Tarot Tuesday: Communication

The card that I pulled from Caryn Sangster’s Chakra Insight Oracle deck this morning was not immediately in line with what I asked to recieve. I requested from the universe to pull a card that would guide me through the week. I expected something (I don’t know what) that was not the communication card. But the more that I explored what the card brought up in me through meditation and journaling, the more that I understood that this card may be exactly what I require as I move through the week.

Does this card resonnate with you this week?

Today’s Tarot Card

The look of this card did not immediately align with my feelings today. Generally, I feel that I’ve been very good with my communication.

But then I considered, “what do I really want to say?” and suddenly there was much more to unpack. Being fluid and honest with expression to others is something that probably every human could improve upon since we tend to be so afraid of judgment.

This card is about expressing yourself authentically through verbal and bodily communication, but also about listening and showing up authentically in order to connect with others. It is also about being truthful in your communication with yourself.

I chose the aquamarine crystal to pair with the card because aquamarine brings courage through its calming energy. It aids in calming the mind and body so that we can get really quiet inside to know what we think and feel.

I also meditated on the water element because that, for me, is a freeing of emotional energy, which I think is necessary for the kind of communication opened with this card.

Which aspect of communication feels stuck for you right now? How can you move into a more open and honest space with your words? Is there anything that you are hiding from yourself?

Tarot Tuesday: White Tara

I like to pull a card at the beginning of my week, which is usually Tuesdays due to my schedule. The first day of the week is a great time to take inventory of what’s going on inside. Tarot, I find, can ground me and give me focus for the rest of the week.

Today’s Tarot Card

Today’s pull comes from Doreen Virtue’s excellent deck the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. I love this deck because it does its own kind of storytelling; and I love stories. My White Tara card had me pulling out my White Tara statue and place it on my daily altar. I also rubbed some frankincense essential oil on my palms and breathed it in while meditating, with black tourmaline close by.

White Tara and me

My reflections about the card were that I have done much work in breaking down my walls. This has lead to increased potential for sensitivity and vulnerability. These are not negative aspects but rather opportunities to explore heightened psychic and spiritual awareness and to check those boundaries!

The frankincense and black tourmaline each do a good job of invigorating the sense of self-protection but not enough to throw back up those walls.

Reflection included appreciation for my journey. Though I may not yet have achieved a peaceful life entirely, I am more open to riding the waves than ever. I have increased my compassion and have been able to be more understanding by letting down my guard.

What is the situation of your walls as you dive into the week?

Let me know in the comments!

I hope that you have a blessed week. White Tara is here as your guide.