Thursday, March 4, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday -- Faith (Hierophant)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

This week's Intuitive Tuesday card was The Moon (reversed), which is about stepping out of a dense fog and beginning to see things clearly.

This hit home because as my faith deepens in the divine order of all things, my intuition increases, my vision becomes clearer and I walk forward with more conviction. Perhaps you are experiencing the same things...

This may also be influenced by other reading and studying that I am doing including the Course In Miracles, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by Dr. David Hawkins, and books on yoga including Light On Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga, by B.K.S Iyengar and Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison. In addition, I've been practicing yoga, meditating, writing in my journal and pulling cards for myself more regularly...all of the ingredients for more insights, more synchronicity...and more faith.

I pulled an additional card for Mad Hatter, but I believe each of us may get something out of this. The card I pulled is the Faith card, which in a traditional tarot deck is the Hierophant card.

The card pictured here is from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. In his book he explains why he renamed the traditional Hierophant card with Faith:
"We see four figures, representatives of the world's leading religions, with their variations, rituals, costumes, and holy prayers in their corresponding languages. Too often throughout history, these differences have been a cause of conflict, prejudice, and war. Here instead, I try to demonstrate that despite those variations, the central column of light, and the source of their devotion -- their "faith" -- shines through as the common denominator of all." (Page 95)
The Faith card brings it all together. No matter how you define your spiritual beliefs, they make up the foundation to how you see and experience the world. How powerful this is as we each step forward making decisions in our lives, everything from the big outward decisions to the internal responses to the world all around us.

Mad Hatter, in your comment you said:
Wow. It's so strange that this card (Moon reversed) came up this morning. I just finished writing a post asking some very big questions about what might be getting in the way from an emotional and spiritual standpoint of my conceiving a baby. Although I don't know the answers yet, it is reassuring to know the fog may be lifting soon. Thank you so much, Sheri.
As you sort through your questions, your past, your present and your future, you are playing with the very essence of Faith. No matter what conclusions you formulate along the way, no matter how you proceed down your path, it is your faith that leads you forward.

In relation to the Moon (reversed) and the fog lifting, today's card, Faith, is the light that is shining through and burning off the doubt and worry that the fog symbolizes. As you walk through the fog and find the courage to step into the clearing, your faith gets stronger.

The true test will be the next time you feel immersed in fog. Can you and will you have Faith that the fog will lift and the light will burn off the fog and you will be able to see once again?

Faith -- no matter how you define it -- can be the foundation of your life. It's up to you. Use this constant, underlying force to help you move through your life, not knowing what's around the corner, but knowing that you are divinely guided and taken care matter what!

What a relief!


Kim said...

I just exhaled - it feels good!

Unknown said...

Thank you Sheri! Faith! That is the key!!!

Mad Hatter said...

Thank you so much, Sheri. That is so beautifully written - I love the image of the cycle of fog and then the fog being burned away by the light...You are right - it is the perfect card for what I am experiencing right now. Sending you lots of hugs of gratitude for such a lovely reading!

excavator said...

This combination of cards is amazing. I'm clearing a lifelong fog of confusion and seeing clearly. I'm seeing what confusion has done to me, and also how it has served me.

I don't necessarily like what I'm seeing clearly, but it's an important Truth. And, it's much more painful to stay in confusion than to meet the unpleasant Truth with open eyes.

Thank you, Sheri

Lori Lavender Luz said...

This rings true for me. I especially like that all the faiths are unified in a higher level.

I also like the way Ex spoke about fog=confusion and the clarity she's experiencing.

Sheri said...

Lydia emailed me her comment as she was having a tough time posting it. Perhaps the person in charge of the Internet is a man???

I agree with you, Lydia. Here's her comment:

Good Morning Sheri, The art for the card of "Faith" is absolutely stunning, however isn't there something missing? "We see four figures, representatives of the world's leading religions, with their variations, rituals, costumes, and holy prayers in their corresponding languages. Too often throughout history, these differences have been a cause of conflict, prejudice, and war...." Simply put, WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? And if women were included as representatives, would there be so much "conflict, prejudice and war"? I know the power of faith, and believe it is time for women, especially, to accept their feminine divinity. Bless you Sheri. Lydia

Bonnie said...

Sheri, I can connect with this in that the past few months have been a true test of faith for me. I tell myself that I've been through other struggles and felt the same way but always come out on the other side. Sometimes it's hard to remember that when we are in the midst of the fog.