This past Sunday i attended Marcella Kroll‘s Sacred Symbols Oracle Training Workshop. It was a very informative, helpful, and interactive class where Marcella explained the story and meaning behind each card, what tarot archetypes or suits it relates to (if any), what it could mean for different questions, such as what might infer yes and what might infer no. She went through all the cards, one by one, and before she moved on to the next card she would ask us if we had any questions, and answer all of them fully. I asked about reversals because I read reversals, which is not common with oracle card use. I actually forgot her explanation and can’t find it in my notes, but I know that she mentioned that she did not read reversals and I think she mentioned that we could see it as blocked energy. If I find something else in my notes I will add it to this entry. After she went through all the cards individually, she recommended some layouts and gave us some exercises to practice reading them with. She told us about the Card of the Day, and 3 Card Draw, she even read one for us so we could see how she interpreted a combination. Then we all did a 4 Card Full Oracle Spread on Career before partnering up and doing a reading for each other.
Here is my Career Full Oracle Spread:
It is a pretty sweet spread which says that the Spirits give me their Blessings to pursue whatever career I have chosen. To move forward I need to let go of the stormy drama (stress and anxiety). What I should call in to assist me is drawing upon acceptance and surrender to change, letting the past die so I can move into the next phase of this journey. The outcome is cutting away of everything that no longer serves me.
I tacked on two more cards to see what else Spirit wanted to relay and feel thankful that they urged me to Grow and and reassured me by letting me know that i am Safe.
When we partnered up, I decided to ask my partner Jessica to read about Love ie Romantic Relationships, I even joked that I had decided to ask her to read about the cheesiest most stereotypical and common question asked. Here is the photo of the spread:
I really enjoyed and appreciated her interpretation! She said that Currently I am experiencing firey and short term relationships. I should let go of outdated messages about relationships and the beliefs they created within me. What I can call in the assist with this letting go is Grounding, being centered within myself so that I an know and thus call in what is best for me. The result is Transmutation, an upwards change in my energy and vibration.
Some other subjects that Marcella touched up on was to be Mindful of how we communicate, to speak and act with compassion so that we give the questioner the message they need or would help them the most in their situation. And doing that while remaining honest, and pulling extra cards to help clarify. I found it really interesting that she mentioned this because Debra Hookey has also mentioned this in her Psychic Development classes. That we, as readers, are there to Help others. Marcella also mentioned that since we were not certified/experienced therapists, we should be conscious of when to draw the line and recommend therapy or something else. For example, if someone asked the same question Repeatedly and never learned anything from what we said nor took any of our advice. Many of the readers in the classes I take with Debra Hookey actually have counseling backgrounds, degrees and certifications so the discussion is a little different there. However both teachers have the same message for all us students. To be caring, compassionate, and helpful to the people who trust us enough to ask us for advice.
At the end of class she gave us some cleansing oil so that we could cut cords with whatever attachments may have formed in our class and not take other people’s stuff home with us 😛 It was fragrant and felt very pleasant on the skin. Even though i felt amazingly peaceful and comfortable within her classroom environment, I am thankful that she was considerate enough to prepare this for us. I gratefully accept her teachings & cleansing and proudly show the certificate I earned from taking her workshop!