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Weekly Card Reading: November 10-16, 2014 – Be Curious and Inspired

The faeries couldn’t be any more clear this week and I get the feeling that they are tired of us messing around. The message – loud and clear – is that we are to stop puttering around and get to work on some of these crazy amazing ideas that we’ve sort of pushed down and set aside. And while they recognize that not all of us have been resting on our laurels, all of us DO have something that needs to be brought to the surface, nurtured, and birthed. If you have been in the process of doing so already, continue reading because it would seem that you have more to look at and more to accomplish. You have done good work, but you are not done yet.

41 - Ilbe the Retriever

We start with Ilbe the Retriever. This cute little guy is the guardian of our hopes, dreams, and lost items (call on him to help you find whatever it was you set down this morning that seemed to just disappear). Under the category of lost items are the desires that we’ve set aside or laid to rest while we were off in the pursuit of something else. He’s pretty sure that the time is right for us right now if we’d just get on with it already! Meditate with him in order for your next step to be revealed. Even if you feel like you’ve already got things laid out, he can help you find the missing pieces that can get things moving a little more quickly and freely. There is a path to liberation, and he is more than happy to sniff it out for you.

28 - Penelope Dreamweaver

Our next card is Penelope Dreamweaver. She is one of the Faeries of Inspiration, and what better follow-up could there be to Ilbe’s message than that? She understands that sometimes inspiration is subtle and hidden, and she encourages us to seek it out and to be open to it popping up in even the most unlikely places. She allows for us to move through our blocks and into a free flow of inspiration and expression by showing us that sometimes  we need to break away from the humdrum world and retreat into a space of imagination and daydreaming. Connect into your childlike self and see the world through new eyes. Shifting our energy in new ways can create new and exciting results and release the worn out patterns that were holding us back.

29 - Ta'Om the Poet

Finally, we have Ta’Om the Poet. This guy also helps us to find our creative expression and he does so through prompting us to use curiosity to look into nooks and crannies that we’ve neglected to notice before. When we bound out into the world with open eyes and an open heart, we invite new and exciting experiences that we can then share with others. This opens the door to laughter, play, increased sensual/sexual energy and wonder. Ta’Om’s wings are not yet unfurled, and he reminds us to spread ours and fly. Connect into any blocks that are holding you back, use the curiosity that he and Penelope would have us develop, and find where energy can be released in order to align you with your highest good. We best serve ourselves by showing our true light, one that only continues to shine as we continue to honor it.

This week’s reading is from The Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud.

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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.


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Weekly Card Reading: September 22-28, 2014 – Kissed by the Pixies

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We start this week with a reminder that an open heart is a vibrant heart. The Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies is a card of unconditional love in all of its forms, whether it be familial, friendly, or romantic. This is a call to enjoy love, sweet love and the faeries ask you to open up to receive it, and then once received to allow it to flow back outward. This is a time of healing so this process of energetic open heart surgery may dig up the need to look at forgiveness and self-love as well. What can you release so that you feel lighter? As you go through this process, you will notice that your relationships feel deeper and that there is a richness developing that may have been unknown to you until now. The bright light that springs forth from your heart will also serve as a beacon to attract more unto  you, and you can be sure that the quality of the love that goes out is what will be pulled back in, so ask yourself: Does the love that pours out of you come from a place of joy? What would it take to love without expectation of something in return? Tapping into that space can shift us to a place of authentic joy and peace.

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Some of what comes from this heart opening is the letting go of relationships and situations that are not supported by your new sense of expansion. When your heart is opening and attracting more transparent and authentic love, it no longer supports emotions and people that aren’t a match to that. As we grow and open, it can be difficult to release the past, but The Lady of the Harvest comes through to show you that life moves in cycles and that while we often experience feelings of grief and loss at the completion of one, the harvest always brings abundance once we create the space for it. You are supported – the Lady’s breasts are swollen with milk, which serves as a symbol of the flow of nourishment that is able to sustain life while also providing the sustenance and comfort that we deserve and need. Remember that strength in the now comes from disengaging from the limiting patterns, beliefs, and relationships of the past. The process may be painful, but trust it, create awareness around how you feel, and then take the steps necessary to move on.

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Throughout this unfolding and the week, focus on maintaining balance. Motion is a natural process in life and you are creating a lot of flow through opening your heart and releasing. In some cases, this can create feelings of unpredictability.  The Undressing of a Salad is a card of equilibrium. If you can stay in a place of poise and balance, it doesn’t matter how many balls you have up in the air, you will be able to not only catch them, but play with them as well. Nevertheless, you will most likely still drop a ball every once in a while, as change of direction and heart can create sudden shifts in fortune. Focus even more intently, go with the flow, and remember that you can come out even stronger than before.

This week’s reading is from The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud.


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Weekly Card Reading: September 15-21, 2014 – Honor Yourself

Commitment

This week is all about honoring ourselves and our inner connection. This will manifest as a deeper connection to others, though this will come about as a result of a deeper Commitment to ourselves. In a general sense, all partnerships look good this week. Have you been thinking of moving forward in some area of your life? The Commitment card certainly covers romantic relationships and many of us will be taking the next step in this respect, but it can also refer to a business partnership or any other enterprise in which we value the help of another. Remember though that all healthy commitments start with a deep honoring of ourselves and our higher selves. Whether single or interacting with another, we can more fully hold the other in regard when we stand on a strong inner foundation. Take some time for personal inventory: What do you truly desire? What are your needs? How can you express these to another and also establish healthy boundaries in both directions? Honor your commitment to yourself by taking some time for self-love and self-care. Finding this inner alignment allows both parties to flourish and this is when true magic can manifest.

Field of Dreams

This process of inner exploration takes us to the next step: What seeds are you and your partner (or you in your personal commitment to self) planting? The Field of Dreams card is a reminder that we always have the opportunity to tap into the field of pure potentiality. Those dreams you have? Symbolically plant them. It’s time. Your thoughts and beliefs always manifest so make sure you are putting your mind where you want it to be. Is it in the gutter or is it in the cosmos? Don’t be afraid to dream big. You have committed to yourself and you deserve to have the stars! Spirit will manifest any little desire that you dream up, so be cautious to keep your thoughts clean around it. Any time that you feel yourself slip into fear or anxiety, acknowledge it, process it, and then find a better thought to replace it. Put a smile on your face and find a way to put some love out into the world. This is not about denying your problems; it is about doing the work to get through the fears and then finding better and better thoughts until those that you think yield the results you truly desire instead of the default thoughts that have already outstayed their welcome.

Home

Home is where the heart is, and Spirit’s greatest desire for you is that you be most comfortable in your home, which is in your body! When this card shows up, it is a nudge from the Divine to go within in a different way. We get a lot of messages with respect to checking in with our intuition, but this week, our guidance is really focused on connecting in with our bodies. Committing to ourselves is a promise to our vessel and all that is contained within it, and honoring it as our home shows a profound amount of love and respect for Spirit’s creation. Safety and security are within you. When you feel solid, grounded, and embodied, you are able to not only withstand life’s ups and downs, but you are also equipped with the necessary steadfastness to take action and follow through. Seeing your dreams through, from inception to creation, is an act of self-love, as well as an honoring of your body, your presence, your very magnificence on this earth plane. The clock in this picture is really standing out to me. The message: It’s time.

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


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Weekly Card Reading: September 8-14, 2014 – Time to Make a Decision

“Enough is enough!” shout the Faeries. They want you to know that you do not have to struggle so much in these earthly matters – the answers lay within if only we will take the time to ask.

Indi

Our first card this week is Indi. This is a message to move forward. Indecision and a lack of commitment towards your ultimate goal are keeping you from attaining your dreams. Life is most likely out of balance right now and it is time to go within, ascertain your true heart’s desire, and then begin to act in accordance with it. It is likely that fear is at the root of your hesitation, so when you do make the time to check in (which our next card shows us is imperative), get curious about your apprehension. When it arises, follow its trail. Where does it lead you? Once you get to the core issue, take a bold step forward and allow for yourself to take a stance for you. Set an intention, create a deadline for it, find someone to whom you can be accountable, and then begin to take consistent and measured steps that are in alignment with your purpose.

The Singers of Intuition

The Singer of Intuition card is all about awareness, perception, and trust. The position of this card in the center of the spread indicates that it illuminates the meaning of the cards surrounding it. Action is important right now, but it’s of even more importance that your action have direction and purpose and the only way to achieve that is to take the time to get really clear with yourself. What are your feelings and hunches around moving forward? What makes your heart skip a beat? All the information you could ever need is available to you through your higher self. Go within, connect, ask. You can check the authenticity of what you get by noticing how it feels in your body. When you reach the Aha! moment, trust that you’ve found it. Remember to be persistent and patient with this process: You deserve it!

The Laume

Our final card is The Laume, and she reminds us that unconditional giving and receiving are indispensable. Whatever it is that you are trying to weave your way through right now can be helped by cultivating a loving and generous heart. If you are feeling stuck in your forward progress, and the answer doesn’t seem to be coming, take a time out to be of service to someone else. This may come in the way of offering a gift of some sort or through volunteering some time or energy to a cause. If you are feeling financially strained, give to another with an open and loving heart so that you may step into the flow of prosperity. If you feel that it’s time you don’t have, make some available to help someone that could benefit from your expertise. It’s important here to understand that prosperity is not just the balance in your savings account, but a general feeling of well-being that invites more love and abundance into your life. Again, following the lead of the Singer of Intuition, go within. What can you give right now? Giving for the pure joy of giving and without the expectation of return will actually send that same energy right back at you. How great is that?

This week’s reading is from The Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud.


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Weekly Card Reading: August 18-24, 2014 – Balance!

The King

We start this week with the powerful energy of The King. This is a time of taking stock of where you are and what needs to be done. Allow the energy of justice, fairness, and authority kick start your week for a little spring cleaning of your affairs. This is a very practical and pragmatic energy that demands that you look at your to-do list. Do you have bills that need to be paid? Are there repairs that require tending to? These debts and reparations can be either in the physical realm or the emotional/energetic. Do you owe someone gratitude or do you need to make amends for a past action that may not have been in alignment with the highest good? Taking care of business, so to speak, grounds you in the physical realm and restores clarity to your life. Once you are able to eliminate the energies of indebtedness and confusion, you are able to channel your vision more powerfully and intentionally.

The Swan

The space created through the proper usage of the king power opens the way for The Swan. This is a beautiful card that heralds the further opening of your intuition and a transformation that can create empowered and lasting change. The focus here needs to be on trust. Having faith in yourself and your gifts and allowing yourself to utilize them for your betterment creates a shift that can take you to greater depths of understanding. Honor this change in you, and know that although you may not even recognize who you now are (yes, the shift can be this profound), your soul has been yearning for this and that you are now answering this call. With trust in yourself, focus on continued alignment with your purpose through the art of listening to Spirit and cultivating the love in your heart.

The Deer

We blend the energies of the king and the swan at the end of the week through The Deer. Deer comes to tell you that you are about to embark on a new journey. She stands at the edge of the woods and she beckons you to join her. Know that the next step for your transformation comes through the acknowledgement that it is time to move forward in your new shoes so that you may be more expansive and integrate even more along your spiritual journey. The deer is intuitive and gentle but don’t let these soft energies fool you. She is powerful in her purpose and sure of her footing. Like the king, she encourages diplomacy, but one that is tempered with a feminine charge. Allow for the robustness of the king to open your week, but balance the pragmatism of the male energy with the nurturing and gentleness of the swan and the deer for optimum results. In all things, balance.  

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


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Weekly Card Reading: July 7-13, 2014 – Empowered Choice

Making a ChoiceThere is an overlapping of the cards this week in addition to the usual linear approach to their meanings, as the energies of them all support one another. The first card that we have is Making a Choice. We have two paths unfolding in front of us and it is time to make a decision. For some of you this choice feels to be with respect to life path and for others it seems to be related to committing to something outside of your career sector. Remember that every choice that we make defines us, so be willing to commit with a firm “I do!” to whichever option you take. Lack of choice fits into this paradigm as well, so review what is holding you back from taking the necessary steps to move forward. Are you afraid to make the “wrong” choice? Do you worry that you won’t be supported on the path that you take? Notice that there is light at the end of both of the tunnels here. As long as you take action that is in alignment with your higher self, there is no wrong answer. Know that the answer to the query lays within. Check in with your body – how does the choice feel to you? Connect with Spirit through prayer and meditation and then trust that the answer will be revealed.

Coming ApartA part of this choice making process will be looking at that which is holding us back – those people and situations that we are still clinging to despite the fact that they no longer serve us. It is time to break through ego so that we can begin to transform the quality of all of our relationships. The Coming Apart card shows us that the crumbling of the masks of fear allows for a rebirth of sorts, and while sorrow and grief may need to be expressed as we shed our old skins, ultimately our choice to opt for happiness and joy over drama and baggage sends a powerful message to the Divine that we know who we are and what we desire. Again, hanging onto things out of fear is a choice that sends a message as well. What is it that you really want to communicate to yourself and the Universe with respect to who you really are?

Magic PrayerHow beautiful is it that the Magic Prayer card showed up for us? This is Spirit’s nod to us that our prayers will be answered. We have to make some tough decisions this week, but we are absolutely supported in this journey if we choose to be. Send your prayers to God, meditate and listen for the response, and surrender with trust that all will be taken care of. The action that is needed will be revealed to you, so be aware of the signs around you and be open to receiving confirmation; all you need to do is be open to receiving and to taking any necessary action that is revealed. Remaining in conscious contact with your higher power will allow you to stay focused on the path that feels best to you. And remember, your higher self experiences itself as a direct expression of the Divine, and it will give you feedback through its physical manifestation, which is your body. Check in. Feel. Trust.

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