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.

The Card: Today's Tarot Affirmation belongs to the Eight of Swords. While this is an old card to start the blog, I went with it anyway. There is a lot going on in the world and astrologically, so I know this practice will benefit someone.

Visualize that you are this individual in the card, and that you are surrounded and circled by the intimidating swords. They seem to be bigger than life. What are YOUR intimidations, that you seem to think are bigger that you can handle? Are you dealing with work or money issues and feel stuck? Is there someone who causes you frustration, and you lack direction? Notice the cord is wrapped loosely around the body of the image, suggesting that you are quite capable of getting yourself out from this 'tight spot'. The blindfold needs to be removed so your vision is much more clear, in order to see what actually lies in front of you, rather than guessing. You have the ability to escape from your distress, but instead, you stand in fear, doing nothing, except submiting yourself to the mental torment.

The Affirm: With your eyes closed, you can imagine your own situation that you are dealing with. Experience your feelings, your second thoughts, and the doubts that prevent you from making a change in direction. Center yourself 'mentally' in that particular 'environment' so that it feels real. Get caught up in the emotions and the energy that has limited your progress with unproductive hesitation.

When you are ready, you can begin to visualize that you are walking away from the situation, the individual, and/or the uncertainties. Literally, watch yourself move past and leave it behind. Find your way through the maze of whatever encircles you, and visualize an open space with a path leading out. That is your exit. Follow it. You have the ability to remove yourself now, because nothing is physically binding you, to keep you trapped - except your own worry and fear. Imagine yourself, walking through the open space, onto the path, while leaving it all behind you - while articulating one of these pledges, and continue to repeat it as you feel the strength you give to these words and yourself:

I am free to do as I please.
I initiate change within my circumstance.
I am a genius. I found a way out.
I choose peace and happiness.

Go get your mantra on!

Author's Bio: 

Starcana, aka Suzanne Dronzek, is an Intuitive Astrologer with over 20 years of practice and experience in spiritual astrology, mystical tarot, and the metaphysical arts. To personalize this message for inner guidance, personal development, spiritual enrichment, and/or relationship compatibility - request a private and professional consultation via telephone. For complete information about her services, call Suzi (724) 832-9283, or visit her website: www.starcana.com