Updated: Mar 21, 2019
For weeks now, I have been feeling like I had a message. One day in active meditation, I was guided to the Bible the book of Jeremiah Chapter 16, 1- 21. ( Read Full Chapter) I felt this chapter in the depths of me. I also used tarot to guide me to see the deeper messages in the chapter and help me realize connections for the present . After I read the chapter, I asked what is the point of this scripture? With the intention of clarity, I shuffled the deck and pulled 6 cards in 3 sets: The Emperor -7 Swords; Justice - 6 Swords ( Reversed); Judgement - 2 Swords. The Tarot picked up on 3 Three major themes in this chapter: Emperor (Authority), Justice (Balance), and Judgement (Peace). To see how the cards reflected back the themes in the scripture was very insightful and encouraging.
"The word of the LORD came to me, “You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place. For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and daughters who are born in this place, and concerning the mothers who bore them and the fathers who fathered them in this land: They shall die of deadly diseases. They shall not be lamented, nor shall they be buried. They shall be as dung on the surface of the ground. They shall perish by the sword and by famine, and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the air and for the beasts of the earth." - Jeremiah 16, 1 - 3
Lord, "someone or something having power, authority, or influence; a master or ruler". Lamented, "a conventional way of describing someone who has died or something that has been lost or that has ceased to exist"
Perish, "suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way"
Famine,"extreme scarcity of food".
The chapter starts with the Lord telling the prophet Jeremiah that he must not marry or have children in the land of Israel because of their current condition. The people inherited dying from unnatural causes; they will not have access to the knowledge to heal themselves and will have to rely on others for their healing and they will know less. They will enter wars where many would perish from another's evil agenda. This spirit will not die, yet their bodies will die and continue through the natural cycle of the natural world. But this spirit will be of a false god and will continue to influence the cycles of the generations. It will be so ingrained that it will be hard to spot and the generation will be blind to it. They will not know. It will be that generations greatest challenge to recognize and overcome this spirit to bring their people back to peace or forever be lost ignorance.
The Emperor: Strength, Authority, Father Figure , Solid Foundation, Power, Aid, Protection, a Great Person, Conviction, Reason
Definition: a sovereign ruler of great power and rank, especially one ruling an empire
4: Manifestation, Structure, Stability
7 Swords: Betrayal, Deception, Getting away with Something, Stealth, Design, Attempt, Wish, Hope, Confidence
7: Knowledge, Assessment, Reflection
Swords: Communication, Truth, Intellect, Thoughts
Energy Reading: A Lesson in Authority: A Father Figure to do something on your behalf on the order of an higher authority. On the outside, it may look of questionable intention, but it is for noble causes. It is to restore order. Reminds me of the Bible verse: "For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." - 1 Thessalonians 5:2 Things are moving in the universe and everything can not always be taken at the surface level. When you consult with higher authority, you recognize the signs that more information needs to be realized and that the Lord (Authority) works in mysterious ways, so it's best to not jump to conclusions.
And when you tell this people all these words, and they say to you, ‘Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? What is our iniquity? What is the sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?’ then you shall say to them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken me, declares the LORD, and have gone after other gods and have served and worshipped them, and have forsaken me and have not kept my law, and because you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, every one of you follows his stubborn, evil will, refusing to listen to me. Therefore I will hurl you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favour.’ - Jeremiah 16, 10 - 13
Sin, "an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law" ;
Divine Law, is any law that is understood as deriving from a transcendent source, such as the will of God or gods, in contrast to man-made law. Divine laws are typically regarded as superior to man-made laws, sometimes due to an understanding that their source has resources beyond human knowledge and human reason.
Iniquity means, "immoral or grossly unfair behavior."
Their fathers' decision to abandoned God's law is why they lost connection from their inner knowing. Their focus shifted to outside stimulations instead of inside gratifications. They begin to look for God outside of themselves. They stopped listening to their feelings and became at the mercy of others' will and fell victim to others' deceit. They stopped knowing and became more depended on the outside world for validations and guidance and this became their Gods. Because of the "sins" of their fathers, they inherited separation from God.
Justice: Balance, Fair, Reasonable, Equity, Rightness, Probity, Honesty, Executive, Fairness, Truth, Cause and Effect, Law
11: Higher Spiritual Plane, Intuitive, Illumination, Idealist
2: Partnership, Duality
Definition: the quality of being fair and reasonable
6 Wands / Reverse: Egotism, Disrepute, Lack of Confidence, Fall from Grace, Hindsight
6 / Reverse : Vanity, Sanctimony, Persistence, Mulish, Dominates Family and Friends, Intrusive, Tends to Narcissism and Susceptible to Flattery, Excessively Outspoken, Lacks Sympathy
Wands/Reverse : Illusion, Egotistical behavior, Impulsiveness, Lack of Direction or Purpose, or Feeling Meaningless.
Energy Reading: A lesson in Balance: Be Fair minded in your assessments of past emotional situations. It may feel as if evil or unfair things were done; however, closer look may reveal something different. Take care to not place blame unfairly for things you do not comprehend. Try to find an objective point of view when reflecting on past karma or challenges. Opportunity for compassion and broading of perspective.
“For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.” - Jeremiah 16.5
When I think of house in this capacity, I think of the word state which means, "the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time". The word mourning means "feel regret or sadness about the loss or disappearance of something”. The word lament, "a passionate expression of grief or sorrow". The word bemoan, "express discontent or sorrow over something".
In this verse, it guides against entering the house of mourning. Prophet Jeremiah was guided against mourning for the people because they were not at peace. They were in self imposed ignorance which was the root cause for their suffering because of this willful ignorance, they were about to experience separation from God. They are to endure this faith until they remember.
He need not to mourn other people's chosen fate's. He must stay focus on his own fate. This speaks true to when an Ego begins to awakens and realize this false spirit that influences its actions, it begins to mourning all its previous actions and begins to look for someone or thing to blame. It begins to mourn what it did not know. It faults its Fathers for its "mistakes". It faults it's Fathers for its struggle. It lacks compassion for its father and his legacy. It begins a new cycle of separation from peace this time to gain wisdom and compassion for our parents and their sins.
Judgement: Rebirth, Conclusion, Transcend, Inner Calling, Absolution, Change of Position, Renewal, Outcome
20: Completion, Patience, Loyalty, Compassion, Spiritual Progression, Karma, Reaping What is Sown
Definition: a misfortune or calamity viewed as a divine punishment (judgement). Divine Judgement is something that has to happen, no matter if perceived good or bad.
2 Swords: Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, Courage, Friendship, Affection, concord in a state of arms, Intimacy, Indecision, Choices, Truce, Stalemate, Blocked Emotions
2: Balance, Partnership, Duality
Swords: Communication, Truth, Intellect, Thoughts
Energy Reading: Lesson in Peace: Accept your Fate and find peace in it. Everything happens for a reason. There will be situation where you will be blinded to what is really going on, but you will know what to do. You will be tested, but because you are with judgement, you will find your way back. It is to bring you closer to God and the only way to God is through balance of inner Self and outer Self; inner World and outer World .