Osho Zen Tarot: The Fool, Beyond Illusions Medicine Cards: Coyote, Badger Mayan Oracle: Cimi, Maluc, Unity Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Cups, Seven of Wands, Princess of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Princess of Wands, Prince of Swords, Four of Swords Healing Earth Tarot: Four of Feathers, Five of Feathers, Strength Words of Truth: Fear, Difference, Psychological Assessment, Sexuality
(A side note that I wrote this article at the beginning of January 2020. I find it interesting now under the new light of the Coronavirus.)
Without trying to be morbid, this month is about embracing the many faces of death. Sometimes death is a metaphor for something that the ego is holding onto and refusing to let go. Often, that thing has already outgrown its usefulness but the process of letting it go can feel like a death to an old identity. Big changes are required this month and what will precipitate it will not be pleasant.
Such deaths can be very painful. Sometimes things are ego deaths. And even ego deaths can be more painful than expected. Deaths are associated with denying something obvious that is a natural process. Such disregard can cause humanity and this world to incur greater suffering. Clinging to an idea that is no longer real causes depression and despair. Hope arises and new life begins when you see a problem and begin to anticipate what will be needed to move into a new level of expression and experience.
A large beautiful redwood tree may die and fall over but it becomes fertile ground for moss to grow and it softens the ground under your feet.
Deaths are not bad. But they are nature demanding change.
Burdens can be lifted when you allow the process of death to bring acceptance into the obvious surrender that needs to happen in your manner, behaviors, and being.
You will be forced to recognize where you desire control but perhaps no longer have it. Forgiveness is essential to this metaphorical death that is happening this month. Something has been outgrown that served you well. Just like the chrysalis that you grew to protect you while you transformed into a butterfly. But that chrysalis needs to be surrendered and left behind in the joyous expansion of awakening.
Such a moments cause mourning and a type of celebration.
Muluc is the image of an eclipse. In this card, it appears that the Sun is swallowing the Moon. Such energy can make you feel lost, forgetful, confused, and alarmed. Sleep is disturbed by intense dreams of anxiety.
Where in your world are you ignoring the elements of power (the Sun), and suppressing your deeper feelings (the Moon), intuition, and ancient wisdom?
Do you hear the cries of humanity?
Do you notice what is happening in this world?
Do you care about this worlds’ children?
I wish awareness would awaken without suffering. But our personal routine, mental beliefs, and habits blind us from the truth.
It often takes huge events to make us awaken to the troubles that eat away and the tenuous stability that is our world.
While there are many forms that death can take, in the end, unity emerges as a force of unconditional love that reminds us that we are all human beings. We all live and feel on this planet. We all have that spark of divinity that ignites this body. We are all a part of the mystery that seeks to explain the infinite. In all our expressions we are light seeking to understand life.
But when fear is denied and the mind is allowed to make up stories that divide and separate, then conflicts arise, and all conflicts distort and then magnify into more suffering. There are moments when that suffering cannot be ignored. This month will be one of them.
You cannot drink suffering away.
You will not be able to escape into some mental illusion.
You must resist the forces that tear at the critical balances in life.
The fools in this world are of two types.
The conscious fools and the unconscious ones. The unconscious fools follow paths that make no sense and have no substance. They have no ability be discern fact from fiction and allow themselves to be used as tools for patterns that tear apart rather than unify. Deep in their core they have massive amounts of unresolved anger, wounding, and grief. And they cannot see that they project that suffering that was inflicted upon them, now onto the world.
The conscious fools know that at this time in history we have to step off the cliff of the old reality and find a new and different way through the present challenges. They see that the old ways clearly are not working and the new ways are in front of us. They know that we must grab this moment because it may not come again. They know that we have to reach out for the illusive potential that is within the grasp of mankind. Once we have a handle to hold, we must not let go.
The very life of this planet as we know it … is at stake.
We are in a moment when the only path is forward. And that direction holds no guarantees but we do have the awareness that the past hold only forms of death.
The world seeks a new balance. And that balance will take great strength to manifest in such a climate of chaos, turmoil, fear, illness, and hate.
Watch for those tricksters in life. Notice where you fall into your own traps. Foolishness creates folly. Notice those that stink but try to make you believe that they are a rose.
This month it becomes clear that certain things are going to cause great suffering. Many things are not going to be funny.
Be prepared for many deceptions coming your way. Make sure that you are prepared. There will be those that take aggressive action to attempt to push you into old fears and places where you become lost and confused.
In that moment, humanity will have no choice but to push back. You will have to fight for the truth. This is a month where you will have to use unconventional means to persist in curing what is ailing you and your world.
Complaining and whining will get you nowhere.
Expect a global event to ignite in anger as false realities comes crumbling down.
Expect people to be fuming at feeling helpless, unsupported, lied to, and misdirected.
Regardless this month will show aggressive actions of some kind coming at you and your family. Healing sometimes needs aggressive actions to save lives. Raging infections need the heat of fire to burn away the infection threatening the life it is attached to.
This month, that journey towards healing will require a type of courage and bravery that has never been asked of you. You will have to be willing to do what is necessary. This is no longer just about you. But this world in which we live.