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And the spiritual journey continues, a new start to a new Spirit, a new garden, a new soul…

Cards/Numbers: 8 of Coins/61, The Star/62, The Hanged One/63

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First Impressions: These cards mark the second set of my spiritual journey- the awakening of Spirit renewed, hope arrives, then re-birth- a critical period of a new path.

Masculine/Feminine/Neutral: neutral

Senses: The air is now fresh, the stagnation left behind and up ahead you hear the waters of change. You dive in head-first and emerge clean and pure, ready to move forward to death and re-birth.

Symbols: teacher, star, water, field, fetus

Story (intuitive): I sit and watch as my path is re-traced, a new journey now, an apprentice seeking a teacher. And I find them, in the most unlikely of places- a sister and brother in blood, both willing to help me walk this new path and to teach me the stories of old and the mysteries of Spirit. But, the choice is mine. My sister looks at me/through me as she tells of the choice- your eyes will be opened, and once done, there is no going back. You will see everything- all that you wish to see, and all that has been hidden from you. Do you really want to walk this path? It is the fine edge between wisdom and insanity. Make sure of your choice, you will know when it is time- it will come to you. Come back then, and let us know. Days are spent in study, learning the new ways- nights are spent dreaming, awaiting the awakening. Then, one day, it comes and for the first time- I journey. The journey is long and arduous, but finally I arrive in the stars. And I am given a new name, one that defines what I do, but not who I am. I ask for my soul name- but I am made aware quite vigorously that it is not yet time. But I am given divine teachers as well- to help on the journey, though who they truly are, and what they represent eludes me in this beginning stage. The journey ends, my soul trembling. I never knew…I never knew. I can feel it start, that slipping into the unknown- frightening and vast- the questions “Is it real?” “Am I mad?” “Where will this take me?”- they all echo in my mind. But there is no going back, the choice has been made- and I find my brother and sister, who know just by looking in my eyes. It is time, and my intensive work begins- apprenticed to my earthly teachers, as well as my divine ones, I learn, and work, and begin to hear the voice of my own soul. “Names are keys” says my sister- keep yours well, and learn all that you can. I don’t understand, but soon I will. And the day arrives, the day of my death, the night of my re-birth. Oh that blessed Samhain night- they were all there with me, all of my teachers, all the spirits, to help me along, to help me die. And I walked a path of tears, as I left all of my worldly things behind, and said goodbye- never knowing if I would see them again. And I laid down to die, freely making the choice, not knowing if I would come back. And as my soul left my body- and I arrived at my true home, there---there the Mother sat, and it was there that I was given the Name of my Spirit. And I returned, to drink, and to be re-born… symphony of song, a feather-brush of kisses, a new brethren to sing with, an apprentice no more. And my earthly teachers stepped away, and my divine teachers revealed their names, and my consorts they became. And the next morning, I went back- walking that path, picking up only those pieces that I wanted to take with me. Did I remember everything? I look down upon myself, yes- I did. I laugh as I look- at that time I felt on top of the world- but yet I was just an infant- with so much to learn. But this was the start- the path was now before me, and I started down that road, a dead woman re-born, a new life to live, a Spirit with a Name, a garden of my own to grow.

Astrologic: 8 of Coins: week of the last quarter moon in Aries, planetary ruler: the Moon, The Star: full moon cycle of Aquarius, planetary ruler: the Sun, The Hanged One: Lammas

Element: earth and air

Keywords:
8 of Coins: apprentice
The Star: universal timing, faith, hope
The Hanged One: enlightenment, initiation

Meanings:
8 of Coins: learning a new skill, an apprentice
The Star: synchronicity that happens when things fall into place
The Hanged One: the ability to see something from a new perspective

Quote: "I am re-born, now I know my Name and have claimed my Spirit.”
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