Last night was the Scorpio Full Moon, which is especially good for healing - the poison of the scorpion can kill, but in small doses it can also be a medicine. So, I decided to do a Chakra Healing Spread to see which of my chakras most needed healing at this propitious time.
Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011) and also Carole Herzer's Chakra Energy Cards. I doused with my pendulum over the seven chakra cards to see which one was most in need of some attention, and then did the reading based on that.
What this shows is that my third (stomach) chakra (Svadhistana) is currently unbalanced. This is the chakra which deals with how we digest life and our emotions. Given I've been feeling overly emotional lately, this really hit the nail on the head.
The situation with this chakra (Warrior Five - 5 of Wands) shows how I feel powerless, angry, afraid, and trapped. What weakens my chakra (Dreamer King - King of Swords) is all the self-judgement I do, and also the way I feel judged by others, which has definitely been an issue, as I've felt that authority figures didn't believe what I was telling them about the situation which caused me to feel powerless and afraid! What can strengthen this chakra (Dancer Eight - 8 of Cups) is to let go of the voices I hear (whether my own or others') telling me that I'm doing things wrong or not good enough, and to walk a spiritual path that can take me to a place of more confidence and happiness.
Now, I don't like fatalistic spreads that just tell you what the issue is, so I also put in a position for what I can do. The Dancer card (Ace of Cups) tells me that I can seek joy, and allow love and playfulness to support me. I may need to find a balance between different aspects of my life, but a little laughter and happiness will certainly help. There is also a message that I need to find a way to release the negative emotions, to make room for the positive - I think I've been doing that by talking the whole thing through with various friends. Hopefully, then, I'm on the right path.
I'd love to hear if you try this spread out. You don't need a deck that has chakra cards in it to do it (though there are several, for example the Psychic Tarot Oracle, and Doreen Virtue's Angel Therapy Oracle cards), as you can just use a pendulum and ask it in turn about each of your chakras, or douse over stones (or pieces of paper) of the colour of each chakra. And if you'd like me to do this reading for you, just go to my Readings page and click on Medium Readings → Chakra Healing Spread :)