The Beast System
In the Gospels we learn that the reason for Mary and Joseph making the trip to Bethlem was due to a census by the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus. Why take a sensus? Two reasons: money and control
These same two reasons are used by the Beast system today as well and sum up the motives behind pretty much everything we’ve had to live through in 2020. We are being controlled with fear of a virus that is no more deadly other influenzas that come and go seasonally. The motive is – as always – greed. Follow the money and you will find the truth of what is happening now.
The Census – Luke, Chapter 2
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
Strength and Compassion
Our Tarot guidance for the week ahead is Strength from the Golden Wirth Tarot. Strength is associated with the Virgin Mary. She teaches us that compassion is the strongest most compelling force in the Universe. It is the only force strong enough to defeat the Beast – a feat she accomplishes in the Book of Revelation.
Just as the Census leading to a prophecy about the Messiah coming true, i.e. that he would be born in Bethlehem, the Lord has taken what the Beast produced and turned into something good for so many of us. Many are now awakening to compassion and finding an inner strength/resilience through faith.
In the week ahead, we are invited to take stock of the qualities of strength and compassion within ourselves.
Questions to Ponder
- How has this year made me more compassionate?
- In what ways have I grown stronger?
- How can I expand on this compassion and act on it in ways that benefit the Higher Good?
- Where will my inner strength and resilience be most needed in the week ahead?
If you like, you can pull a card (or more) for each of these prompts to gain deeper insights by engaging your imagination and intuition.
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