Friday, January 2, 2009

2009: Year of the Visionary

Happy New Year Everyone! 2009 is going to be GREAT! I wanted to get a bit more insight about what to expect from this year...so I started playing with numbers. 2+0+0+9=11/1+1=2 Yes, folks...2009 is an 11/2! What does that mean you ask? (In Numerology you can break everything and anything down to a single digit number. The exception being the "Master Numbers" 11 and 22, these numbers have special significance.) The Master Number 11/2 is the Illuminator, the Bringer of Light...2009 is the Year of the Visionary! It's the first 11 year to occur since 1910! I think this is a really exciting time for mankind! I look forward to an elevated state of mass consciousness here on planet Earth! The number 2 will apply to our everyday experiences in 2009.The energy of Number 2 is specifically geared toward and interested in relationships (in business and/or love). Number 2 and its characteristics are associated astrologically with Libra, and with The High Priestess in the Tarot deck. I'm currently putting together a symbolic shadow box assemblage of found objects to represent the journey...

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The key represents the "Master Key" from the Book of Moses...the key to good health, fortune and success. I also associate the key with the Hierophant of the Tarot, the Egyptian Ankh...the key to eternal life. The little book pendant represents the Book of Secrets that the High Priestess of the Tarot holds in her lap, inside it reads "Solve et Coagula" that translates Separate and Bind (or dissolve and coagulate) Solve et Coagula expresses transmutation from base state to a finer state, the perpetual goal of spiritual growth and human evolution...the transmutation of a base metal to gold! The formula of the Alchemist...

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Check out the symbol on the cover! It's the The caduceus/magic wand (symbol of Mercury or the Magician in the Tarot) it's comprised of two serpents coupling on an erected phallus. The rod is a symbol of transforming alchemical power. The two serpents represent Union of Opposites (Sun/Moon) The snakes together with the sprouted wings depict the caduceus having an alchemical meaning of balance of duality, the alchemical process leading to unity with the DIVINE.

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Next, we have the little twin souls...joined at last! I just bought a perfect little pair of silver wings for them on etsy! The figure when complete with wings, will represent the Androgyne, the result of the final stages of spiritual transformation, the Alchemical Marriage, the accomplishment of the Magnum Opus. The Androgyne becomes a channel for energy from the heavens transmitted through the body and into the flower of earth.

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Notice the pillars/columns in the picture below? They are also symbolic of the Sun/Moon. You'll find them in the High Priestess Card of the Tarot...representing the realm of the Conscious and Unconscious mind. Have you ever seen Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain"? One scene shows the Alchemist sitting between the two pillars...a camel is also present as it is in the High Priestess card of the Crowley's Tarot. The Camel represents patience, humility, and wisdom.



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I also stumbled upon these two little antique pillars/columns...I'm going to paint them and mark them with the appropriate symbols! Magic Magic Magic! Basically every aspect of my life is viewed through the lens of the Alchemist. I filter everything that comes my way, searching for spiritual relevance. I also try to infuse everything I offer to others with spiritual significance. Some people get it, some don't...For those of you actually interested in my Esoteric rantings, folk magic, witchery, misc. mysticism and other hocus pocus, I will starting a NEW BLOG devoted to such things next week. Happy New Year to all...and remember We Create Our Own Reality, so make it beautiful!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Esoteric rantings!!!!
This is how I live my life...I'm game!
Rose

judy coates perez said...

Looking forward to the new blog.
BTW I really enjoyed your posts on the holiday folklore, I had never heard of the Krampus. Thanks for the history with the awesome illustrations.

Pam said...

I LOVE THIS! HOORAY! And how fitting for you to post about the hermaphrodite/rebis, this is my personal power symbol. Thank heavens you exist, Lavona! XO

numerology report said...

We are on the right path, despite all of the poor choices we have made and the self-destructive behaviours we continue to enact. There is no doubt that the future is a bright one, because when all is said and done, the heart is so much stronger than the mind.

For April and May, expect changes and upheaval if not outright chaos; for many of us, the outcome of this change in status quo will be positive. May brings stability, while August and September release the balancing force of the 9. Economy and politics will experience an encouraging shake-up in September and October. November and December brings a degree of expectation and optimism, as things settle down. The year will end with much common sense showing that our global culture is keeping it together. Despite the occasional upheavals, the institution of humankind is resilient.