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By James Wanless
CARD OF THE MONTH: UNIVERSE
Wow, the biggest card in the tarot full of so many symbols, so many possibilities – just like the universe. Remember, Voyager Tarot is a journey to the universe within us and that everything in the physical universe is symbolic in some way about yourself. That's why Voyager is a chock full busy tarot. We are busy, busy even when sleeping with a universe of possibilities at hand in the morning.
So, what does this all mean when you pick the Universe Card. Get busy, get confused, get distracted, get overwhelmed, get everywhere but really nowhere?
This Card tells you to get a sign or symbol or idea that attracts you and explore it, all for the purpose of creating your own universe. The Card is about manifesting your intention and that means changing, completing and beginning, and continuing on like Michelangelo's "emerging giant" sculpture piece in the middle of the Card. Like a sculpture, to
make something, get rid of, chip away, and release until as Michelangelo said, "the angel is set free." ...
The red flag watch-out implicit in this Card is "so many possibilities and so little time." It's difficult to realize a vision when we get onto the next and latest greatest attraction. Distraction is rampant in our evolving, exciting, growing world.
The Universe Card demands greater clarity of priority and intention, and a stick-to-it willingness to get the objective done.
What I really want to emphasize about the Universe is that it suggests, rightly, that world, in fact the universe, is a tarot. Read the following to understand this... "The World is a Tarot."
THE WORLD IS A TAROT
Perhaps the most immediately useful way for tapping your intuition for insight is knowing that everything and everyone in your present sight, sound, and physical sensory field are symbols that represent qualities within yourself – just as in a tarot card.
In the tarot, we simply select an image(s) from the card that give us meaning – this is the intuitive insight process. Similarly, select any aspect of your immediate environment and let it spark an intuitive aha! for you.
Like every animal and living sentient being on the planet, we are perfectly adapted to our environment. Just as animals and plants know what to do and have all the resources at hand to carry out their purpose and instinct, so do we. Look around you and by this symbolic, associative way of thinking, you will find what you need to do and how to do it.
The beauty of this process is that you don't need a pack of cards; you don't need to close your eyes (you can even do this as you are driving... I look for road signs that give me meaning and life direction); you don't need to transport your conscious anywhere else but to the here and now in the present, which is, of course, where you must take care of your physical, worldly responsibilities.
Like any process that is simple and seemingly mundane, it requires belief and trust in its magic! This kind of "everyday magic" is easy, it's free, it's quick, it's accesible everywhere at anytime... sweet. But because of this kind of ordinary and, for some, a "silly" way of thinking and guiding ourselves, we often undervalue and thus ignore this most extra-ordinary of gifts.
In the intuitive way, easy does it – swift, simple, synchronous. At this very moment in your life, in front, behind and all around you are the signs that mirror your own intuitive inner compass. Take a look.
Doing the tarot by the cards implies that you must trust the synchronicity of life – that every situation in life, from moment to moment, like every card you pick at any time, is applicable and meaningful to you. This practice of tarot helps you become more aware of the law of synchronicity, and this understanding develops greater self-knowledge, which is the raison d'etre for all oracles and divinatory tools. The most ancient and powerful of oracles, the Temple of Delphi in Greece, inscribed the following dictum in stone before meeting the Priestess seers: "Know Thyself."
Look around you and discover what is within you. "As above, so below," and "As inside, so outside." Without knowing and following this law of oneness and synchronicity, we are clueless in the sense that we are blind to the signs and clues that are everywhere about us at all times.
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