The Totem Tarot Spread

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Your totem animal is a spirit guide in animal form who is part of your spirit guide entourage for either a period of time (in connection with a specific life lesson) or your entire life (personal power animal). You can have more than one totem/power animal and they can change as you go through different developmental stages in life. Totem animals resonate with different chakras and highlight both inherent power and weakness of those chakras. When highlighting a weakness, the less desirable traits of the animal comes to the fore. These are the aspects that fill you with fear, shame and even terror… making you project these qualities onto others rather than owning them for yourself. In Jungian psychology this is referred to as the Shadow. You can also have a family totem animal. In my own family, as an example, all four (my mother, father, sister and I) all have a 3 Life Path Numerology. This corresponds with The Empress (Venus), whose symbol is the White Dove. This is not just intellectual knowledge to me, as we all have had visions of said Dove at different times in our life. Totem animals sometimes visit in our dreams (as do angels and spirit guides). I have personally found these to be some of the most powerful, meaningful and memorable dreams I have had. These days, it is quite easy to just Google the meaning of totem animals. However, no matter what they mean in general, you may still not find the exact message they have for you at this point in time… There are a couple of ways of resolving this: you can either keep trying to connect with the spirit animal in your dreams or in meditation until the message becomes clear… OR you can do a Tarot reading on it with the Tarot spread I created specifically for this: 1. Archetype – Chakra Lesson. Use a Major Arcana deck for this or use only the Majors from a full deck. Root Chakra: The Emperor, The Devil, The World Sacral Chakra: The High Priestess, The Empress Solar Plexus Chakra: The Chariot, The Tower and The Sun Heart Chakra: The Lovers, Justice, Strength and Temperance Throat Chakra: The Magician, The Hierophant and the Wheel of Fortune Third Eye Chakra: The Moon, The High Priestess and The Hermit Crown Chakra: The Hanged Man, The Star, The Fool and Judgment For the rest of the spread use a separate deck that contains all Major AND Minor Arcana cards, allowing for repetition of the Major you pulled in position one. 2. Mental concept / awareness. After making sense of the first card, you will instantly recognise how this ties in with the card in the second position as this is something you are already aware of. 3. Subconscious emotional component. This deals with the repressed emotion your totem animal is trying to...

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The Unexpected Plot Twist Tarot Spread

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The Unexpected Plot Twist Tarot Spread

In the wake of the Aquarius New Moon, for which I suggested creating a Plot Twist to the Path of Your Destiny, I find myself unintentionally manifesting just such a plot twist in a very Uranian (Uranus rules Aquarius), i.e. bizarre and unexpected way. I really shouldn’t be surprised at this though since so many planets are in Aquarius and Mercury has gone retrograde (and Goddess knows what else – I’m not an Astrologer!). Nevertheless, I woke up knowing that I was done with alcohol. Permanently. Drinking something that is both inflammatory and expensive when I could be spending my money on food and drink that is healing instead just ceased to make sense. If you have been following along on the blog, you may recall the reading I did a couple of weeks ago, using a new way of reading the Tarot on yes/no questions. For the sample reading I used the question: “Will going tee total improve my quality of life?” I pulled the ONLY card that does NOT give a yes/no answer – The Fool! So what changed and how does that relate to me just waking up this morning and knowing I was done with alcohol forever? The Fool corresponds to Uranus, higher octave of Mercurius and plot twister extraordinaire. Seemingly out of the blue, Uranus can influence a person to make an 180 degree turnabout or to jump to the left without knowing where she’ll land only to discover a whole new path. It seems my logical mind was waiting to catch up with my Higher Mind which already knew that this plot twist was coming! I should have known to expect the unexpected when The Fool shows up 😛 So now what? This is kind of a big deal. I live in England and drinking is a big part in how people socialise. It could impact my relationships in different ways. Mainly, I expect positive developments as a result of this choice but I thought it would be nice to do a Plot Twist reading. The spread I created for this can be used for any life choice which may come as a surprise to your friends and loved ones. click to enlarge Here’s to many happy unexpected plot twists on our Life’s Journey! Blessed be!...

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