Magician from the Golden Tarot
Card of the day May 22, 2012 - The High Priestess: gathering information and knowledge (instinctual knowledge, supernatural knowledge, secret knowledge, self-knowledge) to aid in a future decision. Illuminating the esoteric. Intuition. The balance of opposing principles that is at the basis of power. Light and Shadow within yourself. Inner transformation and subtle but deep change. Understanding whether action is needed.
The High Priestess is the Moon Maiden/Goddess in the cycles of the moon, the first aspect/phase of the Triple Goddess. She has a silent mysterious power that can look into one’s soul.
There is a legend that Mary Magdalene was the beloved of Jesus. She was a priestess in the temples of Isis, and as such, she was a master of the high esoteric arts of subtle energy movement. Together they practiced Egyptian Tantra, to prepare his subtle energy body for the resurrection. Her love for him was profound. Mary Magdalene represents a feminine archetype that is not afraid of her sexuality. It is time for her to regain her rightful place as the loving, sexual wife of Jesus.
I have an article in this issue on How the Major Arcana and Tibetan Book of the Dead can work together
Past/Present - The History of Tarot Cards Tarot cards probably originated in Italy in the 14th century since the earliest known explanation of their usage dates to 1391. The pack of cards, known as the Tarocco, is made up of 22 major enigmas, whose figures represent a synthesis of the mysteries of life. (William Saunders, 2002)
Tarot Cards probably originated in Italy in the 14th century, since the earliest known explanation of their usage dates to 1391.