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Thursday Night Tarot – Star/Strength

This is the eighth in a series of conversations between the Birth Card pairs and Jason C. Lotterhand, through “The Thursday Night Tarot”, (edited by Arisa Victor). The host for this series is the Fool, representing the individual taking the journey. The eighth Birth Card pair up is the Star/Strength.

Fool:  Welcome to this series of conversations. Information discussed here is based on Jason C. Lotterhand’s work, as presented in “The Thursday Night Tarot”. Something to keep in mind before we enter into the following conversation is the theme for the Star/Strength duo: “The ability to control our passions, and our connection to Spirit, which brings us hope.” To my left is the Star, to my right is Strength, and to the Strength’s right we have Mr. Lotterhand. Thank you all for being here. Star, you may begin.

The Star: I would like to thank Mr. Lotterhand and Strength for being here, and the Fool for hosting this series. As we all know, Birth Cards work in pairs. However, we all carry our own identity. Through Mr. Lotterhand’s work, we hope to clarify who we are to those who carry our energy.

Mr. Lotterhand, can you explain to our audience what the image on this card represents, please.

Jason C. Lotterhand: The image on this card is one of a woman kneeling on land, with one foot in the water. She holds a jug of water in each hand. From one jug she is pouring water into the water in front of her, and from the other jug she is pouring water into the land she is kneeling on. The woman represents the Divine Mother, supplying us with the function of consciousness that we call meditation. This is a great gift that is open to all of us. When we meditate, we access untapped parts of ourselves.

The Star: What do the stars surrounding the central figure in this card stand for?

Jason C. Lotterhand: The larger central star is symbolic of the Life Power, which is the energizing principle of the entire universe. The seven smaller stars symbolize the seven chakras, which are associated with the seven original planets of astrology, and the seven alchemical metals. The larger star energizes the seven smaller stars.

The Star: What is meditation?

Jason C. Lotterhand: Meditation is simply the ability to focus your mind for extended periods of time. Because your awareness is focused on one thing over a period of time, you are able to take your awareness of it to a deeper level. You will become aware of its true nature, and what that means to you. To do this we need the ability to still our mind, and access information from our super-conscious. This helps us to be balanced and guided in our earthly existence.

Fool: Thank you, Star, and you, Mr. Lotterhand. Strength, you have the podium.

Strength: Thank you, Fool. I would like to thank the Star and Mr. Lotterhand for being here, and the Fool for acting as host.

Mr. Lotterhand, What is the principle behind the card of Strength?

Jason C. Lotterhand: Short and simple – force needs to be mitigated by love for us to be truly victorious.

Strength: Why is Key 8 (Strength) called the Intelligence of the Secret of All Spiritual Activities?

Jason C. Lotterhand: When the suggestions that we make of a self-conscious level reach the subconscious level, the universal machinery is set in motion. Suggestions that we make to ourselves set up a vibrational response in the environment around us.

Strength:  How can we differentiate masculine and feminine, when everything that is manifested contains both energies?

Jason C. Lotterhand: Masculine nature us self-imparting, feminine nature is receptive. The sun shines, while the moon reflects. Unity is the source of polarity. The lemniscate indicates the general tendency toward unity.

The Chariot: Do you have any final thoughts for our audience?

Jason C. Lotterhand: The purple mountain in Strength represents the Great Work. Here we are involved in our own personal evolution, supported by the Life Force.

Please note: These are, of course, imaginary conversations. The information has been taken from “The Thursday Night Tarot”, Jason C. Lotterhand, edited by Arisa Victor, Newcastle Publishing Co. Inc, 1989. Any errors in translation are mine, and mine alone.

Images are from the Tarot Lovers Tarot (Karyn Easton, http://paranormality.com/) .

 © October 2012 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Thursday Night Tarot

 

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Conversations Overheard – Star/Strength

Conversation Overheard –
Star/Strength

I have been trying to think of ways in which I could make the Birth Card pairs come to life. I thought that it might be fun to have a Birth Card pair chatting over coffee or drinks. I was going to work with the gentlest Birth Card pair that I could find, just so the conversation would be, shall we say, a “nice, quiet one” Best laid plans, and all of that. The first two individuals that choose to speak were the ones that were the hardest for me to write about – The Devil and The Lovers. They choose to speak over drinks … fair warning! Today’s Birth Card pair are the Star and Strength. The Star is represented by Adrienne Mc Call, CEO of Mc Call LLC, a CT based company that creates books, videos, and seminars that deal with finding hope and living a positive life. Strength is represented by Anita Cho, CEO of Cho Enterprises, a company that creates workbooks, videos, and seminars on making and implementing decisions based on heart centered living.

Scene: The annual conference of female entrepreneurs, held at the Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first day of the conference has just finished, and two of the presenters are seated in the lounge area, drinks in hand. The first presenter is Adrienne McCall, CEO of McCall LLC. The second woman is Anita Cho, CEO of Cho Enterprises. The two women have known each other “forever” … quite literally, forever!

“So, Anita, what do you think of this year’s conference? Are we getting anywhere?” Having said that, Adrienne picked up her vodka tonic and took a sip.

“Adrienne, we may be getting “somewhere”, but I am not all that sure that it is the direction that we want them to go in. The questions they asked us were really nothing new. Do you think they are ready to move forward?” Anita then picked up her own drink, and took a sip.

“I was watching the audience closely. As is often the case, the ones that spoke up were the ones that are either trying to figure out where they are, or are becoming too comfortable with the current paradigm. The ones who can connect current changes to a future paradigm were sitting back and watching. I think that we are fine.”

“You always were the one to shine hope where hope was either limited or non-existent. I will take you at your word. We need to discuss how we will present our agenda during our own presentations tomorrow.”

At that point the waitress appeared, and they ordered another round of drinks, along with a sample plate of hors d’oeuvres. Neither woman was hungry enough to want to eat dinner.

Adrienne laughed. “Okay, we now have hope, and need to encourage some focus and will power to get them to the next stage. I will begin with a discussion of the economy, where it is headed, and the influences that female entrepreneurs are making. I will list, point by point, how to use hope to become a leader under the new paradigm. Then, during the lunch recess, we can send them some images through thought transfer that will ignite their passion and will. Then you are up!”

“Right … then I am up! This very focused, very forceful little Asian lady trying to encourage them in their decision making! Then I ease them into implementing those decisions. We only have a few months to get this done, but we have done it before, and never failed.”

“And we won’t fail this time! I have always been amused that in this lifetime we could both take high profile positions, and run high profile companies that blatantly advertise what we are all about. No more behind the scenes stuff!”

After they finished their drinks, both women headed up to their rooms. The next day they would be making history, although no one but them would be aware of it. This is the way that it had always been. Hope, will power, and determination were the driving forces behind change. A huge vibrational shift was underway, and it was up to them to get the leaders ready.

Images are from the “Tarot Lovers Tarot”, by Karyn Easton (http://paranormality.com/) .

© August 2012 Bonnie Cehovet

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Birth Card Pairs

 

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