This week we are being asked to carefully review our choices (Weekly Theme: Consequences) – to use hindsight (Weekly Approach) and our conscience as a guide (Weekly Challenge). In Christine’s Guidance, our Guides ask us to recognize that there are two sides to every story and that you have definitely played your part…
If you’ve never seen one of my Weekly Theme, Approach, Challenge Readings before, I’ll explain:
I have never engineered the choosing of these cards.
The fact that the cards coincide on a regular basis is absolutely genuine.
The cards have always been chosen with me asking: “Please show me which card to choose for our Weekly _____. Please help me to choose one for whatever the readers of the post need to know or need help with”.
Curiosity, temptation, wanting to know. We may often be intrigued by a “what if” scenario. It’s part of nature to want to know, or want to try, and the only way to find out is to try. It’s through such processes that we can grow and avoid stagnation. But there are causes and effects.
Our acts invariably result in consequences, both good or bad. So there is a balance to be struck. Unless we try, we will never know. But equally so, are we fully appreciative of the possible price that may result? From a safer distance of time any nostalgic review can rekindle past events but later viewed in context and a calmer perspective.
Successes, failures, mistakes, regrets, all belong in the past and cannot be changed. Some should not be dwelt upon, and we should move on. Both the good and bad have value, have contributed to what we are now, and offer lessons to be learned as well as references for future decisions.
We share common traits with all other living entities and are linked to them in so many ways. Our humanity is probably best defined by our awareness of ourselves. We can look up at the sky and question why, and contemplate our role in the universe. We have the freedom of choice and are capable of rational thought beyond survival and procreation. We can question relative values and choose right from wrong.
This week we are being asked to carefully review our choices – to use hindsight and our conscience as a guide. Recognize that there are two sides to every story and you have definitely played your part.
Put yourself into the other side’s shoes… Ask yourself… What would you have experienced from that perspective?
However, we are also being warned not to dwell in the past… there may be a tendency to overlook details and remember with emotional preference rather than accuracy.
Our consciousness is both a blessing and a curse. We have the capacity to consider variables and options for the future, and then allow ourselves to either be encouraged or troubled by it.
Remember that there is no advantage to worrying about things in which we cannot change.
Then there’s my guidance about How The Cards Come Together, as well as, some advice about what you can do to help yourself through the week.
0 • The Fool
The Fool  symbolizes embarking on a new way of life. Some examples are: a physical journey, a spiritual journey, moving to a new place, starting a new job, or getting engaged, married or divorced.
Often, when The Fool indicates a person who is beginning a spiritual path they have absolute faith in the universe. In such a case, the person has no fear and feels that everything will turn out well. The person may be in touch with the intuitive realm, or may simply be naive about the future.
The Fool represents a state of openness and faith that they’ll be supported in their adventure.
King of Swords
This King represents a man of great strength and authority. He is involved with mental work, and as such, he is a good counselor with acute mental dexterity. He has a gift for thinking clearly and rapidly, and he is able to express his thoughts with considerable eloquence.
In this reading, he represents a situation in which mental and communication skills are called for. You may use it for coming up with quick solutions, or, be on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough and are ready to communicate it to others in your life.
VIII • Swords
The tension of the Eight Of Swords is related to that of the Two of Swords (which came up in our December 12-18th Reading), except that the Two indicates denial, while the Eight suggests you are conscious of the choices available.
Despite this, you feel trapped—either unable or unwilling to choose and therefore stuck in a painful emotional or mental state. You are your own worst enemy.
This card describes a situation that causes great unhappiness, but you can change matters. The bad situation is temporary.
How The Cards Come Together
At this time, you are out of sync with the rest of the world, but in a Positive + way. You may want to go out (vacation or New Year’s Eve) or out on your own (moving to a new place, starting a new job, or spiritual path), full speed ahead, however, you may feel isolated, or more introverted.
Your experience of the current situation is different from those around you—you feel as if you are marching to a different drummer, and you probably are. Listen to that drummer, for this is the beat of your authentic self, trying to get your attention.
Our challenge this week is that we have to deal with a bad situation – most likely the COVID-19 variant, Omicron and the government’s newest restrictions but could also be that finances prevent us from moving forward in our pursuits at this time – which – when looking at your whole life’s timeline – is temporary.
The problem can be worrisome but dealt with more easily by using your acute mental acumen (astuteness) and making different choices.
I have never engineered the picking of these cards. They have always been chosen with me asking: “Please show me which card to choose for our Weekly _____. Please help me to chose one for whatever the followers/readers of the post need to know or need help with”.
Our overall theme this week is soul-searching just like the hermit withdraws from contact with the outer world to contemplate his future.
The universe cannot speak to you if you are distracted by the noise of everyday life. The time has come to connect with your inner source, whether for guidance or inner balance regarding your financial future.
Unfortunately, we feel like we’re not getting to where we want to be in our life goals (the 10 of Pentacles).
The universe is saying that it’s a good time to seek counsel of some sort — perhaps a therapist — but more likely an expert — to gain wisdom on how to handle financial budgets and planning for the future.
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?
Keep in mind that you don’t need a huge piece for the crystal to do it’s job. Palm stones work wonderfully! Additionally, the more that you work with the stones, the stronger the results are.
I recommend that you buy one that fits into the palm of your hand… it’s easier to keep it in your pocket.
How To Choose Which Crystal To Buy
For the more common crystals, I suggest:
Go to the store and gather all of the symptom’s crystals
Line them up
Pick them up one at a time, enclosing the crystal in your fist – it doesn’t have to be tight.
Close your eyes and focus on the crystal and ask if it is meant for you. Experience how each one feels in your hand. Try not to rush. If you take your time, you should feel a bit of electromagnetic energy or warmth from the right stone. Or, perhaps you will just instantly know which is the right one for you once you hold each one of them?
For the more rare crystals, you may have to buy them online. To buy crystals online, follow the steps above, however, try using the pictures as your guide.
Gather and save pictures of each stone to choose from and save them in a separate folder (for easy transition).
With your eyes open, focus your mind on each picture of gemstone separately. Allow your vision to go slightly out of focus… just like daydreaming.
Focus on connecting with the stone, ask if it is meant for you.
Then close your eyes and use your Third Eye (mind’s eye) and imagine holding it in your hand.
Whichever method you use to choose the crystals, buy the stones that felt the most harmonious or bonded to you.
Try not to let the look of a crystal sway your decision.
How To Use The Crystals
To Use Crystals and Gemstones:
For Focused Healing Meditation: Hold over or place on the corresponding chakra listed with each crystal. Then meditate on the symptom, but be clear and concise about what you want healed.
For All Day or General Healing: You can wear these as jewelry, or carry in your pocket.
If you bought what is called a ‘Point’ (one end looks like an arrow) be sure that you use it correctly!
If you want to bring yourself a good property of the stone (such as self love), point it towards yourself.
If you’re trying to let go of a condition (such as low self esteem, or past relationship issues) point it away from you.
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.