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
Each suit in the minor arcana is divided into a progressive sequence. It is similar
in some respect to a deck of playing cards. The numbered cards range from Aces to
Tens and the Face cards range from Pages to Kings.
The numbered cards represent the everyday, common experiences of this world. During
our lives we will find ourselves in each of the landscapes depicted on the cards.
They are the events that surround us, influence us and have a bearing on our
choices. Many times these experiences are states of emotion and they can range
from the highest to the lowest.
Infinite allows us to heal whatever we manifest in our bodies with the help of
angelic, loving energy. The energy produced by Infinite can be used as a form of
protection for the body. Infinite can help to cleanse the chakras and enhance your
meditation. Infinite is a crystal of connection. It provides easy connection to
your guardian angels and with the spirit world. Infinite provides wonderfully soft
and loving energy.
Sun-stone is a man-made stone. It provides a connection to the inner
strength that we all have. It allows us to connect with that strength and
to draw from it in times of stress and anger. In times of need we can penetrate
the shell that we allow to build around our core. Sun-stone makes this process
easier and a little less painful.
Smudges & Smudging
The herb sage, the same sage that you use in cooking, when burned as part of a
smudging brings wisdom and healing into the being.
The herb sweetgrass is used to attract positive energy. It can be purchased in
braided lengths at many
Lavender is used to restore balance and brings about feelings of peace and tranquility.
Lavender is also good for attracting kind, loving spirits.
The herb rosemary is used when there is a need for powerful healing and it can
bring mental clarity for those who seek it.
Mantras & Their Meanings
"Om Shrim Mahalakshmiyei Swaha" - Rough Translation: 'Om and salutations
to that feminine energy which bestows all manner of wealth, and for which Shrim
is the seed'
This mantra has not only been used for the purpose of attracting prosperity,
but also for drawing in proper friends, clearing up family misunderstandings
and quarrels, and smoothing some health problems. As we all know, there are many
different kinds of wealth. As you use this mantra, focus on the kind of wealth
you wish to manifest in your life.
"Om Namah Shivaya" - Rough Translation: 'Om and salutations to that
which I am capable of becoming.'
This mantra has no true literal translation. The sounds relate directly to
the principles which govern each of the first six chakras on the spine...
Earth, water, fire, air, ether. This mantra does not refer to the chakras themselves.
This mantra will start one out on the path of subtle development of spiritual
attainments. It is the beginning on the path of Siddha Yoga, or the Yoga
of Perfection of the Divine Vehicle