Summary: When long-ago realities are whispered and revealed, we in our present upside-down relationship with ourselves can be brought into balance. The key is love, and reconnection. Our path through time approaches the final hours in which we can focus on memories long lost to our shared history. What has separated us is going to join us, when at last the disenthroned feminine knocks the overly content puss from its perch and reveals, as she is, her connection with ancient honorable power. The lion likewise emerges from the subconscious of the masculine to show the way to an ennobled power, from a far-distant memory. In reconnecting with a primordial balance of feminine and masculine, we open the skies above for higher impulses of divine understanding.
Queen of Rods (reversed) — The Lovers — King of Rods
FOUNDATION: Queen of Rods (reversed)
The power upon which the divine feminine has rested in recent times is wresting itself from strict definition. In a surprising power reversal, it appears that the truth about what constitutes “feminine” has been uprooted and has found itself in a rather precarious position. Perceived truth and “What Is” in the absolute rarely bear resemblance to one another these days, however, and a look in the mirror may reveal why this is coming up — or down — now. The mirror is the card, and the one looking at it is able to discern much. While a gently purring ginger-cat has been given the lion’s share of the foreground, it is in fact the ancient noble lion in which the Queen’s rod is rooted. Is she smiling because we are clever enough to recognize this? Or is her smile more of the trickster’s ride into remembrance, and she’s known who she is all along? Perhaps it is a bit of both. At any rate, the latent ideal is about to toss the cat from center stage. Woman is no object, after all, and the lion a more apt symbol than what has been given to her to carry for far too long. She’s ready to reclaim her space.
LODESTONE: The Lovers
Again we are asked to find within ourselves the essence of balance, compassion, and connection with higher consciousness within the framework of love. Power flanks this card, with a powerful figure on either side. Yet, in the midst of a struggle to re-establish sanity to the topsy-turvy dynamic between the sexes, love finds peace. Blessing is bestowed from the higher states of reality when opposites come into dynamic balance. This is not stasis, nor is it a strict divide between one and another. Rather, the masculine and feminine find peace and poise when they bring grounding to the dominant aspects of the other. She has her left hand on his reasoning center and he has his right hand on her intuitive center, and each holds the other hand in embrace, pointing upward. Within ourselves, we can grasp these counterpoints of the whole human. Each of us is a yin-yang balance of that which forms the mirror of self. Peacefully balanced within, intuitive and rational at once and rooted in love, we can realize balance in our world. Thus, empowered men and women can project the reality of peace in accepting the true beingness of humanity reconnected.
MOST OMWARD DIRECTION: King of Rods
What has the King come to remind us of so soon? When last we saw him, the moon was about to darken the face of the sun in the eclipse of August, 2017. This time, he sits facing his consort in reverse polarity. The concern on his face is real, and the surrender of his lone aspect imminent. The lion at the back of his head rises with renewed power. As he gazes at his Queen across the spread of time’s revelation, his eyes must pierce through the subject of love. It has been some time since the risen people have enjoyed a fair expression of peace within the embrace of self-recognized divinity. Longer still, since they have held themselves within the perfection of mastery of the human experience. Even now, the memories of ancient days are pushing themselves to the front of the conflicted imbalance that has ensued since the bond of humanity’s idealized state was broken. Full power to mend what had been separated and confused comes when the love of who we truly are is again allowed its ascendancy. The way to wholeness is in looking back in time and reconnecting with what had been cast into exile as a shattered aspect of self. Reconnection is possible, and if full empowerment of humanity is the goal, it is absolutely necessary.