The Lantern of Truth
Today we stand just at the edge of our first celebration of Samhain on October 30-31st. Throughout these posts I have encouraged you to dig deeper into yourself so that you may better engage with your Ancestors, the energy surrounding as the veils have thinned and the anticipation of what will be revealed in the month’s ahead.
The Lantern of Truth Tarot spread was originally published in alignment with the coming of the Winter Solstice. I have decided to post it now, since we could all use a little direction and guidance as we embark on the journey of moving inward. There is an accompanying video that may be used if you want a “walk through”.
This may not feel very Samhain-like to some, but seeing a larger and different perspective by the work of introspection allows for continued growth. What you choose to accept of the tried and true ways of celebration and honoring, I believe, serve as the foundation of what will evolve and change as you evolve and change on your spiritual path. And, what better time than under the spell of Samhain’s depths to reach into the new and unique?
Transcript and Links
This page is the transcript of a VIDEO showing the Lantern of Truth Tarot Spread
A Little Numerology:
The Hermit- Key IX
Nine (9) is the number of endings and beginnings and initiatory experience. This is the final single digit number that relates to the individual and unique “you”. Wherever nine occurs there is opportunity for growth; but, only if you willingly leave behind what serves no purpose towards your future growth.
The Star of the Lantern-VI
Six (6) is the harmonious elevation of three expressions of being. Two co-create and the resultant product is a third. This triune nature is one of pure creation and amplified x’s 2 gives the energy of polarity. This is the blueprint for creation that is diverse and can serve as a summation of all of its parts. In the model of the 6-pointed star there is an image of 2/triangles (3 parts), one point upwards in reception to the Divine and one pointing downward; acknowledgement that Spirit has descent into the Manifest.
Seven Card Spread
The number Seven (7) is the outcome of the harmonious six of Descent into Matter. Seven offers the paths of exploration that will provide deeper knowledge and greater learning from what has been grown. These seven cards offer the key to knowing more of yourself.
The Hermit Key is placed in the center and is YOU!
- Use whatever deck you are comfortable with;
- Set out a beautiful solid color cloth to lay the spread on to;
- REMOVE the HERMIT-Key IX from the deck and place in the center;
- Be sure to shuffle the remaining cards very well;
- Take the deck in your hands and breathe and center yourself;
- Set the intention of seeking the wisdom of finding the truth of your gifts (refer back to the numerology above as the support for this);
- Set the intention of what is revealed to be used as the tools of birthing a light within that will herald the birthing of a new light at the Winter Solstice.
Card 1: Represents the strength of your Manifest form and its fullest potential.
QBL-Malkuth- The Foundation of Earth, the alchemical Elements and the Physical Form
Card 2: Represents how you will use that strength to create what you wish to out-picture. (The Darkness of Creation’s Womb)
QBL-Binah-The Understanding of the Creatrix and the Womb of First Beginnings
Card 3: Represents the action and energy needed to seed that creation. (Higher Will to Action)
QBL-Chokmah-The Wisdom of the Cosmos and the Seed that Emanates from the Limitless All
Card 4: Represents the image and plan for that creation. (Inspired Mind)
QBL- Hod-The Glory of Mind Inspired by Pure and Abstract Plan
Card 5: Represents where your passion can be stoked to refine what you have planned. (Inspired Heart)
QBL- Netzach-The Victory of Refinement and Balance through Mastery of the Intelligent Heart
Card 6: Represents the outcome and product of The Darkness of Creation’s Womb with your Higher Will to Action and the Manifest form guided by Inspired Mind and Heart.
QBL- Kether-The Crown of Creation and the Divine Shining in Brilliance and Awareness of SELF
Link to the VIDEO
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