#MondayMotivation – #Meditation – #TarotReading – #DragonOracleCard

Good morning! It’s the beginning of the last week of August. We are on the downhill slide for summer and I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to fall!

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This meditation brought me such a wonderful feeling! I hope it does for you, too.

The Tarot Reading today seems to be far-reaching—not for one person, but for a collective.

Photo by Jan Sikes

When I first looked at this spread, what came to mind is how everyone in the world is interconnected in some way. And the critical distress our planet is in causes grief and heavy worry. But the outcome is joyous with a collective of souls. Then I looked deeper.

The World card invites you to reflect on your journey, honor your achievements, and tune into your spiritual lessons. Celebrate your successes and bask in the joy of having brought your goals to fruition. All the triumphs and tribulations along your path have made you into the strong, wise, more experienced person you are now. Express gratitude for what you have created and harvested. Finally, make sure you don’t rush into the next big project—celebrating your journey will set you up for success when you are ready for your next challenge. This card reinforces Universal understanding and global awareness, and you will find a new appreciation for people and cultures from across the world.

The Nine of Swords suggests that dark thoughts and disturbing feelings are weighing you down (and keeping you up at night). You are worrying excessively about a situation, and your negative thoughts are getting the better of you, leaving you stressed and anxious. The more you associate with your fears, the more they will rule your life. As you obsess over what’s not working, the more anxious you become and the more you will worry. It becomes a negative cycle where one awful thought leads to another, and another, and another until they overwhelm you. Just as the nine swords are stacked upon each other on the wall, so too are your negative thoughts. Be careful because the fear and worry in the Nine of Swords can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. As you obsess over what may go wrong, you are more likely to manifest your worst-case scenario because you are inadvertently acting in ways that support your negative thoughts. This card reminds you that much of the fear and worry you are experiencing is in your head and not necessarily an accurate reflection of what is happening around you. You may make things worse for yourself by over-thinking or obsessing over the worst-case scenarios. It is time to examine your situation from a new perspective. Instead of looking for evidence of what is going wrong, put your attention on what is going right.

When the Three of Cups appears in a Tarot reading, you are encouraged to gather with your closest friends and have a good time together, talking, laughing, sharing and creating. Together, you give and receive the love, support and compassion each of you needs from one another. You may be inspired to host a girls’ night out, a weekend away, or start a women’s circle so you can join forces with like-minded people. The energy is high, and you’re here to do amazing things together. This card also invites you to collaborate with others on a creative project and inspire one another to reach new heights. Collectively, you are working towards a common goal for the greater good of others, and by reaching out to others and banding together, you can achieve a great deal by sharing your positive energy and passion with the wider community. 


Don’t shy away from celebrating what you’ve accomplished. Not in a braggart sort of way, but genuine joy and gratitude for each accomplishment, no matter how small. Don’t let worry bog you down. Change what you can and put the rest out to the Universe to take care of. It’s not your job to save the world, only your little corner of it. And even though things may look bleak, find little things to celebrate with your loved ones, regardless if it’s family and/or friends. When we look we can always find something to be thankful for.

Each time I pull a dragon card, I think it’s the most gorgeous one, but seriously, this one is so beautiful! And what a great message!

Rainbow Dragon. Brings the leap of joy that opens new doors. Have trust. Rediscover wisdom. Expect miracles. Accept opportunities.

44 thoughts on “#MondayMotivation – #Meditation – #TarotReading – #DragonOracleCard

  1. What a beautiful reading, Jan! And goodness did it speak to me. I’ve been such a worrier lately. Too much going on. I forget to focus on the positive side, which is so unlike me. I wholeheartedly needed this. Thank you, friend. ❤

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    1. That is very unlike you, Mar. You are one of the most upbeat positive people I know. I’m glad the reading reminded you to let go of the worry and find the little things to celebrate. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  2. Because of my anxiety, I lived in that negative world for years. The concept of changing your mindset to change your outcome sounded pretty but unrealistic. Luckily, with help of holistic doctors and therapy, I’ve calmed my anxiety and see the truth in those words. My life is much happier and healthier now that I have the tools to repel that negativity. That, in itself, it cause for celebration! Great post, Jan! 🙂

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    1. Oh, my goodness YES, Yvette! It’s a great reason to celebrate. But you are living proof that anyone can remove themselves from the negativity if they so desire. Of course, it takes tools and effort, but I just love your testimony!

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  3. “The World card invites you to reflect on your journey, honor your achievements, and tune into your spiritual lessons.” That seems like a great recipe for life. I find myself doing a lot more reflecting these days. Thanks for sharing, Jan.

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  4. What a great reading, Jan 🙂 I love that dragon card! A good reminder where to put our energy. It is tough when we are constantly being hit by such negative thoughts and energy. We have more power than we realize to change the darkness into light, just hard to get there.

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    1. It is true, Denise. It’s tough when we are surrounded by negativity and darkness. But we signed up for this tour of duty and are here to hold the light as brightly as we can. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hugs!


  5. A good reading I think. I’ve never really obsessed over things beyond my control and I am so very, very grateful for this life, my success, and my family. I believe I’m walking the path I’ve been given. That dragon card is really special. Love you, Sister.

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    1. That is so very true, Robbie. Your comment makes me think of the Serenity Prayer to change the things we can and let the rest go. Thank you for leaving a comment today! Hugs!


  6. Oh my gosh, Jan! Your “takeaway” message was one I spoke about with my sister yesterday during a marathon phone conversation! Imagine the ripple of goodness if we all helped each other in our little corner of the world? What a beautiful post for this week. Thank you! xo

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    1. My pleasure, Mary. Honestly, the only part of the world we have any control over is our little corners. But with enough shining little corners, it begins to spread. Thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment today! Have a great week!


    1. That is SO true, John. Often they are fabricated worries over something that hasn’t happened. I love how you put it, looking at them in the face of rational thought. Thank you for adding to this post!! Have a great week!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Jeanne. I agree about the dragon card. Something like this pops up when I think I can’t pull a more gorgeous one. I’ll eventually get through the whole deck. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great week!


  7. I certainly needed this, Jan. Sunday nights are always the worst for me when it comes to anxiety and worry. I’ll wake up and my mind starts to race. This morning, it hit me @ 1:30 and I never went back to sleep…ugh! Thanks for sharing!

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