The Five Universal Shapes
With Tarot Meanings....
Angeles Arrien discovered the connection between the Five Universal Shapes with The Major Arcana.....
I bring you some of the information from The 1988 Los Angeles Symposium Journal
New Thoughts on Tarot ......
The Five Universal Shapes are CIRCLE, THE SQUARE, THE TRIANGLE, THE SPIRAL AND THE EQUIDISTANT CROSS (Plus Sign) ....
Which shape do you prefer? Which shape are you resistant to?
Process of individuation, independence, totality and wholeness..
"I've got to be me" " Don't Fence Me In."
Need For Space, space is equated with love and trust... The more space you give a person, the more they will be there, less space you give a person who's in a individuation process, the more they'll feel unloved and untrusted, and therefore move away.
The Way of the Warrior/Leader - North
Major Arcana Cards
Envisioning, Planning and Seeking
Nature's triangle is the mountain. Humankind's imitation of the mountain is the pyramid or arrowhead... Where do you see your goal. Triangle speaks of being able to see What's needed and What's not working, and can take the organization or the family or the relationship to the next step. The need here is for shared vision. Shared Vision is equated with love and trust. Inventive, futuristic minds. Underlying fear, no more dreams, goals, visions. Extreme process when people live so far in the future they aren't productive in the present. They are so busy involved in goals and visions, they do not get things done in the Now....
The Way of The Visionary - East
Major Arcana Cards
Stability, Solidity, Security
If in this process you may find yourself with a need for responsibility, accountability, consistency and congruity. If in this process it is difficult to handle double messages, and handle irresponsibility, inconsistencies or incongruities... Extreme process of rigidity and compulsiveness.
Four Fold Pattern- Four Seasons, Four Directions, Four Elements ....
Four Universal Energies of The Major Arcana
Sun- Universal Dynamism Strong Light
Moon-Universal Magnetism Soft Light
Star-Principle of Integration Integrated Light
Universe- Medicine Wheel - Earth (Giant Star) ....
Relationship, Integration, Synthesis,
Relatedness, interface, intersection...
In a relatedness process underlying need for quality of time shared.. Love and trust equated with time shared. These people want to connect, join, integrate ideas, projects and situations to a create a greater whole. These people love teamwork and collaborative effort. Underlying fear of abandonment and fear of loss. Extreme loss of identity, living through another person's life or project.
Way of Healer- South
Growth, Evolution, Change. The Need for variety, the need for flexibility.. In this process, flexibility is equated with trust and love. The More flexible you are with the person who needs variety on their life the more they feel loved and trusted. Less Flexibility they feel unloved and untrusted. Underlying fear that things will be too boring, too routine, too predictable.
Way of Teacher -West
Death (Teacher of Detachment)
THE MINOR ARCANA...
Swords- North, Warrior
Cups- South, Healing
Wands- East, Visionary
The Way of the Warrior
Home of the Three Powers
Presence, Communication, Willingness to take a stand.....
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