Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 3

Series: Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 3

“Do The Same Tarot Cards Keep Coming Up For You?”
When doing Tarot readings for yourself or perhaps when you get them done, you will notice that certain cards repeat from one spread to the next. That’s something to note!

The 4 of swords might come up for you often, or perhaps it’s the damn 10 of wands that just won’t go away! That’s the whole point… you want the card to go away because it doesn’t look good, and yet it’s essential that you pay attention to that card the most.

Pay attention to the cards that regularly come up for you in your readings, particularly if you do readings on yourself every day or every week.

Repeat cards show you where your energy is repeatedly going. For example: if you regularly get the 3 of wands in your reading, it suggests that you want to move forward, but you’re hesitating about it on a regular basis. In that case, a decision or some kind of movement is needed to refresh your energy.

As another example: if you keep getting the 3 of swords in your reading, it suggests that you’ve been experiencing intense emotional pain and it’s been going on for ages. In that case, a decision is needed to address the pain or the person causing the pain in order to make that card stop appearing in your readings.

Recurring Tarot cards tell you that a resolution of an issue is required. Take it seriously, rather than letting something go on, to potentially get worse.

It’s all well and good if the recurring cards are positive cards, we all love drawing those! It’s the negative cards or the ones that refer to stagnation which are the concern.

I recall a client who, for about 5 months, kept drawing the 8 of swords. My client either reacted with dread or surprise, thinking that she had already dealt with the 8 of swords. She obviously hadn’t, otherwise the card wouldn’t reappear.

I asked her what she wasn’t facing; what didn’t she want to look at; what action didn’t she want to carry through with. These were all relevant to her.

She had wanted to get more established in her role at work by undertaking a project that would achieve that, however, it had been sitting on her desk for months and she hadn’t touched it! Hence, the 8 of swords was very relevant for her.

It could be a health issue that you continue to ignore or maybe it’s some issue in your family that you need to come to terms with. Whatever the issue is, act on it, nip it in the bud while it’s still the size it is and save your energy.

When issues drag on, week after week, month after month, the energy it takes to keep them at bay is massive! Unresolved issues lead to increased tiredness, illness and a feeling of being stuck in life.

Do yourself a favor, use the Tarot to become aware of where your energy’s going.

Move forward more easily and enjoy a more vibrant life 🙂

Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 2

The “Being Happier” Podcast

Today’s Topic: Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 2

Why Is It Called “Empower Your Life With Tarot” ?

Why did I call this series “Empower Your Life With Tarot”. How can the Tarot empower your life?

It can seem like an odd question to some. Using Tarot cards, isn’t like taking a vitamin, it’s not obvious how it can immediately help you. Drawing Tarot cards isn’t like drinking water when you’re dehydrated, it’s not clear how it can instantly fix things. But when I talk about how Tarot can help you with elevating your self-awareness, the empowering word becomes relevant.

If you want to make changes in your life, you need to be aware of yourself. When your self-awareness is there, you can come to know what you have to change within yourself, so that you can improve your life. When awareness is missing, change can feel difficult, almost impossible.

Awareness of what? Awareness of your energy. What is ‘energy’ or what is ‘your energy’: it’s what drives your feelings and thoughts to exist and energy is expressed in your feelings and thoughts.

Effectively, the more awareness you have of yourself, the more you can change. Awareness is the key and awareness is everything.

Most metaphysical tools and experiences, give you an opportunity to become more aware of yourself: (including, not only)
Past lives: can help you know what has come from the past, to enable you to focus on the present;
Meditation: especially the Breathing, Heart Focus, I Am meditation, will lift your awareness to help you make better choices;
Dreams: when you pay attention to and act on their messages, life can speed up and feel easier;
Numerology, Healing practices, and Crystals are included, and of course, the Tarot. The Tarot can reflect what you are and what you are not aware of, through the depictions on the cards.

For example, if you’re feeling tired, you might be aware of that on one level, but you might not be aware of how deep that tiredness goes, until you draw a card that looks like you’re dead, like the ten or swords or the four of swords. I’m not saying you’re dead, but you might feel like you’re dead: no energy, nothing to give.

Rather than acknowledge your tiredness in real life, you might keep going with other stuff you have to do and brush it off. Because you’ve brushed it off, you can think that you’re coping or consider the tiredness not as bad as it really is… until those aforementioned cards are drawn and your awareness spikes up.

Same as if you’re upset, about a romantic or family situation. You might have experienced the same situation for years and you might tell yourself that you ‘should’ be used to feeling hurt and it ‘shouldn’t’ affect you anymore. You suppress your painful feelings and if you’ve suppressed them well, you’re not able to heal from the pain, because it’s buried.

Then comes along the three of swords from the Tarot pack, or The Tower card. You view the tragic looking images and you think, “am I feeling as upset as all that?… geez… the pictures don’t look good… maybe I am upset… Mmm, come to think of it, maybe I am… wow… maybe I’m super, extra upset and whoah… this is a big thing for me to realise”.

Some people might think that Tarot cards are just drawings on a card. ‘Just’ drawings on cards? Are they? Aren’t they?

The Tarot, every individual card, represents an aspect of yourself and the situation you’re experiencing. The Tarot is you, in a manner of speaking. So, if the Tarot is you, then by drawing cards you can reveal you to yourself, you can become more aware of yourself, you can see things and acknowledge things that you might not have been able to do before. The pictures and word for each card can communicate messages about yourself, others and your environment.

When you acknowledge your feelings and thoughts, you can become more aware; when you become aware, you can change; awareness empowers your life and change empowers your being, therefore, the more power you have to control more aspects of your own life. You can achieve all this, simply by using and learning from Tarot cards. Hence, “Empower Your Life With Tarot”.

Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 1

The “Being Happier” Podcast

Today’s Topic: Empower Your Life With Tarot – Part 1

“Tarot Cards Can Heal!”

Tarot cards can help you with many different situations, within you and without you. You can consult the Tarot through a reader or through your own use of them reading for yourself. But Tarot cards are not reserved for readings, you can do other things with them…

I suggest you use the Rider Waite Tarot deck, because I find them the most detailed and comprehensive of all the Tarot decks. The pictures on the cards in the Rider Waite deck are very specific and very clear, which is especially important for the purposes I’m about to explain.

You will or have inevitably found yourself in a situation where somebody needed help from afar, but you weren’t free to physically tend to them or maybe you weren’t even free to talk to them. You have definitely been in need of help yourself, now or in the past, emotionally or physically, but you weren’t free to tend to your own needs at the time when it was necessary. So what can you do to heal yourself or others, even when you don’t have time or space? Use your Tarot cards and go and find some crystals as well.

Find the relevant cards in the Rider Waite Tarot deck that depict your situation or the other person’s situation. You might use the four of wands if sleep is an issue, you might use the two of cups or the lovers card if a friendship or relationship needs healing, you might use the five of pentacles if you or somebody is injured, you might use eight of swords if you or somebody is feeling trapped, you might use the eight of wands with regards to a travel situation.

You can choose more than one card to describe the situation for you or for another, I suggest up to five cards to cover a few different aspects of the situation but not more than that, so as not to scatter the focus of the healing.

Choose some people cards from the deck as well, to depict the person or people involved- does the person have blonde, light brown or reddish hair? Then maybe choose the Queen or King of Cups or the Queen or King of Wands. Does the person have black or brown hair? Then maybe choose the Queen or King of Pentacles or the Queen or King of Swords.

I’ve gone into a little detail above about which cards you can choose, but you don’t actually need to know about the Tarot to know which cards to pick. Decide on your cards based on whatever you see as relevant. It’s what the cards remind -you- of, that is important. Which card reminds you of a certain person or a particular situation? What do you think? And select cards according to your own assessment of which are the most similar to what you know.

Once you have selected the cards to help heal you or another person, place them out on the table or special cloth or wherever you can, where they can be left and not be disturbed for a while. Then find some crystals…

You may already have a crystal collection or perhaps you want to buy a few tumbled gemstones from a new age type shop or maybe you’ve got a few items of jewellery that have gemstones in them. They’re good too. Get the crystals you have and surround the cards (that represent you or another person or a situation) with a circle of crystals.

This is not a spell, be down to earth and real about this, rather than keep it in the realms of the mysterious mystical. Keep in mind that your whole purpose of doing this procedure with the cards and crystals is healing.

The Tarot cards are not just pieces of cardboard with drawings on them, the crystals are not just rocks from the ground like blue stone (used to build houses). Even people who are into Tarot and crystals will forget that the cards are not just cardboard, and the crystals are not just rocks. The cards stimulate your psyche and your intuition and the crystals have energy within them and together, they can help assist the healing process on your behalf.

If you feel you have no time or money or energy or other resources or whatever to help heal yourself or another person or a situation… if you feel helpless to do anything or you feel somebody or something is stopping you from doing something to improve yours or another’s situation, then do this: select representative cards from the Tarot deck and surround them with crystals. It will make a positive difference and lend healing.