XVI The Tower ‘Destructive Creation’ | Spiritual Sage Tarot Discussion

XVI The Tower ruled by both Aries and Scorpio, is a clear ‘course correction’ card and signals not being on your correct path. I see the Tower as being extremely merciful, showing the magnificence of God’s mercy by forcing us to “pull our heads in” and see Truth.

The severity of XVI Tower’s effects within our lives, seems to directly correspond with each’s own level of self-awareness, and exactly how far from Truth we have strayed…. Fire being potentially devastatingly destructive (Mars), or can purify being wholly cleansing (Pluto), with lessons to be learnt either side of the primal powers of Fire.

V of Wands (Saturn in Leo) | The Destructive Insidious Fire that is Jealousy

I am unable to change others, and it is not my responsibility to “Change the World”.

The best method within my power, to inspire and promote positive change, within individuals and the world alike, is in my living example of the qualities of character I value, practising both kindness and respect within all areas of my life daily.

XIV Temperance (Sagittarius) ‘The Alchemy of Humanity’s Water & Wine’

XIV Temperance Major Arcana is a transformative alchemical card. Medieval alchemy was fundamentally concerned in transformation of the essence of things, usually from something base to something refined. The most obvious example is the attempt to turn lead into gold, but more broadly, alchemy can be understood as the attempt to purify and refine, not only with physical objects, but also esoterically and with the human soul itself.

Spiritually then, the alchemy of XIV Temperance concerns the transformation of the soul in this manner, specifically about taking parts of the soul and concentrating them into something wholly refined and beautifully unique.

VII Cups ‘Victory in Emotion’ Manifestation via Fantasy of Feelings

VII Cups is a very important card. The unique emotional power of fantasy found within Seven of Cups, when aligned in Truth with Source/God, I’ve deemed as one of the three essential ingredients to be harnessed in the alchemy of manifestation. Experiencing VII Cups feelings, and knowing the joy that will be yours again, once your fantasised hopes and earnest desires become realised materially in the physical realm is vital.

The emotional intensity enjoyed via visualisations, imagination, and fantasy found in the 7C seems to be the much sought after missing ‘key” (being pre-imagined emotional fulfilment) which bridges the enormous divide between intention/desire and actual material manifestation.

VII of Cups encourages us all to invest in our imaginations wisely in this way, and for this important purpose.
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Planets & Energies Affecting Tarot Readings & Interpretations

As a reader, the energies at play at any given moment in time (planets, and most especially moon phases etc), in addition to the querants energy (i.e. the individual you are Tarot reading for, possibly this individual is sitting across from you in a traditional Tarot reading) play an ENORMOUS part and tremendously effect how a reader will interpret the Tarot cards in that reading at that time.

IV Swords ‘Truce’ Meditation and The Akashic Records

Would you invite a known thief into your home? Allowing this thief to blatantly steal your hard earned luxuries from right under your own nose? So why then do we allow insidious negative thoughts to make themselves comfortably at home within our own minds?

These thought nasties consume all our energy, leaving us feel powerless and robbing us of all the joy and happiness we should all enjoy.

The power to choose positivity is an authority within each one us. Choose wisely.

III The Empress (Venus)

III Empress shadowed by King of Swords: the two of these cards together is about the integration and nurturing of the two energies, closing the gap between the Yin and the Yang, the combination creating a whole and becoming complete (our focus number nine). These two cards together combine emotional, physical, and intellectual. The female beauty who speaks truth plainly commands both respect and admiration. The Judge in a legal dispute is both discerning and understanding in his balanced and fair rulings.

VI The Lovers (Gemini)

Major Arcana VI The Lovers certainly sounds romantic doesn’t it? It must be about romance, it has the word ‘Lovers’ in the title of the card! Alas, I’ve never found anything remotely romantic to be found in this card historically in my readings, although many other readers have, and do treat this card as THE romantic catalyst card. Most often VI The Lovers is a connector card, or reads as a ‘connection’ between an array of possible partnerships. We have partnerships in celebration today, possibly Divinely inspired happy get-together’s with our Angel overseeing all in the VI The Lovers card. Basically both teams involved in the celebration with these two cards today, are all genuinely enjoying in each others happiness.

VI Wands ‘Victory’

This card is all about winning at any cost and involves the game players, cheaters, pretenders, controllers, frenemies and energy vampires we all have to interact within our lives. 6W is associated with propaganda, self-interest, hidden agendas, using other people and their resources for self benefit, and most often is my red flag card signifying ‘bullshit’ or ‘narcissist’ if 6W is representing a person.

Tarot Numerology

I realised the importance of Uranus or God as being 0 and outside of ourselves (the beginning), and Uranus (God) being within Man as number 22 additionally, 22 being the Master Builder number (also referred to as the Holy Spirit in Christianity) and 22 is the number of Major Arcana cards within the 78-cards of the Tarot deck.

That was difficult to explain, and I had great difficulty wrapping my head around these new concepts. I’ve always loved numbers for their Universal Truth and inability to lie.

Through researching my new Tarot numbering system my number Loving has only strengthened, with a new Passion for Sacred Geometry.