#MotivationMonday #PositiveAffirmations #TarotReading #AtlantisOracleCard

Welcome to another Monday post. My hope, as always, is that you leave with some inspiration for your day or week ahead.

I love this profound quote!


Instead of a meditation, I am posting some positive affirmations for you today. Listening to them does help to raise your vibration.

The message from the Tarot is uplifting for the week.

Photo by Jan Sikes

The King of Swords can represent you or another person who embodies the qualities of authority, intelligence, and use of logic to attain success. It can also represent the energy of a situation requiring you to take decisive action on your own behalf or to stand up for others who may not have the power to defend themselves. Listen to your intuition for messages that can guide you when it’s time to take action. Have the confidence to be the authority of your life by taking this action.

It seems we’ve had the Six of Wands show up recently, and here it is again. So, maybe we didn’t get the message the first time. This card is all about rewards for hard work, especially after a period of struggle. It focuses on feeling proud of your accomplishments, acknowledging your success, and accepting praise from others without shame or downplaying your success. It can also indicate a leveling up in all areas of life with good news coming to you related to your home or personal life.

The Nine of Pentacles goes hand-in-hand with the Six of Wands in that it is all about enjoying success after putting in the hard work and making intelligent choices. It’s time to relax and enjoy the comfortable world you’ve cultivated for yourself. This card indicates prosperity, and while we can see prosperity in many different ways, this card specifically indicates monetary abundance. You have everything you need.


The King of Swords speaks directly to me in relation to my finished WIP that I’ve been trying to decide on how I want to proceed with publishing. Do I want to go through a publisher or self-publish? This card is inviting me to make a decision based on intelligence and authority (or, as I see it, past experience). Maybe the Six of Wands keeps showing up because we rarely take the time to celebrate our accomplishments before moving on to something new. And how often do we shy away from praise for our work? I know I do. And while I love the symbolism in the Nine of Pentacles, and it is something I long to achieve, when I look at my bank account, I don’t see it yet. So maybe the message here is to have faith that it is on the way.

Your thoughts? Do these cards resonate with you in any way? Let’s chat!

I was drawn to share something different with you today from another deck of cards I have and love. I am fascinated by the story of Atlantis and its demise, and this deck of cards brings messages from that realm. I added a purchase link in case you’d like this deck for yourself.

Purchase Link

46 thoughts on “#MotivationMonday #PositiveAffirmations #TarotReading #AtlantisOracleCard

  1. A fascinating aspect of human nature is how comfortable people accept praise. There is a balance there. Some graciously accept it better than others in a sincere manner. Yes, taking time for celebration is important rather than always jumping into the next project non-stop.

    I wish you well in deciding whether to seek a publisher or self-publish. I see the pros and cons of each, and one size doesn’t fit all.

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    1. It is a fascinating aspect of human nature, Pete. I’m sure a psychologist would have some explanation, but for me, I think it goes back to the way I was raised. Some folks are able to accept praise better than others. Thank you for your good wishes. You are right in that one size does not fit all. I’m sure the direction will become clear. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

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    1. My pleasure, Cindy. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. I agree that the images on the cards are beautiful!


    1. Right. Congratulations on that accomplishment, Erika! I wish you much success! Take time to bask in the feeling of accomplishment. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week ahead.


  2. Jan, I’m not sure how this reading pertains to me yet. How special are the Atlantis cards! Those will be amazing. Love you, Sister.

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    1. I fell in love with the Atlantis cards when I first saw them over a year ago. I’ve been using them ever since but decided to start sharing them here. I think part of the reading applies to you, in that we are cut from the same cloth when it comes to celebrating successes. We were taught to shy away from any praise and that is still a struggle for me. You have much to celebrate! Thank you for stopping by! Love you!


  3. I definitely connect with these cards. The first two speak to me about my personal inner growth, taking charge of my life, and celebrating my successes. I struggle with the last card as well, Jan, but recently, I was reminded to focus on abundance. My part-time job isn’t providing many hours right now, and my son is going to need a car soon, so I’ve been stressing about money. (Yes, as a full-time teacher, I have a part-time job because teachers in South Florida don’t make enough to keep up with the cost of living down here.) This card reminds me to focus on abundance and trusting the Universe to make sure I have what I need to make it all work out. Great reading, Jan!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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    1. It is so sad that teachers everywhere are underpaid, Yvette. I’m happy you can take the attitude of focusing on abundance, being thankful for what you have and trusting the Universe to make a way. It’s a big step when a child gets their first car. That’s when the worries really start for a mother. Wishing you much success, all the abundance you need and a great week ahead! Hugs!

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  4. What a fantastic quote, Jan! And I know I’m standing at a crossroads but will move slowly. No rushing like I used to do in the past. There’s a reason. Love the new oracle cards. Diana Cooper sounds familiar to me, so I’ll be checking these out. Thank you! Have a fabulous week! xo

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    1. I am standing at that crossroads with you, Mary, and I also do not feel the urge to rush, even though I have a finished novel ready for editing. I will wait until the path is clear before moving forward. Glad you enjoyed the quote and the new Oracle cards. Diana Cooper has created several different oracle decks and that’s probably why her name is familiar. I wish you a fabulous week ahead, too, my friend! Thanks for visiting!


  5. That’s a fantastic quote, Jan. It reminded me of something I heard years ago. The reason rearview mirrors are small is because we aren’t meant to live life looking backwards, but occasional glimpses are okay. As for your book, you’ll know the right thing to do. Have a great week! xo

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    1. Thank you, Jill, for leaving a comment. I love that quote about the rearview mirrors. Occasional glimpses can often keep us on the right track, but we can’t live in the past and move forward. You are right. I’ll know the right thing to do with the book. I hope you have a great week! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I found the cards in a metaphysical shop and had to have them. I have always been fascinated by Atlantis, and they help bring it to life. You are right. I am also confident I’ll reach the right decision about my book. I appreciate your comment!

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    1. True enough, Harmony. If we could see ahead to the future, we’d probably mess it up royally. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  6. You know I’m obsessed with Atlantis. i worked some lore into my Astral series. Now that the publisher has taken it down, I can explore the subject again how I want. What a neat find those cards are!

    Have a great week, Jan.

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    1. I remember how you worked a bit of Atlantis into your Astral series. I’m glad the publisher took it down, so you can do something with it again! I loved each of the stories and gobbled them up. I’m glad you enjoyed the new card share. I pull one daily and love them! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a good day and a good week ahead!

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