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Five healing rays get the Tarot treatment

August 30, 2011

I needed to know more about the five healing rays that I had identified I would need to learn about in order to learn energetic healing. I had read a book recently about the general principles of energy healing – the book was “The Healing Energy of Your Hands” by Michael Bradford. It had told me many things that I already knew, and I didn’t like his other material, the way he presents himself, or his style. Nevertheless, the book did reveal a few that I didn’t know or hadn’t tried in terms of healing energies, and if nothing else it re-vivified my curiosity to know more about the five healing colour rays or vibrations that I had identified previously through the tarot. Maybe the tarot could again be of assistance in revealing more about the five rays if I asked some clever questions? Here is what I came up with:-

  1. What is this energy vibration’s source?
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do?
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration?
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration?
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest?

Those were my clever questions. Maybe not so clever? Nevertheless, a journey starts with a single divination. I prepared my Tree Angel Oracle tarot cards – a kind gift from a like-minded friend. They felt like the right ones for this work – but that was simply intuition. Dowsing revealed that they could all be equally beneficial to my understanding. I thought that was odd – the rods so rarely opt out of a decision, but apparently they were all equally useful.

Crap name - useful cards

I went through each of the rays in turn, pulling out UP TO THREE CARDS for each question in order to establish the nature of the answer. Actually, as it turned out the most I needed was two in order for me to understand what was being symbolised for each energy frequency. Each time I drew a card I replaced it in the pack before I drew again, making all combinations of cards equally possible. Balance in all things, even tarot. Stated below is a brief reminder of what I had found out already. Let’s see how well the refined answers match up.

  1. PINK (or MAGENTA) – attraction.
  2. WHITE – physical strength
  3. TURQUOISE – divine or universal energy.
  4. BLACK – destructive, especially of the land.
  5. LIGHT RED – fertility, boundless energy.
Next I will reveal the tarot results, and my interpretation of them.
The Tarot Results
As well as simply state the tarot and its researched meaning, I have also include a short summary of what I think the essential quality of the healing ray is.
Examples of the Tree Angel Oracle cards
A. PINK – “Union”
  1. What is this energy vibration’s source? HAWTHORN – white stream energy – the union of male and female, sexual energy
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do? SYCAMORE – promote clear and far-sightedness
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration? HORSE CHESTNUT – patience and trust
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration? BIRCH, IVY – youthful or primal energy, and energies not in balance
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest? OAK – tree life force, height of summer
B. WHITE – “Light and Power”
  1. What is this energy vibration’s source? ASH – willpower, sunlight
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do? ALMOND, SYCAMORE – create divine energy and promote clear and far-sightedness
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration? OAK – tree life force
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration? BLACKTHORN – underworld energy forms, dark earth energies.
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest? ASH – sunshine
C. TURQUOISE – “All-Purposeful Light”
  1. What is this energy vibration’s source? BIRCH – youthful or primal energy
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do? CEDAR OF LEBANON – nobility, care, trust, justice, honesty, wisdom, foresight, creativity, independence.
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration? HORSE CHESTNUT – patience and trust
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration? ASH – strong sunlight
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest? WHITE WILLOW – a full moon
D. BLACK – “All-Purposeful Dark”
  1. What is this energy vibration’s source? JUNIPER – lack of devotion, defiance, indifference
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do? CEDAR OF LEBANON – nobility, care, trust, justice, honesty, wisdom, foresight, creativity, independence.
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration? ELDER – materialism, exploitation and lack of respect for the land
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration? OAK – tree life force
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest? HAWTHORN – white stream energy – the union of male and female, sexual energy
E. LIGHT RED – “Atmosphere”
  1. What is this energy vibration’s source? SPRUCE – celestial forces, higher intelligences
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do? MYRRH – create a healing atmosphere
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration? PIPAL – meditation
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration? WHITE WILLOW – a full moon
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest? ROWAN, SCOTS PINE – inspiration, intuition and a combination of people and/or spirits (society, gatherings)

The Tree Calendar and Astrological interpretations

Another aspect to the use of the Tree Angel Oracle cards is that the trees may correspond to particular times of the year. This idea has its origins far back in time, but was recently revived by Robert Graves in his book “The White Goddess“. In that book Graves mapped the times of year to specific trees in this way:-

  • Beth (Birch) – December 24 to January 20
  • Luis (Rowan)  – January 21 to February 17
  • Nion (Ash) – February 18 to March 17
  • Fearn (Alder) – March 18 to April 14
  • Saille (Willow) – April 15 to May 12
  • Uath (Hawthorn) – May 13 to June 9
  • Duir (Oak) – June 10 to July 7
  • Tinne (Holly) – July 8 to August 4
  • Coll (Hazel) – August 5 to September 1
  • Muin (Vine) – September 2 to September 29
  • Gort (Ivy) – September 30 to October 27
  • Ngetal (Reed) – October 28 to November 24
  • Ruis (Elder) – November 25 to December 22
  • December 23 is not ruled by any tree – it is a dead day.

This web site has the calendar in full, and this site explains a bit more about it.

This raises some interesting ideas when applied to my tarot results. For example, the factors indicating when a healing vibration may be at its strongest could be said to correspond to an astrological time of the year which each tree is symbolic of. This would mean the following associations:-

  • PINK is associated with OAK, strongest between June 10th to July 7th. the astrological sign of CANCER and SUMMER SOLSTICE. The brightest star is AL TARF
  • WHITE is associated with ASH, strongest between February 18th to March 17th. the astrological sign of PISCES. The brightest star is ETA PISCIUM
  • TURQUOISE is associated with WILLOW, strongest between April 15th to May 12th. the astrological sign of TAURUS, and including BELTANE. The brightest star is ALDEBARAN.
  • BLACK is associated with HAWTHORN,strongest between May 13th to June 9th. the astrological sign of GEMINI. The brightest star is POLLUX.
  • LIGHT RED is associated with ROWAN, strongest between January 21st to February 17th. the astrological sign of AQUARIUS and including IMBOLC. The brightest star is SADALSUUD.

There is a Wikipedia page with the full set of zodiacal references. This set of associations gives me some indication of what time of the Wheel of the Year I might best work with these energies, or a time in which they will be at their most abundant and strongest. Another possibility is that the radiation from the brightest stars in the associated constellations may feed these particular healing frequencies. That is something I need to go an dowse to discover.

Whether that helps me to learn about healing, I don’t yet know, but all possible information is being considered at this stage. I only have until Samhain to understand all this stuff and begin to make use of it, so I’m cramming and taking every opportunity to do earth energy healing that I can get.

Frequency of light as healing vibration

Conclusions

Yet again I am absolutely amazed at the coincidence between most of these revealed aspects of the cards. Consider these obvious ones:-
  1. Pink energy was originally revealed to be concerned with attraction. Then I find its energy source is the union of male and female energy.
  2. White light is sourced from sunlight and is enhanced by the physically strongest of the trees – the oak. Which factors indicate it’s at its strongest? Why, sunshine, of course!
  3. Turquoise is a universal energy, a king of energies if you will, and it’s applications are amazingly varied. Universal, you might say?
  4. Black energy is sourced from human indifference and lack of care for the energies of the land. When I say it is “enhanced” by materialism, I mean that its power is increased by it. I originally said that it was concerned with the dark land energies, and here the cards only confirm this. Yet, they can also be used for a lot of good if they can be harnessed using tree energies, and it seems they can be recognised as good by them turning into a white stream of energy.
  5. Light Red energy I reckoned was related to fertility or boundless energy, and here we see that it is used to fill a space to create an atmosphere that promotes healing and the coming together of people.
I will now be able to better employ my time when learning how to use these energies given their newly revealed qualities. I am quite happy with what the questions revealed, and ever grateful to the forces of divination for again guiding me to such clear and unambiguous answers to help me on my healing quest. I hope to use whatever healing energies I need when the opportunity arises from now on. Let’s see how that goes, and where this takes me!
 
Gwas.

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