Monday, June 24, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: The Lovers

Tarot Card of the Week: The Lovers using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a man and woman with an angel flying above them.  The traditional image of this card shows a man with two women, possibly that he needs to make a choice between the two.  

This card is could represent a harmonious relationship, or the need to make a choice.  Although this choice could be between two lovers, it can also mean a choice between two paths in life.  It is possible that this week you will enter into a romantic relationship or another sort of partnership where choices or decisions will have to be made.  Gentle and honest reflection and communication will be necessary.  The angel in the card signifies that Divine inspiration is there to help guide you.  The man depicted on the card seems to be intently looking at the woman, but she is looking away from him.  And in the background there is a mountain, but it stands between them. There may be another interested person who is trying to get your attention, but you may be too focused on other things to notice, or there are barriers coming between you.  Be on the lookout for this.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Ace of Swords

Tarot Card of the Week: Ace of Swords using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  The Ace of Swords depicts a hand holding a sword, it is reaching out from the clouds.  The sword is piercing the crown.  The Ace of Swords represents intellect, and the crown symbolizes the material world.  The sword is pointing up, which represents commitment to the truth, or innovative ideas.  

This week you may find yourself filled with new ideas that you would like to implement.  Could mentioning these new ideas possibly help you, maybe make things more interesting and challenging for you?  Thinking about new and creative ideas, innovative ways of doing things, combined with a decisive mood may help you get to where you want to be.  

There may be a new opportunity presenting itself to you, a new way to view something outside of the material world, a new sense of abstract thought or ideas.  This week consider seizing this opportunity, and grabbing at this chance you have, and learn from what it gives you.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: The Hanged Man

Tarot Card of the Week: The Hanged Man using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a man hanging upside down from a tree.  He is there by his own choosing.  He is there to gain enlightenment; this is illustrated by a bright halo around his head.  He is trying to gain wisdom through suffering, and he has given up things that he is attached to in order to gain higher awareness.  The Hanged Man symbolizes someone who views things differently than society out of attachment to a greater belief, even a reversal of previous attitudes. 

Have your views changed?  Have you developed an attachment to a greater belief?  If not yet then you may realize it this week.  You may find that you will change your point of view about something, or see that there is a need to view it from a different perspective.  This card may also indicate giving up something to gain something else.  You may be giving up one thing, or need to give up something, in exchange for what you feel will be of greater benefit to you.  It could be leaving behind a perspective or viewpoint.  There may be a need to release ideas and associations that are obsolete, which could be affecting your development.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Today's Message from Earth Magic Oracle Cards - Eagle (Communion)

The Earth Magic Oracle Cards were calling again. Today I drew Eagle (Communion).

Taken from the guidebook:

Here the man and eagle make contact through their eyes and spirits. The man has performed a ceremonial calling to Eagle brother, who now comes to him as a familiar friend.  It's an intimate relationship between human being and feathered being, one of both spirit and flesh.  Yet it's ultimately this deep spiritual kinship that connects them, formed from their recognition of the sacredness of this bond.
Eagle Spirit is often associated with the highest and noblest, encouraging us to let our spirits soar. Through this communion, we know that we can touch the sky.  We know that we can be more than just two-legged creatures clinging to the ground. We're intimately related to all of Life on the planet, and it's through communing with any expression of Life that we realize how vitally connected we all are.

Whenever you experience a heartfelt communion with some physical expression of Life -- plant, animal, human, or anything else -- it is only then that you can truly feel how your life force is similar to the life force that is all around you. It is only a matter of the differences in form.  An essence is articulated into the physical world in a multitude of ways that is the same in everything and everyone, although it manifests in various shapes and characteristics.  The essence is Spirit emanating from the core of all things.
Communion with Nature is essential for you now. Take some time to do an open-eyed meditation with any nearby animal or plant.
Relax your body as much as possible, breathe consciously, and keep your attention on the life-form you are communing with. After a few moments, you will notice a sense of the boundaries, dissolving, a melding of the "I" and "Thou."  You may even receive messages or impressions as you find yourself in the flow of unspoken communication.

Yes. This is true. I feel this connection. And you can too, all you need to do is listen, look, and feel. It's there, it always has been.  You will know when it happens, for it is not superficial. Those that are touched by it understand, but know that it is not something elusive, we all can connect in this way.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Five of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Five of Wands using the Universal Waite Tarot DeckThis card depicts five men, each with a large stick, fighting with each other.  They are practicing their fighting skills.  The Five of Wands represents competition or debate.

This week you may find yourself in the middle of some sort of competition or debate, mixing it up with others, however the appearance of the Five of Wands usually means a healthy or friendly sort of competition or debate.  The competition may be stiff, and if you "win", you will continue to be challenged.  This could be exciting for you, heated, and filled with action and rivalry.  You may need to be firm and hold your ground, maintain confidence in yourself and your goals.  You may spend a lot of time “mixing it up” with others or being involved in “politics.”  Although this could be challenging, you efforts and confidence will likely not go unnoticed.  This week you may be interacting a great deal with others, and, you will have to have the strength to defend your position.