Weekly Tarot Spread: Balancing and Clearing the Root Chakra

Hello everyone. Sorry for the late post but I did explain the situation on my twitter account, so if you want to keep up to date on posts make sure to follow me there.

This last weekend I earned my level 1 and 2 Holy Fire Reiki Practitioner certificate so I thought it would be fun for the next seven weeks to do readings on how to take care of each of our chakras. As one always should I am starting from the top and making my way up.

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The spread I did

I think this spread is super interested because some of the cards I very intuitively knew. I find a lot of the time I go by the book and find the key ideas and use my intuition to feel how it applies but for a few of these cards I could just look at the cards and knew what it was about. Also I think the fact that I have my reiki now really influenced the answers I got from this spread.

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The cards I pulled

As soon as I pulled these cards I could just feel this was a very powerful and meaningful reading for me.

Card to represent my root chakra: Death

So normally this card strikes fear into those that see it but personally this card always makes me feel excited. This card rather about a physical death often represents the end of one path and the start of a new one. I feel this card is strongly connected to the fact that I can now do reiki on myself. It says that my root chakra is going to start a major change/transition (now that I know how to heal with reiki). That the old me needs to die and it’s time for me to be awakened.

My current sense of security: Nine of Swords

So as we know swords talks of a mental or communication issue. Nines are about humanitarianism, universal compassion, and tolerance for the differences in others. So for me I think this says I take security in my compassion, values, and morals. I feel secure in the way I treat others. I’m most secure in my mind where I decide my morals and values.

How to feel grounded: Three of Swords

I feel like in this card it talks about communication issues. I would feel more grounded if I felt with my heard less and more with my soul. I feel my emotions without listening to the earth. If I communicate better with the earth and my soul I would feel a lot more grounded.

Good way to balance this chakra: The Lovers

So firstly as we learned last week, this card if my signifier (the card in the deck that represents me). This to me says it is the most important card to read. It also in the middle of all the cards which to me says that firstly balancing my root chakra is key to how the rest of the cards play out. It also says that since this card is close to all of the cards rather than just some that this entire spread is really important and will likely form how the rest of my chakras align as well. The lovers card is about harmony and unity. SO in order to balance my root chakra I need to find this harmony. I think feeling at home anywhere my partner and I are together is important too.

Result of balancing this chakra: Page of Cups Reversed

This card when reversed means a block in creativity. It also talks of a lack of inspiration, low self-worth, and being easily depressed. So to me this is saying when my root chakra gets balanced all this will be fixed.

I hope you found this interesting! If you think I missed anything, have any thoughts or questions make sure to leave them in the comments. Also be sure to subscribe to me on the website and on twitter so you get notifications when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

Weekly Tarot Spread: Finding your Signifier

Hello everyone, so today I thought I would do something a little different. This isn’t exactly a spread but it is answering a question while using the tarot cards. There will be a lot of pictures in this post so you can see the process I did.

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The process I used

So I started with the original shuffling as it said. I thought about how I am funny, nurturing, goal oriented etc.

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I cut the deck like so 

I was pretty near instantly drawn to the right deck. So I put the left deck aside and shuffled again thinking about my weaknesses. I thought about my anxiety, my anger, lack of patience, etc.

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I cut the deck in thirds

Once again my hand was drawn to the deck on the right. So I put the other two decks aside. I spread the cards out and my hand was drawn just to right of the centre. My hands feel on 4 cards.

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4 new piles (one card in each)

I then closed my eyes and thought about how I wanted to do magick to heal, bring prosperity, happiness, and for love. My hand was then drawn to the top two cards.

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Last 2 cards

Now I closed my eyes and asked my signifier card to present itself and my hand was drawn to the left card.

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My signifier card is The Lovers

In order to understand what this card meant for me I referred to this picture.

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So first of all my card is a Major Arcana card. So apparently my path is pretty much carved in stone. Also the strengths and the weaknesses of this card are what I will deal with for this entire lifetime. For imagery  it suggested to look at the book the deck came with but it didn’t click with me so I looked at Labyrinthos instead and clicked with it a lot better. So I will do a copy and paste from that website.

The primary meaning within the Lovers is harmony, attractiveness, and perfection in a relationship. The trust and the unity that the lovers have gives each of them confidence and strength, empowering the other. The bond that they have created is very strong, and it can indicate that the two are joined in marriage, and other close and intimate relationships. Another meaning behind the lovers card is the concept of choice – a choice between things that are opposing and mutually exclusive. This could be a dilemma that you need to think about carefully and make the best decision for your situation.
A more personal Lovers meaning that can apply to individuals is the development of your own personal belief systems, regardless of what are the societal norms. We see this as a development from the Hierophant, who made decrees and passed on his knowledge through a standardized system. This is one of the times when you figure out what you are going to stand for, and what your philosophy in life will truly be. You must start making up your mind about what you find important and unimportant in your life. You should be as true to yourself as you can be, so you will be genuine and authentic to the people who are around you.

One other thing I find interesting about this card is that it is associated with the astrology sign Gemini which also happens to be my partners sign.

All in all I thought this was a really cool reading and hope this new information will help me decipher readings better in the future.

I hope you found this as interesting as I did and get some use out of this “spread”. As always if you have any thoughts or questions leave them in the comments. Make sure you subscribe so you get a notification every time I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.