Week I: The Major Arcana

Welcome to week 1!! Are you ready to get started?! I am delighted for you to dive in, and to begin the journey! 

Each week you will receive new handouts, videos, and meditations you can download. It will help to have the handouts while watching the videos. I recommend printing both the invocations and spirit vocabulary, to have handy while watching. You will definitely want the spirit vocabulary worksheet printed when you listen to the Major Arcana Journey below. 

There are a total of six videos in the first week, and it will take you anywhere from one to two hours to complete week one. Tip, using your headphones will amplify the sound of videos and meditations. 

Please know this is the busiest week and you don't have to do it all in one sitting! The content is separated so you can finish it in one sitting, or spread it out throughout your week. (The videos may take a moment to load on some browsers). 

Finally, if you have gone through the Major Arcana Journey, I am going to ask that you put that aside for now to allow your team to work with you . 

No need to wait any longer! Let's get to it!

Remember the GOLDEN RULE throughout ... there is no rule! If it feels good to you, it is! 

Invocations

This is the first of five opening and closing invocations you will receive in this course. The sixth you will be crafting and submitting on your own! The opening invocation should be done after grounding, and during your intention setting before a connection. The closing is said at the end of a connection. The important part of this intention setting process is to keep the invocations uplifted, positive, and in thanks! No I wants or I needs! Always use I am thankful for, or thank you for, or I send infinite appreciation for. Your spirit team and angels LOVE a grateful heart! Always start your sessions with an opening invocation, and end them with a closing.

The Major Arcana

The first download button under the video  is a rundown of the Major Arcana, the first 22 cards in the deck. You can print this to have with you, and it is also gone through in the recording below. 

Before you go through the recording, be sure your major arcana cards are in numeric order. Look at each of the cards, take in their imaging, and notice what captures your attention. (Tip: this is a great time to fill out your spirit vocabulary sheet, so you may want to watch the below video first!)

 

Spirit Vocabulary

This is a very important part of the process. You may be tempted to skip it. DON'T! This helps to build your personal vocabulary with spirit. You can do this quietly in mediation with a candle lit, or while going through the Major Arcana Journey. As you go through this list, QUICKLY write down THE FIRST thing that comes to your mind. For example, if you see the word horse, you may immediately think fast, suggesting things may move quickly. YOU get a say here when it comes to what means what for you, and this is how you build your language with spirit. Colors, symbols, and signs are interpreted how you need them to be interpreted, and this helps build that. 


Claircognizance

This week, the clair of focus in claircognizance. A clear knowing of information coming through.  Download the sheet in the button below, explore how the knowing shows up within you, and use the development suggestions to practice. 


This weeks card spread: the celtic cross

The Celtic Cross card spread is one that I use nearly every day of my life. It is one of the oldest and most popular spreads for reading oracle and tarot cards. The layout is simple, but powerful! It has been used for years by so many, which has created a super charged energy of intent.

You will notice the pattern of cards on the left side of the spread look like a circle around a cross. This powerful yet feminine, symbolism of the circle and cross represent the joining of spirit and matter. The straight up and down staff shape to the right of the spread, bring in masculine energy. When you look at it as a whole, honor that these two parts mirror the duality, and come together in completion. Cool stuff! 

A sample connection. Please note that a before and after each connection, I do a private invocation.


Meet Archangel Michael

If you would like to get to know the angels on this journey, you have come to the right place. It is a true pleasure and honor to introduce you to the Archangels I know well. This is a good place to start. Invite them in! Keep in mind meeting your angels is an additional course in itself, but remember, there are no rules! This is a safe place to explore and learn, and that is what this is about. 

Now I can talk all day about my angel stories and experiences, but the truest learning starts right in your own heart. That is why you will be meeting a new Archangel each week. Experience how they look, sound, feel, and sense to you. 

This week, I am elated to introduce you to my main man and gatekeeper, Archangel Michael. It is only appropriate to introduce him first, as he was my very first angel to come to me. He is my parent Archangel (you too have at least one who has been with you since birth). I should have known it was him; Michael was always such a prevalent name in my childhood, and my first few boyfriends even had Michael in their name! He was always subtly telling me he was near, but it took me a while to catch on. 

I encourage you you to listen to the meditation first, before you review the notes. THEN compare your experience to the notes. You may find yourself surprised at how spot on your experience is, or how very different the color, sensation, or sign is. And that is perfect! Enjoy!


 

Before you dive into connecting for others, please watch these 3 tips in 3 minutes. Press play to the right!

(Fun fact: see if you can spot the fluttery little energy at 4-6 seconds at the very beginning of this video!)


Homework

This week your homework is to connect for someone using ONLY the major arcana cards. Aim to focus on helping someone who is making their way through a significant situation, or someone who is searching for super deep answers within (because we never give the answers to them). The Major Arcana are very powerful 22 cards, and when used with love and intention, can guide you to some pretty big and lovely shifts! So Major Arcana the SHIFT out of your homework this week! Upon completion of your connection, please submit the following via email to support@ginanicole.net:

  • a brief summary (1-2 lines) from each the 10 positions in the celtic card spread (yellow button above)
  • 1 clear knowing that came to you (something you didn't know how you knew, you just knew)
  • one suggestion you gave the person you were connecting for
  • a way you experienced Archangel Michael
  • the length in time it took you to complete the connection

*PLEASE DON'T OVER GIVE YOURSELF. YOUR PRACTICE
CONNECTIONS SHOULD NEVER EXCEED 20 MINUTES.*

Quiz

When you are ready, the week one quiz in this link. The entrance code is: EAFTXB. I encourage you to complete as much as you can of the quiz without your notes. It will help you to ascend to a higher place, and help me to know where you may need further support. 

I send you a ton of light, LOVE, and super clear intentions and knowing for an awesome week one! 
Gina