Cards and initial comments for November
From the Tiny Universal Waite - Seven of Cups
If this is a luscious dream
meant to soften my days
why is my heart aching?
From the Halloween Tarot - The Hierophant
On this card, we see a mummy, all wrapped up, only eyes peering out.
The feeling is: all bound up and restricted. We must obey the rules, the shoulds, the woulds, the gottas - those are the laws, those are the traditions, those are the ways it must be done.
Except … there, at the mummy's feet! We see the wrappings coming undone.
And if we pull off the wrappings, then what? What do we find then?
From The World Spirit Tarot -
Judgement calls on you to open your eyes to a whole new way of looking at life, to move into an awareness of something bigger.
Fom the Tarot Nova - The Tower reversed
Lightning strikes an old tower that has been overgrown with vines. A man and a woman fall from the tower yelling or screaming at the tops of their lungs. But since this card is reversed, it looks more like the bottom has fallen out of the tower and the two people are not falling from the tower, but instead are chattering climbing up the vine that is wrapped around it!
What at first seems like a tragedy this month is in reality an opportunity to get oneself out of a precarious situation. After that, one will be in a much better place than where one was before!
From the Wheel of Change Tarot -
Ace of Cups
The last paragraph on this card from the companion book:
"The ace represents emotion in an undivided state, a type of feeling we rarely experience as we grow older and learn to stand back from our feelings so that we may interpret and analyze them. This tends to keep us from a pure experience of feelings and allows our mental faculties (represented by the suit of swords) to become a filter for our emotions, distancing us emotionally from those we love and care for. The Ace gives you a chance to a pure feeling and experience its totality, even if it is negative anger or jealousy. This connects us to the dark side of our nature and to the power that lies hidden there in the passion we filter out through thought. In this power is the strength to begin or continue the journey that takes you to the western darkness to face your shadow and lead it to the daylight."
It is these darn emotions that we seem as adults to NOT know quite what to do with. As long as the individual is projecting her/his own emotions onto others, the true Spiritual work, becomes stagnant. Looking into the ever-changing dynamic waters represented by Cups in the Tarot is part of the Spiritual Warrior's quest.
As above, so below. As without, so within.
7 + 5 + 20 + 16 + 1 = 49; 4 + 9 = 13
The foundations were illusory
So, the pain kept coming and going.
In an effort to keep the dream alive
At all costs
The eyes were half-closed.
And the gem remained unfound.
The building was dark and unlit.
Geometrical patterns ruled all chambers
And even the shadows
Had to walk barefoot, and go unnoticed.
Obedience was the word.
A word I never swallowed.
But when the lightning made the night
Brighter than any summer day
Obedience was the word no more
And the vision of the gem
Glowing in a painful light.
It takes much pain
To free the soul
Of all the chains
That smell of the sweetness of
It takes much love
To forgive the self
For losing sight of
The precious gem of
A Word or Two
Having seen and felt it all to the bones, having been through pain and fear, and yet still choosing innocence is the desire of the spirit.