November2017-A Spread of Power

This month we are going to use the cards we have already drawn and explore a spread reading it as a place of gaining insight into where we access the power of change and stability within. The number four “4” relates to foundations and the platform we build as anchor and support to everything we are and do in this and all worlds. 

A Simple Four Card Spread
Using What We Know Already

What you will need:

A solid color cloth to place the 4/Tarot Cards on….
Key O – The Fool
Key 1 – The Magician
Key 7 – The Chariot
Key 8 – Strength

Take a moment to shuffle the 4 cards, holding the intention of opening to your inner strength and courage. Breathe your energy into them and envision that what you need will be shown to you. After shuffling place the cards face down in the pattern below.

My suggestion is to turn each card over, individually, rather than turning all face up at the onset. In having this intention you are scribing what will become an energetic signature of Alchemical Fire and its image as an upward pointed Triangle.

Breathe deeply into what you wish to receive and turn over Card 1…

Card 1- represents the aspiration you have towards stepping into the fullness of who you are. This is the space of intention and idea working together to formulate the plan that will support you as you move towards anchoring and stabilizing the power you hold within. 

Card 2represents where your intention is most strongly rooted in what holds you grounded and centered. This is the gift of being able to remain fully present and in so doing using this gift as the buoy that holds you aloft despite the turbulence surrounding. 

Card 3 – represents what fuels your passion and desire to awaken to what provides the foundation in support of standing in your power. What spurs you on and what stimulates you to move with purpose?

Now, before you turn over the last card, take a moment to think back on the image of the cards with arrows forming a Triangle. This is the Triangle of Transformation and Will to Action that has  enlivened by the cards placed and your interpretation. This scribing is the alchemical symbol for the element of Fire which represents our will, action, change and the strength of burning away the dross that holds us inert. Now this transformative Fire will be drawn within the 3-sides of power and wisdom as the fourth card is revealed. 

Card 4represents the action that you are called to that reflects the plan formulated, the anchored place of standing strong and the gift of passion and purpose as co-creator of the change you wish to effect. 

The combined energy of these cards tells the power of your own journey. Wherever The Fool shows up in your spread  indicates the potential to begin anew or where the origins of where you are now have evolved. One of the gifts of claiming your power is that of free will and choice. Choice to go back at any given point in time to craft a new plan of action, heart or intention.

To Review the Energy of the Cards:

Key O – The Fool
Key 1 – The Magician
Key 7 – The Chariot
Key 8 – Strength

Another Spread:

The Knot of Time Spread-Strength

October2017-Key 0-The Fool

I Am Faith Personified!

Our last draw was Key I-The Magician who reminded us that we are the masters of our emotional and intellectual nature. We may either become the conduit that draws its inspiration from a resource that is limitless in its power for change or we can choose to turn away from that power and in the place of discipline allow the magick to rule us.

Tarot Key 0 – The Fool

I am the bridge between completion and new beginnings.
I stand at the precipice of the world, willing,
ready and able to take that leap of faith.

About this Key:

The Tarot Key 0- The Fool is the first of the Major Arcana cards. This key is the zero of creation and the limitless source of all life. The Fool moves forth trusting that all will be as it should and that there is no need to fear stepping into the unknown. The energy is that of ultimate faith and from the vision of this faith all barriers are removed and the Divine flow steps into the potential of its own being.

The trust and faith that is inherent in the Fool can be drawn upon as the challenges and grief in the world crowds in. We are called to remember the power that we have and and free will and choice. When we honor that power we are able to overcome doubts and fear and move forward trusting our experience.

Rider-Waite Symbols:

The image of the Fool is one of an elegant and carefree nature. No worries in the world or concerns for the end goal are markers of this car. The Fool looks out and beyond, rather than down and appears poised and ready to step off what appears to be a cliff. The point of this “cliff” is that we really don’t know how far down the fall would be or iff from the limited perspective we see this may simply be a drop off to a much nearer slope of ground than is imagined.

The Sun is pure and brilliant white with the sky being the traditional sun imagery of yellow. Esoterically the color yellow aligns with either the Earth (yellow fields) or Air (the mental process). This support behind the Fool of the white Sun could be interpreted as the light of the Divine. The light body of purity and illumination. If we use the yellow of mind, the Fool is cloaked in the mental process that evolves once it allows awareness of the Light of self to support all the “next steps” taken.

The white rose is yet another call to the opening of the self, in devotion and purity. The rose,  a symbol of love, is offered to what may follow the Fool in the journey of no steps taken in a leap of faith.

The staff slung carelessly over the Fool’s shoulder holds a purse, perhaps filled with coin and everything needed for the journey ahead. Traveling light is the point here and the knowledge that all will be provided for. And, man’s best friend, a playful white dog follows at his heels. Obedience and unconditional trust and love are the keynotes of this four-legged companion.

Practical Application:

Tarot Key O-The Fool resonates with finding courage and acting on the strength of faith. The number  “O” is one of cycles, endings and beginnings. It is the limitless source from whence everything emerged. It is the number of the Divine in all of its forms and the possibilities that flow from that place of creation.

In many studies of Tarot you will find the meanings of the Major Arcana cards told using the “The Fool’s Journey” as the starting point that descries the interconnectedness and relationship of one card to the other. This attribution allows us to create our own story of our personal journey of faith and understanding.

The last draw of the Magician required us to step into our mantle of power and the responsibility that comes with that mantle. The Magician reminded us that we are the masters of our emotional and intellectual nature. We may either become the conduit that draws its inspiration from a resource that is limitless in its power for change or we can choose to turn away from that power and in the place of discipline allow the magick to rule us.

The focus now is on how we move through the world and not only where that adventure will take us, but with what attitude we choose to approach, even what appears to be the unsurmountable.  How do you walk with grace and trust that any fall from that grace will not be the final steps taken? Take a moment to pause and look behind you to see the brilliance of what provides your support. Take a moment to look down and despite the descent continue to move forward knowing that every beginning has an ending and in every ending there is the power of faith’s new creation.

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