Many people associate the Tarot and Oracle cards with gypsies and fortune telling. Colette Baron-Reid gives a wonderful explanation on what oracle cards are and what they’re not.
“Oracle cards are often mistaken for “fortune telling” devices , says Baron-Reid. “But in truth they are a powerful tool in co-creating your reality with Spirit as your manifesting partner.”
Baron-Reid further points out that the word oracle comes from Latin “oraculum” then from “orare” which means “to speak, pray” (Merriam Webster).
“It is known as an intermediary between the mundane world (ours) and the spiritual (Spirit). An oracle is a medium through which to communicate directly with Spirit, your higher self, and your inner knowing and that can bypass your subjective truth that only comes from the experience and memory, desires and wants of your small self. It uses symbolic language to talk to you,” says Baron-Reid.
Baron-Reid reminds us that working with oracle cards “supports what we already know at a deeper level;points the way forward and gives good wise counsel about how to take the next right action towards your intentions and deepest desires for the highest good.”
Colette Baron -Reid offers a concise explanation of why I use Oracle cards and the Tarot as a form of guidance and mediation. It brings awareness of what’s going on in my life and offers a tool in unlocking the subconscious and exploring new perspectives or “takes” on thinking about situations, offering a different “set of eyes” so to speak.
Periodically, I’m going to offer random, free readings. All you need to do is email me your name and date of birth and subscribe to my blog. Readings will vary in what energies are examined.
This month, in honor of my parents, who were both crusty crabs, I’m offering a free reading based on Ethony Dawn’s tarot spread below for the Full Moon in Cancer. I will randomly draw a name from my list of subscribers who also email me a request for the free reading. Subject line of your email should read, “Full Moon In Cancer Free Reading.” On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12 Noon CST, I will randomly choose someone for the reading and will complete the reading that evening so you’ll have time to consider it before the full moon on January 12th.
So, remember, to participate, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your name (first name is fine) and your date of birth (you don’t have to include the year) and subscribe to my blog. Remember to mark the subject line of the email, “Full Moon In Cancer Free Reading.”
The Seeker will be chosen randomly at 12 Noon CST, January 11, 2017.
Now would be a good time to be the “Observer” as this full moon on January 12 showers us with the Cancer energy of feelings, emotions, relationships, family, creativity and intuition.
For some, full moons in and of themselves are intense. However, this full moon also brings a Grand Cross in the Cardinal signs of Capricorn, Aries, Libra and Cancer. These signs more than others, may feel an intense need for change.
Grand Crosses pull us in all sorts of directions. We may feel as if we are being stretched on a cross from all sides. Compromise may be difficult. The feelings being brought to the surface with the full moon in Cancer is also forcing us to take a look at what or where we need to make changes. However, sit with these feelings for a couple of days before taking action and making any life altering changes.
People that go with the flow and welcome change will love this energy. Those that like the status quo will not.