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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Power of 4-card, 5-card, and 6-card spreads

Sometimes you need something a little bit more robust. One of the simplest things you can do is add to a smaller reading.

Spreads that build on a smaller spread assume that you understand how to use those smaller spreads. If you are still iffy on those I recommend reading back on the smaller spreads, or at the very least refer back to them if you don't remember something very well. For example, if you are looking at a five card spread that uses the smaller "past, present, future" spread and you don't remember the time scale for that spread, go back and refer to it to remind yourself before continuing on with the 5-card spread.

These lists, are of course, NOT comprehensive. Feel free to play around with them, make them your own. ^_^

List of 4-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/4-card-spreads.html
List of 5-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/5-card-spreads.html
List of 6-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/6-card-spreads.html

In love and light,
Ruth ~ Lady of Radiant Joy

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Prayer, Prophecy, and Choice

Please bear with me. I hardly know where to start with this. I only know what I feel in the Deep Heart of my Soul. Also, please bear with me in that much of what I say comes from the perspective of my Mormon heritage, yet, it is still a message for all those who wish to Hear.

It is said that in the last days before the return of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, horrible things will happen in the world; not just natural calamities such as earthquakes, but that there will be blood in the water, and great terrible wars fought, and other horrifying dehumanizing things. Basically the worst of the worst of things are said to happen, which sounds insane considering what is in our history. It's called the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, because it's going to be horrendously awful. Worse still, it is said to be inevitable.

Every Christian knows this.
Everyone touched by some sort of apocalyptic prophecy according to their belief system knows this.
How incomprehensibly horrible it will be, and the righteous will be saved, praise be!

And then, then I hear prayers that ask God to speed up the coming of the Lord. I hear this especially when good people are trying their best but they are tired. I hear it now, in variant forms, and I wonder, is this what is meant by scripture that says that in the last days people's hearts will fail them? Because, what an awful, selfish, uncompassionate, mean-arsed prayer to say.

You believe it is inevitable that man-made tragedies are going to happen and you are praying for them to happen FASTER just so you can "be saved" and get out of the world you are in. Wow. Do you see how cruel a prayer that is? What about those who aren't ready for it yet!? What about the people who need a little more time to complete their missions here on Earth? It is also a condemnation of yourself, that you can't handle the world you agreed to live in!

What if, instead, you were to pray to God to ask for your Heart to be strengthened? What if you actively made the choice to do something different to help mitigate the horrors of man-made end times?

You heard me right. Oh yes. Let's do something different. Man made end times are just that, man made. And since they are man made, it means that all of humanity, each and every one of us, has the power to choose something different.

With every prophecy there is a choice. It is an "if this then that" proposition. IF you don't repent, THEN these bad things will happen. However  IF you repent, THEN these good things will happen.

We can herald the coming of the Lord by having our shiznit together! By sharing this world together in more and more Christlike ways, where we all actually take care of each other, where we don't judge differences, but celebrate them. The way we are now, it's like the hands are hating the feet, the brain hating the heart, the organs hating the abdomen, despite all parts being part of the one organism, one body.

There are things we can do to change the course we have set. We can delight the Lord, and ourselves, by cleaning up the mess we have made.

Stop praying for Jesus to get over here faster.
Start praying for how you can make life on Earth better for everyone
Start praying for more time so we can have the time we need to make it better.
Start praying for strengthened Hearts so our Hearts won't fail us, but be made strong in Light and Truth and Love, so we can make it better.

With every prophecy there is a choice.
What will you choose?
-To herald the coming of the Lord with a ravaged garden?
-Or to herald the coming of the Lord with a garden flourishing with all manner of life?

The more of us who choose the latter, in thought, word, and deed, the more likely the latter will be realized. It is the only Christlike thing to do.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Elements of the Tarot


Here is the basics of how I conceptualize the elements in the Tarot, through personal study and personal experience.

FIRE
  • WANDS
    • WILL, passion, action/reactions, instinct - learned, light and life
    • Common imagery: Bread of life, sun, lions, salamanders, volcanoes, light, warmth
  • COMMUNITY
  • Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

WATER 
  • CUPS 
    • EMOTION, subtler energies, romance, patience, fun, friendship
    • Common imagery: Water of life, ocean, moon, lakes, rivers, dolphins, other aquatic animals
  • WOOD
  • Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

AIR
  • SWORDS 
    • MENTAL STATES, logic, seriousness, planning, belief systems, weathering the storm
    • Common imagery: Sword of truth, breath of life, butterflies, crows/ravens, clouds
  • VIBRATION
  • Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

EARTH
  • PENTACLES  
    • MORTALITY, family life, nature, the material world, work, comfort 
    • Common imagery: Salt of the earth, fruit, rams, snakes, cycles, mountains, land
  • METAL
  • Hogwarts House: Slytherin

SPIRIT
  • MAJOR ARCANA
    • Interplay between our souls and dense matter, following our Hearts, our purpose, virtue and values, 
    • Common imagery: the infinite symbol, crowns, bridges, books, roses and lilies, stars, radiance
  • POWER
    • All that was, is, will be, and ever could be; worlds within worlds

ALL ELEMENTS
  • Intuition, connection, love
    • Typically water is seen as the intuitive suit, but in my experience in working with the elements all the elements involve the spiritual ability of intuition. The difference is in how it's being expressed. 
    • All the suits and arcana deal with concepts of connection and love. All of the elements are interconnected.  One cannot exist without the others. 

The Power of 1-card, 2-card, and 3-card spreads

Sometimes less is more. After all, if spreads are consistently are too complex and take up too much time they become inaccessible, especially under the demands of our world today. Then we don't use the cards and reap nothing because we sowed nothing.

No thanks. Short is good. Quick is good. And all of these little spreads can be expanded as needed! Sometimes using one card to ask an initial question and then after interpreting, doing another one card reading to answer a follow up question is the most efficient way to do things so you may end up with a larger spread at the end, but you built it all off that first one, piece by piece as needed.

Spreads that are created for Tarot cards can be used for oracle cards. Spreads created for oracle cards can be used for Tarot cards. My focus is using Tarot card examples since I use Tarot the most. However I  do not go into extended explanations for the meaning of each card in the example, only what's relevant to my experience with the cards using these spreads. All examples are real personal examples.

So, grab your favorite deck and give these babies a try.

List of 1-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/1-card-spreads.html
List of 2-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/2-card-spreads.html
List of 3-card spreads: https://www.ladyofradiantjoy.org/p/3-card-spreads.html

These lists aren't comprehensive. Try out others'! Make up your own!

Have fun! Play with the cards! Humor is helpful, even when things are serious. ^_^

All blessings bright and beautiful.
Ruth ~ Lady of Radiant Joy :)

Monday, March 2, 2020

Various Methods of Cleansing, Aligning, & Clearing Your Tarot/oracle Deck

This is a handout I created for one of my meetup classes. A new student yesterday inspired me to start putting these up online! I hope you find them useful.

This is NOT a comprehensive list. You do what’s best for you. Some people like a lot of fanfare, others like simple, and for others it’s whatever the mood strikes them. Context matters as well. If I’m reading at a fair I do the knocking method between each reading. At home, I do what strikes my fancy but tend toward the simple, and toward combining methods.

These methods can be used to cleanse, align, and clear yourself or any of your personal things.

Also, some people will have different associations, such as smudging with air because of the smoke, but to me, it’s primarily fire because there would be no smoke for the air to play with had it not been for the fire.

There is no right or wrong. There is only doing what's right for you while at the same time accommodating others. For example, my family hates the smell of sage, so I don't use that method.

Elemental methods

  • Holy Song (Air)
    • Chanting 
      • Om mani padme hum
      • The Divine in Me sees the Divine in You
      • Or other phrasing, or poetry that feels right to you
    • Singing
    • Feathers
    • Ringing a bell(s) 
      • A bell app will do if you don’t own an actual bell
  • Holy Water
    • Submerged in blessed/holy/moon water (in a ziplock)
    • Spritz blessed/holy/moon water above the deck.
    • Put under the light of the moon
    • Place it in a seashell or put seashells around the deck
  • Holy Soil (Earth)
    • Submerged, or sprinkled, with salt or in soil (in a ziplock)
    • potted soil is sufficient
    • Crystal Grid/Crystals
      • Selenite and/or clear quartz
        • on top of the deck or wrapped with it
      • NOTE: You can use pictures of crystals to call in that energy. It’s a part of the Earth, and we all have ready access to that energy
  • Holy Fire 
    • Tea-light candle burning on top (if thin, put a piece of aluminum foil for safety underneath it)
      • You can use an electric candle for this
    • Smudging w/sage or a santo stick (but ethically since these things are endangered now)
    • Incense
      • You can use a wax warmer for this
    • Put under the light of the sun.
  • Holy Spirit
    • Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy)
      • You can also chant it to bring in the Reiki energy
    • Motoki (Calling on Mother Earth)
    • Shamanism
    • Asking Light/Source/Divine/Love/Angels/Guides/ to bring in the energy of cleansing, aligning and or clearing. 
    • Prayer - power words & phrases, holding intention for cleansing, aligning, and clearing
    • Trace holy symbols that have Divine meaning to you.
  • NOTE: You can use symbols of the elements to bring in the elements without bringing in the literal elements. 

Combination & Miscellaneous methods

  • Meditation
    • Free Insight Timer App (for both Android and Apple)
  • Dancing, around or with your deck to spiritual music
  • Put inside an abalone shell (water) with a selenite stick or other cleansing crystal (earth), and then have a lit tea-light candle (fire) set on top of it in fresh air (also fire breathes air)
    • have a small bowl of crystals and water with a small candle on top. Set entire bowl on top of the deck, or next to the deck on a special cloth.
  • Setting deck out in nature for earth energy, or some good for fresh air
  • Holding deck to the Heart, expressing love and gratitude for the deck, then kiss the deck
  • Shuffle with the intention of cleansing and clearing the deck
  • Invoking the four directions
  • Essential oils, the scents can be grounding
  • Creating blessing jars to put on top of your deck/item, with the intent of cleansing, aligning and clearing
  • Other not mentioned nature items that feel right to you
  • Knock on it three times 
    • I like to do this once with each hand then with both hands together for the Celtic triple sacred three (3x3) effect





Friday, February 28, 2020

A New Auracle Deck I'm so excited for! Yep, that spelling.

I have seen the sample cards for the Doors of Love and Light Auracle card deck. The energy is wonderful, and I have read some of the descriptions too. The creator, Rita, knows what's up. You know she gets my money! I am going to just go ahead and copy the full newsletter here so you can can get an idea of what I'm talking about. (She said it was chill for me to copy.)

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Hello, Friends of the Earth!

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February 2020 Newsletter Take 2:

With Newly added artwork of my Doors of Love and Light Auracle Card Deck and typo corrections as per the request of my lovely friends who responded so quickly after the February Newsletter was sent. My images are in the process of being formatted for printing.
You haven't heard from me for a while because I have been navigating many challenges since July. I will elaborate at the bottom of this news letter for those who are interested. Meanwhile lots of new stuff including my new class certifications and new session offers such as Quantum Alignment system EFT Sessions, Moto-Ki Level 2 for Remote Massage Sessions, Moto-Ki for Real Estate- it was so cool to find another property energy clearing system that works so well with my LAND (Light Aligned Nourishes Dreams) Healing modality.
Check out February's free stuff at the bottom of this newsletter
As always, Please give feedback on what can make this news letter and my services better for you.

New this Month

Pre-orders for Doors of Love and Light Auracle card deck.
By Rita Morgin, Artist, Author, LAND Healer
I am scheduled to publish on April 4th 2020.
Clear your spaces and your personal energy with these energy healing messages of love and light. Bring the healing energy required to the spaces in need: in your home, your work, yourself and all the spaces of your ancestors……
Each card is a door into your greater awareness of joy, peace and calm.
Some doors invite you to clear your environment: the places you live and work, your ancestral lineage, the spaces you travel through in your daily living; Some doors invite you to journey inward to discover your whole being and the message of your heart; Other doors invite you to care for both spaces at the same time.
This is not a Tarot deck or Future telling. This Auracle card deck provides an exploration in awakening to your intuition. “Auracle Cards” instead of “Oracle Cards” because you are invited to hear (auricle) your own intuition, rather than be told (oracle) what you need to know.
Each of us has intuitional access to all of the information in the universe. The Doors of Love and Light Auracle Card deck supports your journey to clearing, balancing, harmonizing, welcoming and energizing this intuition in support of your wellbeing on your journey to create your most joy-filled life.
These cards are infused with sacred geometry and Healing Crystal energy to support your wellness journey.
The specials offered:
1. The 54-card deck with booklet in a boxed set Only $50 USOrder here
(continental US shipping included) Includes: A five minute call with me to discuss what you would like to do with this deck and give me the address you would like the book shipped to, a free group zoom call for learning to use your deck to bring love and light to the land, plus a google doc link with active links to over 30 healing meditation journeys and energy activations for these cards.
1.Deck (all of offer #1) plus two personalized land healing sessions for only $300 Order here (my comprehensive land healing two session package ranges from $500 to $2,500) When your space is aligned to you in current time and older energy influences released, your space becomes welcoming and joyful for you. Please schedule your first session when you purchase.
Unformatted images for the deck:
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Quantum Alignment System EFT Sessions:
Using EFT with your human design chart: By tapping on the acupuncture meridians and saying the negative self-talk phrases that wear you down, you can relieve your emotional burden, regain your energy, rebalance your body and resume joyful living. These sessions focus on meeting the nine basic needs of the resiliency keys and clearing trauma. The nine resiliency keys are: loveability, empowerment, courage, decisiveness, emotional wisdom, self-trust, vitality, authenticity, and self-worth, Clearing the energy and trauma through EFT creates openings in the doorway to increasing your alignment to who you truly are thereby improving your quality of life. Buy Now
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LAND Healing Guide

I invite those who prefer to do-it-yourself to explore my free gift: "12 Ways to Engage the Guardians of your Spaces to Create Balance, Harmony and Joy". I share some of the ways I create relationship with the lands I travel through each day.

February Free stuff:

I have a Free Stuff page on my website these days. I am always adding something new as I discover new ways of re-centering my energy as I navigate through a broken wrist, homelessness and my son's impending homelessness. Please check it out here: https://spiritearthministries.com/free-stuff
Try my Creating A New Normal Mp3 to balance and align your energy as you heal.
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My Story since July:

In August, I lost the artist I was utilizing to create my Doors of Love and Light Auracle Card Deck. I found another artist to work with who insisted I was the artist to produce the work and she would simply facilitate this. I tried to create a Kick-starter to fund my printing costs of publishing, yet every time I pressed send it failed to publish. I guess I need some assistance with this.
In October I broke my wrist and was without the use of my right hand for eight weeks: no dressing; no computer; no telephone: no lifting, no Kick-starter. I was silent on Facebook as well as any computer or email output. It gave me plenty of time to focus on painting the art as I paint left handed. The art brought up lots of emotional memories to work though in combination with the confinement of my arm.
Five days after I broke my arm my live-in situation asked me to leave by December 31st since they needed the space for their children and I couldn't be of use to them any longer: no lifting heavy children...
I thought we made arrangement for me to stay until after my arm had healed but I found out that was not the case after I had maxed out my credit cards paying for the publishing and marketing of my Doors of Love and Light Auracle Card Deck. (They even want to Publish a larger book of the meditations that go with the cards!) So I called on all my friendships to help me move what I could fit into a 5' x 5' storage unit and gave the rest of my belongings away.
I have been homeless for the month of January. Searching for housing with my 29 year old son who vacates his home on February sixth.
I have been blessed to enjoy the luxury of house and pet sitting for trusted house sitters dot com as I moved and am searching for housing. It has helped me realize how much I had settled for when I was in lack. This is a great service and I have met many wonderful people as I gather courage to travel the world healing lands. My referral code is RAF284334 please use it if you choose to sign up. https://www.trustedhousesitters.com
In the meantime, I would appreciate your love and prayers to support my intention of finding the perfectly affordable homes for my self and my son.
Thank you

Blessings of Love and Light

Rita Morgin @ SpiritEarthMinistries.com



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Hierophant and Me

I wrote this post about wanting to be a Mormon Bishop as a kid and learning nope, I can't because you gotta have the Priesthood and women don't get that.

I then shared it in a couple FB groups.
Afterward, I realized I hadn't done my daily Tarot card reading, a "what do I need to keep in mind for the day" type reading. I pulled the 3 of Cups from the Modern Witch Tarot deck.

So there I was grieving my heart out about  that loss today,  wondering how I was gonna be able to deal with anatomy and physiology class, and I get the reminder to celebrate life, good friends, my tribe, my loved ones. Then a friend saw me on her way to class and we got to reconnect a little and it was wonderful! I felt so much better.

But you know, upon further reflection it's interesting that I was basically feeling called to pastoral care because both my Soul and my Personality card is the Hierophant (as described in Mary Greer's Tarot for Yourself, love that book). Not only that, but I went and found all of the year cards for myself, from birth onward using the method described in the aforementioned book.

Using that method, the year I was born my year card was The Hierophant!

Holy!
And my Hidden Factor (aka: shadow, teacher) card? Temperance, and you gotta have lots of it in order to do pastoralship correctly, so you don't get put on a pedestal, so I don't start thinking that I ought to have power over people, because to me, that's not what this is about.

To me, I believe Jesus was correct, that the Master is the Servant, because in order to lead you have to know the people you lead, to know their dreams and where they are at so you can act for their highest good. It's not about "power over" but about "power with". It's not me sitting up on a throne above the people, but sitting in a circle with the people. It's not just me talking and preaching, it's me listening to their hearts, bodies, minds, and souls; holding them in absolute positive regard (thank you to researcher Carl Rogers for that phrasing).

It's about love. If anything, being a Hierophant isn't about making people follow strict rules, and putting people in categories that inhibit them. Being a Hierophant is about giving people the  opportunity to become their own personal prophet, seer, and revelator in their personal lives. What's best for me will not be best for you. Most people can eat vinegar, but I can't. It gives me migraines. Other people can't eat peanuts, but I can. It's like that. Finding your own personal word of wisdom, your own personal connection to the Divine, to God; Heavenly Mother, Heavenly Father, Heavenly Parent. We all have the Divine Right and the Divine Opportunity as children of All That Is, to have access to Divinity, to heal and to live in love and light as is appropriate for you. Not everyone will be called  to do the same things in life, but we can all still follow the path off healing and  love. 

As the one organizing and teaching, I don't see myself as above my students. I'm not. If anything, I am "premus inter pares," first among equals. Equal  being the operative word. We are equal under the powers of heaven and earth.

My Soul Vow is, "I accept all things for the preservation, healing, and growing of love, come what may." To accept is to do all that is within my power to do this, and it is my Heart's desire to do so.  I can never be a Bishop in Mormonism, but I can still do good pastoral style work through Tarot, Energy Work, and Therapeutic Massage. This is why I focus on the body, mind, and spirit; head, hand, and heart.

I love you. The Divine in me sees the Divine in you.
Ruth ~ Lady of Radiant Joy