Your Personal Year in 2016

This is a tiny sample of the information participants will get at the numerology panel on December 5. The Panel will also use numbers from your name to discover your personality, gifts and challenges.

Let’s look at a quick and fun way to get a sample of Numerology by looking at your upcoming personal year. The personal year goes from January to December, no matter when your birthday occurs. Below is the formula to calculate the energy you will call to yourself in 2016.

Your personal year is calculated by adding the month and day of your birth to the current year, and then reducing them to a single digit. Each number is reduced to a single digit and then added to the other reduced numbers. The final number is also reduced to a single digit. For example, my birthday is April 21:

    April=4, 21(2+1)=3, 2016(2+0+1+6)=9.
So, 4+3+9=16 and we then reduce 16 (1+6)= 7.

    My personal year is a 7.

Now, calculate your personal year. You can surprise your family and friends with their personal year predictions.

People in a 1 personal year are planting the seeds for the next 9 year cycle. This is a year with many new opportunities and activities. The 1 year is likely to be a year of leadership and initiative. Tarot cards that relate to one energy are 1 Magician, 10 Wheel of Fortune, and 19 Sun.

People in a 2 personal year are open to new relationships and opportunities that embrace harmony, balance and cooperation. During a 2 year, when a person is out of balance or in a disagreeable relationship, the person may become depressed because they are not able to act with the 2 energy. The 2 year is an excellent year to build on the new beginnings from the 1 year. Tarot cards that relate to 2 energy are 2 High Priestess, 11 Justice, 20 Awakening.

People in a 3 personal year feel expansive and open to new adventures. This is very much “play time” as people in the 3 energy explore the meaning of joy in their lives. The 3 energy is very creative, especially in art and writing. It’s important to distinguish between creativity and frivolousness. Tarot cards that relate to 3 energy are 3 Sustenance, 12 New Perspectives, and 21 World.

A 4 personal year is the time to focus after the playfulness of the 3 year. It is a year of focus and creating a foundation for the future. It can be considered a “maze” year as the people in this year seem to have more obstacles than usual. As they come to a block, they must learn to change directions to find a new route rather than run into a brick wall. Tarot cards that relate to 4 energy are 4 Authority and 13 Life Cycles.

People in a 5 personal year often feel great relief after the constrictions of the 4 year. The 5 personal year is full of exploration and working beyond the constraints of the 4 year. Many new opportunities present themselves, and it’s sometimes difficult to finish the many projects that they will be tempted to begin. Tarot cards related to a 5 year is 5 Introspection and 14 Temperance.

The 6 personal year is usually pretty smooth, even as the person is likely to be focused on responsibility and service, especially to family. People in this year are focused on home and what home means: who they want in the home, where home is, what home means. People must beware of taking on too much responsibility so that the sense of individuality is lost. Tarot cards that relate to 6 energy are 6 Choice and 15 Entrapment.

People in a 7 personal year spend their time analyzing and trying to understand what their life is about. The 7 year is about choices, often unexpected ones. It is a time to pause, consider, reflect, evaluate and decide. Intuition is important in the 7 year. Tarot cards related to 7 energy are 7 Determination and 16 Chaos.

The 8 personal year is about status and money. It’s often the perfect time for people to explore new employment opportunities, apply for promotions and evaluate their general financial situation. Many people start a new business in an 8 year after the 7 year of analyzing and evaluating the wisdom of such a move. Tarot cards with 8 energy are 8 Strength and 17 Star.

The 9 personal year is the end of a 9 year. People may find they are cleaning out closets, relationships, and anything else that no long serve them. As a part of the completion cycle they may find that giving to others, financially or emotionally, become important to them. Tarot cards with the 9 energy are 9 Introspection and 18 Moon.

Life Cycles – Release and rebirth

Language is so important. Subtle, or maybe not so subtle, language variations, such as the name of a card, can evoke very different responses during a reading. The Life Cycles card is most appropriate for spring time. This is the card that represents releasing the old that has keep a hold on you long past its usefulness. Grieve over that loss, and then accept that there will be renewal to fill the space left by the the release.

Whenever I read for someone I remind them that the Death card does not mean a physical death, yet, every time it comes up in a reading this card momentarily shuts down the person for whom I’m reading.

Even though the person KNOWS it’s not about a physical death, all sorts of images and fears go through their mind. Even after explaining the nature of the card, there is an echo of the word, “Death” that does not evoke empowerment and often interfers with the message.

The Life Cycle card, which replaces Death, in Tarot of Empowerment, evokes a very different reaction. The querent generally engages with the interpretation of the card. When this card comes up in my readings, I most often find the querent accepts that there is old baggage to release and grieve over in order to be able to move forward with dreams and aspirations that have been put on hold for too long. Generally, when Life Cycle comes up in a reading I suggest the person perform the ritual below and then pull another card for what to call in to replace what has been released.

My goal in reading Tarot is to eliminate the fear so that a person is empowered to discover new possibilities to reach their highest potential.

Life Cycle Ritual

Sometimes we get into a habit

We all have habits, some good, some not so good. Holding onto an old belief, relationship, feeling, or childhood message can serve to keep one from moving forward in a healthy way.

Sometimes people find themselves with a partner or a job that seemed like a perfect match, only to find that they’ve outgrown it. They may actually be in love with the potential they originally saw in the relationship rather than what it has actually become.

My heart hurts for people who come to me for a reading when the querent is more focused on getting back what was, rather than on accepting what is.

Take a symbol of what you need to release. It might be a photo, a remembrance, a business card or a word or phrase written on a paper – whatever symbolizes what you want to release. Bless it, then burn or bury it as a symbol or release.

5 Things to Do to Re-energize You Life

Making conscious, intentional decisions about those things you can change in your life will lead you to a more dynamic present life.

1. Pay attention to how and with whom you are spending your time and energy. You don’t have to answer every text or call from people who drain you. Decide if you are responding to “should” rather than what you want to do. You may not be able to eliminate everything that’s not fun, but by paying attention you will become aware of how many pleasant and exciting things you are doing in your life. Pay attention!

2. Set your intention around what you want in your life and then allow the change that will make the intention a reality. That’s right; you need to change if you want things to be different. Do you want more fun, better health, or healthier relationships? If so, you need to set your intention and figure out how to make that intention become a reality.

3. Live creatively. Creativity opens new horizons, provides new insights and stimulates your senses. Creativity is doing things in a new way, be it cooking, art, music, business, problem solving, relationships or whatever. Children are creative because they figure out how to do things without knowing the rules. Let the child in you take over and forget the rules. Try breaking at least 1 rule a day for a week and see how free you become.

4. Expect and accept the unexpected. When you change the rules, pay attention, and make changes to create your intention, you can expect that things will be different in your world. New opportunities will become available. New people will appear in your life. New gifts will be given and received.

5. Say YES more often and be courageous enough to say NO. Huh? Learn to say yes to things that are fun and new. Learn to say yes to risk (a little risk to one person can be a big risk to another). Learn to say yes to gifts from other people. Have the courage to say no to obligations that don’t feed your soul or when your boundaries are intruded upon. When your idea of a good time is staying home and reading a book you don’t have to go out to prove you are a good sport.

Spring Soul Cleansing Ritual

This ritual takes as long as it takes. It isn’t a race, nor do you get extra credit for taking all day. You will know when you are complete with the exercise. Stay with it until you feel that sense of completion.

The intent of the ritual is to clear out the old which may be keeping your from reaching your highest potential. However, nature abhors a vacuum and it is best for you to fill the space you just created by calling in what you want to replace the old.

Decide on a time and place where you will not be disturbed for however long it might take you to finish the ritual. Clear the space of unnecessary and unwanted energy by smudging or sprinkling salt and water with the intent that the space has clean energy and is a protected place for you to go into a conversation with your guides without unwanted entities entering into the conversation.

Lie down, or sit in a comfortable place. Use music if it is helpful. Call on your angels and guides to support you, and guide you, in releasing that which may be in the way of achieving your highest good.

Try to stay open and clear. Allow the images or words to come into your awareness. Stay with the images as long as you wish and simply state, “I release you.”

Next, call on the angels and guides to bring into your awareness that which is in your highest good to replace what you just released.

Take as long as it takes for you to be complete. You will know if you listen.

When I did this ritual recently I realized that fear and self-imposed limitations were in the way of me reaching my highest good.  Now, mind you, I don’t go around afraid every day, but as these words came to me from my guides many images came up.

Writing has always been difficult for me because I’m dyslexic and learned to read and write later than my peers. I realized that the way I integrated dyslexia was a self-limitation and that I have grown beyond the limitations of the condition.

My decision is to replace the limitations I set for myself by embracing my writing abilities and trusting that I will find the newsletter, website text and handouts easier to create.

As I floated in a vague state of letting my angels and guides speak to me more information came through to help me reach my highest potential. As a result of the ritual I know what I’m releasing and what I’m calling in to fill in the space. My soul feels sparkly and clean.

Let me know how this works for you.

Tarot and Empowerment

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the earliest use of the term empowerment was used in 1648 as a legal term to bestow power and authority to a person, government or institution. In other words, the power was given to another.

An issue that sometimes arises with the word “empowerment” is that it contains the word “power”. Power often implies domination and control in a relationship of any kind, or in the social or political arena. In such relationships it’s difficult to take control and create change. When one is empowered, she holds the ability to take control over her own life and make decisions that can change her life.

In recent times the term empowerment has been so overused that it’s become almost a cliché and has lost meaning for a lot of people. Businesses, political and social organizations often make false promises about how employees or community members can become empowered to make their own decisions, only to snatch the power away with rules and hierarchical decision-making.

The Journal of Extension from Connecticut University People Empowering People defines empowerment as a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. It is a process that fosters power in people for use in their own lives, their communities and in their society, by acting on issues they define as important.

An article about empowerment by Judi Chamberlin of the National Empowerment Center identified the key elements of empowerment including access to information, ability to make choices, the ability to assert changes and the self-esteem, or self-worth to make it all happen.

How does Tarot relate to empowerment? The cards are a tool to help access information and new perspectives. Information from the cards reveal choices that are open to you and can identify the consequences of making those choices. A reading can reveal the energy you call to yourself according to the choices you make. The information and lessons from the cards can also help the querent work towards self-worth as she becomes accustomed to embracing her own power.

The cards themselves do not empower an individual, rather, it’s the willingness to explore the options, assess the information and take action.

Make sure that when you ask a question for the cards that you frame the question in a way that leads to empowerment. I like to ask questions that include a card for a best course of action, how to do the best course of action and what is most likely to get in the way of completing the best course of action.

If you asked a question and the Justice card came up in the spread in the place of the best course of action, it would indicate that you would be best served by looking at all aspects of the question and consider the consequences. Justice suggests using both your rational and intuitive abilities when considering the action.

If the Hanged One came up in the reading as the best course of action you would do well to get a different perspective about the issue.

Words of Power to Manifest

Relationship

There is one power, the perfect power of love.

I _________, am an aspect of that perfect power.

I call to the power to manifest through me the appropriate, fulfilling, perfect love relationship for me.

This exchange of love is with the right person for me

I release all cause, effect, manifestation, form and essence and any channel within me,

Which may have been preventing the appropriate flow of abundance in my life.

For the good of all, according to the free will of all NOW

So must it be

 

 

Job

There is one power, the perfect power of fulfillment, abundance and security

I _________, am an aspect of that perfect power.

I  call on the perfect power of the One to manifest through me the perfect fulfillment, abundance and security, specifically as the perfect job for me

I release all cause, effect, manifestation, form and essence and any channel within me,

Which may have been preventing the appropriate flow of abundance in my life.

For the good of all, according to the free will of all NOW

So must it be

 

Money

There is one power, the perfect power of fulfillment, abundance

I _________, am an aspect of that perfect power.

I call on the power to work through me to provide all of the abundance and fulfillment which is rightfully mine.

I draw to me and create for me all that I need in the world of form to fulfill my needs. This may come specifically in the form of money.

I release all cause, effect, manifestation, form and essence and any channel within me,

Which may have been preventing the appropriate flow of abundance in my life.

I draw upon the balance of resources in the universe,

For the good of all, according to the free will of all NOW

So must it be

 

Empowerment

My style of healing is to use my tools (Tarot, Reiki, ritual, counseling) to help empower you to embrace your own power. My goal is to reveal your options for your highest good and then to explain how you can explore those options.

Recently I’ve been called upon to address questions about staying in a relationship, how a gay can come out to her family, whether to terminate a pregnancy, how to deal with a hostile boss, the best course to bring out a new tarot deck.

There are times you may not want to hear the answer because the solution requires more courage than you think you have at this time. Making a major life change can be daunting. I have no judgment about your decision.

Once you have the information about what needs to be done, the question becomes how to take that action. If you aren’t ready to take action we look at the best way for you to be in the situation as it is.

Calling on angels and guides helps me to have the clarity for the true answer to come through clearly and with purpose. I ask that “my own opinion does not enter this reading in any way without so stating.” I say this so that I may absolutely distinguish between what the guides have to say rather than what I think is the correct answer. And there are definitely times that my guides and I differ in opinion!

When that happens I interpret what the cards say and then I explain the different conclusion my human opinion had about the situation. I think it’s helpful for the people I’m reading for to get that distinction between me the human, and the message from the high spirit guides. I defer to the information from the guides after ensuring I’ve interpreted the cards as they wish. I’ll also pull clarifying cards to better understand the consequences of following the actions recommended by the guides.

It is my belief that we all have angels, guides or whatever name you want to give that energy that surrounds you, that wants you to reach your highest potential. You do not have to read cards to find the connection to your guides, but it will benefit you to find your own way to learn to distinguish between the human mind and higher self. Once you learn to listen you will then start the lessons about how to accomplish the action the higher self suggests.

Like anyone, just because you have answers doesn’t mean you will take action, and that has to be okay for the moment. Life is continually unfolding. When action is required to change a situation you need to have the information, the how to, and the daring to take action. Taking correct action is what it means to be empowered.

How Fear Affects Manifesting

I have several someones in my life who are amazing at manifesting – when they are feeling happy. If they are depressed or feeling bad they are unable to manifest what they want.

In my readings I often pull a card that refers to the querent’s hopes and fears. Many times we hope to manifest an end, but don’t feel worthy of what we are hoping to manifest. Perhaps you want a loving relationship, but are afraid that you won’t find the relationship or that you are not worthy of receiving a wonderful, kind relationship.

What does one do when faced with that fear or a lack of self-worth?
•    Recognize that feeling of lack in yourself.
•    Begin to treat yourself as you would your very best friend.
•    Determine what you need to change in your life to become worthy. HINT: To become worthy is not to depend on the actions of others. If you are in a relationship that continually batters your self esteem, it is time to get out of that relationship.
•    Begin to make a plan to make a change in your life that will remind you that you are worthy.

•    Contact me, or another professional. to help you explore these questions and learn how to manifest what you want.

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