Like so many of you, I’ve agonized over the horrific attacks in Southern Israel, grieving precious lives destroyed by an unconscionable act of premeditated evil. In the aftermath, a single question relentlessly assails the mind: “how could this happen?”
In our own spiritual journey with tarot, the cards have always illuminated passways for rediscovering purpose and meaning, even amidst life’s rawest shadows. So for those similarly anguished by recent events, we felt guided to revisit specific cards conveying symbolic themes on navigating tragedy through a lens underscored by decency and faith. The aim was exploring how tarot’s archetypes might light torches as our caravan of spirits traverses sorrow’s valleys together. Please receive this as a humble attempt at companionship by unpacking profound tools for our path ahead toward emotional restoration. Now more than ever, we must gently extend hands across divides so that by sealing unbreakable bonds between all hearts, Zion’s dazzling foundations continue being laid, ushering an era of unparalleled light.
In solidarity and faith,
As we gather today in reflection, the fates shuffle our tarot deck to reveal guidance through troubling times. Specifically, we will explore tarot’s spiritual symbolism connected with the horrific October 7th Hamas invasion of Israel that shattered so many innocent lives. By unpacking themes depicted in certain cards, may we uncover paths for healing collective trauma.
Drawing the Tower immediately evokes the tearing down of security, rocket bombardments and the harrowing attacks on families celebrating Sukkot festivities – mass-scale destruction echoing humanity’s propensity towards violence when morality becomes compromised by blind hatred or ideology.
Yet as the Sun now emerges, radiating redemptive light, we cling to hopes of rebirth from the ashes.Let us walk hand in hand with tarot’s nurturing archetypes to confront grief, restore stability and weave threads of solidarity in our shared tapestry of Fate.
Cry with the Innocent: The Star’s Lament Guides Mourning
As we gather in grief, the Star shines brightly, beckoning us to face sorrows in sacred communion. Tears fall unending like the Star’s streams pouring upon young lives cut brutally short. Yet this card also stands for faith renewed when all seems lost. Through the darkness, we must affirm that goodness still flickers in humankind’s hearts. The World turns slowly as families forever fractured struggle to comprehend the massacre’s senseless cruelty. We yearn to cling closer to loved ones as the ground falls away. Yet linked by empathy, we can provide the stability missing from their lives.
Confronting Darkness: Illuminating the Tenets of Evil
The Moon’s haunting visage compels us to illuminate the shadows in Hamas’ barbaric ideology that justify sacrificing innocent life. Their cowardly attacks upon communities celebrating Torah life recall powers perpetuating chaos since time immemorial. Yet the Magician reminds us that protecting life and liberty require active moral courage. Our shared task is vanquishing the destructive falsehoods that seek to excuse the inexcusable. Let spiritual truth expose such corrupted beliefs so that justice can ultimately prevail.
Sowing Seeds of Healing: Inviting the Empress In
Gazing upon the merciful face of the Empress, embodiment of the divine feminine, we set intentions to nurture wholeness where brokenness festers. From ravaged earth, we patiently sow seeds of renewal through practical acts of care, compassion and unity that transcend man-made divides. Where the Four of Pentacles hoards stability from those depleted, we freely offer the spiritual wealth of friendship.
When the Three of Swords pierces hearts, we will be present in the ache, helping carry each other’s burdens so none walk alone.
The Sun Marshals Forces of Redemption
Finally, as light surges forth, the Sun marshals collective forces of restoration, guiding us to confront evil’s ashes by raising up the dignity of life through righteous words and actions. In lockstep with Providence, we pace forward, chanting songs of faith in unbroken brotherhood until justice and peace finally reign. Through meditating on tarot card meanings connected to catastrophic world events, may we uncover profound reservoirs of strength, love and moral courage for the sacred work of mending a broken world. One golden brick at a time, together a vibrant temple shall forever rise where darkness momentarily casts a fleeting shadow.