Two Tarot cards are profiled. These 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, 4, 2012, or number 13: Death. It is also number 4: The Emperor. The path the Emperor represents is shaded on the diagram provided. The consciousness on this path, HEH, is one of ruling with solid authority.
The Emperor is the Animus, the ideal male in psychologist, Carl Jung’s collective unconscious theory. Here we have the masculine authoritarian rule. The Emperor’s feet are encased in armor, firmly placed on rock, a position rooted in strength. In his right hand, that which brings reality into form, there is a scepter that brings to mind the Egyptian Ankh, symbol of life, but the upper circle is round…wholeness is depicted rather than a womb. Mastery of masculine rule requires full balance of all four aspects of personality, wholeness. The figure’s left hand, that which directs all forces from which we become, holds a pomegranate, the fruit that symbolizes the seeds of abundant life. This fruit is protected by the Ram’s head shield on the figure’s shoulder. Ram’s heads are also on all four corners of his throne, fire, and in the background we see red mountains, fire again. Wholeness on this path of being a ruler requires you to be a sure-footed master of intellectual heights.
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: page, knight, queen and king. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality. We are all both male and female. The paths of the Tree are four-dimensional. Each level of personality travels its own dimension on each path simultaneously.
Today’s face card, The Knight of Swords, is a random selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype. Watch for the personality aspects of the Knight of Swords; seek out righteous truth either within yourself or in someone else. Swords (Fire) are the formation level: the thinking level on the paths. The Knight of Swords is someone who knows just what decisive action is needed to bring right creation and or events to form. This is the knight we all want to be around if we are in trouble, more important this is the knight we need inside ourselves making sure NO ONE takes advantage of us. This is the warrior energy at work, energy that every man, woman and child needs in order to be free. This is the aspect of our personality that refuses to be taken advantage of, refuses to be victimized. In card image, this knight’s energy is in full thrust against the wind, and he is pushing his horse to its’ limit. Nothing gets in this knight’s way. The Knight of Swords knows and does what needs to be done to realize wholeness.
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