We are constantly evolving as individuals, and as a species.
Many people believe that the planet is evolving spiritually. They feel that as more people become aware, conscious and enlightened the energy of our world will shift and become more positive.
Are you aware of the ways you are evolving?
We evolve, personally and spiritually, when we make a conscious decision to use the world around us as a place to learn, and to use our experiences as lessons. We evolve when we become able to release the attachments that no longer serve us. We evolve when we discover new skills. We evolve when we are able to replace irritation with appreciation. We evolve when we allow ourselves to be happy.
It is so easy to become angry and upset at things that happen in our relationships, both personal and professional, and things that happen in the world. Sometimes it seems that people are intentionally stupid, cruel and mean.
The truth is that people evolve at different rates. Very few people in the world want to hurt people, or make things harder for people. Most people are trying to do the right thing the best way they can.
When we bear this in mind it is easier to be patient with those around us.
We also need to be patient with ourselves. As we evolve it is easy to say “Well, why didn’t I figure that out ten years ago?” Often we diminish the sweetness of personal victories with our impatience toward our own evolution.
One of the great lessons in life is exactly this. People are where they are. We can only heal and grow at the rate we are ready to allow. Evolution happens slowly over time.
The Week in Review
This week we have some great posts on our Tarot Topics Community Blog. Remember, if you have something to say about tarot, you can become a blogger on the Community Blog for free!
February First is the cross-quarter day between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox. This day is celebrated as Imbolc, a festival of the coming spring. This holiday is the root of our own Groundhog Day celebration.
This holiday is also celebrated as Candlemas and Brigid’s Day.
Brigid is both a Celtic Goddess and a Catholic Saint. Brigid presides over healing, poetry and smithcraft.
This week, welcome the blessings of the coming spring into your heart. Light a candle, kindle a fire, and know that light is returning. Sing songs, read and write poetry, and find healing through your creative efforts.
What's Up at the Psychic Café?
On January 26th Daily Tarot Girl Kate joined me on Christiana’s Psychic Café, my weekly webcast. It was wonderful to hear about Kate’s tarot practice, her YouTube channel and her goals for her future as a tarot instructor.
We opened the phones for live readings, and really enjoyed the opportunity to speak with our callers. If you missed the show, or want to watch it again, find it in archiveon theTarot Topics News site.
This coming Sunday, February 2, we will enjoy an encore presentation of our show from February 10, 2013. This was our Valentine Special, featuring Ariana Lightningstorm, a Certified Lipsologist. Ariana reads my lip prints on the air; it is fascinating to learn about this unusual method of divination.
The Star is card seventeen in the Major Arcana. The Star is related to Aquarius, and is often pictured in a way that reminds us of the Aquarian Water-Bearer.
However, the sign of Aquarius and the Star card are related to the element of Air, not Water.
I believe to truly grasp the power and energy of Major Arcana 17 we need to understand that starlight, not water, is what is being poured in great abundance. The actual light of Heaven is being poured upon the Earth.
On our journey toward spiritual enlightenment we have confronted our shadow self with the Devil. We have torn down structures that no longer serve us with the Tower. Now we are ready to receive much-needed healing, and to reap some of the rewards of our arduous journey.
We are bathed in light, healed and fulfilled.
In a reading, the Star is generally considered a wonderful omen – a prediction for healing and happiness. The Star is the card of hope and wishes, but also of satisfaction and fulfillment.
There is a sensual component to this card; the satisfaction of which it speaks can be on many levels, from the spiritual to the physical. The Star can be an invitation to relax and enjoy; to avail ourselves of the abundance that surrounds us.
Next week we will journey to the mysterious Moon, card eighteen.
One Question for the Cards
When we are in crisis we often turn to tarot, or divination, for help, understanding and guidance.
There is one question that always makes sense to ask during difficult times. This question will always help you on your path to spiritual evolution. You can ask this question of tarot, or any oracle, when you are dealing with difficulties.
Shuffle your cards. As you shuffle, breathe and clear your mind. Focus on your difficulties with as much detachment as possible.
The question is simple.
“How can I use this experience to help me evolve?”
When you see the card, the answer may be obvious. It may be that you need to spend some time in thought and meditation to understand the card’s message.
Each challenge in life is an opportunity for learning, growth and personal evolution. Through divination we can see our struggles as Spirit sees our struggles. Our struggles become our spiritual classroom.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Six of Wands. The Six of Wands is the card of victory after battle. If you have been going through a difficulty, this card indicates that change is coming, and that you have the opportunity not only to survive, but to thrive.
The Six of Wands reminds you that you are a winner in life. The Six of Wands encourages you to enter the race, apply for the job or throw your hat into the ring.
If there is something you have been wanting to do but are afraid you aren’t good enough or don’t have a chance, the Six of Wands tells you to throw away your doubt and go for it!
Rising in to Love Psychic Gallery
On February 8th at 2:30 pm I will make a rare personal appearance in South Florida at the home of Pearl Rauberts in Loxahatchee.
As we prepare for Valentine’s Day and look forward to all 2014 has to offer, I will present a very special Psychic Gallery in sacred space. My focus will be opening the heart to abundant love and healing, and manifesting wonderful things for 2014. Each person will receive a deeply personal reading, and have the opportunity to ask questions. You may even receive a message from a loved one in spirit!
The information that is revealed in my galleries is uplifting, helpful and exactly what you need to know.
Admission is $25 and reservations are required. Seating is limited so email Pearl to make your reservations now!
Thursday, January 30, 7 pm
An In-Depth Journeys 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.
Many years ago I started an e-newsletter to let you know about events – classes, webinars, workshops and Tarot Circle.
Over time the newsletter has evolved to include articles, tarot spreads, and links to great websites. I’ve started releasing the newsletter every week on Wednesday. I focus on a specific topic each week.
I publish the newsletter on my Tarot Topics news site, at tarottopics.com. Since the newsletter has grown to be so much more than a list of events, and since I focus on a specific topic each week, I thought it would be fun to help the newsletter evolve again, with a new name!
Is there something you would like to see me cover in the Tarot Topics newsletter? Send me an email and let me know!
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.