Weekly Tarot Meditation

 

789The Major Arcana- your Personal Journey – The Tower

 What’s the use of thinking of yourself as a ‘spiritual being’ if you haven’t a clue as to what being ‘spiritual’ is all about? Being SPIRITUAL is not about being religious, not about being holier than thou, being spiritual is about being AWARE…

Wherever you see the Tower in any reading or, when you understand me in your meditation there’ll be turmoil, confusion and disturbing situations. You’ll feel as though you’re world is falling apart, being torn down and shattered with moments of depression being encountered. All is a test:

When the goddess ‘calamity’ strikes she often does in clusters (everything happening in three’s!) bringing about whatever changes are necessary, showing where you have no foundations (or testing the foundations you’ve built your life upon!) Wherever ‘she’ appears on the tarot wheel or layout of choice know this area of life is being shaken, stirred and struck down, pulled apart as if for no reason. Look to your inside world not the external events seemingly taking place for if you think for one moment that ‘disaster’ strikes for no apparent reason, to ‘punish’ you or a loved one, think again. If life brings doom and disaster, death and destruction, loss and decay, don’t for one moment think of punishment for in almost every case it’s all about the mismanagement your resources, think about it.

When you see me expect all of the above (relatively speaking) and know it’s not all doom and gloom for my experience is a liberating one if properly understood, releasing you from whatever ‘prison’ you’ve built your life upon. Look at the lightening bolt on the card for in a flash of insight we often comprehend (even though we cannot express it) where we stand and in a flash of illumination or a voice from within, the very foundations of your life begin the process of change. Like a river bursting its banks you can expect an outpouring of emotions, some happy some sad, all are necessary to release you from your false foundations (or in testing your foundations making them stronger as a result)…

Keeping in mind, the SPIRIT exists and can never be destroyed, become aware of your own SOUL and whatever you encounter in the physical world to be enjoyed, endured, loved or despised and relayed to the SPIRIT of all mankind. Be joyful, be happy and feed the soul laughter for the experience of this card called the TOWER can only bring pain if you’ve built your foundations on shaky ground…

NB: Whenever this card appears in any reading it’ll bring all of the above into focus and yet, there’s another concept and it’s this: whatever’s happening, going on or, going down in your life is related, in some way, to a memory of past life and if all gets too much, finding you cannot cope it’s advised you seek professional help, counselling or guidance or, enter prayer. Remembering, this card brings only brings calamity in order to awaken you not punish you, in understanding this you’ll be exonerated, absolved and released from any discontent when you understand it’s meaning.

From this day forward it’s time to re-build your life, to find your foundations or create a new foundation built upon FAITH and BELIEF that this life you live is only one of many and all are interconnected. Enter your DNA and discover the essence of your being, in doing so, all you desire will be yours. The lightning bolt represents SPIRIT entering the world of MATTER (bypassing the SOUL)…Think about it…

Any change to your inner thinking creates change in the outer world and change in the outer world creates change in your inner world (ad infinitum) there is no other way…

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Tarot Meditation

771The Major Arcana-Your Personal Journey with the Devil…

 I hope you’re enjoying your weekly meditation with the Tarot, this week we look at the card called the DEVIL, look into my eyes – what do you see? I am only a mirror, remember this the next time you see me, I am only a mirror.

 A long time ago (when you lost your ‘innocence’) I became active in your life, bringing to your consciousness all sorts of conflicting emotions, passions and desires and how I’ve enjoyed enslaving you to the material world and all its charms. How you’ve wanted more and more in order to feel ‘secure’ and yet, the more I gave the less secure you became how I’ve enjoyed the game of life you’ve failed to live for instead of discovering the SELF and setting yourself free you’ve paid my price and ‘chained’ yourself in more ways than you know and will continue to pay my price until you learn the secrets of SELFHOOD

Look into my eyes and what do you see? I am only a mirror, remember this the next time you see me, I am only a mirror. Those who are trapped in ignorance are those who think of me as EVIL. Those who attach themselves to their material possessions are trapped in a vice so tight they will never escape, never…

 Some call me SATAN others call me LUCIFER without knowing the difference, do you know the difference? Whenever you see me on the tarot wheel (or layout of choice) it’s time to break free from whatever/whoever that’s ‘restraining’ you. As Satan I’ll restrain you, as Lucifer I offer you freedom and the technique I offer is Laughter, that’s right – LAUGHTER. Why do you think I offer this technique? If you can laugh in the face of your earthly/material/physical difficulties, if you can laugh at the stupidity of worrying about earthly matters (all of which are only temporary) you will be psychologically, physiologically and spiritually ‘cleansed’ and be set free to re-build your life anew…

 In breaking free you’ll need one quality that you may or may not know you possess. Do you know what this quality is? COURAGE that’s what – keeping in mind, it’s not what happens to you it’s how you react to it…

 Whenever and wherever you see me in the tarot you’ll encounter indecision, bondage and restriction – all of which you’ve created for yourself. Look at the chains around the neck of my ‘slaves’ for they are not tight but loose and can be removed at any time but my slaves do not know or see this for they are ignorant of truth, preferring to live in the dark and not the light. How I enjoy enslaving those who fear LIVING in the LIGHT.

 From this day forth it’s time to live in the light with laughter not in the darkness of fear and if you’ve been absorbing your weekly card interpretations you should’ve seen some changes take place in your life – have you? Any change to your inner thinking results in a change in your outer environment – there is no other way and any change in your outer environment brings a change to your inner thinking…

 I am the DEVIL – reverse my title and see if you have LIVED or merely existed…

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Weekly Tarot – Temperance

788The Major Arcana-Your Personal Journey – Temperance…

 In our journey of and having ‘died’ when you encountered ‘DEATH’ in your meditations it’s time to assimilate me into your psyche, to bring balance and experience LIFE. It’s time to stop parcelling your life into separate segments, to cease analysing every moment, to live in the NOW and be who you want to be not as others expect of you. This is the message of your studies, have you discovered the real YOU?

 Look at my picture and notice I am pouring from one cup to the other, the energies of your universe, the positive and negative, the male and female, the spiritual and physical, the yin and yang. I am Temperance, some call me TIME and in understanding me you’ll discover your ultimate destiny. We become the masters of our fate when we learn to deal with life as it comes not worrying about what might or might not happen for sometimes, it’s better to do nothing, to wait and ‘see’ what life brings instead of fearing what it might bring. All you need is understand me, be YOURSELF, be HERE and NOW, not someplace else…

 In meditating with me allow me release all you’ve learned in the many lives you’ve lived – as human, male and female animal, vegetable and mineral. Let me combine all your experiences of consciousness all that resides within you. Allow me to blend the fantasy and reality, the sun and moon and all the planets, the blending of activity and passivity, blending your concepts of heaven and earth and bring about an AWAKENING.

 When you experience me (and wherever I appear on the tarot wheel or layout of choice) know that a ‘movement’ is taking place and a ‘shifting,’ of viewpoint, don’t be afraid nor attempt to halt this process, let I happen. You may feel dizzy or giddy, you may even feel faint but ask that you concentrate on the NOW for the mixing of energies I’m combining will awaken you to the many lives you’ve lived, the many experiences you’ve accumulated, the knowledge and wisdom you may or may not have used. I’ll bring to your current consciousness the many times you’ve loved and lost, laughed and cried, lived and died – integrate me into your psyche and live…

 When you experience me you’ll come to understand you’re the creator of your own destiny, the manipulator of your own life force, you’ll become aware of your energy centres, the Kundalini, the fire in your belly, the charkas and the power within. Why not meditate with me, test and verify what I’m saying and feel my presence within?

 If you’ve been living life at breakneck speed I ask you to slow down, if you’ve been over-indulgent I ask you to be more temperate, if you’ve been overly sexual/physical I request you to become more sensual/spiritual or, if you’ve been overly indulgent in seeking the spiritual and denying the physical I implore you to reconsider for all life must ‘blend…’

 Things of the earth are but a manifestation of pure energy rearranged (blended) to form your world as you see it. If you wish to bring change to your world, meditate with me and bring your thoughts into focus. Remember, iron goes through the fire many, many times before it becomes steel and you’ve lived many, many lives bringing you to the one you’re living now, all having ‘tempered’ you with knowledge and wisdom which you may or may not recognise within, allow me elevate your consciousness, let me blend all that you are bring ‘movement,’ for nothing stands still, nothing is permanent, all is in a state of flux.

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Weekly Tarot Meditation

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The Major Arcana-Your Personal Journey

Death/Transformation…

 The ‘old’ must make way for the ‘new’ that’s the message behind this card whenever and wherever it appears in any reading for only through ‘death’ can you be ‘released.’ Prepare to meet new people for new ideas to enter your mind, expect to be stimulated, aroused, excited by a change in your thinking for a reconstruction is about to take place. Whatever ‘happens’ now does not require any physical action from you for I am ‘Death & Transformation’ and will bring about whatever and whoever is necessary for your growth. When you experience ‘me’ be prepared for the challenge of change.

 Keep in mind, two things cannot exist in the same space at the same time; no two thoughts can exist in the same place at the same time. Old ideas must be swept away making room for new ones; rigid thought patterns must alter – are you ready for any change to the INNER SELF brings about a change in your OUTER WORLD?

 Consider this: when we’re born, we ‘die’ from the spirit, when we marry we ‘die’ as a single entity, when the struggling artist achieves recognition he/she ‘dies’ (from being unknown) When a boy experiences his first ejaculation he ‘dies’ as a child and is born a man. When a young girl experiences her first menstrual period the girl is dead and the woman is born – all are deaths from one world into other. When you orgasm you are born anew – each and every time you experience orgasm you become a different person.

In your experience of this card you’re likely to appear detached, aloof and impersonal to others, be prepared for this and don’t allow your EGO to confuse things for what you’re now encountering is contact with your SOUL who is in touch with the SPIRIT – all of which frightens the ego (which identifies with the physical body) and the EGO will do what it can to keep you where you are. You are not your body; you are a God in your own right – having ‘returned’ to the physical world in order to guide others.

 By your example others will follow, are you prepared for the challenge? The road to AWARENESS is always painful – forget any attachment to the physical, earthly, material world – let go and let your God guide you…

 In truly confronting me you’ll experience/confront change, not something idle but a fundamental and purgative change where the ego will be stripped to the bare bones! During your experience of this card you may feel lonely, depressed and deserted and then just when you thought all was lost, miracles happen, you are saved, you are re-born – this is my promise, come with me…

Look for me on the tarot wheel (or layout of choice) knowing I’ll bring change to this area of your life or ask you make changes for in the lower part of the astrological wheel it’s up to you to bring about any change you desire, in the upper part of the astrological wheel you must accept the changes already taking place for their wheels were set in motion eons ago…

 When I am active in your life I’ll bring an end to conditions that no longer serve any useful purpose – do not be afraid for any ‘ending’ always heralds the ‘beginning’ of something for change is the only constant, even Mother Nature abhors stagnation and I am her servant of change –  embrace me…

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Weekly Tarot Meditation

775The Major Arcana- your Personal Journey – the Hanged Man

 Continuing with our journey of the Major Arcana we not confront the Hanged Man and wherever ‘he’ appears in your layout of choice know that your life has reached a point of suspension! It’s time to stop fighting with ‘yourself’ and suspend ALL activities, to listen and hear what he has to say: “Trust in me as I ask that you ponder the miseries of your world, meditate on the fact the miseries of the world are self-imposed, caused by negative and fearful thoughts. If your world is in disharmony, realise that you and only you have brought this about, no one else. It’s time for a change in your thinking.”

 Listen to my words for they are TRUTH. It’s time for some meditation (and meditation becomes movement) it’s a time for poise; centre your thoughts on the spiritual rather than the physical. In doing so your affairs will take care of themselves – without any effort on your part – in remaining absorbed in the physical/worldly matters you ‘suffer’ for what’s to be will be. It’s time to allow life to flow through you to live from within, to centre on the heart of your being for you don’t have all the answers!

Before you entered your physical body you chose this life long before you were born and sacrificed your ‘soul’ consciousness for ‘physical’ consciousness. Now, whenever you see or sense me it’s time for a reversal in your thinking; time to ‘sacrifice’ the physical for the spiritual – be still and listen to what you hear.

From this moment you’ll start to see your world differently and in doing so will realise the many truths about yourself and your life. Ask if you’ve lived your life honestly or, if you’ve lived your life as others expected or demanded of you? It’s time to become who you really are, even if others think you’re crazy or, have everything ‘upside down…’

When I appear in any layout I turn everything upside down, I’ll bring about a pause in all your affairs, I’ll bring a halt to all your desires and when you experience ‘me’ do not be afraid for I will bring everything into reality when you remain passive, poised and reflective. Do not, for a single moment, assume or feel that you’re a victim, no way…

 Your life and destiny will be revealed when you accept ‘me,’ when you stop, look and listen to what I have to say TRUTHS will be revealed for this is a waiting period, a time where you’ll change your point of view, where you should ‘submit’ to the higher forces and discover your Inner God…

No matter where I appear on the Tarot Wheel (or layout of choice) you can expect a ‘reversal’ to take place, a complete turnaround. Suspend ALL decision-making, make no choices, take no action, look beneath the surface of life and seek clarification for all is not what it seems. Remain poised…

In your meditations of this card it would be good if you knew any yoga practices, breathing, stretching and if you’re able to consider a head stand (reversing your world) you’ll experience this card like no other…

I wish you well and await your comments

Until next time – enjoy your week

Tom

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Weekly Tarot Meditation

786The Major Arcana-Your Personal Journey Strength…

 In our weekly meditations we encounter the card of Strength an in the  Rider Waite Deck ® this card is numbered eight (8), personally, I prefer the numbering of the older decks which gives this card number eleven (11) and in the scheme of things I think it makes more sense as number 11 however, no matter which number you assign this card the meaning remains unaltered – some call this card the card of Strength others call it the Enchantress; some call me La Force; others call me Power – you will soon come to understand me as Love

 Love is not some ‘four lettered word’ love is not sex as you know it, love is not mere sentimentality; love is not something you fall in and out of! Love is ACCEPTANCE of all things and in accepting all things you come to understand the meaning and power of the word LOVE for Love is LIFE – nothing more…

Keep this thought in mind whenever you see this card: “Everything and everyone you see is but a reflection of YOU” If you love life it will love you in return, if you despise life what can you expect? When I appear in your reading I ask you remain calm and composed, don’t become excited and I repeat: “everything and everyone you see in your outer world is but a reflection of your inner state…”

 In experiencing me learn to control your animal passions not by denying or suppressing them but by loving them (in the same – way control your reactions to the animal passions in others.) In your many incarnations you have enjoyed many moments of physical pleasure, you’ve endured many conflicts with the primitive side of your own inner nature (along with those in others) and now in this incarnation you have the power to transcend the animal within – not by denying it but by accepting and understanding it…

When I appear in your layout of choice it’s time to channel all your energies into something worthwhile – don’t waste another moment for you’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible, this is my promise…

As you become more spiritual, as you become more aware of your LOVING CENTRE don’t get carried away into thinking you need become more than you already are. There’s no need to go around with a constant smile on your face or give up your earthly comforts, you don’t need to become celibate or alter your diet in any way, you don’t have to prove anything to anyone, just be YOURSELF for LOVE is LIFE and LIFE just IS…

 Whenever I appear in any layout (and I prefer the horoscope spread for accuracy and clarity) become aware of the area being activated for in this area: “as ye sow, so shall ye reap.”

 It’s time to forgive those who have trespassed against you and be helpful to those not operating at your level – lend them your strength, your power, assurance, your love and acceptance and you’ll be rewarded in ways you cannot know at this time. In forgiving others it’s also time to FORGIVE yourself for all your mistakes, misdemeanours, errors of judgement, blunders and  bungles and where you’ve been ‘envious’ of others…

 Strength, willpower, effort and discipline are keywords for this card (interestingly, it crops up consistently in readings of athletes/sports personalities!) along with those who exercise restraint, persistence and courage to achieve their objectives and goals…

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Tarot Meditation

790Your Personal Journey – The Wheel of Fortune…

 “You’ll never walk alone…” Not just a football anthem, for now you’ve reached this stage of your development it’s time to become aware of the WORKINGS of the INNER SELF, are you? You are no longer ALONE; you are a part of an ever-changing universe. Look into your life and discover what you’ve learnt from your experiences, if you’ve worked hard, rewards will come, if failure and loss still plague you then you’ve not used your experiences wisely, have you?

 All life is Energy and Energy can never be destroyed. You are an ENERGY BEING beginning now to focus your ‘energy’ more efficiently, decide NOW and begin work on your life to bring a better tomorrow. Plan wisely in order you gain mastery over your future for the Wheel of Fortune keeps turning and the next rotation can bring you exactly what you desire, if you begin today and focus your energy constructively…

 Whenever you see the Wheel of Fortune recognise I represent the cycles of life; all the changes you need I will bring to you if you’re prepared to grow and develop, I answer no silly questions, the wheel is turning are you ready to come  to board?  Whenever and wherever you see me, know in y our heart I will make demands on your character you’ve previously denied or reluctant to implement. If you respond to my demands onward and upward you will go for I promise expansion, if you fail to respond what can you expect?

 Everything and everyone is on the Wheel some upward others downward, all is the same, you cannot know me unless you’re willing to try, are you? I sign no contracts, I give no guarantees, no security but I assure you, your life is lost unless you try me. Those who fail to understand me see me as a ‘vicious circle’ those who know me understand the ‘cyclic motion’ of all things…

 The four corners represent the fixed signs of the zodiac (Taurus/Earth, Leo/Fire, Scorpio/Water and Aquarius/Air)

In your understanding of the Tarot, you should, by now, be aware of the many repeating cycles recurring in your life, such as finding yourself in similar circumstances over and over again, do you for the periodicity of these repeating patterns differ from person to person yet; all are the same. All matters of life are governed by your accepting or declining the challenge of my Wheel for the opportunity of breaking free from the narrow cycles of life and entering the larger cycles upon the Wheel of Fortune are yours for the asking NOW – are you willing to come on board?

 Events that appear or happen in your life now (seemingly by accident) are a result of the efforts you’ve applied (or failed to apply) in the past. The laws of cause and effect are shown where I appear in your layout of choice – undergoing change and some transition, whether this’ll be an upward and onward phase or a downward and inner phase only time will tell – no matter, all is the same for all life is cyclic…

 There’ll be something new, some innovative idea, some inspiration or fortune some your way and a turn for the better (or seemingly worse!) all is promised by having this card anywhere in the context of any reading. Until next week when we explore another card on your journey – stay focussed…

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