#4 The Emperor- The Spiritual Father, featuring my brother:)

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The Emperor- Mythic Tarot

“The father is the representative of the spirit, whose function is to oppose pure instinct” – C. J Jung

We are ready to enter the next chapter of our growth path here in the major arcana tarot, The Emperor. Unlike The Empress who embodies the physical mother The Emperor embodies the spiritual father. The fool has met his mother and learned of his own role to creating beauty, comfort and love now it’s time for him to meet a new challenge in himself and set forth to unfold his unique way to establish himself to not only himself but the world as well. He has a scroll in one hand and the world in the other, they both are a symbol of his knowledge and and wisdom and how he creates it out in the “world”.

The Emperor represents the spiritual father because he instills our morals and values and confidence to take these tools and use them to build our foundations in life this includes our relationships business and personal and also to use them in the material world in order to survive we must learn a survival method, this is what The Emperor (father) has to teach us.

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My mom and my brother celebrating his law school graduation.

Forgive me I am adding my personal experience to this blog post because I feel it is highly crucial in order to show you how The Emperor has effected my life and may help you understand his path much more.

This picture used to break my heart in half all over again every time I would see it, but It has been five years. It was April the month of new beginning’s the month of my birthday as well, the month my brother became a lawyer,  the month my mom passed away from cancer. I never had a father not one that would be happy to spend time with me or help me figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, but my mom did. She was the only reliance we had growing up, with no Emperor present, she had  to become him and show us we can be anything we wanted to be, but we must work hard for it. This picture salutes my mom in many ways to raise four children and  instill The Emperor takes skill and love.and discipline. She had all these things all through our upbringing, because she had to be the Empress and The Emperor both. I think she did a excellent job because even though I wanted to attend school this woman would  push for me to work and create work ethics. And that is exactly what happened. She would say “You need to get out there an work! ”  I was also writing a lot and she encouraged that as well and anything I would seek to go after she would encourage. It wasn’t till my latter years I realized her male and female roles and how they impacted my life. My point here is anyone can be both, and to play both titles takes a role that really defines a balanced human heart, which is in all of us.

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My brother and his daughter Melissa.

Father and daughter , this brings me to my next point that I encountered  of The Emperor, my brother. When you do not have a dad you usually cling to the nearest one who has all the qualities you look for in a father. Well years older than my twin sister and I,  he did a great job of someone who has all the initial pieces of The Emperor. by making sure we had goals lined up even at the age of ten! He left when we were very young to go join the military (marines) but he did it because he had to go out there and establish himself to himself, this is exactly what The Emperor represents.I don’t find it ironic that he became a lawyer after. The Emperor is a man of pride and passion to build his own domain, no one can tell him how its going to be because he already has it established within himself and his determination is much more prominent than scattering his forces.

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My brother and his son celebrating his son’s wedding.

Like Father like son,  this picture depicts a great image of The  Emperor by bonding in our relationships and bringing that influence to the outside world.The Emperor again stands for studious confident behaviors.I think every man and woman challenges or should challenge themselves to be there own Emperor. Establishment is just a status, however it is also what we came here to do, recognize the things we are great at and put them to the test, enabling us to learn who we really are and what we wish to represent to others. The Emperor is a man of power and authority he represents respect, responsibility and recognition for his unique ability to govern others in the right direction.This is probably one of the most ambitious cards in the tarot deck. It is the spiritual father in all of us that pushes us forward to keep trying and the knowledge and wisdom we have within us to strive to be whomever we choose.

My brother and his wife becoming lawyers.

My brother and his wife becoming lawyers.

 

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My brother Mark Crum.

Without The Emperor we would never know what it means to work hard to see results, we would never see our morals and values put to a test that just may excel us to discovering what we just might be very good at. It is The Emperor who teaches us how to believe in ourselves and to trust our ability to make anything achievable and to love and witness ourselves working hard for the things that may not bring us great prosperity, but in turn will bring us great integrity.

The fool is now ready to embrace his forth path in life where he is challenged to challenge himself as the world demands him to be a certain way, he will surely see just what it takes to create his world according to his own morals and values. Will the world be ready to accept what he has to offer? This is a lesson we all must face in life at one point or another. It is one of the most important paths we will ever set foot on because it defines us out into the material world what we choose to be seen as is just as important as choosing something to stand for and even against. It is about principals and keeping to them no matter what life hands us.

543315_690113215704_770228893_nI never had a dad but I am honored and grateful for my brother because he  rose above the negatives  in life and stepped up to become exactly who he was meant to always  be The Emperor.:)

Good traits of  The Emperor  Instilling morals, values the things that make us apart and relative.  The man who walks on his own, A Father figure using discipline in a creative productive way, “When I try to make things work things work for me and you”.  Order control and power, those that use life’s tools to create what they seek,  men of authority, the upper classes, responsibility, stability, someone who engages in themselves for the better purpose of man.A Father, husband, brother. A land owner, someone who appreciates not depreciates.  those who are direct and forceful, following logic, reason and rational rather than what the heart delegates. A helping man, a person of power, self control, achievement, Mind over matter, A ruler, dictator, a person of wealth and power, the legal system,  a great organizer that can build things easily with such skills, structure, Defiance, order, The walls that make up society, a man of honor and integrity,  political leaders, a mentor.

Bad Traits-  A man whom questions himself and others,  the man that sits with comfort to himself but realizes he is the one that can not change what he has done,A empty pocket with no desire to refill it, “I helped bring the walls up, so why aren’t they built”? I’m gonna do what I choose to do regardless of you”. “I”m the one in power don’t reject me”!, abuse of power in all ways, the man that shuns his best intentions is a man of bad intent. A man that takes no responsibility for his actions and lands in a ditch, ” I can’t see the good in what I’m doing here”. Abandoning yourself, trusting only past logic’s, ” I really wish I would have done that instead of this”.” I am not a father , but a child.”, an immature man. an important rival, those that use greed to climb up the ladder of power.

The Emperor as people and things good-those that keep going no matter if life cuts them off, The men that make up for the masses, fathers, son’s, brother’s, following your inner strengths, Military men, those that appease weakness as a strength, fighting for your rights, lawyers,  defiant men, King Arther, Judges, the city council, colleges,establishments of all kinds- schools,mass companies, your own business.  , the government., schools,

 #4 t=/the emperor-also the emperor, is about relocations, a happy family, finding a great job you can invest in, both time and hard work., ready to move on, finding yourself and developing yourself to your hard work and building  from that which those traits.you have neglected..

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The Human Race is constant as the universe?

Hi there everyone, Recently one of my members of my forum had posted this writing piece. Let me know what you think.

“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing ~~ not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over. Each baby, then, is a unique collision ~~ a cocktail, a remix ~~ of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular~shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro~universes ~~ we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely fact of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.”

written by  Caitlin Moran ╰დ╮

My response- “It’s interesting but the universe is constantly expanding. This reminds me of a line a evolved race had said in the movie AI.
“I often felt a sort of envy of human beings, of that thing they call ‘spirit’. Human beings have created a million explanations of the meaning of life- in art, in poetry, and mathematical formulas. Certainly human beings must be the key to the meaning of existence. But human beings no longer existed. So, we began a project- that would make it possible to recreate the living body of a person long dead from the DNA in a fragment of bone or mummified skin. We also wondered would it be possible to retrieve a memory trace in resonance with a recreated body. And you know what we found? We found the very fabric of space/time itself appeared to store information about every event which had ever occured in the past. But the experiment was a failure. For those who were resurrected only lived through a single day of renewed life. When the resurectees fell asleep on the night of their first new day they died, again. As soon as they became unconcious, their very existence faded away into darkness. So you see, David, the equations have shown that once an individual space/time part had been used it could not be reused. If we bring your mother back now it will only be for one day. And you will never be able to see her again.”

I always thought this line was fascinating, but I do see the universe as many many layers and some of them do overlap onto and in between one another, similar to a kaleidoscope,however I think there are also “gaps” and empty voids that in a way do not exist yet because everything is still unfolding in a sense, therefore the possibility of living both before and after death are quite probable. Apparently the universe is still only a child and it’s growth may just bring many possibilities that we will have the slightest clue how to measure. What if a part of us can never be recreated but another part/parts of us have always been there?? Maybe this explains everything? Or Nothing? I still think we are missing something so simple that we continuously look over it and I think it is within each and all of us and I’m not referring to energy, even though that is a part of it. It’s hard for me to explain exactly how I see this, but I hope you get the picture. Very thought provoking DB thanks for posting.”

Let me know any thoughts or anything you may feel on this very unique matter. Thank you.

The #3 The Empress

wpid-img2334-1.jpgThe fool is ready to meet his next task in life with the #3 card of the major arcana The Empress. With this card he will now meet his motherly nature within himself and what it’s like to share emotion and creation in all physical forms.

We rely on our mothers  for  many things, comfort, love, nurture. this is our next journey as the fool meets his mother. The Empress stands for all that we create here and have love and passion towards, that can be down to anything we choose even food, relationships takes the example of The empress.

She reminds us that life can be glorious even in the darkest of times by appreciating the simple things in life, clothes on our back food on our tables and love of those that surround us.  She is wise and comforting and usually someone who  values nature and the simplistic beauty in all things.

The fool is now ready to invest in himself in a  very derived yet diplomatic way, from his mother. He is able to take his thoughts and feelings and put them to a physical use.

wpid-img2335-1.jpgThis card also stands for earthly pleasures (mother earth) not just motherhood from our own mother’s. but the fruitfulness we sow from working hard in order to materialize what we wish to create. In this card we meet the female perspective of creation. The things of life we put creative love towards that will eventually reap the rewards of success and abundance.

When this is card is drawn It  can often mean childbirth (pregnancy) or the creation of something we put much time and effort towards. It is also about enjoying the finer things in life and all that it has to offer.

wpid-img2332.jpgAbundance can come in many forms, whether they be big or small. It is the very beauty of creation and acceptance of the simplest “things” of life that can keep us going everyday and to remember that at one time you were in awe of all the beauty of all that surrounded you. As we go through life these things tend to become just that “things” that we overlook having to pay attention to how we are going to survive in our lives rather than appreciating it all,  for every thing is a form of creation.

“On a inner level, the image of The Empress reflects the experience of mothering. This does not mean only the physical gestation process, birth and nurturing of a child. It is also the experience of the great mother, the discovery of the body as something valuable and precious, which merits care, the experience of being a part of nature and rooted in natural life”. ” The appreciation of the senses and the simple pleasures of daily existence”.- Mythic Tarot

One thing I discovered with this card as it can mean a literal doorway/passage from one stage to the next.  Years ago when I was taking a Tarot study class I became close to my teacher, anyway I fell asleep one day on my couch and had a out of body experience where I knew my body was sleeping and I walked over to my kitchen table which had all my tarot cards lye before me. One card stuck out and it was the Empress, but instead of the usual title on the card on top of it said “doorway”.

I thought it was one of the coolest things but I did not get it at all then and I told my tarot teacher of this finding and she said “yep, sure it can mean a doorway”. “it is after all a very high creation card”.

I was still in shock of my discovery because than I was starting out to really take Tarot front and center. Now I realize just how it does example a doorway…I just thought at the time other cards would show up more as a doorway, but the kicker is not long after I had that experience my life changed on a entirely new abundant level. Pretty neat aint it:) This is why I stress about dreaming and getting to know them and astral projection because they both show you whats ahead, well for myself anyway.

key words good- prosperity,  A love for nature,Pregnancy, fine foods, having both love and money, creation, hard work that hands you direct results with rewards, beauty, healing, the earth, elegance, “I have all that I need and want to share it”, the queen of life, female creation and beauty, love, harmony, nature, animals, material comfort, a luscious garden, a beautiful home, physical love and marriage, female sexuality, gain, mother earth, creative projects in a feminine detail, the passage from one stage to another, self love and worth, bringing love onto others, “if you plant a seed it will grow over night”, Good fortune, “I may not have much but I have it all”,

key words bad- Mother issues,blocked creativity, disregarding opportunities, “I have no love or money in my life”. problems with pregnancy, depression, struggling to get ahead as a single mother, not realizing your truest potential, living a life in shame, “I can not offer anything of value to my children”. I use my kids as a outlet to define my own anger”. material discomfort, blocking love, not seeing the love around you, following material objects to create abundance, greed, sex without love, wasted energy, despair, not seeing the beauty within yourself or on the outside.marital problems, birth control, all things that cloud your mind of possible love and abundance.

key people good- your mom, values and morals from your mom or any females in your life, nurses, healers, a maternal nurturing woman, a  helpful woman, a woman of influence, a woman whom teaches love and prosperity, a pregnant woman, a woman that care takes of others, a woman who owns “things”, a woman of importance, woman of power and authority.

For men when asking of love this card shows up as the woman of his dreams.

key words people bad- those that take away what has been given to them, prostitutes, promiscuous folks, nonproductive people, those that take from some who has very little, those that are full of themselves,emotionally unstable people, woman that have sex and have abortions over and over. Icy people, those that can not see the beauty of life and it within themselves, Woman who use for their own gain and their kids, “I am a woman hear me roar”. “I feel its your fault I’m pregnant”.

Regardless of the above scenarios The Empress is about  being true to your heart no matter what and creating abundance how ever you really choose to.:)