Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Inspiration - Healing Yourself

Aquatic Tarot, www.aquatictarot.de
“It is precisely because we resist the darkness in ourselves that we miss the depths of the loveliness, beauty, brilliance, creativity, and joy that lie at our core.” - Thomas Moore, Dark Nights of the Soul

The deepest wounds we all carry are locked in our subconscious. Deep memories and subtle impressions; unfinished experiences, rooted in the past.

The pain from those wounds comes to revisit, to block and paralyse us in the moment called now. We all know it comes without warning: "Why am I feeling this way... I didn't mean to do that... I don't know what made me say that."

Healing does not mean finding and treating every single inner scar which sends its message to haunt us.

It means

going even deeper

past those wounds

beyond those distant memories and recordings of unfinished business

to the core of our self

to the heart of our spirit

where we find the light and warmth of our own core qualities of love and peace.

They are eternally present within us; they are what we need to heal all our inner wounds. That's why this kind of deep healing is called spirituality and not therapy. (thoughtfortoday.org)

"The wound is the place where the light enters you." - Rumi

In your darkest moment, when the pain seems to become unbearable..embrace it and nurture your determination to rise into the light again like a phoenix from the ashes.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane


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Monday, 21 January 2013

Zodiac Card of the Month: The Star

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The Star is associated with the zodiac sign Aquarius. If Aquarius is either your sun, moon or rising sign, then the Star is one of your zodiac cards.

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

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

As your ascendant (or rising sign), the Star reflects how other people see you, especially when they first meet you. Your ascendant shows your natural, habitual, instinctive and spontaneous reaction to new people and situations. First impressions!

Personality Traits associated with the Star: 

Positive: independent, progressive, rational, original, inventive, witty, humanitarian, intellectual, visionary, innovative, self-expressive

Negative: impractical, cranky, detached, erratic, unpredictable, argumentative, sarcastic, rebellious, unemotional, idealistic, indecisive

The Star/Aquarius Life lessons:
  • living within boundaries and structures without limiting vision and self-expression 
  • combining idealism with reality 
  • achieving mental and spiritual enlightenment through knowledge and understanding 
  • learning to balance self-discipline (Saturn influence) with the need to be a free spirit (Uranus influence) 
  • be willing and determined to be a pioneer, even if standing alone, for the greater good of humanity 
  • focus on the needs of the collective without neglecting those of the individual 

The following Aquarius correspondences also relate to the Star:


Element: Air
Season/Timing: Winter (January 21 - February 19)
Ruling Planets: Saturn and Uranus (also associated with the Devil (Saturn) and the Fool (Uranus))
Stone: Aquamarine
Key Word: Independence
Key Phrase: I Know


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Friday, 11 January 2013

Will I ever find Love again, and if yes, when?

Cosmic Tarot, Norbert Lösche 
© 1988 F.X. Schmid
A few years ago I worked for a celebrity psychic providing text readings, and every day I logged in to answer people's questions.

I've responded to literally thousands of questions, and the ones that came up most often were "Will I ever find love again?" and "When will I find new love?"

First of all, I take every question seriously, regardless how ridiculous they may sound to some people. For me, behind every question there is a human being wanting / needing some answers, so I'm happy to answer these questions here for you, in order to save you some money.

You see, there is no need to pay a Tarot reader to tell you whether you will find love again and when, because the answer is always the same (or similar):

Yes, of course you will find new love, and it will come at the right time.

No ethical Tarot reader in the world would say "No, you'll never find love again, and you'll be miserable for the rest of your life." :)

However, as an experienced Tarot reader I can sense so many more hidden issues and angst in a question, which need to be addressed in order for my standard positive answer above to become reality for you. 

This is where a Tarot reading would be helpful to look at your specific situation and work out how you can overcome the issues you are facing.

If you are asking yourself right now, if and when you will be happy in love again, then you may:
  • have recently suffered a relationship break-up
  • feel insecure and suffer from low self-esteem and self-worth
  • lack confidence (or your confidence has been dented by a break-up)
  • still haven't got over a relationship breakdown that happened a while ago
  • still thinking about what happened in the past and about the ex
  • compare new potential lovers with your ex
  • worry about the future; needing reassurance
  • feel lonely and depressed
  • think too much about stuff you cannot control
  • miss out on fun, excitement and adventure in the present
  • perhaps even engage in mindless, hollow sexual encounters without loving attachment

Which of the above points can you identify with? Which ones are holding you back from moving on?

Each one of them can be resolved by taking positive action, for example:
  • talk to friends about your situation; they will support you in your time of grief; also check out helpful advice on the internet
  • treat yourself to new clothes that make you feel good; have a massage, spa treatment etc., spend time with good friends
  • socialise to make new friends without seeking a relationship; don't put pressure on yourself to find the man/woman of your dreams wherever you go, instead enjoy light conversations and laughter
  • explore why you cannot get over your last break-up; perhaps it was messy, hurtful and you thought you'd spend the rest of your life with that person, and then your dreams were shattered..you will need to work on acceptance, letting go for good and healing. Check out my tips on how to recover from a break-up and turn a crisis into a transformational journey
  • every relationship is unique; sometimes it's not love at first sight, and it takes a little while to realise what a person can offer. Be open-minded.
  • the future isn't cast in stone; there is no control over it. Even Tarot cards and crystal balls cannot tell you exactly what will happen. Really. There, I said it. Embrace the future whatever it may hold.
  • loneliness is a sign that you need to get out more. Social activities will help. Meet new people. If you don't have many friends, then you can make new ones in your local area through social sites like City Socialising and Meet-up
  • make each day worthwhile and enjoy the present; live consciously and mindfully; do something each day that makes you feel good; try new activities / sports etc. you've never done before; be spontaneous; take care of yourself (physically, emotionally, spiritually)
  • set high standards and values you adhere to; you never need to go with second-best. Be patient; enjoy some flirting and friendship, but save intimacy for the one, who really rocks your boat and shows s/he's keen to offer you a fulfilling relationship 

Be honest with yourself and take action to feel happier and more content with the situation you are in right now. The more content you are with the here and now, the more you tackle the underlying issues of your insecurities and doubts, you will no longer ask these questions, and suddenly your new love pops into your life without warning, when you least expect it.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

PS: The image of the Seven of Cups from the Cosmic Tarot reflects very aptly a sense of desperation, clinging to the past or unfulfilled dreams and emotional insecurity. LWB keywords: "A man lies on the floor, tortured by restless dreams. Meaning: Illusion, daydreams, ruin, imagination, delusion, illusionary success, testing of wishes and fears, productive power of fantasy, dream-work."


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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Inspiration for the New Year: Optimism

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Tarot of Quotes
“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” - John Heywood

On New Year's Eve I received a timely reminder about the power of optimism from Thought For Today in my inbox, and I would like to share it with you today, the first day of 2013:

Optimism opens a door in difficult or hopeless situations.

No matter what the crisis, an optimist maintains the outlook that it is a sign - perhaps time for a different way of thinking or a different way of doing things. 

Sometimes this sign has to be very clear - even harsh - otherwise we may continue in self-delusion and leave our true potential unfulfilled.

Take this sign as a step towards change, otherwise complaint, resentment, bitterness, cynicism or even desperation may emerge.

Optimism is power. It's a way of life that restores faith in yourself, your ability and your future. Optimism can help you overcome self-sabotage.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” - Helen Keller

Optimism isn't about pretending that everything is fine when it isn't. It's about accepting a situation, making the best of it and striving towards improving it, because you know that positive change and transformation is possible and within your reach.


"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." 
 - Vaclav Havel 

And even if things don't turn out the way you wanted them to, as an optimist you will have had a better time trying than gloomily awaiting your fate.

Make this year a year of optimism and see how it improves your life.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and abundant New Year!

Christiane


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