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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Happy New Moon In Gemini

Blessed New Moon!  This new moon in Gemini promises to make you itch with mental restlessness as you embark on new projects or start nurturing new creative ideas or venture towards the beginning of a new job or new relationship.  You will be embracing these with so much energy and enthusiasm, charging ahead in a gung-ho manner with numerous ideas and grand plans.  

This week, many of my intuitive readings veered on clearing past relationship issues or dealing with an impasse in a current relationship.  If you are experiencing either of these,  do know that since Mars in Libra is direct now, this new moon in Gemini only serves to force you to go beyond that mental restlessness to actually doing something about it.  Remember, if you want to move forward, you cannot  just be all thinking and all talk, but you will need to take action too! 

Now, this is where I have to inject a caution driven from my personal theme for this year that I keep harping about. Yes, BALANCE.  You need balance.  You see, Mercury is going retrograde in the next week. It will span from 7 June to 2 July.  So, it might be worthwhile for you to set new intentions during this new moon to manifest your goals by lending them all the enthusiasm and energy that you have, yet navigate towards these goals with plans that come from balancing logical thought with an intuitive heart.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade and an intuitive reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association.

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot


Photo credit:  Photo taken at Changi Beach, Singapore by David Ash, www.singaporemaven.com

Monday, 26 May 2014

Clear Cancel And Delete

Have you had the experience when you had just completed writing a long report for your boss filled with well-thought through plans and recommendations, or wrote a beautiful blog post charged with powerful heart-felt emotional energy, or wrote a long complaint letter to the authorities about what you would like to see improved within the community, then reviewed what you had written with the intention of sending the document through, only to go back to the paper to clear, cancel and delete, and start writing all over again?

That was what I did with the help of one of my intuitive coaches, Danielle Dove.  I did it with past energies that no longer served me.



I Shared The Same Issues With My Clients

Over the years, the intuitive readings that I had done for my clients were focused on uncovering the root cause of their present issues and helping them let go of past energies that had significant impact on these issues. I was always filled with a mega sense of gratitude that the Universe had guided them my way so that I could serve my purpose when I worked with these clients.

However,   I forgot that from time to time, even though we deployed every ounce of our positive energies to  help others as lightworkers, we might have our own residual negative energies from the past that we might need to take care of.  And that can only happen if and when we were made aware of it by someone slightly further removed from our day-to-day lives enough to lend an objective view to our issues.

I was filled with a mega sense of gratitude when the Universe blew Danielle my way, to do the same.  She managed to help me uncover the root cause of my present issues, my blockages, fears and anxieties.   I believed that when I managed to identify the root cause of these issues with her help, confront them with a measure of love and compassion,  and then let them go with all the courage that I could muster, it made me a better lightworker.  I saw myself in my clients with that extra dose of empathy so that  I could better walk that journey along with them.


How My Past Energies Affected The Present

You see, I spent years helping others, and was oblivious to the signs of my own issues.  I enjoyed channeling for others.  It felt great when I could obtain the visions and the messages to help them.  When it came to channeling for myself though, I was left with a complete blank in my mind’s eye.  It frustrated me greatly when I felt that I could not connect clearly with my guides for myself.

Sometimes, I went through mood swings and blamed it on the fact that as a psychic empath, I was picking up on the energies of others around me.  On good days, my readings for my clients were so easy.  On days when I went into these odd mood swings, these reading sessions seemed to look like a 8th grade concert performance.  I would be hit with the anxiety to “perform” in front of my clients.   I knew I needed help, but I was not sure how or what help I needed so Danielle came to the rescue.

She took me through a very emotionally-draining but much -needed exercise of going back to when I last felt angriest, saddest, anxious and lost.  Then we went in deeper to look at myself  then in that situation, through the eyes of my present self.  I had to  confront the situation, acknowledged how I felt then, embraced it with love and compassion and then I had to willingly let it all go.
After that exercise, I woke up to several facts that I did not realize were affecting me:

  • My past issues with my Mum after my divorce, though resolved on a physical plane, had actually left a residual sense of rejection within me.  I was not aware of it because my current relationship with Mum is fabulous and we are very close.  However, every time I came face to face with a challenge, a blockage or a delay in my work or personal life, I viewed it as a rejection of me.

  • That sense of rejection from that past incident, dictated how I conducted my relationship with my son presently.  So the anger, sadness and sense of rejection surfaced whenever my son did or said something that reminded me of how it felt like to be rejected.  Even something as simple as taking his dinner into his bedroom and shutting his door behind him, so that he could have his dinner in privacy and in front of his computer games, filled me with a sense of his rejecting for not wanting to have dinner with me.

  • Similarly, when I meditated and attempted to get into the zone enough to connect with my guides, I kept getting fuzzy images, sometimes nothing at all, or when I did meet my guides, I felt as if I was being questioned, “What are you doing here?”  I viewed these blockages as a rejection from my guides.

  • When I met a difficult client who was close-minded and skeptical about my intuitive abilities, I would usually do more grounding to protect myself from his or her energy.  However, the session might end up with my being left with a bitter taste in my mouth because I felt as if I was being rejected by the client.

I feared rejection.  My fear of rejection, if left unchecked could have been the biggest obstacle to my ability to serve my purpose with 100% commitment.


Opening Myself To Change And Letting Go


I often tell my clients, “Be open to change and let go of whatever that no longer serves you.”  With Danielle’s help, today I am able to tell myself that.  When I visited Mom over the weekend, my heart rushed out to embrace her with love.  I was more conscious of every effort she put into cooking my lunch, and twirling my hair into a little chignon so that stray strands of my long hair would not get in the way of my food.  I celebrated her laughter at my jokes as if she was the only member of my audience.  I was so grateful for the affection she showered on me when she turned my upturned t-shirt label at the nape of my neck inward and patted it back in place.  

When Joel was busy with his homework, I hugged him and told him how much I loved him. I held him close at church during mass as if to say how much I appreciated him being there.  

When I channeled my guides last night, I saw so clearly their faces in my mind’s eye.  I saw the glow around their features, even to the detail of the glasses on one of my guides.  I rejoiced and whispered my gratitude for their patience with me.     


Last week, when I spoke to Danielle, she had asked me this question, “On the scale of 1-10, 10 representing the deepest feeling of rejection, how did you feel when you visited that place in the past when you felt rejected by your family?”  My answer was a firm 8.   Today, I asked myself the same question and my answer is a firm 0. 


I have successfully cleared, cancelled and deleted what no longer served me and was committed to leaving behind that old Jo who had spent years fearing rejection, so that I could look forward to building a better relationship with my guides, and serving my soul purpose better.


10 of Swords


This evening, I picked up the 10 of Swords from my Radiant Rider Waite Tarot deck and meditated on it.  I was so glad that my eyes went straight for the rising sun beyond the horizon, and took in the calmness of the clear blue sea within the card image.  The card seemed to assure me that the darkness would soon be dispelled, once I had stopped focusing on the 10 swords left stuck behind the man’s back.  However, like the exercise Danielle did with me earlier, I acknowledged the presence of the 10 swords and embraced them with love and gratitude for the lessons they taught me.  I imagined myself lying there with these swords in my back and began to pull them out one by one: 

  1. My divorce 15 years ago after an unhappy marriage,
  2. The friends who took sides against me after the divorce,
  3. My family’s rejection of me because divorce was “uncatholic”,
  4. My inability to spend more time with a sickly granddad because the family did not welcome me into their home,
  5. My struggles as a single mother,
  6. Years of financial uncertainty,
  7. Years of emotional instability, moving from home to home, bad boyfriends to worse boyfriends,
  8. Discovering the infidelities of my fiancé,
  9. The incessant fights with an ex-boss who did not respect me or my work
  10. The skepticism of my friends and some clients in my intuitive gifts when I first set up my consultancy Sun Goddess Tarot

The swords came out clean, and I visualized clean, green earth energy healing the wounds the swords had left behind my back.  I was able to get on my feet, and walk towards the sunshine in the horizon without the weight of these burdens on my back.

I believed that my guides were always there with me but they were just waiting for me to be ready to approach them from a space of love.  I saw them clearly for the first time last night when I channeled and acknowledged their glowing presence with my prayers of gratitude. 

 I am now ready to work closely with my guides to get my clients through their past issues.  So are you ready and willing to let go of your past that no longer serve you positively?



About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade and an intuitive reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association.

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot

10 of Swords from the Radiant Rider Waite Tarot deck updated by Virginijus Poshkus

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - No Excuses For Lack Of Practice

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

So here goes your Tarot Tip for this Tuesday:


You could invest a lot of money and time in picking up tons of esoteric knowledge but ultimately, the litmus test for your ability to read confidently is just practice.  Lots of practice. One of the complaints I often got from Tarot students was that they have not got enough friends to practice Tarot reading wth, so here are ideas for you to create more practice opportunities for yourself beyond reading for family and friends.

Reading For Self
Of course there are just so many issues you could have in a day to spur you to pick your deck up to gift it a good shuffle.  However, beyond doing Tarot reading to obtain advice when you face a specific challenge, you could also shuffle the Tarot cards each morning to obtain a generic advice that could help you navigate your day ahead at the office.  Perhaps you might want to pick a Tarot card of the day  to guide your day in the morning and then when you are just about to prepare to get to bed, do a review of your day and write into your journal, what significance that specific card might have had for what you had experienced that day.  Something I often like to do myself, is to pick a card each weekend to what might be my biggest obstacle I could face in the coming week that could prevent me from getting to my goals.  Then I would cast a spread to uncover how I could manage that obstacle.  A particular spread could go like that:
1) What could I do for myself to deal with that obstacle?
2)  What external help or resource would I require to deal with that obstacle?
3) What might the outcome be when I deploy all means to deal with that obstacle?
4) If I cannot effect the outcome in the way I desire it to be, what advice can the cards provide for me to move forward?

Reading For Others

Another good source of practice beyond your family, friends and even yourself, is to volunteer as a reader for others.  There are several ways you can do this:

1) Approach a charity organization to offer your services as a volunteer Tarot reader for any of its fund-raising events it might have throughout the year. It could be quite useful if that charity organization is aware that it could call on you  whenever they organize a charity fair or bazaar for example,

2) TABI (The Tarot Associstion Of the British Isles),  FTN (the Free Tarot Network) and Biddy Tarot are often looking for volunteer Tarot readers  to read for free on their respective forum or website.  Being a volunteer reader is quite fun but the reading requests could get voluminous so you are advised to pace yourself, and do a lot of self care.

3) Another fun way you could get some practice time is to read for high-profile situations that you might come across in the news.  This could be news about a celebrity break-up, an economic debate, a governmental election, or news about a missing person.  I do caution you to do readings like these only as a form of practice and in private as I am a firm believer of doing a reading only with the expressed permission of another person that you are reading for. 

There are numerous ways to pack in more practice opportunities to hone your Tarot reading skills.  Now all you need is to commit to spending some time to do so everyday.

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

I Do What I Do Best Because I Am Who I Am


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”  ~ Marianne Williamson, Return to Love 



Discovering A Common Pattern In My Readings

I often swap tips and stories with fellow intuitives and felt so inadequate that they seemed to be able to connect with their guides so clearly, but it was much harder for me as I might lose my focus due to other images coming into my mind.  So, I started analyzing all the readings I had done in the last few months using a combination of channeling and my Tarot cards.  There seemed to be a common technique I noticed that I had used in the readings, starting each reading by connecting with my clients' chakras, going into visioning, automatic writing and then Tarot cards for validation.  There was also a common theme to these readings.  I noticed that within all of them. I had connected to past energies very strongly and these past energies had a significant impact in my clients' present circumstances and potentially future outcomes.  An example of a reading like this can be found here.

Working With Past Energies To Support Healing Work

One of my intuitive coaches, Karina Ladet, comforted me during my moments of self-doubt by reminding me that each intuitive reader was different in their skills, abilities and techniques and she felt that one of my gifts was to help clients with their present issues by uncovering past issues that they had to release.  So she wanted me to acknowledge that gift, nurture and hone it to sharpen these skills.  

First Channeling Session For Marianne

I had the opportunity to do so with a client Marianne.  Please note that I have changed her name in this blog post to protect her privacy. I worked on her healing process for some weeks. When I started channeling for Marianne, I was not given any background to any issues she might have had then. After I got into deep meditation to ground myself, I ran my hands around my chakra points to connect with hers, and found her throat chakra so tight that it was choking me.  It was as if she was trying to express herself but could not do so.  Her crown and third eye chakras were brilliant that  I was able to connect with the white light just above these chakras.  Of course they were, she was a fellow intuitive and I knew these chakras were opened and she was, on her own, also trying to connect with her higher self.   That was when 2 people appeared in my vision holding on to a door as if to open it, but I also saw a child clinging onto her right thigh, as if she was demanding for attention.  At that point, my heart and solar plexus tightened and I felt a cord attached to both these chakras, causing a lot of anxiety and fears. 


Nothing Is Ever What It Seems

As I had seen a child in my vision, I asked Marianne if she had lost a child before and she admitted that she had suffered a miscarriage.  I then deduced straight away that the cord of anxiety was caused by her experience of that miscarriage and her worries about whether she could have more babies in the future.  I wished I had remembered then that an ex-boss and friend once told me, "nothing is ever what it seems." 

Then as I continued my visioning work, I saw a hill and I kept gasping for air. As a psychic empath, I thought that I was assuming Marianne's anxieties and her efforts to cope with her grief.  So I told her, " I think I see a hill and perhaps you need to go sit there for awhile to meditate and release your anxiety and grief."  She nodded in agreement to that advice and I then proceeded to visualize myself helping her to cut the cords from her solar plexus and heart chakras.  I was also guided by my messages that I had to do a grounding meditation, draw up the healing energy from the earth in my visualization and then sent Marianne that healing light.  

Marianne left that session happy and we both felt that we had  addressed her issues.  Nothing is ever what it seems.

Second Channeling Session For Marianne


2 weeks later, she called on me again.  She was clearly in despair and she said, " I feel I am not to able to manifest abundance.  I feel a lot of anxieties about not being able to have another child.  Maybe it is because I don't deserve it."  I chided her for such negative thinking but it struck me that this depression, was not a new problem.  She had been there before numerous times and her negativity seemed to be haunting her again due to an unresolved issue.  So I decided to channel for her again.  This time, I ventured to go back a little further, and go in a little deeper.

During my  second  channeling session with Marianne, I saw a few images and proceeded to write them down. The first image was that of a child lying on the floor holding on to her long skirt as if she was throwing a tantrum.  It was as if the child was reacting to not getting what she wanted from her parent.  However, while in the last channeling session, I had seen the child from a 3rd person's viewpoint, now, I seem to be seeing the adult from the child's viewpoint.  It occurred to me suddenly that I was looking at the adult from Marianne's eyes. The child was actually Marianne!   Wow!   The second image was that of the child's face welded  into Marianne's heart like it was branded onto her chest.  My heart and solar plexus chakras tightened again, reflecting Marianne's own fears and anxieties.  She was clinging on to a burden of pain, fear and anxiety in her heart.  I thought I had cut those cords!  The third image was of Marianne lying down and resting, as if she was recuperating from a battle.  The fourth image was of a  lady who turned her back away from me to walk into the light.  I interpreted it as a message telling her to surrender to the light of the Universe.  I felt a burning in my throat chakra at that point and it was telling me there were things she wanted to express but she could not.  My right neck and right back of head hurt too, as if she was carrying a past burden of disappointment or guilt.   

Right On The Button


The lightbulb in my head just went off.  I realized that after 2 channeling sessions, the real issue Marianne was suffering from was her clinging to past disappointments or guilt that had occurred during her childhood.  This was a recurring issue that haunted her and because he had not sought closure, she could not let go of the past, and consequently, she was not able to be healed. 

With that conclusion, I then proceeded to draw my Tarot cards to validate my findings.  I picked the 6 of Swords, 7 of Swords, the 6 of Cups reversed and the Sun reversed.  The cards validated my interpretation of the messages I got from these visions.  I saw a story unfolding in my head, like a video playing a home movie. Marianne was clinging on to a past disappointment when the family went through a divorce and her father left her mother and her due to his infidelities.  As a child, Marianne felt so much guilt about not being able to do anything to help the situation and worse, her mother had to struggle through that single motherhood to try to bring little Marianne up on her own.  As she was unable to cope with providing for Marianne, the little girl was sent to a government-funded childcare facility.  Marianne suffered depression as a result.  That child in my vision in both channeling sessions, really was Marianne trying to deal with her past of growing up in a broken home. 

The Healing For Marianne

With this insight, I advised Marianne to do a healing meditation together with me.  On my part, I went deep into meditation and visualised myself cutting the final cords to her "inner child".  On her part, she went deep into meditation where she sat with her "inner child" for a while to acknowledge its presence, and all the feelings of hurt and disappointment.  In her visualisation process, she embraced her "inner child", and offered it love and healing.  She visualised herself going through a photo album with her "inner child".  That photo album was filled with pages of her childhood photos.  Then after embracing her "inner child" and letting the past hurts dissipate in both their tears, she saw her "inner child" walk away and disappearing across a hill.  I remembered that in the first channeling session, I saw that hill.  Now I realised what that hill had symbolised.

The Healing For Me


This reading for Marianne, was a tremendous eye opener that affirmed Karina's very wise advice that I should focus on honing my skills in working on past energies to support my clients' journeys  through their respective healing process.  


I often questioned my intuitive abilities, and turned the messages and visions  I got in my mind's eye around for umpteen times, then ended up not communicating these messages and visions at all out of fear that I might be wrong.   However, Karina's advice had gotten me to approach Marianne's reading from a different perspective.  This had helped uncovered the root cause of the issue and opened the right door for us to work on her healing process. 


A big takeaway for me from Karina's advice and my reading for Marianne, was the need to have the courage to love myself and trust in my intuitive gifts without the need for validation. Thanks to these ladies, I was reminded that I do what I do best because I am who I am. 


"A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.  She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself."  ~  Maya Angelou 





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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade and an intuitive reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology overlaid with her Clairvoyant and Clairsentient skills via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association.

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot


Photo Credit:  Joel Lee, East Coast Beach, Singapore

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - The Devil Is A Scary Card

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

So here goes your Tarot Tip for this Tuesday:


I was working with one of my Tarot protégés yesterday, practicing some new spreads when she picked the Devil and felt so uncomfortable with it that she struggled with the interpretation of the card as a result.  Much of the fear was caused by how she was taught to view the Devil from her religious upbringing.  She confessed that that was one card she would put aside and not read with it when she picked it in a spread.  She went ahead instead to pick other cards, choosing to ignore the Devil. She jokingly called the card, "It whose name should not be mentioned." 

When I first started out as a new and inexperienced Tarot reader, I too was uncomfortable with a couple of cards. One was the Devil. The image of the Devil in a lot of Tarot decks often appeared quite scary.  It did not help that my Catholic upbringing saw me reading books about how scarily evil the Devil was. Today, the only deck where the Devil is portrayed in a more colorful and less scary manner is the one in Barbara Moore's Tarot deck, Book of Shadows Volume 2 So Below. The Devil in that deck is represented by the image of a sundae! 

This was what I did to overcome the discomfort. I meditated on the Devil card. You can use the same method with any other cards in the deck that you are uncomfortable with.

When I meditated on a Tarot card, I visualized myself  “walking” into the cards to have a “conversation” with the images in the cards. 
Meditating On The Devil Card
I used The Devil card from the Radiant Rider Waite Tarot deck.  When I meditated on The Devil, I acknowledged my fear and discomfort. This would force me to look at the details around me when I "walked into the card" and I looked at them in an objective manner.  By stepping back and viewing the image objectively, I realized it was not a scary card once I focused on the significance of the details of the imagery.  The Devil card  made me question my intent a lot whenever I arrived at his doorstep.  He would remind me of the folly of being too attached or obsessed with material gains, and forced me to confront my fears by opening my mind to other options in my life if my attachments to certain things start to do my head in.  He’s a bit of a cool dude though quite ugly.  First I ventured to talk to the 2 people in chains, but I hear a distressed mutter, "What do I do? What do I do?"  I then asked the Devil in that card,  “Why have you captured these 2 people?  Can’t you let them go?”  He replied me quite calmly, “It may be a short leash Joanna, but their collars are loosely fastened.  They have the free choice to remove these chains and leave if they want to.”  Cool, ugly but wise too.  
Over the years, it became one of my favorite cards.


May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Website: www.sungoddesstarot.com
Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.com
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Guide Your Relationship With Your Intuition During This Full Moon In Scorpio

Full Moon In Scorpio Sun In Taurus

14 May 2014.  The full moon is in Scorpio and the Sun is in Taurus.  It is fabulous timing for me to use this full moon to discuss the topic of RELATIONSHIPS, because I have just celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary and my husband's 50th birthday.  Indeed, this full moon forced me to think about what I am bringing to our marriage, how I can inject more romance in our relationship and what else I would need to do to walk this journey hand in hand with him, through more wedding anniversaries to come.  Yes, this full moon in Scorpio will make you do the same - rethink about where you are in your own relationship.

You might  be in the throes of creating a balance between the need to shake up your relationship in that "make or break" moment and your need  to hold on to some semblance of emotional security.  This would mean an increased intensity in the emotional flux that you could be experiencing within you, 

Emotions Run Deep

This full moon, you could expect emotions to run really deeply when you set your intentions to connect even more with your loved ones.  This would be the time you might think about how much trust you have in your partner, how much passion you might have lost over the years together, or how to take the relationship up another level.  As the full moon brings out all that emotional flux within your heart, you are reminded that this full moon, like all full moons, would be the right time to bring. your intentions to fruition and whisper a prayer asking for the courage to finally accept any transformational experiences spurred by relationship upheavals.  Perhaps you might want to say a prayer for the strength let go of behavioral patterns that impact your current relationships.  You might also finally decide to let go of a past relationship that had not served you well.  And if like me, you have been married for quite a number of years, you might decide to work on putting the passion and romance back in your relationship.  I am definitely doing that during this full moon.  Hence, in anticipation of this, we had just spent a glorious week celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary in the gorgeous island of Sri Lanka.

Be Guided By Your Intuition

This is after all a full moon governed by the element of water.  So when you are questioning where you stand in your relationship, or attempting to make sense of the emotional upheavals that you are experiencing, my advice would be to let your intuition guide the direction of your relationship.  

This full moon falls within the week of the Summer Solstice celebrations too when  the energy of growth and abundance is pulsating in the air.  So my prayers for you this full moon is that you might manifest a relationship with your loved one that is filled with abundant love, laughter, trust, opened communication and understanding.

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The Moon Is So Bright And Round Tonight.
I Took This Shot While Out On A Drive To Nowhere With The Hubby.
We Do That A Lot So We Could Discover New Places And Chat Like School Kids In The Car.

The Hubby And I Exchanged Friendship Bands Made In Sri Lanka Where We Spent
Our 13th Wedding Anniversary.  I Am A Strong Believer Of The Axiom That
Strong Relationships Are Founded On Strong Friendships.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Reconnecting With Myself In Sri Lanka

My vacation in Sri Lanka meant to be just that, a vacation. I was prepared for a glorious week to do absolutely nothing and use that time to recharge my batteries.  I did enjoy it as purely a travel destination but I enjoyed it more as my intuitive guide when it helped me reconnect with my higher self through every magical moment that had touched me there.

In the last couple of years, I made it a point to turn each of my vacations into a little journey deeper into myself.  Each trip was designed to take care of my body, mind and spirit.   I spent a week in Bali, where I plunged deeply into yoga practice and meditation.  I spent a week in a Chiang Mai doing the same and discovered the wonders of vegetarianism.  I spent a week in Sri Lanka going even deeper into my meditation practice, adhering to my vegetarian diet even more strictly and this time, I flexed my intuitive muscles even more and practiced channeling even before I sat foot on this beautiful island.


My Visions Tell A Story

Before I made my trip to Sri Lanka, I had decided not to do any form of research about the island.  Also, while I knew I was going to be staying in Templeberg Plantation which was a 1860s Dutch colonial villa set within a coconut plantation, I did not want to find out much more about it.  While in the plane just before touching down at the airport, I decided to meditate and got into the zone to tune into what I was about to experience at this island.  I had 4  images that came into my vision.  One was of a priest/monk/friar.  He was wearing a dark robe with a cross necklace around his neck.  Another image was of a Western/European man in what looked like an expensive suit with coat tails. He had brown hair and a short beard or goatee The third image was of two boys. They had page boy hairstyles and they were curious but shy. Even when I asked them to step forward, they hid away.  The fourth image was of a dark haired woman in a long high collared gown.  She looked gentle and kind but I suddenly had a wave of feelings of being bored, trapped, unhappy and homesick. I knew I was assuming her feelings but did not know who she was.  I took out my Tarot cards and picked one to validate my feelings.  I picked the 8 of swords which was an affirmation that the lady had at some point felt trapped and lonely here. I believed she missed her home and wanted so much to go home but she could not because her family had made a life here in Sri Lanka.  She did not seem to enjoy the environment and stayed cooped in the house.  Perhaps what did not agree with her was the difference in climate, environment, lack of friends and family.

I was quite interested in the lady because I sensed she was equally as interested in me.  I saw her in my visions again when I arrived at Templeberg Plantation and speculated that perhaps she had at some point owned the villa.  She might also be the wife of this brown-haired officious looking bloke.  They looked like they were English but I thought the villa used to be owned by the Dutch.  I made a mental note to ask the current  villa owners about it.  David said that Westerners in the colonial period seemed to wear similar outfits that made it difficult to tell for sure if they were Dutch, English or from other parts of Europe.

Now, the monk/priest/friar character was another interesting image because David found out only today that the Franciscan Friars came to Sri Lanka together with the Portuguese in their mission to spread Christianity.  How interesting!  It felt like I was learning a bit of history through my channeling practice.

I felt also truly grateful to Sri Lanka for giving me much time, space and opportunity to learn that my claircognitive abilities were not just meant to know, see and understand a situation but it was also meant to heal.

Saving Rewa

When Rewa the villa owner's dog got trapped in a wire snare meant to trap porcupines in the jungle, she went into a state of panic and was trying to hide from us.  This could potentially endanger her further.  The longer the wire stayed entwined around her neck, the higher the risk of her being strangled by it.  I had channeled for animals a long time ago and decided to do it again here.  I held Rewa's head in place within my hands, and tuned into my spirit guides to tell Rewa to give me just 15minutes of her time so that I could free her.  All I needed was 15 minutes and that was a promise. 

Rewa looked calmer after that.  She allowed David to tug at the wire with the pliers and wire cutter even though it hurt her.  She stayed still, very calm and did not move an inch.  This was rare and out of natural behavior for a dog which would otherwise attempt to struggle, run away or bite David's hand.  However, I knew after my channeling that Rewa would give me her 15minutes.  We managed to free her within 10 minutes.  She then spent the entire afternoon by our side as if to thank us for our efforts.  I felt I should thank her instead for trusting us with all her heart.  When an animal places its entire trust in human hands, it could only be described a bliss.


Healing Mr Tea Plantation Guide

The next day, I visited the Hundungoda Virgin White Tea Plantation.  We had a lovely guide who walked us around the plantation and explained about the flora and fauna within the plantation, over and on top describing how tea leaves were plucked and prepared.  Midway through that little tour, he asked what I did back home in Singapore.  When I explained that I was an intuitive reader, he thrusted his palm out at me and asked if he could "live long time".  I promptly held his hand, closed my eyes for awhile to feel his energy and told him that I did not read palms, but I could feel his unhappiness at working in the plantation.  I felt he was ungrounded as I felt a cord of negativity pulling at my root chakra.  I could feel my heart and solar plexus chakras tightening in anxiety.  Although he obviously asked what I considered was a health question "could I live long time?", his issues were definitely not health related but had to do with a cord tied to his family or family member.  When I probed him about this, he admitted he had issues with his wife who lived in Colombo. However when he retired, he had decided to come to Galle to work as the plantation needed an English-speaking guide. The distance perhaps took a toll on him.  However, I saw something else within my vision. I saw a an image of the guide and his wife in the act of serving or selling things. They looked like drapery but I could not be sure. So I told him that if he decided to stop working at the plantation, he might want to consider opening a small business with his wife. This will make both of them happy and more fulfilled and in his words, "live long time" through his retirement.  When I went back to the villa, I decided to pick a Tarot card while thinking of Mr Tea Plantation Guide.  I picked the Page of Pentacles and the 9 of Cups which validated my reading for him.  He will find his fulfillment and he will find much prosperity in doing a business that he can start afresh and learn something new from.  He is after all in his retirement years.  A new lease of life, and a new journey awaits him and his wife. I have no doubt he could "live long time."


Taking Care Of Me

I really enjoyed my time in Sri Lanka.  Not only did I get to see the sights, understand the history and culture of his beautiful island and make new friends, both past and present, at the Templeberg Plantation, I also took some time out to practice my channeling.

And how wonderful my spirit guides and angels were.  As I was busy trying to flex my intuitive muscles, I was pinged on Facebook by a message from my fellow intuitive friend Susan Marie.  She wanted to find out how I was keeping.  I begun to tell her about my trip and how I sometimes had good days and sometimes bad days when I was practicing channeling.  Midway through that discussion, I realized that Susan Marie had contacted me out of the blue for a reason.  She was guided to remind me that it was okay to have good days and bad days as I practised channeling.  More importantly, I had to remember that I was on vacation, and I had to learn to take care of me.  This meant that I needed to learn to close my crown and third eye chakras for a bit from time to time and just keep my heart chakra opened to experiencing the magical sights and sounds of Sri Lanka.  Thanks Susan Marie for that reminder.  I have 2 days left to my vacation so I might just sit in the garden with the villa dogs to read and relax.

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Mr Tea Plantation Guide Showing Off A White Tea Leaf Bud

Rewa Sitting Next To Me In David's Favourite Chair As If Thanking Us For Saving Her Life

Found This Beautiful Flower At The Tea Plantation.
It Is An Exact Image of The Lotus
I See Within My Crown And Third Eye Chakras
When I Am Doing Any Work Using My Upper Chakras

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Grateful For The Opportunity To Give And To Recieve

Andrea's Blog Challenge

Every first Monday of the month, my friend Andrea Hiltbrunner throws a Blog Challenge where bloggers around the world will blog about a given topic and then link the blogposts together into one big themed blog party.  This month's topic is on Opportunity. 

Opportunity

If you have been following my journey as I embraced my spiritual path, accepted and developed my intuitive gifts and acknowledged my purpose, you would be able to sense the abundance that I felt and so happily talked about every chance I got,  Andrea's topic for this month's blog challenge was yet another chance for me to express my gratitude for every opportunity I got  to make a difference in someone else's life when I gave an intuitive reading using my tarot, numerology, astrology and clairvoyant skills.   Yes, I was grateful for the trust my clients had in me but I realized that within each reading, I had learnt something new about an insight or about myself.  

Gratitude

Each reading was in itself a spiritual coach guiding me to trust my intuition even more.  That was in fact, how I slowly discovered my clairvoyant and clairsentient skills.  Beyond the reading, I had chanced upon so many intuitives like myself who were unaware of their intuitive skills or who have not had the opportunity to develop these skills due to self doubts, lack of guidance or familial objections. In the last few weeks, I had taken to mentoring and supporting  fellow intuitives like myself, beyond the usual tarot and numerology mentoring that I had been doing for my proteges.   They were fellow intuitives who were also in the throes of developing their clairvoyant and clairsentient skills and had fallen into periods of self-doubt, despair, fear and anxiety.  I was all to familiar with that because I spent the last few months feeling the same.  

However, I  had been very lucky.  When I discovered I had skills beyond my basic comprehension of what was considered rational,  I had engaged an intuitive coach to help me through my learning process.  Some of these intuitives with whom I had worked with, on the other hand, have not had the opportunity to do the same for some reason or other.  

So I whispered a word of thanks to the Universe for planting the synchronicity that I had been experiencing along my journey and surrounding me with help either in the form of:

1) An understanding family who gave me space to develop my gifts, 
2) Very open-minded bosses and colleagues at work who saw my gifts as a touch of quirky colour added to the work team, 
3) True friends who accepted my gifts and inquisitively explored them by volunteering as "guinea pigs",  
4) My clients and proteges who unquestionably trusted every advice I gave and loved me for what I did, 
5) My intuitive coaches who very patiently dealt with my self-doubts and impatience, and 
6) My fellow intuitive friends within the spiritual community who had been my extended guides and teachers in tarot, numerology, astrology and clairvoyance. 

My List Of Happy Soul Moments

If I am currently a-washed with a feeling of abundance, it is because I am surrounded with it.  Everywhere I looked, I found opportunities to make a difference in someone else's life.  As I did so, I had also been given opportunities to receive the same from so many.  When I wrote about synchronicity, I saw one of my intuitive coaches, Danielle Dove had posted a question on her Facebook page which asked, " What is on your list of Happy Soul Moments?" Inspired by her, I wrote my list down and have attached it to this blogpost.

I credit my friend Andrea for coming up with this timely topic, Opportunity, for this month's blog challenge and do encourage you to read her blogpost on the same topic here.

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The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

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