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Knowing Our Soul’s Place in the World via Tarot

As our world is rapidly shifting and changing politically, economically, socially, environmentally, and energetically, we humans may feel unsettled.  With such catastrophic and far reaching events such as the recent earthquake in Japan and ensuing tsunami, we may find it challenging to stay centered and grounded.  If we can know where our soul belongs, the space where we feel most at home, all will fall into place for easily for us.  One helpful esoteric tool to find our soul’s place in the world is the Tarot.  The universal, archetypal symbols embedded in its Major Arcana (higher spiritual cards) resonate with the deeper spiritual kn0wing to which all human souls are linked in the Jungian sense.  When we see these symbols, our souls naturally long to connect and discover where we belong in the grander scheme of our existence.

There are of course the adages that will pop up in your head just now.  Wherever you go, there you are. Yes true like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz,we collectively understand that no matter where you go, we still must face all of our inherent strengths and weaknesses and discover that home is where the heart is and we can never really leave that place.   Or Wherever you are is exactly where you are meant to be. Yes there is a call to trust that there is a divine order which compels us to synchronize our movements in space and time.   Still we are humans and we like to KNOW more clearly where we are at and where we are going.  So let’s see what the tarot can do for us.

For those readers who have been following the Blue Light Lady blog for awhile now, you may note I have written on all but the last of the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot (see the archives herein).  This last one, The World (XXI, the 21st Trump as the Major Arcana begin with 0) brings us to the completion of a soul’s journey of higher experiential learning and discovery of our place in the world.    This World card indicates that all our experiential learning about the different aspects of ourselves has become integrated, leading us to state of wholeness or holy “oneness” with all existence.


The Rider-Waite version of the card portrays this oneness symbolically by including the four universal elements as the four archetypal forms and four fixed zodiac signs (Air/The Angel/Aquarius, Water/Eagle/Scorpio, Fire/Lion/Leo and Earth/Bull/Taurus) at its four corners.  The unity of these elements is further represented by a grand wreath and in some Tarot decks by a serpent biting its tail.  Within this wreath at the center of the card a dancing naked woman is featured holding two batons that point below to earth and above to the sky and as such capturing the embodiment of freedom, creative expression, celebration of life on earth that is well linked with heaven.    The Osho Zen concisely and aptly portrays this concept of integration of self with spirit with an image of the Buddha as a puzzle with the last piece being put into place.

In this higher state of being, we can realize that we are an essential and unique part of All that is and can therefore fully embrace All in a state of complete and utter fulfillment.  We may be imperfect and feel incomplete in a human, finite sense, but when we witness ourselves as part of an infinite, spiritual dimension we become perfect and complete.  Then we open up to the great evolving expansiveness of the Universe and know that everything is possible.  There are no limits to what we can create, manifest, know or experience.  The world and beyond is ours!  Accordingly, when this card is chosen, the recipient can feel confident that they arrived at the place they need to be to fulfill their innermost soul needs.  Of course more than a real geographical place, this is a spiritual place.

Ok, we can recognize those spiritual truths in abstract terms, but how do we experience our soul’s place in practical, tangible ways as earthbound human beings?  The tarot can be used very simply and directly to determine where exactly we need to be if given a choice.  If we are trying to decide between geographical places for example, we can simply choose cards from the deck of 78 and observe which card comes up stronger and more positive for us.  It’s a bit like the pendulum or kineselogy technique in this respect.  The unconscious knows precisely what we need and will resonate with the symbols that embody the energy frequency of what matter can satisfy our heartfelt need.  For example, if the choice is between Europe , America or Asia of where a particular person needs to be in 2012 and the Tower card comes up for Europe, the 6 of Pentacles for America, and The Magician for Asia.  Then the answer is clearly Asia where the energy is strongest and most magical for that particular soul.  Be in the place where the energy is strongest and most positive and of course that must be backed up by a real compelling feeling the individual has for that place.  The Soul will naturally be magnetically pulled towards the place that supports its needs best.  Trust in your Soul, and all will naturally fall into place.

April 3, 2011  5 Comments
Categories: Intuitive Arts, Tarot | Tags: , , , , ,


1 Nona { 03.30.11 at 2:00 pm }

Thank you Danielle!

Couldn’t have come at a better time! This really resonates. I’m sharing…

2 Debbie { 04.12.11 at 3:12 pm }

How true, we can at times forget how much we really do know. Our humanness can at times stand in the way of our souls journey. It is not about the destination it is all about the journey. thank you for your gentle reminder
love and blessings

3 JoEl Liberati { 04.24.11 at 6:17 pm }

Random acts of kindness go a very long way to change the planet, one person at a time. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing year!

4 amit { 05.03.11 at 8:31 pm }

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5 John { 05.17.11 at 11:03 pm }

The tarot is a great tool,but as far for astrology its better if you do it only according to the universe.

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