Tag Archives: the hermit

Eyes to See Right Financial Path – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for March 19, 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.

YOD

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, 19, 2012, or number 9: The Hermit. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, YOD, is that of the archetypical loner.

The Hermit stands on the snowy peaks of spiritual enlightenment; his right hand raises a shining lamp of truth. The Hermit is sharing the six-pointed star of Solomon’s wisdom for those who are willing, ready and able to see. The figure in this card is said to be wearing the cloak of invisibility, only those who have eyes to see, will see what the Hermit shares. This path is for the person who is willing to stand alone, in “right knowing,” to defy accepted thought and or ways of the world, in order to demonstrate the way to enlightenment.  Following the path of the Hermit lights the way to new levels of understanding, and attainment of goals.  The long thin staff in this figure’s left hand symbolizes the way: the narrow path of initiation. Wholeness on the path of the Hermit requires us to be willing to narrow our life focus in order to complete important work, seek higher consciousness, and model what it is to work as one with the Light and the good of All.

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 Pentacles. Watch for a man who rules the great wealth, his own and that of others.

The King of Pentacles is the authoritarian patriarch who wields wealth and power. Pentacles have to do with Sensate personality.  The King of Pentacles is draped with abundant fruit of the vine; he has mastered material needs. This king is a stable, ambitious, wise ruler who protects and methodically produces worldly existence for all. Note this figures left foot is encased in armor and it rests upon the skull of a ram.  This authority figure expects those he has authority over to do exactly as he does…take over the family business, for example..  Wholeness when faced with this aspect of personality requires us to realize that might does not make right; that right makes might.

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Daily Tarot

Waiting On Eyes To See – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for February 2, 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.

YOD and MEN

Two cards are profiled. Each card corresponds to a path on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). These paths are highlighted in the additional pictures provided. The higher the card’s placement on the Tree the higher the consciousness it represents. The combination of what the cards symbolize and the placement of the paths they represent on the Tree will reveal what you need to pay attention to today.

The first card is an archetype card chosen according to the numerology of the day. Today is 2, 2, 2012 or number 9: The Hermit. The second card, The Hanged Man, is a random draw seeking the ideal card to contemplate in relation to current events this day. This particular combination of cards was just up on 1/30 at that time I interpreted them as “Look Inside Yourself for Answers You Seek,” since they are back it’s a good time to realize the “eyes” to see what you are missing.

The Hermit, the archetypical loner, stands on the snowy peaks of spiritual enlightenment; his right hand raises a shining lamp of truth. The Hermit is sharing the six-pointed star of Solomon’s wisdom for those who are willing, ready and able to see. The figure in this card is said to be wearing the cloak of invisibility, only those who have eyes to see, will see what the Hermit shares. This path is for the person who is willing to stand alone, in “right knowing,” to defy accepted thought and or ways of the world, in order to demonstrate the way to enlightenment.  Following the path of the Hermit lights the way to new levels of understanding, and attainment of goals.  The long thin staff in this figure’s left hand symbolizes the way: the narrow path of initiation. Wholeness on the path of the Hermit requires us to be willing to narrow our life focus in order to complete important work, seek higher consciousness, and model what it is to work as one with the Light and the good of All.

The Hanged Man does not have the power to change all that needs to be changed. That power is completely left to the Light. The color yellow, knowing, glows on this card, both on the figure’s feet and around his head. This figure is perfectly content hanging upside down because he/she knows that it is only a matter of time before what needs to come into form will come into form. Also, note that the man’s legs cross in an odd formation one leg straight and the other crossed at a right angle. This is a symbol of a crossroad, in this case a crossroad we are powerless to do anything about right now. Wholeness requires us to willingly accept our powerlessness. To know, in fact, that our not acting is exactly the right thing to do to achieve wholeness.

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 http://bit.ly/9BiovO

Leave a comment

Filed under Daily Tarot