Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Shine a Light on Your Life

It has been eleven years since I acquired my first deck: The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman Burke. I loved that it was based on greek myths and that it felt like a magical work of art. Tarot in general can be seen a 78 paintings that tell a story. This one in particular told the story of greek gods, goddesses and the humans that crossed paths with them. If we take a step back to think about ancient mythology, we see characters with traits that can be described as human and divine. 

My feeling is that these ancient myths encouraged us to grow and achieve our full potential, without losing sight of human nature and the chaos that an unhealed egos can bring about. As the Reiki teacher William Lee Rand says, a happy and healed ego is filled with strength and purpose; an unbalanced ego undermines our lives. In my experience, healing the Solar Plexus Chakra is vital because that is often where inner struggles lie. There are many ways to go about it; I like to blend Reiki or Energy Healing with Tarot as outlined in my book on Chakra Healing & Magick. 

Why Healing with Tarot? 

At first I was drawn to the artwork and the basic card messages, but eventually I realised that tarot cards in particular are a great tool for personal growth and knowledge. Most tarot decks are based on the Rider Wait deck from the early 1900's, with personality traits and skills depicted in the suits of Fire, Earth, Air and Water; and 22 Archetype cards representing major growth phases in life. 

We see ourselves reflected in the cards and this makes it easy for us to understand the subconscious choices we make. It is like watching a movie and seeing yourself in the characters. Tarot cards shed a light on what needs healing and integrating. The secret is to choose a deck you resonate with thematically and visually. You'll find some of my favorites on Instagram HERE 💕 

Taschen's Salvador Dali Tarot

The Salvador Dali Tarot deck is a must have for art and tarot fans but I would avoid shuffling them so as not to spoil the deck. Each card literally is a painting and the book is beautiful. 

Tapping Into the Unconscious 

My early experiences taught me to connect with my unconscious and my surroundings (and not necessarily to read the future). Each tarot card is designed to communicate a theme, a challenge or an emotion. When we see them on the table, the cards that evoke the strongest emotional reactions are the ones with a message for us. It helps to sit with the ones we dislike and journal about our feelings. With that done we can come back to the cards that feel better to us. 

There are many people who use tarot to ask about the future. I feel that the real value is in letting the cards open our eyes to all of the stumbling blocks that we have put in our own way so that we can heal them. This helps us move through life - for example by telling us that we are acting out of fear, or maybe stuck in the past. The awareness is empowering if we make inner changes. 

The Magic is in Your Aura

The Aura is often imagined as a sphere of light around the physical body. At the School of Intuition & Healing we learned to divide it into four thick layers for simplicity's sake (it has about 12). One of these layers registers physical sensations while the next two register emotions and thoughts from our surroundings. The last one makes it possible for us to feel the presence of archangels. 

When we activate our Aura to read the cards, the information that is stored in our subconscious and in the Aura's layers comes out. We see it reflected in the cards, the ones that stand out have the most relevant message. This also happens when we read tarot cards for someone else - your Aura reads their Aura and connects with their angels and guides. Reading tarot at a distance changes the dynamic slightly, but we can all activate our intuitive healing abilities. The full process is in Chapters 5 & 6 of Chakra Healing & Magick, on energy healing and psychic abilities. 

Let's Get Ready 

Before doing any kind of intuitive work it is important to clear and shield your Aura and the space where you'll be reading. We also set the intention to connect with Divine Light so that we tune into the messages that help us grow with compassion. Based on my student years at The College of Psychic Studies, the first one that I reach out to is always Archangel Michael. He channels the element of Fire - clearing, healing and transmuting our energy. 

Here is a tip - clearing your Aura before shuffling the cards will wipe away superficial worries, giving us a chance to go deeper in our self-healing sessions. The rest of the archangels help us tune into our soul's guidance by dialling up our intuitive perception. 

We can activate our intuition through the Aura & Chakras with a simple meditation (on YouTube). If you have cards, set the intention for them to be cleared before looking through your deck and choosing one as a journaling prompt. You'll find plenty of ways to connect with your intuition and your creativity in Chakra Healing & Magick; now available in the Bookstore HERE

Tarot Tutorial on YouTube! 

And one last surprise 🤩 I recorded a short introduction to healing with tarot below. Have a look and get started with your cards! Enjoy and please reach out on social media with any questions. 

Thank you for reading Diary of a Psychic Healer!  

Reiki hugs,



Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  

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