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Oracle Card Review: Sacred Rebels Deck

So during the month of February I decided that I was going to use the Sacred Rebels Oracle deck (I also got this deck out in Salem last October, along with the unicorn deck). This is a deck that will take a little bit more time to get use to using, as it doesn’t just address the emotions, but also a little bit of the mindset behind certain behaviors. So I will admit that there were times that I kept shuffling the cards and drawing until I felt comfortable with the message—I know that I should have worked with the first message, and this is something that I’m going to be working on in the future. Possibly by doing two different readings (ones that I post, which will come from possibly a different deck; and then another reading from the sacred rebels deck) and working on incorporating the messages from both in my life.

So the Sacred Rebels Oracle deck has forty-five different cards that cover a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Out of those forty-five cards, there were seven that I either didn’t pull or I reshuffled on (without making note of them). With the remaining thirty-eight cards, the number of times they showed up ranged from once up to six times. The cards that showed up the most were:

Inner Trust (4 times)

Inspiration (6 times)

Follow your own rhythm (4 times)

Shock of the new (6 times)

Diving for light (4 times)

Going beyond normal (4 times)

Dream a beautiful dream (5 times)

Seeing the true you (5 times) The other thirty cards showed up one to three times throughout the month. So lets look at some of the readings that I did during February.

February 2nd Oracle Card Reading

On the second, I did a simple three-card spread. Sometimes people use this as a past, present, future read or asking about a certain question. For the most part during February I was doing a three to four-card spread to have an idea of what the following day might be bringing.

The three cards that were drawn on the second were: 14) going beyond normal, 23) defend to the end, the worthwhile, and 29) seeing the true you. So as many may know—I’m also starting to look at transitioning from academia to industry, and that is one thing that the card could be referring to—the safe would be staying in my position, or finding another academic position (that probably doesn’t pay all that well, and the duration is questionable as well) or step out of my safety zone and go into industry (or some other direction other than what I’m currently doing). The second card refers to standing your ground for what you believe in (and that is especially important in today’s society with the way the world is going). The final card is a gentle reminder that while it is important what others think of us—those reflections don’t define who we are—we define who we are and that we need to start looking at our own mirrors and not the mirrors that others hold up to us.

February 13 Oracle Card Reading

On the thirteenth, I did another three-card spread and those three cards that were drawn were: 38) restore and replenish; 3) inspiration; and 6) shock of the new. With the restore & replenish card, basically the universe is telling you that you need to a change. The same routine is only going to give the same results. It also lets us know that at times we’re going to fast and hard that it is also time to slow down and listen to our bodies and inner voices. Inspiration is almost self-explanatory. There are so many ideas and thoughts that bounce around in our heads that we need to take time daily and write them down. Some may be good, some may be bad—but if we don’t write them down we will probably forget about them all by the end of the day. This is one thing that I’m trying to do daily—write down both ideas and things that I’m grateful for (no matter how silly they would probably seem to other people). The final card is a reminder that nothing really stays the same, and new opportunities could present themselves in unexpected ways

February 17 Oracle Card Reading

On the seventeenth, I did a four-card spread, and the cards drawn were: 18) spirals of manifestation; 42) the word wants to be written; 39) free from judgment, free to love; and 16) what you want, wants you. So the spirals of manifestation reminds us that we may be closer to our goals/dreams than we think we are and that we should continue working towards them. “The word wants to be written” card is a little deceiving when one pulls it for the first time—it’s message is to be true to yourself, and uncover your path by remembering who you are (not who others think you should be). While it can also resonate with creative projects, the biggest project is listening to the inner voice and remembering what makes you smile, happy, and figuring out how to incorporate all of that into the crazy world we live in today. The free from judgment, free to love reminds us that self love/care is important, and that it is perfectly fine to be in tune with our emotions and wanting to help others, but at the same time we should guard against those who want to take advantage of that. The final card states that we should trust in what we truly want, and if we’re unsure of what we truly want we should enjoy the process of exploring the things we enjoy. Only by either truly knowing what we want, or exploring different areas of ourselves can we actually find ourselves on the correct path.

February 20th five card spread

Then on the twentieth I did a five-card spread in the pattern of a cross (and that is only because that is how the cards talked to me that night). The cards that I drew included: 6) shock of the new; 14) going beyond normal; 17) what is already with you; 15) big bold vision; and 44) visions of life beyond death. So two of the cards I’ve already talked about a bit (shock of the new and going beyond normal), though in the combination with the other cards, they can take on a slightly different meaning. In terms of “what is already with you”—we (usually) have what we need to make a change in our lives—we can change our major, move, start looking for a new job, or whatever—we just have to believe in ourselves (as not believing in ourselves is usually the biggest obstacle to overcome). This is still something that I struggle with in terms of my job search—I know that I have it within me to make the transition, but at times I let the negative voices have a bigger voice than what I should (and this is something that I try to work on conquering on a daily basis).  The “visions of life beyond death” is another card that can be a little deceiving when one pulls it for the first time—it’s message is to take another look at things/situations and try to truly see what they mean to you (see what is actually there instead of what you perceive to be there). Also to remember that it’s easier to look through joyful, happy emotions than it is through fear, anger and darker emotions.

One of the things that I’ve noticed this month in using the cards is that I’m being reminded that I’m here to live life for myself and not others. It is time to start being true to myself (in terms of both spirituality and life in general), and that my “perfect 9-5” job is out there, and I just need to find some calm and quiet time to get in touch with my inner self and voice to be able to hear what that position is. This will be a deck that I use again this year (possibly as early as September or October) and I’m sure I will get more comfortable with the interpretations and readings the more often I use the deck.

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Review of Cancer Full Moon Goals

Well January is off and running. Today and tomorrow (depending on where you are in the world) marks the first full moon of the year—and a lunar eclipse as well. Now the lunar eclipse is suppose to be visible from North America, which is great—but when the temps are dipping down into the teens around the time the eclipse is suppose to take effect—I’m probably going to sleep this one through and wait another four years for the next one. Now I know that’s not the way one really should be doing things—but I haven’t played with my camera on a tripod (which I would need to use in the dark)—so until I have better practice with it—I’ll just like everyone else’s pictures.

So looking back at the full moon from last month (which was right around the time of the winter solstice), I had made a small set of goals for the ringing in the New Year. Tonight is the time to look back at them and reflect on how I did with each one.

So my goals for the this full moon period will include:

  1. Do both a nightly tarot card reading and meditate nightly (even if it’s only two or three minutes).
  2. Update various goal posts (101 goals in 1001 days; Level 10 life)
  3. Start planning out my transition plan for the spring
  4. Read at least one more personal/professional development book
  5. Get through at least one more mini personal/professional development courses
  6. Renew at least two professional memberships

How did I do with each one?

1—In terms of doing a nightly tarot card reading, I think there may have only been one or two nights during the holiday break that I didn’t do one. I’ve been pretty good this month in doing a tarot/oracle reading. In fact I’m planning on posting at least one update on the blog on my tarot card readings (since this month I’ve switched and am using the Oracle of the Unicorn deck instead of the Enchanted Spell Oracle deck). I have been doing a nightly mediation session (which right now mainly consists of lying on my acupuncture mat and quieting my thoughts).

2—I did update both my Level 10 life goal and the 101 goals in 1001 days post at the beginning of the month. I actually should look back at both and see how I’m doing in terms of meeting the different areas of life.

3—I have been slowly working on my transition plan. I need to get a little better at actually planning things out, but I’ve made a little momentum forward in terms of figuring out my why, and starting to figure out the most logical ways for networking.

4—I’ve actually managed to finish a couple of books so far this month:

            Move Your Æ Ash: Know, Grow, & Show Your Career Value by Paul Carney

Anti Goals: Find Success by Knowing what to avoid by Kevin Wagonfoot

Power Up Your Self Talk: 6 Simple Habits to Stop Beating Yourself Up and Reclaim Your Life by Michal Stawicki

Anti-Debt: A guide to personal finance, getting out debt and building a money plan for our life by Kevin Wagonfoot

5—I’ve made it through one of the “courses” that I bought on Udemy in terms of trying to figure out the best strategy for job searching. There was one useful thing that I got out of the course that I am going to start trying to implement in my job search (mainly in terms of trying to figure out “stories” to have on the interviews to show case having the skills that they want).

6—This was one that I haven’t gotten around to doing yet. One reason is that with the government shutdown—I’m leery of travel, mainly because I don’t want to add to the headache of the people who have to work without being paid. Also with it being the beginning of the year—I’m trying to pay down the credit cards and not really add a huge amount to them, and lets face it professional membership prices aren’t cheap.

I’m proud that I’ve managed to meet most of the goals that I made during the winter solstice last month. I know that I’m not perfect, and going forward I need to be asking myself: How is this helping me—is it mentally, physically, spiritually, or financially helping or could it be more of a hindrance. 2019 needs to be the year of change, and growth—which means slowly stepping outside of my comfort zone to become the person that I know I can become.

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