Life’s Purpose?

What are good questions to ask about your life’s purpose?

Today I wanted to share an affirmation that came to me after answering some questions posed by Nicole Ortega. She is doing the same blog challenge that I am doing.

In her post about Demystifying Your Life Purpose, she posed that there were common questions and more important questions. I commented that the three more important questions would make a good Tarot spread.

So here it is:

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Nicole Ortega’s Demystify Your Life Purpose Spread

  • What thought patterns are keeping me stuck?
  • Why do I seem to take two steps forward and one step back?
  • Where is my energy best focused right now?
  • How can I put this information to use now?

I added the last question. Using the Dream Raven Tarot deck, I pulled four cards. Here is my reading for myself.

Nicole Ortega Demystifying Your Life Purpose Spread
Nicole Ortega Demystifying Your Life Purpose Spread

1. What thought patterns are keeping me stuck?

Six of Swords The idea that I’ve won as much as I can. That the race is over. I see this as a warning against complacency. The Six of Swords is generally a positive card but this question is one of being stuck.

Since an air card shows up as the answer to the thought question, I take this to mean that I shouldn’t ever think the race is over. There is always a new leg to be run.

2. Why do I seem to take two steps forward and one step back?

Hermit I had to laugh when I saw the Hermit. I do tend to hole up then pop out for a bit. I think this card is about consistency. Consistency in studying what I do. Consistency in being available to do what I offer.

That’s a big one. Lately I’ve been finding it hard to make room for my work because of my work. Catch 22!

3. Where is my energy best focused right now?

Star Can’t get a much clearer answer than the Star, can I? Higher goals. Higher purpose. Higher everything. I need to reset my frequency. Retune my channel. Revive my spirit. Onwards and upwards, Arwen.

4. How can I put this information to use now?

Two of Pentacles I added this one to give me something practical, something doable, something immediate. And I get the Two of Pentacles which is a card of balance.

I am advised that I need to apply this information to both my personal as well as professional life. That this issue encompasses my all rather than just one side or the other. Since I’m a Pisces, this makes sense to me.


I’d like to give this spread a few test runs before I add it to my repertoire. If you think you’d like to consult with me using this spread, email me. I have five slots available.

This readings will be done via email so they will be $30 instead of my regular $55 for a half hour Tarot chat and will include a suggested affirmation for you based on the cards you receive. Are you ready to demystify your life purpose?

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You can find http://nicoleortega.com/demystifying-your-life-purpose/.

The affirmation I get from this is:

I am still moving forward. I am consistent in my efforts. I revive my spirit. I am balanced. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Dream Raven Tarot, Schiffer Mind, Body, Spirit

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Why I Don’t Do Resolutions Any More

Why I Don’t Do Resolutions Any More

Dream Raven Tarot, 2 of Cups
Dream Raven Tarot

There’s a reason I don’t do resolutions any more. see, I have a pet peeve. Well, I have a lot of them but there’s one in particular that just makes me snarly. And since I don’t like being snarly, I avoid people who break their promises.

The Two of Cups is a card that makes me think of kept promises but also the fragile future of a promise. So many things can come up. So many bumps that make us have to change our minds, break our promises.

A resolution, to me, is a promise I make to myself. When I inevitably break that promise, I get snarly with myself. Since I don’t like being snarly with myself, I don’t make resolutions.

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What I have learned is that if I create goals, I can see them in different ways. I set up specific steps to achieve them.

Are my goals resolutions?

Yes and no. Yes in that I am resolved to go them but no in that I don’t see them as promises to myself. I see them as things on my yearly to-do list.

So in a way I’m playing word games with my own head.

It works. I wasn’t doing resolutions for a long time nor was I doing goals. Then the workbook happened and I got busy. Really really busy.

Dreaming.
Creating.
Goal setting.
Celebrating success.

Was it easy? Nah…I had to make time for the work. I had to do the work. Then I had to get out of my own way.

So yes, I’m very fond of the workbook. I’m as fond of it as some of you may be sick of hearing about it from me. LOL

Two of Cups, Dreaming Raven Tarot, Schiffer, 2013

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

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Why Did I Do That?

DreamRaven_2Cups001Today’s card reminds me that I need to be actively engaged in my own emotional choices. I must remember that what I feel is my own responsibility. I cannot allow my emotional choices to be made by others.

I mean that I cannot say, “Oh I did that horrible thing because I was mad at so-and-so.”

I mean that I cannot say, “I was speeding because X told me I had to hurry.”

I can say, “I was hurting when I did that horrible thing” or “I was speeding because I thought it was urgent that I get there.”

By taking the “other” out of my actions, I own what I do. I was thinking about this on my morning walk with the dogs. I released one emotional burden yesterday. It hurt, y’all. It hurt to release it. Doesn’t feel much better today to be honest.

But? I know it was the right thing for me. I hope it was the right thing for the other person.

I had to make an emotional choice where I put myself first. I had to be reminded by someone who loves me that I was trying to put blame where it didn’t belong once I’d done that releasing.

My reaction to that reminder was…poor, to say the least. 😀 I reread what they said this morning and got more of what they meant. But last night? HOOO BOY! I did not want to hear what they said. AT ALL.

So what about you? Do you have any impending emotional choices? See if you can make them from your heart-centered, self-focused place. See if you can not say, “If X hadn’t done X, I wouldn’t have to do this.”

As my dear One pointed out, it’s in the scorpion’s nature.

Two of Cups, Dream Raven Tarot (Beth Seilonen), Schiffer, 2013 (aff)

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Tarotscopes for June 9-15, 2013

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  • AQUARIUS Five of Wands Some obstacles are there so you can prove to yourself how much you can overcome. Joy, right? But seriously! OVERCOME OBJECTIONS!
  • PISCES FOOL Oh yeah! Time to take a few risks. Time to trust in the Universe. Time to GO FOR IT. Ready? Set. GO! Believe in your dream.

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  • ARIES Knight of Swords It may be a go-where-the-wind-blows week. Let your mind go on beautiful journeys even if your body has to stay home.
  • TAURUS Death Time to make changes to habits/thoughts/lifestyles that don’t nourish you. Stop making excuses. Start making changes. NOW.

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  • GEMINI Three of Swords Careful your thoughts don’t mess up an emotional connection. Check yourself. Are you looking for the worst? Try working it out first.
  • CANCER Two of Swords Time to make that decision. Ignoring it will NOT make it resolve itself. You must engage your brain. Mediation may be best.

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  • LEO Four of Cups Longing for someone who has long been gone wastes your emotional resources. Stop with the wanting. Start with the loving what you have.
  • VIRGO Eight of Cups Well, baby, you do have an emotional hill to climb. Trust issues are hard but your star is waiting. Battle those old fears to win.

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  • LIB Four of Pentacles Money isn’t magic. You have to do the work to make the bucks. BUT you will find the work finds you this wk. Be available. Be willing.
  • SCORPIO King of Cups Some emotional secrets are meant to be kept. Don’t divulge too much. Your heart’s desire should be protected for now.

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  • SAGITTARIUS Three of Pentacles Put it into action. Make it happen. You will need others on-board. Seek like minds who understand how to expand. Innovation.
  • CAPRICORN Six of Cups Oh yeah baby! Great week to look up old pals. Make coffee dates to reminisce. Long lost “how the hell are you” ‘s imminent.
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Balancing Prosperity With Budgets

DreamingRaveb_2PentaclesToday’s card is from a really pretty new deck. I’m fast falling in love with it. In a strange way, it reminds me of Dana Driscoll’s Tarot of Trees. I can’t really place my finger on exactly WHY it does but it has something to do with the intensity of the colors, I think.

Here we have the Two of Pentacles. Traditionally a card of choices, I see this raven as something of a trickster. There is a connection between the twos and the Major Arcana II the Magician so maybe that is why. Of course, the Raven CAN be a trickster in many beliefs.

Still, here it looks as if he is pulling coins out of thin air. It can certainly feel that way when we are making money choices, can’t it? As if we don’t have enough and will never have enough?

I think this card is a reminder to me to think abundantly while living carefully. I have a lot of good things going on right now so I am able to afford things I couldn’t in my 20’s. But that doesn’t mean I need to buy the whole horse when I all I want to do is ride one hour a week. 😀

How do you balance your abundant living thinking with your carefully budget life? Do you think one negates the other?

I don’t. I think carefully budgeting myself while calling in prosperity is my “Yes, okay” to the Universe. I’m making a promise not to squander the abundance. I’m making a choice to be careful with my wealth.

And? I don’t see wealth as money alone. Pentacles are the suit of community and earth as well as money. So my friends and family and pets are all covered in this abundant life.

Today I accept that I live in abundance. I acknowledge my right to a prosperous life. I embrace the wholeness of my wealthy, healthy self.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Two of Pentacles, Dream Raven Tarot, Schiffer Books, 2013

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Tarotscopes for May 26 – June 1, 2013

This week’s Tarotscopes for May 26 – June 1, 2013.

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      • AQ PgPent Reach for what you want. Growth potential is HUGE but take baby steps. Have you actually ASKED for what you want? Do that.
      • PIC 9Pent Rx Hard work for you,dear. No stopping to smell the roses now. Get your butt in gear. Working shoes not party shoes!
      • ARI QPent Rx HEY! Guess what? It’s not your job to take care of everyone 24/7. Do something for you. Make you happy 1st. Please you!
      • TAU HPS Inner reflection time. Quiet your mind. Meditate on what moves/frees yr spirit. Good wk for seeking out Higher Power.
      • GEM Emperor Use your head but make sure your heart is involved. Family needs overshadow personal needs. Be bigger.

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    • CAN Strength Sometimes the small show the way. Leaving your base isn’t permanent but you do need to focus on upward movement.
    • LEO Hanged There are times when you need to take a pass on busy. This is one of those. Make your goal letting go of mind/body clutter.
    • VIR PgCps Party on, dude. Let your inner teen out. Let your emotional guards down. It’s okay to tell them that you love them.
    • LIB AcePent Don’t be surprised by a new opportunity. Examine it carefully. Don’t refuse it without examining it. Hidden treasures.
    • SCO 2Cps Rx Not the best week to work on partnership issues unless you can focus on just that. Better to work on self stuff for now.
    • SAG 6Cps Rx Better to give than receive at least this wk. Extend yr heart. Others may be stingy w/ theirs. Don’t follow their lead.
    • CAP 7Pent Yes, your hard work IS paying off. A small break is okay but don’t harvest too soon. More growth coming. Patience!

Image is from Dream Raven Tarot by Beth Seilonen (Schiffer Books 2013).

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