Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Here we are the last card of the Divine Tarot, The World (XXI), sometimes called The Universe, but on the RW-Tarot-deck this card is named The World (XXI) so this will I use. We started days ago with our journey and quest through the Divine Tarot and now we are at the end. We have reached our goal,we have made it. We were on a journey of Life and learned a lot. Now we are resurrected and inhabitants of a whole New World in which there is no pain, sadness, and so on, there is only joy and celebration. This card, The World (XXI) ... let us take a look at it.
... shows us: A naked woman hovering or dancing above the Earth holding a staff in each hand, surrounded by a green wreath, being watched by various creatures. In older decks, these are usually a human face or head, a lion, an ox, and an eagle, the symbols of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.. It also holds reference to the vision of Ezekiel of the "throne" or "chariot" of God in the Old Testament. The four figures in the corners of the card are also referenced in the Book of Revelation, 4:7, where the throne of God is described: "And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle."
What we see here we can read in Revelation 21 (no coincedence that The World is numbered XXI) in which is described The New World. I will share here a few parts of this chapter and a part of chapter 22 from the Book of Revelation (NIV):
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
finally His Gift
granting The World to His children
land of milk and honey
As we see The World (XXI) after a long life, after our journey and quest for the Divine Tarot, the circle is full. God send us into the world when we were born to Shine His Light upon it and now ... we have overcome death, we are resurrected, we are totally new, reborn, pure and good like children and we may live again in the Garden of Eden. With The Fall we lost it and with our Resurrection we have found it again.
as we came as children on the earth
His Light upon us
His Light upon us
as a beacon for our journey
With this we are at the end of our journey through the Divine Tarot and we have learned a lot and we shared wonderful haiku with eachother. I hope that this last Tarot card The World (XXI) will inspire you all to compose wonderful haiku.
This prompt will stay on 'til May 29th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode, our last Special haiku by Kyoshi Takahama, later on today around 10.00 PM (CET). I cannot share that special haiku right now, because I haven't decided yet which I am going to use. Sorry ...