This is the Sixth of a series of articles examining the Major Arcana
using the Grand Spread
(three groups of seven, the Fool being separate)
to better understand and harness ourselves,
our talent, intelligence, experience and gifts.
Next to the Heirophant is the Sixth card:
From the single point of consciousness of
(the ability to focus on the Now)
to The High Priestess
(the depth of Memory);
to the Empress
(visualize the future)
to the Emperor (logic and perception, activation)
to the Heirophant:
(Intuition, the Inner Authority)
manifests the Lovers:
The Dynamic Balance between the conscious, sub-conscious and super-conscious.
The active point of focus relying on the sub- to act as both a conduit for the super-;
and as a medium to explore possibilities, equipped with the imagination.
In the second line underneath the Lovers we find
This is the point of transition.
Death brings a finality to things and provides the beginning of something else.
Death implies re-birth,
but it also brings an end to unnecessary or unwanted patterns.
Death is both grievous and transcendent,
inspiring new ways of perception and activity.
In the third row under Death is
This card is the Philosophers Stone:
transforming Lead (as we Are) into Gold (what we Will Be).
Heating the facets of our being:
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual,
pushing the envelope with effort and stress,
Then combining into One Being.
The first level reveals the position (The Lovers) for the personal,
the second position (Death) reveals the environment in which we work
and the third position (Judgment)
demonstrates how we may apply what we have learned.
The Sixth Resonance of the Fool’s Journey is:
Knowing what One is,
the possibilities of what May One Become is Revealed
requiring the rooting out and discarding of unwanted habits,
environment, relation ships (etc.)
become apparent and the uncomfortable but necessary process
of cleaning and disposing of these unhealthy influences and activities commences.
Then the Burning away the final unwanted wood
provides an amalgamation of the Self into a New Being.
This resonance holds all three together into one triad,
each supporting the other.
Place these three cards together and observe the delicate balance produced.
Set these cards on your alter,
use them as meditations, place them in your pocket or wear the combination as amulets.
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