Tableau is good for getting focused and reaching a greater understanding
of exactly who you are and your purpose for being on the planet this
time around. Life is a school, and as a student, we're always
learning and growing in experience and understanding. This cannot
be avoided while you're on the planet unless you happen to be
completely and totally unconscious.
With Key 1, THE MAGICIAN, we are
reminded of the tools available for our earthly journey. On the MAGICIAN'S
table are the four tools of the Tarot Minor Arcana: the Wand of will and
initiative, the Cup of desire and emotion, the Sword of intellect that
includes the ability to make choices, and the Pentacle of practicality
that relates to the five senses that helps us sustain and support
our life on the planet. Most souls are fortunate enough to
be born with all of these tools at his or her disposal for their entire
MAGICIAN is MERCURY the conscious mind that inhabits the physical
vehicle of the body for the ride of a lifetime, that aspect of
consciousness with which it is important to pay ATTENTION or else
we're apt to miss out
on some pretty important aspects of human experience. In fact, a
great many of life's
tragedies occur because someone wasn't really paying attention.
the WHEEL OF FORTUNE, is JUPITER, and this rules HIGHER MIND and higher
learning. When JUPITER comes into play our elementary education is
usually well behind us. We've already learned about being an
independent entity with a mind of our own (this usually kicks in by the
age of 7 or 8 when we learned how to read and write) and now the greater
adventure of life and learning presents itself. We begin to form
our own philosophy and become more aware of our own set of ethics and
rules, our personal standard. We begin to expand and grow into
something more unique as our sense of adventure and curiosity bloom.
We begin to set important goals for ourselves, goals that probably
started with Key 1, THE MAGICIAN, which comes into play again and again
as we focus on new goals and relationships in life. The reaching
of one goal often sparks the desire to set another, and slowly but
surely, we begin to check off one goal after another when we keep the
objective fixed in consciousness.
Key 1 is
always the initial DECISION, the CHOICE, and Key 10, which happens to be
another numerological 1 (1 + 0 = 1) helps us to expand upon the original
concept or idea. With JUPITER we begin to gather more information that
will make our goal something we can actually reach or attain. We begin
to read and study the subject that interests us and to refine our
talents and skills as we gather information to get us where we want to
go. We begin to UNDERSTAND more and more about what we want and what we
need to do to get there or have that very thing. Wishing alone has
never made any dream tangible. Concentrated effort is important even if
it just means taking a trip from one place to another, since it's when
we keep taking detours that we never get where we wanted to go.
This is a
great tableau for DISCIPLINE, by the way, something
required to reach most goals. SUCCESS can only be achieved when
we stay on track, an aspect of Key 1, THE MAGICIAN, and that includes
the information gathering stage of Key 10, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, when we
learned more about our own self and how we can finally achieve the
SUCCESS promised by Key 19, THE SUN, another numerological number 1 (1 +
9 = 10 and 1 + 0 = 1). With this tableau we are reminded over and over
about the importance of staying FOCUSED on our goal or ultimate
destination...about making it number one...1.
do get off track when it comes to anything we might want to achieve or
attain (write a book, lose weight, get in shape, education to be
whatever, pay off the mortgage, have a great relationship, be debt free,
run the corporation, be rich, rule the world) we have to stop and ask
our self if our present actions or attitudes are leading us in the right
direction? Such as: If I continue to do what I'm doing now, or to
act in this manner, is it contributing to the reaching of my goal?
KEEPING FOCUSED IS VERY IMPORTANT. Getting off track does not mean
giving up the dream
or the goal. If the goal is somewhat realistic in terms of your
personal capabilities, it simply means the time has come for serious
re-adjustment to get back on track if you really intend to go for the
THE SUN, is the GOLD or the GOAL in essence. THE SUN is a happy Tarot
card because it spells out success, recognition, attainment,
achievement, awards, rewards, promotion and advancement. Hurrah!
Hurrah! I finished the book. I lost the weight. I have
muscles again. I got my degree. I paid off the mortgage! I'm
debt free! I'm in a fulfilling relationship. I just made
CEO. I have money in the bank and my investments have recovered.
I won the lottery! They're actually thinking of making me King or Queen
of the World! Congratulations! You did it! Which means
it's time to set more goals so you can feel good when you attain them
... and the beat goes on.
achievement...whatever your goal. Work on yourself and you will
eventually get there. May all your efforts be crowned with
success as you follow the sun with the royalty of ancient Egypt! After all, it's in the cards!
October 30, 2003