The Dreams of Gaia Tarot- 12 of Fire-The Hero, represents the "inner dragon" in all of us, as it is the aspect of Self that we all admire for its noble actions, courage and willingness to champion and rescue the weak and vulnerable. Contrary to popular belief, our Soul is the true hero in all of us but known to few of us. It is the Dragonish Self, that rises out of the cave of self-enslavement, rescues the " abused child within" of the Patriarchy, and like a phoenix, elevates us above the detritus of man-made persona. Not everyone can find the hero within, as they actually believe they are afraid of life and its pains, struggles and death. They listen to the sobbing child whose self-rejection is required to "fit in" and therefore, think that they are the vulnerable, weak child of an emotional age of 7 years old.
Life and Death are just destinations of experience and not an end of anything. Energy Transforms itself. Observation-you- transforms Self-Awareness.
Therefore, it is time to get angry. To get some fire stoked up in your reality. We are Immortal Spirits, the manifested Will of the One ....Eheieh, the "I Will Be" of the Universal Creation. Accept nothing but your own excellence, for you are indeed excellent...so excellent is your power to be, that the corrupted Few who rule the many-The Patriarchy- do everything they can to enslave your imagination, so that you will labor to build their greedy vision. Rulers know that even when you are at your "most divided and conquered" and/or "weakest", you are a valuable source of wealth. You are Spirit-Mind-Body, no greater Self exists. You are a trinity of One! So go to the Child within and say, " If you wish to speak to me, you must stand! For I will not kneel to your weakness!" You can do this, because you are the Hero Soul, who creates life as "I AM Me", you are the breath in a body. Hence, you are the toughness of Life itself! Therefore, your manifestation is giving the Great I Am, intimacy with creation. Death is just how life transforms itself.
Each of us a Sovereign Self-Image (Self-Imagination-i.e., Self-Awareness) of the Divine Creative's wish "to be". You are the Fulfillment of Aeons of Self-Awareness and that are hard won transformations created out of experienced knowledge of Self, a knowledge that eventually created you as the latest "Knowing of Self". Image maker, is the mind that we call Imagination, the Creatrix of all form. And you are the latest "in-form-action" of the Great Self-Image maker. The Golden Child of Energy/Sun! We be Dragons who rise above the "BS" and/or the propaganda of rulers dominated propaganda and become Phoenixes. In all of us resides a hero, the Sun/Son of the Divine Creative who lives to celebrate creation through intimacy with it. You are much tougher than you were made to believe for you are energy and it can not be destroyed nor created by man, only transformed. This is not belief, for belief is just a creation of dogma, and/or indoctrination. You are Known! Your manifestation proves that. For understood self-data becomes self-information and in this universe, information becomes form. In-Form-Action, is what you are. the Informed Action of the Great Golden Child- The Psyche and/or Soul, the Child of Spirit. In each of us resides the Mind that is Intuition, the Knowing Mind and it knows by experience, not by manipulate belief. It is our Inner Hero. The Charioteer, of the Golden Armor, who rides undaunted over the armies of illusion and casts aside the deluded, just as the rising sun burns away the clouds .
In the past, the hero rode into a village and vanquished the villains, thieves and various other parasites. They rescued the damsels in distress and battle against injustice. But this is just a metaphor for the Champion within yourself. The day will come, when you've had enough and will no longer kneel so that the parasites can eat your life force for their own gratification. A fire will build and the Dragon will arise, and the"Dark night of the Soul" will end, in a blaze of mental brilliance. I AM Good Enough to Be the Image of Spirit, I Am good enough to be Me! Above all things; Know thyself! When you shed the propaganda of word identifiers, and instead, go within to the halls of Universal Knowing, you shall see your excellence and be your own sovereign master. For you know that only slaves need saviors. Those of Self-Mastery know that I Am The Savior of my-self-image and I reside around it, and in it for I AM Vital-Life! I AM Energy!
In her book that accompanies her cards, the Author of the Dreams of Gaia Tarot-Ravynne Phelan, goes on to explain what is a hero, one who is both masculine and feminine. So, get the Tarot Deck, and the Cards to understand her view of you and expand your self-knowledge. What it all boils down to is that hero's live by a code, and that code is ancient and well known to all of us, for it is " Do unto another, what you would have done to you". The hero knows that we all belong to one and another. But only when you have the inner fire that comes from being the Spirit-Mind-Body trinity, undivided and Self-Aware, will you know this loyalty to each other. The Division enforced upon us by those who rule definition, must be exorcised and united, union is why we divine. For divination reaches beyond the man-made self identities into the Universal Collective Unconscious, the Knower of You.
In her artistic interpretation of the hero, Ravynne, shows an image of masculine aspect of Gaia, and a Bear. In the Native American vernacular, "to walk as Bear" is to go forth in your Power.
When the 12 of Fire is thrown in a divination, it implies:
- A person of noble qualities.
- Ordinary people who do extraordinary acts.
- Put another's well being before your own at this time.
- Accord others with respect and dignity.
- An opportunity for redemption.
- Give a second chance.
- Altruism or wounded ego?
Tiphareth-the 6th Sephiroth and the Palace of the 4 Princes
The Princes are the Sons 0f the Queen and King, thus they are governed by Tiphareth, The Sun/Son of the Divine Creative.
The Princes are wholly activated by the Queen and King, adding to their complexity as they have no motive power of their own. They are force, but a stable one, as they are being pulled along in their chariots.
The Figures of the Arch-Fairies (Elementals) are the Lion, Eagle, Man and Bull. These are the Four Kerubim of Qaballah. They are very ancient symbols for the elements of multiple religious belief systems. Not only appearing as Gods of the Assyrians, the Four Animals in the Old Testament vision of Ezekiel, they also are the four symbols of the Christian Evangelists
From the infinite vastness of The One Energy-Kether, the Primordial Elements radiate into Tiphareth, becoming the united rulers of the elements that are individually expressed in Tiphareth. Anthropomorphically personified, The Princes are the balance of the Four Elements in Tiphareth/our Souls the most refined aspects of the Solar- Personality, the Four Princes are the Elemental Kings in ourselves.
It should be no surprise then that the Princes can be taken in any direction by Divine Will (I Will Be) . However, the Prince of Wands may be applied with Justice or cruelty; the unconscious flowing motion of the Prince of Cups may be subtle and artistic; or it may be evil. The rational mental activities of the Prince of Swords, may produce ideas that are either creative or destructive and last but not least, the material qualities of the Prince of Disks, may cause growth for good or evil.For they are of great passions. Prince's lessons, are the Princesses, who rule the earth from the Northern quadrants and ground their passions.
When thrown during Divination, the Princess often represent the coming and going of an event or person and the Princesses often represent the approval or disapproval of a matter.
The Prince of Wands is known as the combination of Air and Fire and/or Specific Air of Primal Fire. His power is tremendous, so Lady Frieda Harris appears to show the "rocking chariot", that is being pulled by Leo (the Sun) the Lion. "Rocking" because of his enormous strength that can go any direction, even unto violence if angered. The Thoth card, shows the Marital Prince holding the Phoenix Wand of Geburah, and thus wields the fiery Severity of Geburah.
Ruling from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree of Leo, he is a personality endowed with a powerful faculty for expanding and volatilizing. His arms are free of armor and mail, as he is vigorous and active. As you can see, he is aflame in every way above, the rayed crown surrounded by a winged Lion head sending from his crown a curtain of flame, suggesting the Solar Logos. In his left hand he holds the Phoenix Wand of Power and Energy, while the other is holding the reigns of the Lion. His sexual energy is renowned,as he burns with passion.
With wheels radiating flame, he rides on a sea of flame, both waves and salient. This card show Swiftness and Strength as his primary moral qualities.
The female aspect of the Prince of Wands is shown as the Chariot and wheels in the Red color of Mother Binah, who supports his stability, and motion.
The Divinatory meaning of The Prince of Wands is about a person or personality that is:
- Impulsive, often easily directed by outside influences, even trifling ones, he can be prey to indecision.
- His or her opinions are often violently expressed but being emphatic does not mean they'll hold the opinion long. They just love vigorous statement just to feel the vigorous flow.
- The truth being, that he is often slow to make up his mind, and is essentially just and sees both sides of a question.
- Having a character noble and generous causes him to lean towards expressing extravagant hyperbole while secretly laughing at the boast and himself for making it.
- Being of fanatical courage linked with indefeasible endurance, he often chooses to fight against the odds and always wins in the very long run.
- The Passion radiating off of this person frightens most people because of the mystery it presents.
- He is of Dragon, and thus he strikes terror in the heart of the less inclined.
- His generosity and deeds maybe impeccable, but the heat of his passion scares the pale soul who avoids the Sun/son.
- His great pride, which is his main fault, makes him hold in contempt, meanness and pettiness and he is adept at wielding every weapon of ridicule, while still giving the shirt off of his back to the one so scorned.
- Without lust of result, he loves work and exercise for its own sake.
- Paradoxical is his contempt for the world at large, while holding ecstatic respect for every individual man and woman.
- The Mystery of such a one who is a Sun. This Sunwarrior is an aspect of the Solar Logos that puts ideas into action and will fight for their survival!
- There is a sense of Romantic Revolution with this one.
- Most people enjoy his passionate demeanor, but woe to the person that focuses his wrath.
- Because of this Swift and agile personality, many of his acquaintances are not committed to him as friends, for his swift mystery baffles most of them as he is all that is unexpected, startling, unpredictable, unconventional, but having a deep underlying consistency.
If ill defined by surrounding cards, it implies:
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