The ideal of truth is not in the narrow present, not in our immediate sensations, but in the consciousness of the whole which gives us a taste of what we *should* have in what we *do* have.
-Rabindranath Tagore, in Sadhana
The Archetypal Energy of the Major Arcana ~#4 The Emperor
The energy of The Emperor is one of strength and leadership. It holds the revelation of our true power and the appropriate use, or misuse, of power in the world.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
This is a year of order and function. That which is not working will become uncomfortably obvious. This is our wake-up call. It is a call for personal, communal and global responsibility. This year will introduce a period of reorganization and restructuring of our foundational systems to include governments, corporations and religions.
The Emperor will empower us to create a strong, stable and secure foundations. You may be called to lead the way. 2020 promises to be a time where hard work and discipline will be required. Everyone will be called to do their part.
The Hebrew letter assigned to The Emperor is Heh (hay). It translates as the window. Heh invites us to use the window to assess and to understand the current state of affairs. The view evokes a clear perspective of the situation at hand. The first step on the path of transformation is awareness. Heh gives us the opportunity to see what we need to see so that we can do what we need to do. This window works both ways. As such, it provides a space where the Light of the Infinite can shine into our consciousness and into our world.
The Emperor is the 15th Pathway on the Tree of Life. It is the Constituting Intelligence, so called because it constitutes the substance of creation in pure darkness. We are challenged by this darkness – even though we have been given a window (Heh) through which to see. To assist us in the darkness, this pathway is known as the Angelic Gateway. The Luminaries will offer spiritual support as they shine a light upon our path. It is up to us, however, to find the courage to face the darkness and make the journey onward.
In the Kabbalah, the fourth Sefirah is Hesed. It is translated as Mercy and it demonstrates authority with love, majesty and magnificence. It is the Sefirah that builds from a foundation of loving-kindness and generosity. Hesed reveals to us that love is the hope for tomorrow.
The astrology associated with The Emperor is the sign of Aries. This is the cardinal sign that brings in the season of spring and new beginnings. It is a fire sign that re-ignites our drive and inspires us into action. Aries is the true power of “spring” initiating a new year and a new decade.
What matters most is how you walk through the fire.
The Traditional Numerology of 2020 is the #4. The number four can be compared to the four legs of a table. It offers foundation, structure, and purpose. This is a year that calls for practical skills and hard work. Once we understand what needs to be done, we need get to work. On a positive note, this is a time when the effort put into your project will manifest tangible results. This is a great year to build something that will endure.
May your year be blessed with beauty, love and peace... ~Robin
The Universal Months
The months of the year flow from the year’s universal energy and provide additional vibrational impact.
January ~ #5 The Hierophant
Incorporate discipline into your daily life. Embrace tradition. Stay true to your path even when you are stressed or challenged.
February ~ # 6 Lovers
Choose consciously. Live open-heartedly. Harmonize contradictions. Devote yourself to beauty, love and service. Relationships are highlighted at this time.
March ~ # 7 The Chariot
Contemplate. Put things in proper perspective. Reflect on higher truths. Be passionate about your purpose. A time to strategize. Develop a plan of action.
April ~ #8 Strength
It is now time to take action. Be courageous! Your actions will lead to achievement. Self-care empowers your work. Be patient others. A period of success.
May ~ #9 The Hermit
Search for higher truth. Seek wise counsel. Find your inner light. Attend to the details. Work on clearing your karma. Graduate. Finish a project. Lend a helping hand.
June ~ #10 The Wheel
Fortunes are shifting. The wheel is turning. Go with the flow. Stay open-minded & open-hearted. New level is achieved. Some fortunes may rise and others may fall.
July ~ #11 Justice
Live with integrity. Follow your conscience. This is a time of intensity. Maintain a sense of Balance. Be fair & just with all. There will be moments of illumination,
August ~ #12 Hanged Man
This is the point of surrender. Have faith. Your perspectives are shifting. See things anew. Do not force anything. Trust the process. Expand your world view.
September ~ #13 Death
A time of transformation. Face your fears. An ending is occurring. Release what is not working. Life is about endings & beginnings. Search for the deeper meaning.
October ~ #14 Temperance
It is time to honor what has meaning to you. Know yourself. Own your truth. Live your convictions. Do not force anything. Avoid excess. “Temper” yourself.
November ~ #15 The Devil
Avoid the temptation to scapegoat. Take responsibility. Face your shadow. Honor the sensations of the physical without becoming addicted to them.
December ~ #16 The Tower
Liberation is now possible. Open yourself to a new level. When you accept the required changes, there is a potential for intense spiritual insight and soul growth.