#MondayMotivation – #Meditation #TarotReading #DragonOracleCard

Welcome to another Monday AND another month! Where did September go? As always, I hope you gain some sort of inspiration or motivation from this post.

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This short meditation gave me a boost in confidence. Hope it does the same for you!

The tarot cards surprised me this week. As I studied them, I realized they truly carry a big message for me and hopefully for you as well.

Photo by Jan Sikes

The Hermit card is always an indication it is time to go within. He invites you to retreat into your private world and experience a deep sense of seclusion and introspection. The Hermit often appears when you are at a pivotal point in your life and considering a new direction. Through meditation, contemplation, and self-examination, you may begin to re-evaluate your personal goals and change your overall course. The Hermit also represents the desire to turn away from a consumerist or materialistic society to focus on your inner world. (Perfect for going into the Christmas season)

The Two of Cups represents a partnership of some kind, whether romantic or business. When the Two of Cups card appears in a Tarot reading, you may enter a new partnership, perhaps with a lover, friend, or business partner. You are both focused on creating a relationship that is mutually beneficial, one that will create a win-win situation for both parties. You see ‘eye to eye’ and appreciate what each other can bring to the table. In a romantic relationship, the Two of Cups shows a blossoming new union based on mutual attraction. There is both a physical and soul connection that leaves you giddy and weak at the knees. In a business partnership, the Two of Cups is a sign you are both on the same wavelength and share a similar vision for the venture you are creating together. You may not have the same skills as each other, but you create a beautiful synergy when you work together. 

The Eight of Pentacles seems to come up often in these readings. It is so applicable to us writers as it is all about honing your craft. We work hard at improving our skills, with the goal of making each story a little better than the one before. The Eight of Pentacles is an encouragement to keep doing what you are doing as it will eventually lead to success. Yes, it requires a lot of dedication, focus, and patience, but as each day passes and as you stay true to your values and beliefs, you get a little closer to your goal. It may not be as apparent as you may like, but events are unfolding that will lead you to the right path. Continue working on yourself, too, and make ongoing improvements and adjustments to ensure that you are the best person you can be.


Any time we are facing a new direction in life, it’s super important to go within and see what that truly feels like. If the new direction includes a partnership, you each have certain skills to bring to the table to create something unique and beautiful. And, never stop learning and striving to be better at your craft. That’s pretty much a given.

On a personal level, this reading speaks to me loud and clear. I am in negotiations to begin a ghostwriting project, which is a whole new direction and will require expanding my skillset. How about you? Does this reading carry any message you can relate to?

I know this beautiful little dragon has shown up before, but he popped out again, so we must need to revisit him.

Dark Blue Galactic Dragon. Helps you listen to the voice of the Universe. Ignite the codes of your master blueprint. Access cosmic wisdom and enter higher service.

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

    1. That’s so true, Pete. The advice the cards give can apply to many different facets of life and most of the time contain practical and solid advice. The Hermit is a great card. I’m always excited when he shows up. It’s a reminder to take a breath and slow down for a minute. Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. HI Jan, a most interesting reading, but I can’t see any particular relevance in it to my current life. However, you never know what is just around the corner. I am intrigued that you are going to ghostwrite. What is the benefit to you of doing that? I suppose you earn a fee for the work, but is there any particular benefit beyond it being some freelance work?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Robbie. You are so right in that we never know what is around the next corner. 🙂 That’s one beauty of life. The benefit of doing ghostwriting is two-fold. It helps a man tell his story and gives me more experience in writing non-fiction. And then yes, there would be a fee, and in these days I can always use a bit of extra money. Hope that answers your questions. Have a great week!

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  2. I love your takeaway, Jan! It is so complete in itself. When I saw the cards, my first thought was: listen to your heart and follow it, keep it open for others and let them in, it will fill your life with content and meaning. Don’t know just a spontaneous thought.

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    1. That’s a beautiful spontaneous thought and very fitting, Erika. The Hermit is a welcome card anytime. We can always benefit from honest and quiet reflection. I like the idea of partnerships that are fulfilling, and we never get done with honing our craft as long as we draw a breath. Thank you for stopping by and adding to the conversation! Have a great week!

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  3. I always can relate to that hermit card and always looking for that perfect niche. I hope ghostwriting works out well for you! Thanks for another great reading.

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    1. It seems that most of us can relate to The Hermit. Perhaps he is the designated Tarot Card for authors. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the well-wishes!


  4. I am always inspired by these posts, Jan! I love the quote from Stephen King. Great way to kick the week & month off! The reading is beautiful. It’s definitely a time of reflection for me, deciding on my next step. And goodness how true it is… we never stop learning. We should always strive for improvement. Thank you for sharing! ❤

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  5. Jan, you and I both are entering new projects with uncertain outcomes. But moving forward is the only way I know. I just keep on working as hard as I can no matter the outcome. I have to trust it’ll pay off even though I don’t see how at the moment. There are always forces at work. The Hermit card is nice to see since I’m going on a trip to the mountains where I can retreat and hunker down. I need this rest so badly. Love you, Sister.

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    1. I totally agree, sister. I think this trip is going to be rejuvenating! And you are right. All we can do is keep working hard and leave the outcome up to the powers that be. Thank you for stopping by. Love you!


  6. I agreed with Staci… You had me at the word: “hermit”, Jan. This time of year has me seeking the quiet, reflective, wisdom. And I’m definitely on a journey of change. Have a lovely week! xo

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    1. I think by the time we reach this last quarter of the year, many of us are ready for a reprieve. The Hermit seems to represent a lot of authors, and it’s appropriate. Our work is solitary and comes from inside. Don’t you just love the journey of change? It’s the one consistent thing about life. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, Mary. Have a great week ahead!


  7. An interesting reading, Jan, and it does seem very timely based on your negotiations for a new type of project. Wow, you are one busy lady with your writing projects! I’ll guess that you know that. Lol.
    (I also wanted to thank you for your comment at Robbie’s. I can’t reply there, so thought I’d do that here! ❤ ). Have a wonderful week.

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    1. You are most welcome, Diana. I am honest with my comment. 🙂 Great book! I’m glad you enjoyed the reading today. I agree. It is timely and yes I am one busy lady, but most of the time I feel like I’m running around like the proverbial chicken with my head cut off. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Jill. I’m glad the reading resonates with you too. Banish fear! The Stephen King comment is so spot-on. Wish you all the best with whatever direction you go! Have a great week!

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    1. It’s therapeutic at times to take The Hermit card to heart and withdraw from the craziness of life. Thank you for the good wishes and for leaving a comment. I wish you a great week ahead as well!

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