STARTING TAROT TO DISCOVER THE SELF.
The card is warning of such actions which are driven by uncontrolled desires, emotions, a state of captivity. It is enslavement as there is no freedom in decision making. Furthermore, it relates to an intense attraction between opposites, eager desire and animal instincts. She is ruled by the Lion, called Aeon from Sanskrit YON, urges in control. This card also relates to the unethical triad: The three furies, deviancy, lower mind, carnal desires. The serpent crawls on the ground and has a close association with impulses and pull of the lower nature, called the beast, urges activated by attachments. The card is relevant to a spiritual journey, a reminder that by joining in ecstasy with the lowest of impulses will quicken spiritual death.
Uncontrollable urges can only lead to destruction. Just like the snake believes it is swallowing prey, in reality, it is devouring itself. It is a symbol when desire is out of control. Usually portrayed with a serpent called Ouroboros (from ArambhaNa Sanskrit) symbolises the clash of opposites, excessiveness. Therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia in its negative aspect. Carnal urges unquestionably stem from the untamed unconscious, which allowed to be in control or enslaved by it because there is no free will. Free will is the capacity to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded and assume that we are free to choose our behaviour. Yet this is the illusion created by the ego, which is now loose. It is free to take control of the primitive brain’s response, which is quick and dirty. It contains such a power that it primes the whole body for action – which is precisely why instinctual reactions and the resulting instinctual passions are ultimately so hard to keep in check.
The Queen of Spades Advice
The card is showing instinctual emotional responses due to the pivotal role of the Primitive Brain in inducing passions, lust, jealousy, hate, deceit and revenge. All these emotions can only lead to imbalance. The emotional self and the instinctual self causes us to be malicious and sorrowful, and we find that we can reduce their influence in our lives with pure intent. It will take a lot of strength on your part. It is obtainable to subdue it by recalling the memory of Pure Consciousness – an experience of selflessness that gives one the confidence to venture beyond reactive, emotional responses. Pure Consciousness, allowing the ‘guardian at the gate’ called Varu-tra (Sanskrit) who brings one’s bare awareness to focus on the instinctual programming.’, becoming aware of the raw instinctual emotions – to look at one’s heritage of opposing forces.
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