Thursday, October 20, 2011

Past Life Reading for M.

Past Life Tarot Reading

(for M.)

1. Basic Soul Nature
Eight/swords

You tend to limit yourself by not being very adventurous when it comes to trying new things. You are confined and defined by other people’s opinions. You allow yourself to be restrained and contained by circumstances and people in your life, and you allow this mostly through apathy and laziness-- you tend to follow the path of least resistance. This can mean that you withhold honest opinions, or any opinion at all, and you will never side with the underdog because that would mean more work and effort. This often sets you apart from those you would otherwise share a connection with.

You are a soul trapped by mitigating circumstances, and to relieve yourself of the inner nature that allows this, that is-- in order to change, you will have to find your voice and strength of will.

2. Environment
The Hermit ®

You lived in isolation, which is a circumstance that led to an inability to verbally express yourself with success or ease. You lived in a manner that didn’t require a lot of interaction. I’m seeing a staff and feel that your life revolved around agriculture, livestock, the outdoors. You were connected to the earth and it’s cycles so closely that this aspect of your past life has carried over for many lifetimes, and to this day, this is your connection. Sometimes the environment in this past life was harsh; you faced the elements at their most basic. Winter seems to have left an indelible impression in this aspect, as it was the most rugged to survive.

3. Eary Years
Page/pentacles ®

You were wild in the youth of your past life. You were earthy and felt no qualms about satisfying your whims and urges. For many reasons, some of them being your unorthodox behavior and your inability to make solid emotional connections to people, you were isolated-- or you felt isolated-- from those close to you, those within familial or community settings. However, there’s one thing that you had no doubts about, and that was your connection to the earth and the lifestyle that accompanied the farmer or the peasant in a rural setting. Through the haze that has been your experience with human relationships, this is the one contact that has always been strong and clear. You knew early what it was you wanted to do and where you belonged.

4. Education
The Moon

Your education was sketchy, often based on superstition, as well as ancient wisdom and practices. This past life reaches far back into ancient times, before the dawning of the Renaissance, before the first ages of ‘enlightenment’, even before Christianity had reached the vast majority of what we now call Europe-- but just on the cusp of this change. You lived by the laws and knowledge of nature, rather than the precepts and wisdom of the early scholars.

5. Accomplishments
The Magician ®

Many of your attempts to accomplish goals in this past life were thwarted by a lack of power, incentive, energy, direction, or the acceptance of those around you. What you did accomplish in this past life was connected to the elements-- and the Elements. One problem was that you often found that your ideas, which may have been ahead of the times, were not readily received or accepted by friends, family, or community. Because of your nature, it was just easier to follow the general path and forget about those goals and dreams that only you could see as worthy and attainable. This may be an issue that plagues you all the way to your present life.

6. Occupation
Four/Swords

Your occupation centered around a rural and agricultural setting. You may not have been as successful in your occupation as you could have been because you often lacked ambition, but also because you suffered from some sort of physical infirmity which often prevented you from successfully completing physical tasks. You tired easily, were sick often, and lacked a strong constitution. You were also an individual within the community whose job it was to help dispose of the dead. Your life was touched by those spirits in numerous positive, as well as negative, ways.

7. Social Status
The Chariot ®

Although you were not at the top of the social ladder, you were well within the upper echelon. In spite of any hindrances you might have faced with your occupation-- both those brought on by your own nature and those beyond your control, you were well respected within your community and you made a fairly good living for the time that this was. You lived slightly above the average standards and provided well for your family. It appears that within your community, you were often called upon to help make important decisions, implying that you were counted among the leaders of this particular area or village.

8. Relationships
The Hierophant

Your stubborn personality and terrifically conformist views made relationships in this lifetime difficult, and it’s possible that this type of behavior has carried over into many lifetimes. You had difficulty seeing a world outside of black and white, or defining personal boundaries of freedom for your partners. Within this past life you had more than one mate, possibly several-- some lost to illness, some to wars and famine and other catastrophes of this age. You were plagued in this lifetime with a series of broken relationships, and this pattern may still continue with each incarnation. You’ve spent an eternity seeking your soul mate, and it is a search that has so far been unsuccessful, but a search that you refuse to abandon.

9. Family Life
Eight/cups ®

The most frustrating thing about family relationships in this past lifetime is that someone was always leaving, whether it was because of death or personal decisions. This leads you to a feeling of abandonment, or a fear of abandonment, that may persist to this day. It’s also indicated that you have a tendency to abandon a relationship when it becomes difficult, when it requires more verbal interaction and emotional depth than you are prepared or able to give. It also seems that you were forever ‘seeking’-- seeking approval, seeking love and connection and attention, seeking some aspect of a relationship that you were never quite able to find. This search is most likely still underway.

10. Death
Seven/swords

Your death in this lifetime was brutal and violent, possibly death by the sword, as would be befitting this ancient era. The perpetrator was a thief or someone who owed you a great deal of money, land, or goods-- possibly a business partner. The sad thing is that it seems he was most likely successful at the end and either kept those things which were your due, or robbed you further from your estate posthumously, carrying away many of your belongings, livestock, etc. The odd thing is that this individual may very well touch your life in the same negative way in the present lifetime, not quite as dramatically as in this past life, but more as someone that you may have connected with through business deals of a very negative nature, business deals that led to bad financial decisions and outcomes.

Lessons Learned During Your Past Life:

11. Eight/pentacles

One of the most important things you learned from this past life is to have a strong work ethic; to concentrate on developing your occupation, to apply yourself where needed to learn your craft, and to grow in your ability for whatever career you have chosen in this lifetime.

12. Nine/wands

You’ve learned, through unfortunate events in your past life, to not be quite so trusting of everyone who comes along. You’ve learned to protect yourself and stand up for your opinions, beliefs, and decisions. This is all very well and good, as long as you don’t become overly suspicious and paranoid about people and their motives.

How This Past Life Affects Your Current Life:

13. King/pentacles

There is an individual who you keep meeting from one lifetime to the next, and you’ve not yet learned how to protect yourself from this individual’s negative control and influence. You will keep meeting this character until you gain enough self-respect and self-confidence to stand up to this person; you will keep confronting this individual from one lifetime to the next until you loose your fear of them.

14. Seven/swords ®

You’ve learned well the importance of working diligently to create a financial nest egg to support your future. You’ve learned the value of the dollar; you’ve learned the virtue of hard work; and you’ve learned to accept success with grace.

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Women, Friendships, & Observations

Women tend to be incredibly territorial where friendship is concerned, and the cardinal clique that two work together better than three is absolutely true most of the time-- sad, but true. For some reason men don’t seem to suffer from this odd social behavior. I’ve never heard one story about a man who became jealous because his friend Fred was buddying up and going off on a jaunt with Joe. If Fred was a friend, Fred was a friend-- period. Whatever Fred wanted to do with his time and whomever Fred wanted to do it with didn’t seem to matter one iota. And the friendship between these men would continue for years, and years, and years on a level equilibrium, with nary a bump or rut in the road. As a matter of fact, not only would it continue, but it would grow to include an ever widening circle of individuals to add to the list of ‘Friends’, on both sides of the coin.

When it comes to friendship, some women are like tomcats who pee on their territory to mark it, seeing every other woman as an invasive threat to their special connection with one individual. They become catty, jealous, spiteful, hurt, distant, snooty, sometimes vengeful, and just downright childish. Some of them may keep a mental checklist of every ‘indiscretion’, sizing things up as two nights out this month, one excursion to the mall, and a gathering I wasn’t invited to, etc., ad infinitum. Why women do this to themselves and to their friends is a mystery to me.

Look at it this way-- as a mother you can have more than one child, and when you do you love all your children equally. Women have this capacity-- everyone has this capacity. We can have a variety of friends with different personalities and interests, with different levels of intimacy and activities that we share, and we love them all, even if we love them for different reasons and in different ways.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Positive Affirmations from a Feminine Perspective



I will not allow other people's opinions to form the image I carry of myself.

Not everyone will like you, no matter how much effort you make towards this end. You will have a myriad of people come through your life at various stages, people you will forge relationships with, people who you will meet in passing, people who you will meet through other people. Some will be your friends, others will be determined to be your enemy, and yet others will be indifferent. I run into a large variety of people in my life, many of them I meet in the process of doing readings. There was one lady who I will always remember because I knew, the minute she sat down at the table across from me, that she had already made up her mind not to like me. As I turned the cards and began interpreting them, she would come back with sarcastic comments to punctuate the reading. The reading became like a drama in comedy. After each interpretation, there followed a snide remark. I laughed, ignored the remarks, and continued the reading.

There will be people, usually family members or close friends, who will label you and try to stuff your little round body into a square hole. It hurts. They will try to paste upon you attributes of other people they know, most likely people that you are intimately connected to. How many times my grandmother told me in a burst of anger and frustration: "You're just like your mother!" I liked my mother. So one day, after my grandmother had done this for the umpteenth time, I looked at her and calmly said, "Thank you."

It's of utmost importance to never allow other people to slap negative attributes upon your person, your mind, your soul. You know who you really are, and you may be the only one who does. No one else can tell you what you are like, how you feel, how you will react, what you will do next, how you will behave. They cannot do this to you...unless you let them.

I will connect with the universe through the Divine Feminine, and through that connection with my ancestors and the root of all that is me.

For centuries the Divine Feminine has been ripped from the heart and soul of womanhood, shrouded in stories of evil encompassing snakes and apples, betrayal and guilt. Womanhood needs to wrestle its freedom from this lie, to regain its strength and equilibrium through the power of the Mother Goddess and her connection to womanhood, our life, our physical cycle, our spirit and soul, and the stages of our lives.

Through the youthful exuberance of the Maiden, the fertility of the Mother, and the wisdom of the Crone, we have to pass on to our daughters the beauty of the feminine mystique, impressing upon them the reverence and respect that is its due. While the world still revolves around the decisions of men, it is woman who harvests its bounty through their children, their art, their writing, their dreams, and their strong sense of nurturing. It is woman who builds up; and through her spirituality and connection with the Goddess, woman can repair the damage of previous generations, building new futures and opportunities for her daughters.

With our strong and renewed sense of connection to the Feminine Divine, the most important thing we can do is to impart upon our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons the strength, beauty, wisdom, and power of womanhood at its most pure. We can lead them back to the Goddess, who is, after all, their Mother too.

I will strive to maintain my independence: emotional/mental independence, physical independence, and spiritual independence.

You would think, after all this time, including a generation that came through the Women's Liberation Movement, that women today would be assertive, successful, and most importantly-- independent. That's true for a lot of women in the 21st century, but not for all. Around the world, women are still fighting for basic human rights and dignity. They are still chained to archaic religious law, racial and cultural restraints, economic and financial bonds. Even in this country, there are fundamentalist movements that prefer to keep a woman secluded in the home, barefoot and pregnant, and under the dominance of a husband.

I know, I've been there, done that. I managed to break free of this predicament by finding the will to fight back and overcome the suppression when, one day, my then husband, incensed at my refusal to follow his wishes, was in my face, eyes bulged, shouting into my face with a spitty lisp, "Obey me! I said you will obey me!" That did it. As I stared at the ugly expression and insolent lump of irate human flesh in front of me, I was repulsed, the spell was broken. I stepped back, smiled, and said, "No." In that moment, I knew I was free. And he knew it too.

As a woman I will strive to have a strong work ethic, to embrace education and all the benefits that come with it, to improve myself wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself. I will strive to learn a craft, to become an enterpreneur, to dare, to experiment, to discover, and to grow. I will be all that I can be, and then I will reach even higher.

(This essay is a work-in-progress. As I'm spiritually enlightened with future affirmations, I will post them here.)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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