|The Tree of Choices - Full Moon in Gemini|
The Gemini Full Moon in the second week of December 2016
is represented by a number of cards in the deck.
The most important card for this full moon is
The Tree of Choices (traditionally The Lovers card).
When you look at the image you see that there are three main elements present.
Mother Mary, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Black Madonna
or Mary Magdalene. This card implies choices are to be made.
It evokes choices and discernment.
According to the Judaic stories of the Old Testament, there were two trees:
the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life.
And Adam and Eve had to make a choice whether to listen to the snake
or God. But the story has many layers of meaning and implication.
The snake has become demonised, probably because of the importance
of the snake in the Goddess worshipping tribes which the Jewish
Kings eradicated. The snake represents the energetic force of life,
the power of transformation, the power of shape shifting and
the energies of the kundalini, referred to as the Holy Spirit in esoteric
Christian teachings. Here we also see the split between Mary, the virgin
mother and the Black Holy Woman.
The ancient stories condition us into divisive beliefs and automatic choices.
It is vital that you make use of these current full moon energies to make
your own choices and to let go of those that are no longer true to your understanding
and the future which you would like to step into.
You are being called upon to make a choice, to use your discernment
to see what it is that you want in your life, and to let go of that which you no longer
want or need or that which no longer serve you.
|XIX The Holy Child - Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck|
Everything in our universe has a mirror image.
When you are confronted with a situation that you find challenging
or it is not what you desire, then find its mirror image and
coax that into your life.
The mirror image for the VI Tree of Choices is XIX The Holy Child.
Here we again have three elements, the boy child, the stag and the
To balance the full moon energies of the Gemini moon, work with
the Holy Child. This is traditionally The Sun card and represents
the highest representation of your ego or personality self.
Spend time focusing on that which you want to radiate into the world.
|I Maria Prophitessa|
In order to work with these energies, you need to invoke the properties
of Maria Prophitessa. This is traditionally the Magician and the
energy of Mercury, the planet of communication and alchemy.
Here we have the Tree of Life bearing the twelve fruits as described
in Revelations 22:2 in the New Testament :
It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life,
bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month.
The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
Healing can be achieved in yourself and in your life, when you
step into acceptance and surrender. The moment we accept a situation fully,
our resistance ceases and the tension can be released. We often fear to surrender
as we then feel so helpless and vulnerable. But how often are you really in control?
It is never in our own hands and acceptance and surrender opens the flood gates
of Grace into lives. I interpret 'it flowed down the center of the main street'
as the holy kundalini flowing down the shushumna, the central column of the spine
and nervous system of the body. This column joins the head to the heart and to the
entire nervous system and all organs and glands. Enlightening insights and inspiration
flows from above the head, down the to rest of the body and being.
When the river flows down the main street of the body, you will harvest twelve crops
of fruit, similar to the image of the Holy Woman with the crown of twelve stars.