Friday, October 17, 2008
Tarot Cards and Soul Readings Article Guest Editor
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Tarot Cards and Soul Readings Article
by Kathy V. Crabbe
WHAT ARE TAROT CARDS?
The Tarot is an ancient Western occult psychological and philosophical system consisting of 78 cards divided into the Major and Minor Arcana.
The 22 cards of the Major Arcana represent in archetypal symbols wo/man’s journey through life.
The remaining 56 cards,( which are the forerunners of our contemporary playing cards )consist of 16 Court Cards and 40 number cards divided into four suits.
Because the Tarot relies on the universal language of symbolism, its influence has, over several centuries, spread throughout the world unrestricted by language barriers or semantics. And, since symbolism is also the language of the unconscious, the use of the Tarot tends to activate the intuitive mind or right-brain center.
No one knows for sure where or when the Tarot first appeared. The earliest deck still in existence is the Visconti-Sforza dated approximately 1432. Tarot cards are believed to be of many different origins: from hermetic sciences,from Goddess times,from Egypt, spread by the gypsies, related to religious history, or created by philosophers.
With the varied history numbers of avid participants throughout the centuries have been believers in the use of Tarot Cards in divination.
WHAT ARE SOUL CARDS?
I have used Tarot cards in the past and own a multitude of decks but currently I work with three magickal decks that I designed and painted myself over a period of ten years and they are:
* Lefty Oracle Deck - 50 cards
* Goddess Deck - 32 cards
* Fairy Herbal Healing Deck - 80 cards
The Lefty Oracle Card Deck features The Leftys; guides, mentors and friends drawn entirely with my non-dominant left hand.
The Goddess Deck features Goddesses for each of the Astrological signs and was originally painted for my book titled The Zodiac Goddess Playbook.
The Fairy Herbal Healing Deck features fairy and cat herbal watercolors, each associated with a particular magical herb or flower. Magickal herbal healing advice is included with each reading
ARE SOUL CARDS AND TAROT CARDS SIMILAR?
All kinds of divination tools are used by psychics and intuitive people and all these tools speak their own language depending on who is using them. Sometimes a psychic tool is used by the psychic to give their client something to focus on and to help put them at ease.
According to Loyd Auerbach, in his book ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists, (Warner Books, 1986), receptive ESP consists of precognition, knowledge of the future, retrocognition, knowledge of the past, and the “clairs.” Clairaudience is psychic hearing. Clairvoyance is psychic seeing and not, as many people mistakenly think, the ability to see into the future or into the past. Clairaroma is smelling; Clairgustus, tasting and Clairsentience, a bodily sensation or the sense of touch, not the ability to feels others’ emotions intensely. People who have this ability are called empaths.
My own personal 6th sense is visual, auditory, and feeling based. I have also been guided by my dreams and have kept a record of all my dreams since I was 13 years old. If someone is very tired or sick, I will actually feel those things myself while I’m doing the Reading. I also look at the present, past and future for a client as well as requesting information from their Ancestors (alive and passed) and Spirit Guides. I make sure and tell all my clients that a reading is not set in stone, and that their free will is always the final determinant. My readings are all done via email and I only require the first name of someone to begin
WHY GET A READING?
I find that readings can really help shift people’s energy as well as offering them insight and guidance.
I use crystals, herbal messages, Goddess myths, Astrological meditations, and general affirmations to promote healing.
A reading can help someone push through fear and clear energetic blockages as well as helping them to acknowledge, value and develop their own personal creative and intuitive powers. Very often the Ancestors of a person will step in and offer loving guidance and pertinent advice and hearing from a loved one who has passed away can be an incredibly moving experience plus the advice is often very much needed.
MY FAVORITE STORY
My favorite paranormal experience involves the wildflower fairies and a Native American Spirit Guide connected with the countryside around my home in Southern California. Scattered around the property, beginning in late Spring, are a multitude of seed pods belonging to the wild cucumber plant; (otherwise known as Big Root or marah fabaceus – it has a spine covered melon filled with nut-like seeds.)
I spend a lot of time in nature acquainting myself with many wild plants in hopes of meeting with the local nature spirits (elementals). The fairies never appeared to me in 3D but instead shimmered and sparked out of the corner of my eye, almost like a dream vision, but a dream vision with some very specific information about a particular plant. During my time spent with the wild cucumber plant I also saw and felt myself in contact with a very sad and withdrawn young Native American woman who had shut herself away from the world but seemed to be very connected with the melon or four chambered pod of the wild cucumber plant.
I later looked up the Native American herbal healing lore associated with this plant and discovered that “according to oral history, either this plant’s seeds or the root (or both) were once used to put an end to human lives.
Here, so it’s said, was a suicide plant for Indians consumed by the death wish.” I was astonished do believe that the Spirit of that woman was in contact with me so I wished her well and blessed the land in return for allowing me this vision.
Soul Readings offered by:
Kathy V. Crabbe
Email: Kathy [!at] luludesign.com