The Hierophant – Major Arcana
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|tradition, social groups, conventionality, conformity, education, knowledge, beliefs||rebellion, unconventionality, non-conformity, new methods, ignorance|
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The Hierophant Tarot Card Description
The card depicts a religious figure that sits in a rather formal environment characteristic for a church. He is wearing three elaborate vestments which are designated to represent the three different worlds. His right hand is properly raised in an…
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From UniGuide.com – For more information about the Stag Symbolism, Meanings & The Stag Spirit Animal
Stag symbolism and meanings include stamina, virility, grace, instincts, maturity, regeneration, and spiritual enlightenment. The stag – sometimes referred to as hart – is exalted among other deer. He is mature and experienced, having endured life’s challenges, and he has a massive crown of antlers to show for it. Because stags are native to every continent, except Australia and Antarctica, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many ancient cultures. In addition, the stag spirit animal appears in the spiritual belief systems of cultures around the world.
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Resilience through hardship, hardening off, discipline, sacrifice
Tree: Blackthorn/Sloe (Prunus spp.)
When you get mad or hate something because it goes against your grain, you have choices. You can wallow in your anger and lash out foolishly, which effectively makes you act in sympathy with that which you despise. You can do nothing/go the pacifist route and try to repress your anger, which will cause it to build up and eat at you from the inside in the form of depression. Thirdly, you can use your anger as a starting point or what is called a thrust block from which to make yourself so completely different from what is causing you anger that you end up rising above it and beating it at its game. Strife can either drag you down or raise you up by making you more resilient, but it is all in how you choose to handle it.
When you draw Straif, there is an experience being put in your way that isn’t pleasant. This experience can be transformed into a learning tool if you can work it out. Straif is a battle you must fight and often a disruption in routine. Just as a sword must be subjected to multiple processes to become sharp, sparks are going to have to fly before you can forge your destiny. You may need to sacrifice in order to become a stronger, better human being.
By admitting (not repressing), analyzing, and dealing with your dark emotions instead of allowing them to call the shots, drawing Straif well-dignified points to the real possibility you’ve dodged a nasty bit of strife because you’ve already learned not to be fear’s or anger’s puppet.
Questions when you draw Straif: …
Stands for: Day
Casting meaning: The rune that stands for “day” is one that can be used for the protection of entrances. In a reading you may take this rune to mean a protection from new people or situations that enter your life or your present situation.
The Flight Rune stands for a time when you will finally break free and overcome obstacles that have impeded your progress.
You can look forward to a time when all communications; physical, meta-physical and spiritual are of great importance.
Expect to be given news that will alter your direction. Look to gain sudden insights and crucial revelations.
This rune signifies the kind of communication that changes your course of action, so there may be shake-ups or surprises in events you had already planned.
It is loving, forgiving, and extremely tolerant. It is responsible, successful, dynamic, and strong. It is less constraints than other 6s and tends to enjoy travel and adventure. While family-oriented and loyal to a fault, it is also more private and unconventional.
Five Hundred Fifty-Five/ 555
Living in this world is an awesome experience, you have to agree. No matter how bad it seems sometimes, there is always the light at the end of the tunnel and beautiful and good things to happen.
Perhaps it all depends on your personal approach to life. Indeed, people who think well about the world in general, usually live more content and harmonious lives than those who are always suspicious and negative. However, we are not the same and our destinies vary greatly.
Humankind is imperfect and prone to those…
Kuei Mei / A Loveless Marriage
The Thunderstorm inseminates the swelling Lake, then moves on where the Lake cannot follow:
The Superior Person views passing trials in the light of Eternal Truths.
Any action will prove unfortunate.
This is at best a Marriage of Convenience.
You have found yourself in desperate straits, a position of weakness, and you are tempted to pay dearly for a remedy.
A drowning man isn’t picky about who throws him a rope.
The rescue offered to you now is undesirable.
It may pull you out of this sticky situation, but it will cause even greater predicaments down the road.
Don’t obligate yourself in this way.
You are selling your future for a quick fix today.