Totem Guidance

Leave a comment

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.



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.

Leave a comment

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.

Leave a comment

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.


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.

Leave a comment

Weekly Card Reading: June 30-July 6, 2014 – With Joy and Focus we Manifest our Wishes

Nine of Water

There is a lot of potential for this to be a great week if we can stay focused and out of our own way. We begin the week with the Nine of Water card. This is great! This card is also known as the “wish card.” Things are looking really good right now and that which we having been trying to manifest is finally becoming a reality. Expect this to happen soon, if it’s not already – this card usually indicates that your good fortune is at hand. With this we are feeling the effects of the positive energy: worry slides away, we are laughing more, and our love of life is at a high. It is truly a time of success, celebration, and love. We have seen manifestation cards in the last two weeks as well, so this is powerful confirmation that we are still working within these energies.

The Knight of Earth

And while it is important that we enjoy and even revel in the good feelings that we are expressing right now, we must also remain focused. Mid-week, Knight of Earth shows up to remind us to get things done. The Earth suit is concerned with manifestation and so keeping our intentions honed and doing the work to create them is necessary right now. The joy that we are feeling at the moment is a powerful ally in manifestation so put it to good use! By infusing your work with an attitude of fun along with focus, much can be accomplished.

There is a second meaning within the first two cards that I want to address as well. Some of you have been hoping for a love relationship to come into your life. Now may be the time. When it comes to love, the Nine of Water indicates that there is great opportunity around for meeting people, and in my readings, I’ve always perceived the Knight of Earth as being a sort of “Prince Charming” card. With that in mind, this is a great time to be out mingling and meeting people. If you see someone that peaks your interest at the coffee shop, go ahead and introduce yourself – you may be in for a great surprise! If you are in a relationship already, you will likely experience a deepening of your emotional bonds.

Two of Air

Around the end of the week we may start to get in our own way a bit. The Two of Air indicates that there may be something that we aren’t looking at going on around us. Denial is not a great place to be right now. Be sure to keep your eyes open and up. If there is a decision that you’ve been avoiding making, now is the time to take care of it and move forward. You have a lot of positive energy working with you and creating an energetic stalemate will only form blocks in it. The idea is to keep the good vibes moving, and in order to do that we must be honest and open with ourselves, as difficult as that may be. Remember that knowledge and awareness are power in moments like these, so recognizing where the block is forming and moving through it allows you to keep up your great momentum.

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

Leave a comment

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.

Leave a comment

Weekly Card Reading: April 21-27, 2014 – Finding Your Flow


This week, just breathe and allow. We start the week with a message from Oonagh, a Celtic goddess that can help us ease through transitions (thank, Goddess!). The full moon/lunar eclipse brought a lot of repressed emotions, patterns, and beliefs to light for most of us and we’ve been processing it out. With this in mind, Oonagh reminds us to take it easy! Everything is happening exactly as it’s supposed to and in the proper time frame as well. Pushing and stressing over your situation will only have the adverse effect of moving it farther away from you. In addition, taking time to nurture yourself and others can harmonize your situation/life and help you to ease your visions into focus. This is a week to let your hair down and trust that the Divine is right alongside you helping you along. When things start to feel overwhelming, use the peace and serenity of Dove to remind you to slow down, pause, and breathe!


The cards this week flow really well together. Sedna, the eskimo and Inuit goddess of the sea, comes through mid-week to show us that the Divine is infinite and that we are connected to this limitless potential. Again, remember to put worry aside. When it starts to rise, allow it to wash through and out of you. Reconnect with your center. The message here as well is one of not overdoing things. There must be give and take in every situation. If you only give, you will become depleted and resentful and this will lead to a feeling of lack, whereas if you only receive you will not be able to experience the joy of what you have. Give with courage and receive with gratitude and you will naturally fall into a vibration of abundance and joy.


We finish the week with Yemanya, the African and Brazilian goddess that created the sea. We have two ocean goddesses this week! This emphasizes that this is a week of not only abundance, but creativity, intuition, and emotions. As with everything, focus on balance. Being engaged in the creative process allows you to express your divinity, as it is God in action. The truth is that we are always creating, even when we are choosing to not. Use intention and presence to create a story that empowers and upholds you, and use your intuition to check in with your higher self. What story would you like to tell? What aspects of your current tale would you like to change?

As we create with purpose, we propel our desires into motion by sending a strong message to Spirit. The Divine responds by opening doors for us. Remember though that we were shown that we need to relax into this – no pushing! Create your story, set the idea in motion, and allow Spirit to show you the path. Once the doors open, walk through them! No sabotaging yourself here; you have earned this and it is time to go the whole mile. The whale in Sedna’s card is a message that you are on your soul path so be sure to honor the opportunities that allow you to navigate it, and the Dolphin in Yemaya’s guides you to stay in a place of joy and play. Have fun with this process!

This week’s reading is from Goddess Guidance oracle cards by Doreen Virtue.