Pick A Card
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 deep 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 then pick a card. I will be looking at these crystals and cards as pairs, or sets from left to right. Starting on the left with a Spirit Quartz crystal, then in the center with a Clear Quartz Cluster of crystals, and finally on the right with Citrine Spirit Quartz. I have found with these card reveals that the crystals and the cards seem to have energies and messages that are complimentary to one another. If crystals aren’t your thing feel free to skip to the card meanings.
From left to right we have the Amethyst Spirit Quartz with the Tower card, in the middle the Clear Quartz Cluster with the Queen of Pentacles card, and on the right the Citrine Spirit Quartz with the World card. It is interesting to note that each of the Spirit Quartz has a Major Arcana card aligned with it and the Clear Quartz cluster has a Court Card aligned with it. The Major Arcana are powerful and full of meaning on their own, but they also together tell a story of the fool’s journey (or hero’s journey if you prefer). The Court cards usually (but not always) represent actual people. Sometimes the person the card represents is the person getting the reading (the seeker, or querent), and sometimes it is someone in the seekers life.
The crystal on the left above the Tower card is an Amethyst Spirit Quartz. Spirit Quartz, also known as Cactus Quartz, or Porcupine Quartz is at its core a terminated quartz crystal that is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points. They are crystal communities usually found in clusters. The most common variety is Amethyst, but it can also be found in white quartz, Smokey quartz, and CItrine Quartz. Found in the Magaliesberg Mountain area of South Africa, these are crystals of harmony, alignment, and amplification. Each variety will have additional energies that it will express. The Amethyst Spirit Quartz activates the Crown Chakra, and higher. It can bring in spiritual information, and provide multi-dimensional healing. This could also be seen as similar to the Tower in some cases, suddenly bringing in information that might change your thinking, or spiritual connection, with healing as the ultimate end goal. This crystal is also used for cleansing the aura, healing the etheric body, dispelling negative attachments and entities, and assisting in the transition to other states of being. It is associated with many of the wisdom Goddesses like Minerva, or Sophia.
The Tower is the sixteenth card in the Major Arcana of a typical Tarot deck. It contains a powerful image of lightning striking a tower, knocking the top off and sending a pair of people falling head first towards the ground. The most common thoughts when seeing this card are of danger, sudden events that are beyond our control, crisis, damage, accidents, danger and destruction. Sometimes this card is a warning of something that seems to hit us unaware and send us reeling, turning our world upside down. That is not the only way of viewing this card however, and there are times that it can mean sudden new insights, or liberation. It can be the epiphany of a wonderful “aha” moment when you see things in a way that changes things for you forever. The element for this card is fire, and its ruling planet is Mars. This adds to the idea that what it represents is sudden and perhaps aggressive. It might be that we are so unaware that it will take a strong “wake up call” for us to “get it” and put ourselves right again. If you have chosen this card you might want to be more aware of how you are thinking and moving through the world right now. A little meditation and self-reflection could be just the thing to avoid any crisis and exchange it for a new idea or awareness.
Clear Quartz Cluster
Quartz is one of the most common crystal types and found in many places around the world. It come in many varieties as well, from Rose Quartz to Amethyst Quartz and so many more. A Cluster is as the name implies a group of individual crystals that have grown together in a cluster. While these crystals have all the properties of quartz they also have a combined energy that is able to spread out and impact larger areas, or more people. Some keywords associated with crystal clusters are community, connection, balance, projection, and energize. You can use these clusters to energize other crystals, as well as balance the energies in a room, house, or body. As they can receive, store, and project energy they make awesome manifestation tools. Since this crystal form is aligned with the card Queen of Pentacles, at this time I would stress the earthy energies related to growing things or maintaining them – abundance, and a physical community that supports you. If you would like to learn more about Clear Quartz and it’s properties, it was featured last week in the Tarot Reveal.
Queen of Pentacles
This card could represent you, or someone in your life. This card is of the Earth element and associated with the physical Earth realm. Things like gardening, nature, the body, and even money are connected to this card. This woman is often a mother, either literally with children, or metaphorically as a creatrix, artist, entrepreneur, or other type of leader or authority figure. This woman might well be an Earth sign like Virgo, Taurus, or Capricorn. If you have chosen this card it may be time for you to step into (or further into) this type of role, or to work with or for this type of person right now. Consider the association with the crystal cluster and how maybe you could grow or maintain your business, family, home, garden, or support group at this time.
Citrine Spirit Quartz
This crystal has the same properties as all Spirit Quartz, but it also has some unique energies it expresses. This crystal activates the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, it assists in aligning personal will to Divine will. It is said to help in feelings of self-worth and empowerment, this feeling of empowerment can lead to the ability to express the true higher-self will. It allows for release of material attachments yet enables true abundance of meaningful things, people, and experiences into one’s life. The golden color of this crystal encourages forgiveness, happiness, and enjoying the pleasures of life without the drives of greed or jealousy. It assists in abundance and nourishment of all kind and is associated with Grain and abundance Goddesses like Demeter.
Another Major Arcana card, number twenty-one. It’s element is Earth, and it’s ruling planet is Saturn. This card is often seen as an ending of a cycle of life, a major change that is permanent, also fulfillment, and completion. Saturn would seem to speak directly to this view, but as many who follow astrology will tell you if you do the work you get the reward. If however you have not then you may not enjoy the results, which are usually even more work (both inner and outer) if you want to see improvement. This card in many ways speaks about balance and harmony that come from learning how to order your life so it works for you and not against you. The lessons of Saturn have taught you what really has value, and what really matters, with this information you can create your “world” in a way that feeling like you are in the “flow” is the new normal. If you have chosen this card and don’t currently feel like things are changing for the better for you, it may be that you need to relearn the lessons of Saturn to find out what “works” for you.
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