Sunday, April 26, 2020

Building the Celtic Cross Spread

This method is a way of building up to the Celtic Cross Spread. As a result, the order of card placements aren't traditional, particularly in the beginning.

You start with the basic spread:
1: Past
2: Present
3: Near Future
Remember past is within the last three months or so, sometimes in the last six. Present is what's up with you/the querrent right now and within the last couple days. Future I labelled near future so as not to confuse you about the final future card. This near future is short time, in about three months, sometimes as late as six months, but not usually.

Then you had above and below the present:
4: Consciously know/feel
5: Unconsciously know/feel
Sometimes where our conscious selves are can be radically different from our subconscious selves, and seeing that in the cards can be seriously helpful in figuring out what's up.

Then sideways over the present:
6: The cross you must bear/the crux of what haunts you about the question, as in what is really gettin' your goat about this?

Now to the right, you make a straight vertical line, and bottom up:
7: Your persona, as in what you are projecting forward to other people and yourself
8: Your environment, particularly the people around you.
9: Your hopes and fears, what you want to happen and what you are afraid of. Since the cards have both negative and positive aspects you can usually use one card, and what is present the most, the positive or negative is what is ruling you more, your hope or your fear.
10: Future (about 1 year), what's the probability outcome on this path?

Optional, you can separate hopes and fears. Sometimes this is helpful in getting a little more clarity on the dynamics between the two.
9: Hopes
10: Fears
11: Future

If the final card is a bit worrisome pulling out a clarification card or two can be beneficial. This is particularly helpful as action cards or things to keep in mind cards, so that you will have a better outcome or weather the storm more. Sometimes you need to do a whole 'nother reading though to get more specific clarity on how to change an ill fortune for the better.

Here is the process in images with a sample reading at the end for you to practice with. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments!

Click on the images to enlarge.

And Now The Sample!

The Querent asked "How to move forward with my writing?"
With that in mind, how would you interpret this spread? 
What's holding her back? 
How is she not being true to herself? 
What are the relationships do you see between the cards?

Note: This querent admitted that she reluctantly sees herself as the Queen of Wands
Also note that I chose to use the optional Fear card separately as a sort of clarifier for the fear aspect.

Up close! Including cards that are covered in each section!

Also, to clarify, this is how I personally use the Celtic Cross. It is what makes the most sense to me. There are other ways people perceive it and those are valid. You do what works best for YOU.

The deck shown is the Modern Witch Tarot

Friday, April 24, 2020

Songs of Protection

Here are two songs that I made up and use for protection of self and home. I was inspired to share them again for a friend to have easy access. It's under my old YouTube account. I don't use "charity healing" anymore, but I decided to go ahead and buy the domain again "" that is referenced in the videos so that they can go directly to this site instead. Especially since recreating the videos would be a huge pain since I no longer have the original files due to an unexpected hard drive failure and I hadn't backed up everything. >_<

Also, all of the resources here are created and disseminated for free with the option to donate. Therefore, it still qualifies as charity healing. ^_^

May these songs bless you and yours. 

The Divine in Me Sees the Divine in You: A Cleansing Shielding Song 
lyric and melody by me, acapella

Note: This one may sound fluffy bunny by the title, but really it's "yeah, I see the divinity in you, but NO, you are not allowed to hurt me and mine, sorry not sorry." 

Only the Holy: a Cleansing Shielding Song 
lyric and melody by me, music is Sol by Solar Fields

Note: I created this while helping a friend cleanse her home. Her landlord was being two-faced and awful, bringing in extra nasties, so this song was born to be like, "yeah, but I pay for this place so this home is MINE until I move so none of that is allowed." (It gave her enough time to figure out how to leave a bad situation with less spiritual drama in way.)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

My Alternative HSZSN

I am going to be honest. This post is a little nerve wracking. I always feel a little nervous talking about this since the experience is so personal. 

In autumn of 2015 I was in a very deep meditation, sitting on my bed, feeling the torrential waterfall of energy wash over me and through me. It was intense, to say the least. I had also been going through a series of healings from different modalities for a few years. Doing my best to use all the spiritual power, faith, and trust, that I had to heal. 

During this meditation my spirit guides guided me through the experience until it culminated into the torrential waterfall. Then, it began to slowly recede. I was like a sponge, filled to capacity, water spilling out of me. Then, my third eye burned at my forehead, and I saw this symbol appear in front of my darkened vision. When I opened my eyes I could still the vague outline of the symbol. When I closed my eyes, it was still there; clean, perfect, filled with energy and power. But beyond that I didn't know what it meant. 

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (HSZSN )
Transcending across all time and space;
within the vessel, the "bulb" or "comet" is the energy that is needed.
This version more closely matches the energy of our modern times.
(Similar to how the Tibetan symbol for the Reiki Master symbol, Dai Ko Myo, does.)

I also heard words blossoming in my mind. "You are now attuned to Reiki." Wait. What? I was shocked! I had heard of Reiki, but didn't know much about it. I looked up Reiki symbols, this wasn't among them. I tried looking up this symbol on its own on the internet, and could not find it. It just wasn't happening, despite my best efforts. I still felt clueless about the symbol.

At some point I decided to join a Reiki FB group. I was asked by who attuned me and I said my spirit guides, and was told that self-attunements don't count and I wasn't attuned to Reiki like I thought I was. 

This spurred me to look for an affordable Reiki class, and I found Lisa Powers. The timing and price was perfect for where I was at in my life! 

I still had no idea about this symbol, but I just trusted that I needed to learn Reiki from a Reiki Master anyway so I could have my own Reiki lineage on paper so other Reiki Masters could accept me. 

When Lisa got to the part explaining about HSZSN, about how it transcends time and space, about how you can use it to heal the past, the future, to store up the energy needed for a later time, etc etc, and suddenly bells started ringing in my mind and the symbol above came into my mind again, in the vision of my third eye. 

Holy crap! It's Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen! That's what that symbol means! 
I could feel the truth of it vibrating my body.

Later I realized I was given a different symbol than one of the more traditional symbols because we needed a HSZSN symbol that more closely matched the energy of the world we live in. It's also simpler and makes the energy of HSZSN more accessible. 

I invite you to use it, but if you don't feel like it's for you, then don't worry about it, use one of the more traditional methods. Some Reiki practitioners, particularly the purists, won't like this symbol, so it's good to at least be familiar with the traditional, but ultimately, trust your own intuition and your own Reiki Guides. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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