Take a moment and take a deep breath. Get centered, and grounded, then pick a card. By get centered I mean to get calm, focused, and to be present in the moment. By get grounded I mean to uncross your feet and arms, with feet flat on the floor. It is also beneficial if you can quickly imagine roots shooting down from your root Chakra and feet into the Earth. Allow these roots to anchor you in a supportive way that neutralizes negativity and draws up nurturing Earth energy for stability. Sometimes more than one l breath is needed to feel ready. Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you…
Once you feel ready pick the card that you feel the most drawn to. The crystal hearts above each card are being used as markers and will also be included in the following mini-readings. From left to right we have a Fluorite crystal, a Sunstone crystal, and a Blue Calcite crystal. The deck this week is the Universal Waite deck published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The original drawings of Pamela Coleman Smith have been re-colored by Mary Hanson-Roberts in this deck.
From left to right we have Fluorite above the Seven of Swords, Sunstone above Temperance, and Blue Calcite above the Seven of Pentacles. Pay attention to your initial reaction when first seeing the card that you were drawn to and compare this to to your reactions after the mini-readings. Awareness of our thoughts, feelings and emotions is the first step in learning to hone our own intuitive skills. Was the card you were drawn to what you expected? After the mini-reading you may ask yourself if the card and it’s message resonated for you? Or did you find associations and meanings for the card that weren’t even mentioned, yet were helpful for you?
Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, it belongs to the halide minerals. It is a widely occurring mineral with deposits found worldwide. Industrially it is used as flux for smelting, and in the production of some glasses and enamels. Fluorite is a very protective stone, good for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. It connects the mind to universal consciousness, and helps develop links with spirit. It helps bring intuitive insights into the physical plane. Fluorite balances mental and physical energies and can clear negative energies from the aura. It is said to enhance mental abilities and has been called the “genius stone”. It stimulates the electrical charge in the brain and increases prana energy. This stone works well with the upper Chakras. It needs to be cleared often as it is always working to absorb negativity from its environment. In divination this crystal is said to assist in making decisions that are practical, but also ethical and do not go against your principles.
Seven of Swords
This card is the Seventh card in the Minor Arcana suit of Swords. It carries the astrological energy of Moon in Aquarius, and the modality and element of fixed air. The image seems to be a smug figure sneaking away from a camp with five swords, leaving two swords behind. This card is often seen through the lens of keywords like thievery, plagiarism, unfaithfulness, sneakiness, and as a warning to not leave yourself undefended. While this can be true it should also be remembered that the suit of swords is the element of Air, thinking, mentality, and thoughts that have solidified into beliefs. Seven in numerology is often connected with a seeker of truth and seen as being of a spiritual vibration. It should also be pointed out that it would take some skill to handle all five of those swords as the figure seems to be doing in the card image. You will know if this is a warning for you to protect yourself from those who would steal your ideas, or if you maybe need to skillfully combine several ideas into a new action for yourself this week. In either case being truthful and scrupulous about it will be the only real protection to be had.
Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar. It has been found in southern Norway, Sweden and various locations around the U.S. It is known as a joyful stone that assists in the nurturing of self in order to be of service to others. It is said to increase vitality, abundance, and luck. It carries the energy of Solar Deities. It will clear and cleanse all chakras, but works particularly well with the base and sacral chakras. In divination Sunstone heralds luck and health, our challenge is to enjoy this period of time without worrying if it will last.
This card is the fourteenth card in the Major Arcana. It carries the astrological energy of Sagittarius with the modality and element of fixed fire. The image shows a winged Angel with one foot on land and one in the water pouring the essence of life from one chalice into another. This suggest that the Angel is not only between “the worlds”, but is also mixing and combing elements from them. Performing alchemy, tempering, and harmonizing. Some keywords associated with this card include a test that is coming, need to verify, adapting to circumstances and conditions, experimentation, search for meaning, idealism, enthusiasm, solving problems, balancing, compromise, and of course tempering one’s desires and actions. If you have been drawn to this card this week it is likely that you will be expanding on your usual experiences the outcome should be favorable and enjoyable, just keep in mind the old axiom “all things in moderation” to stay in balance and not get too carried away.
Calcite is a carbonate mineral. There are over 800 varieties. Most on the market these days comes from Brazil and Mexico. As a blue stone it is aligned with the Third Eye, or Ajna Chakra, and the Throat Chakra. While it is an overall soothing stone, it amplifies energy in these chakras. This stone will clear out negative energies from physical bodies and environments. It clears out old patterns so healing and new patterns can be established. It also assists with increasing intuition and emotional healing and balancing. This stone represents female intuitive yin energy. In divination this stone suggests that you might need to work on healing self-talk right now, making sure your inner dialog speaks to you as you would speak to your own best friend. This is a time for healing your emotions, before you worry about making anyone else understand them.
Seven of Pentacles
This card is the seventh card in the Minor Arcana suit of Pentacles. It carries the astrological energy of Saturn in Taurus and the modality and element of fixed earth. The image shows a figure leaning on a hoe after apparently toiling in the garden, seven pentacles grow on the plant before him. There is sometimes a grim view taken of this card with keywords like loss, or failure, but if we consider the seven in numerology being a vibration of spirituality and truth seeking we may more easily view this card through the keyword of patience. We are not through with the process, nature works in cycles, with periods of growth and fallow times. If you find yourself feeling like you are in a period where things are not working out, or appear to be going poorly use patience and focus as much as possible on your connection to the spiritual side of life to endure until fertility and abundance are flowing for you again. This week it is almost but not quite happening yet, whatever “it” is that you are desiring.
I hope that you have found these mini-readings helpful this week. If you have any questions about these mini-readings, or would like to book a full personalized reading please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org