The Gift of Curiousity

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The Gift of Curiousity

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein Continuing to question events, beliefs and the status quo is how we stay young. It can also cause some people who are emotionally attached to their beliefs great grief, so it is important that we consciously seek to ask questions in such a way that we do not cause undue offense. Pages are young people or students and the Page of Swords is the most inquisitive student of all. This is the child who will not stop asking ‘Why…?’ and who can easily drive a parent to start answering ‘Because!’ out of sheer frustration. If this bright young person is met with open-mindedness and taught that it is OK to ask questions, even about the things that could potentially make older people who are more set in their ways uncomfortable, then they may well grow into our future scientists, literary geniuses and inventors. Conversely, if the gift is not properly encouraged or used inappropriately, they may become the tabloid journalists and gossip mongers of this world. Affirmation: “I ask all the right questions in a spirit of loving kindness.” Page/Princess of Swords Prayer Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the gift of curiousity and a quick wit. Inspire me to use this gift in the service of Love. So mote it be! (listen to prayer on Instagram) Correspondences for the Page/Princess of Swords Element: Earth of Air Archangel: Uriel (Guardian of the Earth Element) and Raphael (Guardian of the Air Element) Gemstone: Clear quartz Scent: Oregano Deck used: The Simply Deep Tarot Blessed be!...

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Safe and Supported

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Safe and Supported

Not all of us are wired to feel safe and supported. Childhood abuse, abandonment and trauma can wire a person to live on the edge of a more or less permanent fight or flight response. On an energetic level, this relates to the development of the root chakra which helps us stay grounded and  to sleep restfully. A weak root chakra means a weakened immune system because of constantly being on high alert with  the adrenal glands in perpetual overdrive – even when we should be resting or sleeping. The Tarot spread below looks at how we can begin to feel safe and supported. It takes into account the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of support. It is not meant to replace advice from a therapist or medical professional but can be used to help you create more support for yourself on every level of your being. I chose to work with the Golden Tarot and the Guardian Angel Oracle for this reading. What immediately strikes me here is that in order to make myself feel more supported, I must first be willing to release the old. I get a feeling of clinging to old stuff like a child would cling to a much beloved teddy for safety. Both the angel card (Release) and the Tarot card (Death – Transformation) speak of letting go… As this forms such a clear central theme, I will read the flanking cards in light of this: The card which signifies how I can support myself mentally dovetails beautifully with the flying ox. The ox is a symbol for stubbornness and the Page of Swords is a sign of a flexible and curious mind. I.e. in order to help myself feel more supported mentally, I need to allow for new mental input and let go of old outdated modes of thinking. This could refer both to negative looping thoughts and to thought habits that used to keep me safe. Quite possibly, the stubborn looping thoughts in my mind could do with taking a flying hike to gain a bird’s-eye perspective of what is really going on! Thought transformation is also indicated by the butterfly in the Page of Swords image – Out with the old, in with the new! Affirmation: I allow playful curiousity guide me to new and better ways of thinking about life and my place in it. I let go of old thoughts and habits with ease.   On the other side of the Death card we have the 6 of Coins (Pentacles). This card asks me to not spend more of my physical power than I can afford since it is a card that ensures a steady and equal flow in the input and output. Since it is a card of Taurean energy (Moon in Taurus), I also think it is telling me to begin enjoying physical pleasures more. As well as to...

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The Pages – Messengers of Love

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The Pages – Messengers of Love

The Pages are often said to represent students or children in general. However, they can also be seen as messages and in Love Tarot readings, they often show up when someone has received or is about to receive a message. This is especially true together with the 8 of Wands or the Ace of Swords. Each Page can be seen as a representative for their Element, so naturally the romantic messages conveyed by the Pages will have their own unique flavour. Below you will find some examples of the types of messages you can expect from each of the four Pages in the Tarot deck: FIRE The Page of Wands (the straight forward and passionate messenger) Hook-Up Message: Feeling horny. Are you in tonight? x Long-term Relationship Message: I’ll be home soon. Greet me wearing nothing but cling film. X X X   WATER The Page of Cups (the romantic, shy and sentimental messenger) Hook-Up Message: Are you free tonight? Just wondering if you fancy a walk along the beach. It looks like the Moon might make an appearance xx Long-term Relationship Message: Honey, I miss you so much. I’m sitting here thinking about that absolutely amazing day out we had to the coast last summer. Do you miss me half as much as I miss you? Can’t wait to feel your arms around me xxxxx   AIR The Page of Swords (analytical, chatty and critical messenger) Hook-Up Message: Have you seen the latest *insert name of Art House film director* film? It would be great if you could come with me and maybe we could go for a coffee and discuss the film after? What do you think? x Long-term Relationship Message: Leaving the office now. I think the boss has a severe case of PMT. Will tell you all about it when I get home. Do I need to pick up milk? See you in 30 minutes, snugglebuns x   EARTH The Page of Pentacles (the practical, nurturing and sensual messenger) Hook-Up Message: The Farmer’s market is on this weekend. Fancy coming along to sample some local delicacies? x Long-term Relationship Message: What do you want for tea tonight, honey? I was thinking Japanese but I’m not sure if we have enough of the Japanese rice left. Is Italian OK? Oh, and guess what? That massage oil I ordered online yesterday already arrived so prepare for a nice relaxing massage tonight xxx Which of these Pages is more you in the way you text someone? Which one reminds you most of your partner? Angel Blessings Lisa...

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