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Universal Symbols And Personal Symbology

Get a FREE psychic reading right now at PsychicAccess.comThere are powerful symbols to be found everywhere in our world, as well as in our dreams and in our unconscious minds.

On a very deep level, symbols convey a specific meaning and this is why people – often the young and vulnerable individuals – can be influenced by the media and the subliminal messages contained in the cleverly encoded symbols in political campaigns and in advertising, for example.

Spontaneous artwork done by both adults and children in a psychotherapy session generally includes many archetypal symbols. Symbols are not only present in myths, art, religion, ritualistic practices, but also in chemistry, road signs and even on the product packaging in supermarkets. Their subliminal influence is profound.

The earliest symbols known to modern man first appeared back in the early Stone Age, in what are known as Paleolithic caves. With the development of civilization, and now more than ever, Symbols speak to our mind, body and spirit. Just look at the keyboard in front of you and the intricate symbology used there, not to mention on your various computer programs.

The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform ~ Charles Baudelaire

Specific symbols make up a universal language and people with speech disabilities, or those with difficulty in communicating, use symbols and symbolic languages as an alternative method of communication.

When doing animal telepathy our pets pick up the images and symbols we project to them, as opposed to words we might try to send them. Hence the need, for example, to send our animals happy images of being reunited with us if they are lost, rather than fearful images of them being lost and alone.

Every symbol has a documented, universal meaning, as well as a personal one for each individual person. This is why it is important for a psychic to relay any symbol she receives during a reading to the client, because it may just be of great significance.

When I am teaching my Tarot classes, I encourage my students to look for tarot symbols in their everyday affairs. For example, seeing a white horse will tweak their minds to thinking how many times they see a white horse in Tarot. I always emphasize that their Tarot is not my Tarot, and the symbols will come to life for them in a way that is unique to them.

Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world around us beyond that which can be weighed and measured with the tools of the physicist or described by the metrical symbols of the mathematician ~ Sir Arthur Eddington

For many individuals, the death of someone in a Tarot reading could represent itself in specific card and card combinations. Immediately after the diagnosis of my father’s pancreatic cancer mid 2005, and whilst hoping for a miracle, I went straight to my Tarot cards to see if a miracle would happen.

No matter how many times I approached this question or consulted different decks, the Judgment and the Ten of Pentacles cards always came up together. The symbology of this card combination has since become for me ‘the calling of a particular soul to go home to the spirit world’, and yet this is not to be found in any teachings as such, but it has become my own personal symbol for a soul’s transition to the other side.

About The Author: Shani

Shani is a qualified practitioner in Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, body spin, and animal telepathy who received psychic development training at the Arthur Findlay College of Psychic Research in England. A published writer, her articles and predictions have appeared in several respected magazines and on psychic websites, and she has read for many celebrities and even heads of state in Africa. Though she was born in London, Shani has traveled the globe and has studied the art of African Mysticism, bringing her unique flavor to those seeking her incredible talents. Get a reading with Shani at

2 Responses to Universal Symbols And Personal Symbology

  • Another interesting and moving piece from Shani. Thank you for the inspiration you give to so many people.

  • Symbolism flows from the very pattern of life itself – it is a language of abstracting concepts. Sound, smell, sight, touch, all provide symbols. These symbols, especially those which are common to all humans (archetypal symbols such as mother and child, the sun, or the hero), reach our brain with power, compelling a response. We dream in symbols, we navigate by symbols, we write with symbols, we respond to symbols. (ref: Symbology: Decoding Classic Images)

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