A Match Made in Heaven
THE THUNDER, PERFECT MIND.
For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am <the mother> and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one
and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband.
I am the midwife and she who does not bear.
I am the solace of my labor pains.
I am the bride and the bridegroom,
and it is my husband who begot me.
I am the mother of my father
and the sister of my husband
and he is my offspring.
I am the slave of him who prepared me.
I am the ruler of my offspring.
But he is the one who begot me before the time on a birthday.
And he is my offspring in (due) time,
and my power is from him.
I am the staff of his power in his youth,
and he is the rod of my old age.
And whatever he wills happens to me.
I am the silence that is incomprehensible
and the idea whose remembrance is frequent.
I am the voice whose sound is manifold
and the word whose appearance is multiple.
I am the utterance of my name.
Part of a monologue from Gnostic tradition. It was found at Nag Hammadi and possibly predates 350BCE. It is a salutation to a powerful goddess/priestess.
I love working with various Tarot combos.
They can be so insightful as to how one dynamic weaves into another. I can mix them all up, a major with a minor or a court with another one from a different suit; the combinations are endless and intriguing. They come alive and they chat and dance and sometimes it seems that they were made for that exact moment in time to shout out into the world. They are unique and rare like sudden found treasure.
Perhaps one of the most rewarding pairings is that of the Magician and High Priestess.
Actually, the Priestess could have her own ménage à trois with the Hierophant and Magician. It is where magic and institutionalised ritual meet in the Priestess. It could be said that this trio are all part of the same thing. One could even say that the Magician and Hierophant are left brain, right brain and the psyche holds them both. I don’t want to have that conversation. I want to cosy up with our Thaumaturge and Sangoma. I would love to seat them on my sofa, drink tea and discuss the deep, fathomless abyss from which all wisdom comes. I would like to hear their story about their travels through the endless epochs of eternity. I want to be romanced by their pact to be a part of each and how one could not exist without the other and to be forever cast in an archetypal history like Solomon and Belquis.
The Magician, master of illusion or master of transformation?
He stands at the entrance between the visible world and the internal one. He has his tools which are symbols of revealed potential. He is ready to align himself to his hidden gifts that will set a course for his destiny. What he has will transform his path from the formless into one that is a manifest phenomenon. His knowledge is more than ordinary, he carries the creative ability to aspire and to cultivate psychic know-how in the everyday.
The Magician has learned that he is more than consciousness alone, he has a physical body that can express character, reveal experience of aeons and determine a life to be lived. He has the power to 'will' his vision into a reality. In his shadow he can be manipulative and destructive. His psychic power can be a tool for control. It is important that he doesn’t impose his will but use it wisely.
So, the Magician is the one who sets out to integrate the psychic aspects of the whole. He has the mastery to create the processes of transformation but to do this he must lift the veils of the Mother light.
High Priestess presents a step on the journey into maturity.
She turns the psychic into spiritual. She must trust her awareness, she strips away the illusions and speaks of only that which is real.
Priestess beckons the Magician to walk behind the veil that is slung between the pillars of strength and establishment. This is the place where she knows without knowing and adds a whole new dimension to the physical tools of creative transformation.
Her shadow is her lack of trust in her own voice, her inconsistency and her over-emotional reactions to the outside world. Yet she can answer the challenge of deciphering the codes of the world of experience.
Her intuitive ability shows the soul’s longing for light and spiritual sustenance.
She receives the energy from the Magician for deep transformation and imaginings that lead to a new chapter and a fresh path in life. Inspired, she takes the Magician’s confidence and commits to her spiritual well-being. This means that she will reveal her secrets and all that is within, she will be true to herself and her fire, she will avoid repressing all that she is and could become.
The Magician and High Priestess are the cosmic creativity in its early stages. They begin the path of progress which is further matured in the Empress, Emperor and Hierophant. They are the threshold to the wise self, active in the physical world.
Thoughts to ponder...
Do I listen to my inner voice?
What happens if I don’t listen to my inner voice?
Do I know what I want to do?
Have I got a vision for my life plan?
Do I even think that having a vision for my life plan is important?
How can I strengthen my ability to connect to my inner world?