If you checked out last week’s Lenormand reading, you may recall that we were encouraged to be open and receptive to divine guidance and inspired ideas in regard to the things and issues we’re passionate about, both in our personal worlds and in the world-at-large.
I was reminded of this during that week, when I began to consider the Angel card deck to use for this week’s reading. The idea of coming up with answers and solutions to the situations that have us “fired up” (both in the positive and challenging sense) kept playing in my head.
Because of this kind of mental loop, I considered two decks as possibilities for the reading: One being the Life Purpose Oracle Cards, and the other being the Indigo Angel Oracle Cards. Both seemed to be a natural fit with that idea that was reverberating in my head, because they center on working with your life purpose in constructive ways.
While in that decision-making mode, I was “shown” a card from the Life Purpose Oracle Cards that made the decision clear.
The Message Card
While in the shower, washing my hair, I “saw” the Leadership card in my mind. The image on the card has Joan of Arc, her hands clasped together, looking up to heaven, with an angel on each side of her. One of the angels holds a crown, as if about to place it on Joan’s head.
My angels referred first to the word Leadership, telling me that we’re moving into a time and space of self-empowerment and empowering others—which is the true spirit of leadership.
I was then told that Joan looking up represents looking to heaven for divine guidance, as well as having a “vision” for the changes we want to create in our personal lives and as a collective.
The next thing I was told was that the crown on the card not only represented the “crowning achievements” we’re aspiring toward (goals), but also is a pun for the crown chakra, suggesting possible “divine downloads” coming through our crown chakras, in the form of epiphanies, insights, and revelations.
Then I was told that Joan was a teenager (14 or 15 years old) when she was inspired to lead the way for change. This observation is a response to the thoughts of limitation that can run through our heads when we’re being divinely guided to create change in our lives:
- “I’m too young to…”
- “I’m too old to…”
- “I can’t because I’m a woman…”
You get the point.
The Leadership card, in that regard, is a message to empower ourselves, so we can move beyond any limiting beliefs we may be holding on to.
After quickly getting out of the shower so I could write that information down in my journal, the decision had been made: the Life Purpose Oracle Cards (by Doreen Virtue and published by Hay House) would be the deck assisting me for this week’s reading.
So, after an invocation (calling in the energies of the angels), I’m taking the deck in hand, asking Spirit and the angels for the messages pertaining to the week ahead.
The video presentation of this week’s reading is below:
If you prefer to read the text, here it is for you:
After shuffling the deck, I pulled three cards for this reading: the first for the beginning of the week; the second for the middle of the week; and the last to round out the rest of the week.
Cards for the Week
For the beginning of the week, we have Oracle Cards—one of my personal favorite cards in the deck!
I first see this card as an acknowledgment of the information I shared from the Leadership card.
Aside from that, Oracle Cards is about the ways in which we receive divine guidance, as reading Oracle Cards is a form of divination, and divination is about communicating with the Divine.
The obvious method with Oracle Cards is card reading, which can be with Angel cards, Tarot cards, oracle cards, or playing cards. But I also see this with other systems of divination: astrology, numerology, and runes, just to name a few.
If you’re a practitioner of any of these metaphysical sciences, seeing this card come up could be encouraging you to pay close attention to the guidance you receive through your tool (s) this week.
Oracle Cards can also be suggesting that your work with divination is meant to be used to empower others (going back to Leadership), just as you use it to empower yourself.
Leadership sent the message about having a “vision,” so what’s the vision you have about your work with oracle cards? While you consult the cards, remember to also consult with the angels, particularly Archangel Haniel (intuition and psychic ability) and Archangel Raziel (spiritual gifts and metaphysical modalities).
For the middle of the week, the card is Author.
In the image on the card, there’s a woman writing, with her angel watching over her shoulder.
While some might be called to “read” with Oracle Cards, others are being called to write with Author, as this card says there’s power in the written word.
Since the woman is writing with the presence of her angel, Author can suggest writing down the “words” you receive from your communications with your angels, as that is another way to receive direct divine guidance (like reading cards for yourself).
You may discover that you’re becoming a channel for the Divine, through the process of automatic writing (where you’re taking dictation for Spirit and the angels), or that you’re becoming an inspirational writer.
If that’s the case, the Author card states, “You have a book inside of you…” Everyone’s life tells a story, so what story from your own life experiences will be the thing that serves to inspire others?
I noticed this with Oracle Cards: the angel is looking at a card layout, which is the arrangement of the cards into a pattern. Bringing this thought over to Author, is there a pattern to your life experiences that serves as an overall message you have to share?
If you feel this calling, the Author card says to “make the time to write” that book. You can work with Archangel Gabriel, the messenger angel, to give you the right and perfect words, as well as helping you with creating time (I’ve heard Gabriel is good for nudging and meeting deadlines) to write your manuscript.
And you can start by simply writing one page a day. If you write one page a day, you’d have a book in a year. So get that pen to paper—or those fingers to that keyboard!
For the end of the week, the card is Travel.
Boy, do I love how the angels follow me up on something I just said! Take a look at the image on the Travel card—there’s an angel typing on his laptop, reinforcing the message just shared about writing!
The obvious message with the Travel card is that there may be travel in store (the angel’s waiting for his flight—ha!) for some, as part of the work they’re here to do for their life purpose.
And while the plane on the runway behind our angel is one way to reach and connect with people in other parts of the world, the laptop is another way of going “global.”
As an extension of the Author card, this can suggest sharing your message (story of your life) on the internet (World Wide Web). You can start sharing your message on a blog, and if you write enough posts, you can compile them into a book, perhaps even an e-book (electronic book).
The laptop can also suggest working with technology in some capacity, like with computers and telecommunications, perhaps as a software developer or a programmer, creating the next thing that serves the world in a big way.
The plane can symbolize a future venture and getting it “launched.”
Keeping with Oracle Cards and Author, Travel can suggest seeking ways to learn more about card reading and writing through online courses, designed with not only helping you polish your skills and perfect your craft, but to break into business as well.
At any rate, Travel is a card of movement, and, coming at the end of the week, can suggest progress being made—whatever the venture.
And, with that, I’ll land this week’s reading.
Wishing you light, love, and many Angel blessings,
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Thanks so much, James…usual insightful readings. I just decided 2 days ago to try to Co -write something with a friend who is based overseas…we decided on Skype….reading is perfect! Maria x Have a very happy holiday.
Thanks so much for checking out this week’s reading! I love how it relates to your situation–what a confirmation! 🙂
I hope you have a happy holiday as well!