#6 The Lovers- Choose relationships wisely

wpid-img_20150825_142919.jpgI have been working with the above deck (Mythic Tarot) for several years, I just can not give it up, its tethered( as you can see in the above image) and worn all way around but it has been the most effective deck for myself. It also depicts the best example of what the lovers card actually represents opposed to many tarot  decks out there.

After meeting his spiritual self in the #5 Major arcana  card, The fool is now ready to meet himself in others and build relationships of all kinds.

The interesting thing about this card is it claims to be about ” the lovers” but oddly enough it has everything to do with our relationship with ourselves first. This card becomes the fools first lesson in choosing his partnerships. This card is crucially important as it has more to teach than choosing the best lover, It reflects our values and mirrors the type of person we wish to become, therefore we must choose wisely in all our relationships because it is a reflection of who we are as well,  and that is the overall lesson we will find within this card. In the above image we see a man holding an apple in front of three very tempting woman. Here we meet the Trojan prince Paris who was commanded by Zeuz to hold a beauty contest between three goddesses Hera, Aphrodite and Athene. Paris first refused such a request knowing that he would have to let down those who were not chosen. Paris than offered to offer the apple in threes, for he could not choose from such great goddesses. Hermes was sent by the king of Gods to explain that this was not acceptable either. He had to choose. The three goddesses than paraded in front of this dashing young prince. Hera offered ruler ship of the world, Athene offered to make Paris the mightiest of warriors, and Aphrodite simply opened her robes and offered her cup of love.

Paris being so young and unaware of his inner values choose Aphrodite without any hesitations. His reward was Helen Queen of Sparta, Hera and Athene smiled and promised his choice would not be held against him, they walked off plotting the downfall of Troy. This was the spark that ignited the Trojan War because of Paris’s anger with his choice and ended with the entire royal city being burned down to the ground. Paris, because of his sexual needs that drives him he can not make a mature decision in his relationships and therefore his choice is made by desires instead and had to pay for that decision by seeing his city burned to nothing.

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The lovers is just as important as the rest of the major arcana lessons because as we grow it is necessary to make the wrong choices in order to realize what we truly want and need in our partnerships. The more we self reflect the better the chances are of finding that which resides within us through others.

When this card shows itself in readings it suggests a choice of some kind whether it be between two lovers or even a lover and your family or a friend. Even a creative endeavor you wish to pursue other than your business routines. It is through this card that The fool will meet his own responsibility from his choices just as we all do in life. Through learning who is right or wrong for us is a process we all go through, let’s just hope we learn from this process instead of repeating this lesson, which can be very hurtful and trying at times. Remember, sometimes it takes time to meet the one’s who are “right” for us because it all goes back to how we view ourselves and that reflection will always bounce back to us.

#6 The lovers - The Fantastical Creature Tarot

#6 The lovers – The Fantastical Creature Tarot

With this card, it is also about keeping our relationships balanced and wanting to grow with another in a mutual way.:) It is two people choosing to be together and are ready to fight for their love for one another. It is about the journey we share with someone that makes up this card as well because we are constantly learning about ourselves and changing, as long as both partners can grow together it becomes more than just a relationship, it is a true bond of acceptance, work, understanding, trust and love. The key is be true to each other and respect one another, and  never give up.:) Because the only way of knowing is trying. Always remember why you fell in love in the first place.

I would like to share a video, hope you all don’t mind its just a pretty song I think relates well with this card and is extremely positive.

Key words positive and negative- unions, defining your relationships, A major decision, Choice in affairs, learning to love yourself through your reflection of others, attraction, temptation, being put to the test, a mutual choice, reflection on important relationships, healing, sharing, TRUST, choosing one of two divergent paths, thoughts of love and marriage, the power of love, failing a test, the ending of love, not being able to commit, True love where it develops over time, Being true to oneself, a troubled relationship, divorce, the beginning of something that will last through hard work together, working through problems with one another, fickleness, infidelity, hurt feelings, feeling cut off from another, ” you don’t care for me anymore”, love em and leave em, irresponsibility, not trusting yourself or the situation, isolation, illness, sex without love, until death do us part, love is blind.

key words people positive and negative- Lovers, couples, business partners, twins, someone who can’t decide through a dilemma, healers, good friends, Romeo & Juliet, Those that put their trust in themselves and reap the rewards from others, those that fear commitment, those faced with a delicate yet impossible choice, seeking expert advice, those that fear living alone, those involved in unhealthy relationships, separated persons, those that choose wisely in all relationships, sexual deviants, opponents, those that challenge us in matters of the heart, those that wear their hearts on their sleeves,” I am unable to give you all my love”, ” I do not know what love is”, ” my heart has been broken why should I give you mine completely”? those that know the love inside of them and continue to give it freely, those that love themselves and know their own worth, Don Juan.

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The mystery of the green bird

Emmy Lou

Emmy Lou

Dreaming has always been a great part in my life. My dreams seemed to outline my waking reality with accuracy and consistency. My subconscious used symbolism and common themes that helped me build a connection through my dreams with my everyday life events. However, it wasn’t until I moved into a house in one of the oldest cities in Michigan, where my dreams became more than just a reoccurring theme such as I’m in a car but Im not driving it, instead I’m in the backseat panicking with fear because no one was driving the car. This theme still latches on to my dreaming mind to this day representing how much or little control over my life I have at the time the dream surfaces.
I had been dating my husband for a few months when he had asked me to move in with him. I accepted the offer and moved in shortly after. The house sat directly off a four way corner where three steps from our front door met the street. The house seemed normal yet old. It only took a short time to realize this house had more to it than what meets the eye.
I woke up one morning with the sun’s rays casting on me through the bedroom blinds. I had just had a very intense experience and wondered what just happened to me and what it meant. I found myself in dark narrow hallway with very little light. I was aware it was part of the house I was living in but it felt more as a old castle. As I traveled down the dark corridor I noticed many closed wooden doors along both sides. I decided to open one of them, with a bit of fear I stepped through. I was utterly shocked! To my astonisment I was surrounded by the brightest electric water that engulfed the entire landscape, with a matching brightly lit blue sky. I could only see pure bright blue all around me. At that moment I had a realization that I was indeed dreaming. I stood there for a few moments taking in this amazing beauty with it came a feeling of peace and power. I than felt a presence that I was not alone. Amazed by this wonderful feeling of two small weights on my shoulder’s. I looked to see a bright blue and while bird of some kind on my right shoulder and a bright green bigger bird on my left. I simply stroked both of them down their small backs. I was overwhelmed with joy and peace at that moment for I felt a true spiritual bliss with these two animals. I than awoke with the sun’s gaze gleaming over my face and a feeling that something good was about to happen to me.
A few weeks went by and I had yet to tell anyone of my dreaming experience. One day I was at work on my lunch break and decided to call my husband. He told me he had a surprise for me and I will have to wait until I get home to see what it could be. I had an image of a green bird flash infront of my mind’s eye when he said these words to me. However, I didn’t think it could be a bird by any means because we had just given my mom a parakeet ironically the same one that was in my dream. It was late when I arrived home with excitement that seemed to make my day at work drag on forever. I walked in to see my husband’s smiling face all lit up eager to show me his surprise. He led me downstairs to our mid floor, when I reached the last step there it was propped up on a table.
“oh my goodness”! I exclaimed to him while looking at a big green bird in large rustic gold cage. I didn’t know what to say, I was in complete shock that he’d buy another bird after we agreed on getting rid of the last one due to both of us being at work a lot.
“Do you like it”? my husband asked as I was still trying to take it all in. “I got a great deal on her”, she’s a conjure, isn’t she gorgeous”?
I moved closer to the cage to get a better look at her, she was very beautiful with her complete body being hunter green with her belly being a bright light green. I looked at her in her eye’s and she opened her beak a bit and tilted her head up to me as she spoke in her bird language. I began to laugh. I knew at that moment she was the bird that appeared on my shoulder in that magical dream.
“Yes I love her”! , ” I just can not beleive you bought another bird”! I said to my husband as we both were watching her with amazement. ” I think I will name her Emmy Lou  short for Emerald”. My husband smiled and gave me a hug and said “I’m happy you like your surprise”!
To this day I still have no clue what possessed my husband to buy Emmy, she was a surprise I will never forget. I had asked my husband what made him purchase her as a gift for me, he replied he was at the pet store buying fish and had seen Emmy and acted on impulse and bought her. This is something my husband would never normally do. Perhaps something more struck inside my husband that over ran his logic. Perhaps she was a animal guardian that was meant to find me. After Emmy came into our lives my psychic ability grew more and more everyday. I could sense things coming both good and bad and a day later these gut feeling events would hold place. As time went on more strange things occurred while living in that house that seemed to impact my dreams and my waking life. I am very grateful to have experienced such things as they opened up my dreaming awareness even more and enabled me to grow into a stronger peaceful person. After I had moved four years later, I decided to teach about dreams and the great mystery of them. I am convinced dreams help usin many ways, with warnings to go ahead proceed signs that aide us in our decisions. Just remember dreams can come true.

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The Magical Perfume – A dreaming lesson

Have you ever woken from a dream where you did not want to wake up from such a blissful experience and thought “My Gosh that was amazing”!  “I want to go back to sleep to enjoy this experience again”.  Or have you ever found yourself faced with some of the darkest most morbid dreams you just want it to end and wake up?

I awoke from a sweet and very decadent scent still empowering me. I have been waking up at approximately 6:30 am for a while now, with no reason really which is very odd for me. This morning came with a pass ” Okay I accept why I am up this damn early”! Than I began going over what just had happened to me.

I found myself surrounded by a beautiful victorian home. A woman sat behind a desk and asked me my name, She than said “oh everyone is waiting for you in the grand room straight to the back.”  Apparently I was there for some type of group meeting and had to make my way through this very surreal setting to the grand room, where everyone was meeting. I don’t know how I knew where to go, I just knew my purpose.

I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing. I have never seen such in rich in depth beauty with every detail smacking me in the face. I was in utter amazement. After realizing I was in a mansion far different than anything I could have imagined, I began heading to the grand room. As I was making my way through this massive piece of art,  I was slower than a turtle admiring each and every delicacy that loured to my eye.I no longer cared why I was there well I didn’t really know quite why I was there in the first place.

As I turtled my way through rather small rooms, yet filled with immense beauty, I found myself stopping in each room and just taking in such extravagancy,. Each room was filled with at least one fireplace that seemed to be handcrafted by a Victorian artisan. and I was surrounded by white walls and furniture that just seemed to hold so much depth with fabrics  of reds and yellows.

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Everything  seemed to touch my eyes, and drip into all my senses. But it wasn’t until one room that it all changed.

I was walking my way to the grand room, I entered into the next room ready to admire and keep walking, when a very profound scent hit me. As soon as I entered this room I was struck by a very forceful fragrance. I said to myself ” oh my”, where did this scent come from”? The scent was never anything I have ever dreamed of smelling! Haha I was in a dream but usually my dreams of scent are not this pungent. It was a very layered scent, sweet yet with dark tones, I never smelled such a fragrant fragrance ever. Sure I have smelled incense before in my dreams but this was something very new.  It completely engulfed me! I searched around the room to find no one who might be wearing such a decadent fragrance. I than noticed once single perfume bottle perched up on a fireplace mantel with mirrors eluminating it from behind. I said to myself “hmm, I wonder”. I picked up the crystalized bottle with a very simple square cap and instead of finding a hiding place on my body for this magical aroma, I looked around me to see again that no one was near. I than proceeded to spray( just a tiny bit ) all over myself. I still could not believe the intensity of this scent! I decided to douse myself in a few more tiny sprays all over myself. I than placed the bottle back on its throne, which was not very easy to do but I felt oddly alive.

I was in just utter love, this perfume somehow made my focus much more aware and alert. It was as if feeling the layers of myself through this one fragrance. I realized I still had to go the grand room and again headed there smelling wonderfully, I couldn’t wait to meet and greet!

As I moved through the intricately laid out rooms I was in overly Awe!  I felt as if I was floating but I checked  by looking at my feet and I wasn’t. When I finally stepped into the grand room, it was very grand indeed! It was full of luxury lavished fabrics and ceilings as high as mountain peaks. The floors seemed to be made of pure shine instead of dark oak. As I looked around the room, I saw no one I knew, it was filled with all types of woman chattering, chattering so much they did not even notice that I was present. I let their pretentious voices drift away from my ears and decided to just find a comfortable seat to sit in, after all there were so many to choose from. I made my way through the chatter without hearing a sound and went directly to a bar that was handing out wine as if they had a thousand vineyards from Italy.I took a seat and was instantly handed a glass of wine and I tried to remain as unnoticeable as my scent would probably not allow me.

Moments later a woman walked up to me and looked at me with a very confused but half decided expression that I did not care for. I noticed other woman gathering around us and taking seats as if they were ready to watch a punching match out on the street. I remained calm and continued to try to dilute myself and the perfume with the fine wine. I still had no idea why I was here and frankly I couldn’t care less after experiencing such magic.

“Excuse me”. The woman appeared somewhat friendly so I decided to reply. “Hi”! I could feel myself gloating through my very gloating skin.

“Is that my perfume you are wearing”? she seemed rather irritated. “Well” I found myself replying when I just wanted to shove her away and tell her its MINE! “yes it is” I could feel my face, it was starting to glow with smiles  and I told it “no”! but it came out anyway and I said again to the woman with a very determined smirk. “Why,  yes it is, I’m sorry I shouldn’t have doused my entire body in it”! Oddly the woman didn’t say anything  and walked away but another woman sitting near us said ” Well I think the scent is not that great”, as if she was speaking for the owner of this delight. I than turned my head to her and asked ” How can anyone even come close to thinking such nonsense”??? I was dumbstruck and I’m sure my face said it all and the woman just snickered at me and turned her bar stool leaving only her back to speak too.

I too than turned my swivel chair and found myself realizing “ohhhhh”! It all makes sense now”! I was there to learn something very important. I still could not wipe off the happy grin from my face I was delved in  pure perfume essence. I woke up with a smile on my face, a lesson in my mind and that sweet smell I could not have ever thought up but I managed to dream up.

This dream shows many things, starting with the abundance and vividness. it is a symbol of how “rich” I can be within myself. It is very rare to have a sharp mind in dreams, because our minds get lost in what the subconscious has spent years working on for us, in other words details remain hidden in our dreams unless we make an effort to work through them. The subconscious is our best and worst friend because we operate on it on a daily basis without even knowing so, it is a sponge sorta speak that will soak up anything that is around us. It is the working mind behind the human brain. It captures everything we do not realize in waking hours. It is the very core within us that beckons us on when we don’t know how to, but we always move forth with the sense that “I am I, and I will be me to me”. To experience such scents in our dreams is a sign of a growing awareness, one that can “smell” things coming including the best of bull crap. It is a sign of growing but also forfeiting some of that knowledge we are not yet ready for. In my dream I was completely appeased by the beauty and awe of things, usually depicting that things are never what they seem  but this  was not shown here and the fragrance was and will always  will be something I can never quite put my senses on, except that once you began working with your dreams and subconscious the rest leads the way…

#5 The Hierophant- A spiritual Lesson

pope-600Here we meet The Hierophant.(The High priest in male form) The fifth lesson of the fool’s journey. A lesson that is one of the hardest for all of us to learn. After he met his father and learned how to encompass himself through the world on his own, he is now ready to meet a teacher that will always find him again and again, a  teacher of life. He is the savior in all of us. He is the one we continue to meet in our lives in order to show us our truest lives and lessons. He also stands for the number five archetype and show’s that we must realize our own tasks here and the lessons we will face as well, no matter how hard they will be to take in. This card is not easy to write about or relate with because it holds a few things that life as we recognize it can not easily be reckoned with.

The fool is finding that life may be a bit trickier than he thought, once he met his father he sought after his goals with his head held high. But  now he has to realize an entire new platform of his being, that there is something else to consider here.

Its time to realize he is a part of something greater than himself.  When we make mistakes in life, we often either reflect on them or look for a higher counsel to guide us. TheHierophant is just that. When the fool meet’s his mistakes and can not decipher or make sense of his lessons on his own, he will then go out and find one that can. This is where The Fool looks for higher meaning and reason through the church and community, he will seek a higher purpose.The hierophant may indicate a spiritual search for meaning through conventional rituals or professional advice. Sometimes we may veer away from our true purpose and need help getting back on track. This card often also indicates when we are repeating lessons over and over again in life because we are either choose not to learn from them or simply  can’t figure out why we continue to go through things time and time again. It took some time for me to really land this card in my readings because all the Major Arcana cards offer lessons and archetypes. What I have found is that we are all here for a purpose and lesson, however they go hand in hand because life is always creating new lessons for us to learn but our purpose can be overcoming those lessons and teaching them to others.

The Heirophant

In many ways he represents our relationship with God. How we view God, how we relate to God and how our lives are effected by this relationship.”when we trust in ourselves we trust in God”  It is crucial to note that if our belief in God suspends due to disbelief, we than find ourselves either lost or testing ourselves in order to learn more of a higher power. We all may find that the church is not the answers for us, but looking within will. This is my experience with morals and ethics because sometimes the walls around you aren’t built to show you a wall of security but rather a wall of endurance.The most important thing to remember here is a divine law that hold’s over all physical truths because no matter what our choices are, we must face why those choices came to be in the first place. Whether from within ourselves  or from an exterior wall.

This is why religion is nor good or bad because it brings in the balance to those that can not find it elsewhere. The Fool is ready to embark on this new journey, a lesson that will always be waiting for his decision to either follow what has been written or to find it within himself, either way he will find a reason to every season and his own mistakes and triumphs. Because he will find that once he goes out into the world to test his belief system, He will find himself and his higher calling.

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Key words – Spiritual growth, Divine Law, Spiritual authority, Orthodoxy, moral development, Convention, Religious ceremonies, A mighty fortes is our God, Teaching, Learning, ” The mistakes I have made will not carry on into tomorrow” , Searching for a higher purpose in life, “Let go let God”, A preference for tradition, Celibacy, being true to ones self before answers are found, Seeking Knowledge greater than your own, “There must be something more!” ,  Spiritual advise, Conforming in order to find a better grip on one’s beliefs, Schools, places of worship, “If I do not know my self, I must seek my meaning elsewhere.” , Conventional Wisdom, A bridge, One who can bring spiritual wisdom to the physical.

People – Teachers, The Pope,Justice of the peace, Gurus, Mentors Spiritual Leaders or counselors, A person who passes on their knowledge and understanding to a new generation, Firgureheads, Advisors, A person that knows the pain of others.