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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.

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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.

MY TAKEAWAY:

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.

MY TAKEAWAY:

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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As the holidays get closer, the frantic pace of life around us seems to increase. I hope this post today will serve as a reminder to take the time to stay focused, grounded, and centered through it all. A good sense of humor also helps.

I found this meditation and affirmation to be uplifting. I hope you will, too.

The tarot cards gave me a bit of a challenge today because they all see so opposite. Hopefully, I found the right message in them.

How odd for the King of Pentacles to show up at a time when we are all stretched to the limit trying to purchase gifts for loved ones, not to mention the added food expense. So, this gave me pause. However, the past position makes a little more sense to me.

The King of Pentacles indicates that 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. This card often indicates the final fulfillment of a creative task. (That I can relate to) Through diligence, responsibility, and attention to detail, you 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. A methodical, planned, and well-thought-out approach will lead you to success.

The Seven of Cups has shown up for us several times, and it is all about making choices. There is so much available to us, and what we decide will determine our next step. But be careful! You can be prone to illusion and unrealistic ideals. An opportunity with promises of more money, more fame, or more power may sound appealing, but as you look deeper into what is on offer, you may realize it’s not everything it’s cracked up to be. Your ego may pull you in a specific direction, but it’s important you check in with your Higher Self first. Evaluate your options and dig below the surface to discover what’s involved with each choice.

Finally, The Hermit advises us to take a break from everyday life and draw our energy inward. You realize that your most profound sense of truth and knowledge is within yourself and not in the distractions of the outside world. You leave behind the mundane to set off on a journey of self-discovery, led only by your inner wisdom and guiding light. When you allow yourself to tune in to your inner guiding light, you will hear the answers you need and grow wise beyond your years. Find your light, shine it on your soul and create your unique path. You will see what lies ahead of you – not miles upon miles, but enough to know where to step next. From there, take one step at a time. This card may appear when you are at a pivotal point in your life and considering a new direction. It also represents the desire to turn away from a consumerist or materialistic society to focus on your inner world.

MY TAKEAWAY:

Winding down to the end of 2022, I hope we can all look back and see that we’ve had some measure of success, either financially or by completing creative projects using the tried and true ways that work for each of us. Learning what works comes from trial and error, choosing different avenues, and always striving for the path that enhances our best selves. Also, at the end of the year, it’s a good idea to set aside some time for honest introspection led by our inner guiding light. Never lose sight of what’s most important this time of year when we are bombarded with consumerism.

Look what a gorgeous little dragon we have to accompany our message today!

Crystal-Yellow Dragon - Opens you to higher learning and wisdom. Expand your crown chakra for illumination. Walk the higher spiritual path.

That’s it for today! Make it a great week!

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Happy Monday, beautiful souls! I enjoyed my short blogging break and am back in the saddle. I have a lot coming up this week, including announcing the winners of the Saddled Hearts Blog Tour Scavenger Hunt, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, isn’t this an incredible quote? People who are imprisoned find freedom when they realize this.

What a fantastic meditation this is! I could easily recommend this as a daily go-to!

Back to the tarot cards this week.

The Ten of Pentacles is a beautiful card of abundance. While Pentacles are mainly associated with earthly wealth and financial security, they can also indicate an abundance of health and/or love.

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. It 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 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.

It seems that we just recently had the Knight of Swords, and feel like the card needs minimal explaining. It is a card of action. Swords represent the intellect or mind.

When the Knight of Swords appears in a Tarot reading, it is a sign that you are highly driven, ambitious, and action-oriented. You are so highly motivated to succeed that you will stop at nothing to pursue your dreams. The challenges, difficulties, and obstacles on the path ahead don’t faze you because you know where you want to go. Move forward with sheer strength and determination to make things happen.

The Knight of Swords suggests that you are quick to take action and tend not to plan ahead, instead preferring to dive right in. You thrive on high levels of energy that propel you forward and inspire you to take action to manifest your goals.

The Emperor represents a powerful leader who demands respect and authority. Status, power, and recognition are essential to you, and you are most comfortable in a leadership role where you can command and direct others. As a leader, you rule with a firm but fair hand. You have a clear vision of what you want to create, and you organize those around you to manifest your goal. You listen to the advice of others, but you prefer to have the final say. Conflict doesn’t scare you, and you won’t hesitate to use your power to protect those you care about. And in return, those people will repay you with the loyalty and respect you deserve. Claim your authority as a leader and influencer, and don’t let others put you down.

The Emperor reflects a system bound by rules and regulations. You create law and order by applying principles or guidelines to a specific situation. Create calm out of chaos by breaking down any problem into its parts and then mapping out the actions you need to take to resolve it. Be systematic, strategic, and highly organized in your approach, and stick to your plan until the end.

MY TAKEAWAY:

For those of us here in the U.S., we are just coming off a family-oriented holiday with an abundance of food and love. So to me, that is represented by the Ten of Pentacles. The Knight is all about moving forward…Taking an idea and running with it while the Emperor reminds us to stay within the bounds of rules and regulations with a strategic and organized approach to any project with a determination to see it through.

This little dragon may have shown up before, but if so, he’s making another appearance. He is so inspiring and beautiful and pretty much goes hand-in-hand with the Knight of Swords!

Fire and Water Dragon. Enables your life to flow with loving force. Prepare for change and move forward quickly. Expect the unexpected. Have fun!

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It’s Halloween! It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and provides an opportunity to commune with loved ones. How do you do that? Just call out to them in your mind and then look for signs all around you. Perhaps a windchime will inexplicably chime, or a song will come on the radio that meant something to you both, you may have a visit in a dream, or you’ll find a random feather in an odd place. Signs can come in all sorts of ways. Anyway, Happy Halloween!

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I believe every day you should have at least one exquisite moment. Audrey Hepburn

Here’s a short meditation to help get centered and get the week started off on a positive note.

This is a very powerful sequence of Tarot cards. Take a look!

King of Cups, Queen of Cups, Strength

To have a King and Queen next to each other amplifies the meaning greatly!

The King of Cups represents mastery over the realms of emotion, creativity, and the unconscious. When this card turns up in a Tarot reading, you have gained control of your feelings and can accept them without allowing them to get the better of you. If you are being challenged personally, the King of Cups suggests you need to remain emotionally mature when faced with negative energy from others. Be firm on your personal boundaries, stating what is and is not acceptable on an emotional level. The King of Cups embodies the perfect balance between the executive and the heart. Not only are you able to assess and manage a situation logically, but you can also draw upon your intuition and understanding of human interactions. The King of Cups is compassionate towards others, creating strong bonds and relationships based on patience and understanding. As you interact with others, you may need to navigate their strong feelings and emotional triggers so you can create a sense of peace in your interactions. 

When you see The Queen of Cups 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. You are empathic and can sense the needs of others by tuning in to your intuition, and you hold the space for others to express their emotions and be the truest, most authentic versions of themselves. You have mastered this in such a way that, even though you hold space for emotional expression, you don’t take on other people’s energy or emotional issues because you are well-grounded and know where to create a healthy separation. The Queen of Cups says you are highly intuitive, creative, and in flow with the surrounding energies. In your interactions with others, you can easily read other people to get a sense of how to communicate effectively, enabling you both to feel heard and understood. 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.

The Strength card speaks to the inner strength and the human spirit’s ability to overcome any obstacle. Strength is about knowing you can endure life’s obstacles. You have great stamina and persistence, balanced with underlying patience and inner calm. You are committed to what you need to do, and you go about it in a way that shows your composure and maturity. Your strength gives you the confidence to overcome any growing fears, challenges, or doubts. Feel the fear and do it anyway! If you have been going through a rough time and are burnt out or stressed, the Strength card encourages you to find the power within yourself to persevere. You have got what it takes to see this situation through to its eventual end. You’re a loyal friend and a solid supporter, willing to step up and be present when others are in need, and you might also feel compelled to hold space for someone who needs your strength and support.

MY TAKEAWAY:

There is a perfect balance of emotions between the King and Queen of Cups. The King is a master of personal boundaries and can handle any situation with compassion and firmness, while the Queen is the nurturer. However, she is no pushover. She can also help charge creative endeavors while The Strength card gives you exactly whatever you need to get through any struggles.

I am not sure how this applies to me today. I have felt out of balance for a few days, so maybe it’s the nudge to get my emotions and priorities in order. I love it when The Strength card shows up anytime! It’s always welcome. How about you? Give me your thoughts on this one. It’s powerful!

And now for our little dragon. I have no idea if I’ve had this one before, but it doesn’t matter. It’s quite exquisite!

Silver Dragon. Illuminates your potential with higher light. Access untapped resources. Look into your soul. See higher possibilities!

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I enjoyed this meditation so very much, and as the quote above says, there are no perfect days, just perfect moments to grasp.

I love the tone of the tarot cards this week. It’s light and loving, and the two number fours are Angel numbers.

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The Four of Wands indicates a celebration or homecoming. When this card appears in a Tarot reading, it is the perfect time to celebrate with those you love most. You feel supported and secure, knowing you are with those who love you and care about you. The Four of Wands tells you that after a period of rapid growth and expansion it’s now time to pause and celebrate what you have achieved so far. Step back for a moment and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Acknowledge your hard work and give yourself permission to take a small break before embarking on the next phase of your journey. In numerology, four symbolizes stability and firm foundations, and with the Four of Wands, you are now enjoying a period of happiness and security. This card indicates a sense of harmony and balance as well as completion and thus denotes a time of peace and contentment in life that comes as the result of hard-fought efforts. If you have been working on a project, you will reach an important milestone and have reason to celebrate. If you just wrapped up your project, the Four of Wands represents the personal gratification of a job well done, a goal attained, and a vision beginning to be realized. You should be proud!

When the Four of Cups turns up in a Tarot reading, new invitations and opportunities are flowing to you, but for now, you’re saying “no” and turning them away. Perhaps the prospects do not interest you, or your cup is full, or you already have too much on your plate. Use your discernment to decide on what is truly important to you, and don’t be afraid to decline new projects that don’t align with your future path. The Four of Cups can also indicate a time when you are turning your attention and your energy internally, to realign to this new phase of your life. You know that you need to be standing on terra firma before you can decide your next steps. This card invites you to bring your attention inward and re-evaluate your situation to find a deeper meaning in what you do. Also, The Four of Cups may show that you have shut yourself off from new opportunities because you have been hurt or rejected before. The man in this card has his arms crossed as if protecting himself and closing off from the external world. Check in on a soul level and question whether shutting yourself down is the best course of action, or if it’s time to open up to the possibilities available to you.

In its purest form, The Lovers card represents conscious connections and meaningful relationships. While The Lovers card typically refers to a romantic tie, it can also represent a close friendship or family relationship where love, respect, and compassion flow. It is a card of open communication and raw honesty. On a more personal level, The Lovers card represents getting clear about your values and beliefs. You are figuring out what you stand for and your philosophy. At its heart, The Lovers 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 make good choices, you need to be clear about your personal beliefs and values – and stay true to them. Finally, The Lovers card encourages you to unify dual forces. You can bring together two parts that are seemingly in opposition to one another and create something that is whole, unified, and harmonious. In every choice, there is an equal amount of advantage and disadvantage, opportunity and challenge, positive and negative. When you accept these dualities, you build the unity from which love flows.

MY TAKEAWAY:

You worked hard to achieve a goal. Don’t hesitate to celebrate your accomplishments with gusto! And, when a new opportunity presents itself, make sure you check with your internal gauge to see if it’s right for you. Then, always communicate openly and honestly, and don’t be afraid to find the balance between dualities.

The celebration card really fits in the past position. On Saturday, I gathered with a group of authors at a local author’s home and had the awesome privilege of meeting my fellow Story Empire contributor and friend, Joan Hall in person. We’ve known each other online for years, but it was so special to get to hug her and visit. It also resonates with me because my new book, Saddled Hearts releases on Wednesday, and that is the perfect reason to celebrate. At the same time, it’s good to take a step back and breathe before going forward with a new project. So, deep breath!

I don’t think we’ve seen this Dragon Card before and wow, it’s gorgeous!

Royal Blue and Gold Dragon. Strengthens you to stand in your power with wisdom. Awaken to your own majesty. Wear your cloak of power with pride.

What about you? Can you relate to any of the cards this week? I hope so! Make it a great week!

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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.

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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.

MY TAKEAWAY:

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.

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Today’s post will be a little different. Just remember I go with what I am given. Almost always, the message is for me, and I can only hope it resonates with someone else as well. The inspiration for today’s post came from a blog post that C.S. Boyack wrote. If you’re interested, here’s the link: https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2022/09/23/sage-grouse/

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I can distinctly remember the first time I realized life wasn’t fair for everyone and it broke my heart. Then the first time I realized that not everyone was honest, my heart broke again. Little by little my naivete and innocence got stripped away. This sweet meditation took me back to my child self, full of innocence, wonder, and trust. Life has worked hard to deprogram that out of us.

I only pulled one card today, and this is what I got.

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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.

The Ten of Cups is the ‘happy family’ card, suggesting that your family relationships are harmonious and loving right now. No one is fighting or causing any tension; all family members are getting along with each other and sharing in the love and happiness that surrounds you. This card may appear in a reading when you are spending more time with family, perhaps on a holiday, reunion, or event, where you can rest and relax together, creating fun and happy family memories and strong bonds.

The Ten of Cups 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.

MY TAKEAWAY:

Honestly, there isn’t anything I can add to that. I think we are being reminded just how important family is, even though sometimes we may not understand them or even like them. We chose them. They chose us. On the other hand, we have adopted families, and the same applies.

And this little dragon adds a bit more to the theme and message.

Lilac and Fire Dragon. Transmutes through the power of divine love. Open up to transcendent love and enlightenment. Purity of heart brings peace, hope and joy.

I hope you have a great week ahead! Embrace your family and try to find the carefree child you once were.

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Happy Monday! I wish you a great start to a new week. Let’s plant some seeds!

This mindfulness meditation is short but powerful for centering.

The Tarot cards really spoke to me today. I hope something about the reading will also resonate with you.

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I know these cards will look familiar to you. We’ve seen them before, but never all three together.

First of all, notice the numbers (5,6,7). Interesting.

The Seven of Cups represents choices and decisions. There are so many things to choose from, and you may find your ideas are not grounded in reality. 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. The Seven of Cups may be a sign of shiny object syndrome, where you keep finding the ‘next big thing’ but fail to see any of those new opportunities through to the end. When you are constantly in the idea phase, you miss the chance to bring your designs into fruition. Now is a time to focus on the one thing that will move you closer to your goal; resist the temptation to get side-tracked with other ideas as they arise. If need be, note your ideas as they come up, but stay focused on the one thing you’re doing. This card is inviting you to move out of the ideas and options phase and choose. Remember your choices today form your tomorrow.

The Five of Pentacles typically represent loss or poverty. It may predict hard times, especially when it comes to your work, career, finances, and material possessions. In this time of need, the Five of Pentacles indicates that you feel isolated and alone. Just like the two people in the card, you feel as if you have been left in the cold. You may wonder, “Why is no one coming to help me!?” It may appear as if no one cares anymore. However, since the windows in the church are lit up, help is nearby, but you are too focused on your problems to notice. You may be waiting for someone to come and help you when really, you need to be proactive and ask for help. You need to swallow your pride or let go of your fear of rejection and reach out. People are here to support you. Find them and let them know you need them. The upside is that this is a Minor Arcana card with temporary effects (rather than a Major Arcana card which has a longer-term impact). This, too, shall pass.

The Six of Swords may indicate that you are in a state of transition, leaving behind the familiar and moving toward the unknown. This change may be your own doing or forced upon you, and you may feel sad to leave behind what is so familiar to you. However, you know this move is essential for your growth and personal development. The card invites you to let go of whatever is holding you back. You are headed toward a much better position in life, so long as you are willing to evolve and shed whatever you no longer need. Do not dwell on what gets left behind. Instead, use this as an opportunity to change your beliefs about yourself, moving away from whom you used to be and toward whom you want to be. Similarly, the Six of Swords asks you to reflect on any emotional or mental baggage you may carry as you move from one phase to the next. In the boat stand six upstanding swords – a sign you are still carrying a heavy weight from your past as you move forward, which might slow your personal growth. These ‘swords’ may be memories, relationships, habits, behaviors, thought patterns, and beliefs that are no longer serving you. Decide what you need to take with you and what you can leave behind. The one comfort that always stands out to me about this card is that you are not alone. The boatman is helping get you where you need to be, and it’s a much better place.

MY TAKEAWAY:

Be mindful of the choices you make. Choosing something that is not grounded in reality is setting yourself up for failure, the feeling of loss, and desperation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is time to leave behind what no longer serves you and move on to something better and brighter. But you are never alone.

And this little Dragon is ready to help clear your way!

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I love how each week there seems to be a theme. This week, Creativity in all forms is the message!

This is such a soothing and inspiring meditation.

The cards today speak to writers everywhere.

Photo by Jan Sikes

The Eight of Pentacles represents a master craftsman honing his skills. When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you are working hard to improve your skills and become a master at what you do. You are diligent and hard-working and you are applying yourself fully to whatever is at the center of your attention. As you do the same task over and over, you work your way towards mastery of your craft, and through your perseverance and unwavering attention, you create success. (Sounds a lot like writing, doesn’t it?) The Eight of Pentacles is 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 making ongoing improvements and adjustments to ensure that you are the best person you can be.

The Two of Wands is all about contemplation and planning for the future. It’s not necessarily a card of action, but of thought. 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. The Two of Wands is also about discovery, particularly as you step outside your comfort zone and explore new worlds and experiences. It may take courage to set out, but this card gives you the confidence of self-knowledge. You know what your goal is and are sure of its eventual fulfilment. Let your intuition and passion guide you as you confirm your next steps.

The Ace of Cups represents love, new relationships, passion and creativity. Now is the perfect time for you to open your heart and experience the rich flow of emotion available to you. You are more receptive to creative opportunities, loving connections, and deep compassion for other living beings. As with all Aces in the Tarot, this card comes as an invitation. Will you take it? Will you say “Yes!” to Divine love and compassion, and will you run with it? The Ace of Cups carries the potential for spiritual and emotional fulfilment – but only if you embrace it with an open heart. This card often appears in Tarot readings when you are open to creative expression, especially when you can allow your emotions to shine through your endeavors. You may be inspired to start a new project, take an art class or even engage in interpretative dance. At this point in your life, you are comfortable with who you are and happily express this part of yourself to others. You see fresh potential in allowing your creative juices to flow. Let your imagination and talent unfurl to new possibilities.

MY TAKEAWAY:

To get better at anything we do, we must continue to practice, to learn and hone our skills. Then, we can begin to look ahead at new projects, taking the time to contemplate and plan. Following that, In the flow of passion and creativity, we can embrace new endeavors, particularly ones that involve relationships.

I know I say this every time, but the little Dragon is absolutely beautiful. Look how he’s on the bridge, bridging the gap. 🙂

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