Wednesday, September 16, 2015

9/11/15 The Sun reversed and The World

Wild Unknown Tarot today, threw The Sun reversed and The World.

The Sun corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), our Sun (the inner core of a person or situation), Resh (the face; reason), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest in the physical world) and Hod (provides analysis and communication), and it tells of a time of enlightenment and peace that comes after the completion of some ordeal.

The Wild Unknown Sun card really depicts the basic meaning of the card: bright, golden, uninterrupted sunlight.  The image brings to mind noontime, warmth, and illumination, a light so bright that shadows cease to exist, at least for now.  Like our sun at noon, this light overhead will not remain in place and we need to take advantage of it while its position is auspicious.  This version of The Sun looks almost the same whether upright or reversed, reminding us that even when this potent light is not in our best interest, we can still glean benefits from it.

The Universe/World, which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, stable and practical energy that is slow to change), Saturn (discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance), Thav (mark or sign), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world) is a card of integration and involvement and understanding, a crystallization of the entire issue at hand. “Completion” is one traditional interpretation of this card, but “completion” is too simple a word to apply without qualification.  Like the Seven of Pentacles, this card tells of a slowing down of movement and effect; this time the slow-down is happening because the manifestation is complete.  This can be good, yes, but it can also represent a bit of opposition or obstinacy.  The completeness of manifestation in this instance is set in stone; while it may also be the catalyst that begins the new cycle, the current cycle cannot be changed.

The World or The Universe is a card of completeness and contentment, of balance attained and of wholeness.  The image on the Wild Unknown World card shows an orb, glowing with light and life, bounded by the colors of the Elements, each blending into the other, floating in a velvety, star-studded sky.  This World is a part of an orderly universe, a perfect cosmos, and it hints at the knowledge of the secret within that World and the experience of rapture as that secret is understood.

I’ve been striving and working hard for a while now, transforming myself.  It appears that some culmination may be happening.  That culmination might be hard to perceive right now, but it is there.  Balance, contentment, and integration may be happening, but there will also be a slowdown of effort (and possibly of available energy).  I should remember not to be discouraged by any shadow that appears; rather I should look to the good things I’m accomplishing.


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