Sidebar1.2
Shop Insert

Find out where to place your energy. Find out how to heal from within.  [Read More... ]
Price:  $25.00
no shipping or handling or tax charges.
  
[Safe and Secure!]    

Tarot Meanings

White Light Tarot TM

The Disks
The tarot's suit of disks is also known as the suit of pentacles, and corresponds to the suit of spades in a conventional 52 card deck. The disks are about the physical, the material or concrete world. While the other suits deal with the intellectual (swords), creative (wands), and emotional (cups) state of mind, the disks deal with the physical issues of being. The disks bring what we have imagined from intellectual curiosity through the creative passions into the emotional self and finally into concrete form. It is the end of the circle, if a circle can have an end. The disks are where we find the completed cycle of manifestation taking place. The element of earth is associated with grounding and disks. Bringing forth, growing, and yielding a harvest mount with this suit. Material goods, wealth, grounding and bringing forth "from the ground up" are what the disks look at. They are associated with the merchant class from medieval times, just as the swords are associated with land owners (lords, or royals), i.e. those with wealth enough to dedicate themselves to intellectual pursuits, while wands were the "heathen" class (taken from the derivation of the word for heath dwellers) or peasant class and the cups are associated with those who dedicated their lives to the god(s), and helping the needy, as found in the clergy.

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

The King of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck Keyword: Healer
The king of disks is surrounded by a halo of green (love) energy. He calls in the earth’s reiki power as he creates a healing, glowing ball of energy that he balances on the tip of his finger. Recent Japanese studies have confirmed that we emit light, especially from our fingertips and foreheads, [1] and that the emissions are rhythmic pulses. This pulsing demonstrates if nothing else that are heads and our hands are connected in a more powerful way than we usually acknowledge. By using our imaginations and our hands together, we can create powerful messages of what we want in our lives. The King of Disks asks us to consider how we are using our hands. He invites us to sit down on the soft ground and begin to draw our dreams in the dirt. It’s never too late to realize your dreams, he tells us. He invites us to begin by writing our hopes and dreams down, drawing them out and capturing them on a dream board. By making a dream board, you focus on what you want to happen. To make a dream board first find images in magazines, or on the internet that represent what you aspire to become, then pin them on a cork board near your bed so that you see them every day. By taking these actions you focus and energize your abilities to seeing your dreams through. Actualization is what the King of Disks is here to help you achieve.
The King of Disks is the shaman of the forest, gathering and dispersing earth's energy. He is most comfortable in a forest where it is easy for him to draw in elemental energies. The glowing ball is a physical manifestation of his healing ability. He can place this energy in you where it will transform and radiate warmth into the areas you need to heal. When you get this card, know that you can go to him at anytime for a dose of paternal love. He will always be in the green forest of your heart, so seek him there. This card represents a nurturing and healing man in your life, or a part of the self that knows what you must do to heal any situation. He’ll help you find your purpose, solidify your intention and animate your spirit, follow his lead.

Reversed: You’re not grounded and you’re flitting about from one thing to the next. Until you can focus your energy, you’ll feel as if you’re getting no where and running around in circles. The King of Disks asks us, “What’s the rush?” He invites us to sit down and chill out. Sometimes we need the soothing sound of a bubbling brook in the forest to reconnect to our mother earth. We need to get grounded. A little yoga can help if you can’t get outside. Do the mountain pose by simply standing still, do the corpse pose by lying down with your arms and legs uncrossed. The King of Disks reminds us that in order to manifest our dreams, we must first still our minds and hearts, release all worries and focus on your desires as if they were already manifested. Be happy.

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


[top]

The Queen of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Rescue
A warrior must understand the complexity of their surroundings. A warrior must instantaneously know what is most important, what to protect, and where to strike. The Queen of Disks is on a field of sunny green - a combination of love (green) and self- assuredness (yellow) surround her. She will protect you and the earth that she loves. She is attuned to her steed; they work in unison as one, effortlessly. The horse is a symbol in many cultures; sometimes the horse represents a deity or a people, and sometimes it represents characteristics like speed and integrity. War horses figure prominently in the book of Revelation and the horse represents either Christ or the Roman people, the symbol of independence, mobility and purity. The first written texts about the horse as a noble creature appear in Iran, dating back to 300 BC. Because horses are companions to us, they are loved and revered.
The Queen of Disks is genuine and generous, and she will rescue you without concern for her own well being. She has a mighty shield of love, and she has learned to harness the energy of others to her advantage, but does not take advantage of this ability, unless it is called for. She is keenly aware of how it can be used however, so she is alert to false pretense and manipulation. If she thinks that you’re trying to manipulate the situation, she will knock you out like the queen in chess. She is the most powerful piece on the board, and she expects and deserves respect. Her shield of gold represents wealth and the energy of money, and her horse adds his speed and physical strength into the mix. She uses these tools to create her advantage, leading her cause to safety. If you lack self-esteem, she will lend you hers. She has every confidence in you, and no matter what you do, you will not let her down, provided you act from love and that you always do your best.
Reversed: You’re not being genuine with what you want to do. You’re capable enough, but you’re facing resistance because you’ve fallen off you’re steed. The horse represents integrity. Be honest with yourself. What is most important to you? Act from that point. If you feel unsteady or unsure of yourself, call upon the Queen of Disks to help ground you and acknowledge your own power. She works with your solar plexus and helps to center you. You can learn or re-learn how to harness love without manipulation, you do know what is most important, what to protect and where to strike. Hesitation is human, but when you finally decide what you really want, the Queen of Disks will help you achieve it at full throttle.

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


[top]

The Knight of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within Deck Keyword: Discover
This card is a break away from conventional tarot, as the Knight of Disks is a female astronaut. Not bound by our earth, she examines the topography of another world displayed in a 3-D animation display, zeroing in on a new discovery. The silver rings of energy resonate and vibrate keeping the visual display of the planet aloft. In a new take on old iconography, the "Light from Within" Knight of Disks remains the archetypal hunter: steady, quiet and strong, but she hunts for new information that will illuminate her understanding rather than hunting for sport or sustenance.
With focus and tenacity she examines her undiscovered country, and diligently documents her findings, she is very careful, and detail oriented. She is methodical and steady, and although in this instance she is not in the earthly realm, she carries those roots deep inside her. So much so that she can leave the planet and take her earth bound rootedness with her, giving her great freedom to explore. What delights her most is digging into the depths of a subject and uncovering the crux of the matter. Figuring out how something works and explaining her discovery in a deliberate and demonstrative way is what the Knight of Disks loves most. She loves the green jewel called earth, and she carries that with her to new worlds. Call upon the Knight of Disks when you need to write a paper, examine legal documents, or confirm your findings. Call upon her when you need grounding and freedom to explore at the same time. She’ll help you balance and focus, so that you can get the job done in the most practical way possible.

Reversed: Pay closer attention to details. Get grounded. You don’t need to be in the grass to get grounded but it helps. When you get the Knight of Disk reversed the message is to reconnect with the earth. You’ve become sloppy and disinterested in maintaining things in working order. You may need to go back and start over, or you need to at least check your work. The Knight of Disks is telling you that you’ve lost your focus. To retrain your eye, take a deep breath, let it out slowly and have your feet firmly planted on the ground. Once you have grounded yourself, you’ll be able to communicate what interests you much more clearly, and you’ll find that people will listen more attentively when you are present and in the moment, which is the essence of grounding, connecting in the moment with what you are doing.

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


[top]

Page of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Empower
The Page of Disks has associations with the satyrs of Pan, he too is a mythical creature, but in his case he is a centaur. He will grow to become like Chiron, tutor to Achilles, Hercules, and many other Greek heroes. Chiron was also a great healer, but he was killed by a poisoned arrow and he became the constellation of Sagittarius, the astrological sign of the philosophic mind. In the White Light Tarot image, the Page of Disks is the young Chiron, and we find him in the forest playing with a ball of energy. He has mastery of infinite source already, but being neither man nor beast he is fickle and sometimes forgets about his skills.
He is not one to concentrate to get things done, although he processes the power to do so, he hasn't the desire. He is the consummate play mate at this young age, so do not rely on him. He will inspire and empower you to find your own way, but he will not sustain interest in solving any particular problems except for the challenge. Recognize him for what he is, and do not try to mold him into something he can never be, for he is not a whole man nor will he ever become a complete man, he is half beast, and will always be wild, and in a state of becoming. The Page of Disks is most comfortable in the shade of the cool green forest of earthly resources. When you get this card, know that you have the skills necessary to achieve what you desire, but you must also have the discipline and follow though to see your dreams through to the end. When it is time, when you decide to, you will be able to stay the course and foster your dreams through to fruition.

Reversed: The Page of Disks isn’t bad; he’s just playful and fidgety. He’ll lead you away from your true ambition into the forgetful forest of fun if you let him. He’ll lead you into the piney grove or the sacred circle of oaks to dances to Pan’s pipes as much as any Satyr. He likes to party and he will keep you in a constant state of laughter, amusement and enjoyment. He loves to have a good time, but for us mortals life can spin out of control if we don’t balance enjoyment with other aspects of life, like work and responsibility. Keep the Page of Disks as a playmate, one that you can go party with at a moments notice, but know that you’ll need a little down time after the party is over. To get your groove back after the party in the grove, you’ll probably need to meditate and release, so plan accordingly.


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


[top]

Ten of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Delight
Early naturalists observed the bees’ dance for communication, collective hive behavior and humming, so in myth bees became an emblem of poetry, dance, song, and for some observers like Plato, a metaphor for political society. Bees are a very rich symbol, but for the Ten of Disks we’ll concentrate on bees as a symbol of immortality and transformation. Bees symbolize immortality possibly because we observed that without honeybees, we wouldn’t live for long. We are reliant on bees pollinating at least 35% percent of the plant food we eat. There is evidence of hunter gatherers tribes collecting orange blossom honey in Valencia Spain 15000 years ago. Cave paintings found in the region depict gathering honey in buckets, and an additional reason for bees being a symbol of immortality could be the honey. Bees in myth, relayed messages to and from the afterlife and the gods, and the color and translucence of honey is reminiscent of gold, so honey is associated with wealth as well as longevity, and healing.
Honey is naturally antiseptic, and has amazing healing properties, it fights microbial fungi and bacteria, and it never goes bad. Honey was found in sealed jars in Tutankhamon’s (King Tut’s) 3,300-year-old tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. When the jars were opened, the honey was crystallized but not spoiled, and in 2007 more jars were discovered, still well preserved, even after 100 years of tourism, amazingly.
The figurative use of bees is similar in settings as diverse as South America, India, Egypt, China, Greece and Europe. In many cultural rites honey, mead, beeswax and bees played a role in rituals of transformation.
In White Light Tarot’s version of the Ten of Disks we observe the delight of the bee on large globe grapes. The grapes represent a feast of forbidden fruit or spiritual knowledge not usually available to a mortal. Grapes if fermented will yield wine and for the Muslim Mystics like the Sufi poets red wine is "the drink of divine love". Red wine is also a metaphor for blood in some religious rites, and like its cousin honey mead when imbibed it confers a new form of understanding upon the initiate and a new way of expressing sexual and poetic voice.
The crux of the meaning of the Ten of Disks is that of a final transformation and delight in a treasured moment. That which was terrestrial changes back into the spirit. The transition is one of experience transmigrating into true wealth - the wealth of spirit. When you get the Ten of Disks it means you have achieved success and you have been able to transmute some form of spiritual energy (idea) into full fledged physical reality. The honeybee takes delight in using the grape’s sweet juice to make her honey. Delight in your own ability to transformation with her.
Reversed: Bees are natural messengers, they are sacred to Apollo, and Apollo’s son Aristaeus taught human beings how to cultivate bees and olives. In the last few years, we have cultivated the bees out of business. Bees the world over have developed a syndrome that is known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The bees leave their nest never to return, and as of yet, scientists do not understand what is causing this self destructive behavior. Environmental stresses, pathogens, pesticides and parasites are all being investigated as causes as well as genetically modified food crops like corn and soy. This is a worldwide message from the bees that something is wrong and something has got to change.
When you get the Ten of Disks reversed, you are becoming malformed in some manner. Take steps to correct how you behave and what you believe about yourself. You have the power to transform, but you must choose to change in the right direction. Take steps to let go of pathogens in your life, and you will be on your way to transforming your world for the better. When Napoleon took over France, he refused to spend money redoing the palace, and he refused to have the French Royal symbol of the fleur-de-lis on the draperies. “His solution was to have the rich and elegant drapes turned upside down. The inverted symbol of the overthrown monarchy looked like a bee. From then on, the tenacious bee became the emblem of Napoleon Bonaparte.” Maybe all you need to do is turn the way you look at things upside down.

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


[top]

Nine of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Sustain
The bicycle wheels represent your emotional ability to create. The wheels work together like a turbine that is self-sustaining, and the emotional turbine yields excess power that can be offered to others. Consequently, with the surplus of energy, and the bicycle wheels symbolizing evolutionary progress, this card represents a quickening of emotional development into the spiritual realm. You have created your life through a sustained focus of mind and psychic third-eye chakra. That means that when you set your mind to something, you can visualize it and achieve it. From this you’ve learned you can help others do the same thing. You are now acting from your heart center and in so doing you create a surge of energy into the crown chakra. You are prone to practice compassion towards others and you know the pleasure of satisfaction in your accomplishments and the accomplishments of others whom you foster with ease and ability. You understand how to be self-sustaining, effective and efficient. You can share your wealth of knowledge and techniques with others, or simply enjoy that satisfied feeling. If you decide to share yourself, you’ll find even greater rewards await you. You offer a legacy of emotional maturity, kindness, and appreciation.
Reversed: In some emotional capacity, you are working well enough to generate excess power. Use your 'emotional machine' to pump new life into all of your endeavors and share your power with others, as long as it isn't destructive. If you find your 'emotional machine' is mostly running on anger and steam, then change its focus to a productive endeavor, don't vent at others, as that will only gum up the works. Keep your emotional turbines burning bright by developing your heart chakra. Practicing forgiveness and offering understanding to others and yourself is a good place to start. Keep spinning the spiral upwards towards your highest spiritual self.

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


[top]

Eight of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Fruition A cherry tree laden with fruit on a city block rises high above the fray. The tree demonstrates that beauty can prevail even in stressful circumstances. Trees in the city are not like trees in the forest. City trees are stressed out, not like their laid back country cousins. Often gardeners have to help these non-native specimens with soil supplements, spraying and constant up-keep because the city is stressful for plants just as it is for humans and animals. Pollution, poor soil quality, lack of water and car exhaust fumes can wear a tree down, but still despite it all they bloom beautifully. In the Eight of Disks we are shown a rather abstract version of the concept of fruition, still the point is that of 'the final yield' –e.g. you have risen above the ruckus and created something beautiful. What you have been trying to grow has finally come to harvest. Through great effort, trials and tribulations you’ve been able to culture something important.
The sword of the Japanese Samurai is decorated with cherries and cherry blossoms to symbolize the growth of the invisible inner life. Cherries are considered a symbol of good luck in Japan. Japanese cherry blossoms come forth at spring equinox, sometimes when there is still snow, and the first fruit is ready by midsummer. In Japanese folklore, the wealth of the blossoms on the cherry was considered a foreshadowing of the health of the final harvest in the fall, and of the community at large. When you get the Eight of Disks, know that you are heading for a successful outcome. There are many things blossoming at this time.
Reversed: You are still growing, but you need help and nourishment to establish yourself well and stay strong. What you’ve done to date is great, but you need to continue to pay attention to detail and fine tune your work. When you are diligent and face your problems tenaciously, you’ll find that you can accomplish a lot more than you thought. Keep at it, the harvest will come before you know it.

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


[top]

Seven of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Limit
The Seven of Disks shows an abstract interpretation of the proverbial is-the-jar-full paradox. A teacher asks a student whether a jar is full after placing small rocks in it up to the brim. The student replies that the jar is full. The teacher then adds smaller pebbles, shakes the jar, so that the pebbles fall between the cracks and asks again. The student says this time it is really full, but the teacher then adds sand which fills the jar even more. The point of the exercise is to demonstrate that we limit ourselves by definition. If we can expand our world view to include that which is unseen, or unknown, or put another way, if we can learn to live with uncertainty then we don’t limit our capacity or capabilities. We are capable of more in some way. We can endeavor to be more giving, more thoughtful and more courageous. Allan Watts write in the Wisdom of Insecurity:

"The timid mind shuts this window with a bang, and is silent and thoughtless about what it does not know in order to chatter the more about what it thinks it knows. It fills up the uncharted spaces with mere repetition of what has already been explored." [pp. 150]

Our minds are limited only by the strictures that we place upon them. Endeavor to undo what has been done to create the limitations that you are experiencing. Expand your horizons by seeing the world in a new and expanded way. Expand your lungs, expand your mind, expand and give into no limitations.
Reversed: The jar has reached capacity, or has it? How many marbles are in the jar? That doesn't matter. What is essential is that although things may seem to have reached capacity, there is always room for more. If we add smaller marbles to the jar, if we add sand, if we add water, then we'll truly reach the limit of what the jar can hold. If you are feeling limited, or that you have reached your limit, look for different sources than you are used to using to help fill in the gap. When you get the Eight of Disks card know that your capacity is actually infinite. You can expand to include more than you might ever have imagined. You might have to adjust the content of what you are putting in, but you are able to hold much more spirit than what appears in the jar, so don't loose your marbles, just add other ways of doing things to get your life to feel full and fulfilling rather than overburdened.


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


[top]

Six of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Strike
Evidence of the game of marbles has been found in Egypt, Greece, China and the Americas, and dates back 3000 years. In the classic game, your job is to knock your opponent's marbles out of the circle with your 'knuckler'. Your knuckler disperses the energy to the other marbles, sending any number of marbles to different strategic positions and out of the circle. Like Piaget's demonstration of the competitive and cooperative nature of stylistic learning, the marbles will in essence take a leader who will be the strike point. The strike point or knuckler is the prime mover who moves the energy through the group changing the dynamic of the crowd. You are the knuckler. Your next move is very important and can make or break the game. Create within your circle of friends or associates the momentum necessary to get things done. Set your strategy, and make your move. It is your time to strike.
The idea of patronage and karma (good deeds) is also associated with the Six of Disks, as is generosity. If you’re not the one who is destined to strike and spread good fortune, then someone near you will offer their generosity towards you. They feel they owe you that much. You needn’t feel indebted to others socially, psychologically, or spiritually any longer. If you are monetarily in debt, you should expect to find a way to solvency with some help from others if you strike while the iron is hot.
Reversed: Your marble has been cast out of the circle and there may not be a way back into this game. That’s okay; there is always the next round. When you get the Six of Disks reversed, you may have over reacted in some way. Carelessness with funds, emotions, food – in some manner you were either throwing caution to the wind or acting out of fear, or trying to impress someone with something beyond your means. You need to pull back and wait out the end of the game. There will be another chance to make up for lost ground, but next time, act strategically, generously, and for the good of all involved. Stay grounded and you’ll find your way back into the game.

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


[top]

Five of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Fleeting
The White Light Tarot image of the Five of Disks is an abstract expression of five peacock feathers on a vibrant red background, the color of pomegranate juice. The peacock and the pomegranate are both sacred symbols of Hera’s, the Queen mother goddess of Greek mythology, who was the deity that oversaw marriage and motherhood.
As Hera’s emblems, the peacock is an insignia of pride, and the pomegranate is an emblem of marriage. Hera’s chariot was pulled by peacocks, and the eye on the peacock feather was presented as a gift from Hera to Hermes for his fealty.

The Encyclopedia Mythica says, “It was Hermes who liberated Io, the lover of Zeus, from the hundred-eyed giant Argus, who had been ordered by Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus, to watch over her. Hermes charmed the giant with his flute, and while Argos slept Hermes cut off his head and released Io. Hera, as a gesture of thanks to her loyal servant, scattered the hundred eyes of Argos over the tail of a peacock (Heras' sacred bird).”
The eyes of the peacock feathers represent an omniscient that we all have – an internal knowing. Energetically, you have all the tools you need to live life to the fullest, but you must recognize that this life is fleeting and you are responsible for your feelings and reactions. The Five of Disks is a warning against hubris, or arrogance. Taking pride in yourself and what you are married to (meaning what you hold dear) is part of being a whole person, and experiencing the human condition. But sometimes we get caught in a trap of identifying ourselves with what we do for a living or what we believe or our associates with the ‘keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ mentality. When that happens, we are no longer truly reacting as ourselves, we are reacting as the image of ourselves.
When you get the Five of Disks, you may feel insecure for some reason, or impoverished in some measure energetically, but this is temporary. Remember that the nature of who you are and what you do is fleeting. Stay aware of your feelings, be present and communicate them as well as you can, every chance you get. Remind yourself that you are whole, regardless of what you may feel. Remind yourself that life is fleeting even if you feel you have a 'life time'.
The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols says, "In esoteric tradition, the peacock is a symbol of wholeness, in that it combines all colors when it spreads out its tail in a fan. It exhibits the intrinsic identity of short lived nature of all manifestation since its forms appear and vanish as swiftly as the peacock displays and furls its tail."

This is the paradox of human existence. We often feel the opposite of what is really true, this is our collective hubris, as in reality our time on Earth is short lived, and we already have everything that we need to live life fully.
Reversed: The Five of Disks reversed means essentially the same thing that the Five of Disks means right-side up. Life is fleeting, so don’t get hung up on material worries. This too shall pass. In the medieval morality play Everyman, the character Death tells Everyman that time waits for no man ("...the tide abideth no man..."). Death is telling Everyman, rely on yourself and do good works, for you will be held accountable for your actions in the eyes of God. “Everyman is late-15th-century English morality play. Called by Death, Everyman can persuade none of his friends - Beauty, Kindred, Worldly Goods - to go with him, except Good Deeds.” The Five of Disks says you are whole, sound and a complete work of beauty unique in the universe - don’t feel sorry for yourself, find a way to celebrate life, because that is why we’re here.
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


[top]

Four of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Recharge
Recuperation is what is required. You’ve pushed yourself, so now you have what you need, but you're on the edge of becoming overwhelmed with striving - if it continues this way, you'll end up greedy. The four globes cycle above the sacral and root chakras of the prone figure to recharge the areas of creativity and stability. Take a moment to enjoy what you have achieved and recognize that without recharging your batteries every now and again, you're no good to yourself or anyone else.
Fours are about stability and order, and the Four of Disks is especially about material wealth. Hording your energies will not help you achieve further abundance. Hording only leads to stagnation. The equal exchange of energy is what is required, financial as well as emotional and spiritual. Frugality and conservation are not the enemy, it is the feeling that we lack something. The thought process in the ‘there is never enough ______’ to go around (fill in the blank with love, time, money, friends whatever) feeling that we need to heal. If you feel neglected in some way, or lacking in love, approval or self worth then you may need to recharge your batteries and give to yourself for a little while.
When you get the Four of Disks it indicates that you have pushed yourself to the point of exhaustion and that you are becoming miserly with your time, energy and monies. Take time to reflect on your feelings about abundance. Being protective is okay, but if getting the Four of Disks indicates that you have been giving too much, pull back a bit for your health. After determining why you are drained, you can begin to recoup any losses you may have incurred. It may require that you to slow down and reorganize your thinking. Know that in the order of things, its okay for you to take the time you need to restore your energies, redress and recuperate. Give yourself permission to relax.
Reversed: When you get the Four of Disks reversed it indicates one of two extremes. Either, it is time to let go of the security blanket and get on with it, or you’ve been wasteful with your resources. If you’ve been micromanaging your existence then it is time to allow some flexibility and spontaneity into your life. Take a step out into the world, and experience new choices and synchronicities. You have the stability, security and creativity to achieve what you want. Go for it.
On the other hand you may need to stop wasting time and thinking of shopping as a recreational sport. Often when we go overboard with spending money it is to make up for some lack in another area in our lives. Find a way to appreciate what you have and give back to others in a way that will help you gain your equilibrium back. It’s time for a change and a little conservation.

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


[top]

Three of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Work
Three silver disks are connected by energetic lines of green as a dynamic exchange of love energy is taking place. The disks work together to establish equilibrium; one that will create more energy than any of them could alone. The circular connection spurs a spiral of expanding upward energy.
In both the Eastern Tantric and Western Hermetic alchemical traditions three is the perfect number. Paracelsus referred to this trinity as the Tria Prima or the Three Primes elements, but the word elements acts as a stand in for principles as well as substances. As principles Mercury () supplies connectivity, it’s the go between, Sulfur () acts as the binder, it keeps things together long enough for Salt () to act as the solidifying agent. As a person transforms Mercury represents the spirit, Sulfur is the passion or emotional force and Salt is the body.
When you get the Three of Disks you are working on a transformation. Or your work life is ramping up in some way, and may include others in the process. Use the concept of the three prime elements to heighten and hasten the development. On your favorite window sill, use a piece of silver or a coin to represent mercury. The silver represents communicating with spirit and quickening or speeding the process to fulfillment. Add a yellow citrine stone to represent sulfur for manifestation, and add a pinch of salt for clearing and grounding. Get to work on manifesting your dreams, and remember that things usually happen in threes.
Reversed: If you hate your work then it is time to find a way to move on. This process can be very time consuming and arduous, but the rewards are worth the effort. Admittedly, sometimes we have to work at a job that isn’t our ideal, but that doesn’t mean that we should give up on the possibility of finding work that suits us better. Without working towards a goal you believe in, you deplete yourself and find that you have less and less energy to offer. Find a way to reward yourself for your efforts, and remember that to a certain extent you can change your work environment by changing your attitude. That’s not to say you should simply play Polly Anna or drink yourself stupid, that is to say, put your situation in a greater context, set a goal of getting to the next level or out of your current arrangement and find ways to encourage yourself to take action. If there’s no way that you can make money doing what you’re passionate about, then at least find a way to fit it in on the side. Reignite passion in your life so that you don’t miss out on transformative opportunities and experiences. Find something that you enjoy doing and put some effort into doing it, work at it. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get things moving.

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


[top]

Two of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Channel
In the White Light Tarot Two of Disks a young man kneels in a pool of possibility drawing in energy in to create his ideal life. When you get the Two of Disks, recognize yourself as an energetic being, and welcome the possibility of a more vibrant and successful you - be adaptive - channel your psychic energy to create the person you wish to become. The Two of Disks indicates that right now you are capable of harnessing and utilizing the vibrancy of the world. Enhance your ability to create your ideal life by finding out what you want most. What makes you happy? What challenges you? What are you willing to juggle? Go to concerts, plays and events, read the paper, participate in group activities, and spend time daydreaming to uncover your true desires. Whatever it is that you want, focus your energies on creating an environment that welcomes that thing or energy.
It is probably true that the more you know, the more you can influence, but being flexible and adaptive are just as important as book smarts. This is a high energy card, that of the creative channel. You are able to juggle the tasks set before you efficiently and effectively, but keep learning and choose wisely, it is easy to get overwhelmed when you have either a lot of energy or a lot to get done. The Two of Disks says you’re able to face life’s challenges with confidence and adaptability, continue to channel your energy wisely.
Reversed: What are you afraid of becoming? Worry is a form of focus. When you worry about something you’re giving it more energy. If you’re familiar with “What the Bleep Do We Know?!” then you are familiar with the idea that what we think can influence our surroundings. We are undoubtedly more than the sum of our parts, but proving it can be daunting. We still live in a skeptical society that doesn’t easily embrace that which cannot be seen or proved scientifically. That said, most science was considered magic, heresy or pseudoscience, at one point or another, so believe in yourself and influence your world by focusing on what you want and what you can influence, rather than on what you don’t want or can’t do anything about. For example worrying about polar bears and global warming isn’t going to help the bears, but turning off the lights when you leave the room will have an impact on how much energy you consume, which in a small way, will help the bears, so affect change with constructive action. Small actions can lead to great benefits. The Two of Disks reversed is a warning against putting energy into the wrong things.

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


[top]

Ace of Disks

White Light Tarot - The Light From Within DeckKeyword: Prosper
Prospects are good that when you get the Ace of Disks you are going to prosper and enjoy good fortune and success. You are at the beginning of a new phase of life physically or materially. The shape of a dodecahedron is based on phi-ratio geometry and it represents energy spiraling upwards, like molecules using the five sided vertex of the dodecahedron to bind DNA, you are building from the inside out.
The virtue of any geometric symbol is built upon Pythagoras's theorem of the golden number, or Fabonacci's Golden Ratio Phi of divine proportion; it boils down to the underlying principle that everything has infinite spiraling activity. This means we all break down into fractals, and offers some credence to the notion that we can energetically influence our surroundings by what we concentrate on and think about.
Accordingly, the dodecahedron pictured in the Ace of Disks is traced from Leonardo Di Vinci's notebook entries on the perfection of the universe. This geometric shape is famed for its beneficial qualities, like that of the pentagram; it evokes psychological responses that start the energetic flow of prosperity effortlessly.
Plato’s dialogue Timaeus c.360 B.C discusses the constitution of each geometric shape or “platonic solid” and associates each with an element. The dodecahedron is associated with ether, the fifth element that of spirit, and it was also a symbol for the universe.
Though hotly debated, suggestions have been made that the shape of the universe is a finite dodecahedron, and it is interesting to note that ancient texts support many of these suppositions that are being proven out in astrophysics in the 21st century. As Star Trek's Mr. Spock says, "Live long, and prosper". Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
Reversed: The dodecahedron is a symbol for the development of the universe, and it is possibly the true shape of our planet. Planetary grid theorists suggest that earth’s magnetic field and the earth itself is “a crystal-like icosa-dodecahedral fractal”, and discernable planetary collapse is traceable because of changes in the shape and vibrancy of biospheric processes and changes in magnetism being brought on by global industrialization. Maybe you need to look at your immediate environment and decide if it is inversely affecting your spirit, and your energetic spiral upwards.
Use the Ace of Disks as a visual reference in meditation, the dodecahedron is made up of 12 pentagons, and within each pentagon you can trace the lines of a pentacle, or a sphere, or a square, or a triangle - hence it holds all, and to contemplate the all is to contemplate the divine. Contemplate your divinity and your place in our divine universe.

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


[top]


[top]