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Tarot Meanings

White Light Tarot TM

The Cups
The two essential aspects of the suit of cups are that of a vessel of plenty, like the Norse drinking horn that never empties, and that of the draught of immortality, like in the story of the Holy Grail. Knot work is found in Celtic illumination art, and in the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer; it remains an artistic vision for expressing emotional enlightenment.

Court Cards: King | Queen | Knight | Page
Pips: 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

The King of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Serenity
The King of Cups is someone kind, gentle and responsible. He likely is connected with a world scale political, religious, or medical organization, and is a leader in his field. He is caring and feels deeply. The king stands impressively unadorned, naked, revealing his vulnerability and displaying himself so openly, honestly and unabashedly that he is also displaying his strength. You needn’t look away in shame, there is nothing to fear or be ashamed about, he radiates great love and compassion. Untie the knots in your emotional consciousness, and allow the vibration of the lapping waters to spill over, soothing your mind and energy. The Celtic knot work on the loving cup is a symbol of completion and restoration. The King of Cups can offer you the grail which will heal your soul, share the loving cup, if need be allow him to help you restore your inner peace. When you get this card, know that you are or will soon be restored to your loving nature.

Reversed: There are many stories about a king’s healing abilities and his psychic connection with the land he rules - parables that make use of cyclic shortcomings, a task being almost complete then tragically falling short of its goal only to find redemption from an overlooked humble source.
The medieval Welsh Mabinogion has the story of Bran the Blessed and the healing caldron, T.S. Eliot’s poem The Wasteland is a Post World War I look at desolation and redemption, and Malory’s Le Morte Darthur has the story of the Grail.
In the Fisher-King and the Grail, the king’s terrible wound will not heal, and during the day, the king seeks solace in fishing, but his country is a wasteland, and it cannot support his people. The land is a refection of the king’s state – he is a waste, and so the land suffers as a wasteland. The Knight Percival finds the simple solution is to ask ‘what ails the king’ after years of travail. When Percival truly follows his heart, he restores the grail and health to the king, and his land.
The point is, just as the knight Percival must ask before it is too late, you too, must ask your own King of Cups what ails him. Once broached, he will give forth without hesitation, but to approach him takes courage. You can heal your own internal Fisher-King and restore health to your inner landscape by forgiving yourself for your own shortcomings. Once we understand this and accept our shortcomings as being human, the King of Cups will invite us to drink the “milk of human kindness” and recognize our own reflection as that of kindred divinity. The serenity we seek is in our hearts. Let the mind relax, let the spirit become calm, let the emotional waters restore the garden of the King of Cups, and let us humbly watch the garden flourish.

Green (and Pink) - Heart chakra: Anahata
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -heart, green chakraAnahata: Green (and Pink) Heart Chakra
Romantic love, affection, caring and compassion, great strength, and the ability to change, this chakra governs our hands, heart, lungs and circulatory systems. It is our center of balance. If this chakra is under stimulated, we may suffer from indecision or anxiety, fear of rejection and clinginess. If it is over stimulated, we may not be able to express “love”, and we mistakenly identify lust, and longing with love, and arrogance with power. When this chakra is out of balance, we will experience the lower natures of man, versus man’s higher nature. To regulate this area we can use the sound YAM in meditation.
Benefits of a Balanced 4th Chakra
* Expression of the compassion, unconditional love for all
* A nurturing nature, a desire to befriend others
* Confidence in the ability to express love
* Mental layer of aura able to transmit and receive information effortlessly

A number of tarot cards are associated with the Heart chakra. These cards are associated with love, devotion, connection, and compassion. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, look for ways that you can associate with that card, such as situations in which you need to devote yourself, archetypes, and people you admire or love. Concentrate on the over all meaning of the spread, but always use your own images and associations that come to mind, as well. Trust your intuition.
HEART CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS
The Lovers, Devotion
Hermit, Realization
Wheel of Fortune, Cycles
Eight of Swords, Afraid
Four of Swords, Harmony
Queen of Wands, Generous
Three of Wands, Bliss
King of Cups, Serenity
Nine of Cups, Fulfillment
Nine of Disks, Sustain
Ace of Disks, Prosperity


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The Queen of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Raising Energy
The Queen of Cups draws energy up and out from the silver cup at her feet. The fish on her right side are an offering for physical manifestation of what she calls forth from the watery depths of emotion. Manifestation occurs ‘upon the face of the waters’ and the queen draws forth what appears most important to her in the reflecting waters.
The offering of fish is significant. It is as if she were offering herself. The fish is an ancient and rich symbol. Because of the vast number of eggs fish lay when they spawn, fish are associated with prosperity, longevity, fertility and success. In Chinese symbolism to dream of eating carp is considered lucky, and to give a carp as a gift at the beginning of a venture ensures success. In some sea-faring cultures, a goddess was called ‘the chief of the fishes’ – this is also the title given to the female dolphin.
The Greek word for fish (ichthus) became an ideogram for the Eucharist, and the fish became a symbol of faith for early Christians. As a sign of their devotion they were bound by the cup and the fish. Leviticus excluded fish as a sacrificial animal and they became a symbol of rebirth, faith in Christ, and Christ himself.
Like Christ, Vishnu’s symbol is a fish too. Vishnu became a fish to save Manu (father of the human race), this allowed him to bring forth the Vedas, which are the Hindi books of sacred knowledge. As fish, both Christ and Vishnu guide their respective arks to safety and feed the masses. Yoga was taught to man by a fish, and in yoga the fish is known as a symbol for wisdom. The fish, as a yoga pose, opens our communication chakra. Our Queen of Cups uses fish as a sacrifice because she is ascribing the fish with all the attributes of the higher mind’s decent into emotional waters. Don’t loose your head she is saying; use your emotional power to manifest your interests. Cast flower petals on a body of water and watch as the eddies and ripples take them out to sea, know that this is the intersection of the subconscious and reality.
This woman can get things done. She draws from her emotions to manifest by using her heightened awareness. She is straightforward and committed although she will not go out of her way to help you if you’re being whiney which is odd because we usually think of the Cups as being the touchy-feely suit. Here’s the thing, the Queen of Cups is about spirit energy, and about compassion, not about romantic or motherly love. She energizes our crown chakra, her task is raising the energy of all those around her. She will help you feel connected again when you feel disconnected, empowered when you feel disenfranchised. She will help you raise your energy when you feel you can’t go on, she will urge you to stand up for your beliefs and follow your dreams, but she will not coddle you, so don’t go whining to her.

Reversed: It’s hard to hear when you’re under water. When you get the Queen of Cups reversed it is time to swim back up through the murky depths and re-surface. You’ve probably gotten caught up in an emotional undersea world. You may not feel at home in the world above, but you really don’t belong under water either, and if you stay down there much longer you may end up swimming into a net, and really getting caught up. If you can, use your emotional energy to enhance your psychic energy and allow yourself to float to the surface. You may have blocks to raising your energy, but if you relax, you’re spirits will be lifted, and that will start your assent back up into the light.


Violet - Crown chakra, spirit: Sahasrara
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -crown, violet chakraThe crown chakra (Sahasrara) is the seat of higher consciousness and the master chakra of the body. It is associated with the pituitary gland and the thalamus. These glands control the central nervous system, and they are located in the center of the brain. Recent studies have linked them to consciousness, and new studies indicate that they actually respond to light, giving credence to the idea of our third eye. Release of old patterns, effortless manifestation, understanding others and ourselves intuitively, and renewed compassionate awareness is what concentrating on the crown chakra yields. As it has been said, we are spirits in human form, when we remember this essential truth and act on it we become truly aware. There is a very interesting article that backs-up esoteric history with scientific fact and further discusses the thalamus and pineal glands’ role in physiological-psychic phenomena. [http://www.book-of-thoth.com/article1542.html]
Violet was once the color reserved for Roman, Egyptian and Persian royals, and it was considered the color of blood. Greek myth credits Hercules, or rather his dog with discovering the dye, when Hercules’ dog came back with his mouth stained purple from chewing on snails along the Levantine coast. In the last days of Rome, the mollusk Murex was becoming scare, due to over fishing. Dyers reputedly smelled like dead fish, according to written accounts, but cloth dyed that color was worth its weight in gold. So smelling to high-heaven became the smell of wealth. It is a color not only rich in hue but also in human historyIf this chakra is out of alignment, we may have trouble feeling compassionate toward others. We may not see our role in the greater creation of our world. Our worldview may be narrow in scope. Anxiety, not sleeping well, general feeling of persecution and anger indicate a possible problem in the crown chakra. Conversely, demanding that reason and logic dictate all outcomes and explain everything can also indicate that the crown chakra is out of balance as well.
To harmonize this area, we need to appreciate and understand our role in the world. Just as the beat of a butterfly’s wings can start a tsunami, we need to remember that our consciousness affects our world. A simple act of kindness can do wonders for developing your crown chakra. To develop your spiritual awareness and crown chakra you can try meditating outdoors in sun light or moon light. White Light is helpful in realigning this chakra. Sitting in the sun will restore and balance the violet spectrum. Be careful not to overdo and wear appropriate sun gear and sunscreen. Practicing peace, love and understanding are the ultimate aids in developing our higher consciousness. Make the choice to live by higher principles and see how your perspective changes.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Crown Spirit chakra. These cards are associated with compassion, enlightenment, and consciousness.

CROWN SPIRIT CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS & KEYWORDS

THE FOOL, ONENESS
DEATH, LIMITLESS
THE STAR, INSPIRATION
THE UNIVERSE, DIVINE LIGHT
QUEEN OF SWORDS, BEAUTY
NINE OF SWORDS, CRUELTY
NINE OF WANDS, ZENITH
ACE OF WANDS, FURNACE
QUEEN OF CUPS, RAISING ENERGY
TEN OF CUPS, CONTENTMENT
KING OF DISKS, HEALER


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The Knight of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Expanding
Dolphins are sacred to many seafaring peoples. They were sacred to the Hawaiians, to the Finns and the Celts and many other cultures. The dolphin is a symbol of transcendence, metamorphosis or change.
The Greek myth of Arion, as told by Herodotus and Plutarch, is an example of sacrifice and transformation. Arion, a great musician, was on his way home by sea after wining a musical contest. Pirates decided to take his winnings, and his life, but they granted his last request of playing his lyre for Apollo before being put to death. With his last note, he dove headlong into the sea to spare himself the disgrace of capture. He fully expected to drown, but rather than drowning, he was bore up on the back of a dolphin who had heard the music. Dolphins incidentally, are sacred to Apollo.
The allegory illustrates that if we let go of that which is dearest to us, in this case Arion’s prize money and his life, we may not lose it after all, it may end up transformed. In the end, Arion transforms into a Demi-god, and he has the pleasure of banishing the Pirates from the kingdom where they take his winnings for trade. His life, music and treasure restored.
The Knight of Cups invites you to be fearless, take the emotional risk and dive headlong into the deepest waters of your own emotional abyss. You are a buoyant being, and more resilient than you think. Emotional change often begins with grieving or sinking to the bottom. Once you touch bottom, though, there’s nothing left to do but to float back up to the top.
Healing can take place even when you feel you are at your least serene. During the First Crusades of Pope Urban II, begun in 1095, hordes of mercenaries invaded the Middle East. It was a Christian assault on the Muslim countries to expand the Roman Catholic empire and reclaim Jerusalem. By 1099 the Christians finally won the day from the Seljuq Turks, and as the Christian settlement expanded, the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem was established to treat virulent diseases such as leprosy. Like most colonization stories, this one ends with the demise of the invader, about 200 years later, but within that time of harsh invasion and truculent cultural expansion there were humanitarian ventures that prevent implosion.
That which seems most violent can be masking a greater good taking place under the surface, and allowing it to transform us is our task. The root chakra is used in this card because of the fundamental foundation of feeling associated in family and tribe. Feeling safe and provided for allows the Knight of Cups to swim beyond his safety zone emotionally. He can express his emotions thoroughly. When you get this card do not drown in your emotions, rather be uplifted by your ability to feel so deeply. Transform yourself, feel your feelings, but know that you can transcend any sorrow or anger by expanding your feelings of compassion and gratitude. In an explosion of joy and emotion the dolphin leaps up into the air with the Knight of Cups on his back. The Knight has his cup extended reaching for the stars. They revel in gratification springing from their unity as divine beings, their bond founded in peace, friendship and brotherly love.
Reversed: You’re treading emotional waters, and it is exhausting your ability to feel at all. It is OK to feel things like sadness, fear, rejection and anxiety, but it isn’t OK to let bad feelings control you. In English, the problem is partly built into the language linguistically. It leads us to think that we are our feelings, but we are not. The Knight of Cups says replace “I am angry” with “I feel angry”. This creates distance from being and feeling, and it creates a more accurate statement. The statement allows you to feel it, but you simultaneously identify that you are not actually the feeling. You are not your emotions. If you are able to replace feelings of aguish with small feelings of joy, do so. Enjoy a walk, or just sit still in the sun. Find a way to allow yourself to feel again, and if you need a good cry, go for it. But don’t lose yourself to sorrow, there is too much good in you to do that, and remember to identify your feelings as feelings. There are many techniques for letting go of unwanted emotions. When you find one that feels right for you, use it, but remember that you need to replace the bad feelings with good because nature abhors a vacuum. Your psyche will go back to what is familiar if you’re not vigilant, so fill your heart with love and float in your emotional waters instead of struggling.

Red - Root or base chakra: Muladhara
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -root base red chakra The base chakra is called MULADHARA, which means ‘root’ or ‘foundation’ in Sanskrit. Red is the longest wavelength of light that we can perceive. It is reputedly one of the first colors we see when we open our eyes as babies, and it is also one of the colors that can be restored to the color blind with laser surgery. The color red is a complex symbol of blood, birth, anger, passion, life and death in human psychology. In a vast array of Neolithic graves from various countries, red ocher has been found at the site. Either stored in pots, or dusted over the deceased, the red paint is an emblem of passing and a life of belonging. Red ocher or iron oxide was one of the first paints used by humanity. The root chakra is located at the tailbone - right at the end of the spinal column. This is where the three main nadis begin the Ida, Pingala and Sushumma combine to form the kundalini energy base. Tribal instincts form here, whom we feel most comfortable, our connections to our surroundings, and our grounding or stability, start with this chakra. Safety and fear of being hurt both psychologically and physically start in this region. Physically, this chakra governs our sense of smell, our large intestine and ability to process elimination, our bones and our adrenal glands i.e., our fight or flight response all derive from this chakra.

When this chakra is out of balance, you may find you are fearful of people or situations. You may feel or act flighty rather than grounded, and you may find that physical reality is boring. If you’re tired, suffer lower backaches, bloating or feel like you’re ‘carrying a heavy load’, it could be time for a chakra adjustment.

To harmonize this area, we need to listen to the beat of our heart, calm ourselves and allow our consciousness to affect the world. We belong where we are because we have something to learn from where we are. Try not to let painful events overwhelm you, rather remember that there is a cycle to all things. The passage of time will allow new growth and change to take place, concentrate on grounding where you are. Foster the health of your base chakra with a hearty meal. Pasta with tomatoes and red wine will help ground you. Share it with friends to help foster belonging, and learn to relax. You do belong, and belonging brings grounding.


A number of tarot cards are associated with the Root chakra. These cards are associated with grounding, tribal connection, health and security. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, look for ways to integrate the message into your daily activities.

BASE CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS

THE EMPRESS MOTHER, PRIMORDIAL
STRENGTH CONNECTION, MANIFESTATION
DEVIL - OBSESSION DISRESPECT, ATTACHMENT
TEN OF SWORDS DISASTER
FIVE OF SWORDS DISILLUSION, DEFEAT, SHAME
KING OF WANDS PASSION
TEN OF WANDS FINALE
KNIGHT OF CUPS EXPANDING
ACE OF CUPS PROMISE
SEVEN OF DISKS LIMIT, RESTRAINT
FOUR OF DISKS RECHARGE


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Page of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Poetic
Steam rises from the golden caldron delicately balanced on its rocker. The green woman is a young earth sprite in a light blue cloak. She touches down gracefully on one toe near the steaming cauldron, leaving it undisturbed. The cup of hot liquid is teetering, on the edge, one false move and the cup will spill its contents of unsettled swirling emotion. The Page of Cups must be very careful in her approach towards inner wisdom. Her methods are poetic, artistic and deep. She is all too aware that if she tips the cup too far one way or the other the contents will spill, and her new found emotional wisdom will be lost. From the Page of Cups a new form of creative consciousness, inspiration, or an unexpected connection to the divine is in the works for you. Expect to experience dreams with messages, déjà vu, or odd impulses that lead to synchronicity. The Page of Cups is a lovable, graceful, and overly sensitive individual. In most situations, they are the highly charged person who changes the dynamic in the room from lively to reflective. It isn’t their intent to be so intense; they just give off that vibe because they are often given to silence.
When you get the Page of Cups it means a time of turmoil has ended and a new layer of emotional enlightenment is coming into being as a new perspective. Make your own poetic brew of coffee, tea or chocolate and imbibe in the warmth of the steamy liquid. Allow it to act as a reminder that warm contentment and a soothing nature come with emotional self-knowledge and balance.

Reversed: The sensitive nature of the Page of Cups has teetered over into emotional overload. You or whoever the Page of Cups represents in your reading is acting, to say the least, immaturely. Emotional outbursts, inappropriate behavior, lack of sociability are all characterized by this card, but the underlying cause is more than likely lack of self-love and self-acceptance. Feeling rejected or hurt often leads to escapism. Emotional equilibrium is not something that we usually consciously strive to attain, but we recognize it when we see it, conversely we recognize the emotionally wounded as well.
For good or ill, we’re drawn to that which we vibrate with most. If you find that you are the care taker too often, and that you feel depleted in your dealings, you might be drawn to people that are unable to conduct healthy relationships. That said, you might want to take a step back and do a little self-reflection. The caldron of inner-knowing may cloud your vision and may sting your tongue at first, but if you sip gently, you will find that the potion quenches your thirst for love and warmth. Seek emotional stability through self- love.

Yellow - Solar plexus, navel chakra: Manipura
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -solar plexus, yellow chakraManipura: the navel chakra or the Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the belly button. This is the chakra of “fire within the body or the life force.” It governs our self-esteem, our confidence in our selves, and our inner strength. Our ideas about how capable we are, and our ability to create abundance is derived from this chakra. When it is working properly, we are able to see ‘golden’ opportunities in every thing, regardless of what befalls us, we can find something good in whatever happens. We feel good about following our ‘gut instincts’, and we trust ourselves. We have confidence in our abilities, and our place in the world.
If this chakra is out of alignment, we may physically have trouble ‘digesting a situation’, or understanding our role in it. We may have an upset stomach frequently or a queasy sense of fear or uncertainty in our gut. Conversely, needing to dominate or to control situations and others can indicate that this chakra is out of balance in the opposite extreme.
Either way, to harmonize this area, we need to practice self-appreciation, tolerance and love. When we feel out of balance, there are steps that we can take to help stabilize this area.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Solar Plexus chakra. These cards are associated with self-awareness, inner strength, and power. What you probably most need to work on when you are stressed or weak in this area is self-appreciation to increase the circulation and power of this area.



SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS

THE EMPEROR FATHER, ACTION
THE CHARIOT JOURNEY, STRIVING
THE TOWER EXPLOSIVE, DESTRUCTION
KNIGHT OF SWORDS DUTY, VALOR
ACE OF SWORDS ACCURACY, EXACTING
PAGE OF WANDS AMBITION, ABILITY
FIVE OF WANDS IMPRISONED, ON HOLD
PAGE OF CUPS POETIC,INTROSPECTION
FIVE OF CUPS DISAPPOINTMENT,CONTROL
QUEEN OF DISKS RESCUE, SUSTENANCE
TEN OF DISKS DELIGHT, HAPPINESS


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Ten of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Contentment
Gratitude: springing from spirituality, fulfillment, peace, friendship and brotherly love. If the waters pouring forth from the Ten of Cups were frozen and photographed through an electron microscope, they would yield crystals like those found in Masaru Emoto’s ‘love and gratitude’ photographs in his book Messages from Water. You are abundant in good vibes, your molecular structure is vibrating at a very high frequency - allow yourself to experience peace and gratitude.
You have in some measure attained the perfection of ‘flow’. An abundance of energy is at your disposal in fact you should expect an ‘overflow’ of pleasure and satisfaction. Just as the image illustrates, an ‘overflow’ of emotion is presenting itself when you get this card. Be aware that this is the peak of the bell curve. That is not to say that everything is downhill from here, but that you have done as much as you can in this matter. You should be satisfied with what you’ve done, relish the wealth of experience that life offers. Enjoy it. Most often this card is associated with good feelings. But it can also indicate simply an over abundance of emotion and feeling.
The energy of the crown chakra flows from the top of the head showering a pyramid of white light energy down into the depths of each chakra below. Joyous harmonious vibration is effortless and growth assured simply by virtue of being. Enjoy the flow of life and embrace contentment and gratification.
Reversed: Ten of Cups reversed indicates either blocks in being able to experience feeling and emotion or feeling too much. It indicates extremes in one direction or the other. Either way you are experiencing a dampening of your energy field. If you are feeling depressed, find a way to get to the heart of what is depressing you, or maybe increase your exercise level to awaken your body. Simple disassociation of body/mind can cause a depressed state because of the lack of serotonin or dopamine in our brain. One thing you can do to increase these pleasure hormones is to exercise, but if there is really something wrong, you’ll need real medical advice. Getting the Ten of Cups reversed could conversely indicate you’re taking the logical approach a little too literally and denying your feelings about something that is actually quite important to you. Examining our true feelings about someone or a situation can be draining but denying our emotions will lead to poor health. Examining our inner needs will lead to release, which is much healthier. Whatever it is that is holding you back from enjoying living your life, find a way to connect with your true feelings, but also find ways to increase joy in your life.

Violet - Crown chakra, spirit: Sahasrara
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -crown, violet chakraThe crown chakra (Sahasrara) is the seat of higher consciousness and the master chakra of the body. It is associated with the pituitary gland and the thalamus. These glands control the central nervous system, and they are located in the center of the brain. Recent studies have linked them to consciousness, and new studies indicate that they actually respond to light, giving credence to the idea of our third eye. Release of old patterns, effortless manifestation, understanding others and ourselves intuitively, and renewed compassionate awareness is what concentrating on the crown chakra yields. As it has been said, we are spirits in human form, when we remember this essential truth and act on it we become truly aware. There is a very interesting article that backs-up esoteric history with scientific fact and further discusses the thalamus and pineal glands’ role in physiological-psychic phenomena. [http://www.book-of-thoth.com/article1542.html]
Violet was once the color reserved for Roman, Egyptian and Persian royals, and it was considered the color of blood. Greek myth credits Hercules, or rather his dog with discovering the dye, when Hercules’ dog came back with his mouth stained purple from chewing on snails along the Levantine coast. In the last days of Rome, the mollusk Murex was becoming scare, due to over fishing. Dyers reputedly smelled like dead fish, according to written accounts, but cloth dyed that color was worth its weight in gold. So smelling to high-heaven became the smell of wealth. It is a color not only rich in hue but also in human historyIf this chakra is out of alignment, we may have trouble feeling compassionate toward others. We may not see our role in the greater creation of our world. Our worldview may be narrow in scope. Anxiety, not sleeping well, general feeling of persecution and anger indicate a possible problem in the crown chakra. Conversely, demanding that reason and logic dictate all outcomes and explain everything can also indicate that the crown chakra is out of balance as well.
To harmonize this area, we need to appreciate and understand our role in the world. Just as the beat of a butterfly’s wings can start a tsunami, we need to remember that our consciousness affects our world. A simple act of kindness can do wonders for developing your crown chakra. To develop your spiritual awareness and crown chakra you can try meditating outdoors in sun light or moon light. White Light is helpful in realigning this chakra. Sitting in the sun will restore and balance the violet spectrum. Be careful not to overdo and wear appropriate sun gear and sunscreen. Practicing peace, love and understanding are the ultimate aids in developing our higher consciousness. Make the choice to live by higher principles and see how your perspective changes.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Crown Spirit chakra. These cards are associated with compassion, enlightenment, and consciousness.

CROWN SPIRIT CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS & KEYWORDS

THE FOOL, ONENESS
DEATH, LIMITLESS
THE STAR, INSPIRATION
THE UNIVERSE, DIVINE LIGHT
QUEEN OF SWORDS, BEAUTY
NINE OF SWORDS, CRUELTY
NINE OF WANDS, ZENITH
ACE OF WANDS, FURNACE
QUEEN OF CUPS, RAISING ENERGY
TEN OF CUPS, CONTENTMENT
KING OF DISKS, HEALER


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Nine of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Fulfillment
Nine is the number of the celestial spheres, Zeus’s muses, and the planes of heaven in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Dante also considered nine the number of love, assigning it as Beatrice’s number in his Paradiso. In Celtic myth, the Salmon of Knowledge gains his insight into the world because he eats the nine hazel nuts that fall into the Fountain of Wisdom from the nine hazel trees that surrounded the fountain. In Chinese numerology, nine is the number of fulfillment and the Yang principle.
In the painting’s background, behind the glass shelves holding nine glass goblets, a serpent dragon sits; he is a symbol of fulfillment and completed manifestation. In Chinese mythology, his ejaculate serves as the primeval waters for the world egg. The dragon is associated with the Tao te Ching, Book of Changes, and his blood is black (earth) and yellow (heaven). He embodies the six stages of manifestation from ‘hidden dragon’ (potential) to ‘swooping dragon’ (flying forth), holding the essence of manifestation and immortality. The Hindu also consider the dragon an immortal water creature. The concept of prajapati or ‘first cause’ is the dragon’s waters (sperm) called ‘soma’, and it is the drink of immortality. In the myth of Yu the Great, Yu drained the floods of the world into nine caldrons, setting the world right once more.
In an additional dragon myth, the ‘dragon’s pearl’ is held in the dragon’s throat, and is conferred upon those who have mastered perfection of thought and speech.
As humans, we are nine months in gestation; remember that nine is love and perfection. When you get this card, drink from the nine cups and swallow the perfection into your heart. Say what you mean, and mean what you say- to experience the jewel of fulfillment.
Reversed: A reversal in the Nine of Cups indicates feeling unfulfilled. You’re frustrated by things not going as you’d like. It could be there are extenuating circumstances preventing your realizing your dreams or it could be because of internal conflicts. Whatever the case we have blocked emotional (cups) fulfillment (nine), and when the card is reversed, it means the energy is muted or blocked in some way. So you’re lacking in emotional fulfillment. The dragon within holds your potential and will help you manifest what you desire. Consider perfecting your thought and speech to match who you really intend on becoming. Frustrations, especially emotional frustrations are often obstacles that teach us lessons about our strengths and weaknesses. These life lessons offer us opportunities to develop coping mechanisms that we can use later in life.


Green (and Pink) - Heart chakra: Anahata
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -heart, green chakraAnahata: Green (and Pink) Heart Chakra
Romantic love, affection, caring and compassion, great strength, and the ability to change, this chakra governs our hands, heart, lungs and circulatory systems. It is our center of balance. If this chakra is under stimulated, we may suffer from indecision or anxiety, fear of rejection and clinginess. If it is over stimulated, we may not be able to express “love”, and we mistakenly identify lust, and longing with love, and arrogance with power. When this chakra is out of balance, we will experience the lower natures of man, versus man’s higher nature. To regulate this area we can use the sound YAM in meditation.
Benefits of a Balanced 4th Chakra
* Expression of the compassion, unconditional love for all
* A nurturing nature, a desire to befriend others
* Confidence in the ability to express love
* Mental layer of aura able to transmit and receive information effortlessly

A number of tarot cards are associated with the Heart chakra. These cards are associated with love, devotion, connection, and compassion. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, look for ways that you can associate with that card, such as situations in which you need to devote yourself, archetypes, and people you admire or love. Concentrate on the over all meaning of the spread, but always use your own images and associations that come to mind, as well. Trust your intuition.
HEART CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS
The Lovers, Devotion
Hermit, Realization
Wheel of Fortune, Cycles
Eight of Swords, Afraid
Four of Swords, Harmony
Queen of Wands, Generous
Three of Wands, Bliss
King of Cups, Serenity
Nine of Cups, Fulfillment
Nine of Disks, Sustain
Ace of Disks, Prosperity


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Eight of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Sharing
In some other tarot sets, this card is rather downtrodden, represented by an inability to hold energy, by a pox, or a depressed state of mind. White Light Tarot takes this idea but expands it from illness alone to include a healing motif.
The dolphin and killer whale share the waters - an infinity symbol as their hoop. It is also a sideways eight, please note, hence the use of the symbol for the Eight of Cups. Through continual motion, they keep the waters energetic, and a vortex of healing energy forms. The pox is dissolved by the sea, and by sharing the load, the finned mammals demonstrate that together, we can harness more energy rapidly. When you are feeling demoralized, plagued by the life’s pace, find others that will share the load, and bath in the ‘healing waters’ that are generated by healthy exchange of help and nurturing. Meditate with our cousins - the mammals of the sea. Do not let the oppressive thick energy of emotion weigh you down, stay energetic and swim through the life’s hoops joyfully. Share the burden with those who love you.
If you feel alone, mentally call upon dolphin and whale to come to your aid. Sea faring cultures have many stories about mermaids, dolphins and seals. There are stories of transformation, and stories of sacrifice -all with the aim of teaching us to understand and appreciate love. There are stories of rescue and challenge that invite us to explore the deep dark waters of fear and freedom. Let the archetypes of dolphin and whale pull you to shore. You have infinite power to love, begin sharing by acknowledging your vulnerability.
There is one more symbol to consider when you get this card because the eight golden cups represent the phases of the moon. The moon is our best guide for remembering that there are phases to everything in life. The moon grows from shadow into a full lighthouse beacon in a mere 28 days. Use this time frame as a reminder that we are sojourners in the life, and the world is for us to share. Take part in life and remember that when something feels oppressive, it is just a phase. Find others to share the load, and the time will pass more quickly.
Reversed: You’re discontent and ready to chuck it in, but that may be on account of trying to do it all yourself. If you’re feeling unappreciated take a look at how you treat others. You may think it’s reasonable to expect the same from others as you do from yourself, but look at how you treat yourself. If you are judgmental and pissed-off that nothing is going your way, you might consider rethinking your approach. You’ll attract more flies with honey than with vinegar as the saying goes. Endeavor to share what you really think and who you really are without oppressing others. You are vulnerable, and human, just like everyone else, allow yourself to ask accordingly.

Orange - The sex center or sacral chakra: Svadisthana
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -sex center orange chakraSvadisthana: the sex chakra or the Sacral Chakra is located just below the belly button. It governs our creativity, our ability to give and receive, our sexuality, our sense of sensuality and fulfillment, and of course, procreation. Our sense of awe is also derived from this chakra. When it is working properly we are able to find fulfillment in our work and our relationships and we can give and receive without effort. If this chakra is too weak, we may have trouble feeling connected to our partner or to our work. We may find it hard to see the creativity that we bring to our job, and feel undervalued or unappreciated in some aspect of our lives. If this is the case, there are steps that we can take to help balance this area of our lives.
In a tarot reading, there are a number of cards that are associated with this chakra because they are associated with the creative process. If any of these cards come up, look for at the meaning that you associate with that card. Concentrate on the meaning and the image, and always use your own images as well. Meditate on how you can use the information and apply it to yourself. To open the chakra you may find it helpful to use the mudra (hand postures) associated with the strengthening of this chakra area. Keep your hands in your lap left hand under right hand palms up, and thumbs touching. As you sit, remember to pull your belly button towards your spine. This helps to circulate the energy in the sacral chakra area, and helps to open the area and make the lower back more flexible. You can do this in a meeting or on the bus, but if you are able to go into a meditative state all the better. Use the mantra VAM (Sanscrit for compassion and wisdom) to further enhance the experience.
REIKI CHAKRA ASSOCATIONS WITH TAROT CARD AND KEYWORDS
FOR THE SACRAL SEX CENTER CHAKRA - ORANGE
THE PRIESTESS: VIRGIN, BEGINNINGS
THE MOON: FLOW AND CHANGE
THE SUN: GROWTH AND CREATIVITY
THE KING OF SWORDS: HIGH IDEALS, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
THE SEVEN OF SWORDS: CUNNING AND DETERMINED
KNIGHT OF WANDS: CREATIVE ALCHEMY
SEVEN OF WANDS: ADVERSITY
EIGHT OF CUPS: SHARING
TWO OF CUPS: JOINING
SIX OF DISKS: STRIKING WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
THREE OF DISKS: WORK, ENERGY AND FLOW


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Seven of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Connection
Global communication is how we live today. The Seven of Cups are represented as satellite dishes radiating their beams to connect with other satellite dishes in a worldwide relay. When we are too caught up in the broadcast news, it can be overwhelming. Information, just like anything else, can become an addiction.
CNN, Weekly World News, BBC, Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS), China Today, and Global Broadcast News (GBN) in India – there is a wealth of information available. All offer us interconnected choices in how we receive and eventually perceive our world. This can lead to overload, but it can also mask escapist behavior. World politics offers an escape from our individual boredom, loneliness and desires. We can rationalize our behavior in the name of political concern. It offers a handy disguise that one can brandish as a badge of honor when in reality nagging negligence of personal relationships interpersonal skills and self care are lacking.
How we filter general knowledge, informs our everyday decisions, and our decisions foster our world view. Our decisions also help us realize our dreams. So be very careful about how much you imbibe at the abundant font of information. As with anything you drink in, too large a quantity or too poor a quality can be bad for you, so moderation and quality control are needed. Be careful about the source.
We cannot live in a fantasy world, nor can we live in a world devoid of contact, but there are limits on how much information we can process and use wisely. If you allow the news to dominate your world view, you may sacrifice your own desires. In your pursuit of true meaning you may end up submitting to someone else’s agenda. This is not to say you should not do good works, or pay attention to world situations, it is just to reinforce that we all must choose wisely when giving away our time and energy. Moderation in all things is the wisest course.
Reversed: Let the knowledge wash over you, soak in what you can, harness our burgeoning globalization and relish the good aspects of communication and camaraderie, release what you do not need back into the cosmos. The information will return when you need it, have no doubt. You will always find the information or connections that you require, if you keep looking, and stay open to the abundance available to you. We are all connected and we vibrate at similar frequencies in and out of sync, in rhythm with the earth. If you are feeling out of sync, it will pass; concentrate on your psychic connection to what you value most at this moment.

Indigo blue - Third-eye, brow chakra: Ajna
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -third-eye, indigo blue chakraThe Brow or third-eye Ajna chakra center is called “the seat of the soul.” It governs our awareness, our ability to foresee things and visualize desired outcomes. It is the Clairvoyant-Intuitive part of our brain residing in the frontal lobe, which corresponds with our higher brain functions. Our ideas about reality and our ability to create that reality are derived from this chakra. The color associated with Ajna is dark midnight blue, or indigo. Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night” makes great use of that color. When it is working properly, we are able to visualize easily, our memory is sharp as is our ability to reason. We know almost instinctively how to help someone without their asking, and we trust our intuition and ourselves.
If this chakra is out of alignment, we may have trouble understanding our role in the creation of our reality. We may chalk things up to fate or luck. We may not accept we control a lot of how things turn out. Freewill always plays a part in the creation of our circumstances, which are partly based on our worldview. Having headaches frequently or anxiety about social behaviors would also indicate a possible problem in the third-eye chakra. Conversely, needing to dominate or to control situations and others can indicate that this chakra is out of balance as well.
To harmonize this area, we need to practice self-appreciation, tolerance and love. Psychic energy is very powerful. Focusing your mind on how good life is, even through the rough times, will help you to vanquish many psychic and physical aliments. To develop your intuition and third-eye chakra you can try meditating near the ocean or a lake. Large bodies of water help to develop and sooth the mind at the same time. We open up when we are in great natural spaces that are vast. Use a picture if you can’t physically get to a vast body of water, or just look up at the sky at night, it has the same effect. Expanse and expanding is the name of the game with this chakra.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Brow Third-eye chakra. These cards are associated with psychic ability, wisdom, and pure brainpower. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, meditate on the ideas presented. Find ways to expand your mind and to help others see their true nature.

BROW THIRD-EYE CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS & KEYWORDS

THE MAGICIAN, INTUITION
SACRIFICE (The hanged man), SELFLESSNESS
AWAKENING (Judgement), PSYCHIC
SIX OF SWORDS, INSIGHT
THREE OF SWORDS, SEPARATION
SIX OF WANDS, INWARD
FOUR OF WANDS, FORCE
SEVEN OF CUPS, INTUITION
FOUR OF CUPS, SELFLESSNESS
PAGE OF DISKS, PSYCHIC
TWO OF DISKS, INSIGHT


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Six of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Freedom
Unconventional cups to be sure, as these cups are distant golden birds flying over a turbulent sea at dawn. Soaring high above the fantastically deep and rich waters of emotion, these birds offer us clarity of scope in our approach to life’s problems. Find a way to express your inner soaring spirit flying high above any choppy sea of emotional waves. Nothing matters more than allowing your spirit to soar. Communicate your inner wealth of joy and experience the emotional freedom that is your birthright.
When you get this card you are riding a wave of excitement and ecstatic release that the Six of Cups represents. The Six of Cups says you should communicate your joyfulness with abandon. In David Rothenberg’s book Why Birds Sing: A Journey through the Mystery of Bird Song, during some experiments, David plays riffs of jazz to the birds and finds that certain phrases begin to propagate through their music. As they play it back and forth to each other, like jazz musicians, the birds begin to riff on the phrases as well. The various species speak to each other, expecting a return response; they relay not only location and mating status but David hypothesizes that birds sing for the joy of singing. In the Six of Cups the feeling of the card is one of exuberance, and like in Peter Pan’s “I Gotta Crow” you should be ready to communicate exactly who you are fearlessly. Express yourself freely, dance, sing, write, live and enjoy.
Reversed: When we are feeling stuck or oppressed, sometimes it can be due to our surroundings, or other people, but often it is because of own internal dialogs that are harsh and judgmental. If you are feeling like you cannot be who you want to be without some major sacrifice in your life, then it may be time to take flight away from the situation that is holding you down. You may need to free yourself from some situation, or person, or create an internal interrupt that can help dissolve harsh inner dialogs. Problematic inner dialog will not vanish even if you change your external circumstances, but change can help you build new connections that will allow you to flourish.
In pelagic bird colonies during the mating season it is very crowded on the small rocky shores where the birds raise their hatchlings. But without the support of those around them, the birds would be vulnerable to attack. There is strength in numbers and birds of a feather flock together. You will find the place where you are comfortable and where you belong. There are people who will accept you for who you are, but you might have to keep flying solo until you find them. Then you can soar together all the higher.

Light Blue - Throat chakra: Vishuddha
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -throat, light blue chakraVishuddha: the throat chakra is the color of ice blue cough drops. It is the Communication Chakra located just below the Adam’s apple in the throat, and right around the thyroid gland which regulates our growth hormones. Associated with clarity and growth, this chakra governs our ability to express ourselves. We can strengthen this area by using sound. Our inner voice and our “abstract intuition” (instant problem solving without formal logic) are derived from this area. If this chakra is over stimulated, we may suffer sore throats, feel we have ‘something stuck in our craw’ or have a tendency to ‘run at the mouth’. If it is under stimulated we may not be able to express ourselves with ease, and we may have a tendency to speak too softly, or strain our voice when trying to get a point across. To regulate this area we can use the sound RAM or RANG in meditation. In Tibetan "Rang" means "self" and the goal is “rang tong” or to become "empty of self" to further enhance the experience of connection with all.
Benefits of a Balanced 5th Chakra
* Expression of the truth, one’s words hold weight with others
* A creative outlet via communication, spoken, written or otherwise
* Confidence in the ability to express oneself
* Access to the Etheric communication
“In our society it seems as though one is always struggling to get their voice heard. When one has balance in the 5th center, an interesting coincidence is that one may find that their need to communicate with frequency reduces, but the power of their word increases.” (Quoted from:Kundalini Yoga Blog)
Historically the color blue is associated with truth and fidelity as in the English idiom ‘he’s true blue’, or the folk rhyme ‘Married in Blue, your love will always be true’, which is where we get our something borrowed, something blue tradition. Hence, various shades of the color blue are used in advertising, business and the military to instill confidence in their message and ability to get the job done.
The tarot cards that are associated with the throat chakra will have to do with truth and communication, authority figures, archetypes, and actions always figure prominently.

THROAT CHAKRA ASSOCIATED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS
THE HIEROPHANT WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE
JUSTICE FEARLESS, EQUALITY
BALANCE INTERCHANGE, HARMONY
PAGE OF SWORDS MESSAGE
TWO OF SWORDS TRUCE, TREATY
EIGHT OF WANDS EMIT, EMANATE
TWO OF WANDS STEADY
SIX OF CUPS FREEDOM
THREE OF CUPS UNION
KNIGHT OF DISKS DISCOVER
FIVE OF DISKS FLEETING


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Five of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Disappointment
The Five of Cups is about disillusionment, discontent, loss, and disappointment. It is a difficult card to receive in a reading. Sometimes our expectations aren't met, and we feel cheated, slighted by the universe. When we become bitter, we are more easily broken. Confusion can also be an aspect of this card, as in not knowing how to read the situation, or not knowing which direction is the best course of action. When we are feeling a loss and moving toward bitterness and rage, we may need to sit with these feelings to process them, or we may need to find a constructive outlet. Do not turn them any farther inwards.
Getting a larger perspective is needed to figure out what is wrong, and how to fix it. The cup can be half empty or half full; it's all a matter of perspective. If you are forced to drink the bitter dregs of disappointment, refill your cup with the milk of human kindness. If you feel you cannot rely on the kindness of others, then fill up on being kind to yourself. Take yourself out for a good meal, take a bath or a walk in a favorite park, watch a favorite movie -- do something to let your heart heal.
The Five of Cups, as with all fives, has a somber note to it. The energy of fives in the tarot is one that lacks foundation and focus. It’s the Ricochet Rabbit of energy, going bing, bing, bing back and forth in a formation that is never ending. The energy has yet to be directed in any one way, and by inversion it its falling back on itself in an endless feedback loop. The figure looks down upon the glasses on the shelves in the window, each unique and separate. The window suggests a prison cell. Bars and separate cups represent compartmentalization. A survival skill in some regards, but in this modern world, we often compartmentalize our feeling and actions in order to continue without existing holistically. We are unable to act as an integrated being which can lead to fragmentation and disillusionment. When you get this card, it is time to take positive action and find ways to integrate and invigorate your whole being. Try taking the glasses off the sills, dusting them off and putting them all on one tray. In other words, integrate your life from a single platform, a life harmonized and clear of any discordance, will help you find the direction that best suits your life right now.
Reversed: The energy is muted but it is essentially the same. When the Five of Cups comes up reversed in a reading, it is saying that some energy is not integrated. You are not acting with your full attention on some aspect of your life, which needs attention right now. To correct the situation try looking at your life in an over view perspective. If you were to take all of the glasses off the shelves, and assign each a piece of your life would there be enough glasses? If one is your relationship with your family, one with your primary relationship, one with work associates and so forth, are you integrated or compartmentalizing your life? Are you the same person in each situation? If you were the same person in each situation would things be different?

Yellow - Solar plexus, navel chakra: Manipura
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -solar plexus, yellow chakraManipura: the navel chakra or the Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the belly button. This is the chakra of “fire within the body or the life force.” It governs our self-esteem, our confidence in our selves, and our inner strength. Our ideas about how capable we are, and our ability to create abundance is derived from this chakra. When it is working properly, we are able to see ‘golden’ opportunities in every thing, regardless of what befalls us, we can find something good in whatever happens. We feel good about following our ‘gut instincts’, and we trust ourselves. We have confidence in our abilities, and our place in the world.
If this chakra is out of alignment, we may physically have trouble ‘digesting a situation’, or understanding our role in it. We may have an upset stomach frequently or a queasy sense of fear or uncertainty in our gut. Conversely, needing to dominate or to control situations and others can indicate that this chakra is out of balance in the opposite extreme.
Either way, to harmonize this area, we need to practice self-appreciation, tolerance and love. When we feel out of balance, there are steps that we can take to help stabilize this area.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Solar Plexus chakra. These cards are associated with self-awareness, inner strength, and power. What you probably most need to work on when you are stressed or weak in this area is self-appreciation to increase the circulation and power of this area.



SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS

THE EMPEROR FATHER, ACTION
THE CHARIOT JOURNEY, STRIVING
THE TOWER EXPLOSIVE, DESTRUCTION
KNIGHT OF SWORDS DUTY, VALOR
ACE OF SWORDS ACCURACY, EXACTING
PAGE OF WANDS AMBITION, ABILITY
FIVE OF WANDS IMPRISONED, ON HOLD
PAGE OF CUPS POETIC,INTROSPECTION
FIVE OF CUPS DISAPPOINTMENT,CONTROL
QUEEN OF DISKS RESCUE, SUSTENANCE
TEN OF DISKS DELIGHT, HAPPINESS


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Four of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Tranquility
The Four of Cups is represented by four pink lotus blossoms acting as the cups rising from the murky water. Analogous to Adam being formed from clay, the lotus comes from a fertile muck on the soft bottom of fresh water lakes and ponds, and produces a flower that is likened to the soul. This card represents restfulness, and a quiet sense of belonging, but it also holds within it, a reservation regarding the separation of our inner world of feeling (represented by the water where the flowers are rooted) and the outer world of actuality (represented by the air where the flowers blossom). Because of this comingling, there is a sense of limitation and stasis. It is hard work to keep these opposing forces continuously in balance.
As an emblem, the lotus is found in Asian, Hindu, and Egyptian art. It has a variety of meanings from overtly sexual to transcendent wisdom. Ultimately, it is a symbol of the life-process, and each chakra is represented by a lotus flower. In Indian iconography, pink lotus blossoms, specifically, are called “padma” and are considered the solar emblem of wealth.
The lotus appears pan-culturally in myth and literature. Examples include, Odysseus and the escape from the Lotus-Eaters, to Re the Egyptian god who formed himself from a primeval lotus blossom, and Horus the Child who seated on a lotus with his finger in his mouth, in his youthful aspect is the god of plenty and protection. The Buddha of "Infinite Radiance" is also known as the "Padma-Pani" or "Lotus Bearer" and Shiva, the Hindu god of transformation, turns himself into a lotus flower to escape harm in his guise as the mountain-goddess, Parvati.
In meditation, we often sit in the “lotus position”, the cross legged sitting position that encourages open breathing and tranquility. The recognizable Tibetan chant “Om Mani Padme Hum” translates roughly to “Yea, Oh, jewel in the lotus! Amen”. It is the Buddhist mantra of compassion, used in chant meditation to bring in tranquility and to seek the wisdom of the bodhisattva. The” Jewel in the Lotus” refers to our place in the universe as receptacle of karma (actions) through dharma (proper conduct). When one reaches enlightenment, all illusion falls away and Nirvana emanates from the world axis, or center of the lotus blossom from within. When you get this card, focus your attention on the process of life, and living it well, keeping your inner and outer worlds in balance and harmony.
Reversed: Tranquil reflection and repose is great but too much can sometimes lead to complacency. If you find that you feel 'bored' with everything in place, and that you crave excitement, try to remember that it has not always been this calm. Be grateful for the silence in your life, because it gives you breathing room to re-create yourself as you really want. Remember we are always in a state of ‘becoming’ nothing is really static or still, there is always some change happening, we just might not be able to see it. Bringing your thoughts from the depths of feeling out into the light takes practice. Try using the lotus blossoming as your focal point in meditation representing your inner thoughts and feelings blossoming into reality.

Indigo blue - Third-eye, brow chakra: Ajna
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -third-eye, indigo blue chakraThe Brow or third-eye Ajna chakra center is called “the seat of the soul.” It governs our awareness, our ability to foresee things and visualize desired outcomes. It is the Clairvoyant-Intuitive part of our brain residing in the frontal lobe, which corresponds with our higher brain functions. Our ideas about reality and our ability to create that reality are derived from this chakra. The color associated with Ajna is dark midnight blue, or indigo. Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night” makes great use of that color. When it is working properly, we are able to visualize easily, our memory is sharp as is our ability to reason. We know almost instinctively how to help someone without their asking, and we trust our intuition and ourselves.
If this chakra is out of alignment, we may have trouble understanding our role in the creation of our reality. We may chalk things up to fate or luck. We may not accept we control a lot of how things turn out. Freewill always plays a part in the creation of our circumstances, which are partly based on our worldview. Having headaches frequently or anxiety about social behaviors would also indicate a possible problem in the third-eye chakra. Conversely, needing to dominate or to control situations and others can indicate that this chakra is out of balance as well.
To harmonize this area, we need to practice self-appreciation, tolerance and love. Psychic energy is very powerful. Focusing your mind on how good life is, even through the rough times, will help you to vanquish many psychic and physical aliments. To develop your intuition and third-eye chakra you can try meditating near the ocean or a lake. Large bodies of water help to develop and sooth the mind at the same time. We open up when we are in great natural spaces that are vast. Use a picture if you can’t physically get to a vast body of water, or just look up at the sky at night, it has the same effect. Expanse and expanding is the name of the game with this chakra.
A number of tarot cards are associated with the Brow Third-eye chakra. These cards are associated with psychic ability, wisdom, and pure brainpower. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, meditate on the ideas presented. Find ways to expand your mind and to help others see their true nature.

BROW THIRD-EYE CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS & KEYWORDS

THE MAGICIAN, INTUITION
SACRIFICE (The hanged man), SELFLESSNESS
AWAKENING (Judgement), PSYCHIC
SIX OF SWORDS, INSIGHT
THREE OF SWORDS, SEPARATION
SIX OF WANDS, INWARD
FOUR OF WANDS, FORCE
SEVEN OF CUPS, INTUITION
FOUR OF CUPS, SELFLESSNESS
PAGE OF DISKS, PSYCHIC
TWO OF DISKS, INSIGHT


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Three of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Union
Achievement and abundance are headed your way. Celebrate by bonding with others, and acknowledging your creative abundance. Relax, and know that you are understood and appreciated. You just need to ask and join in the fun of life. If this card seems inappropriate to your situation right now, try looking at it from the vantage point of the cosmos. We are here for such a brief period. Shouldn’t we celebrate and relish our time here? Communicate your feelings, whether they are good or bad, and celebrate that you feel so deeply, celebrate that you care. The etymology of the word celebrate is related to gathering and grace, so a pleasant gathering is what this card depicts – the union of friends.
Inspired by Canova’s “Three Graces” sculpture and Matisse’s painting “Capuchines Dancing”, the Three of Cups is an image of three women, each painted in a different style. A Sumerian like woman hugs the cubist like woman in the center with a romantic nymph completing the triad. They join the old and the new in layers, like the strata of the earth, building into dynamic living organism, this image attempts to captures all of history in a single ideogram. Without knowledge of the past, we are doomed to repeat it. Remember that in celebration we give thanks to what has evolved, and what we have recently finished. Cherish the union you feel when you are with friends and celebrate your bright future together.
Reversed: When you feel ostracized from those closest to you, it can signal an internal rejection. Sometimes we have trouble connecting to others when we are too self aware or not self aware enough. Self consciousness can have disastrous effects on our ability to enjoy the company of other people. Connecting one-on-one may be the place to start, and celebrate that you can feel deeply, but recognize that your feeling of being left out might be coming from within rather than actually from others. Genuine union feels great and is forgiving. You don’t need to impress anyone. We all want to better ourselves, be acknowledged for our achievements and be respected. When in doubt, confirm that you accept and respect yourself, and that you accept and respect others and you’ll notice that they’ll do the same.

Light Blue - Throat chakra: Vishuddha
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -throat, light blue chakraVishuddha: the throat chakra is the color of ice blue cough drops. It is the Communication Chakra located just below the Adam’s apple in the throat, and right around the thyroid gland which regulates our growth hormones. Associated with clarity and growth, this chakra governs our ability to express ourselves. We can strengthen this area by using sound. Our inner voice and our “abstract intuition” (instant problem solving without formal logic) are derived from this area. If this chakra is over stimulated, we may suffer sore throats, feel we have ‘something stuck in our craw’ or have a tendency to ‘run at the mouth’. If it is under stimulated we may not be able to express ourselves with ease, and we may have a tendency to speak too softly, or strain our voice when trying to get a point across. To regulate this area we can use the sound RAM or RANG in meditation. In Tibetan "Rang" means "self" and the goal is “rang tong” or to become "empty of self" to further enhance the experience of connection with all.
Benefits of a Balanced 5th Chakra
* Expression of the truth, one’s words hold weight with others
* A creative outlet via communication, spoken, written or otherwise
* Confidence in the ability to express oneself
* Access to the Etheric communication
“In our society it seems as though one is always struggling to get their voice heard. When one has balance in the 5th center, an interesting coincidence is that one may find that their need to communicate with frequency reduces, but the power of their word increases.” (Quoted from:Kundalini Yoga Blog)
Historically the color blue is associated with truth and fidelity as in the English idiom ‘he’s true blue’, or the folk rhyme ‘Married in Blue, your love will always be true’, which is where we get our something borrowed, something blue tradition. Hence, various shades of the color blue are used in advertising, business and the military to instill confidence in their message and ability to get the job done.
The tarot cards that are associated with the throat chakra will have to do with truth and communication, authority figures, archetypes, and actions always figure prominently.

THROAT CHAKRA ASSOCIATED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS
THE HIEROPHANT WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE
JUSTICE FEARLESS, EQUALITY
BALANCE INTERCHANGE, HARMONY
PAGE OF SWORDS MESSAGE
TWO OF SWORDS TRUCE, TREATY
EIGHT OF WANDS EMIT, EMANATE
TWO OF WANDS STEADY
SIX OF CUPS FREEDOM
THREE OF CUPS UNION
KNIGHT OF DISKS DISCOVER
FIVE OF DISKS FLEETING


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Two of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Joining
This card signifies the stable balance of give and take. The Two of Cups is associated with romantic love; you may be entering a friendship with someone of sexual interest. When you get this card your relationship should be on an equal footing, i.e., they like you just as much as you like them, if it is a romantic joining. If it is another kind of joining, a friendship or a business relationship, this card says they are bringing as much to the table as you are. Enjoy the extra energy that joining forces with others creates. There may be interesting exchanges of ying and yang energies that will promote the power of attraction, with the emphasis on creativity.
Rejoice in the fusion that the Two of Cups represents, the White Light Tarot image incorporates the chakra colors to indicate intent. Violet and orange are a striking pair, opposites on the color wheel, but in energy work they are harmonious. The two colors connect creative and spiritual intentions. Join these chakras within yourself to create your most powerful vision for the future. Often this card means the beginning of romance or marriage, but it can also mean recognizing your creative spirit and following your spiritual intent.
Reversed: A word of caution regarding three is a crowd. You may be attracted to someone and entering into a friendship which could become significant romantically, or creatively. Make sure you don't neglect your other friends in the process of pursuing new activities.
Whether it's related to a platonic, business, romantic, or sexual relationship, the idea is partnership. Togetherness is celebrated, and a connection of some significance is eminent with someone or something in which you are interested, but be careful you don't go overboard. Easy does it, and enjoy your new association.

Orange - The sex center or sacral chakra: Svadisthana
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -sex center orange chakraSvadisthana: the sex chakra or the Sacral Chakra is located just below the belly button. It governs our creativity, our ability to give and receive, our sexuality, our sense of sensuality and fulfillment, and of course, procreation. Our sense of awe is also derived from this chakra. When it is working properly we are able to find fulfillment in our work and our relationships and we can give and receive without effort. If this chakra is too weak, we may have trouble feeling connected to our partner or to our work. We may find it hard to see the creativity that we bring to our job, and feel undervalued or unappreciated in some aspect of our lives. If this is the case, there are steps that we can take to help balance this area of our lives.
In a tarot reading, there are a number of cards that are associated with this chakra because they are associated with the creative process. If any of these cards come up, look for at the meaning that you associate with that card. Concentrate on the meaning and the image, and always use your own images as well. Meditate on how you can use the information and apply it to yourself. To open the chakra you may find it helpful to use the mudra (hand postures) associated with the strengthening of this chakra area. Keep your hands in your lap left hand under right hand palms up, and thumbs touching. As you sit, remember to pull your belly button towards your spine. This helps to circulate the energy in the sacral chakra area, and helps to open the area and make the lower back more flexible. You can do this in a meeting or on the bus, but if you are able to go into a meditative state all the better. Use the mantra VAM (Sanscrit for compassion and wisdom) to further enhance the experience.
REIKI CHAKRA ASSOCATIONS WITH TAROT CARD AND KEYWORDS
FOR THE SACRAL SEX CENTER CHAKRA - ORANGE
THE PRIESTESS: VIRGIN, BEGINNINGS
THE MOON: FLOW AND CHANGE
THE SUN: GROWTH AND CREATIVITY
THE KING OF SWORDS: HIGH IDEALS, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
THE SEVEN OF SWORDS: CUNNING AND DETERMINED
KNIGHT OF WANDS: CREATIVE ALCHEMY
SEVEN OF WANDS: ADVERSITY
EIGHT OF CUPS: SHARING
TWO OF CUPS: JOINING
SIX OF DISKS: STRIKING WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
THREE OF DISKS: WORK, ENERGY AND FLOW


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Ace of Cups

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Promise
The Ace of Cups is related to the Horn of Plenty in that it contains the promise of your heart’s desire. Nurture it. In Greek and Roman myth, Zeus is nursed by a divine goat as a baby, and then Zeus out of gratitude creates a Cornucopia from one of the goat’s horns, which magically fills with what you want, if you have the horn. In Celtic myth the Horn of Plenty is associated with fertility goddesses, and in Norse myth with Thor's drinking horn, and in one Native American tribe’s stories it is associated with rebirth.
In the White Light Tarot version of the Ace of Cups, the cup acts as the container for spiritual essence or soul. As you look into the cup, you see who you really are, you see your true self, and your true potential, your fundamental nature as a loving being. Look deep into the glassy surface reflecting your ability to give and receive love. Bring your face closer and examine the pools of your own eyes. Witness the depth of feeling reflected back at you, the caring, the pain, the love. This is the soul that you offer the world. If you are feeling world weary or dried-up, drink deep from the cup and replenish your ability to nurture and receive.
Reversed: The Ace of Cups signals your have the ability to expand your heart-felt feelings, but you're not engaged in the process. Is the cup half empty or half full? It's a matter of perspective. Remember that you can drink deep from the wellspring of emotion. Water is one of the elements that makes this earth and life possible. Water is a precious commodity. When you get this card, celebrate your ability to feel. Luxuriate in a bath, walk in a lush garden, or simply have a goblet of wonderful fresh water to celebrate your fluidity. Replenish yourself.

Red - Root or base chakra: Muladhara
White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck -root base red chakra The base chakra is called MULADHARA, which means ‘root’ or ‘foundation’ in Sanskrit. Red is the longest wavelength of light that we can perceive. It is reputedly one of the first colors we see when we open our eyes as babies, and it is also one of the colors that can be restored to the color blind with laser surgery. The color red is a complex symbol of blood, birth, anger, passion, life and death in human psychology. In a vast array of Neolithic graves from various countries, red ocher has been found at the site. Either stored in pots, or dusted over the deceased, the red paint is an emblem of passing and a life of belonging. Red ocher or iron oxide was one of the first paints used by humanity. The root chakra is located at the tailbone - right at the end of the spinal column. This is where the three main nadis begin the Ida, Pingala and Sushumma combine to form the kundalini energy base. Tribal instincts form here, whom we feel most comfortable, our connections to our surroundings, and our grounding or stability, start with this chakra. Safety and fear of being hurt both psychologically and physically start in this region. Physically, this chakra governs our sense of smell, our large intestine and ability to process elimination, our bones and our adrenal glands i.e., our fight or flight response all derive from this chakra.

When this chakra is out of balance, you may find you are fearful of people or situations. You may feel or act flighty rather than grounded, and you may find that physical reality is boring. If you’re tired, suffer lower backaches, bloating or feel like you’re ‘carrying a heavy load’, it could be time for a chakra adjustment.

To harmonize this area, we need to listen to the beat of our heart, calm ourselves and allow our consciousness to affect the world. We belong where we are because we have something to learn from where we are. Try not to let painful events overwhelm you, rather remember that there is a cycle to all things. The passage of time will allow new growth and change to take place, concentrate on grounding where you are. Foster the health of your base chakra with a hearty meal. Pasta with tomatoes and red wine will help ground you. Share it with friends to help foster belonging, and learn to relax. You do belong, and belonging brings grounding.


A number of tarot cards are associated with the Root chakra. These cards are associated with grounding, tribal connection, health and security. If any of these cards come up in a tarot reading, look for ways to integrate the message into your daily activities.

BASE CHAKRA ASSOCIACTED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS

THE EMPRESS MOTHER, PRIMORDIAL
STRENGTH CONNECTION, MANIFESTATION
DEVIL - OBSESSION DISRESPECT, ATTACHMENT
TEN OF SWORDS DISASTER
FIVE OF SWORDS DISILLUSION, DEFEAT, SHAME
KING OF WANDS PASSION
TEN OF WANDS FINALE
KNIGHT OF CUPS EXPANDING
ACE OF CUPS PROMISE
SEVEN OF DISKS LIMIT, RESTRAINT
FOUR OF DISKS RECHARGE


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