It’s All in the Cards
by Sharon Jeffers
From ancient times, numbers, symbols, and planets have been used to chart
man’s position in time and space. Mathematically based systems such
as astrology and numerology look at the movement of life through the cycles
The Mystic Science of the Cards, which embodies numerology and astrology, in conjunction with the symbology of the playing cards, is such a system. Just as birth dates and times determine connections that reveal unseen forces at work in our lives, names and locations also create similar energetic influences. Using the numerology of the Card system, names of locations reveal associations with Cards, just like a birth date does. This process differs from regular numerology in that the 52 Cards each have a solar value that is related to each letter of the alphabet. Once calculated, it’s very interesting to see how the stories that unfold throughout time are in alignment with the energy of the Card associated with that location. Here are a few examples that play this out and give new meaning to ‘it’s all in the cards.’ Kauai has been home to many Kings and Queens. In the Mystic Science of the Cards, there are places on Kauai that are associated with the Kings and Queens of the Card deck. For instance, Anahola is a King of Clubs. The King of Clubs card is the Master of Knowledge. If you look at an actual playing card of the King of Clubs, you will notice that he is holding the world in his hand. The King of Clubs is known for being a channel for hgher learning and wisdom for the world.
This King reaches far beyond what many of us can see, in a way, outside of time, and brings forth new understanding via education and communication. Anahola is Hawaiian land, and known as being forgotten by time. It is also the home of Hoku’alele, the grand mountain that stands, watching over Anahola. Hoku‘alele means, “star messenger.” In ancient Hawaiian lore, it is said that Hoku’alele is the birthing place for the spirit to come into the earth plane. She is the one who cares for all of life with love, and teaches compassion. She is the archetype of the perfect human being. It was through Hoku’alele that spirit was birthed with love and compassion into the human journey. The marriage of the King of Clubs (Anahola) and the Queen of Hearts (Hoku’alele) creates the Queen of Diamonds, the one with gifted intelligence and intuition, to be the guidance system through life.
The Queen of Diamonds brings the masterful wisdom of the King of Clubs into the physical plane so that the evolution of the human spirit may unfold. This is what we are given to work with. On the other side of the island, at the end of the road, is Poli-hale, named after Chief Poli-hale. Still standing here today is a heiau (sacred temple), which is one of the oldest and most sacred temples on the island. It was built to fulfill a promise. Poli-hale is known as the “jumping off place”. This is the place where spirits leave this world and go on to the next. Interestingly enough, in the Cards, The Queen of Diamonds brings the masterful wisdom of the King of Clubs into the physical plane so that the evolution of the human spirit may proceed. Poli Hale is the King of Spades, which is the final card in the deck. It is the card of Spiritual Mastery. The King of Spades is the end of the journey. This card holds the possibility of what can be accomplished in a lifetime, which is Self Mastery. Clearly, the journeys that took place on this island in ancient times the journeys that took place on this island in ancient times from Anahola to Poli-hale were symbolic reflections of life for all of human kind. They reflect the journey we are each taking in this life, from the moment of our birth to our final breath, when we jump off this world and into the next.
Editor’s Note: It is interesting to note that when His Holiness, The Dali Lama visited Kaua’i, there were two specific places he requested to visit. They were Anahola and Poli Hale.