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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Weekly Tarot Meditation

777The Major Arcana- Your Personal Journey – The Hermit…

 Continuing with our weekly meditation let’s take a look at the Hermit. In your journey so have you created order in your life, have you arranged your life to your requirements? If not , it’s time to WITHDRAW and LISTEN , not to become a recluse but to keep silent about what you hear and what I’m about to reveal for I am your Inner Guide, your inner self, the real you; listen to my words…

In the past you’ve been unable to contain your excitement about what you’ve learnt, you’ve passed on your knowledge, your insights, and TRUTHS as you’ve understood them to those who may or may not have listened; now it’s time for SILENCE, find time for meditation.

 In your meditation with me it’s likely you’ll become restless, unsettled, impatient and uncomfortable, as if your life had no meaning. At this moment you might even want to ‘throw in the towel’ wanting to give up everything and everyone, wanting to disappear from your home, family and friends, life and all its challenges may feel a BURDEN you may even want to leave this life, this place and this world! Stop right there: “If you leave, where will you go for in leaving somewhere implies arriving somewhere else?”

 All of the above you’ll feel or experience until you allow me to guide you towards true meditation, not some escape from reality. Embrace me and I will teach you the value of true meditation. What is that I hear you ask? Work, work and more work, not work to earn a living in order to provide shelter, food, clothing etc but the sheer pleasure of completing any assignment. Go on, set yourself some task (something easy to begin with) and find the pleasure in its accomplishment and notice how FREE you feel within yourself. Don’t make a loud song and dance about what you’re doing or what you’ve accomplished, just do it and remember the value of SILENCE…

 In concentrating on your WORK you’ll forget all your troubles, you’ll forget all your disappointments, all that’s hurt you in the past and you’ll become FREE through nothing but the sheer joy of work! Know it or not, you’ll transcend this world of matter and enter the world of spirit through nothing else but the sheer joy of work…

 You don’t have to go anywhere; you don’t have to leave your family or friends or familiar surroundings, you don’t need to seek a guru or listen to another. All you have to do is find the sheer joy of doing something for the sheer love of doing it, something that gives YOU pleasure for it is this that sets you free, nothing more nothing less…

 Wherever I appear in any reading look to the future with joy and high expectation, don’t wallow in the past – this only brings discontent and depression. Separating yourself from the past (with all it’s familiarity) can be and usually is, an emotional experience for we’re often reluctant to let go and move on from today it’s time for a change in your thinking and if you won’t change your thoughts or make some effort at changing your routines CHANGE will be forced upon you! “What manner of change I hear you ask?” Look up the word change in your dictionary, your thesaurus for the many implications it implies. From today it’s time to enter a different world – the world of the future and all that’s required is your application of doing what you love doing for the sheer sake of doing…

 “Until we explore the meaning behind the next card – The Wheel of Fortune – enjoy your week and meditate on the words  of your guide – The Hermit”

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Weekly Tarot Meditation

781The Major Arcana-Your Personal Journey Justice…

 In the Rider Waite Deck the card of Justice is numbered 11 however, I prefer it as card numbered 8 (consistent with the older decks) no matter, the meaning of the card is the same where it asks that you find BALANCE in your life. If not the card of Justice will bring you down to earth…

 Make time to weigh up your life experiences and sort out the ‘wheat from the chaff.’ I ask that you create order and find direction in your life, if not I will restrict you until you do! Look at your memories and ponder the value of your experiences and, if you discover them to be painful, find an explanation as to why they still hurt or cause you pain. Digest what you understand as ‘instructive experiences’ and eliminate the ‘uninstructive experiences.’ In doing so you’ll be set free…

Look at my Sword (the sword of discrimination) and notice it is ‘double edged’ giving you the opportunity (if you decide to accept the challenge) to ‘cut the crap’, to sever ties and, eliminate the ‘useless’ within your thinking. I am JUSTICE and I represent responsibility and in accepting responsibility for your actions I’ll set you free. You life NOW was formed by the actions you took (or failed to take) in the PAST, your life in the FUTURE will be determined by your actions of NOW. Do you want more of the same? Action arises from self-knowledge; real action as opposed to pointless movement always brings meaning – adding value to your life. “I am Justice and ask you seek meaning and value to your life.” It’s time to bring some ORDER, some STRUCTURE and some STABILITY into any reckless, pointless moment.

“KNOW THYSELF” for life demands you respond to every event, every moment and not run from the life you have created for yourself, no one is to blame for you and only YOU have brought yourself to where you are NOW, no one else…

 Accept your so-called problems, your trials and tribulation, your fears and insecurities for you and only you have created them! I am JUSTICE and I promise, if you accept responsibility for this life, if you put your life in order, if you come down to earth I will set you free, free from the endless cycles of repetition, setting you free from constantly repeating past behaviour, this is my promise…

 NB: Although you’re responsible for your own life and what happens within it you are not responsible for natural disasters, earthquakes, wars, disease and famine etc. These events are the events of humankind’s development, all of which, you have limited understanding…

 Whenever and wherever you see me in your layout of choice know this area is being stimulated, activated and if ‘prepared’ your talents will be recognised, acknowledged and the ‘spotlight’ will turn on you. “Who knows, someone might even ‘appear’ in your life to offer you a promising position or want to help you on your way…”

 I am the card of Justice – meditate upon my image.

 “Until next time when we look at the Hermit – enjoy your week…”

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Weekly Tarot Meditation

769The Major Arcana-The Chariot…

 Continuing with our meditation we encounter the Chariot who has this to say: I am the Charioteer and wherever you see me I ask you listen to my words for I am your Higher Self, let me speak: “You are a god” have you forgotten? Many times you’ve fallen by the wayside by the many choices encountered and much confusion you have suffered wondering if you made the right decisions. Keep in mind: “ALL decisions are the correct ones. Know that ye are gods.”

 Whenever and wherever you see I (in your layout of choice) know in your heart that your life will come to have some direction as long as you maintain a degree of balance, as long as you exercise self-control. Forget your notions of past, present and future; concentrate on the NOW- “if you can…”

You, with your concepts of positive and negative, of male and female, of right and wrong are the CHARIOT (look at the card) but I am the CHARIOTEER – allow me to guide you, allow me to reveal the plans I have for you, to direct your life towards the goals you seek but do not as yet understand. I have plans for you if only you will listen…

It is time for your journey of life to begin, look into my eyes, allow me to transport you away from the world of chaos, away from the problems of life (created by yourself) and allow me to carry you towards a world of peace and tranquillity. Where is this world I hear you ask? If you listen to my instructions and allow me to be heard I will speak to you in words you will understand, I will speak with authority and with confidence and above all else with dignity, I am your GOD, trust in me…

Symbolically, the CHARIOTEER is the SOUL, directing the Chariot (the body). Notice (on the card, Rider Waite Deck) the charioteer has no reins or ropes to control the opposing forces (represented by the sphinx.) He controls the issues of life by surrendering to the will of God, the spirit of all creation – look into the eyes of the Charioteer and know you’re looking into the eyes of your INNER GOD.

 When this card appears in a reading (or, in meditation) matters of life mysteriously complete themselves without any effort on your part, wait with patience and allow the ‘cycle’ to work for you. It’s time to reflect/analyse your goals, your objectives, projects and relationships, listen to your inner promptings, write down what you hear, you will be inspired by them for they’ll create better reality as long as you remember: “Meditation is motivation – motivation is movement…” Nothing is gained when you stand still…

 NB: Whenever this card appears in a reading or layout of choice is the area of life that begins to ‘speed up’ begins to move and when you recognise this ‘movement’ don’t attempt to direct it, go with it, remain poised, balanced for life is moving towards your goal, sit back and enjoy the ride…

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