Tarot Reading – What can you do to strengthen your relationships?

I’ve been going to a rough time of late. I have a job that I love with people I adore, and I have to leave. It was always going to be temporary (parental leave contract), but it doesn’t make it any easier.

My situation had made me think a lot about the relationships in my life. I won’t go into detail about it, because one of these readings definitely resonated with me too. Suffice it to say, I have some work to do.

On that note, it’s time for another reading. For this one, I asked

What can I you do to strengthen your relationships?

The crystals I drew were citrine, jade and tiger’s eye.

To find the reading that you need right now, choose the crystal that most resonates with you. It could be one that you feel drawn to in this moment, or it could just be the one you think is the prettiest. It doesn’t matter why you choose it – just that it speaks to you in some way.

Once you have selected your crystal, click on the relevant link below to find your reading.

As always, feel free to comment if this resonated with you. ❤️

Tarot reading – Short-mid term career outlook

Sometimes you just have to run with what calls to you.

Careers matters have been on my mind a lot lately. That’s not surprising considering my current situation, but I’ve noticed a recent theme of career concerns among my friends as well. I did a personal reading for one of them last night, and I’ve been feeling compelled to provide a public reading on this topic.

Maybe it’s because it’s a full moon tonight, or perhaps some other forces are at play. Regardless, I feel like someone needs these messages right now.

And so, I asked my tools:

What can you expect from your short-mid term career outlook?

I used my full collection of tools for these readings – tarot cards, oracle (lesson) cards and crystals.

The crystals I drew were amazonite, sodalite and rose quartz.

To find the reading that you need right now, choose the crystal that most resonates with you. It could be one that you feel drawn to in this moment, or it could just be the one you think is the prettiest. It doesn’t matter why you choose it – just that it speaks to you in some way.

Once you have selected your crystal, click on the relevant link below to find your reading.

I’d love to hear how much (if at all) your reading resonated with you, so feel free to let me know by commenting below.

There are many ways to receive messages

I haven’t been sleeping well lately.

There are a lot of reasons for this, most significantly a major project I’m running at work. I’ve been working on this thing for almost a year now, and it’s finally coming to fruition. You know how it goes – you work on something for so long, and then when it’s down to the wire it suddenly feels real. And kind of scary.

Logically speaking, I know this has been adding to my stress levels of late. I have made a conscious effort to properly disconnect from work at the end of the day and not think about it too much thereafter.

And yet, my insomnia persisted. There are fewer things more frustrating than being dead tired and not being able to fall asleep.

Well into last night – my third night of restlessness with precious little quality sleep – I decided to call out the big guns. Clearly my efforts to relax hadn’t been working and I was missing something.

I ended up with two readings, where the tarot cards I needed basically flew out of the deck and said, “Pick me!”

I won’t go into specifics, but the message was clear. (We’re talking four major arcana cards, and two very clear cups cards to boot!) The short of it: the things that have been preventing me from sleeping are the things I’ve been wilfully ignoring.

As if that wasn’t clear enough, my oracle cards hit it home with the ‘Freedom’ card.

“I possess the power and the free will to create my own happiness.”

Okay then. Message definitely received. And I am happy to report that I did manage to sleep after those readings.

Thinking about the past few days in hindsight, the true lesson here is that we receive messages all the time if we choose to accept them. There are some aspects of my life that I have opted to ignore, putting them in the ‘too hard’ basket instead of making an effort to resolve them. Anyone who has ever, say, had a weight problem or an addiction issue knows that this can only last so long before it starts creeping back into your life.

Had I bothered to open my eyes to the messages I’ve been receiving in other ways, I might not have been in this situation.

And yet, I’m also thankful because this experience also confirms that our spirit guides don’t just give up on us. Sometimes they’ll smack you in the face in the best way they can. Let me tell you – making me not sleep at a time when being well rested is vital to my work is definitely a great way to (no pun intended) give me a wakeup call!

In short, open yourself to the messages your spirit guides are trying to send to you. Messages don’t just come to us through tarot or in dreams. They often manifest themselves in other ways, and it’s up to us to welcome them as they come.

More about me, why I’m here and my methods

Hi there! Welcome to my newly-refreshed blog.

I’ll be totally honest with you – this blog has evolved quite dramatically over the past few years. The most recent iteration was a genealogy-based blog where I shared information about my own research. I guess I had this thing in my head that a blog must have one core focus, and that’s what I ran with.

But just as humans are complex, so are my passions. I’m into a lot of things, and they evolve over time. Tarot is only my most recent passion, but I have a lot more than that to share with the world.

And so, here I am. This blog isn’t going to be just about tarot or spirituality. I’m still doing genealogical research (for myself and others) as well as other more creative pursuits. I’m also a communications professional which brings me a great deal of satisfaction.

Maybe that’s the best way to describe the purpose of this blog. It’s about the things that bring me joy and nourish my soul, but it’s also about helping others do the same for themselves. I definitely plan on providing fairly regular tarot readings. That said, don’t be surprised to find a whole mish-mash of things here.

Me and tarot

Why did I get into tarot? It may sound odd, but I was looking for a way to receive and convey messages from the spirit world / universe / whatever you wish to call it in a more direct way.

I know – tarot doesn’t seem like the most direct form of divination. It’s honestly more direct and focussed than my other means. For almost as long as I can remember, I have had dreams that provide information about future events. Unfortunately, they’re usually incredibly obscure and require a significant amount of analysis in order to understand the message.

While I’ve become much better at this, I have often felt that I am still not quite understanding the full message until said prediction happens and I have that, “Ah-ha!” moment in hindsight. That can be incredibly frustrating, especially when it’s something negative that you want to warn someone about.

Recently, I discovered a great tarot reader on YouTube whose work made me wonder if it might be a useful tool for me. The more research I did into the art, the more right it felt.

My sources

At the moment, I have three sources I work with.

My primary source is the Morgan Greer Tarot deck. I loved this deck from the moment I first saw it. They say that you need to find a deck that you connect with. I must have searched through over a hundred different tarot deck choices and this is the one that drew me.

I love how the top of the cards are just a simple blue and white star pattern, and the face designs are so saturated and detailed. I tend to think in imagery (which makes sense why messages appear to me in dreams!), and I tend to find cues about the messages I need to convey through the details of the images themselves.

And it has to be said – the kind of 70s styling of the illustrations is definitely a winner for me. (I’m kind of obsessed.)

My second source are crystals. I have a bag of 12 different crystals that I use to give me a bit more information on how to approach certain topics or situations. I also like how you can use crystals to help connect others to whatever messages they need, hence why you will see them in the readings I publish on here.

The third source arrived today and I’m already loving it – The Soul’s Journey Lesson Cards by James Van Praagh. I wanted to find oracle cards that could help provide more clarity on the next steps for whatever reading I’m doing, or as a way to receive quick messages for myself and others.

As with my tarot deck, I tried to find cards that I was drawn to. I looked at many and none of them really spoke to me like these did. I love how direct and almost gentle the messages are, and the mandalas really speak to me – they’re just beautiful cards.

Should you get into tarot?

My advice is – why not? I am a firm believer in following your intuition. If you are drawn to something like tarot, there’s probably a reason and you should explore it.

I decided to give it a go because I felt like it could be a good fit. I’m really happy that it does seem to be a good fit for me and I’m going to continue. If it’s not a good fit for you, that’s okay too! There’s no harm in at least trying something. While I’m still fairly new to the ‘divination world’, I do know there are many methods to seek and receive messages from beyond. As with finding the right career path, sometimes you just have to try things until you find what works for you.

Until next time, I hope you have a wonderful week.