Daily Meditation: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aleph - and the first card of the Tarot; symbolism

Tarot cards are full of meaning, if you know how to interpret them. Take the first card, the Magician, which corresponds to the first Hebrew letter, Aleph. It shows a man standing before a table, with one arm raised and the other lowered. So this man is performing an action. But what is it? His raised arm connects him with heaven, and his lowered arm with the earth, with humans. The forces he receives from heaven pass through him, and he gives them to the earth. He is the letter Aleph (a), which schematically resembles someone with one arm reaching toward the sky and the other reaching toward the earth. But to be Aleph also means knowing how to take the forces of the earth and project them towards heaven, in other words how to act as an intermediary. This is what Jesus was expressing when he said, 'No one comes to the Father, except through me.' Aleph is a symbol for the perfect human being, who is linked to heaven and therefore works for the earth and all of humanity.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov