The Art of Blessing
The verb “to bless” can mean a few different things. We can ask a blessing as an invocation of a Higher Power, like a prayer. We can bless an object, or a space, as a dedication toward a specific purpose.
A blessing can make a mundane thing sacred. We can perform a blessing as an act of healing, or to create a more favorable circumstance or outcome.
A blessing of the home or workspace can serve many of those purposes, all at the same time.
What are the ways in which you use blessing in your life?
Dedicate your Tarot Deck
A conversation recently popped up on social media about “charging” your tarot deck. Charging, in this context, is to imbue an item with specific spiritual power. We often charge crystals for purposes like healing and meditation, for example.
I don’t believe that tarot decks need to be “charged”. Your tarot deck comes with the energy of each image and symbol. These inherent energies are what give tarot its amazing properties.
It does make sense, however, to do a blessing, or dedication, of your tarot deck. You can do this with a new deck, or with an old deck with which you would like to reconnect.
To dedicate, or bless, your tarot deck, start by smudging your deck with sage or incense. You can hold each card in the smoke, or wave the entire deck through the smoke at once.
Now it is time to “mark your deck.” You can do this by breathing on it, or by holding it to your third eye or heart chakra, or even by drawing a pencil line down the side of the stacked deck.
As you mark your deck, speak your dedication. You may take some time to write your dedication, or simply speak it from your heart.
Your dedication should include your intention for the deck, your hopes for the deck, and how you plan to use it.
Your tarot deck came from a printing press, with many exactly like it. Once you perform your dedication, your tarot deck will be unique in all the world.
Image from Gilded Royale, by Ciro Marchetti.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Emperor.
Now is the time to take your responsibilities seriously. Pay special attention to your role within your community. Are there ways you could become more of a leader?
In your dealings with others, remember that respect begets respect.
This card empowers us for greatness in the workplace, and in our social structures.
The Emperor can speak to special men in our lives. Typically, the Emperor can indicate a father, or male role model. This week, take a moment to honor the important men in your life, both living and in spirit.
The Week in Review
From Around the Web
October begins this week, so here are some scopes for the month for you!
Check out your horoscope for October on Osho News, and learn about some astrological events that will make October 2015 special.
What does tarot say about the coming month for your sign? Find your tarotscope on Ask the Astrologers.
Here are video “runescopes” for all twelve signs, for October 2015. What will the runes say about this month for you?
Image from Gilded Reverie Lenormand, by Ciro Marchetti
Card Twenty-One: Mountain
Typically, Mountain is considered a negative card. This card suggests obstacles and delays.
Some readers will see this card as a decision to be made. Do we try to overcome the obstacle, or is it time to give up and try something else?
Other readers will find some positive message in the willingness to overcome obstacles. In this case, there is a certain strength communicated by this card.
As always, the cards that appear surrounding the Mountain, and the context of the question, are critical in determining just how much of a problem the mountain will be.
The playing card association for Mountain is the Eight of Clubs, which traditionally can refer to business, and self-promotion.
Next week we will learn about card Twenty-Two, Choice, or Crossroads.
Blessing with Tarot
You can use tarot for blessing in a number of ways. A tarot image on your wall will bless your room with the energy of that card. A tarot image given as a gift will bless the recipient with the energy of the card.
You can even do a divination around the need for blessing in your life. Simply ask, “what blessing do I now need?” Pull a card. If you like the energy of that card, spend some time in meditation with it, absorbing its energy. If you don’t like the energy of the card, figure out which card would remedy that energy, and spend some time with that card.
Each tarot card carries an energy that can offer blessings in our lives.
October 10th and 11th
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