Perfectly Balanced Wholeness – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 8, 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.

TETH

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 04, 8, 2012, or number 17: The Star, also 8: Strength. The path Strength is that of balancing severity and mercy.  Too much severity is as damaging to our consciousness as too much mercy can be. This path, TETH, is shaded on the diagram.

Strength requires us to accept imperfection. Imperfection just is. Fealing with imperfection requires strength, strength that requires us to balance force with compassion. This balance requires the wisdom to realize that strength comes with not knowing and not judging. Note the figure is at peace, draped in garland and wears the crown of infinite wisdom. Her hands mirror the balance of her crown with a “yin yang” pose that cradles the “beast’s” head. This beast is licking the figure’s right hand. The right hand symbolizes our power to bring reality into form. At the same time this beast’s teeth are bared and his claws are extended.  Achieving wholeness on the path of Strength requires us to realize the perfect balance of power and powerlessness.

BETH

The second card is a break from my recent pattern.  Today I am selecting an archetype consciously.  This card happened to already be face up on my desk and I could not resist holding my attention on it … it is in accord with the spirit of this day: Easter. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path of consciousness on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). The Magician is the highest form of consciousness in material form. On this path, BETH, conscious creating of material existence is realized.  A Magician is one who has transcended to wholeness.

The Magician sits on the ‘right hand of the father,” and is capable of conscious creation of reality. The Magician has achieved wholeness; all four-personality types are on the table. The Magician, as shown by his wand raised high in his right hand, is a Master who can create miracles. The White Magician wears the crown of infinite wisdom and his left hand pointing down signifies that his work is for the good of all who operate on the lower levels of consciousness. Note the red roses of desire that adorn the card above and below the figure, “as above, so below.”  The Magician desires heaven on earth. The white lilies symbolize purity of thought, they further emphasize that this is a White Magician in service to the All.  Note the Magician wears a snake belt. The Snake on the Tree of Life symbolizes the life force, the Light of creation that we are all connected too and reflect.  Wholeness for the Magician is to be belted (protected) by the Light and the good of All.

Please note:

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

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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