This week I’m using the Angel Insight Pack, by Christine Astell. Going into this reading, I don’t actually have a specific question or theme in mind, but this is the deck that was repeatedly calling to me today, so clearly the angels have something to say to us!
Angel Insight Pack, by Christine Astell; artwork by Rene Milot
Card #1: Inspiration – Archangel Gabriel
The message I get from this card is to pay attention and be aware of what’s going on around us. Even though the angel in the picture is picking flowers on the ground, she still notices the beautiful rainbow-coloured bird that’s flying overhead. She is fully present and in the moment, but also open enough to notice other things around her. What this says to me is that often the inspiration or answers we’re looking for are pretty much right in front of us, but we’re too caught up in something else to notice them. By cultivating an attitude of open awareness, the answers often just pop right up. Let it be easy.
I also have a post about letting inspiration strike right here, if you want some more ideas! Going out in nature would tie in perfectly with the message on this card.
The mantra or affirmation for this card is “I am inspired by the beauty that surrounds me.”
Card #2: Purpose – Archangel Gabriel
First thing that jumped out at me here is that both cards are connected to Archangel Gabriel, who was also part of a reading I did shortly before this one. Gabriel is traditionally associated with messages and communication, especially writing or speaking, as well as art, creativity, wisdom, clarity and insight, so if you’re exploring any of those topics, you might want to ask for Gabriel’s help! Gabriel is sometimes portrayed as male and sometimes as female, so… just go with whatever feels right to you (especially since angels don’t actually have genders!)
OK, so… purpose. Something that can be a loaded topic for sure
The affirmation for this card is “I live in accordance with my soul’s purpose” – which can certainly sound a bit daunting if you don’t think you know what your purpose is!
What I keep hearing here is to stop trying to force it, stop trying to figure it out, and just go with the flow. You honestly don’t have to have all of the answers right now. We are all here to learn and grow (as I am forever saying) and it’s okay if you don’t know exactly how to express your purpose right now. I have a video right here that explains more about soul purpose and how it really works – in short, it’s not something that you have to DO, it’s more about who you are being. But for now, just play around with it! Let yourself explore different things and see what you like. Try them on for size. It’s totally fine to change your mind later. Your underlying energies and themes (that make up your core purpose) will be present in everything that you do.
(I do offer individual Life Purpose Readings right here, if you’d like to learn more about the unique energies, skills, and lessons you’re bringing to this lifetime.)
What messages do you sense from these cards? Remember, there’s no “right” and “wrong” when it comes to reading oracle cards. Feel free to share your interpretations in the comments below!