WE ARE INFINITE AND WITHOUT LIMITATIONS – TAROT, STAR TREK, THE SSP & TIME TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

We are Infinite Awareness and eternal consciousness, unbounded by time or space. This truth presents itself in a single image from a Tarot deck published by BP Grimaud in 1769. Amazingly, the 10th card of the Ancien Tarot de Marseille, known as The Wheel of Fortune, shows us the illusory world we live in that we think of as so real. And ourselves as non-dual Oneness and love transcending this world.

 

The Wheel of Fortune is a multi-layered, complex representation of our holographic Matrix reality. In it, we see a Wheel apparently turning. It could be a sequence of events forming a feedback loop of some kind. As such it may represent karma – what goes around, comes around. Dumb, frantic-looking animals, ourselves as humans programmed by the Matrix mindset, seem hell-bent on chasing each other around the Wheel. In doing so, we are pushing it. Round and round and up and down we go, as if on a hamster wheel, both controlled by and perpetuating the treadmill.

 

This is the constantly changing, dualistic world of opposites that we perceive and are trapped within through our brain and five senses. We experience never-ending ups and downs of good and bad fortune, success and failure, happy and sad, growth and decay, health and sickness and so on and so on. For those wheel-bound creatures, ourselves at the lowest level of we really are, the Wheel exists as our perceived world of polarity, choice and change. Look at the Wheel. It is the controlling Matrix or existential hologram of our false reality. False because as spiritual beings we also exist way beyond illusory duality.

 

Some see this Tarot image as representing Fate. Things happen to us as if pre-determined by Fate’s inscrutable hand spinning the Wheel. But the Wheel, they say, also means an opportunity to try our destiny. We consider whether a risk is worth taking, and if so, we take a chance. We metaphorically take the handle of the Wheel and give it a turn, like a roulette wheel. What will Fate decree?

 

The Wheel can also represent our mind-based mode of perception that limits and entraps our repetitive experience. On yet another level, the Wheel resembles a clock recording each cycle of experience operating over the course of an apparent unfolding of time. As such, it represents a timeline, but again, illusory. Why illusory?

 

Atop the Wheel we have the answer. Seated there is a third creature. This one is crowned, bears large heart-shaped wings, holds a sword of awareness and looks serene and content. By rights he or she can have no stability up there as her pedestal rests on the turning wheel itself. And yet there she sits, regal and stationary. This creature’s reality is entirely different to that of the other two creatures who represent the body-mind. She sits outside and above the Wheel of duality. She’s both on it and beyond it. She is us in our transcendent state of eternal timelessness.

 

In this state we are Oneness, or Infinite Awareness. We see hallucinatory reality yet remain unbound by it. Instead of going around on the Wheel, we rule it and live in freedom. We see that duality, bound by space and time, is an illusion. We see that even space and time are illusory constructs of the body-mind. With heart awareness we know that all past and all future exist in the eternal NOW.

 

Any moment in time exists as accessible, decodable information in a holographic matrix represented here as the Wheel. As with a DVD, Infinite Awareness can enter at any point to access a past or future that is not lost or hidden but simply enfolded in an implicate order. All realities exist simultaneously, in the NOW. Our point of attention determines our place in time, with timelines capable of multiplying, bifurcating and merging. This is what makes ‘time travel’ possible.

 

Time travel happens by accident in ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday; a 1967 episode of the original series of Star Trek. The premise is the Starship Enterprise being accidentally thrown back in time to Earth, 1969. Further mishaps ensue, as the crew strive to prevent their accident catastrophically altering history – or so they believe.

 

Briefly, the story has a freak cosmic event hurling the Enterprise through a time warp back to Earth of 200 years before. A pursuing US Air Force pilot, Captain Christopher, gives chase and has to be beamed board. Spock and Kirk perceive a dilemma. Either by returning the pilot to his base or keeping him on board, they fear disrupting the timeline of Earth history. They opt to return him after first secretly retrieving his flight records from his base. His UFO sighting will then be unbacked by evidence. Security personnel at the base catch and interrogate the prowling Kirk while another Air Force man is accidentally beamed aboard. The men are eventually returned and the Enterprise returned to its own time.

 

Now this understanding of time travel and time anomalies varies significantly from what insiders and whistleblowers of the ongoing Secret Space Program (SSP) tell us. They report that our understanding of time and timelines needs expanding. Since time travel via portals, wormholes and stargates is a regular feature of clandestine SSP activity, SSP participants could do much to reassure Kirk and Spock facing their dilemma in this episode.

 

The Enterprise crew see events in time as lining up in sequence on just one timeline, as per a single Wheel of Fortune apparently turning in cycles from past to present to future. Kirk and Spock believe that events occurring in the Enterprise’s past should be left fixed as they are, all the way up to the Enterprise’s own period of existence, roughly 2269. Such events have their inclusion in the historical record stored in the Enterprise computer. Spock refers to this when he researches the life of the Air Force pilot Christopher.

 

Christoper of the 1960s has been beamed aboard the Enterprise of the 2260s, the Enterprise having stumbled back into Christopher’s time period. According to Spock’s initial historical research, Christoper must be kept on board the Enterprise indefinitely. Returning him to Earth would incur the risk of Christoper altering history since he now knows what the future looks like.

 

But Spock does more research and discovers that Christoper will have a son who will make a significant contribution to Earth history. Not returning him to Earth would negate his son’s contribution, disrupting the timeline and possibly destroying the future. The Enterprise, in Spock’s view, could be made to no longer exist.

 

All this is based on the assumption that there is only one timeline, which must remain inviolable since it connects all events in history. But SSP insiders indicate that timelines, like dimensions, are multiple. And as Corey Goode of the SSP reports, time is in fact malleable. ‘This malleability,’ he says, ‘accounts for the possibility of making adjustments to timelines.’ In reality, according to Goode, time is elastic and is capable of repairing itself in the event of timeline problems, breaks or fractures. Humans having caused such problems through time travel activity, says Goode, are best advised to do nothing and let time repair itself.

 

But in the Star Trek universe (or that of its writers), no such knowledge exists. The timeline problem afflicting the Enterprise hangs over Kirk and Spock as a crisis which they feel they themselves have to manually solve. Their limited perception of time and time problems has them very much bound to The Wheel of Fortune like the animals we see going around the Wheel. Their perception is of being hostages to fortune – The Wheel of Fortune in its reversed meaning. Their fear is of becoming locked in the wrong time zone and unable to return to their own time in the 2260s. They fear becoming, in Christoper’s words, ‘prisoners in time’.

 

In our limited understanding of time we resemble Captain Christopher and his Air Force comrades, and also Kirk and Spock. Like them, we are apt to forget our unlimited nature. Consequently we live only by our mind-body programming and its perceptions. As such, we exist on an illusory hamster wheel of limited, repetitive experience in a closed-world Matrix. Without the higher awareness of our Infinite Self, we remain lost in the illusion that what appears to our five senses is the only reality.

 

In this illusion, what we believe is what we perceive. And what we perceive is what we experience. If we believe that time is real and binding, that there is only one sacrosanct timeline connecting events of the ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’, then that is what we will perceive and experience. When things do not work out as we believe they should, we will talk about ‘accidents’, like those in ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday’, and feel ourselves their victim. We will see ourselves yet more helplessly bound to a Wheel of Fortune inexorably turning, now up, now down. Then we will struggle to resolve the ‘accident’ or problem or wait until our perceived ‘luck’ changes.

 

It may never occur to our lower, mind-body self that our so-called ‘accidents’, like everything else, happen only in our heads. They are as quantum physicists say, only possibilities and probabilities folded into existence by perception.

 

From a higher perspective, that of our Infinite Self as symbolized by the crowned creature seated on top of the Wheel, all is in order. Those ‘accidents’ were events guiding us toward moving into greater balance and harmony. By awakening to our Infinite Awareness, we realize the immense power we have when we cease to allow only the mind, or the lower self, to remain in control of our lives. We then see that past, present and future are fixed, but only up a point. Time being an illusion means it is both fixed enough to be perceived and malleable enough to be changed, whether by technological time travel or by expanding and altering our awareness.

 

Different futures arise out of differently evolving possibilities. These different futures exist in different timelines or dimensions. By leaping from one timeline or Wheel of Fortune Matrix to another, we have the ability to alter our future. We may do this individually or as a race. But whichever future we create for ourselves, all events in time, say the mystics and quantum physicists, are really happening in the timeless NOW. It is only our brains decoding information in the timeless NOW that make NOW appear in the sequence that we think of as linear time. To arrive back ‘home’ in his own time, as Kirk and the Enterprise crew wanted, really means to realize our timeless nature through expanded, Infinite Awareness.

 

 

Article adapted from my forthcoming book ‘The Tarot Guide to Star Trek – How The 78-card Ancient Tarot Charts the 78 Themes of The Original Star Trek’ to be published by Quoit Media, 2019. Watch this space!

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE: THE MINOR ARCANA

The actual original Tarot may be forever lost to antiquity, never to be re-discovered. But in the Tarot De Marseille (shown below) we have a venerable esoteric tool that remains close enough to the anonymous original to retain a wealth of mystical power and meaning.

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Certainly, the modern Tarots, including the popular Rider-Waite deck, have departed far from the purity and fidelity of much older decks like the Visconti and the Marseille. With their symbolic patterns for the Minor Arcana, the older decks retain a purity and richness of symbolism that the simplistic illustrations of the modern decks cannot hope to approach. The four Tarot Minors shown below in their Marseille and Rider-Waite versions differ widely in meaning. Each Marseille card on the left can be interpreted according to a consistent Tarot numerology, as expounded in this article. Its Rider-Waite equivalent on the right dispenses with numerology and esoteric tarot symbology altogether, replacing them with a fantasy of the latter-day re-designer/re-illustrator.

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This article attempts to show how rich and deep is the authentic symbolism of the Marseille ‘pip’ cards of the Minor Arcana, as expounded by Alejandro Jodorowsky. For the complete teaching, see his major Tarot book, ‘The Way of Tarot’, published 2004.

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The system used by Jodorowski for interpreting the Minor Arcana relies upon understanding the integral nature of the Tarot as a whole. Both the Minor and the Major Arcana embody the same principles at each stage, or degree, of a consistent, decimal numerology.

 

 

With this understanding, the 40 ‘pip’ cards of the Minor Arcana reveal a wealth and depth of meaning and additionally, serve as a textbook guide for navigating life. The ‘pip’ cards are organized via four suits and the digits 1 to 10. Both the first and second ten cards of the 22 Major Arcana and the ten levels each of the four suits embody the same base-10 spiritual numerology. This is of paramount importance in understanding Jodorowski’s conception. It is a conception that is extremely well-reasoned, with abundant evidence to be found in the cards themselves, the cards that is, of the older decks.

 

 

In the case of the modern decks, such as the Rider-Waite (1909), very much alternative symbolism from different systems and traditions has been mixed in. The original Tarot symbolism thus becomes watered down or distorted by association with grafted-on concepts from the Kabbalah, Astrology, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Egyptian Mystery Schools and other schools of occultism such as The Golden Dawn. On top of this, we have the fantasies and idiosyncracies of the modern illustrators themselves. All of this non-Tarot baggage overlays the cards to produce an attractive, intriguing oracle, perhaps, but one far removed from the esoteric quality of the older, more traditional Tarot.

 

 

Let us get back to basic Tarot as evidenced in the Tarot De Marseille of Grimaud, dated 1748 and 1930, and in the Tarot De Marseille, restored by Jodorowsky and Camoin in 1997. The following details and principles are applicable to both the Grimaud and Jodorowsky decks.

 

The four suits are Wands, Swords, Cups and Coins. Each suit stands for one of the four main areas of life. Their keywords are
Wands: Actions, movement, creativity
Swords: Thoughts, decisions, intellect
Cups: Emotions, love, relating
Coins: Body, home, money.

 

Then we have the 10 cards in each suit, with each number representing a different stage or lesson in the repeating cycles of life. All the Aces in the Minor Arcana stand for potential, readiness and vitality and corespond with the energy of The Magician, Arcanum 1 in the Major Arcana. All the 2s stand for preparation, gestation and accumulation and correspond with Arcanum 2, The High Priestess. All the 3s stand for creativity, fertility, expression and bursting forth. They correspond with Arcanum 3, The Empress. All the 4s stand for order, stability, protection and organisation. The 4s correspond with Arcanum 4, The Emperor. All the 5s stand for expansion, innovation and exploration. They correspond with Arcanum 5, The Pope. All the 6s stand for attraction, union, beauty and pleasure. They correspond with Arcanum 6, The Lover. All the 7s stand for action in the world and benevolent purpose. They correspond with Arcanum 7, The Chariot. All the 8s stand for balance, harmony and passive perfection. They correspond with Arcanum 8, Justice. All the 9s stand for transition, decline and withdrawal. They correspond with Arcanum 9, The Hermit. Finally, all the 10s can be given the keywords realization, complete, inert or transcended. The 10s correspond with Arcanum 10, The Wheel of Fortune.

 

 

Using the above scheme and by combining each number with each suit, we acquire a logical range of meanings of each of the 40 numbered cards in the Tarot Minor Arcana. Various possible meanings of the 40 cards are given below in such a way as to be easily memorized for use in giving readings with the cards. This stucture of meaning also serves as a philosophically sound and simple guide for living our life.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 1: EVERYTHING STARTS AS POTENTIAL

 

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The Tarot shows life as a process, a series of organic stages of development. Our projects, relationships and we ourselves, grow along lines similar to a plant. A plant has its entire life cycle held in potential at the beginning stage, the seed stage. This is represented by Degree 1 of The Tarot, Arcanum No. 1, The Magician and by the Aces of the Minor Arcana. In this state of unmanifest energy, all remains to be done, experienced or accomplished. The Tarot breaks this down into four different areas known as the four suits: Wands, Swords, Cups and Coins. These four suits also engender each other, in that order. What we can learn from them at Degree 1 are four basic aspects of our creative potential:-

 
Ace of Wands: The awakening of creative energy, a feeling of arousal, of desire to move, a keenness to work or play
Ace of Swords: The sense of intellectual stimulation, wanting to explore knowledge, having ideas or inspiration swirling inside ready to be expressed
Ace of Cups: Feeling full of a love ready to pour into the world, having desire to socialize, befriend, or relate
Ace of Coins: Having a garden of some sort – material energy which is there to be cultivated, whether our land, home, body, material assets or business.

 

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 2: PREPARATION BY BEING PASSIVE OR RECEPTIVE

 

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The seed of life – everything in potential – represented by the Aces, germinates in darkness at Degree 2 of the Tarot. This is Arcanum No. 2, The High Priestess, who corresponds with the 2s of the Minor Arcana. They teach that there is a time for quiet preparation, for solitary accumulation or gestation. During such times we are able to replenish and gather our strength, our desires and ideas, in preparation for the first leap into action. The more receptive we are, the more we shall accumulate, in the different ways suggested by the four suits:-

 
2 of Wands
: Relaxation and pottering around, preparatory training or exercises, skills development, performance rehearsal
2 of Swords
: Sleeping on a problem, waiting for new insight, doing preparatory research, allowing time for reflection or data-collection
2 of Cups: Developing friendly relations but as yet only acquaintanceship, politeness, diplomatic reserve, deepening of feelings held within
2 of Coins
: Physical rest and good sleep, saving money, forming new muscles, pregnancy, basic self-nurturing.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 3: THE EXPLOSION OF ENERGY ACCUMULATED

 

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After preparing ourselves in isolation, it’s time for raw, explosive action, equivalent to a seed sprouting. Having rehearsed, it’s time to perform. Or having been interacting via social media, its time to physically meet someone. This is Degree 3 in the Tarot, represented by Arcanum No. 3, The Empress, and by the 3s of the Minor Arcana. The energy is erupting for the first time, without prior experience or specific purpose. It is a joyful release and the first active step, suggested by the various 3s as:-

 
3 of Wands
: Living spontaneously or acting on impulse without a pre-established plan, physical release after resting, starting a job or journey
3 of Swords
:  Initial presentation of new ideas, turning imagination or research into a first draft, speculative opening of conversation, garrulous speech
3 of Cups: 
First meeting with a new lover, socializing and lively encounters, making new friends, uninhibited emotional expression
3 of Coins
: Making a purchase or a sale, an initial investment, starting production or manufacture, reaping early gains, conception or birth of a child.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 4: MATERIALLY GROUNDED ORDER AND STABILITY

 

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Degree 4 is Arcanum No. 4, The Emperor, and the 4s of the Minor Arcana. This is the stage of a seed having grown into a plant. The plant is firmly rooted in the earth and remaining stable so as to engender further growth at the next, 5th stage. Even existing stability depends upon constant flow, renewal or replenishment. With this proviso, 4s represent being anchored in the material world, comfortable with surrounding laws and conditions. We are well-organised and grounded, healthy in body and spirit. Tarot 4 energy thus protects us, our loved ones and what belongs to us. The four suits show us the four cornerstones of material stability:-

 
4 of Wands: 
Having a routine, working steadily, persevering with a job or project, using a methodical approach to creativity, regular habits of action
4 of Swords
: Exercise of logic, systematic or analytical thought processes, planning ahead, having a policy, being conservative or constant in views and opinions
4 of Cups: 
Bonding with others in family, team or group, religious solidarity, mutual trust and care, feelings of safety and calm, emotions kept well-controlled
4 of Coins
: Maintenance of security, staying healthy and strong, keeping a well-ordered house or stock of material possessions, financial stability.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 5: EXPANSION INTO NEW DIMENSIONS

 

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The provisional stability of Degree 4 inevitably gives way as it grows beyond itself. Degree 5 then, can be likened to a plant at the transitional stage of creating a bud. Thus a way is opened for reaching into a new realm. The Pope, Arcanum No. 5, points his finger towards Heaven. He infuses his students with a new ideal. He serves as a bridge or mediator between their realm of Earthy stability, the lower Degrees up to Degree 4, and the higher, Heavenly realm of Degrees 6 through 9. The four suits variously represent this stage in our daily affairs of opening up to horizons beyond the familiar, material and rational:-

 

 

5 of Wands
: Go further afield with projects and journeys, constructively take risks, experiment with new practices beyond the tried and tested, seek new experience to satisfy desire or temptation
5 of Swords: 
Be open-minded and willing to countenance new theories, ideas or beliefs, investigate and do research, think outside the box, take studies to a new level, seek out new knowledge
5 of Cups: 
Feel excitement, be romantic and adventurous with dating and courting, explore your feelings in the company of lover or friends, become passionate about a spiritual path or an article of faith
5 of Coins
: Be enterprising in commercial ventures, use new products or technologies, innovate, stretch yourself in physical achievement, branch out from the base of operations, refurbish or redesign familiar territory.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 6: BEAUTY AND PLEASURE, ATTRACTION AND UNION

 

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Degree 6 in Tarot numerology is the stage of the bud in Degree 5 blossoming into a beautiful flower. In Arcanum No. 6, The Lover, we have a group scene open to any number of interpretations. What remains clear though, is the interplay of emotions being outwardly expressed. The context is one of doing, having or getting what one loves, enjoys or desires. To what are we attracted? With whom or what do we feel passionately at union with? This preoccupation with beauty and enjoyment manifests itself in the four suits of Degree 6 as:-

 

 

6 of Wands: Find creative outlets in movement, performance, pleasurable work, do what you love and love what you do, be playful or graceful, enjoy fun and games and activities in nature
6 of Swords: Cultivate the intellectual or artistic appreciation of beauty, find pleasure in thinking or reading in solitude, enjoy meetings for discussing or hearing ideas
6 of Cups: Enjoy a mutually devoted friendship or family connection, cultivate love and affection in romance, be happy in the company of a kindred spirit or soulmate
6 of Coins: Enjoy physical pleasure associated with comfort and luxury, care for your personal image and style, cultivate a beautiful home, appreciate fine clothing, cooking, gardens or anything available to the senses.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 7: DIRECTED, BENEVOLENT ACTION

 

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Action in the world is at its most powerful and benevolent in Degree 7 of the Tarot, equivalent to a flower on a plant shedding its petals and opening up into a delicious fruit. Arcanum 7 represents this stage as The Chariot pulled by strong horses and steered by a purposeful driver. All the 7s of the Minor Arcana likewise indicate strong, dynamic and benevolent action in the world. Spirit and matter are united so as to act powerfully in loving ways. Instead of being cathartic and explosive as at Degree 3, action is now mature and focussed. The four suits show this as:-

 
7 of Wands: Flying high in one’s career, working hard at a project for the general good, leading the way and inspiring others, doing the right thing and achieving success
7 of Swords: Doing writing, teaching or lecturing based on intelligent research and learning, putting intellect at service to the world, making intelligent decisions, thinking analytically or very creatively
7 of Cups: Serving others rather than oneself, acting in humanitarian ways, being a dispenser of loving kindness, thriving in relationship, creating joy and good feelings all around
7 of Coins: Generating wealth for the good of all, maintaining a large estate or a strong athletic body, investing money wisely, running a business profitably and benevolently.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 8: PASSIVE PERFECTION

 

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Degree 8 of the Tarot is equivalent to the maturity stage of a fruit. It graces the tree in full ripeness and perfection of growth. There is no longer any improvement possible, nothing to be added or taken away. In Arcanum No. 8, Justice, the woman with her sword and scales weighs up and balances actions with their consequences. Likewise, each of the four suits presents us with a different aspect of receptive perfection: magical concentration in the case of Wands, a heart full of love in the case of Cups, empty mind in the case of Swords,  and material abundance in the case of Coins. Key concepts for each suit would include:

 
8 of Wands: 
Perfect concentration for purity of action, egoless focus on the job at hand, effortless effort, being in a Taoist flow, divine timing and synchronicity
8 of Swords
: Emptying the mind through quiet time and meditation, being receptive to intuition, channelling higher intelligence
8 of Cups
: Being selfless and humble, considering the welfare of others, showing empathy and compassion, feeling gratitude and unconditional love
8 of Coins
: Living hygienically, tuning into nature, opening to abundance, being nourished by organic food, keeping healthy through holistic preventative medecine.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 9: MAJOR TRANSITION

 

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We saw at Degree 8 a plant having reached full maturity with the production of ripened fruit. The next and penultimate stage in the plant’s development is allowing the fruit to drop to the ground. This equates to Degree 9 in the Tarot, represented by Arcanum No. 9, The Hermit, and by the 9s of the Minor Arcana. At this stage there is major transition, with a whole cycle coming to an end. This is a natural and positive development but also a kind of crisis. Work on s new construction is on the way but as yet there can only be withdrawal, letting go, taking leave or bringing to an end an old project or situation. 9 in the four suits can therefore be interpreted as:

 

 

9 of Wands: the approaching end of a project or journey, work cannot continue much longer, a big effort being required in a win-or-lose situation, energy flagging after much toil, slowing down, streamlining of activity for nothing but success

9 of Swords: letting go of self-centred or out-moded concepts, re-evaluating theories or beliefs previously held true, doubts creeping in, having a re-think, nearing the end of a course of study

9 of Cups: letting go of personal love in favour of universal love, a relationship coming to an end, disappointment or sorrow, a natural period of mourning, emotional turmoil, feeling the need to socially withdraw and seek solitude

9 of Coins: reconstruction in progress, healing happening while the body incapacitated, imminent birth of a baby or some new material situation, moving house, getting ready to emigrate or re-locate, decluttering, winding up a business, a sale of property is going through.

 

 

THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE MADE SIMPLE:
THE MINOR ARCANA
Degree 10: CHANGE OF CYCLE

 

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The life cycle of a plant ends with transformation into a new cycle. A seed leaves the old plant and enters the ground. From this a new organism will start to grow, going through the whole process all over again. This stage of one cycle changing into another is represented by Degree 10 in The Tarot. At this stage there may be fulfilment, stasis and anticipation all at the same time. One cycle merges into another or there is a pause between the old and the new. Arcanum No. 10 the Wheel of Fortune, bears these implications and more. The 10s in the four suits carry a wide range of possible meanings, such as:

 

 

10 of Wands: a fully accomplished task, a journey or creative project is over pending the next one, a time limit for action has passed, a time of retirement has arrived, no further action is required

10 of Swords: pure thought merges with feeling, the viewpoint of another is taken into account, a compromise or agreement is reached, mind is transcended, there is a letting go of attachment to opinions or beliefs, a problem is solved, a course of study comes to an end

10 of Cups: a relationship has run its course, children of age have left home, a couple are separated by mutual agreement, a person is at peace being single, there are no feelings either way on a potentially emotive issue

10 of Coins: work of construction has finished, assets or finances have built up and remain to be put to creative use, a property is empty pending occupation, a machine is laid up or has fallen into disuse, someone is in between jobs, homes or paths of prosperity, a corpse, life of the spirit out of the body.
JULY 2017

COMING SOON! STAR TREK – KEY TO LEARNING THE TAROT

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There are 78 cards in The Tarot and 78 Star Trek episodes. Believe it or not, each and every episode is an expression of each and every Tarot card. Included in my forthcoming book on the Tarot de Marseille will be an extensive analysis of how the cards correspond with the episodes. Each card signifies a principle of life and that principle occurs as the main principle in its own Star Trek episode.

 

The very first Tarot card is The Fool. In its reversed state, it means “MADNESS, MISADVENTURE, WILD RECKLESS ACTIONS”. The episode that dramatizes this is No. 68, “Whom Gods Destroy” from the 3rd season of The Original Series. In this fun episode, the Fool reversed appears as Garth, a cosmic psychopath and inmate of a Galactic Federation lunatic asylum. He takes over the asylum, captures Kirk and Spock and wreaks havoc. It’s a blast! And a wonderful expression of this Tarot card in its troubled aspect when reversed.

 

You here on this website will be the very first ones to get the information on all 78 links between The Tarot and Star Trek. Watch this space later this summer 2016 for a view on The Tarot where no man has gone before!

NEW FOR 2016! LEARN TAROT READING!

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After many years teaching groups at the Theosophical Society, I am now offering expert private tuition, or small group classes, in divination and prophecy using Tarot. Tarot is a mystical and endless source of wisdom. You can use it to empower and enlighten yourself, provide fun readings to family and friends or even to become a professional reader in the psychic arts. There is no finer tool to help you on your way to becoming your own Mystic Meg or Magical Merlin.

 

 

You will learn how to use the most traditional and powerful of all decks, the ancient Tarot de Marseille. It is this sacred deck that provides the basis for so many hundreds of imitations and distortions that have followed, including the Oswald Wirth, the Rider-Waite and the Crowley Thoth decks. Lots of essential handouts are supplied along with ongoing after-class consultations.

 

 

My classes have always been extremely popular and well-received. My main aim: to make you a first class Tarot Reader!

 

 

Contact me, Clemens, at destinyclemens@yahoo.com for further details.

A PSYCHIC’S TAKE ON HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL

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I’m not the world’s expert on how to be successful, particularly as I have an 8 Life Path in numerology ie material success is my main challenge and lesson in life. But this I have noticed over many years of psychically working with clients: some area of blockage, stagnation or paralysis usually underlies their lack of fulfilment or success.

 

The other thing I’ve discovered is that there are usually only one of two reasons for this. EITHER they have the will but not the desire. OR they have the desire but not the will.

 

I WILL without I WANT is like a horse without a rider. A powerful horse that is aimless and ends up getting nowhere. Some people just don’t know what they want. They could have it because they are strong-willed enough to get it. But they don’t know what it is and so they stay stuck and lost.

 

I WANT without I WILL is like a passionate rider with a destination at heart but no horse to get there. Some people have this nagging or craving desire for something, but they don’t do anything about it, consistently and constructively. They lack the willpower to achieve their desire.

 

So, if you want to be successful, activate both I WILL and I WANT. Be the horse and rider together and begin that journey!

HOW TO ALLOW MIRACLES – A TAROT-READER’S PERSPECTIVE

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I am a Tarot reader. As such, I allow miracles constantly. It is not me that comes up with just the right information for the client. I give up being the little ‘I’ called Clemens and open instead to being infinite consciousness, which we all are. With infinite consciousness, not only is anything possible, but what actually manifests is the very best thing in its situation.

 

A Tarot reader always chooses the right card, the best card. Not by intentionally choosing the card from the deck spread face up. No, the reader picks the card choicelessly from the deck spread face down. With this method there is no struggle, no dualistic problem-solving, no success or failure. The right card for the question or situation simply emerges by itself every time. With the right card emerging, so does miraculous insight that helps the querent move forward powerfully with their life.

 

All this happens because I, the Tarot reader, have given up my little ‘I’ that thinks it knows the right answer, the right thing to do, the right outcome. I have handed the process over to the universe. By picking the card blind, I am not trying to be the chooser or the doer. I am being the door instead of the doer. I am being the open door.

 
Being the open door allows the universe to choose and manifest the best outcome. As in Tarot reading, so in real life. With everything we do and with every situation, time, place or person, we can CEASE to be the efforting DOER that so often struggles – and succeeds or fails. Instead we can BE the DOOR for limitless possibilities. By being the open door, beautiful solutions appear miraculously every time.

 
All that’s needed is to be comfortable with not knowing or controlling the outcome of our actions. The Tarot reader has to trust that the right card will be turned over when reached for. Likewise, when we reach out into the world with action, we have to trust that the right result will manifest. For this we have to allow uncertainty, unknowing and unpredictability.

 
As the Tarot reader picks the card without choosing the card, so in everyday life we can manifest an outcome without choosing the outcome. By this means, the Tarot reader ends up with the best card and we, with the best outcome. Whatever we do, we allow the outcome to be magically chosen for us.

 
Say we want to meet someone who will become a new lover. Instead of wanting with the little ‘I’, we open to the universe of limitless possibilities and allow whatever actually happens. We go to the singles dating event as a door not a doer, without wanting a particular outcome. We mingle with all the other singles without insisting on any particular person. As the Tarot reader allows the right card to be picked blind, so we trust and allow the right outcome from meeting all those people.

 
We can call this a new Operating System. It’s an OS based on being the universe instead of being the little ‘I’. We can name it ‘Choiceless Manifestation 1.0’. ‘1’ being doing, ‘0’ being allowing. With Choiceless Manifestation 1.0, miracles emerge from the field of unknowable, limitless possibilities. All we have to do is not attach to any particular outcome of our doings.

 
And again, in the world of Tarot, this is indicated by the Alpha and Omega cards in the Major Arcana. Placed side by side, as shown above, these are The Fool heading towards The World. The Fool, on the left, is the first card, without a number, acting blindly on impulse, trusting that all will be well. The World, on the right, is the recipient and the result, of the Fool’s input of energy and enthusiasm. The dancer in The World is blissfully OK with whatever the The Fool manifests.

 

 

In quantum terms, The World card represents all situations in life at their innate level of patterns of light and information. At this level all is happiness and peace, and includes the actions of The Fool and all possible actions and outcomes. The World is this divine field of limitless possibilities. It is the universe, all-benevolent and all-caring, and can be trusted 100%. We are not who we think we are. At the soul level we are this loving infinite consciousness. So, to allow miracles, do what you feel impelled to do, while being love, being open, being allowing. The field of limitless possibilities will do the rest.

 

 

 

LIVING MAGICALLY

The magic of life lies in the perception of anything being possible and nothing being limited or separated. Take problems. Everything we perceive as a problem is a limited perception based on two opposing reference points. He didn’t call me/I wish he would call me. I feel old/I wish I was young. My job sucks/I want a new job. I have no money/I have to get money. And so it goes, all through life.

 

The very idea of ‘I’ is a duality. We are opposing our ‘I’ to an ‘out there’ or an ‘other’ or a ‘you’. As one possibility out of a myriad of others, this is fine. But the tendency is to become attached to this idea of a separate ‘I’, to become ego-driven and closed off to being infinite consciousness with limitless possibilities.

 

All these ways of looking at life are based on the concept of separate and opposite poles. Poles to do with desire and fear or pleasure and pain. Seeing things in these terms of opposite poles keeps us imprisoned in duality. We remain bouncing back and forth between walls of problem and solution, stress and calm, sickness and health … forever.

 

Trying to solve problems or alleviate stress or heal sickness makes our prison walls thicker. We just accentuate the duality, the movement back and forth between opposite poles that depend on each other for their existence.

 

There is another way. Ditch duality. We can let go of duality and open our hearts and minds to infinite consciousness, to limitless possibilites prevailing NOW in every situation.

 

Instead of orienting ourselves by just two reference points at opposite ends of a scale, we can step off the scale altogether. For this we have to give up the knowable for the unknowable. We can still have desires, perceptions and ideas based on a dualistic ‘I’ – but not be attached to them. Instead we can open ourselves to being unknowable, infinite consciousness. As such, we lovingly embrace the potential of infinitely more states and outcomes in every moment. This is living a magical life.

 

So out with duality, out with rules. There are no rules for what is possible other than those we create ourselves. What we PERCEIVE as rules become blinkers imposed on what we CAN perceive and change and create. As Richard Bartlett says, ‘You can make up a new rule – do what makes you smile.’

 

Or how about this … ‘Set up a rule so that when you take your attention off something, that is when change occurs’. And that change can be anything that consciousness in its divine, infinite wisdom brings into play.

 
As a mantra, I suggest: ‘I AM the magic of infinite consciousness. I let go of duality and open to limitless possibilities in every moment.’

 

HOW DOES CLAIRVOYANCE WORK?

Clairvoyance is magic, made up of miracles and the inexplicable. So how does it work? My current position is that we live in a world very different to the world of the scientists. It is a world beyond the world we have been taught of and think we know. This different world allows for clairvoyance, psychic abilities, remote viewing, time travel, multi-dimensional experience, instantaneous healing and every magical, miraculous happening that you can possibly conceive of. I believe we live in this world of infinite possibilites. Here are some notes on this that I took at an amazing weekend seminar by Richard Bartlett and Melissa Joy. The seminar was on the practice of ‘Matrix Energetics’, but these insights could apply equally to the practice of clairvoyace and anythng magical and miraculous.

 

There’s no ‘out there’ out there.
Our perceptions drive our experience of out there.

 

Reality is not real. It is a perceptual bias.
All reality is virtual, not actual.
What you think you are, you are not.
The self doesn’t exist and you don’t matter.
Nothing matters, Nothing is real, Nothing is true.

 

The you that you think you are, is not you at all.
The physical body is not really there.
The illusion of the physical body limits what you perceive.
Dissolve the sense of separation.
Our realities are entangled.

 

There is no classical reality.
We have made up our reality.
It is literally just some suggestions that somebody told us about.
And then we all agreed on them.
If you make up the rules and think they’re real, then they are.

 

Thought creates morphic fields.
We live in a morphic field of indoctrination and belief.
When you unplug your awareness from reality, it falls away.
As you change your inner awareness, you change your circumstances.

 

When you let go of the one reality, all the others become available.
Trust the field of infinite possibilities.
Then the field enfolds you.
To resonate with the field, be like a little child.
Get out of your own way so that the field can work through you, the door.

 

Everything is one unified field.
We’re always immersed in it.
The field is always working.
But our ability to notice it is variable, dependent on our reference frame.
The field is always available to you through the field of the heart.
This brings intelligent perception rather than memory.

 

The right brain is in the wave-based state.
The left brain is in the particle-based state.
Material reality is the particle state, not the wave state.
The particle state is a collapse of the wave state.
Atoms only exist when we observe them, in the collapse of the wave state.

 

The left brain can only process things in a linear series.
It puts together perceptions to create the illusion of reality.
Our use of names and concepts to label experience constructs our reality.
Solidity is based on naming parts,
instead of bringing constant transformation into play.
You’re not solid.

 

The right brain is a parallel processor.
It can do very many things simultaneously on different channels?.
All you need to do is get into an altered state.

 

Instead of changing something (or doing clairvoyance)
you can be interested in it happening.
Then let go of the need for that thing to happen.
If you don’t care about the outcome, it becomes more likely to happen.
By letting go, you’re taking reality out of the prison that you’ve imposed upon it.
You’re going back to the wave state.
In the wave state there’s only potential.

 

There isn’t any quantum physics, it’s just made-up stuff.
When you change the laws of physics, physics changes.
If your reality sucks, it’s just a vortex to spin the opposite way.
Things can happen if you don’t have rules for what must happen.

 

If you focus on a problem, you give it more energy?.
Your focus or theory or your question determines your experience.
By asking a different question you may break the circuit of previous outcomes.
You may engender a new possibility wave.
A better question than ‘Is it true?’ is ‘Is it useful?’

 

Intelligent perception comes in, despite your thoughts.
Thinking is habituated, but it need not be.
It can be free and untroubled, without a charge or expectation.

Dreams are parallel universe experiences.
Time is a concept, not a condition.
If there is no time or space, there is no past, present or future.
Time can easily travel backwards or forwards.
It’s only your perception.

 

Even chi doesn’t exist.
It is just information in the field that when expressed becomes energy.

 

When you look at things, when you weigh them up, weigh them up in the direction of fun, of altered states of consciousness, of all possibility.
This allows for the probability that something can actually change.
Treating people like possibilities, rather than fixed structures, is a healthy thing.

 

FORTUNE-TELLING WITH THE TAROT – YES OR NO?

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Can The Tarot be used for fortune-telling as opposed to giving advice? Many claim this is not possible or appropriate. But here we see how powerful the Tarot can be when used as a fortune-telling tool. The Tarot can tell a story, as here in this 9-card layout on the story of Laura Jessel, the love-stricken heroine of the movie Brief Encounter. The cards tell her story by being read line by line in three lines from top to bottom. (Click on the image to enlarge it)

 

This layout shows how the language of Tarot works when used as a fortune-telling tool. The meanings of the cards enable them to give precise information about events taking place in a person’s life, either present or future. I refer to ‘fortune-telling’ as distinct from ‘advice, insight and guidance’. ‘Advice, insight and guidance’ readings are by far the more common way of using Tarot. They are done simply by reading one card at a time. The meaning assigned to the card is governed by its position in a layout such as the 10-card Celtic Cross. The Rider-Waite or a similar modern illustrative deck is frequently used in this way.

 

However, for extended and precise fortune-telling, it does not work to use a Rider-Waite type deck, nor the method of assigning a fixed meaning for each card according to its position. An older more esoteric and patterned deck such as the Marseille however, is ideal. So is a free-form layout of the kind shown here. With a traditional patterned deck and a freeform layout it becomes possible to read interconnecting events into the cards in such a way that a unifying story emerges.

 

In each line, the three cards are read as a single picture. In Line 1, note how the romantic Knight of Cups with his desirous attentions advances towards the placid female in The Star. This results in Laura’s uncomfortable love triangle shown in the Lover reversed. In Line 2, note how the the gaze of the loving Queen of Cups is drawn into the deep psychological uncertainty of the Moon card. And note how the composed King of Coins, her husband, looks the other way. In Line 3, the 9 of Coins stands for Alec’s imminent departure and ending of the affair. Note how the final outcome is the compassionate 8 of Cups, sign of a continuation of forgiveness and friendship between husband and wife. At the same time, Laura’s unresolved feelings for Alec, represented by the 10 of Cups reversed in the middle of the line, remain central to her shaken life.

Your Birthday Number – What Does It Mean?

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The day of the month you were born on – in terms of a single digit or Master Number – tells so much about your personality type. It is the most revealing number in your entire numerology chart. It is way more helpful as a 1-off personality indicator than your astrological sun sign. And yet hardly anyone knows this. Until now!

 

For here is a complete and authoritative run-down of all 12 Birthday Number types. It is the result of my many years of deep study of numerology, from text books, teachers and most important of all, in the field. I have observed hundreds of friends and family, and thousands of clients as a psychic reader, to experience the truth of Pythagorean numerology.

 

To find your type, reduce your birthday number to a single digit. For example, born on the 27th of a month reduces by addition to 9. 9 would be your Birthday Type, THE UNIVERSALIST. If you’re born on the dates marked with an asterisk – the 10th, 11th or 22nd of a month – look up both the single digit and Master Number descriptions. Away you go!

 

THE 12 BIRTHDAY NUMBER TYPES

 

1: THE INDIVIDUALIST
(Born on a 1 day – the 1st, 10th*, 19th or 28th)
You think for yourself and take the initiative. You pride yourself on being ambitious, strong-willed and different to others. These qualities make you outstanding in starting new ventures and pursuing personal projects or self-employment. When the vision is yours, you’ll put in 100%.

 

You have a presence that is self-contained. You are proud of your self-reliance and original approach. You refer everything to yourself. You are driven to work alone or with subordinates and to display your abilities. Although sensitive, you tend not to show your feelings. In your daily life you adopt a creative and goal-oriented approach. You think for yourself and make your own decisions. You have decided views on what may be the right thing to do in any situation. You may have difficulty in resolving your views with others, so will either take the lead, repress yourself or work alone. Anyone who lives with you will find you ambitions and alert for opportunity. You will be strong-willed, rational and practical in putting your inspired plans or ideas into action. You will use the executive ability of a leader. Although extremely determined, you may be better at starting projects than continuing them. Dealing with the broad brushstrokes attracts you more than gettiing bogged down in details.

 

In short, you are independent, assertive and venturesome, like Annie Bessant (1st), Julie Andrews (1st), Debby Harry (1st), Marilyn Monroe (1st), Bette Midler (1st), Princess Diana (1st), Jackie Kennedy (28th), Brigitte Bardot (28th), Malcom X (19th), Woodie Allen (1st), Ho Chi Minh (19th), Bill Gates (28th), Jimmy Carter (1st), Bill Clinton (19th), Yves St Laurent (1st), Seiji Ozwa (1st).

 

2: THE DIPLOMAT
(Born on a 2 day – the 2nd, 11th*, 20th or 29th)
You are sensitive and friendly and love relating to others, doing so with tact and understanding. You easily put aside personal quibbles to blend in. You are a binding influence in teams or 1-to1 partnership. You’ll give people or animals your full support with humility and attention to detail.

 

You have a presence that is warm and welcoming. You are supportive, considerate and cooperative in a partnership or team. You attend to others’ needs and can excel at group facilitation. You prefer working with others to working on your own. You tend to stick around anyone to whom you can anchor yourself as a loyal partner, helper or companion. In daily life you’re attentive to detail and duty. You are friendly and approachable and make a natural listener. You express your feelings but do your best to do so courteously and diplomatically so as to keep the peace. You are better at continuing than intitiating and are comfortable following the lead of others. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be easy-going and low-maintenance, not being overly concerned with your own material needs or status. Being sociable, you like romantic situations and are nurturing of mutual respect and well-being. You may throw tantrums or cry easily, especially when hurt by a build-up of insensitivity from others to your own unexpressed needs or feelings.

 

In short, you are cooperative, diplomatic and sociable, like Joy Adamson (20th), Sophia Loren (20th), Isabel Allende (2nd), Oprah Winfrey (29th), Ingrid Bergman (29th), Germaine Greer (29th), Britney Spears (2nd), Gandhi (2nd), Benjamin Spock (2nd), Alistair Cooke (20th), Buzz Aldrin (20th), Uri Geller (20th), Marvin Gaye (2nd), David Beckham (2nd).

 

3: THE ENTERTAINER
(Born on a 3 day – the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th)
Like so many famous singers, actors and writers, you have a penchant for self-expression and imagination. Words, images or creations flow joyfully and abundantly when you perform, enabling you to uplift or inspire. Social occasions, conversation and networking are your bread and butter.

 

You have a presence that is animated, restless and cheerful. You are quick to show your feelings. You are verbally creative and expressive. You especially take well to to the free-flowing use of words. You have many interests and are enthusiastic and upbeat about them. You want to shine in the company of others. In daily life you are talkative and friendly. You seek out company in order to chat and share warmth and happiness. You can be given to using overstatement in order to express yourself more vividly. Creativity excites you and you may find much satisfaction from taking up public speaking, writing or singing. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be affectionate and playful. You may sometimes be superficial or prone to making a crisis out of the trivial. You may have rapidly changing ups and downs. You can get bored easily and scatter yourself. Generally, you will radiate vitality and charm and spread joy.

 

In short, you are expressive, creative and joyful, like Grace Kelly (12th), Maria Callas (3rd), Dionne Warwick (12th), Madame Blavatsky (12th), Shakti Gawain (30th), Cameron Diaz (30th), Voltaire (21st), Pablo Neruda (12th) Luciano Pavorotti (12th), Frank Sinatra (12th), Iggy Pop (21st), Frank Zappa (21st), Winston Chuchill (30th), Jean-Paul Sartre (21st), Diego Maradona (30th).

 

4: THE POWERHOUSE
(Born an a 4 day – the 4th, 13th or 22nd*)
You are self-disciplined and industrious, blessed with high powers of concentration. You have the stamina to massively build or produce. You work long and hard with determination and a methodical approach. Your friends and family know you to be practical, grounded and sensible.

 

You have a presence that is resolute, determined and persevering. You like to be kept busy. Having started a job you’ll continue with it and be concentrated and thorough. You find reward in the details and in patiently analyzing and methodically proceeding step by step. In your approach to daily life you favour rules, routine and order. You may appear to be very predictable. Restrictions that seem intolerable to others will be used by you to maintain focus and high productivity. You are honest and conscientous and the service you give will be dependable. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be hard-working and attentive to duties and commitments. You may be serious and down-to-earth, but are responsible and good with practicalities. Rather than leave things to chance, you will make plans and be reliable and punctual in sticking to them.

 

In short, you are orderly, productive and practical. like Margaret Thatcher (13th), J. K. Rowling (31st), Maria Montessori (31st), Josef Haydn (31st), Anton Bruckner (4th), Samuel Beckett (13th) L. Ron Hubbard (13th), Garry Kasparov (13th), Moshe Dyan (4th), Alfred Hitchcock (13th), Patrick Moore (4th), Clint Eastwood (31st).

 

5: THE EXPLORER
(Born on a 5 day – the 5th, 14th or 23rd)
You are out-going and spontaneous. You have a non-conformist, freedom-loving nature that loves adventure and communication. You seek to continually expand your horizons through travel, experiment or investigation. You are multi-talented and have proved yourself, or at least dabbled, in many fields.

 

You have a presence that is open-minded, curious and enthusiastic. You explore and experiment and ask lots of questions. With your varied interests and colourful ideas you are stimulating and delightful in your dress, your conversation and your unconventional lifestyle. In daily life you look for variety and freedom and gulp down new ideas, pleasures and experiences. The promise of travel and adventure stirs you into excitement and action. You’ll always be ready for something novel and life-affirming and will seize each new opportunity as it comes along. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be versatile and spontaneous. You’ll be quick on your feet, take meals at any hour – or not at all – and be out and about most of the time. You may get bored easily, causing you to erratically hop from impulse to impulse. Surprise will be your spice of life and no plan will be the best plan.

 

In short, you are versatile, adventurous and freedom-loving, like Anita Roddick (23rd), Albert Einstein (14th), Karl Marx (5th), Arthur Conan Doyle (5th), Walt Disney (5th), Cubby Broccoli (5th), George Lucas (5th), Richard Rogers (23rd), Johnny Carson (23rd), Vaclav Havel (5th), Pele (23rd), Umberto Eco (5th), Cliff Richard (14th), Prince Charles (14th).

 

6: THE HARMONISER
(Born on a 6 day – the 6th, 15th or 24th)
You protect and provide or nurture and heal. You are sensitive to physical grace and beauty. Your essential stewardship of family, group, community or place keeps it balanced and well-adjusted. You naturally foster a sense of togetherness by taking hands-on responsibility for the well-being of those close to you.

 

You have a presence that is attentive, sympathetic and gracious, making you pleasant and easy to be with. You tend to take the lead only in a parental, caring way. You like to surround yourself with family and other close ones whom you will carefully protect or nurture. You feel it very good for others to need you or be reassured by you. In daily life you take responsibility and continually strive for harmony and balance. You attentively look after money and business matters. You ably and willingly make continuing adjustments to hold together any enterprise, place or community around you. You take notice of public standards, ethics and morals, and abide by them. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be clean and hygenic, well-dressed and well-presented. You will speak and deal with others with natural grace, giving attention to mutual well-being and fairness. You are sensitive to beauty and romance in relationships, living conditions and creative work. Your home is a credit to you – tasteful, elegant and properly looked after.

 

In short, you are nuturing, responsible and beauty-conscious, like Shirley McClaine (24th), Linda McCartney (24th), Claudia Cardinale (15th), Britt Eckland (6th), The Dali Lama (6th), Ram Dass (6th), Dale Carnegie (24th), Toulouse Lautrec (24th), Steve Jobs (24th), Jean-Paul Getty (15th), Martin Luther King (15th), Andre Previn (6th).

 

7: THE EXPERT
(Born on a 7 day – the 7th, 16th or 25th)
Your mental perspicacity makes you good with knowledge, with writing and processing information. You take the time in isolation to study, analyze or originate. Or you may be attracted to cultivating inner peace or mysticism. Yours is the mind concentrated and focussed for deep understanding of fundamentals without skimping on facts or details.

 

You have a presence that is mentally alert and ingeniously analytical or inventive. You absorb masses of information from books, newspapers, meetings or digital media. You examine it, process it, reflect on it. With your self-reliance and inner convictions you form your own conclusions, always aimed at wisdom and proper understanding. You often need time during the day to be alone and undisturbed for your intellectual, artistic or spiritual runinations. Working alone and at your own pace, you can access deep wells of inspiration or perception. You’re one who can carry mental projects through from start to finish. You can be unusual and eccentric, and possibly sceptical, mystical, abrasive or aloof. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be a mine of information with well-researched theories or viewpoints. These spring from your innate respect for knowledge and wisdom. Your profundity can lend you a critical or stubborn air which people may interpret as closed to their own views. With your fine rational mind you are able to be fascinating and stimulating in your discourse or in any area where you can prove yourself an expert.

 

In short, you are analytical, introspective and profound, like Marie Curie (7th), Kate Moss (16th), Ludwig van Beethoven (16th), Pablo Picasso (25th), Charles Dickens (7th), George Orwell (25th), Arthur C. Clarke (16th), Miles Davis (25th), ‘Prince’ (7th), John McEnroe (16th), Peter Falk (16th), Noam Chomsky (7th).

 

8: THE CONTROLLER
(Born on an 8 day – the 8th, 17th or 26th)
You are at ease with material wealth, money and high status. Your entrepreneurial instinct and skill at decision-making favours you for organisational roles where you direct or manage with executive-like efficiency. Running a business and making a profit are very much your line. High ambition and strategic long-range planning bring you much success.

 

You have a commanding presence. Your stride is confident, your demeanour straightforward and to the point. In competition you are strong and intelligent. You are a natural organiser or director using firm but fair strategies. In daily life you are keen on business and commercial activity. You take control of affairs with a sense of authority and an eye for success. Your methods are realistic and efficient. Your judgement is sound and your decision-making measured but, when finalized, emphatic. You’ll willingly carry the responsibility for managing large projects which you will do with a sure eye for profit or reward. Anyone who lives with you will find you take a no-nonsense, practical approach to earning a living. You’ll be prosperous or on your way to achieving prosperity. You’ll unashamedly display the fruits of your success. These may include status, wealth and material comforts such as a large house, fast car, immaculate clothing or jewellery, membership of a gym or health club and company pension.

 

In short, you are commanding, business-like and wealth-conscious, like Hillary Clinton (26th), Victoria Beckham (17th), Diana Ross (26th), Paris Hilton (17th), Elizabeth Clare Prophet (8th), Louise Hay (8th), Marianne Williamson (8th), General MacArthur (26th), Mao Tse Tung (26th), John Wayne (26th), Stanley Kubrick (26th), Martin Scorcese (17th), Rock Hudson (17th), Nick Nolte (8th), Bob Hoskins (26th), Robert De Niro (17th), Sean Penn (17th), George Michael (26th), Elvis Presley (8th).

 

9: THE UNIVERSALIST
(Born on a 9 day – the 9th, 18th or 27th)
You are paradoxically self-imposing and selfless, strong-willed and compassionate. You are the soul of generosity. You live reclusively but have limitless social and planetary awareness. This drives you to take vigorous action. It is with strong emotionalism that you help out, network, campaign or artistically create for the betterment of community or the world at large.

 

You have a presence that is generous, selfless and broad-minded. You are driven by deeply felt ideals. You consider the well-being of all life on Earth and will work to do what you can to help. Greater peace, social justice, an end to war and poverty, sexual liberation – these are among the values you hold dear and will constantly bring to our attention. Your passion for your ideals shows itself in your daily life. You support others while following and expressing your own strong feelings. You are no stranger to drama, controversy and self-sacrifice. You can be highly and altruistically creative. You take on the troubles of those around you with love and compassion in an impressive, fully committed way. Anyone who lives with you will find you to be generally tolerant and kind-hearted, giving unstintintly of your prodigious energy in humanitarian causes. Any cause that represents the downtrodden or vulnerable could receive your vigorous backing and practical support. You’ll travel widely, broadcast yourself and make alliances with whoever is relevant to the cause and in sympathy with your ideals. Your generosity and emotional sincerity will win you many friends, even notoriety. People generally will warm to your big-hearted, passionate and wise vision.

 

In short, you are idealistic, passionate and humanitarian, like Simone de Beauvoir (9th), Yoko Ono (18th), Joan Baez (9th), Bertrand Russell (18th), Dylan Thomas (27th), Nelson Mandela (18th), John Lennon (9th), David Bellamy (18th), Jimi Hendrix (27th), Richard Branson (18th).

 

THE MASTER NUMBER TYPES

 

You’re born on a Master Number day if your birthday falls on the 10th, 11th, or 22nd. This gives you the qualities of the root number day (a 1, 2 or 4 respectively) PLUS or RATHER, the optional qualities of the Master Number day (10, 11 or 22). To incarnate the Master Number though, you have to live at a higher level of energy, which some will relish while others will find too burdensome or stressful. Master Number types are usually prominent people active on a large stage.

 

10: THE LEADER
(Born on the 10th)
You live as per the 1 type and/or the 10 type. If the 10 type, you are an outstanding force in your field, likely to attract publicity or fame through your powerful charisma or conspicuous level of achievement. Others willingly follow you or make you their role model.

 

You have a presence that is imposing and larger than life. You compete well and strongly believe in your virtues. Your demeanour is charismatic and naturally dominates a room. You are suited to persuading or performing, politics or management, leading or pioneering. You refer situations to yourself and your interests. In daily life you go about looking for success and fame on a big stage. You expect and manifest high achievement, no matter the struggle. You periodically plan and mount ambitious projects that bear your signature. Anything relating to your goals, your image and public evidence or your accomplisments will draw the best out of you. You have the courage and the drive to take on the biggest challenges and opportunities so as to be all you can be. Anyone who lives with you will share your belief in your potential and feel your inner convictions radiating from you. You may often not share yourself emotionally, keeping your feelings and desires to yourself. When you take control, you’ll do so in a confident, assertive way. You will combine an intuitive approach with practicality and rational methods. Nothing will deter you from realizing your vision. Obstacles, opponents and delays will fuel your ambition and determination.

 

In short, you are powerful, high-achieving and strong-willed, like Judy Garland, Sharon Stone, Liz Hurley, Martin Luther, Nicola Tesla, Rasputin, Arnold Palmer, Robert Maxwell, Richard Burton, Harold Pinter, Omar Sharif (all born on the 10th).

 

11: THE LUMINARY
(Born on the 11th)
You live as per the 2 type and/or the 11 type. If the 11 type, you hold up a burning torch, a flame of inspiration to teach, guide or motivate. Whether professionally, philosophically, spiritually or artistically, you embody high or non-material values and excel in passing them on.

 

Your presence is intense and compelling. A powerful vision or network of ideals burns within you. You can see a better way and a higher truth. Whether in the realms of the spiritual, political or artistic, you feel compelled to share your vision and guide others. Your dreams and inspiration will inform how you go about your daily life. Everyday practical, material affairs will take second place in importance to your dedication to the highest ideals and truths. In your area of dominance you are a flame dedicated to lighting up the world. You work well with others and by your own example you inspire and uplift them. Anyone who lives with you will be unable to ignore your determination and inner rapture stemming from your lofty values. Your sensitivity may make you tempremental. Personal relations and absorbtion in the daily lives of others will likely interest you less than the task of offering your revelations and higher truths to the world at large. In doing this you will be helped by your subtle charms, your aura of enlightenment or your unshakeable conviction, even if people take this for being dreamy, zealous or self-obsessed.

 

In short, you are visionary, inspirational and radiant, like Martha Graham, Thomas Edison, Fydor Dostoevsky, Alexander Solzhenitzyn, Salvador Dali, General Patton, Osho Rajneesh, Sai Baba, Louis Farrakhan, Rupert Murdoch, Jacques Cousteau, Giorgio Armani, Steve Wozniak, Alex Jones (all born on the 11th).

 

22: THE MASTER BUILDER
(Born on the 22nd)
You live as per the 4 type and/or the 22 type. If the 22 type, you have the charisma, the force of will and body, and the drive to set up and push through massive developments. Your scale of operation will be huge but so too will be your attention to particulars. Your legacy may last for generations.

 

You have a presence that is powerful and charismatic. You demeanour is impressive yet also conveys harmony and poise. People around you feel impressed by your grand vision for projects that are both personal and universal. You are not lost in dreams, however. You constantly gather and shape the many resources needed to bring to life your epic plans for contributing to the world. In working on this, you go about daily life driven by a vision that is grand and inspiring. At the same time you are immensely constructive in taking the necessary practical steps to put your vision into form. You are aided by diplomatic ability and patient determination. Anyone who lives with you will be impressed by your idealistic, reformist attitude combined with attention to details and minutae. You will work daily with your considerable energy on your large-scale projects. Your talk will be of your creative or humanitarian work aimed at bettering the world. Your strength of purpose and sheer power of manifestation will be exceptional and visible to all.

 

In short, you are charismatic, constructive and globally aware, like Leni Riefenstahl, Richard Wagner, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles De Gaulle, Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin, Lawrence Oliver, George Best, Timothy Leary, Deepak Chopra (all born on the 22nd).

 

 

 

HEARTFULNESS

MINDFULNESS sucks. ‘Mindfulness’ is not a new word. We all know what it means by now: maintaining awareness of the present moment, whatever that is; and of your thoughts as they flit in and out of your mind; observing them and not criticizing or trying to change them. It’s an O – L – D concept, perhaps as old as Buddhism or yoga, and still the basis of meditation practice carried out by earnest spiritual seekers both Eastern and Western. But so very old, old, OLD … and dare I say it, out of date.

 

TIME FOR A CHANGE
Mindfulness, or ‘the power of now’ is dusty, antiquated, soporific, de-energizing, boring, and frankly NOT very useful, effective or life-enhancing. How do I know? I practised it on a zen cushion daily for 18 solid years. I tried it again for a few more months this year at the London Buddhist Centre. YAWN YAWN YAWN … tell me about it!!!! We want something new and better, don’t we? Something up to date for a new paradigm, new millennium, new humanity. We want a new mindfulness. With a new name too … The name being – HEARTFULNESS.

 

Heartfulness IS the new mindfulness, the feminine power of bliss for the new, heart-centred millennium. Heartfulness comes after more than two millennia of coldly masculine, mind-directed approaches to spirituality based on dispassionate observation and awareness.

 

THERE IS NO ‘HOW TO’ ABOUT HEARTFULNESS
Mindfulness is about the mind. It’s about clarity, stillness, detachment, and methods of attaining these. Heartfulness is about love. It transcends all the dualistic states and techniques of mindfulness. Heartfulness is from the infinite. It’s living in pure unconditional divine love that exists outside time, space and duality. The heart, our God nature, is the only thing that does exist outside duality. We’re in the divine all the time, so heartfulness is simply remembering this when the illusion of duality tricks us into believing or feeling that we have separated from it. This happens when emotions like grief, bitterness, frustration, anger, lust, depression, boredom, jealousy or rejection overcome us.

 

NEGATIVITY HAPPENS
Take worry. Worry contracts our being, tears at our nerves, distracts us from life, eats away our energy. It comes up and people tell us: don’t worry, be happy! So we switch on the smartphone, the TV, the music player, or Facebook or Twitter. We open the chocolate bar, beer can or kitchen cupboard. If more spiritually foxy, we try to change our thinking and thereby our feelings. Remembering the power of now, we may craftily choose the time of worrying to get on that meditation cushion and empty our mind. Or we seek a healing session or pop some pills prescribed by the doctor. Or we find a shoulder to lean on, a good friend or lover or therapist to talk to. It’s all futile. The worry may be diverted but pops up again another time, as strong as ever.

 

HEARTFULNESS IS FALLING IN LOVE
Heartfulness turns worry (or any other unpleasant feeling) into a positive and makes it a soulful, enjoyable experience. It reconnects us with our divine love nature. Heartfulness heals the inner wounds underpinning our emotional problems and alleviates them occurring in the future. How wonderful and ecstatic is it to ‘fall in love’? Well, that’s what heartfulness is. It’s falling in love with the unloved part of us provoking the negative emotion of the moment. It’s picking up the crying baby or wounded inner child that is the hurt emotion and allowing it to bask in unconditional love, affection, compassion, acceptance, non-judgement, tender okayness.

 

NOTHING HEALS LIKE LOVE
How long does heartfulness need? As long as it takes to feel love for the emotion. Where can it be done? Anywhere. When can it be done? How about the very next time you feel irritated? Love your anger, love your sorrow, love your contractedness – then feel a growing depth of blissful peace. The more you do this, the easier and more powerful it gets and the less you’re ever bothered again by the negative emotion and negativity generally. And if you are

Fortune-Telling Tutorial – The Oracle Ge (2)

Know your tools is an essential prerequisite to effective fortune-telling. My chosen tools include the Tarot de Marseille, the LeNormand deck and the Oracle Ge. This example shows how a 20-card layout from the 61 cards of the Oracle Ge can describe a person’s life. The life is that of the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. The cards are read horizontally and from top to bottom. But cards can have their meaning impacted by nearby cards in any direction.Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

Galileo was born in 1564 in Pisa. He was educated at a monastery in Florence, feeling quite at home with the strict, solitary life there. He pursued a medical degree at the University of Pisa but had no interest in this subject and dropped out (line 1).

 

He much preferred mathematics and researched this deeply. He wrote his first book in 1586 and taught many subjects at the University of Padua (line 2).

 

He started making important scientific discoveries, including an improvement on the telescope. This opened the way to his revolutionary projects, experiments and discoveries in astronomy and scientific observation (line 3).

 

He partnered with a Venetian woman with whom he had three children. The early death of a daughter was a blow to his activities (line 4).

 

Another was the punitive reaction of the Inquisition to his published work on the heliocentric theory of the universe. The Catholic Church placed him under house arrest where he languished under failing health and spirits until his death (line 5).

Fortune-Telling Tutorial – The Oracle Ge (1)

If you want to be a clairvoyant or fortune-teller you will probably want help from a purpose-built tool. The mystical, anonymous Tarot de Marseille is my standby. But so too is the modern 61-card oracle deck known as the Oracle Ge. It was a gypsy fortune-teller trading on an industrial estate in the outskirts of Cannes-la-Boca in France who introduced this deck to me back in 2004. Its symbols she said, are very powerful and will give good information. Here is how these magical cards can tell the story of a person’s life. The person in this example is Indira Gandhi, twice the prime minister of India. Each paragraph is pictorialized by a line of cards running from left to right, top to bottom. Note how events are pictorialized not only by side-by-side cards but often also by cards above and below each other.

 

Indira Gandhi, the only child of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, became her father’s close companion when her mother died, and later his prime ministerial aide. She had two sons by her husband, Feroze Gandhi, one of whom she lost when he died at only 33 (line 1).

 

Following her father into politics, she became president of the Indian National Congress in 1959. She went on to become Minister for Information and Broadcasting. This led to her becoming prime minister herself in 1966 (line 2).

 

Following several years of success she encountered growing opposition from political opponents. She reacted by declaring a state of emergency and sending opponents to jail. This made her unpopular and in 1977 she was forced out of power for several years (line 3).

 

She celebrated a return to power in 1980. It was during this term in 1984 that rebellious Sikhs demanding their own state occupied the Golden Temple in Amritsar. She reacted harshly by ordering her troops to storm the temple, during which attack many people were killed (line 4).

 

A few months later, she was betrayed and shot dead by one of her own bodyguards, an avenging Sikh. Her son Rajiv succeeded her as Prime Minister (line 5).My site Oracle ge pic2

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A Clip from My Lecture on Tarot and Shakespeare

Enjoy this 10-minute extract from one of my recent lectures. See how the dualistic energies of The Empress and The Death card play out in Cleopatra; and how those of The Emperor and Temperance play out in Othello. Tarot can relate incredibly well to Shakespeare and vice versa. We can learn so much about each through the other, as I hope this clip shows.

Love Your Feelings

I have studied duality for many years and this is what I have found. Everybody wants to be happy. And experiences the see-saw of happy and unhappy instead. Why? Because like any emotion, happiness is dualistic and alternates with its polar opposite, unhappiness. It must be so as long as we we allow ourselves to be bound by duality.

To free ourselves from duality we must step outside the realm of emotions, thoughts, time and space, all of which are limited and unreal and bound by conditions of change and alternation. There is no way to do this except to remember our original nature, Infinite Love which exists in Oness. Infinite Love IS oneness and beyond limitations of duality. So how do we do that? Well, according to my spirit guides….

There is nothing to do but to be who we are. And that IS Infinite Love. Then problem solved because as Infinite Love is non-polar it has no opposite. It is not an emotion. It exists outside of duality and is our original nature. It can be activated really quickly – simply by loving all our feelings individually as they arise. All those passing emotions of revenge, turmoil, sadness, anger, hatred, fear, shame, frustration, envy, lust, greed, jealousy, irritation etc. can be loved at the point of feeling them.

Trying to stop negative feelings, to repress them, to change them or to cease expressing them (as advocated by the Gurdjieff people) is useless, even damaging. But just loving them feels natural because it brings back the realization of who we really are. It reminds us of our true state outside of the dimension of change. This dissipates the pain of being human with its constant changing between opposites.

Don’t believe me. Try it. Love your anger, love your sadness. At the moment they strut or creep by. See what happens.

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Clairvoyance in Wood Green

This Saturday 14th February (and 18th April, 20th June, 15th August, 17th October, 28th November) I’ll be offering low cost taster sessions of clairvoyance right in the middle of busy North London. The Weatherstone Therapies (see website) Holistic Fair will be Upstairs in the gallery, 1st floor, of the Central Library, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD. Tube: Wood Green (2 mins walk). Entrance is Free. It’s from 2:15 to 4:30pm. See you there for a special Valentines reading!

Unique Oracle Cards Workshop

This Sunday 8 February, 2 pm, join me for my workshop
USING ORACLE CARDS FOR CLAIRVOYANCE
Bring your favourite oracle cards or gain experience working with two of the most popular French decks, the Mme LeNormand and the Oracle Ge. The object is to stimulate and explore our ability to serve as mirrors of fate and shapers of destiny. Whether for divination, self-discovery, insight or guidance, we’ll explore the power of these psychic tools and tune up our natural intuition.

Oracle Workshop Feb 8th

If you’re free on Sunday afternoon, February 8th why not join me to learn the mystic art of fortune-telling? My fun workshop at The Theosophical Society, London, 50 Gloucester Place, W1U 8EA, will be highly interactive and practical. 15 or 10 pounds for 2 till 4.30pm. Now’s the time to awaken the seer in you! You can get full details from the TS website www.theosoc.org.uk

Live Tarot Demo

This Friday 30 January, at the Rainbow International Hotel, Torquay, I am on stage 7.30pm for the Psychic Variety Show. Catch me if you can – demonstrating live Tarot-reading for members of the audience. Educational, mystic and great fun! Here

New Lecture

A wonderful experience delivering my lecture up at Leeds Theosophical Society yesterday. About 20 in the audience, who were extremely appreciative. The London date is now set for ‘FROM DOMINATION TO PARTNERSHIP – The Numerology of Mankind in Transition’. It will be 6.30 for 7.00pm, Friday, Feb 6th at Rm 101, Birkbeck London University, 30 Russell Sq, WC1B 5DP. I promise you a very powerful, kaleidoscopic, stimulating, presentation with a positive message of hope for us all.

Positivity Police

I’ve been warned by the Positivity Police not to mention Conspiracy in my upcoming talk on World history and Numerology. As if the secret history of the world is a forbidden subject because ‘positive’ people might too easily get upset or depressed or discouraged. Hey! If they’re so positive how would they be threatened by hearing some truth for a change? Even if it is about hidden agendas, New World Order Plans or orchestrated Brotherhood banker-financed global conflict? My talk will be B-I-G and will cover the transformation in global power structures over the past 1000 years. Where do we stand now with issues of authority and freedom, communications and censorship, truth and cover-up, war and peace? Coming soon, London, this February! Watch this space!