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Weekly Reading: January 12-18, 2015 – Finding the Treasure Within

Protecting Treasure

Protecting Treasure popped out of the deck right as I began to shuffle with an important message to carry us through the week. Spirit wants to remind us that we are always protected and cared for and that even though we may feel unstable or scared as we move forward, we are in fact safe and loved. Trust that what we have worked hard to build remains safely tucked away and that this is a great time to strengthen bonds with those we love. The rain may fall but we are always sheltered, and if we allow ourselves to be open to it, the rainbow can brighten our day. We are never really alone.

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Weekly Card Reading: December 8-14, 2014 – Identifying Your Essence

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1 - Unity

The faeries want us to know that this is a week for reflection and introspection. We begin with one of the Singer cards – Unity. The Singers are the angels and when one of these cards pops up in a reading, we are asked to acknowledge their presence in our lives and to give thanks for their support and guidance. They are always with us, and when we actively engage with them our lives can be enriched immeasurably. The Unity card reminds us that All is One. We are connected to one another and to Spirit in an interweaving and interrelated web – unified in a holistic and marvelous Universe. Read more at www.janetraftis.com.


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Weekly Card Reading: December 1-7, 2014 – Express Your Inner God(dess)!

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Aphrodite

This week is all about caring for ourselves inside out. Aphrodite shows us that we are at our best when we allow our inner goddess to shine brightly. This is a time to explore our beauty and to call it forth to be expressed outwardly in the world. Let your masculine energy be tempered and balanced right now through the expression of all that is feminine. Dance, sing, wear clothes that feel beautiful and sensual on your body. This goddess shows us that unabashed sexual expression is healthy when it is fully claimed and honored by us. Read more at www.janetraftis.com.


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Weekly Reading: November 24-30, 2014 – Springing to Life

Coming to Life

We have a beautiful week ahead as we bring our dreams out of the incubation stage and into life. We begin with Coming to Life. This card shows up to reveal that we’ve done some work over the recent months, shed some old skin, and we are now able to bring the fruits of that growth out into the world. We hold the light of our labors up high and allow it to shine as we delicately dance with it. The butterfly shows the metamorphosis that has taken place as we emerge from our own personal cocoon. I feel like the shining light serves to guide us as well. If we allow it to show the way, and have full faith in the power of Spirit to lead us, our transformation becomes more powerful and more able to unfold. Have confidence in the signs that you get and the wisdom that you receive. It’s not necessary to look for solutions and answers right now; it is a time for us to turn within and trust the signals that we sense within us.

Gentle Gardener

This theme is continued in the Gentle Gardener card. The Wise Women cares for and watches over her children as they come to life, yet she is in a state of full trust. Her eyes are closed and the love and faith that she feels radiates out from within her. We are truly coming to life and it is echoed in this second card. In both of the first two cards we are emerging and both are a calling to trust in Spirit. We have already planted the seeds for our future; we have created visions of our goals and dreams and planted them in the field of possibility, and now it is time for us to trust that our dreams, our selves, our essences know how to do the rest. This card is truly a calling for us to be conscious co-creators, working with Spirit to manifest our desires and to grown into a more expansive version of ourselves. The possibilities are limitless if we truly believe in the infinite potential of Spirit. In this card, we are getting our wings, and although we may not be flying yet, we are about to!

Peaks of Joy

This week we can truly experience Peaks of Joy. We are undergoing great growth and we feel more connected to the Divine than ever. We have done tremendous healing and have faced many fears head on. We have turned within and trusted. Now, if we give ourselves permission to, we can take some time to fully savor that. Allow yourself to feel the exhilaration of what has unfolded, and give yourself permission to express joy in whatever way feels best for you. We’ve been serious and focused lately, and it’s had its place in our development, but one of the best ways to witness the unfolding of our visions is through the childlike and joyous expression of our most inner self. Be open, be free, laugh, love, lead with your heart and you will be able to fly higher and further than ever before.

This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid.


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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 27-November 7, 2014 – Prepare for Change

The Water Faery

This is a week of change for us, and we will need to go into it prepared. It seems that we have been allowing our emotions to run the show. The Water Faery comes to remind us that we are not our feelings. It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of our emotions, but if we can step outside of ourselves and know and trust that we are merely the one experiencing the feelings, then we can exact positive change with respect to our lives. If we allow them to flow, feelings can serves as a guide for us. Notice what you are feeling and honor it. Acknowledge it and thank it for showing you an aspect of yourself that needed to be revealed. We can then allow the energy of the Water Faery to wash away that which no longer serves us, and from there, we can create a new direction of flow for ourselves, one that better serves our highest good.

The King

We will need a sense of structure this week as well to balance out the feminine energy of our emotions. The King comes in this spread to tell us that we need to get our affairs in order. It’s time to take a fine-toothed comb to our finances and anything else that may be outstanding. What bills need to be paid? Do you need to settle affairs with someone or make an amends? Perhaps you need to bring structure into your life in some way. It’s time to create a solid foundation for ourselves. The realm of water has served us in many ways, but positive and constructive change is best achieved when we are also able to prepare for it through concrete action steps.

Disruption

The Disruption card was the last pulled but I sense that it could come at any point during the week. Remember that the energies of the Water Faery and the King can help you to weather any storm by being at once fluid and solid. The water in this card flows over the solid foundation of stone, providing us with a visual reiteration of our message for this week. Accept your emotions with detachment and allow them to serve as your guide while simultaneously creating a strong foundation so that you can meet any disruption with a sense of security, safety and confidence. While any disruption can feel frightening, remember that the only constant is change. When we embrace it, we are able to glean the gifts of opportunity that it brings. Sometimes the break-up of a relationship can bring a brighter light into your world and the loss of a business partner may bring personal and professional opportunities that you never dreamed of.  We may not see the silver lining immediately, but when we trust that Spirit will reveal it to us in perfect Divine timing, we can experience great growth and transformation.

This week’s reading is from The Wisdom of Avalon oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.


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Weekly Reading: October 20-26, 2014 – Reflection Leads to Self-Discovery & Transformation

Commitment

It’s time to get serious. True Commitment requires that we come into full alignment with our thoughts, our desires and our soul visions; it demands that we recognize that we matter and that we have the right to express our true selves in the world. Commitment may come for you this week in the form of partnership in that you may meet someone special or begin a new working relationship, but regardless of how it manifests on the outside (or whether it even does), commitment begins within. Do you truly feel, down to your bones, that you are worthy of living out your dreams? Do you feel that you deserve the visions you’ve put up on your board? Take time this week to get very clear on yourself – take a personal inventory of your underlying limiting beliefs and fears so that you can address them. Until we get clear on our own worth and until we commit to ourselves, it is difficult for us to share our path with others. One of my favorite quotes from author Meggan Watterson is this: “We are here to marry our own souls.” This resonates strongly with me for this week’s reading. As we commit to ourselves, we are able to powerfully move towards accomplishing anything we desire to express in the world.

Moonlight

The Moonlight card supports us on this journey of self-discovery. Allow yourself to go within and to reflect on your essence. Feel into your heart space and trust the inner wisdom that arrives. As we discover the soft voice of our soul, we are able to tap into our connection to the Divine and our inter-relatedness to it. Spirit speaks to us always, and when we remove ourselves from the loud and busy world and into a space of quiet reflection we are more able to tune into the subtleties of the intuitive mind, to hear its whisper and to share moments of quiet peace with universal consciousness. Take any question you may have into this space with you and then allow for the answer to rise. It may come immediately or it may come to you over the course of several days. Recognize that Spirit speaks to us in many ways and remain open to all possibility.

Magical Map Shifter

As you open to limitless potential, pay special attention to the people that cross your path. The Magical Map Shifter card is the Divine’s way of letting you know that important people are crossing your path this week. Open to the possibility of connection with them. Again, this could be a soul mate connection or partnership, but it also may come through a seemingly random meeting with someone that tells you exactly what you need to hear in the moment.  The people that come your way right now are potential agents of transformation for you as you become a more highly tuned version of yourself.

Wide Open

The Wide Open card popped out for this reading, and it fits perfectly with the overall message of openness and trust in the Divine and infinite potential for the week. The meaning is infused throughout the significance of each card, and it serves as a foundation for your entire week (and life if you choose). Be open. Trust. Spread your arms and allow yourself to receive the abundance and love that the Universe has to offer you. Spirit supports and provides for you in the exact way that you ask for it. So be aware of what you request and how you ask for it, open yourself to a state of expanded reception and enjoy the gifts that are bestowed upon you.

This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.