15. The Devil The Devil comes when you are not seeing from a broader perspective. There are aspects of your being that wish to be looked at with more attention…
Magick occurs when you surrender judgement of yourself. As you surrender harsh judgements towards yourself, judgements towards others also vanish. This leaves a great space for love to bloom within- a lightness unmatched by anything else. There is a lightness of Spirit experienced because there is no longer any energy given to the judgement towards self or others. To hold beings in this loving light will empower our brothers and sisters.
The Hierophant is raising the unconscious to the conscious. He signifies bringing ancient universal wisdom and knowledge among fellow humans. The Hierophant embodies the unlocking of the highest spiritual wisdom, right action through experience and understanding, and an absolute commitment to The Great Work. New information is now being received to expand him further than his current sphere of understanding. The Hierophant is an invitation to sit within and seek the answers needed. Think universally. The Hierophant embodies cosmic consciousness and receives messages through vibration, symbolism, voices, beings of light, and through pure feeling.
The World appears like the eye of the Universe. A white inner circle, signifying clarity of vision, is surrounded by a black abyss with 6 flowers rotating in harmony around the ring. The next layer is snake skin, representing the infinite wholeness, and the death and life cycles of the serpent biting its own tail. The outer ring is rainbow colors, encompassing the entire spectrum of vibrations you experience in your life. There is balance, peace, expansion, and wholeness present. The background shows the light of day and the dark starry night, reflecting the embodiment of shadow and light in each of us. Such depth and beauty of yourself exists as you see how both light and dark are serving your highest expression. This shows you the contrast of experience, therefore, you move into higher realms of light.
The Magician is powered by the planet Mercury, activating intellect, skill- set, and the understanding of utilizing the forces of creation. The cheetah is focused and alert, absorbing his surroundings in the realm of Spirit and on the earth he moves upon. He bridges the gap between worlds. The four suits of the tarot are present, depicting the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. The Magician embodies all the elements in the heavenly and earthly realms to bring full physical manifestation on earth. By understanding the true reality beyond the 3D realm, the Magician aligns with the natural laws of the universe.
As you move in devotion to your true path, you continue honoring and holding the light. This opens you to subtle messages, given moment by moment, by the light of the moon. The moonlight is your guide- your inner light showing you the infinite path. As you continue uncovering the subtle vibrations that arise within each phase of this unfolding light, you know this guiding lighthouse of pure illumination is guiding the steps of all. Each phase of the moon uncovers deeper dimensions for you to discover in the gracious and giving world you abide in.
To be fooled by the appearance of this card is to miss the tremendous power that lives here. Although all you might see is darkness, death, and endings, it is this very destruction which replaces your personal eyes with the one eye of Great Spirit. The loss and destruction in all forms, inner and outer, takes place to assist the evolution of the Spirit. All masks of God are used to assist your discovery of original source. To trust this change is to place your trust in a deeper union of self- to remove that which has outgrown an old paradigm. The original tarot did not have the name Death as card XIII. It was a nameless card. Do not be swayed by the modern name of death, for this is beginning of a new life replacing you as pure spirit.