Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day has almost started and we are going further on our journey through the Tarot, the divine Tarot. With the card of today Strength (VIII), we enter a new dimension. Why? Well this is the eighth card and eightstands for a higher dimension ruled by Christ Consciousness. The number eight stands for Christ Consciousness and therefore for Christ, the Son of God. What does this mean? We will see. Let us take a closer look to this RW-Tarot-deck card.
Mother's Day reprise
going back along time
Cybelle and her lions
By the way the woman is Cybele, mother of the Gods, which also was mentioned in our Mother's Day episode of yesterday.
|Cybele, Mother of the Gods
What is the meaning of this all? According to several sources Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus, and is seen as The Holy Grail. The Catholic Church has somewhere in the 4th century told that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and therefore she could not have a big role in the teachings of the Church. So her Gospel wasn't true and of the devil. Nowadays there are several organisations who say that Mary Magdalene was the Mother of the Church. Maybe she is very similar with Cybele who's depicted in the card of Strength. As we say that Cybele is similar with Mary Magdalene than maybe she is depicted on this card. Who will say?
spouse of the Messiah
mother of faith
|Source: Mary Magdalene with the Holy Grail
We find Strength (VIII) as the path between Geburah (Severity) and Chesed (Mercy). These terms we have heard already at The Hierophant's card ... it has to do with praying. And so Strength (VIII) too has to do with praying. We e.g. find 'strength' in The Lord's Prayer, by the way that sentence in which 'strength' is mentioned has been added later, in the original Lord's Prayer that line isn't present.
now and forever. [...]
It was, by the way, the first thing I thought of when I started preparing this episode. And so Strength (VIII) as to do with praying and in that way this card is connected with The Hierophant (or The Pope).
to learn, meditate and contemplate
made God's people free