Friday, August 30, 2013

No Tarot Card of the Week next week...

There will not be a Tarot Card of the Week next week. I will be back with it again on September 9. Have a wonderful weekend and week!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Taking a break from doing Tarot Readings...

I have started to get busy, and my schedule will get even busier in the coming weeks. The last two weekends I have been working at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, and I will be there for the rest of the run until the end of September. I work at the front gate, so I get to see pretty much everyone coming and going from the festival.

Photo by Pict Studios

Although it is exhausting (I work Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 7:30pm and I am on my feet just about the entire time), I love working there. The people working and performing there are so great, it truly is like a big family. And I get so much joy and satisfaction out of seeing the smiling faces of the patrons as the enter and leave the festival. I can feel them letting go of the hardships, stresses, and hang-ups of the "real" world. They are able to escape, let go, and have some fun in the world of the Renaissance Festival. I am proud to be a part of something that can give that to them.

I have also started school. I am going back to college to get my Associates in Environmental Studies along with an Environmental Science Technician Certificate.  A different path for me, but it is not necessarily new.  

I am excited about all that I am doing, but unfortunately some things I have to let go of for the time being.  I am taking a break from doing readings. I hope to be back again soon. 

I am still planning on posting my Tarot Card of the Week, as well as other spiritually related posts here when I am able and inspired to. So do keep an eye on my blog as I continue on my journey. And I always welcome your comments relating to my posts here.

Be well!

Tarot Card of the Week: Six of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: Six of Cups using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  The Six of Cups depicts an older child giving a gold cup with a flower to a younger child.  This card may symbolize nostalgia, or reflecting upon childhood and good times. 

You may decide to look at the past which could help you find ways to deal with things this week.  Happy childhood memories brings a smile to your face. What was it about that time that was so carefree, can you try to bring some of that joy to your life and those around you this week? You may find strength within your own family, or the sense of responsibility you have for them.  The Six of Cups may also indicate nurturing as shown by the older child giving to the younger child, however, the younger child is heavily bundled in clothing, illustrating that the younger child in the card may be overprotected.  Be careful of being overprotective of those around you this week, although they may know that you do it out of love, it could be seen as too smothering.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Wands using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.    This card depicts eight wands moving through the air, they are all going in the same direction.  The Eight of Wands indicates that this week you may experience action and a focused direction or movement toward a goal which is necessary. Often this card symbolizes the end of a stagnation period or delay.  

You may take a sudden and unexpected move forward during the week in regards to some aspect in your life that may have not seen much progress.  You could begin to learn to communicate and meet others, be more social, as this may help you in your movement forward.  And you may make some decisions about the direction you would like to go.  The action and movement symbolized by the Eight of Wands indicates that you may experience action or focused movement this week.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: The High Priestess

Tarot Card of the Week: The High Priestess using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a woman in spiritual robes, with a headpiece depicting the three phases of the moon.  There is a curtain behind her blocking the view.  But, when looking closely, you can see water behind the curtain, a lake.  

The High Priestess symbolizes that you need to take the time this week to withdrawal and reflect; to spend time contemplating and seeking peace more than the answers, and through this the answers may come to you when the time is right.  You may need to utilize your intuition, reflect upon your life or a particular aspect or situation, and what you have learned.  The High Priestess may also indicate a secret that is being guarded, or there is some hidden aspect which could be having an affect on you. This could be a secret you are keeping. Or one that is being kept from you by either someone else, or you are not seeing something which could be affecting you, it is hidden from your view and you may need to seek it out in order to find it. This is not intended to cause paranoia, but something to reflect upon.  The High Priestess reminds us to use intuition to help you.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Natural Witchery and Chakra Chart

I am currently reading Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan. Quite an enjoyable book, I like her laid back, casual writing style, and her approach to the practice of Witchcraft -- do what feels right to you, and don't think that you need to do fancy rituals, say a lot of words or speak in iambic pentameters in spells or affirmations. :) I like that, it's more my style.  I had an opportunity to meet her at a local Pagan event, and attend one of her presentations. And she is just like the way she writes, confident, down to Earth, approachable, and practical.

One of the topics she discusses in her book is chakras.  She includes some exercises to help get in touch with your chakras and get them into balance.  My knowledge of chakras right now is rather limited. But I stumbled upon this helpful chart on Facebook, and thought I would pass it along to you:

Do any of you work with chakras? What experiences have you had? Any thoughts, comments, or recommendations?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Five of Pentacles

Tarot Card of the Week: Five of Pentacles using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a male and a female, poverty stricken and suffering, walking past a church or sanctuary during a snowstorm.  The Five of Pentacles indicates that you may feel that there is or was suffering in your life.  There may also be someone whom you have a powerful bond with, and you suffer together.  This card symbolizes economic setbacks, insecurities, or neglecting of health.  

Both people in the Five of Pentacles, however, are surviving, although it is difficult.  They do not see the church that they pass, which can provide help for them, relief from the storm.  The church may symbolize any type of support -- friends, family, counseling, etc.  This support can help through the tough times.  The message of the Five of Pentacles is that although times are difficult, there is help somewhere nearby; and that whenever there is hardship, it is usually only temporary. This week remember the Five of Pentacles, and look for that support which can help you.