NEW! The Powerful Me Oracle Deck (Patreon Exclusive)

powerful me oracle deckWhat do you do when the world is on Lockdown, and you’re only allowed one trip to the shop a week and an hour a day of outdoor exercise in a public place?

I started creating some oracle cards just for fun, and slowly they evolved into a colourful set of empowering prompts, which happen to reflect the challenging times we are all currently experiencing.

And hey presto, the Powerful Me Oracle deck was born.

This deck is exclusively available on my Patreon in digital format only.

Each month I will post 4 postcards and 9 oracle cards (see pic above) until a minimum of 36 cards have been created.

If you would like to start collecting the Powerful Me Oracle cards and bonus postcards, join my Patreon today.

You will need to select the Study tier at $3.33 in order to access the oracle cards, and they will only be available at this tier for one month only or until the new set of 9 oracle cards is being published.

powerful me oracle cards and postcards
First set of postcards and oracle card available on Patreon

Now is the perfect time to get creative and print your own oracle deck and fabulous greeting cards.

Use them for your journal, altar or sacred space – print them as a gift, send a postcard to a friend or loved one as an encouraging message…

Simply print on photo quality paper and cut to size with a craft knife and metal ruler.

Join my Patreon to start collecting the Powerful Me Oracle today and tons more tarot and journaling resources and printables.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

Spice Up your Tarot Readings with Divination Add-Ons

spice up your tarot readings with divination add-onsIf you feel your regular tarot practice has become a little stale or boring, here’s a new way how you can spice up your tarot readings – simply add some divination add-ons like the ones you can see on the pic above.

While I’ve created just eight cards, you can add more prompts, such as

enjoy/avoid
learn/release
think/feel

From your selection of divination add-ons, choose specific card pairs like yes/no, or draw random cards to create a spread.

How to use the cards

Each keyword can bring up a number of different questions, and your intuition will guide you to which question to ask.

For example:

Rest – What do I need to let rest for a while? What do I need to put to rest? What can help me rest?

Grow – What do I need to grow? What is ready to grow in my life? What needs tending to? What is growing? What can help me grow?

More – What do I need to do more of? What am I receiving more of? What do I need to be more?

Stop/More – If you draw two cards at random, you can combine them as follows:

If I stop doing this …., I will get more of that…. 

or

I will stop this …and do more of that…

(… = tarot cards drawn)

Simply go with the flow. Different questions or messages may come up for you when you tune into your reading.

Making your cards

Be resourceful with your cardstock – I’ve used a colourful cardboard box of paper tissues, which would have otherwise been thrown away. Upcycling rather than buying new.

I also decided to try my hand-lettering and doodling skills – not that brilliant, but I like it!

If you would like to download my version of the cards, hop over to my Patreon (more info on membership HERE).

In the meantime, check out my video for more ideas:

Let me know, how my divination add-ons spice up your tarot readings. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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22 Equinox Journaling Prompts To Balance Your Life

22 journaling prompts to balance in your life
The Cosmic Faery Tarot

The upcoming Equinox marks the day when daylight and night-time are equal in length.

It also coincides with the sun entering Libra, and in the Tarot this zodiac sign is linked to Justice.

So, whether you are celebrating the Spring or Autumn Equinox, the common theme is Balance.

Hence the following equinox journaling prompts are universal rather than specific to geographical location.

The prompts are designed to explore opposing energies in our lives and find ways to align them, to adjust and integrate.

Creating balance in your life is an ongoing process, and with this collection of seasonal prompts you can do some serious but also fun and fascinating soul work over the coming weeks.

Each prompt consists of two positions. Draw a card for each, and if you like you can also draw a third card to explore how to align the opposing energies.

22 journaling prompts to balance your life:

  1. Withdraw from… / Connect with…
  2. My heart / My mind
  3. I learn / I teach
  4. Denial / Acceptance
  5. I am free to… / I am responsible for…
  6. I am confused about… / This will give me clarity:
  7. Imagination / Reality
  8. Knowledge / Wisdom
  9. My struggle: / My power:
  10. I trust: / I doubt:
  11. My plan: / My action:
  12. I fear: / I embrace:
  13. Habit / Change
  14. Stop… / Start…
  15. Renew: / Discard:
  16. Slow down / Accelerate
  17. Fly high / Lie low
  18. My pain: / My pleasure:
  19. This is ending: / This is beginning:
  20. Conflict / Peace
  21. I resist: / I surrender
  22. I choose: / I receive:

Play the Equinox Divination Game

Just like the Solstice Divination Game, playing with these journal prompts doesn’t have to be limited to the time of the Equinox.

Play whenever you feel you need to create balance in your life.

Printable cards and instructions are available on my Patreon space, the Cosmic Spirit Sanctuary.

If you love a more creative and structured approach to working with the Tarot, consider becoming a member.

Learn more here.

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19 Solstice Journaling Prompts To Light You Up

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The solstice is just around the corner, and regardless of where you live in the world, this time of year marks a turning point.

Whether you are celebrating the Summer or Winter Solstice, the common theme is Light.

While in the Northern Hemisphere the light peaks, in the Southern Hemisphere it returns, so the following solstice journaling prompts are universal rather than specific to geographical location.

When the light appears or peaks in our life, there is always a sense of joy connected with it.

It’s time to celebrate, have a laugh and enjoy the moment.

So, have some fun and get lit with this light-hearted collection of seasonal prompts:

  1. A highlight to celebrate
  2. What needs illuminating
  3. What am I visualising
  4. What do I need to be more optimistic about:
  5. What am I attracting:
  6. What am I inspired to do:
  7. How can I be a beacon of light to others?
  8. Where to focus my energy:
  9. What do I need to be more mindful about:
  10. A self-care practice that would benefit me at this time:
  11. A new direction:
  12. What delights me:
  13. What lights me up:
  14. A moment of enlightenment:
  15. A fun revelation:
  16. Happiness is…
  17. A creative talent that needs nurturing:
  18. What needs invigorating:
  19. How I currently express myself
Let’s play the Solstice Divination Game

Here’s a fun and insightful way to turn the journaling prompts into a divination game.

Play on your own or with friends.

Write each journaling prompt on a piece of card, shuffle and draw up to four cards to create a spread.

You can also just draw one card for daily guidance over the coming weeks.

Or you can play with others by letting them draw a journaling prompt and tarot card for a mini reading.

*** This game isn’t just for the Solstice – play it throughout summer or when you feel like you want to get lit 🙂 ***

You can also download my Solstice Divination Game Kit on Patreon, which includes an extended list of 29 journaling prompts and cards already prepared ready to be printed.

It also includes a fun colouring image that can be used as a reading mat.

cosmic spirit study on patreonJoin the Cosmic Spirit Study to access all the printable tarot resources I create to support you on your tarot and spiritual journey.

For only $3.33 a month it’s a total bargain.

Can’t wait to welcome you there!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

How To Create Your Own Oracle Deck

how to create your own oracle deckIt is surprisingly easy to create your own oracle deck. That’s because anything goes.

You don’t need to be artistically talented. You can choose your own artwork, but you can also use photography, your own or stock and public domain images.

It can be any theme, with or without keywords, phrases, size, any structure you like.

You can even choose how many cards your oracle deck contains. It’s all down to your imagination.

But you need to ensure that the deck you create actually works in a reading.

When I created the Cosmic Journaling Oracle, I applied a little trick to give it structure:

I used the Major Arcana from the Tarot to cover a universal range of life experiences, so the oracle would offer meaningful advice in readings.

For this purpose, choose an upright and reversed keyword for each of the 22 Major Arcana cards, and hey presto, you have the titles for 44 oracle cards.

cosmic journaling oracle cards handmadeFor example:

The Fool – new beginnings, folly
The Magician – potential, trickery
The High Priestess – intuition, illusion
The Empress – creativity, lethargy
The Emperor – leadership, control
The Hierophant – stability, dogma
The Chariot – independence, struggle

Once you have completed your list of cards you want to create, you can decide whether to just use the keywords or turn them into a phrase.

For example:

  • New beginnings: A new journey bears risks but also great reward.
  • Trickery: Beware of deception. Not all is what it seems.
  • Stability: A solid foundation provides security.

You can also expand on these phrases. In fact, if you don’t have the artwork for your oracle deck yet, you can just print the oracle messages.

I have done this for the Mainfesting Change Empowerment Cards and the healing cards included in Cosmic Journaling Through The Year.

Next, print your cards. Insert them in a Word table (you can also do this in Google Docs) and convert the document to PDF:

make your own oracle deck
Cards printed on 180g light blue card stock suitable for inkjet printers

For the artwork I have used my own photography.

Check out How to create your own Tarot Deck for more information on photo editing websites and where you can get your deck printed, if you want to sell it.

However, as a first step create your own oracle deck for personal use and try it out.

A handmade oracle deck would even make a great gift for a friend, who is into this kind of thing ?

Tip

Just in case you do decide at a later stage to have your deck printed by a printing company, make sure the size of the images complies with standard playing card sizes, otherwise you will have to reformat all your images, which would be a lot of unnecessary extra work.

You can find the sizes on printing companies’ websites, most of which will have templates for you to download.

You can choose from mini size (like mine) right through to tarot/large playing card sizes. Some companies even offer round and square card printing.

Try this…

An oracle deck with keywords can also be used as a random tarot spread generator, a technique I have already mentioned in my previous post.

Simply draw three cards to create your spread. Here’s an example:

cosmic journaling oracle spread

You can either formulate a question around each keyword or just keep as it is to read intuitively with a tarot card drawn for each keyword.

Now it’s over to you to create your own magical oracle deck, or make a start by downloading the digital edition of the Cosmic Journaling Oracle (take advantage of 15% sharing discount during September!)

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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Tarot Guidance In 4 Words

emperor tarot nova tarot guidance in 4 words
“Put your foot down.” #tarotguidancein4words – Tarot Nova

There are many fun and creative ways to connect with the tarot and develop your reading skills, and here’s a little Tarot game you can play.

Let’s play Tarot Guidance in 4 Words – #tarotguidancein4words

How it works:

Shuffle your deck and pull a card.

Come up with a meaningful message in just four words that relates to the card. It should be a phrase or sentence, not just a set of keywords.

You can also apply this reading method to spreads, and in order to demonstrate it, I have used the Celtic Cross:

  1. Present Situation – The Tower: Break down, break through.
  2. What is crossing it – King of Cups: Be kind to yourself.
  3. Heart of the Matter – The Emperor: Put your foot down.
  4. Past influences – Knight of Pentacles: Persevere despite slow progress.
  5. Attitudes and Beliefs – Seven of Swords: Watch out for dishonesty.
  6. Near Future – Three of Swords: Heal your broken heart.
  7. You as you are – Ace of Cups: Embrace love around you.
  8. How others see you – Five of Pentacles: In need of help.
  9. Advice – Two of Wands: Take a new direction.
  10. Outcome – The Empress: Create your dream life.

Despite its brevity, a 4-word message can offer great insight, which is useful for daily journaling.

And perhaps at the end of the month your daily guidance messages connect and tell a story…

Here are some more ideas for the High Priestess:

• Still waters run deep
• Listen to your intuition
• Don’t rush, be patient
• Turn away from noise
• Silence reveals what’s hidden

And here are some for the Wheel of Fortune:

• Time to be flexible
• Change will bring growth
• Go with the flow
• Win some, lose some
• Your luck will change

I could go on as I’m having fun with this exercise, but now it’s over to you.

Please do share your #tarotguidancein4words with me on social media. I’d love to see your interpretations.

Share your ideas on social media (works great on Instagram) with #tarotguidancein4words and tag me @cosmicfaery

You can also use your oracle cards #oracleguidancein4words

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

How To Make Your Own Rune Set

handmade rune setWould you like to learn more about runes and how to read them?

In this article, I’m showing you how you can easily make your own rune set and start learning the basics.

One of the tasks of the 30 day divination picture challenge I recently participated in was to write my name in runes.

That challenge reminded me of a fun workshop I enjoyed at a TABI conference many years ago, in which we created our own rune set on paper cards, and it also reminded me that I always wanted to learn more about runes.

If you feel the same and are curious about runes, you can make your own card set before you spend money on crystal runes or rune decks.

make your own rune set materialsMaterials you will need:

  • 200gsm heavy cardstock
  • ruler
  • ballpoint pen
  • colour pens
  • scissors (or guillotine paper cutter)

Instructions:

Cut the cardstock into 24 card squares measuring 55 x 55 mm. You can use ruler and scissors or a guillotine paper cutter.

runesThen fill out each card as per image on the left:

  • rune in the centre with a colour pen
  • name of the rune underneath
  • corresponding alphabet letter in the bottom left-hand corner
  • its symbolic meaning in the bottom right-hand corner
  • divinatory meaning at the top

Scroll down for full list of runes and their meanings.

If you feel adventurous, you can choose more expensive card stock, glitter pens and stickers to make your rune set more special.

If you want to use coloured or patterned card stock, make sure it is white on one side, so you can write on it.

You can increase the size of each rune card (perhaps to the size of paper and stickers for rune seta standard Tarot card), if you want to add more information or illustration.

Once you have completed your rune set, you can start getting to know the runes by spreading out your set face down and picking one each day as a special message.

For more information about runes, try the following resources:

Books

1. A Practical Guide To The Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick

2. Futhark: Handbook of Rune Magic

3. The Runes Workbook: A Step-by-step Guide to Learning the Wisdom of the Staves



Websites

1. Divination using Runes

2. Elder Futhark – Rune Meanings

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Rune names and corresponding letters

Divinatory Meanings:

Fehu Frey – Cattle – Wealth, Energy, Mother Rune

Uruz Power – Wild Ox – Power, Creative Force, Health, Strength

Thurisaz Thor – Thorn, Giant – Protection, Irritation, Polarity, Regeneration

Ansuz Odin – God – Ancestors, Inspiration, Wisdom

Raido – Wheel – Journey, Growth, Rhythm, Solar Chariot

Kenaz – Torch, Fire – Clarity, Illumination, Knowledge

Gebo – Gift – Love, Sharing, Divine Interaction

Wunjo – Joy – Harmony, Contentment, Kinship, Heritage

Hagalaz – Hail, Air – Change, Transformation, Crisis, Egg of Life

Nauthiz (Nied) – Need – Necessity, Friction, Shadow, Distress, Recognition, Self-Reliance

Isa – Ice – Stasis, Blockage, Cosmic Coherence

Jera – Year, Earth – Harvest, Reward, Good Timing, Cycles, Right Action

Eihwaz – Yew, Horse – Protection, Endurance, Relationships, Twin Gods

Perthro – Hearth, Lot Cup – Risk, Gamble, Fun, Divination, Primal Law

Algiz (Elhaz) – Elk – Protection, Sanctuary, Awakening, Connection to Spirit

Sowulo – Sun – Hope, Warmth, Success, Wheel of Power, Thunderbolt

Teiwaz (Tir) Tyr – Victory – Justice, Analysis, Masculine Gods, Warrior Rune

Berkana (Beorc) – Birth – Fertility, Liberation, Earth Mother

Ehwaz – Two Horses – Harmony, Trust, Journey

Mannaz – Man – Community, Awareness, Order, Divine Union, Manifestation

Laguz – Lake, Water – Flow, Life, Vitality, Unconscious, Fertility, Renewal

Inguz (Ingwaz) – Fertility – True Love, Passion, Gestation, Growth, Music, Harmony

Othila (Othel) – Property – Home, Economy, Ancestral, Inheritance

Dagaz – Dawn, Day – Coming into Light, Intuition, Light Within

This is all the information you need to make a start. Please do let me know, how you get on. I’d love to hear from you.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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