July 2013

The Nine of Cups: Two Messages! (Wednesday)

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Cosmic Tarot

The Nine of Cups is here today to speak to you about fulfillment and what it means to you. What would it take for you to feel fulfilled? And how do you know that what you think you want is what you really want?

This card has two meanings:

The first is that it can symbolize a happy, delightful time in your life where relationships flow easily and communication is strong. If this sounds like you, sit back and let the good times roll.

But if your thinking ummm no, that’s not me, then the Nine of Cups can represent a need to question your desires and that which you are working towards. Are you pursing particular goals out of fear? When you imagine yourself finally achieving your goal, do you feel a little bored? Be honest!

Question of the day: Have you ever pursued a goal that deep down you didn’t even want, simply because you lacked imagination and fearlessness at the time? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Flex Your Psychic Muscles! Oracle Card for Tuesday :)

profoundly-clairvoyant
Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

You are profoundly clairvoyant!

How does reading that statement make you feel? What about when you reading it out loud and say “I am profoundly clairvoyant”?

When I did this the first time it felt like I was playing dress up in my mom’s old bridesmaids dress and oversized stilettos – I felt like I was just pretending. But if you stick with it and say this to yourself everyday and remain open to the idea that it is possible, you will be surprised!

You probably think of clairvoyance as seeing the future or seeing what is hidden. However, clairvoyance can help you with artsy things too – like painting really amazing pictures, writing fascinating stories and basically just juicing up your creativity. So don’t be afraid to really, truly open to your innate psychic gifts – because we all have them, not just some people!

The Hierophant ~ Listen to Your Own Authority Today (Monday)

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Fenestra Tarot

Today’s Tarot card is The Hierophant and he symbolizes your desire to appeal to a higher authority. This can show up in your life as wanting to be told what to do, given a set of rules to follow or a formula for success and happiness.

Are you searching for that perfect diet that will solve all your problems? Do you endlessly read self-help books that promise to give you the keys to living your life purpose or finding joy?

There is a certain comfort in believing that the answers are outside of you, because if they are within you, why haven’t you figured it all out yet? Right?

In general, we have been trained to search outside ourselves for experts, formulas, programs and roadmaps that will help us get what we want. We aren’t as familiar with reaching deep within and finding our own wisdom and our own methods for doing things.

But now is the time to start doing this. Meditation, Tarot reading, meditative drawing and writing, even walking or swimming are all ways you can tap into your own wise master today.

Should You Let Others Touch Your Tarot Cards?

To touch or not to touch? That is the question!

I am often asked “is it okay for others to touch my Tarot cards?”
There is a belief that if someone else handles your cards, their energy will be absorbed by the deck and mess up the accuracy of future readings.

This is a legitimate concern and it is certainly possible. BUT…..

To be concerned that someone’s energy could mess up your cards is kind of like being worried that someone might get their germs on your doorknob. Yes, it happens, but that’s what Purrell is for!

So yes, when you let other’s get their grubby mits on your cards, you run the risk of them contaminating the deck – both energetically and germ-wise. But there are so many methods of clearing your deck, that this shouldn’t be a concern for you.

Some Zippy Ways to Cleanse Your Deck:

  • Simply shuffle it and intend that the shuffling is removing any unwanted energy
  • Place your cards on your windowsill over night on a Full Moon! Witchy!
  • Put a crystal, like clear quartz, on top of the deck for a few hours
  • Knock on your deck to break up and dispell any leftover energy
  • Waft burning sage over your cards (sage is a wonderful energy cleanser – its like the Purrell of the spirit realms)
burning sage
Burning Sage can cleanse your Tarot cards of negative or unwanted energies

Having said all that, some Tarot card readers just prefer to be the only one handling their cards and letting others touch their cards would be just plain wrong, like sharing underwear. And that’s okay too. Do what you feel most comfortable with.

Personally, if I am having my Tarot cards read, I like to choose my own cards and touch them as much as possible! This makes me feel like I am participating fully in my own reading and that the cards I end up with couldn’t be wrong since I chose them. And if someone tells me I can’t touch something, I feel like a five year old in an art gallery and I WANT TO TOUCH even more!

So here’s my two cents:

If you have been reading Tarot for years and never let anyone touch your cards and this is the way you like it – keep doing it that way. If it works, do it.

But if you are new to Tarot and are wondering whether or not you should let other’s touch your cards when your reading for them, RELAX! It’s totally fine for others to touch away. In fact, I feel like this enhances the authenticity of a reading. You just need to trust in the power of your intention to clear your Tarot deck of any unwanted energies afterwards.

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It’s okay to let others touch away! (Cards shown: Druidcraft Tarot)

I am curious to hear what your take on this is! So let me know in the comments below how you feel about people touching your cards – are you okay with it? Or do you have a strict no-touch policy?

10 of Wands ~ You Are Not Your Responsibilities (Friday)

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Tarot of Mermaids

The Ten of Wands has come today to tell you to stop identifying so much with your responsibilities and “busy-ness” – they don’t make you who you are.

Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed, but fear that dropping a few responsibilities will make you a lesser person? Or that you won’t be as important if lots of people aren’t relying on you?

If so, you might be missing the point. This scantily clad mermaid has her back turned on the chest of coins, in favor of gazing off onto the horizon – probably wondering when her big break is coming.

The message here is that joy and satisfaction don’t come from lots of doing and striving, but from noticing what you already have and simply just being in the moment. Now if only I could take my own advice ;)…

If you feel this reading applies to you, feel free to share in the comments below.

The Moon ~ What Secrets Are You Keeping?

the moon tarot card
Crystal Visions Tarot

The Moon appears today to represent secrets and the role secrets play in your life. Sometimes you keep secrets and other times you simply choose not to reveal everything. But there is a part of you that remains hidden from others.

Ask yourself how you feel about secrets – does sharing them make you feel closer to another? Do is make you angry when others keep things from you? Does keeping them make you feel vulnerable (they may get discovered!) or powerful (you know something others don’t)?

Think of one secret that keep closely guarded (and tell me all about it in the comments below) – just kidding!!! But ask yourself how it feels to keep this secret – is it zapping your energy or does it give a stronger sense of self?

Today is the day to examine and perhaps even celebrate your hidden, secretive aspects.

The Hermit ~ Be a Trailblazer (Wednesday)

hermit tarot card
The Tarot of the Dream Enchantress

The Hermit has appeared today because you feel a certain sense of aloneness in your life. Not necessarily lonely – but this feeling that you are having to walk this path alone and figure things out by yourself.

At times this exhilarates you and other times it saddens and frustrates you. But know that others have also walked this path before you (note the odd stone faces in the ground!) and while you cannot see them, their spirit is with you.

And know that others will walk your path after you and in this sense you are a trailblazer and a wayshower for the future. Which is really exciting!

But the main message is that any sense of loneliness is an illusion – so don’t let it hold you back. Instead, keep moving forward even if you aren’t really sure where you are going. You only need to know the next two steps – not the next 2,000.

Four of Cups ~ Adventures Await! (Tuesday)

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Cosmic Tarot

Sometimes luxury and comfort creates boredom. The dude in this card seems to have it all – a flask of wine, fresh fruit, leisure time and a low body fat percentage – and yet he is still unsatisfied!

Are you too comfortable with your life? Do things feel a bit too easy and predictable? Do you crave risk, excitement and the chance to break out of your comfort zone?

What you may not realize is that opportunity surrounds you. The blue guy moping on the river’s edge could jump on that horse and explore the mountains in the distance, yet he sits there lamenting like a bored teenager on Summer break.

What amazing adventures are you closing your eyes to? Today, look closely at your life and ask how you could make it more interesting? (Unless of course, its already too interesting for you to handle!)

In the comments below, tell me what adventures you secretly want to go on, or one thing you can do today to make your life more “jazzed up”?

Two of Swords ~ The Light at the End of the Tunnel! (Monday)

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Intuitive Tarot by Cilla Conway

Today you are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. If you have been feeling confused, blah or conflicted about something, the end is in sight.

The Two of Swords is all about gathering your strengths and skills and moving forward in the direction that calls out to you. You may hesitate or doubt yourself, but ultimately you must go forward eventually!

Once you have made your decision you might ask yourself “can I really do this?” and you will never know until you try. But while this figure is holding two swords, he still manages to face the sun with open arms – so be willing to embrace what lies before you 🙂