Friday, 28 September 2012

Tarot Astrology: Sun in Libra, Full Moon in Aries

Justice (Libra) & The Emperor (Aries), Aquatic Tarot
The full moon in Aries early morning on the 30th September will bring some harmonising energies together with the sun in Libra.

We have already experienced the opposite energy combination back in April this year, when the sun was in Aries and the full moon in Libra, but due to the change, the energies of Libra and Aries influence each other differently.

While we are working on creating balance at work and in our relationships by recognising the needs of others and exercising more tolerance (Justice/Libra), we also need to be aware of our own needs and ambitions (Emperor/Aries).

Whilst we focus on the collective needs and greater good (Justice/Libra), we are challenged by new motivational energies - new ideas, visions and ambitions that help us grow, and this balancing act may create a sense of new beginnings ahead.

The full moon in Aries may help you to

  • re-evaluate relationships that may have gone stale or drain you; make some positive changes or perhaps go separate ways
  • be more spontaneous and use the momentum to resolve unfinished business. The easy-going energy of Libra/Justice may have led to a passive state of procrastination. Now is a good time to get things done again, especially for yourself.
  • explore what is holding you back from achieving your goals, and let go of it, especially people, who don't offer you the support and encouragement you need.
  • focus on being a driving force rather than blending in with the collective. Be more confident about your abilities; let go of the fear of making mistakes or not being good enough.
  • seek ways to become more independent and self-reliant
Meditate on the Emperor card to invoke the positive energies of the full moon in Aries over the next few days.

Make Magick happen!

Christiane


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Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Power Of Transformation

the magician tarot of quotes
Tarot of Quotes
Welcome to the Mabon Blog Hop. If you have just arrived from Jaymi's contribution, thank you for stopping by. You can jump back onto the blog hop train and continue your journey by clicking on the link to Morgan's blog at the end of this post.

The topic for today is an intriguing one: which Tarot cards or spreads signify most truly the power of transformation? What is my personal, ultimate tool of the Tarot that offers me the ability to transform my Self and my circumstances into something new, different and better than how I began?

Let me share with you the simple truth: the Tarot on the whole is a tool of transformation. The moment I picked up the cards all these many years ago and started learning the Tarot, it slowly but surely transformed me from someone full of insecurities, who was just reacting to events, situations or circumstances, to actually taking control, living more mindfully and making things happen.

I don't do readings for myself every day. In fact, I rarely read for myself, but each card in the Tarot teaches me a lesson on a daily basis. Every time I read for others or when I teach the Tarot, it offers me new insight and wisdom.

The Tarot teaches you universal life lessons and patterns. When you decide to learn Tarot, you become the Magician, the initiator of transformation, the archetypal alchemist, who has all the tools and ingredients to create and make Magick happen in your life.

Gradually, you tune into yourself, others and your surroundings. You become more aware. You gain foresight. Understanding. A healthy level of detachment. You learn about the cycles of life, death and rebirth. You learn the art of self-empowerment.

death tarot of quotes
Tarot of Quotes
The process of transformation rarely happens overnight. In Tarot, it is symbolised by Death. The ending is its climax, which generates a new beginning; the moment when the caterpillar turns into a butterfly. What the Magician has started is culminating at this point.

It's not straightforward and can be uncomfortable, even emotionally painful at times. You have to learn to let go of your old Self, which isn't always easy.

Once you are mindfully aware of your transformational process, you start to embody Temperance, when you begin to perfect the mix of new lessons learned, behavioural patterns, ideas, beliefs and attitudes.

You start to make things work, create harmony and balance by coming to terms with the changes and getting accustomed to your new situation. You learn about making compromises without losing out.

Your journey continues through darkness and light, setbacks and progress - will you make it to the World and fulfil your true potential?

temperance tarot of quotes
Tarot of Quotes
When you start to engage with the Tarot as a tool for self-development and spiritual growth, you will notice its profound effect on you over time.

If Tarot is your passion and part of your life, how has it changed you over time? 

An example of a transformational Tarot spread can be found here.

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Cosmic Blessings,

Christiane

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Zodiac Card of the Month: Justice

Justice is associated with the zodiac sign Libra. If Libra is either your sun or moon sign, then Justice is one of your zodiac cards.

As a sun sign card, Justice may reflect your conscious, expressive, outward, open personality; how you engage with people and the world around you.

As a moon sign card, Justice reflects your unconscious, hidden, blocked personality traits, instincts and emotions; you feel them within.

Personality Traits associated with Justice: 

Positive:
 balanced judgement, mentally, active, self-expressive, communicative, diplomatic, a need for unity with others, easy going

Negative: 
indecisiveness, sentimental, changeable, lack of confidence, sometimes too easy going, vengeful


Justice/Libra Life lessons:
  • striving for harmony and balance without being indecisive
  • acknowledging truth and live with integrity
  • creating harmony in relationships
  • expressing grace and beauty through artistic endeavours
  • avoid cruelty and need for revenge when feeling angry or hurt
  • nurturing firm but fair leadership skills


The following Libra correspondences also relate to Justice:

Element: Air
Season/Timing: Early Autumn (September 22 - October 23)
Ruling Planet: Venus (also associated with the Empress and the Hierophant)
Stone: Jade, Emerald
Key Word: Harmony
Key Phrase: I Balance

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Message From Temperance


Temperance symbolises the creation of the perfect alchemical mix of opposites to create harmonious balance and healing.

“Three rules of work: 
out of clutter find simplicity; 
from discord find harmony; 
in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” 

Albert Einstein


AffirmationI carefully balance opposing needs and desires to create harmony.


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Friday, 7 September 2012

The Power Of The Moon

When I was working on the creation of  my Tarot Astrology online course, I was pondering about how the planets affect us in everyday life. I'm not sure how much their existence in our solar system influences us here on Earth, but I keep an open mind and certainly know about the proven power of the moon, without which our planet would be unable to sustain life.

Knowing that the moon regulates the tides on Earth, its gravitational pull not only affects the oceans but also us human beings (plants and animals, too!), who consist of around 75% water. The waxing and waning of the moon regulates women's menstrual cycles, hormonal balance, and it is pretty certain this as a result affects our moods and feelings.

Astrology, developed and practised for thousands of years, has picked up on that, carefully examining the planetary influences over a long period of time. In the ancient world, astrology and astronomy were closely linked, whereas nowadays it is strictly divided between the science and exploration of the universe and the esoteric practice of consulting the stars for guidance.

More people nowadays live more consciously with the power of the moon. When you are in tune with the lunar influence on your life, you can make use of it to your advantage.

For example, you can use the different phases of the moon to make things happen:

New Moon (the waxing, growing phase): starting something new, new ideas are created, planning and research, learning something new and building on what you know to reap the rewards in the future.

Second Quarter (half moon, gibbous): what was started during the New Moon phase, is now beginning to take shape and manifest; check plans, review, adjust, take the next step towards your goal.

Full Moon: a time of fruition, fulfilment, achievement, culmination, pinnacle, reaping rewards - depending on the efforts during the previous phases.

Waning Moon: a time to rest, reflect and letting go; banishing, moving on.

Some farmers and gardeners use the phases of the moon to aid their work. They tend to sow seeds and transplant young shoots during the waxing phase of the moon, whereas during the waning phase they cultivate, harvest, prune and mow the lawn.

If you want to give up smoking (or any other addiction), then you can stop smoking on the first day of the new moon - the first day of your new life as a non-smoker. By the time of the full moon, you may have overcome the worst craving, and the most dangerous time of a relapse is behind you. During the waning phase you are less likely to slip, and you can finally let go for good.

In Tarot, the moon is associated with the High Priestess, The Moon and The Chariot (the moon rules the zodiac sign Cancer, which is assigned to the Chariot).

The moon is also associated with the following pip cards:

Six of Pentacles, Four of Cups, Two of Swords, Nine of Wands, Seven of Swords.

What are the lunar qualities associated with these cards?

In Astrology, the moon symbolises the cycles of birth, death and rebirth, and is associated with feelings, emotions, intuition, the unconscious, instinct, self-nourishment and femininity.

Here are some ideas for the pip cards:

Six of Pentacles: feelings about money and charity; feeling good about your own generosity, or feeling uncomfortable about receiving financial help. Balancing fluctuating circumstances; unstable finances (temporary or freelance work can create periods of high and low income)

Four of Cups: moodiness; low self-esteem, boredom, pessimism; succumbing to negative emotions, reflection.

Two of Swords: contemplation, on the verge of a new beginning; finding answers within (the blindfold is meant to prevent external influences - in the RWS deck this image resembles that of the High Priestess).

Nine of Wands: recuperation, evaluation, weariness, protecting one's feelings, insecurities.

Seven of Swords: secrets, deception, misguidance, lies not yet uncovered, trickery, not all is as it seems, conspiracy, hiding the truth, shady character.

As you can see, the planetary associations with Tarot cards can offer some interesting and insightful new meanings and interpretations.

This is only the beginning of Tarot Astrology. If you would like to learn more, please check out my new online course, in which we will study together in-depth the magickal connection of Tarot & Astrology and its practical application in readings.

Christiane


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Monday, 3 September 2012

Super Sweet Blogging Award

I'm thrilled and so grateful for being nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Chloe from Inner Whispers, an insightful Tarot blog full of wise musings and interesting deck reviews.

This is a great opportunity not just for experiencing the fuzzy lovely feeling of public recognition, but also in return nominating my choice of fabulous blogs, which I feel deserve this award, too.

Here are the Rules:

1. Give credit to the wonderful person who chose to nominate you
2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions
3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” of 13 blogs


2. Super Sweet Questions

Cookies or Cake?
I find it hard to resist a sumptuous piece of cream torte; better still a sponge cake laden with fresh fruit and a dash of whipped cream.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate.

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Ice cream topped with fresh fruit and sprinkled with chopped, roasted mixed nuts. But a piece of Swiss plain milk chocolate makes me happy, too.

When do you crave sweet things the most?
When I'm bored, and thankfully that's seldom.

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
I have no idea, but I do get called "sweetie" and "honey" occasionally ;)

3. My Baker's Dozen

Easier said than done! Many of the Tarot blogs I follow have already been nominated before, but rather than giving up at this stage, I have chosen the following "lucky 7" as my choice of worthwhile blogs to visit:

Neopagan Priestess  - Tarot, paganism and witchcraft

My Wings of Desire - Cartomancy, Lenormand, Tarot, divination

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum - put some yang and humour into Tarot

A Tarot Universe - Everything Tarot, focus on the RWS and Thoth deck

Entangled Tarot - Tarot affirmations and empowering messages

Kitchen Witch - Natural Witchery

Freshly Squeezed Lenormand - Creative, spiritual musings; home of the Freshly Squeezed Lenormand deck

Hey! I love bending rules, you know ;)

Christiane

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