Six Words for Love
Six Words for Love
Love is all around us.
So often, when we hear the word ‘love’, we think only of romantic partnership. As fulfilling and joyous as having the right partnership can be, many people are not partnered, either by circumstance or choice. Yet, we all have love in our lives. Our ability to love is essential to our health and happiness in life.
Many religions consider the greater concept of love to be central to their understanding of Higher Power.
The ancient Greeks had at least six different words to describe love. We can use these words to understand the love that we currently have in life, and to help us set goals to be more loving, more appreciative of the love we have, and to welcome new love.
Philia is the love we share with friends and colleagues.
Eros is romantic, passionate love.
Agape is the spiritual love we feel for, and from, a Higher Power, and our spiritual community. Agape inspires charity, and our good will toward others.
Storge is the love we feel for our children, our animals, and those for whom we take responsibility. Storge can also describe the love we have for our country, or for our favorite sports team.
Pragma is the word used to describe love in a very long-standing relationship.
Philautia is to love oneself, and to hold oneself in esteem.
When we think of love in this expansive way, we understand that love is not in short supply, or something that is given to only the lucky few.
In metaphysics we learn that ‘like attracts like’. Perhaps the best way to bring more love into our lives is to practice being more loving. This becomes easier when we understand all the different ways love manifests in our lives.
A Special Tarot Class about Relationships
This Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm, I am teaching a special class in my conference room in my Palm City office called “Tarot Readings for Personalities and Relationships”.
People so often consult tarot about romantic issues that it’s become a funny meme. The truth is, tarot, when used with good technique, can help us understand personalities and relationship dynamics.
Whether you are a beginning tarot reader or an experienced professional, this class will teach you how to use tarot to determine important information about love and relationships, including personality, compatibility, and strategies for success.
The fee for this class is $37.50. Class size is limited, so register now! For more information, you can call or text 561-655-1160.
Six Words for Love Tarot Spread
Here is an original spread based on the Greek words for love. Try it with your favorite tarot or oracle deck. You may arrange the cards in any shape that appeals to you. Extra points if you can arrange the six cards to form the shape of a heart!
Card One: Philautia
How am I expressing and nurturing self-love currently in my life?
Card Two: Philia
How am I cultivating and nurturing friendships?
Card Three: Agape
How am I experiencing the love of a Higher Power in my life?
Card Fou: Storge
How am I nurturing those for whom I take responsibility (children, pets, elders, etc.)?
Card Five: Pragma
What did I learn about romance from the relationship modeling around me?
Card Six: Eros
What could I do to cultivate a satisfying romantic relationship?
The Week in Review
This week I shared a post on my personal blog called, “When You Feel Disconnected from Your Tarot Cards”. If you own a tarot deck, this post is for you!
Did you catch Global Tarot Circle on Facebook Live last week? Don’t worry, if you missed it you can watch it in archive on my YouTube channel.
From Around the Web
Have you noticed how many animals appear in the Waite Smith tarot cards? Here is a discussion about what they might mean.
From Hip Greece, here is more about the six words for love.
Angelorum has curated fourteen tarot spreads for Valentine’s Day!
Cards for Your Consideration
This week I would like to share with you a unique oracle given to me by a dear friend. This is a set of reincarnation cards called “Awakening Far Memory”. Although this interesting oracle was published in 2007, I had never seen nor heard of it before, and was delighted to discover it.
In my exploration of this oracle set I have found that it offers helpful information pertinent to the present moment, as well as contemplation of the soul’s past.
The cards are colorful and evocative, and the hardcover book is well-written and detailed.
Can these cards really tell us about our past lives? Of course, that is subjective and unverifiable, and therefore open to debate. Yet, I have discovered that the process of working with these cards can be extremely enlightening and thought-provoking.
In a world where new oracle decks are released weekly, it can be hard to find something unique. “Awakening Far Memory”, by John M. Knowles and Linda Leblanc, is truly innovative and inspiring. You can find this oracle on Amazon or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.
In-Person Readings, Parties and a Meetup in the Tampa Bay Area
I will be in the Tampa Bay Area February 15 through 18. I have some availability for private readings, house calls and psychic house parties.
I am also excited to host a rare Tarot Meetup in at Panera Bread in Lutz on Sunday, February 17 from 3 to 5 pm.
If you would like to see me while I am in town, please call or text 561-655-1160.
If you would like to attend the Meetup at Panera Bread in Lutz, here’s more information.
Join us for Global Tarot Circle on Facebook Live
On Wednesday, February 20 from7 pm to 8 pm you have the opportunity to join tarot friends from around the world on my free monthly webinar, Global Tarot Circle on Facebook Live.
Each month we gather on Facebook to share readings, conversation and tarot study. You can join in on your smartphone, computer or tablet.
To join, simply like my business page and look for the live feed.
Tarot Topics Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 6 - February 6, 2019