The Star Tarot archetype, soothes bruised emotions and brings us the gift of Hope.
It is true that hope springs eternal and equally true that it must be cultivated in times of hardship. Ultimately, hope is the gift to those brave souls who have the courage to look up when weighed down.
For Day 25 of the 30 Day Holistic Change challenge, we will pinpoint the Source of YOUR Hope. And here’s a clue: It’s not material!
As a Tarot Reader and Healer, people often turn to me for hope in the sense that they want to know if their ex will return or if they will have a windfall/lucky break. However, every time you pin your hope on something outside yourself, you set yourself up for disappointment… You become fragile and at the mercy of some perceived ‘cruel fate.’ Continue reading “Day 25 – Holistic Correspondences for the Star Tarot Card”
♂, the symbol for the planet Mars and the Astrological correspondence for The Tower, gives us many clues about the health implications for this card. I often refer to it as ‘the testosterone card.’
For Day 24 of the 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge, we will look more closely at how to balance our masculine energy – especially after a traumatic incidence or accident, which this card is often an omen for when used for divination.
Think of all the YouTube videos of young men trying daring deeds in front of the camera to prove themselves to the world… and how they end up on their asses after that slightly too high and off-centre karate kick backfired. This is the kind of false bravado that brings us down one way or another – often when we least expect it – that I associate with the Tower. Continue reading “Day 24 – Holistic Correspondences for the Tower Tarot Card”
The ego is often seen as ‘the enemy’ and some equate the Devil archetype with the ego... but the ego is just the loosely held boundaries of your personality. The real enemy of the Soul is our sense of entitlement. This is what the Tarot Devil symbolises to me. It is the voice of our own entitlement that forges the chains of oppression and addiction to that which does not serve our Higher Self or the highest good of All.
For Day 23 of the 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge, we are going to look at how to trick this devil. We have to literally be more cunning than ‘the devil’ himself to do this!
“Wait a minute! Are you saying that I don’t deserve the best things in life???”
No, I’m saying that it takes a lot of wisdom and discernment to know what truly serves your Higher Self and therefore the highest good of All.
Because the voice that tells you that only the best is good enough for you is often the voice of the ego’s lower urges rather than the voice of your Higher Self.
“So how can you tell the difference?!” Continue reading “Day 23 – Holistic Correspondences for The Devil Tarot Card”
The Temperance Tarot card (known as Art in Thoth-based decks) is an energy which elevates the spirit of a person and like all the heart chakra cards, it enables healing on every level of our being. It is often considered the holistic healing card in the deck and is also a symbol of deep soul alchemy.
Psychically, the Temperance card corresponds to claircognizance (clear knowing).
For Day 22 of the 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge we will look specifically at how to increase clear-knowing by increasing our creative output. Most of us are in a complete creative deficit due to constantly allowing media entertain us and this is not good for our health.
Continue reading “Day 22 – Holistic Change with the Tarot Temperance Card”
Does the thought of death and dying terrify you? In a life time we each die/transform many times before we are faced with physical death. From this we learn that the most common interpretation of the Tarot Death card is simply ‘change.’
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
While we all fear the unknown, in some people the fear can be quite debilitating, leading to a loss of enjoyment of life itself. This is why, for Day 21 of the 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge, we will look at how we can face all transformation with peace and equanimity… or even excitement!
My dad died just over a month ago, after a long and brave fight against pancreatic cancer. His passing greatly increased my interest in the process of dying and I’m reading a wonderful book called A Celtic Book of Dying as well as spending time in prayer/meditation over my father and our connection that lives on since there is no death and we are separated only by the flimsiest of veils. Continue reading “Day 21 – Holistic Change with the Tarot Death Card”
Have you ever found yourself so confused and uncertain of the future that you simply have NO clue about how to move forward? Welcome to the limbo space that unfolds in the domain of the Hanged Man!
The Hanged Man archetype teaches us that we need to surrender control over a situation in order to gain a new perspective. If things aren’t going your way right now, perhaps you can let go of the need to control the outcome and instead open up for something that you have yet to conceive of to emerge?
For Day 20 of the 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge, we look at practical ways surrender and move to a place of acceptance in times of uncertainty. Now is not a time to rush ahead and make uninformed choices you’ll end up regretting later. The main message of The Hanged Man is ‘Wait!’ You most likely won’t be able to move forward anyway because of your circumstances. And if you tried, chances are you’d land on your head with a big THUD!
So what can you do at times like these…? Continue reading “Day 20 – Holistic Change with the Tarot Hanged Man”
Justice is the 11th Arcanum (Latin for mystery, deep secret) and sits in the middle of the 22 Major Arcana cards, balancing the scales of justice. Some of the keywords for this Tarot card is harmony, peace, legal matters and contracts.
For Day 19 of our 30 Day Holistic Change Challenge, we will focus on the lesson of harmony brought by this card. The aim is to empower you to be your own generator of harmony, rather than looking to an outside source. You have the power to not only create peace and harmony for yourself but to be a bringer of peace and harmony to those around you, once you realise that the source is within.
“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
― Albert Einstein Continue reading “Day 19 – Holistic Change with the Tarot Justice Card”