I’ve been ill. If you’re waiting on a tarot reading it’s coming to you this weekend.

I’ve begun Madonna Compton’s book Archetypes on the Tree of Life. Tav, the head, is facinating. I imagine this path to sea green, flowing in Nile fashion. It’s the first step…understanding. I begin this after coming out of the drug filed haze that two weeks of kidney stones have thrust me into. My head is not on straight. The chakras begin with the head. Begin by healing there.

Guided visualization:

I decent down a mud filled hole into a chamber of green crystal tiles. In the center is a metal lace sculpture, it is composed of several white lace squares that revolve to form a cube. In the middle stands a lady. She dances, then disappears. I am cut, on a dark street. A stranger passes me.

Tav Exercise: Chakras Association Chart

Chakra: one – root
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara(root/support)
Element: earth
Location: base of spine
Association: survival
Color: Red
Goals: Stability, grounding, physical health, prosperity trust
Identity: Physical
Herbs/Incense: Cedar
Gemstones: Lodestone, ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, jet, hematite, bloodstone, red jasper
Deities: Gaia, Auriel
Rights: To be here, to have
Excessive Characteristics: Heaviness, Sluggish monotony, obesity, hoarding, materialism, greed
Deficient Characteristics: Frequent fear, lack of discipline, restless, underweight, spacey

Chakra: two – sacral
Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
Element: water
Location: lower abdomen
Association: emotions and sexuality
Color: Orange
Goals: Fluidity, pleasure, healthy sexuality, feeling
Identity: Emotional
Herbs/Incense: orris root, gardenia
Gemstones: carnelian, coral, agate, jacinth
Deities: Diana, Neptune, Pan, Gabriel
Rights: To feel, to want
Excessive Characteristics: Overly emotional, poor boundaries, sex addiction, obsessive attachments
Deficient Characteristics: Frigidity, impotence, rigidity, emotional numbness, fear of pleasure

Chakra: three – solar plexus
Sanskrit Name: Manipura (lustrous Jewel)
Element: fire
Location: solar plexus
Association: power and will
Color: Yellow
Goals: Vitality, spontaneity, strength of will, purpose, self-esteem
Identity: Ego
Herbs/Incense: Carnation
Gemstones: amber, topaz citrine quartz, tiger eye
Deities: Amon-Ra, Brigit, Athene, Michael
Rights: To act
Excessive Characteristics: Dominating, blaming, aggressive, scattered, constantly active
Deficient Characteristics: Weak will, poor self esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful

Chakra: four – heart
Sanskrit Name: Anahata(unstruck)
Element: air
Location: heart
Association: love and balance
Color: Green
Goals: Balance, compassion, self-acceptance, good relationships
Identity: Social
Herbs/Incense: lavender, jasmine
Gemstones: emerald, tourmaline, rose quartz,
Deities: Aphrodite, Frejya, Christ, Raphael
Rights: To love and be loved
Excessive Characteristics: Codependency, poor boundaries, possessive, jealous
Deficient Characteristics: Shy, lonely, isolated, lack of empathy, bitter, critical

Chakra: five – throat
Sanskrit Name: Visshudha(purification)
Element: sound
Location: throat
Association: communication and creativity
Color: Blue
Goals: Clear communication, creativity, resonance
Identity: Creative
Herbs/Incense: Frankincense, Benzoin
Gemstones: turquoise, lapis lazuli, chrysocolla, green aventurine
Deities: Mercury, Apollo,
Rights: To speak and be heard
Excessive Characteristics: Excessive talking, inability to listen, over-extended, stuttering
Deficient Characteristics: Fear of speaking, poor rhythm

Chakra: six – brow
Sanskrit Name: Ajna (to perceive)
Element: light
Location: brow
Association: intuition and imagination
Color: Indigo
Goals: Psychic perception, accurate interpretation, imagination, clear seeing
Identity: Archetypal
Herbs/Incense: Mugwort, star anise
Gemstones: lapis, quartz, sodalite, blue sapphire,
Deities: Tara, Isis, Themis
Rights: To see
Excessive Characteristics: Headaches, nightmares, hallucinations, delusions, difficulty concentrating
Deficient Characteristics: Poor memory, poor vision, can’t see patterns, denial

Chakra: seven – crown
Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (thousandfold)
Element: thought
Location: top of head
Association: knowledge and understanding
Color: Violet
Goals: Wisdom, knowledge, consciousness
Identity: Universal
Herbs/Incense: Lotus, Gotu kola
Gemstones: amethyst, diamond, white chalcedony, moss agate, salenite/desert rose, white opal, moonstone
Deities: Zeus, Nut, Inanna
Rights: To know
Excessive Characteristics: Overly intellectual, spiritual addiction, confusion, dissociation
Deficient Characteristics: Learning difficulties, spiritual skepticism, limited beliefs, materialism, apathy

I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.Confucius (551-479 BC)






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