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 eighteenth card in the Major arcana is "The Star". The Star card is a
symbol of hope and faith in the middle of life's difficultly. However it can not
be a blind hope. All hope and faith must be accompanied by actions that build and
support them. This is a card of promise; you can rebuild faith and hope but you
have to be an integral part of that rebuilding. Sitting and hiding does nothing
but aid in building a dream. This card also represents a need for rest from the
trials of life. If reversed it symbolizes negative thoughts and a longing for
unreachable goals and ambitions. This does not mean that you can never reach that
goal but just not at this particular time.
The nineteenth card in the Major arcana is "The Moon". The Moon card augurs a
time of confusion, uncertainty and change. These are things that we have no control
over. They will leave us disorganized and clinging to dreams and hopes. This is
a time to learn "to go with the flow". Realize that there are some things that
we can not control and we shouldn't try. Change and confusion are major up-heavals
in life and learning that we are but tiny bits of a whole can help to put things
into perspective. It can also indicate depression due to stifled imagination. If
reversed it can mean that plans and ideas should be put on the shelf for a time.
It is also a warning that things may not be as they seem to be, ensure you read
the small print.
The first crystal is Desert Rose. Desert Rose is also known as Gypsum. Desert Rose
has been called the "Lucky Stone" and is said to bring good fortune. Desert Rose is
used to calm and sustain one's self when the events of life are happening too quickly.
The next stone is Labradorite. Labradorite is also known as Spectrolite. Labradorite
is used in ceremony. It can raise the consciousness and can enhance psychic ability.
It has also been used to assist in regeneration and protection. Most it is used
in meditation for communication with the divine and in connecting to the energies
of the universe.
Auras and Chakras
Using Pendants to check on the health and size of chakra areas is an easy
exercise that will get you accustomed to using pendants and understanding the
chakra centres. Pendants usually consist of crystals that match the colours of
the chakras from the heart up to the head; purple(amethyst), pink(rose quartz),
blue(sodalite, lapis lazuli). The crystals can be wrapped in wire, like the
picture, and then suspended by a thin leather strip.
To use a pendant to check the chakras, it is much easier to do it on a friend.
Have the other person lay on a comfortable surface. Hold the pendant firmly
but not tightly and centre it over the lowest chakra. Allow the pendant to begin
to move on it's own. In women the base chakra energy and pendant will travel in
a counter-clockwise direction; in men the travel will be clockwise. Each chakra
will alternate in direction; counter-clockwise/clockwise/counter-clockwise and so on.
Proceed up the body and ensure that all the chakras circle at the same size. If a
chakra is out of size, stop the pendant and concentrate on changing the size of the
chakra centre. Allow the pendant to start to move over the chakra again and either
hold the pattern in to the proper size or help it to move outward to balance with
the other chakras. Have the person rest and get up slowly.
Changing Your Life with Meditation
Meditation is a start to changing your life. Meditation allows you to become
more aware of your daily life. With it you can examine your needs, abilities and
your goals; it allows you to follow a life path or goal. You can look at your life
path and goals as different stages of life. Some plans are just starting to develop,
some are starting to bud and others are in full bloom. They radiate your inner self
and allow you to judge what you should work on next or what may need more time to
Be aware of the sabotage you can do to your own thought processes.
Unhealthy thought patterns can wreck the best progress. Thought is energy and
if you think negative thoughts, this negative energy will interfere with your
progress. Negative energy creates stubborn patterns however by following the
trend of your thoughts you can learn to counteract those patterns and break the
mold you have unknowingly build.