Crystals to Use Before & During Tarot Reading

By Jonica

Crystals for Tarot Reading

Crystals and gem stones are a great tool of every Tarot reader or spiritualist because they help us not only get centered, but they also raise our vibration. They are natural conductors of energy. They will hold the intention you have when handling them, so remember to have the best and highest intentions when you use them. Crystals will help you concentrate and communicate with your intuition. You can always keep them on your desk, with your Tarot cards (wherever you store them), in your pocket, your purse, or just about anywhere. Before you start a Tarot reading, make sure you have at least one of your crystals right in front of you so you can see it and touch it. Seeing the stone in front of you will have a reassuring effect; moreover, the crystal is a natural “antenna” that will help you work with your psychic energy. You will know you can always count on its great vibrational properties.

There are certain stones best used before and during a reading, and certain stones best used after the Tarot reading. (I will talk about the crystal best used after the Tarot reading next week, so stay tuned.) I will keep it simple by listing only a few from each category.

CRYSTALS BEST USED BEFORE AND DURING THE TATOR READING

CLEAR QUARTZ
AMETHYST
CITRINE
BLUE KYANITE

 

Crystals for Tarot ReadingI consider clear quartz the most powerful vibration elevator of all crystals. It’s the James Bond of crystals. It has amazing energy, skills, and it never dies. LOL It will help you get open and ready to receive intuitive messages. It opens and cleanses not only your crown chakra which is responsible for your ability to communicate with the spirit world, but also has a power to cleanse your aura of all the energy debris. It helps all your chakras get clean and open. It amplifies the energy level of your natural intuitive abilities as well as the crystals next to i

It is a super conductor and every Tarot reader should own one. The bigger, the better. I have two natural clusters of clear quartz on my Tarot desk. One is big and heavy and I don’t move it a lot and the other one is small. The small one, I hold it during my meditation before each reading or I put it on top of my deck to cleanse it. I can actually feel its energy vibrating in my hand as I hold it.

Clear quartz is truly an amazing stone. It looks boring, but the power it holds is undeniable!

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Crystals for Tarot ReadingAmethyst is another powerful stone that helps open and cleanse your chakras. More specifically, amethyst is great for your crown chakra and third eye chakra (clairvoyance).

It will help you quiet your mind so you can receive messages from the spirit world. Your clairvoyance will be stronger and clearer.

Its color purple represents spiritual growth and that’s exactly what this stone will help you with. It also protects you during the reading. Its energy is very high and you cannot go wrong if you use it.

 

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Crystals for Tarot ReadingCitrine works best with the Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Crown Chakras.

It enhances spiritual growth and it’s great to boost your creativity, confidence, and strength. It will help you with your clairsentience (clear feeling) or gut-feeling.

This stone also protects against any kind of psychic attack. It’s good to have in in your arsenal.

 

 

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Crystals for Tarot ReadingBlue Kyanite is a beautiful stone of a light blue color. It’s best used for channeling because it directs the psychic energy.

As its color suggests, Blue Kyanite is excellent to use for Throat Chakra. If you are learning to communicate with deceased loved ones, for example, it would be extremely beneficial for you to have this stone at your disposal.

Also, if your Tarot or psychic readings could use some improvement in expressing the messages from the spirit world, this crystal would help your readings to become more concise and detailed. Blue Kyanite is also a great stone for Third-Eye Chakra because it helps us pull high-vibrational energy from the spirit world to be processed as visions. Blue Kyanite assists us with lucid dreaming and astral traveling (all a part of clairvoyance).

 

All in all, these four crystals are great to have. Of course, in time, you will probably get more variety of crystals, but these are the ones every beginner Tarot reader or spiritualist should have. They are affordable and very helpful on your path to using your psychic abilities to the fullest. If you are struggling financially and can’t have all four crystals, make sure you have at least a clear quartz. You can also read my article about the crystals best used after the Tarot reading.

(Article Source – JonikaTarot.com)

7 Common Struggles Only Highly Intuitive People Experience

BY CATHERINE WINTER

Being IntuitiveIf you’re a modern-day Cassandra whose predictions about the future often turn out to be correct, chances are you’re more than a little intuitive. You may have an uncanny ability to seek out really wonderful friends (and avoid potentially draining ones), and it’s possible that you’ve been able to correctly “guess” the genders of your friends’ unborn children on several occasions.

These aspects of being intuitive are all well and good, but there are downsides to every ability, aren’t there? Whether it’s because you have a really awful feeling that something terrible is happening to someone you care about, or that you know you’ll be fired as soon as you walk into work that day, a finely tuned sense of intuition can make a stressful situation so much worse. Knowing something bad in advance and having to wait until it plays out causes a ridiculous amount of anxiety, and it can’t just be brushed off as having an overactive imagination.

Whether you’re the intuitive or you’re close friends with one, chances are that you (or they) have encountered at least a few of these difficulties on numerous occasions:

1. Intuitives Know When People Are Lying To Them

Most people will occasionally experience the awareness that someone is lying to them, but intuitive folks will know for a fact when it’s happening. This is difficult enough when it’s a partner or parent doing the lying, since that can cause serious trust issues on so many levels, but it can be even more frustrating when the liar is in a position of authority.

When you know that your boss is lying to your face, you can’t exactly call them out on it because you might get your ass fired. Confronting a professor about a lie can result in a failed class, and we won’t even get into what can happen if the liar is someone in law enforcement.

As far as being intuitive goes, ignorance really can be bliss.

2. Dreams Often Literally Come True

If you’ve ever had a dream that ended up coming true, chances are it might have creeped you out a little bit, despite the coolness factor. Imagine that happening all the time, from dreaming about spilling your coffee at the café you visit regularly to precognitive visions of people’s deaths. It can be several shades of difficult and frightening, and can cause a lot of anxiety when it comes to getting decent sleep.

Some intuitives make a point of taking sleeping pills or other drugs in an attempt to sleep dreamlessly, simply because it can be exhausting to constantly wonder if the dreams they had were just random images, or scenes of imminent doom.

You see, when your dreams come true on a regular basis, images that could be brushed off as silly imaginings by the average person can instead be a real cause for concern.

They can be useful as well, especially if others will listen to you if/when you mention your worries to them, but most people will either laugh off dreamtime visions as ridiculous, or be seriously unnerved when they come true. As such, the dreamer is often forced to choose between scaring people off with their “weirdness”, or remaining silent and carrying that burden alone.

3. Intuition, Although Powerful, Is Rarely Valued

How can you convince your boss or spouse that a particular decision or direction is the correct one to choose because it “feels” right? In a world that values logical, fact-based explanations, having a finely developed sense of intuition is often more of a bane than a blessing.

Intuitive guidance doesn’t carry the gravitas that rational thought does, and is interpreted as being biased and arbitrary rather than a potential course of action. Even when you know (absolutely know) that a decision is the right one, the lack of supporting resources and evidence can often render your feelings and insights invalid.

…Oh, and later, saying “I told you so” makes YOU the jerk.

4. They Can’t Fake Enthusiasm When They Know Something Won’t Work Out

Have you ever just had a gut feeling that something wasn’t going to work out the way you hoped it would, but were pleasantly surprised when it did? Well, intuitive people tend to have a really solid awareness of when something is going to go to hell, and it’s very rarely a case of just being pessimistic.

It’s really difficult, if not altogether impossible, to feign enthusiasm in a job interview or on a date when you know for a fact that nothing will develop further, and the other person is just going through the motions.

5. Being Hyper-Aware Is Overwhelming

Awareness of just how much crap is going on all around can put an intuitive person into sensory overload. Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve been in a department store or Best Buy or something and seen a massive wall of TVs, all blaring different programs. Imagine experiencing that on a daily basis, except instead of just seeing images, you’re sensing other people’s thoughts and emotions, and also tapping into the potential for good and not so good in all of their lives.

Highly intuitive people are prone to anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and many end up shutting down their emotions and retreating inwards in an attempt to block out the onslaught of sensory input that comes at them from all sides.

6. Second-guessing Oneself

We are all so conditioned to believe that rational thought is the only valid source of answers and action, that intuitive people often second-guess themselves when it comes to making a decision. It can be very difficult to navigate the middle ground between just “knowing” that a direction is the right one to choose, and feeling the need to justify that with a logical explanation.

Have you ever seen courses about “trusting your intuitive guidance” in colleges and universities? How about “critical thinking”? There you go.

7. Other People Can Become Leeches

The vast majority of highly intuitive people are also very empathic and compassionate. Being able to tap into others’ energy and emotions means that there’s a lot more room for understanding and empathizing with their pain. As such, intuitives often have a deep desire to help others… and that can be taken advantage of. Often.

Intuitives need to learn how to care for themselves before they care for others, and part of that includes learning when to back away from those who deplete them.

(Article Source – AConsciousRethink.com)

The Story of Lady Wonder, the Psychic Horse

BY CAITLIN SCHNEIDER

I saw mention of this on a show I was watching the other night and went looking for this article to share with you. It’s just so interesting… and I mean, why not? Animals are super sensitive, smart, and able to detect things at levels we aren’t… so, why not?

Psychic Horse

In the early 1920s, a Richmond, Virginia woman named Claudia Fonda started noticing something unusual about her horse, Lady Wonder. The animal would often come to her without being beckoned, as if she knew, telepathically, that Fonda was looking for her.

Believing that she had an exceptional animal in her care, Fonda started to train Lady to move lettered and numbered children’s blocks with her nose, eventually even designing a piano-sized contraption with a double row of keys. A touch of her snout on a lever would cause a tin card with a letter or number to pop up, and through that system, Lady was purportedly able to solve math problems and spell words. It was the gateway to a phenomenon, because Lady was not merely smart, she was also supposedly psychic.

An estimated 150,000 people would eventually seek counsel from Lady Wonder, each paying $1 to ask three questions. Her achievements reportedly included telling married women their maiden names, guessing the sex of unborn children, predicting oncoming tractors, knowing the date on a coin hidden from view, discovering oil, and calling elections, horse races, ball games, and boxing matches—most famously, Gene Tunney’s defeat of Jack Dempsey in 1927 for the world heavyweight championship.

After hearing about the boxing prediction, researchers from Duke University including Dr. J.B. Rhine visited the farm to test Lady. Rhine’s simple exam involved writing words on pieces of paper and, while still hidden, asking the horse to spell them out. Lady largely succeeded, even with longer words like “Mesopotamia” and “Carolina.”

The future-telling, mind-reading mare’s best-known feat didn’t come until more than two decades later. In 1952, Lady was called upon as a sort of last-ditch effort in the search for a missing Massachusetts boy. She spelled out “Pittsfield Water Wheel” when asked for his whereabouts, and after some initial confusion (“Pittsfield Water Wheel” didn’t exist), authorities wondered if the letters were instead supposed to be Field and Wilde Water Pit—a nearby abandoned quarry. They took the search there, and found the missing boy’s body.

Lady Wonder wasn’t always correct with her answers—in fact, she was often wrong—and she garnered as many skeptics as believers. A professional horse trainer named Edward Staib checked out the horse and called the results “not conclusive.” While psychologist Thomas L. Garrett believed there was “no trickery involved,” New Jersey professor John Scarne believed Fonda was cueing the animal. Magician Milbourne Christopher agreed, determining that Lady Wonder was very well-trained, but not telepathic or clairvoyant.

Others still simply didn’t know what to make of the so-called psychic horse. A researcher named Dr. Gayle told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I am perfectly willing to admit that I have no idea how she arrives at the correct answers to our questions. There is no conscious trickery here, I am convinced. But I am not converted to the mind-reading theory. What’s the solution of the puzzle? I don’t know!”

Lady Wonder died in 1957, and Fonda followed two years later. We’ll never know if the animal had otherworldly abilities, or a very keen mind and obedient tendencies, but we do know that Fonda also had a piano-playing Pomeranian named Pudgy, so you can draw your conclusions from that.

For photos of Lady Wonder click here; if you want to read a slew of archived stories from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, they do require a small fee, but you can get them here.

[h/t Strange Company]

Does your child have psychic abilities?

by Alison Langley

It’s been my experience that ALL children have psychic abilities until about 3 or 4 years of age. We come in with it. As a child we don’t realize it’s unusual to have it, so we just “go with it”, without raising much fuss. Granted, some kids come in with more of it than others. Still, most have a marked degree of ability until they are told such things don’t exist. Personally, I find this extremely cool and something worth nurturing… but I would (ha). Calleen

child with psychic abilities

Could your child have psychic abilities?

Have they seen things that simply can’t be explained?

Those were a few of the questions that Spiritual Niagara and Psychic Kids United tried to answer Saturday during an information session for parents and children at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls.

“We want to let children know what it’s like to have these different abilities, and they’re all varying, and what to do with them and how to use them to thrive,” said Amanda Dubois, a psychic medium and member of Spiritual Niagara.

The goal of the event was to give children an opportunity to explore and develop their intuitive gifts and to educate parents.

Dubois and a team of facilitators worked with parents and children to explain the traits of empaths, mediums, psychics and healers and how children can manage their abilities.

According to Psychic Kids United, a medium is someone who senses or can connect with spirit energy while an empath is someone who is sensitive to circumstances, events and conversations.

A healer is an individual who wants to help others to feel better, be it emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually and a psychic knows things that are not obvious to everyone else.

Welland resident Kelly Serniak brought along her children Julia, 9, and seven-year-old Jacob.

“The focus here is kids but it really applies to anyone,” Serniak said.

“I think it’s important for them to be tapped in to every level of who they are because it really dictates how we see the world and how we work through the world,” she said.

Dubois and other speakers encouraged participants not to be afraid of the unknown.

“In TV and movies, it’s sensationalized, it’s not real life,” she explained.

“Embrace your abilities because, yes, you can help others, but first and foremost they will help you.”

Additional information sessions are planned for next year, likely in March or May.

Spiritual Niagara began in June 2009 and provide links to spiritual services across the region. Those services including meditation classes, yoga, Reiki, massage, psychics, tarot, holistic health, hypnosis and energy healers.

For further information, visit www.spiritualniagara.ca.

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You might also check out my book, Psychic Development, along with the CD.  Together they help you better understand your child’s gifts, while helping your child understand how to harness, use, and control it.  Takes the fear out of the process by empowering them with knowledge… and, you too.

Psychic, ghost hunters helped Long Island man find dad’s remains in 57-year-old mystery

By Robert Gearty

Ghost hunters and a psychic help Long Island man find his dad’s remains.  After enlisting ghost hunters and a psychic, a Long Island man found the bones of his father, a Korean War vet who mysteriously disappeared nearly 60 years ago in his basement.

Bones found in a Long Island basement were discovered after a family consulted a psychic and paranormal investigators, according to reports.

Mike Carroll, 57, is convinced the bones belong to his father, a Korean War vet who mysteriously disappeared nearly 60 years ago.

George Carroll was living in Lake Grove when he vanished in 1961, leaving behind a wife and four children, ranging in age from eight months to nine years old.

The children never received a straight answer from their mother, Dorothy Carroll, on what happened to her father. Dorothy died in 1998.

The bones were discovered Halloween eve Tuesday in a spot in the basement that had been flagged by a psychic, the New York Post reports.

“They were twisted in a knot, weird-looking,” Carroll told the paper. “It was down and twisted in the dirt … not totally exposed, either.”

NEW YORK FAMILY HOPES HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN BASEMENT WILL LEAD TO ANSWERS ABOUT MISSING FATHER

Paranormal investigators visited the home in June, Newsday reported. A sister of Carroll’s arranged the visit.

The ghost hunters told Carroll they detected an “energy” in the house when they returned this week to share their findings, according to the paper.

Suffolk police will use dental records, if available, and DNA testing to positively identify the bones, Newsday reported.

Carroll was told his father “went out and never came back.”

He told WABC-TV that it has been a rumor in the family for years that his father may be buried in the basement.

(Article Source – FoxNews.com)

The ENERGY Of HAIR!

By shareloveinspire

Energy of Hair

Is it a coincidence that both men and women had long hair during the ‘Summer of Love’? What tests did the government run after Viet Nam that proves how hair has energy?

This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War.

Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.

Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.

As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ‘sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ‘sixth sense’, their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a Typical Test:

The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ‘enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.

In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his ‘sixth sense’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and ‘kills’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.

This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.

So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.”

Comment:

The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.

When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .

Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.

Conclusion:

In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.

(Article Source – shareloveinspire.com)

Exploring Psychic Abilities: Automatic Writing

By Natasha Burton

I found this article and wanted to share. The only thing I might add is simply this; before you attempt Automatic Writing make sure you have surrounded yourself with whatever “spirit shield” you use. In my case, I always call in “the White Light”. I also ask that only those in the White Light be allowed to work with or through me.

Now, this warning isn’t meant to scare you away.  In truth, all psychic/medium skills almost always involve some degree of channeling. Rather, I would feel remiss if I didn’t remind you to watch out for yourself.  To choose who can and can’t write through you. After all, no one wants Bad Santa showing up (sigh). Otherwise, this could be a very interesting thing to give a shot. Calleen

Automatic Writing

The Words of a Spirit Being

Automatic writing is an interesting psychic ability. With it, a psychic asks a spirit a question, meditates on it, and then begins writing for a designated period of time. They write in a stream-of-consciousness manner so information can come through. Once time is up, the psychic reads back what they’ve written. This is when they uncover the messages from a spirit.

What is Automatic Writing

Automatic writing is a form of channeling. Channeling is a means of allowing a spirit to take over a vessel (the channeler) and express itself. However, in order to use automatic writing, the psychic takes on the characteristics and mannerisms of a spirit. Then they actually write as if they were that being. In a free-flow of words, the being comes alive on the page. They impart messages and give context that may be helpful to the person looking for answers.

The Origins of Automatic Writing

While some believe that automatic writing has been around for centuries, it really gained traction in the post-World War I era. It was part of the Spiritualist movement. People wanted to connect with their deceased loved ones who had died at war. Many of them reached out to individuals who could channel them. Some poets and writers even claimed to use this psychic ability to pen their works too!

Why Psychics Use Automatic Writing

Sometimes we’re better at expressing our thoughts and feelings in writing. Other times, we don’t know how we really feel until it’s all laid out in front of us. This holds true for all beings—both living and deceased. Like every living person, every spirit is different, and they too prefer to connect and communicate in ways that are most comfortable for them. This psychic ability is just one of those options.

How Automatic Writing Enhances a Psychic Reading

As mentioned before, automatic writing can help a psychic connect with your loved ones who have crossed over. Rather than interpret what they’re saying, a psychic can record what they’re saying—word for word. It creates a more personal connection because you’re hearing the words and language your loved ones used when they were living.

You could also try automatic writing yourself. Just follow the steps mentioned above. Then, you can take those messages to a psychic for clarification and interpretation. Imagine having regular conversations with deceased loved ones as if they were sitting across from you! There is so much comfort in knowing that you can always communicate with someone you love—no matter what plane they occupy. And someday, someone you love will communicate with you no matter what plane you occupy too.

(Article Source – CaliforniaPsychics.com)