Color is such an important part of our world, but we sometimes forget to acknowledge it. We chose colors every day, whether in fashion, décor, cooking or gardening.
Colors have spiritual implications as well. Each color has an energy. We can consciously work with color to heal, create and manifest.
Colors evoke mood and memory. When we are young colors are some of the first things we learn. Very quickly we choose a favorite color which becomes a cornerstone of our sense of identity.
Colors affect our moods. Colorful things make us feel cheerful. We associate bright vibrant colors with celebrations and festivities. Softer tones can help us relax.
Color brings out the creativity in all of us. Colors can help us heal.
A Chakra Tarot Reading
The world “chakra” is Sanskrit for “wheel.” Chakras are centers of spiritual power in the body. There are seven major chakras aligned along the spine. Each is responsible for certain aspects of health and wellbeing. From the bottom of the spine to the crown of the head each chakra corresponds with a color of the spectrum. We can support chakra healing and strength by wearing the specific chakra color. In meditation we visualize each chakra glowing with its color.
Here is a chakra tarot spread. Pull one card for each chakra to discuss its current strength. Read the cards as the chakras are aligned, from bottom to top.
Seven-Crown-Violet: What is my ability to connect with those in Spirit and hear the wisdom of my angels, guides and guardians?
Six-Brow-Indigo: What is my ability to tune in to my intuition and psychic awareness?
Five-Throat-Blue: What is my ability to communicate my truth?
Four-Heart-Green: What is my ability to give and receive love?
Three-Solar Plexus-Yellow: What is my ability to know and manifest my will?
Two-Sacral-Orange: What is my connection to my family members?
One-Root-Red: What is my ability to feel secure and grounded?
The Week in Review
We have had some great contributions to our Community Tarot Blog recently. Remember, if you would like a place to share your musings about tarot and spirituality you are welcome to set up a free account and begin blogging!
This week Amanda Lee shares a poignant personal story in Life Unfolds.
Joanne Matthew cleverly introduces us to her new feline family member through an exploration of the Halloween Tarot. Read My Halloween Black Cat.
I’ve added to my video blog series “Answers to your Questions about Tarot.” This time my topic is Tarot Reversals.
On my personal blog, Tarot Trends, I wrote about my love for tarot artists. Make sure you check out the photos of me with two of the best tarot artists of our time, Lisa Hunt and Ciro Marchetti.
Arwen Lynch, who was just a guest on the Psychic Café, wrote a piece about an oracle card from Kris Waldherr’s new deck. I love that this post includes a great journal prompt. Check out Reflections and Salmon.
Robin Renee, a regular on the Psychic Café, wrote a blog post in honor of the ten-year anniversary of Warren Zevon’s death.
From Life Coach Linda, a short post about the way we greet each other.
Color is an important component of magick and manifestation. Since each color carries an energy you can choose the color that you associate with the energy you wish to attract. This can be as simple as choosing what color to wear for an important event.
You can burn a candle in support of your desire and make that energy stronger by choosing a specifically colored candle. The colors of gemstones designate the energy they attract. You can even use color magick in decorating your home by choosing colors appropriate for the energies you want to attract to your home.
You may choose colors based on how they make you feel. There are also some standard color associations, as follows.
To attract romantic love and passion use red or pink.
To attract wealth use green or brown.
To attract good health use red or green.
To assist with clear communication use blue.
To gain confidence use yellow.
For protection use black.
What’s up at the Psychic Café?
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. I interview interesting guests, share tarot information and feature great musicians, artists and writers. You’ll never know what might happen at the Psychic Café.
This past Sunday, September 8, my guest was Arwen Lynch. Arwen is president of the American Tarot Association. She is a published novelist, a tarot reader and teacher and an outspoken joy-seeker. We talked about everything you can imagine!
In the second half of the show I played a video from Hoop So Fly, the producer of the upcoming Florida Flow Fest to be held in Lake Worth in November.
To end the show I shared my review of the new Conscious Spirit Oracle Deck.
On September 15th two great tarot readers will join me on the Psychic Cafe to discuss what it is to be a professional reader. Helene Martz is a regular favorite guest on the show. Helene is a gifted psychic tarot card reader and a practicing witch.
Jenna Matlin is the owner of Queen of Wands Tarot in Pennsylvania. She is just celebrating her first year as a full time professional reader.
Together we will explore the ins and outs of the psychic business.
“The Spiritual Path of Tarot” is the name of a telesummit that will run from September 16 through October 1. I am happy that I am participating in this telesummit; I will be presenting Major Arcana 18, the Moon. Kim Wilborn, the telesummit’s organizer, has chosen a well-known tarotist to present each of the twenty-two Major Arcana cards.
Tarot has often been called a “path” or a “journey.” That is because tarot is more than a divination tool. When we study tarot we embrace each card as a lesson along life’s path. When we perform a reading we contemplate the reasons particular lessons present themselves.
In addition to the telesummit, there are many ways to deepen your understanding of the spiritual nature of tarot. Take a class, visit a webpage, attend a webinar, or watch a video. Never before have there been so many easily available opportunities to embrace tarot as the spiritual tool it is.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one card reading this week is the Six of Wands.
Simply put, this is the card of victory after battle.
Whatever difficulties you have faced recently are coming to an end. Your ability to persevere and continue forward is paying off. Despite having to struggle, you are now the victor.
This card suggests that your achievements will be recognized and that your efforts will be successful.
If you are going through a difficult time right now, stay strong. Never doubt your ability to be victorious.
Thursday, September 12, 7 pm
Global Tarot Circle
Tarot enthusiasts of all levels of experience, from beginner to professional, are invited to join this webinar to share readings, information and tarot study.
If you have questions about your life, questions about tarot or questions about tarot reading, Tarot Circle is the place for answers!
Log in on your computer, smartphone or tablet, or call in by phone. Log-in information is on the event listing of the Tarot Circle website.
Sunday, September 15, 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
The psychic business is unpredictable! Joining me will be two professional psychics for a panel discussion about the psychic business. We’ll explore our motivations, joys and frustrations.
Helene Martz is a favorite at the Café. Jenna Matlin has just celebrated her first year in business.
Together we’ll share our business tips, give advice to new readers and give you a glimpse into the world of professional psychics.
Sunday, September 16 – Tuesday, October 1
The Spiritual Path of Tarot Telesummit
Register now to participate in this exciting free telesummit.
You will learn about the practical and spiritual nature of the twenty-two Major Arcana cards from some of the best known and loved tarotists worldwide today.
I am excited to be presenting the Moon card on September 27.
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.