March 2013

Oracle Card Reading for the Upcoming Week!

The week ahead looks like it will be filled with important opportunities and joy (alright!). For this reading I used my new oracle card deck Magical Messages from the Fairies (I am bizarrely addicted to buying fairy decks these days – I don’t know what that’s about).

The last card Ask For What You Want really resonated with me, as I am currently getting clear on my goals and how I want my life to be. But I am curious – what will YOU be asking for this week? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Tarot and Timing: How to Predict When Something Will Happen

When will my finances improve? When will I meet my soul-mate? When will I get a better job? When will I know my life-purpose?

These are the questions many people, including myself, ask when they approach the Tarot cards. Everyone wants to know when!

But can our Tarot cards even give us this kind of information?

Yes and No. Let me explain…

Because the future is not set in stone, determining when something will happen is tricky. We create our lives and the world around us by our thoughts, feelings and actions which gives each of us an immense amount of power!

Sometimes we get scared of our own creative power and revert to the belief that the future is already pre-determined and we have no real effect on what happens.

When we take this view, we get to absolve all responsibility for our lives. Life just becomes this thing that happens to us – and our only real power is in knowing when certain things will occur, so we can either relax or plan ahead.

I firmly believe that the idea of a pre-determined destiny is a load of crap!

Therefore, I do not believe the Tarot is a tool that can be used to accurately predict the timing of events (I know many readers will disagree with me here), but rather a tool to help you understand how you can manifest what you desire.

If you want to know when you will meet the right romantic partner, a Tarot reading can suggest how to meet this person and what could possibly be standing in your way. However, the reading probably won’t reveal the the month or day that you will find true love.

Let me show you what this theory looks like in action:

3 card tarot reading
Hanson-Roberts Tarot

These are the Tarot cards that came up when I asked for insight into when I would find the right house to buy.

I think most of us have asked our Tarot cards when something will happen, only to get a confusing answer. But here is a little secret:

If you just slightly change the wording of your question, you can gain a wealth of clarity and insight!

Instead of asking when will _______ happen? 

ask

what do I need to do in order to make _______ happen?

or 

how can I manifest ________ more quickly?

So going back to the Tarot cards above, If I were to ask how can I find the right home quickly and easily? The Six of Rods would suggest that I focus on moving forward and visualize success, while the Ace of Wands encourages me to prepare for a new beginning. The Two of Cups emphasizes the importance of keeping my relationship strong and being on the same page with my partner when it comes to home-hunting.

So now I have a wealth of helpful information at my fingertips! The Tarot is wonderful for showing us the steps on our path toward a particular event of goal, but not so great at providing specific time-frames of when that event/goal will materialize.

However, there are some exceptions…

 Aces almost always suggest that positive change will happen very soon.

 Notice if the cards suggest a particular season. For example, Nine of Pentacles seems very summery, as does the Three of Cups. This can suggest that what you are asking about will likely come to pass during the Summer months.

 The number on the card can also indicate the number of days, weeks or months that will pass before something occurs. This is especially true if you get more than one card with the same number on it.

Now its your turn! I want you to ask your Tarot cards about the timing of something, using the suggested questions above and share your insights in the comments below. How did re-phrasing your question help you get deeper understanding?

King of Swords ~ Tarot Card for Friday

king of swords
Robin Wood Tarot

The King of Swords blasts into our day in the form of an overly rational friend or negative naysayer. Take these people with a grain of salt and stay true to your own beliefs about what is true for you.

You probably have a close friend or family member who says things like “be realistic” or “don’t get your hopes up” or “its nice to dream!” If you get frustrated by this, take a breath and remember that this is only them expressing their own view about how the world works.

An interesting thing to remember is that there is no right way to think – we simply create our own experiences based on our beliefs and mindset. You have the power to shape your life experience based on your own worldview. To each his own!

Detoxification ~ Oracle Card for Thursday!

fairy oracle cards
Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s oracle card is from the Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards and it says Detoxification. Today is all about being healthy and getting rid of all those crappy toxins!

Exercise, sweat it out in a sauna, have a hot bath with essential oils or use a skin brush to get your circulation going. While all of this may sound a bit superficial, it will get your energy moving and help you raise your vibration.

Be conscious about what you eat today. Don’t eat more than your body needs and don’t eat any junk. Try to have a day where you eat mostly raw, fresh fruits and veggies and skip the caffeinated drinks. Drink Rooibos tea instead of coffee.

The more you detoxify, the clearer you are to receive spiritual guidance from your guides, angels and higher self and the more energy you will have for enjoying life!

Eight of Cups ~ Tarot Card for Wednesday

eight of cups
Shadowscapes Tarot

Today you may find yourself craving deeper meaning in the work that you do. The Eight of Cups signifies a need to dive deep beneath the surface, as you are no longer content to frollick in the shallow waters.

You may feel tempted to quit your job or scrap a project and just start all over again. But ask yourself this: do you really want something different or just something deeper?

The fact that you are searching for this deeper understanding and connection shows that you are progressing spiritually. What once brought you satisfaction now makes you question the whole point of it. This is a good thing!

Don’t be afraid to search for the deeper meaning of things – just remember to dive deep, rather than swim away just to avoid things.

*Read a review of the Shadowscapes Tarot – the deck I used for today’s reading!

Seven of Cups ~ Tarot Card for Tuesday

shadowscapes tarot
Shadowscapes Tarot

The Seven of Cups is today’s Tarot card and it is all about balancing your ability to fantasize and daydream with your ability to take action and make it happen.

There is a battle between your sensible, lets-make-a-plan side and your oh look! a shiny object! side. These two aspects of yourself can work in harmony, assisting one another or they can be at odds.

Indulge your dreamy, creative side to get ideas and inspiration, but then center yourself in your mature, methodical self to get the job done. Keep a notebook for ideas that pop into your mind, but keep your attention on the task at hand.

If you overlook this, you run the risk of starting many projects and never finishing them!

Follow Your Dreams ~ Oracle Card for Monday

healing with the angels oracle cards
Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s oracle card message is loud and clear: follow your dreams! But what if you aren’t totally sure what your dreams are? What if you are struggling to distinguish between your own dreams and the dreams of others?

You are probably well aware of the dreams that your family may have for you. And you may have a clear understanding of what you “should” do in society’s eyes….but what do you truly want to do?

Part of your purpose this week is to unravel all your hopes, dreams and desires and figure out which one’s are just fantasies of the ego (like being super-famous), family/social expectations (things that don’t light you up, but you keep hoping they will) and those that are truly all your own.

You can’t “follow your dreams” if you have no idea what they are – so take some time today and really ask yourself….what ARE my dreams?

 

Connect with Your Spirit Guides!

After reading the results of my Tarot survey (which is still open if you haven’t done it yet!), many of you indicated that you were interested in connecting with your Spirit Guides and Angels. So I designed a Tarot card spread to help you do just that!

connect with your spirit guide tarot spread

When I did this spread myself, I got the three cards pictured below and at first I was totally confused…

spirit guide spread
Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso

To me, the Queen of Swords shows that my guides are helping me get clarity (represented by the sharp sword) while I experience an inner transformation (symbolized by the butterflies).

The Six of Swords confirms that I am going through a time of transition and that my guides are with me, helping me all the way.

However, it was the Two of Pentacles that made no sense at first. How on Earth does the Two of Pentacles help me connect with my Spirit Guides?

After really sitting with this card I noticed two things – the girl in the card is dancing and it is a Pentacles/Earth card. For the past 12 years I have enjoyed bellydancing and this was my way of grounding and feeling connected to the Earth and Spirit. But in the last year I haven’t been dancing as much. This was my guide’s way of telling me to get back dancing in order to feel a deeper connection to spirit.

Your turn! Create a special space for yourself before you try this reading – light a candle, burn some incense or essential oil and set the intention of connecting to your Spirit Guides and Angels.

Click here for more info on how to get the most out of this spread (includes a video!)

Feel free to share (in the comments below) what your experience was like using this spread!  Good luck 🙂

Queen of Cups ~ Tarot Card for Friday!

queen of cups tarot card
Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Tarot card, the Queen of Cups, is here to let you know that connecting with your emotions in a mature way will bring wonderful results today.

The Queen of Cups is intuitive, in touch with her feelings and knows how to use her gifts to help herself and others. Her feelings are deep, yet they do not threaten to overwhelm her – she is the perfect blend of maturity and sensitivity.

As you tap into your inner Queen of Cups, you will find that you know exactly what to say and do – particularly if it is coming from your heart. Today is the perfect day for resolving any relationship issues – both at work and at home.

 

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