I perfect the art of balancing responsibilities.
The Starman Tarot- 2 of Pentacles, keeps to a traditional explanation of this Tarot Card. Where a joker is shown balancing 2 pentacles. However, there are some definite revisions here, for this joker-trickster is depicted as a type of surfer, riding the infinity symbol of the figure eight as a type of surf board. This symbol is called the lemniscate in Western Qabalah, which is Greek for "ribbon". As one can see, he enjoys turning things on their head. Hence, the earth is shown as sky and the sky is shown as earth in this unique artistic invention. Therefore, change and balance are also the mechanisms of this card.
The "infinity board" surfer, is the personification of balance, as even the volcano that he has "surfed" over, can't shake him off of his infinity surf board. He is grounded in Earth, but not as we expect one to be grounded. This one has tremendous body and energy awareness as he has married internal energy and/or Spiritual energy (bio-photons) with physical movement. As shown in the Yin Yang symbol of the female and male forces aligned in perfect synchronicity, this one has learned how to center his awareness, aligning his body to any change in motion, allowing him to act in rather than react to any change in his environment. He recognizes that he is being moved, not moving in as an avatar is being moved by his invisible operator. I am the Spirit-the bio photon energy, that operates a body. When one recognizes the I AM as their infinite and invisible movement of Self and the body as the enactment of self, their adornments are in perfect balance. The serpents at each of his wrists, are symbols for "serpentine energy" and/or frequency waves of light. Showing that both his right and left hands are perfectly balanced as well. The halo of the "enlightened" is depicted on his head as well. Throughout the card is David De Angelis's depiction of "alien calligraphy".
The Thoth 2 of Disks is also a stunning card that represents the Harmony of Change in the Kingdom of Earth.
Now this-harmony may seem irrational to the survival mind, who thinks that security is constant control of situations. In this case stability is more important than change to the animal. But that is again the illusion of thought. We are not thought, we invent it. Thought is not truth. For instance we are told to think that carbon in a crystalline stasis, is the most valuable or one of the most valuable forms to be and are willing to sacrifice lives to get it. We know this valuable state of carbon as a diamond. Funny thing about diamonds...They don't live! As evolutionary forms of life, diamonds fail to live and carbon atoms are the foundation of all living things on earth because they are the most adaptable of atoms! What is most valuable to Life (Spirit) is living carbon atoms made alive by the interaction of bio-protons. Carbon atoms are malleable enough to change by the mechanism of the union of opposites; a mechanism that requires communication/sex/communion! To make the motion of life changeless is impossible---for in the state of control, life will always be the exception to the thought of stability. This is easily seen by understanding entropy and/or the second law of thermodynamics which states "... All things proceed from order to disorder." Chaos, is the universal mechanism of change and yet from chaos, all things are formed!
The Serpent in the form of a figure eight, is the Ancient sign of infinity (Oroboros--the serpent that eats its own tail) because of the knowledge that Life eats itself to stay alive. Order is eaten by Chaos-construction is deconstructed- which causes a reordering of energy which is a flowing transformation that in the world of atoms, keeps some carbon atoms from forming into diamonds!
As a Spiritual Being of the Energy-I Am, I find this constant change very useful in developing wisdom (Create--see entropy and correct it) as well as the foundation of evolutionary being, i.e., adaptability! Most of us know the Yin Yang symbol of Taoist origin, and it is shown in both loops of the figure eight. The yellow color is the masculine Force (electric) and the darker colors are the feminine form which is magnetic force. In the Qaballah the willed union of Force and Form is the foundation of all being.
Astrologically, this card is Jupiter in Capricorn. The benevolent Planet Jupiter is not well placed in Capricorn meaning that Jupiter's good influence can only be exerted as an organizer. The Feminine Creative or the Ocean of Magnetic Force (Binah) and Masculine currents of electric force (Chokma) are being organized into living forms on/in the Material of Malkuth---which is the 10th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Qabalists know Kether to be the 1st Sephira, and many have thought that this is the first manifestation of conscious energy. Yet Kether is the "limitless light", and has no end or beginning, which allows no viewing. Kether is the "Dark Sun" as it can't be seen, and is the least understood concept of the Tree of Life sigil. Thus the First idea of manifestation falls to the Twos, which represent Chokma (Wisdom) which is a Hebrew feminine noun for the Greek Goddess Sophia. Elements may be essences in Kether, but only upon reaching the Deuces are they in appearance as ideas.
The 2's represent the Elements uncontaminated by influence, hence they appear in their original harmonious condition. For instance: the 2 of Wands is called Dominion and/ or Lord of Dominion because the word Lord implies Husbandry in its original Feudal meaning of "caretaker of the land".
The 2 of Wands is the Fire Element in its purest form and is the "movement within all motion".
The 2 of cups, often called The Lord of Love and is the Purest Form of Water - the fluid-like energy flow of emotions and intuition/the unconscious .
The 2 of Swords has been called the Lord of Peace or Peace. We know that swords represent "mind" but since there is no conflict to make peaceful at this stage of manifestation, it requires a lot of thought to understand this card. It is a State of "I "Am Me"paradox of imaging self, within one self. This can be a real brain teaser simply because it is the Negative form of a Positive idea....in this universe it is the negative electrons attracting positive electrons to make a form manifest but this form is operated by Spirit/Photons. Like I said, a lot of thinking is necessary here, as the general proposition states that the sum of the one energy is zero, so that the Positive manifestation "isn't" real, " the Real" is infinite zero. Yet when the 0 looks upon it self it twists around and becomes 8 , the figure of infinity and the male-female duality that is never separate. Hence, the figure 8 shape of the Oroboros, "the serpent that eats its own tail", The One Energy that becomes 2 -he and she, that are easily shown as the yin yang Chinese idiom.
The 2 of Disks is representative of Change, and/or Lord of Harmonious Change which is what Union produces. Union produces harmonious change simply because energy seeks its own level and when 2 come together as 1, they balance each other and this works for two states of energy conscious as well as 2 physical beings. Also, Earth is the Throne of Spirit, as the Princesses are related to Earth operations and since the well-known axiom of Gnosis is "As above so below", we see that once having gotten to the bottom one comes out again at the top. Again all this is a type of Mobius loop, or lemniscuses (Greek for-ribbon) which is the serpentine figure-eight magus symbol for infinity; "One who is Two", clamping down on its own tail. The 2's may be considered the A-sexual "fetuses" of the Seed-Aces but this concept doesn't seem to make understanding these "Higher States" of conscious energy any easier as the beginning of the "sexes". All the 2's suggest that when the Negative sees itself as a Positive, and then unites with that "Shadow and Light", we get a "Self Image of 2". This may help you with the Mythological concepts of the Goddess who in Virgin birth, has a son (male is considered Positive Electron and female is considered Negative Electron) and then mates with that son to produce the Universe. If you get this all tangled up with your indoctrinated-emotional concepts of sexuality-----you'll never understand the Energy Conscious concepts of the 2's. However, I love to tease the brain, so here is another concept of the 2's, "From herself, she created him, and then mated with him so she could become her." I just love that one!
When this card is thrown for an individual during a reading, it means:
- A transformation in the physical world is upon them in two weeks or two months’ time.
- This is Cause and Effect and/ or the Law of Attraction, where what we think of the most is formed in the atoms around us as a living observation and/or life style.
In Physics, it is known that observation changes the observed and most of us know that by observing a thought through the powerful emotions (energy-in-motion) of love or fear will charge that thought into manifested self- action from benevolent on one hand or malevolent on the other.
- Perspective is everything to a Conscious Energy---which we all know as Spirit. Life is but a perspective of Self-Awareness!
- The ability to juggle or balance more than one project at a time and or two or more situations at once time.
- When the mental aspects attributed to Female (unconscious) and the Male (consciousness), in all of us is balanced, we know Life as Playful Creativity and enjoy the challenges of entropy. Where as if they are at odds, life becomes a serious struggle where chaos eventually wins.
- That it is better to allow chaos and then reorder it in a new way to be, knowing full well that you can and always have done so as Spirit. Know Thyself! You are originally Spirit; a powerful Observer known as Will-to-Be! From Non- being, you have always created being! This is your inheritance, from Chokma and Binah. "To be" which is never stasis and always a constant movement of re-observing itself! This state of self-reevaluation is Transformation.
- Strike a balance.
- Reinvent yourself to suit your desires.
- Ride the wave of challenge in your life.
- If ill defined-Thoth or reversed-Starman:
- Your behavior is too rigid.
- Aversion to taking risks.
- Stretching yourself too thin.
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