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Sukkot, Aaron as Guest

A last guest I did not write about, but did appear in my virtual sukka during this festival of Sukkot  is Aaron. He was the brother of Mozes. He could speak very well and helped Mozes with that. Het was a priest. He also made his own god when Moses was on Mount Sinai to receive the Torah. He represents empathy and receptivity to divine splendor (Hod).


The card I have received from him was Six of Rivers (Six of Cups). That is a card of sensuality, going with the flow, connection with the unconscious. The message was that I need to enjoy myself. 



Sukkot, Moses as Guest

Yesterday I invited Moses in my virtual Sukka, but I did not post his teaching because I was too tired. Moses represents eternality and the Torah (Netzach). 


Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt where they were slaves, and he received the Torah on Mount Sinai. For his teaching for my heart I have pulled Speaker of Trees from the Tarot of Rachel Pollack. 


I have pulled a powerful card, the Speaker of Trees (King of Wands sort of) from The Shining Woman Tarot. 


The Speaker of Trees, speaks her mind, is confident and daring, expressing and sharing new ideas. The card fits Moses. He spoke up for the people of Israel, asking the Pharaoh permission to leave the country. This was a brave thing; Moses was not eloquent. For me the message is to share my ideas with confidence.
Lady Bosch

Sukkot, Abraham as Guest

Today Sukkot starts here in Holland and I change my blog in a virtual Sukkah for 7 days. A Sukkah is a primitive booth. A sukkah brings into memory the booths in which the people of Israel lived during the days of their wanderings in the desert in search for the promised land. 


It is tradition to invite people in the Sukkah to share a meal. Also biblical forefathers or –mothers are invited to be present. Until now I invited 7 biblical foremothers, this year I invite 7 bibilical forefathers: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron en David. Each father has a special virtue. Today I ask Abraham to share his wisdom with me. The virtue that belongs to Abram is loving and kindness (Chesed on the Kabalistic Tree of Life). A picture of Abraham hangs on the wall. I ask Abraham a teaching for my heart. 


I received a card called Place of Trees (Wands) from the Shining Woman Tarot. The ‘Places’ in this deck are starting points to explore a suit. They belong to what traditionally is called Court Cards. 


The card represents a ‘sacred grove in the heart’ in which we feel as flowering trees, whole and at peace. The card depicts the Garden of Eden before the fall, with the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge in which the Goddess gave her worshippers the fruit or flower of eternal life.

Abraham, whose virtue is loving and kindness, urges me to feel safe and secure in my heart, to feel at whole and at peace. When I feel needy and vulnerable, I am not kind but aggressive and defensive. Thus, feeling safe, secure and whole in my heart is a prerequisite for loving and kindness.
God met duif

Biblical Forefathers instead of Foremothers

What a days. Beside the worldwide financial crisis which is strange to witness, I am busy. Cannot digest one thing before starting another.

Tomorrow is the start of Sukkot. In the two years past I invited ´guests´ in my blog. My blog changes for a while in a virtual Sukka. It is my plan to do this for a third time, despite me ‘being really busy’. The question for my card today is pulled from the Shining Woman Tarot. I asked for guidance for my posts during this holiday. The card that I received surprised me very much. I have pulled Three of Trees (Three of Wands). 

The statues on the card are trees with clothes. These are spirit beings from the Ojibwa people of Canada, meant to attract spirits. The central figure is called ´Grandfather´ by Rachel Pollack.

The guests that are usually invited in the Sukka´s are the forefathers from the bible. These figures are as the ´grandfather´ from Rachel Pollacks Tarot. Until now I have the foremothers invited. This year I will change this. I will invite the forefathers.