I’ve told you I’m a science nerd as well as a Tarot geek right? Well, I’m all excited because NASA has discovered hidden portals in the Earth’s magnetic field. How mind blowing is that!
According to the Collective Evolution website, the portals are places where the magnetic field of Earth connects to the magnetic field of the Sun. This creates an uninterrupted path leading from our planet to the Sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away. Most of the portals are short-lived, opening and closing dozens of times each day, yet others are giant, vast and sustained.
NASA is still unclear as to what they actually are. As far as scientists can determine, they aid in the transfer of magnetically charged particles from the Sun causing the northern and southerns lights and geomagnetic storms. But what if they transfer something more? Alien life perhaps? Cue spooky music. Do-do-do-do-do-do-do. The funny thing is, from time immemorial the sun has been seen as a giant star gate for ‘the gods’ to pass back and forth from other dimensions and universes.
I’m filing this under these cards:
The Magician + The Tower: Science fiction inspiration being validated by a scientific breakthrough.
Does anyone else feel as excited as I am at the possibility of science fiction becoming reality?
I used to be scared of the Court Cards but now I’m really starting to enjoy them. You can see certain personality traits in each one.
Now, I don’t want you to think I’m picking on the Queen Of Cups or anything, all of the kings and queens have the potential to be arseholes and bitches when reversed, it’s just that someone in particular is in my sights today, ob-viously. Not that I’m going into details because then I would be the Queen Of Swords Reversed, a gossipy bitch (which sadly yes I too often am.)
I equate the court cup cards with the astrological water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Both are about feelings. About people who are emotional. The Queen Of Cups is an emotional being and when she is reversed those feelings become dysfunctional. That’s when she can turn into a manipulative bitch. You can’t reason with her. She clings to whatever it is she believes in tenaciously and will do anything in her power to make that belief a reality. If she believes she deserves a promotion more than you do she will undermine you to achieve it. Lie. Cheat. Whatever. She’s fine with sleeping her way to the top. She’s the delusional woman who steals another’s newborn from the hospital nursery. She will fake an illness to avoid an unpleasant task. Pretend to be your best friend to get what she wants then dump you.
Stay as far away from her as you can.
Do you know any Queen Of Cups Reversed personally?
I haven’t written much about the Wheel Of Fortune. It’s one of those cards that seems blindingly obvious as it represents the ups and downs of life. You win Tattslotto, you get fired. You miss out on buying the house of your dreams, a better one comes up. Your child crashes the car, your child aces his exams. You get the good and the bad in life. No one is immune from disaster or unblessed in some way.
What I find incredibly comforting about this card is its symbology. A wheel keeps on turning. When things aren’t going your way it’s a beautiful reminder that life won’t always feel hard. Nothing stays the same forever.
When Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana) is laid out in three lines one below the other to represent the three stages of life according to Tarot (childhood, adulthood and maturity) the Wheel of Fortune card sits above The Star card meaning sanctuary. I see this as a visual reminder that the Wheel Of Fortune provides sanctuary from mental distress.
Sometimes we need more than tea to get us through the day. We need to know that there is a possibility our life will change and the Wheel Of Fortune provides that comfort. Bless it!
We’re having our fair share of family drama at the moment. My favourite astrologer Mystic Medusa says that the whole world is experiencing what she calls the Zap Zone, i.e. a period of upheaval and change, and that this can be felt on an individual level. And I’m like, well derr, I can see that. I’m not going to go into details, some things are too personal, but I thought in honour of the occasion that I’d suggest the following two cards as being representative of family drama:
Ten Of Cups: Happy families
The Tower: Breakdowns / Break throughs. It goes without saying that the latter is always preferable to the former.
Wishing you and yours only the nicest kind of family dramas!
It’s no co-incidence that famous people are called Stars. Just as The Star card represents sanctuary and healing, following your favourite Hollywood Stars has therapeutical benefits. Being a fan of a famous person helps you forget about your own problems, you can get lost in theirs instead. Reading a trashy magazine article about celebrities gives you a break from your own life. Going to a concert of a musician you love helps soothe your hurts. Following lifestyles of the rich and famous helps you create dreams for your own life that nourish the soul. Etc etc etc. You get the picture. The Star card really does represent Stars with a capital S amongst other things.
My eldest daughter started uni a couple of months back and she is not waving drowning right now, swimming in work assignments. She can hardly keep up. The part-time job she had has gone out the window. Attending lectures is a rare treat. Most of the time she’s just plain bunkered down in her dorm room working through task after task.
And it strikes me that this is what it is to become an adult in the modern era: To be completely overloaded with work.
It’s our own fault of course. We have such high expectations these days. We want it all: the great job, the high salary, the fancy lifestyle. My gen-Y daughter has been fed a life-long diet of these messages so she’s set the bar high for herself. And the price is non-stop toil.
The Ten Of Wands card is about feeling over-worked. The cause, self-imposed. But I have no idea what the remedy is. I feel as over-loaded as the next person.
Anyone have any sensible suggestions as to how you break out of this cycle? Moving to a commune is not really an option for either of us.
Following on from my last post about dreaming I thought I’d briefly recap one of the main differences between The Magician and The High Priestess. These two cards represent the two types of mental intelligence as follows…
The Magician: Rational/logical intelligence i.e. left brained.
The High Priestess: Lateral/creative intelligence i.e. right brained.
Both cards are equally important in Tarot suggesting that both types of intelligence are equally valued. The same cannot be said for Western Civilization. In the last 2000 years reason and logic has come to be seen as the superior form of intelligence. Like women, intuitive intelligence has not been valued as highly as it was in the ancient world. I blame the Greeks for this, Aristotle in particular, but that’s another story.
You can learn a lot by looking at The Magician and High Priestess as a pair. These two cards go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. Whoops, sorry, I got a bit distracted. Grease was one of my favourite movies when I was a teen and song lyrics from that movie pop into my head at the most unexpected moments. This is a classic example of how lateral intelligence works. It highlights the relationships and connections between the most unexpected things.
Are you more rational like The Magician or intuitive like The High Priestess? Or like me, you see yourself as being ambi-intelligent (I think I just made that word up, lol.) i.e. you use both?