This week, many people around the world are observing cultural and religious traditions. Many of these traditions center on the concept of “hope.” Whether we are celebrating the fertility of spring, deliverance from persecution or the promise of life everlasting, many of our celebrations revolve around the beliefs that ground us and keep us rooted in the energy of hope and faith.
Hope is a coping skill. If we have hope, we have the ability to think, to imagine and to visualize. The more we are able to do that, the more we are able to bring improvement, healing and prosperity into our lives.
As we celebrate our spring traditions, let’s look at the many ways the traditions we keep, and the stories behind them, are about hope.
Let’s use the strength of these traditions to strengthen hope in our own lives.
Spiritual hope is often based on the perception of a promise between a Higher Power and people. Whether it is simply the promise that the sun will rise another day, or the promise of an eternal reward, we often use that sense of spiritual promise to buoy our hopes and keep our frame of mind positive.
Here is a tarot spread designed to help you feel the sense of spiritual security that hope brings.
This is a three-card spread. You can arrange the cards in a row. Each card answers a specific question about the promise the Universe holds for you.
Card one: What do I hope for myself?
Card two: How does the Universe support these hopes?
Card three: How can I support my hopes?
Perform this spread to stay focused and optimistic!
It is auspicious that such a healing, spiritual card be drawn for a week when so many people’s thoughts turn to spiritual matters. Interestingly, I had chosen “Hope” as our theme this week prior to drawing the Star, whose key word is “Hope.”
The Star is the card of healing, hope, fulfillment and abundance. In this card, heaven’s healing light is poured upon the Earth.
This week, know that all hope, and all healing, are available to you.
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.