Forty-third card, paired with the forty-fourth. Definitely this is the oldest card in the Gypsy tarot. The origin of this image of the sun and the eye in the middle is the most ancient symbol created. It is derived at the time when we were one people, there were no countries, no borders and no races. When our consciousness only surfaced or come to light and was still in its infancy. The sun's ray is light, representing the singular theme that seems to bind almost all the symbolism and life together. The sun is representing our origin, the continuation of life, referring to constancy. Whilst the eye is assuring this continuation in spiritual sphere, our inner light and our consciousness, but it also representing the time of our first thought, our awakening. In this sense the card is a representation of enlightenment, constancy and continuation of life itself. The card of Constancy depicted as the sun has a broad spectrum of meanings. The sun is the primordial light and life at the root of the universe; cosmic energy, or the "Fire of Space"; and "psychic energy," the powers of the human mind and heart, particularly those manifesting in love, thought, and creativity. In general, fire is a powerful energy, bringing transformation, a swift, subtle, connective force of high vibration. In Gypsy language the sun is Agni, which is referring to fire, vibration and sound.
The Sun-rays indicating that consistency is a balanced stage, not a characterisation of the fair sky, but these elements well found balance. The card's main message: “know Thyself” and “Nothing in Excess” If we fly to high to the sun, aiming to be god, it will revenge us. If we fly to low from it will cause failure.
Greek Origin of the Constancy Card.
Constancy derived from the Greek mythology of Apollo (Greek: Aploun, Latin: Apollo), the representation of the sun, is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros (the kouros significance lie the image of Apollo, in that his legs are slightly behind the vertical of the torso so as to define an acute triangle, which is a representation of perfection.) a beardless, athletic youth, Apollo has been variously recognised as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu.
As the patron of Delphi, Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. Amongst the god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans.
In Hellenistic times, especially during the 3rd century BCE, as Apollo Helios became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with Selene, Titan goddess of the moon. Apollo Derived from the Gypsy (Sanskrit) Word Aplu and Agni. Apollo or Aploun in Greek derived from the Sanskrit word Aplavate (Aplu), inundate, affected by, which words referring to another Sanskrit word sAha, M'sAha, that is Messiah and bedew, the cleansing of the soul, which was understood as baptism. Apollo is referring to the Sun from Sanskrit Agni, which symbolises fire, vibration and sound. Agni was born from the Cosmic Man, YahZus, which translates to vibration, more precisely the sound of god from two Sanskrit words Yah, God and Zus or Zrut meaning sound, vibration (in Greek is known as Zeus). Thus combining the words we get “The Sound of God”.
The “ideal of the kouros” or the triangle, which is a representation of perfection derived from the Sanskrit word Guru as it also means extended, representing the act of speaking, talking, countenance. The triangle has a great significance when the Sanskrit word akSakarNa is used, i.e. hypotenuse of the triangle formed with the geometry of a dial and its shadow, (the sun and the moon).
It is also called toraNa meaning triangle supporting a large balance and svastika meaning 'the invincible'. The triangle served a metaphoric purpose as "containers" for cognitive engagement with "now" - and the challenge of its comprehension. This was seen as a key to enabling and enhancing the sense of "feeling alive". Written on the Temple of Apollo, where Delphi resided, Delphi from Sanskrit dadhAti i.e. womb, conceive and dhara i.e. carrying, meaning to search deeply. The word Delphi as a womb is the embodiment of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda). He is the essence. He is the source or womb for the mind, the body of this world (Indriyas). So the word on the Temple “know thyself” on the top, and “nothing in excess” on the bottom, carrying the most important message, the basis of life, the base of happiness. By knowing yourself, you find the ultimate happiness, knowing God, as we are his reflection. This whole universe is created by the sound of God that from which he came forth, as that into which he will be dissolved, as that in which he breathes, thus the word, life is breath, meaning life is God.
When you search for the truth "Know Thyself" you will realise the oneness. Yet in our current state and perception of mental separation we experience a duality between the primary consciousness (YahZus, spirit) and the secondary ego of illusion, 'maya'. We separate ourself from the universe and everything and everyone around us, resulting in duality in the mind. The ego filters the actions and thoughts of consciousness, making it unique and giving the feeling of an autonomous self, independent of everything we perceive. This gives the feeling and impression of being completely separate from everything else ‘out there’ in the physical world. Or so it would seem. But this is only a 'maya' an illusion, a misperception. There is only one collective mind or ‘great spirit’, and separation is a complete illusion, the development of the individual from the universal of the one force is the reality, of reality. Just as the sun (Agni), reflected in water, appears to be many, so also the self 'Atman' appears to be many when reflected through various minds in various bodies. Behind this world show, behind this physical phenomena, behind these names and forms, behind the feelings, thoughts, emotions, sentiments, there dwells the silent witness, the immortal friend and real well-wisher, YahZus or the world-teacher, the invisible Power or Consciousness.
The word bellow Delphi “nothing in excess” is a reminder of that every emotion we experience in our bodies, we also undergo chemical changes of hormones that mirror our feelings back into the universe and in turn back to our body. Through the "positive" experiences of love, compassion, and forgiveness and the "negative" emotions of hate, judgement, and jealousy, we each possess the power to affirm or deny our existence at each moment of every day. Additionally, the same emotion that gives us such power within our bodies extends this force into the quantum world beyond our bodies.
YahZus or Agni (sun) also known as Purusa and Papo, both meaning protector has three characteristics, which are electric fire, fire by friction and solar fire. These three type of fires which created earth and humans. The three fires are also represented as body, spirit and soul. Agni is the true messenger, (not Hermes) between man and god as it is the voice of YahZus for its high frequency of vibration, allowing it to communicate between this world and other dimensions, called pramana in Sanskrit. For this reasons the card of constancy is called fortitude, courage, bravery, calmness and forethought (dhairya), which translating to mindfulness or awareness is a spiritual or psychological faculty that forms an essential part of life. It is one of the seven factors of wisdom as the seven rays of light. The first wisdom is mindfulness, (smRti) the second is keen investigation of the self-command, self-control, (dhammavicaya), the third is energy (virya), the fourth is happiness or kindness (priti), the fifth is calmness (passaddhi). The sixth is union, completion, harmony and concentration (samadhi) and the seventh is equality (samata). Agnis's other name is Sapta, i.e. seven, and jihva i.e. speech, referring to the seven rays of the sun and the true messenger.
Sapta or seven however is also connected to Abhiman, (think of self, that is selfishness) and in this sense it is referring to the opposite side, the dark side of the sun, to the Gorgon or Serpent, who is creating darkness by desires, greed and selfishness, in order to kill, that is good in man. To find out what the seven rays of darkness is, you have to turn the meaning of the seven rays to the opposite meanings.
There are many website on the internet today, claiming Gypsies practising witchcraft.
This is a ruse, it's the media who is responsible specially BBC News from England, inventing all type of tales about the Gypsies, which started racism and it lead to the genocide of the Roma people, started from 2008 and it still continues today. Who ever is left they it is made sure to silence them. This is a well hidden open secret, and today only a few Gypsies who left alive. Yet the media world-wide keeps it quiet. The BBC News who is responsible harboring pedophes among them, helping them to have access to children, and after this genocide they can add Gypsy children to their list who can be abused by the Lords of England. This was the other reason to spread lies about the Romany, Gypsy people, as they can get away with it, they will not bring them to justice. After all "they are only dirty Gypsies". Right? Hence now BBC News can add one more crime to their list, racism and genocide.
To set the records straight, would like to introduce the original belief system of the Gypsies. This is their ancient belief, however it is lost, yet their lifestyle still holds on to this secret. How did they lost this ancient knowledge? Find out the well cept secret of the ancient Holocaust of the Gypsies Read more here >>