I posted this in 2009.
“When I awoke yesterday morning, my Angel bid me restore the Shekinah. The day before I had read a theory put forth by Fridrich von Suhtscheck that the story of Parzival is based upon the Song of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of Judas Thomas who was born of royal Parthian parents. For the reason Meher Baba was born of a Parthian father, I looked at Sulphur Mountain above Ventura as the new home of the Shekinah, or, the Rosa Mystica.
There is a rose garden atop Sulpher Mountain. Those who wish to connect with the Shekinah on Santa Rosa can see the Channel Islands from Meher (Mithra) Baba’s retreat. Anyone who seeks the light of God and the Rosa Mystica are forbidden to set foot on Santa Rosa Island until the end of the world.”
Update #7 from Sam Ervin
Yesterday, Dec. 8, Buzz and Ginger, Manager/Caretakers, were again at Meher Mount. They learned a lot more about the aftermath of the fire, and the news is troubling and leaves us with considerable uncertainty. I’ll combine the latest news with much of the report from update #6 to give a more complete picture of what we have learned. The “Thomas Fire”, named after St. Thomas Aquinas College because it started near there, has been raging across Ventura County since Monday, Dec. 4, and is still not nearly contained, having burned more than 100,000 acres. It has been driven by winds up to 80 MPH and extremely low humidity. In its first few days it burned the entire area, rural and wilderness, between the towns of Ojai, Santa Paula and Ventura, including all of Sulphur Mountain, where Meher Mount is located. Fire fighters played a role in saving some structures, as did effective weed and fire hazard abatement, as Buzz and Ginger did at Meher Mount.
We won’t know how damaged the water system is until we get power back, which Edison estimates could take 1-3 months. Water from the well will not be available until power is back on. Therefore we may not be able to open Meher Mount for an extended period. The electrical control box at the well is damaged and likely will need to be replaced, the pipe coming from the well is burned and broken, we have quite a bit of melted PVC pipe which needs to be assessed and replaced as needed, both at the well and at the water treatment site. Power lines are down, the poles burned, and fallen trees lie across some of the lines. There may be other damage we have not yet seen. Meanwhile, federal officials are taking over tomorrow from locals to manage access to the entire burned area, so we don’t know if even residents will be able to get to their homesites. I was hoping to go up on Sunday, but they may not allow it. Of course they are concerned about looters.
The part of Baba’s Tree that fell and burned was still smoldering on Dec. 8. B&G believe the largest and tallest part of the tree was knocked over by the 80 MPH winds, fell to the ground and then burned in the fire that came up the slope from the South. Buzz thinks the remainder of the tree may survive, though it will be considerably shorter and smaller. He said the part that fell was hollow inside for something like fifteen feet above the hollow at the base, and that it may have been a blessing it happened when no one was under the tree, as it clearly was quite weakened. This tree survived the New Life Fire in 1985, 32 years ago, so it is a survivor. It is Baba’s Tree, so we will see what He has in mind.
Fire came right to the two main buildings, the Visitor Center and the Workshop/patio. A small part of the wooden verandah trellis at the Visitor Center was burned and fell off. The rest of the building was not burned, but hot ash had been blown under the doors, and Buzz considered it a minor miracle the curtains did not catch fire and the part of the trellis that burned fell to the ground so the fire did not spread further into the trellis and house. The two main buildings are basically intact, as are their contents, the tractor, etc. They were very smoky inside.
• They had to walk down the canyon to the wellhead because of many fallen and burned trees blocking the road. The electrical panel at the well, which was new in 2016, and the wires and PVC pipes will need to be repaired or replaced once power is restored to the mountain and down to the well.
• The wooden fence at the entry gate was burned, so the place is less secure than before the fire.
• The water treatment system by the pool appeared relatively intact, though some PVC pipes had melted holes and the ozonator was burned.
• The large outdoor propane tank was charred underneath but intact and still 75% full.
• The Fire fighters had clearly been there, as there was a ladder against the house and the entry gate had been removed from its hinges.
• It’s clear the fire visited nearly every part of the upper section of the property they saw, and they were amazed at how the fireline seemed to stop at critical points. The huge eucalyptus burned, as did other trees. There remain some hot spots on the property, but Buzz feels they are far enough away not to threaten the structures.
• Though the damage appears less than it might have been, a lot of cleanup and repair will be needed, and volunteers will be appreciated, recognizing it may be some time before we get access to the property. Thank you to those who have already offered to help when the time is right.
• Buzz noted that while the whole place is covered with gray ash, there is a beauty to the wooded areas of oak forest where all the underbrush has been burned away.
Buzz and Ginger drove back to Santa Barbara, though they say the smoke is so bad there they are thinking of moving even farther away. They had to show a drivers license with an Upper Ojai address to get access. They were told the federal agents will take over management of access today.
I will plan to drive up to view the property when access is allowed for non-residents and we’ll begin to develop an action plan.
Meher Mount came through this crisis much better than it might have, and this is due in no small part to Buzz and Ginger’s outstanding fire hazard and weed abatement, which was also praised by the Fire Dept. Also, until all hot spots have been eliminated, there will continue to be risk of further damage.
Thank you all for your concern and support through this sudden and for many, devastating, firestorm. We will continue to let you know about what we learn over the next couple of weeks and how you might be able to help.
Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
photos by Buzz and Ginger Glasky
I posted this 2009. I had a real vision of things to come. This vision lost me my family and friends. The news tonight showed the peril of the Syrian refugees fleeing to the island of Lesbos while Red State leaders of the Selfish Jesus, tear down the Statue of Liberty, after snuffing out her light. They do not care if the world saw them do this, because they believe their Savior just came for them. But, I send to all, the Compassionate Shekinah!
Jon ‘The Nazarite’
“who, at the beginning of the Israelites’ settlement in the land of Canaan, was often referred to as Yahweh’s Consort.
The literature also calls her the “Holy Spirit” which, in Hebrew, is also a feminine form. The feminine nature of the Shekhina is so easy to establish in Hebrew, because the gender of the subject plays an important role in the sentence structure.
In English, you can say “The Glorious Shekhina returned to bless us” without mentioning gender.
In Hebrew, both verbs and adjectives have a male or female forms, and many names suggest gender to anyone who understands the language. The simple sentence above indicates three times that the Shekhina is female, and the fact sinks easily into the consciousness of the reader.
From the first covenant, Yahweh presented an image of a harsh, daunting God. His character almost demanded the birth of an entity like Shekhina. Also, He could not be seen by human eyes, and only a few prophets heard His voice. Yet almost every religion shows that human nature seeks intimacy with a deity.
The manifestation of a loving maternal entity, ready to defend her people even from God Himself, brings a feeling of comfort that a paternal, invisible entity like Yahweh cannot bestow upon His worshipers.
Shekhina represented compassion in its purest form, and despite being, officially, the female side of God, she was visible and audible as a feminine entity in her own right.”
Posted on Christine Rosamond’s yahoogroup in 2009
Song of Songs 2:2 refers to Our Lady and her Immaculate Conception and the following verse to her Son the Beloved (dodi) who is the Messiah. The Zohar asks “Who is Shoshanah (Roza)?” The answer is Kneset Israel or the Woman of Israel. “For there is a rose and then there is Rosa Mystica.” Daniel Matt states: “A rose blossom can have thirteen petals in its second tier.” The Zohar states : “Just as a rose has thirteen petals, so Kneset Yisrael (Our Lady) has thirteen qualities of mercy surrounding Her on every side.” It is this Celestial Mother that fully understands the concept of God as `Elohim’ (God). She does this through her spousal relationship with the Holy Spirit of Understanding (Binah). This Holy Spirit is called `Ruach Elohim’ in Genesis 1.
304The Eternal Voice of the Angel of Freedom
Jun 23, 2009
The Eternal Voice of the Angel of Freedom
Mr Panahi said that Neda’s last words before she slipped into unconsciousness were: “I’m burning! I’m burning!”
She was reportedly passionate about traveling and had gone with friends to Dubai, Turkey and Thailand. The young Iranian was also an accomplished singer who was taking piano lessons, according to Panahi.
When I first beheld the video of Neda, I saw in her eyes she was in trouble on a plane we will all no some day, when we die. I know, because I died in 1967, and my life war restored by a presence it has taken me forty two years to identify, and, my description grows fainter as I move away from that moment that is before me.
Neda, means `Voice’. People who own near-death experiences describe being in a burning place, being in hell. But, it is just the door that burns away and purifies the core of our soul so it can be free of mundane duality and illusion and enter the Kingdom of Heaven where all ideas of ownership and boundaries fade away, all our icons we collected in our quest to own The Truth, leaving us before The One who created the All of All, and He is you, and You are the ..I Am.
It took me half the day yesterday to help Neda pass through the fire. When one dies in such a unexpected unjust manner, the soul wants to cling to the mundane existence , demanding an explanation, demanding Justice! Justice has no role in the Kingdom of Heaven, and is not even the Door of Fire. Love of the Truth above all things, is the threshold. Keep focused on this, and you will be carried across on the Wings of Angels. And you will sing in the presence of God like a Nightingale.
I believe I have Neda’s parents permission to carry the Voice of Neda to the sanctuary I created for the Shekinah on Santa Rosa Island – because she loved to travel!
Welcome to America!
Here, on her mountain top she can see Meher Baba on his mountain top across the channel. And he will sign to her, compose poems for her, and she will be the song and the sound of `The Angel of Freedom.
We should stay out of the politics in Iran for what is going on, and what is occurring, is a great change in the Iconography of Iran, that has been formulating for thousand of years, and is on the verge of breaking out of the dreadful duality that religious schism tend to create.
It took me seven years to dig out and recover the history of the Rosamond family, that had all but disapeared, been consumed in the fire of Iconoclasm. Above is the oldest surviving painting in Holland, due to the destruction of the Protestant smashers of Catholic Icons. It shows four generations of the Rover family being led before the Virgin Mary by Saint George. The Rovers and the Rosemont’s intermarried. The X shape on their shields is the cog of windmills. We owned windmills. We harnessed the wind.
Iconoclasm, Greek for “image-breaking”, is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture’s own religious icons and other symbols or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. It is a frequent component of major domestic political or religious changes. It is thus generally distinguished from the destruction by one culture of the images of another,
In my search for who I AM I found the Icon of Icons on the banner that Death carries as he marches forever forward. It is the Rosa Mystica, also called the Rosa Mundi, the Rose of the World.
When I went to the Salvation Army to find something green as to make a banner with, the only thing that was green besides the scarf with roses, was a sexy negligee. This would not have been inappropriate, for this is the Lipstick Revolution, where Arab men must change, must no longer subscribe to the shame-base – so called religious men – heap upon the opposite sex, because it is more then human nature that the female sex of all species, be alluring! May all women born into a shame-based poisoned pedagogy, be free of the veil of hell man maketh for the woman he claims he loves, and when they pass from the Earth, may you behold a field of divine green, and in the field, a thousand roses just for you! You are loved!
I put on my amour, raise the Banner of Love, and ride forth.upon a pale horse.
Make straight paths for me, for I am the herald of the great Day of Atonement, when we all shall know our Lord-Creator!
P.S. A half hours ago I realized Bob Dylan’s song The Time are Changing’ is an Exodus song, inspired by Moses (Moso) crossing the Rouge Sea! Consider the Hand of God and the Passover. Is this the song that Neda sings to her people from atop the Rosy Mount?
“Oh, my dear nightingales, don’t be disappointed with the old age of spring but keep on singing, and while singing become so thirsty that you drown in My Ocean of Silence. Then you will find My eternally new Song. When you sing this Song you will find that spring has become young once again.
I want to hear your song. Don’t feel disappointed with the old age of spring and don’t make Me disappointed in you. Drink the cup of My pleasure, and, having derived strength from it, continue singing. Allow others to hear your song too. You will be able to revive the youthfulness of spring; but to accomplish this you have to drown in My Silence and find My Song.Avatar Meher Baba, Letters From The Mandali, Vol. II, p. 110
The Iranian authorities have ordered the family of a student shot dead in Tehran to take down mourning posters as they struggle to stop her becoming the rallying point for protests against the presidential election.
All mosques were given a direct order from the government barring them from holding any memorial services for Neda, and her family was threatened with grave consequences if anyone gathered to mourn her, said Samsami.
“They were threatened that if people wanted to gather there the family would be charged and punished,” Samsami told FOXnews.com.
Much of the attention and blame for Neda’s apparent murder is now being focused on Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose threatening speech Friday preceded the violent protests Saturday at which apparently Neda lost her life. Khamenei is now the prime target for protesters’ outrage, Khalaji said.
When I awoke yesterday morning, my Angel bid me restore the Shekinah. The day before I had read a theory put forth by Fridrich von Suhtscheck that the story of Parzival is based upon the Song of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of Judas Thomas who was born of royal Parthian parents. For the reason Meher Baba was born of a Parthian father, I looked at Sulphur Mountain above Ventura as the new home of the Shekinah, or, the Rosa Mystica.
There is a rose garden atop Sulpher Mountain. Those who wish to connect with the Shekinah on Santa Rosa can see the Channel Islands from Meher (Mithra) Baba’s retreat. Anyone who seeks the light of God and the Rosa Mystica are forbidden to set foot on Santa Rosa Island until the end of the world.
It is my intention to establish a Guild of Artists. I have traced my Rosamond ancestors to Holland. They were members of the Swan Brethren and no doubt knew the artist Bosch. They were a Renaissance family who belonged to several Guilds over the years.
Louis Kossuth was a good friend of John and Jesse Fremont. Jesse Benton accompanied Kossuth on his speaking tours of American. Louis was titled the ‘Angel of Freedom’ due to his call for the true emanncipation of humnity. In 1948, Kossuth granted complete civil rights to the Jews of Hungary. This act may have inspired John Fremont to emmancipate the slaves of Missouri where many Forty-Eighters called home. Fremont co-founded the Republican party as an Abolitionist party. His bodyguard was made up of Hungarian Free-thinkers, as was ‘The Jessie Guard’. It is time to erect a monument to these men at the end of the Oregon Trail.
One half to two thirds of all immigrants to Colonial America arrived as indentured servants. At times, as many as 75% of the population of some colonies were under terms of indenture. Even on the frontier, according to the 1790 U.S. Census, 6% of the Kentucky population was indentured.
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Come gather ’round peopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou’ll be drenched to the bone.If your time to youIs worth savin’Then you better start swimmin’Or you’ll sink like a stoneFor the times they are a-changin’.
Come writers and criticsWho prophesize with your penAnd keep your eyes wideThe chance won’t come againAnd don’t speak too soonFor the wheel’s still in spinAnd there’s no tellin’ whoThat it’s namin’.For the loser nowWill be later to winFor the times they are a-changin’.
Come senators, congressmenPlease heed the callDon’t stand in the doorwayDon’t block up the hallFor he that gets hurtWill be he who has stalledThere’s a battle outsideAnd it is ragin’.It’ll soon shake your windowsAnd rattle your wallsFor the times they are a-changin’.
Come mothers and fathersThroughout the landAnd don’t criticizeWhat you can’t understandYour sons and your daughtersAre beyond your commandYour old road isRapidly agin’.Please get out of the new oneIf you can’t lend your handFor the times they are a-changin’.
The line it is drawnThe curse it is castThe slow one nowWill later be fastAs the present nowWill later be pastThe order isRapidly fadin’.And the first one nowWill later be lastFor the times they are a-changin’.
The submissive kneeling woman resembles the Strength card, particularly the flowers in the hair. Besides the obvious cross-reference to the Moon card, the two towers may also hint at Boaz and Jachin, the pillars of Solomon’s Temple that appear on the High Priestess card. The pillars were situated in the west and so the rising sun would have been visible between them as one looked to the East. These pillars also appear in the rituals of Freemasonry and the Golden Dawn. There would also be a reference to the Knights Templars, also known as The Knights of Christ of the Temple of Jerusalem.
The rose on the banner is drawn in the manner of the Rosicrucian symbol. Examples of this same symbol can be found in Waite’s The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry (pp 227, 248, 550). In the background of the card, along the near shoreline there appear to be three black crosses. These may represent tombstones in keeping with the Death theme, but may also hint at the Cross, the second element of the “Rosy Cross” symbol. In The Real History of the Rosicrucians and The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, Waite depicts the Rosicrucians as an occult “church within the church” of Christianity.
Neda Salehi Agha Soltan, 26, was killed as she watched a pro-democracy protest, and mobile phone footage of her last moments have become a worldwide symbol of Iran’s turmoil.
The authorities had already banned a public funeral or wake and have prevented gatherings in her name while the state-controlled media has not mentioned Miss Soltan’s death.
Today it was reported that they had also told her family to take down the black mourning banners outside their home in the Tehran suburbs to prevent it becoming a place of pilgrimage. They were also told they could not hold a memorial service at a mosque.
The Zohar and Rosa Mysticaby Athol Bloomer”Rabbi Hezekiah opened, `Like a rose among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens’ (Song of Songs 2:2). Who is Rosa Mystica? Our Lady of Israel (Kneset Yisrael/ Matronita/ Sabbath Queen). For there is a Rose and then there is Rosa Mystica. Just as a rose among the thorns is coloured red and white, so Our Lady of Israel includes judgement and mercy. Just as a Rose has 13 petals, so Our Lady of Israel has 13 attributes of mercy surrounding her on every side. Similarly from the moment Elohim (God) is mentioned (in Genesis 1) he generates 13 words to surround Our Lady (in Eternity) and protect her. Then Elohim is mentioned again. Why again? To produce 5 sturdy leaves surrounding Rosa Mystica. These 5 are called Salvation (Yeshuot/Yeshuah), they are 5 gates. Concerning this mystery (raza) it is written: I shall raise the Cup of Salvation (Psalm 116:13). This is the cup of Blessing, which should rest on 5 fingers and no more like the Rose sitting on 5 sturdy leaves, paradigm of 5 fingers. This Rosa Mystica is the Cup of Blessing” Zohar 1:1a.The Zohar is a book that records many of the Jewish mystical insights and traditions that I believe have their source in the mystical teachings of the early Jewish Christians that founded the Church. These mystical teachings were passed on in secrecy in the Jewish community by certain schools of mystics. They were veiled in order to preserve these mysteries and disguise their Jewish Christian meaning. The beginning of the Zohar reveals that the book is concerned with the mysteries connected with Rosa Mystica and her Son. Rosa Mystica is Our Lady also called Kneset Yisrael, Matronita and Sabbath Queen. This spouse of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) mirrors the mysteries of the Godhead as the Moon mirrors the Sun. She is the Woman (Isha) clothed with the Sun standing on the Moon.The Zohar opens quoting the verse from the Song of Songs about one who is a `shoshanah’ among the thorns. Shoshanah is translated as a Lily or as a Rose. In Ladino it is translated as `roza’. The Zohar considers it to be a rose as well. Since ancient times the Rose has been the sign of Mystery. In Aramaic `mystery’ is `raza’ and the European word `roza’ derives from the Aramaic word Raza symbolised by the Rose. The rose was also a symbol of paradise for the early Christians coming from the Jewish concept of the Mystical world called Pardes to which the mystics ascend and descend.The Zohar then discusses this Rosa Mystica who is the woman of Israel called Kneset Yisrael. Other traditions call her Matronita, the Heavenly warrior Queen of Israel. In the Catholic understanding this is Our Lady under her title of Rosa Mystica. This title is intricately linked with Our Lady’s title of Immaculate Conception.The Zohar refers to this Rosa Mystica as connected with the 13 qualities or attributes of Mercy (chesed). She is the mirror or created light that mirrors clearly and perfectly the 13 qualities of Mercy of the Divinity himself (seen as Divine Mercy). This is Our Lady of Fatima (as Our Lady of Mercy) who is connected with the number 13. This mystical Rose is red and white mirroring the Divine attributes of Judgement and Mercy. As a Rose has 13 petals so the Rosa Mystica has 13 qualities or paths of Mercy. “Like a rose (shoshanah) among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens” (Song of Songs 2:2).This first section of the Zohar speaks of the Immaculate Conception using this verse from the Song of Songs to show that Our Lady the Rosa Mystica is saved, by Yeshuah through his 5 wounds (gates), from the demonic forces that have ruled men since the Fall. The thorns represent sin and the demons. The 5 leaves that surround the rose are connected here with Salvation. Salvation is Yeshuah (Jesus) in Hebrew. Salvation’s five gates are the five wounds of Yeshuah in his hands, feet and heart. These five gates are also linked to the five books of the Torah.Song of Songs 2:2 refers to Our Lady and her Immaculate Conception and the following verse to her Son the Beloved (dodi) who is the Messiah. The Zohar asks “Who is Shoshanah (Roza)?” The answer is Kneset Israel or the Woman of Israel. “For there is a rose and then there is Rosa Mystica.” Daniel Matt states: “A rose blossom can have thirteen petals in its second tier.” The Zohar states : “Just as a rose has thirteen petals, so Kneset Yisrael (Our Lady) has thirteen qualities of mercy surrounding Her on every side.” It is this Celestial Mother that fully understands the concept of God as `Elohim’ (God). She does this through her spousal relationship with the Holy Spirit of Understanding (Binah). This Holy Spirit is called `Ruach Elohim’ in Genesis 1. Between the first and second mentions of `Elohim’ in Genesis 1, there are thirteen Hebrew words symbolising the 13 qualities of Mercy. These 13 qualities are in a deep way connected with the Spirit of God and his spouse the Celestial Mother. These 13 qualities of Mercy are linked to the 13 rivers of balsam that await the righteous (Tzaddikkim) in the World to Come.
This Mystical Rose is linked to the opening verses of the Torah as mentioned above. The first verses are seen as a mystical Rose. The phrase `et ha shamayim’ is especially seen as the concept of the Mystical Rose. Paradise is seen as the Mystical Rose Garden (Rosarium) mirrored on the earth by the Rose Garden between the Kotel (Wailing or Western Wall of the Temple) and the Temple itself. Shamayim is Heaven, which is linked to the concept of Paradise or Pardes. In the Celestial Mother her attributes (that mirrors the Divine attributes perfectly) are seen as the enclosed Rose Garden. In her son the Beloved they are seen as an Apple Orchard linked to Song of Songs 2:3 “Like an apple tree among the trees of the orchard, so is my beloved among the sons of men.”
Zohar 1:9a refers to this Groom as the Sun. “Dwelling in those skies, crowned in them, he is like a groom coming forth from his chamber.” This Sun is then linked to `the end of Heaven above’ which earlier was revealed as the male cherub on the Ark of the Covenant. Bereshit in Genesis 1:1 is made up of six letters (shoshan- the six petalled rose). It is followed by 6 words (bara Elohim et ha-Shamayim ve-et ha-aretz).This is linked to the six times that YHVH appears in Psalm 19:8-10. The mystery of the circuit of the sun (as male and female) is revealed In Psalm 19. `His circuit’ is the `end of heaven below’ who alludes to the female cherub.Zohar 1:10b asks the companions to sing songs of Praise to the bride as this is what pleases the Groom. Jacob Frank and his followers used to sing parts of the Zohar in honour of the Virgin Bride and they were accused by their enemies of engaging in sex with a naked woman. Zohar 1:10b is linked with Revelations 12 where the Woman of Israel (Mary) is in the wilderness. The “Shema Yisrael” also is made up of six words linking it to the concept of Shoshan the six petalled Rose. Zohar 1:14a associated the head Teffilin with the verse “Your head upon you is like Carmel”. The male is the Head Tefillin associated with the word `zakhar’ (male) and zakhor’ (remember). The female is the Hand Teffilin associated with `shamor’ (observe). The Teffillin boxes represent the Two Hearts that are the Two Roses. Wearing them both unites symbolically the Two Hearts as the One Rosa Mundi. The Hebrew phrase head and year (rosh ve-shanah) connected with Rosh ha Shanah can be rearranged to mean `riah shoshan’ (to see a Rose). The Rose Bush is also associated symbolically with the burning bush of Moses.
At its highest possible level, Art is a card which marks spiritual transformation – the moment when all of the pieces of understanding we have gathered in our studies fly up, in chaos, into the air. When they land, we shall discover that they have formed a perfect pattern of life and living. This card can, when really well-dignified, signal a massive breakthrough into a totally fresh consciousness. We shall have struggled, fought, grappled for understanding, and maybe suffered more than a little, but all of that effort will become worthwhile and important. Of course, the number of times that Art’s appearance will indicate such a major development are vastly outweighed by the times the card shows more mundane matters arising – but even on the purely material level, this one is the ‘Come together’ card (suddenly I hear distant strains of Beatles’ songs!). It shows whole areas of life falling into place, and assuming their rightful pattern. Sometimes, it will indicate that a problem finally yields its own resolution. In any matter where this Major Arcana card rules, there will have been a need for patience and for moderate behaviour. Often there has been frustration and a drain on energies – but then along comes Art to indicate that all that caution and care has paid off enormously. So, on a day where Art rules, we must expect that things will just begin to fall into place. We will probably task better than usual, and therefore make good inroads on our ordinary work. New ways of dealing with things will occur to us. Fresh perspectives will appear. And, as a result, our lives will shift closer to harmony and balance. We can help all of this along by examining the polarities which exist within us – everything in life comes initially as a polarity. Male -female; dark- light; good – bad; kind – cruel; birth – death. Life emerges as we attempt to shade the space between each pair of opposites with the colours of understanding. The more we learn, the more intense our colours become. So to recognise the polarities within ourselves is to know ourselves better – and therefore to add to our personal rainbow. What do you love? What do you hate? (Don’t say nothing….it is not true!) And in between what is there – like, dislike, have no reaction to….these nuances of response are your living colours. And the more you get to know them, without standing in judgement upon them, the better you know yourself