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Reinvention of Self is in the Creative Process – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 28, 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, 28, 2012, or number 18: The Moon.  This could also be 9: The Hermit, but 3/1/2012 just brought us the Hermit… So I am going to stay with 18. The path 18 represents, The Moon is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, OOPH, is that of recognizing synchronicity.

In the image of the crayfish at the head of the path coming out of the water on the archetype image of The Moon symbolizes re-inventing your self.. The Pillars of Wisdom dominate the background of this card.  These pillars repeat many times in Yoga of the West symbolism. Achieving conscious balance on all the paths is to find your way through these pillars to immortality. The balance on this path through the pillars is via the moon (knowing) which is dripping flaming symbols for the Hebrew letter Yod, “that from which all things come.”  Understanding, knowing that from which all things come is balanced by the domesticated and the wild sides of our animal nature as symbolized by the dogs on either side of the path. This balance is achieved with intuition and creative insights into material reality in the moment. Momentary insight that famed psychologist Carl Jung’s term Synchronicity. Synchronicity refers to the signs that appear, signs that only you recognize; be they events, symbols, or dreams, these signs confirm and or guide you. Wholeness on the path of the Moon is to pay attention to the signs “that from which all things come” synchronizes to show us the way.

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. This Queen was up with the Hermit on 3/1/2012.  Interesting.  Synchronicity?   Coincidence? Random chance.  Figure it out for yourself.. Watch for this consciousness to surface in someone else, or in yourself today.  The Queen of Pentacles, the feminine rule of sensate personality type. Sensate types are 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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