AQUATIC TAROT is illustrated to demonstrate theme of post & for the soft beauty of watercolors
© Watercolors by Andreas Schröter
I was gifted with a book back in the mid 1980’s which explained a system of analysis for any chosen year using Tarot cards.
Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny by Mary K. Greer. 1987
I believe Mary was one of the first authors to link the cards together like this starting with the Major Arcana & the sub Minor Arcana cards. I like this system. For a personalized system all you do is add the current year to your birth month and day. To explain the entire system would be a separate blog post in itself. I highly recommend Mary’s book which can be purchased —–> HERE.
For example: 2012= 5 + March= 3 + 10: 5+3+10= 18/9= Moon/Hermit influence
In this case you would study the Moon and Hermit along with the 9’s of the minor arcana
Another example: 2012= 5 + October= 10 + 10: 5+10+10= 25= 7 Chariot influence plus the minor 7’s.
Numerology teaches us that #5’s presents challenges. Sometimes everything goes well and then all of a sudden there is an issue or thorn in your side which you need to yank out to move on. Take a look at the 5 of spades.
One of the spades in right in the middle. To get beyond it you must remove it. If you go around it on either side it will still be in the middle and so challenge was not overcome it was averted.
FIVES: Topic of today’s post is the current year 2012 which reduces to the #5. The Hierophant is associated with #5 and the minor Arcanas 5’s named in the images. I’d like to write about my perceptions on the Minor Arcana cards laced with a bit of traditional undertones and how they might influence us all.
5 OF PENTACLES: this card often represents financial setbacks or finding comfort in a situation with people enduring the same setbacks. I think many people will be confronted with financial barriers which will be imposed on them by people in positions of power. The HIEROPHANT has that kind of power. The power to teach us we must accept what he says. I believe this is sometimes called DOGMA. Dogma is in all organized thought.
5 OF SWORDS: this card talks about either winning a situation because there is no further opposition or walking away from a provoking situation. You either challenge the HIEROPHANT by refusing to stay with the same ol’ same ol’ or you accept it and empower the Hierophant even more. When an organized system gains that much power what chance do those people have who wish to walk away?
5 OF CUPS: this card spells out regret and loss. Many people will lose some of their positive emotions over the events that will come to pass. There will be feelings of regret. Life patterns will change. Many of these changes will occur directly through the HIEROPHANT’S power. It could be almost a feeling of “there’s nothing we can do about it”. In other parts of the world disaster hits bringing not only loss but loss of faith in leaders.
5 OF WANDS: this card shows playful fight. It could be a game or it could actually be some sort of training to prepare for an event. The HIEROPHANT trains the initiatives (monks in the foreground) to adopt teachings of yesteryear. The monks don’t own their own beliefs because they did not choose them. Since Wands represent fire and action I think some groups of people are just itching to fight. If the HIEROPHANT says, “fight” then the characters in this image will take the playfulness out of this training.
I think the external events of 2012 will challenge us on every single level. We will be faced with removing the obstacles by challenging such organizations and institutions that the HIEROPHANT represents. On the flip side if we do nothing and open our arms to the HIEROPHANT & his subsidiaries we will not overcome the challenges.
What lessons of the HIEROPHANT will we learn?
2012 is the year of the Dragon. I think those monks in the image of the HIEROPHANT card will rise up!
Don’t play hide and seek with Dogma.