Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading

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The weeks fly by! It’s Monday again and today we are working on balancing and charging the Third Eye Chakra. It is referred to as the seat of intuition. It is also the part of us that controls our imagination, as well as the ability to think and make decisions. It is located in the middle of the forehead just above the brow line and is associated with the color Indigo. Amethyst is the gemstone that coincides with this beautiful chakra. Some affirmations to strengthen the third eye connection are: I see all things in clarity. I am open to the wisdom within. I trust and follow my intuition.

I found this meditation that I absolutely loved and I think you will too.

And now for our Tarot Reading for this week.

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Wands are associated with spirituality, inspiration, intuition, creativity, expansion, original thought, and the seeds through which life springs forth. I would say that’s a fitting accompaniment with the Third Eye Chakra. With the Page of Wands, you are inclined to give anything and everything a go. You embrace the opportunity to start out on a new journey or project and see where it takes you. You do not necessarily have a solid plan in place, nor do you really know where you are headed, but you are excited about the possibilities. You are asked to take your creative spark and ground it down into reality so that it is ready to be implemented in the physical realm.  In contrast, the King of Wands is there. He’s reached the level where he hands the creative ideas off to others to complete. That’s not to say that you need to give your creative ideas away, but instead, take the energy of the King of Wands to set a clear intent and a long-term view. You have a grand idea of what is truly possible, and you will stop at nothing to see it through. The appearance of the King of Wands also suggests that an opportunity is presenting itself to you, and you now have the power to take on the challenge. You are the determining factor in this situation. If you want it to be successful, it will. And equally, if you do not fully commit to it, this seed will struggle to blossom and grow. You can create any outcome you wish, so be mindful of your intentions and vision. You hold the power. The Judgement card goes hand-in-hand with the King of Wands in that it often indicates that you need to make a life-changing decision. It represents rebirth or regeneration. You may be at a crossroads, aware that any choice you make will bring a significant change with long-lasting effects. It can also be about purging things from your life that are no longer needed or taking a good hard look at things you’ve done.

So to wrap it up, the energy of the Page of Wands inspires us with new ideas. The King of Wands gives us the solid intent to manifest the ideas and the Judgement card gives us the inspiration to make life-changing decisions that could stem from those creative ideas.

Go out and make it a great week!

On a side note, for everyone who is inclined to do so, I ask that you send positive healing energy to my oldest sister, Jean, who is in ICU in a Dayton, Ohio hospital. It looks serious. She is 85. Thank you in advance!

Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading

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The Heart Chakra resides in the middle of the chest and vibrates to the colors green and pink. Affirmations are a great way to help heal and balance the heart chakra, as well as working with stones such as rose quartz, emerald, malachite and jade. You can wear the color green to help raise the heart chakra vibration. Here is a brief meditation that I found to be very effective. I hope you will too.

And now for the Tarot Reading for the upcoming week!

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The Suit of Cups Tarot cards deal with the emotional level of consciousness and are associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections. Which leads right back to the heart chakra. I swear to you, it is not possible to make this stuff up. These are the cards I was given.

The King of Cups is emotionally balanced, compassionate, and diplomatic. Something for us all to strive for. It indicates control over feelings and an acceptance of them without allowing them to get the better of you. The King also indicates the ability to manage a situation logically, while drawing upon your intuition and understanding of human interactions. The Judgement card is calling you to rise up and embrace a higher level of consciousness for the service of your Highest Good. You may be at a crossroads, aware that any choice you make will bring a significant change with long-lasting effects. The Judgement 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. The Queen of Cups is, as you might imagine, nurturing, caring, compassionate and sensitive. When you see her in a Tarot reading, you are embodying her ‘nurturing mother’ energy. You support others by listening with your heart, being compassionate, and caring for them deeply. 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. You may be in tune with the cycles of the moon and nature, using these cycles to manifest your goals and live your dreams. Lead with your heart, not your head.

So, to wrap it up, this reading is telling us to stay emotionally balanced while making big life choices that require us to do so with compassion and leading from the heart center.

Have a great week!

Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading Root Chakra

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Over the next few weeks, I am going to focus on each of the seven main chakras, starting with the Root Chakra. Each week I will offer inspiration to expand and clear all our chakras so we can function at our highest capacity! I hope you love this meditation as much as I did.

Now for our weekly Tarot Reading.

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The Hanged Man always represents a state of limbo. He is literally hanging around, not stressed or worried, but waiting. And because he is hanging upside down, the card indicates that perhaps a different perspective is needed. Both The Hanged Man and The Justice cards come from the major arcana which affects deep life lessons and karmic influences. So they are both very powerful cards. The Justice card represents truth, fairness, justice, and the law. It often appears when you need to make an important choice with the potential for long-term repercussions. Be aware of the impact your decisions will have on your well-being and the well-being of others. At its core, Justice is about seeking the truth of a matter and doing so with perhaps a different perspective and fairness. The Five of Pentacles can represent hard times, particularly in a career, job, or financial stability. It is somewhat of a warning. Embracing a “lack mindset” can indeed bring it to fruition. What you give energy to flourishes. If you think you don’t have enough, guess what? You won’t. So, with the other two cards in front of it, what I get is that with a different perspective and seeking truth, you can avoid some hard times.

I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from this week’s post. Here’s to a wonderful perspective that brings truth and abundance!

Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading

Happy Monday and happy start to a new week!

And now for our Tarot Reading for the upcoming week.

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There is a lot of energy floating around out there this week, starting with the Knight of Wands. As you can see just from the horse’s demeanor, he is raring to go! This card indicates energy, passion, motivation, and enthusiasm. Sounds like a good start to me. However, be mindful that the Knight of Wands can express himself as an ‘act first, think later’ type of person. In your pursuit of action, you may be impulsive and impatient, expecting everything to be done yesterday. Me? Never! 🙂 The Page of Swords is all about new ideas, a thirst for knowledge, or new ways of communicating. Along with the Knight of Wands, the Page of Swords is also a huge energy and passion card. When this card shows up, you may be bursting at the seams with new ideas or plans for the future. And, as Swords can relate to communication, it can suggest that you are finding a new way to express yourself and are excited to try it out. Then, the Queen of Cups reins it all in with her beautiful sense of calm and balance. In this reading, she is encouraging you to take the energy of these new ideas, projects, or new ways of thinking and find a flow. You are being asked to trust your intuition and pay attention to your feelings and emotions. Lead with your heart, not your head. Be open to receive the intuitive messages flowing to you, be it through your dreams, meditation or visualization. And ‘feel the feels’, even if those feelings are tricky or challenging. You are stronger than you know. Wow! I don’t know about you, but this reading really resonates with me. I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for joining us for another positive start to a new week!

Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading

Good morning. It’s another Monday and the beginning of a brand new week. The thought expressed in this image struck me as profound and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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For our Monday Meditation, I’ve chosen something a little different. This meditation is a few minutes longer than what I’ve been posting, but still under 15 minutes. It is filled with affirmations guaranteed to uplift you!

And now for our Tarot Reading to set the tone for the week ahead.

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The Six of Swords is indicative of some sort of a transition. But the thing to note here is that the woman and child in the boat are receiving assistance with the passage. It can indicate leaving behind what is familiar and moving toward the unknown. But again, not alone. The Chariot is often looked at as the card of travel, but it is multi-dimensional in that it shows great willpower, determination and strength. It can be taken as a sign of encouragement, and in this reading following the Six of Swords, shows strength to leave behind the familiar and move toward the unknown with confidence and strength. But, without any doubt, it is an action card. It is not a time to be passive, but to move forward with purpose. The Knight of Cups is a beautiful outcome card indicating love and compassion pouring through you. It can also indicate the opening of creative expression, as well as possible new relationships coming into your life. So, in conclusion, the cards are telling us to leave behind the familiar with strength and confidence and look forward to new relationships or creativity. I don’t know about you, but I love this and am excited to see what’s ahead over the next few days!

Make it a great week and thank you for joining in!

Monday #Motivation #Meditation #TarotReading

Welcome to another Monday, and another opportunity to begin your week on a positive vibration.

Continuing with Part 2 of the Self-Love Meditation series, today’s focus is on gratitude. Enjoy!

And now on to our Tarot Reading for the week.

The Six of Cups is one of my favorite feel-good cards. The cups are overflowing with flowers and sharing one with someone else is such a wonderful thing to do. It reflects innocence of childhood and joy. It can also represent revisiting someone from your childhood. I just see it is a benevolent card. The Nine of Pentacles is a gorgeous card and exudes abundance, self-sufficiency and financial independence. It can represent a reward for hard work. While the suit of Pentacles typically focuses on material wealth and gain, this card also suggests that you are in harmony with the environment around you. You appreciate the beauty and abundance found in nature, and you can harness this high-vibe energy to bring pleasure into your life. You may enjoy gardening or floristry, or you may just like to pass your time in the beauty of nature with picnics or walks in the park. The Strength card is pretty self-explanatory. It represents strength, determination, and power. But it speaks to an inner strength, not an outer. You are fueled by your inner strength, personal power, strong will and determination. You can control a situation without excessive, outward force. No one knows it’s you calling the shots. It looks to be a powerful week ahead, incorporating benevolence and sharing, having gratitude for your abundance of blessings in life and strength to do whatever needs doing.

I’d love to hear from you! Thoughts?

#TarotTuesday – King of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

Folks, this is the final #TarotTuesday post. We have covered all seventy-eight cards in the Tarot deck.

I can’t think of a more positive card for us to end with – the King of Pentacles.

Keywords: Wealth, business, leadership, security, discipline, and abundance.

The King of Pentacles represents material wealth, financial abundance, and worldly success. This King is a faithful provider; he uses his ambition and confidence to create wealth for himself and others and generates his self-worth from what he has accumulated and can share with others. He is also a fatherly figure who provides others with advice, guidance and wisdom, especially in financial and work-related matters.

When the King of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are confident and successful at attracting and managing wealth. Not only do you identify opportunities for growth and success, but you also draw upon your self-discipline and control to manage your wealth and invest it wisely for the long-term.

The arrival of the King of Pentacles indicates that you can translate your vision into something tangible, practical, and often very lucrative. You are the ultimate business owner. You do not merely come up with ideas and hope for the best – you work hard to map out your plan of attack, gather your resources and manifest your goals, often with tremendous success. You are like King Midas: everything you touch turns to gold. When you apply yourself to your vision, you create huge success, particularly on a financial level. Money flows easily and abundantly to you, and as you sit at the pinnacle of your economic power and influence, you can rest assured of your continued prosperity. You no longer struggle to achieve what you desire, nor do you have any need to prove yourself.

The King of Pentacles often indicates the final fulfilment of a creative task, a business venture or investment. Through diligence, responsibility and attention to detail, you have achieved great things and can finally say that you have completed your task or attained your goal. You can now enjoy all that you have accomplished and the successes you have created. You have created a rich life, not just financially but also spiritually, which will set you up well for the future.

The King of Pentacles knows that a methodical, planned and well-thought-out approach will lead you to success. You have experimented in the past with what works best and have landed on your own methods and practices you know will continue to work for you in the future. Continue down this path rather than trying new ways of doing things. You do not need to take any more risks.

This is the most positive card in the Tarot deck for financial security and wealth. That is what it is all about. So, I’d say it’s time for us to really focus in on attracting that kind of abundance in our lives. This is the green go-ahead button.

And what a card to close out this series!

I am not 100% sure what I will do going forward, but I will let my Angels and guides direct me as to what to do next here on our amazing Tuesdays. I will not start anything new until after the first of the year. Do you have any ideas or requests? Some have said they’d like to have mini-readings, which would consist of three cards (past, present and future). Some have suggested a series on Runes, and I am most definitely going to do that, but it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays. So, give me your input. I’m listening! And thank ALL of you who have taken this entire journey with me. It’s been amazing!

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation.

#TarotTuesday – Ten of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Ten of Pentacles.

Keywords are: Wealth, financial security, family, long-term success, and contribution.

The Ten of Pentacles is a positive sign that you have reached a point of completion and accomplishment in your journey. As a Pentacles card, this sense of accomplishment is likely to be the result of a successful career path, smart financial investments, a stable home environment and a possible committed and long-term relationship. You have accumulated abundance through your hard work and dedication and can now relish sharing this with others. This is one of those cards that promise everything will eventually come together and you will be proud of everything you achieved.

When the Ten of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are surrounded by wealth and blessed with financial abundance. There is no ‘wanting’ for any more; you have everything you need, especially within the material realm. You are financially secure and trust that, because of your personal successes and accomplishments, you will always have what you need and desire. You express sincere gratitude for fulfilling your material goals and dreams.

This card reflects permanence and creating a lasting foundation for future success. It is a card of commitment to a sustainable future, taking into consideration not just the short-term gains of a particular venture but also the long-term benefits. A consistent approach will achieve success that will last the test of time.

The Ten of Pentacles indicates that you feel compelled to share your success with others to make sure they are well cared for, too. And it brings you deep joy and satisfaction.

The Ten of Pentacles is also a sign that family is very important to you. Being surrounded by the people you love and who share your DNA and ancestry brings you great joy and happiness. You know you can trust your family whole-heartedly and they will be there for you, no matter what. Your home life is happy, and you can provide your family with the security they need. You are also strongly connected to your family history and heritage, a part of the long lineage that goes before you. It represents tradition, being a part of something bigger and realizing that the blood of your ancestors flows through your veins.

I see the Ten of Pentacles as such a positive affirmation card. I love the concept of reaching a point of completion. And while I do not have physical financial wealth, I have everything I need and I do love sharing with others. I think this will be open to each individual to apply to their lives.

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation.

#TarotTuesday – Queen of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Queen of Pentacles.

Last week we had the Queen of Swords. This week, we have another of the beautiful Queens with the Pentacles.

Keywords: Nurturing, practical, providing financially, and a working parent.

The Queen of Pentacles is the nurturing mother of the material world. At home, she shows her love for others by cooking nutritious meals, maintaining a clean and inviting home, and giving warm cuddles to those who need it most. She is also able to work a full-time job and make a financial contribution to the household, often as the primary breadwinner. She is masterful at taking care of the practical needs of work, home and family, while also giving her love and support to those she cares about.

When the Queen of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are embodying the ultimate working parent archetype. You care for your family and domestic responsibilities while also making a living for yourself and creating financial abundance. You can maintain a healthy balance between home and work by integrating the two and finding your place of ‘flow’ and alignment. You strive to create a warm and secure environment for your family and loved ones while giving your love and support freely.

Similarly, the Queen of Pentacles suggests that it is important to you to live independently, with a stable income and with enough time and space to also nurture your loved ones. You may be trying to strike a better balance between your home and work lives, giving it your all in both domains. At the same time, you find time for yourself and prioritize ‘me’ time in between all of your other commitments.

This Queen asks you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down-to-earth attitude when dealing with others and your present circumstances. Focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself. Be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise using straightforward solutions that fix the problem with minimal fuss.

At times, the Queen of Pentacles may represent a mother figure in your life who can provide you with loving support and nurturing to help you get through the influences of your past. She may be a teacher, a counsellor, a mentor or someone who you are very close to. Alternatively, if you are investing a lot of yourself into nurturing and caring for others and creating an established and comfortable lifestyle, she may represent a part of you.

This is such a beautiful card, and I think it is a card that ALL of us will relate to, whether male or female. I have definitely been in this role and embraced it. Thoughts?

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation.

#TarotTuesday – Queen of Swords

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Queen of Swords.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Swords card, so just to refresh, the Swords represent  the mental level of consciousness that is centered around the mind and the intellect.

Keywords for the Queen of Swords: Independent, unbiased judgement, clear boundaries, and direct communication.

The Queen of Swords combines the mental clarity and intellectual power of the suit of Swords with the maturity and receptiveness of the Queen. You have the gift of being able to use your intellect and unbiased judgement while also remaining flexible and open to receive input from other sources. As you lead from the head and not the heart, you are better able to discern situations without the influence of emotion or sentimentality. Instead, you prefer to know the how, what, why, where, when and who of everything to help you make sense of your environment and better understand others. It is not that you do not care about others, but you connect with other people through an intellectual understanding rather than an emotional one.

The Queen of Swords notes that you are a truth-seeker. You are open to hearing the thoughts and opinions of others, but ultimately, you filter that information to decipher what is true and what is not. When interacting with others, you will not tolerate mistruths or excessive ‘fluff’. You prefer to get to the heart of the matter without engaging in too much chit-chat or gossip.

The Queen of Swords suggests that you have an innate ability to tell it like it is. You are a quick thinker and highly perceptive, piercing through the noise and confusion to get straight to the point. There is no ‘beating about the bush,’ or ‘softening’ of your comments, opinions and thoughts. You are upfront and honest in your views, and you expect the same from others. For this reason, many people respect your opinion and come to you for advice when they need clarity.

As a determined, independent and resilient person, you have established clear boundaries, and you are quick to call out someone who crosses them. People do not mess with you, not because you threaten them or inflict violence, but because you set expectations up front about how you want to be treated. Some people might be intimidated by you, but once they get past your tough exterior and develop a sense of trust and respect, they see your softer side.

I have always related to the Queen of Swords in many ways and long to be more like her. While I’ve always lived my life from my heart and not my head, many times that’s gotten me into situations I’d been better off to have avoided. So, I take the advice from this card to heart in my efforts to grow and learn. How about you? Do you relate to this card, or know someone in your life who fits this? What is the message for you?

Thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

As always, I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretations.