Inspirations (Archive)

9 October 2018 or 30 Tishrei 5779
3 Binah Of Wands

Essence: Understanding. Wisdom and intuition unite. We are filled with Joyousness and pregnant expectation as we commit to following our Source Inspiration. Now even our dreams may carry teaching messages and guidance to assist our purpose.

In the Binah (three) of Wands, intuition and inspiration are united with the Source energy. The Binah of Wands brings understanding, perspective, resolution and spiritual growth. The source of creative self-expression is joined to wisdom and intuition. We experience an easy flow of creative energy. We are joyful. Lifefeels connected and meaningful.  In the Binah we are filled with energy of the Creative. We are aflame, exultant and passionately alive. This card can be indicative of a pregnant state, either literal or metaphoric, sinceit represents the containment and nourishing of creative energy. It is a time of inner growth. Thereis no need to immediately push ourselves to produce an outer manifestation or expression. To do so would be premature. Our dreams now have great meaning and often beauty. They may be prophetic, revealing either mysteries of the cosmos or else giving great personal insights or both. This can be a good time for journaling or sketching. It is time to create an outline or container for what is to become.

Reversed: When reversed the Binah of Wands remains virtually unchanged. However, it is a reminder we need to listen deeply and learn to pay extra attention to our internal processes. We need to give ourselves space to experience the pregnancy fully. This is a time to dream, to nourish ourselves and trust in the growth of the seed within. It is a time to gestate, relax and tune in.

Although in reversed position, we may feel that everything is moving too slowly,there is no urgency for us to strive after anything. If we feel irritated or impatient and restless it only wastes our energy and can make us unhappy. Here we are required to remain open with a listening heart, and when we ready for that for which we wait, it will come.

                         

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8 October or 29 Tishrei 5779
7 ז Zayin Sword, Male Genitals, All That Divides

Essence:  Zayin represents a sword and all objects that divide.  It encompasses concepts of duality and choice. This sword that divides becomes sword of desire, since the awareness of our separation from original wholeness is exactly what compels us to reflect, remember and urges us toward union just as Zayin, the genitals, create the longing to mate. Rider-Waite Tarot: Lovers

7   ז    Zayin Sword, Male Genitals, All that Divides Zayin is the number 7, a sword, a javelin, a weapon, and all objects that cut through the air, sword of desire. Zayin is the male genitals creating the desire to mate. Zayin is mating and the mate, wife and partner. The same energy that divides and discriminates, through the realization of being alone, separate, creates the urge to come together to be united with another. It is to pair and to be dependent. Zayin is movement: scattering seed, family, descendants to remember. When Zayin, the sword, is attached to free will, it can cut through and expose our greatest illusion: that of the “self-made person”, of “I think therefore I am,” the illusion we are more special than the rest of creation, separate from the Whole Holy, from God.

As the seventh day, Shabbat, it is the one day set aside, for us to rest and reflect on what has passed. We can now look back over the six preceding days and from that vantage point, that remembering, we are again invited to join ourselves to The Eternal and gain the perspective and wisdom we need for the upcoming week.

Zayin comes after Vav, for first we are linked to the Divine Source, as were the original Adam and Eve in Eden. Next, awakened, given Knowledge and thus the ability of choice, we separate ourselves from Holy Source, so that we may choose to be joined again. Our return, then, is on a very different level. Zayin is like the “terrible twos” when the child first realizes itself to be a separate being. It is this very thought which then creates the yearning for the perceived other.

It is a card of separation.  Divided from our original infant-oneness, we begin to know ourselves and our parents as separate beings. Our dawning self-awareness divides us from Holy Source. We find ourselves expelled from our original Eden. The sword of our will bars our return to the innocent idyll of the past. We have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Knowing choice, we begin to choose our own way. Now we may freely choose to remember and honor our dependence on the other, to realize that without the other we are incomplete, and to remember Wholeness, from whence we came. Since Zayin is also about discernment, this card may indicate we are being pulled in two equally tempting directions. It speaks of our need to make a clear choice.

Zayin can be an affirmation that even if we have doubts, we have made the right choice. When we remember and reconnect to Holy Source, we see with Real eyes that our intuition united us with a deeper wisdom, and helped us discern the right choice.

The Zayin card shares some of the qualities of the Rider-Waite TarotLovers card. The ability to separate ourselves from what we consider our not-self allows us to discern between equal energies and choose our right way. Also, our awareness of separation has created a lonely ache and feeling of incompleteness that now becomes the longing to unite with another. This ache, of course, is the very thing that brings about our joyous union.

Reversed: When the Zayin card is reversed, we are trying to avoid making a choice. Where taking a long time to deliberate an important matter may usually be a good idea, there are also times when we don’t have that luxury. Sometimes our very survival or happiness depends on fast, decisive action. The time has now come to cut through fearful negativity, trust our connection to the Divine purpose, and act.

This reversal may be an indication that we have hesitated too long because of indecisiveness or fear. A clear choice must be made.

The negative of the Zayin can indicate a wrong choice and our need to change course or make amends.

 

 

 



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6 October 2018 or 28 Tishrei 5779 3 Binah Of Cups​

Essence: The process of falling in love, or reawakening our love again for the world, our life, our purpose, a beloved, or a friend. Euphoria, joy and a sense of discovery fills our heart. This is an exciting magical time of closeness, shared growth and gratitude.

The Binah (three) of Cups contains the process of falling in love. It energizes all aspects of our life bringing forth feelings of intense euphoria, joy, and harmony. We share our dreams and life stories. There is a feeling of having discovered a place where we can express our whole selves, someone we can really talk to. We experience an intense drive to be fused with the object of our love. Now that we have finally discovered our perfect place or soul mate, even the most mundane things, when done together, take on a magical and wondrous quality. This is a time of sharing growth on many levels, of deep communication and communion. Although by necessity this heightened state is temporary, it nevertheless can form the foundation for dedication to our life’s true passion, and to love and a lasting relationship.

It often involves the discovery of the anima or animus in the other. Those repressed, neglected or latent qualities, which we may not yet but need to see in our selves, are enlivened and revealed. This is a wonderful time for learning and expanding awareness of our potential.

TheBinah of Cups may also represent a time in an established relationship when both parties suddenly look at each other with new eyes, and their appreciation and love’s original intensity is rekindled. It is these moments that nourish even longstanding relationships. It may be that after a time of taking them for granted, we are awakened again to the value and importance of our longstanding friendships.

This might simply describe our awakening to those moments that nourish and enlighten any aspect of our life and life’s work.The passion and dedication we feel for our chosen path, although not romantic, can also be imbued with the transformative magic which makes it as necessary, vital and important as a personal relationship.

Reversed: When reversed, this cardmay indicate a one-sided orimbalanced love where one person loves more than the other. Or it might indicate unrequited love.

It could be a signal or caution that, just as a student who believes her teacher, when he looks toward her side of the room, is making eyes just at her, we are indulging in a one-sided or delusional projection.

The Binahreversed can serve as a warning against the delusional belief that we can make or force the object of our desire to fall in love with us. Such delusions create a dangerous, or at the very least an unfulfilling situation.

When we examine our projections and reclaim them as our own we learn much from this experience. In reclaiming our projections and realizing that the beauty and gifts we see in the other are actually our own, we free ourselves and take back our power.

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6 October 2018 or 27 Tishrei 5779
3 Binah Of Cups

Essence: The process of falling in love, or reawakening our love again for the world, our life, our purpose, a beloved, or a friend. Euphoria, joy and a sense of discovery fills our heart. This is an exciting magical time of closeness, shared growth and gratitude.

The Binah (three) of Cups contains the process of falling in love. It energizes all aspects of our life bringing forth feelings of intense euphoria, joy, and harmony. We share our dreams and life stories. There is a feeling of having discovered a place where we can express our whole selves, someone we can really talk to. We experience an intense drive to be fused with the object of our love. Now that we have finally discovered our perfect place or soul mate, even the most mundane things, when done together, take on a magical and wondrous quality. This is a time of sharing growth on many levels, of deep communication and communion. Although by necessity this heightened state is temporary, it nevertheless can form the foundation for dedication to our life’s true passion, and to love and a lasting relationship.

It often involves the discovery of the anima or animus in the other. Those repressed, neglected or latent qualities, which we may not yet but need to see in our selves, are enlivened and revealed. This is a wonderful time for learning and expanding awareness of our potential.

TheBinah of Cups may also represent a time in an established relationship when both parties suddenly look at each other with new eyes, and their appreciation and love’s original intensity is rekindled. It is these moments that nourish even longstanding relationships. It may be that after a time of taking them for granted, we are awakened again to the value and importance of our longstanding friendships.

This might simply describe our awakening to those moments that nourish and enlighten any aspect of our life and life’s work.The passion and dedication we feel for our chosen path, although not romantic, can also be imbued with the transformative magic which makes it as necessary, vital and important as a personal relationship.

Reversed: When reversed, this cardmay indicate a one-sided orimbalanced love where one person loves more than the other. Or it might indicate unrequited love.

It could be a signal or caution that, just as a student who believes her teacher, when he looks toward her side of the room, is making eyes just at her, we are indulging in a one-sided or delusional projection.

The Binahreversed can serve as a warning against the delusional belief that we can make or force the object of our desire to fall in love with us. Such delusions create a dangerous, or at the very least an unfulfilling situation.

When we examine our projections and reclaim them as our own we learn much from this experience. In reclaiming our projections and realizing that the beauty and gifts we see in the other are actually our own, we free ourselves and take back our power.

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5 October 2018 or 26 Tishrei 5779
KING OF WHEELS

ESSENCE: A mensch who is down to earth and capable. Whatever his profession, he will be skilled, trustworthy and dependable. A faithful and loyal friend, this archetype is often a family man, straightforward and kind with great ability for enjoyment of life.

The King of Wheels is a friend who is creative yet down to earth. He may be a good businessman or teacher. This card may indicate an older loyal male friend and good counselor, or possibly an uncle or stepfather. He is the epitome of what we mean when describing one who is grounded.

Any advice he offers in an area such as business can be extremely helpful and trustworthy. A responsible, caring person, he is appreciative and nurturing of growing things. He is helpful, straightforward, uncomplicated, openhearted and dependable. His energy is light, easy going, patient and slow to anger. He has a genuine enjoyment of life and an ability to balance work and play.

This card may also indicate a business associate who is pleasant and generous. The King of Wheels can even be a helpful stranger. He is often married, and whether or not he actually has a partner or children, by temperament he is probably a family man.

REVERSED: When reversed, this card may indicate an emotionally guarded man who, although affable, is basically uncommitted or unreachable. When angry, he can retreat into a stony silence and may be a rather unforgiving person.

At worst, this card reversed indicates an avaricious or miserly person of superficial values. He may be manipulative or hypocritical, more concerned with his own advantages in a situation than with anything else. He can be an opportunist, unwilling to make any effort that is not on his own behalf.

 

 

 



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4 October 2018 or 25 Tishrei 5779
6 TIFERET OF WHEELS

ESSENCE: As our material success becomes firmly established, we finish projects and tie up any loose ends. Expressive of gratitude and aware that no one ever succeeds alone, we are generous to others with our assistance and support. Prosperity must be shared.

The Tiferet (six) of Wheels represents a time when our material resources become firmly established. There is now enough for our own use, and we have the opportunity to share with others. Through generously sharing our good fortune we may find we gain even greater spiritual and emotional wealth as well as possibly increasing our prosperity.

Material success, coupled with generosity of heart, brings healing on all levels to ourselves and those with whom we are in contact. There is an opportunity to heal all our relationships with family, friends and work associates. In this context, material stability and success becomes a bridge and a link between people, enhancing our relationships. Freed from financial strife we have some breathing room. Now is the time to finish whatever we have left unfinished. As the spirit of heart-driven generosity can heal emotional wounds, this is the time to ask forgiveness for whatever hurt we have caused, and to forgive anyone who has intentionally or unintentionally harmed us. We are offered the opportunity to perfect and appreciate Goodness in the world we’ve created.

REVERSED: The Tiferet card reversed retains the essential meaning of its upright position. However, although we may have it all, our fear of loss and unnecessary hoarding of resources holds us back and keeps us from being generous.

Our fear of losing our material and/or emotional or spiritual resources may result in the loss we fear. Even if we retain our wealth, we risk losing the nurture of our gifts, talents, and relationships, all of which give meaning to the material. We then find ourselves impoverished no matter what our material state.

We need to overcome our self-doubts and develop greater trust in our resources and resourcefulness and in the Essential God-ness of life.

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3 October 2018 or 24 Tishrei 5779
4 ד דּ DALET DOOR, BIRTH-PASSAGE

ESSENCE: Dalet is a door or birth-passage. Allowing our beginner-selves to be pressed and shaped, we trust and refuse to let fear block us from living fully. We bind ourselves to the One Holiness, know our true calling and fulfill our purpose.  Rider-Waite Tarot: Empress

Dalet is the number 4, from a symbol meaning “door;” it means both “womb” and“birth canal.” Dalet is also the gift on the other side of the door. 

Because the seed cannot rest forever nurtured in the womb of the Eternal One, Dalet is the door through which all must pass to be born into individual life.

Dalet is the fear and pain of the one giving birth and of the one being born. So, although suffering, we often cling to the known rather than go through the door. We may be poor, risking destruction, or on the verge of dying and yet it is our door to wisdom, understanding and freedom. Dalet represents an opening to a new life, manifesting physically, spiritually or psychologically. Because even the most familiar doors hold the potential of something unexpected, good or ill on the other side, Dalet is not easy. It requires courage. Dalet is a dark unpredictable yearning and a green passage. All is lost, all wasted if we refuse to trust and allow fear to bind and hold us back from living fully as we travel our brief passage from birth to death.

When we move through the door into a new unknown, Dalet speaks of the required work, bravery, hope and trust we must have. It speaks of our willingness or resistance, to allow ourselves to be pressed and shaped. Because Dalet is the eternally in-drawing and out-pouring womb and birth canal, we find ourselves to be simultaneously the nurturer or the newborn sprout, the beginner, or all three. For it is the door that opens to our true calling.

Dalet is also the door our words open, the choice we make to speak or remain silent. It is the road into our center or away from it.  It is the door through which we bind ourselves to the One Holiness until every moment is infused with trust; to know our connection as we realize and fulfill our purpose.

The card Dalet shares some qualities with the Rider-Waite Tarot Empress archetype since all are equal in the complete impartiality of her womb. She can represent indiscriminate production and the primordial capacity for nurturance and acceptance of all of creation. Like the Empress card it may be pointing to a time of blossoming into new beginnings, new understanding and awareness.

REVERSED:  The Dalet reversed may speak of fear as being a stumbling block to growth.

An important question to explore is, “What am I afraid of?  What might be holding me back from an essential growth experience?”

It may also be that we are too impatient with the time needed for the birth process. The seeming state of limbo, the insecurity of being neither in the womb, nor yet in the world, reminds us that this too isa place of being, this too is Holy ground. When we attempt to resist or hurry, the transition or transformation only becomes more difficult. Instead use this time to rest, to allow and to trust.

It might indicate the door to poverty or suffering. Even so, we may choose to view our misfortune as a challenge and invitation.

In either case our soul calls on us to remember that even in the depths of despair, we are not abandoned. “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil for Thou art with me….” (Psalm 23:4). We are not alone.                           

                                               

 

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2 October 2018 or 23 Tisheri 5779
10 MALKHUT OF CUPS

ESSENCE: Love brings the heart’s repose. Perfection is experienced as an ever-changing experience of Love’s manifestation in a long-term relationship, both mundane and miraculous.

The Malkhut (ten) of Cups is the earth, the material world where we can actually touch God in our relationships. Here, love in all its totality brings the heart’s repose. Perfection is experienced as an ever-changing experience of love’s manifestations. We have entered the essential Holy wholeness. The highest and most profound is united with the lowest and most mundane of our activities. Even when we are deep in the well, beneath the dark waters of conflict, anger and frustration, we feel the shining fluorescence–the enlightening Light, Love.

All of experience is permeated with the manifestation of the Divine when we take responsibility for our contact with the deep inner source, which is always whole and perfect.

There is Grace even in our most mundane actions: organizing a space or project, cleaning up a mess, housework, child-care, correcting punctuation. The conscious realization of our participation in the miraculous now manifests in our relationship to life. This card represents a depth and history of commitment and responsibility that many years of shared love and compassion have forged. We are grateful for blessings. Our Prayers and efforts flow together with the Divine. 

REVERSED: When the Malkhut of Cups is reversed, there is an inability to see the forest for the trees. Confusion or lack of perspective due to old or habitual ways of relating dominate. We are losing sight of the whole as we become consumed with petty disagreements and difficulties. Things of no real significance are getting blown out of proportion. Let them go. If you get tired of picking up your partner’s socks off the living room floor, learn to live with a messy house or hire a housekeeper. Or, choose to live separately even while still in love. Explore what options are possible if we allow ourselves to think outside the box.

The reversal of the Malkhu tmay indicate a time when we need to ask ourselves, “What in this relationship, or in my expectations, do I need to alter or let go?”

Finally, as the Malkhut position in any suit is symbolic of a culmination, this card is about the part of loving that involves letting go. It can mean letting go of fruitless expectations that peoples natures will change. It can refer to the letting go of children so that they can make their own lives. It may involve letting go of each other, as we all must in the end.

When we release our grasp on the other and let go, only the clinging is gone. Love alone remains. 

 

 

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1 October 2018 or 22 Tishrei 5779
2 ב בּ Bet House, Womb, Great Grand Mother

 ESSENCE:  Held and protected, Bet is “house” or “womb,” our home before we emerge into the world.Bet may be empty, receptive, longing to be filled; or it may be full, as we begin to experience the creation and expansive movement and mystery of developing new life. Rider-Waite Tarot: High Priestess.

 Bet is the numeral 2, meaning “house” or “womb.” It is that place wherein we are held and protected; our dwelling, before we emerge to face the world. Bet is the number two and the first double letter. Bet without the Dagesh (signifying dot) is the empty house, the home waiting for your return, a blessing waiting for the receptive spirit. Bet is first the womb empty, longing to befilled. Bet is the beginning of creation and so Holy One creates Duality as out of that longing Bet creates the first spark of existence; the first blessing. Thus, Bet is blessing and the beginning of structure or order, the beginning of creation. The world is created through Bet.  It is inspiration and expansive movement. Betis that which precedes our entrance. It is the womb that protects, nurtures and prepares us for entrance into the world. Bet is new, virginal. Bet is the potential of chaos containing the seed of order. And so, with the Dagesh, Bet is a womb containing a child.

In Bet, the undifferentiated I Am of Aleph forms itself into the Goddess; Her womb first empty, then full of life. Thus with Bet out of the One, duality is created. 

Because of its feminine implication, Bet is symbolically similar to the High Priestess in the Tarot, for Bet is the Virgin Goddess, who, out of longing for a mirror reflection, creates the Other. Within her womb forms the first duality, the first fruits: the first rain, the first-born girl, first-born boy. She is a Goddess of wisdom and fertility. In a reading, the Bet card refers to the longing for wisdom through and because of which we begin to create our selves. Bet also speaks of the internal growth necessary before the external can exist. Because Bet is also Binah, (3rd Sefirot, Understanding) it is a card of understanding and scholarship, of guidance and spiritual nourishment. Bet is the Spirit of the Womb of Creation, the loving home which sustains us when we go out and welcomes us in when we return.

REVERSED: If the Bet card is reversed, it’s about being empty, as in vacant, uncultivated or unfulfilled. The reversal may indicate that we’ve neglected or wasted our blessings or potential. This card can indicate isolation, loneliness or emptiness that does not invite an entrance. It may refer to a house without love. Bet reversed may indicate our cup is so filled with longing there’s no room for what we long for to enter. So have a good cry and self-pity fest. It’s okay. Sometimes we need that. It’s just there’s no life, or potential for life in there.  Then think. 

We’re reminded that this moment is everything. It is all we have. If I think what I have now is all I’ll ever have, my only choice is to be happy or miserable. When we bless our moment, choose to be happy or satisfied, whatever our circumstances, our cup, no longer filled with longing, may then find true fulfillment.

 

 

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