Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States of America brought equality to marriage. June 26 (6-26) will be a celebratory day for many from now on. I did the numerology on it: 6+2+6=14: in Tarot the card of Temperance. How perfect. Temperance is about integration, synthesis, and the balancing and blending of polarities. It is the alchemy of spirit when lead turns into gold and when separate parts become an artistic expression of something new. It is transformation into a new form.
After painful endurance of separation and prejudice, humanity has achieved a new expression of itself. Marriage can now be shared by anyone who wants to explore that blending of two into one new, creative, and expressive life. All are free (by the law: our individual prejudices may still restrict us) to create partnerships, families, and bonds in love and freedom.
We see the Temperance Angel standing with one foot in the river of Spirit where we are all one with the great Source. The Angel is blending two elements – water and fire, while a lion (fire) and eagle/phoenix (air) drink from the river together. The opposite natures of humanity are able to be more at peace.
The rainbow rising above the angel reminds us of an older promise that the Earth would never again be destroyed by flood. Maybe now we can let the rainbow be a symbol of no more floods of hatred, prejudice, and destructive separateness that drown us, keeping us submerged in the darker realms of humanity.
We are now more free to be artistic and creative with the bonds of prejudice loosened by law. And maybe with that legal loosening, individuals may also feel more free to let their own limitations be freed.
The angel has wings, not chains. Art is always about the play of opposites, the blending of color, light, texture and tones. These qualities enrich us and allow love and joy to expand.
This Supreme Court decision is a reflection of the courage and love of those who would not give up, who held the higher vision and believed that we are all one – all beloved of Spirit, and all deserving of the great rainbow of promise to be our unique and beautiful selves living out our individual lives. Many were persecuted, many died, and many more lived lives of painful, lonely separation.
Many did not live to see this day. May those of us who did rejoice.
Blessings to you – Kathryn Ravenwood
(Card pictured is the Temperance card from the Albano Waite Tarot)
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One of my passions in this life is to help you trust the wisdom and strength within you – to understand the High Priestess energy that is there to guide you in all you do. I invite you to schedule a reading with me for assistance in understanding the energies around you so you can make more confident choice s and move forward in joy. Tarot as Alchemy is a powerful experience! The Tarot cards are an ancient collection of wisdom to help us in transforming our lives. They are cosmic doorways that lead us into the archetypal lessons we all must experience as we grow in the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of who we are. We invoke the Great Council of Tarot and your own personal guides to bring in the messages and symbols to help you understand the current energies and lessons life is offering you a nd how to make the best of the related opportunities that come from those energies.
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