Key words: Structure, Authority, Paternal, Leadership, Stability, Dominion, Power
The emperor appears when we have a need to assume a role of leadership, or it may represent a leader who has come into our lives. You may have a need to identify with a powerful group—religious, ideological, intellectual, economic, or political—and to be one of them. Or you may be associating with someone else who has this need. It may be a time to stabilize a situation or time to focus on worldly achievements.
The Emperor can also represent a father figure and may indicate a father relationship in our lives.
Court cards can represent actual people in our lives or an expression of the energy of that suit. Knights signify periods of transition; the knight of wands represents the spirit of adventure and innovation as well as a possible personal spiritual quest.
The Knight of Wands can also bring good news concerning work or social activities. His glad tidings may relate to almost any anticipated happy event—a journey or vacation, a change of residence or job, an engagement or marriage.
Challenge For The Week
II • Swords
Key words: Indecision, Blocking, Blind to the Truth, Seeking Balance
With her eyes covered, this woman may feel that there is not enough information to make a decision.
This card indicates that you are stuck for some reason. You may be maintaining the situation by putting up a facade and ignoring the underlying tension that exists.
How The Cards Come Together
Our theme this week is telling us that we will have some issues with authority. Our lives will revolve around work (company), government or father-figure (major family) matters.
In our approach to the week we are reminded to remain our charming selves and have an adventurous spirit when dealing with the authority figures…
Keep the ideas flowing and inspire yourself to take a chance. Think about changing your job, starting a project or opening up to a new spiritual adventure.
The challenge being that this is an uncomfortable position to be in, but you aren’t ready to do anything about it yet.
First you must face the truth. It is time to create balance in your life. Face reality and make the tough decisions. If you’re able to do this, good news is coming your way!
Theme – Approach – Challenge Reading for the week of Dec. 5-11, 2021. This week’s reading comes together with some ominous overtones.
Theme Of The Week
11 • Harmony
Keywords: Balance, Being in Tune with Others
You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
Harmony is not achieved in isolation, it requires a resonance or participation with others. To be out of sync results in disharmony, discord and conflict.
These musical metaphors can easily be applied to other actions and relationships that require us to live, work and generally relate with others.
Be wary of always making adjustments for the common good. There will be occasions when you should take the lead and a solo performance is also required.
Approach To The Week
16 • Perspective
Keywords: Distance, Isolation
Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.
Physical distance or emotional detachment, serve to give us a greater comprehensive view, and ironically possibly provides us with a clearer overall perspective than a close up would provide.
From this we can often get “the big picture” and reach different conclusions. We need to strike a balance, when assessing a situation. Are we too closely involved? Or should we step back?
Challenge For The Week
27 • Attraction
Keywords: Magnetism, Infatuation
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
A femme fatal, seductive and alluring. At some point we have all met her in some guise and gender. Possibly not even in a human form but as situation, a place, an invitation to act.
But attraction alone can be shallow, a temporary infatuation with little substance. An emotion that not only lacks duration, but is also fraught with danger and repercussions.
Despite it all we cannot entirely reject her. We look once more, and yes she is still there, still alluring, still calling.
How The Cards Come Together
~ Christine’s Guidance ~
Our Theme this week suggests that we should try to be careful in our social scenes. When we hang out socially, we’re asked to beware of certain traps that may get us in some hot water along the way. We need to think realistically and maturely, well ahead of time.
This is especially true if you may be going to a Christmas party in the coming week. This is guidance not to drink and drive!
Or perhaps you’ve been getting too close to someone you’re attracted to but shouldn’t have a relationship with?
In order to flourish, relationships must be fluid and free rather than overly rigid and controlled by emotional neediness or insecurity. It’s important to master your emotions so that they do not rule the relationship. A partnership based solely on emotion is out of balance and out of control.
Self-control is the key here. Act from a combination of emotion and intellect, and your relationship will thrive and grow. Be sure that your influence is gentle and loving. This is not the time for domination.
This card asks you to accept another person’s uniqueness and to not require that person to conform to a mold of your choosing just to make you feel more comfortable.
This card also serves as a reminder to come from compassion and understanding rather than anger or frustration. Now is the time for patience, steadiness, and clear thinking. Apply these qualities to your relationship with others and with yourself.
If you’re involved with a difficult person or situation, try to look through the other person’s eyes and experience what his or her heart and soul feels. Try to see the situation from another perspective.
Like a beautiful summer day, this card brings joyful energy. Take a break or step back just for now from any concerns you may have around matters of the heart, and spend some time in happy pursuits. Find reasons to celebrate with others. Remember the Law of Attraction, and a high rate of vibration will attract all that you desire.
Welcome this warm, sunny energy into your life. Allow it to lift your spirits. Rejuvenate your relationships by renewing yourself with this joyful energy. Allow serious relationship issues to be put on the back burner for now.
This card speaks of spending positive time together, in sharing and conversation. Lovingly open your heart and mind to people. Share your thoughts and, above all, be a good listener.
Challenge For The Week:
Keywords: Step back, reconnect, rest, recharge
So much time and effort can be expended in maintaining current relationships or in creating new ones that it’s easy to forget to just stop and breathe once in a while. This life is not just about connecting with other people. The most important connections you can have are with the Divine and your Higher Self.
This is a good time to take a break from your personal relationships and reconnect with your spiritual self. Set aside a few minutes every day to sit quietly and just “be.”
In addition to caring for your spiritual self, look after your physical body. Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise. Treat yourself to a movie, or take a walk in nature.
How The Cards Come Together:
In the theme this week our Guides are advising that self-control begets confidence. Allow a situation to unfold, and detach yourself from the outcome. Don’t try to control it.
The end result of self-control and confidence is peace. Take some time to examine how “control” in its many aspects is affecting your relationships.
Our approach to the week being that we try keep a positive attitude and outlook. You’ll find that when you remain optimistic, joy will bring increased stability and warmth to your relationships.
Challenging us this week will be in spending time on ourselves. Recognize that if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have enough energy to take care of your loved ones.
Periodically step away from any cares around heart matters and focus on recharging your soul. Dedicate some time for yourself to recharge your emotional batteries and therefore have more energy to invest in your relationships.
List Of Symptoms (and the crystals that can help heal them)
Here you can learn about some crystals and gemstones that I have used and had personal success with. Many are inexpensive but there are some that will cost more, especially if you’re buying the crystal already set in jewelry.
Keep in mind that you don’t need a huge piece for the crystal to do it’s job. The more that you work with them, the stronger the results are.
I have listed certain conditions below and the crystals that will help. Do your research. I have included many links to crystals in the list, however, not to every one as there are simply too many.
There is often more than one crystal that you could buy, which is where your intuition kicks in. After doing your research, which one are you drawn to the most?
Use the appropriate crystals to heal these particular symptoms or conditions. I would, however, add that there are a few crystals in the list that have dual or even multipurpose.
Shungite (Pictured below) – Everyone should try to own at least one palm-sized piece of Shungite. I cannot say enough about this particular mineraloid. It may not be all that pretty but the multiple affects from this stone are amazing!
Shungite removes all low vibrations and negative effects; toxins, stress, nervousness, psychic overwhelm, emotional trauma symptoms. It enables and progresses grounding, focus and tranquility. Furthermore, Shungite is said to be able to remove bacteria and act like a carbon filter for water! This stone is special! Check it out here.
Grounding is detoxification of negative (too high or too low vibration) energy, as well as, bringing your energy vibration frequency down to an earthly level so that you can relax, focus on life and be at peace.
The information given in this blog is in no way intended to be a substitute for treatment by a medical practitioner. Further assistance should be sought from a suitably qualified crystal healer. Healing can be defined as bringing the body, emotions, mind and spirit back into energetic balance. It does not imply a cure.
For every action in life there is a reaction, and while we may sow many of the seeds that create our own destinies, the wheel of fortune throws an element of serendipity into the mix. As the wheel turns it is a reminder that change is inevitable.
The wheel is usually a harbinger of sudden change, a twist of fate or an unexpected opportunity. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, the wheel serves both as a reminder that everything changes.
While we may exert some control over our fate, it’s not wise to rule out the goddess Fortuna and her wheel of fate.
Approach To The Week
King • Pentacles
Key words: Business Leader, Financial Advisor, Financial Security, Status
Court cards can represent actual people in our lives or an expression of the energy of that suit. Kings are the ruling expression of the suit; they have mastered themselves and can help others do so as well.
The king of pentacles sits comfortably on his throne even though it appears to be high in a tree. He has a knack with money in particular and has learned to manage his resources so well that everything that he touches seems to thrive.
He may lend you money but he is more likely to advise you on how to create your own wealth.
Look for financial opportunities or material success with the king of pentacles.
Challenge Of The Week
I • Wands
Key words: Inspiration, New Ideas, Creative Force, Initiative
Two hands open to the energy of an elaborately decorated wand signifying the potential to do or create something new. A flame rises from the open end of the wand. This suit is about passion and energy and lighting a fire to get things done.
This card gives a thumbs-up to queries about prospective projects and goals.
How The Cards Come Together
This week’s reading comes to us full of promise. Times have been difficult financially but The Wheel indicates that our lives will definitely improve if we recognize opportunities when we see them.
Our approach to this should be cautious, being careful with our finances. However, if you budget, set clear boundaries and follow them, the opportunity should work out for you.
The challenge being that you need to convince yourself to act and take a chance on the opportunity itself. It’s a great time to reach out and take it!