Faith is a Key to The Fool! Be willing to take a risk, jump into life and pull from the Cosmic matrix to choose to BE. When your doubts creep in, return to the child like nature of trust. Do you have Faith in the Universe? Can you return to that Faith in yourself as part of a divine expression of the Universe? Be spontaneous today and know that you are a part of the whole, the oneness.
Taking time to reflect on how you feel your life is progressing will reveal little treasures that you can appreciate. Sometimes you have to appreciate how far you have come and pat yourself on the back for a job well done! How do you feel about the rewards of accomplishment? Embrace your feelings and be responsible for them. Take time to see the path under your feet and listen to the story of your life unfolding.
You are unique and very special. Take the moment to accept who you are without judgment. In the next moment you can choose a new expression and accept yourself again with full acceptance. When you arrive in a place of life where the identity and acceptance are simultaneous, you will be living your true unique self in the moment of The Now.
From a learning perspective, the energy of 3 is present! This represents the upward triangle and the downward triangle intermingled in balance. As above, so below. Balancing the inner and outer worlds, the male and female, the polarity of life, all balance points. What makes the Universe and Judgment So unique is that they begin with a 2 (20 & 21). The focus is on sharing the oneness Self in connection to the whole over the individual.
When we look at numbers as energy signatures, the Court Cards become very valuable for interpretation. Remember the Court Cards are the bridge between the numbers of the Minor Arcana and between the Major Arcana. Here is a brief review to help you integrate the Court Cards as energy signatures of numbers.
Pages – 11 – this corresponds to Justice (11) in the Major Arcana. The numbers 1, 2 and 11 tell the story of thePages.
1 – identifying self
11 – identifying self as a spiritual warrior. Your spiritual self becomes more of an influence
2 (1+1=2) – balancing everyday life self with spiritual self
Learning and experiencing your balance between physical and spiritual worlds. The Pages are a higher vibration of all the 2's in the Minor Arcana.
Knights – 12 – this corresponds to The Hanged Man (12). The numbers 1, 2 and 3 tell the story of the Knights
1- Identifying self
2 – balancing everyday life self with spiritual self
3 – expressing the creativity of this balanced self
1+2=3…. One has a relationship to fire, two has a relationship to water, three has a relationship to air (the combination of fire and water)
How balanced are you and what expression will it take? The Knights are a higher vibration of all the 3's in the Minor Arcana.
Queens – 13 this corresponds to Death (13). The numbers 1, 3 and 4 tell the story of the Queens.
1 – identifying self
3 - expressing the creativity of your balanced self
4 – creating structure or tearing down structure (two sides of the same coin)
The Queens will allow you to express the foundation that is truly an expression of your self in this very moment. The Queens are the higher vibration of all the 4's in the Minor Arcana.
Kings – 14 – this corresponds to Temperance (14) in the Major Arcana. The numbers 1, 4 and 5 tell the story of the Kings
1 - Identifying self
4 - creating structure or tearing down structure (two sides of the same coin)
5 – change and teaching/learning
The Kings are the Master teachers. Remember their relationship to 7 through the second level of mastery (7x2=14). The Kings are the higher vibration of all the 5's in the Minor Arcana.
Think outside the box with this one. Review your numbers and the meaning of them to peer deeper into what the Court Cards can offer you in a reading. Study the Major Arcana cards that correspond to each Court Card and know that the Court Cards are reflecting this through the bridge to the Physical plane of existence. And don’t forget to Have FUN!!!!
I love my Tarot Decks. I believe every Tarot reader has a way of enjoying doing readings. First off, I do not like rules very much. With that said, how you treat your deck is up to you. I will encourage you to follow your heart and your feelings for they will never steer you in the wrong direction. I do not agree with many theories that suggest there are “have to’s” for taking care of a deck. I will share with you the ways in which I treat and care for my deck and you can find a way that works for you and your lifestyle.
First, let’s address the theory that they need to be stored in a specific location or in a certain type of setting such as a silk cloth or a box. I have a favorite deck that I use for most of my readings. I store my cards in a cloth bag and carry them with me almost everywhere that I go. I find the bag to be appealing, energetic and I love the way it looks! Others store their cards in a box, wrapped in a silk cloth, on an altar, etc… Do what feels right. I find a sacredness in my Tarot deck, yet it is only a tool. You have everything you need within you. You decide how you would like to BE with this tool. Sometimes I even place a crystal on top of the deck to amplify the vibe of energy.
Second, there are the ways of shuffling. I personally shuffle the deck in a soft manner, using an overhand method. Here is a link for this terminology, thanks to WikiHow. https://www.wikihow.com/Shuffle-a-Deck-of-Playing-Cards
I find this method to mix the energy into the cards. That is all you are doing when you shuffle. Your energy is attracting like energy (law of Quantum Physics - like energy attracts like energy). Each card has a vibration of energy that matches your vibrations and frequencies of energy. Some people like to use the Rifle method. I find this method scatters the energy, which is great to mix up the cards but I find it to be more of a disruptive motion. Find your own way. When I am doing readings, I let people shuffle however they choose. You may be surprised how many people claim to not know how to shuffle cards. Encourage them to do their best. It is really the feeling that you are done shuffling that determines the reading. For this part, you must trust in yourself and the Universal Laws that are always working behind the scenes. Shuffle until you are done, not before, not after. There are no mistakes, only precision on the part of The Universe.
Lastly, I would like to address if others should be allowed to touch your cards. YES! I want others to be responsible for the messages they receive. Using the Tarot is a way to empowerment. The subtleties of empowerment start with the shuffle and discovering that you can do this for yourself. You can shuffle and become the observer of cards that relay information. Any chance you get to help someone empower themselves is a blessing. The reading is really a message from one’s Higher Self or Soul Essence. When able, have the querent shuffle their own cards. If I am reading for someone over the phone, and they do not own a deck to shuffle, I will shuffle for the querent. I ask my Higher Self to touch into the querent’s Higher Self so that I can get out of the way of the frequencies of energy present. I have built a lifetime of trust and acceptance that my Higher Self knows better than I do. I “kick it upstairs” to the Higher powers that be.
The best way to care for your Tarot Deck is your way. What you think and believe will make it so in your reality. Make sure your thoughts align with who you are and your Eternal Essence and all energy will flow with love and light.