My good friend, Mary Carol, gifted me with the Mystical Cats tarot. I have 2 cats and have always been a “cat person”…of course I love dogs and all animals, but cats are my fave. There is something mystical about them.
I drew the Strength card today. As aways, my one card draw always speaks some truth to me. Today is no exception.
With this deck comes the usual booklet that gives the meanings for each of the cards and additionally their is “the cat’s advice”. The cat’s advice for the Strength card includes this: “You have overcome your baser instincts to choose the higher path. Your courage and strength are deeper than you know. Draw upon them to carry you through any challenge.”
I’m needing to make some positive changes related to the evolving tarot side of my business offerings (creating a specific tarot website and maybe even a tarot Facebook page). Being more of an introvert though I hesitate in putting myself out there in the world; yet my love for tarot is a passion whose flame continues to grow by leaps and bounds. What to do, what to do?
The Mystical Cat speaks. Strength.
Hear me roar.
And a special kind of thanks to my mentor, The Tarot Lady.
One sword is for action and the other for introspection. Which to choose?
When I was younger, I was a “play by the rules; don’t rock the boat” kind of person. Since the age of 40 though I’m pretty much a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of gal. Decision needs to be made? No problem. Do it. Now that I’m in my 60’s, I’m kind of liking the “wait and see” what needs to happen version of me; more introspection.
So today, my decision is to pay attention to my blog. It’s been a month since my last post. My intention was to post once a week…scratch that. Maybe once a month is the answer right now.
Queen of Swords — I love this card so much on many different levels for moving into 2017: I’m drawn to the energy and vibration of this card — the strong character of the woman; the glint of light on the sword and her crown indicating a relationship between spirit and form; the doves indicating peaceful interactions; the cat indicating intelligent, self-reliance; the purple and indigo colors indicating connection to intuition and the Divine. The Queen of Swords offers a mature expression; she doesn’t mince words AND communicates clearly without being devoid of emotion.
I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate card for moving into 2017.
I’m so excited about my tarot business expanding as well as expanding my vision for my Sacred Space Studio classes: Nia, Chakradance™ and Tarot Tuesdays.
Every year I receive a few words that become my guideposts for the year. In 2015, I received the words through a tarot reading from http://www.thetarotlady.com. In 2016, there were two words: “Gratitude” and “Forgiveness”. Those two words have been immense blessings this past year and will be forever in the forefront of my daily living; however, I also received seven (7) words through my own tarot reading on New Year’s Eve. My gift of words for 2017:
HEALING, INTUTION, LEADERSHIP, MYSTIQUE, POWER, STABILITY AND STRUCTURE
As I move into 2017, it is my honor to continue to teach Nia, Chakradance™, and my own creation “Tarot Tuesday”. I’d like to thank a few special folks who will continue to teach Nia at Sacred Space Studio in 2017 — to these three women I offer my heartfelt gratitude: Kate Mann, Mary Carol Rick and Kathy Rink.
This blog started out as a way to share my love for Nia — that love has expanded into a few other directions. I’ll be offering blog posts about my Chakradance™ classes and my Tarot Tuesday classes, as well as tarot card interpretations and mini tarot readings.
I’m so excited for the direction of my intention(s) for 2017!
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I’m also on Facebook (Jill Campana) and I maintain two business Facebook pages: Conscious Movement Sacred Space Studio and The Nutman Company USA, Inc. And I’m on Twitter, too @tarotdancing.
My latest accomplishment has been to receive my certification as a Chakradance™ Facilitator. I cannot express fully enough in words how grateful I am to have had this movement practice for the soul come into my life. It was quite synchronistic that I found it actually. I had noticed it several times on my Facebook newsfeed. I’ve been facilitating meditation classes for quite some time and on most occasions go through the chakras. When I taught Yoga back along the way, chakras were very much a part of my teaching. I’ve been teaching Nia for 15 years and movement of the 3 body weights in Nia (the pelvis, chest and head) activate and open the 7 chakras.
I’ve been wanting to expand the offerings at Sacred Space Studio so when I logged on to my email one morning back in April, there was a message from “Jenny” of Chakradance™ letting me know that this day was the last day to register for the Facilitator training at a reduced cost. All sorts of thoughts when through my head about not having the time or not being sure if this was exactly what I was looking for, yadda yadda yadda. You know the drill. But my intuition was much more open and willing than my mind, so I went for it. And W.O.W. am I ever delighted that I followed my intuition.
The feedback I’ve received from the several one hour and 15 minutes classes I’ve taught has been encouraging and enlightening. I finished my first of seven Workshops this past Sunday — starting with the Base Chakra — and the feedback from this workshop confirmed even further that I had made the right choice.
Spontaneous dance, specific music, creative visualizations and imagery, along with the wonderful Mandala-creating exercise contained in the classes and the workshops invites the participants to go way down deep. It’s transformational. It’s healing. It’s truly a movement practice for the soul.
It is my pleasure to be offering Nia classes, Reiki classes and therapy sessions, Chakradance™ classes and workshops, Tarot readings and meditation classes at Sacred Space Studio. If you find yourself compelled toward any of these offerings, please feel free to contact me. You can find my contact information on the “About” page.
Three years ago I had an extensive tarot reading done about what was to emerge in 2015 for me. I had it rocking around in my being somewhere that I wanted to blend Nia (a cardiovascular dance and lifestyle practice) with tarot. The guidepost words that came out of that reading were: Dream, Create, Study, Learn, Inquire and Prepare. What better words does one need than those in order to manifest one’s dream? The tarot reading I had done also indicated that 2016 was actually when it would all take place. I am not a patient person. Waiting is not something I do comfortably or easily. When the tarot/Nia blend didn’t immediately happen for me in 2015, I turned my focus to other things — in other words I became distracted from my original intent.
So, to make a long story short…in 2016 I stepped in to my dream. I’ve been teaching Nia for 15 years — if you’re not familiar with Nia, check out http://www.nianow.com — my interest in tarot goes way back. In order to read tarot, one must dream, create, study, learn, inquire and prepare. and hat is exactly what I’ve been doing in 2016. I’ve successfully blended Nia and tarot. I bring a reading I’ve done ahead of time into my Tuesday Nia class. I bring enlarged color copies of each card used in the reading that I lay out on the floor in the tarot spread. We discuss the reading. Then we “dance the cards”. I put music to each of the initial 6 tarot cards. I end with a meditation of the chakras.
My dream has become a reality for me.
By the way, my dream also includes being a Black Belt Nia Practitioner, a Reiki Master Teacher, and my goal before the end of 2016 is to become a Certified Chakradance™ facilitator.
So good vibrations can be found at Sacred Space Studio!
Nia classes are on Saturdays and Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.; Tarot Tuesdays are on…Tuesdays; Kathy Rink, Certified White Belt Nia Practitioner has a Nia class on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.