The latest Hathor message, “Transition States of Consciousness,” is beautiful and gripping. It speaks of “transition states” as we experience shift and the ultimate “transition state” experienced at death. This message speaks to me on a number of levels, one of which being from a numerological perspective.
I have been studying the symbology of playing cards for nearly 30 years now, and it is this study I find particularly illuminating when it comes to penetrating the mystery of numbers. Cards depict numbers in a pictorial way, communicating them through arrangements of symbols. Cards were not originally conceived with little numbers (or indexes) in the corners, so you had to look at the whole card, the whole display or arrangement of suit signs to see what number the card was. It is this visual landscape on the cards that gives breadth, width, and movement to the numbers, acting as a portal into the mystery and wisdom contained there.
Back to the connection with the latest Hathor transmission, when speaking of transition and the void that occurs in the heart of a radical shift, we must relate with cards of the number 5. Visually, cards of the number 5 depict one suit sign in the middle, surrounded by four equidistant suit signs, one in each corner. In my book (The Playing Card Oracles) I liken this to the very archetypal experience of being at a crossroads. It is as if you yourself are represented by the middle suit sign and find yourself at the center of two intersecting pathways, or an X. There are a number of possible choices at this intersection, of course, and yet from a pictorial stand point no one suit sign or choice reveals itself to be any more outstanding or alluring than any other.
The particular 5 shown above is in the suit of “wind” and as such, to be in the center means standing in the center of the cyclone itself. This is not unlike what the Hathors describe in “Transition States of Consciousness.”
As the familiar passes away, as in death or any other “transition state,” the first thing that happens is we lose our accustomed footing. In terms of the playing cards, we can conceptualize this as the departure from cards of the number four, a card communicating stability with one symbol in each corner. Then by the simple addition of a single suit sign in the center we enter something vastly more complex, with new found choices, creative possibility, and uncertainty.
Here, the Hathors speak of the power of lucidity and in this possibility the expectation of miracles. It is none other than the mythological Void from which all life springs forth! As the Hathor’s so eloquently communicate, “Be careful what new (perceptual) markers you put into place, for these ideas and beliefs will be the stars in the new sky of your mind, and you shall navigate your way into these new times by the stars (thoughts and beliefs) that you have placed in the heavens of your own consciousness.
Indeed, I have witnessed over years and years of card reading how people with cards of the number 5 find themselves in transition and the uncomfortable space of uncertainty about the future. This is the the free fall of the void. One cannot go back, that is the only thing that seems clear. Fear and overwhelm typically dominate as one peers into the depths of the unknown.
There is a very predictable tendency at this point to rush into a new experience rather than seep in the discomfort of what feels like nothingness. Here is where so many pitfalls arise. But, again, as the Hathors put it, “Another option, however, is to remain at the void point, residing in the Void itself, becoming aware of your Self as pure consciousness—transcendent to all phenomena.”
This is the potential power of cards of the number 5 – using the number as a balancing point within the Void to generate spiritual and creative capability. Wow!
Once we transition out of the 5, of course, we move naturally to the experience of the number 6. Again, look to the wisdom communicated by card makers of old to enlighten us as to the nature of the numbers. 6 shows us two rows of suit signs or markers, lining a pathway. There is no question about which way to go. Our choice or creative prerogative has already been exercised, and we can simply proceed by sheer momentum for a while.
So how this process that takes place between the 5 and the 6 is the ultimate question. How the best possible pathway is determined or birthed from this potent juncture is what is illuminated so well by the Hathors in this newest transmission. Thank you Hathors. Thank you Tom Kenyon.
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