Understanding the Tarot Card Deck - Part 1

Written by Lisa Lamont

One ofrepparttar first steps toward understandingrepparttar 122146 Tarot lies in appreciatingrepparttar 122147 meaning of its two Arcana –repparttar 122148 Major andrepparttar 122149 Minor. But even before that,repparttar 122150 novice does well by committing to memoryrepparttar 122151 meaning of “Arcana” – defined as “mysterious knowledge, language, or information accessible only byrepparttar 122152 initiate.”

By its very definition,repparttar 122153 word “Arcana” exudes secrecy and a certain esoteric eeriness – making itrepparttar 122154 perfect word forrepparttar 122155 two branches ofrepparttar 122156 Tarot so important to believers, including new “initiates.” To learn about Tarot is one thing; to truly learnrepparttar 122157 meaning ofrepparttar 122158 Tarot’s Arcana is quite another.

Becauserepparttar 122159 Arcana are secret, and because their deeper meanings are closed to many, learning them takes time, determination, and perhaps even a gift. This gift belongs to those with a desire to learnrepparttar 122160 mysteries and knowledge ofrepparttar 122161 Ancients,repparttar 122162 special few,repparttar 122163 Chosen. The Arcana, though seemingly somewhat simplistic at first glance, are in actualityrepparttar 122164 great secret to reading Tarot.

The first ofrepparttar 122165 Arcana, termedrepparttar 122166 “Major Arcana,” symbolically relate to our physical, as well as intellectual, emotional, and spiritual states of being. These 22 powerful cards illuminate our strengths, weaknesses, fears, wishes, andrepparttar 122167 light and dark portions of our souls. The Major Arcana in a commonly used Tarot deck includerepparttar 122168 fool,repparttar 122169 magician,repparttar 122170 high priestess,repparttar 122171 empress,repparttar 122172 emperor,repparttar 122173 hierophant (wise man or teacher),repparttar 122174 lovers,repparttar 122175 chariot, strength,repparttar 122176 hermit,repparttar 122177 wheel of fortune, justice,repparttar 122178 hanged man, death, temperance,repparttar 122179 devil,repparttar 122180 tower,repparttar 122181 star,repparttar 122182 sun,repparttar 122183 moon, judgment, andrepparttar 122184 world.

Manifest Your Dreams

Written by Jason Johns

For each of us,repparttar universe is different. A homeless man may viewrepparttar 122145 universe as unfair, hard and tough. A rich man may viewrepparttar 122146 universe as a lovely place full of luxury and pleasure. Both of them are viewingrepparttar 122147 same universe, it is just different because of their perceptions of it and their life experiences.

This is a fundamental key to understanding, to know that how you perceiverepparttar 122148 universe is how it is to you. If you feel it is full of fear and hatred, then it will be. If you think it is full of love and happiness, it is. Using some ofrepparttar 122149 techniques discussed in this, and other articles, you can start to reprogramrepparttar 122150 way you perceiverepparttar 122151 universe and change your life!

Think about how many times you have feared something happening and then it has. For example, you might be worried that you are going to bump your car, and then you do. Was it a premonition or did you create it? Compare this torepparttar 122152 amount of times you have looked forward to something and then it has happened. Usuallyrepparttar 122153 fear is a much stronger emotion and focus, which causesrepparttar 122154 object of that fear/thought to manifest much more quickly.

Of course, thought and belief does not just createrepparttar 122155 universe on an emotional and psychological level, but also on a material level. We may fear that we are not good with money and hence we are not. You can use your will and focus on manifesting items that you want to further your life with. Remember that you can only manifest things you believe you can have. You may wish for a million dollars, but unless you really believe you can have it, you will not get it.

You need to be aware that things are not just going to fall out ofrepparttar 122156 air and land on your lap, though on occasion they may well do so, literally as well as figuratively. It sometimes takes a little while for what you want to manifest to appear. Sometimes it requires faith and patience on your part. It might berepparttar 122157 Universe is testing you to see if you really want it and will really dedicate yourself to getting it before you get it. You cannot sit back and wait for what you want to manifest.

There is a saying "God helps those who help themselves". This is true. When you are manifesting it is essential that you listen to your intuition and follow your instincts. It often also depends on whether what you are trying to manifest is in tune with your life's purpose or not. If it is not then you have an uphill struggle to manifest it. Also, if you manifest for selfish needs and with your ego then it is not likely to work. It works best when you manifest forrepparttar 122158 greater good, selflessly, and from your higher self.

When working on manifesting remember to keep your mind open as to how it is going to appear in your life. For example, many of us may want to manifest more money. We have a mental program that says, "more money means I have to work more". This is not necessarily true. You might manifest more money from a promotion, a raise at work, a change of job or career, from a competition win, an inheritance, and many other ways. You need to be open to this because if you mentally limitrepparttar 122159 waysrepparttar 122160 Universe can provide to you then it is going to be much harder for what you want to come into your life. Listen to your intuition too because it will help guide you. You might getrepparttar 122161 urge to buy a newspaper suddenly. You buy it and noticerepparttar 122162 exact car you want for sale in it. Our intuition is from our higher self and will guide us if we listen to it.

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