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Sunshine Breakthrough Day!- A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 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.

RESH

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, 19, 2012, or number 19: The Sun.  The path the Sun represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, RESH, is that breaking through all obstacles.

RESH consciousness  is action energy. People on this path do things that we all admire and aspire to do. The child is riding away from walled sunflowers, 4 flowers represent the 4 suits, the four personalities of mankind.  These flowers have turned their faces to the child for energy. This is the path of “Look Mom, no Hands!” The horse is being ridden without reins. On this path, perfect control is achieved by balancing our conscious with our unconscious. The feather flying on the child’s head, the same feather we see in the hat of the Fool and the bright red streamer flying in the child’s left hand further underscores the power of the unconscious taking precedence. The Sun itself emits pure energy and wavy (vibration energy). The Sun’s pure lines symbolize the power of the Light flowing directly to us. The Sun’s wavy lines are our power to reflect and refract the Light into vibrations that bring our personal realities into form. The block to wholeness on this path of vibrant energy is the charcoal hued wall behind the horse, supporting society (the flowers). Wholeness requires us to shine; to not allow social walls to block our consciousness breakthroughs, nor to stop us from taking action that balances our subconscious with our conscious. The charcoal hue of the wall also reminds us to not burn out and destroy our selves and or others in our glorious drive to do, and be. 

 The second card today, the Ace of Wands, is a break from the regular  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 card, the Ace of Wands, should not have been in the deck I pulled from. Since it was I am going to stay with it.  I can’t resist the chance to watch for the ultimate consciousness breakthrough this card represents combined with the Sun!

KETHER

Wands represent the intuitive personality type, associated with knowing and compassion.  Aces fall on the highest path of consciousness found on the Tree of Life, KETHER The consciousness on this path is often referred to as the “hand of God.” This path is the beginning, where Light enters our consciousness. The Ace of Wands depicts God gifting us with the knowing aspect of being. The Wand delivered to us here is bursting with life. Wands are the suit most closely aligned to sexuality. The eight of Wands is where we find orgasm on the Tree of Life. This Ace wand is the big bang of creation. The leaves bursting off of the wand are the abundant seeds of creation. From these seeds nothing becomes something.  From these seeds we receive the power of knowing, the power to create something out of nothing: the power to create the castle on the peak in the distance.  Wholeness via the Ace of Wands is to see the Light!

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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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All Signs Seem Clear, Watch for “Black Cats”- A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 18, 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.

OOPH

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, 18, 2012, or number 18: The Moon.  The path 18 represents, The Moon, is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path, OOPH, is that of recognizing synchronicity as signs to follow for finding your way to wholeness.

In the image found on this archetype card there is a crayfish at the head of the path coming out of the water, this 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. On this path, the way 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 Wands. Feminine mastery of this particular path emotional insights into synchronistic signs is fully realized in this aspect of personality.  Wands represent the intuitive personality type, associated with knowing and compassion.  This Queen of Intuition sits upon a throne with lions flying above her head and sitting at her feet. Lions symbolize fire (thinking) and strength. Her right hand holds a wand bursting with life, she “knows” the power to bring into form the aspects of life that are most important to us. In her left hand and also behind her we see sunflowers. These flowers always turn to the sun in real life and here they symbolize being in tune with the Light (the force of creation). Sunflowers represent life, fertility, joy and satisfaction. This Queen of creative power is wise, her cloak is clasped together with the face of an owl. However, the black cat at this Queen’s feet alerts us to the reality that there are energies at work that we may not be aware of and we need to be on the look out for. Wholeness for the Queen of Wands is found in strong knowing creative action taken with full awareness of all aspects of any given situation, especially the unseen aspects.

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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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Shining Sight – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 17, 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 are profiled. These cards have been pulled to induce synchronicity and I must say the alignment of the archetypes with the date numerology this month is uncanny. The intention is for you to watch for the consciousness these cards represent to be reflected in the events of your day. This practice is known as Yoga of the West, it’s designed to build a bridge of intuition between your unconscious and conscious mind; a bridge to wholeness.

ZADDI

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, 17, 2012, or number 17: The Star.  See what I mean… uncanny. Number 9… the month and this year combined is corresponding with each date to reveal an archetype that matches the date of the month. The path on the Tree of Life that this card, the Star, represents is shaded on the diagram on the right. The consciousness on this path is known as ZADDI, it’s the path of Samurai like honor.

The Star is the path on which you become an example to others.  Successful realization of this path requires mastery of seven virtues, symbolized by the seven stars in the image surrounding the Archetype Star. These virtues are Faith, Truth, Purity, Kindness, Temperance, Strength, and Patience. The figure on the card is naked. She is the naked truth that all of us can break out of our self-imposed prisons of physicality to be Stars. The bird in the background repeats this naked truth. Some interpretations say the bird is a Phoenix, a symbol of rebirth.  The figure’s right hand is pouring water to water, sharing right example of emotional form. Her left hand is pouring knowing emotions into five rivers that represent our five senses, sharing right example of sensory knowing. To find wholeness on this path, to be a Star, requires the mastery of the seven virtues. These seven virtues are often called the Seven Sisters or the Seven Swans.

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 among a few of the different cabals who study the Tree. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all of these aspects of personality and levels of consciousness. 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.  A whole human being fully conscious and one with rapture of creation will be all levels of all personality types on all paths

Today’s face card, The Page of Wands, 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 Page of Wands; watch for him either within yourself or in someone else.  Pages are the state of childlike wonder, ideal, clarity. Staying in touch with this state of being is to stay forever young. In the case of the Page of Wands we are dealing with air, (intuition).  This Page is the young mage. Note the figure is contemplating the tip of his wand. The Wand is libido, it is also our intuition: sexuality/creativity is being considered. This new mage is feeling out his power to “know.” The sky and background is clear and yet barren. This mage, we see by the salamanders on the tunic, has the fire that is the ability to transform reality. The wilderness is waiting for this page to unleash his/her magic. This figure’s Wand is raised straight up, and anchored with both hands. Change is in the air, and a new approach is at hand, this page can ‘see. This figure’s energy is new and untried, but the feather in his/her cap tells us that the neophyte power of a David over Goliath is at work. The Page of Wand’s personality aspect is the budding realization of the power to bring what’s seen into being. Wholeness for the Page of Wands is to heed the unconscious and to create.

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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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Idealist on the Royal Road – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 14, 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.

SAMEKH

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, 14, 2012, or number 14: The path SAMEKH that represents this consciousness is shaded on the diagram provided. Note it is a primary crossroad path.

The path of Temperance is one of holding balance in the face of overwhelming events outside of your control. This path is the Crossroads of music legend that has to be crossed in order to create with the muses. The angel depicted on this card is said to be a hermaphrodite (child of Aphrodite and Hermes). In India this dual being, two sexes united in one personality, is the primal force, the Light from which life emanates. This symbolism is repeated on the hermaphrodite’s forehead in the symbol for the center of infinity: emanation or first cause. Human creativity soars to rainbow heights at this crossroad. The figure has one foot rooted in the water, feelings, and one foot planted on green earth, living form. This path balances sexuality (creativity) and love (creation). Art, creation, brings feelings into living form. The water flowing between cups in the angel’s hands is actually flowing from the lower cup to the higher cup symbolizing rising to a higher consciousness. Higher conscious also symbolized by the golden road that leads out of the water and to the  “crowned” mountain peaks in the background, Temperance is a path of direct transcendence to whole consciousness: Messianic consciousness.

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, or aspect of personality to watch for is the Page of Swords.  Pages are the state of being embodied in our inner child. Staying in touch with this state of being is to stay forever young. In the case of the Page of Swords we are dealing with fire, (thinking).  This Page is the young idealist. Note the wind is blowing and the ground he stands on looks turbulent, there is intense, joyous, readiness here.  This figure’s Sword is raised straight up, and anchored with both hands. Thinking is pure, but note the flowers at his feet are buds. We can see the white of pure thought peeking out, but the flowers are still hooded. This figure’s energy is for just cause and he is willing to fight to make the cause come into being, but his thinking is still unformed. His blade is a double edged one, and he is as likely to hurt himself as he is to accomplish his idealistic feat.  The Page of Sword’s personality aspect is the burning bright brilliance of passion for what is right.  The freethinking birds above his head seem to form a lemiscate like the one found crowning the Magician’s head. Realizing the ideals of this aspect in our personality requires us to overcome the endless self-induced cuts, or jaded realities that block what is right.  Wholeness requires us to hang onto our idealism.

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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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Friday the 13th Muse – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 13, 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 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.

NUN

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, 13, 2012, or number 13: Death. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path known as, NUN , entails a complete death/rebirth.   It’s the “born again” path.

Born again like the caterpillar who calls the end of the world what the butterfly calls the beginning. Archetype Death is not necessarily death of our bodies, or an end to our life. This is about realizing infinite life. The figure Death flies a black flag, empty of light, but emblazoned with a white rose for pure beauty. What doesn’t work/the ugly has died away. This death purification is a death to psychological patterns and behaviors. The death of old patterns brings us legitimate pain, but it also brings us regeneration. The King (ruling mode of operation) is dead. The Hierophant is pleading trying to hang on to traditional ways of thinking, but note, what he holds on to is black, without light.  The youth or female is looking away in avoidant refusal, but the child is eager and holding blooms. The sun is rising on a new day! And the pillars before the rising sun symbolize the Pillars of Wisdom. Death reminds us that endings are actually beginnings. Wholeness requires us to let what no longer works die. Wholeness requires us to accept death as we accept birth.

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, or aspect of personality to watch for is the Queen of Cups. Emotional insights fully realized.

This Queen is associated with collective empathy, full understanding and alignment with the feelings of others. The Queen of Cups sits upon a throne perched on a golden shore, a sanctuary.  Water, a sea, (the symbol for feelings) swirls around her feet and it is impossible to tell where the water ends and her robe begins. The beautiful cup she holds is closed with handles shaped like angels. This indicates that the thoughts of the Queen originate from the unconscious, from the depths of her own soul. The throne upon which she sits is decorated with images of sea-nymphs, fish, and scallop shells. The sea and fish are additional symbols of the unconscious mind. This Queen is the master of divine inspiration. This Queen is a seer.  Note the look of intense concentration almost anger in her expression as she stares at the cup in her right hand. The wonder of the muses and creative work that comes from the place this cup represents can never be explained. This cup conceals the final secret, not to be grasped by the ordinary mind, never to be revealed to the everyday consciousness: the force that is that from which all things come.  Wholeness for the Queen of Cups requires the ability to see with eyes beyond her own and still return to everyday consciousness with the polished gold that forms the solid grounded reality her throne sits upon.

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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Surfing the Emotional Wait – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 12, 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 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.

MEN

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, 12, 2012, or number 12: The Hanged Man. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The consciousness on this path is known as , MEN, a powerless state.  A path on which we become conscious of that which we have no power over.

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 “hanged” figure is perfectly content upside down because he/she knows that it is only a matter of time before what needs to be right side up will come to be eventually.  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.

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, or aspect of personality to watch for is the King of Cups. Watch for a master of riding emotions. The King of Cups is 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, he surfs the waves. This King does not repress his emotions and unconscious impulses but has learned to accept and deal with them in a balanced manner. He goes with the flow.  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.

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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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Ending Ignorance – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 11, 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 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.

LAMED

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, 11, 2012, or number 11: Justice. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The workings of the path this card represents, LAMED, are karmic.

Justice is the path of consequences. The figure on this card sits between the pillars of wisdom and a veil of ignorance hangs in the background. On this path we break through the veils of illusion or deception that harbor ignorance. The square on Justice’s crown represents well-ordered thoughts, law.  Her right hand holds a sword straight up in victory; she dispenses logical fair-minded justice. A sword is double-edged; it cuts both ways, signifying impartiality. The scales are in the figure’s left hand, the intuitive hand, telling us that logic is balanced by intuition. The clasp holding the figure’s robe is a square representing the law that is protecting the wholeness of us all, the circle within. Wholeness requires adherence to impartial karmic balance of the law, good or bad. Consequences must be accepted and harmonized in order for us to master this path. Achieving wholeness on the path of Justice requires breaking through the veils of ignorance with the realization that all is good.

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 repeats yesterday’s: The Queen of Swords. This queen is a random selection seeking the ideal aspect of personality to pay attention to in relation to today’s archetype. She has resurfaced despite intense shuffling and cutting of the deck, pay close attention. Watch for the personality aspects of the Queen of Swords either within yourself or in someone else.

The Queen of each suit applies ideal female personality strengths and weaknesses at work on all the paths on the Tree of Life (kabbalah). The Queen of Swords is a freethinker as symbolized by the single bird in the sky, and the butterflies on her crown and throne.  She is also a single minded, focused, and powerful person. Her head is above the clouds, she enjoys clarity and objectivity; she wants truth.  The Queen’s left hand is up and welcoming, she is willing to listen. Her sword is straight up; you will get a fair hearing.  But, note the frayed, or tasseled rope on her wrist. In a number of earlier Sword cards you see figures with their arms bound, powerless. This figure has been bound, she has been there, and done that, she has survived, do not mess with her, do not attempt to feed her any lies. The cross to wholeness for this figure is seen in the child on her throne, it is just a head, pure intellect. This queen can be a harsh critic; she doesn’t give herself or anyone else any slack. The path to wholeness for this person requires realistic tolerance that finds value in what is, without the need to look for what isn’t.

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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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Freethinker’s Fortune – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 10, 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.

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, 10, 2012, or number 10: The Wheel of Fortune. The path this card represents is shaded on the diagram included. The conscious workings of the path this card represents, KAPH, are always viewed as positive.

The Wheel of Fortune spins, this path requires wise balance through change. Wisdom dominates the symbols on this card. It is seen in the color blue, the Sphinx and the Torah (Tora). Tora is spelled out in the outer ring of the wheel, mixed with IHVH, the unspeakable name of G__. The Four beasts of the Apocalypse are all reading the Tora.. In the top left is Aquarius, top right is Scorpio, Leo is in the bottom right and Taurus is in the bottom left. These fixed signs of the zodiac have wings signifying stability through change. The snake on the left side of the wheel symbolizes he life force descending into the material world. The snake’s head is traveling towards the feet of a red Anubis rising on the right side of the wheel, a sign of intelligence or wisdom ascending. The middle wheel contains the material world: alchemical symbols for mercury, sulfur, water and salt. The energy on this path of Wisdom balances work well done with the compassionate abundance of the Universe. Good fortune just is. The good that comes, goes just as easily, cherish and revel. The only thing we can be sure of in life and the wheel is change. Wholeness requires wise balance come what may on the wheel of material fortune.

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, The Queen 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 Queen of Swords either within yourself or in someone else.

The Queen of each suit applies ideal female personality strengths and weaknesses at work on all the paths on the Tree of Life (kabbalah). The Queen of Swords is a freethinker as symbolized by the single bird in the sky, and the butterflies on her crown and throne.  She is also a single minded, focused, and powerful person. Her head is above the clouds, she enjoys clarity and objectivity; she wants truth.  The Queen’s left hand is up and welcoming, she is willing to listen. Her sword is straight up; you will get a fair hearing.  But, note the frayed, or tasseled rope on her wrist. In a number of earlier Sword cards you see figures with their arms bound, powerless. This figure has been bound, she has been there, and done that, she has survived, do not mess with her, do not attempt to feed her any lies. The cross to wholeness for this figure is seen in the child on her throne, it is just a head, pure intellect. This queen can be a harsh critic; she doesn’t give herself or anyone else any slack. The path to wholeness for this person requires realistic tolerance that finds value in what is, without the need to look for what isn’t.

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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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Perfectly Balanced Wholeness – A Reading from the Book of Tarot for April 8, 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.

TETH

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, 8, 2012, or number 17: The Star, also 8: Strength. The path Strength is that of balancing severity and mercy.  Too much severity is as damaging to our consciousness as too much mercy can be. This path, TETH, is shaded on the diagram.

Strength requires us to accept imperfection. Imperfection just is. Fealing with imperfection requires strength, strength that requires us to balance force with compassion. This balance requires the wisdom to realize that strength comes with not knowing and not judging. Note the figure is at peace, draped in garland and wears the crown of infinite wisdom. Her hands mirror the balance of her crown with a “yin yang” pose that cradles the “beast’s” head. This beast is licking the figure’s right hand. The right hand symbolizes our power to bring reality into form. At the same time this beast’s teeth are bared and his claws are extended.  Achieving wholeness on the path of Strength requires us to realize the perfect balance of power and powerlessness.

BETH

The second card is a break from my recent pattern.  Today I am selecting an archetype consciously.  This card happened to already be face up on my desk and I could not resist holding my attention on it … it is in accord with the spirit of this day: Easter. Each archetype card in the Tarot represents a path of consciousness on the Tree of Life (Kabbalah). The Magician is the highest form of consciousness in material form. On this path, BETH, conscious creating of material existence is realized.  A Magician is one who has transcended to wholeness.

The Magician sits on the ‘right hand of the father,” and is capable of conscious creation of reality. The Magician has achieved wholeness; all four-personality types are on the table. The Magician, as shown by his wand raised high in his right hand, is a Master who can create miracles. The White Magician wears the crown of infinite wisdom and his left hand pointing down signifies that his work is for the good of all who operate on the lower levels of consciousness. Note the red roses of desire that adorn the card above and below the figure, “as above, so below.”  The Magician desires heaven on earth. The white lilies symbolize purity of thought, they further emphasize that this is a White Magician in service to the All.  Note the Magician wears a snake belt. The Snake on the Tree of Life symbolizes the life force, the Light of creation that we are all connected too and reflect.  Wholeness for the Magician is to be belted (protected) by the Light and the good of All.

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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

Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America. For more on Kabbalah and how it relates to the tonic prescribed in Choosing Honor go to http://bit.ly/f0VOAX

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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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