#MondayMotivation – #Meditation #TarotReading #AngelOracleCard

Welcome to the start of a new week. As I contemplated this quote from JFK, I thought about how easy it is to pay lip service to something we say we believe. But when we can walk our talk, the energy shifts.

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This is not exactly a meditation. It’s affirmations, but I found it to be uplifting and powerful! Maybe you will as well.

Now for our Tarot Cards.

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There is no sugarcoating the Ten of Swords. It’s a card of inevitable endings, possible betrayal, and deceit. With ten swords piercing the man’s back, it’s over and done. There is sadness surrounding this card. Grieving the pain of this shocking loss, you wonder if you will ever love or find work or trust again. Also, this card can suggest that you are taking on the role of victim, hoping others will pity you and save you from despair. You cannot change the actions of another person, but you can change how you respond. You have a choice to pick yourself up and move forward with your life rather than falling down in a heap, hoping someone will take pity on you. In that way, the Ten of Swords is about letting go and accepting your current circumstances. The good news is that the Ten of Swords marks the final ordeal – no more pain will come to you from that source. The hour is darkest before dawn, and you must experience the full impact of what has happened before you can move forward and start over. Pick yourself up off the ground and reflect upon what happened to you and why and what you can learn from the experience. When you do this, the hurt and pain will fade, and you will soon see why all of it needed to happen so that you can evolve into your fullest potential.

Thank goodness for the beautiful card that follows! The Ten of Cups embodies happiness, joy, and emotional contentment, particularly in your relationships and family. You have created an abundance of love and happiness in your life, and you now share this love with others, expanding your heart even more. This card often appears when you are surrounded by your loved ones with whom you share a powerful and deep connection. You appreciate and support one another, and together, you help each other reach your highest potential. It brings you so much joy to see your loved ones succeed and live happy lives. When the Ten of Cups pops up in a Tarot reading, you have a sense of wholeness, completion, and alignment in your relationships with others. It encourages you to follow your heart and trust your intuition to lead you to the opportunities aligned with your Highest Good. Your feelings and emotions will guide you. When something feels fantastic, do more of it; and when something doesn’t feel right, do less of it. Allow your inner guidance to lead the way. Seek out opportunities that fulfill you and align with your personal values instead of following the path that others expect you to take.

The Page of Cups suggests a new idea or opportunity has come to you out of the blue. Your creative energy is flowing, and now the question is how you will express it. Will you snap up this new idea and turn it into something, or will you let someone else bring it to fruition? It is up to you! Spend time exploring the idea to see if you want to move forward. The Page of Cups invites you to have an open and curious mind. Be open to anything – including a fish popping its head out of a cup! It is with a curious mind that you will discover new aspects of life and yourself. This card often appears when you are being called to trust your intuition and be open to the multitude of intuitive messages coming your way. Look for synchronicities and signs from nature that will guide you on your path. In a practical sense, the Page of Cups can indicate that you will receive an unexpected and pleasant surprise. The Pages are often known as messenger cards, and with the Page of Cups, you may receive a message related to emotions, intuition, or creative endeavors. 


I cringe when cards like the Ten of Swords pop up. I want to stick it back in the deck and pull another one, but if I am to trust the process, I have to go with what I get. Life is made up of beginnings and endings. This card represents an ending to something big that affects you deeply. So, the thing to remember in these situations is that nothing lasts forever, even pain. It’s all about staying positive, examining the reasons for the painful ending, and looking forward. Thank goodness, the next card is all light and sunshine with a wonderful loving family surrounding you and intuition guiding you. It’s the healing card. Then you can move onto new ideas, opportunities, or creative endeavors, but keep your mind open to messages that may pop up from unexpected sources.

I don’t know what to make of the Angel card this week. I’m not expecting a career change. I am looking for ways to expand my income, but I don’t see myself stopping writing stories. Maybe this will resonate with someone else, or as the week unfolds, the message will get clearer.

Career Transition. Archangel Chamuel: "Your life purpose is triggering a blessed career change."

That’s it. Make it a great week, push past any unpleasantness and move on toward the light!

P.S. Also, I am over at Story Empire today, introducing a new series entitled Metaphysical Elements in Writing. Come on over!

41 thoughts on “#MondayMotivation – #Meditation #TarotReading #AngelOracleCard

  1. HI Jan, this is a most interesting reading, especially for me in light of my husband’s recent life threatening illness. He has come through the worst and is now at home with us recovering. Maybe that is my Ten of Swords which has ended and been replaced by the Ten of Cups.

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    1. I think it is, Robbie! The Ten of Swords is in the past position, so that means we’ve already moved through it. I hope your husband continues to make a full recovery! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Hugs!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Gwen. Kennedy’s quote rang a bell with me. We can talk about gratitude all day long, but until we really feel it, they are just words. I appreciate you stopping by!


  2. Though I’ve never reduced it to a quote as eloquent as Kennedy’s, I have thought that the best way I can pay tribute to my parents is by living my life in the same classy and respectful way they did.

    How sad to think that a person develops a mindset of believing they may never love, find work, or trust again.

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    1. What a beautiful tribute to your parents, Pete. I love this so much. And then you pass that on down to your son, and he to his and so on. That’s exactly how the world becomes a better place. Thank you for visiting!

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    1. That is so true, Yvette. Life happens, and it isn’t always a bed of roses. When we can let go of something sorrowful, it opens us up to a new opportunity. Thank you for your beautiful comment.

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  3. What a reading. Thank God, the ten of swords was the first card. When I saw the cards I thought: once you finally stop holding on to something that is already dead and gone, you are open to the happiness that has already been waiting for you. New energies are finally allowed to rise and vibrate to live your potential and your purpose.
    Wow, what a reading!

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    1. I had the same thought about the position of the ten of swords, Erika. And life is filled with “phases and stages” as Willie Nelson says. There are highs and lows. Things happen. But when we can hold onto a deep-rooted peace, we can come through it all a better person. I love the thought of new energies that vibrate to our true purpose. I believe it’s happening to all of us. Thank you for your beautiful comment!

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  4. I started off the year with that warning. Nice to see it founded by betters cards. I keep in mind there is a male I can’t trust and embrace my intuition and love of those around me. As for the angel card i keep thinking adding to a career not changing. Thanks, Jan xo

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    1. I agree, Denise. I forgot to point out in the post that the Ten of Swords is in the past position, thank goodness! And the cards following it are wonderful. Embracing our intuition is so important, and it will never steer us wrong. That’s an interesting thought about the Angel card. Thank you for visiting! Happy Monday hugs!


  5. Odd one about the angel card, but then transitions don’t always occur on the level we expect.

    The quote from JFK is awesome. It is definitely easier to “talk the talk” then “walk the walk.”

    Great share, Jan. Happy Monday!

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    1. You’re right, Mae. Transitions can come in a most unexpected way. We’ll see what unfolds. I also love the quote from JFK. If we don’t walk our talk, then we’re just wasting our breath. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Happy Monday!

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  6. Very interesting, Jan. It’s strange but I have a hum of anticipation under my skin. Something is about to happen and I hope you’re going to be able to get where you need to be. That angel card is so beautiful. Love the serene expression.

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    1. I love that, sister—a hum of anticipation! It’s been so long since I’ve felt something like that. I’m hopeful that all the signs are pointing toward something better! I agree that the Angel is so beautiful. Thank you for visiting! Love you!


  7. This seems like a realistic interpretation of the collective three. I’m interested in that Page card. I’ve been paying a lot more attention to nature lately, and feel like it’s been paying attention to me as well.

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  8. Wow, Jan. Each of these cards resonated deeply with me. And perhaps the Angel card is a shift on how we work in our career? Just a thought. I love the JFK quote. Perfect! Have a fabulous, loving week! 🙂

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    1. That is what keeps coming to me, Mary. That is about the Angel card. It could definitely be a transition in how we work in our careers. I loved the JFK quote as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Happy Monday!


    1. I try to always find the positive side of each card, and I realize that I do that for me as well as the souls I am sharing it with. I never want to lose the ability to find something good in each situation. Thank you so much for stopping by, Harmony! Hugs!

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    1. I agree, Jeanne. We will see what unfolds. The more I think about a ‘career transition’ the more I think it can be as simple as taking what we do to another level. But we never know what’s around the next corner, so we shall see. Thank you for visiting!

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  9. Jan, I enjoyed the affirmations and your reading. The phrase “be open to syncronicities” resonated with me. I often think there is much syncronicity happening in our lives that we do not recognize. Being aware of that can bring a feeling of gratitude and joy. Thank you for starting my Monday in such positive way! May you have a beautiful week!

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    1. It is truly my pleasure, Maura Beth. It’s so true. Synchronicities are all around us. When something shows up three times, is usually when it gets my attention. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great week ahead!

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