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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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10 Tarot Affirmations To Overcome Anxiety

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Creating tarot affirmations to overcome anxiety is a magical and effective way to practice mindfulness during difficult times.

There is no doubt that the lockdown measures around the world caused by the pandemic have offered many people a chance to slow down, spend more time with loved ones and even generated new business ideas and opportunities.

Over the last year in this surreal state of stagnation, I also cherished the quiet life away from noisy crowds, busy traffic and hectic travel schedules.

All well and good, but at the same time many people have also been affected by loss, insecurity, worries and fears of what the future might hold.

Mental health issues during the Covid-19 have increased, such as depression and anxiety.

There are many activities that can be cultivated to cope with mental health issues, but in this article I focus on practicing mindfulness with tarot affirmations to overcome anxiety.

Affirmations are often used to turn negative thinking into a more optimistic outlook, and they can work really well when used regularly.

Each card in the Tarot offers its own powerful messages, and when you draw your daily card, choose affirmations as suggested below.

Repeat these affirmations to yourself regularly during the day to cultivate positivity, resilience and joy. This can help you snap out of the negative self-talk loop.

Here are suggestions for some of the Major Arcana cards:

The Fool

Today will be a great day.
I am looking forward to what today brings.
I find joy in the present.
I take each moment as it comes.
I am positive.
I am open to receive what makes me happy.
I am doing well.
I am curious and love exploring new possibilities.
One step at a time.

The Empress

I am creative. I am comfortable.
I take good care of myself.
I draw energy from nature.
I treat myself to healthy food and drink.
I am natural and at ease with myself.
I am loved. I am loving.
I love myself. I am beautiful.
I am practical and get things done.
I have all I need to feel abundant.
I am grounded and confident.

The Chariot

When the going gets tough, I am determined to keep going.
I persevere despite difficulties.
I am in the right frame of mind.
I am focused. I will succeed.
I am breaking free from my comfort zone of destructive thoughts.
I actively choose my destiny.
My willpower guides me from turmoil to safe haven.
I am a fighter.
I am conquering my worries and fears.

Strength

I am strong.
I am in control of my thoughts.
I am determined to overcome what is dragging me down.
I am gentle but also persistent.
I refuse to give up on myself.
I successfully balance my fears with my passion for life.
I have the power to tame uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.
Today I have the energy and desire to have a wonderful day.

Justice

My heart and mind are in alignment.
I can see the bigger picture.
My thoughts are guided by logic and reason rather than assumptions and drama.
I am honest with myself and others.
I take responsibility for my wellbeing.
I have the power to choose wisely.
I balance my intellect with compassion, comfort with challenge.
I make peace with my mind.

Death

Today I emerge from my cocoon and rise towards the sun like an eagle.
I am changing. I am maturing.
I am transforming my life with a new way of thinking.
I can feel my mind shifting and evolving.
I choose life. I accept change.
Out of darkness into the light.
I am shedding my limitations.
I am regenerating, giving birth to new potential.

The Devil

I am the master of my own destiny.
I sever unhealthy bonds.
I stay clear of destructive habits.
I am emerging from the shadows of fear and despair.
I am tapping into my inner resources to enhance my relationships, work, health, and home.
I confront difficulties rather than living in denial.
I am persistent and motivated to live my best life.

The Star

I am shining my light.
I am showing up.
I am standing tall in my grace and serenity.
I believe in my inner strength and abilities.
I connect with spirit.
I am hopeful. I am inspired.
Positive thoughts are flowing through my mind.
My self-esteem is flourishing.
The universe is guiding me in the right direction.
I believe in miracles. Magic is all around me.

The Sun

I am present. I am joyful.
I am vibrant.
I am inspired to create magic guided by my inner light.
I can see and think clearly.
All is falling into place.
All is making sense.
All is unravelled.
I am true to myself.
I am unique.
I am healing, and I heal others.
All is well. I take time to just be.
Life is good.

The World

I am safe. I am enough.
I am right where I need to be.
I am comfortable in my own skin.
I keep my options open.
I have the power to seek new adventures and experiences at any time.
I have the power of choice.
I know myself and make the most of my knowledge.
I am the master of my hopes and fears, dreams, and reality.

Download and print the full set of 22 Major Arcana affirmation cards from my Patreon:

tarot affirmations to overcome anxietyYou will find many more divination printables on my Patreon that help to support you in looking after your mental health and living your best life.

Learn more and join today.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

PS: Also check out my Healthy Habits Empowering Morning Affirmations based on the 22 Major Arcana cards

The Year of The Hierophant

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After a tumultuous Emperor year, we have now arrived in the year of the Hierophant, and we are all looking forward to better days ahead.

But our problems haven’t disappeared overnight, and we still have to muster up more patience and resilience to weather the remaining storm.

During the Emperor year, the world has witnessed leadership (and lack of) at its worst, and the newly elected leaders in the US will have to rebuild what has been destroyed, especially since the pandemic took hold back in March 2020.

The Hierophant, linked to Taurus in the Tarot, is about established structures, organisations, education and tradition, much of which has been damaged in recent months.

We have also realised that many structures, systems and ways we do things are outdated, archaic, and no longer working.

During the year of the Hierophant it is our task to rebuild, restructure, re-organise and change what is rigid and restrictive.

Old alliances are dismantled, new ones established.

While home-working was one seen as the lazy option, it is now an essential part of working life.

Money and investment will be paramount to revitalise the economy.

On a personal level, savings plans and debt reduction should be on everyone’s priority list this year.

We are beginning to realise

  • how dependent many of us are on employment, and how disastrous it can be when suddenly everything shuts down.
  • to look for more sustainable alternatives, which also includes a different economic model to capitalism.
  •  to question everything that has been solid, steadfast, safe and secure including our democracy – how safe is it from being taken hostage and dismantled by a rogue corrupt psychopath?

Uncertainty has taught us that it’s okay to discard or change what we have been used to for so long, and life didn’t seem possible without it.

But it is possible. After the devastating destruction 2020 has brought, we begin to understand what isn’t important and what is essential:

  • a university degree vs. entrepreneurship and life skills
  • a highly paid job vs. jobsatisfaction at lower income
  • material success vs. mental and spiritual wellbeing
  • flying on holiday vs. holidaying in a camper van independly from hotels and public transport
  • lots of overtime vs. more time with family and friends
  • keyboard activism vs. meaningful local community work
  • Starbucks coffee vs. home-brewed coffee
  • etc.

Uncertainty is part of everyday life, and that’s why it is also important to create stability represented by the Hierophant to alleviate fear of the unknown.

The year of the Hierophant offers us immense opportunities to begin again in all areas of life.

Emphasis is on the collective and community building. Learning and teaching beyond schools and universities. Flexible working. Mental health. Taking care of others and our planet.

There is a need to step away and emotionally detach from tribal thinking to see the bigger picture and heal polarised communities.

Consciously reject anyone stirring up hatred, aggression and division and instead seeking and encouraging meaningful dialogue that brings people together.

The traditional RWS image of the Hierophant depicts two acolytes kneeling in front of a religious figurehead.

They seem to listen and absorb his every word.

In today’s world, many people feel lost and look for new guidance due to chaotic governance, uncertainty and the fallout of the pandemic.

It is easy for manipulators to take advantage of this situation by spreading misinformation and antagonism.

During the year of the Hierophant, it is important for us all to be discerning and aware of how easily we can fall for gaslighters with dark hidden agendas.

Always keep an open mind, allow yourself to change your point of view and avoid emotional attachment to specific groups, movements, parties and personalities.

The Hierophant also represents philosophy. During this year, explore your personal philosophy – your values, ethics, and rules to live by.

Write your personal Manifesto.  There is more guidance on how to write your Manifesto HERE.

The year of the Hierophant will be another year of ups and downs, but we will also begin the slow process of rebuilding and reforming the crumbling structures we have been used to for so long.

More than ever this also includes discarding old, out-dated habits and beliefs to make way for new and better possibilities.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the Tarot

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The Cosmic Faery Tarot Deck

The end of 2020 is in sight, but before we can turn our backs on this most crazy year ever, the upcoming Solstice is accompanied by a major astrological event – the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius.

This event last occurred in 1623, a time when migration to the Americas took off as wars were raging in Europe.

What will this Great Conjunction have in store for us?

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the Tarot offers visual guidance of the direction humanity is taking over the coming years.

In tarot terms, we are looking at the Wheel of Fortune (Jupiter) combining forces with The World (Saturn) guided by The Star (Aquarius). On a global scale, this is a game changer.

Progress and innovation during the 21st century will accelerate especially in the areas of science, medicine and technology, mainly due to climate catastrophes and more pandemics to come.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the current pandemic was the wakeup call the world needed to speed up responses to the challenges awaiting us.

Aquarius – an air sign of logic, intellect and reason – will teach us that conspiracy theories are mere deflections from the real issues that need to be tackled.

The King of Swords is unlikely to be sucked into the twilight zone rabbit hole by a dodgy YouTube video or condescending meme on social media.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t question and call out what is wrong in the world. Critical thinking is definitely high up on the agenda, and not putting up with BS any longer.

What really counts are facts, such as social injustice, corruption in politics, polarisation of communities (in order to divide and conquer) and the ongoing destruction of our planet.

But thanks to The Star there are glimmers of hope. New movements, innovations, and radical mindshifts are all part of evolution and the rebirthing of humanity.

And it all starts with each one of us on a personal level, continuing to shed the old and outdated to grow and evolve.

We all have to realise that active participation in creating our future is our only option, if we want to survive and thrive. Dystopian or utopian…it’s our choice.

All this awaits us in 2021, the year of The Hierophant, and beyond. It’s exciting, but we need to stand firm and persevere when sometimes our journey can feel exhausting.

You will need all your energy to step up and move forward, and for that purpose I have created the Energy Tarot Spread, a tarot wellness exploration for nourishing and maintaining your inner power.

While you are on my Patreon page benefitting from this spread, please consider joining a membership tier to support my work and in return receive monthly printable tarot resources, guidance and more.

That’s also the place, where you can download my printable Solstice Divination Game Kit, exclusively created for my patrons, a magical addition to your spiritual toolkit.

It’s been a tough year. Let’s focus on coming together rather than drifting further apart.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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The Mars Retrograde Tarot Spread

mars retrograde tarot spreadIf you want to know what Mars Retrograde (RX) is all about, just take a look at the reversed Tower in the Tarot.

A picture says a thousand words, and in the current climate it rings eerily true.

Mars RX occurs just once a year or even every two years, but when it does, we can all feel that planetary kick in the bum somehow.

Mars is linked to the Tower in the Tarot, but it also rules Aries, the Emperor, and this year, Mars stations retrograde in Aries on the 9th September until 13th November.

So, we can also envision the Emperor reversed, a ruthless, destructive and despotic male figure with an inflated ego, lack of empathy and not a care in the world how much damage is caused while pursuing his dubious goals.

It’s funny, how Mars RX timing coincides with this year’s US election. But we don’t want to dive too deeply into those events. We all know how divisive, tense and even violent the situation is.

Let’s take a look at what we can expect in our own little individual worlds.

Reversed aspects of the Tower include suppressed anger, power struggles, an impending destruction, revelation, epiphany or even revolution.

Mars RX is about acknowledging what is really going on and facing facts, even though it’s more comfortable sticking your head in the sand.

But ignorance isn’t bliss, and sooner or later it all comes to a head. Boom!

But there are also positive Martian energies bubbling amongst the mayhem:

a fighting spirit, more ambition, standing up for what you believe in, courage to tear down restrictions and start again from scratch, purging outdated beliefs, making space for a breakthrough, a re-structure of your life, acknowledging misplaced anger…

When you reverse the image of the Tower, the figures seem to rise rather than fall, which reminds me of the Osho quote Don’t fall in love, rise in love.

A radical change of perspective.

Whatever upheaval or destruction you are facing, it may push you into a new way of thinking and acting, or you will realise that you don’t have a choice if you want to survive this storm.

Retrogrades tend to focus on activities starting with the preposition re-:

  • re-visit
  • re-purpose
  • re-evaluate
  • re-vive

…and so on.

Re-tro. Blast from the past. Re-surrecting the past (and maybe not in a good way…)

The old world order is breaking down and shaken up, but new possibilities and opportunities are emerging from the wreckage. Mars RX intensifies the emotional upheaval.

Here’s a tarot spread you can use to explore how to make the most of the Mars RX energies:

  1. Something I am angry about, and I need to acknowledge it:
  2. How to use my anger in a more creative and constructive way:
  3. What aspect of my life do I need to be more ambitious about? Where am I aiming too low?
  4. What is worth fighting for?
  5. What do I need to be radical about?
  6. A sudden realisation:
  7. A limiting belief I need to discard:
  8. What I am trying too hard to control:
  9. What needs rebuilding:
  10. My new world order:

Here is a layout suggestion, which is inspired by the Tower:

mars retrograde tarot spread sample
Deck: Sharman Caselli Tarot

Have fun exploring this spread. If you found it useful, please do let me know and share this page with your tarot friends.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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The Lion’s Gate Opening Tarot Spread

lion's gate opening tarot spreadThe opening of the Lion’s Gate Portal is one of the most magical celestial events that occurs every year reaching its peak on the 8th of August during Leo season.

It coincides with the rise of the morning star Sirius, which will be visible in the Eastern sky above the horizon just before dawn between the 26th July and 12th August.

Sirius is situated below Orion’s belt in the Canis Major (Greater Dog) constellation.

In ancient Egypt it marked the annual flooding of the Nile, which nourished the dry soil for growing crops.

There is a theory that the pyramids of Giza including the Sphinx (lion’s body!) were built in such a way that they aligned with Sirius and two stars situated in Orion’s belt forming a triangle.

This triangle – the Gate Portal – is now temporarily visible in our night sky before sunrise, and Earth’s alignment with Sirius marks a time of empowerment, accelerated evolution, spiritual activation and ascention.

That all sounds pretty epic, but just like eclipses, solstices and equinoxes, we can observe and harness these powerful portal energies to raise our vibrations.

Now we are standing in front of the Lion’s Gate Portal and are about to step through.

Stepping through and stepping up.

This is a joyous and exciting moment. Tune into this magical cosmic energy to spiritually cleanse and renew.

Focus on your Solar Plexus Chakra, which is associated with Leo – confidence, abundance, healthy boundaries, willpower, creativity and leadership, making decisions, setting directions, personal identity, authenticity, courage and resilience.

Remember, we are experiencing a global shift at the point of no return, but stepping through the Lion’s Gate Portal into unknown territory also opens up to new potential and possibilities.

Activate your inner power with this tarot spread to guide you through the Portal:

1. What do I need to leave behind?
2. What do I need to take with me?
3. What will I find?
4. What energy will I activate?
5. What will become clear to me?
6. How will this change me?
7. How will this benefit me?
8. Enlightened message from Sirius:

What insights are you receiving from the cards? How are they challenging you? What do they trigger? What shift can you sense?

Enjoy exploring this spread, and please do share with me, which cards you have drawn. I’d love to hear from you.

Christiane

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Tarot Moon Journal Transformation

The Tarot Moon Journal first appeared in December 2012, and since then I have updated it every year with the latest astrological information.

In recent years, however, I was thinking about how I can make it different and transform it into a new experience.

The concept is a great idea – a tarot astrology workbook and planner in tune with the moon, but after eight years I felt it needed an overhaul.

I wanted to create a journal that can be started at any time of the year, not just in January.

After all, it’s up to you, when you want to start creative tarot moon journaling and transform your life. It shouldn’t depend on the calendar.

And while I tried my best to provide latest moon phase times and dates for northern and southern hemisphere, it wasn’t right for everyone. Australian time zone isn’t the same as Argentinian time zone.

So, I thought of a way to improve this by involving you in the creation process of your very personal Tarot Moon Journal.

I also wanted to give the journal a facelift. I felt the new moon and full moon reading pages looked a bit tired, and I’ve totally changed them.

And while the Tarot Moon Journal is still undergoing the process of transformation, there will be new images throughout plus more changes as I go along.

The all new Tarot Moon Journal – ETERNAL Edition will be available in September.

Eternal means that the moon journaling and calendar/planner pages can be reprinted every year.

There will be a new printable cover available every year on Patreon to refresh the look.

Furthermore, as a patron, you can also access additional monthly tarot moon guidance, journal prompts and spreads.

For me, publishing the Eternal Edition allows me to spend more time creating magical tarot goodies rather than getting flustered with providing the latest astrological data.

This means that the all new Tarot Moon Journal can be turned into a personalised and unique magical workbook and planner.

If you love planners and creative journaling, you will love the Tarot Moon Journal Eternal Edition.

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Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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