Understanding the 22 Oracles
This diagram is a more refined graphical representation of the
progression of the 90 quadrations as they occur over time.
The layout is specific in that it groups the rising
chart with the moon
chart, along with their binary
state partners. Look at the bottom center Oracle labeled
'The Fool'. The 0 and 88 blocks are colored blue to represent
their relationship of Rising (0) and Moon (88). Their binary
state counterparts are Rising (45) and Moon (43). Since
the 0 and 45 progressions are the same (except for the binary
state cards), it would not be necessary to expose the quadrations
45 - 88. However, by exposing all 90 quadrations this diagram
paints a vivid picture of how they operate together to generate
the 22 Oracles.
If you follow the bottom-right square in each 4x4 Oracle, you will
traverse the 22 Oracles in order, as representative of the Major
Arcana of the Tarot. When you get to the 11th Oracle, the
colors reverse to note that the Fool is now embarking on a higher
octave of manifestation. When you reach The World, you have
completed the journey, the final state of cosmic consciousness.
An interesting event occurs when you reach the age 22. You
remain in The World Oracle, but the rising
chart is now on the left and the moon
chart is now on the right. Now you follow the bottom-left
square, and traverse the Oracles in the reverse order. The
statement being made here is that after 22 years, you have come
into contact with all of the possible quadration configurations,
with a twist. The binary
state cards will later switch places, and the rising
chart and moon
chart are reversed for the remaining 22 Oracles.
On the journey back through the Oracles, from years 22 - 43, the
readings will always be done with the rising
chart on the left, and the moon
chart on the right. And the direction of travel is in
reverse order as compared to the first 22 Oracles. Since the
year 22 is the turning point where this occurs, it greatly highlights
this Oracle (The World).
At age 21 you first experience The World, and then at age 22 you
remain in The World, but your moon
chart and rising
chart switch places. This is best described by the concept
of 'deja vu'. The Rising is experiencing the Moon in a way
akin to where it was coming from. The outward seeking (Rising)
energy will be set in the roots (Moon) of its own experience.
This can be a time of great revelation, and of deep reflection.
If the individual had not been able to contact the deep-seated (Moon)
drives buried in the life experience, they will not be able to avoid
it at age 22.
Still, The World is a place of great satisfaction, and we should
all take advantage of that position. If there is learning
to be accomplished, there is no need to pine away at what could
have been. Make use of this time of great energy (Oracles
21 and 22) to align the course of life in a way that maximizes the
The journey continues in reverse from Oracles 22 - 43. During
this time we may have the urge to feel failure at those times where
we now experience the Moon drives from the position of the Rising
energy. When we see that we have not accomplished those things
which have been driving us, there is no escaping it. It is
right (Rising) in our face.
To make matters worse, those difficult years of The Tower, The
Devil and Death are looming. It can be overwhelming in a way
that a person may want to drop out. Just remember, dropping
out can be useful if we take the time to handle what should have
happened in the years 21 and 22 (Oracle 21, The World). If
we drop out and still do not align ourself with our highest potential,
we will continually judge ourselves (Oracle 23, Judgment) and drop
back to an adolescent Oracle 22. The phenomenon about judgment
is that the subconscious will not allow that part of ourself to
proceed (that part being judged). It will be held back as
a form of punishment until we get it right. Our body will
age with time but our soul will get stuck, spread out from there
until the current age.
The only resolution to this problem is to learn how to
forgive. When we forgive ourselves (for not having
done it right) we are offered the grace to try again. Sometimes,
to learn to self-forgive we may have to practice by forgiving someone
else. The universe has a strange way of teaching us.
On our way back through the Oracles, every attempt at learning
to forgive strengthens the Sun (Oracle 24/19), and as an attractive
mechanism it pulls us through our Judgments (Oracle 23/20) that
we may continue our journey in The World (Oracle 22/21). As
we align with our Soul purpose, our higher mental faculties awaken
to oversee our progress, and in the process we enhance our understanding
of the depth and the nature of our struggle.
As we continue, at age 43 we reach The Fool again. This marks
the time of one traversal of the 22 Oracles (forward-outward and
At age 44 we arrive at the center of the diagram. Now we
can integrate all past experiences as the sun
chart aligns with its binary
state partner. Here, year 44 represents both the rising
chart and moon
chart, which sit, as always, aside the sun
chart. All 3 charts are the same except that the binary
state cards have changed houses.
This is the first time that we will experience fully the binary
We first experienced our sun
chart (Gestation chart) in the womb, so access to it was only
available via prebirth memory. Now at age 44 we experience
state partner to our sun
chart. At age 45, we begin traversal through the Oracles
again. But this time, we will have already experienced each
Oracle once, with the difference being the binary
state cards will be in their alternate house.
Much of the time spent in the years 45 - 88 will relate to how we
perceive the fixed
state cards in our life. At age 89 we fully experience
our sun chart
as it becomes the sun, moon and rising experience for that year.