Friday, 4 May 2012

Turning a Crisis into a Transformational Journey

turning a crisis into a transformational journey
Aquatic Tarot © Andreas Schröter
At one point in our lives, we will all encounter a major crisis point - bereavement, divorce, relationship breakdown, unemployment, ill health, financial hardship, mental breakdown...

When you experience a significant Tower moment, the initial shock and feeling of numbness usually develops into a variety of painful emotions, from anger to depression.

What will keep you going is your focus on acceptance of the situation and subsequent recovery. Each person deals with pitfalls and setbacks in their own unique way and in their own time. Some people quickly get back on their feet, while others take much longer to come to terms with their situation.

The Tarot is an excellent tool to help you on your way to recovery and renewal; a simple healing spread used regularly can help you improve the way you feel and transform your life over time.

You can use as little or as many cards as you like; choose from the following prompts, which are most relevant to you, or use all of them as a powerful healing meditation:

  1. Where I am on my healing journey at this moment in time
  2. My strengths to help me heal
  3. My weaknesses I need to overcome 
  4. What is blocking me
  5. What I need from others to help me heal
  6. What I can do today that would make me feel better
  7. Spiritual Lesson
  8. Affirmation
As you can see, there are eight positional meanings for this spread; eight is the number of regeneration and rebirth. Trump number 17 (1 + 7 = 8), the Star, usually depicts an eight-pointed central star.

You can lay out the cards in a star-shaped arrangement to help you manifest the healing and transformational powers of the Star and this healing spread. Numerically, the Star is linked to trump no. 8, Strength. In addition to this healing meditation, you could also explore, how the energies of Strength can benefit you on your healing journey.

Over the coming weeks I will demonstrate this healing spread here on my blog, but in the meantime, why not try it for yourself? And please do let me know how it's worked for you.

Would you like to learn Tarot for self-development and healing? Check out my online course for beginners

Warmest wishes,

Christiane


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this! Haven't tried it yet, but I'm bookmarking it for safe keeping until I have the time to dive into it. :)

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    1. Fantastic, Nienna! Thank you for stopping by ;)

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