Posts tagged: tarot

A WIP and the ULE

For the last two weeks, I’ve been working on my new writing project every spare moment I get. The work-in-progress (WIP–and, dare I say, novel-to-be?) is another fantasy romance inspired by Arthurian legend. What is it with me and this theme? Anyway, it’s always exciting when the words want to flow. Too bad life, and other responsibilities, get in the way.

To that end, I wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be at the Universal Light Expo in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. I will be in booth 713, where I will be giving private readings and selling all of my books. This expo is enormous, and there are tons of great people, products, lectures, and energy for everyone to enjoy. If you’re in the Columbus area, stop by and spend some time with us. On Sunday at 11 am, you can even come and see me demonstrating mediumship with several other wonderful light workers.

These expos, while fun and exciting, always wear me out. But I hope to get back to writing bright and early on Monday!

Blessings to all!

Image above copyright Eve Sakmar Sullivan

First Friday Free Readings!!!

This is Molt from the movie A Bug’s Life. This post reminds me of my favorite line in the movie: “I’m asking you with my brain!” 

It’s been awhile since I’ve done something new on the blog, and I think it’s about time. So, starting in September, I’m introducing First Friday Free Readings. Here’s the scoop:

1. Do you have a question concerning your life, your career, your relationships, or other issues? Email it to me at info@vandeneynden.biz and include your first name and last initial along with an email address.

2. On the First Friday of every month, check back here to see if your question is answered. It’s that simple!

Some hints:

1. Don’t ask anything so personal you wouldn’t want it published online.

2. I will RANDOMLY choose questions to answer. The readings will consist of Tarot and/or spirit messages, depending on the question and what I feel inspired by Spirit to do.

3.  Please don’t take it personally if your question is not chosen. I will do my best to answer as many questions as I can on the first Friday of each month.

4.  Please don’t ask questions concerning death, ie: “When will I die?” or  “When will ____(insert name) die?” I will never answer a question like that.

5.  Please remember that the best questions are open-ended ones, such as “What do I need to know about getting a new job?” rather than “Will I get a new job at ABC Corporation?” If you want to ask about a specific situation, concentrate on a question like “What do I need to know about ABC Corporation?” If you are trying to decide between 2 options, give me the names of both so I can tell you how the energy feels.

6. Please don’t ask questions like, “Is my boyfriend cheating on me?” This type of question gives you nothing but a yes or no answer, which provides no healing or guidance for you. A question like “What do I need to know about my relationship with my boyfriend?” will garner much more insightful results.

If your question is chosen, I will send you a personal email to let you know that the answer will appear here on the blog.

Please help me out by letting others know about this. I’d love to have more visitors to the blog, and word of mouth is a great way to spread the positive vibes around.

Look for the premiere of First Friday Free Readings next week: Friday, September 7! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend (for you American friends).

Happy New Year! Get a FREE Reading!

Happy New Year 2012! I am enjoying the beginning of the New Year so much, I want to do something special for everyone here.

On my website I am offering a 6-month forecast e-mail reading that combines numerology, Tarot, and clairvoyance to give clients insights into the months of January through June, 2012 for only $50. This offer is good through January 31, 2012. But here on the blog, I will give one of these readings away for FREE on January 4. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win. Please feel free to pass this on to others, too, so that they know about the drawing–and maybe you, or they, will be the winner!

I want to thank all of my regular readers for another wonderful year of blogging. And if you’re new here, welcome! I hope you’ll come back and visit often!

World Tarot Day 5-25-10

I know I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for awhile, but I had to come back and post at least a little something in honor of World Tarot Day. I think it’s a super idea to honor the Tarot and to try to promote its deep wisdom and teachings. I have been reading and studying Tarot for over 25 years, and I still find fascinating and incredible new guidance and insight using the cards. I encourage any student of metaphysics to delve into Tarot study; you will not be sorry if you embrace this enlightening gift from the Universe.

One of my favorite Tarot cards in the deck is Major Arcana II: The High Priestess. Here she is in some of her many forms:
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This image comes from the Rider-Waite-Smith, the first deck I ever owned and used, and still one of my favorites. Here are some other beautiful interpretations of this card:

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This image is from the DruidCraft deck, by Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Philip Carr-Gomm, and Will Worthington.

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This image comes from the Animals Divine Tarot, by my good friend, the talented Lisa Hunt.
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This final image is also by Lisa Hunt, from her beautiful Fairy Tale Tarot. (Be sure to visit Lisa’s website, where you can find many wonderful artistic treasures!)

As you can see from all of these images, the High Priestess is a magickal card. She carries an energy of intuition and transformative wisdom, especially when studying the mysteries of the Universe. She holds the keys to enlightenment for anyone daring to sit at her feet and listen to her guidance. She is the incarnation of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess energy, within each of us, whether we be male or female. She is the yin force; she is passive but fearless wisdom of both shadow and light. When we can embrace the High Priestess, we accept and love all parts of ourselves, and we honor the deeply powerful and magickal beings that we are.

On this World Tarot Day, I hope that you will find that beautiful, magickal being within you. The High Priestess is there, waiting. Will you let Her instruct you? It’s your choice, as always. The path may not be easy, but it is filled with astonishing light.

Blessings to you all! xox

A Past Life Tarot Spread

I’m working on putting together a fun and informative Tarot spread to present to our students when we present our Past Lives workshop this weekend. I’ve been reviewing past life spreads I’ve used in the past and “mixing and matching” different elements into a new spread. Here’s what I’ve come up with:

11 Cards, laid out in the following way:

Card 9………………………………………………………………………………………Card 11
Card 8………………………………………………………………………………………Card 10
…………………………………………….Card 7…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………….Card 6…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………….Card 5…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………….Card 4…………………………………………………..
…………………………………………….Card 3…………………………………………………..
Card 1………………………………………………………………………………………..Card 2

Card 1: Basic Soul Nature (yours or the querent’s)
Card 2: Present Life Issue
Card 3: Past Life Influence/Issue
Card 4: Environment/Early Life Influences in Past Life
Card 5: Accomplishments in Past Life
Card 6: Past Life Relationships
Card 7: Past Life Death/End of Life
Card 8: Lesson the Soul Wants to Learn
Card 9: How the Past Life Affects This Lifetime
Card 10: What is Needed to Learn This Lesson?
Card 11: What to Anticipate When/If the Lesson is Learned

I like this combination of information because it allows a reader or querent to see influences from a past life that affect his current life, but it also gives him a glimpse of his actual life circumstances in that past lifetime. Using intuition when looking at the pictures on the cards themselves can shed some additional light on the details of an incarnation.

When I did this modified spread for myself using the Rider-Waite deck, the following cards came up. My interpretations are in italics:

Card 1: Basic Soul Nature: Page of Pentacles.  A contemplative child who worries about security. A gazer/scryer who contemplates the mysteries of life. A slow, methodical person.

Card 2: Present Life Issue: 10 of Swords.  Debilitating worry. Negative thoughts that adversely affect progress of any nature.

Card 3: Past Life Influence/ Issue: 2 of Pentacles.  Juggling two rival energies. How to act in a tempest/storm. Excess energy not necessarily put to good use. Issues of balance and equilibrium.

Card 4: Environment/ Early Life in Past Life: Major Arcana The High Priestess.  A feminine energy with esoteric knowledge. The Goddess. Connections to mystical society with high expectations. Knowledge and feminine power.

Card 5: Accomplishments in Past Life: Major Arcana Death.  A major change. Death of old knowledge for something new. Movement away from one lifestyle to another. Re-birth.

Card 6: Past Life Relationships: 8 of Swords.  Restriction. Inability to stand up for self or to ask for help. A negative, abusive relationship or circumstance. Security that comes with too may restrictions or rules.

Card 7: Past Life Death/End of Life: 2 of Cups.  A good friendship or love connection based on respect, sharing, compassion. Reconciliation of a higher nature.

Card 8: Lesson the Soul Wants to Learn: Queen of Pentacles.  Self-sufficient woman of means and resources. The ability to rely on self or one’s own resources.

Card 9: How Past Life Affects You Now: Major Arcana The Fool.  No fear of the journey ahead. A need to trust in the Higher Power. The possibility of recklessness.

Card 10: What is Needed to Learn This Lesson? Major Arcana Temperance.  A peaceful attitude. The balance of the mundane and spiritual. Equilibrium in all aspects. Standing in two worlds. Angelic interventions.

Card 11: What to Anticipate When Lesson is Learned: 4 of Cups.  Choice coming from quiet contemplation. Offers from Spirit.

This reading makes a lot of sense to me. It seems to indicate that in a past life, I was raised in a mystical, esoteric community, probably one that was Goddess-based or matriarchal (The High Priestess). This resonates with me on a soul level; I know I’ve lived several lifetimes in societies like these. In this particular lifetime, however, I must’ve become upset or disillusioned with this lifetime and left it (Death), most likely to pursue a relationship outside of the society. That relationship was not all it seemed (8 of Swords) and left me feeling restricted and unhappy. At least at the end of my life, I was able to find a different relationship that worked on many levels (2 of Cups). My lesson in that lifetime, however, was all about balance and equilibrium, especially concerning the mundane and the spiritual (2 of Pentacles). In this lifetime, I am trying to learn how to keep negative thoughts from impeding my spiritual progression (10 of Pentacles). This resonates with my soul nature (Page of Pentacles), which is contemplative and interested in investigating the mysteries of the Universe. This past life is influencing me still; my soul understands the need to trust in the Higher Power and to have no fear of the path ahead (The Fool), but it is still working on these trust issues. To learn this lesson, I need peace and balance (Temperance). My work in between the worlds as a medium and with the angels can help me to learn this lesson. When I have learned it, I can look forward to more choices and contemplation of further soul lessons (4 of Cups).

Yes, that sounds good to me!

If you’re interested, give this Tarot reading a go, and let me know what you get in the comments below.

Blessings to you on this lovely Tuesday!

Tarot and Men’s Figure Skating, Part 2

Well, the Men’s Figure Skating results were interesting to watch! Congratulations to all of the medalists:

Gold Medal: Evan Lysacek, United States
Silver Medal: Evgeni Plushenko, Russian Federation
Bronze Medal: Daisuke Takahashi, Japan

If you follow my blog and read my last post, you’ll see that the Tarot did a pretty decent job of predicting medal winners, if not the colors of the medals the men achieved. That was an interpretation on my part, which is all part of reading Tarot. It’s very possible that I may have interpreted things differently had I pulled more than one card for each skater, which would have given a lot more detail to their upcoming energies. I put more stock in the upset power of Major Arcana The Tower than perhaps I should have in predicting Evgeni Plushenko might not even medal in the competition. Obviously, he did win silver, a great achievement–but honestly, after reading some of the comments he’s made since the competition and the reactions of fans to these comments, his ego is possibly causing some damage to his image. This could be the big lesson that The Tower’s energy is trying to teach him at this time, or there could be more shake-ups coming for him as he goes forward.

Major Arcana The Magician did seem to indicate the strong possibility of a gold medal win for Evan Lysacek, which was awesome. Evan can continue to capitalize on this manifestation energy as he goes forward. Things are looking bright for him!

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The appearance of Major Arcana The Hermit for Daisuke Takahashi also seemed to indicate a medal performance, which obviously happened. I will be interested to see if he goes on to become a skating teacher in the future, as this card often symbolizes a leadership energy, one who wishes to pass knowledge on to others.

This was a fun project! I’ll have to do more of this in the future. But first, maybe I’ll read the cards to see if that’s a good idea… 🙂

Happy Tuesday, all.

Tarot and Men’s Figure Skating

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying watching the Winter Olympics from Vancouver this last week. Even though I’m in the final week of rehearsal for my show, I HATE HAMLET, I have been DVRing the events and watching them the next day when I can. After a long rehearsal last night, it’s nice to have a day off, so I sat down at lunch today (with my new healthy eating plan) to catch the Men’s Figure Skating Short Programs. I love the artistry of figure skating, and, I’ll be honest–the jumps are incredible to watch when they’re well executed. As usual, there were some terrible mishaps on the ice for some of the competitors, but an exciting battle has shaped up for the gold medal between leader and 2006 gold medalist Evgeni Pleshenko of Russia, Evan Lysacek of the United States, and Daisuke Takahashi of Japan. These athletes are only separated by small margins as they currently stand in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively.

So, as I watched these men and their competitors this afternoon, I thought it might be fun to do a one-card Tarot pull for each of the top six, to see who may end up on the podium on Thursday night after the Free Skate. Those top six are:

1. Evgeni Pleshenko, Russia
2. Evan Lysacek, United States
3. Daisuke Takahashi, Japan
4. Nobunari Oda, Japan
5. Stephane Lambiel, Switzerland
6. Johnny Weir, United States

I’ll use the Rider-Waite deck to take a peek at what may be in store for each man in the finals on Thursday. Let’s see what comes up!

1. Evgeni Pleshenko: Major Arcana The Tower
2. Evan Lysacek: Major Arcana The Magician
3. Daisuke Takahashi: Major Arcana The Hermit
4. Nobunari Oda: 5 of Swords
5. Stephane Lambiel: 7 of Swords
6. Johnny Weir: Major Arcana The Moon

Wow! Out of six cards and for six different men, Major Arcana cards came up 4 times! This is an important turning point for all of these gentlemen, which I’m sure they realize. Spirit reminds them with these cards that they are not only fulfilling dreams in these games, but life plans. They are right where they need to be, and there are important lessons for each of them to take away from this opportunity, win or lose.

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The appearance of Major Arcana The Tower for leader Evgeni Pleshenko worries me. He is known for his amazing jumps and his bravado, but The Tower forecasts destruction of the foundation on which he stands. He may have something that shakes his faith in himself before Thursday that throws a wrench into his hopes for another Olympic win. Because of the power of The Tower, there is a vital lesson for him to learn here: he has physical strength and determination, but extraneous ego may strip him of his win. The outlook for him is ominous. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a very costly mistake that bumps him completely off the medal podium, opening the door wider for one of his competitors. I wouldn’t rule out a possible injury, either.

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On the other hand, Major Arcana The Magician for Evan Lysacek indicates that he has the magic to manifest a personal best and a podium win in these games. Everything is working for him right now; he needs to focus and concentrate his will to make his dreams a reality. A medal certainly looks promising with the appearance of this card, and it would not surprise me one bit, under this card’s influence, to see Lysacek bring gold home to the United States.

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Daisuke Takahashi looks to have a strong chance for a medal as well with Major Arcana The Hermit appearing as his card. The Hermit is an energy that lights the way, not just for the self, but for others. I get the sense that Takahashi must remain committed to his coach and the teachings that have been passed on to him; he must remember all the nuances of what he has been taught to succeed. He also needs to meditate and go within to pull the very best performance out of himself that he can. Success looks assured, however, and as The Hermit is the card of the teacher, Takahashi may go on to instruct others and continue the cycle of excellence and pride.

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Nobunari Oda has drawn the 5 of Swords in this reading of his energy, which indicates that he may take something away from one of the other more well-known competitors. His finish may upset a favorite, but this may come at a high price. Some may see him as a usurper. Still, Oda seems to have what it takes to win a place on the podium at Vancouver. He does need to keep his ego in check to ensure success.

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Our fifth skater, Stephane Lambiel, has drawn the 7 of Swords. This card seems to indicate someone stealing something away from him, which makes me believe his chances of medaling at these games are slim. The 7 of Swords can be a deceitful card, which I hate to see in any sporting event. It brings to mind cheating or some sort of dishonesty. I wonder if this athlete will be judged fairly, but I’m not sure that’s something that will be discovered if it happens to be the truth. It could also mean a win for Lambiel as a result of deceit. I don’t feel good about this card, however, and I don’t think Lambiel will make it to the podium after his performance on Thursday.

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Finally, our last competitor in the top six, Johnny Weir, falls under the influence of Major Arcana The Moon. The Moon can be a temperamental, cranky sort of card. She can indicate mystical influences, but often she symbolizes illusions. I think Weir’s hopes of medaling at this Olympics may be a reflection of those illusory Moon qualities. He is certainly true to himself, but there is a quality about him that makes me think he may not know himself as well as he thinks he does. This makes him vulnerable and perhaps a bit uncertain, which may be his downfall when it comes to performing under intense scrutiny and pressure. I don’t think he’ll medal here, but this won’t tarnish him in the eyes of his fans, who see him in an iconic sort of way. In reality, this card indicates that he’s a completely different person than we may think–and he may want to keep it that way.

So, based on these cards, here are my predictions:

Gold Medal: Evan Lysacek, United States
Silver Medal: Daisuke Takahashi, Japan
Bronze Medal: Nobunari Oda, Japan

It will be fun to see if these predictions turn out to be accurate. I’ll be sure to post again after Thursday’s results to reflect on the competition and the card reading.

Happy Wednesday, everyone! xox

Tarot Tuesday 11-3-09

This is a different kind of Tarot Tuesday post, because I’m in a different kind of mood.

In all honestly, I’m not sure what kind of mood I’m in. For the last several days, I’ve been feeling very out of sorts. I am distracted and edgy, and I can’t seem to concentrate for long periods on much of anything. I feel restless, like I need to be doing something, but I can’t put my finger on what it is I need to do. I have tons of things that I should be doing, but that is an entirely different matter. I have these bouts periodically, and they usually herald a significant change in my life. Sometimes it’s a new project or a new direction. This time, I’m not sure what it means–or, if it means anything at all. Maybe this particular full moon energy is just making me crazier than normal (I’m a Cancer–full moons usually effect me quite a lot in many different ways).

So tonight, I’m in a Hanged Man kind of mood. So instead of doing a reading, which may or may not have been especially on-target due to my unexplainable erratic energy, I thought it might be a good time to do a Tarot Meditation. I like to use the Tarot as a meditation tool. One way to do this is to select a card from the deck that you feel drawn to at this particular time and move into the card’s energy and pictured scene in a meditative experience. Let’s remember what the Hanged Man, Major Arcana 12, looks like in the Rider-Waite deck:

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There he is, hanging by his one ankle, upside down. Notice that on either side of the tree branch (bar? wand? stave?) from which he hangs, there is a huge crop of new, growing leaves. He hangs easily from his ankle, not seeming to be in any pain or discomfort in this position, and his hands are behind his back, signifying submission. Around his head, we see the glow of his aura, or perhaps a symbolic representation of higher consciousness or wisdom, much like in famous paintings of saints and other great masters. What is happening here in this image? The Man hangs on his tree, content in his place, still, silent, contemplating. He is not bound or held there by anything but one small knot of rope and his own choice; he can release himself from this position at any time. And yet, he waits, silent, and we understand that enlightenment is what he seeks. He already has spiritual knowledge (the halo), but there is something else he seeks, and he goes within himself to find it, where the Divine dwells, patiently waiting.

Take a few moments yourself to look at this image. What speaks to you here? How do you feel as you gaze upon it? Notice your feelings, where they are in your body, what they feel like. Don’t analyze them; simply breathe and feel them, and allow them to be with you.

Now close your eyes, and see the image of the Hanged Man in your mind. As you watch, the image comes alive. Breathe and be with the Hanged Man in his position of supplication and acceptance. What in your life do you need to accept? Keep breathing, and find the acceptance of your own self in the quiet serenity of your mind. Be in this silence; be comfortable within it. There is nowhere else you need to be right now except in your own place of peace.

Now, as you stay in this peaceful place, see light within your mind. It may just be light, a calm, beautiful light. It may be another image, a picture or a word. Whatever it is, this is something you need right now in your life. Just notice what you see and know that you will understand it at a later time. Be present and do not allow your mind to wander away; give yourself the gift of undivided attention. Know that whatever you see, sense, hear, feel, or experience, you will remember it. This is the gift of the Divine, and the Hanged Man is the portal for you to receive it at this time.

Now…slowly open your eyes. What gift did you receive?

As I sat in the Hanged Man’s stillness tonight and saw the light, I also saw the prow of a huge ocean liner cutting through the light, coming right toward me. I don’t know yet what this means, but I feel I am moving forward somehow, whether I can see it or not. I am reminded of how, on the cruises that I’ve taken, you are in the middle of a vast ocean and can see nothing around you for miles and miles, yet you are moving speedily through the water without any sense of that movement at all. I think this is the Hanged Man’s message for me tonight.

What’s yours? What does he have to say to you?

The Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt

I am so excited for my good friend, Lisa Hunt, whose new Fairy Tale Tarot has begun to ship to folks who had the good sense to pre-order it! I am not one of those wise people, and now that I am more budget-conscious, I will need to wait a bit before procuring my very own copy. Tarot enthusiasts, however, should NOT miss this deck! Lisa worked for 5 years to combine fairy tales from diverse cultures with the wisdom and guidance of the Tarot. You can see images of the deck on Lisa’s beautiful and intimate Fairy Tale Tarot site.

You can also visit Lisa’s blog for fascinating information on her process as an artist and how she created the deck.

And here is the deck on the Llewellyn Worldwide website, the publisher Lisa and I share.

Congratulations to Lisa! I can’t wait to get my hands on this lovely new link to the world of Spirit!

Tarot Tuesday 8-4-09

Well, another Tarot Tuesday has rolled around, and guess what? 

I have no questions in the queue to answer. How is that possible? Not too long ago, I had so many questions I couldn’t handle them all. 

I figure, though, that it’s all good. Maybe I need to do something different for today’s Tarot post. In thinking about this, I was inspired to talk about Tarot as a manifestation tool. I’d like to think that perhaps people need this highlighted more than they need a personal reading at this time. 

Many years ago, when I was a fervent student of Wicca, I purchased a wonderful book called Tarot Spells by Janina Renee. It was a wealth of information about how to use Tarot cards as part of spellwork. Now, some people get a little nervous when I speak about spells and magick. Let’s remember that everything is energy, and magick, to me, is learning how to move energy around to a positive and desired end. The principles of manifestation tell us that we can bring into our lives whatever we need. The Universe is abundance, and as long as we are working with the highest and best intentions, we can create whatever we need. 

The Tarot can be used as a focal point for this very work. Because Tarot is a beautiful and vivid pictorial system, focusing on the imagery in a certain deck with a certain focus can bring amazing manifestation results. 

Let’s take, for instance, the idea of manifesting more prosperity and money. This seems to be on the minds of many these days, and I have people asking me quite often what they can do to keep their finances afloat. If you own a Tarot deck, you have a perfect tool for helping you to concentrate your prosperity manifestation energy. Today, I’m going to use the lovely Gilded Tarot for this exercise, which looks like this:

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As you can see, this deck is rich and vibrant, which can only enhance your own visualization skills in this exercise. This work can be done with any Tarot deck, however.

Now, if you’d like to have more prosperity and abundance in your life, think about 3 cards in the Tarot deck that might symbolize this for you. Your mind may go immediately to the suit of Pentacles, which usually represent finances and money. Which Pentacle cards represent abundance and prosperity to you? Pull those out of your deck and set them aside. Now, one by one, go through the remainder of your deck, concentrating on prosperity energy and drawing out any cards that seem to resonate with this vibration. What Major Arcana cards represent prosperity and abundance to you? Try to find the most positive cards and the ones that speak the loudest to your intuition in this process. 

Do you have your 3 cards? Good. Here are the ones I chose:

Major Arcana The Magician

8 of Pentacles

9 of Pentacles

I chose a Major Arcana card to begin to indicate my belief in the larger Universe and that I am a co-creator with the Divine. I wanted a card that truly symbolizes manifestation power, and The Magician has always represented this to me. He uses all of the suits of the Tarot, all of his resources, to bring into being the outcomes he desires. I know that I am capable of being a Magician myself, as we all are, since it is our divine right to co-create with the Higher Power. I show my trust in the Universe and in Natural Law by choosing this card, taking responsibility for what I manifest, and promising myself that I will manifest only good, high, positive energies. 

I chose the 8 of Pentacles because it represents doing good work and receiving the benefits, the payments, from this work. I always consider the 8 of Pents to be a creative work card, and I would like to be devoting more of my time to creative projects (like my writing work) that will result in payments and monetary results. I also want whatever I work on to be appreciated and Valued by those that seek my skills. The 8 of Pentacles perfectly reflects this energy.

My final card choice, the 9 of Pentacles, depicts a woman standing in a lush garden, surrounded by beauty and prosperity. She is happy and exudes a feeling of well-being, something I want very much to experience in my own life. The traditional meaning of the 9 of Pents is one focusing on having enough resources to redecorate, spend money on luxuries, and the like. I’d like to be in a financial position where I don’t have to worry about my resources and instead enjoy my life on every possible level. I know this can happen when I embrace the principles symbolized in my cards.

Once you’ve chosen your cards, think about why you’ve picked them. Jot down on a piece of paper why you feel attracted to your 3 cards and what each individual card represents to you and your quest for prosperity. Put together a little story from them. Mine might look like this: “Focusing on the higher wisdom of the abundant Universe, I realize my own power to manifest whatever I need. I receive many offers to work, and these offers will be from people who respect and value what I have to offer. I will feel creatively and joyfully fulfilled in my work, and I will be handsomely rewarded for the work that I do. My finances and other resources overflow, and I feel safe, happy, and fulfilled on every level.” 

Once you’ve written down your ideas, take your cards somewhere you will not be disturbed, and lay them out in front of you so you can see them. If you like, light a candle and some incense, and play some quiet, meditative music. Take some deep breaths and align with your Divinity. Then look at your first card and see the energy of that card as a scene in your mind. Visualize yourself as a part of that energy–close your eyes if you need to, and allow the highest and best scenario to form in your mind. Link this to your second card, and then to your outcome card, and see the wonderful end that you wish to create. Know that what you see in your mind will come into being. Ask that this or something even better happen, for the good of all, with harm to none. When you’ve spent some time visualizing your prosperity, thank the Divine for co-creating this with you. Place your cards somewhere you can see them (on an altar, or on our nightstand, or on a dresser) so that whenever you walk past, you’ll remember the energy you’ve created in your meditation. 

You can use Tarot in all kinds of visualization experiments like this one. Want a new relationship? Create one using your manifestation skills and 3 Tarot cards that represent the kind of partner you’d like to have. Need health in your life? Choose 3 cards to represent this and meditate on them. You can do this with all kinds of situations. You’ll never know what you can create until you do it!

Today is full moon energy, the perfect time to pack a wallop into your manifestation work. Try this exercise tonight–magickal tradition says that what you create on the full moon will manifest by the next full moon. I wish you lots of success and many blessings as you create using Tarot!

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Next week, I’ll try to get back to doing a reading or two for Tarot Tuesday. But you’ve got to send in a question! Email me at info@vandeneynden.biz or post a question here on the blog. 

Thanks everyone, and I’ll see you again soon.

xo

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