Four of Water
The explanation of Four of Water Osho Zen Tarot
The woman in Four of Water Osho Zen Tarot is showing a soft smile on her face. In fact, she was just observing what the mind was doing; not judging, not trying to stop nor analyzing them. She only saw them as passersby, like a ripple on the lake. And the antics of the mind are always hilarious, they keep jumping up and down, twisting in many ways, trying to attract attention and entice us into the game.
Being able to develop abilities in creating a distance from the mind is one of the great favors. Those are the things we do when we meditate, chant, or repeat an affirmation, but we only look at it, as if they belong to someone else’s mind. Right now, you are ready to create this distance, to watch the show without getting caught up in the drama. Let’s immerse yourself in the simple freedom of Turning In whenever possible and knack of meditation will develop and deepen in you.
The energy of Four of Water Osho Zen Tarot based on Osho’s teachings
Turning inwards is not a turning at all. Going inwards is not a going at all. Turning inwards simply means that you have been running after this desire and that, and you have been running and running and you have been coming again and again to frustration.
That each desire brings misery, that there is no fulfillment through desire. That you never reach anywhere, that contentment is impossible.
Seeing this truth, that running after desires takes you nowhere, you stop. Not that you make any effort to stop. If you make any effort to stop it is again running, in a subtle way. You are still desiring–maybe now it is desirelessness that you desire. If you are making an effort to go in, you are still going out. Any effort can only take you out, outwards.
All journeys are outward journeys, there is no inward journey. How can you journey inwards? You are already there, there is no point in going. When going stops, journeying disappears; when desiring is no more clouding your mind, you are in. This is called turning in. But it is not a turning at all, it is simply not going out.
Source: Osho, This Very Body The Buddha, Chapter 9.
Stands for: Well being
Casting meaning: This is a rune of prosperity, well-being, and fruitfulness. It represents the Mother Goddess as preserver and nurturer as well as the mythical cow Audhumla. It symbolizes the abundance gained through power, as well as the power itself.
The Crossed Spears (Mabon)
Opposite viewpoints. Conflict, arguments, negativity. A stalemate or pause in action. In readings, “probably not.”
Number 0 is the mother of existence. Everything comes from this void, this inexplicable, dark, eternal womb. Nobody has 0 as their life path or destiny number – this number is the number of the Universe itself. We are all children of 0.
Number 00 means emphasized message, Angels and Higher Powers ask for your attention. Open your eyes, listen and think about everything that’s happening. Trust your intuition and follow their guidance without any delay.
Animal Spirit Guide or Helper
From IChingOnline.net – Hexagram 61
Chung Fu / Inner Truth
The gentle Wind ripples the Lake’s surface:
The Superior Person finds common ground between points of contention, wearing away rigid perspectives that would lead to fatal error.
Pigs and fishes.
You may cross to the far shore.
Great fortune if you stay on course.
The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward.
By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others.
In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart.
He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.
Delight, respite, celebration
Tree: Apple (Malus spp.)
The apple is an ancient symbol of bounty, harmony, and completion. True to symbolism, Quiert indicates a time of well-deserved rest, or at least that you deserve rest even if you are unable to have enough of it. Constant activity goes against the flow of nature. Our society, which seeks to progress at an ever-faster pace until the human race metastasizes across the universe, has got it all wrong. Slowing down is the appropriate action in many cases, for instance after a period of activity or at the culmination of a big project.
There is great delight in the smallest periods of rest, whether that means taking the time to thank the person at the restaurant for making your sandwich (just because you paid for it with money does not mean verbal gratitude goes unappreciated) or to give a firm, polite “no” when someone deliberately or unwittingly threatens your peace of mind by asking too much of you. Quiert speaks of the sweetness of small human gestures and petite graces. Without them, civilization wouldn’t be quite so civilized, nor would it be as worthy of holding together.
Quiert might also indicate a longer resting/healing time for you or for someone else, or that rest is needed. Quiert says, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Observe. Live in the moment instead of always planning for the perfect future or reliving the past.” It is a marker of gratitude in general, and the slowness required to fully sense the world around us.
Questions when you draw Quiert:
-What is the status of my physical health right now? What do I need to maintain my health?
-What is the funniest thing that happened today?
-What are three small ways I can show my gratitude, even if I only show it to myself?
Quiert ill-dignified excess: Take a break, or else
You need to let yourself rest because you are close to a breaking point. Your body or mind may force the issue and make you sick or depressed if you can’t stop the punishing routines you are perhaps feeling trapped in. It’s all too common to burn out — once again, we have an insane society that insists we are not well-adjusted unless we run at full speed until we feel like dying. Another factor that may add to the punishment/overwork is fear — fear of losing economic security, a job, a reputation. Still, as much as you feel you can’t stop, you’re almost burnt out.
Quiert ill-dignified dearth: “I’m bored.”
To those who believe there’s nothing to do in this life: you would be gravely wrong. Even the least of us with the most disadvantages has missions to accomplish and roles to fulfill. If you have the luxury of not seeking something to do with your time, you will have simply shirked your to do list to endless incarnations of worsening circumstances until you learn once and for all how not to be bored. Get to work: learn a practical skill, help someone out, find a way to be the change you want to see in the world, no matter how small. Those who say “I’m bored” often turn to escapism in addictive forms, so this could be a warning about potential addictions. Another thing the perpetually bored like to do is to saddle others with the responsibility for keeping them entertained (they often have mommy/daddy issues because it is their own parents who spoiled them in the first place). Other people are not put here to help you escape your life. In many cases, the statement “I’m bored” should be replaced with “I’m lazy.”
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