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10 of Water – PISCES Decaniii – Happiness

10 of Water – Pisces Decan iii – March 9 – 19 – 9 KEYS TAROT

“Man’s search for Happiness can create a false sense of urgency, whereas the presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.” -me

When we are free to express ourselves and our quest for individuation is complete, what kinds of emotions will we see manifesting in our lives?

These are the questions that the third Decan of Pisces brings.  Typically, this card exemplifies the attainment of Emotion, which I interpret as ‘Happiness’. What emotion is on your mind right now? How do you see yourself going about attaining it?

Astrologically, we are in a rather confused state of energies as Mercury is retrograde until the end of the month, Mar 28. Uranus has just ingressed into Aries for the next 8 years, bringing chaos and sudden changes to the forefront of our frontal lobes. “Be prepared to be startled, yet learn to regroup after emotional shocks”, is the lesson ahead.

Neptune’s influence will create even more confusion about truth and lies, so remember to check your media sources carefully before jumping to conclusions. Learning to return to our core self, is a secret to remaining calm in the midst of chaos.

Learning self-soothing techniques, such as EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘tapping’ exercises may help you to confront overwhelming emotions and recenter yourself.

Try this link on YouTube; Nick Ortner has good video demonstrations of EFT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRfLTQjJhp0

The intelligence of this Decan is to learn to appreciate what good is present in the current moment. ‘Presence of mind can create an oasis in the desert of the soul.’ Namaste’ ~K

#Jupiter #Energy #Venus #Mindfulness #Challenge #Obsession #Addiction#Indulgence #RealityCheck #Insight #Participate #Snow #Avelanches #EFT#Tapping #Health

 

Posted March 9th, 2019.

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9 of Water – Pisces Decan ii

9 of Water – Fish

PISCES DECAN ii March 1 – 9 / TAROT 9 of Water: Conformity
Key Words #Cooperation #Indulgence #Pleasure #Conformity #Ideals
 
March 1 begins the pent-ultimate chapter in the Wheel of the Year. There are only two more Decans until the Spring Equinox, which begins a new Solar Year. So this month is mutable and creates space for many changes to occur!
ASTROLOGICALLY
March 1 Venus gladly enters Aquarius, after a month of configurations with Saturn and Pluto today’s square to Mars/Uranus is more positive and uplifting. Uranus provides the impulse for change and Mars lights it’s fuse. Consider it like early December, when you’re asked what you’d like for Christmas. You’re going to receive something, so are you going to ask for something you especially like or need? Get busy making wish lists and clearing space for the new to enter.
 
March 5, 2019 Mercury goes retrograde, causing us all to Rethink, Remodel, Renew our ideas and priorities. (I sure hope to get a boost in creativity like I usually do with retrograde Mercury, as this Winter seems to be hanging on longer than expected!) Mercury will be swimming upstream until March 28, 2019 so be sure to back up your pc’s and be ready for travel plans and meetings to meet with delays and snafus until then.
 
March 6, 2019 is a significant day, as Uranus moves into Taurus for the next 8 years. When Uranus moved into Aries on 11 March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear reactor began to melt down. Let’s hope whatever volcanos, earthquakes or landslides shake-up, they do it in unoccupied places and resolve quickly. Uranus affects the electric power-grid and Taurus represents the Earth, our comfort zone and pleasures. When they get together, we may see ‘electrified earth’. Whatever happens, I hope that the next few years will bring us legislation that protects our ENVIRONMENT!
 
March 6 is also the New Moon in Pisces, so the Sun and Moon, and this time, Neptune meet at 15* Pisces. This is a key degree, as it is right in the center of Pisces 30* house. Spirituality will be on the forefront as this occurs on the same day as chaos maker Uranus moves into a new home. It would be an ideal time for a world-wide collective prayer!
 
MARDI GRAS is March 5 and Ash Wednesday begins 40 days of Lent. I see Lent as a period for head to toe cleaning;
(Earth) Take time to do some Spring-cleaning and donate what you don’t use to someone who may need it. Start a diet and exercise routine. Fix things around the house and peruse your garden magazines.
(Water) Look at your relationships, especially the ones that are most intimate to you, to see how you function in this role. It’s a good time to set new boundaries and have gentle talks about topics that could improve. Be sure to give before you ask to receive.
(Fire) Next, try to take time to meditate on what your drives and motives are in life. When you can connect with your heart’s desires you can move along smoothly in the right direction and things will begin to go your way more easily. And lastly,
(Air) observe and purify your thinking. Try to catch yourself if you say things without thinking. Be mindful of what choices you make and what filters you have on the input you receive from outside sources.
 
TIPS By the time Easter rolls around, 6 weeks from now, you should have securely embedded new habits and practices in your life, if you are mindful now. The Universe is aligned for us to create new, hopeful thinking now, so take advantage of it!
 
VISUAL Think of a school of fish and how they swim in tight formation. They move in a collective way to protect one another, yet fall into the same nets together. There are times to act collectively, for large undertakings, yet we need to be mindful not to fall into routine thinking, just because it’s easy.# Namaste’ ~K

Posted March 1st, 2019.

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Chiron enters Pisces Decan i

8 of WATER  SATURN in PISCES  Planets at 0 -10* PISCES

Feb 19 – 28, 2019 9 KEYS TAROT BEAVER AND NET

Keywords for this first Decan in Pisces; #Emotional #Instinct #Creativity #Reminisce #Sorrow #Remembrances #Coping #Skills #Legacies #Changes #Intuition #Intellect #Integration #Growth

Decan Theme; Healing old psychological and physical wounds through forgiveness and releasing ties to the past, which are hurtful. It’s time to learn new skills and develop your talents. Remember our past and know that we are stronger together.

Planets and Transits;

The Sun enters Pisces on February 18th, which stirs our vital energy toward creativity, being flexible and compassionate. This sets up a period of emotional sensitivity.

The big news is that CHIRON enters the sign of ARIES, on Feb 18, 2019, EST which will affect wounds around our personal and collective IDENTITY as well as give the collective a new way to perceive how things are done. Chiron will be in Aries for about 8 years indicating the new ways of thinking and perceiving that are on their way.

Chironis a Centaur, half human and half horse, so he was part deity and part wild. He depicts our self-wounding and was revered as a great teacher of humanities. He was fathered by Zeus, as a horse, and born of a nymph, who wounded him by rejecting her half horse offspring. Chiron was adopted by Apollo, who taught him about medicine, music, philosophy, and prophecy. His lesson to us is about civilizing our wildness yet remaining powerful in order to share our hard-won wisdom with others.

Chiron went on to mentor sons of Greek Kings, including Jason of the Argo voyage, Asclepius, father of healing and medicine, Achilles and Hercules, famous warrior heroes who accomplished miraculous feats.

It’s interesting how Chi and Rho are also the symbols the Greeks used to indicate the name of Christ. You may have seen the symbol of the intertwined P and X on some churches. Christ and Chiron are the Archetypal wounded healers.

Saturn rules this Decan giving a somber approach to how we work collectively. We need to begin work that will pay off over time by dedicating ourselves to community works. As beavers tirelessly build their lodges, by placing one stick upon the other to construct a shelter against the elements, so we too, must decide how to build for the future. It’s a good time to begin a healthier lifestyle and dietary plan, lay plans for retirement or your legacy and deciding which trees you will plant this Spring.

We will have a Super Full Moon, because the Moon is at its closest to the Earth this year at 0* Virgo on February 19th. The Sun conjuncts Regulus, fixed star of Kings, during this Full Moon. Some may have delusions of grandeur that startle us into action now. If you wish to be noticed, start a business or perform on a reality show, now’s the time to do it.

Venus continues her negotiations with Saturn, on Monday the 18th, and then with Pluto on Saturday, the 23rd. She softens the harshness usually engendered by these, the elder philosopher and the tyrannical bulldozer driver. A change will come but it may be wearing velvet gloves.

General forecast; This Decan looks to be rather somber, with time for introspection and intimate conversations between friends and family. Be sure to tell your loved ones what they mean to you and make time to get together as often as you can. Share your life stories around the fire and pass on your wisdom to the young. Reminisce while listening to the music of your youth. The last time these planets were in similar configurations was 1968. Remember that? Blessings ~K

Posted February 18th, 2019.

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Metaphysical Me

About Metaphysical Me…

One of my most impactful experiences with spirituality/religion was being ‘failed’ from the second year of my three year Lutheran Catechism class. I told my minister and vicar that ‘God doesn’t fail people from church!’. They agreed with me and after a year’s sabbatical and the subsequent firing of this teacher who failed kids in church, I asked many pointed questions, finished my lessons, got confirmed and left.

In college, my most influential classes were the three-term Shakespeare series, learning how to SEE and draw from an artists viewpoint (that was quite esoteric) and an Introduction to Comparative Religions. Then I took a term off and studied with Mormon missionaries, read the Bhagavad-Gita, Tibetian and Egyptian Books of the Dead, the Tao te Ching, and many other metaphysical books. This lit my Spiritual Fire and I’ve been devouring these books ever since!

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Later, upon becoming a Unitarian Universalist, I had the opportunity to learn more about many religions and experience them firsthand in “Neighboring Faiths” Sunday school classes. After teaching students for 8 weeks, I accompanied groups of children to Buddhist center feasts, Catholic mass, a Jewish temple, and Pagan ceremonies. Over the years my family has participated in Kwaanza, Hindu Festival of Lights, and Hanukkah festivities.

I homeschooled my kids for 8 years founded on a History-based Wholistic education, of which I wrote my own curriculum. I based my lessons and exams on textbooks from various points of view and encouraged open-minded discussions about the reasons for the author’s points of view and their veracity. We first studied World Geography & World Religions as a comprehensive introduction to becoming ‘Citizens of the World’.

As homeschoolers, we practiced exercises by Rudolf Steiner and read Classic English literature, Great Books, Historic Fiction and books of Cultural Literacy from all continents. We read ancient philosophers and discussed their subsequent roles in modern society.

I was engaged with esoteric studies for many years before co-leading a Women’s spirituality group. We incorporated many facets from various spiritual traditions, and each woman encouraged to bring her gifts and experiences to share with the group.

After leaving that position, my 10-year interest in the Kabbalah, led me to study more intently and take a year-long webinar class with two Rabbis. I learned much about the Hebrew Mystical traditions from a Jewish Reform perspective. I found the Kabbalah to be THE foundation for the many esoteric paths I had studied since my 20’s.

Today I practice Tai chi, Chi Gong, Kundalini Yoga and write ‘Morning Pages’ as is recommended by Julia Cameron in her transformational book, “The Artist’s Way”. I participated and led classes in “The Artist’s Way” and discovered that it was a book written (by and) for the Enneagram Type #4 personality, the ‘Artist’. That’s when I decided to create workbooks for the other 8 Enneagram personality types that I call, “Integrated Spiritual Practices”. TBA

I’ve studied and used the Tarot as well for many years. I started noticing the esoteric ‘threads of Truth’ that run throughout all the systems and traditions that I’ve engaged with and noticed their Archetypes can be found in pictoral symbolism on the Tarot.

I’ve created a unified system that is based on a lesser-used form of the Tree of Life Glyph. I see it as the original glyph of Kabbalah before the ‘fall’ of man. I have placed my own version, the “9 Keys Tarot” cards onto this Tree in a unique way as a blueprint to help people ascend to their Higher Self – closer to a state of Spiritual perfection. This corresponds to 9 Esoteric systems, which is no small feat!

Metaphysics describes both the ‘Art of Living’ & the ‘Science of Life.’      I hope that my writing will encourage you to look within yourself and begin what Plato called, “The Great Work” of personal understanding and wisdom. After all, it’s our once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn, grow and evolve our Souls while we are incarnate beings. Look within!

Namaste’ ~K

#9KeyTarot #Ascension #GreatWork #Introspection #Purpose #Meaning #Understanding #Wisdom #Transformation #SpiritualEvolution

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Posted January 30th, 2019.

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Aquarius Decan i – Hawk

#9KeysTarot Hawk- TAROT 5 OF AIR – Aquarius Decan i January 11 – 21

Aquarius is an AIR sign, so I describe it’s energy like a beleaguered Hawk. It is the number 5 of the Minor Arcana which is the point where first doubts or interruptions occur on the path toward the manifestation of ideas. This is a 5 of the AIR suit, and my Hawk has been getting disturbed by a cluster of four Starlings chasing him. I always wonder why little birds pester larger raptors as they do…I suppose it is to drive them away from their nesting sites. But they carry on for sooo long until the poor raptor flies far, far away~ still hungry.

It would seem that an individual rabbit or mouse would make an easier meal. Is that a message to us; to prioritize our goals and take ‘bite-sized’ portions to work on for our long-term projects? It could be!

The creatures of the AIR represent ideas to me. The mind is always coming up with thoughts to consider, some are fresh and new while others are old, worn out retreads that tend to leave us feeling stuck. In that case, we can hope that the Starlings in our mind WILL drive away those old raptors until they flee “out of sight, out of mind!” If you get stuck in old retread ideas, call in the Starlings by doing things that will temporarily distract you from those old thoughts. Then you can come back to your projects with a fresh attitude.

In this part of the year, we have just started playing out our New Year’s resolutions, and some of them may already have had a bit of poking and prodding. Others may have flown off, far, far away so that even the Hawk’s Shadow can no longer be seen!! Let’s hope you can get back on track and keep dis-raptors from entering your dreams!

Astrologically, the Sun will have just entered the Sign of Aquarius and there is a gathering of planets crowding around the Lunar Eclipse this Monday. The message for the masses is brought by the beneficial planets, Venus and Jupiter, aligning for goodwill and expanded peace. They are trine, in a pleasant relation to Mars, the energizer. Later they square Saturn, the rule maker who represents Father Time. It seems some good new rules can be laid down that will serve mankind over time, but with the eclipse of the Moon, our emotions will get jumbled by the crowd of competing energies. Surrender to the Ego-directed way of doing things and be guided by the Spirit.

Why must there always be ‘push back’ for the changes that support the many, rather than the few? Let’s keep our keen eyesight on the prize that waits in the distance. RID YOURSELF OF WHAT HOLDS YOU BACK! Focus on the long-term goals with small, daily steps toward it.

On the individual front, it is time to become the Star-ling of your own screenplay and act out the new role you have been dreaming about! Grab your sweats and head back to the gym. No one will care that your socks don’t match. You may feel encouraged to be surrounded by others aiming for better health in the New Year, just like you. START OVER EVERY DAY with your Intentions. Lather. Wash. Repeat.

HERE’S TO FRESH STARTS this Decan! Individually, then collectively, let’s add to the

“Change we want to see in the Word!” ~Cheers!

Posted January 20th, 2019.

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3 of Earth – Investment – 9 Keys Tarot

Decan ii Capricorn December 31 – January 9

Keywordsfor this second decan in Capricorn: #Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity

Planetsin your astrological charts found from 20-30* in Capricorn Decan ii will be affected. Special astrological impact will occur at 14 degrees Capricorn, when the New Moon also eclipses the Sun as Uranus stations direct on January 5, 2019.

December 31is also the seventh day of Christmas, indicated by the ‘7 Swans a Swimming’. This decan runs from today thru Jan 6, which is ‘Epiphany’, the celebration of the day that Divinity was revealed by the presence of Magi on ‘King’s Day’!

The symbolism of the 7 Swans are gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Devotion. The Tarot’s ‘Magician’ card has this holiness within himself but it may be yet unproven in the world. The #1 card ‘Magi’ also called the ‘Seeker’ of the 9 Keys Tarot is featured as a white Swan! #Synchronicity

The Tarot of 9 Keys 3 of Earth card features three ants building pyramids. It signifies that Material gains won by hard work will be valued and supported. Cooperation is highlighted. A key message is that “Others will back you now as before you may have struggled alone with your plans.” Sounds like it is time to make those ‘Kickstarter’ plans!

Astrological changes this decan:

  1. 1. Saturn rules Capricorn in general and the Decan ii ruler is Mars, which provides energy to restart things you have let slide! Go forward! Renew plans that move you toward your goals. I wonder if this decan holds the origin of the tradition for setting New Year intentions??
  2. 2. The Sun conjuncts Saturn for a somber, serious Jan 1 this year, but with jolly Jupiter in Sagittarius most of this year, I think that this conjunction will act symbolically as the starting whistle to begin the New Year. Ready. Set. GO!
  3. 3. On Jan 4 Mercury enters Capricorn, helping you express aloud your New Year’s Resolutions. Aim for long-term projects that need cooperation or collaboration and will provide material results that last a long time. 😉
  4. 4. The most exciting astrological event this decan is the first New Moon of the year, January 5, meeting up with the Fixed star VEGA at 14* Capricorn in LYRA, the Harp of Orpheus. Spiritual and Physical Healing through music, song, and the arts are indicated. The lesson of Orpheus is ‘Beware of self-sabotage at last moment.’ Carry out the plans you make now as they have all the potential of becoming very successful!
  5. 5. During this Poetic Solar Eclipse January 5, Uranus will station directly in Aries, adding a bit of excitement, maybe poetic justice or an EPIPHANY?! Soon Uranus will begin to move into Taurus, indicating instability in the Environment. Outcomes of this cosmic energy may be seen by July 16 in the outer world. We can hope for renewable energy laws or for protective rules toward Internet privacy that will be enacted then.
  6. 6. On January 7, Venus joins the party of serious decision makers, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This can indicate powerful women entering the world stage to create lasting changes toward equality. It is about time!
  7. 7. Recently the Moon’s Nodes have shifted into Cancer and Capricorn, indicating a time to shift our attention on Building and Nurturance. This complements the 9 Keys Tarot’s 3 of Earth card that indicates COOPERATION among the colony of ants. Pyramids can only be built over time with coordination. Long-term changes take charismatic leadership and labor over time. A long-term vision is needed to complete projects that last. It is time to enforce checks and balances, implement fair laws and disallow a hierarchy that would allow hidden pyramid schemes!

Aside- I find it extremely synchronous that the newly elected Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives will begin legislation through cooperation. It makes me hopeful for long-term restructuring of government policies to begin in this decan!

Overall Message: Look for seasoned advisors to help when you have questions about where to invest your life’s energy and resources or to create boundaries that help you restructure your goals. Work continuously, with measured steps toward growth. Do not be distracted by the winds of chaos, but press forward toward victory.

#Blueprints #Reshape #Remodel #Law #Civilization #Pyramids #Cooperation, #Collaboration #Synergy #Arts #Industry #Aspirations #Goals #Achievements #Support #Renovation #Resolutions #Foundation #Teamwork #Cooperation #Labor #Beauty #Skills #Development #Music #Revelation #Resources #Earth #World #Support #Renovation #Structures #Resolutions #Posterity.

Citation: Austin Coppock’s #36Faces #Pyramid

Posted December 31st, 2018.

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Chipmunk – Decan 2 of Earth – Dec 22 – 31, 2018

9 KEYS TAROT – CHIPMONK 2 of Earth – Investment & the NEW YEAR

Dec 22 – 31, 2018 Is the first Decan of Capricorn. In this period we have to consider what we will do with our new year’s “investment” of resources; our time, energy and finances.

The days after the Winter Solstice provides a time to reflect on the past year and decide what we will do differently to enhance our life experience and increase the comfort and joy of all those we can.

The Chipmunk is featured with its cheeks full of seeds that will be stashed away throughout the cold Winter season. This ensures its survival until the first fruits of the Spring arrive. What have you done to prepare for the Winter and lean times? How will you invest your time wisely in order to do greater things in the future?

Typically, this Tarot image is a juggler that has two coins to rub together. It reminds me of the parable of ‘talents’ that were given to the servants of the house while the Master went on a journey. The servants were charged with investing their talents wisely so that they increased in value. This would be a good time to take a new class, to join a gym, or begin a new spiritual practice. It would be an especially good time to join with others so that the combined efforts of a group were multiplied for the benefit of others; consider joining a choir, a book study group or a social justice group that serves those in need.

Astrologically, in 2018, we have recently had the Moon’s nodes move into Capricorn and Cancer. This creates a dynamic between institutions and families. It moves the public focus toward finding ways to create harmony between these two realms rather than divide them into opposing factions. What can you do to create more understanding?

We also have the planets Saturn and Pluto in a long, slow approach this entire year. Picture the Plutonian Earth changes that receding glaciers wrought over the land as the last ice age ended. Combine that with the Saturnian energy that relates to rules, restrictions, the code of law and projects that need a lot of time to complete. The warning of climate change is upon us and as the polar ice caps melt, we watch with trepidation the eventual calamity that is coming. As stewards of the Earth, it is high time to instigate necessary social and environmental improvements for our collective survival!

Jupiter recently moved into Sagittarius bringing with it the energy of expansion to our spirituality and dealings with foreigners…the choices we make individually will decide if this energy is used collectively to better mankind, or if institutional force will be used upon the masses to override freedom. Jupiter could be a ‘bull in the china shop’ this year, upsetting traditional institutions, especially after January 13, as it crosses the USA natal Ascendant. If we come together to negotiate and cooperate with each other, the solutions we create could be monumental! Ponder your future and plan wisely. Namaste’

#Decans #Astrology #Winter #Tarot #Forecast #2019 #LunarNodes #Jupiter #Saturn #Pluto #WinterSolstice #2ofEarth #NewYear #9KeysTarot

Posted December 23rd, 2018.

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9 Keys Tarot – ROOSTER Dec 13 – Dec 22

ROOSTER – CELEBRATION – 10 of FIRE

9 KEYS TAROT; Rooster – Sagittarius iii December 13 – Dec 21
The Rooster is a symbol of the highest point in the movement of Fire, so its effects are both that of Celebration or Burnout. We need the heat of FIRE to thrive through the Winter, but can get burned if we stand too close to it for too long.

At this time of year, we can be tempted to push ourselves to the point of exhaustion in order to enjoy the feeling of reward. But keep this Rooster card in mind, and try to pace yourself during the next few days so that you don’t suffer from Holiday burnout this year! Perfection is not as important as being mindful during this extra social season.

The finish line awaits us this at the end of this decan, while we wrap up efforts from the previous year, and tie up loose ends. We need to allow those things that no longer serve our greater good to pass by the wayside, while we put finishing touches on the projects we have worked to complete.

Astrologically, the Sun is in the third decan of Sagittarius approaching the Winter Solstice. The Sun rules this decan, providing the last drop of vitality and strength to complete whatever lies just unfinished. Holiday plans should be easy to wrap up within the next ten days in time to ring in joyful celebrations, if we are mindful.

Last week brought a conjunction between Neptune and Mars in Pisces, with Mars just leaving yesterday. The combination of these two planets bring added energy to idealistic plans, especially those that serve humanity. I hope you’ve made some plans to accomplish great goals during the latest New Moon in Sagittarius that include serving your circles of influence.

Jupiter is happy in his native home of Sagittarius and will prevail over the new year, 2019, with larger than life excess… and expansion of great Hope. At this point all the planets but Uranus are moving direct, so we can expect smooth sailing when eccentric Uranus goes direct in early January. This bodes well for us steady growth and progress through mid-April and hopeful energies all year.

It’s easy to anticipate with joy our upcoming special Holiday moments during this week, but we may also miss dear ones no longer with us. The skull in the background of this card shows us that we are mortal, and as such can choose to surrender to the sanctity of ‘each moment as a holy moment.’ May we honor our loved ones as the cock crow wakes us to the fact that it is time to “Seize the Day!” and create a lifetime of fullness though awareness of the wheel ever turning. Be grateful for the little moments of joy, for of such is life made.
Bright Blessings to you and yours!

Namaste and Happy Celebrations of Light~

#Decan #Astrology #Blog #Celebration #Light #EndOfYear #Holidays#Tarot #9KeysTarot

Posted December 16th, 2018.

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The 9 of Fire card: “Achievement” @ 9 Keys Tarot


TODAY I begin my year-long process of writing about the Minor Arcana of my Tarot deck, “The 9 Keys Tarot.” It’s a bit of an “Achievement” that these ideas are finally going into the web-o-sphere!

The numbered cards correspond with the 10 day cycles that Egyptians used in their Lunar calendar. These 10 degree “Decans” are astrological place keepers dividing each of the 30 degree Zodiacal Signs. Each of these Decans are “ruled” by one of the seven visible planets. The ancient Chaldean astronomers plotted the paths of the planets and designated ‘rulers’ of the visible planets, Sun and Moon to the Decans in this order; Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon. Thus, the nine cards (2-10) in each of the 4 suits, comes to 36 Decans in the 360 degree Wheel of the Year.

MONDAY, December 3, 2018, signals the beginning of the second Decan in Sagittarius. I will begin by describing the corresponding 9 of Fire card in my ‘9 Keys Tarot’ deck, which I call the Hen. The Hen card shows a Bandaged Hen and bridle with 9 eggs, the product of her Achievement. I define all of the #9 cards as the “Pinnacle”. Because this card is in the Fire suit, which denotes Action, it’s meaning is “Achievement”.

This Decan is ruled by the Moon and the Moon actually passes through the second Decan of Sagittarius on Thursday night, December 6th, 2018. This would be a good day to meditate on the qualities of this card and set the intentions to bring the following qualities into your own life!

The Hen’s purpose in life is to be productive, laying eggs and raising chicks. She is self-sufficient and quite good at this, even when threatened by predators of many kinds. Her warning is to not cluck with pride, lest her treasures be discovered by predators!

Ancient sources cite that this Decan represents the Lord of Strength and the ability to endure and hold one’s ground. Hardships may come but one must be of stout heart and be firmly resolute in order to defend one’s ambition, and to endure the fray victoriously.

The bridle is symbolic of the final victory that is to come in the last of the Tarot Minor Arcana, the 10 of Earth, which is Manifestation- symbolized by a winning Race Horse. Achievements must be laid upon one another in order to realize a final victory.

The downside of this card is the idea of despair in the face of challenges. The weasel, the fox, the snake, and the human all wish to have part of the share of the Hen’s fertility. Predators often use stealth, so boldness is called upon to outwit these marauders that come in the dark of the night. This card may also represent the trauma that accompanies the ‘dark night of the soul’, so persistence must shine through in order for the Hen to prevail.

Achievement is attained after planning a strategy, enduring hardships, redirecting one’s efforts and finally by good timing. To produce something of true value it is important to discover the niche that best suits your skills and the market for it. Achievement gives us a sense of accomplishment and confidence. It can be a reward in itself.

Meditate on these ideas through December 13, when I post on card 10 of Fire, the Rooster. Namaste’

#Tarot #9KeysTarot #Achievement #Persistence #Determination

 

Posted December 2nd, 2018.

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Posted October 30th, 2018.

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