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.

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

 

10 Tarot Affirmations To Overcome Anxiety

tarot affirmations to overcome anxiety
Cosmic Healing A4 Mini Poster available on Patreon

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

Podcast: Using The Tarot For Guidance During Challenging Times

using the tarot for guidance during challenging timesUsing the Tarot for guidance during challenging times is a current but also timeless topic, because we have to deal with all kinds of crisis situations throughout our lives.

When we are faced with a situation that is beyond our control, it can make us feel helpess, in shock and disbelief.

And while we have to deal with anger, frustration, anxiety and even loss, the last thing on our mind is being spiritually blissful and grateful.

But practicing mindfulness with the Tarot can help us ground ourselves in the here and now.

With the Tarot we can explore uncertain times to maintain and nourish our mental health, and learn to accept this moment in time as a stepping stone on our life journey.

By looking inwards with the Tarot, we can create balance, a shift in perspective and over time discover a way forward.

In my first podcast, I share with you my thoughts on how adversity can affect us, and how we can use the Tarot to empower us when dealing with loss and uncertainty:

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

Audio: Practicing Mindfulness with the Tarot

practicing mindfulness with the tarotMindfulness has become quite a buzzword in recent years.

The term was first coined by Jon Kabat-Zinn and describes the process of “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.”

It’s not about emptying your mind or suppressing thoughts; it’s about becoming a detached observer, simply being aware of physical sensations and how your mind wanders.

The purpose of practicing mindfulness is to reduce stress, over-thinking and improve overall wellbeing.

Research has shown that regular practice of mindfulness actually works.

If you are learning and working with the Tarot, you are also practicing mindfulness, perhaps without realising.

Practicing mindfulness with the Tarot is a powerful combination to boost your mental and spiritual wellbeing, and with regular practice can heal and transform your life.

A simple one-card draw can create a mindful moment of reflection and contemplation.

But you can also combine the one-card draw with a mindfulness meditation.

This is an easy way to learn mindfulness and include it in your daily spiritual practice.

Beginner’s Tarot Mindfulness Meditation

  1. Take a seat in a quiet place and make yourself comfortable.
  2. Ground yourself by taking a deep breath (slowly inhale and exhale) and repeat until you feel calm and focused.
  3. Draw or choose a card from your tarot deck. Observe the image without judgement for a few minutes. Don’t think about its possible meanings. Just explore its colours, shapes, symbols.
  4. Remain still and focus your sensations. Close your eyes and observe how your clothes feel on your skin and where you feel pressure on your body from where you sit.
  5. Spend a few minutes on what you can hear. This could be your breath, a clock ticking, music somewhere in the backround, traffic noise etc.
  6. Reflect on what you have just experienced. You have focused on an object (tarot card), sensations and sounds, which has given you a break from your preoccupations. Perhaps you have learned something new about the tarot image you just have observed.
  7. How do you feel? Over time, this mindfulness meditation can be a nourishing way to refresh and clear your mind.

As you can see, this is an easy introduction to practicing mindfulness with the Tarot and should not take longer than ten minutes.

Listen to this meditation on Soundcloud:

If you find yourself stressed, overwhelmed or over-thinking, then take a mindful moment with your tarot deck, sit back, relax and connect with the cards at the same time.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane

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