And with Gemini Rising my ruling planet is Mercury - which in tarot terms, is the Magician! This energy likes to shape its own reality and plays with Fire just because it can. It has gotten me into trouble when sessions get creative. I keep hearing, that is not how Reiki works.
The Zodiac Wheel + Rider Waite Tarot 💕
Energy Healing and Tarot
Last week I had a crazy creative Reiki session; it was such fun that I hope to repeat it many times. A client came in for healing and wanted to work on confidence and personal power. I started out the way you usually would: clearing his Aura, tuning into his energy from the shoulders and letting Reiki flow from the Crown of his head all the way to his feet. Then I moved onto his Chakras, expecting to use the Reiki Symbols to clear his energy. The symbols are based on Japanese kanji and each of them has a meaning and a vibration. We use them for intention setting.
Instead, when my palms were over his Solar Plexus Chakra - the center of joy, power and personal identity - a Tarot card came to my mind. I saw an image of two people making their way through a snow storm with no buildings in sight. It made me feel like he was braving the Elements, not knowing where he was going. I thought OK, so we're healing with images now, and started to fill that mental picture with Reiki, while picturing it in his abdomen.
Within a few minutes the image changed to another card, one where we see the King of Fire sitting on-top of a Fire Dragon (from Doreen Virtue's now disowned tarot). This card is about being able to communicate our vision with power and confidence, so I moved one hand up to his Throat Chakra and kept the other on the Solar Plexus. I stayed there for a little bit longer, until the images shifted again. The next one was actually my favorite card (and please don't think I'm crazy) - the Death card. This isn't actually about Death, instead relating to Scorpio energy. If you're not familiar with this powerful watery sign, it's the energy of demolition and rebirth rolled into one - any situation can be healed by Scorpio.
Astrology, Tarot and Reiki
Scorpio is the most powerful Zodiac sign because of its force (ruled by Pluto and Mars) and its laser-sharp insight. It knows how things will play out which ensure success, though of course like all signs it has drawbacks. Smother love and control issues - but when we send energy healing to the image of the card in a person's Aura, those qualities are harmonized. Rather than project the energy of the card, we see it in the person's psyche and let Reiki balance and heal it.
This isn't how one typically works in a Reiki sessions, but it is very similar to the energy healing sessions that I learned to do at the School of Intuition & Healing in London. And thanks to my dreamy Mercury in Pisces mind, I really can't predict what I will see or where I'll go in healing or Reiki sessions. The fun thing was that the client loved it and felt 100% happy, relaxed and peaceful when the hour was up 🙌 🙌 🙌
I wouldn't have expected a session that dealt with Scorpio upheavals to be peaceful, but that is what Reiki does for us. It calms the waters and diminishes turbulence. Also it is much better to consciously channel Scorpio energy, than to have it rush through your life unannounced LOL.
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I offer Reiki and Energy Healing sessions in person in Mexico City, as well as through the blog. The online sessions usually involve a personalized energy healing meditation where we work with clairvoyant images, journaling and distant healing. Details HERE.
And you've seen this, but Katy Perry's Wide Awake has so much tarot symbolism. It's the journey that we go through, beginning with The Magician and through the tunnel with our Inner Guide.
And read Chakra Healing & Magick to channel healing and work with tarot, clairvoyant images and Chakras yourself. Link below!
Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below: