Planet Earth

From Chapter 31 Planet Earth, The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot

The last row of the Book of Life faces inwards to the psyche and outwards to the cosmos. In the inner world the results of a life lived consciously are symbolised in alchemy as the fruit of the sun and the moon tree. This marriage of opposites has a transformational effect on the past and the future of humankind. Our deepest wound becomes our highest gift and we become a Two-legged, One-hearted Human in good relation with all of the Worlds. In the outer cosmos, this row of cards say what the Maya have always known will happen. In 2012, when Sirius, the Pleiades, the moon and the sun marry in the Heart of Heaven, Quetzalcoatl will return and the Earth will flower.

The body of the Fool is gone. Leaving only the flower of the soul, the essence. Beside it sits the pot that once held starwater, food for the gods. The pot now burns copal, food for the gods. And they are the same, water ever turns to fire. The Smoking Mirror once held the Lovers’ world. The Earth now holds this blue saltwater mirror of the Heart of Heaven. And they are the same, fire ever turns to water. In the other we see the world, in the world we see the other. The waters of grief have burned away and left an ocean. The waters of the heart burn with praise.

This is our world.

© Kahurangi Press 2018