Tarot for the Soul ~ week of August 14-20, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

YOUR READING

~ WEEK OF AUGUST 14-20, 2017 ~

 

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GIFTS:

This week, embrace the wisdom of flowers.photo_water Queen

In the Receptivity Card (Queen of Water), notice how a lotus encircles the woman’s head. Her head is completely enveloped in the flower. She is one with the flower, she functions as a flower: energy is flowing into her (from the stars), and energy is flowing out of her (into the Earth), as one seamless flowing motion. Everything is in tune. Everything is smooth and perfect.

If you gaze at this card long enough, you begin to get a sense that this woman is functioning no longer from a place of mind, no longer from a place of logic and rational analysis, but, rather, from a place of feeling and intuition. She has evolved. She has combined her incredible powers of Human Being with the wisdom of the plant world, the wisdom of the flowers.

This week, your gift is the wisdom of the flowers: simplicity, instinct, intuition—a deep sense of connection with the Universe. Beauty.

In some ways, we could say that flowers and plants are more in tune with the Universe than we human beings are—because they don’t cloud their existence with worries. They simply gather the sun, drink the nutrients from the soil, breathe, and be. They are effortless. They know they will be provided for, and so their undivided energy is devoted to simply being. They are.

We love looking at plants and being out in Nature because they remind us that life really is simple.

This week, you will be able to access the flows of intuition more easily. You will be more receptive to the ease and bliss of the Universal forces flowing through you. Open your ears—it will be easy. Open your heart—it will be easy. Open your mind—it will be easy.

This week, you are graced with an enhanced sense of receptivity. You will know as the flowers know, be as the flowers be. This is your gift this week.

Recommendation: Each morning this week, first thing when you wake up, sit quietly with your spine straight, palms facing up, and say aloud: “I am open and receptive to the wisdom of the Universe. I am open. I am receptive. I am a flower, being fed by the stars.”

GROWTH:

This week, it’s important to recognize that both cards are water cards.

In Tarot, water cards symbolize emotions and intuition. The water element is the aspect of Divine Feminine that is heart-based and feelings-based. photo_water 7

In the Projections Card (7 of Water), we see a man and a woman looking at each other. Yet they are not really truly looking: what they are seeing, instead, is an illusion. They see false, distorted images.

Why?

When we gaze at the other, the other becomes our mirror. The Universe is made of many beings so that we have many opportunities to learn and explore what is within. We have these amazing (and sometimes crazy!) relationships with others—seemingly outside our own bodies—in order to feel more deeply what is within.

It’s a paradox.

In the ultimate view of the Universe, no one and nothing is separate. We are all interconnected strands of one energy. And, yet, as we manifest into bodies, we seem to be separate. That is the whole game of it! The game is to have these things called relationships: to interact with others so that we may reveal hidden truths within ourselves.

We want to connect so we can feel connected. We want to relate so we can feel relatable.

The spiritual journey is finding balance between the outward adventures (relationships) and the inward adventures, such as meditation, Reiki, yoga, and other healing arts, where we learn to go within our own heartspace to learn what our own energy feels like, to learn what our own auric field feels like. We feel the muscles in our legs and we feel the way it feels to breathe using the lungs inside our own particular chest. We learn what it is to be “me.”

As we devote more and more time to inner exploration, to meditation of various kinds, we can engage more wholly and honestly in relationship with others. This week, remember this delicate balance. That is your challenge. Are you spending enough time alone? Are you noticing and honoring your feelings? Are you giving yourself enough time in your day for quiet reflection? Are you meditating? Are you walking outside in Nature? Are you caring for your physical body—giving yourself the proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise? Are you feeding yourself positive, uplifting affirmations? Are you hugging yourself and touching your own body with love?

This week, you are invited to see the opportunity to bring more emotional balance into your life. Through more balance between inner exploration and outer relationships, you reduce the tendency to mentally project your own desires, expectations, and judgments upon others. You learn to, instead, intuitively feel and sense people and situations as they truly are. You learn to feel with an open heart.


 

Thanks for joining me, friends. If you have a comment about this week’s reading, I’d love to hear from you. And if you haven’t already, please follow this blog to receive Tarot for the Soul delivered straight to your inbox!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.
May the love that you feel
be all that you embrace and heal.

 

Sending all my love,

Anya Light ♥

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A moment of light and bliss with my darling soulmate Rowan, after my recent talk at the Center for Conscious Living

 

Tarot for the Soul ~ week of August 7-13, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

YOUR READING

~ WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2017 ~

 

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GIFTS:

There is a point of light in the heart. Feel this through the Harmony Card (10 of Water).photo_water 10

For it is within the heart that all light, all love, all wisdom emerges. For it is from within the heart that the cool, calm waters of harmony manifest.

As we dissolve into the peace of these waters, beautiful creations (as represented by dolphins on this card) are born. We bring forward our true spirit, which manifests as lovely works of art.

We are all artists.

I once met a man on a university campus. We shook hands and looked into each other’s eyes. When I inquired what sort of work he did, he told me, with pride and joy in his smile: “I fix elevators. I am responsible for all the elevators on campus. This is my great passion, my life’s work. I am an artist of elevators.”

This week, notice how you are able to accomplish your own artistic creations, your own stunning works of art, in a more fluid, relaxed fashion. Notice how you are learning to trust the Universe. Notice how there is a spaciousness and an ease in which you do your work. This is because your creation is truly coming from the light in your heart.

Indeed, the light begins in your heart, and then flows up to fill your third eye, your chakra of intuition, and the beauty that manifests is perfectly balanced and harmonious. It is a gift to the world.

 

GROWTH:

I find it lovely that this week both cards are focused on points of light. In the previous Harmony Card, we see two points of light: one in the heart, and one in the third eye chakra. Here on the Totality Card (5 of Fire), we see a point of light encircling the hands of the beautiful ones who are ready to connect.photo_fire 5

Your growth for this week is about cultivating the courage to let go and trust others. There is someone(s) in your life lately who has been reaching out a hand to you—are you brave enough to let go of the past and your old expectations and, rather, clasp hands with this new version of yourself as represented by the one trying to help you?

We are all One. At a certain level, there is no such thing as anyone trying to attack you or hurt you, because each experience is manifested from a Universe that wants Love to prevail.

Each painful situation is only Love in disguise, helping us wake up.

Similarly, each person in our life who extends a helping hand is, really, the Universe dressed up in fabulous disguise. That person is really you.

If we can learn to let go, as the trapeze artists do, and soar through the air, perfectly in tune with each moment, trusting that the other person (the Universe) has “got our back,” then we can harness the joyful fires of passion in our lives. We can be present, fully aware, and enjoying all the amazing adventures that life has to offer!


 

Dear friends,

It is my pleasure to bring you the wisdom that channels through me each week. Truly, it does not come from “me” (not from the mind)…it comes from beyond. I am simply a humble conduit.

Thanks for being here.

If you found this reading helpful, please help us out by taking a moment to share on social media. Thanks to your help, Tarot for the Soul can reach the people who need it the most.

If you’d like to schedule a private reading with me (either in-person or via phone/Skype), please get in touch anytime! It is always my absolute pleasure and honor to serve you.

Lots of Love,

Anya Light

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of July 31-August 6 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ Your Reading ~

Week of July 31, 2017

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GIFTS:

This week, the Fighting Card (Knight of Clouds) is reversed in meaning.photo_clouds Knight

In other words, this week will be a week of peace.

If you look at the figure in this card, there are three predominant colors: black, white, and red. His eyes and his “trigger” buttons located on his armor are all red, indicating fire, rage, and intensity. Yet, the rest of the image is black and white. This is because when we are in fighting mode, the world seems black and white to us—right and wrong, good and bad, yes and no.

This week, my dear friend, you will be gifted with the opposite meaning of how this card is traditionally read.

This week, you will be gifted with a range of relaxed, flexible seeing. You will not be tense like in the figure on the card, but rather you will be loose, and you will be able to see a variety of colors of our beautiful world. People and situations will not be black and white; rather, you will see things as they truly are: as beautiful, nuanced, and full. What a gift!

This week, those people who usually trigger anger will come into your field and your reaction will be one of peace, calm, and love. You will be able to see past your own ego’s need to maintain authority or a sense of rightness, and you will, rather, relax into the depths of friendship with the Universe. You will surrender to the perfection of each moment, and you will be able to feel another layer of your ego release.

Therefore, the character on this card depicts the phase that you are moving beyond. Indeed, you are—more and more with every passing day—at peace with life, at peace with yourself. You see all the exquisite beauty. You recognize that the only way to be happy is to stop the fighting.

GROWTH:

Your area for growth and change this week is represented by the Comparison Card (5 of Clouds).comparison card

This week is a great time to shed some of the old conditioning that asks you to compare yourself to others. It’s a great time to stop the madness!

Truly, one of the surest and quickest ways to depression, anxiety, and negative emotions is the act of comparison! When we compare, we make false judgements based in the ego. We say to the apple, “Why aren’t you more like a pear?” And we say to the pear, “Why the heck can’t you be more like that apple?”

Truly, comparisons are madness, a disease of the human mind.

All of us humans live in a society that is based on comparisons, on competition, and on warring with each other. So, it’s no wonder we all have some healing work to do!

This week, the challenge is to notice the moments when you are comparing yourself to someone else: either looking for ways that you are supposedly superior, or looking for ways that someone else is supposedly better than you. In the first scenario, your ego is looking for a boost by demeaning someone else. In the second, your ego is simply looking to maintain itself—and having an inferiority complex works quite well for keeping the ego intact! (“Woe is me” is a wonderful way to maintain a “me” focus.) Indeed, both types of comparison only bring suffering, because they are rooted firmly in the ego.

When we intentionally take steps in our lives to move out of the ego, we see our Divine connection to all beings, and we can appreciate the beautiful and unique ways that all of us contribute to the grand story of life. We move beyond judgment and we move into acceptance. We move into gratitude.

This week, each time you notice a comparison coming up in your mind, simply notice it, and then turn it into a moment of gratitude. Ask yourself: “What am I grateful for in this moment? What is wonderful about this moment? How is this person a gift in my life? How is this person uniquely contributing to the Universe? How am I uniquely contributing to the Universe?”

It’s going to be okay. The disease of comparison is not a fatal disease. It is one that can be healed. Simply set your intention, and then feel the healing happen.


 

Dear loves,

I am so grateful for each of you. Thank you for your presence here. I am sending you radiant blessings for a beautiful week!

Feel free to get in touch if you feel called to schedule a one-on-one reading with me via phone, Skype, or email.

If you found this reading helpful of if you have any questions, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear how these readings are impacting your life.

Endless love,

♥ Anya Light ♥

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of July 24, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF JULY 24, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

You are being asked by the Universe, by the higher forces of light and love, to express yourself and feel the joy. This week, my friends, is all about Creativity (3 of Major Arcana).creativity card

This is a beautiful week indeed! You are being asked to abandon yourself to the sheer joy of creating: whether that be writing in your journal, dancing alone in your living room, crafting an uplifting message on social media, making a meal, carving wood, singing a song, or selecting a beautiful outfit in the morning.

It is time for you to feel, truly feel, where the source of all creativity emerges from. It is time for you to feel, truly feel, the dissolution of ego, the dissolution of separateness, that happens when we create from a space of love.

When we allow ourselves to be a conduit for the Divine Source…the dance does the dancer. The song sings the singer. The paint paints the painter. The artist becomes a host and a vessel for love.

Usually in our society, we think of creativity in the opposite way. We think of learned techniques and mastery that supposedly comes from years of training. We think of degrees and certificates of achievement. Yet that is not the deepest truth of how creativity happens. The deepest truth is the reality that the purest and most beautiful forms of creativity can only come when we surrender to Source, to God, to Goddess, to the Universe (whatever you want to call it).

It is through the brave surrender of the small self that we can flow into the blissful, ecstatic embrace of the Big Self, the Infinite. A feeling washes over us. It is a wonderful feeling that, somehow, we have always known this connection, have always known this love and fun.

For, truly, creativity is nothing more than fun. Enjoying life. We came here to this planet to experience joy. The Buddha said that life is suffering—but his message was meant for those who were/are ready to begin the process of waking up. He wanted to show what we are leaving behind. He wanted to contrast the new way (happiness) with the old way (suffering).

Many of us, lightworkers and wayshowers of a new humanity, came to Planet Earth with a specific intention. We came here with the mission to heal and awaken others, to end suffering. And, yet, let us not make our mission into a grim duty. Our mission is not meant to be melancholic or serious. Rather, the way we can best shine our light in the world and complete our missions is to wholeheartedly surrender to the creative force that flows through us—joyfully!

GROWTH:

This week, your two cards fit together in a very lovely and obvious fashion. Let us contemplate how the Politics Card (7 of Clouds) fits with the Creativity Card.politics card

The Politics Card shows us a politician who is hiding behind a mask of innocence and beauty. Underneath, though, his hidden face is green, sickly, grotesque. Underneath the mask, he is a snake. His purpose is to tempt you, just like the snake tempted Adam and Eve in the Biblical story of the downfall of humanity.

Who is this politician?

This week, I invite you to ask that question, and to see the ways in which you yourself complete activities, tasks, and interactions in your daily life in a way that holds the energy of the politician. In what ways do you try to manipulate situations, people, and life in general in order to try to get what you want? In what ways do you not present your real face to life?

Our real face is that of relaxed joy. Our real face is that of loose (not tense) shoulders; our real face is that of deep (not shallow) breathing. Our real face is the face of creativity, innocence, spontaneity, compassion, curiosity, peace, and joy. Our real face, our real self, has no persona and no hidden motive. It is what it is—nothing to pretend, nothing to hide.

Have you ever loved someone so much that you simply could not lie to them? Have you ever cared for someone so much that you put their needs before your own? Have you ever felt so in tune with the Universe that you smiled at strangers on the street? Those kinds of energies, my friends, are the kinds of energies of our true self. The connected self. The whole self. The self that is in the constant flow of creativity.

By taking some time to look deeply into ourselves, even if it’s painful, asking ourselves some tough questions about when we try to manipulate—rather than trust—life, then we can begin to unravel some of that old energy of deceit.

In this day and age, hardly anyone believes that politicians can “save” us. We simply are too smart for that. We understand that saving comes from within. There is no politician that can swoop down from heaven and magically wave their wand at the troubles of our planet and fix it all. No. Rather, now, we as a collective human species are waking up to the reality that what needs to be attended to, during this time, is internal work. Each one of us needs to spend more time each day in silence and meditation, more time in self-reflection, more time in spiritual practice and looking deeply into what motivates us, and what it is that best serves the healing process within.

For, truly, when our focus is not on impressing others with our outward masks, but rather on healing our own hearts regardless of what others say or think, then the need to hold that old mask dies away—and what is left in its place is the real face. The face of love. The face that radiates the flow of all creation.


 

Thanks so much friends. I hope this reading was helpful for you. Please reach out if you’d like a one-on-one reading with me. I offer these via phone or Skype.

Hugs & more Hugs,

Anya Light

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Dancing with creativity, dancing with love…

Tarot for the Soul ~ week of July 17, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

 ~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF JULY 17, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

Our gifts this week include the comfort and the peace of knowing that wherever we go, we are at home in the Universe. This is portrayed by the Slowing Down Card (Knight of Rainbows).WP_20170709_001

In any situation, regardless of geographic location or the people we are with, we are always at home. Like a lovely turtle, we carry our homes with us.

The turtle shell is a metaphor for our heart—and that is where can always tune. No matter what’s going on, we can always close our eyes, and breathe and be with our heart. When we slow down and feel our heart, there is a deep sense of self-acceptance that arises. There is self-love.

This week, when life around you seems hectic or even chaotic, take some time to breathe, slow down, and feel into your heartspace. Feel this space expand with love. Know that you are home, wherever you are. There is no need to rush anywhere or accomplish anything—because you are completely full, completely whole, right here right now. In this moment.

 

GROWTH:

This week’s card indicates a suggestion for you to drop into your Innocence (19 of Major Arcana).Unknown

First of all, I think it’s fascinating that this week’s reading brought in two animals. The tortoise (as just discussed) and the praying mantis.

The praying mantis is perched on the wise monk’s finger, and it looks like the bug is teaching the monk!

Indeed, as we walk along our life’s path, our soul’s awakening journey, we can learn so much from the animal kingdom. They can be some of our most profound teachers.

While the tortoise teaches us to slow down and accept ourselves, the praying mantis teaches us about the miracle of curiosity and intelligence. These small insects are incredibly keen, and if we watch them long enough, we begin to get a sense of their powerful capabilities to reason, to plan, to think. Gazing at a praying mantis is rather surreal—you begin to feel like you’ve entered another planet! A planet where the bugs are just as smart as the humans!

In this Innocence card, we see a wise sage having a deep communion with the insect. We see the sage’s face: full of surprise, wonder, awe, and play. There is a youthful innocence to the scene: springtime flowers in full bloom decorate the background, and the colors are soft and radiant.

The man and the insect seem to be having a deep moment of connection. The praying mantis is cocking his head to one side, as if to say, “What is your story, old man?” He seems to be asking a question, and the old sage seems to be delighting in not knowing the answer. The old sage seems to be speechless. Happy. Content to enjoy watching his little friend, wordless, and learning from it.

To cultivate this kind of patient, curious innocence is an opportunity for great growth in our lives. It is perhaps the greatest intelligence. If we can realize that the bugs of this world have as much to teach us about life as do books, if we can realize that the birds have as much to teach us about love as our lovers, if we can realize that all the sages in the universe can only hint at the beauty of a rose, then we will be fulfilled. We will walk this Earth, in a profound sense of lightness and joy.

This week, can you recall your youthful, curious innocence? Can you delight in this world around you? Can you learn from unexpected sources?


 

Have a wonderful, blessed week!

If you’d like to schedule a private reading with me, please get in touch!

Love Always,

♥ Anya ♥

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of July 10, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe. We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you”… and, so, by taking this moment to give thanks, we generate even more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF JULY 10, 2017

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GIFTS:

This week you are in tune with your intuition and soft, flowing, feminine nature, as indicated by the Receptivity Card (Queen of Water).WP_20170630_002

As situations, events, thoughts, and people come into your sphere this week, you will be more able to receive them non-judgmentally, allowing all, letting all to be as they are (without needing them to change). You will be in a spirit of compassion and divine receptivity. You will be able to tap into a part of yourself that is deeply trusting. In this open heartspace, you will be filled with an exquisite tenderness from the Universe; you will easily be able to let that energy flow from you, to nourish and heal others around you.

This week is about getting in touch with your feminine side—and not feminine in terms of gender or what culture tends to mean by that word…rather, feminine energy. This week is about getting in touch with the part of you that nurtures, that mothers, that allows, the part of you that feels and knows beyond logic.

 

GROWTH:

This week you are being nudged by the Universe to enter a new phase of maturity, as indicated by the card of The Rebel (4 of Major Arcana).WP_20170630_003

At first glance, this card might appear to be wholly positive and congratulatory (and, yes, in many readings, this card can mean just that); however, for this particular week, this card indicates something challenging. It is indicating a need for growth. It is asking you to look deep inside, and ponder the question: “Who/what am I fighting against? And why am I fighting?”

As any parent knows, the teenage years are often the most challenging. When teenagers start to get a real whiff of the dysfunction of society, they rebel. They listen to music their parents hate, they get piercings and tattoos, they drink and do drugs, and they engage in all sorts of rebellious, risky behavior. This is their way of breaking the chains of society. They are finding themselves. They are differentiating themselves from their parents and finding their own space and voice.

We often carry this spirit of teenage rebellion into our adult lives. For example, in my own experience, it was very important for me, for a period of time, to be an outspoken polyamory activist. I constantly wrote about it and talked about it, in the effort to raise awareness about the multiple ways we humans can be in romantic relationship beyond just the culturally-condoned avenue of monogamy. However—there came a certain point when I realized that the way that I was going about it all was incongruent with my spiritual path. Although, in some ways, I was doing good work, I was also angry. I was fighting and shouting with the world.

Eventually, I had to let the rebel in me dissolve. It was time for a higher level of maturity. I made the shift to simply being polyamorous, but without all the fanfare, without the need to storm into a room and announce my point. I realized that what I needed to do, at a deeper level, was to embody love in all situations. And not just in romantic/sexual love, but unconditional love (agape love) in every single interaction with every single human being I encounter. This my deeper path. This is my dharma.

So, friend, what is your deeper path? In what ways have you been the angry rebel, fighting against people and society? Can you allow that reactivity in you to dissolve, rising instead to a new, higher version of yourself? Can you mature? Can you evolve? What is the deeper lesson that you’ve been trying to understand, underneath the rebellion? How can you continue the amazing work you do in the world—but in a less aggressive way?

This week asks you to consider these significant questions…. a process that has the potential to shift the entire course of your life.

A big week indeed.


 

Thanks so much for tuning in, friends. I have enjoyed being with you this week and all weeks. Sending so much love to you.

If you’d like to schedule a more in-depth private reading with me, I’m available via phone and Skype.

May you be healthy.

May you be joyful.

May you be blessed.

 

Namaste,

Anya Light ♥

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of July 3, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF JULY 3, 2017

 

GIFTS:

This week, your gifts can be understood through the No-Thingness Card (5 of Major Arcana).photo_5 Major Arcana

To understand this card, we must understand that No-Thingness is not nothing. It’s different.

When we speak of No-Thingness, rather, we speak of the formless, the unmanifested, the pure potential that lies in the moment(s) before something emerges. Before creation, there is the formless Void. After creation disintegrates, there is also the formless Void.

The Void is the beginning and the end; the always.

Zen teachings talk about this. In fact, they have built their whole philosophy around it. For Zen practitioners, they understand that our greatest fear as humans is the Void…and if we can—through meditation and heartfelt spiritual practice—release our fear of the Void, then we can live our daily lives with much more beauty, grace, and ease.

This week, your gift is the stillness, peace, the utter quiet of the formless. This is a place where you can receive the deepest rest. In sleep, we often dream—but in the Void, there is nothing. Nothing to think, nothing to do, nothing to hold on to. The usual comfort of our humanness is gone…and, in its place, there is total peace.

This week is a wonderful time to intentionally immerse yourself in the Void. This will not feel so scary, rather it will feel like a gift for you. A blessing. More specifically, my suggestion is to spend more time than usual in meditation. Indeed, this is a great time to intentionally go into those blank spaces where nothing is “happening.”

This is a great week for rest, between adventures.

 

GROWTH:

What a wonderful week of growth for you to look forward to! Today I’d like to talk to you about the Ordinariness Card (8 of Rainbows).WP_20170624_001

In this card, we see a woman wearing blue jeans, walking under some trees, having just picked some flowers. She is peaceful, easy.

There is nothing “dazzling” about the scene. The colors are soft and gentle. There are no reporters with flashbulbs, there are no admirers telling her how wonderful she is, there are no hurricanes or lightning bolts in the sky. It’s simply a quiet spring day, and she is simply a simple woman walking.

At first glance, perhaps this image might seem boring. Yet, if we sink deep into this image, we feel a tremendous sense of peace. All is well. There is not one more thing this woman needs to accomplish. She is perfect, just as she is. In her blue jeans and solitude.

In truth, this lovely card points to the learning lesson that Zen has known for centuries: That even the most seemingly mundane moments (chopping wood, carrying water) are incredibly beautiful if we can allow ourselves to be totally present within them. The trick is not to do the task in a way that seeks praise from others. No. If we can simply live our lives in a simple way, being totally present with every single thing we are doing—whether doing laundry, cooking a meal, helping our child with their homework, walking the dog, or whatever—then we realize the truth of our enlightened Buddhahood within.

The ordinary, then, is not labeled ordinary. The ordinary then actually becomes the extraordinary. Because life itself is extraordinary.


 

Dear friends,

Thanks for being with me this week. I love connecting with you through these readings.

If you’d like a schedule a private reading with me, I’m all yours! Let’s do it!

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥unnamed

Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 26, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2017

 

GIFTS:

Dear friends, this week please keep in mind the Moment to Moment card (2 of rainbows).WP_20170618_005

This card presents the gift of questions. As you navigate the waters of life, can you keep your balance? Can you keep your eyes gently gazing at a fixed, still point ahead of you, rather than getting distracted by all the commotion of all the many things, people, energies, and situations swirling around you? Can you be present in a moment of peace?

This card is about finding tranquility and balance within even the most chaotic of situations. Even if you live in the city and you are bombarded by noise, traffic, and pollution—can you find peace, regardless? Even if you live in a house with those who stress you out or annoy you—can you find peace within your own soul?

And, then, ask yourself these deeper questions: What is the most important aspect of my life? What kind of personal qualities, ethics, and characteristics am I aiming to cultivate? What are the typical blocks and chronic upsets on my path of evolution?

Be centered, be balanced, be calm this week. Keep your whole being gently focused on the present moment, and don’t let yourself fall off course by getting distracted by all the comings and goings around you.

Be patient, be graceful, and cultivate simple yet strong confidence in your path.

GROWTH:

You are being encouraged by this Universe this week to share more abundantly than ever before, as indicated by the Sharing card (queen of fire).WP_20170618_004

This card doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to share money or finances, although, for some people, it may mean that. Use your intuition about specifics. Tarot cards speak to each person individually, gently allowing the whispers of the heart to unfurl.

What is your way to share, this week?

With what have you been blessed so that you may share with others? With what are you rich, so that you may pass on the wealth to your fellow human beings?

This card is a reminder that we all have our beautiful stock of energies, feelings, materials, time, and resources to share. We all have this. Even the homeless man on the street has gifts to share—if you take the time to stop and chat with him, you will find out.

No one is excluded from the river of life, and the river of life spreads the water of love throughout this great world.

As you share this week, notice what happens to your heart. Notice how it moves, shifts, and, ultimately, expands. Notice how the giving is the same as the receiving; notice how they are one and the same.

Enjoy!


 

Dear friends,

If you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave me a comment.

If you’d like a schedule a private reading with me, I’m all yours! Let’s do it!

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 19, 2017

Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

Week of June 19, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

Dear friends, let us ponder the Ripeness card (9 of rainbows).WP_20170612_001

This week you are being encouraged to take action. Yet, this is not action in the “normal” way. Instead, you will be able to take your action in a way that is totally effortless. Without stress or any force whatsoever.

In Taoism, there is a concept called Wu Wei.

This basically means that when we are totally absorbed and engaged in the present moment of what we are doing, that action can then arise spontaneously and effortlessly, and we will not only thoroughly enjoy the action but we will also be extremely successful in it.

This week, can you bring some Wu Wei into your life? Can you allow the ripe action to flow from a space of ease and grace? Can you allow the moments of pure perfection to flow?

If you take action at this time, in a way that is spontaneous, natural, and without force, then you will be successful in what you do.

GROWTH:

This week, I have selected the Suppression card (10 of fire).WP_20170612_002

This is certainly not the happiest looking card in the deck. Yikes! What does this card mean?

Well, simply stated, there are words that you have been suppressing for fear that you will create disharmony and negative feelings in those around you. You have been suppressing words of truth that you long to speak, yet you’ve been stuck. The words have lodged themselves in your throat chakra, and you have been unable to fully express yourself in your true vision.

This week, I encourage you to break out of the ropes and chains of suppression, and stand proudly and boldly in your own beautiful light. Stand tall. Look someone directly in the eye and speak.

When you speak, speak with kindness but also with a conviction in your own wisdom. Do not fear others’ reactions to your words, but simply speak, being in the present moment, aligned with the vibration of truth. Understand that however people react is their business. Understand that what is most important for your learning at this time is to stand in your sovereignty.

For it is through this release that you will find a new path. A new joy.


 

Dear loves,

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

If you’d like a private reading with me, I’m all yours! Let’s do it!

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥

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Letting Go of Fortune-Telling: Tarot as a Healing Art

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Traditionally, Tarot has been viewed as fortune-telling. A way of predicting the future. This is how Tarot has been understood for hundreds of years, and this is how a majority of people still view Tarot today.

In the mainstream understanding, Tarot readers are often seen as “special” or “gifted” or as having “supernatural” abilities. They are often seen as somehow set apart from the rest of “normal” society.

However, as humanity moves into fifth-dimensional consciousness, we begin to realize that that which was once viewed as “supernatural” is, actually, simply a natural part of the human domain. We begin to view our old tools in new ways.

At this time in human history, Tarot readers across the world are evolving their approach to their craft. These revolutionary Tarot readers are dropping the emphasis on Tarot as a method of fortune-telling and viewing it for what it really is, at its deepest core.

Tarot is a healing art.

More and more readers understand that the sound of the human voice is incredibly powerful.

By setting an intention for the vibration of the voice to act as a conduit of love and light, the actual content and meaning of the words spoken during a Tarot reading are actually secondary to the pure healing vibration of the tones.

Tarot readings (and all sorts of intuitive readings) can, of course, offer guidance on future actions and decisions. However, at the core, when a client comes, what they are seeking in the deepest part of their heart is not an “answer,” but rather a feeling of relief. They want to feel trust and peace. They want to feel happy. They want to feel faith. They want a feeling of wholeness and connection to the Universe.

A Tarot reader has a radically powerful role, as, through the loving tone of their voice and by doing their own daily inner work to raise their own vibration, they can offer a deep healing for their clients.

In essence, the Tarot reader’s job is not to discern the “true” meaning of the cards or to give an “accurate” reading, but rather to relax as much as possible in the presence of the client. By relaxing, they allow their vocal cords to become a clear channel of higher vibrations of love energy. When the client feels this vibration (usually on a subconscious level), they instantly relax—and in their relaxation, they release the stagnant and chaotic energies of fear, confusion, anger, and negativity that brought them to the reading in the first place.

A Tarot reader’s ultimate purpose is not to hook the client into becoming a regular customer or to subtly manipulate them into relying on them in the future, but, actually, to assist them in tapping into their own intuitive abilities. Thus, Tarot readers become teachers and healers.

The best readers will subtly teach the client that they actually do not need them. They do this through incorporating mini-lessons, tips, and strategies into the reading sessions about how to tune into their own inner voice. They help the client become their own reader. They may even go so far as to spend some time during each reading explaining how the cards work, so clients can feel confident in using a deck on their own (I do this.) Ultimately, these enlightened readers trust that the best way to be in business is to effectively “put themselves out of business” with each and every single client. Indeed, at this time of great awakening on our planet, there is no shortage of work!

It is good when a client becomes a former client, because that means they have awakened to their own intuition. And this will have a ripple effect, as they share their light with others. The circle spreads. The awakening grows.

One of my favorite intuitives, Gigi Young, often talks about how a prediction is simply an invitation. A prediction is not a set-in-stone declaration of what will be—rather, a prediction is simply an invitation that the client can reflect upon, using their own intuition, and decide whether or not they want to accept that invitation.

For example, a Tarot reader says that you will quit your job and move across the country. As the reader is speaking the words, you can tune in to your own body. Do these words bring a feeling of excitement or peace, or do they bring a sense of confusion or fear? Do these words bring a feeling of relief, or a feeling of agitation? Your own body and emotions are key to discerning whether you’d like to say Yes to the reader’s invitation or to say No Thanks. The power is solely and totally yours.

Indeed, the power is ours. Done are the days of fortune-telling, where humanity believed each person’s future is written in stone and that psychics and priests are some “special” few who can save us.

Here are the days, instead, of personal empowerment. Here are the days of creative manifestation: where we make our own futures, from the deep recognition that we are all Divinity.

We are all psychic because we are all Source energy. 

Ultimately, the most enlightened readers today take seriously their mission of spreading the gospel of personal empowerment and awakened seeing. They want to convey their guidance to their clients in the smallest number of sessions, because they genuinely want their clients to receive the healing that they need as fast as it is possible within the client’s highest good.

Most of all, readers who view their craft as a healing art understand that they are part of a collaboration. They have stepped outside the corporate mentality of scarcity and competition, and work hand-in-hand with other healers and teachers, knowing that the more they can support others in their community to do their work, the better off all of us will be. The transition of this planet into fifth-dimensional consciousness will not come about from a repetition of the third-dimensional, fear-based, scarcity mindsets. No. The new way is that of collaboration, that of trust, love, abundance, and unconditional love.

As Tarot readers and healers, lightworkers, wayshowers, and spiritual guides of all kinds step forward into a new future, it is my wish that we may release the karmic bonds of “fortune-telling” and step boldly into a new future.

Let’s let go of fortune-telling. Let’s heal ourselves—together.