The Fool’s Journey

If you are familiar to using Tarot Cards, you will notice most of the tarot deck has the Fool as the beginning card, the starting of the journey through life. The Fool’s Journey is a metaphor for the journey through our life.

We begin with the Fool (0), a card of beginnings. The Fool stands for each of us as we begin our journey of life. We are a fool because only a simple soul has the innocent faith to undertake such a journey with all its hazards and pain.
At the start of our trip, the Fool is a newborn – fresh, open and spontaneous.

You will see that in the Fool Card, the man has his arms flung wide, and his head held high. He is ready to embrace whatever comes his way, but he is also oblivious to the cliff edge he is about to cross. The Fool is unaware of the hardships he will face as he ventures out to learn the lessons of the world. Isn’t this familiar in our life?

The Fool stands somewhat outside the rest of the major arcana. Zero is an unusual number. It rests in the exact middle of the number system – poised between the positive and negative. At birth, the Fool is set in the middle of his own individual universe. He is strangely empty (as is zero), but imbued with a desire to go forth and learn. This undertaking would seem to be folly, but is it?

It is important that we realize that we are the Fool and the Journey of the Fool is our own adventure through the magical realm of archetypal energies. The Fool an everyman character,is how we begin and how we end, from our childish wobbles and gibberish to our drooling dotage.

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – Touchstone in ‘As You Like It’

Namaste!

Till the next time…

Love & Compassion brings us Happiness , Confidence and Self-worth

The reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. We are all connected as One.

However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.  

Namaste !

12th March 2016 Connective Session: Awakening Series : Self Inventory

A self-inventory report is a type of psychological test often used in personality assessment. A typical self-report inventory presents a number of questions or statements that may or may not describe certain qualities or characteristics of the test subject. 

I have goggled for a definition of Self Inventory though nothing come close to what we had done for Self-Inventory discussion in our last meetup.

Last gathering, Katherine uses a method which is a little similar to Self Inventory report but was totally verbal.  14 questions were asked verbally and everyone had to answer YES/NO/Others (Don’t know , Neutral , etc..) to the questions without much thinking. The objective is to find out where and what are the resistances to the participants.

From the feedback, we can then explore the “Blueprint of the Inner Consciousness’ of the person.

Prior to the gathering, each participants were asked to prepare their five important pillars in their life. The pillars can be but not limited to Materials Success , Love & Romance , Health & Well Being , Family and Spirituality. During the gathering, the participants were asked to place their Life Pillars freely for the use in a Self Inventory Layout Tarot Spread. From the spread, we can then be guided which pillars received the most & least resistance and how we can then navigate our energy patterns or frequency towards a positive setting for self -alignment.

Till our next gathering. Namaste Om!

Katherine Goh

 

12th Oct 2014 Connective Session: The Mirror Spread

In this class, we explored  a tarot spread layout – The Mirror Reflective Spread.

This is a fourteen card Tarot spread that looks at the internal and external part of the subject or events. We should read the 14  cards individually and proceed reading the 14 cards to one big picture of the reading.

The Mirror Spread of the Tarot is a very effective tool for gaining insight into problems or difficulties concerning relationships ; any form of relationships. For instance, relationship with self, romance partners, business partners etc…

Preparing to Lay Out the Mirror Spread

Each Tarot reader will have a different way of preparing for a reading. Some meditate, some just jump right in. Most will have a ritual of some kind, even if it only involves unwrapping the Tarot cards from their protective black cloth and spreading this cloth upon the reading surface.

For the Mirror Spread, both the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana should be shuffled together. There is no firm rule for shuffling these cards. Most Tarot readers simply shuffle until they are satisfied, and then proceed with the reading.  I usually advise people to shuffle their age to cleanse the existing energies of their deck before they proceed on a new question.While shuffling, it is important that you maintain absolute focus on the relationship in question.

Once shuffled, all seventy-eight Tarot cards should be spread face-down. Then making sure that each card is placed precisely. The more precise the placement, the more accurate the reading.

The Mirror Spread of the Tarot can reveal depths to a relationship, new or old, of which you may not have been aware. Remember that any major life decision should not be made solely based on what a Tarot spread may or may not indicate. However, the Mirror Spread can be used to gain additional insight/guidance when it is needed.

Till our next session.

Namaste!

7th Sept 2014 Connective Session: Tarot Major Arcana

The Major Arcana Tarot card meanings illustrate the structure of human consciousness and, as such, hold the keys to life lessons passed down through the ages. The imagery of the Major Arcana Tarot cards is filled with wisdom from multiple cultures and esoteric traditions, including the Egyptian, Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi, Hebrew and Christian religions.

The word ‘arcana’ is the plural of ‘arcanum’, which means ‘profound secret’. To the alchemists of the Middle Ages, the ‘arcanum’ was the ‘secret of nature’.

Therefore, the Tarot is a collection of the ‘secrets’ that underlie and explain our complex Universe.

The Major Arcana alone can interpret their messages regarding the soul’s journey through life, and the archetypal aspects of your character. The Major Arcana symbolizes the aspects of the Universal human experiences. They represent the archetypes and patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature.

Therefore it is important to study the images of the Major Arcana cards and contemplate their messages. Look beyond the simple keywords and traditional Tarot card meanings, and seek out your own personal meanings of these significant cards. The more you understand about their symbolism, the deeper your understanding of what they represent.

This class we delve deeper into each major arcana. Each participant is given a list of keywords associated with each major card. It is possible to conduct a Tarot reading only using the twenty-two Major Arcana cards. This method is typically used for Tarot readings relating to spiritual self-awareness or where you require deep insight from the collective unconscious.

Till our next session in end September.

Namaste!

30th August 2014 Connective Session: Tarot Numerology

One of the most ancient applications of the science of Numerology has to do with the design and creation of the Tarot cards.

The numbers on each Tarot card are enormously significant in the interpretation of their meanings. Each Tarot card is specifically numbers, and the images on each card reverberates in order to convey its meaning to the reader or interpreter, who then analyses such matters as current issues, relationships, future options and choices and the like.

Numerology is the study of numbers and their incredible effect on our lives. Numerology could, however, be better named ‘The Science of Numbers’. Numbers have been in existence since the beginning of time and predates all Alphabets.

This class we invest our time to study numbers with our tarots. A list of number 0-9 are given to the participants together with corresponding keywords to guide us along. For example, the number 7 is a spiritual number. Key words associated with number 7 includes: natural healer, inner-strength,inner-selves, intuition, inner-knowing etc..

Each number has a different vibration, and can therefore give us a better understanding of one’s pathway, and the circumstances which surround our life. It can direct one to the career best suited to each person, and gives us the opportunity to be more aware of the talents we have and of the pathways we choose to utilize them. It also tells us of the compatibility we have with another, especially who would be most compatible as a partner for you. It tells you how you may best help your family and friends, due to the numbers which control their lives.

Each number is influenced by a different planet in our Solar System. Each letter of the alphabet vibrates to a given number, 1 – 9, which is also the span of our life cycles. These numbers under which we were born, plus the numbers in our names, are the tools we are given in order that we may accomplish our mission in life, and enable us to work through all our Karmic Lessons. The Vibratory Power of each number affects us in both Positive and Negative ways.

Combining your tarot reading with numerology gives in depth reading to the enquirer. 

Start appreciating numbers with your tarot.

Namaste!

 

July 12 2014 Connective Session: Who are your guardian angels.

Everybody on this planet has a guardian angel — it’s about time you talk to yours! They are waiting patiently by your side to ease you through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Even if you’re skeptical at first, there’s no harm in giving it a try – everyone needs a sympathetic ear from time to time, don’t they?

Spirit Guides

Guardian angels are sometimes confused with “spirit guides.” A spirit guide is a loving being who has lived upon the earth in human form. This person then received special training in the afterlife about how to become a spirit guide.

Angels

These are the beings of light who respond to our calls for guidance, assistance, protection, and comfort. God’s thoughts of love create angels. The angels are here to help us, especially when our intent is to bring joy and healing to the world. Ask for as many angels as you want to surround you. Ask for angels to surround your loved ones, your home, and your business. Angels receive great joy at helping us, and they ask only that we occasionally remember to say, “Thank you” in gratitude for their help.

Archangels

These are the angels who supervise the guardian angels and angels upon the earth. You might think of archangels as the “managers” among the earthly angels’ hierarchy. You can call upon an archangel whenever you need powerful and immediate assistance.

In this class, we are bless to connect with our guardian angel and spirit guides. A session of series meditations to connect with our guides. 

  1. Go into a state of meditation.
  2. Greet your angel.
  3. Get to know your angel.
  4. Always remember to say goodbye and show gratitude to your angel
  5. Practice. Meditation is an art of itself and so is talking to your angel. You may find that at the beginning you’re not really feeling what you’re hoping to feel. Don’t worry; that will go away with time.

We also used our tarot cards to guide us in connecting with our guardian angels. Below is the spread we use.

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Namaste!