Gwynne...your choices for stones sound perfect! And so lovely too!
As Promised here is the first part of using the stones for personality readings.
I tell people that it is really more psychology than psychic...but I have trusted my intuition on this one, to get further meanings from the stones and the combinations that people choose.
The real reason I do this type of reading however, is to gauge my audience, and get an idea of what kind of energy I am going to get back from the tarot reading that is comming, and from the person I am reading for!
Ah yes! The Hidden Agenda!
I ask the querant to choose three stones that appeal to them, or that they believe may represent themselves...
Just by the way that they choose the stones gives me a good idea about them. Do they pick three quickly, making a snap decision? Do they look every stone over carefully, holding them up to the light, and really try to choose wisely?
I incorporate what I observe into the reading.
The way I can explain this type of reading is that we all have been subconsciously influenced and imprinted with certain shapes and colors...people who love water, are almost always drawn to the bright watery blue stone. And people who love drama, extravagance, and expressing themselves...are invariably drawn to the sparkling crystal of the Sun!
And these colors and shapes that we are drawn to most can describe a lot of what makes us tick, and what personality, and part of ourselves we share with everyone.
So...here are some personality meanings behind this set of stones....
You may need to experiment with your own set to discover if these meanings are universal or not...but my thought is...if that stone reminds YOU
of a particular attribute, it will probably remind someone else of the same (even if it is buried deep in thier subconcious!)
Sun...people who choose the sun are often really dramatic. They love to be leaders, and the center of attention. They live on praise, and possibilities. They like to be seen and heard, they always take credit for thier work, or that of "the team". They inspire loyalty, and don't mind getting up in front of a crowd to speak, on stage to sing karaokee, or in front of the office to give the reports. Most of the time, they love to hear thier own voice, and are great for organizing a herd of children, or a mob. People just naturally listen to them...even if they aren't saying anything important. They have Charisma, and stage presence, and make great teachers.
Moon...moon people are in some ways a lot different from sun people...in that they avoid crowds, getting up in front of people or taking credit...even when it's due. They love to do things annonymously, and are annoyed with fame. Not to say that they aren't leaders...or charismatic...but they tend to enjoy being alone, and thier charisma is quiet and passionate...almost seething.
moon people are intuitive, psychic, and whistful. They love the idea of travel...foriegn, exotic and mysterious places have great appeal...but they also really enjoy home, and thier own space.
Mysteries, especially ancient ones are appealing, as is anything occult or secretive....or dealing with the unknown or superstitions. They like to be detectives, and they enjoy a hermit lifestyle.
Male...Anyone who chooses the male stone is almost always thier own boss. This is someone who likes to be in control of every important aspect of thier life. This is also the risk taker, the person who jumps into things...whether investments or relationships...without a second thought. Dominance is the key word here. And often agression, and self relience. Male people are often also competitive, thpough it doesn't have to be with physical things...I know a woman who choose this stone who loves to beat people at Scrabble.
Think any traditional male aspects, and these incorporate the personality.
Female...Compassion describes this personality well. And nurturing too. Those who choose female like to make sure everyone's having a good time. They call on you when you are sick, and send chicken soup when they can. Those who choose this stone have patience, and never rush into anything unprepared. Think of all those things that traditionally make up the "feminine side"...the ability to listen, and give advice, the peacemakers, and non agressors, and those who love harmony.
Joy...those who choose joy are the eternal optimists. The ones who drive everybody crazy because they will find the good in everyone and in every situation. They will be the ones who tell you that everything happens for a reason, and they make lemonade outta lemons, and they are pretty much the kind of people that always seem cheerful, and content with what they have.
Sorrow...the folks who see the glass as half empty...they are not always downers...but they will focus on the negative side of things most of the time. And they are always worrying about what might be....rather than what actually is there. Ofetn they are hypocondriacs, endlessly fixated on thier many problems...or the problems of the world. Not everyone who chooses this stone feels that way....but people who have loss at the moment...can be drawn to it. If the person chooses other stones that belay this sorrowful personality...I often have them choose one more...and read this stone as a momentart depression, due to current circumstances.
Center...this one is almost always chosen by the chaos people. you know the type...people who are always stressed, and always have a full plate. They know how to relax(usually) they just never seem to have the time! People who are oraganized in emergencies, who thrive on deadlines, and who often create chaos in thier lives...just to keep from being bored...this is the kind of personality that is drawn to the center stone. Sometimes they don't want to admit it...but this is the type A that just has to have something to do...twenty four/seven.
Love...the people who choose love really already have a good idea of what the stone means. After all, it is shaoed like a heart.These are the true Romantics, who are loving and giving people, with lots of friends that walk all over them! Well...okay maybe not all the time...but love people are often so much in love with the Idea of Love that they never find it in a real relationship....and they LOVE relationships of all kinds! Often, lovers don't live up to thier perfect expectations...but they shower gifts and notes, and kindness on everyone. They also love tactile sensations...touching and being touched. And they often love luxurious fabrics and things that feel wonderful!
Well...that's a start...more to come in the next post!