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When Death Is Your Year Card

When Death is your year card, be prepared for some massive transformation.

I’ve written about Death in the Tarot many times before, and I have always tried to balance the love n light positive with the inherent uncomfortable aspect of this card.

Now I’m in a position, where I am actually living through a year, in which Death is my annual growth symbol.

The year isn’t over yet, so anything can still happen, and I am prepared for whatever crazy and mind-boggling stuff is hurling my way.

But so far, 2022 has already been quite a rollercoaster ride of flux and change.

The pandemic has a lot to answer for. It was the harbinger of my year of Death transformation.

And with the war in Ukraine, I realised that the world as we knew it pre-pandemic, has changed forever.

With the old and established order slowly but surely desintigrating, millions of people are affected by a new sense of insecurity.

There is a lot of evaluation going on in terms of living your best life and making the most of life and the time you have left.

Hence the Great Resignation and massive shift in the way people demand new ways of working, including remote working and the introduction of the 4-day week.

So while the old order is dying, something new is emerging.

On a personal level, I came to a point in February, when I realised that I had been running my tarot biz for more than a decade.

I had noticed for a while that I needed to take a break from it, simply to recharge my batteries, so I could gather new ideas and inspiration.

I decided to put my Patreon on hold, so I no longer needed to post new content every month.

While I never had a break from creating lots of content, the last three months of my Patreon journey started to put pressure on my creative flow.

So I put Patreon on hold.

One of the reasons why I haven’t resumed is that I had the urge to return to the commercial world after twenty years of absence.

I am currently working from home for a large retailer serving customers in Europe. God bless the internet, online shopping and the digital nomad revolution.

My current role however is a contract limited until the end of January 2023, but in the meantime, I am already working on transforming my online presence on this website and elsewhere.

You see, while Tarot has been a massive passion of mine for so many years, it has also nudged me into exploring new possibilities.

In recent months, I have virtually abandoned all social media and only post occasionally on Instagram.

I let go of all the toxic social media and the damage it has caused and will cause in time to come.

I’m at a stage in my life, where I no longer need to earn a living from Tarot. I want to continue creating content at my leasure for fun.

That’s why I have also put on hold all personal courses and mentoring, but my self-study courses and ebooks are still available.

If you need help with any of these, please don’t hesitate to leave a question in the comment box on the product page or send me a message.

But wait, there is more… 🙂

A couple of weeks ago, there was a serious health scare in the family.

When a loved one is taken to hospital with a potential life-threatening illness, it’s hard to keep focused and cool.

Thankfully, the suspected heart attack has turned out to be “just” an inflammation of the heart, which was caused by Covid, and with the current medication has the chance to be healed.

It’s still serious, and it has again made me think about life, what is important to me and what I want to do.

As you can see, I am in transition on a road to somewhere.

The metamorphosis is in progress. It feels uncomfortable, but at the same time there are rays of light and illumination.

When Death is your year card, be prepared for anything.

But watch this space. Endings bring new beginnings.

“You have to die a few times before you can really live.” – Charles Bukowski

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

PS: You can still sign up to my Patreon to download all the goodies I’ve posted there. You will only be charged once.

On Keeping Calm And Carrying On

on keeping calm and carrying on

There used to be a time, when Ukraine and Russia fought each other with silly songs at the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

Today, I am struggling to accept the loss of this naff decatent triviality, which was light-hearted fun rather than a tsunami of blood, death and tears.

I am struggling to come to terms with the enormity of what is currently happening in Europe.

Unless you are a master of ignoring the signs of the insane possibility of World War III breaking out, you are probably struggling, too.

But after the initial shock we know that the best we can do is keeping calm and carrying on.

Keeping calm, because
  • life goes on, at least for now
  • being consumed by fear prevents us from making the most of the time we have left
  • it helps to make rational and sensible choices rather than getting sucked into the conspiracy rabbit holes
  • we cannot choose the times we are living in
  • we have to accept what we cannot change
Carrying on

helping – loving – creating – planning – dreaming – enjoying – doing your best – showing kindness, compassion, courage

After years of division and polarisation, perhaps this is the time when we all get back together again.

To be strong in unity against the menacing bully in the East.

For freedom, peace, democracy and our liberal values we have to fight even though we don’t want to fight. But it has to be done.

There is no more I can say, except

May you be safe. May you be supported. May you be strong.

Be prepared for all possibilities.

Despite the dark storm approaching on the horizon, don’t lose your sense of humour.

Remember to embrace moments of joy and simple pleasures.

Know that you are loved. Always.

⭐gET INspIrEd⭐

Please meet and support my Russian friend Ana, Siberia Inside, a wonderful YouTube channel about minimalism, mindfulness and creativity

My current favourite graphic novel Promethea, which takes you on a trippy journey through the magical cosmos

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NEW! Permission To BE Cards

permission to BE cards

Our state of mind is complex and fragile. Most of the time we are focused on DOING and (OVER-)THINKING rather than BEING.

We don’t allow sufficient time to just BE, but now you can manifest change with my printable Permission to BE Cards.

Uncomfortable feelings, emotions and perceptions are often blocked out as we find it hard to face the pain they often cause.

Healing takes place, when we face the discomfort and sit with it for a while, so we can learn to accept and move forward.

Sometimes we are deeply entangled in acting in a particular way, because we feel obliged to live up to other people’s or society’s needs and expectations.

This may include working too hard or keep going in a job or relationship that no longer serves us.

We sometimes are up against prejudice and obstacles because of our gender, race or ideas and opinions.

We then need to challenge those obstacles within ourselves to break through and beyond.

Then there are the barriers and limiting beliefs we have cultivated ourselves, often because of the way we were brought up and as a result of trauma.

Self-Exploration

Drawing a card every day (or as often as you are called to do so) encourages you to question your ingrained habits, beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and insecurities.

The prompts are intentionally open to interpretation to allow deeper exploration by generating questions and find solutions.

Some are very vague and meant to be humorous to encourage you to BE less serious and more light-hearted, having fun even when life seems a struggle.

This is a printable mindful activity card set for personal development, healing and transformation.

permission to BE cards

Simply print, cut out the cards and the mini reading mat, and draw a card.

What does the card mean to you?

How does it fit into your life?

Is this something you are struggling with?

Is this something you have been avoiding or are in denial about?

How does it make you feel?

Imagine Being like this or the persona. What would it BE like?

What are you learning from it?

The Permission to BE Cards Set contains
  • 108 cards
  • six blank cards for your own choices that are meaningful to you
  • mini reading mat
  • brief instructions

It comes as a 5-page PDF document that you can easily print on your favourite colour cardstock.

⭐Exclusively available on my Patreon⭐

February Offer: $3.33

From March 2022: $8.88

Grab your set and start exploring TODAY

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

Exploring Your Tarot Year Card In 10 Steps

exploring your tarot year cardExploring your tarot year card is a great way to set goals and intentions for the year ahead.

Tapping into the energies of your tarot year card can help focus on areas in your life that need attention.

These energies may also indicate issues and situations that you may have to face and suggest lessons to be learned in the months ahead.

The global year card in 2022 is The Lovers, and your personal tarot year card is based on your date of birth. Learn how to calculate it here.

It is best to explore your year card throughout the year. Set aside a journaling session once a month to take stock and dive a little deeper.

Be creative with your tarot year card.

It is your personal growth symbol for 12 months, so enjoy the process of getting to know and embracing it, even if it’s a card you don’t like (mine is Death this year) – this could be a confrontation with some shadow aspects you have been putting off or ignored.

And sometimes, life can be brutal, and we have to get through dark times, too. With the help of your tarot year card, you can emerge on the other side with wisdom and renewed strength.

So here is how you can enjoy exploring your tarot year card in 10 steps:

1. First impressions: keywords and phrases that come into your mind when you see the image. Also, any feelings that come up.

2. What to do / action to take: something practical and doable; active steps that can help following your aspirations, goals and plans for the year.

3. What to avoid: personal traits / habits / beliefs that could hinder a desired development or outcome. Perhaps giving up a bad habit relating to this card.

4. What to look out for: something that is hidden; opportunities, obstacles, internal blocks

5. What needs attention: this could relate to a skill you need to develop, people around you, work, relationships, lifestyle… a specific area in your life.

6. Power word / Motto: a catch phrase, mantra or just one single word that will guide you along the right track a towards achieving your desired outcome.

7. Affirmation: a positive statement to help you shift your mindset.

8. Find quotes that relate to your year card that inspire you

9. Create a playlist of songs that reflect the positive essence of your year card

10. Write a poem / haiku based on your year card

You can download the image of these 10 steps on my Patreon and print it for your journal.

Enjoy💚

Christiane

 

Tarot Moon Journal Magical Planner 2022

tarot moon journal magical planner 2022Last year, I transformed the annual edition of the Tarot Moon Journal Magical Planner into an ETERNAL version.

Buy the journal once, and it can be reprinted every year, so you don’t need to buy it again.

The difference this year is that I have created a new cover that embraces the spirit of the Lovers as the global year card for 2022.

You can grab the new cover over on my Patreon in both A4 and foldable A5 sizes.

Join my Patreon during December, and you will receive a 40% discount off the regular price of £11.11. This offer expires midnight New Years Eve.

Not having to update the Tarot Moon Journal every year means I can create new magical goodies, like the Autumn Divination Kit.

I’m already working on the Spring Divination Kit, so make sure you are on my Cosmic Friends list to get updates.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

tarot moon journal planner

 

 

 

Trick Or Treat Tarot Spread

trick or treat tarot spreadIt’s that spooky time of the year again to have some fun with your tarot deck, so here’s my Trick or Treat Tarot Spread 🎃

Some prompts for each position:

TRICK

Deception – it’s not what it seems – something hidden – a tiny detail you have overlooked – too good to be true – self-sabotage – shadow – limiting belief – beware of this – obstacle – something sinister – the small print

TREAT

Indulgence – self-care – achievement – gift – clarity – talent – illumination – what is supporting you – opportunity – abundance – celebrate – appreciate – enjoy – breakthrough – lucky break – blessing

Draw a card for each position placing cards face down. Choose one of them – trick or treat?

It can always be tempting to choose TREAT, but sometimes you may want to face some tricky demons to resolve an issue, and the TREAT may not be favourable in the long-term or such a great idea.

Nothing is ever black or white / good or bad. It’s your choice😀

You can also choose both positions as a two-card snapshot spread.

⭐For more seasonal  tarot goodness, check out my 30-day autumn divination challenge on Patreon, and grab my latest workbook, the Autumn Divination Kit

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

 

Get Unstuck Tarot Spread

get unstuck tarot spreadThe recent global events – pandemic, environmental disasters, lockdowns, chaotic leadership – have left many people traumatised, which has caused an increase in mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

Millions of people lack direction during these unsettling times as we are all questioning our way of life, what brought us to this point and where the heck are we going from here.

If you feel stuck in your life – perhaps you are thinking about changing your career, letting go of a relationship, moving countries, living off-grid, starting a business, or making some other profound change – then perhaps you want to try the Get Unstuck Tarot Spread.

This spread is designed to help you make the right choices, overcome insecurities and self-doubt, denial, procrastination and perhaps even self-sabotage.

  • What are you struggling with in terms of choice and decision-making?
  • What is keeping you in a place where you can’t seem to move forward?

Sounds dramatic, but in reality this energy is often lingering in the background without us realising and can affect various areas in our lives at once.

Pay attention to just one area that needs resolving, and it can have a positive effect on everything else.

When we become aware of it, we can begin to do something about it.

Here is a three-card spread you can try to get unstuck:

1. Where in your life are you feeling stuck right now?

You will probably already know the answer to this question, but pulling a card can offer you deeper insight.

2. What is the underlying cause?

Focus here on internal battles, blocks, attitudes, beliefs, vices.

3. What can you do to get unstuck?

An action you can take to get unstuck. This may not be the holy grail of solutions, but at least a first step towards untanglement.

The Get Unstuck Tarot Spread is a simple spread with straight-forward questions – from getting unstuck to getting inspired to get moving again.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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