Impermanence, Corruption, End, Giving Birth To A New Idea Or Creation
When we think of death, we commonly forget the new birth that inevitably goes along with it. Death in one realm means the beginning of life in another.
Energy consciousness cannot die. But we collectively express ourselves through ever-changing experiences formed from a defined set of parameters, also known as our thoughts, or awareness.
We assume that transformation involves a painful death of some kind. But not always. Sometimes it evokes a beautiful, smooth and welcoming transition from one state or perspective to another. In a sense, we die every night at the end of a day, only to wake up brand new in the morning.
We experience all kinds of deaths throughout our lifetimes. Death isn’t a foreign concept but a healthy, natural experience.
Some traditional meanings of Tarot’s Death card define death as fertility, or the perpetual creation of material form which is born from thought.
Could this mean that focusing on the beauty of the new makes letting go of the old equally beautiful? Or maybe there’s no such thing as actual loss – only changing experiences.
Physical Comfort, Safety and Security, Community, Feeling “At Home”
Remove the soul from the body and the physical realm becomes empty. Remove the body from the soul and it becomes expressionless. You need both your body and your soul to attain ultimate bliss and tranquility.
The 10 of Cups is the soul enjoying sensual pleasures of the body and the material world with others. This is the true sense of home.
The 10 of Cups is the physical foundation and structure through which your higher bliss can flow through you.
Home is where you feel secure and free to be your raw, authentic self. You can trust those in your circle will always be there for you, come high waters or low. Your influence and unique contributions are valued.
The 10 of Cups is about finding safety in a community, and feeling secure in your love life and social life. It’s about enjoying the comforts of a physical home, market town or society in which you live.
Good Health, Good Friends, Good Times
There’s almost always a “down side” to every card in the tarot deck. But not the 3 of Cups – even if it’s reversed.
With this card, everything is looking good. Health is on the mend. There are good people in your life. Work and business are moving toward success…. Worries, depression and fears of failure are a thing of the past.
The soul can feel free when basic physical needs are met. We can also better collaborate with and contribute to others when we’re enjoying a string of good luck.
What more can we say about this card? Not much! Don’t forget to enjoy it all by directing your consciousness toward the happiness in your life.
Illness, Debt or Poverty, Conflict and Criticism
The 8 of Swords isn’t the most welcomed card to appear in a reading; nevertheless, tarot opens our eyes to reality, to guide and fortify us accordingly. Tarot is the “foreteller” – rather than the cause – of things already set in motion.
The querent of this card is likely experiencing some undesirable consequences as a result of unchecked desires.
These consequences could be in the form of material difficulties, debt, illness, or problems in a relationship….
It might feel as though there’s no escape, and tarot isn’t going to sugarcoat this. There probably isn’t.
The querent will need to ride through the crisis, pain or conflict, which is thankfully only temporary. If they can learn a few lessons through it, this can turn misfortune into salvation.
Feeling Safe, Confident and Free; Your Most Authentic Self, Enlightenment/Ascension
The Sun represents masculine energy and government in its proper place of protecting and caring for its own, rather than stripping the masses of their self-empowerment through domineering control.
When we feel confident, safe and cared for, this sense of security unleashes our higher aspirations through unlimited, authentic expression. Our soul aspirations lead us to who we really are and what we’re here for, resulting in true wealth and a better world for all. This is called awakening or the ascension of the planet.
This powerful but not egotistical masculine energy desires to protect and care for you through tangible, material means. This benevolent Being is at your beck and call, for it’s the Source of life force energy within us all.
You’ve been around the type. You ask someone a question but they only half respond. You notice they’re not really “there” and are somewhere in their own little world. It’s like you could wave your hand in front of their face and they probably wouldn’t notice.
I’ve seen this associated with highly creative people, gamers, visionaries, fan fiction writers, computer geeks, genius scientists or inventors, spiritual, psychic or intuitive people and of course people on mind-altering substances. They might be brilliant. But they’re disconnected from the collective reality.
It’s important to stay grounded both energetically and physically not only for our relationships, but for our well-being. When we neglect our energetic health, we lose touch with our emotions, our sense of compassion or our creative side. But when we neglect our physical well-being, our emotions can feel out of control or we might be disconnected from the world around us. It might feel like we got dropped off on the wrong planet. Continue reading