A few posts ago, I shared with you that the format to the weekly readings was changing. If you checked that post out, you’ll recall I was making the change, in part, due to the requests I had been getting about posting more Lenormand; the other reason was that I also wanted to include readings with Angel cards, since Spirit had led me to pick them up and incorporate them into the future of my work as a professional card reader.
I kicked off the Oracle Outlook last week with the return of my Lenormand Line of 5 readings to this space. This week, I’m presenting my first official Angel card reading.
I’m using three decks for this week’s reading:
- From the Archangel Oracle Cards, I’ll be pulling a card that will serve as the foundation for the reading; the Archangel on the card will be assisting us in working with the energies being presented.
- From the Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards, I’ll be pulling three cards that will serve as the cards for the week.
- And from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards, I’ll pull a final card that will be offering us any last words and final advice for the week.
Taking each deck at a time in hand, I’m shuffling, asking Spirit and the Angels for the messages we need at this point in time to best assist us in moving through the upcoming week.
The video presentation of this week’s reading is below:
If you prefer to read the text, here it is for you:
Foundation for the Week
For the foundation of the week, I pulled Creative Writing.
If you’re a writer, this card directly speaks to you, as it reads, in part, to “pen an article or book.” The energy here is for you to be working on presenting your writing, in some form, to the world at large.
While creative writing is stressed, there are many different genres of writing that would fit with this card. In that sense, you’re being encouraged to get “creative” with your writing projects.
Archangel Gabriel, the angel of communication and the arts, is associated with this card. As such, Gabriel is what I call the “nudging angel,” as he inspires us and motivates us to pursue things we’re passionate about. If your writing projects have stalled, or you’re having some type of “writer’s block,” call on Archangel Gabriel to help you move through it.
If you’re not looking to become a published author, then you might consider the first part of the card that says, “Make time to write down your thoughts in a journal.”
For me, a journal is a form of self-reflection, so you’re being encouraged to find a creative outlet for that process this week. While writing is being stressed, Archangel Gabriel is associated with any form of creative self-expression, and works with all creative types. Your creative outlet may be painting, singing, or dancing. Whatever the form, you’re being asked to make time for it this week.
The gist I’m getting is to consider what you have to say—and the medium you want to use to express yourself.
Another message I’m getting with this card, with Gabriel being the chief messenger angel, is that there may be a need to have an important conversation this week. Whether this conversation is professional (speaking or lecturing) or personal, you can call on Archangel Gabriel to give you the right and perfect words to use, as well as the messages you have to deliver being both clear and understandable to those on the receiving end.
Cards for the Week
Now I’m turning to the three cards I pulled for the reading. Like I’ve done in my readings for “Your Week in Tarot,” the first card will represent the beginning of the week; the second card the middle of the week; and the third card will round out the week.
For the beginning of the week, I pulled Relationship.
The first thing that comes to me is that this card is a natural follow-up to what I just shared with Creative Writing, with regard to an important conversation with another person or other people this week.
The conversation might even be about the state of a relationship.
I look at the card and see the first line: “Your primary relationship is with yourself….” Going with the idea of journaling being a process that helps you explore your thoughts and feelings, it’s also a way of exploring the relationship you have with yourself.
Another thing that comes to me is that we’re being encouraged to look at the words we use to talk about ourselves—when we’re alone and when we’re with others. What are you saying about you—to you? That’s your self-talk, and the angels want you to be taking a closer look at that this week.
That’s being backed up by the statement on the card that reads, “…every other relationship follows from there,” meaning the primary relationship you have with yourself is informing you about the way you may be relating to others as well.
Going with the aspect of creativity and creative self-expression, I look at the unicorn on the card next, which symbolically represents “magic” to me. I see this as a message of getting the “magic” back, with regard to a creative pursuit or project (like Stella getting her grove back in the movie “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”); it’s like “getting back up on the horse” and moving along steadily, seeing some progress being made.
And finally, I see the words “feel safe,” and I get the sense that the message is for you to “feel safe” being you. The Creator made you the way you are—and part of that is the special “magic” you have to share with the world.
For the middle of the week, I pulled Acceptance.
At this time in the week, you might have to accept the truth of a situation. I always look at acceptance as saying, “This is the way it is.” We could choose to look at that as a form of resignation, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
This card brings to mind the Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
The acceptance, being presented with the card, may be getting to a place where you realize that there are things, either with a person, an environment, or a circumstance, that you cannot change—and making peace with that.
This idea is highlighted in the image as there are different types of angels depicted on the card. In the air, there’s the central angel surrounded by cherubs; on the ground, there are fairies and gnomes, all of which are considered “nature’s angels.” All the angels are coming together, and this stresses the message of embracing—accepting—the differences of others.
When you’re willing to look past what’s different (the angels being different types) about people, you might actually discover you have more in common (they are all angels).
I look at the text and the words “unconditional love” pop out. It brings to mind the ways that we can place conditions on people and things. We sometimes tell people, in ways, that we will love and accept them if they do this thing or that thing, if they behave this way or that way. We say that we’ll be happy when this event happens, or when that external condition changes.
Acceptance may be sending the message to you to consider how you can love the situation as it is. If the person or environment or circumstance were to never change, could you accept it?
And if we turn it back to the relationship you’re having with yourself, how can you come to a place of greater self-acceptance this week—and begin the process of loving yourself with unconditional love right now—and not when you thinner, prettier, richer, more whatever?
All the angels on the card is a message that your angels are all around you wanting to assist you in helping you see yourself and others the way they do—with the eyes of unconditional love.
Coming to the card for the end of the week, I pulled Notice the Signs.
The obvious meaning of this card is that the angels are asking you to notice the signs that they are around you, which reinforces the last thing I said with Acceptance. The angels are always communicating with us (bringing back in Archangel Gabriel); it’s just a matter of seeing how the angels communicate with you personally.
Some people find feathers (like the angel on the card dropping a feather), which is a common way that I’ve heard angels send messages to people. Some people find coins, which is a message of abundance or some positive “change” coming. And some are given messages through numbers.
For me, the angels communicate through the cards in very synchronistic ways, because they know that’s the best way to get me to know they’re around.
For example, before sitting down to write this reading up, I was in meditation, and was shown to put the Oracle Cards card image in this blog post (which you saw at the top of the post).
The card is from the Life Purpose Oracle Cards, which I didn’t use for this reading, so I had to get the card out of the box to scan it. I have a copy of the deck in the room I was meditating in, which is the room I see clients.
Rather than using the deck that was in the same room I was already in, I was led to the copy in my bedroom. Taking the lid off the box, and turning the box over so the cards could come out easily, what was the card that was at the (now) top of the deck, looking me in the face?
That’s right—Oracle Cards.
I laughed, and said out loud, “Thank you, Angels!”
I share this to illustrate the point that your angels are dropping you signs all the time—it’s just a matter of you learning how they are relating (the Relationship card) to you.
Archangel Gabriel reminds me of a belief I have about angelic communications: I believe the angels show up for us in ways that are familiar and recognizable to us, based on who we are and our own experiences. How we express ourselves.
That thought brings me back to the first card, as creative expression is a singular and unique thing for each of us.
Final Advice from the Angels
Pulling the final advice card for this week’s reading from the Archangel Power Tarot, I have 4 of Gabriel.
The first thing that catches my attention is we have Archangel Gabriel being represented again at the end of the reading, just as he was at the beginning.
And this is the message he brings with this card: Progress is being made, and to take time to celebrate that progress.
In the image, there’s a couple celebrating under a gazebo. So, we have a nod to the Relationship card again, which can mean that a particular relationship may reach an important stage or development, with the people involved preparing to move on to the next stage.
This could mean that a couple makes the decision to move in together (this is a card of co-habitation), to become engaged, or to move from being engaged to becoming spouses. 4 of Gabriel is an acknowledgement of the progression of the relationship and celebrating that.
The suit of Gabriel is associated with work and business, so this could pertain to a working partnership or team reaching a certain stage with a project and celebrating that achievement.
If we consider the relationship you’re having with yourself, you might see some progress being made, in that you get to the stage where you “celebrate” you for being you. How wonderful!
If we look at this from the aspect of creative endeavors, a performance of some kind (being on stage is performing) is being applauded, and serving to further the artistry of the person (or people, if a collaborative process).
This brings me back to the unicorn on the Relationship card. Whatever the scenario, you’re seeing the “magic” of the progress you’re making—reward yourself for your hard work.
I think I’ll end this performance on that high note. Here’s wishing you a wonderful week, full of many blessings!
The decks featured in this week’s reading are: Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, and illustrated by various artists; Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue and illustrated by various artists; and Archangel Power Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, with art by Jeff Bedrick. All the decks are published by Hay House.