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Ten of pentacles

Well, well, well…look what showed up

Oracle and tarot cards have always served me well when I had question to my life, when I needed reassurance or perhaps found myself at a crossroads. It’s amazing with what accuracy they have lead me. I have yet to draw one that is incorrect or one that I don’t relate to. The same goes for my monthly blog post, asking which animal spirit is stepping forward to support us through the month.

As my journey here in Germany is nearing it’s end the ten of pentacles has shown up in my reading. My jaw must have dropped at some point while understanding the meaning of this powerful card. The suit of pentacles represents the physical aspects of our life. Pentacles are connected to the material world and can also represent money, work, the body, and material goods and status. A ten in tarot on the other hand signifies the completion of something. With the ten in pentacles, you’re bringing something full circle, or have reached an important goal or phase in your journey. I couldn’t nod anymore as ten of pentacles is reassuring me that the rewards are about to come in and that I am on the path to success.

Ten of pentacles paints a picture of domestic bliss and economic comfort. But there is also more represented here, that reflects a connection to spirit to the cycle of life which adds richness and texture. It speaks about a family home, and our roots that build a strong foundation and a sense of security. The gypsy fortune teller flips the final card: the ten of diamonds, equivalent to the ten of pentacles. All the potential that was given has been fully realized. The moment is perfect and beautiful, and if this were a movie, we’d all be crying. Tens in tarot are completions or endings. The promise of abundance has culminated here. Another card must be dealt, for life is a cycle, and nothing remains the same.

Now is the time to think long term about future needs. It’s time to take inventory about careers and finances. This is the time to ask what legacy I want to leave behind, what I want to be known and remembered for one day. What types of accomplishments would make me feel proud to be recognized for. This card also indicates prestige and status and having “made it to the top.” Ten of pentacles represents an inheritance, old money, and established family traditions. It’s a time to look at my own routines, my sense of responsibility and my plans. What do I value most in life should shed clarity on where I go from here and does not have to match up to other people’s priorities. It’s about my definition of success, not someone else’s. After all I am working towards some big dreams that might take some unexpected twists and turns. Perhaps what I want can end up looking a lot different once I actually get it. It seems going with the flow and being flexible will remain a constant in my journey ahead.

The ten of pentacles is strongly associated with money and can indicate a windfall such as an inheritance or the sale of a family home. Because ten of pentacles is so connected with family and establishments, this is going to feel like “old” money rather than new. It’s not something that you earn, so much as money that you receive through someone else’s legacy. The legacy of my parents.

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Panther Spirit – May 2022

Panther spirit is supporting the energy this month and it is time to reclaim your power. Are you ready? You sure worked hard to get to this point and the time has come.

There was a time you weren’t sure you’d ever get here and you had trials and tribulations. At times it feels still a little wobbly, but that is only due to old beliefs and thought patterns you adapted for far too long. You have learned so much over the past few years and you have truly come into blossom. No longer do you have to deny what is rightfully yours, and it is time to lay out the new pattern of your new life, and a new thought process. Sure there will be challenges and new lessons waiting to be learned, but this time it’s different and you can feel it. You have done the work, gained the knowledge and the tools to handle the process. The process is no longer handling you.

This is an exciting time for you and you are loved and supported. Things fall into place almost in a miraculous way with minimum efforts on your part. The hard work is over and it’s time to sit back and watch it all unfold. This is how it was always meant to be. You can now look back and see the journey for all that it was and for all that is yet to come. You have come so far sweet soul and you deserve it all. Claim your power and feel the unconditional love of enlightenment that is yours, truly, always. 🙏💙

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Brown Bear Spirit – April 2022

It’s time once more to see what spirit animal will support the energy throughout the month of April. This is a monthly segment that has brought great joy and insights on many levels. Sometimes it’s and immediate knowing when a card is drawn, almost like confirmation of reassurance, a proof of what we already know. And other times, we don’t see the message instantly and have to dig a little deeper. This was such a card for me and being in Germany with all I have to accomplish, the message of “Take time out” seemed out of place at first. I knew I wouldn’t be able to take time out, but I soon realized that I only looked at it from a physical aspect and not through eyes of a dreamer, a co-creator, a visionary, one that can recognize the old leaving but one who also creates room for the new. I have been talking so much about balance lately and this is no different. I can’t only focus on the hard work and let it be my guiding compass over my time there. In between, I need to make room to dream at night, to rest, to still meditate and invite new opportunities into my life. This card like so many before are a guiding post, an invitation to dream big and to be actively involved in my life. I hope you can apply it in similar ways to yours and may it speak to you and guide you wherever you see fit.

Brown Bear brings a message to take time out. There is a time to act and a time too focus your attention on patient strategizing. The arrival of Brown Bear Spirit signals that you are best served by foregoing hard work toward your goals at this moment and instead taking the time out to meditate – or just take a nap so you can refresh yourself and begin planning what you want to co-create next. Come to know the lay of the land as you contemplate and imagine what you might do in this vast space of possibility before you, and begin forming a plan. Remember, sleep allows for dreaming and rest allows for clear-headed strategizing. How might you become the person you wish to be and experience whatever your heart desires? Insights will arise as you explore the possibilities and begin envisioning your plan. Knowing what you want will ensure you use your energy wisely in the days ahead. Be patient at this time. Relax and be calm and peaceful so you can recharge, the call for action will come later.

Protection message: You could become so frazzled that you can’t decide how to move forward. Brown Bear Spirit arrives to remind you to let go of your impatience in getting to the answers and solving the problems that face you. Now is the time for rest and meditation. Take a break, let insights arise, and know that you have plenty of time to make plans. Brown Bear Spirit reminds you that sometimes the best and most effective action is no action, allowing the situation around you to reveal itself to you so you can better understand it. Remember that what is yours will never be withheld from you, so you really can relax and wait until the next right action is revealed. Miracles come from out of nowhere, and yours will arrive on Great Spirit’s timetable.

Posted in Inspiration, Manifesting, Oracle Cards

Reassurance at divine timing

My last weeks countdown before Germany has begun, and everything is falling into place. The tasks are getting fewer and the checklists are getting shorter. With it, an oracle card came forward to my question in regards to the upcoming journey. “Trust yourself” was the message and I saw it as a powerful reminder to what’s been out of balance lately. It’s crazy how much pain distorts, how much it robs your sense of positivity, and how heavily it overshadows everything good in your life. I have learned that a life in pain is no life at all. You are a prisoner each and every day, merely existing, hoping for the best.

Trust yourself. I don’t think I have trusted myself in awhile and my confidence has been stripped. For months I allowed circumstances to throw me around like a rag doll, but I also see the fight and all the hard work I have done on a conscious and subconscious level. Now, with only 6 days left until departure, the survival mode has kicked in once more and many worries have dissipated. I find myself amidst the process, the journey and I am no longer looking in from the outside. I have become the journey and I am trusting myself to embark on a new day, a new journey, and a new life. I will never be the same by the time this is all over, and this time I will experience this shedding of an old version, the becoming of something new, on a conscious level, making every moment, and every minute, every experience and every feeling count, for this will be the most important work I will ever do. This is the time I set myself free and I trust that I can do it.

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Turkey Spirit – March 2022

Oracle card deck by Colette Baron Reid

Once again the time has come and we are stepping into new energy at the beginning of March. As always I solicit the cards to see which spirit animal is stepping forwards to supports us through the new month. If you’d like, you can go back and read prior months, or you can start here and see how this relates to you. Either way, I am happy for your visit and I am grateful that you stopped by. The cards never disappoint and have always been spot on for me. I hope you find “something” between the lines here that might be helpful to you.

What is stepping forward for us this month is Turkey Spirit with the message to give with gratitude and grace. This message couldn’t be more profound and guiding for me as I go to Germany and sort through many of Mom’s personal belongings. While it will be difficult and challenging to part with many things, I can only hope that many things find a home where they are valued and have the chance to live on. And I hope I feel like that through each and every day and always remember this. As you read along, you can evaluate for yourself where you fall into. Are you in a position to share abundance, are you already giving freely with gratitude and grace, or are you holding on tight, perhaps sharing because you expect something in return?

Here is your chance to evaluate and correct your course, and here is some further insight.

Turkey’s spirit’s message is that you always have the potential for manifesting a rich reality, for the turkey represents generosity and a celebration of abundance through giving to others. Give freely without expectations and you shall receive, for the manifestation of abundance is happening right now. Align with it by sharing your good fortune with others, whether you give money, loving guidance, the gift of listening, or kindness in any form. Immerse yourself in the flow of generous abundance, being a channel for Turkey Spirit and the desire of spirit to see all beings experience the blessing of plenty. Give with gratitude and grace, from a wellspring of love and compassion, knowing that spirit will respond by giving you all that you need in this moment and moments to come.

Protection Message: Are you giving in order to receive in kind, keeping tally of how much you have given and what is owed you? This is not the way to experience abundance. When Turkey Spirit is in the protective position, it is a reminder to let go of any perception of scarcity or fear that if you give too much you will not have enough for yourself. Use your spiritual practices to reconnect with spirit and remember how it feels to embody abundance, and you will give as much as is needed right now. Know that whatever you need to fill your stores is coming to you right now: love. Prosperity, knowledge, and assistance from allies who are everywhere and want you to be the abundance you seek. Turkey Spirit is here to tell you that everything evens out when you are aligned with the law of abundance as spirit wants you to be. Abundance is yours.

Posted in Fortune, Oracle Cards, Tarot

The High Priestess

From time to time I like to consult the cards to see what they have to say about a current situation, my progress or to simply get clarification and a glimpse of what lies ahead. Monthly, I consult my Spirit Animal deck to see what energy supports us for the upcoming month and personally I have found much value in doing this. These oracle cards have always made sense to me and have been a guiding companion. Over the years I have grown very close to them. Today was the day to seek advice and this time I used my Deviant Moon Tarot Deck. I only used it twice so far, but already the connection is deep and true. In my opinion Tarot is more complex than simple Oracle Cards and there is much more to learn about Tarot. I only have two decks of Tarot and soon I will be reunited with my Steampunk deck that I left behind in Germany.

Today the High Priestess showed up in my reading and it’s not the first time she made an appearance. It seems she shows her magnificence every time I am in Germany or about to go. Either way the subject seems to revolve around Germany when she crosses my path. And Germany has always held some challenging times for me, so I am not surprised.

The High Priestess is a Major Arcana card and there about 22 of them in a deck. Major Arcana cards indicate that the seeker is in the flow when it comes to where their lives are heading. This flow can be so strong that the seeker feels as if they have little control. This couldn’t be anymore true and reflects exactly how I feel during these crazy times. Yet it is very comforting to read that despite of it, I am in the flow of things in regards to where life is heading.

Further meanings of the High Priestess are that it is the most intuitive, connected card in the whole tarot deck. The High Priestess is a card of awareness and subconscious ness. This card urges you to listen to your inner voice and to follow your instincts. Your mind knows far, far more than you think it does, and the High Priestess embodies this concept. When she arises in your Tarot reading, stop looking for answers in the outside world and instead, turn within for the guidance you seek.

The Hight Priestess represents secrets, mystery, intuition, wisdom, magic, and making the impossible become possible. I think I am about to do that, ain’t I!!!!

Posted in Animals, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Giraffe Spirit – February 2022

Welcome February! Second month of the year, second month with endless possibilities. New energy is stepping forward for us and this time Giraffe Spirit is daring us to see the big picture. The background work has been done. The minor details have been put into place. All you need to do is respond to the call and this is your time.

Giraffes stretch upward to reach the treetops and look down from a high vantage point. Haven’t you looked in on yourself quite frequently lately? It is as if you have become an observer, not only to your surroundings and what is going on, but also to yourself and your own actions. When giraffe spirit appears, it is a sign to keep observing from a higher view. In all aspects of your life, it’s time to stretch your neck out and broaden your view, open your eyes to what others need or are experiencing, and see the big picture you fit into. No matter how great your wisdom, knowledge, or experience, you don’t want to overlook the details and connections that will help you better understand yourself and your circumstances, so stretch yourself. Look beyond what catches your attention at eye level and know that not everything is as obvious as you might like it to be. There is still some work left to be done and you are now equipped with the tools to mange these opportunities. Spirit will bestow upon you a new perspective that might make all the difference.

Protection message: Are you sticking your neck out too far, reaching too high instead of looking around you to see conditions on the ground? Your devotion to co-creating something new is admirable, but Giraffe spirit is showing up to remind you that you have to look at the top of the tree. Perspective is necessary now, that means checking in with what is going on around you and at your feet. Or perhaps you are ruminating over the worries of the world instead of paying attention to what you can do right now, where you are, to bring about the changes you would like to see. Align with your highest good, and that while perspective is important, transformation begins where you are. Do not get so far up in the clouds thinking about all the big problems that you lose perspective and forget to do your part, however small it may be, to start enacting change – for transformation begins with you.

Again, balance seems to be a major message for us this month. we have to evaluate where we see ourselves. We have placed piece after piece into our picture, but are we still too focused on the individual pieces that we can’t see the whole picture. Do we need to step back for a moment and take a look. Reevaluate from a higher view. Or has our head been in the clouds too high that we don’t realize what is going on at ground level? There is no right or wrong, only awareness and changing course as we see it fit for ourselves. We have come so far and may this message reassure your path and celebrate everything you have achieved so far. Happy February, my friends. Namaste…

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Otter Spirit January 2022

Welcome to 2022 dear friends and family. We are starting the year with a new month and new energy has stepped forward. Honestly I didn’t know who or what would show up as we begin anew, building upon all we have achieved last year. And what a year it has been. At first I was a little surprised to see Otter Spirit stepping forward, reminding us that we are never alone, but then it all made sense. When I look back at the past months, I see myself almost as if in isolation. Partly self inflicted and partly because people have come and gone on their path that at one point collided with mine. The self inflicted part, perhaps stems from a lack of either encountering like minded souls who walk the path as well, or perhaps even because of a believe of not being understood. Of accepting such a belief and knowing that part of this journey, part of this path has to be walked alone. Have you felt this way? Perhaps now, with all the knowledge and wisdom we have gathered, it’s time to remember that we are never truly alone.

Like true friend, Otters nurture each other and express their affection through touch. Actions such as holding hands and giving hugs offer reassurance that we were never really alone and that we are always cherished. Otter spirit has appeared to remind you to experience and express friendship in a tangible and even tactile way. Communicate with your voice, your facial expressions, gestures, and your actions, letting your love express itself beyond just the words you speak. Otter spirit’s message is that presence matters, so remember to be fully present with those you care about, helping them sense the love and affection and appreciation you have for them. Now is the time for a joyful celebration of the love in your life that expresses as friendship and companionship. Hug someone, touch their arm, or simply look into their eyes with your full attention, saying “I care. You matter,” Make time for friendship. Otter spirit promises that the moment you reach out, you will remember that you too have many who love and care about you. You are never alone and you are always loved.

You deserve support and love from many people and when Otter spirit arrives, you are reminded that you have a community behind you. You are not alone unless you choose to walk alone. Even then your community is behind you and cheers for you in silence. Somewhere is another supporter that is waiting for the opportunity and the gift of being able to give to you. You could take great joy in seeing their affection, happiness, and joy once you allow their kindness to shower you. Otter spirit wants you to open your eyes and whether you choose to take advantage of the love that surrounds you or not, you need to be aware that it is there for you from all directions.

Have a wonderful month my friends and know that you are loved and supported.

Posted in Life, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Hello December

It’s that time again to solicit what spirit animal is supporting the energies for December. I know some of you resonate with these monthly posts, so let me know if you would like to see those continued and carry over into the new year. As we close out this year, we really need to take a moment and pause. What were our successes, our lessons, our shortcomings and how will we forge on with a blank slate waiting for us to continue all the hard work and plans we put into place already. Let’s give ourselves a hand, we surely deserve it.

For the month of December, Bobcat spirit has stepped forward and reminds us that life is a mystery. The bobcat moves furtively and mysterious, and when Bobcat Spirit appears to you, she brings a powerful reminder that not all things in life can be explained or understood through the power of intellect. Have you had lessons this year that you couldn’t quite understand? To which you have found no explanation or answer? Perhaps now is the time to make peace with these unresolved issues and not only set “them” but also yourself free. Trying to figure things out, find logical explanations, or predict what will happen based on reason and facts will not provide you with the certainty and comfort you seek. Bobcat asks you to trust in the great mystery and let the secrets of the universe reveal themselves to you through direct experience. Allow your vision to slip into soft focus, and you will see between the lines and observe what has been hidden there all along.

Bobcat Spirit helps you know intimately the pulse of the divine in the world. Trust in the wisdom and revelation that come to you, yet know that understanding may not come as you would like it to. What you experience through your heart and intuition, which comes to you as the voice of your inner knowing, will guide you now as you accept the secrecy is woven into the fabric of existence. No matter what, the appearance of Bobcat Spirit is a sign that you are being called to trust, even when what is revealed does not agree with your need for intellectual certainty.

Protection Message: Bobcat Spirit tells you this is not a time to reveal your deepest most cherished dreams to others but rather a time to be quiet and gentle with yourself as truths begin to emerge in your awareness. Self-protection is called for, so be discerning, selective, and even secretive, revealing no more than is necessary. People have a way of imposing their opinions on you, so pay attention to whom you surround yourself with at this time. Be watchful and check your own motives as well as those of others as you keep your secrets to yourself for now rather than expose them to those who may potentially misunderstand your intentions or may not be supportive. Let your logical mind take a rest as you start to perceive the energy of your environment. Bobcat Spirit wants you to be stealthy and wise, and keep your own counsel. Let yourself be a mystery yet to be revealed.

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Hello November

It’s that time again and a new beautiful animal spirit is stepping forward to support the energy for the month of November. You can find a review of previous month here. I admit that I get excited each month to see what’s next, but I also have to confess that oftentimes I already know, or it makes sense that this is the next step, the next piece to the puzzle we have been working on all year long. Often when drawing a new card it’s a beautiful confirmation, a nudge to keep going and I hope you can say the same if you have followed this post segment.

Canary spirit is stepping forward to encourage us to sing our own song. Isn’t that what we’ve been working towards? The time has come and we are beautifully aligned and supported to venture out and be true to ourselves. Spirit arrives to help you find your authentic voice and express what is in your heart. Free yourself to experience your inner light and let it shine, as Canary spirit sings to remind you of your inherent joy and to support you as you sing your own song. Now is the time to let the world know who you really are. Canary spirit’s message is that you are free to be yourself and express your most cherished desires. The world wants to hear your song! If your inquiry is about a relationship, you’re being called to fully be yourself, for only then will you find harmony and joy. You can make music with others so beautifully when your note rings true.

This month I would also like to share a protection message when it comes to this energy as I feel that done of us still struggle with some points. See if it applies to you and what you can take away from it if needed.

Are you suppressing your true voice, perhaps trying to sing the song you think people want to hear instead of your own? You create a cage around your life when you express only what do you think will help you fit in and get what you think you want. Are you hiding the real you, telling a safe story about yourself to others because you are afraid they will think you are too different if they knew the truth? Canary spirit comes to help you express yourself in a more honest and authentic way. Yes, not everyone will agree with you; in fact, not everyone will want to hear your originality or accept your uniqueness. You must not give this a single care. It will be plenty of people, opportunities, and wonderful new experiences that arrive as if by magic once you open your own cage door and fly free. Canary spirit is cheering for you and wants you to know you are safe and loved. Find your voice, and have the courage to spread your wings and sing out loud! The world needs your true song.

In love and light, as well as beautiful support to all! 💙🙏🏼