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 High Priestess card as the tarot card for the week of 6-2-13, this is the week to trust your intuition and pay attention to your gut feelings on all matters. You might be surprised that you have hidden psychic abilities. This week is also not the time to hide your feelings and emotions. You must put your fears aside. You may be asked to help others with their problems. Just be sure to keep yourself well-balanced and in tune with your spiritual side. Meditation will help you do that and may give you some answers you seek. Trust in your inner self and have faith — things will work out. Look out for a superficial individual who may not have your best interests at heart. Be careful not to divulge any personal information to the wrong people. You must remain on your toes this week and keep watch for hidden agendas and secrets from people who you think are trustworthy.
MAJOR ARCANA NUMBER 2
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: VIRGO, MOON, VENUS
The High Priestess card symbolizes your own power and intuition. There is something hidden that will be revealed. Certain things psychically have not been revealed yet. Trust your own abilities — knowledge, intuition and psychic powers — to find out what is coming your way. You will become aware of unseen truths, hidden dangers, untapped potentials and spirituality. You are passive by nature; however, you possess the power to uncover great possibilities. You are extremely patient and will wait for events to blossom in their own time. This card insists that you must trust your intuition and psychic abilities. By using these energies and abilities, you will be able to gain the answers to many of your own questions.
In the reversed position, the High Priestess card can signify a hidden agenda, a lack of compassion or selfishness. It can also reflect that you only rely on surface and superficial knowledge — not your intuition. You lack the ability to understand situations as they appear. This card may also indicate there is an individual around you who does not have your best interests at hand. This may be someone who is very close to you. You or someone else may be abusing psychic abilities to manipulate a situation or to hurt another person. Beware of false prophets.
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A labyrinth is a single geometrical winding pathway, usually acorn shaped, varying in size and used for personal, psychological and spiritual renovation. It is a sacred space with healing powers that can assist in meditation, prayer, self-awareness and connection with the Divine. Labyrinths have existed for more than 4000 years and have been an integral part of many ancient cultures and religions. During the time of the Crusades, people created and used labyrinths to symbolize the physical pilgrimage to the Holy Land. They have also been depicted on pottery and in woven fabric patterns. Some labyrinths are carved out in gardens or simply made of stones or gravel. If you do not have room to create your own walking labyrinth, you can use a drawing and trace its path with your finger. (See drawing below.) You can achieve the same benefits as walking through one. You might also try tracing the path using your non-dominant hand for an additional challenge.
A labyrinth is a unicursal maze — one path that begins at the entrance or mouth, which leads to its center and goes back out the same way. In contrast, a conventional maze is a left-brain exercise that requires the use of logic to find your way out. It is designed to stimulate the right brain, which unleashes creativity and intuition, and to give you the ability to enter a form of walking meditative state. There are no walls on the path to block site of the center goal or to block your way out.
Labyrinths represent a metaphor for your life path and the journey you are making. While walking the path of the labyrinth, either alone or with a group, focus on your feelings and emotions to allow you to connect with yourself. You may also want to choose a meditation that you are comfortable with in order to clear and quiet your mind. The uses of a labyrinth are many — relief from stress and anxiety, healing, meditation, problem solving, enhancing intuition, expanding thought processes, communicating with the Divine, balancing mind, body and spirit, letting go of unwanted energies, obtaining goals, celebrating and remembering others, building trust in yourself or others, and coping with grief, sorrow and loss.
When walking a labyrinth, leave yourself open to the different emotions that may overcome you. You may experience feelings of euphoria or feelings of despair. Whatever feelings rise to the surface, accept them as a healing experience and an opportunity for growth on your path in life.
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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 Eight of Swords as the tarot card for the week of 1-13-13, is this week that you may be feeling trapped by an external or internal crisis? If this is the case, you may be experiencing anxiety and depression. Also feeling of hurt may be about to come to the surface. Is decision making difficult or are you starting to feel a new beginning? Do you feel that some of your fears are being cast away? This could be the week of new beginnings and success may be riding on your ability to follow your intuition. This is definitely the week to stay strong. It is the week to forge ahead with plans. At the end of the week, you decide if the Eight of Swords fell in the upright or reversed position for you.
The Eight of Swords card, Minor Arcana, represents feeling trapped, imprisoned. Your thoughts and fears have paralyzed and imprisoned you physically and mentally. You feel shackled and are unable to think clearly. Thinking of change is overwhelming. You think it is better to stay where you are than to take a risk. You also have an overwhelming fear of getting hurt.
You will start thinking more clearly. Recognize that you possess the power to rebuild your self-confidence. You are no longer the victim of circumstances. Use your intuition to liberate you from oppression. Now is the time to question if your energies are being used to the best of your ability. Let go of the past and start planning and living for the future. Everything else is just water under the bridge.
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It is very important to know the different types of psychics and psychic readings that are available to you before you make a choice. Psychic readings are divided into two groups — structured and unstructured. A structured reading involves the use of divination tools such as tarot cards; the lines, bumps and markings on your palms, head and other parts of the body; rune stones; I-Ching coins; tea leaves; astrology birth charts; and numbers, to name a few, to give information and answers about your career, relationships and past, present and future events in your life. Some people who are not true psychic mediums do perform these readings and are extremely accurate and knowledgeable. And many courses are available that can teach you these different divinations; however, a more in-depth reading will be accomplished if given by an individual with true psychic abilities.
In an unstructured reading, the psychic medium relies on his or her psychic gifts to reveal information about your feelings, emotions and relationships. They also have the ability to connect with people who have passed, as well as with people who are currently playing an important role in your life. When getting this type of reading, it is usually best to have a specific question in mind or some past, present or future issues that need resolving. This is the highest form of psychic mediumship and is known as evidential psychic mediumship. The medium will be able to give you specific names, dates and details that only you or someone in your family would know. Also, some are able to read animals’ thoughts and connect with animals who have passed. Someone who is not truly a psychic medium will not be able to give an accurate unstructured reading.
Another type of psychic ability associated with an unstructured type of reading is that of a psychic/spiritual healer. The work of a psychic healer can be described as viewing a person through the psychic’s mind’s eye and looking at people’s energies with respect to their chakras, auras, physical organs and overall health. A psychic senses and identifies where someone’s energy needs unblocking. To do that, some psychic healers associate themselves with one or more guides, calling on their angels, spirit guides and a Divine power for assistance in their work. Because these assistants are not in the physical world, they can aid in obtaining a higher consciousness and ability, which helps the psychic to rebalance a person’s free-flowing energy and accelerate their healing.
Some people attribute the healing that may take place during a psychic healing session as merely a “placebo effect.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the placebo effect as “the improvement in the condition of a patient that occurs in response to treatment but cannot be considered due to the specific treatment used.” In other words, if you believe you can be healed, the healing occurs. Psychic healers have healed many individuals and have done so without using conventional medical treatments. Whether the healing is a placebo effect or not, some documented results from these healings have been miraculous and unexplainable. Keep in mind that any psychic healings should be used in tandem with the current conventional medical options that are available for the specific ailment or disease.
Some common terms used to describe types of psychic abilities are clairalience (the ability to smell scents from the spirit world or from those who are not physically nearby); clairaudience (also known as “clear hearing,” the ability to hear words, sounds and voices from the spirit world); clairgustance (the ability to physically perceive tastes without tasting anything); clairsentience (the ability to sense or feel the presence of those who have passed or to sense the auras and vibrations of all living things); and finally, the most notable of the clairs, clairvoyance (also known as “clear seeing,” the ability to mentally see through the mind’s eye, spirits or people who have passed on. It also refers to the ability to obtain information about a person, place or event without the use of the five senses).
When choosing a psychic, do not be afraid to ask questions about the psychic’s abilities in advance of the reading, especially if you do not have a personal recommendation. Before you sit down with a psychic, remember the expression “Buyer Beware.” Unfortunately, as in every business, there are those who will take advantage of people that are showing any signs of desperation. You should be comfortable with your choice — trust your gut instincts. Some readings can be entertaining and some can be quite healing and comforting.
Through the investigative research efforts of Psychic Library, we have found that a large percentage of the structured readers we randomly contacted or visited were accurate in the use of their specialized divinations. Some of the readers had special psychic abilities and intuition that embellished and enhanced the readings the Psychic Library team received. However, the unstructured readers who were claiming to possess some form of psychic mediumship abilities did not deliver what they promised. In most cases, our expectations were not met. Instead of providing concrete evidence, these would-be psychic mediums were asking our team of researchers to give them information, even though they were in fact claiming to be in touch with the spirit world. For example, rather than giving information about one of the team members health problems, the psychic asked “do you have any health problems you want to discuss?” It seemed that for the most part, our team received cold readings and not true evidential psychic readings. Keep in mind, there are very qualified psychic mediums and intuitive counselors available to you. However, do try and seek out a psychic medium who has been recommended by someone you trust or who has had an accurate, helpful or healing reading.
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The Webster’s New World dictionary defines empathy as: feeling, intellectual or emotional identification with another. The term psychic empath, derived from empathy, is being used more frequently in the psychic and paranormal realms, and it refers to a psychic individual who is so intensely sensitive to other people’s emotions, pains and energies that they experience them as their own. They can probe deeply into another person’s soul and identify and experience feelings that may have been blocked for some time or unknown reason.
Like other psychic abilities, one may be born with it and it is often multi-generational. However, many people can acquire this after a near-death experience. It is also believed that everyone is born with some type of psychic powers, however much of this is still open to debate.
The following are some of the most common characteristics that empaths share with one another. It is also possible that some empaths may have stronger abilities in certain areas. They have a tremendous sensitivity to the feelings and energies of people around them whether they are acquaintances or not. They inherently have a keen understanding of various types of body language. They have the capacity to feel the deep-rooted emotions and pains of others.
Healers who are also empaths usually place their hands gently over or on the individual so they can pick up and focus on the needs or emotions of the person. Two powerful emotions that can be relieved by an empath are loss and grief. To lessen the negative emotions and pain, the empath can either draw out the negative energies from the person or replace them with their own positive energies. Another way in which an empath’s skills can be helpful is if someone experiences severe pain and does not know how to describe it to his doctor. Imagine going to an empath who can feel your pain problems and thus, help ease your struggle with the description or even minimize or heal the pain.
Empaths live with an extremely vigilant awareness of their surroundings. For example, an empath may feel overwhelmed and overly cautious when in a large crowd due to all the different emotions and energies he/she automatically picks up from the people in the room. There are exercises and practices empaths can do to help protect themselves physically and emotionally from any unwanted energies or emotions from others. Psychic protection exercises have been proven to protect and shield empaths and keep their chakras aligned and their auras protected to maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit. For some psychic protection and psychic shielding techniques, click here.
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