a circle of wholeness that is a fully realized personality. Jung’s theory is that a person dominant in one type is usually lacking the most in the aspects of the type counter clockwise on the circle. A person’s  suppressed or lacking aspects are the key to personality disorders. Realizing full consciousness, to be whole, is to achieve/realize a  full balance of all four personality type’s consciousnesses.

The Sensate personality on this 9th path is represented by the 9 of Pentacles. The key to wholeness for the sensate, on this path, is found in the placement of the figure’s hands. The right hand, which brings our reality to form, is resting securely on a pile of Pentacles: mastery over material concerns. While, the left hand is holding a trained, or in training, hooded falcon: training of our wild instincts. Wholeness requires a balance of mastery over material and natural life. This is evident in a comfortable acceptance of nature in this image, the wild, the cultivated and the “ugh,” the slug/snail on the ground are all accepted. Wholeness for the sensate on this path requires that he/she un-hood the Falcon sometimes or balance will be blocked.

The Feeling personality type is represented by the 9 of Cups. . The feeling personality on this path is smugly self-satisfied. All is very good for the person who operates on emotions on this path. Though note how high up the row of cups are in relation to this figure. The FeelingThe Feeling personality has to discover what he or she is not feeling, what others are feeling. Wholeness for the feeling personality requires the awareness of all feelings, empathy.

Swords represent the thinking personality type. The 9 of Swords is the card of great pain, suffering. This is the path where we stuff things we do not want to face or think about. Wholeness requires that we feel pain, legitimate pain, for what it is. Pain is an important part of life. The flowers on the bed’s vibrant quilt show us the potential for illegitimate pain. This quilt revels this figure to be  rooted in abundant beauty if he/she would simply open his/her eyes to see. Also on the quilt are the symbols for the 12 signs of the Zodiac. These signs symbolize the transient nature of pain, the reality that “this too shall pass.”  Wholeness requires opening our eyes and facing the pain, feeling the pain, accepting it, and seeing past it to all that we are connected to.

The 9 of Wands represent the intuitive personality type on the 9th Path. Note the figure in this card is battered and holding onto the last “wand”. In a positive light this figure is determined to do the work and know all. In a negative light this figure is a stubborn “git” who doesn’t know how to let go, and know what he/she doesn’t know. Wholeness for the intuitive on the 9th path requires knowing what one does not know.

Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America. For more on Kabbalah and how it relates to the tonic prescribed in Choosing Honor go to http://bit.ly/f0VOAX

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The base of the Tree of Life – MALKUTH- The 10th Path, the 1st Absolute.

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.

The 10th path or sefirot on the tree of life, MALKUTH, forms the base circular path in Kabbalah.  The consciousness found on this base path is the essential awareness of physical being.  This is the path represented by the 10 of each suit in the Tarot.

This is the path used to define the 1st Absolute found in my book, Choosing Honor.  1) All Life Reflects the Light.    The Light is the power of creation. All life reflects the Light. The Light we reflect comes back to affect us. Thus, all life must be honored as we would honor ourselves.

Each suit represents a personality type. Your personality type can be divined by using your astrological or element sign.  Pentacles represent earth signs. Cups represent water signs. Swords represent fire signs. Wands represent air signs.  It should be noted some Cabals differ over the fire and air signs. Some think swords are air and wands fire. I don’t.  Jung didn’t either. I follow Carl Jung on this.

Whole personalities according to Jung are born dominated by one personality type. These types are four parts of a circle of wholeness that is a fully realized personality. Jung’s theory is that  a person dominant in one type is usually lacking the most in the aspects of the type counter clockwise on the circle.  A person’s  suppressed or lacking aspects are the key to personality disorders.   Realizing full consciousness, to be whole, is to achieve/realize a  full balance of all four personality type’s consciousnesses.

The Sensate personality on this base path is represented by the 10 of Pentacles. Sensate personalities are concerned with what is here. Material possessions and creations.  The 10 Pentacles on the Tarot card are positioned to reflect the 10 circular Sefirot paths on the Tree of Life. This tells us that higher consciousness is the key to mastering material consciousness.  To find wholeness the sensate personality has to look beyond the material world to the paths involved in higher consciousness that is the Tree of Life

The Feeling personality type is represented by the 10 of Cups. The feeling personality celebrates life and the reality that all is good. This personality finds great satisfaction in rapport with others. Though note the boundary line on the ground that separates the couple and the joyous children from the green earth and the river (feeling) that leads to a fine house in the distance. The Feeling personality is influenced by how he/she feels about people. The inferior function is thinking.  The Feeling type has to discover oneness with all. Wholeness requires more than knowing all is good, it requires knowing that all are one.

The Thinking personality type is represented by the 10 of Swords. The Thinking personality focuses on “the meaning of experience,” conscious judgement as opposed to unconscious feeling. Ideas are more important to a Thinking personality then human relations and feelings are. This card is often referred to as the card of delusion, it is what we commonly refer to as “hitting bottom.” The 10 of Swords can also be referred to as the path of thinking too much.  Thinking too much will delude you and can literally get you killed. Wholeness requires us to evaluate, and re-evaluate rigid patterns of thinking and behavior. Rigid patterns kill us, pin us face down in the mud.  The light in the horizon on this card shows us that to be whole is to start over.

The Intuitive personality is represented by the 10 of Wands. In this grounded place rooted in material concerns we see the intuitive personality is bent in determined struggle, holding on tight to bundled wands refusing to let them take off into the air.  This personality sees hidden aspects of the objective consciousness, intuitives can lead into material reality or even project onto it. The intuitive personality has to let go of knowing all aspects of perceptions.  Wholeness requires accepting that full knowing is not within our control: that we have no control, just balance.

This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind.  People also consult the cards 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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Joy, No Matter What – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 7, 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, 7, 2012, or number 15: The Devil. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, AYIN, is that of self-oppression.

The Devil is the path of false obstacles. The upside down Pentacle on the Devil’s forehead shows him to be a false reality. The Devil’s raised right hand reminds of benediction but it bears the sign of Saturn, blocked energy. The admonition to “keep your tail where it should be” comes to my mind when I study this card. Both the male and female chained to the false block have tails showing who they should be, what they should have: the fire and fruit of life. This path has also been called Devil’s Play. Many of us are trapped on this path are partying too much, drinking too much, doing drugs, shopping, anything and everything to escape facing down the false obstacle stopping us from becoming who we can be, who we are born to be. Some of us are simply trapped in self-oppressive patterns explained away by meeting other people’s needs or society’s dictates. “I have to because I’m married now,” or “I would but I have children,” or “No way out of this job, I need the health insurance,” etc.   Wholeness requires us to break the self-imposed chains of oppression that keep us locked in self-destructive patterns. 

 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 fully conscious, whole, human being realizes all levels of all personality types on all paths

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.

Today’s face card, or aspect of personality to watch for is the Page of Cups. In relation to today’s archetype watch for delight in the unknown and unexpected to surface in someone else, or in yourself today.

 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 Cups we are dealing with water, (feelings).  This Page is the child that lives in wonder at the unknown and unexpected. There is a fish in his cup, and there is no disgust or fear, instead, there is a sense of joy and intrigue. This card is anchored in pure joyous feeling. Wholeness for the Page of Wands is to be able to maintain an attitude of joy and intrigue regardless of circumstance.

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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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Fecund Crossroads! – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 6, 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, 6, 2012, or number 14: Temperance. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, SAMEKH, is that of the cosmic crossroads to higher consciousness.

The path of Temperance is one of holding balance in the face of overwhelming events outside of your control. This path is the Crossroads of music legend that has to be crossed in order to create with the muses. The angel depicted on this card is said to be a hermaphrodite (child of Aphrodite and Hermes). In India this dual being, two sexes united in one personality, is the primal force, the Light from which life emanates. This symbolism is repeated on the hermaphrodite’s forehead in the symbol for the center of infinity: emanation or first cause. Human creativity soars to rainbow heights at this crossroad. The figure has one foot rooted in the water, feelings, and one foot planted on green earth, living form. This path balances sexuality (creativity) and love (creation). Art, creation, brings feelings into living form. The water flowing between cups in the angel’s hands is actually flowing from the lower cup to the higher cup symbolizing rising to a higher consciousness. Higher conscious also symbolized by the golden road that leads out of the water and to the  “crowned” mountain peaks in the background, Temperance is a path of direct transcendence to wholeness, the highest consciousness.

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 fully conscious, whole, human being realizes all levels of all personality types on all paths

Today’s face card, or aspect of personality to watch for is the Queen of Pentacles. In relation to today’s archetype watch for a  fecund woman of means willing to stand alone for what is right. Watch for this consciousness to surface in someone else, or in yourself today.

The Queen of Pentacles, the sensate personality type, associated with earthly material concerns. This is the Queen of sensual enjoyment. She sits upon a throne surrounded by fruit trees, angels and other symbols of material success and sensual pleasure. A rabbit the symbol for fertility darts out at her feet. On her lap, she cradles a Pentacle, a creation that she has given form. This creation could be a child, an artistic creation, or personal relationship. Jungian perspective would remind us that the most valuable life we form is our own. This Queen is contemplating the form she has brought into the world, her conscious self.  The roses above her head mirror the roses found above the Archetype Magician’s head. Roses symbolize desire. What this Queen desires is what she has brought into form. The white flowers at her feet tell us that her creation was formed with pure thought, pure intention. The Ram’s head on the left hand rest on her throne further underscores the fire wisdom at work in this Queen’s thinking. This Queen is the consummate Earth Mother, solid in the foundations of our true nature, secure in the abundance creation provides as needed.  Wholeness for this Queen is found in bringing her whole self: her conscious self, her desires and her pure thought into the world.

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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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Know There’s More To Go – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 5, 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, 5, 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 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 Queen of Wands. Female emotional insights fully realized. Wands represent the intuitive personality type, associated with knowing and compassion.  This Queen of Intuition sits upon a throne with lions flying above her head and sitting at her feet. Lions symbolize fire (thinking) and strength. Her right hand holds a wand bursting with life, she “knows” the power to bring into form the aspects of life that are most important to us. In her left hand and also behind her we see sunflowers. These flowers always turn to the sun in real life and here they symbolize being in tune with the Light (the force of creation). Sunflowers represent life, fertility, joy and satisfaction. This Queen of creative power is also wise, her cloak is clasped together with the face of an owl. However, the black cat at this Queen’s feet alerts us to the reality that there are energies at work that we may not be aware of and we need to be on the look out for. Wholeness for the Queen of Wands is found in strong knowing creative action taken with full awareness of all aspects of any given situation, especially the unseen aspects.

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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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Charge! – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 3, 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 03, 3, 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 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.

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.

Today’s face card, The Knight of Swords, 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 Swords; seek out righteous truth either within yourself or in someone else.

Swords (Fire) are the formation level: the thinking level on the paths. The Knight of Swords is someone who knows just what decisive action is needed to bring right creation and or events to form. This is the knight we all want to be around if we are in trouble, more important this is the knight we need inside ourselves making sure NO ONE takes advantage of us. This is the warrior energy at work, energy that every man, woman and child needs in order to be free. This is the aspect of our personality that refuses to be taken advantage of, refuses to be victimized. In card image, this knight’s energy is in full thrust against the wind, and he is pushing his horse to its’ limit. Nothing gets in this knight’s way.  The Knight of Swords knows and does what needs to be done to realize wholeness.

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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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Solid Gold – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 2, 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, 2, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The conscious workings of the path this card represents, KAPH, are always viewed as positive.

The Wheel of Fortune spins, this path requires balance through change. Balance requires wisdom. Wisdom dominates the symbols on this card. It is seen in the color blue, the Sphinx and the Torah (Tora). Tora is spelled out in the outer ring of the wheel, mixed with IHVH, the unspeakable name of G__. The Four beasts of the Apocalypse are all reading the Tora.. In the top left is Aquarius, top right is Scorpio, Leo is in the bottom right and Taurus is in the bottom left. These fixed signs of the zodiac have wings signifying stability through change. The snake on the left side of the wheel symbolizes he life force descending into the material world. The snake’s head is traveling towards the feet of a red Anubis rising on the right side of the wheel, a sign of intelligence or wisdom ascending. The middle wheel contains the material world: alchemical symbols for mercury, sulfur, water and salt. The energy on this path of Wisdom balances work well done with the compassionate abundance of the Universe. Good fortune just is. The good that comes, goes just as easily, cherish and revel. The only thing we can be sure of in life and the wheel is change. Wholeness requires wise balance come what may on the wheel of material fortune.

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 Queen of Wands. Female emotional insights fully realized.

The Queen of Cups, the fully realized arechetype feeling female personality type. This Queen is associated with collective empathy, full understanding and alignment with the feelings of others. The Queen of Cups sits upon a throne perched on a golden shore, a sanctuary.  Water, a sea, (the symbol for feelings) swirls around her feet and it is impossible to tell where the water ends and her robe begins. The beautiful cup she holds is closed with handles shaped like angels. This indicates that the thoughts of the Queen originate from the unconscious, from the depths of her own soul. The throne upon which she sits is decorated with images of sea-nymphs, fish, and scallop shells. The sea and fish are additional symbols of the unconscious mind. This Queen is the master of divine inspiration. She is mother love, and the collective unconscious. This Queen is a seer.  Note the look of intense concentration almost anger in her expression as she stares at the cup in her right hand. The wonder of the muses and creative work that comes from the place this cup represents can never be explained. This cup conceals the final secret, not to be grasped by the ordinary mind, never to be revealed to the everyday consciousness: the force that is that from which all things come.  Wholeness for the Queen of Cups requires the ability to see with eyes beyond her own and still return to everyday consciousness with the polished gold that forms the solid grounded reality her throne sits upon.

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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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Eyes to See Creation – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 1, 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, 1, 2012, or number 9: The Hermit. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, YOD, is that of the archetypical loner.

The Hermit stands on the snowy peaks of spiritual enlightenment; his right hand raises a shining lamp of truth. The Hermit is sharing the six-pointed star of Solomon’s wisdom for those who are willing, ready and able to see. The figure in this card is said to be wearing the cloak of invisibility, only those who have eyes to see, will see what the Hermit shares. This path is for the person who is willing to stand alone, in “right knowing,” to defy accepted thought and or ways of the world, in order to demonstrate the way to enlightenment.  Following the path of the Hermit lights the way to new levels of understanding, and attainment of goals.  The long thin staff in this figure’s left hand symbolizes the way: the narrow path of initiation. Wholeness on the path of the Hermit requires us to be willing to narrow our life focus in order to complete important work, seek higher consciousness, and model what it is to work as one with the Light and the good of All.

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 Queen of Pentacles. In relation to today’s archetype watch for a woman of means willing to stand alone for what is right. Watch for this consciousness to surface in someone else, or in yourself today.

The Queen of Pentacles, the sensate personality type, associated with earthly material concerns. This is the Queen of sensual enjoyment. She sits upon a throne surrounded by fruit trees, angels and other symbols of material success and sensual pleasure. A rabbit the symbol for fertility darts out at her feet. On her lap, she cradles a Pentacle, a creation that she has given form. This creation could be a child, an artistic creation, or personal relationship. Jungian perspective would remind us that the most valuable life we form is our own. This Queen is contemplating the form she has brought into the world, her conscious self.  The roses above her head mirror the roses found above the Archetype Magician’s head. Roses symbolize desire. What this Queen desires is what she has brought into form. The white flowers at her feet tell us that her creation was formed with pure thought, pure intention. The Ram’s head on the left hand rest on her throne further underscores the fire wisdom at work in this Queen’s thinking. This Queen is the consummate Earth Mother, solid in the foundations of our true nature, secure in the abundance creation provides as needed.  Wholeness for this Queen is found in bringing her whole self: her conscious self, her desires and her pure thought into the world.

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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