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Free Yourself – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 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 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.

AYIN

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, 06, 2012, or number 15: The Devil.  This is a  path of oppression. The path AYIN that represents this consciousness is shaded on the diagram provided.

The Devil represents a 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 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 repeats yesterday’s. The aspect of personality to continue to watch is the King of Swords. Watch for a master of just thought.   Swords, fire, have to do with intellect, the Thinking personality.  The King of Swords is the only king that looks straight at us.  He asks us, “Is your life a life of truth?”  This king has his sword in his right hand fully revealed but note it is angled.  This king’s justice is tempered by compassion. The ring of power that this king wears on his left hand further symbolizes his compassionate understanding. There are butterflies of transformation on his throne, joined by an angel whispering in the king’s ear, and a winged angel’s head decorates his crown. These winged beings tell us that this king’s humanity has elevated his thinking to celestial realms.  The two birds in the sky are the bird of justice flying in the company of the bird of expedience. This king is not quick to judge and condemn, he considers extenuating circumstances. The King of Swords reminds us that wholeness requires us to rule with our heads above the clouds, wholeness requires us to be practical.

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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