Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Shootings

On the morning of Monday April the 16th a student at Virginia Tech University killed 32 people, and injured many others. This is a tremendous tragedy, my heart aches for the losses, and my prayers go out to the families that lost their loved ones. This blog entry was a hard one for me to write because of the strong pain in my heart.

[First my little rant]
This tragedy has caught worldwide attention and criticism over gun regulation in the USA. For those that don’t know in the United States constitution says the people have the right to bear arms. The student bought two hand guns in Virginia; he had a green card, was a resident and had no crime record so he was eligible to buy a gun without any questions. It is in my opinion that this country needs stricter gun control laws and better regulations. It knows that it would be a great challenge since illegal guns is out of control. But there needs to be some changes to keep innocent people safe. I have no objection to the fact that a person might want a gun for protection if they own a business, or for personal home protection, that’s fine. But what would a 23 year-old college student need a gun for? There should be a valid reason for needing a gun. Since he was a student there should have been some contact with the college to see what kind of history he has there. Just because you have no criminal history does not mean you’re ok. I was watching the news and his English teacher was telling the reporter about his disturbing creative stories, he was sent for counseling. I think if you want to buy a gun you should go through a mental examination to see if the person is of good mental health. School shootings bother me so much because you can’t predict them, and they can happen at any school, anywhere. Schools are supposed to be a safe place, a place where you go to learn, socialize and better your future, but for many schools it is a battle ground.

[now the reading]
As you all know I am not afraid to do Tarot readings on issues in the media, with that being said I did a reading on this issue.
How will this incident effect the federal government – Ace of Swords Reversed, Well from what I think this card means is that any attempt to change gun regulations on a federal level will fail or changes made will not be the best ones. The reversal of this ace means error in judgment, So I see this as people making bad judgments on this issue, So if the federal government makes no changes that’s an error in judgment in my view. If the energy of this ace is blocked then we may see changes, but very slow changes.

How will this affect the State governments – Judgment- I think that this is the wake up call to tell the state to get up and start some changes! The judgment card to me is a good sign for progression. It is acknowledgment of changes that need to be made. So I say that we will see some states making changes in their gun laws. And like with most things the more states get involved the more it will impact the federal government.

Concerning the shooter I wanted to focus on the issues that were going on with him. The card I got for that was the 9 of Cups. At first it made no sense because this is a “good Card” but it just hit me while I was typing this. As many tarot readers know this card is the “Wish card” and I would have to say he wished this to happen, he wanted to do this for a long time and was the one thing he desired. This is a very disturbing and for me to type this, I am filled with such emotion and I am holding back tears. That someone would wish this, would desire to cause so much pain it hurts me.  I was reading a news artical before and I needed to add this into this blog, The shooter sent NBC a package in the mail of a video of him talking, One part he says "Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats," says Cho, a South Korean immigrant whose parents work at a dry cleaners in surburban Washington. "Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs. Your trust funds wasn't enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn't enough. All your debaucheries weren't enough. Those weren't enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything." All the things he listed are indicated in the 9 of cups. He focuesd on all the the material things the people at his school had, and the "lust for more" also he mentions
"debaucheries ", The nice of cups can indicate debauchery.

I also wanted to ask “What should the people do in response to this” the answer I am going to give you is one you all heard a million times, Live in the moment, live every day to the fullest. For this question The 3 of cups came up, the figures in this card are dancing a drinking and living life, they are happy; they are with friends and having fun. We need to see this tragedy and remember that life can be short, No day is granted to us.
Everyone asks “Why did it happen” Now this is tough to ask and I am not sure if I was meant to have an answer. When I do readings I always ask God for answers, and it is my view that the answers god does not want me to have I won’t get. But I got the 3 of wands so I will try and see if any message is in the card. It is hard to say it happened because of this or that and is a touchy subject, but people by nature need to know the Why because in our minds such horrible things just don’t happen for the heck of it. In this card I feel that it happened so that people will cooperate better, better communication. In times of tragedy people often find strengthen with other, after 9/11 there was so much support, strengthen and compassion for the other person. To me this will be the same thing; students will talk to the other students more and to find better communication with others. I also think that that this card is a sign for progression in the state governments, this incident happened so that changes can be made, and to start making plans and to come up with new ideas.

Again my heart goes out to the people affected by this. I wish peace and love to all.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Daily tarot reading: What will today hold for you?

The daily tarot reading or Card a day is good way to learn about the tarot cards and what they mean to you. You can read every book ever made and still lack something meaning, That why personal experience is important with learning about the cards. For Tuesday April 10 2007 I did my daily reading to see what was in stored for me. I often do these readings either a few hours before midnight or after midnight on the day I am reading into. I like to do them before I go to sleep. I pulled two cards from my new Hanson-Roberts Tarot deck. The Eight of Swords for “Today’s influence” & “Word of Advice” was six of Cups reversed. I was unhappy
to see the eight of swords and I knew what It was going to be about!

First let’s see what I wrote down about these cards, For the 8 of swords I felt that I would feel trapped and or helpless. Worry and anxiety because of my own doing.

The 6 of Cups Reversed tells me I need to act more grown up, I can’t deal with problems or conflicts like I use to in High school.

Here is what happened

In my English class we were assigned to read an essay from out book over the spring break. Well I read about two pages and put it away cause it was boring and I knew we did not have to answer any questions so I said “What the hell I won’t read it”, BIG MISTAKE. I knew the eight of Swords was a omen about something with this essay!!! I go to English class today and we had a pop quiz on the essay that I did not read. I was stuck/trapped and a mental problem “HOW WILL I DO THIS QUIZ!”, I caused this problem cause I did not read the essay! So I can blame myself. I was worried because It would affect my grade. I only knew the answer to one question and faked my way through a few others. Now here is the kicker! We now need to write a three page response to the essay (like always, I should of seen that one coming) so here again, Worry, Anxiety and “Stuck” in a mental problem “How will I write this”. I aksed classmates if anyone took notes while they read the essay at home, no one had any. I was on my own!

Here comes the advice! The 6 of Cups reversed tells me to act grown up and not to deal with problems like I use to, which was to ignore the homework and say to myself “I would stress myself over this S***” So I took the advice and first prayed to God for clarity and focus. I also asked for outside help with this issue like the 8 of swords would imply But no one replied to my text message. About an hour or so later I got the response to the essay all done! Now I am calm and happy and a bit wiser!

What did I learn? That I can’t ignore my problems with my school work and that when I ask for help I may not always get it from people, but I can pray to God for strength and I got it. I also learned that if the 8 of swords comes up again I will be on the lookout for a pop quiz!!!

Who is the daddy??? The test (& cards) says Larry!!!!!

Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead said Tuesday that DNA tests have proven he is the father of her infant daughter.

Birkhead emerged from a closed court hearing to announce the results. Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, has been caring for the girl, Dannielynn, who could inherit a fortune in the wake of her mother's February death.

After the hearing, Stern said he would not fight for custody.

An expert in genetic evidence said the DNA analysis has proven Birkhead is Dannielynn's father. Dr. Michael Baird, who analyzed the results of a March 21 DNA test, announced the results outside the court. "Essentially, he's the biological father," Baird said.

A jubilant Birkhead said "My baby's going to be coming home pretty soon."
I did a reading after Anna died to see what the Tarot could tell us. In one section I did a little reading to see who the father was......

"Who is the Father of the baby? I pulled on Card for each man. Howard got The Magician Reversed. Larry got 4 of Cups Reversed. The Magician Reversed is said by many tarot readers and myself as a Lier, con-artist and fast talker. So I would say Howard is lying and is not the Father. Larry got the 4 of Cups reversed, this does not look promising. He may doing this just to
gain attention to him, Or he could be trying to expose the truth and change the way things are and how he is being cut off from his daughter. The media speculates that neither man is the father and that there is a 3rd person, this could be a highly likely possibility."

I personaly felt that Larry was the father and I got from the reading that my feelings was correct. The 4 of Cups was a werid card to get but this reading did prove that Howard was Lying and Larry telling the truth!!!   This is also one reason I like readings on public issues in the media, you can get it verfifed. 

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Connecting to your intuition

Intuition is a very important factor in a tarot reading. If you are able to connect to your intuition in tarot reading you can get a bit more info for yourself or clients. There are many ways information comes to us. It can come by ways of visions (Clairvoyance), sounds (Clairaudience), or thoughts (Clairsentience). When I do a reading I have had visions mostly symbols. If you have watched John Edward and he says “They [The other side] are showing me pink roses that means…..” I get that sometimes. I get images of roses in different colors like John. I had an experience where I actually heard a voice, it said a single word while I was doing a reading for a client. But what can you do to open your intuition? Well there are a few things you can do.

1) Meditation – Yes sounds easy but for many it’s a hard thing. Most people can’t calm their minds to hear messages. There are a few misconceptions of Meditation. People think you have to have a separate room for it, not true. All you need is a nice quite room where you feel relaxed and will be undisturbed. You can sit on a chair, couch but I like to be on my bed. What I like to do is clear my mind, but since I keep my mind empty of thought I picture white light, and think of the light all around me, bring peace to me and soon I am more calm. You can light candles, Music is ok but I think it can be distracting. Remember though that meditation can be anything you find relaxing, like walking or cleaning, taking a bath or shower. Anything where you find peace and your mind can calm down.

2) Breathing the right way - Well everyone breaths but not in the best manner. While meditating take longer deeper breaths, breathing more give your brain and body more oxygen that allows us to think more clearly. Have you have been stressed and took a deep breath and you began to feel better? Your brain needs more oxygen.

3) Play with cards- Can a deck or playing cards or just use your Tarot deck. Spread the cards, and focus your mind and wave your hands over the cards and try and pick out a type of suite. OR shuffle the deck and try to guess what card is at the top. Its better to use a playing card deck so you can guess color type or the card.

4) Listen to your Gut – Listen to your gut, we often ignore it and we sometimes regret it. If you get a feeling acknowledge it and write it down to see if what you felt comes true.

5) Be confident – Keep confident in yourself. If you are not confident in the information you get then you will second guess it. If you get something just say it.

While reading Tarot an intuitive approach to interpreting the cards can be more useful than traditional meanings. Trust yourself.