Medicine Cards are my favorite oracle cards bc they open my intuition for harnessing very specific + direct healing energy for reiki. When working with reiki clients, I'll pull an animal card, and if it feels appropriate, I invite the animal to move through me. This very wild, primal energy is always available to us, but we forget. Medicine Cards help to remind me of this connection. By tapping into animal energy, which transcends human communication, I am able to connect deeply to my intuition. ✨I pulled a tarot card for, "how am I being asked to utilize this deck?" and a Medicine Card for, "what sort of medicine will this provide for both me + others?" ✨The High Priestess + The Raven. These two are urging me to continue using animal energy in reiki, but also to call upon them during ritual + ceremony. They both are reminding me not to question the mysterious healing powers of working with animal energy, nor to be scared. I'm just now beginning to tap into my intuitive healing powers, and if I stop trying to figure it out, and just surrender to the mystery of it, I will experience a massive shift in consciousness. What a mystical duo!
The Heirophant asks, "What is the sacred law in my life? Who is my true authority?" The High Priestess.
Many laws dictate our lives. We go about daily routines without being conscious of how this energy affects us. Take our calendar system for instance. Even this tarot challenge is exactly synced up to the 31 days of December.
We live by the Gregorian calendar. Twelve months with different number of days in each month. Some months have 30 days, others have 31, and one has 28. But why? Have you not ever found this random and strange?
Take 365 and divide it by the number 13. What do you get? 13 beautiful months each with 28 days. (And then one remaining day, known as "the day of year" which never falls on a weekday and always between a Saturday and Sunday. A day for celebrating!) The sacred number 13 represents the female. Women have 13 cycles in a year with an average of 28 days per cycle. So does the moon. We live by the cycle of the sun for the year, so why don't we live by the cycle of the moon for the month?
Is this why the number 13, in our very patriarchal system, has become UNLUCKY and SCARY? Because it represents the FEMININE? If we lived by the 13 month calendar, every month would begin on Sunday the 1st. Which means every month would have a Friday the 13th. Again another superstitious date (The name Friday means the "day of Frige", Venus, the Roman goddess of femininity). Even if we live under a law disconnected to nature, the Sacred Law in my life is found my tuning into the feminine, to the moon, to the deep, intuitive understanding of the Universe. My true authority resides in using this knowledge to come home to myself. When the High Priestess shows up in a reading she asks you to listen to and trust your inner voice.
Regardless of what laws, systems, and structures you may find yourself dealing with (health care, a 9-5 work schedule, gender labels, just to name a few), the High Priestess reminds us that this is all just a veil. We ALWAYS have the SACREDNESS of our own truth to come back to. 🙏
Anyone else wanna live by the 13 month calendar with me in 2016? Is there an app for that yet?
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
High Priestess paired w/ seashell comes as a reminder to hold sacred space for the eb and flow of your emotions. Honor feelings that arise throughout the day. Gently witness their fluctuations, like waves crashing onto the shore. While Jupiter's in Libra, you will find balance in your partnerships through containment. By not immediately acting upon a feeling, desire, or urge, you enhance your intuition for clear decision-making, promoting cooperation with others, as well as within the self.
You are now more ready than ever to fully reconnect to the deep knowings within your soul. As the darkest day of the year nears, give yourself permission to slow down and move with reverence. Pay particular attention to your exit and re-entry into wakefulness. This time of year is extra potent for connecting to other realms of consciousness. Say prayers before bed. Write in your journal Sacred Truths. Place lavender by your bedside. Move extra slow in the morning. Feel the ancient wisdom of your body. When you gift yourself time before and after sleep, you open yourself up to receiving deeper insights in your dream-state. Be patient with your discoveries. Know their messages are gentle reminders recirculating newness and inspiration into your life.
The Magician asks, "What is ready to manifest in my life?" ✨The High Priestess. I LOVE this answer so much. As number 1 and 2 of the Tarot, the Magician and High Priestess invite us into duality. Outward-inward, downward-upward, releasing-containing. Magician represents, "As above, so below." Taking inspiration from Heaven and bringing it down to Earth. Pure manifestation. Whereas the High Priestess represents the reverse flow of energy, enlightenment, "As below, so above." She is a living embodiment of Truth and understands her body to be a temple of God. She holds within her bones the DNA of all of existence. She shows herself as a reminder that you are the complete and perfect manifestation of Divine Love. Take a sacred pause. Breathe into your ancient wisdom. Trust in the power of stillness
High Priestess Rx paired w/ Tangerine Quartz asks you to deeply tune in and trust in the ancient wisdom of your emotions. If you're feeling extra these days, rest easy knowing you're picking up on patterns and archetypes playing out in the world around you. Bring yourself back to your own sense of personal Truth. Trust your emotions as a compass pointing you in the direction of your destiny. When you trust your emotions, instead of ignoring or fighting them, you create space for your precious desires to be heard. Focus your loving attention here, plant seeds of complete surrender to the mysteriousness of life, and you will expand your greater vision, enhancing the evolution of your soul's path.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES = DREAM TIME SOUL HEALING ✨😴🔮✨ ✨Think back to where you were on your spiritual journey in February 2012. This is when Neptune entered Pisces. He spends on average about 14 years in any given sign, and greatly inspires our connection to spirituality and other realms of consciousness. ✨With Neptune in the watery + universal Pisces, this marks a time of deep connection to dreams, past-lives, and everything else vibe-y, New Age, and ethereal. We're in this expansive transit until March 2025. During this period of time, we're gifted an opportunity to heal deep soul wounds, release built up ancestral debris, and forgive wrongdoings + disagreements throughout our family lineage. ✨You can use your cards to meditate on this deep duo:
✨Neptune = The Hanged Man ✨Pisces = The Moon ✨Oct. 19 #bktarotscope: How might my dreams help me release past-life karma? The High Priestess. ✨The High Priestess holds in her lap the scroll of knowledge containing the DNA of all of existence. She shows herself as a reminder that you hold this ancient wisdom in your bones and have access to other realms of consciousness through meditation and other forms of trans-like states, including dreams. If you nurture this ability and are intentional before you go to sleep, you can use your dreams to tap into the non-physical plane of existence, also known as the astral plane, to bring deep healing to you, your family, and all those who have incarnated here on this plane. If you find yourself drawn to this work, trust in the calling. Be gentle with your journey. Approach it with pure intentions, and keep paying attention to your dreams, and you will begin to see major shifts taking place in your current reality. Be patient with your process, you have plenty of time to take advantage of this powerful + expansive transit, another 8.5 years to be exact. Enjoy the ride!
High Priestess Rx paired w/ Seashell asks you to deeply tune in and trust in the ancient wisdom of your emotions. If you're feeling sensitive around group energy, rest easy. You're simply picking up on patterns + archetypes playing out in the world around you. This is your gift. Keep carving out space to connect w/ this inner voice. If you need to tune out, to tune in, gift yourself this opportunity. But remember, the High Priestess fully participates in the world by remaining calm, holding space for both the dark + light. Be firm + gentle in your conviction. Be a living embodiment of inner-illumination.
Regardless of the work you've done on your own journey, there will always be larger group energies to move through. High Priestess paired w/ Leopardskin Jasper reminds you to stay connected to your Truth. If you find yourself tapping in to the shadowy deep well of the collective unconscious, know this is your gift. Keep carving out space to connect w/ this understanding of the Universe. If you need to tune out, to tune in, gift yourself this opportunity. But ultimately the High Priestess fully participates in the world by remaining calm, holding space for both the dark + light. Be both firm + gentle in your conviction. Trust in your ancient wisdom. Use this knowledge to be a living embodiment of inner-illumination.
What is my relationship with my body? High Priestess Reversed.
Upon flipping this card over, my first thought, "something's hidden beneath the surface." The High Priestess is the holder of all knowledge. In her hands she holds the scroll of life said to contain the entire universe. Seeing her reversed often indicates secrets. Once she showed up upside-down to represent a client and I gently told them I knew they were withholding information.
In terms of my relationship with my body, I am always deepening my research on the mind-body connection by reading about yoga and the chakra system. Recently, I've been obsessed with Louise Hay's app "Heal Your Body." If someone complains about lower back pain, I immediately look up its spiritual counterpart, "money concerns." Or my favorite "excessive gas" meaning "Gripping. Fear. Undigested ideas." And the new thought pattern: "I relax and let life flow through me with ease." 🐩💨 The High Priestess reversed reminds me that you can read and study up on the mind-body connection all you want, but the true knowing comes from within. Do not rely on what you know so much, as what you feel. Put down the books and simply just listen. There may be something not truly being listened to. 🌒🌕🌘