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 breath is needed to feel ready. Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you…
When you feel ready pick the card that you feel the most drawn to. The Tarot deck used this week is the Morgan-Greer published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. There are crystal hearts above each of the cards used as markers and they will be included in the mini-readings that follow. From left to right the hearts are Amethyst, Chrysocolla, and Preseli Bluestone.
From left to right we have Amethyst above the Page of Swords, Chrysocolla above the Five of Cups , and Preseli Bluestone above the Fool. Take note of your initial reaction to the card that you were drawn to, compare it to your reaction to the card after the mini-reading. Awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions is the first step in knowing how our intuition is communicating with us.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz made up of silicone dioxide, it gets its color from iron and aluminum deposits as well as natural irradiation. Found in places like Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, U.S.A. and Europe. It has a long history of use by humans. For some it was merely decorative, but the ancient Greeks were known to use it as protection against drunkenness. It has also been known for it’s healing and protective properties. It resonates with the Crown Chakra, and helps connect it to the Third Eye, or Brow Chakra (Ajna Chakra). It is called the “All- healer” and said to be one the most effective for healing plants, animals, and people. It is a calming and soothing stone. Dreaming of this stone is a good omen as it is said to mean that you are safe, or free from harm (or will be safe and free from harm if you are not currently). In divination this stone means that you will be able to be satisfied with things as they are without need for extremes.
Page of Swords
This card is a court card in the Minor Arcana suit of swords. It is Earth in the Suit of Air with astrological correspondences to Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The image of the card is of a youth holding a sword with cloudy skies behind him. The element of Air is concerned with thinking, mental agility, observation, communication, and learning. Some keywords and phrases associated with this card include intellect, mediation, idealistic, energetic, and strategy. Due to the fact gathering and learning component of this card it is also connected to ideas of spies and spying, gossip, and prying into affairs of others. Pages can be actual children in your life, or sometimes they are messages or messengers. If you have been drawn to this card this week you may find yourself needing to use strategy and awareness in a current situation. Pay particular attention to any messages you are receiving and the source of these messages, take your time to consider what any implications and consequences might be before responding.
Chrysocolla is a copper stone often found growing with Azurite and Malachite, and sometimes contains Cuprite. It can be found in the form of Gem Sillica, a crystallized form where the Chrysocolla is fused with Quartz. It ranges in colors from blues to greens. This crystal is known as a stone of empowerment for feminine energies, a stone for wise women, and as a Goddess stone. It is also known as a crystal that encourages people to stay home and not feel negative effects from seclusion. A stone for monks, hermits, and even prisoners. Helpful for public speaking and teaching, for sharing your knowledge. It is associated with the throat chakra, and the heart chakra through its blue and green coloring. In divination this crystal may mean that you need to be generous or allowing with someone whom you don’t particularly like. It may call on you to be diplomatic or tactful with someone at this time.
Five of Cups
This card is the fifth card in the Minor Arcana suit of Cups. It has the astrological energy of Mars in Scorpio, and the modality and element of fixed water. The image of the card is of a robed figure looking sadly at three spilled cups, seemingly unaware of the two cups standing behind him. Cups represent feelings and emotions, as well as intuition, and even creativity and artistry. Some keywords include mourning, loss, disappointment, and not healing or coping after change or trauma. If you were drawn to this card this week it may be that there are changes occurring in your life that are painful for you. The message of this card is to remember that no matter what has been lost, when we work through the grief there still will be something left. The two cups are hard to see through the pain, but they will be cause for gratitude once your awareness can return to them.
This stone is spotted Dolerite which contains feldspar, with inclusions of illmenite or Hematite intergrown with titanium oxides. Most stones also have inclusions of white minerals like quartz or chalk in them as well. They are named after the area where the stone originates, the Preseli Mountains in Wales. This stone is the same stone as the stones in the inner circle at Stonehenge. This stone resonates with the Solar Plexus Chakra, activating willpower and courage. It is said to enhance psychic gifts and aid in connecting to past lives in Celtic Britain and ancient Egypt. This stone is also said to connect you to the mystical archetype of Merlin and his magic. This is a good stone for grounding and for deepening connection with the Earth. In divination this stone may suggest that you may need to stay grounded and trust in your abilities to channel the wisdom of your past to inform your future.
This Major Arcana card is numbered zero in this deck. In different decks it is placed in different positions, sometimes zero, sometimes twenty two. In the Rider-Waite- Smith deck for example Waite placed it after Judgement numbered twenty, but left it numbered at zero. In astrology it is attributed to Uranus, and the element of Air. Zero can be thought of as the unlimited absolute, or nothingness. The image of this card shows a youth traveling with a dog ( animal nature, instinct) holding a white rose of a passion that is pure and innocent in one hand and a wand with his sack of belongings ( or experiences, or karmic baggage) in his other hand. When this card shows up it often can point to the beginning of an adventure, or any new undertaking or thing that may enter your world. It can also mean innocence, idealism, risk taking, trusting, seeking, spontaneous, and imaginative. Many see this card as the seeker starting the Hero’s Journey through the Tarot. If this is the card that you have been drawn to this week it is likely that you should go ahead and start something new, take the leap of faith in yourself and do whatever it is you have been afraid of. This is a time of unlimited potential.
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