Monday, November 30, 2015

2016 - A Year of Completion and Transition

In numerology, the Universal Year for 2016 is nine (2+0+1+6=9).  Although the Universal Year number differs from our Personal Year number, we are still under the influence of this vibration to some degree. 

As everything in numerology goes in a nine year cycle, the number nine is an important and significant number.  While number one represents beginnings, nine represents endings – of all kinds.  This includes old ways of thinking, outdated relationships and any other circumstance that is no longer needed in your life.  In 2016, you are encouraged to let go of what no longer serves you.   

A nine year is all about change and completion so it can be a tough year for many people, particularly if you resist the process and hold on to outdated ways of thinking.  Therefore, it is important to let go and let flow.  The reason for this upheaval is to prepare us for the following year 2017.  As a one year, this will mark the beginning of a new cycle and with it will bring fresh perspectives, new ideas and of course, new beginnings.

As a nine year, 2016 is also karmic therefore a lot of old issues will come to the surface in order for healing to take place.  Often it can seem like an overwhelming accumulation of problems with no end.  The good news is that it won’t last.  Many will feel lighter when the influence of the one year takes its place the following year.

Nine is also the number of the humanitarian so expect a sense of compassion and generosity working alongside the changes taking place.

Keywords for 2016 are: Completion, Endings, Transition, Release

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tarot Card of the Month - The High Priestess

The High Priestess is one of the most spiritual cards in the Tarot deck and often the most loved by Tarot readers.  The value of this card is 2 and is associated with the moon.

Seated between two pillars, one representing light and the other dark, The High Priestess is the keeper of esoteric teachings and wisdom.  She holds the Tora in her lap representing knowledge.  Other sacred symbols are the crescent moon at her feet which suggests dominion over intuition.  The tapestry behind her is a symbol of Persephone and the pomegranates are a symbol of the underworld to which Persephone returns every year.  She wears the moon crown of Isis representing the Triple Goddess.  The solar cross on her breast is a symbol of balance between male and female.  

The High Priestess represents spiritual enlightenment and inner illumination, divine knowledge and wisdom. She has a deep, intuitive understanding of the Universe and uses this knowledge to teach rather than to try to control others. 

This card generally appears in a Tarot reading when you need to listen to and trust your inner voice.  You are urged to pay attention to your inner self, dreams and intuition rather than rely on the conscious mind or intellect.  It also suggests that there is something in the querent’s life that has yet to come to light; all is not yet revealed.  In this instance, there should be a period of wait before taking any action.

Keywords for The High Priestess - intuition, higher powers, mystery, subconscious mind