The snow’s falling on Fifth, city electric and your hands feel like ice cubes. Put down your bags. Pull up a seat. I’m sensing you’ve brought a ghost or two to my Christmas tree and I think they’ve a message for you.
Click play on the video below, light our fire and pull your seat closer to mine.
Take out your Tarot cards. Specters in the shadowy corner? I’m sensing something . . . not quite human.
The three phantoms in Charles Dickens’, “The Christmas Carol” do Scrooge a tremendous favor. They offer Scrooge a perspective he is not able to see for himself. Tarot offers us this same perspective . . .
Would you say there is a truth you’ve not yet understood in your perception of life? Something yet to be learned? If you agree than take this pen and paper. Shuffle your Tarot deck.
We will perform a three card spread:
Card One: The Ghost of Christmas Past – Shuffle and think about holidays past. See yourself in the mind’s eye of your childhood self. There is a moment you have forgotten, a truth you didn’t quite grasp, a story lost in the muddy annals of memory. When you are ready – only when ready, flip Card One. Let the card jog your memory. Allow the imagery on the card help you to recall what it is. When you can sum it up in a sentence or two, write it down on the paper. This is the message from your Ghost of Christmas past.
Card Two: The Ghost of Christmas Present – Shuffle and think about your current life. Think of people close to you. Lovers, friends, family. Hold one person you love in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, flip Card Two. This Tarot card will evoke something you didn’t know about your loved one. A way that you can help, aid, support and lift them up. Once you know what this is, write it down on the paper. This is the message from the Ghost of Christmas Present. This message is a gift you may offer to the person you love.
Card Three: The Ghost of Christmas Future – You are not a creature thrust into the cruel hands of Fate. You create your future. You are doing it right now! Shuffle and think about what lies before you. What delicious adventures await? What goals have you set? To what heights will you soar? See yourself in your mind’s eye just as you’d like to be a year from now. What are you wearing? What are you doing? What have you created? What is making you giggle with delight? Now flip a Tarot card. This Tarot card holds a message on how you will create this. When you know what your message is, write it down. This is your gift from the Ghost of Christmas Future.
That was lovely and quite surprising wasn’t it? Stay a while and tell me more about you and your Christmas ghosts. The fire is so lovely and I’m dying hear all about it . . .
I used the Ace of Wands to light my fire:
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