For me, clairvoyance and intuition are multi-dimensional. The space within and beyond my open and closed eyes is often a colourful place. I do not always choose to focus on what I see beyond my 3-D reality. When I do however, life unfolds without the structure of what most of us understand as “real”. Time, for me, never has been linear. I’ve always seen it unfold to the left and in a counter-clockwise direction. In third dimensional “reality” time is usually perceived as linear and is constructed as moving from left to right (think of calendars, past/present/future card readings). In the 5th dimension the future is to the left. I can’t remember who taught me this or where I heard it for the first time, but it is how I have always perceived time. So, in an effort to reconcile the mysterious weaving of time, I lay the cards in a counter-clockwise direction and read them in a clockwise direction. This seems to create harmony between dimensions and brings forth a multidimensional reading. If this doesn’t resonate with you however, then choose one direction for both the layout and the order of reading. Trust your own intuition.
The next thing I do, much like charging a crystal grid, is a take a crystal wand and connect the central card with the cards representing the twelve months. As I do this, I move slowly in a clockwise direction and look at how the central theme affects each card. Then I connect the central card to each of the corners and each of the corner cards to the four cards closest to it. This exercise gives me a few moments to reflect on the year ahead, patterns, themes, numerology and intuitive messages that arise. If a client is witnessing this process, I may talk a little, but for the most part, this is a silent and valuable process.
Imagine how the central card and the corner oracle cards can amplify or heal the connecting month cards. Always remember that energy wants to work for our highest good and greatest potential, so if you have a challenging card in any particular month, look to the central card or corner card to reveal what you may be unaware of or alternatively, what you may need to focus on to move toward healing the issue. Life is mysterious. There is so much of which we are unaware. If, however, you are willing to look below the surface and allow the messages to come forward, you will get much more out of your readings.
Reading the Cards
The reading above was photographed in August for my birthday with the Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot and Oracle of Echoes. However, I did not get around to typing out the reading until this month. Although this reading was for myself, if it resonates with you it is because there is a message you need to hear or integrate. We are all connected through universal consciousness . . .
August XVII The Moon: For me personally, this card IS a reflection of August 2018 and my Augusts in general. I spent the month being a mermaid diving into pools, streams and the oceans fully allowing my wounds and shadows to be revealed and being open to vulnerability and aspects of my past that may not have previously surfaced. In the waters of the divine feminine, under the full moon of August I have always felt the power and trust of spiritual healing. The Moon card for me is not one to fear; it is a gentle reminder that looking into the darkness is an on-going process and as one aspect of our soul is healed, another wound will surface if we are ready.
September 9 of Wands: A lot has been accomplished. This is a time to pause. Seven days with seven reiki masters in August close to the heart centre of Haleakala, Maui was powerful energy. This will be a month of integration, rest and healing. If you feel a need to be protective, almost guarded, be careful not to undo any of the hard work you have done so far. If you find yourself overwhelmed with work, school or other obligations, do your best not to add anything new at this time.
Theme of the Year 9 of Pentacles: Abundance and enjoying the fruit of your hard work. As you move through the year, be sure to count your blessings. Your rewards are the result of years and perhaps lifetimes of hard work. This next 12 months be sure to reward yourself and enjoy all that life has to offer. Take time to reflect on this card in relation to each month’s card and how it enhances, confirms or spurs you on.
October VI The Lovers : This card is about a decision, perhaps balance. Of course, this is the energy of Libra. If there is an opportunity for partnership in business or intimacy, this card would be a “yes”, go for it! Part of your healing will be in nurturing a soulful relationship.
August - November theme HEALING: It is possible with all the work you have done recently to heal, to move forward and get back on track that you will meet a partner who could be with you for a very long time. This is the reward of doing your inner work. Healing will be obvious on more than one level and you should continue to trust that as you continue to work on your own self-healing, the universal healing energy will feel amplified.
November XX Judgement: Don’t be too hard on yourself. Continue to give yourself permission to surrender to ALLOW the divine to be your reason for everything. You have come so far – and this has not been an easy journey. You are nearing the end of a cycle and there may be reason to celebrate.
December 4 of Wands: Because this card lies below the VI Lovers, it appears to be cause to celebrate but you are conflicted between love on an earthly plane and the soulful experiences that are coming more frequently with the divine. What lies below XX Judgement is SELF-INVOLVED. Are you reluctant to be with others? Allow yourself to be involved in life, in living life. 4 of Wands is a strong foundation for all aspects of your life.
January 5 of Pentacles: Let’s look at this card in relation to the four-month theme card SELF-INVOLVED. Mermaids connection to the water is a spiritual one. Their lives are dependent on it. Water makes up 90% of our physical bodies. It is connected to our emotions and the water within is deeply affected by the water without (moon cycles, tides, weather etc.) In this watery deck, emotions can be amplified. You may be turning away from a beautiful earthly experience which is going to cause you heartbreak. Just the turmoil of
And so when I do a reading for you, I carry on reading the cards (in more detail) in a clockwise direction but also look at how the central theme, oracle cards and other surrounding cards affect the month we are looking at. I find this is an extremely useful reading to post a photo of on your vision board, in your journal, altar or somewhere you look reflectively each day or week. If you'd like to see this live, I did a quick demo of this reading here:
As a sidenote, I have found that many clients come to readings during challenging times and would benefit immensely from some pre-reading reflection. In going through the "readings menu" on my Etsy Shop @SadhanasHealingRoom, I hope that you will be able to refine your question or concern so that you will get the best reading possible. Please also know that the menu is meant to inspire and help me create a spread just for you and your unique situation if necessary. Sometimes the art on a particular deck resonates more than another, so let me know about that as well.
Namaste and stay well, Sadhana
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