Monday, 13 July 2020

Pick-a-Card Guidance for the week beginning 13 July 2020

First select your card then scroll through to reveal the image and the message it inspired for you.

Wishing you a great week, K x 

 
 
 
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Monday, 6 July 2020

Pick-a-Card Guidance for the week beginning 6 July 2020

First select your card then scroll through to reveal your chosen card and the message it inspired for you.

Wishing you a great week, K x








Deck used is the wonderful Mermaid Tarot by Leeza Robertson and Julie Dillon.
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Monday, 29 June 2020

Pick-a-Card Guidance for the week beginning 29 June 2020



Pick the card you are most drawn to then scroll down to reveal your chosen card and the message inspired by the card for you.

Wishing you a great week,
K x


Deck used is the delightful Hezicos Tarot by Mary Griffin.
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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Personal Tarot Practice - Thanking, Honouring and Readiness

A conversation with a friend yesterday about the decks I use for reading and what I do with them once I have finished prompted me to share my personal practice that I like to do after each session or day of readings.  Others may call this a ritual or cleansing; cleansing is not something I feel describes what I do or what I feel is necessary.

I like to thank the cards and my guides and helpers for their guidance and to also honour the clients who came for a reading and who shared a little of themselves with me in our time together.  It’s also a way for me to send out healing thoughts for them as they move forward in their lives and to ready the decks for the next time I use them for readings.

My most used decks for reading with clients are the Radiant Rider Waite and the Universal Waite which are both shown here.  They travel to and from readings in their pouches which were made by me, and remain in them when I return home until it’s time for thanking, honouring and readiness.

The decks and the pouches are laid down on my sacred space* with a candle between them and a flower or leaf placed on top of each deck.  Sometimes there are more than two decks in which case I arrange them around the candle like the petals of a flower.  I light incense and say a few words for thanks and healing, and leave them undisturbed.  Once the candle has burned out I take the flowers, or leaves, with the ashes from the incense and return them to the garden. The decks are each put back in order and returned to their pouches ready for their next readings. 

It’s important to mention that I don't do this between each client during a reading session because we’d be there all day, however I do carry out a short and simple practice between each reading in readiness for the next client.

This thanking, honouring and readiness practice came about as a way for me to bring readings to a close at the end of the day in a way that feels personal, practical and special.

If you’d like to try or adapt what I’ve shared here for yourself you are welcome and i’d love to hear your experiences if you’d like to share them.  By sharing my post -reading practice here it is not me saying this is what must be done, or how it should be done, or that you should have a practice.  Personal practices should be just that, personal to what works for you and what honours your work and your spiritual connection.

With love,
Karen x

* I’ve not shown my entire sacred space as this remains private.


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Monday, 22 June 2020

Pick-a-Card Guidance for the week beginning 22 June 2020

Good morning :-)

Response to the change in the style for the weekly guidance message has been great and the 'Pick a Card' way of doing things is definitely more popular, so here it is for this week.

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1.  Four of Feathers (The Bear)

Sanctuary and Rest - this week you may be needing to recharge your mental batteries and take some time out to relax, sleep and recover.   Mental rest is just as important as physical rest and draining yourself mentally without replenishment may cause you to be a bit like a bear with a sore head.  The Bear we see here is resting safe in the knowledge that the resources he has gathered around him in his sanctuary will sustain his period of rest.  Allow yourself to let go and let others support you or get on with the tasks at hand.  Allow the stillness to settle you as you open yourself to accepting support and help from others.

2. Eight of Feathers (The Field Mouse)

Courage and Solutions - you may feel a bit trapped by your own thoughts this week, possibly overthinking things and finding yourself unable to make a move because of what you are worrying about.  The little mouse we see here needs to get past his worries of what might lie outside in the woodland as he searches for food, but if he doesn't summon up his courage to venture out he will go hungry.  Often our thoughts are worse than the reality and when we focus on these limiting thoughts we cannot see the solutions.  Find your courage, find ways to settle your mind, tune into your intuition thus allowing yourself to breathe easier and to be more open to solutions.

3.  Seven of Feathers - (The Cheetah)

Preparation and Resourcefulness - you may need to find your speedy side this week.  There may be some situations that present themselves this week where if you don't act fast or stay on the ball that you will miss out.  It may even be that some people around you are trying to take advantage.  The Cheetah is alert, keeping her eyes above the long grass surveying all that is happening around her - ready to spring into action if needed. Be mindful of keeping yourself in great condition by eating nourishing food to ensure you are alert and energetic this week.

Wishing you a great week.
K x



Deck used:  The Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy and published by U S Games Inc

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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Steampunk Tea Leaf Reading Cards

Steampunk Tea Leaf Fortune Telling Cards
Drinking tea and having a play with a new deck today.  The Steampunk Tea Leaf Fortune Telling Cards.

I bought these cards as a result of the talk about Tea Leaf Reading by Karin Dalton-Smith at the World Divination Association Virtual Conference.  She talked us through the process of conducting a reading using tea leaves in a teacup, then mentioned a deck she had created.

These cards are lovely and the bronze edging is yummy. They really are like melted chocolate, as Karin described them.




Monday, 15 June 2020

Lighten the Load Spread

I created and use this spread for when i'm experiencing moments of overwhelm or stress.

I thought you might find it helpful too.

This spread works perfectly with both Tarot and Oracle cards, and i've on occassion used charms and crystals instead of cards.  See what works best for you.

Lighten the Load Spread created by Karen Wiederhold, Kaleidoscope Wellbeing and Tarot






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Pick-a-Card Guidance for the week beginning 15 June 2020

A bit of a change for this week's 'Guidance for the Week' reading.

Pick your card and the guidance message is revealed further in the post.

Please let me know if you prefer this way of having the weekly guidance or if you prefer the one card version I've been doing.








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Wishing you a great week.
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 Card 1 - The Four of Pentacles

This week you may find that you are  holding onto your emotions or feeling as though you are unable or unwilling to share yourself or your resources with others.  It could be that you've had some busy or stressful weeks lately and it’s taken its toll.  Perhaps you are suffering emotional burnout from being in close quarters with family members all these weeks in lockdown and your personal energy tank is beginning to run on empty.   Continuing like this could lead to resentment or anger if left to grow.  Meditation or time to yourself to recharge physically, spiritually and emotionally will be beneficial for you this week.





Card 2 - The Seven of Cups

This week you may find that you are unable to make a decision and could be feeling a bit ungrounded or not as confident in your decisiveness as usual.  Some options before you may not be quite as good as they seem and you will need to be mindful of being carried away with illusion rather than reality.  Make your decision without being rushed. Stop, take time, settle your thoughts and emotions by doing something that brings you back to earth and gets you back in tune with your instincts and strengths.   Perhaps go for a walk, do some exercise, work in the garden or cook something nutritious and comforting.  Do what makes you feel strong and stable and clear in purpose.


Card 3 - The Hermit

This week you are being guided by the Hermit to go within, to slow down, listen and find the answers you seek in the stillness of quiet contemplation.  New opportunities lie ahead of you and you need to be able to see the important details of the path ahead - which you can’t do if you are getting ahead of yourself or trying to get too much done.  You are in need of tranquility and relaxation and The Hermit advises you that the benefits may be needed for a longer period than just this week.  Seek activities that calm you like listening to music, colouring, taking soothing baths, a walk alongside water, or meditation.




Deck used:  The Golden Art Nouveau Tarot by Giulia Massaglia and published by Lo Scarabeo

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Monday, 8 June 2020

Guidance for the week beginning 8 June 2020

The Crystal Visions Tarot
This week, give yourself a break from all the hard work you've been putting in and give things that you've set in motion a chance to develop and flourish. There can be the temptation to keep pushing forward or trying to force things where the timing may not be quite right and this could lead to frustration or making a mistake. By all means keep a watchful eye but ease off on pushing too hard. ✨

If you've been unwell or recovering from an injury, take things slow, don't overdo it. You're nearly there but you wouldn't want to cause a setback from being too hasty.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Guidance for the week beginning 1 June 2020

This is a great week for those new ideas you've been having to moveforward to becoming a reality.  If you've been struggling for a while to see a clear path or find a solution,  this is the week where you have that breakthrough or epiphany.  The Ace of Swords is here to help you cut through what has been clouding your thoughts and urge you on to success.

Have a wonderful week,
K x








Deck used: The Radiant Waite by U S Games Inc

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