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Third Eye: Past Lives

Past live therapy is about recovering lessons and knowledge from those times to help you progress and work on your current life.  Please do not become so consumed with past and futures lives you forget to live in this one.

At first it may feel as if you are making things up in your mind,  but do not worry about this.  What follows is a series of questions to mediate on.  If you feel a pull to a certain answer, or several answers just write them down or contemplate on them.

  • If you had a past life, where would you have lived?
  • In what time period(s)?
  • What gender(s) do you think you were?
  • What was your home like?
  • What kind of clothes did you wear?
  • What kind of work did you do?
  • What would your name have been?
  • Who would have been in your lifetime with you?
  • Would you have had any children?

Take a few moments and jot down any ideas that come to you especially in that place between awake and asleep or as your mind wanders on its own

Heart Chakra: Forgiveness

Forgiveness.  The biggest part of the heart chakra is reviewing the past and figure out what you are holding on to.  Processing the past or even the future through the lens of trying to understand what lessons you have set out for yourself is a key component of clearing the heart chakra.  A lot of the time the right to love and be loved gets confused along the ups and downs of life.  This chakra will be about attachments, forgiveness, and unconditional love – all topics many people struggle with on a daily basis.

It’s important to point out that the opposite of love is not hate.  They are actually emotionally the same thing – simply one is positively charged and the other negatively charged.  If you hate someone or feel strongly against someone, that is a clear indication that you are still expending energy on that person.  You have not forgiven them any transgressions against you.  Anger and hatred toward another person does absolutely nothing to them.  The only thing it does it make you feel unhappy, miserable and angry.  If you feel you hate someone or still react in anger, then there are still some lessons you need to contemplate on and process.  You can love passionately, and you can hate just as passionately, but it is still passion and energy that is being spent.  The actual opposite of either is indifference.

If you find you are still holding on to emotions that do nothing for you but make you feel dark and miserable, you need to ask yourself why you are still holding on to those emotions.  You may even need to realize that you should forgive yourself for your own mistakes.

Saying “I forgive you” either in person or even just mentally frees you from the burdens and baggage you are still carrying around about the things that might have happened between you.  You must understand that hatred still creates a bond between you -as long as you hold on to those emotions, you will be forever bound to them.

A good suggestion that many psychologists recommend is ‘writing letters’ which can be very releasing.  In the letter you write down why you are angry with the person.  Even if it is a list.  “I am angry at you for x.  I am angry at you for y.  I am angry with you for z.”  Write it as detailed and specific as you like, this is for you not for anyone else.  Allow yourself time to process this letter and when you are ready you may begin to understand why  you are angry and what lessons you were trying to take from each other.  What did this person or the incidents teach you?  Why did you chose for this to happen to you in this lifetime?

When you are ready you may begin to write again, this time addressing each previous reason you were or are angry.  “I forgive you for x.  I forgive you for y.  I forgive you for z.”  You may find that there are some things you are not ready to let go of, but you should have a better understand of why you are not ready to forgive certain things, and come to a better understanding of how you have allowed the past to shape your current reality.  In this way you may begin to change things you currently wish to change.

Remember, the past does not define you.  No matter what happened, YOU decide your current reality.  Forgiving those who have transgressed against you can go a long way with being able to transcend and create a more positive environment for yourself.

Will Chakra: Shielding – Boundaries & Priorities

After grounding, which we have learned needs to be constantly renewing at all times (Root Chakra), shielding is the most common practice to protect yourself from negatively charged energies in your environment.  Everyone is always trying to achieve their goals, working towards their desires, their energy radiating from them to accomplish what they want.  To avoid being manipulated by other’s goals and wills you ust become adept at shielding to protect the boundaries of your own reality. Otherwise you may fall into becoming confused or compromised by other people’s wills and be unable to work on your own.  Examples of this can be seen daily where someone’s will has been completely overridden or consumed by someone else.  Healthy boundaries are what makes a person whole.  No one else can tell you what yours are, because this is your life to live.  You must decide what’s best for you.

Setting boundaries is the first step in creating your reality and ensuring your will is achieved.  You decide what is acceptable in your world, and have every right to expect everyone who interacts with you to respect your decisions.  When someone compromises what you have established, they are not only disrespecting you but imposing their will on yours, intentional or not.  You need to stand up for yourself to not be controlled by others.  It is vital to learn your own self-respect, worth, and personal power to be able to define your own reality.

This encompasses all aspects: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.  Do not accept abuse of any kind, though it can be hard to spot certain kinds.  If anyone does anything to you that you do not like, enjoy, feel comfortable with, or causes you pain and anguish you have every right to stop that person from doing so.  If they are controlling, manipulating, or forcing their will on you, even if they are being nice about it, they may as well be attacking you. Because as above, so below – if they are using you on any plane, the results would be the same on every other plane.  It is right to protect yourself from any kind of abuse, not just the physical.

When you establish boundaries you are protecting yourself.  If someone crosses a boundary, you must be willing to defend it, otherwise you are giving that person permission to exert their will on yours.  They are not taking your personal power, you are giving it away.  As an adult you are always capable of defending your boundaries however unwilling you may be to do so.

Many of us have unclear or compromised boundaries because of cultural and societal rules: “Good girls are nice.” “Don’t hurt people’s feelings.”  “Getting angry is wrong.”  “Saying no makes us a bad person.”  We would rather stand by and allow someone to take advantage of us because we don’t want to be thought of as a mean person.  Or we might accidentally take advantage of someone else and get our feelings hurt or cry foul when they stop us.

You may feel as if your boundaries are unreasonable or you have no right to set them, or that defending them is rude.  A past trauma may lead us to believe this, and is a cycle where people with compromised boundaries will attempt to compromise the boundaries of others.  The best way to help someone with compromised boundaries is to maintain your own.  In the effort to “be nice” we may allow someone to break a boundary and be unable to protect ourselves form unwanted behavior.  We may then begin to ignore it, overlook it, rationalize it or simply put up with it.  In truth, when you are put in a position to have to defend yourself, it is important to remember we do not need to be rude or aggressive.  You can say “No.”  You can ask someone to stop treating you a certain way, and not react in anger or any emotional way.  Just respectfully point out your  boundary, and expect it to be respected.

You may feel that you will not be liked if you have healthy boundaries.  This is simply untrue -people like whom they can respect.  They will not like those that they feel they can manipulate or control.  They may use someone to achieve their own ends, but will not personally care or like that person.  Trust and respect are foundational to relationships.   Without them, things start to break down internally.  If you can not trust someone to honor their own boundaries, you can’t trust them to honor yours.  You will have a difficult time respecting someone you can’t trust, and you will be unable to love someone whom you can’t respect.

Another way to establish control of your own life is setting priorities.  Everything in life has a price.  Sometimes we do things we don’t want to do to get something that we do want.  You must not allow other people to take advantage of you or tell you who you are or what you want.  What does not enter your reality does not exist.  By establishing your own priorities you are better able to achieve the goals you have set before yourself.  You control what happens in your world.  You allow everyone in your life, to do whatever it is they do.   You get something in return for each relationship.  If someone does something you dislike, examine why you have chosen to deal with this behavior.  What is it teaching you?  Does it serve you or betray your self-respect?

If you believe negatively about yourself, how can you argue against someone treating you badly?  Once you put a stop to this behavior and take control of your own life and boundaries, you can begin to feel safe and start manifesting your will on your reality.

Shielding happens at all levels at the same time, and by having a strong grasp of your boundaries, a good eye on your priorities you can start to establish good shields that do not allow negatively charged energy to effect you.

Shielding Assignment

As above so below.  If you learn to train your thoughts to protect yourself, you will find it easier to establish and maintain your boundaries.  Your aura is a natural shield, but enhancing on it will go a long way.  Visualize a light yellow bubble around you, but make the bubble something strong and durable… whatever you can visualize will work.  You should practice maintaining this energetic shield at all times, in different situations.  Eventually you will have a gentle filter at all times, but a stronger shield can naturally arise when needed like a second nature.

Tarot Assignment

Locate or acquire your tarot deck.  Beginners have the best results with a Rider-Waite based deck, but I always recommend Robin’s more artistic take on the well known deck.  It’s important to make sure you find a deck that feels right, so if neither of these seem right shop around first to chose one that resonates with you.

Put any accompanying instructions away without reading them.

Take card zero (or 22 in some decks) THE FOOL and place him under your pillow or inside the pillowcase.  We will spend two weeks with each card in this fashion.  Half way through we will discuss the traditional meanings of each card, but for the first week concentrate on what you feel from the card, noticing what stands out most to you.

Each night before going to sleep spend five to ten minutes looking at the card and noticing the details within.  Pay particular attention to the symbols that stand out to you as you become familiar with this card.  Keep it under your pillow or inside the pillow case nightly until instructed otherwise.

Imbolc Goals

Instructions: These are similar to New Year’s Resolutions, however you are going to be choosing twelve goals or resolutions -one goal for each of the Astrological Houses.  You should chose these goals no later than Imbolc, but will have the entire year to accomplish them.  Please be specific, and state your goals in a positive manner.  Remember, the sub-conscious mind can only hear positives.  So if you write “I will not forget,” it will always hear “I will forget,” so start with “I will remember,” instead to maintain a positive spin on your goals.

1st House (Aries): Vita, Life. House of Self: Physical appearance, traits and characteristics. First impressions. General outlook into the world. Ego. Beginnings and initiatives.  Possible Goals: Get a new haircut, enhance your wardrobe, invest in dry cleaning, etc.

2nd House (Taurus): Lucrum, Wealth. House of Value: Material and immaterial things of certain value. Money. Belongings, property, acquisitions. Cultivation and growth. Substance. Self-Worth. Possible Goals: new siding for the house, better budgeting, etc.

3rd House (Gemini): Fratres, Brothers. House of Communications: Lower education and childhood environment. Mental facilities. Siblings. Neighborhood matters. Short, local travel and transportations. Possible goals: gossip less, resolve to be more in contact with friends/family, make or re-establish ties, plan a daytrip or weekend getaway, etc.

4th House (Cancer): Genitor, Parent. House of Home and Family: Ancestry, heritage, roots. Early foundation and environment. Mother or mothers as figure. The caretaker of the household. Cyclic end of matters. Possible Goals: cultivate family relationships, explore a family tree, visit relatives, etc.

5th House (Leo): Nati,Children. House of Pleasure: Recreational and leisure activities. Things which makes for enjoyment and entertainment. Games and gambling. Children. Love affairs and sex. Creative self-expression. Possible goals: write more, start a journal, plan a real vacation, reconnect with lovers, etc.

6th House (Virgo) Valetudo, Health. House of Health: Routine tasks and duties. Skills or training acquired. Jobs and Employments. Health and overall well-being. Service performed for others. Caretaking. Pets and small domestic animals. Possible goals: walk the dog more, GET a pet, eat healthier, work out more, all the nifty things your doctor wants you to do, etc.

7th House (Libra) Uxor, Spouse. House of Partnerships: Close, confidante-like relationships. Marriage and business partners. Agreements and treaties. Matters dealing with diplomatic relations of all kinds, including open (known) enemies. Attraction to qualities we admire from the other partner. Possible goals: establish better partnering techniques, cultivate the ones you have, etc.

8th House (Scorpio) Mors, Death. House of Reincarnation: Cycles of Deaths And Rebirth. Sexual relationships and deeply committed relationships of all kinds. Joint funds, finances. Other person’s resource. Occult, psychic and taboo matters. Regeneration. Self-transformation. Possible goals: study numerology or some other magick, try a new position(you all can figure this out), cultivate a joint account for better recreational activities, etc.

9th House (Sagittarius) Iter,  Journeys. House of Philosophy: Foreign travel and foreign countries. Culture. Long distance travels and journeys. Religion. Law and ethics. Higher education. Knowledge. Experience through expansion. Possible goals: learn something new, go back to college, take a class, explore a new topic, etc.

10th House (Capricorn) Regnum, Kingdom. House of Social Status: Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at large(audience). Possible goals: become better at public speaking, obtain a raise or promotion, learn a new skill to put on a resume, etc.

11th House (Aquarius) Benefacta, Friendship. House of Friendships: Friends and acquaintances of like-minded attitudes. Groups, clubs and societies. Higher associations. Benefits and fortunes from career. One’s hopes and wishes. Possible goals: attend or organize charitable event, take up a sport with friends such as golf or racquetball, invite friends over for a monthly friendly card game, invent pub-night or movie night, etc.

12th House (Pisces)  Carcer, Prison. House of Self-Undoing: Mysticism. Places of seclusion such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, including self-imposed imprisonments. Things which are not apparent to self, yet clearly seen by others. Elusive, clandestine, secretive or unbeknownst matters. Retreat, reflection and self-sacrifice. Unconscious/subconscious. Unknown enemies. Possible goals: face internal demons, observe a personal bad habit then break it, meditate more, etc.

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