The Fool’s Journey – Strength (VIII)

Strength is the first of the next 7 cards to represent the lessons of independence. Yellow is the colour of Spirit and is a reminder that true strength has no physicality. Brute force is not the same as mental fortitude. The flowers portray our gentle strength like that of mother nature and the red roses portray will and desire. Recognising that you are as magnificent as mother nature is how you will find your strength. She is gentle and compassionate – both signs of strength, and she wears a white robe representing her purity that she uses for the greater good. She isn’t fighting with the lion, she gently closing its mouth – taming it. But make no mistake, it is compliant and does not put up a fight. She is the boss. The lion represents the carnal self and your inner beast. True strength comes from your ability to tame and balance the beast, but at the same time you must learn not to prepress your passions in the process. Your passion is what drives and feeds you, while repressed passion causes illness and misery. Getting the two right is your responsibility to your Spirit, because sometimes you have to let your lion roar.

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The Fool’s Journey – The Lovers (VI)

Archangel Gabriel, the messenger of the Gods comes in with fire, light and passion, which represents love. He is the messenger of the force and continuation of life. Adam and Eve work in partnership with Eve representing the anima, that which brings IN new concepts and Adam representing the animus, that which brings OUT the concept Eve has brought in. In simpler terms, Adam will help bring the ideas that Eve created to fruition. The Lovers represent the highest concept of duality throughout the Tarot and shows us that you can’t have one without the other. There must be balance and harmony, and this is shown through the interconnectedness of everything in this card. The two stand in the Garden of Eden, which represents awareness of yourself as an individual, which is also the first step to enlightenment. Adam looks at Eve, which shows that the animus or the ego, must sometimes turn to the anima, or the subconscious and intuition. Eve turns to the Archangel showing that she recognises where she comes from, which is the Divine. Eve also stands in front of the Tree of Knowledge as seen with the serpent looking down. Because of this, in Tarot, a serpent or snake will usually represent knowledge when depicted on a card. Either you have the knowledge you seek, or there is something being withheld from you in the form of a secret. This card enforces the importance of emotional responsibility, especially when it comes […]

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The Fool’s Journey – The Emperor (IV)

The Emperor makes up ‘the state’ and is the Fool who is yet to become spiritual. He relies heavily on the Hierophant to remind him of his spiritual responsibilities. The fire shows he rules over the globe he holds with an iron fist and gets shit done. He will not accept anything less than balance and order. He is a warrior that will battle for what he believes in and a tyrant that looks after his own. This is demonstrated by the ram, which is the symbol of Aries – the zodiac that is governed by Mars and the energy of war. The colour red demonstrates his will and the desire to make to make things happen. Note that he follows the Empress. The seeds planted by the Empress will be grown by the Emperor. He is a reminder that sometimes you have to be a bit ruthless with control. You need to structure yourself to own yourself. Make sure to set goals to keep your fantasies in check and to become the master of your own destiny. Focus and discipline will set you free.

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The Fool’s Journey – The Magician (I)

The Magician is about will and the power to manipulate. It contains the magical energy of the universe. Simply put, he has a lot to offer. The Magician shows the connection between Spirit and Earth, as we are all children of the Universe on an infinite journey, which is represented by the infinity symbol. The color red represents your will and desire with white being the color of purity. This is reminding you to be pure of heart and intention when you are manifesting. The Magician is showing you that you have all the tools necessary to be successful and to thrive during this lifetime. He has the pentacles, cup, wand, and sword, which represent the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air. We are in possession of all the tools we need for this life, but it is up to you to choose between sake of self and sake of self to share. Choose the latter and you are bound to inspire, be magnificent, and to lead. The Universe will assist you. Love and Light, Rainn   Card Deck: Universal Rider-Waite

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