Tarot Card Combinations for Soul Mates

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Sometimes people come into our lives and we feel as if we already know them. In cases like that, it is entirely plausible that we have a past life connection to the other person. Could this be indicated by tarot cards in a reading somehow? Yes, absolutely! The main card from the Minor Arcana that indicates that we have a past life connection to another person is the 6 of Cups. If this card is paired with Justice or Judgment, we probably have karma still to work through with them. The Devil and The World can also indicate karmic soul contracts. In the first case, karmic debt is indicated and in the case of the latter, ongoing soul lessons are on the menu. So this is how I read the following soul mate card combinations: 6 of Cups and Justice – these two people have come back together in order to find harmony and to refine each other’s personalities. It is likely that they were lovers in a past life. 6 of Cups and Judgment – these two people devoted themselves entirely to each other in a past life but most likely not as lovers. In coming together as lovers, they are opening up to entirely new soul growth possibilities. 6 of Cups and The Devil – one of these two seriously harmed the other person in a past life and has incurred a karmic debt which they need to pay off in one form or another. These relationship often include an element of fatal attraction since the past life memory might linger in the form of a deep-rooted but mostly intangible fear, yet the inability to resist the other person is almost complete. This fatal attraction itself is not evil – it serves its purpose, i.e. to bring these two people together so that healing and forgiveness can take place. 6 of Cups and The World – these two people have travelled together for many life-times and have a soul contract to help each other grow and develop. They have been together in many different type of family and relationship constellations already and now have a chance to finally complete the lessons once and for all. Fatedness that is not past life related is also possible. In this case, we have agreed to meet up with another soul before we were born. The main indicator for this sort of thing in the Major Arcana is when The Wheel of Fortune occurs. We want to see it together with either The Lovers or the Ace of Cups, 2 of Cups or Knight of Cups to indicate a fated love relationship. The most difficult relationships to break free of are those that carry a strong element of The Devil and The World energies, similar in Astrology to couples bonded together by the planet Saturn, the ruler of the sign of Capricorn....

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Love & Romance Tarot Card Combinations

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Doing a love reading for yourself or a friend and not quite sure what to look for? It’s easy to get lost in the many different interpretations for each card, so I decided to put together this Top 5 Love Tarot Cards Guide to simplify your love readings. Top Soulmate Card: The 6 of Cups. When you meet someone under the auspice of the 6 of Cups you are likely to bond instantly and have the feeling of already knowing this person. That feeling is there for a reason. You have journeyed together in a past life. Look for combinations with the Ace of Cups, Knight of Cups and Wheel of Fortune for incoming soulmates. Soulmate love always promotes growth but can be difficult depending on your karma and may or may not last. Top New Love Card: The Ace of Cups. In a love reading, the Ace of Cups is the card that tells you to keep your heart open to welcome new love in. Look for combinations with Court cards (also known as ‘people cards’), the 2 of Cups, The Lovers and The Knight of Cups. A court card next to the Ace of Cups might tell you a bit about the personality of your new love. If the Court card happens to be the Knight of Cups, you can expect him to fall head over heels in love with you. Top Great Date Card:The Three of Cups. Communication will flow and joyful emotional bonding should be a doddle. Be warned though, as this card could easily end up with a ‘Your place or mine?’ scenario. Make your mind up whether or not this would be cool before stepping out and avoid over consumption of alcohol if you want to keep your head clear. Top Reciprocal Love Cards: 2 of Cups & The Lovers. Look for combinations with The Empress and the Knight of Cups. Top Commitment Cards: The Hierophant for wedding bells. The Four of Wands for moving in together. The World for lasting love. The Sun and the 10 of Cups for relationship happiness. The 10 of Pentacles for telling your grandchildren about how you first met. Look for combinations with all of the cards mentioned above. Additional cards you may want to look out for: As usual, the 9 of Cups and The Star signify luck and getting your wish granted. The Other Knights: The Knight of Pentacles signifies steadfastness and reliability but may be a tad dull. The Knight of Swords will most likely end up hurting you. He may look like your Knight in Shining Armour but he’s not able to care deeply for another. The Knight of Wands is often an incurable flirt – fun while it lasts but don’t count on him popping the question. Tarot Love Magick: Just as these cards are the best ones for guiding you on...

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Healing After Loss with Tarot and EFT

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Healing After Loss with Tarot and EFT

The other day, I was contemplating the sense of communion that accompanies the 3 of Cups. This led me to examine some of my own blocks to being fully in a state of communion with the All that Is and people around me. This may sound like a painful undertaking but I was motivated by an optimistic sense of curiousity of where it would take me, as well as by an inner knowledge that some healing would take place. I pulled three further cards that helped me hone in on specific blocks: 2 of Cups, Ace of Coins and The Sun – all reversed, which in my case was indicative of blocked energy/emotions. My card of the day, the 3 of Swords Rx, ’rounds up’ all these blockages by taking me deeper into the process of loss and grief. This process is universal and applies to all emotional blocks. I have posted a video on the five stages of grief below, and I urge you to watch it even if you don’t feel that this applies to you right now, because the truth of the matter is that we all experience all five stages most days. Learning to identify them gives us the ability to get to the resolution more quickly, or to at least be aware of why we are stuck in patterns of irritation or constantly trying to fix things. As those of you who have been following this blog will know, I have started using EFT to free up emotional blockages. EFT is an energy meridian technique that utilises the same points that are used in acupuncture treatments. Rather than puncturing the skin to stimulate them, EFT teaches a simple technique for tapping on these points. This technique can literally be learned in minutes, and once you know the ‘basic recipe,’ you can tap on pretty much anything. EFT can also be used for programming and affirming positive traits, states and qualities. I love the synchronicity of pulling the reversed 3 of Swords today, the day after Saturn moved into Libra. Saturn (the planet of limitations, karma, perseverance, discipline etc) in Libra (the Zodiac sign of relationship harmony, poise, peace, charm, diplomacy and friendliness). Saturn is in Libra until some time next year, so we’ll have plenty of time to sift through our relationship issues. Those of us who are willing to do the work will reap massive benefits from transformed, deeper and more meaningful relationships. Saturn is a hard task master but he is known to reward those who show him due respect. The Legacy of the Divine Tarot 3 of Swords shows us half the face of a grieving woman with tears streaming down her face. This is clearly not a person who is in the denial stage of the grieving process. She has reached the stage of despair. The good news is that the...

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The ‘How Can I Be A Better Candle?’ Tarot Spread

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The ‘How Can I Be A Better Candle?’ Tarot Spread

The same day I signed up for the Imbolc Tarot Blog Hop with the theme ‘How Can I Be A Better Candle?’, I came upon this poem by W.R. Hunt and, being a great believer in synchronicity, I don’t feel it was by chance. Dear Lord, please give me…  A few friends who understand me,  and yet remain my friends.  A work to do which has real value,  without which the world would feel the poorer.  A mind unafraid to travel,  even though the trail be not blazed. An understanding heart…  A sense of humour.  Time for quiet, silent meditation.  A feeling of the presence of God  and the patience to wait for the coming of these things,  with the wisdom to know them when they come.    This is one of those poems that just begs to be turn into a tarot spread… and doesn’t it fit just perfectly with the theme of being a better candle!? I often combine tarot and oracle cards in readings. This spread works best with an angel or other type of oracle card for position 3.   The ‘How Can I Be A Better Candle?’ Tarot Spread ********3******** ***5**********6** ********1******** **************** ***2*********4*** Alchemical Tarot and Angels of Atlantis Oracle   My meditation practice (Connecting with Spirit) – King of Coins A feeling of the presence of God (Fire) – 10 of Wands Wisdom to know (Spirit) – Patience Work without which the world would feel poorer (Earth) – 6 of Wands A mind unafraid to travel (Air) – 3 of Pentacles An understanding heart/friendships (Water) – Strength 1. The card here shows you what you need to know about a new or existing meditation practice. It can reveal a challenge to your practice or the way forward. In my own reading, I find the King of Coins apt here, as my aim for this year is to really ground my spiritual practice into reality… and what better guide for that then the King of Coins? 2. This card shows you how you can bring more magick into your everyday life by sensing the divine in everything and everyone around you. Fire brings you inspiration to shine more brightly. To me, the 10 of Wands here is connected to being continuously aware that I am here to serve – a big theme in my Hermit yer. 3. This is a message from Spirit which will help you be a better candle in the world. (Oracle/Angel card) This  card made me laugh out loud. Patience! It’s as if Spirit is putting back in the portion of the poem that I left out of the reading in order to remind me of its importance. 4. Here is a divine message about how you can shine your light more brightly in your ordinary work life. The 6 of Wands here reminds me that the more fun...

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Avoid These Top 5 Tarot Reading Mistakes

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Avoid These Top 5 Tarot Reading Mistakes

    Many people are quite nervous when they first start reading for others. Thankfully, most tarot readers are motivated by wanting to help others. This is a great start since sincerity goes a long way. However, there are pitfalls along the road to becoming the great reader you know you can be. Here is the heads up on what to be aware of and what to do about it. The top 5 mistakes are (in no particular order): Not being aware of your strengths and weaknesses Not knowing your ethical boundaries Not knowing how to politely bow out Not knowing your reading style Not trusting your intuition Not being aware of your strengths and weaknesses: You know you have intuitive reading skills but you don’t quite know the reach of them in every area or scenario. Sit down and list the following (grading your skills in each area from noob to advanced). Learn to be OK with the fact that you are only just beginning and visualise going from strength to strength. Ability to give timing for events. You may choose to skip this altogether, or at least for now since timing is tricky business even for seasoned readers. Many pro readers refuse to answer timing questions. Ability to use clairs with your intuitive reading ability. List each of the clairs separately: clairaudience, claircognizance, clairvoyance, clairsentience. You may not be psychic at all. That’s OK as long as you know your limitations and to not list yourself as a psychic – not all tarot readers are psychic and there are some really great readers who aren’t. Ability to improvise, using different spreads. It’s OK to use just one or two basic spreads when you first start out as long as you know them like the back of your hand. You can always add to your arsenal later on. Your strengths and preferences when it comes to reading about various topics (list each popular reading topic separately): relationships, work, spiritual development, health, money Ability to do yes/no questions using the tarot cards. Many readers choose not to use the cards this way but I know readers who do with excellent results. Not knowing your ethical boundaries: There might be things you can do but that you shouldn’t do. What you shouldn’t do is to give people professional medical, financial or legal advice (issues that often come up in readings.) The way around this is to inform people up front (before you start the reading) that you are not licensed to advice in a professional capacity when it comes to these matters. You may or may not want to read on the energetics (how people feel, thought processes influencing the situation, surrounding influences etc) connected to these issues but whether you choose to or not, you have to make sure that you are comfortable doing so – something which also...

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