The Golden Eclipse tarot is named after the merging of polar energies that occurs during a kundalini awakening — the process wherein evolutionary energy makes its way up the bodily chakras, or spiritual energy centers, on the inner path to enlightenment. Part of this process entails the merging of dualities, enabling the mind to transcend beyond the perspective of separation.
In Alchemy, the eclipse represents the union of opposite forces: the sun, which symbolizes the masculine, and the moon, which symbolizes the feminine. Esoteric traditions purport that this merging of these two polar energy channels occurs where kundalini energy flows, and the awakening individual, or 'kundalite,' experiences states of unity consciousness, or oneness with the Universe. Through a kundalini awakening, the Higher Self emerges and the individual integrates the truth of his/her/their inherent divinity. The Kundalite thereby discovers the keys to discern the ancient symbolism veiled in the unfolding; an inner path that leads to cosmically-granted, intuitive gifts.
The Golden Eclipse tarot for Mystics and Astrologers
Combining Tarot & Astrology
The Golden Eclipse tarot seeks to integrate two ancient symbolic languages of Tarot and Astrology into one card-based system.
You will notice that each of the Major and Minor Arcana Golden Eclipse tarot cards contains a border with a zodiac wheel; indicating each cards zodiac correspondence. If you have already studied astrology, then the Golden Eclipse deck will deepen your existing understanding of how astrology connects with tarot. If you have already studied tarot, this system will broaden your understanding of Astrology and how both are dialects of the same Universal language.
The illustrations in the Golden Eclipse Tarot are a homage to our Babylonian inheritance and Renaissance Astrology; where and when our attention turned upwards towards the sky. The Babylonians developed a horoscope around 500 BCE, where each day of the week was assigned to one of the seven observable planets:
☉ the Sun / Sunday (The Sun),
☽ the Moon / Monday (the High Priestess),
♂ Mars / Tuesday (The Tower),
☿ Mercury / Wednesday (The Magician),
♃ Jupiter / Thursday (The Wheel of Fortune),
♀Venus / Friday (The Empress), and
♄ Saturn / Saturday (The World).
You already live in rhythm with the Universe and these planetary energies - why not awaken to their symbolic language?
Death & Scorpio
Each Major Arcana corresponds to a planetary ruler or zodiac sign. The Death card corresponds to Scorpio and the 8th House. You can see in the image, the 8th house is illuminated on cosmic wheel of the zodiac.
It is during Scorpio Season and the Death Card that we experience transformation and change. Death is not the ending, it is nearly a time in ones’ life for transformation. Death allows for our energy to be diverted to other areas; for a new cycle to take root and begin.
2 of Cups / Venus in the 1st decan of Cancer
The two of cups corresponds to Venus in the 1st decan of Cancer. Here you can see Venus' glyph located in the 4th house, of Cancer.
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra; relationships and that which we value. With Venus in Cancer, we value the emotional bonds that we create. We seek to feel safe and nurtured, so in return we can nurture, protect our hearts and heal ourselves.
♀ PLANETARY SQUAREs & SIGILS
Also included in the Golden Eclipse tarot are the 7 magickal planetary squares and sigils for Sol, Luna, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn.
Magick Squares, also known as Kameas, are associated with planetary magick and the modern Hermetic Kabbalah. You can use magick squares to create your own sigils to empower your intentions; or place on your new moon or full moon altars.