The tarot is such a powerful spiritual tool that I felt called to develop a line of candles inspired by its wisdom. The deck’s origins trace back to the 1500s in Italy where it was used as a playing game by the royal court before it slowly developed into a method of divination. However, if you dig further the tarot’s rich truth dates back thousands of years to the Egyptians. The Major Arcana includes 22 cards, (0-21), which are said to represent human archetypes. They appear in a particular order as it’s said we cycle through these phases of our spiritual development continuously. Both as individuals and as a collective whole.
In today’s reading I pulled The Hierophant. This controversial card has its roots in politics and organized religion. Some speculate it is the high priest of the Greek Eleusinian Mysteries. Others would have us believe due to the depiction of the triple crown and the scepter that this is a 1500s parody of the Pope. Do some more digging and the card is a representation of Jupiter, God of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws.
No matter which interpretation you choose to accept, the Hierophant has us examine the doctrine of rules, power and acceptance. While many of us shirk away from authority, we must remember the origins of its constructs. When we move into the ideologies of mentors or mentees it becomes clear: you can’t use the force until you first understand it. Until one can achieve the status of Jedi Knight there is a lifetime of education and apprenticeship. The Hierophant encourages us to embrace our ignorance and remain forever teachable.
What do you have to learn? What gifts of knowledge do you have to offer the world? As the weeks of chaotic change and turbulence continue, remember anything that discomforts us is always an opportunity for growth. I can’t wait to see what you’ve learned.
I love you.
Integrity’s guide exists within us all. You need only quiet yourself to hear it.
Grapefruit & Ginger.
Only by questioning your own heart can you find your way in this world. Sit with awareness and dwell on significant questions—What is my true nature? What is my role in this life? How can I best serve others?