This week I’m using the Angels of Atlantis deck, by Stewart Pearce (illustrated by Richard Crookes) to ask for some guidance around making the most of the rest of this year. We’re in the last third of the year now, and I’m feeling a mix of “holy cow how is it possibly September already?!” combined with a sense of BIG, exciting things coming in 2015. Seriously, every time I hear “2015” I get this huge rush of excited energy, and I’ve already ordered my 2015 planner and am eagerly waiting for its arrival next month (I am SUCH a dork about these things).
Anyway, since I do try to live in the present, you know, I thought it would be good to do a reading to get a feel for the energies of this last third of 2014, and see what we need to know for our highest good.
(I’m not using any particular spread here, just pulling three cards at random).
Cards used: Angels of Atlantis Oracle Cards, by Stewart Pearce; illustrated by Richard Crookes
Card #1: Raphael – Empathy
First thing I pick up on with this card is something I posted about in the reading a couple of weeks ago – being careful with our own energetic ‘hygiene’, as so many of us have empathic tendencies (picking up energies & feelings from other people, animals, places, etc.). The lights in the picture on this card remind me of sparkly, cleansing energy – like visualizing being under a ‘waterfall’ of white light that cleanses you on all levels (body, mind, spirit…) Here’s a link again to the post I mentioned where you can learn a very, very simple way to keep your energy field nice & clear. This message is something that’s been coming up over & over again for my clients and in the readings I’ve done here on the blog, so it’s definitely something that we’re meant to pay attention to!
I also keep being drawn to the lotus flower, and the way it’s kind of half open – I feel that this can be seen as a metaphor for our intuitive abilities and spirituality – we are at a point where things will move faster and open up more and more in this last part of the year.
Card #2: Uriel – Friendship
A couple of meanings here – first, the most literal interpretation, that friendships will be an important part of the next few months, and we are likely to connect with people who we see “eye to eye” with especially in terms of spirituality. There seem to be a lot of people who are noticing that many of their friends are not on the same page and do not understand their interest in spiritual development, or maybe they simply just hide that part of themselves (the two kids sitting out under the moon makes me think of covens or other spiritual groups gathering under the cover of the night to practice). What I’m getting from this is that it’s time to start really embracing who you are and not hide it – and that’s the second part, being your own friend first – so that you can then draw like-minded friends into your life. ‘Be yourself, be yourself, be yourself’ is what I keep hearing.
Card #3: Sandalphon – Evolution
Wow! Neat card to get last. This relates back to the lotus on the first card. There’s so much light energy and the orbs in the card make me think of a giant game of hopscotch – kind of leaping along from one orb to the next. I feel that this is very much what we’re doing spiritually at the moment – it can feel like things are moving so fast that it’s hard to integrate it all! Remember to take time for grounding and really be sure to take good care of your physical body in this last part of the year. There are 12 orbs in the picture, which reminds me of the 12 chakra system (we typically hear of 7 chakras, but many energy healing modalities work with 12 chakras and in fact there are many more minor ones as well… I’ll do a post soon to explain the additional chakras in a 12 chakra system). But in a nutshell, to me, this reinforces the message that we are accessing more and more of our spirituality and, well, of ourselves – like a deeper connection with our higher selves/expanded selves.
After writing that, I read the interpretation of the card in the guidebook, and wanted to share this additional excerpt which really speaks to me: “… remember that if manifestation is not fully apparent just yet, destiny will soon be knocking at your door, summoning you to reach new heights and new visions. Prepare by relinquishing anything of the past that stops you from emerging as the creative genius that you truly are.” Yes! See, big things coming up
Did you feel or notice different messages from these cards? I’d love to hear your ideas – please feel free to share them in the comments below!