What’s your super power? We all have skills and talents. We also each have at least one unique ability that sets us apart from others. We all have at least one thing we do so well we can refer to it as a “super power.”
Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and other fictional super heroes fascinate us, perhaps because we subconsciously know that we are super, too. We can’t become invisible or walk through walls, but we each have special abilities.
Your skills and talents, that is, your super powers, are resources to help you through life, just like your education, your wealth and your health.
The problem is, people don’t always recognize the value of their talents, or understand that their abilities are special.
What do you do best? What do you do better than many people you know? What do you know, do or understand in a way that is uniquely yours?
Sometimes it’s difficult to acknowledge your talent, even when you know what it is. Here are two tarot cards that can help you feel more comfortable claiming your super powers.
When these cards come up in readings, know that the Universe is reminding you to own your talents.
You can use these card images to manifest a greater understanding of your abilities. You can use these images to give you confidence and help you access your inner strength. To do this, simply meditate with these images, and call these images to mind when you need confidence and empowerment.
The Magician reminds you to discover your tools, skills and abilities, and to learn how to use them. The Magician teaches you that your power comes from an infinite Source.
The Sun instructs you to allow yourself to shine as brightly as you can - even more brightly than the sun itself! The Sun reminds you to have no fear, and no worries. Simply be happy being who you are!
Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, so it was time for the Mabon Tarot Blog Hop. This time our wrangler gave us an unusual topic. We were all to write about a time when our understanding of tarot took a quantum leap forward. Read mine, and follow the links to see what the other twenty-six tarot bloggers had to say on the same topic.
This week on our Tarot Topics Community Blog, Joanne Matthew wrote about Mabon, and her connection to the Nine of Pentacles.
Also on the Tarot Topics Community Blog, I gave written and video answers to more questions about tarot. This week our questions were about learning tarot.
On my Dark Forest Blog, I wrote about the ways in which spirituality has transformed my activism.
On my 78 Magickal Tools blog on PaganSquare, I posted a piece about using the Ace of Pentacles as a shield against fear.
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Jenna Matlin, my guest last Sunday on Christiana’s Psychic Café, has made a free PDF download available to you, in honor of the Autumnal Equinox. How is balance expressed in tarot? See what Jenna thinks!
It’s hard to recognize the things we are best at doing. Sometimes that’s because those things come so easily to us we don’t realize that we are doing something other people can’t do, or can’t do as well.
Sometimes our super powers aren’t evident because they are “behind-the-scenes” skills. Not every creative person can sing you a song or knit you a sweater.
The Four Elements can help you discover your super power. If you are wondering what skills you need to nurture at this time, take the four Queens from your tarot deck, and shuffle just these four cards. Draw one at random.
Let the element of the Queen you received guide you as you discover and develop your super power.
The Queen of Swords, or Air, will suggest your super powers are intellectual. You might be a writer, a speaker, a teacher or a researcher. You might also have a strong sense of ethics and fairness.
The Queen of Pentacles, or Earth, will suggest your super powers are practical and nurturing. You might be a great cook, builder, mechanic or gardener. You may be a wonderful parent. You might also have some skill for finance, real estate or money management.
The Queen of Wands, or Fire, will suggest your super powers are creative and spiritual. You may be an artist, a musician, an athlete, a psychic or a comedian.
The Queen of Cups, or Water, will suggest your super powers are heart-centered. You may be extremely compassionate or empathic. You may be able to recognize suffering and bring comfort.
What does your Queen say about you, and about your Super Powers?
I was so happy to welcome Jenna Matlin back to the Psychic Café on September 21st. Jenna, of Queen of Wands Tarot, has just published an e-book of special interest to professional tarot readers.
“Have Tarot will Travel: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading at Festivals as a Tarot Professional” teaches new tarot professionals what readers of my generation had to figure out for themselves!
Jenna and I had a great time talking about festival readings and sharing stories. If you are a professional reader, or want to be a professional reader, you must watch this show in archive!
This coming Sunday, September 29th, Gary Karp will be returning to the Psychic Café. Gary is a tarotist and life coach, and has just published a very interesting e-book.
“Clarity is Power: The 5 Steps to Creating Empowering Goals that will Excite and Inspire You” is receiving rave reviews. We’ll learn why, this Sunday night! Join us on PEN, or watch the show in archive on YouTube next week.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. It airs on the Para Encounters Network, each Sunday at 9 pm Eastern.
In tarot, the number Two is often about balance. Of course, we know the suit of Swords, related to the element of Air, is about thoughts and ideas.
In the Waite-Smith Two of Swords, we see a person who is blindfolded, crossing off her heart and balancing one sword on each shoulder. We might see each sword as representing a thought or idea. She balances between the two, perhaps getting ready to choose one over the other.
In his Thoth Tarot, Crowley called this the card of “Peace.” Other key words for this card can include decision and indecision.
That the character is blindfolded might suggest that answers can only come from within.
That the character has crossed off her heart might remind us to focus on the Air element of Swords. That is, to use logic and reason in decision-making, rather than the emotion of the heart.
Crowley’s key word of “peace” gives us another idea for this card. Sometimes we have to be a peace with not knowing. Sometimes it takes time to make a decision, and we have to live for a while not knowing what will come next, or what we will choose.
The Two of Swords may indicate a need simply to be at peace with the decision-making process.
Next week, we will see the painful results of difficult decisions when we encounter the Three of Swords.
Your one-card reading this week is the Two of Pentacles.
You may feel stretched a little thin this week in terms of your resources; time, money, energy or patience. You may find yourself in the position of needing to multi-task. You may need to do a little creative management to make sure your responsibilities are fulfilled.
There are some important things you need to know this week. First, you can do it! Whatever tasks you are required to manage, you are more than capable.
Second, you can do this for as long as you need to, and it won’t become unmanageable. Having to juggle this much may not be fun, but you can manage it.
Finally, your diligence, energy, creativity and positive attitude will eventually pay off!
My guest will be Gary Karp, who is the author of the new book, “Clarity is Power.” Gary is a tarotist, life coach and sci-fi geek. Tune in to hear about his new book, but of course we’ll get his take on the new Dr. Who!
Sunday, October 5, 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
Join us as we enjoy an encore presentation of Christiana’s Psychic Café, featuring astrologer Jim Cummins. Jim explains why the world is the way it is, and what’s likely to happen next.
Tuesday, October 7, 7 pm
The Four Elements and the Major Arcana
The four elements of life are Earth, Air, Fire and Water. They each have metaphysical properties as well as physical properties.
The four elements correlate with the four suits of the Minor Arcana of the tarot. They also correlate with individual cards of the Major Arcana.
The term “Major Arcana” means “Greater Secrets.” The twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana contain the most spiritual messages and lessons of the tarot, and tell the story of our journey through life.
When we learn the elemental associations for each of the Major Arcana cards, we have a clear way to understand these important cards.
This 75 minute webinar will help the tarot student more fully understand the four elements. It will provide a deeper way to comprehend each of the Major Arcana cards. The student will be able to more fully interpret the Major Arcana cards, whether reading for yourself or 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.