Most cultures have an annual festival to celebrate the harvest. In our modern world of food distribution, we don’t always think about how our ancestors might have feared the coming winter, or how a great harvest might have ensured their survival and assuaged their fears.
In the United States, our Thanksgiving holiday is a time for people to enjoy food and fellowship together, and to give thanks for our bounty.
When we think of our “harvest” this year, many of us count our success in terms of material resources. There are other resources we cultivate and harvest. These resources are not always so tangible or easily quantifiable. These resources include friendship, knowledge, creativity and health.
What are you harvesting during this time of giving thanks?
What do you want to harvest in your life? Here are two ways to use tarot to help you create your own bountiful harvest. One involves manifestation, the other uses divination.
To manifest your harvest, simply look through your tarot deck and pick the cards that represent the energies you want in your life. Focus on the cards, and invite their energies in. You can keep the cards under your pillow overnight or in a special place in your house. The next morning simply shuffle them back into the deck. The energies of the cards you choose with attract similar energies into your life.
To perform a divination about your harvest, simply pull two cards at random. Let the first card represent what you want to harvest. Let the second card represent what you need to do to make that happen.
Tarot is a tool that allows us to work with the Universe to become co-creators of our lives. Through manifestation, divination and meditation, tarot helps us create the harvest we desire.
On my personal blog, Tarot Trends, I wrote about Tarot Archetypes, and whether or not it’s acceptable for tarot artists to change the archetypes. I would love to know what you think!
From Around the Web
In honor of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, here are some entrepreneurs who have some wonderful and affordable gifts.
If you ever attended Christiana’s Psychic and New Age Fair back in the 1990s in New England, you may have met Ed and Sonja Mondazzi. Now Ed and Sonja are the proprietors at Discount New Age Books. You will not believe the great prices you can find here on books, tarot cards and other spiritual supplies.
Recently I’ve discovered the joys of potpourri. I’ve ordered a number of items from The Herb Lady, and have always be thrilled with the products and the service.
I simply love aromatherapy products from Helene Martz at Intuitive Goddess. You can find some great gifts on her Etsy site.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my opportunity to share with you some of the most interesting people I know. Over the past few years, I have interviewed tarotists, artists, psychics, writers and musicians; people who keep our lives interesting!
From December 2012 until the end of October 2014, Christiana’s Psychic Café ran weekly on PEN. With the end of PEN, and some other changes in technology, I still coming up to speed in my effort to bring you new episodes of Christiana’s Psychic Café, with some great new guests. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page, and my YouTube Channel.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. It will debut on Facebook each Sunday at 9 pm Eastern.
In tarot, the Court cards, that is, the Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings, can represent people, predict events or suggest actions.
Typically, Pages are young people, or students. As the Air Page, the Page of Swords is very interested in precise communication. The Page of Swords is a good student who wants to learn and communicate the truth.
Swords, as the suit of Air, represents the powers of the mind, such as intelligence, integrity and communication. Since Pages are students and communicators, the Page of Swords is one of the strongest references to learning and communication in the seventy-eight cards.
When you see the Page of Swords in a reading, decide if this card represents a younger person in your querent’s life.
The Page of Swords could also represent an aspect of your querent. The Page of Swords might indicate the need to go to school, learn new things, or make a greater effort to communicate.
The Page of Swords might encourage writing or research; anything that determines and communicates what is true.
After the devastation of the Nine and Ten of Swords, the Page offers a refreshing opportunity to release the hurt of poor communication and poor integrity and to move forward, armed with the truth.
Next week, we will continue to explore the Swords Court when we meet the Knight of Swords.
I had such a wonderful time on my Northeastern Tour last August. The only frustration was I didn’t have time on the calendar to accommodate everyone who wanted to host a psychic house party with me! In 2015 I will remedy this by scheduling two trips. I will be in Connecticut from March 20th to March 29th, and again from August 7th to August 23rd.
Psychic house parties with me will be available in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts during those trips. Please give me a call or send me an email if you would like to reserve your date now.
While I am always available to serve you with phone and Skype readings, the opportunity for in-person readings is limited. If you live in the Northeast, don’t miss your chance to meet with me in person in 2015!
Please join us for a 75-minute-long webinar about the Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) and the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. This class will cover the powers and properties of the four elements, and how they relate to the four suits in tarot. You will learn ways of interpreting the pip cards and the court cards based on their elemental association. You will learn ways of designing and performing tarot spreads based on the four elements. This class is appropriate for beginners, and readers of all levels.
Join your local tarot friends for food, fellowship and study. Our focus for this meeting will be tarot-reading techniques. Bring your favorite tarot spread and your cards. We will share and practice different techniques, and observe readings-in-action.
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.