Today I used Nefertari's Tarot deck and the Hanged Man presented itself to me. The Hanged Man is a card with many meanings, but for me, when it comes up it is suggesting that you make some sort of sacrifice that is for your highest good. I associate this card with the story of the Norse God Odin who hung himself from the Tree of Life for nine days in order to gain the wisdom of the runes and divination. The sacrifice that you are being asked to make may not be comfortable. It could be as minor as tightening up your budget so that you are able to give more to others over the holidays or it may be as major as a close relationship, job or home. The blessing and reassurance of this card is that whatever it is that you have the strength to let go of, the outcome is bound to be one that has positive implications for you as well those around you. Sometimes the old must be sacrificed so that the new and better is allowed to flow and enter into your life and circumstances. I wish you blessings on this journey! Kennedy
"First Day in Heaven" by Kerolos Safwat
As the holidays draw closer, I keep coming across this image and it so touches my heart. I just felt that I had to share it because it perfectly expresses the impressions that I get from spirit about how they feel when they cross to the other side and join lost loved ones again. I see so many clients who really struggle during this time of the year and I just want to remind you that you WILL see the people that you love and who have passed away once again. I just want to write this post as a way to share love with you if you are in emotional pain from a loss and to remind you to try and keep your chin up. One of the messages that I most commonly receive is that our loved ones on the other side so want to see us happy. They are always trying to give you support and help you through your recovery process. It pains them to watch us suffer and they really do try to send signs to let us know they are there, but it is so difficult to recognize them when our hearts are still grieving. Take the time that you need for your own healing to take place, but do know that it is okay to ask them to help you with this. They love to be remembered and talked about so I always encourage everyone who comes to see me to include them in holiday celebrations somehow. Instead of avoiding the subject and trying to put it out of your mind, put out a picture, set a place for them at the table, give them a toast or whatever you might feel called to do to help honor them and their memory. They will hear you and will be trying to let you know that they are there. More than anything they just love to check in and see family members having a good time so as difficult as it is I do hope you will try. My heart goes out to everyone who is dealing with loss around the holidays or any other significant dates. Please reach out if you are struggling and ask for support from me or anyone else that you love. Know that the image in the painting I shared here will one day represent you but until then there is so much more life here to enjoy with those that remain in your life. Your loved ones are rooting for you from the other side, I promise you. I am also sharing a suicide prevention line number if you or anyone else you know is having trouble getting through things alone. Sending so much love to you at this time of the year and every other. Blessings to you. Kennedy xoxo
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 800 273-8255suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Rev. Kennedy Turner is the owner of The Cat's Meow, Tarot and Talismans, LLC in Louisville, Ky. She is a Psychic Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Card Reader, and Certified Healing Reiki Practitioner. She also designs and blesses jewelry for use as protective personal talismans and charms, tailored to meet your individual needs.