When Lightning Strikes
When Lightning Strikes
The Only Constant is Change
One of the most startling images in tarot is Major Arcana 16, the Tower, also sometimes call the ‘Falling Tower’, or the ‘Blasted Tower’.
Regardless of the deck, the Tower is almost always depicted the same way. Lightning has struck a building, now on fire and crumbling. Very often the Tower’s interpretation is equally startling. This card often appears at times of great turmoil.
We tarotists refer to traumatic events as ‘Tower moments.’ Tower moments may be health events, sudden changes in relationships, or job loss. It’s that moment when suddenly, everything in life feels changed.
In these moments, we remember that the lightning that strikes the tower down is enlightening. A sudden change may bring about a new opportunity. Something that wasn’t serving us may be swept away. We have the opportunity to prove we have the strength we need to withstand great loss and change.
Lightning has also been used as a metaphor for sudden inspiration. Sometimes the lightning that strikes us is a wonderful idea, or a new understanding. We even use the word ‘lightning’ to describe a strong attraction between people.
Whether a flash of inspiration, or a life-altering event, sudden change happens to everyone. Whether the change is ultimately positive or hurtful, it’s usually stressful. While lightning strikes suddenly, its effects take time to process. Tools like meditation, divination and yoga help us process changes that occur, and keep us ready for whatever might come next.
Tarot Classes in Madison CT and Palm City FL this Month!
I am excited to be teaching two in-person tarot classes this month; one in my Palm City office and the other at True Bikram Yoga in Madison, CT.
On Sunday, March 24, from 4 to 6 pm, I’m teaching Tarot Keywords and Interpretations in my Conference Room, at 1025 SW Martin Downs Blvd, Suite 203, Palm City.
In this exciting workshop, I will teach you some easy-yet-insightful systems for interpreting any combination of cards in any situation. More importantly, you’ll learn to find the way your own intuition and spiritual guidance can lead you to find truth in every tarot reading.
Seating for this workshop is limited. Tickets are $37.50, reserve yours now.
I’ll be traveling to Connecticut on March 26 and staying through April 9. During my time there I am available for private readings, house calls and parties. Call or text 561-655-1160 to reserve your time.
One of the exciting things I will be doing in Connecticut is presenting a class called The Journey of Life: The Major Arcana of Tarot on Sunday, March 31, from 7 to 9 pm at True Bikram Yoga, 1347 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.
Join me for a fascinating exploration of the Fool’s Journey, the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana.
Whether you are a tarot enthusiast, a spiritual seeker or simply curious, this workshop will teach you something about tarot, something about life and something about yourself.
In twenty-two images, the Major Arcana expresses the lessons of life that every human experience. Learn what those lessons are, and how these cards might speak to you in a tarot reading.
Tickets are available from True Bikram Yoga.
I hope to see you at a tarot class soon!
Two Tarot Spreads for Healing
This past Sunday, at our monthly ‘Cards and Conversation’ Tarot Meetup at Panera Bread in Palm City, the discussion topic was ‘How Tarot Forces Us to Heal’. In the course of that conversation we created the following two small-yet-powerful tarot spreads.
Healing Triggers Spread
Card One: This is what triggers me, or the source of that trigger.
Card Two: This is how I can heal the wound that is responsible for that trigger.
Three-Card Healing Spread
Card One: What do I need to let go of?
Card Two: Where in my life do I need healing?
Card Three: What can I change that is under my control?
The Week in Review
This week I traveled to Portland, Oregon, for the Northwest Tarot Symposium. I was excited to be an organizer and presenter for a Professional Development Day as an extension of the symposium.
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Cards for Your Consideration
As we contemplate the lightning that brings unexpected change, I want to talk about the Fool and the Tower, and how they might relate to one another.
At first glance, these cards don’t share many common associations. The Fool is Air, the Tower is Fire. The Fool is merry, the Tower is fraught.
Yet, the message of the Fool is to take a leap of faith, even though we can’t see what lies ahead. In the Tower, people are leaping as well. In both cases courage is required.
In a reading, both these cards could convey the message that a change is coming or needed. Both these cards might suggest a quick exit; or prepare you to move forward into uncharted territory.
Of course, each card speaks in an entirely different voice. Yet, we can think of them as part of the same journey, and a similar lesson. We can find the Tower within the Fool, as a warning against poor risks. We can find the Fool within the Tower, as the hope that comes after the dust has settled.
Psychic Gallery at ZeroPointe in Fort Lauderdale
Join me for an exciting event in Fort Lauderdale on the first day of Spring!
On Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm to 9 pm, I will present a psychic gallery at ZeroPointe Healing Foundation, formerly Center for Inner Wisdom, located at 4849 N Dixie Hwy, Suite 2, Oakland Park, FL 33334.
I love doing psychic galleries, because the energy of sacred space, and the energy of a group united for a single purpose, can create the perfect environment in which to receive powerful messages from Spirit.
In a psychic gallery with me, each person receives pertinent information and insight. Group members hold space and support each other, and benefit from hearing and witnessing every message.
The energy of the vernal equinox will add a powerful dimension to the readings on this special evening, bringing the opportunity for each of us to find balance and initiate new beginnings.
Tickets are $30, and seating is limited. Register now!
Global Tarot Circle on Facebook Live
Once a month, tarot friends from around the world gather for a livestream on Facebook. We read for each other, share ideas about the cards, and do a short tarot workshop or exercise.
Our next Global Tarot Circle is on Monday, March 18, 7 pm to 8 pm, EDT.
To join, simply like my business page and look for the live feed at circle time.
You can also ask to join the Global Tarot Circle Facebook group so you always get notice of our next meetings.
Christiana’s Eleven-Card Celtic Cross Spread Online!
I am very excited to share a new tarot class with you, appropriate for tarotists of all levels of experience. In this class you will learn my eleven-card Celtic Cross tarot spread.
As many of you know, this is by far my favorite tarot spread. If I have every read for you, you’ve seen this powerful spread in action.
This class is designed to teach you to perform this spread, but also to teach you a great deal about working with tarot spreads in general. As you take the class you will perform this spread for yourself. Along the way you will add a number of important tools to your tarot toolbox.
The first one hundred students will receive a $10 discount on the $35 class fee, so sign up now!
Tarot Topics Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 11
March 13, 2019