The Tarot Continued

Okay, I figured I would go through more for those who might be interested in the Tarot.  Like many things in My life, I am not an expert on the details of the Tarot, details are of little importance to Me.  The general meaning of the cards are what stand out for Me and as I look closer, read the interpretations and notice more detail in the card, I begin to understand more.  In this Way, anyone can begin Tarot and the best Way to use it for Divination is to develop a relationship with the Tarot that is Your Own.  Does it matter if My interpretations are ‘wrong’?  No, only if I am doing one for You.  And if I were, I would not tell You anything, and that is how You Will know if Your Mystic Teacher is any good.  If He is a true Mystic, He Will not charge You for Your reading, either.  Knowledge from God is a Gift, not for profit.

As One uses the cards more, more symbols and signs are attributed to their correct position within Your psyche.  That’s really how they Work.  The Universe is a language, every detail means something in every moment of Your life.  The more effectively We are able to interpret this information, the better off We are.  I do not use the Tarot very often but I enjoy them very much when I take the Time and would like to do it more but My hermetic life keeps Me surprisingly busy.  If One Identifies with the Key Ideas in the cards, they Will begin to notice those details in the physical Universe, much like Identifying a Letter in the Alphabet.  Today, I continue on with the same read from yesterday, completing the first operation of the Opening of the Key which I personally find to be the most comprehensive and accurate.  Even the first four stacks are relative the balance of energies in Our bodies.  I try to make each stack as even as possible and usually come pretty close, yesterday there was slightly heavier emphasis (more cards) in the Fire (Source) and Physical (Natural).  I expected to find the significator in the N pile because I have now established God’s Kingdom on Earth.  However, to find it at the bottom of the S pile is a very powerful sign for Me.  I am the Root of spirit in the physical Universe.  My focus or main energy focus is Source energy, pure God.

Cards are also dignified by the cards on either side, all cards are always right side up and the counting system is that used on the Star and Snake page I linked to in My last post, the standard method for Thoth deck.  Read begins with Indicator and I count from the direction He is pointing.

  1. Prince of Cups, Prince of Swords, 10 Wands Oppression
  2. The Magus, Princess of Disks, The Chariot
  3. 7 Swords Futility, Adjustment, The Universe
  4. Prince of Swords, Ace of Cups, The Magus
  5. Interference 8 Swords, Heirophant, 7 Swords Futility
  6. Prince of Wands

Already it is very telling.  I have said I Will play many characters in the Tarot, I am now the Prince of Swords, influenced by the Prince of Cups, the desire for the knowledge of God’s Love to be known by all of man.  And, although the water douses the fire, the Prince of Swords (Me) am also influenced by 10 Wands, Oppression.  Air fuels the Fire, Prince of Cups Will put it out.  Here, it tells Me without reading anything about the cards that oppression is overcome by God’s love, by adopting the spirit of the Prince of Cups, the Love of God to end the Oppression of God’s love.  Let’s just see what the same sites I used yesterday have to say:

Prince of Swords

(Prince of the chariot of the winds)

Tiphareth in the Tree of Life Astrology: 21° Capricorn to 20° Aquarius
Element and world: The Air in the Airs of Yetzirah
Tree of Life: Tiphareth

Being Air in Air, the Prince of Swords is the pure manifestation of mind and intellect, full of plans and ideas which on the worst side may disturb and confuse each other, on the best create an inexhaustibale spring of creative thoughts.

The Prince of Swords is intelligent, idealistic, full of creativity and fluidity, a real Mercurian spirit who often will argue just for the fondness of arguing – and not so much for the arguments themselfes. The Prince of Swords can throw himself head over heels into a scientific research, reaching highest levels within a short time and then throw everything away without further notice because something else appears more interesting at the moment.

On the dark side, the Prince of Swords lacks both the qualities of Water and Earth, he can easily become unstable, unreliable and extremely moody, using his amount of intelligence to trick himself through life, becoming a master of disguise and cheat.
Drive: Idealism, intellectuall agility

Light: Creativity, richdom of ideas, intelligence, mastery of words

Shadow: Harsh, malicious, unreliable, cheating, crude

Prince of Cups

(Prince of the chariot of waters)

Tiphareth in the Tree of Life Astrology: 21° Libra to 20° Scorpio
Element and world: The Air upon the waters of Briah
Tree of Life: Tiphareth

The Prince of Cups represents the Air above the waters, as the son of the Knight and the Queen – Fire and Water – he combines both the fiery flames and the watery depths of his parents, bringing them up in the heights of the Air, storming towards Yetzirah.

So the Prince of Cups has all the emotional depths of the water, but also the intellectual values of the Air. He is clever and open minded, and his emotional soul can make him a sensitive artist or philosoph. Due to the heritage of Briah, he appears introverted and reversed, and indeed he tends to keep his secrets to himself. Like both his parents, he seems to be easy susceptible, but the sharpminded air makes him choose fairly what to accept in the end.

On the shadowy side, the Prince of Cups can be reckless and selfish, always striving to improve his own goals and studies, carelessly sacrificing relations in order to perfectionate his art or passion , and he can be quite shifty in dealings.

Drive: The combination of Spirit and Soul

Light: Compassion, warmth, love, artistic intentions

Shadow: Selfishness, unscrupulousness, cruelty

Ten of Wands – Oppression

Malkuth in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Malkuth through Fire
Astrology: Saturn in the 3. decan of Sagittarius

The Ten of Wands are standing for suppression and restriction, showing the Fire on the grounds of the Earth, where they cause an uncontrolled, destructive burning.

Fire is not made to rest on the grounds, having lost the contact to the higher levels of spirit, it mutates to a blind and cruel force , not understanding the own self anymore. Fire is a power that has to be handled with imagination and reflection, not with stubborness and hardened standards.

To understand the card, you have to understand the qualities of the Wands which stand for Chiah, the general living spark, the vitality of soul. You cannot force it down, a free bird cannot survive in a cage.

Drive: Cruel and overbearing force, thirst for might

Light: The chance to think about it, learning

Shadow: Cruelty, excessive pressure, selfish and material ends, dogmatism, aggression

So far it is already reasonably clear that My first assessment seems reasonably accurate and is also very fitting with My current life.  I have just received My proof of acceptance of My Cestui Que Vie this week.  The authority of it can’t be challenged and has been on the record since January 19, but to have it accepted is a whole new level of recognition by the ‘state’ I currently sojourn.

Next, I have the Princess of Disks, influenced by The Magus and The Chariot!  Again, this speaks volumes to Me already, but let’s read:

Princess of Disks

(Princess of the echoing hills)

Malkuth in the Tree of Life Astrology: Venus in the Earth signs
Element and world: The Earth in the Earth of Assiah
Tree of Life: Malkuth

The Princess of Disks represents the Earth in the Earth, thus she is the pure manifestation of the qualities of Assiah, the physical world of making and growing. She is the last of the court cards and therefore implies a new begin of the circle, which could mean the beginning of a new project or a new physical creation.

The Princess of Disks is warm-hearted, sensual and generous, an unwavering and concentrated person with all the reliable stability of the Earth. Yet she lacks Fire and Air, as well as the conforming qualities of Water, she can easily be a little too dependent from outside influences but nevertheless being unable to really adapt to others.

On the dark side the Princess of Disks can get illogical, prodigal and wasteful, dissipating her ideas and lacking the ability to recognize facts. When in bad mood, she’s as adaptable as a stubborn, nasty child.
Drive: Creation, growth, birth, making

Light: Generosity, kindness, love, faith, sensitivity and concentration

Shadow: Wasteful, prodigal, illogical, stubborn, all too dependent and changeable in her opinions

Now, I put physical creation in italics deliberately to demonstrate how the Universe speaks directly to My overall intention.  Consider that this Idea is now influenced by The Magus and The Chariot:

I – The Magician

Path of Beth 12 in the Tree of Life Sun/Mercur in Aries; the sun for power and charisma, Mercur for agility and dexterity
Planet: Mercur
Tree of life: From Kether to Binah
Element: Air
Number: 1 as symbol for unity (male)

The Magician represents consciousness, action and creation. He’s the symbol for the idea of manifestation – the possibility of making an idea come true. He gives meaning and direction to life, and he reminds us that the emotional and creative powers of our souls must have a physical basis to be of real use. Powers unused are powers non-existant, we have to set them free in order to use them, and to gain and renew. The Magician is related to the Mercurius of alchemy.

The Magician shows that we’re aware of the power in life, he can be a symbol for all the creative skills and ideas inside. Most people don’t really act, they just react, being driven from one situation to the next. The Magician tells that a power is ready to use as soon as it is recognized, to see and go the own way.

The negative side of the card could mean that the free run of energy is blocked, that we can feel the enery but can’t use it. This could mean fear and restlessness, even the fear to go insane. Energy tends to explode when not finding a ventile.
Finally there’s a negative aspect in the abuse of energy.
Drive: Self-realization, a strong will, the energy to have one’s way

Light: Activity, power of life, impulse, energy

Shadow: Aggressivity, egoism, the abuse of power

And The Chariot:

VII – The Chariot

Path of Cheth 18 in the Tree of Life Mars in connection with Sun or Mercur; Mars as symbol of enforcement combines with Sun as symbol for will or Mercur as the symbol of the way
Zodiac: Cancer
Tree of life: The way from Binah to Geburah
Element: Water
Number: 7 as the number of earthly and divine harmony (3+4), destiny, motion

The Chariot stands for combined powers, ready to move forward. It represents the dynamic principle and the human will to proceed, the ability to use the powers of life and keep the outer and inner balance.

The Chariot shows a strong will, a strong personality, and at its best, victory and success. But it also is a symbol for controversial power, for contradictions that are not solved, but just controlled. In this, the trump also warns of overestimation and recklessness. With every new venture or beginning one should check carefully whether the desired goal is compatible with one’s life and inner self.

Additionally, the Chariot is a symbol for the armor we build up when moving forward in the process of self-assertion. It also alludes to the danger that we might mix this armour with our actual personality.

So a negative aspect of the Chariot might involve understanding that the way of armed power isn’t always the right one, that the controversial power inside may to be reconciled with one other, and not just controlled and surpressed.
Drive: The will to conquer, courage, victory

Light: The awakening of powers, the way ahead, searching and finding one’s place in life

Shadow: Megalomania, insensivity, running against walls

Continuing on with the third correspondence:

Seven of Swords – Futility

Netzach in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Netzach through Air
Astrology: Moon in the 3. decan of Aquarius

The Seven of Swords show the element with its reigns lose, storming into the realms of anarchy and destiny, fighting against ‘nobody knows what’, getting entangled in many conflicting tendencies.

Now none of the Suits is lucky within the Seven – the Wands burn down, the Cups nearly drown and the Disks are out cold – yet the Swords are least willing to accept their fate and activate every trick and list they can figure to get along. And considering that the Swords are pure intellect, they are embarrassingly good in figuring out tricks..

Therefore, the Seven of Swords can talk of trickery, cheating, sudden affronts, juggling and intentional confusing with unrestrained Mercurian amorality. Though, all the lists are bound to fail, even the clever Swords cannot escape the hand of fate.
Drive: List, trickery, cleverness

Light: Unmasking of illusions and disguises

Shadow: Treachery, deceit, illusion, amorality, evil tricks, selfpity

And such are the weapons at My disposal.  My restlessness may be an end to My Letters, the Way Will be changing.  Influenced by:

VIII – Adjustment

Path of Lamed 22 in the Tree of Life Venus in Libra, standing for fairness and justice, with a clear aspect to Saturn
Zodiac: Libra
Tree of life: The connection between Geburah and Tiphareth
Element: Air
Number: 8 as the number of justice and adjustment (2 x 4, 2 x 2 etc.)

The Adjustment is a symbol for the balance of contrasts, complementing one another and also building up room and time. She combines the High Priestess and the Magician. Both are connected – true, conscious action results from realization, wisdom is based on action. The principle of activity completes itself with the passivity of inner reflection, the adjustment being the balance in between.

Another common name of this trump is ‘Justice’ – the card tells one to be righteous in all aspects of our life, to ignore, surpress or prefer none if need be. Only when we have an objective view of all and accept them, can we can find inner balance and silence.

Therefore, the Adjustment stands for uncompromising honesty and objectivity, the realization of cause and effect, background and consequence.

Oh, by the way – it wasn’t Crowley who reversed Trumps VIII and XI (Justice and Strength). If you look at old historical decks, the Justice has been the 8 ever since.
Drive: Will for knowlegde, harmony between reality and instinct, objectivity

Light: Balance, justice, fairness, always looking at both sides

Shadow: Selfrighteousness

And,:

XXI – The Universe

Path of Tau 32 in the Tree of Life Neptun as the cosmic omniscience and Pluto as central power of creation
Planet: Saturn
Tree of life: From Malkuth to Yesod
Element: Earth
Number: 21 as the symbol of the whole, 3 x 7, the cross sum is the 3

The Universe as the end and completion of the Major Arcana is the symbol for the zenith of development – the achieved goal. The work is done or will soon be and we have found our place in life or will soon do so.

Seeing the second decade of the Major Arcana as a way of self-realization, the Universe becomes the crown and the end. The Death was the rebirth, the Art the beginning of the alchemic work, the Devil the overcoming of restrictions, the Tower the breakdown of the jail. We followed the Star, explored the Moon, found the Sun and watched the Phoenix rise from the ashes. Finally, we touched the Universe.

On a more practical level the Universe implies the good news that a goal has been achieved, or a success sure to come, and that a venture will florish.

In its negative aspect the trump can tell us that we are running after false ideas, that our way leads nowhere, that it is far too early to reach out for the Universe for there’s substantial work that has yet to be done.
Drive: Enterity and completition, harmony between spirit and body

Light: Being home in one’s self, inner independence, the ‘mental paradise’

Shadow: False visions, being on a street to nowhere

I don’t need to add anything here.  Now consider again My date of completion, 2017, 201=21=3×7 etc.  Anyway, continuing on:

Ace of Cups

(The root of the powers of water)

Kether in the Tree of Life Tree of Life: Kether (the eternal, spiritual) through water (the spring of soul)
Astrology: Signs of water

The Ace of Cups shows the way deep into our soul, to detect beauty and trust. It stands for the sources of love, for growing feelings, the desire for a relationship or the readiness to have a friend.

Referring to the Kaballah, the Ace of Cups is attached to Briah – the world of pure feeling and sensitive intention.It is the female counterpart of the Ace of Wands, representing the female element water as a sign for devotion and care.
The card also tells that the beauty and the ugly are two poles belonging together. Without shadow, there’s no light – and mud is needed to make liliths blossom.
Drive: The desire to melt in one another, sympathy, devotion, the beginning of a friendship or passion

Light: Emotional capacity, fertility, productiveness

Shadow: Alteration, diffusion, irrational thinking, hysteria, loneliness

Influenced by:

Prince of Swords

(Prince of the chariot of the winds)

Tiphareth in the Tree of Life Astrology: 21° Capricorn to 20° Aquarius
Element and world: The Air in the Airs of Yetzirah
Tree of Life: Tiphareth

Being Air in Air, the Prince of Swords is the pure manifestation of mind and intellect, full of plans and ideas which on the worst side may disturb and confuse each other, on the best create an inexhaustibale spring of creative thoughts.

The Prince of Swords is intelligent, idealistic, full of creativity and fluidity, a real Mercurian spirit who often will argue just for the fondness of arguing – and not so much for the arguments themselfes. The Prince of Swords can throw himself head over heels into a scientific research, reaching highest levels within a short time and then throw everything away without further notice because something else appears more interesting at the moment.

On the dark side, the Prince of Swords lacks both the qualities of Water and Earth, he can easily become unstable, unreliable and extremely moody, using his amount of intelligence to trick himself through life, becoming a master of disguise and cheat.
Drive: Idealism, intellectuall agility

Light: Creativity, richdom of ideas, intelligence, mastery of words

Shadow: Harsh, malicious, unreliable, cheating, crude

And,:

I – The Magician

Path of Beth 12 in the Tree of Life Sun/Mercur in Aries; the sun for power and charisma, Mercur for agility and dexterity
Planet: Mercur
Tree of life: From Kether to Binah
Element: Air
Number: 1 as symbol for unity (male)

The Magician represents consciousness, action and creation. He’s the symbol for the idea of manifestation – the possibility of making an idea come true. He gives meaning and direction to life, and he reminds us that the emotional and creative powers of our souls must have a physical basis to be of real use. Powers unused are powers non-existant, we have to set them free in order to use them, and to gain and renew. The Magician is related to the Mercurius of alchemy.

The Magician shows that we’re aware of the power in life, he can be a symbol for all the creative skills and ideas inside. Most people don’t really act, they just react, being driven from one situation to the next. The Magician tells that a power is ready to use as soon as it is recognized, to see and go the own way.

The negative side of the card could mean that the free run of energy is blocked, that we can feel the enery but can’t use it. This could mean fear and restlessness, even the fear to go insane. Energy tends to explode when not finding a ventile.
Finally there’s a negative aspect in the abuse of energy.
Drive: Self-realization, a strong will, the energy to have one’s way

Light: Activity, power of life, impulse, energy

Shadow: Aggressivity, egoism, the abuse of power

And finally,:

V – The Hierophant

Path of Vau 16 in the Tree of Life Sun in Sagittarius as a symbol for the teacher of inner values, Jupiter in Pisces as the vision of eternity
Zodiac: Taurus
Tree of life: From Chokmah to Chesed
Element: Earth
Number: 5 as quintessence, the power that exceeds the four elements

The Hierophant is a symbol for a world of belief and confession, may it be a church, a sect or an occult society. He’s the pope, the druid or the High Priest in a system of creeds and dogmas. He represents the religious and intellectual tradition of a person, and may be the one the person is born to it or possibly the one who has chosen it by himself.

In the positive aspect, the Hierophant represents the search for knowledge and illumination, the desire to study creed and dogma instead of simply accepting them, to research and achieve further development. It also stands for the deep fulfillment someone can find when really trusting their own beliefs.

In a negative view, the Hierophant can stand for bigotry, the blind faith in dogma, intolerance towards everything different from the own confession. It can also mean gullibility, running to any kind of new belief just because the traditional one is suddenly considered boring or unsatisfying.
Drive: Search for hidden truths, trust in inner instincts

Light: Wisdom and knowledge as an experience independent from dogmatism and science

Shadow: Intolerance, esoteric nonsense

Influenced by:

Eight of Swords – Interference

Hod in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Hod through Air
Astrology: Jupiter in the 1. decan of Gemini

With the Eight of Swords, the suit enters Hod, the realm of intellect and logic, and one should think how happy the Swords must be now that they are ‘amongst fellows’. But Hod is more the structure of mind, while the Swords are the freedom of mind – conflicts are pre-programmed.

Further, the Eight of Swords reveal the nature of the suit regarding its tendency of analysing and considering everything, digging out a counter-argument for any argument there is, quickly recognizing any limitation and conclusion that in the end means the interference in the own reasoning. Only blessing stupidity can be selfsecure enough to believe that the own thought is the only truth – the Swords cannot.

In another aspect, the Eight of Swords can talk of the restlessness of mind, of thoughts bursting out uncontrolled and unproductive, of nervous brooding and confused rumination.
Drive: Restlessness of mind, endless analyzing

Light: Realization of causality, acception of limitation and relativity

Shadow: Confusion, aimless pondering, compulsive brooding

And,:

Seven of Swords – Futility

Netzach in the Tree of LifeTree of Life: Netzach through Air
Astrology: Moon in the 3. decan of Aquarius

The Seven of Swords show the element with its reigns lose, storming into the realms of anarchy and destiny, fighting against ‘nobody knows what’, getting entangled in many conflicting tendencies.

Now none of the Suits is lucky within the Seven – the Wands burn down, the Cups nearly drown and the Disks are out cold – yet the Swords are least willing to accept their fate and activate every trick and list they can figure to get along. And considering that the Swords are pure intellect, they are embarrassingly good in figuring out tricks..

Therefore, the Seven of Swords can talk of trickery, cheating, sudden affronts, juggling and intentional confusing with unrestrained Mercurian amorality. Though, all the lists are bound to fail, even the clever Swords cannot escape the hand of fate.
Drive: List, trickery, cleverness

Light: Unmasking of illusions and disguises

Shadow: Treachery, deceit, illusion, amorality, evil tricks, selfpity

For Me, this last part of the read simply means that interference with the Heirophant Will be Futile.

I don’t usually guestimate Timelines, though I’ve heard some can know specific days.  I am quite sure (only because I know of My destiny) that each of these ‘steps’ represents a week between now and June 5, the first of which is almost over, the second Will begin on Monday.

Now consider how much the Tarot has offered Me in information so far and consider the first of four operations is still not yet complete.  Not sure if I Will include next operation or not, We Will See.

Love and Blessings,

 

 

 

 

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