Place the selected TAROT KEYS on a table,
mantle, or dresser where you can glance at them from time to time. Or place
the cards in front of you on a table and study them for five or ten minutes
a day. It is wise to have a special notebook for recording impressions you
receive during these sessions. The Tarot is a wonderful tool for opening
your consciousness to the wonders and mysteries of life. From using the
Tarot Tableau you will learn far more than what is given here.
KEY 3, THE EMPRESS, represents VENUS,
Goddess of LOVE and BEAUTY and Patroness of the Arts. She's the pregnant
Mother of the Tarot (good to meditate on all by itself for that purpose),
and she rules the fertile UNCONSCIOUS where IMAGINATION creates the
conditions and circumstances of our daily lives every moment of every day. LOVE, in its
many forms and expressions, is an emotion that causes the IMAGINATION to soar
to realms sublime. Of course, since VENUS rules LOVE, MONEY, and
MARRIAGE, not necessarily in that order, those romantic feelings of LOVE you
experience at important junctures in your life involve gifts earned, lessons
to be learned, and KARMA, the Divine Law of Cause and Effect working out in
your life. KARMA has both its pleasant and unpleasant aspects in the scheme
of things. It all depends on your level of BEING and the evolution of your
soul. How CONSCIOUS and AWARE are you?
If you love someone, there is
always KARMA involved whether for good or ill, because feelings of LOVE tend
to get your full and undivided ATTENTION. In fact, when you "fall in love"
it can be almost impossible not to think about the object of your
affections, the BELOVED. It's a cosmic conspiracy to get you to learn your
lessons this time around, and the biggest lesson for most of us to learn
upon this Earth is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Whew! That's a biggie! How do I love
you and get me out of the way, since in the final analysis, GOD
One of the main purposes for
the soul's journey on Earth is to eventually reach ILLUMINATION on
the mountaintop depicted in the background on KEY 6, THE LOVERS, the card that
represents the INTELLECT or CONSCIOUS MIND of GEMINI, the third house of the
Zodiac. The "I THINK" key words give a clue to our present
condition and pattern. THINKING and CHOICE have everything to do
with the path that has led us to our present place. DISCRIMINATION
is an important aspect of THE LOVERS, for almost all of us have made a
CHOICE or two, perhaps too many, that we have lived to regret. The
slings and arrows of misfortune have found their mark in our souls due to
UNCONSCIOUS choices based upon partial knowledge and lack of awareness of
the outcome determined by choice. Food for serious thought.
On KEY 6, THE LOVERS, we see
young Adam and Eve... the young EMPRESS and EMPEROR in their
shameless, naked innocence. The young emperor (SELF CONSCIOUSNESS) looks to
the young empress (SUB-CONSCIOUSNESS) for direction while
Eve looks to the ANGEL, SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS, to guide them both in making
important decisions. This is MORE THAN A CLUE for a serious SEEKER. In
accordance with the biblical story, the Serpent is coiled around the Tree of
Knowledge of Good and Evil behind Eve, while the Tree of Life behind Adam
contains the flames for the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac. Clever ... these
designers of Tarot.
In biblical terms, it is
obvious that Eve made an emotional decision when she took a bite out of that
apple and then talked Adam into joining her, since she had already gotten
used to having him around. Yet, in terms
of CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION, it was at that precise point in the allegory that
CONSCIOUSNESS took a giant leap into the evolutionary process of BECOMING
more than it had ever been before. No pain no gain... no night no day... no
man no woman... no good no evil... no agony no ecstasy. Get the picture! DUALITY HAPPENS!
Without duality, there is no Life on the physical plane anywhere in the
Universe. Nothing is happening! Boring!
THE GARDEN OF EDEN is the
ASTRAL PLANE of the UNCONSCIOUS or SUBCONSCIOUS... the land of our dreams...
the Land of Enchantment... the first place the soul ends up once the physical
body is again cast aside, the SUMMERLAND of the GODDESS where the
Cosmic Mother opens her loving arms wide to welcome us back to the freer
life of the Spirit. This is a place in CONSCIOUSNESS where we can stay for a
while until DESTINY calls us back to Earth again, or to some other planetary system,
to learn more lessons and advance further in our quest toward Union (Yoga)
with the ONE REALITY sometimes called GOD.
KEY 3, THE EMPRESS, rules our
ability to FEEL, LOVE, DESIRE, IMAGINE, CREATE and PROCREATE, while KEY 4,
THE EMPEROR, ARIES, governs our ability to REASON, to use LOGIC,
ORGANIZE, deal with REALITY, LEAD, GOVERN, to see it as REAL, to
cleverly use the left side of the BRAIN. This is our super-computer
hard drive that
stores all our data from right now and forever, if we remember to keep installing
new software in terms of CONSCIOUSNESS ENHANCING life experiences and
THE EMPRESS is
the RIGHT BRAIN.
EMPEROR is the LEFT BRAIN. The problem is ... getting the two halves of the BRAIN
and CONSCIOUSNESS to work in full and loving cooperation. Your present
relationship with your emotional partner should give you a pretty good idea
of how the two aspects of your nature are doing at the present time. If there is a great deal
of conflict in the relationship look more deeply within to find the
conflict between your own CONSCIOUS and UNCONSCIOUS processes, for that is at
the root of the problem. Resolving the issue within self will attract
greater harmony in the present relationship or with a future mate.
THE EMPEROR rules our EYES,
therefore, VISION of the present, past, and future. THE EMPRESS FEELS and
SENSES what she wants and needs. THE EMPEROR has a VISION of the complete and
final outcome with CLARITY (CLEAR VISION). There is a popular metaphysical
adage: If you can see it − you can have it, and that
TRUTH. KARMA does come into the process when it comes to the
WHEN, WHERE and HOW of the DESIRE or VISION in terms of fulfillment. This
point is not always emphasized in some of the current New Age books or DVDs. Getting what you want has a lot to do with your LEVEL OF BEING. Raise your level of being and you can have just about anything your
little ole heart
desires because your heart shall then be in perfect attunement with the DIVINE.
Not an impossible task, actually.
This is a great tableau to
use if you are seeking a MATURE LOVING RELATIONSHIP. The important thing to
remember is that you have to be MATURE in order to have that kind of
relationship. Are you ready to sacrifice your CHILD like Father Abraham was
willing to sacrifice his son Isaac when called upon by the Angel of the Lord? It was the
ARIES AGE, so a lamb was given to Abraham to sacrifice in place of his
son. Are you starting to get the picture?
(savior, redeemer) of the ARIES AGE
became known as the Good Shepherd that would lead his flock into a better
world of higher consciousness, and that Master was responsible for leading
many souls to a better state of AWARENESS on the Earth. Are you
willing to give up your childish ways to become a fully integrated COSMIC
BEING capable of consistently expressing UNCONDITIONAL LOVE to even one
other person, let alone all of the souls on this planet? You can work
on it today by using this Tarot Tableau.
ENLIGHTENMENT! As you work on yourself, you are working on the entire
planet, and doing your part to lift up the entire Human Race. Whew! Get on
The Dance of Creation!