Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today's tarot

Lost Love Reunion Spell

Lost Love reunion Spell


This will bring a lost love back by showing you dreams of your future, unblocking obstacles, and communicating your desire to them. Note: Spell may be done more than once for increased potency.

Items you will need
  • Two Pink Candles 
  • One Red Candle 
  • One White Candle 
  • Sandalwood Incense 
  • Opium Incense 
  • Chili Powder 
  • Salt (preferably sea but table is okay) 
  • Paper (2 sheets) 
  • Pen 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Small glass with water 
  • Razor blade or sharp knife 
  • Photo of person (doesn't matter if its printed) 
  • Purple or red cloth large enough to cover area you will be working in 
  • A Stone (can be a driveway pebble as long as it's clean) 
  • Lighter or matches (for candles/incense) 
  • A small bell 
  • A holy book (Bible, Qu'ran, Buckland's what have you)

Casting Instructions for ' Lost Love reunion Spell'

Pre-spell preparation: 

Lay out the cloth flat in the area you are going to be working.Ring the bell three times and open the book to a random page. Place the stone and glass on the cloth with candles and incense(be sure to be safe at all times)... place the galss so its near your left hand, this is the hand you will use to raise it. Keep your spice near your right hand conversely. Set up the pen and paper so you can comfortably write. Sit/stand where you will be performing the spell and visualize the object. Take slow deep breaths and think of everything you know of that person. Close your eyes and picture of every minute detail you can think about their physical features. Keeping your eyes closed pretend you are at the bottom of a castle tower with steps leading up. Imagine each of these steps is numbered 1-100 ascendingly (you are at 100). With each breath pretend you ascend a step. On each step think you are getting closer to them, thinking of something about each time. Such as : 100 , they are the top, they like kung fu movies. If you run out of things, use how they make you feel or a memory. Such as: 35, I'm getting close, the time at the park. When you reach one open your eyes and light the Pink and white candles and sandalwood incense.

Chant three times:

Come ye as the charm is made,
Queen of Heaven,
Queen of Hell,
Horned hunter of the night,
Lend your power unto the spell,
And work my will by magic rite.
By all the power of land and sea,
By all the might of moon and sun.
With the passion of Venus,
And will of Mars,
Through dark and raging spinning stars.
I call the Earth to bind my spell,
Air and wind to speed it well,
Bright as fire shall it glow.
Deep as tide of water flow.
Count the elements fourfold,
In the fifth this spell shall hold.

Ring the bell one time. Set the bell down and raise your hands skyward palms up.

Chant three times:

Reveal my wish that is my will,
Be it good or be it ill,
With open heart I seek to see,
What (person's full name) holds for me.
Come in sleep's unlying dreams,
Let me wake with memory.

Write your wish on one of the sheets of paper with both of your full names three times.
Write what seperates you (time, distance, disloyalty, ect.) on the other sheet three times as well. Light the red candle and picture them while saying their name. Put some of the chili powder into your right hand. Sprinkle the powder into the candles and water while saying what you want to say to them briefly. Light the opium incense. Hold the paper you wrote the obstacles at arms length skyward, writing facing out.

Chant three times:

Candles burn to strengthen my will,
This spell be cast through good and ill,
Remove these boundaries from (name) and my path,
Unblock these roads and allow passage,
By Venus and Aphrodite,
By Mars and Ares,
Clear the way.

Use the knife or blade to cut the ''obstacle paper'' to shreds and scatter it across your cloth avoiding any flamey things. Take some salt in your right hand and sprinkle it across the shreds and into the water.

Say three times:

I banish thee pain.

Pour some Vanilla into the water . Place the photo in the middle of your cloth on top of the shreds.

Chant five times:

Bring passion, joy, and fire,
Hear my hearts desire,
Universe and Mother Earth,
Heed this cry.
So as above,
So below.
Heavens mote it be,
Bring my be-loved (name) back to me.

Take the paper you wrote your wish on, place the photo face up on top of it. Fold them both together in half twice. Draw an open eye inside a heart on both outsides. Set this in the middle of your cloth where the picture was.

Chant three times:

Reveal my wish that is my will,
Be it good or be it ill,
With open heart I seek to see,
What (person's full name) holds for me.
Come in sleep's unlying dreams,
Let me wake with memory.

Drink some of the water.

Chant three times:

Come ye as the charm is made,
Queen of Heaven,
Queen of Hell,
Horned hunter of the night,
Lend your power unto the spell,
And work my will by magic rite.
By all the power of land and sea,
By all the might of moon and sun.
With the passion of Venus,
And will of Mars,
Through dark and raging spinning stars.
I call the Earth to bind my spell,
Air and wind to speed it well,
Bright as fire shall it glow.
Deep as tide of water flow.
Count the elements fourfold,
In the fifth this spell shall hold.

Drink a little more water while concentrating on the last time you saw them.

Chant three times:

Let the hurt be done,
Begin the mend,
The time is now for this loss to end.
By the God and Goddess I will it be,
Let my love (name) see.
Extinguish the candles and clean up. Place the paper with the photo in it under your pillow when you sleep and in a pocket when you are awake for three days. Be sure to write down any impressions from dreams for future reference. This is pretty potent, USE WITH CAUTION, be sure getting this person back is neccesarily good for you before performing.

Free Attract a Lover Spell

Attract A Lover

This simple spell will put a strong force of Magick Energy at work for you, even while you sleep. Your belief, desire, and focus will be set to work to influence your fate - bringing romantic prospects to you one after another, until a connection is made.

Items you will need
  • Altar 
  • Purple Candle 
  • Mirror 
  • Bowl of Water

Casting Instructions for ' Attract a Lover'

First, of course, prepare your external sacred space, and cast your Magick circle around your altar.

On a Thursday during a waxing Moon, in the first hour after sunset:
Light a purple candle and place it before a bowl of water.
Hold a mirror up to the candle, the water, and then to your face. Gaze into your own eyes. Concentrate on your beauty, your lovability, and your desirability.

Hold the mirror up to the candle again.
Say Aloud:

''In the grace of the universe And in the abundance of love, I affirm I am greatly desirable And open to the bounty of love around me. The flow of love, romance, and partnership is ever abundant, And in line with the greater good, I create and attract romance.''

With your fingers, put water on the top of your head, in your mouth, and on your heart center. Blow out the candles.

Free Glamour Spell

You need one or more pink candles.
A handheld mirror
Love oil
“Dress” candles in love oil
Next light the candles & stare deeply into the mirror
Visualize the change you want.
Recite this incantation aloud:
"Sacred flame, as you dance
Call upon my sacred glance.
Call upon my second sight,
Give me (fill in what you want here)
With your light.
Blessed flame, shinning bright,
Give me now my second sight.
Power of three, let them see, let them see"

Monday, September 27, 2010

The 12 Zodiac Signs & What They Want in Relationship and How You Can Attract One


What Aries Want in Relationships and How You Can Attract One.

Aries love mates whose powers and passions match their own. Aries gravitate toward passionate, involved, challenging, and powerful people.  If you can inspire them, thrill them, promote them, teach them, Aries are interested.

Aries desire dynamos; no wimps allowed!

Aries want to be with mates who are genuinely real and true to themselves. Let you chutzpah and sass show! Are you powerful? Let Aries see it! Sexy? Bring it ON! Smart? Aries like to think they're in the winner's circle, so show your winning self when you're around.

Words Aries Love To Hear!

"You're the Best"
"You Win!"
"You're sexy!"
"Yes, let's do it your Way."

*Aries aren't interested in yes people, who jump at their every call. That bores them to tears!"

The Aries Lover

When Aries loves you, they'll put you on a pedestal and do whatever it takes to make you happy, Their inner hero makes your happiness their mission. They'll want to spend quality time with you and connect by talking, telling stories, and showing affection. 

Aries adore a swooning, hot and immediate affair: if Aries is into you their motto will be " Why wait until later when I'm attracted to you right now?" Headfirst  they launch into winning your attention and admiration. They'll call two second after they get your cell phone number, find countless ways to run into you, and send oversized bouquets to your office to put you and all others on notice that they intend to have you.

Once Aries fall in love, they are devoted, swooning lovers, tireless in their attentiveness and affection for their beloved.

April 20- May 21

What Tauruses  Want in Relationships and How to Attract One!

Tauruses like love to be clearly demonstrated. If you adore Taurus, by all means let them know. They'll think, Me? You adore? Oh! Thank you! Being adored and adoring others back  is the elixir of life for Tauruses .

However, although it's music to Tauruses' ears to hear about how you care for them, what they really watch for is how your actions show it. Are you reliably there for them? Spending time with them? Doing what you said you'd do and not disappointing them? Do you treat them with sweetness, kindness, affection, and,  most important, consideration? If so, you'll earn your Taurus's trust and interest.

Tauruses need and expect reliable consistency from their beloved

Tauruses want to feel as if they can depend on a person's affection and attentions. They do not like surprises in life; why should they in relationships? Flirty games or now-you-see-you-don't tactics are confusing and irritating to Taurus. Are you with them? Then act like you are! In turn, they will be openly and loyally content with you.

Words Tauruses Love to Hear

" You can have anything you want."
" I value you!"
"Let's make ourselves comfortable."
"I'm grateful to you!"

*Tauruses are not afraid of commitment and give you their undying loyalty.

The Taurus Lover

When in love, Tauruses blossom and shine because it gives full rein to their attentive and sensual nature. Tauruses' affection is consistent and their sensuality rich and lingering. Plus, their loyalty and integrity provide and assuredness that their beloved can count one and relax in, knowing that when Taurus commits, it's for sure.

Courtship with a Taurus sign is an unhurried affair. Love is so very important to them that don't want to screw up or get hurt. So even if a Taurus is crazy about you, chances are they will still take their time to get to know you, asking themselves questions like, " Can she be trusted?" or "Is he reliable?" After all, Taurus wants to be assured that if they make the investment of their heart, it will not be squandered. 

May 22-June 21

What Geminis Want in Relationships and How Can Attract One!

Geminis want to be intellectually captivated. Geminis are most attracted to those who stimulate their minds and imaginations, so let your intelligence and ideas shine! Spark their inquisitiveness by letting them know something interesting about you-not in a bragging or exaggerated way (that's a real turn-off), but in a "Hey! Here's a unique twist about me' invitation. Make yourself a good human interest story. Since Geminis can't help buy follow their curiosity,show them something to be curious about you.

Geminis adore others who keep them laughing and entertained.

Geminis have terrific sense of humor and love when companions join them in making life comical. Gemini are the first to tell a joke and the first to enjoy and applaud another's. Their sense of theatrics displays good timing and a twist of the unexpected. In many ways Geminis are just like big, smart kids: they want life to be fun and interesting.

Words Geminis Love to Hear

"I've got an excursion planned for us!"
"Tell me more about your thoughts  on..?"
"I've got a surprise for you!"
"Here's some news.."

* Geminis will touch you with moments of remarkable understanding.

The Gemini Lover

The Gemini lover is quite the delightful charmer! Geminis know how to make loving fun. Easy winkers, master flirters, and smooth operators, Geminis make courtship an exciting adventure.

a Gemini lover is rarely an easy catch, however, even when they're very interested. And, if you want to keep Gemini's attention, you'll need to play hard to get as they are. Geminis love courting. They adore intoxicating early stage of love in which flirting, leaving cute messages, and then disappearing leads to added interest. Geminis are clever wooers: they tell stories, whisk their hair out of their intended's eyes, and send meaningful " Are you thinking what I am ? " glances.

June 22- July 22

What Cancers Want in Relationships and How You can Attract One!

Cancers seek relationships rich in loving familiarity. Think "happy family" and you'll know what Cancers seek in all relationships. Cancers want to know that they are welcomed,included, and valued. They want to know that their companions desire and cherish them, and won't do anything to harm them. Cancers especially enjoy relationships where nurturing abounds and love to be both the caretaker and the care-receiver in relationships.

Cancers need to be assured that they will not be abandoned.

Since Cancers deeply fear being abandoned by their companions physically, emotionally, or otherwise, they crave regular reassurance that they won't be. Regularly showing Cancers you are there for them is priceless indeed. If you're busy, telling Cancer, "I'm  distracted right now, but I love you and want to connect with you when I get done," helps them accept your absence without feeling lonely. And, just as a child sometimes wants to know why they are loved, Cancers enjoy your reassurance that they are cared for and considered very special. Remind Cancers about all the things you love about them. They'll return the favor a hundred fold.

Words Cancers Love to Hear

"You're included."
" I feel close to you."
" I love  your family/children/Home."
" You and your feelings are important to me."

* Cancers are drawn to those who can provide them security.

The Cancer Lover

Cancers are tender,private,intimate,and nurturing lovers. And they'll so full of surprising moods and expressions moods and expressions that you may feel as if you have many lovers rolled up in one! Sometimes Cancer will be a shy, gentle, dreamy devotee who fluidly yields to your every dictate and need. Other times Cancer is feisty assertive paramour who  enjoys being attended to and indulged. 

A Cancer lover will comfort, reassure, and take care of your like few others. They'll strive to make you feel understood and deeply touched. And don't worry about your Cancer lover straying. They understand the meaning of commitment and they cherish having someone to commit to. Even with their feelings being as changeable as the night sky, Cancers' loyalty is as constant as the North Star.
July 23-August 22 

What Leos Want in Relationships and How You Can Attract One.

Leos desire others' attentiveness. Leos want to know that they are the most treasured focus of their companions' lives. They want to be treated with utmost importance and appreciation. Leos want companions to devote loads of time and attention to them, and to consistently demonstrate that they are number one. After all, isn't that how a royal figure should be treated?

Leos will shower you with their gigantic love.

Leo's instense, exuberant drive to please and be pleased makes them devote the lion's share of their energies to making you happy. Especially in the enticing beginning of a relationship, Leo  will do whatever they can to meet even your grandest expectations and needs. They will woo you with guileless charm, entertain, and seduce you all in the name of becoming your dream companion.

Words Leos Love to Hear

" You're Special !"
"I Love you!"
"You're the Best."
" You're the most gorgeous person in the world!"

*Leos offer support and encouragement so you, too, can become a fellow royal being.

The Leo Lover

Leos are Master Romancers: they show their love with bursting drama, exuberant creativity, overflowing enthusiasm, and unbelievable seductiveness. Romance brings out the very best of Leos' hearts and their loving, giving nature. They bask in the attentiveness, the declarations of adoration, and the affection that glorious romance offers.

As anyone who has had the pleasure of being pursued by a Leo will attest, Leo are positively captivating in their creative ways of showing love. Leos unabashedly use every asset they've got  to make loving them an exquisite and delightful experience.

August 23- September 22

What Virgos Want in a Relationships and How You Can Attract One.

Virgos are attracted to others who are intelligent and interesting. Virgos are most attracted to companions who are bright and well informed, people with whom they can share intelligent wit and observances. With Virgos, say something smart so they know you're  thinking ! Titillate them by offering ideas that make matters more productive.

Virgo's  favor and attentions are won by class not crass.

Virgos refined tastes gravitate toward gravitate toward those who express a subtle finesse for understated decorum. They adore effortless elegances in people and things. Braggarts, show-offs, and self-important blowhards are difficult for Virgos to endure.

Words Virgos Love to Hear

"You are so intelligent!"
"You did that incredibly well!"
"Thank you for your help."
"You're Perfect."

* Virgos respect practically and disrespect impracticality, and that's that. 

The Virgo Lover

Romantic Leo is rare for Virgos. With such a discerning a nature,they don't find very many people interesting enough to capture their attentive let alone their whole hearts. But when Virgos finally fall in love, they are  committed and work hard at making it a success.

When considering the Virgo lover thinks subtlety, gentleness, and refinement. Virgos have a way of extending a quiet, yet endearing appreciation for their beloved. It's as if they say,"I've looked all over the world,and you,my precious one, are the most perfect jewel of all!"
September 23- October 22

What Libras Want in a Relationship and How You Can Attract One.

Libras prefer companions with whom they make a good team, Libras enjoy that special dynamic wherein they feel they really click with someone. They love when it's easy to agree with their companions, to do things together, and to communicate without awkwardness or efforts. Make Libra see how the two of you are good partners or good teammates. That'll make them happy to be involved with you.

Libras are generous in compliments and endearing words. 

When Libras adore you, they'll show you in all kinds of thoughtful words and deeds. They're generous in their attention and affection, and enjoy making you feel like a million bucks.

Words Libras Love To Hear

" I like you!"
" Tell me more about you.."
"I love how well we get along."
"This is what I'd like, if you don't mind."

*Libras bring good taste to their relationships.

The Libra Lover

Talk about getting swept off your feet-the Libra lover will sweep you off your feet like no other! Romance is what Libras live for and what they devote themselves to wholeheartedly. They are masterful at amorous love and use everything they've got to make it a beautiful success.

Libra lovers set out to enchant and seduce you with elegance and charm. They'll go to great lengths to create a romantic scene, but they'll do so subtly, so as not seem off-balance, even when they are nearly falling over in love. 
October 23- November 22

What Scorpios Want in Relationships and How You Can Attract One.

Scorpios prefer to surround themselves with a few trusted intimate companions. Although Scorpios desire to affect many others, they only want to be intimate with a few, well-chosen companions. Scorpios are extremely selective about who they include in their lives and usually take their time to evaluate people before befriending them. Be patient in getting to know Scorpio. Initially they'll want to study your intention: What do you want from? What will you give? Can you be trusted? Few pass Scorpio's rigorous test, but if you do you'll be treated to a tremendous depth of intimacy and attentive caring.

Scorpios seek others who exude complexity or an interesting inner life.

Scorpios have great substance of character and they want to be with others of substance as well. Giving Scorpios hints about the treasures that lie deep within your character appeals to their fascination with solving mysteries.

Words Scorpios Like to Hear

" Your power is intoxicating!"
"Here's a secret I've never revealed to anyone..."
"No one has ever affected me this way."
"What should I do?"

*Scorpios seek others who exude complexity or an interesting inner life.

The Scorpio Lover

Scorpios' rich sexuality and urge for intimacy thrives when they have a lover to devote themselves to and share with. Scorpios love savoring the lusty desires, sensual pleasures, and heady passions that courtship stirs inside them. And they are masterful at igniting the same in their partners.

November 23-December 22

What Sagittarians Want in a Relationship and How to Attract One.

Sagittarians want others to enrich them, excite them, and inspire them. Since Sagittarians enjoy exploring interests and passions in life, they gravitate toward others who can join them in their pursuit. Depending on what rings your Sag's bells, sharing philosophies,knowledge, hobbies, or opinions can be very satisfying. Sags love chumming up with those who profess similar ideas or who can awaken them to even better ones. So let Sagittarians in on the interesting things that you do and the abilities you have that might make their life more interesting.

Sagittarians have roam and explore to feel whole.

Saggittarians gravitate towards companions who give them loads of space to explore. Let them wander. They'll come home, wagging their tails behind them.

Words Sagittarians Love to Hear

"You make me feel exhilarated!"
"You are such an inspiration to me!"
"Your ideas awaken me."
"Let's do something daring or amusing!"

*Sagittarians are attracted to others who are independent and self-reliant.

The Sagittarian Lover

The Sagittarian lover is extremely passionate,full of excitement, and , of course , brimming with adventure. Sagittarians love all the fireworks of romance and the glorious hopefulness of courtship. When Sagittarians fall in love, they go all the way.
become spellbound and intoxicated, and desire to consume their beloved to the very core. Never ones to subtly demonstrated their affections. Sagittarians make loving an all-out extravaganza. 
December 22/23-January 20

What Capricorns Want in a Relationship and How You Can Attract One.

Capricorns need time to warm up to you. Relationships are extremely important to Capricorns and integral to their happiness. But they're not easy creatures to win over! Capricorns tend to be a bit shy and cautious, not to mention selective about when and to whom they open their hearts. Give Capricorn time to warm up to you and be patient with the hoops they put you though to evaluate if you are right for them.

Capricorns enjoy relationships with a purpose. 

Capricorns like spending time with people who can help them achieve something purposeful. That could be anything form creating a wonderful family together, engaging in a successful business endeavor, or working shoulder to shoulder on a worthwhile cause. Show Capricorn how being with you can help them achieve something they value.

Words Capricorns Love to Hear

"I respect you!"
"Your contribution is important!"
"I admire all you have achieved-good job!"
"You are important to me!"

*Capricorns will keep their commitments to you.

The Capricorn Lover

Capricorns pursue love the same way they pursue every other important endeavor-with determination, planning, and confidence they'll succeed. Although it might take a while for Capricorn's heart to awaken, when their interest is finally piqued, they'll stop at nothing to win your love and attention. Capricorn will pull out all the stops to impress you, and convince you that they are only one for you.
January 21- February 18

What Aquarians Want in a Relationship and How You Can Attract One.

First and foremost, Aquarians desire friendship. Friendship is so central to Aquarians' ideal love that they seek it in most every type of relationship. Aquarians savor knowing that they can say or do anything around their companions and be respected for who they truly are. Listen to your Aquarian friend, and demonstrate understanding and appreciation for their individuality. If they find you attractive, they will surely do the same for you!

Aquarians are attracted to stars

Aquarians are often drawn to companions who capture the spotlight. Unions between Aquarians and over-the-top expressive companions can be terrifically rewarding.Aquarians enjoy the way an entertaining companion spices life up. ( You'll see the Aquarius sitting back, just watching their mate and smiling.) They can also appreciate the social doors their dramatic friends open.

Words Aquarians Love to Hear
"You are so unique"
"I love your individuality"
"I appreciate the contribution your making to our group/community/world."
"Your ideas are so fascinating to me-tell me more about them."

*Aquarians want and expect plenty of freedom in their relationships.

The Aquarians Lover

As impersonal and "buddy-oriented" as Aquarians can be, when they're in love, a unique intimacy and softness spring out of them, which communicates, "You are special and sacred to me." But, nevertheless, Aquarians are wired differently than most people in that friendship is their ultimate bottom line. Aquarians need to feel a  sense of friendship with someone even more than the typical swooning, passionate, intoxicating effects of romantic love. 

February 19- March 20

What Pisces Want in a Relationships and How You Can Attract One.

Pisces want to feel a compelling connections with others. Pisces gravitate toward others with whom they sense a powerful exchange of something strong, deep, and meaningful. They want to feel that they are connecting so fully, so deeply, that they can lose themselves (and vice versa) in a wondrous union.

Pisces are especially drawn to those who fascinate them. 

Pisces adore artists, dreamers , and visionaries. They thrive on the dramas, inventiveness, and surprising ideas that creative companions can elicit. If you have an interest in art, dance, or music, let Pisces know. Do you have unusual friends? Bring Pisces to your circle, and they'll blend right in.

Words Pisces Love  to Say

"We have a deep connection."
"I feel your pain"
"There is magic between us."
"I'll rescue you"

*Pisces treasure people with whom they can escape.

The Pisces Lover

Pisces is the original and the shameless hopeless romantic! Nothing captivates them more than romantic love. After all, what better way to merge with someone than through beating hearts? When love is in the air, Pisces' gentle caring, attentiveness, tender compassion, and yielding sexuality all blossom and flourish. Romantic love is what Pisces most love sacrificing themselves to, and they devote themselves to their lover hook, line and sinker!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2012-The Year of Cosmic Destiny (End of Days 12/21/2012)

The year 2012,  will see the end of the almost 2,500 year-old Mayan calendar and is believed to be a year which will witness a major change in the world order. Predicted by many to be a year of great spiritual transformation for humanity, many say that it will see a complete shift in the way we view the cosmos. On the downside, astrologers are predicting the rise in natural calamities with the adverse aspecting of three major planets — Pluto, Uranus and Neptune — considered very powerful energies for the earth and its inhabitants.

The Mayans believe that the world will end on 12/21/2012.  However others believe that other changes will occur. Because of these alignments of these 3 major heavenly bodies will cause weather changes, and possible shift in the earth's crust which may could cause the shifting of Continents. 

Says Shirley Bose, spiritual diviner, "2012 is a period of higher consciousness. People on a high spiritual plane will ascend to the next level, while people who live primarily on the material plane will seek spirituality. People will turn to New Age healing techniques besides using traditional medicine."

Says Sunita Menon, tarot card reader, "2012 will see the start of a completely new era. Astrologically, it is a difficult time but I do not foresee the end of the world. It will certainly be a time when human perceptions will change and spirituality will be heightened — a time when we will understand that miracles happen."

According to Larra Shah, crystal ball gazer, the earth will face numerous natural calamities during this period. "Some countries will experience major changes in weather patterns and cities surrounded by water will face natural calamities. So it's important for our disaster management systems to be in place."

Many international astrologers are predicting everything from the seas rising, to the collapsing of the financial system, to the demise of western civilisation and the drama of a new consciousness that will sweep the planet, as well as ascension to higher realms during this period. Says astrologer Lizia Batla, "It is a year of dramatic changes that is accompanied by pain, and definitely a landmark year."

Saturday, September 25, 2010

How To Contact Your Guardian Angel

We all have guardian angels that are willing to communicate with us, but that most of the time we are just too busy to listen. If we are attentive, he says, and are willing to remain open to this communication, we can receive subtle messages that can help us in our daily lives.
"If you want a clear and concise message from your angel," Graham says, "you must ask a direct question. Your angel will always answer your questions. You must ask your question out loud. Clear, concise questions will get you clear, concise answers. Answers will always be tangible and explicit, something you can put your hands on. The answers I've gotten I could pick up and examine. Asking a frivolous question will get you a silly answer. The universe will match your level of sincerity."
Angels are always willing to help us, but we have to be willing to accept the assistance since we have free will. "To ask for angelic assistance, you needn't conduct a formal invocation ceremony," Virtue says. The methods she suggests are likely to be much more familiar and comfortable to most people, including:
  • writing a letter to your guardian angel - spelling out your problem and your need
  • visualizing - "see" protective angels around you in your mind's eye
  • call them mentally - think your plea to the angels
  • speak aloud - state your case verbally
"Connect with Your Angel" suggests yet another method: meditation. "Make yourself comfortable, sitting or lying down. Be aware of your breathing... Let your body become limp and relaxed. Empty your mind; create space, just as though the whole of the universe was there, inside you. Now just be. No doing. Only being. Communicate to your angel that you wish to connect with her/him. Wait in peace. Be aware of what happens. It may not seem much at first. Be patient. Subtle changes will occur. You may see light, colors or form. You may be aware of a presence. You may feel tingling sensations. You may feel emotion. You will feel love."
YIs all this just superstitious folly? Is the idea of guardian angels just a human invention designed to help people cope with difficult problems? Or are they real beings? The matter cannot be proved or disproved definitively. Perhaps only your own faith or experience can determine their reality for you. If you believe you have had an experience or encounter with an angelic being, please write and tell me about it. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Celtic Cross Spread-Positions and Their Meanings

How to Read the Celtic Cross Spread Like A Pro – Positions and Their Meanings

The Celtic Cross Spreadt

Providing an example reading helps to bring the tutorial alive, but what’s important to remember is that this example is not intended to explore the meanings of the Tarot cards in any great depth. There are no right or wrong interpretations here, that’s not the purpose of this tutorial. You may find it helpful to read these cards later with your own divinatory definitions and meanings to arrive at your own conclusions. Please feel free to share any of your thoughts along the way. And so, with all that said, let’s get cracking! 

Positions and Their Meanings

1. The Heart of the Matter

Quest Tarot - MagicianThis is the reason for the question and the reason the querent is sat in front of you. It represents their problem, or how they really see it or feel about it. It’s what’s happening to them right now.
As a worthy side note, it’s quite common for the querent to not fully understand or relate to the card in this position. The reason can simply be a case of delusion; and I say that in the nicest possible way – it’s common for us all to see our own situations in a different light from others; which is one of the reasons we seek advice in the first place, to gain a different perspective.

2. What’s Crossing You

Quest Tarot - 7  of StonesAlways read upright, and will either confirm or contradict the Heart of the Matter. It will either be helping or hindering the querent with their issue.
For instance, your client is looking to set up a new business; the Heart of the Matter could be the Magician or the Empress. Crossing that could be the 7 of Disks indicating that the money required to help you set this business up isn’t forthcoming, or there has been a delay with the bank processing your new business loan etc.
Historically these first two cards make up what has been named the Small Cross. While useful in setting the scene, it’s the examination of the Larger Cross (positions 1 – 6) that will provide more understanding and possible solutions for the client, helping them make better decisions in relation to their current situation.

3. The Root Cause

Quest Tarot - 7 of CupsCan be seen as an event or thoughts that have contributed to the problem the querent is now experiencing. While this card talks of the past, it will in fact look further back than the next position, the Recent Past.
As in our example, quite simply this could be down to not having your paperwork prepared properly for the bank; or being overly ambitious in what was achievable in the first place. The 7 of Cups springs to mind here; the Fool could indicate naivety on the part of the client.

4. Recent Past

Quest Tarot  - Ace Stones reversedMost likely to represent actual events, these will be in the recent past, or just leaving or fading from the querent’s life. They will be more familiar with the representation in this card than perhaps the Root Cause because of the time difference involved; memories of these events being fresher in their minds. They could also be so fresh in their lives that they happened even yesterday; the past is still the past, and this card indicates a recent one.
Continuing with our example, perhaps redundancy was a factor in seeking self-employment and setting themselves up in business? The Ace of Disks reversed or the Three of Disks reversed would be a great indicator of this here.

5. Possible Outcome

Quest Tarot - 3 of WandsIf the querent were to do nothing, this card represents the most likely outcome. Also called the Alternate Future (or Crowning Card), as this is really only speculation at this point.
True the cards indicate that your client is headed this way, and if we look at the Larger Cross in terms of direction, we can see how our past influences have affected the present (cause and effect), and how this can become the future; a principle I further explore later.
The Three of Wands here would indicate that your client has made a good start despite some issues setting up their business. The influence of the Magician (their skill level, communication and ability to multitask) is helping them achieve some early success. This is only the three though, and it’s still early days.

6. Immediate Future

Quest Tarot - 5 of StonesThese are events that will happen pretty quickly. Unlike the Possible Outcome, there will be little the querent can do to prevent these events, and so special attention should be paid to this card. The advice to the querent should be that they respond and don’t react; or that they simply go with the flow while these events play out.
Moving directionally again, only this time horizontally from the Recent Past through the Crossing card, we can see that the client is moving from the Ace of Disks reversed (the redundancy) through the Seven of Disks (the lack of funds); which doesn’t look good. If the card in this position was say the Five of Disks or Five of Wands, we could comfortably say that things will be tricky for the short term at least.
If we combine this with the vertical move through the cards, it shows a tricky start that can be overcome and turned into some success with some canny business skills and sheer determination to work through the issues; perhaps the client can secure emergency money until the issue with the bank is sorted? Or make a temporary arrangement with their creditors?

7. You/The Querent

Quest Tarot - 7 of WandsWhat the querent is bringing to the reading, their energy, their thought patterns on the subject, how they really feel about things; even what changes may be ahead of them that they’re unaware of yet. What is clear from the card in this position is that it will have a direct effect on all the other cards because this is the querent, whether a significator card is present here or not.
Making this a little less obvious, let’s not choose a Court card here. Let’s say the Seven of Wands fell in this position – I for one would be very encouraged for the client as it shows their determination and courage. It’s certainly no guarantee of a successful outcome, but at least the client has the right frame of mind and resourcefulness to see their plan through.

8. The Querent’s Environment

Quest Tarot - 10 of CupsThis simply shows if your client is in an environment conducive to their plans, or one that’s non-supportive. This is a great position for showing what help the querent may or may not have. While our plans sometimes only require us to put in a solo effort, other factors around us will have an effect or impact on what we can achieve.
The Ten of Cups would show strong family support for the endeavour; but the Five or Eight of Cups would show that there is little, if any; and that in this environment, the chances of success have narrowed somewhat.

9. Hopes and Fears

Quest Tarot -  9 of SwordsThis position is pretty self explanatory, and simply represents the mindset of the querent – their hopes and fears for the outcome. There is another angle to this card though, and that is one of intention. If the querent is hoping for, or expecting great things, then this position can be seen as a great indicator for the actual outcome, as it’s highly possible they will do all they can to ensure success. Likewise, if they’re expecting a bad result, hence they have a fear about their situation; will they just sit back and wait for the worst to happen?
Modern thinking would suggest the Law of Attraction is what’s really at play here, for good or bad. It often reminds me of the saying “Be careful what you wish for…” How much influence we really have on events from a metaphysical perspective is an interesting debate; and a concept I explore further in the next post.
Keeping with our imaginary client setting up their own business, the Nine of Swords in this position would show great concern for the project despite what the other cards have shown, a card like this is the reality of the client’s mind. Despite their courage (Seven of Wands), they have real concerns and fears for the outcome.
Likewise, if a more positive card landed here, it would be smiles all round because even if the Outcome card was less favourable; the client is doing as much is humanly possible to make their situation work.

10. The Outcome

Quest Tarot - DeathThe most likely outcome based on all the other cards present and if the querent were to continue on their current course of action. We have gone through various positions, looked at how positive or negative cards can be read in a situation; how the directional movement of the Large Cross can affect the situation; how the client and their environment has a role too in the situation; and we are now left with the most anticipated card in the spread – the Outcome card.
I have built a picture of a querent who, having faced some early difficulties, can expect some early success in their business project. Presuming the other card examples are positive ones, we could be hopeful for a good outcome. In this instance, we might see the 9 of Cups; even the 9 of Wands would be good here as it would indicate success after some further struggles with a continuation of that courage that seems to serve them so well.
What could we say to our client though if a negative card was in the final Outcome position? What if, despite the great picture we have painted, Death is drawn? Or the 10 of Swords? What could we say went wrong? Potentially nothing went wrong, it just wasn’t meant to be, or rather isn’t meant to be, depending on your views on free-will etc. We could look back over our spread for clues we may have missed, and that would be good practice, and one I will explore later.

Keeping It Real

The cards though could just simply be showing that this particular endeavour was never going to have long term success. Initially it looked good, but in remaining true to life, I have shown how the cards can set you up thinking you have a breeze of a reading on your hands and then as you turn that last card over, you sink. As a reader did you do anything wrong? Probably not. What’s very important to remember is that reading Tarot cards for a client is actually a process of looking at their life through a lens; but remember this is real life and not a fairytale – it’s not always going to end Disney style.
While that may sound fatalistic, it’s nothing if not realistic; and as a Tarot reader, it’s important to remember that while we can encourage and see the best outcomes in the cards and all their positives, we’re doing our client’s a disservice by not showing them all the options – including those that don’t bode so well. Keeping it real is essential.

Damage Limitation

Ever the optimist though, something inside me just won’t give in and say that’s it, there’s nothing more to say to the client, or anything more to be gleaned from these ten cards – because I know there is, and I definitely know I can dig deeper to find out more for them. I can’t change the outcome card, but I can explore this reading in greater depth and perhaps help the client see where they may have gone wrong so they don’t repeat the same mistakes; or indeed where or how they can improve their situation and help them move in the right direction.