The Sacred Geometry of Tarot

October 22nd, 2020

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The Tarot Cards are a means to comprehend subtle energy. The Tarot is often used to perform divination, essentially intuitive understanding of specific subtle energies. The Tarot reveals the story of energetic development of an individual and the situational through the understanding of subtle energy via the lessons in the symbolism of the cards. The Tarot reveals the ascension process, again, pertaining to the individual and the situational as well as being used for divination.

The study of the Tarot is useful in simply understanding individuals and situations without necessarily utilizing it as a divination tool. The lessons available in the layered symbolism of the cards reveal meaning in our own psychology, spirituality and life experience helpful to our internal growth process as well as helpful toward understanding the external world.

The I’Ching is similarly used as a divination tool, but also without the divination process or suggestions on how to deal with individuals or situations the principles and philosophy behind the I’Ching is similarly enlightening or revealing as is the principles and philosophy of the Tarot. Both are divination tools but learning the symbolism and the principles is useful without the actual practice of divination/readings.

Whether in a Tarot card reading or through comprehension of the principles of subtle energy revealed in the symbolism of the cards the Tarot assists recognition and comprehension of subtleties. There are innumerable lessons in each of the cards on their own and in their combinations, some more subtle than others. The more sensitive we become to the symbolism and subtleties the easier it is to detect potential energy of individuals and situations.

“Geometry focuses on understanding the tangible. Meditation focuses on understanding the intangible. The benefits of understanding the outside world are stupendous, and the benefits of understanding the inside world are limitless.” ~The Geometry of Energy How to Meditate

Many of the concepts within the cards are relatable to deep, esoteric principles. And at the same time, as with many objects and subjects, some of the more primal principles are so overtly in front of us that they become difficult to detect, overlooked as we seek the principled depths. I have long been obsessed with The Matrix of Four, or The Duality of Polarity, and often relate/compare sets of four to each other or apply modular sets of four to concepts out of their original scope in order to elevate the observation potential. Through the Matrix of Four, The Sacred Geometry of Tarot became stunningly obvious and beautifully compelling.

In Tarot cards there are four suits, from which the four suits we know in modern playing cards are derived. The four suits of The Tarot are swords, wands, coins and cups. As I was exploring The Geometry of Energy I realized that these four suits not only related to elements, of course, but also the four dimensions of geometry. The swords symbolize points, the wands (or staffs) symbolize lines, the coins (pentacles) symbolize planes, and the cups symbolize volume. I refer to these energy relationships in reference to meditation in The Geometry of Energy through the energies of concentration, connection, circulation, and unity expansion.

There are innumerable ways to utilize the comparative of the points, lines, planes, and volumes of geometry, sacred geometry and The Tarot, many are explored in The Geometry of Energy How to Meditate. Most subjects and objects contain positive and negative aspects, including aspects of these energies. The comparative dimensional parallels, among many, of sacred geometry are helpful at comprehending the energetic potentials of individuals and situations in innumerable manners as well as raising your meditation and energetic potentials.

How can you apply the sacred geometry of energy comparatives in your Tarot practice? In your meditations? In your intuitive engagements?

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About the author:

Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humor.

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