Christiana - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20
One of my favorite bits of spiritual wisdom is deceptively simple. The Hermetic “As Above, So Below” works in so many ways in our lives. I am constantly in awe of the power and knowledge that comes from those four words.
People often ask me to explain what “As Above, So Below” actually means. In a way, I am still figuring it out. Here are a five ways this wisdom presents itself to me.
The movement of the heavens does not create situations on Earth. The movements of the heavens are reflected on Earth. As Above, So Below.
Christiana - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:34
LOA, or the Law of Attraction, can be a very helpful practice. Based on the Hermetic wisdom of “like attracts like,” the Law of Attraction tells us that we can manifest what we want in life.
Often our fears and negative thoughts keep us from living the life we desire. If we release those fears we can push past our self-imposed limitations into a more fulfilling life.
Christiana - Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:41
In a local Tarot Circle meeting this past week we played a fun tarot game.
Everyone is welcome at Tarot Circle. Some people have never held a tarot deck before, some people are professional readers. The challenge for me is to devise tarot exercises that are interesting, empowering and doable for the entire group.
Christiana - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 14:07
I’m always concerned when I hear tarot readers say they are exhausted after a reading, or after an evening of readings. I believe that if you are tired after reading tarot, you are missing at least one important step in your process.
Tarot reading is not just laying out some cards and interpreting them. Tarot reading is a spiritual process. If we don’t observe the necessary steps it is easy to become drained, or worse, to take on our clients’ energy. This can be a true threat to our physical and emotional health.
Christiana - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:00
Welcome to the Samhain 2013 Tarot Blog Hop. Eight times a year tarotists from all over the world blog together on the same topic. The Blog Hop happens on each spoke of the Pagan Wheel of the Year but is not specifically Pagan-themed. This time around our wrangler, Alison Cross, has asked us to blog on the topic of love and how it relates to tarot for us.
Christiana - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:31
Did you have a chance to experience The Spiritual Path of Tarot telesummit earlier this autumn? I was pleased to present Major Arcana 18, the Moon.
Now I am excited to announce that I will be part of a new telesummit coming in just a few weeks, The Guardian Gateway Telesummit II.
Christiana - Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:05
What is it about religion and spirituality that makes us feel comfortable judging and discriminating against those whose beliefs are different than our own?
It’s a complex issue. On some level we are all probably guilty of it. For instance, I have a problem with religions that disempower women and religions that try to make our human sexuality a source of shame.
At the same time, I am enraged when I feel I am being discriminated against for religious reasons, or am made to suffer because of someone’s misunderstanding of my own spiritual path.
Christiana - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 18:36
I’m not much of an astrologer, but I always try to pay attention to synchronicity. And astrology is all about synchronicity, isn’t it?
Recently in a Facebook tarot group a member asked about elemental associations for the Fool. I chimed in explaining that the Fool is associated with the element of Air and the planet Uranus.
Last night my guest on Christiana’s Psychic Café was astrologer Jim Cummins. I asked him what the heck is going on with the planet. Jim explained it quite succinctly.
Christiana - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:29
Compassion may be the most difficult, most necessary and most rewarding spiritual lesson of them all. Many people don’t understand compassion. Compassion can be a difficult concept. Common misconceptions of compassion are expressed in ways like this.
I’ll save my compassion for the people who deserve it.
That person will never change so compassion is wasted on them.
I can’t have compassion for that person because that person is dangerous to me.
Here is some truth about compassion.
Christiana - Sat, 09/28/2013 - 09:36
Yesterday I presented Major Arcana 18, the Moon, as part of the Spiritual Path of Tarot Telesummit.
Here are some of the thoughts I expressed during that presentation.
I have always been fascinated with the ambivalence tarotists have toward the Moon. Some readers and tarot authors see the Moon as a card of treachery, confusion and insanity. Others see it as a card of intuition and spiritual guidance.