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The many faces, and confusion of the V The Hierophant Tarot card discussion.
The colour red (number five and Mars), the keys front and centre (to knowledge), the two focused acolytes obediently kneeling at the Pope’s feet (hierarchy), and the gatekeeper Pope high above them upon his throne with his crown and most serious countenance, are noteworthy elements within this RWS deck image interpretation of the Major Arcana Tarot card of V The Hierophant.
XVI The Tower ruled by both Aries and Scorpio, is a clear ‘course correction’ card and signals not being on your correct path. I see the Tower as being extremely merciful, showing the magnificence of God’s mercy by forcing us to “pull our heads in” and see Truth.
The severity of XVI Tower’s effects within our lives, seems to directly correspond with each’s own level of self-awareness, and exactly how far from Truth we have strayed…. Fire being potentially devastatingly destructive (Mars), or can purify being wholly cleansing (Pluto), with lessons to be learnt either side of the primal powers of Fire.
I am unable to change others, and it is not my responsibility to “Change the World”.
The best method within my power, to inspire and promote positive change, within individuals and the world alike, is in my living example of the qualities of character I value, practising both kindness and respect within all areas of my life daily.
Would you invite a known burglar into your home? Would you then leave this thief unattended while within your home?
So why then do we allow insidiously negative thoughts make themselves so comfortably-at-home within the most precious of earthly sanctuaries; the sanctuary of our very own minds?
These intrusive thought nasty’s needlessly consume all our energy spreading further evil. leaving us exhausted and feeling powerless, robbing us of all joy and happiness we ALL rightfully should enjoy.
The power to choose positivity is an authority within each one us. Choose wisely.
XIV Temperance Major Arcana is a transformative alchemical card. Medieval alchemy was fundamentally concerned in transformation of the essence of things, usually from something base to something refined. The most obvious example is the attempt to turn lead into gold, but more broadly, alchemy can be understood as the attempt to purify and refine, not only with physical objects, but also esoterically and with the human soul itself.
Spiritually then, the alchemy of XIV Temperance concerns the transformation of the soul in this manner, specifically about taking parts of the soul and concentrating them into something wholly refined and beautifully unique.
Phrases to consider with Page of Swords + IV Wands + Shadow: X Wands:
“Excitedly speaking of intensely deep spiritual awakening”
Page of Swords is aligned correctly (PoS + 4W + 10W = Earth+Air+Fire+Air+Earth+Fire these three cards at their most positive interpretations could create trinity of perfection, which is reinforced by our social and inclusive Focus Number three (3) here today), his clarity of thought, truth, and ideas are manifested with their purity intact.
Strength cards softly, softly, loving approach juxtaposes the Knight of Swords harshness perfectly.
VII Cups is a very important card. The unique emotional power of fantasy found within Seven of Cups, when aligned in Truth with Source/God, I’ve deemed as one of the three essential ingredients to be harnessed in the alchemy of manifestation. Experiencing VII Cups feelings, and knowing the joy that will be yours again, once your fantasised hopes and earnest desires become realised materially in the physical realm is vital.
The emotional intensity enjoyed via visualisations, imagination, and fantasy found in the 7C seems to be the much sought after missing ‘key” (being pre-imagined emotional fulfilment) which bridges the enormous divide between intention/desire and actual material manifestation.
VII of Cups encourages us all to invest in our imaginations wisely in this way, and for this important purpose.
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Make-up company’s’ bullying sales regime and ‘classes’ reminded me of The Hierophant Tarot card – reflecting upon the expected societal ‘mask’ we al feel, or havel felt obliged to wear, before the world at sometime (or shamed into wearing) .
Arbonne Oval Face Ideal and Training:
“when you look at your face in the mirror,, you must decide what you need to conceal.”
XIV Temperance “The Daughter of the Reconcilers and the Bringer-Forth of Life” the spiritualization of the result of the Great Work.
King of Wands + VIII Pentacles + XIV Temperance ~ Shadowed: VI Cups (Flyer: Queen of Wands)
Gilded Tarot deck
“Right place, at the right time, with the best attitude” for today.
Will the Sun illuminate some trickery, or reveal some deliberately concealed Truths today? 7P says all will come to light ‘eventually’, the importance of matters that occur today, may not be realised until a later time.
XIX The Sun + I The Magician & Shadow Card: VII Pentacles ‘Failure’ (RWS) Bide your time… Success not instant will feel like failure, patience and thoroughness is required.
So together these two cards talk about goodness manifesting, determined to find truth, will and determination to be good, speaking your truth freely, acting out of goodness etc or the flip side maybe the big kid who’s a fast talker, or acting impulsively and/or childishly.
I’ve often heard Four of Cups (4C) referred to as the ‘drinking’ card, associated with excessive partying, over indulgence, boredom and inebriation, but haven’t connected any of that previously with the RWS 4C lazy scene, where nothing much seems to be going on at all. The Four of Cups refusal of present day, and his current reality, that includes gifts laden with potential for growth and experiencing new states of being, implies that this figure is still back in the Three of Cups (3C) ‘party in full swing’ mode, and obstinately refusing to move at all.
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Weekly Sage Tarot Reading [timeless]
VIII Swords + IV Swords + VI Cups ~ Shadowed: VIII Cups
Rider Waite Smith deck
Learning to Trust Yourself Again
0 The Fool + III Wands + XII The Hanged Man ~ Shadowed: Queen Pentacles
Too good to be true? XVIII The Moon card says probably so, creating a fog over the reading, clouding our sight and our minds, and with the VII Swords in the mix, this ‘fog’ is most likely purposeful. Proceed with caution this week, and trust only in yourself VII The Chariot.
XVIII The Moon + IV Wands + VII Swords ~ Shadowed: VII The Chariot
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V Swords + IV Wands + Page Pentacles ~ Shadowed: III Empress Golden Art Nouveau Tarot deck
IV Cups + VI Lovers + Ace Pentacles ~ Shadowed: Page Swords
VI Lovers – Gemini/Mercury (Air)
“Our thoughts dictate our reality”
When we nourish, respect and know ourselves wholly, our connection with divinity strengthens. This Mind, Body, Spirit alignment means we have the confidence creating a new soul fulfilling reality when making important life decisions.
Stay focused, loyal and patient to the new direction you’ve chosen. The promise of future success awaits!
0 The Fool + X Wands + XIX The Sun ~ Shadowed: Knight Pentacles
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