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 are ready pick the card you feel the most drawn to. There are crystal skulls being used as markers above each card, I will include these in the following mini-readings. The Tarot deck this week is the Morgan-Greer, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The crystals above each card are from left to right Arfvedsonite, Zebra Jasper, and Fluorite. Pay attention to your initial reaction when your card is revealed, and then compare this to your reaction with the mini-reading. Our emotions, feelings, and thoughts are usually involved in our intuitive process and understanding and using this gift starts with awareness of how the messages are being delivered to you.
From left to right we have the Arfvedsonite crystal skull above the Eight of Wands card, the Zebra Jasper crystal skull above the Wheel of Fortune card, and the Fluorite crystal skull above the Ace of Wands. Is the card you felt drawn to what you expected? How do you feel about the card you were drawn to? Any thoughts that this card triggers for you? Awareness is the first step in developing your intuition, so paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and emotions as well as asking questions is important to understanding and developing your own personal intuition.
This crystal was discovered in 1823 and named after the Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson. It has been found in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Norway and Greenland. It is often confused for Nuummite or Astrophyllite yet is not either one. It does often occur with Sugilite, and this mixed variety combines the attributes of both stones. It is known as a manifestation stone, and also known to offer assistance with intuition and psychic visions. This stone is said to increase positive energy and to be protective. It resonates with the Throat Chakra, helping you to speak your truth, and know when or if the truth is being spoken to you. This stone also helps open the Third Eye Chakra to receiving visions and intuitive information. It will further operate with the Crown Chakra to bring guidance in from your higher-self and guides. It is said to be so strong that many suggest using it for short periods until you are used to it and with grounding and protective stones like Tourmaline. This stone can help you with dream work, and psychic work, it is even said to be helpful with future predictions. This ability to help you clearly see the future as you may want it, or what may hinder it, might be helpful to its ability to assist in manifestation work. In divination this stone points to getting what you wish for. The caution as always is to be careful what you wish for and be sure you do want it and any other consequences associated with your wish.
Eight of Wands
This card is the eighth card in the Minor Arcana suit of Wands. It carries the astrological energy of Mercury in Sagittarius, with the modality and element of mutable fire. The image on this card is eight wands flying in the sky over a river. Eight in numerology is the great Karmic equalizer, creating and destroying, creating balance. Often eight is connected with the ideas of power and money. Some keywords associated with this tarot card include flying past obstacles, haste, optimism, action, liberation, fast results, adaptable intelligence, swiftness, messages, communications, and speed. If you have been drawn to this card this week it is likely that things may seem to be “up in the air”, or you are waiting for something that is “on it’s way”. You won’t be waiting much longer so take advantage of the time to decide your next step as the wands will be landing soon and will require fast action on your part when they do.
Unlike most other Jaspers which are spotted, Zebra Jasper is striped. This opaque silicate Chalcedony is in the quartz group and has a trigonal crystal structure. Most often found in Africa, Russia, and India. It is a good grounding stone that resonates with the Root Chakra. It is a stone that promotes balance with the dark and light stripes. Yin and Yang, male and female, this stone holds the energies of both and strives to balance excesses. Dreaming of Jasper is said to signify love returned. In divination this stone suggests using the actual technique of Earthing or Grounding to assist in calming any emotional storms you may be experiencing.
The Wheel of Fortune
This card is the Tenth card in the Major Arcana. Astrologically it carries the expansive energy of the planet Jupiter. The number ten in numerology signifies endings, but it is usually an ending of a cycle and contains the seeds of the new cycle within itself. The image on this card is of a great wheel near the edge of a cliff with what appear to be a king and queen celebrating being at the top, not seeming to be aware of the figure just ahead of them getting flung off the wheel. The wheel represents all manner of cycles and seasons. Some keywords for this card include fortune, destiny, luck, chance, karma, cycles, motion, wheel of life, wheel of the year, growth and expansion, confident expectation, movement, adapting to change, enthusiasm, beneficial circumstances, and stages of progress. If you have been drawn to this card this week that you are in a lucky place in your life. Even if it seems some things are ending, what is ending and the new phase that is coming in will ultimately be fortunate, and good for you. So count your blessings, and make the best of it, even if it looks like a bad situation right this second, the wheel is turning in your favor.
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.
Ace of Wands
This card is the first card in the Minor Arcana suit of Wands. Astrologically it is not associated with a specific planet but with primal fire, so any of the fire signs may correspond with this card. Aries (Cardinal in the suit of fire), Leo (Fixed), or Sagittarius (Mutable). The image on the card is of a hand emerging from the clouds holding a wand with greenery still sprouting from it. This is potential in it’s purest form. All Aces represent the new and this ace in particular shows a fiery new enthusiasm. This cards keywords include beginning a project, creative energy, starting a spiritual quest, new experiences, spiritual insight, will and stamina, and ability to channel a higher power. The three fire sign’s mottos are also something to take into consideration when pondering the Ace of Wands, with Aries it is “I am”, Leo is “I will” and Sagittarius is “I believe”. If you have been drawn to this card this week then expect something new to appear in your world, or even just in your mind. This new energy is likely to take you to places you have not yet been, stretching your physical, mental, and spiritual boundaries. Go ahead and get excited, just be careful not to burn yourself out.
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