The Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana)

The Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana) is associated with the element of Water and is generally associated with the color orange. This Chakra's function is said to be guided by the principle of pleasure. The Sacral Chakra is located about three inches below the navel at the center of your lower belly.

The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

The Root Chakra (Muladhara) is the first of the seven physical Chakras. It is where our safety and security, both material and spiritual reside. This is where we connect to the Earth and is the entrance for the Earth energies to come in. Because it carries our ancestral memories, everyone has challenges or blockages. War, famine, natural disasters, and any event that would harm us are all recorded therein.

Introduction to the Chakra System

Though there are a number of energy centers in the Chakra System, for the purpose of this post, we will briefly discuss the first seven Chakra points. The first seven Chakras are known as the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown energy centers. These particular energy centers are the most well known and widely taught. 

The Shadow Side of the Major Arcana

Now that you have basic knowledge of the cards, it is important to develop a more comprehensive understanding of what each tarot card means. First, tarot readers as individuals should be aware that every being has a shadow side. And though there are several people who choose to focus solely on love and light, there are those who choose to nurture their shadow side as well. Likewise, it is important to understand that tarot too, has a shadow side, and this post will briefly discuss a few basic meanings with respect to the shadow side of the Major Arcana cards.

Your Tarot Deck: The Minor Arcana

While the Major Arcana cards represent the stages in one's life journey, the Minor Arcana cards, more often than not, refer to things pertaining to day-to-day life, for example: a specific situation or event. As previously mentioned, the Minor Arcana cards are split into four suits (Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords). Each suit is comprised of ten numbered cards (Ace through Ten) and four court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King). This post will discuss a bit about the basic meanings of each suit.

Your Tarot Deck: The Major Arcana

When studying the Major Arcana cards, it is important to remember that they have a storyline structure. This structure is commonly referred to as the Fool's Journey, which is known to be a metaphor for one's journey through life. And as such, each Major Arcana card signifies a stage in this journey. This post will provide a brief description of what each Major Arcana card represents.

Caring for Your Tarot Deck

After getting your first tarot deck, you're eager to start working with your cards. But don't let your excitement get the best of you and move too quickly! First and foremost, you should cleanse and charge your cards. This post offers some tips and tricks with respect to caring for your tarot cards.

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