We grow up learning the importance of teamwork. In school, in sports, and later on the job, we all become part of functioning teams. What we don’t often think about is that we each assemble our own personal support teams as well.
When we have a crisis, our support team is there to help us through. Even in good times, it’s important to have a great team around you, to help you be the best you can be.
Who’s on your team?
Of course, many of us have team members who are friends and family. Often, we offer each other mutual support – we are team members in a family or community.
Sometimes communities have special programs that offer us volunteer sponsors, teachers or mentors. These people can play an important role on the team.
We also assemble a team of paid professionals to help us. Our doctors, healers, aestheticians, pastors, therapists, coaches and teachers are all part of the team that keeps us moving forward.
As a tarot reader and instructor, I am glad to be part of your team – part of the group of people who support you.
As much as we each need to assemble support, we are all also support to others. The more we work together, the better we are.
Have you ever noticed that some people are their own worst enemies? It’s true of all of us at some point. Somehow, it seems easier to help others than to help ourselves. It seems easier to believe in others than to believe in ourselves.
Sometimes we seem to do things to sabotage our own best efforts.
It’s great to support others and help others, but we need to be sure that we are acting in our own best interest as well.
Tarot can help you do that. Simply shuffle your deck and ask, “How am I helping myself?” Pull a card, and interpret it to give information about the things you are doing to help yourself. Then ask, “What more do I need to do to help myself?” and pull another card.
Continue to ask questions of the cards to get a clear picture of the ways in which you are helping yourself, and the ways in which you need to make changes.
On my Tarot Topics Community Blog, I posted another “Answers to your Questions about Tarot.” This reader asked two interesting questions. You can read my answers, and watch the video. The questions are about the Major Arcana 15, the Devil, and ways of presenting the darker cards.
From Around the Web
This week, I’m choosing blog posts that focus on Tarot Court cards. So many readers find these cards difficult to interpret because there are so many possibilities. Perhaps seeing how other tarotists understand the Court cards will help!
From The Willow Path Tarot, here is a wonderful piece about The Knight of Pentacles. I love the way she compares the images from different decks.
Tarotist Alison Cross has a whole blog devoted to the sixteen Court cards. Check out This Game of Thrones.
Here is a very interesting piece from Linda Gail Walters about the Jungian personalities of the Tarot Court. These concepts are definitely advanced, but worth a look!
I believe that we have a spiritual team helping us through life, in addition to the people we gather around us.
Your spiritual team might include angels, ancestors, loved ones in spirit, animal spirits, deities, guides or guardians.
How is your spiritual team assembled? I believe some of them were present and known to you even before you were born into this life. Others might be those people who loved you in this life and chose to watch over you from the other side. Still others might be those you have asked in your prayers to be present.
Many people report a sense of being called or chosen by a particular saint, angel or deity.
Our spiritual team members come to us in a variety of ways, just as our human teammates do. Another thing they have in common is this.
It is hard to get help from your team members if you don’t reach out to them and ask for help.
Call a friend, make an appointment, say a prayer, light a candle. Lean on your team, both human and spiritual. If you ask for help, they will be there for you.
With the end of PEN, Christiana’s Psychic Café will undergo some changes. I’ll keep you updated in this newsletter, and on the Psychic Café’s Facebook Page.
Over the next few weeks, I will be presenting interviews with Kristina Angelgate and Rana George on YouTube.
Kristina Angelgate is an intuitive angel healer and psychic reader. She has quite a story to tell, including the tale of her own psychic development, and her work with the angels. Her spiritual awakening came during the late 1960s. She will share some stories about people whose names you know.
Rana George is one of the top experts in Lenormand. Her book, "The Essential Lenormand", is an amazing account of her personal journey with the cards, as well as a great how-to book. The video with Rana George is scheduled to debut this coming Sunday!
I am looking forward to introducing you to more of my friends on Christiana’s Psychic Café.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. It will debut on Facebook each Sunday at 9 pm Eastern.
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.