About: Tarot Affirmations are positive statements using the Tarot, to center ourselves while energizing our Mojo! My goal is to help invigorate higher vibrations with creative visualization for self-awareness, while enhancing one's perspective, confidence, and productivity. Becoming part of the imagery is a necessity as it allows all senses to be encountered. Proclaiming and vocalizing your personal statement out-loud 'seals your agreement' with the Universe. Disciplined practitioners sense a significant change within seventy-two hours of repeating the oath. Inexperienced users must understand that it can take a little longer until you find your own rhythm to encounter the magic of will and assertion.

Homework In this practice, it will be VERY helpful to have a handful of objects with personal representation - and to place them in a small shoebox (or container of some sort). This would be a receptacle of emotional value, of where you have invested much of yourself into for the past few years.

To start, begin by taking some quality time to list where your concentration has been for the last seven years. You can make it general or specific. There is no right or wrong way to do this - but you need to be genuine and WANT to create detachment.

When your list is complete, find different things that would be used to act as a symbol per item - and place it in the box. This again is necessary and beneficial to the meditation, so that you are completely involving your deepest thoughts, emotions, and memories. To give you an example of what I asking of you, my own focus has been on self-transformation, healing, spirituality, creativity, communications, individualism, work, family, friends, and trust. In my box, I have photos of individuals that I have had relationships with in the past seven years, a mirror for individualism, matches for transformation, a heart frame for trust, and so on. Do your homework first before moving on, as this is the main part of the exercise.

Once you have spent quality time on this part of the exercise, take this box of precious memories and put it somewhere faraway in your place, like the attic, or basement. I've done it a step further and dumped it in an empty trash bag.

Meditation: Sit for a few minutes alone, with eyes closed and a goal to relax. Calm all thoughts and emotions until you are aware of the quietness that surrounds you. With slow and deep breaths, feel yourself float into this calm energy, feeling your body and mind also adjusting to this quietness. All the noise disappears and you feel at peace. Pay attention to the soundless spirit, as you cleanse and exist with silence.

Visualization: Today's card image can assist you in this meditative affirmation. Take a look at the Eight of Cups and become part of the image. The first thing to concentrate on is the eight golden cups, which symbolize your box of treasured memories, where you have again, invested so much of yourself - creating a shrine of importance out of it and yourself. Visualize it and place it all where the cups are stacked. This is your 'junk drawer' (as I call it) - the items, the thoughts, and the emotions that have been embedded so deeply into the drawer and yourself. It's not needed anymore, but like the junk drawer, who takes the time to just dump them and make better use of the space. All this stuff represents who you were, and the memories are saved to prove it.

You are a different person (than you use to be), because of all the stuff you chose to collect and hold onto. Think about who you were before all these things became of great importance? Take all the time that you need to sit back and allow sensations to rise - the good AND the bad. Take a walk down memory lane and allow it to feel real. Once you've brought up all your feelings, notice what you experiencing, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually - and imagine yourself dumping all of this into your shrine as well. Visualize every last drop of what you have drudged up from the yesteryears, and force it all into those cups/box - like trying to pack an overstuffed suitcase. Use your hands if needed, to push it all away. Let it ALL go. Everything. Until you feel nothing is left to give.

Quietly, sit and rest. Breathe slowly, allowing all to be cleansed from your energy. No thoughts. No emotions. No memories. You should feel a sort of 'hollow emptiness'. That is suppose to be your normal state of mind - pure and natural. This is how you are suppose to feel when exhausting and severing ties with emotional attachments. You are only person who has put much importance into the shrine - no one else. Everyone else followed their path, and you went on yours. You made a HUGE sacrifice to find your way. There isn't a lot of traffic on this road, so loneliness was to be expected. All that you have learned, experienced, developed, and manifested in the past seven years - is ready to be put to rest. Your soul searching for change, answers, and healing has been completed. Although you have been guided in therapeutic and challenging ways - you relied on no one else to reach this point in your life. You have found what you were looking for. It is finished, and there is no more to 'figure out'. You have overcome great obstacles and because of your dedication - emotional balance and peace has been restored.

As in the image, you can now walk away and leave it all behind... your items, the junk drawer, the shrine that became your church of great self-compassion, forgiveness, life lessons, and healing. It is time to leave this part of you behind, as you have reinvented yourself in order to get back with the living. 'FEEL' the lighter weight as you detach from the heavy, decayed carcass that you have been holding onto - and living in. It serves no value or purpose anymore - just like when the body dies, the soul continues to live on. Life changes, and so has your direction. You are a new person, with a new purpose. Be aware of the great strengths that you have developed in these recent years - because of the path you chose. Your self-realization, self-trust, self-confidence, and self-reliance is all you need for protection and prosperity.

The Affirm: While being one with yourself, announce your trusted affirmation:

I forgive and release my shadows.
I have no reason to rely on the past.
I own the key to my prison cell.
I see life with a brand new set of eyes.
I'm much smarter and wiser now.

On a personal note, I wanted to share a thought while I was looking for a timing, and normally one might say 'well, it's the eight of cups - so use the number eight'. I went with my gut and chose the seven. As I continued to write, my astrological mentality drifted back seven years ago to 2003, which is when Uranus 'The Awakener' entered Pisces, ruling our illusions, dreams, and 'our reality'. If you connected with this meditation and affirmation, I want you to think about the number of major changes, breakdowns, and acts of defiance that were a part of your 2003 - 2010 to find your true self and worth. Uranus was literally 'waking us' to what we had been experiencing (or imagining) in hopes to release us from self-inflicted guilt, hopelessness, and drowning in our sorrows - to restore new faith and inspiration in our lives.

Author's Bio: 

Suzi Dronzek aka Starcana, has been practicing with the intuitive arts, astrology and spiritual tarot for over twenty years. To compliment this month's report, personalized consultations are available for questions regarding personal development, relationship guidance, life direction, and more. For more information, contact me at: 724-832-9283 or visit: www.starcana.com