March 25, 2015

It is in this archetype that “The Fool” receives the much

needed affirmation that he is indeed on the right path. “The Star” is symbolic of promise, good fortune, optimism, and hope. While boding a positive phase, it represents the renewal of life’s force and energy. It is that force that keeps us going even when all appears to be lost. It is that knowing, without having concrete...

February 25, 2015

So far, “The Fool” has already met three of the four Virtues and has learned each

of their moral lessons. He has learned about self-actualization through self-control when he met “Strength”, about knowing when to act and when to stay still with the “The Hermit/ Prudence”, and that no one is above the Law, through “Justice”. He now meets the last of the 4 virtue cards or moral les...

January 28, 2015

Eventually, “The Fool” experiences a new run of luck. He doesn’t come to notice that there have always been continuous changes in his life until he experiences a major form of loss or a crisis. The archetype of “The Wheel of Fortune” speaks to life’s constant changing tides reminding us that the only constant is change. Life always has its ups and downs.

Many variations on this t...

January 21, 2015

Not long after “The Fool” has embarked on his journey does he feel the need to temporarily withdraw from action in order to reflect and plan. He sees the value of taking things more slowly and allowing discretion and silence to seep into his life. This is the second moral lesson presented through the archetype of “The Hermit” or “Father Time”. The lesson here is rich with two sli...

January 14, 2015

The enemy lies within. This is true when our instincts, which are meant to

protect us, threaten to devour us and those around us. While instincts are essential to our survival, it is up to us to tame them. This is “The Fool’s” next lesson revealed in the image of “Strength” or “Fortitude”; the first of 4 moral lessons found in the Major Arcana. This archetype speaks to the need f...

January 7, 2015

At this stage, “The Fool” realizes that conflict is inevitable and that it sometimes must be faced head on with forceful conviction. So, “The Chariot” stands for physical action or intervention that one is called to when boundaries have been crossed.

Conflict is not only a natural part of life; it is also an important element of it. A story without any conflict is a pretty boring...

December 30, 2014

It’s only a matter of time before “The Fool” is faced with making a very important decision in his life. The card of “Love” -as it was originally called- represents a decision one must make that will also affect others. Often, this card is seen as a choice involving matters of the heart. This may be true in some cases, but in a broader sense, it is a reminder of the validity and...

December 26, 2014

Various guides and counselors come to the Fool’s aid on his journey. We now meet the one who is known as the Giver of Wisdom. In ancient Greece he was known as the “Revealer of Secret Things” while in the Tarot’s Major Arcana he is called “The Hierophant” or The Pope- the masculine counterpart to the High Priestess.

He himself has endured much physical and emotional pain so he can...

December 18, 2014

The masculine counterpart to The Empress, “The Emperor” is the

Earthly Father. He is a strong leader, ruling over the physical and material realms with justice and fairness. His archetype can appear when we are struggling with a feeling of not deserving what we have. We perhaps believe that it is wrong and even greedy to want and have material comforts while buying into the idea...

December 3, 2014

Once “The Fool” has grasped the interplay between human laws and Divine laws, he begins to notice whether his life is either in synchronicity (or not) with outside events. He can either try to force things to happen or he can accept the changing tides of life and respect life’s natural cycles in order to live more harmoniously with Nature.

  

Known by many names including: “I...

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