SEVEN GROUPS

Each of the Seven Groups has a very specific role to play in the deck. There are 5 cards in each group, each one representing a step or an elemental phase  from the least tangible to the most: 1 space, 2 air, 3 fire, 4 water, 5 earth. Each step or elemental phase is equally important.

ADVANCE READING: To go further into your reading identify the GROUP your card belongs to and find it in the corresponding section below.  Read the group description (for instance, white border, FOUNDATION GROUP: 5 basic steps to transforming Challenges into Opportunities) and then find your card within that group. Your card corresponds to one of 5 steps within that group. The steps define how far along you are within that group. They represent the transformational path of that particular group ranging from step 1 space (the least tangible one) to step 5 earth (where shift becomes the most tangible).

FOUNDATION GROUP: 5 Basic Steps to Transforming Challenges into Opportunities*

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Step 1. Welcome challenges and life situations with an open mind. Be confident that transformation can take place in that newfound space.
Step 2. Breathe and feel the effect your thoughts have on your body. Notice what you feel and where you feel it – in your head, your back, your heart, your shoulders? Look at the card. See where it takes you.
Step 3. Stay with the felt experience and breathe into it. Give yourself the opportunity to burn, purify, and transmute what created discomfort, until you feel a shift. It takes courage and confidence. What you saw in the card may have changed. Reconcile, shift your view.
Step 4. Feel the shifting effects ripple through you like water. Yield, receive the message.
Step 5. Embody the shift and become what has been transformed. Share your knowledge.

*These 5 foundational steps can be utilized with any of the 35 cards at any time during a reading. If the first card you choose happens to be one of the Foundation Cards, treat it as you would any of the other cards and move it through the 5 steps. All it takes is the confidence and the willingness to shift your perspective and transform challenges into opportunities.

EARTH GROUP: Cultivating the Ground of Your Inner Being

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Step 1. Trust that you are capable of discovering your innermost self.
Step 2. Dive into the physicality of your being and honor what is being felt through your senses.
Step 3. Allow yourself to feel all that is being felt. Embrace the transformation.
Step 4. Flow into your truest identity.
Step 5. Embody the shift and become what has been transformed.

WATER GROUP: Cleansing the Soil of Memory

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Step 1. Trust your awareness while going with the flow of what is being presented.
Step 2. Breathe into the feelings that have been brought to the surface. Remain steady as you face the current.
Step 3. Allow the current to flow through you, cleansing the old and making room for the new.
Step 4. Go with the new-found flow, trust where you are being carried.
Step 5. Embody the shift and become what has been transformed.

FIRE GROUP: Purifying by Alchemy’s Virtue

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Step 1. Trust that you are being birthed into who you truly are.
Step 2. Allow the veils of seduction to be burned so that truth and clarity can be sought.
Step 3. Allow yourself to be consumed, so that transformation may rise from the ashes. This is the soul’s deepest yearning.
Step 4. Perceive the mystery that the illumination is within. Flow into your new perspective.
Step 5. Embody the shift and become what has been transformed.

AIR GROUP: Stirring of New Perception

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Step 1. Trust that you can observe the mirage of your thoughts with resilience.
Step 2. Cross through the shadows, cross through the light, taking each moment as it comes.
Step 3. Recognize the truth of what you feel, going deeper into authenticity. Discern.
Step 4. Feel the energy of life breathing you, honoring this universal life force as it guides you.
Step 5. Embody the shift and become what has been transformed.

SPACE GROUP: Crossing The Unknown

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Step 1. Trust that you have the courage to go through newly opened doors.
Step 2. Go forward whole-heartily into this new space. Cartwheel into your imagination.
Step 3. Know that new doors are opening, and taste the possibility of what may be unfolding.
Step 4. Flow into the unknown.
Step 5. Embody the shift and come home to Your Self.

INTEGRATION GROUP: Being Unique

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These five steps give you the opportunity to integrate the shifts that have been felt. Keep in mind that an end is always a beginning. Patience is part of the process.

Step 1. Deep inside, you see your inner light. Welcome to perfection.
Step 2. The path is clear. Breathe into action.
Step 3. Discern the beauty of innate knowing. Reconcile by recognition.
Step 4. You are flowing into union with your truest Self. Yield to the mirror.
Step 5. BE at one with all. Embody equanimity.

As you keep working with the cards, you gradually discover your own truth and what resonates best with you. As an apprentice of life, know that you can stop at any time to honor your feelings, and integrate what has taken place. If possible, the best place to do a reading is in nature. If you would like to go further with your reading, please go to the Five Elements Page.