A feeling is an “emotional” state. Feelings are energies which literally engulf a person by 1) pulling the auric field close around them like a fence 2) becoming the dominant note or color in the auric field. This is then 3) accompanied by a change in temperature. The RED flush of anger. The BLUE chill of indifference, distance, etc.
Emotions are aptly named because once in the aura they compel one to make a move. Feelings are also called PSYCHIC PUSHES as they instigate action. Feelings are FAST (recall the Agents in the Matrix movie??) as they are signal modifications born from the instinctive survival level of the personal subconscious NOT the slower process of mental cognition related to ordinary thought or beta brainwaves. As brainwave frequency “feelings” can be classed with the Lambda brainwave which is actually a “wave rider” attaching itself to slower brain frequencies. One is taken up and “swept away” on emotion’s tides.
Feelings also “pull” or attract circumstances to the auric field related to or harmonious with their frequencies. However people are not only moved by their own personal feelings but are subject to feelings emanating from the group which blow like winds to ripple as waves troubling the stormy seas of humanity. Like attracts like. Anger attracts situations to the FEELER just as fear does.
Be mindful of language as the worded concept feeling” differs from sensation which is based in the 5 TACTILE senses.
The Tarot Arcanum which addresses the push and the pull of the feelings is the Lovers. In the card shown above the color Yellow represents tangible sensory stimulation and sensations.
When Tarot is used in Metaphysics or Alchemy, the Major Trumps are called Arcanum plural or single Arcana which indicates their use in teaching about Laws and Processes of the Human Psyche.
People have the right to reach up or down, to grasp the lightning bolts of heaven or hell. One can decide to allow the fires of passionate Divine Rage to blaze but know they are HOT, HOT, HOT with a heat which feeds upon the “Life Force/Chi ” of mortal men. ” Our god is a consuming fire” refers to the emotions which are connected to the subconscious levels of existence. This is why various rituals of appeasement or cooling down are found in cultures worldwide.
Divine indifference or apathy is COLD as ice and like cold packs applied to a sprain preserves human cell structure by extending battery life aka life force. On chill the push buttons or emotional triggers are deactivated. One may act but without a spark of immediacy started by an emotional wildfire. When one chooses the cold blue flame one gains TIME to change the outcome, to fine tune a situation. One is not caught up in the tide.
All have free will to choose the red or the blue pill, to decide whether to act on emotions or choose a direction in a situation. Never go to the Cross roads in the lukewarm afterglow of physical arousal to hangout or stand about. Where roads cross one must decide.
When one approaches Tarot not as a divination device but as the Book of Life’s alchemic notations the Marseille deck’s Major Arcana images reveal the greatest amount of symbolic details towards that purpose.
The Twins in card 19 shown in the walled in garden show the Mind-Body relationship. The child with the tail is of course the physical body which shares much with the animal kingdom.
The Wall around the Twins is the Wall of Fiction or the accepted Reality of Phenomena which has to be demolished. It is the symbol of liminal space the time between ‘what was’ and what comes ‘next.’ It represents transition, waiting, and limitation. It may seem a defined space is Paradise or a Garden of Eden but in fact it is a holding cell for both mind and body.
The shining Sun shows the Group Mind as an observer and energy source. The Sun is not confined inside the Garden but shines over a greater space than the walled enclosure.
In order for a student to become an initiate they must destroy their wall. This is a process of work and understanding of their own mental and psychological fictions. A search for beliefs or the seeds which took root and in a sense created each brick or obstacle which limits their potential or greater awareness.
The word “alchemate” is a portmanteau which showed up around 2016 which combines the words “alchemy” to transform and the word “automate” which means to make processes and systems automatic.
An initiate begins or turns on the process of transformation in the limited consciousness of the DAY cycle using affirmations, visualizations and/or energy moving exercises which when faithfully done penetrates to the deeper levels of the subconscious to become automatic in the NIGHT cycle which is show in card 20 or Judgement.
The combination of cards 19 and 20 shows the work of the Day and Night Cycle or the process of alchemating!
The Sun as in Card 20 has transformed from the Group Mind of the masses to the Anima Mundi or Soul of the Earth (equilateral cross on yellow flag is an earth symbol) who blows a trumpet. One can see vestiges of the Twins in a male and female pair who represent here the conscious and subconscious aspects of human awareness . A mysterious central grey-blue figure rises up from a prone position in a coffin or bed, facing the Anima Sola and the revelation of a new heaven and Earth with no wall in sight.