Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Free Wednesday Tarot Class # 6




Hi welcome to our Free Wednesday Tarot class. This week we are meeting the Hierophant If you look at him in the Rider-Waite deck, you will see a male figure sitting between two pillars. Remember how the High Priestess sat between the pillars? He teaches the wisdom of the High Priestess. He is also known as the Pope and symbolizes ultimate power. He rules from the heart rather than the will. The word Hierophant comes from the Greek word Hiero which means “sacred” and phainein, meaning, “one who shows or brings light.” He shares his wisdom and teaches because the Hierophant has passed his tests of life. He wears a crown and holds a four leveled scepter. These all connect him to his clairaudience or “clear hearing”. When you have clairaudience you hear what is beyond the range of human hearing and are tuned into hearing messages from your Higher Self, your Angels and Guides... This symbolizes that we have the ability to tune in to our Higher Selves and access our own Kingdom of Wisdom with which we were born.

The Hierophant represents our intuition, our God/dess within. The number five is the number for Mercury, the planet of our mind, thinking and communication. His astrological sign is Taurus which is symbolized by the bull’s horns on the top of the pillars.

What does the Hierophant teach you? How can you connect with the Hierophant in your life? What challenges are you facing right now? Are you running around asking your co workers or friends what you should be doing? Are you taking advice from everyone around you even if it doesn’t feel right? Are you being criticized for being “different” from others and living your own life, rather than how they want you to live? Are you rushing around trying to accomplish everything and feeling like you are getting nowhere? Are you following a Guru or a teacher you think has all the information? To become the Hierophant in your life, it is imperative that you stop all this running and seeking everyone’s opinions. It is important that you ask yourself what do I want in my life. It is crucial that you put aside all the information that you have received from your friends, teachers, relatives and ask yourself, “What is right for me? What feels good for me? What if I go against what everyone else wants me to do? What if they don’t like me anymore or I disappoint them?” I am not advocating running into the hills to be a recluse, not at all, but if you are genuinely unhappy with your life, what can you do to change it?

Using our intuition means letting go of pre conceived ideas and teachings that we’ve received from others and going within to learn what works for us. Do you still live by the rules you learned as a child? Are they working for you? If they are, that is great and you should stick with them. But if they aren’t maybe you need to examine what is working and what isn’t. Maybe you think you know what you want for your life, but if you’re not happy with the decisions you’ve made based on what you were told you should believe, try relaxing enough to receive guidance from your Higher Self, which is always the truth. Even if you call on a psychic and what they tell you does not resonate within you, allow yourself to accept what feels right for you. Nothing is written in stone and it is up to us to accept or discard what works and what doesn’t. Each one of us creates our own worlds, for better or for worse. So don’t stay stuck in your “should’s and ought’s in life. Try not to let your old beliefs keep you repressed and affirm to yourself that you will trust your inner self, instead of running around obeying what others think you should be doing. I always like the phrase “don’t should on yourself.” Reexamine your beliefs, values, and traditions. Let your Angels and your Higher self speak to you and guide you. This may feel strange to you, but the more you practice the more comfortable you will feel.

The Hierophants advice:

Be in the present, not clinging to the past
Examine and let go of fixed beliefs
Continue learning, grow from your life’s experiences
Listen to your own inner Priestess and free yourself from unhappiness
Explore your traditions for what you want to keep and what you want to discard
Trust your own inner self no matter what others say.

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Get ready for some fun next week as we meet our friend The Lovers.

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