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Eye in the Storm – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 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 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 04, 3, 2012, or number 12: The Hanged Man, or number 3: The Empress.  Finding higher consciousness between these two paths would be all about incubating, gestating. On the path of the Empress, DALETH, 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 Cups. Watch for a master of riding emotions.  Cups, water, have to do with feelings, compassion and connection to all.  The King of Cups brings to mind a surfer, a master of the waves of emotion. This card’s energy, this Master, holds feelings, the cup in his right hand, the hand that brings life into form. This tells us he has control over his emotions at all times. This King does not repress his emotions and unconscious impulses but has learned to accept and deal with them in a balanced manner.  His left hand bears a light and rests on top of an armrest that reflects a pillar like the ones found on the High Priestess card. These pillars symbolize the polar opposites of severity and mercy. Here the pillar of severity is covered by the King’s robe. This King covers the worst of emotions with mastery; he sheds light on the rightness of riding out turbulent emotions. In the background, we see a ship in full sail and a leaping fish, both signs of abundance having the King’s back. The fish is also the symbol of spirit and creativity and around his neck there is another fish that represents the balance of the unconscious with the conscious. Wholeness for the King of Cups is to be a judgment free eye in the storm that is awareness of what is conscious vs. unconscious.

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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