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Welcome to another Monday post that I hope will leave you inspired and ready to face the week. I can SO relate to this quote from Einstein.

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This is a great meditation that left me feeling grounded and centered.

The tarot cards are a little more positive than what we got last week. I was glad to see them.

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The Eight of Wands is in the “what you need to know” position. There is an element of spontaneity in this card that gets you excited for an event that’s on the verge of happening. It could involve travel or a new person coming into your life. Events move quickly, and everything falls into place without you needing to push for a particular outcome. Life is moving you very quickly toward your personal goals, so go with the flow, and you’ll have the energy you need to take on whatever life has to offer. Relax and ride the wave of excitement. (I don’t know about you, but for me, this is a welcome card!)

The first thing I think of when I see the Two of Pentacles is a balancing act. It sits in the “new perspective” position and I think that’s significant. Balancing your obligations and your schedule can be tricky. This card is inviting you to find a flow and not allow your emotions to knock you off balance. Anytime you strive to take your life to the next level, your routine and comfort zone will momentarily be disrupted. This is a normal part of expansion and growth. Take a moderate approach. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Only take on what you can handle and reach out for help when you feel overwhelmed.

To find The Hermit card sitting in the “action to take” position is an oxymoron. 🙂 This card encourages stillness and going within. It also encourages alone time. Listen to your inner wisdom by spending time in solitude. It is a necessary and healthy practice that will rejuvenate you. When it’s time to be with others again, you will your energy restored.


Something exciting is on the verge of happening. I can feel it. For me, it could be the upcoming first music festival of the year. I’ve been struggling a bit this past week, so love the prospect of excitement. I also love that it indicates plenty of energy to take on whatever is coming. Then in the process of everyday life, a juggling act seems to be a continuous necessity. I like the advice to only do what you can handle. I tend to take on more than I can possibly do. Then, the idea of spending some alone time seems warranted with the action cards preceding it. It’s always healthy to have a bit of downtime now and again.

As always, I really love the Angel Oracle card this week.

That’s it. I hope you have a good week ahead and find ways to take back your power!

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I’m happy to be back with a Monday post. I hope you enjoy.

Isn’t that so true? I found this meditation to be uplifting and empowering!

I drew some interesting cards today. We’ll see what story they tell.

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I have often said the only card in the entire tarot deck I fear is The Tower. And here we have it. So, I’m going to try to take a positive spin on it.

It sits in the “what you need to know” position. The Tower signals sudden changes that are beyond your control. It sweeps you out of your comfort zone, and while it can be scary and upsetting, it is in that moment you experience growth and expansion. The message the card offers is that you must persevere since the aspects of your life that are being torn down are no longer serving you. There is a new way of thinking and being that wants to break through. But breaking down old structures makes space for a new way of being in the world. Change is possible.

In the “new perspective” position, we have the Five of Swords. It basically indicates some conflict, whether it be external or internal. This card cautions against hurting others. It is heavy with emotion from both the triumphant and the defeated. The warning here is to understand what your triggers are that can escalate conflict and choose to react differently. After all, it’s always a choice. It’s best to know when to run and when to walk away, or on the other hand, when to stay and fight for what you believe.

In the “action to take” position, the Ten of Wands is pretty straightforward. It is all about taking on too much responsibility or a load that is too heavy. It signals being completely overwhelmed by taking on too many tasks. The warning here is to be aware of this and take action to change it. Living at this level of heavy stress takes its toll on the mind, body, and spirit. Learning to ask for help or delegating is the solution to look for when you find yourself in this situation.


There are times when the old must crumble and while it can be unpleasant, it is also a time of great growth and expansion as we make way for the new. If you find yourself in a conflict over new ideas or ways of living your life, take a minute to really examine if it’s worth fighting over. Then be prepared to take on new responsibilities and heavier workload as you move forward into the new and better you!

I LOVE this Angel Oracle Card. It makes me think of spring cleaning, and it is nudging me to get my taxes done. 🙂

That’s it. I hope you have a great week ahead!

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Hello, beautiful souls! Welcome to another Monday post where I hope you’ll find something that lifts you and prepares you for the week ahead.

What an incredible quote from Albert Einstein to start us off.

Keeping with the theme of miracles, I found this wonderful meditation. Enjoy!

Some interesting cards this week.

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In the what you need to know position, The Moon card from the major arcana is reminding us that under the light of the moon, all that is hidden is revealed. It is an invitation to examine your shadow self. Sometimes that is uncomfortable as there are things about ourselves we don’t want to acknowledge, much less examine. But when we can honestly face those elements of our being, we have such a huge opportunity to grow. It is possible that you may have been deceived, most likely by your own perception, and under the moon’s influence, that is revealed. What is brought to light can be either illuminated or eliminated. The moon shows you where the work can be done through dreams and developing your intuition. Listen to your intuition and reconnect with aspects of your inner self that may have been hidden. This card offers such a big opportunity for growth.

In the new perspective position, the Eight of Wands is a pure action card. It brims with the energy of hastiness and speed. This is one of the few cards in the tarot deck that doesn’t depict a person. This puts emphasis on the action taking place. These wands often carry messages in the form of letters, phone calls, emails, texts, or news heard from the lips of a passing stranger. However these messages come, they bring an element of excitement, speeding up events in your life and possibly disrupting your daily routine, often in an overwhelmingly positive way. Life is moving you quickly toward your personal goals.

In the action to take position, The Seven of Wands deals with unforeseen challenges and obstacles that arise on your path, asking you to be assertive and strategic rather than acting defensive. Being courageous in the face of adversity and listening to your intuition is the best way to handle pressure and increase your success. This card can also indicate that you may find yourself speaking on behalf of others or coming to the defense of a family member or friend. Maintain an objective stance, focus on the facts, and work toward a solution.


I love what The Moon card represents. Sure, it’s not easy facing aspects of yourself that are not pleasant, but there is such a great reward in working through those shadow pieces. Maybe just stop and take a good look at what you might perceive as a negative trait. Then, take action to shift that.

It almost seems as if the seven and eight of wands needed to be reversed, but I take them like they come out. So my thoughts about them are to be open to unexpected messages and take action while standing strong in your truth and being ready to defend yourself or others about that action. Your thoughts?

What a warm and comforting message from the Angel cards this week!

Remember Who You Are! Archangel Michael: "You are a powerful, loving and creative child of God. You are very loved."

I hope you have a great week ahead. A reminder that there will be no Monday post next week as I will be traveling.

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As we launch into another week on our journey, I hope each reader finds something uplifting in today’s post. This quote from Jimi Hendrix blew me away. It is SO profound.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
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This meditation is one of the most beautiful I’ve found in a while. Really sink into it and feel it!

I love the lighthearted tone of the tarot reading this week.

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I want to take a moment to clarify the card positions in a three-card reading, as it is different from the typical past, present, and future layout. The card on the left represents what you need to know. The middle is giving you a new perspective and the last is action to take For these weekly readings, this makes more sense to me. Thoughts on that?

The King of Swords represents intellectual ambition and leadership. It also indicates mental clarity about a situation or life in general. You are well-positioned to judge your situation and identify any limiting behaviors that may get in your way. His sword is slightly tilted, which shows he is ready for action. You are encouraged to use your logic and intellect to navigate the path ahead. Keep your emotions in check while you draw upon your intellectual power and mental clarity to ascertain the truth. You cut straight to the point and get to the heart of the matter for maximum efficiency and impact. Often, the King of Swords can represent an advisor. If you need help with a matter, this card asks you to seek an expert who can provide what you need.

I love the Six of Cups. It can represent visiting past pleasant memories, perhaps from your childhood when you felt safe, carefree, and playful. One way to connect with your inner child is to be around children and play with them. Tapping into the joy you felt as a child will help you make the most of the present moment. This card encourages you to spend time with old friends or people who feel like family. This is a card of harmony.

I feel like the Three of Cups needs no explanation. It is a card of celebration, togetherness, and joy. Connecting with others is a great stress reliever and rejuvenates your spirit. 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. The Three of Cups is a very creative card, suggesting that you may pursue a creative outlet within a group environment, such as an art class or a dance class. This is a great way to connect with others and to access your creative abilities.


Approaching any situation with clarity and logic is always helpful. It lets you cut to the chase, so to speak, and tackle the heart of the matter void of emotion. Then bringing a new perspective is the card of harmony and pleasant memories, and getting in touch with the inner child may lead to a full-out celebration. On a personal level, this reading makes perfect sense to me. I will be leaving on Wednesday to go with my daughter and two granddaughters to Disneyland in Florida. So, I will have plenty of opportunities to be playful and make wonderful memories with them.

This Angel Card took my breath away! It is an author’s boon!

Brilliant Idea! Archangel Uriel: "Yes, your idea is Divinely guided...please take action to bring your idea to fruition."

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Welcome to the first Monday in February! I am also over at Story Empire today with a blog post on using gemstones in fiction writing. I hope you’ll take time to visit!

Need an energy boost?

I love the Tarot theme for the week!

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The Queen of Cups focuses on emotional stability, compassion, and sensitivity. I also see her as well-balanced. She has one foot on the water and one on earth, giving her a fluid motion of grounding. She is connected to her emotions but not overwhelmed by them. In your creative projects and endeavors, you feel your way into them, trusting your heart and your inner guidance to lead you in the right direction. You know when something is off, and you pay attention to this, even if it doesn’t make rational sense. This card invites you to trust your intuition and pay attention to your feelings and emotions. Lead with your heart, not your head. Be open to receiving the intuitive messages flowing to you, be it through your dreams, meditation, or visualization.

The Judgement card is calling you to rise up and embrace a higher level of consciousness for the service of your Highest Good. You are experiencing a spiritual awakening and realizing that you are destined for so much more. This is your cosmic up-leveling! You hear the call and are ready to act. Tune in to a higher frequency. Let go of your old self and step into this newest version of who you really are. You may be facing a life-changing decision that requires a blend of intuition and intellect. It’s also an invitation to review what you’ve learned from past experiences and then release them.  This card suggests that you may find comfort in sharing your struggles with others within a group environment. There will be others who have experienced something similar and who can show you the way to freedom from your troubles. Let them guide you and help you – rise together. (Awww, I love that! That’s us!)

In its purest form, The Lovers card represents conscious connections and meaningful relationships. It is a card of open communication and raw honesty. Given that the man and woman are naked, they are both willing to be in their most vulnerable states and have learned to open their hearts to one another and share their truest feelings. On a more personal level, Thia card represents getting clear about your values and beliefs. You are figuring out what you stand for and your philosophy. It is about choice. The choice about who you want to be in this lifetime, how you connect with others and on what level, and what you will and won’t stand for. 


To me, the Queen of Cups represents the perfect emotional balance. It’s all about leading with your heart and not your head, while the Judgement card adds another level of opening up to your intuition, learning from your past, and letting go in order to move forward. I love the invitation to participate in a group environment where others can share their struggles and gains. On a basic level, that encompasses our blogging community. I thought The Lovers card popped up because we are so close to Valentine’s Day, but it also represents more than just a couple’s relationship. It’s all about relationships with others in a real and honest way, stemming from your values and beliefs.

And what a gorgeous Angel card this week. It certainly fits with the Tarot cards.

Archangel Raziel: "I am helping your spiritual sight to awaken fully so you can clearly see Heavenly love."

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It’s Monday again, and the last one in January. I hope this post will get you started on a positive note.

I loved this quote. It is true. When we create stories, we are creating a world that no one else sees until we share it.


I enjoyed this short meditation. It was a great way to start the day!

When I pulled Tarot cards, four came out instead of three. So, as always, I go with whatever I get.

This is a much brighter reading than what we got last week.

The Hierophant card represents an established set of spiritual values and beliefs and is often correlated with religion and other formal doctrines. It encourages you to learn the fundamental principles from a trusted source. possibly working with a teacher, mentor, or guide to teach you about spiritual values and beliefs in a structured way. You may also undertake a period of formal study as you delve into a subject that has been widely explored and documented. You are being asked to commit to spiritual practice in its most wholesome form – no customization, no adaptation, no bending the rules. If you have been lacking ritual and tradition, create a regular practice such as daily prayer or meditation. This card is also about identifying with others and a way of thinking that will prompt further learning.

The Seven of Wands is all about standing your ground. It may also indicate you are being challenged by someone who wants what you have attained. This card indicates that you are capable of solving (though perhaps caught off guard by) the issues you are about to face. Embrace your inner confidence and proceed without fear. Challenges either to your position or to your morals can be particularly common now. Fortunately, you have the strength to push past any fears or concerns and successfully stand up for both yourself and your beliefs.

The Three of Cups is a card of pure and simple celebration, friendship, sisterhood, and creative collaborations. Your friends and family are here to support you and lift you up to even higher levels of success. Celebrate with them and enjoy their camaraderie. 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. 

The Six of Cups generally represents generosity, naïve happiness, and childhood. It can stand for you wanting to return to a happier time, whether it was when you were a child, teenager, or young adult. Many times, these memories are things of the past, which reflect the aspects of ourselves that have vanished. You may feel that remembering these times is the only way to feel happy. The Six of Cups appearing in a reading seems to indicate that while we may look upon the past with a happy eye, we must avoid living in it. It also invites you to get in touch with your inner child and experience the fun, freedom, and innocence that comes with being a young child again.


I relate strongly to The Hierophant. I am currently reading two books that deliver deep and profound spiritual lessons. One is “#Soul Teach” by Dr. Michelle Barr, and the other is “Awakening Spirits” by Tom Brown Jr. Both are touching me on a deep soul level. I think, in some ways, we can always apply the Seven of Wands about standing our ground in our own beliefs, whether we are being challenged or not. Oftentimes, it can be our logical mind challenging us. I love both the Three and Six of Cups and what they indicate. Celebrations that encompass friendship or family support are always welcomed. Perhaps by sharing with friends or family on a real honest level, we can return to the joy of our inner child for a brief time.

What a gorgeous Angel card, and I love the message this week!

Passion! Archangel Haniel: "Trust and follow your renewed passion in your love life and career."

That’s it from me today. Make it a great week!

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Welcome to the start of another week! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.

I LOVE this quote from Dolly Parton!

The affirmations in this meditation are powerful!

And now for our Tarot Cards for the week.

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I get excited when any of the Ace cards show up in a reading, but the Ace of Swords is my favorite. It represents a mental breakthrough, a new idea, or mental clarity. It marks a wave of new energy from the intellectual realms. See this card as a sign of encouragement. It says your mind is in ‘expansion mode.’ You thrive on new ideas, inspiration, original thinking, and vision, and you are excited to pursue new opportunities that draw upon your creative and intellectual abilities.

The Ten of Wands indicates an extra burden, a heavier workload, or greater responsibility. Even though it is weighing you down and making things tougher for you, you understand it is only temporary, so you are willing to put in the hard work now to accomplish your goal and reap the rewards later. Sometimes, the Ten of Wands appears when you are unconsciously taking on extra responsibility and finding yourself feeling weighed down, exhausted, and burnt out. You may try to do everything at once, even though you know it is adding extra pressure to your daily life. The Ten of Wands asks you to stop and examine your current lifestyle or work. The good news is that the Tens in Tarot represent the completion of a cycle, and with the Ten of Wands, the end is in sight!

If my memory serves me correctly, we’ve recently had the Seven of Swords card. It talks about betrayal, deception, or getting away with something. On a more positive note, the Seven of Swords points out that you need to be strategic in what you do. You know you cannot do everything at once – nor should you. Instead, you must prioritize what’s important to you and direct your focus and attention on the few tasks that will move you closer to your goals. It’s the 80-20 rule: 20% of your work will account for 80% of your results, so focus on the 20%. You may be able to accept some responsibilities or duties, but not all of them. Or you may say ‘yes’ to some projects at the expense of others. It also suggests that you may need to use shortcuts or the ‘backdoor’ to get what you want.


The Ace of Swords is pretty straightforward. New ideas are plentiful right now. I don’t know about you, but it is true for me. I currently have two writing projects clamoring for my attention. That being said, it’s more work to accomplish goals. But we are no strangers to hard work, and the extra burden is temporary. I love the 80-20 rule associated with the Seven of Swords. It ties directly into the Ten of Wands. It looks like the energy is going to be powerful this week!

And now the Angel Card for the week. To me, it ties directly into the Tarot reading.

Take Back Your Power! Archangel Raziel: "Use your God-given power and intention to manifest blessings in your life."

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Good morning. I was compelled to go in a different direction with today’s post. I hope it resonates with you on some level or another. This quote from Kurt Vonnegut surprised me. I didn’t expect something like this from him.

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.  Kurt Vonnegut

Instead of a meditation, I am sharing a few minutes of powerful affirmations that are sure to uplift your day!

I was drawn back to the Rune Oracle Cards today. Look at all the passion in this image! It makes me think of the Olympics.

The rune Kaunaz is tied to fire, which is at once a carrier of light and heat, but also destruction. Each time that something new enters our lives, youthful energies are set in motion, and our gaze is illuminated by prospects that we had not taken into consideration. But we must not let ourselves be blinded by illusions or overly devouring passions.

It’s a good idea to reflect on how the strength of desire becomes part of our life and transforms it. After all, each action or manifestation begins with a thought. Are we able to achieve what we want, or do our dreams become a destructive force? Are our ambitions commensurate with our potential?

Kaunaz increases our vitality, makes us resourceful, and is excellent in regard to emotional issues.

There is absolutely nothing I can add to that, other than to use our passions and energy in a positive way.

Instead of pulling a Dragon Oracle Card today, I was drawn to my Angel Oracle Card deck. I love this card and all that it implies. Plus, it matches perfectly with the Rune card above.

Life Review. Archangel Jeremiel: "Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced."

That’s it! Make it a great week!

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The quote I am sharing today hit me in a powerful way. Think about it. How often do we find ourselves being silenced and denied? How can we grow and flourish under such duress? I do not want to ever turn my blog space into a political arena. But the overturning of Roe vs. Wade just set women back a hundred years – silenced and denied. I have never believed the government had any right to dictate what a woman can and can’t do with her body. So, this is not political, but social.

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This meditation is perfect for finding your hidden strength.

Consulting the Tarot cards brought rather confusing results, so I’ll try my best to interpret them in a general way that hopefully everyone can relate to.

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The Eight of Pentacles is a card of apprenticeship and mastery. When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you are working hard to improve your skills and become a master at what you do. It may indicate further education or study in order to hone your skills. More broadly, the Eight of Pentacles suggests you are working away at the finer details of the various aspects of your life, in an effort to continuously improve your situation. You may be unhappy with your current state, and you know you need to make some important changes in your life to increase your overall satisfaction. This card is a positive sign that you are committed to making those changes and to ensuring that you give yourself the best possible chance. Overall, this is a very hard-working and conscientious energy that is present in your life. Keep doing what you are doing as it will eventually lead to success.

The Two of Wands indicates you are exploring your options and carefully plotting out the path ahead, accounting for all possibilities and potential challenges. You are open to growth and exploring new territories, so long as you maintain a level of certainty that your efforts will work out in the end. It is important that you establish a clear plan before moving ahead. Contemplation, introspection, and expansion are the keywords for this card. The Twos in Tarot often represent decisions of some sort. With this two, you may make a choice between sticking with what you know or taking a risk. 

The Seven of Cups is all about choices, opportunities, and at times, illusions. Often, the Seven of Cups can be a sign of wishful thinking and projecting into the future about what you would like to create, rather than taking action here in the present to make it happen. This card is inviting you to move out of the ideas and options phase and choose. Each will have its pros and cons – it’s up to you to make sure that the option you select is in alignment with your purpose and your Highest Good – even if you feel somewhat paralyzed by the options available to you.


I struggled with this reading because the question I approached it with, was regarding human rights. But the cards took me down another path, which tells me the situation and question I had in mind are out of my control. And isn’t that true? So, going with the cards, we are encouraged to keep honing our craft, to stick with what we know while contemplating the future and what it may or may not hold for us. We always have certain choices in life and it is wise to look at those choices through realistic eyes.

Your thoughts?

I absolutely love this Dragon card, but then I love them all. 🙂

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Still feeling the need for a bit more, I drew from my Angel Oracle Card deck and this is what came up.

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There you have it. I hope you make it a great week ahead and try to look past the crazy world for something uplifting and positive.