How often do we feel like we are struggling to keep our lives in balance? Sometimes it seems that things are getting harder. So many people have to work harder for less money these days. Finding a good balance between work and life is hard. Balancing the checkbook and the diet are also challenges!
It seems that the only way to really stay balanced in our busy lives is to be grounded in gratitude for the things we have and to be flexible as we try to attain the things we want.
Even in these challenging times we can maintain our balance if we keep good priorities and keep a focus on the well-being of our body, mind and spirit.
Meditation, tarot, spiritual thought, yoga, music and healthy food are a few of the things that can help us keep balance in our lives.
Bringing Balance with the Four Elements
The four classic elements are Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We see the four elements as having metaphysical properties as well as physical ones. The four elements provide a framework for tarot and astrology.
We see Earth as the provider of resources. Air governs our thoughts and communication. Water is about our feelings and emotions. Fire is our passion, our creativity and our spirituality.
When we are connected to all four elements we are in balance. We have resources, clarity, emotional fulfillment and spiritual fulfillment.
Sometimes we end up too focused on one aspect of life and not able to nurture all four adequately.
A good way to bring balance back to our lives is to spend time in nature with all four elements, and to meditate by focusing on each element. Picture yourself under a refreshing waterfall, or sitting by a roaring fire, climbing a green mountain or soaring through the air like a bird.
As you connect with each element you will bring its benefit into your life and bring your life back into balance.
Since finding the right balance in life is so important, there are many cards that have “balance” as a keyword. Of course the difference between Temperance and the Two of Swords, for instance, is significant, but they both have “balance” as part of their meaning.
Other cards that can indicate balance are the High Priestess, the Lovers, Justice, the Two of Cups, the Two of Pentacles, the Two of Wands and the Six of Pentacles.
Each one speaks to a specific type of balance. Here are some ideas to help you interpret them.
The balance that comes from wisdom, patience and introspection.
The give-and-take of a relationship.
A fair exchange.
Blending ingredients together to create a perfect balance.
Two of Swords:
A balance of ideas.
Two of Wands:
Creating a balanced plan.
Two of Pentacles:
Two of Cups:
A perfectly balanced relationship.
Six of Pentacles:
The balance of sharing resources.
When you see these cards in a tarot reading, know that striking the right balance will be a key issue.
What’s up at the Psychic Café?
On Sunday, July 7 Mary Anna Abuzahra was my guest on the Psychic Café.
Our conversation included everything from environmentalism to tarot and astrology to druidism.
Mary Anna is a fascinating woman with a lot of wisdom to share.
Today your one-card reading comes from the newly reissued Renaissance Tarot. It is the Three of Cups.
Traditionally we see the Three of Cups as a card of merriment, song and dance, social occasions and celebrations.
Some tarot authors have seen the Three of Cups as a card of reunion.
The key words for the Renaissance Tarot Three of Cups are “solace” and “rescue.”
Regardless of the deck choice or different authors’ interpretations, a few things are very clear.
The Three of Cups points the way to better times ahead. The Three of Cups speaks of a fullness in one’s heart; an overflowing of positive feelings.
If that describes how you are feeling now, that’s wonderful!
If you are not feeling that way now this card reminds you that happiness is available to you and challenges you to find it.
Thursday, July 11, 7 pm
An In-Depth Journey into the Major Arcana – The Material World
Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet has developed a system for learning and understanding tarot that will help each tarot seeker use the cards not only as potent tools of divination, but also as tools for spiritual growth.
With this system, card meanings are easy to remember, and the lessons of each card are easy to understand.
Beginners will develop a solid foundation for their tarot study. Experienced readers will discover new ways to utilize tarot.
Christiana’s virtual classroom is accessible using your computer or your telephone.
In this on-line presentation, students will develop an understanding of The Fool, and the first seven cards of The Major Arcana. These cards hold the secrets of career, relationships and personal mastery.
Students will learn the astrological, numerological and elemental associations for each card. Students will contemplate the Fool’s Journey through these seven cards, and discuss how the lessons of each card apply to common experiences in modern life.
The first seven cards are a map for mastering the material world. Students will learn the invaluable philosophies inherent in these cards.
Armed with a complete understanding of each card, students will have an easy time learning ways of interpreting the cards when reading for themselves and others.
Christiana has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty years, and is the author of two books about tarot. In 2008, Christiana was granted the title of Tarot Grandmaster by the Tarot Certification Board of America. Christiana provides readings by phone, Skype, and in her office in Lutz, Florida.