Happy New Year!
Note: The layout is the “Kabala” called “The Tree of Life”

This year’s Reading for the World holds great promise and calls for great caution as well. We need to see that we are actually in the new time of community and alternative solutions but the old world will continue to threaten, lie and cajole; using fear and money to attempt to co-opt or maintain control.The key lies in the solar center of the tree of life where we are called to negotiate temporary truces wherever possible without compromising our principles.

The key lies in the solar center of the tree of life where we are called to negotiate temporary truces wherever possible without compromising our principles.

1. 10 of Disks-Wealth
The first card is the 10 of Disks, called “Wealth” telling us it is time to recognize true wealth is a community that shares, supports one another and communicates well (Mercury influence). This re-interpretation of wealth is imagined in the Motherpeace deck where we see everyone in a circle helping a mother birthing her child. We are all midwives to this new era of giving, sharing and honoring all as our relations.

2. 2 of Cups-Love
Next, the 2 of Cups, “Love” appears in the place of masculine wisdom, called Chokmah. This will manifest as more men seeing the wisdom of Venus in Cancer where she shows us that love is the only home we need.

Since 10=1 and the second card is 2, the pathway between them, The Fool, 0, shows us infinite possibilities available to us when we ground our “Love” in the “Wealth” of community.

Since 10=1 and the second card is 2, the pathway between them, The Fool, 0, shows us infinite possibilities available to us when we ground our “Love” in the “Wealth” of community.

3. Wheel of Fortune X
Then we see The Wheel of Fortune, X, (another 1) spinning out new ways to expand our fortune through green, sustainable and local entrepreneurship that recognizes nature as source not resource, as we relearn the Earth’s systems of regeneration.

4. Ace of Swords
The fourth position, representing law, order and governance, Chesed, holds the Sword of Truth, (Ace of Swords), demanding that deception and lies must be slain through a demand for real Justice. In the Thoth deck it is particularly apropos that Venus, the goddess of love holds this very same Sword in her hands, in the Justice card, VIII; telling us that true justice is sourced in the power of love. 2015 adds to 8, so the whole year will be re-defining Justice on all levels.

We can expect a year of court decisions and laws realigning themselves with compassionate and restorative solutions. We will see the lies of our prison industrial complex exposed as race and class prejudice rears its ugly head to be slain.

In relationship to all other species we will at last recognize that human laws must be brought into alignment with natural laws as more communities and countries establish constitutions and laws that acknowledge the rights of nature to survive and indeed, thrive once again.

5. The Hermit/Crone IX
In the position of revolutionary change on the Tree of life we find the ancient wisdom of the Hermit/Crone standing at the crossroads. As each opportunity is offered from the wheel of fortune we will consult our inner guides to match external choices with internal ethics.

The hounds of Hell at the heels of the Hermit remind us to remember that it is our own demons we must understand and we need to turn away from the temptation to project all that is bad outside ourselves. It will take great restraint to stay present, strong and vocal without being called into a physical and/or reactive battle with those who are lost in ignorance, fear and greed.

All must be invited to the table and offered ways to heal and change, but they can no longer be allowed to devastate this beautiful, precious life and planet.

6. 4 of Swords-Truce
Now we walk the path of Justice from 5 to 6 on the tree and find the 4 of Swords, “Truce”. This card actually combines, Fortune with Justice through the influences of Jupiter in Libra. Timing is everything so the skills of mediation and temporary truces will bring us good fortune if we are patient. If we hold strong and don’t get baited into hatred and revenge for the first half of the year we will be rewarded in the second half.

7. 7 of Swords-Futility
As we move through the path of Death, 6 to the 7 on tree, we are challenged to deal with the limitations of the mind. The 7 of Swords, “Futility” appears to challenge us to not let our fears of this unknown make us doubt the powers of truth sourced in love to be victorious.

The mind’s pattern is to re-enforce our fears in the disguise of logic. The final temptation of Siddhartha was to succumb to self-doubt as Mara laughed at his foolish belief that he could become enlightened.He gave up his attempts to argue with his mind and merely touched his hand to the Earth, and declared the great Mother as his witness.

He gave up his attempts to argue with his mind and merely touched his hand to the Earth, and declared the great Mother as his witness.
As he sat under the Bodhi tree he watched the disillusion of the lie of separation and felt his roots as real as the roots of the tree of life itself.May we all trust in source even as our ego-mind pretends to the throne of power.

May we all trust in source even as our ego-mind pretends to the throne of power.As Caroline Casey, said recently, on her show The Visionary Activist, no one gets enlightened without a tree!

As Caroline Casey, said recently, on her show The Visionary Activist, no one gets enlightened without a tree! Another words, our spiritual evolution must be earth based or it is meaningless and delusional.

8. Knight of Wands
As we move across the tree on the Mars path of The Tower, it is time to let go of all toxic forms of the war god and bring our fire to light through the fierce energy of the Knight of Wands. We have been deceived into sacrificing our freedom and our rights and allowed our gov’ts to create wars and exploit the earth in the name of safety and security.

We need to express our truth through action but we must pull the reins back and stay grounded so our optimism is not naïve new age doublespeak.
These are very dark times and only our willingness to see things exactly as they are can pull us through. We need to place our trust in the resiliency of the life force and the power of love not a false belief that we can actually know what reality is. Then imagination and creativity will be harnessed to Earth Justice not an anthropomorphic, mind-centered worldview.

This is a re-imaging of Mars as a warrior of the heart, flexible, courageous and innovative.

9. The Aeon XX
In the foundation of The tree of life we see the Card The Aeon, XX, the new age has taken hold, and as individuals, families and communities, we need to arrive at a deep sense of knowing that we are physically in the right place. We need to make our decisions based on what will offer us the greatest opportunity to give our gift of this incarnation to the world.

Only this authentic knowing can protect and guide us through the final birth channel when we will see ourselves once again as part of an ever-expanding universal dance of life.

10. 2 of Disks-Change
The final card in the reading, the 2 of Disks, called “Change” shows us shedding the skin of the old Jupiter who was only focused on fame fortune and power, to see him reborn as Fortuna, the female aspect that recognizes the cycles of life as also the cycles for our lives. The old gods of Progress and Growth must be brought down and replaced by the reality of life, growth and death. Life is one big compost heap, what will we grow?

Compost your past imaginations, failed dreams and fears and know that “the light is returning, even though this is the darkest hour, no one can hold back the dawn!”

Do not hide in delusion or fear, occupy public spaces through gardens, art, farmer’s markets and yes, march in the streets, covering each other’s backs to proclaim the end of a cruel and unjust system.

Only then will we see that life’s systems, laws and cycles have been here all along. If we find our balance and our justice in the laws of the earth and the universe, answers will become obvious and the flowering of a new age will be as undeniable as the first rose of spring.

…..Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love
In the spring
Becomes the rose!