Many cultures find spiritual value in the symbols and messages of our sleeping dreams. Some people believe that consciously exploring issues and problems during dreamtime can yield amazing solutions for personal growth and healing.
Some people believe that their spiritual guardians, ancestors and loved ones in spirit can visit with them in their dreams.
Not all dream experiences are pleasant. Sometimes we can learn from unpleasant dreams, and the messages behind them. Sometimes unpleasant dreams help us acknowledge the things that hurt us.
Even if you don’t tend to remember your dreams, there are simple exercises that can help you recall and understanding some of your dreams.
Why not explore the messages and insights your dreams have for you?
You can harness the power of dreams simply by setting your intention before you go to sleep. When you wake up, write down all the details from your dreams that you can remember, no matter how silly or insignificant they may seem.
Set your intention simply by taking a moment to breathe, center, ground and focus. Then, clearly state your intention to remember your dreams, and your intention for the nature of your dreams.
1. If you are faced with a problem to solve, or a tough decision to make, set the intention that you will be shown a solution in your dreams.
2. If you are not sure about your path, your purpose or your next step, set the intention to receive spiritual guidance in your dreams.
3. If you would like to connect with a loved one who has passed on, or an ancestor, ask them to communicate with you in your dreams.
Sometimes your dreams will be clear and easy to understand. Other times it may take some effort to interpret them. Don’t be afraid to set the same intention more than once, in order to get a clearer picture.
Sometimes a tarot reading can indicate the need to pay attention to your dreams, or the need to seek a deeper meaning to your dreams. When a person is troubled by nightmares the cards may reflect the problem. Here are three cards whose interpretations can include information about the querent’s dreams.
1. The Moon The Moon is about dreams and illusions, fantasies and visions, lunacy and treachery, psychism and spirituality. The Moon in a reading may instruct you to find the spiritual significance of your dreams. If you have recently dreamt of a departed loved one and receive the Moon card, it is likely that you dream was a true spiritual experience.
2. The Seven of Cups The Seven of Cups can also refer to dreams, imagination, illusion, fantasy and choices. This card can indicate the need to use your dreams to help make an important decision.
3. The Nine of Swords The Nine of Swords can refer to nightmares and disturbing dreams. The appearance of this card might indicate the need to explore the disturbing dream with tarot.
The next time you see these cards in a reading, consider that they might indicate the need to explore a dream.
This past week we enjoyed an encore presentation of my conversation with Jordan Hoggard. Jordan is a tarotist, architect and artist. He is the designer of “Tarot from the Land of Mystereum.”
Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time for some brand new episodes of Christiana’s Psychic Café!
This coming Sunday, September 14th, my guest will be tarotist Mary Ellen Collins, but there will be a very special twist! Mary Ellen will be interviewing me! You will be surprised by the things she gets me to say!
Make sure you tune in Sunday night, or enjoy the show in archive on YouTube.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. It airs on the Para Encounters Network, each Sunday at 9 pm Eastern.
The King of Cups is the final card in the suit of Cups. He represents the male, yang expression of the element of Water.
In a reading, the King of Cups might indicate an adult man, perhaps born under a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).
The King of Cups might also be a man who is a romantic interest, or a man whose behavior is sensitive, emotional, or romantic.
The King of Cups might indicate anyone, male or female, who is regarded as a leader, teacher or exemplar in matters of love, either romantic, familial or spiritual.
The King of Cups might appear to advise you to take a leadership role in an emotional situation; to realize that other people may be patterning their emotional behavior on yours.
When we tell the story of the suit of Cups, the King may represent the highest expression of the elemental energy of Water. We can also see it as the masculine divine energy that poured life onto the planet at the beginning of the story.
The lesson of the King of Cups may be to teach others how to love by our example.
Next week, we will begin our exploration of the suit of Swords, starting with the Ace.
What a wonderful time I had in New England this summer. Thanks to those of you who hosted house parties and had readings while I was there. To those of you I couldn’t fit into the schedule, I apologize.
I am planning a shorter spring trip, and a longer trip in August for 2015. If you know now that you would like to host a party, please email me and let me know, so we can get you on the schedule right away.
This is a profoundly deep card that speaks, not only of your relationships with others, but also your relationship with yourself.
This week, spend some time thinking about the different facets of yourself. None of us is just one thing. We all have different pieces that make up the total of who we are. The Lovers can be about how we integrate all those facets.
If you need more balance in your life, the appearance of the Lovers tells you that, by making it a priority, you can find the balance you seek.
The Lovers reminds you that, while you can’t always choose what happens, you can choose how you react to it. The Lovers asks you to be conscious about what motivates your decisions.
Finally, the Lovers can predict a new love relationship, honor an existing relationship, or provide a focus for healing a difficult relationship. The Lovers advises that we build our relationships with logic, communication and good decisions.
Tarot hobbyists, professional readers, and those somewhere in between, all share something in common. We all want to give the best readings possible to clients, family and friends.
In this online presentation, I will guide you through each step of performing a great reading. I will help you discover your personal style as a reader, and discuss some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. I will give you insight in how to derive the most specific information possible from each reading.
Join us for another brand new episode of Christiana’s psychic café. Jenna Matlin, of Queen of Wands Tarot, has just published an e-book, “Have Tarot will Travel, a Comprehensive Guide to Reading at Festivals as a Tarot professional.”
We’ll discuss some of the ups and downs of reading at fairs and festivals, and share some stories from the tarot trenches. If you are a professional reader you won’t want to miss this show!
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.