the Major Arcana using the Grand Spread as a template
We may better understand and harness our talent and ourselves.
Meditation on random spreads help us to make intuitive leaps;
arranging them in set patterns create vibrations and resonance,
providing us with a moment of introspection.
Observing these combinations, we strengthen our perception,
focus, clarity of mind and ignite inspiration.
In the previous article is the First Resonance
In the First Group,
From the single point of consciousness
The Magician (the ability to focus on the Now)
Consciousness takes root in the Present, stretches into the Past,
exploring Memory… The High Priestess:
(Depth of the Past, Memory: personal and ancestral)
like stepping into a waterfall of consciousness
cascading down upon you,
flowing through your awareness,
providing a sense of infinite depth.
Experience allows the Mercurial substance
to flow and take form of memories:
personal, historical, metaphysical; providing self reflection.
In the Second Group we find the Hermit under the High Priestess.
The Hermit: the Spark of Truth.
The image of the Hermit
(referred to as the Hand of God)
moving from one place to another “looking for an honest man”
is shining this Light of Truth
to better understand a situation.
With the roots of lore and experience,
the Hermit gains a better perspective.
We learn from our mistakes
and learn to ride the currents of events.
In the Third Group, below The Hermit is The Tower.
Noted as the Tower of Babble we recall the fable:
as a misconception of physics and theology,
the folk of Babble attempt to build a tower so they may reach heaven.
Angered by their folly,
God strikes the tower with a bolt of lighting causing it to crumble.
When trying to piece together what had happened,
every one found they didn’t speak the same language
the entire community fell apart:
everyone went in different directions.
The key to this tale are these points:
Misconception of a situation:
the structure was built on a faulty foundation.
Realization of the flaws.
The structure is torn down to it’s basic elements,
what is left is only what is True.
Human speech is limited by language;
some experiences are simply ineffable.
These three keys strengthen our ability to better understand consequences
and respond appropriately
The Second Resonance of the Fool’s Journey is:
(once the Fool)
steps into the flow of consciousness
gaining the wisdom of the Ages,
recalls History, Experience,
and builds a foundation on the Bedrock of Reality.
Ever watching the skies for the storm of the Tower,
welcoming it’s correction so one’s perception is dependable.
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.