Christiana's Weekly Newsletter
Explore Your Creativity!
We all know some really talented creative people. The value of creativity, though, is not just about using the talents that come easily. Sometimes being creative is a struggle. Sometimes the value is not as much in the finished product as it is in the process.
When we were children, we were all encouraged to paint, draw, dance, play an instrument and sing, regardless of our talent level.
When we got older, many of us forgot one simple thing. It’s fun to be creative, and it’s fun to share creativity with others.
Beyond being fun and nurturing of our Inner Child, creativity can be healing, and can help us connect with our spirituality.
Whether it’s cooking, gardening, writing, dancing or drawing, now is a great time to explore your creativity! Learn something new, or revisit something you enjoyed in your youth.
Creative Tarot Cards
There are quite a few tarot cards that can indicate creativity. The Minor Arcana suit of Wands is related to the element of Fire, often associated with creative energy. In each of the fourteen Wands cards we can see some aspect of creativity.
Many of the Major Arcana cards could be interpreted to reference creativity in one way or another. Temperance, sometimes known as Art or Alchemy, specifically references a creative process.
The Three of Pentacles is sometimes seen as a creative profession, and the Ace of Swords can indicate writing. Many of the Court characters could have creative tendencies, or could encourage creativity in a reading.
That so many cards can reference the creative process in a reading is testament to the importance of creativity in our lives.
The Week in Review
I couldn’t resist any longer! This week I acquired my first Lenormand deck. You can read my review and watch my video review on my Tarot Trends personal blog.
On my Dark Forest blog, I wrote about a new entertainment trend that is making me very happy.
On the Tarot Topics Community Blog, Linda Moore share a post from her “Tarot in My Life” blog. Read “Making a Choice Changes your Life.”
Also on the Community Blog, I shared a piece called “Tarot, Tattoos and the Wheel of Fortune.”
From Around the Web
This week I want to feature some websites that help encourage creativity.
Do you know about Etsy.com? This is where talented, creative people sell their creations. You might enjoy doing some shopping, or even setting up your own shop!
What about Deviantart.com? You will be amazed at some of the artwork people are doing!
Finally, if you want to gather with others to learn something new, make sure you join Meetup.com, enter you zip code and search on your area of interest. Whether it’s playing ukulele, knitting or learning tarot, you are likely to find what you are looking for, and meet some great people in the process.
A Three-Card Spread for Creative Exploration
Whether you are looking to make a plan to finish a long-overdue project or are ready to explore something new, here is a simple three-card spread to help you get going.
Card one: The Inspiration. This card could reflect your vision for the project, your reasons for doing it, or could even give you a good idea for a project you hadn’t yet considered.
Card two: The Plan. This card discusses the logistics, planning and execution of your project. It may give you a heads-up about potential problems or helpful solutions.
Card three: The Finished Project. This card will discuss the far-reaching impact of your project, and give you a sense of how it will be received.
Feel free to expand this reading by asking more specific questions about your project and pulling additional cards to flesh out your ideas.
What’s Up at the Psychic Café?
On Mother’s Day we enjoyed an encore presentation of our Psychic Business show with Jenna Matlin and Helene Martz. Each psychic professional discussed the joys and challenges of the work we do, and offered advice to those who aspire to become psychic professionals.
You can watch the show in archive on the Tarot Topics news site.
On Sunday, May 18th, we’ll continue the theme of metaphysical business with a new, live show feature a panel of experts. Our topic is “Catapulting your Business.” We’ll talk with Gary Karp, Amethyst Mahoney and Jenna Matlin to discover what works and what doesn’t to help you get your metaphysical business noticed!
For more information, visit the Show Info page, and don’t forget to like Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook!
Learning Tarot: Page of Wands
Each Minor Arcana suit contains a Court of four characters. In the Waite Rider Smith (RWS) tradition, those characters are Page, Knight, Queen and King.
These “Court Cards” can represent people in our lives. They can also represent aspects of ourselves, and encourage us to nurture particular traits. Court cards can also predict specific events, or advise particular actions.
To some extent, the personality of each Court character is determined by the element of their suit. In this case, the element of Fire tells us that our Page is creative, competitive, funny, outgoing and energetic.
Typically Pages represent youth, and younger people. Technically, Pages are considered female, but in a reading Pages can represent either gender. In some decks, Pages are called “Princesses.”
Pages can be students or messengers, or can indicate schooling or communication.
The Page of Wands is often pictured as a young person getting ready to make an announcement.
When you see the Page of Wands in a reading, it might indicate a younger person who is creative, enthusiastic, athletic or artistic, and talented.
The Page of Wands could also indicate a person of any age who is committed to learning something new, especially something that is creative, athletic or spiritual.
The Page of Wands may appear to encourage you to become a student of something creative, exciting or spiritual. That is, something about which you are passionate.
The Page of Wands may advise you to communicate about your passions; to write, speak or market yourself.
The Page of Wands may predict that you will receive some exciting news!
Next week we will meet the Knight of Wands.
Christiana's Trip to Connecticut
This August, I will once again be traveling to New England. I will be offering Psychic House parties in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
My travel dates are flexible at this time, but I anticipate being available in Connecticut and nearby states between August 8th and August 24th.
Dates are already booking, so if you would like me to come to your home or office for a Psychic House Party in August, please call me at 561-655-1160 now!
Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Beach County
I’ll be in Palm Beach County over Memorial Day Weekend, and have a few opportunity for house calls or psychic house parties.
Call 561-655-1160 if you would like an appointment.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Eight of Swords.
In the language of tarot, the swords often represent our thoughts, fears and anxieties, as well as unkind words.
Here we see a person who is blindfold and bound, and in a cage made of their own thoughts.
This week, take a look at the ways you are imprisoning yourself.
How do your thoughts or words hold you back?
In what ways are you limiting yourself?
Do you give the unkind words of others too much credence?
Do you give power to irrational fears?
This week, remember you power, and do not allow others to limit you.
Give yourself permission to be happy and successful.
Worry less, trust more.
Sunday, May 18, 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
Join me, Jenna Matlin, Amethyst Mahoney and Gary Karp as we discuss ways to catapult your metaphysical business into success! There are so many creative ways to get noticed, attract clients and build the business the works for you. Find out what worked for us, and what can work for you!
For more information, visit Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook!
Tuesday, May 20, 7 pm
The Four Elements and the Minor Arcana
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.
For log-in info, visit the event listing on the Continuing Education website.
Thursday, May 22, 4 pm
Radio Guest Appearance
I’ll be a guest on Tarot Dactyl’s BlogTalkRadio show “There’s a Rock for That.” I’ll be sharing some of my experiences mining Arkansas quartz, and using the crystals in healing work. We’ll talk about the environmental controversy surrounding mining.
Sunday, May 25 9 pm
Christiana’s Psychic Café
World Tarot Day Show! I am excited to welcome Olivia Destrades of First Earth Tarot to the Psychic Café for an evening of tarot fun and exploration. Olivia is a bright, young tarotist with a fresh perspective. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Olivia and learn about her tarot style.
Visit Christiana’s Psychic Café on Facebook.
Thursday, May 29, 7 pm
Global Tarot Circle
Join us for an hour of online tarot fun and fellowship. We will exchange readings, discuss card interpretations and reading technics. Anyone with an interest in tarot is welcome to attend this free online event. Log-in on your computer, smartphone or tablet, or call in by phone.
For log-in information, visit the event listing on the Tarot Circle website.
Private readings and instruction are available by appointment.
Tarot parties at your home or office are available throughout Florida. Call 561-655-1160 for more information or to schedule your event.
Agent inquiries are welcome.