The Illusion of LustWritten by White Feather
Lust is result of an illusion. Lust is desire to possess that which is seen as separate. This separateness is an illusion, for we are all ONE. So if we can see one-ness beyond veils of separation, then lust becomes superfluous.
In a state of one-ness, there is no desire to possess something (or someone) outside of us, for everything is already part of us. We already own everything as our creation. In ONE-ness, we will find that very act of trying to possess something is an assault on that something's energy. Possessing will be replaced by allowing. Instead of lusting after wealth or fame or power or sexual partners, we allow that to be magnetized to us which reflects vibrational state we are in. If that vibrational state is one of love, joy, and beauty, then there is no limit to what we can manifest. (What will be reflected back to us.) If that vibrational state is one of lust, then we will be forever looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We cannot find fulfillment outside of ourselves if we haven't found it within ourselves. Once we realize our own divinity, we are in complete possession of our reality.
Interpreting Tarot Cards - Part 3Written by Maria Svensson
In previous article, we looked at an easy tarot card reading method using just 22 major arcana cards, and got as far as Wheel of Fortune. We will carry on this week with 11th card, Justice.
Justice reminds us in an almost karma-like way that ultimately, life is fair and just, and our deeds have to be answered for. If you are in a moral dilemma, or are unsure which of two paths to take, expect this card to feature heavily in your readings. You may also find it if you are suffering remorse for past actions, or have done something particularly good - deed has come back to you. You are being put on warning that no deed however small goes unnoticed, and ALL need to be paid for eventually, even is this just means accepting responsibility for your actions.
Next up, possibly scariest and well-know of tarot cards, 'Hanged Man'. The Hanged Man is telling us that sometimes, only way to truly control is to set free, to let go. In readings, Hanged Man should alert you to fact that best answer to a problem is not always most obvious. On occasion, desire for action can be counter-productive, and you must withhold from precipitous jumps. This counterintuitive reasoning has to be experienced to be understood.
The next card, card 13, is Death. Of course, it has no relation to physical death, but is associated with endings, or openings of new doorways. Great changes are often heralded by this tarot card. The end of an era can be a sad time, but you must see it for what it really is - an opportunity to grow into next stage of cycle. The card may also be a warning that irresistible events are about to unfold, and 'going with flow' is only way to keep your head above turbulent waters. By swimming with current, you will reach your destination faster.
Temperance is next tarot card of major arcana. Temperance means showing moderation and self-control. This card is often a warning that you must slow down if you are to center yourself again. While this may seem dull, even a hurricane has calmness at center. Certain other cards reinforce voice of Temperance, and make it doubly important that you 'reign in' your wildness and rediscover your balance, your 'wa'. If you are in middle of a conflict, Temperance card is a warning that you should seek middle ground - an outright victory is impossible, and both sides will lose. In health terms, Temperance suggests worst may be over - and better times lie ahead.