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Weekly Card Reading: November 3-9, 2014 – Make a Wish!

The Star

Happy times! We begin this week with The Star card – what a beautiful omen! We have put in a lot of hard work and now we are being reassured that we are on the right path. We are being guided by the North Star and it’s time to settle in and make long term plans. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be any more healing or clearing to do, but it does bode well in that we’ve gotten to a space in which we can now perceive that abundance (in all ways) is close at hand. Faith and trust are your key words right now. Archangel Jophiel is holding two urns and she is allowing the water from them to flow freely into the stream below, which represents Universal Consciousness or Spirit. She is calm and at peace, knowing that her supply is forever renewed. When we can sit in this faith, all of our desires can manifest. This is a card of hope, but hope grounded in positive and attainable goals and vision along with action.

The Hermit

The Star is one of the “wish” cards in the deck, and this leads us nicely into the next card for the week, The Hermit. We’ve cleared our path, so to speak, of the major debris that was blocking us. We’ve climbed the mountain and we have a lantern lighting our way. We can wish upon a star, but our wish will take root more fully and solidly if we take some time to reflect upon what it is we truly desire. We have shifted and changed a lot over the last several months or more, and our dreams and wants have most likely changed accordingly. Clarity, as signified by the shining light, allows for the path to light itself. Our path of self-discovery is still unfolding, and it may even be helpful for some of us to find a mentor at this time to aid us at this stage. This same message came through just a few weeks ago, so if you’ve been considering this, but have yet to move forward, consider this more than just a gentle nudge! If you have, continue to dig in with your teacher and allow for your light of knowledge and understanding to grow brighter. There are fireflies flying around the lantern itself, indicating that your inner light is glowing strongly at this time.

Four of Fire

We have an ultimate outcome card for this reading, and one that confirms the message of The Star. The Four of Fire is a beautiful card, one that assures abundance, again, in all ways. The four posts indicate stability and the glowing flame within always reminds me of a happy hearth. This card assures comfort and safety at home along with financial prosperity. Whatever project or goal you’ve been working on may see its way to completion soon.

Also of note is that all three of these cards have a significant emphasis on the cosmos and a glowing light. We are being shown that we are wrapped in Spirit’s embrace and that the Universe cares for and provides for us. The Four of Fire is another one of the few wish cards in the deck; know and trust that your wishes are heard and that when you maintain faith and positive focus, they are always answered.

This week’s reading is from The Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

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Weekly Card Reading: October 6-12, 2014 – Assert Your Fiery, Creative Self

You know that thing that you’ve been thinking about? That idea that keeps popping up over and over again that feels really good but that you keep kind of sticking on the back burner? Well, it’s time to take it out and have a really good look at it. This desire, this little thing that keeps whispering in your ear – it wants your attention right now, and it won’t let down until you address it.

Eight of Earth

The Eight of Earth comes through first in this reading to let us know that there may be some sort of education that needs to occur in order to breathe life into this idea. For some of us it may require going back to school, but for others it may be as simple as doing some research or seeking out some sort of mentor with whom we can apprentice. This is a passion project and this card reassures us that your skilled work will indeed be rewarded as long as we take the time to do the footwork needed to get it off the ground.

Queen of Fire

And really, the message couldn’t be any clearer. The Queen of Fire is all about putting your beautiful and fiery self out there in the world with confidence and full-knowledge of your power. Connect into your creative talents to bring your desires to life. This extends beyond just the project itself and into how to manifest it. We may need to think outside the box on this one. We need to do our research and we need to follow rules and guidelines, but our greatest triumphs can occur when we allow our intuitive, creative minds to work alongside the logical minds. This is not a time to play small. When we understand our true power and ingenuity, we can use the element of fire to transform and birth our wildest dreams.

The Knight of Earth

The Knight of Earth rounds out the message for us: We must buckle down and get things done! It’s time to move through the planning stages and get fully into action. This includes acquiring the education or training needed as well as coming up with a firm action plan that can allow us to take our initial steps. First and foremost, we have a commitment to ourselves to honor our soul voice in the world. When we deny this voice, we feel imbalanced, stunted and less than authentic. Allowing for our dreams to manifest in the world does a great service to everyone as it promotes inspiration, joy and integrity with one’s truth. This card is also the guardian angel card. Know that you are supported on your journey and that your angel is at your side wanting to help you. Ask for guidance and to be shown the next step and then allow for the message to come through. Be open to the many ways in which our angels speak to us and be aware of synchronicity. Magic is all around us when we are open to seeing it.

This reading is from The Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.


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Weekly Card Reading: August 11-17, 2014 – Trust Yourself!

Page of Water

We start our week with a heightened sense of intuition. The Page of Water shows us that this is a time to trust yourself above all others, even those that have your best interest at heart. If you are feeling lost or confused, rather than looking outward for answers, take the time for inner reflection. Ask your heart what feels best and trust the sensations that you get. Does it feel open and expansive or is it constrictive? This may be an emotional start of the week for you as well, and we’ll be coming off of a super moon, so be aware that feelings and emotions that have lain dormant may be coming to the surface. This card is also indicative of relationships reaching a new level. This can be with another or it can be a deepening of the relationship we have with ourselves. I feel this to be true for most of us – connecting inward and trusting our intuition will open many new doors of understanding.

The Dreamer

Mid-week, The Dreamer comes through to tell us to go for it. This is the leap of faith card. You’ve taken the time to connect within and perhaps you’ve heard your heart’s whisper. Now may be the time to honor that call. What are your dreams and what have you been doing to achieve them? This card also shows unexpected opportunities come your way as you open in trust to all the Spirit desires for you. This is a magical card and magic is all around you right now. If you do feel that it is time to move forward, be sure to plan your exit. A leap of faith is a powerful expression of trust, but it is also prudent to be sure that you have your affairs in order so that you can alleviate any potential stress that may block you.

Eight of Earth

Part of the preparation for the leap is validated by the Eight of Earth card. There may be more that you need to learn before you jump right in. Take some time to research and to talk to others that may have experience in the area of your interest. It may require going back to school, and if you have been considering that option, this is confirmation for you to move forward. For many of you, formal schooling won’t be necessary, though cracking a few books and also delving into some hands on learning would be beneficial.

This week’s reading is from The Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.


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Weekly Card Reading: July 14-20, 2014 – New Opportunities Bring Abundance

Page of Fire

Wow! We start the week with the Page of Fire, which heralds an exciting new opportunity, and you are being guided to accept it wholeheartedly. This endeavor may be challenging, but it will be in a very positive way. There is a high likelihood that it is creative in nature, but regardless of whether it is or not, it will stoke a feeling of passion within you. Approach it with an open mind and an open heart, trusting that Spirit has brought it to you in answer to your prayers. This is a chance for you to really show people what you’ve got so don’t hold back! Use your enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and sense of mischievousness to bring a fresh and fun approach to this project or job.

Ace of Earth

It is highly likely that this opportunity will bring an inflow of abundance to you, as shown to us by the Ace of Earth. Stand confidently in your power to accept and draw in this flow, trusting that you are worthy of it. Feeling strongly in your power and open to infinite possibility allows abundance to find you easily – it is as if you become a beacon for it. Coming right after the Page of Fire, it is likely associated with the new project or opportunity that comes to you, but it may be due to another factor as well, or it could also be an additional venture that creates even more prosperity for you. Don’t be surprised if you are offered a raise or promotion or if someone approaches you with an investment opportunity. Money may arrive from an unexpected source as well. If you are starting your own business, this card comes to let you know that it will most likely succeed. You can trust that your foundation is strong and that it will create a prosperous outcome.

Justice

The Justice card shows up to remind us to remain fair, just, and balanced. It is likely that you are trying to make a decision, and so the angels want to remind you to be judicious in your thinking. It is important to be sure that the decision upholds the highest good of all involved. If you take the time to go within and to listen to your inner voice, you will know what decision to make. Archangel Raguel creates harmony in relationships, so call on him if you find it difficult to arrive at a solution that does so. If you still do not feel able to make a fair and objective decision, you may need to seek out someone that can work as an arbiter for you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, but know that you must also take responsibility for you actions. If you owe someone an apology, this card comes as a gentle nudge to take care of your side of the street.

This week’s reading is from the Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.


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Weekly Card Reading: June 9-15, 2014 – Wish Upon a Star!

Queen of Water

What a lovely week we have ahead! Our soul searching and the work that we have been doing to release toxic relationships and cultivate those that uplift us is paying off. We enter the week with the Queen of Water card. Our relationships are deepening and we are feeling closer and more authentically intimate with those around us. We are connecting in a heart-to-heart manner and are feeling much more intuitive and empathetic. This is a time for us to really hone in on our intuition and to honor what we are feeling, but we must also be sure to care for ourselves. As our empathy increases, we may feel more drawn to nurture others and to help them with their feelings. Remember that self-care must come first. You are of no help to others if you are coming from a place of depletion. Honor your body, honor your heart, and listen to your soul; be as or more compassionate with yourself as you are with others.

The Star

Mid-week we see The Star. This is the time to make a wish for your future! Things are looking good. You have laid the ground work and now you can make your long term plans. Archangel Jophiel is the angel of beauty, and she is coming through to remind you of the splendor and abundance that is all around you. She pours two cups of water that spring from an endless supply – know that your potential is unlimited! What is it that you dream of? Ask, believe, and you shall indeed receive. This card is also a sign that you are on track with your soul purpose. The star guides you and shows that you are in alignment with your higher purpose and the Divine. We actually have two signals this week that this is the case as the presence of Whale in the Queen of Water card also symbolizes alignment with our divine path. If for some reason you feel lost, this is the time to focus on finding your passion as the energies are in strong positioning and support for it. Take time to check in with those around you and yourself to begin the process. The Star card also signifies a time of heightened intuition – the answers you are seeking can be revealed if you create the space to meditate and reflect – approach the task with curiosity and wonder and be open to receive; your guides are eager to share with you!

Knight of Air

We finish the week with Knight of Air. We have been experiencing heightened intuition and now we have the opportunity to marry that with the intellect. Remember that it does not need to be one or the other; both can co-exist and in doing so can aid in the earthly manifestation of ideas from the higher realms. Things are entering hyper-drive, so make sure that you stay grounded (so much time in the intuitive realm and the higher chakras may have you feeling spacey so focus on connecting to the earth), and that you are prepared for a lot of rapid change. Creative solutions will be flowing to you and a sense of groundedness will allow you to put them into action quickly and effectively. The glowing light of the unicorn’s horn also feels like a star to me – your path is illuminated and you are heading in the right direction. Stay on course and enjoy the ride!

This week’s reading is from The Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.


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Weekly Card Reading: April 7-13, 2014 – Charge On!

Five of Air

We enter the week with a little internal strife. The Five of Air card shows us that things aren’t looking just like you want them to and it’s time to evaluate the situation and make some changes. Remember that your power resides in how you handle the situation moving forward. Take some time to review what has happened and what is going on so that you can make a healthy and empowered choice with respect to it. Note what you have learned, as this is the silver lining for your path moving forward. Nothing occurs in vain if you don’t allow it to. It’s a time to review everyone’s motives in the situation as well, including your own. Be sure that you are acting within your integrity so that you can clear away any anxiety, concern, or fear that may be motivating your actions. The more that you act from a place of genuine desire and love, the greater your experience will be and the more fulfilling the rewards.

Knight of Air

Now that you have made the necessary adjustments to your situation, you can begin to clear away the debris. Rest assured that once dealt with, things will begin to move ahead quickly. The Knight of Air is decisive, quick, and confident. Your plans can now be implemented so make sure that you have carefully reviewed how you would like them to look and play out. Now is also a time to put your ego aside and ask yourself if you would be best served by seeking out the advice of a professional or someone that can guide you with the proper knowledge and confidence that is needed. It’s a sign of strength to ask for help when needed, and it will enable your plans to unfold seamlessly. This card denotes that your “knight in shining armor” may be entering the scene. For you this week, however, this is not the man rescuing the damsel in distress – this is a powerful ally that can help to support and empower you with respect to your career and projects.

Four of Fire

Success can come quickly if we allow it to happen! We assessed the situation, sought help, and now the Four of Fire shows us that by the end of the week, we are well on our way to the successful completion of our project. For some of us, we will see the fruits of our labor as early as the end of the week (remember that knight energy has things really moving along). For others, it may take a little longer, but rest assured that it is still in fact manifesting. This card shows us that we can and are experiencing a lovely sense of abundance. We feel at peace as our project is coming to life in a way that is in complete alignment with our path and our purpose. We feel contented with ourselves, which brings about a sense of happiness within our lives and our homes. The dragon in the center of this card and the ball of solar energy lets us know that we are fully in our power right now due to the fact that we have been courageous and true to ourselves. We are also protected, snug within the four staffs of fire and light. Four is the number that the angels use to let you know that they are with and around you, and it is apparent here that they are guarding you (as synchronicity would have it, I looked down just after I typed “four” and saw that I was at 544 words). Enjoy this time and allow yourself to feel nurtured and comfy over the weekend before you head off on your next charge!

For this reading, I used The Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

 


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Weekly Card Reading: March 24-30 – Let Your Light Shine!

Release

We have a beautiful period of clearing and cleansing this week, which will allow us to let go and grow! The Release card jumped out of the deck as I was shuffling, with a huge sense of urgency I might add,  and it set up the theme for the week. This is the end of a phase for you and now it’s time to move on. This forward movement is exactly that – forward! Archangel Azrael comes to help you to release any grief, anger, resentment, or fear that has been holding you back, for once you are able to do so, you can experience a profound shift that brings with it healing and levity. Notice the horses to the side of him. Horse energy represents freedom and the power of choice. Letting go is your choice. It can feel difficult to release our pain and suffering at times because despite the discomfort of them, it may be what we’ve become accustomed to feeling. Know that allowing for this to be lifted and carried away to Spirit by Azrael can and will provide you with the seeds of transformation.

Queen of Air

The Queen of Air is a beautiful follow-up card. The Air suit is that of the intellect. We’ve allowed for an emotional and spiritual release and now it’s time to look at things logically. Channel the queen energy to do this. This woman is fierce, realistic, and experienced. She knows what she wants and how to get it. She is also aware that in order to continue along her path, it is necessary to cut free that which no longer serves you. Take time to determine if there is any loose end that you are resistant to letting go of so that you may address it and deal with it immediately. This is not an exercise of the heart. Get out a pad and paper and inventory yourself. Look at your patterns and what may still be hiding in a nook or cranny and bring it into the light and under your scrutiny. This is a time to be fully in your power.

Two of Water

This is hard work and so the pay-off is high. We end the week with the Two of Water card as we head back into the watery realm of the emotions. We’ve taken an intellectual broom to our dark corners and now we are ready to forgive if that is necessary or make amends if that is what is needed. Our candid self-appraisal and the willingness to take appropriate action allow for the positive resolution of conflicts and misunderstandings. Because of this our relationships with others are able to take on a new depth of meaning and we will enter into a period of heightened intuition and creativity. With every polishing of our rough edges, we can shine in a new light!

This week’s reading is from the Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.