Tarot helps getting in touch with your feelings

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Sometimes past trauma or a lifestyle focused exclusively around work leads us to feel disjointed and as if we are not in control of our own life. The claims of work and difficult relationships can cause us to lose touch with our real feelings. How do we get back in touch with our feelings in the face of what seems to be overwhelming demands?
One effective way of coping with overpowering emotional crises, either past or present, is to focus your attention on what you are actually feeling. An excellent way of doing this is to start a journal. There are many journals available commercially that are a pleasure to hold or which are suitable for you to decorate. Consider implementing a ritual of writing how you feel in your journal each evening. Always write what is true for you. Sit in your special space so that you can feel protected. I f you are feeling particularly jittery, imagine a line of blue light running around you, keeping you safe from distractions and any unhappy feelings projected toward you by your friends or lover. Implement this nightly ritual for yourself, particularly if you are experiencing a troublesome time. I f you don’t have the time to write each night, try to make a time at least once a week, on the same night or day and at the same time.


Tarot as Philosopher s Stone

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In Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine, there is a strong belief that the elements make up the world as well as our bodies. In Western magic, the elements are the cornerstone of all magical practices because they are believed to be the basis of all life. In the Renaissance period, it was believed that the greatest magical prize, the Philosophers Stone, was obtained when the elements were combined in the right proportions. The Philosopher s Stone meant many things to many people. Essentially it could do anything you wanted it to do, such as cure illnesses or change base metal into gold. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that by harmonizing the elements in your body, you can achieve the best of health. We can also seek emotional balance by uniting the elements. Since the Middle Ages, Western culture has ascribed certain personality traits to the four elements: air, fire, water, earth. Often the people we choose as friends provide an elemental personality that balances the element/s that are missing in our own personality. Check the table above to see which elements are strong in
your own personality makeup. To attain a balance in your life, experiment with what it would take to incorporate into your life the positive personality traits of the other elements. Creating an element chart will help you see which elemental characteristics are strong or weak in your life. Draw a circle and quarter it. Label each quarter as an element, starting from the top left hand side. Include other personality traits that you feel suit the elements. Look at what elements your friends and lover represent. This may provide you with invaluable insight as to the dynamics of your relationships.