3-The Empress & 5-The Hierophant:
- In this set of card correspondences, a reader might think that The Hierophant (High Priest) and the High Priestess association would be more appropriate; However, in many ancient societies, the Empress and High Priestess where one and the same, as were the Emperor and High Priest. This assured to them the necessary pure blood line.
- The astrological sign, Taurus , is the position of The Hierophant and the astrological planet is The Empress, Venus. The Hierophant is the Form, I have. While the Motion of the Empress is , I seek myself through what I have. Here Motion and Form associate well, and the correspondence is easily understood. The Rune Stone correspondence with the Hierophant is Febu, the stone of ambition, fulfillment, possessions, and cattle.The Rune Stone for the Empress is Berkana, the rune of growth, fertility, and new life. The associated colors are the Primary Red-Orange: and lesser colors of brown,peach. This is in correspondence to the Root Chakra, the Chakra of vital energy or Life Force which governs the instincts, survival ,health, sexuality, sensuality ....all related to body health. The ccrystalline stones associated with this correspondence are, Dravite, uvite, buergerite, tsilaisite, petrified wood, lodestone, meteorite, staurolite, tigereye, barite, red-orange and brown chalcedony. Musical notes also correspond to the cards and The Hierophant is C# while The Empress is F#. The Qabalistic Hebrew letters for the Hierophant are the simple letter---Hearing. The Tree of Life Path is Vah,(The Triumphal or Eternal Intelligence).The symbolic meaning is the Nail or Hook. The Double letter for The Empress is ---Wisdom-Folly and the Path is Daleth, the Illuminating Intelligence. The symbolic meaning is Door.The plant essences for The Hierophant are: Thyme,Cardamom, Bois de Rose and for The Empress the plants are: Ylang-ylang, Vanilla, and Rose. The Psychic Energy derived from this association is that of Artists and Artisans---which is the ability to manifest in physical medium what is from the inner- sight. This is any art form from fashion to painting, drawing, cooking, carpentry and is always a harmonious expression of inner- self and outer creation. The Hierophant and The Empress correspond to all of our emotions.physical energy, survival instincts, memory, and maintain the bodies vital functions. These cards corespond in many more ways---more than I can blog. But for those who practice magic-meditation requiring a harmonic union with the Association these cards represent and to empower the bodies vitality, I have given you more than enough to incorporate into a successful ritual. Sight, smell, sound and herbs plus the Mandala of the Cards themselves. Enjoy the beauty! For more information about the cards or for a personal reading(on-line through Skype or in person) call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email him <email@example.com>. Thank you for your interest and comments and may you live long and prosper!