by Karen Hollis
What the Tarot Says about the Mayan Calendar
The Winter Solstice (December 21, 2012) marks the longest day of the year in terms of daylight hours for those living south of the equator, and many prophecies about the end of the world have surrounded this date as it corresponds with the last day of the Mayan Calendar in 2012. It is an eerie coincidence, although I personally have not felt that this date should be feared in any way. As always, I was curious as to what the Tarot would say about the subject.
The specific question that I asked my cards was if there was anything to fear surrounding this topic of, death and resurrection, or this date in December? The answer that the cards gave was both insightful, and more importantly reassuring. I pulled the card of Judgment from the deck.
This beautiful card has the image of an angel lifting its trumpet to the heavens, and people young and old heralding in a new day with the sun shining in the background. I interpreted this card in two ways. The longest day of the year, the solstice, forges a new beginning as the sun regains its power in the sky. Also, if every ending is only a new beginning then there is never any reason to fear, and if there is an ending there is no judgment! The cards were affirming what I believe to be true and were reassuring that all would be well.
When the card of Judgment is pulled from the deck on this topic we can ask ourselves two questions:
- What needs to be recovered or resurrected in my life?
- How can I recognize my calling as a spiritual being having a human experience?
I asked in earnest of the Tarot, what other wisdom should I take on this topic of endings and new beginnings? This time I got the card of The Chariot.
The Chariot spoke to me of the soul's desire to evolve and move forward. Whether that forward motion speaks of the transmutation of our energy from the incarnate (life) to the dis-incarnate (death), or not, is up to our own interpretation. In its simplest form, the Chariot, which is under the influence of the number seven, speaks to a "breakthrougn" in consciousness and the ability to see old things in exciting new forms.Just as death is a transformation of our physical existence into one of spiritual existence, The Chariot moves us into the new resurrection of our being! No matter what happens, we will make progress on our spiritual journey.
When the card of The Chariot is pulled from the deck we can ask ourselves these questions:
- What energies must I harness to face whatever comes my way?
- How can I control my instincts to keep myself centered regarding the future?
The final card that I drew from the deck was the card of The Sun.
I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw this card. As many of you know it is the most favorable of the deck for indicating that all would be well in the next year. There would be a re-birth of light, optimism, and a fresh start "a resurrection" of sorts. Notice how the child on the white horse rides sans a saddle with perfect balance. There is vegetation, the sunflowers in the background, and joy in the newness of being once again in the "garden" of life.
When one pulls The Sun card out of the deck you can ask these question:
- Where do I experience joy and love?
- What lights up my world?
In the Bible there is a quote in Ecclesiastes 3:1 "to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die." There is no need to fear death, as it is a resurrection of the soul to its natural state of pure energy. We can all rejoice in the knowledge that there is no true death and that every time the seasons change we are graced with the knowledge that we are indeed blessed here on earth.
In love and light—Karen
Karen Hollis is one of Connecticut's most highly regarded professional psychic/mediums. She is a sought-after Master Tarot reader who has over 30 years experience both reading and teaching the Tarot. A former marketing executive, Karen leads dynamic workshops throughout New England. Karen is also the Lead Psychic/Medium Investigator with Ghosts of New England Research Society (a.k.a. G.O.N.E.R.S.) She has been featured on Discovery Channel's "A Haunting" many times and continues to study under International Mediums to hone her skills. For a reading with Karen, please call 860-665-8024 between the hours of 9:00a.m.–7:00p.m. Eastern Time.
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