What about Perception?

Perception is the lens that creates the world we live in.
The elements of Astrology and Tarot describe four ways of perceiving.

  • Do you perceive reality through taking chances and following adventure?
  • Do you perceive reality through your feelings and sixth sense?
  • Do you perceive reality through analysis and reasoning?
  • Do you perceive reality through steady practical planning?

Which ones fit you?

Perception is the lens that creates the world we live in.

We cannot perceive reality directly. The world we see through our human eyes is processed through our brain. We only know what our brain perceives. We do not hear exactly what is going on. The human ear has a much smaller range of vibrations that it can register than what is really going on out there. All our senses are limited. Yet we determine what reality is through our very limited senses.

We also perceive reality through attitudes we were taught and talents we were born with or developed. A well trained ear for music will perceive much more than one who has not been trained. An artist will see the world differently than a strictly logical, and analytical scientist. Some people are born with more abilities while others are born with less. We can make do with what we have or we can learn to develop a finer sense. Our logical or emotional state of being can be educated to perceive this reality with far greater wisdom and compassion.

Both Astrology and Tarot break down the ways of consciousness as acting out in four main ways;

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  • Fire tends to dive into the world as an opportunity to explore and take chances with their life. They are going out into the world to know what is out there.
  • Water perceives the world through their feelings and emotions. They receive the world by their feelings and react through their emotions. Everything goes inside them.
  • Air qualities are mental. They look at the world as one would look at a puzzle and try to figure it out. They dissect the world into intellectual observations to be discussed and analyzed. They observe the world as it is outside them.
  • Earth consciousness is patient and watchful. They study reality to see what they can make of it. They are willing to work hard to manifest security and material comfort. They want practical results for their time and effort. The world is an opportunity to work with and create practical outcome.

Tarot defines these elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth according to object symboles.

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  • Fire is represented by a wand. Like the magician’s wand it is a symbol of the will used to focus and manifest ideas. Actually the wand is much more than that. That is covered in the Tree of life lessons.
  • Water is represented by a cup. Cups hold water. Water becomes the shape of the container. Water picks up on its environment.
  • Air is represented by a sword. Swords cut and dissect. Like wind it can be cold, dry and cutting.
  • Earth is represented by a pentacle. Pentacles look like money but actually they represent the concept of physical manifestation. The five pointed star in the center represents the arms and legs of a human with the top of the star representing the element of spirit where our heads should be at. The spirit comes into physical form to discover itself through duality.

Do you perceive reality through taking chances and following adventure?

Then you would be under the category of the element of Fire.

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  • There may be Aries, Leo or Sagittarius showing strongly in your chart.
  • The planets Mars, Jupiter, or the Sun may be very powerful in your chart.

This would indicate that you perceive reality through direct contact by following a whim or idea that you must explore. Taking chances is just part of the path.

Wands would be your suit in the Minor Arcana.

They represent just going-for-it till you drop. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “Just do it!” Feel your spirit and follow that inspiration. That is the Wands motto.

In the Major Arcana:

  • The Fool
  • The Emperor
  • Temperance
  • Strength

Do you perceive reality through your feelings and sixth sense?

Then you would be under the category of the element of Water.

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  • There may be Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces showing strongly in your chart.
  • The planets Moon, Pluto and Neptune would be strongly aspected in your chart.

These Astrological characters are feeling and gut based. They would be able to feel others according to their own feelings through empathy. They can read minds and could also be psychic. Their world can seem overwhelming because of all the suffering going on all around them. Solitude and dreaming is important to find their reality again.

In the Minor Arcana Cups would be your suit.

They represent being emotionally in touch. Dreaming and having a deep sense of imagination and strong feelings come with these signs and planets.

In the Major Arcana:

  • The Moon
  • Death
  • The Chariot

Do you perceive reality through analysis and reasoning?

Then you would be under the category of the element of Air.

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  • There may be Libra, Gemini or Aquarius strongly showing in your chart.
  • The planets Mercury, or Uranus would be strongly aspected in your chart.

These Astrological characters are logic and communication driven. They love to talk and exchange ideas. They like to think things out. Gathering any form of information is their passion. Arguing points are fun.

In the Minor Arcana Swords would be your suit.

They represent cutting and chopping things apart and cutting and chopping them down even more. They think of anything and everything and live in the world of the mind. Concepts and ideas are entertaining and real to you.

In the Major Arcana:

  • Justice
  • The Lovers
  • The Star

Do you perceive reality through your practical body sense?

Then you would be under the category of the element of Earth.

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  • There may be Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo showing strongly in your chart.
  • The planets of Saturn, Venus and Mercury strongly aspected in your chart.

These Astrological characters are patient, methodical and follow a gut sense as they build security in their lives. Having a strong sense of the practical and what it takes to do things for lasting value is imperative.

In the Minor Arcana Pentacles would be your suite.

They represent the ability to integrate, combine and collect money or materials for the creation of comforts and stability.

In the Major Arcana:

  • The Devil
  • The Hierophant
  • The Hermit

Learn how the Tarot and Astrology are saying similar things but in a different language. Get the basics down. Study the Language of Astrology and the Language of Tarot. You will never see people the same way ever again. You will be one step closer to creating world peace.