took a page out of one of the other students to break down the Tarot project. Instead of two I did this in three parts.
Astrology is about us. It can help us undestand ourselves and others better. All of us are here on this planet seeking soul development and growth. Astrology provides us with a way of understanding our experiences.
Tarot belongs in the inner world. The images are recognized as symbols which allows the mind to access and explore its hidden depth. It is used as a visual tool to gain answers ; whether through meditiation, reflection, comtemplation and spiritual growth. The tarot cards along with astrology helps lead one on a new path of adventure and self-discovery.
Mercury- named after the Roman messenger God. Represents reason commonsense. It stands for the spoken and written word, weighing and evaluation the process of learning and skills.
Sign-Gemini and virgo
Venus-Goddess of love. Gives us a sense of beauty, pleasure, love of harmony and taking pleasure in relaionships and eroticism
Signs-Librar and Taurus
Earth/Sun (Sol) anglo-saxon word meaning "land". Our home actual core of a person, the inner self of that which is of central concern. General vitality and the ability to assert oneself
Moon-called Luna, after the twin sister of the Roman Sun God. Represents our feelings and emotions. Has an effect on the sense of rhythm, time, influences our adaptability to change
Mars-Roman God of War. The energy and drive of a person, their courage, dertermination and freedom. Readiness of action
Jupiter-Leader of all Roman Gods. The search for individual meaning and purpose. Faith and a basic philosophy of life, striving for spiritual growth
Saturn-Jupiter's father; Roman God of the harvest
Shows how we experience "reality" where we meet with resistance and discover our limitations. The conscience and moral conviction. Tells us about our powers of endurance and the ability to concentrate
Uranus- Saturn's father. God of the sky. Intitution. An openess for all that is new, unknown and unusual.
Neptune-God of the sea. Opens doors to mystical experience and the transcendental. Hard to tell where perceptions moves into deception
Pluto-God of the underworld. How we deal with power personal and non-personal, be it through suffering the power of others or in ourselves. Rebirth, the cycles of dying and becoming.
Part two-The Elements
Based on the teachings of a Greek philospher named Empedocles. Earth, Air, Fire and Water; what makes the world go round as well as ourselves. The elements can be regarded as the four basic principles of life. Each of the elements is associated with traits and meanings and the primary status of being.
Earth-connected to the North, considered the ultimate feminie element. Nurturing and stable, solid and firm just like the Earth/Mother Goddess. Correspondence colors: green and brown
Tarot-related to the suit of pentacles or coins.
Air-Element of East, connected to the soul and breath of life. Related to communication, wisdom and powers of the mind.
Colors:yellow and white
Tarol-connects to the suit of swords
Fire-masculune energy, associated with the South and connected to strong will and energy. Fire both creates and destroys and symbolozies the fertility of the God
Colors: Red and Orange
Tarot-connected to the Wand suit
Water-feminine energy and connected with the apects of the Goddess. Used for healing cleansing and purification. Related to the West associated with passion and emotion
The four elements and the signs
Fire_ is intuitive, positive, spontaneous and impulsive. People with a strong emphasis of fire show their emotional response as quick and have a lively imagination.
Aries-ruled by Mars. Willpower courage energy and activity. Cardinal Fire
Leo-fixed fire; ruled by the Sun. Likes being the center of attention; glamour generous and a great organizer
Sagittarius-Mutabvle fire; ruled by Jupiter. Free spirit carefre, love of movement. People with this sign often seem to be elsewhere.
Earth-stable pratical and good with money. Tend to react quietly and slowly. Emotionally people are deeply roote and slow to change
Taurus-fixed earth, ruled by Venus. Very sensual pleasur seeker, steadfast and apply with endurance
Capricorn-Cardinal earth, ruled by Saturn. Enduring has a sense of purpose, proud and can get stuck in craggy heights
Virgo-mutable earht, ruled by Mercury. People tend to be precise does what is necessary and have a critical point of view.
Air-intellectual communicative and good with social relationships. Airy epople are quick and animated; tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations.
Libra-cardianal air; ruled by Venus. A sense of beauty and proportions. Seeks balance and harmony.
Gemini-Mutable Air; ruled by Mercury. Mental and witty type. Takes pleasure in learning and very communicative.
Aquarius-Fixed Air; ruled by Uranus. Communicative, humanitarians. Universal spirit and head always in the "clouds"
Water-emotional, sensitive and intuitive
Cancer-cardinal water; ruled by the Moon. Emotional and stubborn and seeks safety; closeness. Very much a family person
Scorpio-Fixed water; ruled by Pluto. Passionate, piercing and corrosive
Pisces-Mutable water; ruled by Neptune. Sensitive compassionate and very adaptavle. Really hard to get a handle on.
Even before doing the reseach I had a feeling that the sun and moon has something to do with how we react from day-to-day. For example the Sun makes us happy when we are depressed. One feels kind of off if the planets are out of alignment. Do I believe if the stars have an affect on wars? Don't know. I do believe that the planets and stars do affect weather. All we have to do is look at all the rain that we've been having.