Wednesday, January 24, 2018

King of Cups - "Light at the Edge of the World"

 The King of Cups, (Orpheus) represents the authority that calms turbulent waters through creativity, compassion and empathy of the healing doctor, counsellor and priest.
This King  is one of my favourite  of the court cards because of what the King of Cups represents. I would say he embodies the very best of qualities and personality characteristics a human being can ever possess and exhibit.

The ideal of perfection and wisdom in another for me, comes the closest, when I think of the Canadian anthropologist, Dr.Wade Davis. Every time I hear him speak about the human condition, and how anthropology can provide healing answers to so many of the world's problems, I can't help but wish there were more people like him particularly in positions of political power.

If there were only more of us who comprehended the importance of learning from, accepting and appreciating cultures, what a better world it would be, knowing and understanding that race is a fabricated myth, perpetuated mostly by those concerned more with power and control.

Dr. Wade Davis is a modern day King of Cups in so many ways and poignantly articulates so insight-fully, how human beings are more alike than different, in that we all greatly share and originate from the same genus.

The King of Cups represents the authority that calms turbulent waters through creativity and compassion of the healing doctor and counsellor.

I posted a highlighted link below, to a recent talk Dr. Wade Davis gave on Ideas.

Dr. Wade Davis

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Tower - Time For a Big Change

Here we see Poseidon rising up out of the sea coming to the famous Labyrinth of King Minos to reclaim his White Bull. He's mad as hell, and he's not going to take it any more. Poseidon is about to crush the kingdom.
A rather dark story, but not a hopeless outcome as the Tower represents the values of the past that have enslaved us, and there is a need to take a serious and honest inventory of ourselves in order to spare ourselves of any further anguish.

Not unlike the two Major Arcana cards, The Devil and The Death card, the message expressed in this card id dependent on the attitude of the individual who is presented with an immanent situation that calls for some kind of radical transformation. And depending of the attitude of the individual this will determine a positive or negative resolution.

Generally I see The Tower as a card of transformation and change, that comes from new beginnings and the tearing down of the old order. A very suitable card to draw in this New Year.

I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions, as I'd just set myself up for failure. I do gratefully determine to, as I have over the past 24 years of recovery, one step at a time, to live one day at a time, in the present moment, living life to the fullest extent that I can. I maintain my conscious contact with the God of my understanding asking the Creator for help everyday.

Step By Step - Jesse Winchester
Step by step
All the happy Saints go marching in
And if a Saint step out of line he'll have to start again
'Cause Jacob's golden ladder gets slippery at the top
And many a happy-go-lucky saint has made that long long drop

If I'm late don't wait
Go on without me
I may tarry awhile
'Cause I need to know
Before I go
How come the Devil smiles

If I'm late don't wait
Go on without me
I may tarry awhile
'Cause I need to know
Before I go
How come the Devil smiles

[Verse 2]
Free from care, free from fear
The Saints are trooping in
The children play all around the throne innocent of sin
A trillion voices sing the name the mortal may not know
And Heaven's wall's too high to hear the trouble down below

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Magician - The Guide

A great card to for me to draw this New Year of 2018. The Magician is embodied by the mythic figure of Hermes. who wise in the knowledge of the heart. The Magician is ruled by the planet Mercury, and embodies the mythic figure of Hermes, who is the guide of travelers, the wanderers, the homeless, guiding souls into the underworld, or what is commonly known as the unconscious.

Hermes became the master of the four elements and, is referred to as the Trickster because he could be tricky and treacherous if one doesn't  rely on their inner resources of the psyche

He is the child of both spiritual light and primordial darkness. The Magician has all the tools necessary at his immediate disposal, that will provide spiritual clarity. He completes the connection between Heaven and Earth, channeling the life force from above and below and represents those who seek to be open to actualizing their creative capacities within themselves.

The Magician and the Moon for me are deeply connected to the intuition, dreams and the unconscious. The Moon provides a dimly lit reflection the Sun, that is, uncertain, and only vaguely illuminates our path as we journey toward higher consciousness. But the Magician enables the spiritual clarity of vision we need to walk the path.

The Wolf Moon that recently coincided with New Year's Eve reinforces this connection and singer Canadian singer Diana Panton  interprets the best rendition of the classic song, Moon River evoking my dreams for 2018 and beyond..