Let Not Your Light Be Dimmed: Nine’s Path Pleiadian Tarot, Week of August 16


Pleiadian tarot interpreted through the lens of Nine: this week, the swords have been put away. Last week’s King has stepped aside for the King of Cups, and by the end of the week it will be the King of Rods in his place. We are in a rapid state of ascension! The week’s eclipse figures prominently in this spread (see the eclipsed disc in the corner of the middle card, and Leo in the dark corner of the third). The way to the seat of full empowerment, full responsibility, maturity, and authenticity, is in turning from empty promises and empty hopes. A whole world of life awaits. Read on for details about each of the cards in this week’s Pleiadian tarot spread.

Summary: The solar eclipse overshadows, quite literally, this week’s reading. While we begin the period in a state of composure, the waters of awareness are creeping up around us. By week’s end, as Leo takes his exit and Virgo prepares to enter in his shadow, we look at a very different landscape. More respectful, more thoughtful, more aware of the primacy of life’s power of regeneration and renaissance, the shadows of the past receding under a rising light, we will be. The way there means turning from these cups we have been trying to fill in vain. Have we been stacking up hopes that will become nothing but a broken wall between us and what can be? Turn to see a new perspective, and the promise that the natural world holds for all.

King of Cups — Eight of Cups (reversed) — King of Rods

Pleiadian tarot August 16

FOUNDATION: King of Cups

Are you in a comfortable spot now? The show is about to begin. Now, you have everything you need to sit comfortably while things unfold, and in the face of everything, you are able to keep a tiny smile in order. For us now, the King of Cups holds the promise of complacency, the fulfillment of feeling good about how well we are treading the waters of change as they rise up all around us. Yet, for all the truth and beauty in the world, he is sliding off his seat. Change being what it is, he has only partially saved himself from being dragged into the rising current of consciousness full of promise, full of turmoil, and just out of his line of sight. Will he still be smiling when his robes are all wet and heavy with the awareness that he is diving into? With a balance of heart and power, and a star to guide his inner sight, perhaps he realizes that sometimes, total transformation is a good thing. What a wise king.

LODESTONE: Eight of Cups (reversed)

Abandoning empty cups of promise is a good strategy for opening the path to higher levels of awareness. At least that is what the Eight of Cups sees to be indicating. If you have come to see that you’ve managed to stack the odds against yourself by stacking up beliefs that don’t hold water, pat yourself on the back. Such careful arrangements are going to be out of balance, anyway, and regardless of what you may have invested in them, they can’t serve you any longer. Best to turn around and hightail it for higher ground, where a greater perspective, closer to your guiding intuition, will allow you to find a more satisfying outcome. (Do you see the eclipse is even making an appearance! Everything is in balance for a new reality to come into being.) Look, just in front of you is a world full of promise, the calm waters of hope held in abundance in the natural world’s perfection. Waterfalls, and windfalls, lay ahead. Let go of the tiny things you had pinned your hopes on and turn to a bigger, more sustainable landscape.


The week ends with us in a vastly different landscape. The scouring will have brought us into a stark new reality. Will we see dark shadows of the past looming above our world, or will we greet a barren landscape as a blank canvas upon which to craft the light that suffuses the world with bold new dreams-come-true? One thing is certain: The shadowing of the light that the heavens offer us now is an opportunity to come into full ownership of our power. Our rightful power. As risen people, with a mature and thoughtful appreciation for what has brought us to the brink of a new world, we must hold our willful actions to a higher state of mind. The King of Rods points his finger upward, to remind us of this. This Leo-time eclipse (which you see clearly represented in the upper right corner of the card) brings us all to face facts, as we stand at the threshold of Virgo’s noble entry. Let no blood be spilled but hold all blood in sanctity, in remembrance of our shared destiny, in honor of life’s persistence.

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A note about the spread used in Nine’s Path Pleiadian Tarot: The cards represent the foundation, the lodestone (or inner knowing), and the most OMward direction (path to highest understanding and experience). More insight on Pleiadian Tarot, the path of Nine, the League of Light’s Pleiadian teachings, and the work of contact Maryann Rada are at the Nine’s Path website. New insights for the world and for individuals are posted here on transients.info every week. Be sure to check back regularly to see the Pleiadians’ clues for the next step in our collective evolution. Please visit the Roundtable Forum and the Nine’s Path Facebook Group as well!

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As a healer and writer, Maryann Rada’s career has crossed over many diverse paths. Trained in healing modalities from energy work to holistic therapy, meditation, yoga and metaphysics, she has helped countless people find their way to empowerment through forgiveness and knowing of the self. The healing energies she serves are inherent in all as the inborn connection with the divine, and this is embodied in her writing as well. Her professional career led from scholarly publishing at a world-renowned East Coast university to the hotel, resorts, and fine dining industry, to writing for an international executive coaching organization, and finally to one of California’s biggest biotech companies. Destiny, however, waits for no one, and an abrupt shift in life circumstances turned her path face-to-face with quite literally another world. Her personal channelings from Nine for those who have contacted her directly for such guidance have touched the place of healing with uncanny heart-centered exactitude, as her clients have remarked. In service to the source of love and healing, she continues to carry forth the message of Nine, with several works in various stages of completion, intent on humanity’s progress towards wholeness, peace, as well as self-understanding for individuals and the planetary consciousness of the human, being. You can learn more by visiting the Opalescent Nine website at [URL]http://opalescentnine.com[/URL].

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If swords brings change, this seems to consolidate it. Moving OMward….

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Those cups, being reversed, have let out whatever it was that they held, that’s for sure. The same dark mountains that are with the King of Rods show up in the preceding card. It is the same landscape. Waterfall reversed is rising river, which will certainly move the transformation along. If you look carefully, the King of Rods with his lion’s rampant is sitting in his home looking out the window. Therefore, he is sheltered, but perceiving the bigger picture. The dragons on his robe show his allegiance. I hope they are the Guardian dragons of Earth.


I don't know much about Tarot, but I get this spread.
I've always like lions.


The things that caught my eye are these: – the king of cups has a few 'bubbles' rising above his scepter. They seem to be floating away on the breeze. the king of rods, however, has a scepter/rod that is far more prominent and, most significantly, alive with several beautiful buds about to bloom. His fingers grasp it firmly, with his thumb directing it in a way that suggests care and consideration being given to where his attention is being directed. – the king of cups has on relatively (for a king:)) casual clothing in more muted colours the king… Read more »


Does anyone have any thoughts on which stars are in the sky above the eight of cups?

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LilaThe things that caught my eye are these: – the king of cups has a few 'bubbles' rising above his scepter. They seem to be floating away on the breeze. the king of rods, however, has a scepter/rod that is far more prominent and, most significantly, alive with several beautiful buds about to bloom. His fingers grasp it firmly, with his thumb directing it in a way that suggests care and consideration being given to where his attention is being directed. Also, the figure in the eight of cups also holds a rod in hand; again, a rod that has… Read more »