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Stay Out of the Way of Right Change Happening -A Reading from the Book of Tarot for January 31, 2012

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Two Tarot cards are profiled. Each card represents a consciousness that corresponds to the highlighted paths on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah) diagrams included with this reading. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness these cards symbolize to be reflected in the experiences and events of the day

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day.  Today is 01, 31, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune.  The second card, the 3 of Swords, is a random draw seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day.

The archetype of the Wheel of Fortune represents the consciousness of wisdom through change. Fortune is a wheel and it spins. Successful realization of this path requires balance through change. The Wheel of Fortune is laden with symbols. Wisdom dominates the symbols as seen with 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 is a symbol of the 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.  There is no rhyme or reason behind the workings of good fortune, it just is. The good that comes, goes just as easily. 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 3 of Swords falls on the 3rd Path, one of the Supernal 3 on the Tree of Life. The numbers 3 of each suit in the Tarot deck, 4 cards combined, reflect the consciousness realized on this 3rd Path. This path is where order of all comes into being, it is the mother of existence. This path is a hub of synthesis. We achieve this synthesis of being by fulfilling the work we are born to create, rejoicing in the profound recognition of what is valuable, experiencing birth pain in our hearts and knowing objective truth. The  three of Swords is THE card of creativity. The look of the three swords stabbing into a heart brings to mind heartbreak and pain. But the pain in this fire card is birth pain: the pain of creation, the pain of the right thing happening. There is nothing to do with birth pain except take it into our heart and in so doing bring new creations into being. It is up to us to create the world we experience. Wholeness via the path of the Three of Swords is to master the understanding that the formation forces of life deliver what we need, not what we want.

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 Edithttp://bit.ly/9BiovO

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