Chakra Divination

An Instagram user by the name of @shufflingfate has created a journal prompt challenge to inspire others to seek guidance in balancing their chakras through divination (#chakradivchallenge). I saw this as a long sought opportunity to let go of fear and doubt and return to the Tarot.

The first prompt in the series is titled “Find balance by…” and, to complete the statement, I have interpreted my reading to suggest that I can find balance by reclaiming my true Self from the space Within where I have hidden it as protection from my toxic environment.

As a Pagan in a close minded, superstitious, and mostly-traditionalist black family with Abrahamic beliefs, I’ve spent almost a decade keeping the two worlds separate. Naturally that meant that when I moved back in with my family 2 years ago while pregnant with my daughter, I had to put aside the religious and spiritual relationships I had built with myself and the Gods.

Separating yourself from your Self makes it impossible (generally) to find balance. How can a scale be balanced if an entire side is missing?

The Star – healing, hope, intuition

5 of Wands – arguments, petty conflict (given the nature of the reading and the surrounding cards, my first interpretation was conflict between “egos”)

7 of Swords – deception, theft, recovery of something lost or taken

Tiamet – Tiamet, the primordial Mesopotamian Goddess of the Ocean; “you are stronger than you think”; crossroads


Decks Used

The Gilded Tarot (aka The Easy Tarot); art by Ciro Marchetti

Oracle of the Dragongae; Lucy Cavendish

Replanting Roots

I’m embarrassed to say that the only reason I haven’t posted in almost a month is because I couldn’t decide what to write about. But a recent milestone in my healing journey has sparked me with inspiration.

I’ve been on a healing journey since 2011 and, for the first couple of years, it was mostly a journey of physical healing. Last year, my path turned deeper inward and I began a course of healing my deeper self by way of the chakras.

Only this month did I receive a message that my Work in Muladhara, the Root Chakra, was complete and I could continue on to Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra. I say “complete” in terms of my current Work. I feel that there are always lessons to be learned from the energies within and around us.

My Work in Muladhara was rewarding, but extremely difficult. Many times I found myself alone in the dark with overwhelming revelations about my past, but I cannot express enough the importance of finding out the source of the actions and habits that you are looking to release.

The best way that I can describe the situation with my chakras is that they’re in knots. While I may be able to begin healing in Svadhisthana now, I will no doubt be returning to Muladhara before I complete this journey.