The Alphabet for Lovers – Ancient Kabbalistic Wisdom with a Modern Twist

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The Alphabet for Lovers is a love & relationship oracle based on the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It comes in a boxed set with 72 heart-shaped cards in an organza bag and a 104 page companion book (text only). According to Orna Ben-Shoshan who is the creatrix of the cards as well as the companion book, this oracle can be used to look at the dynamics within all kinds of relationships, such as between family members and work colleagues, as well as lovers. For each of the cards, Orna has also included a section about what the cards might mean to someone who is single – handy indeed if you are looking for an oracle to help you manifest a love relationship! This is not a fluffy oracle by any stretch of the imagination. It holds profound wisdom and covers every aspect of relating without shirking the dark corners and shadows: According to the Kabbalah, the 22 Hebrew letters are considered channels through which divine abundance flows into the Universe (…) Together with the constructive aspect of each letter, there is also an opposite destructive aspect that represents the potential damage that may occur if the nature of the flow of the letter’s energy is blocked. For each of the 22 letters, three relationship aspects have been chosen. In addition to these 66 cards, there are five additional cards – one each for the final letters in the Hebrew alphabet, as well as a ‘crazy heart’ card which is the most auspicious card in the whole deck. In spite of the amazing depth of insight provided through these cards, you need no prior knowledge of Kabbalah. Suggested questions to ask of the cards are: What happens with my marital life now, and how did we get to the present situation? What are the dynamics that control my relationship and the power balance with my partner? How can I make the best of the present situation? Can this relationship survive? Are we right for each other? Is this relationship moving toward marriage? What is the nature or personality of the partner I’m involved with?Is he/she faithful and can he/she be trusted? Does he/she really love me? What are the things that prevent me from achieving a significant relationship? (for singles) What kind of relationship can I expect with this person? Who will be my intended spouse? In addition to layouts with up to four cards, Orna has included two different methods for answering yes/no questions. Unique to this oracle is a way of predicting compatibility based on both people’s first names, as well as the first names of their mothers. For each of the cards, the companion book includes meanings for the following areas: General meaning for the relationship Advice for singles Personality Advice on how to deal with the relationship Each letter has an astrological correspondence which...

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The Tarot 8’s in Love

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The Tarot 8’s in Love

The number 8 signifies abundance, harvest, transformation, cycles, diligence, prudence, strength, magnanimity, splendour, harvest, manifestation, jealousy and power. In a relationship reading, the 8 is a number of complexity which often heralds the need for a resolution, either through cutting cords and moving on or through a singular focus. Either way, there is a need for clarity through communication, or else some really weird power dynamics could creep in. The 8 of Wands. This is the swiftest moving energy out of all the 8’s and perhaps the fastest card in the entire deck. Not only does it move swiftly but with great power behind it. Things are about to change even though you may not be aware of how quite yet. Many opportunities lie before you and you could have a choice of partners. There is an urgent need to communicate your wants and needs to take the relationship in the desired direction. Usually, there is great optimism associated with this card. However, if ill-dignified or reversed it may mean misunderstanding and/or ill will or jealousy coming your way. Stagnant relationship energy could be killing your creativity. To a single person, depending on surrounding cards in the reading, this could very well mean that they will soon have a passionate encounter or that there will be some unexpected developments around someone they have just met. A proposal they can’t resist might come their way. The key is to act quickly or the opportunity might be missed. In an existing relationship, there are often passionate emotions flying about – sometimes accompanied with an inability to express them in a constructive manner. If this card is the main card in a relationship reading, it could mean that the sexual connection is fabulous but that the rest of the relationship needs seeing to. 8 of Cups. This card is a sure sign that something needs to change drastically in the relationship. You have reached a plateau and one (or both) of you is not happy staying there. Disappointment is tangible and it is likely that people around you are picking up on the fact that you’re not happy in the relationship too. The enchantment has gone and there is no further growth. At this point you are faced with the choice of seeking professional help, as in relationship counselling, or moving on. It is important that you ask yourself why you are so unhappy and that you are honest about your part in creating this dynamic. Otherwise you risk meeting a new partner but simply recreating the same dynamic. In a reading for a single person, the 8 of Cups could mean that they have been so disappointed by a relationship in the past that they are reluctant to try again. Or it could simply mean that they have more healing to do before they are ready to meet someone new. Either way,...

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