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Tarot Card for the Week of 9-1-13

The tarot cards hold special meanings, warnings, characteristics and actions that may need to be taken in order to change your course in life. Keep in mind that some aspects are changeable and some are not. It is all up to you. The Two of Cups is the tarot card for the week of 9-1-13. The Cups are also known as chalices or goblets. They correspond to hearts in a playing card deck and are associated with the Water element and the color red. The suit is associated with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The Cups are symbolic of emotions (positive and negative), love, relationships, romance, happiness, intuition, psychic abilities and spiritual connections. The Two of Cups is a card of romance, new beginnings and commitment. It also reflects good communication with a business partner. This week the Two of Cups may indicate that a rocky relationship may be coming to an end or through honesty, agreements can be made. If you are in a relationship and feel you are the only one participating, this might be the week that your partner finally steps up and joins in. Love will conquer all. If you are beginning a new relationship you must take off your blinders and see beyond perfection in your mate. You may just happen to reveal a few flaws. This card asks you to look inward this week, especially if there has been difficulty in a business or personal relationship. Have you been domineering, suspicious, or selfish? These traits could be causing some problems. This is definitely the week to keep things in balance.

 

 
UPRIGHT:
Two of Cups, Minor Arcana, is a balancing card representing healthy relationships, whether in romance, business or personal friendships. In romance, this is the card of commitment and the beginning of intimacy. In business, this is the opening of communication to a long-lasting business partnership where neither puts their needs in front of the other. As far as personal friendships are concerned, who do you trust more with your personal secrets? This card represents the energy that love creates. The first step in creating love is to love yourself first. You need to love yourself as you want others to love you. It is time to remove any masks you might be wearing.

 

REVERSED:
Although you may have been hurt before in a relationship, this is now the time to let go. Your reluctance will end in isolation. This card in reverse may indicate that you are living too much in a fantasy world and you are not in true touch with what is needed to make a true commitment. You must take a look — your current relationship may be one-sided. But do not hold back feelings. Do not be afraid of communicating, what is left unsaid can be misunderstood. Without learning these skills, this card may indicate a possible break up or divorce. The key to success is being available for each other — don’t think for your partner.

 

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Stair Dreams — The Ups and Downs

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Dreams about stairs relate to progress and moving forward or backward in some area of your waking life. These dreams can represent feelings of fear, falling, failure, success or challenge.

 

Walking or running up the stairs can have several meanings. If you are rapidly running up the stairs, you might be on the fast track to your goals or you might be leaping too quickly and missing out on something important in your waking life. When you see yourself slowly climbing up the stairs, it can be an indication that you are gaining a higher self-awareness, making progress toward a goal, moving in a positive direction, or you are on your way to achieving success. It can also mean you are reaching toward a higher consciousness.

 

If you are having difficulty getting up a flight of stairs or are standing still on them, this can indicate that you are stuck in some area of your life or that you are struggling, either emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually. It can also symbolize that there is no easy way to move forward in your waking life to achieve success or to solve a current problem. The bottom line is, you may be subconsciously dealing with a fear of failure and not making it to the top. If you are just standing still on the stairs in your dream, you may be struggling to know which way to proceed in a situation.

 

Dreaming of walking down the stairs can mean that you are experiencing emotional setbacks and doubts, or a current situation you are struggling with is deteriorating. It can also indicate that you are lapsing into negative subconscious thoughts or repressing your true emotions that have not been dealt with. This type of dream may also symbolize that there is closure with certain struggles in your life and that you are finding ways to solve specific problems.

 

If you trip or fall while walking up or down the stairs, this may be an indication that you have a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence. If you have a fear of walking down the stairs it can mean that you do not want to face underlying emotions and fears. If the staircase collapses beneath you in your dream, this may represent your fear of success or insecurities within your career and relationships.

 

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Tarot Card for the Week of 8-25-13

The tarot cards hold special meanings, warnings, characteristics and actions that may need to be taken in order to change your course in life. Keep in mind that some aspects are changeable and some are not. It is all up to you. With the Ten of Pentacles as the tarot card for the week of 8-25-13, prosperity, material gains and family support are all at their height this week. However, be aware that there may be a family member who is not supportive and can drag you down. This may be someone who does not understand the importance of give and take. If you have been hiding a particular talent or strength, it is now time to expose it, which will lead to financial gain and recognition. Patience may be required to reap the benefits. As the real estate market has been turning around, this might be the week to put an offer on a property you’ve had your eye on. If you do experience a setback this week, don’t worry, as it will not last long. If you have a pet, this might be the week to make that long overdue vet appointment.

UPRIGHT:
Ten of Pentacles, Minor Arcana, is never a negative card in this position. Prosperity and material and financial security is indicated. It can also mean that there is a family relationship with money, such as a thriving family business, trust fund or a loan made to a family member. This is a time you should look to your family for support — emotional, as well as financial. If you find another family member in need, you will be able to repay him/her for the help you received. Don’t discard tradition. Family ties and customs are extremely important. A possible partnership is on the horizon. Emotionally you are gratified. Selecting this card in a reading can signify a possible relationship with somebody of means.
On a spiritual level, you have learned that it is better to give than to receive. The card signifies spiritual growth. Due to your positive family support, if you have any emotional deficits or unresolved issues, the family will comfort you. You may also experience community or group recognition due to your social standing or your own abilities. There could be a health related problem with a pet — pay close attention, their loyalty deserves it. Nip it in the bud before it escalates.
REVERSED:
This card refers to family problems and pressure, usually involving money. Family arguments and disputes over money may be the result of the division of assets after the death of a family member. You may feel that there was tampering with the will. It is possible that family members could be becoming a financial burden. They may even be unappreciative of your efforts to assist them. Perhaps your family members or people claiming to have your best interests at heart, do not approve of the way you are handling your own finances and personal affairs. They may be manipulative and trying to control you, which is holding you back. You may want to get some good legal advice.
However, it could be that your current financial status is at risk and you are unaware. Financial worries may have taken over peace of mind. But do keep an eye on your money. Another aspect of this card can signify that there could be a robbery, either by someone you know or don’t know. Larceny rears its ugly face. Due to all the disharmony brought on because of the monetary struggles, it may be draining you of your energy. At times, you find it hard to motivate yourself.

 

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Tarot Card for the Week of 8-18-13

The tarot cards hold special meanings, warnings, characteristics and actions that may need to be taken in order to change your course in life. Keep in mind that some aspects are changeable and some are not. It is all up to you. With the Ten of Cups as the tarot card for the week of 8-18-13, this is finally the week that things will start turning around in a positive manner. You are enjoying loving relationships with family and friends and are content in the moment. Brace yourself for some pleasurable events in the near future. If you have been down, you may start to feel cheery. If you have been too focused on material possessions lately, this is the week to focus more on your core values. Have you been neglecting someone who has shown you true and unconditional love? Be aware of this for there is a chance that miscommunication can destroy relationships. If you have been hurt in the past, this might be the time to speak from your heart. What is spoken from your heart reaches the heart of others.

 

 

UPRIGHT:
The Ten of Cups, Minor Arcana, is the card in which we count our blessings. All is right with your friendships, relationships, family and the world. The harmony you have been longing for has arrived. Your family is finally able to get along and you feel true and unconditional love. You are basking in a devoted give and take environment. If single, a commitment is in the works. This is the time your intuition is high and you can trust your gut. You will know the best and next right thing to do. A new cycle is around the corner. Satisfaction and love are felt internally because of the love you share deeply with others. You feel complete. You can realize your dreams because you have worked for them through love and self-respect.

 

REVERSED:
You are on the verge of losing something very precious to you, which will affect you deeply. Speak from your heart, and reveal any feelings you have been internalizing. All that feels right may change. Where there was harmony, friction and discord are rearing their ugly faces. You may be becoming manipulative, which will cause the loss of friends. Your behavior is showing disregard toward society. You are experiencing feelings of betrayal from your loved ones. You are more concerned with the acquisition of material things, instead of love and harmony.

 

 

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Tarot Card for the Week of 8-11-13

The tarot cards hold special meanings, warnings, characteristics and actions that may need to be taken in order to change your course in life. Keep in mind that some aspects are changeable and some are not. It is all up to you. With the Five of Pentacles as the tarot card for the week of 8-11-13, this may be the week that you are feeling left out in the cold, even though it is the middle of summer. Are you feeling anxious over your finances? Have you felt that you have been on a losing streak, rather than a winning one? Just make sure you are being realistic about your situation. It is important to choose your path wisely. There may be obstacles; however, learn to rely on the help of someone who is dear  to you. Also, if you have not been feeling well, it is probably only temporary. As long as you keep the faith and stay positive, situations in all areas of your life will improve, even if things are not going well right now.

 

UPRIGHT:
Five of Pentacles, Minor Arcana, indicates money troubles. There has been a mismanagement or a misappropriation of your funds. You may owe considerably more than what you have in the bank. Be careful of your credit cards. This situation can lead to mental strife or ill physical health. There is a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. Reflections on the past are causing you to feel empty, sad and lonely. This is the time to look for spiritual answers. Keep the faith that your circumstances will change. Seek out financial opportunities, however, this is not the time for risk taking or leaving your current place of employment. Old ideas of being able to buy love or people no longer apply.

 

REVERSED:
There is hope. Your self-confidence is rebuilding. You have become honest with yourself and have regained your empathy and concern for others. Challenging situations abound for you but as always, hard work will get you through. Your troubles will help you become stronger. This is a time to remember that what goes around comes around. Also, don’t let your pride keep you from seeking help. There is a karmic lesson waiting for you. Look toward the future. You may find that you will regain your wealth, both emotionally and materially. You might receive a grant or monetary gift to give you a little push. It may not come quickly, so you need to be patient. This card may also be a warning about an impending accident, due to the fact that you have not been entirely focused on your goals.

 

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Psychomanteum: Spirits Through a Looking Glass

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A psychomanteum is a small, dark chamber used to facilitate communication with a particular departed soul. Its origin stem from an ancient Greek ritual for contacting those in the spirit realm. At that time, individuals were led through an underground maze to a dimly lit place so they would be away from outside stimuli. In that area was a cauldron or bowl filled with water or oil. The person would gaze directly into the cauldron, look at and focus on his own reflection in the hope that the spirit would appear.

 

This was actually an early form of scrying, which is a type of divination used to predict the future by gazing into a crystal ball (crystallomancy), other shiny object or reflective surface. Reflective surfaces were believed to be a portal to the spirit world. Throughout ancient history, many cultures have used other methods, using herbs, plants, smoke or drumming, to induce an altered state of mind to achieve a higher consciousness in order to contact spirits for guidance, to answer questions, to heal and to connect with ancestors who had passed.

 

 

The earliest known term used for these chambers was psuchomanteia. In the 20th century, Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., grief counselor, respected researcher in near-death experiences and author of Life after Life and other works, was inspired by the writings of Herodotus about the Oracle of the Dead and Homer in The Odyssey, in which they described these chambers. Moody believed that such a chamber would help individuals through the grieving process after the death of a loved one or friend. The time spent contacting and connecting with those in the spirit realm would help or create a powerful impact on emotional healing. Moody recreated a modern-day chamber and called it a psychomanteum. Currently, his work in the field continues, and he lectures, consults and researches on this topic, as well as others.

 

 

Moody’s psychomanteum chamber was a small, dimly lit room (approximately the size of a walk-in closet) with a mirror on one wall and a comfortable chair directly facing the mirror. It was intentionally hung so that the individual sitting in the chair was unable to see his or her own reflection. This was not the case in ancient psychomanteums, in which the individual stared at his own reflection while gazing into a reflective surface. Placed behind the chair was a lamp with a low-wattage bulb. Additionally, a black velvet curtain surrounded the chair to create a nestled and secure environment for the individual. Doing that was a form of sensory deprivation, which was used to block all external stimuli, thus allowing the mind of the individual sitting in the chair to focus only on the intended spirit that was to be contacted.

 

 

Before participating in the initial chamber testing, a rigorous selection process for potential subjects was put in place. Moody devised specific methods to prepare the selected participants for the experience. He encouraged them to dress in comfortable attire, to bring an object or picture that evoked strong memories of the deceased and to share their deepest feelings and experiences with him, either positive or negative. Moody continued to relax the participants by walking leisurely and talking about the grieving process and the expectations of the psychomanteum experience. To get his subjects even more relaxed and get them closer to a true meditative state, he had them also lie down and listen to soft music before entering the chamber.

 

 

The actual time spent in the psychomanteum was a mere 45 minutes to one hour, while in comparison, the preparation for it took quite a few hours. After each session in the room ended, he would discuss the experience in-depth with the participant.

 

 

Moody never guaranteed a connection with those who had passed during the time in the psychomanteum. People’s experiences within the chamber varied. In some cases, the spirit that the person hoped to contact did in fact appear to deliver a message, some final words or just some extra time that was needed between the two. In other cases, another spirit who had a relationship with the person appeared and offered similar comfort or an important message.

 

 

Sometimes, subjects experienced a feeling that a comforting presence was in the room, being touched by the apparition — a consoling hug, a gentle stroke on the hand or face, or the spirit appearing as if it were once again in human form. Moody reported that regardless of what did or did not “appear” from the spirit realm during the time spent in the room, the subjects had positive reactions to it and felt comforted, at peace and gained much needed closure regarding the passing of their departed.

 

 

Today, the purpose of the psychomanteum has been expanded to include not just bereavement and contacting spirits. It has become a key tool in helping people to attain a greater knowledge of the Self and to provide the ability to achieve a higher consciousness, which can aid in clarifying change and major life decisions.

 

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