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Adam Bar

Adam Bar, meaning “Nature Man” in Hebrew, represents the very first man and how he connected to his surroundings. This card is about new beginnings. In the image, the triangles interlock in such a way that the point of one touches the middle of the base of the other. This symbolizes a pattern in the Universe, where the smallest and the largest are connected at the same point. We can look at many things in life through this pattern, for instance, the present is a small point in our lives, but it is also the largest point, since it represents the oldest we’ve ever been.

Established mystical traditions also see two triangles overlayed in a manner resembling the pattern here to represent a strengthening connection between the human realm and the Divine. The upward-pointing triangle represents humanity's aspiring toward God, while the triangle pointing down symbolizes Heaven's outreach to humanity. Their union is where enlightenment appears.

Adam Bar is telling you that this is a time of profound transformation in your life. The imagery represents a broad coming together of opposites - fire and water, land and ocean, predator and prey, Heaven and Earth. You may be experiencing changes in your life right now that seem to be beyond your complete control, as in your humanness you enter into a new realm of spiritual awareness. Such changes may not be uncomfortable, but they can also be so; you may at this time find yourself asking “Why is this happening to me?” Or, your circumstances may appear as if they should be manageable, but you might have difficulty consistently finding the energy to respond to them as you believe you should.

If this is so, the best response is to release resistance and allow what is happening to unfold in its own way. The caterpillar in the cocoon feels quite confused and uncomfortable as it becomes a butterfly. That the central figure in this card is near the top of the image rather than at the center shows that you are being drawn to a higher state of awareness; like the caterpillar, you are possibly experiencing the discomfort of deep change. Let the process emerge as it will; in the end, you will find yourself graced with greater wisdom and contentment.


Terry, 2017/02/12 10:21

I am referencing animal speak by Ted Andrews regarding the animals. The deer “have been able to adapt to every sort of habitat”. “If a deer has entered your life, look for new perceptions and degrees of perceptions to grow and expand for as much as the next five years” “ when deer show up in your life it is time to be gentle with yourself and others. A new and a sense and freshness is about to be awakened are born.” “Gentle Luring to new adventure” Antlers “grow behind the eyes, hinting at the symbolism of heightened perception. ” Those with “a leopard totem usually have strong intuitive faculties and heightened sensibilities ” The leopard represents “ overcoming our demons and Haunts”, and renewal of vision and vitality“ The hummingbird represents “tireless joy and the nectar of life” “it has the ability to move its wings and a figure 8 pattern which is a symbol for infinity and links to the past and future and the laws of cause and effect” Oooo- The book says that no other bird can fly backwards! How cool …“It is associated often with the rainbow of promise that follows the rain” and, the hummingbird is “a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible. It will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances” I did not find seahorse in my animal speak book, but I looked online and it says the seahorse is about seeing all sides of a situation. I also didn't find anything specifically about seashells, but I think that this is an important part of this card. Water is primal. The book does say “the ocean and great seas are symbols of the subconscious mind and even the unconscious mind. Totems tied to them can help us to awaken the deeper levels of the mind. Water reflects our spiritual life in our emotions.” And there appear to be turtles in the bottom corners of the card. Andrews says turtles ” have amazing survival skills and strategies.“ “They sense vibrations in the water through their skin and shell” “turtle totems hold the mystery of awakening the senses on both physical and spiritual levels” ” if turtle has shown up in your life, it is time to get connected to your most primal essence. Go within yourself and come out when your ideas are ready to be expressed. It is time to recognize that there is abundance out there for you. Take your time and let the natural flow work for you.“ Please share if you have more information about seahorses and seashells! I'm also not really seeing the “cocoon” mentioned in the description of this card. Anyone? I love the water essence of this card

Jenny Mårtensson, 2017/06/14 05:32

Thank you 🙏🏻💛

Natalie, 2017/02/04 02:27

This is the card of evolution of change. Of what the past has influenced and made you but the present is what needs to be addressed and change is needed to ensure a secure future. Being flexible and going with the flow and ebb of life is the key to health and vitality. Be strong, yet flexible. Be gentle yet hold your ground. Baby steps will help you achieve your goals at this time. YOUR SOUL IS AN AMAZING WORK OF ART IT IS NEVER FINISHED OR COMPLETED UNTIL WE ARE READY TO REST ETERNALLY.

Megan, 2016/12/19 15:06

I am glad to see this card today. It is curious to note that my boss's name is Adam! I am interested in the wisdom of the animals depicted as well. Beautiful card ~ showing alignment with a state of grace

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