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Tarot Twos To Pair: Birth Cards

“Twos To Pair” Video Transcript:

Hi… Jordan Hoggard, author of Tarot in the Land of Mystereum here to explore pairings and contrasts with the family of the Twos . . .

… Numerically the Twos correspond with Judgment…Strength (or Justice if you run eleven that way in your use of Tarot card sequencing)…and The High Priestess of the Major Arcana.  You can explore the relationships of these numbers further in my blog . . .  So, let’s explore pairings and contrasts with the Twos. . .

With the Two of Pentacles: Sense the most crucial connections, the most vital yet potentially minute connective tissue present. . .and with this an ability to cascade verdantly throughout from subtlety to entirety, a Priority FedEx of influence. . .Visualize a direct connection between your feet and toes and your imagination and ideas.

With the Two of Cups: feel heartfelt cooperation, and with bright eyes smile as fresh ideas pulsing with life begin to play in your imagination.

With the Two of Wands: Discern and distinguish individual energies from one another.  Note how they interact.  As you do, mind overload and imbalance by not perceiving many little things as one big thing.  Respecting the energies you distinguish by naming them, as you focus each one by its name, identify and pair them with the aim of their influence.

With the Two of Swords: Gift yourself the ability to focus on familiar things to see them differently, in a new and polished light.   One of the vital lessons from the 2 of Swords. . .highlight object of your focus, Mind your focus to communicate content more clearly, rather than assuming and expecting. . . sense and communicate things anew, even familiar things, sense and communicate things more congruent with their identity.

So, a vital yet open-ended overall lesson from the Twos is about pairing and contrasting the whole family of Twos in your way to inform one another as they come up individually. . . you are better able to see familiar things differently..

Thank you for watching.  I look forward to further touring you through the families living in the Land of Mystereum.

 Birth Card Blog mentioned in video: “Twos — Birth-Placing Clarity” https://jordanhoggard.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/twos-birth-placing-clarity/
 
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Posted by on November 6, 2011 in The Deceptive Simplicity Series

 

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Birth-Placing Identity ~ The Nines


Tarot Birth Identities: The Nines + a Birth Card Finale!

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise and hopefully invigorating walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to your identity.  Also, I will layer in my concept of Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as catalysts, as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of each Birth Card combo into a single, incorporated and integrated voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with my Prelude versions of Birth Card Groupings.  I look forward to hearing your own, personal catalyst and trigger Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!  Whether you post yours here or not when you craft your own, as they can be great tools for you, personally, and no-one else, my wish is that this blog series promotes you in your own way to shine in the way only you do . . . like The Sun.

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Nines Invigorate video on my YouTube channel.  9’s video to be released in the near future. Please enjoy the other videos in the interim, and full-on share them if you dig ’em. Thanks Mucho when you do!  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters, and of course chiefly for your own Birth-Placing Identity set.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts present themselves as Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!  I hope this blog series can provide a vital step for you that way!

So, let’s get started with the Nines in from a Land of Mystereum perspective, shall we?

THE MOON -~THE HERMIT
XVIII ~ IX  ::  18 ~ 9
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 9, and thus correspond with the Nines in general, and the upcoming Nines Invigorate video on my YouTube Channel.
9’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Moon ~ The Hermit as your Birth Cards you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.          
See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?
The Hermit ~ you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer
The Moon ~ reflection connecting you to unseen places. (like the moon reflecting the unseen [identity of the] sun  . . . which of course beautifully comes next in the Majors)
~ Notice the cross-over overlappage in the mixed order of the single, integrated Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards working together.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected, working together(?), and as well also set to fall.  Maybe not linear.  Then again. . . In the Prelude The Hermit gifts his portion to the 1st part of the statement asThe Moon chimes in to reflect the 2nd part.  With integration of concepts imaginatively, things are incorporated, integrated, like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  The 2 portions mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths to enhance and bring about the creation of something different than the two separate characters.  Something new made by teaming things up this way.  Maybe as well that is how metaphor is made . . . like Andre Breton expressing, “The world is blue, like an orange.”  Two things put together in an integrated way that in short-form tell a new story.  With The Moon ~ The Hermit, I suggest to ask the question, “What new quality is revealed in my personality each time things team up and are incorporated this way?”  Visualize making a souflle.  The eggs whites are folded in in 2 stages.  They are incorporated across the process.  I suggest to think about this in just that way.  Hungry yet?  I certainly am. What about this?  Portabella Polenta Souflle with Mediterranean rice and a bruschetta . . . that oughta do it, and maybe leave one of the 3 as ‘WOW, I am full . .n rockin’ leftovers tomorrow.  Do Birth-Placing Identities of Preludes work that way?

Back in to the cards.  YOUR cards if these are Your Birth Card paring.

~ The Moon as indicating a natural reflection, the inner identity of la luna, The Moon, unlit as hiding in plain sight always there . . . to influence constant reflection?  To reflect in Your own way, like the moon does the sun?
~ The Hermit as a light insightfully reflected forward while at one and the same time peering into and illuninating and utilizing the chthonic darkness, maybe living in both at one and the same time like a Chthonic Numinosity =’ing Self?.  The Fisherman in Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” might just be this.  Or, Jung’s expression of the ichthios, the glowing-eyed fish yanked from the deep.  Something tells me that Harold in “Harold and the Purple Crayon” is a Moon ~ Hermit character unfettered by any reason other than to live and act wisely with his own vibrance in time, cycles of experience integrated whether they have been experienced or not.  Inner inheritances as expressed in “The Land of Mystereum” brings to mind, “From the mouth of babes.”  And, I am not talking about the annual Sports Illustrated issue or Maxim or insert your own rockin’ visual rag issue.

The Moon card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people ‘see’ you in the world.  The Moon card is known for its ability to reflect light from unseen sources as it influences your feelings constantly like the moon.  Get past the barrage to what YOU resonate with?  With The Moon card representing your Outer Expression experience the filters with which you influence your world. These are of primary importance.  Know that your cycles may move in a faster gear like the moon’s direct movement through and to and continually across the astrological signs of the zodiac.  Keep sight of shifting with your cycles as you are wise in time.  Your sense of meaning may poignantly and effectively occur simply in your each and every act, in your direct and actionable expressions not so much in need of explanation.  You may naturally cycle through the personalities of your ideas on a daily basis, even shifting your mode idea to idea with as much versatility as the moon influences each astrological sign as it continually moves through them.  Self-influencing itself where it is via its reflections?  Rather than reasons being unreasonable, you may simply, naturally act in the living of your life.  You may naturally act wise in time as directly as the moon continues its orbit.  Shift and corner and enhance and reinforce and strengthen the quality of your versatile ability to perform.  May I suggest to look into keeping track of the Void Of Course cycles of the moon?  To start things with a distinct sense of them?  You may be as agile in your moods as you are in your motion, especially when they tango together.  It is pretty Mercurial to be as agile in your moods as your motion.  But, visualize the substance of mercury.  The alchemists did.  It is metal . . . that flows . . . at room temperature of course.  And, maybe that depends on the room?   I would not advise touching mercury in any way, though, other than visualizing it or empathising with its qualities.  You probably already knew that.

The Hermit can represent your Inner Expression.  This is a side of you that only your closest family and friends may ‘see’. The Hermit as your Inner Expression can symbolize that you have an active and reflective inner light that leads your way.  You have a natural and thoughtful ability to illuminate mysteries as you mind and develop yourself, literally aware in minding yourself.  In some cards The Hermit sees his/her footsteps, aware and noticing the current placement in a familiar place.  And, this awareness of bith completed cycles AND an integration with current cycles, sometimes quite a Tower interrogation and replacement that I will call integrative experience may well be a chief feature of The Hermit’s ability to see familiar things in a new light.  To see and utilize familiar things differently, each time in a refreshing way that promotes vitality like dead-heading in a garden.  With The Hermit your illumination emanates from your experiences as your continual mastery and awareness of placement leads you to further discoveries.

“Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer” provides Imagination Tools to re-focus the emotional refraction of anxiety, to enhance and reinforce and strengthen your activities in just YOUR way!  Try it and see. Take a look.

And, back to the order of this blog, your The Moon ~ The Hermit Birth Cards, and Birth-Placing your identity.

To put The Moon and The Hermit back together again into an Exalted Prelude or an Evolved Prelude = minus card names: You may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.  Note that the cards are intentionally not mentioned in this second Prelude statement which I call an Exalted or Evolved Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present in the statement like the color of your eyes relative to you?  Are they embedded and contributory features? Or, is an Exalted Prelude, an Evolved Prelude what you come up with when you utilize the cards as counsel, and then make your own decision about how they work together?  . . . like in a reading! . . . where it becomes not a “they told me. . . ,” but a statement of your own that you supports you?  Your client? I feel an Exalted/Evolved Prelude has cut the strings, has unlocked the docking clamps like on Star Trek.  You can feel the float, or, hear your inner Jean Luc Picard with a confident finger uplifted to direct, say, “enGAGE!”  Exalt yourself  Evolve yourself!  Arrogance is ancillary and relatively useless.  Smiles are rockin’!  I often wonder if confidence without even a whiff of arrogance . . . is that another way to say someone is clearly having fun?  Hmmm . . . and maybe like a lion or tiger . . . expert skill can be naturally masked in play?

I hope you have enjoyed this The Moon ~ The Hermit Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer” is all about your life-long process to continually emancipate your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much, at least from my point of view.  I remember in a meeting someone telling me there was no “I” in team. They were simply frustrated in general so I smiled silently thinking, *maybe their lunch burrito wasn’t sitting so well?  Problems at home? Elsewhere?*  I had to laugh, though, when someone else chimed in right after, “There’s no U, either.” 😀  There is certainly U in gurU, though, YOU kinda “U”.  With your naturally aware and awakened Hermit ~ Moon Inner and Outer Expressions connectingyou to unseen places . . . you may well know how much we are each created in the image of . . .  and consequently each HAVE the face of . . . and further that you are your only ruler in the face of . . . YOU!

Hmmm, ever heard of the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews?  Great book!  I highly recommend it to layer in another facet to your daily life and as well to flesh out the experience of animals you come across.  I encourage you to experience them as totems, as living Oracle cards as they cross your path, as they enter and populate and pass through your experience . . . like the inner inheritance your were born with of your Birth Cards!  May animals enter your experience as companions, simply for a while, or just wonderfully passing through and saying, “Hi”, as they lend their personality, their story, to your story.  May your Birth Cards enter your experience.

But, thinking about “Animal Speak” and your natural inner and outer reflection that connects you to unseen places . . .that just gave me an idea!  With your Moon ~ Hermit dynamic duo . . . Are you your own living totem or are you unseen to yourself?  Do you exalt yourself without arrogance for your highest good?  Do you smile in darkness?  What happens when you securely place your natural Moon ~ Hermit to live as your own totem?  Does it accentuate you to activate your highest good?  If so, what do you do with that?  What would then occur when there is a You-sighting?  What would you like to happen when there is a You-sighting?

Thanks for your valuable time.  Much appreciated.  If this article freed you up to be more YOU in ways that only you can be like The Sun, I am thankful.

And, in closing this Tarot in the Land of Mystereum style exploration of your Tarot Birth Cards, discovering through the process of Birth-Placing your identity, I would like to extend a precis, a synopsis of these 9 Birth-Placing Identity with Preludes blogs for you.  Here is a Prelude section for Birth Card personalities, for Birth-Placing your identity.  I call these Preludes the integrated, individual personality of each Birth Card set as I feel they provide a bearing, an informed direction, to simply synopsize and provide triggers for Birth Card Groupings as personalities.  In each form they are placed in their respective locations throughout this blog series as whole Birth Card expressions, but I place the Birth Card Preludes here again, afterwards, as I feel they provide stronger triggers once you know the more fleshed out expressions above.  Enjoy grouping them in any way that you feel that they strike chords that best resonate with you, with you in your naturally enjoyable voice, in whatever place you are.  And, I encourage you to craft your own Birth-Placing Birth Card Preludes from what resonates from Mystereum and / or your fave deck!

THE Preludes of the personality of your Birth Card Set: some subtly different than presented before, as I their adjectives and movement may fluctuate like the tides here and there as they live and move . . . like the versatile You?!
SUN ~ WHEEL ~ MAGICIAN Prelude: With The Sun ~ Wheel ~ Magician as your Birth Cards you may often experience magical cycles of identity.
JUDGMENT ~ JUSTICE – HIGH PRIESTESS Prelude: With Judgment ~ Justice ~ High Priestess as your Birth Cards you may often experience continually renewed and far-reaching intuition that is fair and balanced.
JUDGMENT ~ STRENGTH ~ HIGH PRIESTESS Prelude: With Judgment ~ Strength ~ High Priestess as your Birth Cards you may often experience perennial renewal of your natural inner voice infused with far-reaching intuition.
THE WORLD ~ THE HANGED MAN ~ THE EMPRESS Prelude: With The World ~ The Hanged Man ~ The Empress as your Birth Cards you may often experience expansively afloat in clarity as you abundantly carry things to full term.
DEATH ~ EMPEROR Prelude: With Death ~ The Emperor as your Birth Cards you may often experience transformational senses of place.
TEMPERANCE ~ HIEROPHANT Prelude: With Temperance ~ The Hierophant as your Birth Cards you may often experience potently stable and magically mixing mind-body connections.  Consider yourself to be mindbodybeautiful, all one word.
THE DEVIL ~ THE LOVERS Prelude: With The Devil ~ The Lovers as your Birth Cards you may often experience vibrant and living healthy desires mutually exchanged.  Is this like Temperance engaged?!, a Prelude further integrating a Prelude into a Turbo Exalted Prelude of relishing in everyday moments, everyday devotions clearly with rockin’ comms?
THE TOWER ~ THE CHARIOT Prelude: With The Tower ~ The Chariot as your Birth Cards you may often experience vast abilities to orchestrate your momentum on the fly, at speed, and effectively re-orchestrate like The Emperor . . . going step by step?  Step by step in an Audi R8 rockin’-purr of 7,200 rpm racing forward strongly placed, popping the clutch at 3,800 in each gear, to change your pace and re-orchestrate your whole system in a single step?  Naturally and always effectively?  Have some fun in the slalom course.  Stronglt steer regardless.
THE STAR ~ STRENGTH Prelude: With The Star ~ Strength as your Birth Cards you may often experience your own voice bringing hope.
THE STAR ~ JUSTICE Prelude (sneaky add-in here): With The Star ~ Justice as your Birth Cards you may often experience a bright and celestial sense of renewal in and from your actions and the inspired responses you receive.
THE MOON ~ THE HERMIT Prelude: With The Moon ~ The Hermit as your Birth Cards you may often experience a naturally aware and awakened inner and outer reflection connecting you to unseen places.
If this blog strikes chords that resonate with you, I encourage you to pass it along and spread the word. Share at will~  &, Jean Luc responds from Data’s research foray . . . ,”Engage SHARE!”  Thanks mucho for your support!

‘Till next time.
Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on April 15, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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Eights: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Eights

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and I look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Eights Elevate & Exalt video on my YouTube channel .   Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts are Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!

So, let’s get started with the Eights Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

THE STAR ~ STRENGTH
XVII ~ VIII  ::  17 ~ 8
Note that Justice is VIII in Mystereum with Strength as XI. So, you may find that a STAR ~ JUSTICE pairing fits you more personally. It all depends on how you roll with YOUR Tarot sequencing.  Lots of hullaballoo around VIII & XI, 8 & 11 in Tarot discussions . . . some good, some great, some not-so much.  Some say one system is older and therefore sets a precedent.  Others say oh NO that canNOT BE!  Oh well. I will simply let the karma run over the dogma here. In Mystereum it’ll ALL depend on which way strikes a chord to resonate with you.  Might I suggest to be just as aware of a prover as you are of what they are proving?  

Depending, some reasons may be unreasonable, and some people make too much sense to argue with . . . even when they make that much sense and are SO on the other side of the universe about an idea. . . or, maybe that simply me.  Anyway, my li’l diplomatic rant’ll end there 😀   I look forward to express THE STAR ~ JUSTICE as a pairing in a future blog.  Here I will express the Star ~ Strength Birth Card Grouping . . . and that in itself should settle any tizzies down that are going on about which is which, at least maybe long enough to read this blog? . . . as I mentioned up there, Justice is VIII, 8 in Mystereum . . . but, my nod here the other way in no way says GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like on Soccer TV for either. I simply made a decision to play a different station today.  Hopefully FM in stereo. . . or a really high quality 8-track of Willie & Waylon.  Shotgun Willie!

OK, pipes blown out, let’s REALLY get started with the Eights Birth Card Grouping Land of Mystereum-style.

THE STAR ~ STRENGTH
XVII ~ VIII  ::  17 ~ 8
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 8, and thus correspond with the Eights in general, and the (upcoming) Eights Elevate & Exalt video on my ‘Jordan & The Land of Mystereum’ YouTube Channel .

8’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Star ~ Strength as your Birth Cards you may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.

See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?

~ Strength ~ you may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits 

~ The Star ~ and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.

~ Notice the cross-over overlappage in the mixed order of the single, integrated Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected yet set to fall.  With integration of concepts imaginatively, things are incorporated, incorporated like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  They mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths.  Is something new made by teaming things up this way? Maybe as well that is how metaphor is made . . . like Andre Breton expressing, “The world is blue, like an orange.”

~ Strength as indicating not to tame the beast, but control of one’s natural, inner animal? One’s instincts utilized as easily as speaking? The power of voice? That if you unsync with your own inner animal you . . . (insert “when Animals Attack” graphic)?

~ The Star as light traveling across eternity to reach you at every moment? To blink and wink at you? Hope in the dark? The black spot on a yin-yang symbol is more than just a beauty mark.  The white dot?

The Star card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people may ‘see’ you in the world.  The Star card is known for its ability to show you your resonant, celestial groove and the eternal hope that drives you to chime in and follow it. With the Star card as your Outer Expression maybe you are represented by the the cosmic ways you direct yourself.  Know that hope is eternal.  Keep sight of that to dispense with anxiety altogether.  Is anxiety emotional refraction?  The Star smoking hope, illusory?  Hmm, Hope doesn’t grow in the dirt.

Strength can represent your Inner Expression.  This may be a side of you that only your closest family and friends ‘see’. Strength as your Inner Expression may symbolize that you have a natural power to tune both your voice and your silences.  Is your voice like music and the space between the notes silence, both beautifully orchestrated together?  With Strength you may have a natural ability to develop and speak ideas with a perfect pitch as you modulate the tenor of your expressions like weather washing through. Remember that icky anxiety up there?  May emotions wash through you like weather, like they do with an animal.  If the water’s bad, let it go, and certainly don’t drink it kinda thing.

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And, back to the order of this blog, your The Star ~ Strength Birth Cards. 😀

To put them back together again in an Evolved Prelude = minus card names: You may often experience the clear strength of your own natural, inner animal in your voice that brings you wits and eternal hope as you continually find your cosmic groove and go for it.  Note the cards are intentionally not mentioned in this second Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present like the color of your eyes? As embedded and contributory features? Or, is an Evolved Prelude what you come up with when you utilize the cards as counsel, and then make your own decision . . . where it becomes not a “they told me. . .,” but a statement of your own that you supports you? I feel an Evolved Prelude has cut the strings, unlocked the docking clamps like on Star Trek.  You can feel the float, or, enGAGE!

I hope you have enjoyed this The Star ~ Strength Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much.  I remember i a meeting someone telling me there was no I in team.  You have to laugh when someone else chimes in, “There’s no U, either.”  There certainly is U in gurU.  With your eternal hope and naturalized Star ~ Strength inner-animal voice narrating your way, rather than being created in the image of . . . you may well know how much we each HAVE the face of . . .

Hmmm, ever heard of the book “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews.  Great book!  I highly recommend it for the Oracle cards of animals as totems as they cross your path, enter your experience, whether as a companion, for a while, or simply passing through to say, “Hi”.

But, thinking about “Animal Speak” and your inner-animal and your clarity of voice just gave me an idea.  With your Star ~ Strength dynamic duo . . .  Are you your own living totem? Can you live as your own totem?  What occurs when there is a You-sighting?  What would you like to happen when there is a You-sighting?

Thanks for your valuable time.  Much appreciated. If this article freed you up to be more you in ways only you can be like The Sun , I am thankful.  

If this blog strikes chords that resonate with you, I encourage you to pass it along and spread the word.  Thanks mucho for your support!
‘Till next time.

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

Website: www.jordanhoggard.com

Cool Products Shop: www.zazzle.com/mystereum

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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Sevens: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Sevens
  
Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and I look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!
  
Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Sevens Spread Out video on my YouTube channel — check out links below. 7’s video to be released in the near future.  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts are Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!
 
So, let’s get started with the Sevens Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

THE TOWER ~ THE CHARIOT
XVI ~ VII  ::  16 ~ 7
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 7, and thus correspond with the Sevens in general, and the (upcoming) Sevens Spread Out video on my YouTube Channel
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7’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Tower ~ The Chariot as your Birth Cards you may often experience vast abilities to re-orchestrate your momentum in world-altering ways.
            See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?
The Tower ~ in world-altering ways; to re-orchestrate
The Chariot ~ you may often experience vast abilities (to re-orchestrate) your momentum

~ Notice the cross-over overlappage and mixed order in the single Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected yet set to fall.  With integration of concepts imaginatively things are incorporated, incorporated like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  They mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths.  Is something new made by teaming things up this way.

~ The Tower as indicating that the pond remembers its turning over only in its fertility?

~ The Chariot as a single sunflower in a vast field of sunflowers? An experiential acceleration in an intense cascade of expansion on the move, meshing and syncing in a seamless segue in motion and at speed?  Like a chariot that engages from the side to sync up and match and mesh momentums?  Hmmm, a sunflower.  Brown ground.  Green stalks (wanna say yellow clovers and blue diamonds n Lucky charms).  Golden petals.  Lush, brown center . . . gold petals connecting to the sun across the sky . . .

You see, in The Land of Mystereum cards are exalted, and they exalt themselves without arrogance and with total confidence.  They are comfortable with what they are as they further expand and develop themselves.  Always complete, never finished, their verbs cycle and shift forward as they speak and live in motion.  The Land of Mystereum is not a place to experience “OH, not THAT card!”  The Land of Mystereum is a place to live with the cards, to move through their experience to inform your own.  And, on THOSE cards?  All I can say is check out Tarot in the Land of Mystereum, and maybe you can do this quality justice in a reading, on a blog.  Try it and see.  Take a look.

So, back to the order of this blog, your Tower ~ Chariot Birth Cards. 😀

The Tower card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people might ‘see’ you in the world.  The Tower card is known for its ability to alter your world across the board in powerfully specific and system-wide ways.  With the Tower card representing your Outer Expression experience the powerfully pervasive ways you fully reconstruct your world in times of marked change.   Know that your strength dwells in abilities to shift strongly.  Keep sight of the ways you reconstruct things, rebuild things, integrate and iterate and reiterate things in bright new ways that create full-boat renewal.  Odds are, with The Tower as your Outer Expression you may be perceived as the one who can be looked to regardless of the situation.  You can build with that single quality.  It is both mortar and stone in regards to personality.

The Chariot can represent your Inner Expression.  This is a side of you that maybe only your closest family and friends ‘see’.  The Chariot as your Inner Expression may symbolize that you make connections quickly as you enthusiastically sync up and mesh with your focus directly at speed, in motion, in real-time.  Your modes to engage your focus are most probably agile and forward thinking.  Too few words here for The Chariot?  With The Chariot the meaning occurs in the act.  Your whole life up to a Chariot moment may have prepared you for it.  YAH!  Oh, that was to the horses, not you.  ;-D

Putting them back together again: You may often experience vast abilities to re-orchestrate your momentum in world-altering ways.  Note the cards not mentioned in this second Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present like the color of your eyes?

I hope you have enjoyed this The Tower ~ The Chariot Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much.  There may be no I or U in team LOL, but there certainly is U in gurU.  With your fuel-injected and aspirated Tower ~ Chariot inner divinity fueling your way, rather than being created in the image of . . . you may well know how much we each HAVE the face of . . .

If this article freed you up to be more you in ways only you can be like The Sun, I am thankful.  ‘Till next time.

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

 
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Sixes: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Sixes

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the Aces Four Potential and Twos To Pair on my website and YouTube channel — check out links below. 6’s video to be released in the near future.  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts are Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Birth Cards YOUR way!

So, let’s get started with the Sixes Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?
 
THE DEVIL ~ THE LOVERS
XV ~ VI  ::  15 ~ 6
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 6, and thus correspond with the Sixes in general, and the Sixes Settle In video soon to be released on my YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/drawsalotmore .
 
6’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Devil ~ The Lovers as your Birth Cards you may often experience vibrant and living and healthy and intense earthly desires.  See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 character as facets of one personality?
 ~ With The Lovers ~ you may often experience vibrant and living
 ~ With The Devil ~ and healthy and intense earthly desires.

     ~ The Lovers as vibrant joineries living together in harmony.

     ~ The Devil as letting the goat-ego that needs immediate hierarchy be maled and femaled so to speak to integrate spirited desires unique to each of us?  Anima or animus living in each of us like yin and yang, and with the whole yin-yang as a symbol of mind-body?  Coupled and integrated with The Lovers and expressed in a single word?  A made-up word of course, a neologism.  The single word?  How ’bout mindbodybeautiful.  I would say that the black dot is more than a beauty mark on the yin-yang symbol.

With this Birth Card dynamic duo The Devil card as a higher number can represent your Outer Expression, you yourself, elevated and expressing yourself.  Your Outer Expression may be how most people ‘see’ you in the world.  The Devil card is known for its ability to temper desire as it intensifies it, to build with pleasure.  With the Devil card representing your Outer Expression you have the ability to make grand gestures while keeping in mind to direct their intensities.   Know that your intensities are an asset.  Keep sight of fully steering and orchestrating your momentum as you continually tailor the intensity of your energy levels.  The Devil as your Outer Expression may also present as addiction.  Desires building in and to pleasure are great!  Desires skidding out of control off the track?  Not so great.  With The Devil as your Outer Expression I would suggest to lend an ear to what you really like and love, to explore within yourself what really pleases you, what floats your boat, and that’s that.  It is what it is kinda thing.  Relish in YOUR desires.  They are yours, and that can be an amazing treasure when they are in action.

The Lovers represents your Inner Expression.  This is a side of you that only your closest family and friends ‘see’.  The Lovers as your Inner Expression symbolizes that you feel vibrant harmonies embedded in your every joinery.  You have an innate ability to connect things together with in life as you weave your experiences together.

Putting them back together again:  You may often experience vibrant and living and healthy and intense earthly desires.
I hope you have enjoyed this The Devil ~ The Lovers Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  If this article freed you up to be more you in any way, I am thankful.  ‘Till next time . . .

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan

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Fives: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Fives

Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.

Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the Aces Four Potential and Twos To Pair on my website and YouTube channel — check out links below.  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well Your Royal Court characters.

So, let’s get started with the Fives Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

TEMPERANCE ~ HIEROPHANT
XIV ~ V  ::  14 ~ 5
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 5, and thus correspond with the Fives in general, and the Fives Come Alive video soon to be released on my YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/drawsalotmore .
5’s Birth Card Prelude: With Temperance ~ The Hierophant as your Birth Cards you have the ability to experience potently stable and magically mixing down-to-earth mind-body connections.
            See how the simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?  Letting it flow out a bit, to expand the simplicity.  Temperance ~ you have the ability to experience potently stable and magically mixing.  The Hierophant ~ down-to-earth mind-body connections.

Temperance as alchemical mixing, magical mixing?  The Hierophant as bringing spirit down to the earth?  The “continual” aspect of The Hierophant here makes for an altogether new take on the Traditionalist . . . or Hierophant on a bad day as the stubborn and unbending traditionalist.  I find that this continual aspect applies to The Hierophant especially aptly in the context of this Birth Card dynamic duo.  Feels like Temperance might have rubbed off on the Hierophant, and maybe The Hierophant rubs off some discipline to the magical mixing ritual of Temperance . . .  and brings them together as a cohesive alchemy.  I rather like that.

With this Birth Card dynamic duo The Temperance card as a higher number can represent your Outer Expression, you, elevated and expressing yourself.  This is how most people ‘see’ you in the world.  The Temperance card is known for its ability to balance contrasting intensities.  With the Temperance card representing your Outer Expression experience your natural abilities to bring things together, to magically mix them much as nature does.   Know that you can pour away interruptions without upsetting the balanced continuity of your flow.  Keep sight to continually keep each contrasting intensity strong in its identity and freshly contributing to continually build value.

The Hierophant represents your Inner Expression, the depth of your identity, your character.  This is a side of you that only your closest family and friends ‘see’.  The Hierophant as your Inner Expression can symbolize that you have natural abilities to feel down-to-earth mind-body connections.  You have a down-to-earth spirit with which to infuse your world.  New spirit is continually brought in, down to earth, and there you are your own father figure or traditionalist placing and integrating things in your own, personal way.

Putting them back together again in Prelude form minus the titles, incorporating them as a reflection and expression of personality:  You have the ability to experience potently stable and magically mixing down-to-earth mind-body connections . . . matter of factly as a normal personality trait.  And, this is SO not normal . . . Is this one of your natural qualities that you are able to exalt to keep the things you do refreshed and in so doing free yourself up to build more value in your life?  I find that when things are integrated AND contribute their own strength of identity in their own ways, oftentimes simplicity is also vibrantly expansive.  Like the ocean, always continually ebbing, constantly flowing.  Always is still simply the ocean, simply a body of water, and my my expansively deep and discovery-quest-level HUGE!
I hope you have enjoyed this Temperance ~ Hierophant Birth Card Identity Blog.  May you find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  “All similar, each unique” as The Land of Mystereum’s mascot says.  I will also put some more words in Chiron’s mouth ;-D and add, “Always complete, and never finished.”
And, in closing . . . Enter The Hierophant speaking directly
“I am the Hierophant, your spirit continually coming to the earth.  I am the source of your life force.  I fill you with light.  I permeate Mystereum along with The Hermit, and address you with ‘I’ to stabilize your identity for love in The Lovers to come next.  The Hermit’s wise and reflective light comes to provide a darkness that consolidates ideas like the moon.  Through the wisdom of that which is pure and not-knowing, I provide an inner light which turns on the mystery of life itself.  Turn on the mystery of life itself within you and I am there.  Feel it in your ideas!”
~ (c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard
~ excerpt from “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum” published by Schiffer Publications
If this article freed you up to be more you in your way, I am thankful.  Happy New Year!  ‘Till next time . . .

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum, Chiron The Mystereum Mascot, & The Hierophant
Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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Death As The Master Gardener (+a little extra to chew on + BONUS!)

Enjoy Jordan Hoggard’s fun and depthful exploration of the Death card utilizing a mindset he generated for Schiffer Publication’s 2010 release of “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer”, available at The Tarot Garden and on Amazon and bookstores everywhere. The Land of Mystereum is composed of a 192-page Imagination Primer + retooled Mystereum Tarot deck to emancipate the personalities inherent in Tarot cards and inspire you to further discover natural components of your imagination that you can personally develop and utilize in powerfully actionable ways throughout your everyday life.  It has Tarot speak, each card in their own voice, to enhance YOUR Tarot voice through dialogue and stories expressed by the cards.

Throughout this presentation keep in mind that if your intuition ever feels a little off, or whacked, or having gone missing, it is suggested to simply let it rest.  Simply, let it rest.  Simply listen and surf and swim with your eyes and ears rather than concerning yourself that your intuition feels off.  Maybe it simply rests in your logic.  In this case let your mind and logic flow. Maybe it is transforming.  You may be pleasantly surprised.  Rest is a death of sorts, a rejuvenation time, especially utilizing the way of The Land of Mystereum.  Death is also outright.  Finishes.  Completions.  Death is the mother of memory, and the fertilizer for dreams.

Death

So, let’s get The Death card to come alive for you and play with Death Mystereum-style!  Here we go!

Visualize leaves falling from a tree.  Focus on a single leaf and follow it all the way to the ground in your mind.  What does it do there once on thegrond?  Over time it will decompose.  Think of the concept of decomposing.  Something losing its form.  Something moving back into a formless state.

Now raise your mental focus back to the falling leaves as you begin to notice the tree.  As you begin to un-focus on the leaves, keep a soft awareness of their falling.  Begin to clearly see the tree.  From where you are focus in on the tree.

Smile into the tree as you sense how each and every leaf softly and simply pop-drops off the tree to begin its journey towards becoming nourishment.  As each leaf softly begins to fall, begins this part of its journey, feel how the tree is invigorated as it sheds each tiny little scale of a leaf, like each tiny little chaff shell from wheat in the wind.

Now, enhance your focus on the tree as a life force.  Feel the leaves lost, the leaves shed.  Feel how they strengthen the tree.  Feel how things lost strengthen the clarity and energy of your own focus.

Let’s add a bit more depth and spice here.  The Black Crucible of The Magician!  What is that, The Black Crucible of The Magician?

Closing your eyes visualize the big bowl of your night sky as a huge, black crucible, an immense forming-vessel.  And then, visualize a shooting star to cross this black bowl of your night sky.  Allow The Magician to magically remember the 1st spark of inspiration that crosses your imagination, and the rejuvenating death of its disappearance.  Remember the 1st spark of an idea.  Visualize that shooting star AS the 1st spark of an idea.  Slow its instantaneous coming and going down as you watch it slowly cross your night sky.  Watch it and smile.  Imagine it again.  Now, as you begin to imagine it again, slow down your big bowl of night sky that is around it and watch the whole scene as the shooting star appears and slowly, slowly moves across your big bowl of night sky slowly. Slowly.  Slowly.  And, it is gone again, going through a cycle of life, a cycle of death.  Run slowly through that again as you count to 9.  Remember the shooting star as it plays slowly in long-form each time you have an idea.  Remember this slow-form of your idea to gear into ITS mode of cycles before you jump in and write it down.   Adjust to the pace and rhythm of you idea.  Slowly gear into it as you steer yourself to jot down the remembrance in its own particular ways, with its own, personal, identifying qualities.

Think of something you struggle with or identify a challenge you enjoy.  As you open your eyes, no need to stay Tarot-related here, open your eyes and jot down an idea that came to you, any idea.  Really begin to express the particular core of this idea, a primary connective tissue of its influence, its essence.

This idea will be your topic to explore the Death card in a Land of Mystereum way with direct and Actionable Imagination as a tool.  We will utilize a 3-card Treasure of Tuning over the Stones Tarot spread and The Treasure of Turning Over the Stones methods of Tarot reading here.  This is a session to further and clearly illuminate multiple ways to utilize the change of the Death card for transformation and regeneration WHILE you are experiencing the change. This is a way to enhance your view and feeling-sense of the Death card to further experience interactivity in your Tarot sessions with yourself and with clients, an also to utilize the nourishing qualities of Tarot in your everyday life.

Death indicates that you yourself, alive, that you ARE The Phoenix!  Life and death are the same thing here really, or, one thing, a life-and-death.

Visualize Death as a winter garden, a place where things rest to renew.  Sense the winter garden in the space between each and every moment you experience. Visualize a winter garden space between each moment that infuses the moments you feel flux, feel the rest for rejuvenation of the winter garden.  Feel the rests.  Sense the pauses.  Feel the spaces between moments.  Feel the rests, the little deaths in pauses that prepare you, prepare you AS Phoenix for continual renewal, to keep you refreshed during change.  This is as continuous as the body’s chaff of dead skin flaking off.

Not such an attractive image there? You are right! Death can have a putrid quality.  But, like wheat, feel the chaff, the chaff blown off, the chaff blown off dead in the wind.  As the chaff disappears see and feel only the wheat reveals!  Your dead skin flaking off as an unattractive image?  Sense and feel the amazingly attractive image of YOU continually revealed!  Feel yourself here AS The Phoenix!  Experience the Death card from life, with you AS The Phoenix!

Now, let’s take this interactive quality further.  I suggest to close your eyes again, but I simply suggest that.  You do what you feel best.

Visualize leaves falling.   Visualize a tree in the background.

Still the tree blurred in the background.  Still it. Make it motionless.

Begin to focus on the tree.  As each leaf hits the ground in its Morticia-style love of death, the tree focused in your mind, feel each leaf kiss the ground,

feel each leaf kiss the ground to return, to nourish, your tree.

As each leaf falls from your tree feel the tree subtle things live more brightly,

feel your tree subtly live larger moment by moment, moment by moment it expands as each leaf leaves the tree, as each leaf kisses the ground.

There can be a Morticia-style kind of death-love that nourishes your tree here.  Take several deep breaths, several deep breaths, and subtly, leaving the tree in your mind, come back to the room.

I would like a short period of silence for you here.  Settle in.  Let sound die to thicken the living rue of silence.  Count to 9 in your mind slowly.

This presentation is primarily visualizations to bringing images to mind as I feel Tarot is about visual story, about images and their influences.  Here images can catalyze and emphasize your ideas, creativity, and intuition as the 4-charactered voice of imagination, the 4-charactered voice of imagination where the 4th character is the space between idea and creativity and intuition that brings the 3 into relationship.  Listen and fully sense this 4-charactered approach of imagination’s voice as simply one of the many ways to enhance the actionable and effective qualities of your imagination.

Now, here is a GRAND image for experiencing the magical and imaginative qualities of death:

A caterpillar sees the end of the world in a flower, where a Master envisions, dreams a butterfly sipping the nectar.  Walk-talk-see-feel yourself to travel as a caterpillar.  Maybe you feel there is something in a caterpillar of one of your ideas that you must do.  Do you encase the idea in a chrysalis?  Are you able to let the idea you fall asleep in its caterpillar life, let it sleep in the psychic winter garden of this chrysalis? Your idea may fall asleep to your life, and what of when it awakens transformed?!  This is about Death as a letting go where you are able to respect the variety of timing and cycles that most naturally nourish any particular idea as you transform it to provide the most effective influence from its naturalized identity.

To truly let go of your idea as the caterpillar does in the chrysalis, your idea can literally liquefy inside the chrysalis as it transforms to its new, natural state.  To truly let go like a caterpillar does in totality, your idea can liquefy to awaken in new form. . . with wings even!

You see, a caterpillar doesn’t go on a diet, lose some legs, and grow some wings.  A caterpillar literally liquefies into a primordial soup in its case, its vessel, its chrysalis that operates as its personal self-made womb, an alchemical life-crucible of its own making to liquefy within and throughout so that it may naturally reconstitute! It may naturally reconstitute as a butterfly!  Hear that?  How cool!  The caterpillar soup reCONSTITUTES, reconstitutes to beCOME a butterfly! How cool is THAT?!

It slide-emerges out of the chrysalis it made as it cracks it like a snake with egg-tooth from its egg as the NOW butterfly swells.  It unfurling-its-wet-wings emerges as, more than meets the eye as it wings unfurl as if larger than possible from that tiny chrysalis, its skin shedded like a snake, its skin not missed.  Let one of your ideas crack-hatch here as it emerges from the forming life-crucible of your own making.  Experience this emergence as Death, in an awakening!  The chrysalis can crack open and with wet and folded wings the butterfly slowly stretches to unfold and unfurl its new “LEGS” like a cat waking from a nap.  Its legs to get around are now wings!  And, where did the other legs go?  Interesting, that butterflies taste with their feet.  Cracking the vessel of its chrysalis, the butterfly literally broke the mold . . . and I would venture to guess when a butterfly sees a catterpillar, it might just think, “What’s that pretty crawly thing?”  Like a pond turning over, I gather that the butterfly remembers the caterpillar only in its newfound fertility and flight as a way of life.

The butterfly broke the mold to emerge slowly. . .as a butterfly!  Notice a smile as its wet and folded wings unfurl?

Not as chaff to be blown off by the wind, the butterfly leaves the chrysalis, having broke the mold as it emerged, to fly ON the wind!  To raise into the winds of change as it flies!  And, once you can fly, flight becomes a way of life so says the butterfly!  The Phoenix flies!  Your ideas can fly as you unfurl your arms and you slowly wake to the room! Fly back right here!

So, here I will simply make some statements for reflection, for dreaming of flight.

Force is not necessary to change.  Forces are, but change may be effortless on your part.  Maybe.  Massage this like clay.  Throw a mind-pot on your imagination’s potter’s wheel.

Be comfortable with the not-knowing like the caterpillar who knows there is something that simply has to be accomplished. Accomplishment = meaning that occurs AS action here.  The not-knowing?  What is that really?  It means that meanings and reasons occur IN your actions rather than in explanation.  Meaning occurs in the act.  Meaning occurs AS the act, infusing it throughout.

Meaning.  Reason.  Meaning and reason IN action!  Think of the not-knowing as your personal path to enhance your ability to be attached to one thing.  You do not need to be attached to life.  As the comedian Lazy Boy says with a big laugh, “Have fun and do your thing.  None of us are getting out alive.”  So, what is this one thing to be attached to?  Death takes care of your outcomes?  More than that natural feature.  That feels rather uninspiring.  Explore simply being attached to one thing.  Explore being attached to being pleasantly surprised, often.  Be attached to being pleasantly surprised daily!  Lose the trip-ups.  Spread your wings and lift your legs, glide right over them . . . and maybe even begin doing so naturally, unaware of them, eyes on the flower, eyes on the prize.

The way I look at death in this way is this.  The older I get, the more comfortable and happy I get. Frank Lloyd Wright put it this way, “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

So, for Death I have presented you with:

the not-knowing and the chrysalis

You as Phoenix and your ideas as leaves

Ideas as a tree.  Feet as taste buds of earthly connection.

As you are here alive, I see death, as in the Death card, as this totality of transformation. Transformation, then, is a way to open up, to break the mold.  Transformation is a way to open portals of discovery in ways like a caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, your ideas that become more than you never dreamed as you garden them to naturalize over time and cycles and seasons.

So, lastly before I share aspread, I hope there have been inspiring moments for you throughout this presentation, and that there have been and will continue to be inspiring moments in each of your lives that emerge from chrysalises, each chrysalis to be posited in lineage, as it is forgotten into flight.

So, in the final moment here of my presentation, as I die it to completion, I will touch on grief from a Death card perspective.  We each grieve differently, and we each grieve differently each time.  So, each time you draw the Death card take a moment to silently let the chaff and the falling leaves disappear to reveal the wheat and the tree and the Phoenix as they present themselves in your reading.  To reveal lineage forgotten into the treasure that is flight.  Literally, sense fully to get at what is emerging, and what emerges rather than what is falling away.

And, in big ole chaff and falling leaves ways, think about any marked disruption in a life.  Yours.  Somebody else.  The life of an idea.  It may not be that their life is truly falling apart.  That may be caterpillar thought.  It may be that their life falls together for the first time, and feels different, even alien to the previous.  Like comparing a caterpillar to a butterfly.

spoken in a 1st person voice of Death like in The Land of Mystereum, to literally and really let the cards speak:

Death.

I am the marriage of things that bridge, bridge by going somewhere else,

that go somewhere else, to marry each of us to the Other, always alive.

The Other always alive receives death with open arms to marry us here to live our celestial groove.

So, forgetting the leaf . . .for. . . .getting the tree.

Forgetting the caterpillar. . .for. . .getting the butterfly.

Forgetting the chaff. . .for. . .getting the wheat.

Forget your loss. . .for. . .getting the natural change and evolutions in your life.

Getting your life . . . You . . . Alive . . . Death is an ally

You . . . alive . . . Are your best ally!  You ARE THE PHOENIX!

The Phoenix is reincarnation incarnate . . .

and with that, I come to the epitaph of this presentation so it may rest in peace . . .

Death’s epitaph speaking to reincarnation:  I have been dying my whole life to get right HERE NOW, and always will be!  Ask me again tomorrow where I may be differently informed.        ~ The End ~

Thank you for your time.  I encourage you to feel your transformations and move and feel and think with the fresh new abilities your transformation awaken for you.  I encourage you to feel your transformations wise in time, experiencing them AS they happen, the meaning occurring in the act, and throughout their durations.  Feel your own wisdom inform your change DURING the change to work with it and enhance and refresh your fluidity.  I do not feel that transformations give you self-development homework to reason with to chew up your value and compost your dreams.  I see the patience of a butterfly in transformations. Can you be patient like the butterfly enjoying the scenery, noticing flowers and a natural draw to them?  A few wet flaps in the wind to get the good gist, and . . . flight!  May you always get your good gist.  Wet and new like a butterflies wings, may you in a few short flaps see your own flowers.  Thanks for your time!

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan Hoggard

The Land of Mystereum

Spread Bonus sprouted for Death ~ 3-Card Treasure of the Stones spread:

to experience expectation and lineage and chrysalis in a card

to discover the treasure of the card’s flight under the chrysalis, under the stone. . the treasure of turning over the stones.

Shuffle your cards and once you feel your shuffling is at a place that resonates with you, your deck is in sync for your reading, hold your deck out over where you read, maybe 2 or 3 inches above it.

Drop a portion of the deck as one pile or stone as I call it.  Drop another next to it as a second stone.  And, a third.  Do this to make 3 mini-decks of stones.

~ Top of the 1st stone is Card 1: The chrysalis of your current idea or situation.

~ Top of the 2nd stone is Card 2: The chrysalis of what you need to know about your current idea or situation.

~ Top of the 3rd stone is Card 3: The chrysalis cracking card.  The card of breaking the mold.

Read your cards from those perspectives.  THEN!  Pick up the 1st stone and shake it all around to get the imaginary sand off of it.  And as you are rolling it and shaking shake shake shake holding on to it FLIP your hand to turn over the stone.  The bottom card is the treasure of the top card.  How does the treasure emerge from the top card like a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis?  Work these two cards to together.  Let the top card be lineage, be place, be the subject.  Let the the top card be informed by its treasure. Express how the bottom card can be the treasure of the top card.

~ Bottom of the 1st stone is Card 4: The treasure of your situation from Card 1.

~ Bottom of the 2nd stone is Card 5: The treasure that emerges from what you expected to need to know from Card 2.

~ Bottom of the 3rd stone is Card 6: The treasure of the magic carpet of flight that emerges from Card 3!

And, another version of this spread can be experienced at Donnaleigh’s wonderful Tarot site: http://divinewhispers.net/jordan.htm    Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!  I hope this provides valuable infusion for YOU to aspect and evolve and enhance your Tarot voice!

Jupiter’s Blessings,
Jordan

www.jordanhoggard.com

www.zazzle.com/mystereum

And, if you have made it this far, you are a real trooper!  So, here is another added bonus spread.  All I ask is that when the spread indicates for you to remove cards and make them disappear, do so like deadheading in a garden.  Cleanly snap ’em right off so the other flowers of cards can thrive.  Or as New Zealanders might say, “Deedheeding, Man.”  Do kiwis use commas? ;-D

Death_As_The_Master_Gardener  (fyi: a Powerpoint doc, .ppt)

 
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