If you noticed the date for this week’s Oracle Outlook, you see that this is the week Christmas falls on the calendar.
And while the holiday can be a wonderful time for some, it can also be a challenging time for others.
With that in mind, I’m turning to the Archangel Power Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, and Jeff Bedrick (and published by Hay House) to assist me this week.
As I’ve mentioned, when using this deck before, its theme is empowerment; and my hope and intention is that those who may be challenged going through the holiday receive an empowering message from the Angels this week.
In addition, while contemplating deck selection, I kept hearing the Christmas hymn “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” in my head, so the Tarot deck I used had to be one of my Angel decks!
So I’m taking the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking the general question, “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”
This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
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 5 of Ariel, a card of having physical needs and seeking assistance to have those needs met.
I typically see this card as having an experience of being the outcast or outsider, as being on “the outside looking in.”
This experience might be coming from that place which causes us to re-examine and change certain beliefs we’ve held.
It could mean making a change (the number 5) from a traditional, conservative type of group or institution to one that’s considered more non-traditional or unconventional.
One thing we might be faced with is our beliefs about money, as 5 of Ariel can suggest worries and anxieties about finances.
For those who are self-employed, this card can suggest a time of “feast or famine,” that the work you do might be prone to “cycles,” as I have believed about the very work I do now.
I was good for saying that my business is “cyclical,” that certain times of the year were better for readings than others.
But, what I was doing was affirming a lack/poverty consciousness (another aspect of this card), and I had to take a closer look at my “money story,” which is comprised of the beliefs I learned about money from my family.
Whatever the particulars of the situation, 5 of Ariel is a card that’s asking you to consider what you believe about the resources you have at your disposal, as well as your beliefs about being worthy and deserving.
Being the week that the Christmas holiday falls, this brings back in the “being on the outside,” aspect of the card, as the holidays can be challenging times for those who may be alone—and don’t want to be.
The 5 of Ariel can come up for those who may experience isolation and rejection, possibly in the form of being “frozen” out, or given the “cold shoulder,” as Archangel Ariel is depicted being outside a building during winter.
For the middle of the week, we have 3 of Raphael.
In stark contrast to 5 of Ariel, 3 of Raphael is a card of celebrations, good times, and social events, which is a very fitting card to appear in this week’s reading.
Some see this card as an invitation to a wedding or a baby shower. I see it as a party that will have food and drinks, music and dancing. It can be a girl’s night out, a night the guys decide to hang together, or a group of friends getting together (or a holiday celebration!). Be on the lookout for a possible invite!
3 of Raphael can also suggest people who have a mutual hobby or interest, and have formed a club or some other way to get together socially. These days, that can be a Meet Up group or one of the many groups you’ll find on the many social media platforms we have these days. How can you share what you’re enthusiastic about with others this week? Is there a club or support group you could become a member of?
If you’re an intuitive or psychic type, this card can suggest that you’re being encouraged to “come out” as being intuitive and/or psychic, and give readings to the public. It’s time to consider taking that hobby to the next level!
I’ve had this card come up for me in this way over the years I’ve been reading Tarot—one of my biggest clients is a well-known author who has me read the cards at her annual “soiree.”
At any rate, this is a card of networking socially. Connections are made by “knowing someone who knows someone.” But, in order for you to make those connections, you have to get out there and be a part of the scene—to be seen!
This bit of advice may be just the thing for those who might be having challenges with self-employment ventures (5 of Ariel). Networking is a way to offer some valuable resources to others (Ariel being an angel of material resources, and being resourceful), as a way to help them, and in turn having those with the resources you need to help you.
If we consider the “outsider” aspect of 5 of Ariel, 3 of Raphael, as a follow-up, can suggest finding like-minded people to be around—people who would value you and what you bring to the table.
With the card for the end of the week, 6 of Gabriel, we see the result of the cards that have come before.
One of the messages from 6 of Gabriel is to expect a breakthrough! This card is about triumph, victory, and success. You could receive all sorts of praise throughout the week. Accept them when they come! 6 of Gabriel is all about achievement, recognition, rewards, support, and being applauded for your efforts!
With the 3 of Raphael coming before, a possibility is that there’s recognition for a party or gathering that you arrange (and suddenly the idea of having a business as a party planner or event coordinator just popped into my head!), or that there’s a gathering (3 of Raphael) that honors those who help and assist the marginalized, the disenfranchised, or people who are down and out (5 of Ariel).
Gabriel being the suit associated with work and business, 6 of Gabriel can be about finding the work that’s rewarding to you. You may have a strong need for recognition in the job or career you work in.
With Archangel Gabriel being the angel of communicating messages, 6 of Gabriel can also suggest that public speaking plays a part in the work you do, or that you should consider it as a means to gain more exposure and visibility. 6 of Gabriel is a card of taking the actions that will advance your career.
Along those lines, consider:
- What is your message?
- What do you have to say that others will listen to?
- What’s your platform?
- Who’s your audience?
- What can you do this week that will put you in front of the right people?
This week, revel in the accomplishments you’ve made so far as you continue to strive ahead.
And that wraps up this week’s reading. I look forward to sharing this space here with you again next week!
Until then…have a Tarot-tastic week—and if you’re celebrating the Christmas holiday, I wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday!
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