The idea of wanting or needing to know the future is part of the human
experience. Tarot cards have had a place in human society for a long time,
at least five hundred years and probably a lot longer than that. Their
beginning is obscure and unknown. We all want to know what is coming, how to
prepare or how to prevent the inevitable. The Tarot cards represent the
obstacles and growths that each person must endure along the path of life.
Reaching the end of a cycle is not the end but a return to the beginning,
to be repeated with new obstacles and new challenges.
Tarot decks are normally divided into two sections, the major arcana and the
minor arcana. The major arcana represent stages and major influences on each
stage of your journey. The minor arcana represent the separate facets of
each stage. They are aids to understanding what is occurring or why something
The fourteenth card in the Major arcana is "The Hanged Man". The Hanged Man
represents the need to give up something in order to acquire something of greater
value. This must be a voluntary sacrifice. This sacrifice can be either an emotional
or physical sacrifice. Giving up an external item that has always provided a sense
of security will allow for another potential to grow and develop in its place. If
you give up an internal emotion or attitude, it allows for you to cleanse any feelings
of resentment and unforgivable hatred. If reversed, it is a warning about taking the
easy way out of a situation.
The fifteenth card in the Major arcana is "Death". This card very rarely means
death. This card does symbolize that something must end. Whether or not you find
this ending painful will depend on your willingness to accept change and disruption
into your life. Again this will create room to grow. When things are given up,
new life paths and new opportunities present themselves for your gain. If reversed,
it can symbolize a period of stagnation and boredom.
The Hanged Man
The first crystal is Lepidolite. The colour of Lepidolite can range from pink tones
to purple. Lepidolite is also known as the "Stone of Peace."
Lepidolite (purple) has a high lithium content so it becomes an excellent stone for
out-of-body experiences. It is known to increase psychic ability, awareness and
acceptance, peace and tranquillity.
If the Lepidolite has more pink tones, it is a good crystal for soothing anger,
releasing and diffusing negativity, and any other emotions ruled by the heart.
Lepidolite has also been used to bring about restful sleep with pleasant dreams.
The next crystal is Calcite. Calcite can be found in many different colours.
There is red, green, blue, orange, pink and honey coloured Calcites. All Calcites
have the ability to reduce the boundaries of the mind. It can allow the mind to
accept new opinions and new learnings. This crystal is very beneficial for students.
However each crystal has it's own added abilities depending on the colour.
Green Calcite is the crystal shown and it has the ability to release and minimize
fears. It can balance the mind and provide the wearer with confidence. It can also
improve concentration. It is an excellent stone for helping to meditate and it can
be used when you are experiencing changes that are stressful in your environment.
Auras and Chakras
Aura - The Meanings of the Radiating Colours
RED - people who like to be in charge and love responsibility. They seek financial
gains and power.
ORANGE - people who enjoy spending time with family and friends. They are intuitive,
YELLOW - people who enjoy bring new ideas to light. They can be expressive entertainers
and very artistic.
GREEN - people who enjoy challenges and work tirelessly to accomplish their goals
no matter how long it takes.
BLUE - people who dislike restrictions and enjoy freedom and variety.
INDIGO - people who will come to the aid of friends and family. Usually a peace maker
and a confidant.
VIOLET - people who enjoy being alone and learning to grow both mentally and
SILVER - people who are great at thinking up new ideas, whether the idea is practical
or not makes no difference. People with vivid and vibrant imaginations.
GOLD - people who like to take on large, demanding projects. They seek challenges
that extend past their limitations and comfort zones.
PINK - people who enjoy planning their financial success. If they can learn to
integrate their ground colour and radiating colour, they can become very successful.
WHITE - people who are idealistic and peaceful. They will support causes that
they believe to be worthy and they seek to better the world we live in.
Using the colours found in auras and chakras can be helpful in having you face
situations and progressing on your spiritual and life path. If you find that
you are having a difficult time of speaking up for yourself or for what is right,
wearing the rich blue of the throat chakra can open up your throat so that you can
speak the truth you know. If you are facing a stressful situation where you are
expected to take charge, wearing red can bring forth the strength and leadership
qualities that needed. Be aware of colours and how the world around you reacts to
the colours you choose to wear.
Most of all have fun learning to see and
feel auras. The more upset you get when trying the harder it will become to see them
and that can take the wonder and joy out of the experience.
Hints to ease your path into meditation
Meditating on the intangeable can be helpful to understanding our place.
It will allow you to see and understand how interconnected we all are
with everything. Meditate on Interdependence (The Spirit), Light (Inner Clarity)
and Space (Infinite Possibilities).
For this meditation, picture yourself in the middle of all the elements; Water, Wind,
Fire and Earth. Feel how they flow through you and are part of you. We have become
separated from them and made them alien outside forces. We must reconnect to the
elements to be whole in spirit. We are a part of this planet and all life on it.
Bring in the all of the things that give life meaning, bring love of spirit, of the
planet and the love that binds parents and child, friends and life mates. Feel how
the connections bind us to each other and to the world.
For this meditation, imagine the feel of sunlight on your body, or if possible
sit in the sun. Feel the heat and the life giving strength of the light. Bring
forth the feeling of dark, dreary days when the sun gives only a little light. Feel
the need to experience the bright light of a summer's day and how the amount of light
affects how you view your life and your days. Imagine the how your feeling soar
when you see the light of a rainbow and how the light changes during the seasons.
Finally bring the light into yourself and let it cleanse and restore your body and
For this meditation, it helps if you can spend time in a wide open space. Space
is something that we don't often think about however the feel of a wide open space is
much different then that of being in city or town or even a room. Wide open
spaces allow you to expand your thoughts past the boundaries of your present confines.
It can help you to find ways to expand your ideas and thought patterns. Allow your
mind to expand to the vastness of a land mass or an ocean. This will give your ideas
room to grow and when you aren't sure that you can go further expand your mind to
the size of the planet and even the universe. Allow your potentials to grow and
allow your mind to grow with them. Imagine the possibilities.