XXI - The Universe

XXI - The Universe

Path of Tau 32 in the Tree of Life Neptun as the cosmic omniscience and Pluto as central power of creation
Planet: Saturn
Tree of life: From Malkuth to Yesod
Element: Earth
Number: 21 as the symbol of the whole, 3 x 7, the cross sum is the 3

The Universe as the end and completion of the Major Arcana is the symbol for the zenith of development - the achieved goal. The work is done or will soon be and we have found our place in life or will soon do so.

Seeing the second decade of the Major Arcana as a way of self-realization, the Universe becomes the crown and the end. The Death was the rebirth, the Art the beginning of the alchemic work, the Devil the overcoming of restrictions, the Tower the breakdown of the jail. We followed the Star, explored the Moon, found the Sun and watched the Phoenix rise from the ashes. Finally, we touched the Universe.

On a more practical level the Universe implies the good news that a goal has been achieved, or a success sure to come, and that a venture will florish.

In its negative aspect the trump can tell us that we are running after false ideas, that our way leads nowhere, that it is far too early to reach out for the Universe for there's substantial work that has yet to be done.

Drive: Enterity and completition, harmony between spirit and body

Light: Being home in one's self, inner independence, the 'mental paradise'

Shadow: False visions, being on a street to nowhere

0 - The Fool | 1 - The Magician | 2 - The High Priestess | 3 - The Empress | 4 - The Emperor | 5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers | 7 - The Chariot | 8 - Adjustment | 9 - The Hermit | 10 - Wheel of Fortune | 11 - Lust (Passion)
12 - The Hanged Man | 13 - The Death | 14 - The Art | 15 - The Devil | 16 - The Tower | 17 - The Star
18 - The Moon | 19 - The Sun | 20 - Aeon (Judgement) | - - -

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