Sunday, August 28, 2011

Developing Emotional Balance

Over the last month, I've experienced much turmoil. The chaos has materialized as computer crashes and mechanical problems in multiple vehicles. On the emotional/spiritual side, I've felt a heavy dark veil looming over me, an overwhelming sense of dread, and a constant feeling of negativity. Two days ago, the darkness lifted away, leaving me unusually tired and out of sorts.

This morning I've turned to my Sacred Circle deck. I asked, "What do I need to work on over the next few days?"

My answer came in the form of the King of Cups - the power of Water.

As I study the card, I see a sense of confusion. The king offers greetings to the left, while his companion is interested in something to the right. The waters are calm, while the sky is stormy. The king looks delighted, while his companion seems weary and alert of the approaching aspects.

I need to work on my emotional balance.

Although the elements of the card seem to be conflicting, they are also balanced to a point - everything seems as it should. Neither the king nor his companion shows agitation or grief. They simply are in unison with one another. One looks toward the past, while the other looks to the future.

The companion book to this deck speaks of developing your watery side, exploring the depths of your feelings, and showing your emotions. This king has the capacity for nurturing, affection, empathy, and intuition. His companion suggests loyalty to another, and being friendly and loving. Are you being too cynical? Do you have the feeling others are working against you?

All of these details made me sit up and look around.

My negative feelings are manifesting all around me. I have control over my own emotions, yet I allow others to put me in bad moods, to bring me down to their level. I feel as if others let me down, but really they are only letting themselves down. I need to get in contact with my own emotions and let go of what others bring to me. By focusing on myself, rather than the actions of others, I shall find that healthy balance and not fall victim to the dragging down of outside forces.

Feel free to share your thoughts. Do you have a process which helps you shield yourself from the energies of others? A process to keep you focused on you and your own emotional balance?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Fool's Journey - The Wheel

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
Continuance of The Fool's Journey

Waking to the glare of the sun, the Fool stretched and stood, ready to continue on his journey. His dog barked and growled at the large structure nearby. The Fool approached with caution.

A man stood at the bottom of a large gold wheel, ushering him forward. "Come, it's time."

"Time? For what?"

"To go home."

"Climb aboard. You are to return home to your life."

"But what about the journey?"

"Your spiritual journey is somewhat complete. You must rejoin society to continue."

His dog cowered at his leg. The Fool knelt, brushing the poor shivering creature. "It's okay. Just another part of the journey." He scooped up his pet and climbed onto the gold wheel. It moved forward, and the Fool closed his eyes.

With a jolt, the wheel disappeared dropping him and his dog to the ground. His home lay in the valley below. His lover labored up the rising trail. His heart yearned for her beauty. His dog rushed to her side. Finally, he was home, but what did the rest of his journey hold?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Negativity Creates Chaos

1909 Rider-Waite Deck
Since the middle of July, my life has turned to chaos. From electronic/mechanical failures, finance issues due to the before mentioned, and relationship issues, the road has been cluttered, and I’m at the end of my rope. I’m trudging through the debris, but not sure how much more I can survive.

Preceding what seems to have been a tumbling of the Tower, dread wrapped its arms around me and negativity entered my life. Did the negative energy produce the downfall, or was it really the other way around?

According to what I’ve read on energies, my negativity may have indeed touched the physical and caused the chaos. But where did the negativity come from? My guess is an outside source. Energies are easily transferred from one person to the other, especially if you are highly sensitive.

To be honest, on the onslaught of this negative energy field, I knew something was wrong and knew something was about to happen. But as humans, we tend to avoid conflict and hope it goes away in time. I have reached a point where turning away seems to produce continuous chaos.

I’ve spent the past few weeks working on my negativity but it continues to return. I believe this to be so because the determined source of the negativity is close at hand. So, to work on my own spiritual energy is not accomplishing much at all.

After a few readings and searching within, I discovered a cycle has been started and to end the cycle more will need to be done than simple cleansing. The final event of this cycle is close at hand and will bring down the shaking tower. But, no journey is paved in stone, and the course can still be changed.

If your readings and your intuition speak to you of danger ahead, heed the warnings. The higher source is there to help but can only do so much. It is up to you to take action and make life what you want it to be.

Have you been warned in the past, only to continue on to face a disaster? Have you accepted the hazard sign and saved yourself from a failure? Share your experiences of intuition and foresight.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fool's Journey - The Hermit

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
Continuance of The Fool's Journey

The Fool picked up the staff with its glowing crystal and discovered the forest no longer surrounded him. A meadow of lush green led off toward majestic mountains and a rolling stream. He thought back upon the questions posed by the woman, “Where do you want to go, what path do you seek?”

He knelt beside his dog, “I guess it wasn’t a riddle after all. Yet what may I seek upon mountains and water?” The dog barked once, and The Fool stood. “I guess we should be on our way.”
The two walked near the water, following its flowing course. The Fool thought over his journey and where it may lead. “We’ve seen many things and have learned many lessons. I’m not sure what else there may be to do.” His dog responded with a short bark, and they continued on.

After walking so far, the stream split, traveling in two directions. “Well, which way should we go?”
His dog barked and ran into the stream. He rolled around, came back to the bank, and sprayed water over The Fool.

“Is that your way of saying I need a bath?” The Fool laughed at his friend. Settling his bag between two rocks, he undressed and took his own dip in the stream.
Freshly dressed, he sat near his bag and again went through his belongings, discovering the journal had yet again gained more written pages. After reading though the logs, he settled back, using the tote as a pillow. “We’ll decide in the morning.” His dog curled up beside him, and they slept.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Astrology and Horoscopes

Do you find advice in your daily horoscope? Have you ever wondered why the outlook is so vague? Can the movement of the planets really forecast our futures?

Daily Horoscopes are pretty much everywhere, and they are usually free. The main problem is they focus on everyone born under that particular sign. If you take the time to compare different versions of your horoscope, you will also find they vary greatly. So, how helpful is this advice anyway?

At Internet Provider, you can find a list of the top ten daily horoscopes sites, along with other sources such as tarot and numerology. None of these sites offered personalized horoscopes, only general outlooks. As I searched the web for an alternative suggestion, I did find AstroAgency, which provides a personal view, but is also very vague.
If you compare the ten suggested sites, you will find they all offer different advice. So how can we know which to take? I wish I could answer this, and hope soon I will be able to. I’ve always been intrigued by astrology and had a desire to understand, but with all my other interests this one always falls short.

I did find one of the suggested sites very interesting. AstrologyZone offers a very detailed monthly outlook for your sign, but again it is based on all those born under each sign. It does however give some specifics, as in: if you were born on this day, you will feel more of an effect from the new moon. The most interesting aspect though is Susan Miller offers to write you a 64-page custom book. The book contains your natal chart, personality aspects, how your place in your family can affect your personality, and more. Your name is even put on the cover of the book. I do love this idea, but the price isn’t cheap either. At 49.95, this may be something I’d like to have, but wouldn’t spend the money.

And before you do, consider creating your own. It’s much easier than you would think. With The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk, you can create your own natal chart and interpret it for around fifteen dollars. I own this book, the older edition, and have created my natal chart and interpretations, but never ventured further. I do plan to do so over the next few months. But, before you spend your money on this, also check out Parker’s Astrology by Julia Parker. I have heard this is a better guide, but I don’t own it yet. This book also sells for around fifteen dollars.

Can the movement of the planets really forecast our futures? My answer would be not entirely. I do believe they can give you added insight into your life and perhaps make your journey more understandable and enjoyable.

For instance, if you are aware that the moving planets are about to cause interruption in your life on a certain day, schedules can be changed to avoid the added stress, or at least you could be more prepared for the situation.

Do you own an astrology book you’d like to suggest to the readers of this blog? Is there a horoscope site you feel stands out among the many?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Fool's Journey - Strength

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
Continuance of The Fool's Journey

The Chariot came to a stop and The Fool opened his eyes. The surrounding landscape looked no different than it had before. Confused, he jumped to the ground, followed by his dog.

What had been the point of such a ride if he would only end up where he'd begun? He looked around for his mate, but she wasn't there. He slumped to the ground, disgusted by this journey which seemed to go nowhere.

His dog barked, ran after the departing chariot, and then returned to his side.

"Great. Now we must continue on foot. But what could be the point of all this? We should just go home."

The dog barked yet again, and a woman's voice drifted toward him.

"Come closer."

The Fool turned to see a woman accompanied by three large cats. He glanced at his dog, expecting the normal reaction upon feline presence, but curiously the dog only stared. The Fool stood and approached the woman.

"I'm tired of riddles. If that's what you have to speak, I'll be on my way."

"Young man, you seem discouraged. What troubles you?"

"This journey takes me nowhere. Around in circles I've gone."

"The truth is not what you speak. You have come far. You have only to believe in yourself and follow your instincts."

"I don't understand. Where am I to go? What path do I follow?"

"Close your eyes. Now ask yourself, where do you want to go, what path do you seek?"

The Fool groaned. "Riddles, more riddles." He opened his eyes.

The lady and her companions were gone. Night had fallen and by his side laid a staff, its embedded crystal glowing bright.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Tarot Dictionary Entry - The Magician

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
1 - The Magician

Element - Air

Planetary - Mercury, Rules Wednesday

Keywords - skills, focused energies, tools to create own reality

The Magician suggests any tools or skills needed to achieve your goals are at your disposal. You are the director of your story.

In the reversed position, The Magician suggests you are not using your skills. There may be a need to further your studies. Re-evaluate your directions and become better prepared.

Feel free to share your thoughts on what should go into a tarot dictionary entry and thoughts on The Magician card.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Contact Your Spirit Guides by Asandra

Contact Your Spirit Guides
Asandra, a unique individual, has pulled together a comprehensive guide to contacting your spirit guides. The book is beautifully designed and comes with 24 spirit guide cards. The cards are a way to assist you in contacting your spirit guides, but she doesn’t stop there. There’s some nice information on automatic writing, and other methods to connect with your guides. I believe the most helpful section for me was on identifying your guides.

I had the privilege of viewing the cards, before the book came out. I enjoyed them, but didn’t really connect. That is, until I obtained a copy of the book. The information in the book leads up to the actual actions of contacting your guides, and once you comprehend this part, the rest is much more understandable. As a tarot reader, in many ways I’ve connected already, but with Asandra’s cards there’s a whole new direction to take.

My first reading with the cards led me to contact my Pathfinder. After realizing this was the guide I needed at this particular time, I sought more guidance with my tarot cards. The initial reading with the spirit guide cards led me in a direction I wouldn’t have gone without them.

I highly recommend this book for beginners seeking a connection with a higher source. If you’ve started down this road, but can’t seem to get the right feel for a connection, Asandra can help you open the door you’ve only pulled slightly ajar.

Another great section in the book advises you of how to only bring in wanted guides, and keep out the unwanted guests. This is highly important. Once you open the door, any spirits are allowed through if you do not specify what types you want. No one wants uninvited guests, especially ones who can send you messages which may send you in the wrong direction. Contacting your spirit guides is an action you shouldn’t take lightly. Asandra can assist you in your journey.

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Happy Communications!