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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Dreams of Gaia Tarot- 10 of Fire & Thoth Tarot-10 of Wands-Oppression

Western Tantra Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Dreams of Gaia-10 of Fire, represents Self-Mastery. It goes along with the Qabalistic and Western magic axiom of: "Above all things; Know thyself." This one knows that to begin self-mastery, one must "know themselves" and not what they were taught to be, but the real reason they are made into manifested self-information. This mastery is begun when one understands that being our authentic self is our first job and/or purpose on this earth. Once one learns that , they can then show the self confidence and determination to learn a skill or craft that suits their -self. With self confidence comes self excellence, and one then learns to excellently wield the tools and skills necessary to their craft. With excellence comes happiness.

The master of his masterpiece, the physical body, knows how to wield his or her power. For the Power to be Present as Spirit-Mind-Body comes from that united trinity of multidimensional intelligence. United in thought, word and deed. Then one can move with clear intentions, while also acting with the same intent. Now this clarity of purpose as Self, is not at first known to us, since we are told, indoctrinated and force fed dogma, that describes what the Patriarchy and/or ruling class wishes us to think as the true state of ourselves. Our identities become the descriptions of propaganda, of words and definitions that are defined by the "ruler", for the purpose of the ruler's vision and to have a slave force to do their vision's necessary labor. Therefore, the master depicted evolved from a person unaware of their authenticity and perhaps, blamed others for the problems in their life; One who doesn't understand that every action produces a consequence. Like many of us, before self-mastery, this one stumbled about making more mistakes than triumphs and yet continued, ever determined to reach self- knowledge and to discover the truth of "I AM"....

This truth of self and/or enlightenment comes with the realization that in order to succeed one needs command of one's self, and that one's self is a ternary being of harmonically balanced Spirit-Mind-Body .Therefore, not emotionally jerked around by the immediate environment or personal relationships, but by taking responsibility for every decision or choice made, for action, and for every emotional response. The Master has known to become the 'action in' rather than a 'reaction to' their environment. Or as I like to say, has made the choice to become more magic and less tragic. Once the decision was made and the choice acted on, this one becomes a master of their own masterpiece, which is the first skill and craft of Spirit becoming Physically intimate with what it mentally creates. In other words, the true skill and craftsmanship of the Divine Creative as "I AM ME". This one knows that there is only Self, and individual selves are fractal copies of the original Self. Since, we change the phenomenon of reality by observation, All we will ever know is Self!*

*Image: amplificathon.livejournal.com

In physics, the observer effect is the theory that the mere observation of a phenomenon inevitably changes that phenomenon. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner.

Observer effect (physics) - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics)

When the Dreams of Gaia 10 of Fire is thrown during a divination, it implies:

  • It is time to step up and make a change in your life.
  • Mastery of both craft and self.
  • Take responsibility for your own actions.
  • Do not be a slave to outside forces.
  • Be disciplined and dedicated.
  • You can do anything you set your mind to and act upon. 
  • Stop making excuses---act!

In the Thoth Tarot, the 10 of Wands, is called Lord of Oppression, and is Saturn in Sagittarius. The Angels attributed to the Decan, Reyayel and Avamel. Angels are really another angle of evolutionary Intelligence and/or Angle of Light...but alas, one we are not subservient to as we are "un-ruled", rather than the rule, as we have freedom of choice and must Master ourselves. Freedom of Choice, doesn't just mean free to make decisions, for they aren't choices. Decisions are based on past experience, while choices are "desires", an experiment in I AM ME. So the ME of the I AM ME, is ours freely to define and be. Along with the freedom to "be me", comes one's reality. We can decide to be as we observe another to be and/or "fit in" or we can choose to observe ourselves as "outside the box" of the "common" and be ourselves. Being one's self in this society of hypocrisy, propaganda and outright lies, is a courageous choice that hasn't been experienced as yet. Hence, the 10 of Wands also reminds us that we may be oppressing ourselves, by fearing expulsion from a relationship or group. For, often the main oppressor in our lives is our own "fear to act".

In the outer world, the fear to act often gives the people a militant government that walks all over their individual freedom and/or oppresses them. For the foundation of the Patriarchy, is to first "divide and conquer" the citizenry. Once that is done, they are busy fearing each other, and tend to not pay attention to the ruling element and/or "lawmakers". Without constant observation, governments grow beyond their original boundaries, be they constitutional republics, democracies, socialist or monarchies. Only people who are unafraid will speak out. Therefore, making a populace afraid of their government, by first being afraid of each other or ethnic groups, is the first priority for power hungry Patriarchs. This fear can be secretly prefered by the management in the workplace or in social groups.

"If the citizenry do not hold their officials to standards, then any government gets out of hand. So the question goes beyond taxation, and becomes how can we ever have a sound government, and the answer is by a principled populace. As has been said by Jefferson and Tocqueville, people get the government they deserve."

- Unknown author.

Hence, being a principled individual who "treats others as they would themselves be treated", who by "passing forward", form a group of principled people, who get a just government. People who mistreat others because of race, creed or culture, get a government of tyrants and/or corrupted officials.

The Whole of us (the invisible 99.6% and the Visible.4%) is called the "Divine Child" and/or Son (Sun) of God. One who is of the "Creator/Creatrix" family, is different in purpose than the Angels who are servants to the Laws of their structure; their motion has been decided for them, while we the individual "Sun's/Souls" of the Divine Creative can break or change the laws of self-identity. We are endowed with freedom of choice or as quantum physicist state, by observation we change the phenomena that is reality. We are thus a form of Divinity and/or of I AM. And best of all, Me is our own decision.

Since in terms of singularity the Law is Love....we can "fall" out of love by our choices. Thus, angels are ruled by their Creator, mankind is ruled by his/her own freedom to choose love or hate, which can be a very painful burden to those who don't rule their body or "Above all things”; Know themselves".

The ancient Greeks called us Daemons, (God Men- the Children of Angel and/or "those who from the sky came" and human mating). Daemonic, because by our own perspectives and observation, we can change reality. Therefore, when the inherited Inner-Hierophant says to you,"If you wish to speak to me, you must stand." He is not just stating "tough love", it is also a statement of equality for we are made of all the mental, emotional, and spiritual power that ever was or will be-now and weakness is just a delusion brought on by "fear of pain"!

The 10 OF WANDS-Oppression; is Malkuth in Aziluth and is the influence of Malkuth in the world of Pure Spirit. Where upon the destructive and heavy powers of Saturn (Geburah-Severity) are amplified by the swiftness of Sagittarius, leading to selfishly applied material force, and often cruelly. On the Thoth 10 of Wands, the suggestion of the crude club like wands, and the Dorjes (Tibetan spear- like symbols of Thunderbolts) suggests,cruelty, malice, overbearing force and energy that can be injustice.

However, one must understand that a certain amount of energy must be oppressed at all times, for form to exist. Energy must be contained in a "Thought Form" or a magnetic vessel before it can become manifest. Then again, too much oppression of energy-in-motion (emotion) leads to disaster like electricity, Water or Fire, energy resists this oppression, and will "slip its bonds" at any sign of weakening. Sometimes destructively so.

Sometimes the oppression of our own ability to act is because of our own self-perspective as most of us tend to be crueler to ourselves than to others. This fear based phenomena exists  because we often fear ourselves being rejected. We can escape this cycle of destruction if we understand that the oppression we feel, is often the self-conscious being told by the Inner Self, to change perspectives. We feel oppression so we can identify it and act by releasing repressed emotions to a new direction. So let's remember that it's better to pop a balloon, than an over pressurized air tank and stop oppressing our everyday emotional energy due to fear of another's reactions. If we due this continually, over time something will break inside and all our oppressed energy will come out as rage or hate. A good sign of this happening or soon will be happening is when we just "feel sick and tired" of not acting within the offending issue.

Often when taking things too seriously, we fail to use the power of mirth that cracks the veneer of perspective, so that we can see beyond our self-made prison of "I can't". Truth being, "I can’t", usually means "I am afraid to". and/or "I don't want to”; However, "I Can't" becomes a statement of low self-value when believed. So just say," I don't want to" and get on with your motion.

For as we all know, with impassioned focus, we can accomplish anything. That's the beautiful side of "freedom of choice". So remember this, we use "thought" to oppress energy into form, for creation's sake, data becomes information when understood----including our own self-information, but eventually, because change is the only constant in this energy Universe, that oppression will end whether voluntarily or by involuntary emotional-explosion.

Vital energy will free itself, and move. Those who are freely changing their perspectives, will find that the once feared end we call death, is merely a movement towards another perspective and will experience what the Tibetans call "reincarnation", which is simply expanding and liberating one's personality by change of perspective. By fearing an end, you have one, by not fearing and end, you consciously experience transformation...For you are the Mind and always have been The Mind and Life is just the Mind being intimate with In-Form-Action. To be alive is to be animated, by Mental use of Energy as Self. Where a Dreamer, I AM, becomes lucid in its own Dream of I AM Me...

When the 10 of Wands or the 10 of Fire is thrown during a Divination, the Querent may experience: If Ill dignified by surrounding cards:

  • Cruelty and malice towards others.
  • Oppression
  • Injustice and over-bearing strength being applied for selfish and material ends.
  • Sometimes shows failure in a matter, and opposition too strong to be controlled arising from the person's too great selfishness at the beginning.
  • Ill will, envy, slander, obstinacy and swiftness in evil

However, if well dignified by the surrounding Cards:

  • The querent is being generous or experiencing generosity from another.
  • Self-Sacrifice as in the form of oppressing one's wants for another's.
  • Disinterestedness in a situation.
  • Energy being held back for healing .
  • Energy in reserve for a new creative endeavor.

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