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Today’s Daily Draw

Today’s cards tell us the we could have an issue to get control of. Our card is the King of Cups, he is a leader who is very much in control. He is a kind compassionate man, deeply committed to his people. Over the course of his life he has become extremely balanced between his emotions and his intelligence. This makes him an excellent communicator. It is this balance and skill that we may need today.

The Chariot is here as the bottom card and it is also about control as well as movement. When this card comes up there is a good chance that if there is an issue to be had it’s probably within the workplace. Fortunately for us the Chariot has a great deal of skill and the ability to move fast.

The message these cards bring us is that if we have a situation that could get out of hand today, be the leader, step in and get control before chaos sets in. Talk to the people involved and discover what is going on and help find a solution that will make everyone happy.

Today’s Universal Number

Today is a Nine Day. The energy of this number is about endings and beginnings. It’s about tolerance, compassion and understanding. This is an excellent energy to have around us today!

Today’s Crystals

lepidolite seemed like the perfect choice today because of its lithium content. It has a very calming energy that helps reduce frayed nerves and high stress levels. This will help everyone to communicate better and come to a fast resolution to whatever the issue is today.

Thank you BJ for today’s guest reading!

Today’s Daily Draw

We can’t always sit on the sidelines, life sometimes requires us to take a stand for what we believe in. Today might be one of those days. The card that came up for us is the eighth card in the Major Arcana, Strength and our bottom card is the Seven of Staffs. The message is pretty clear. Our card tells us that it will be important to be in control today. We shouldn’t have any trouble as our card reminds us that we have the skills to handle anything that comes along. We are compassionate, understanding and strong enough to hold our ground. Chances are we could have some kind of obstacle to overcome as we move through our day that will require us to be strong and take a stand. The Seven of Staffs is a card of conflict but no worries here. It shows that whatever the situation is we have the high ground and feel strongly about it. Our card has told us we have the skills we need and the determination to defend out position. Honest communication will be important and a little bit of enthusiasm might help too.

Today’s Universal Number

Today is a Six Day and I have to admit that it seems like an odd energy for today. It works for us though. This energy is about taking care of the people who matter to us. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers or even a cause we feel strongly about. Making sure that everything is good and harmonious is important. Sometimes important enough to fight for!

Today’s Crystals

I chose Black Tourmaline and Amethyst for today. Tourmaline is a wonderful crystal for protection. It’s energy os grounding and helps us feel balanced and strong. Amethyst will help us get rid of negative energy and bring in positive to replace it. It will open our intuition which will help us to instinctively know what to do.

 

Today’s Daily Draw

Sharon noticed a Double Major Card trend in the draw recently and we have another one today! Our card is the Wheel of Fortune and even though there is an element of karma with this card it’s always welcome in a reading. Its message is that there is a new cycle beginning. Whether this new cycle starts off a little rough or not, we’re moving forward again. The Wheel of Fortune usually means a fast change. This means that whatever is going to happen, it could go from an idea to getting a plan going quickly.

Our bottom card is the Chariot and an excellent support card for us. The Chariot speaks of skill, focus, control and success. A new cycle beginning makes this a good time to take a risk. The qualities of the chariot give us all that we will need to get a new idea off the ground. Be prepared for the unexpected today, it could get you moving in unexpected and exciting directions!

Today’s Universal Number

Today’s Universal number could not be more awesome! We have a Five Day which means that this could be a very interesting day for us. The energy of five is about things changing quickly and being flexible. Hold on and enjoy the ride!!

Today’s Crystals

Clear Quartz is the perfect choice for the day. With the high energy and the potential for things to change very quickly we need a work horse of a crystal. Clear Quartz is just that. It’s energy clears negativity, realignes our body, mind and spirit. It clears our aura and brings in light, as well as increasing our concentration. Quartz is an amplifier and receiver which means that it increases our intuition and will amplify our thoughts so keep them positive!!

Thank you BJ for today’s guest reading!

Today’s Daily Draw

In the past week or so we’ve had several cards come to talk about possible new beginnings, new projects or new journeys. We have another one today with the Four of Cups. We see a young woman sitting in a lush garden. She appears to be meditating. Perhaps she is looking within for clarity or perspective on an issue; she might be contemplating her path and what her next step might be. Our young woman is so deep in thought, so closed off from what is going on around her that she is unaware of the cups of potential opportunities so near her.

Our bottom card is The Magician, and he holds the power of creation. He is the beginning of the Tarot. From him flows each step, every lesson the Fool must travel on his journey to wisdom. The magician is Action, Awareness, Control, and confidence. He is unlimited potential. His message to us is, like the Four of Cups, sometimes we have waiting periods. During these times there is nothing wrong with seeking answers from our guides, being in communion with them is a good thing but we must also keep our awareness on point. We must watch for signs and opportunities or we will miss them. The Magician tells us that we hold more power than we know. We have the power to change our circumstances, and we can manifest any future we desire. Something wonderful is on its way. Watch for signs and opportunities!

Today’s Universal Number

We have the first Master Number of the month today and it is the 22/4. This is the Master Builder and it holds all the energy of the two and four making it a high energy day. It will help us tune into our intuition and if we see a sign or possible new opportunity we can start building a good foundation for our future.

Today’s Crystals

If we are to own our power and make our future what we want it to be we are going to need our lower Chakras open and balanced. For this I chose Garnet for our Root Chakra. It will help us break down and open any energy blocks we may have dealing with security and safety. Carnelian for our Sacral Chakra to open our creativity and passion to succeed. We have Citrine for our Solar Plexus Chakra to give us confidence. We also have Nuumite because it didn’t want to be left out today. It will help us access gifts we didn’t know we had and that’s not a bad thing!

Today’s Daily Draw

Every suit in the tarot has an interesting story and a set of lessons to teach and they are all cool but if I had to choose my favorite suit it would be the Staffs. There are several other names for this suit like Rods, Wands and Fire but regardless of the name, the path is not changed. I like this suit because of the creative energy and the passion it holds. We are going to get a good dose of this energy today because we have the Ace of Staffs bringing us the possibility of a new beginning of some kind. It could be a new creative hobby, a new job, a journey somewhere interesting; this card also hints of a possible inheritance. How awesome would that be! One of the lessons of this card is that we are the one responsible for the path of our lives. If we are not happy with the way it is going it is up to us to make any changes that we feel might be necessary.

Our bottom card, the King of Cups, also has a creative aspect to it but he brings more than to the table in the way of support today. He is a man in full control of himself and his emotions. He isn’t a stick in the mud or anything, but when it comes to important matters our king is deeply committed to making sure that all goes well. As a communicator there is no one better that this King. Being the ruler of the element of water he is highly intuitive and he uses this ability well.

The message our cards have for us is that our emotions can sometimes be all over the place, life has a way of doing that to us. We are going to need the kind of control our King has today. If we are going to be in a position to make important choices about a life change we need to make a logical and well though out decision not one from a place of overflowing emotion. Yes this could be a very exciting opportunity but a change means there will be things to consider. If everything seems good and it feels right, well then Go For It!

Today’s Universal Number

We have a Three Day today. The energy is light, optimistic and creative. It goes well with the energy of our card!

Today’s Crystals

I chose Moss Agate and Mookaite Jasper to accompany today’s cards. Both crystals will help us on the path of a new beginning. Moss Agate, like all Agate in this family, has a quality of stability that will help us stay grounded when we need to be. It also has this wonderful way of bringing to us what we need, and this could come in handy. Mookaite Jasper is a really cool looking stone that just loves adventures. It shields against negative energy, worry and like the agate its grounding. Mookaite will help you harness your personal power and give you the insight needed to make big decisions.

 

 

Today’s Daily Draw

I have heard of people who use only the Major Arcana portion of the deck to do readings but I promise I am using the whole deck. We have another pair of Major cards today. Our card is Balance and the bottom card is the Medicine Man. The day might bring us a big obstacle to overcome and the message our cards bring is about the kind of strength that only comes from maturity, courage, and confidence. The image on our card shows us a young woman standing beside a pool of water. She is wrapped in a blanket, like a cocoon, and is balancing a rather large jar on her head. In the foreground we see three dragonflies. Our young woman has a beautifully calm with knowing look on her face. The dragonflies in this scene tell us she has come a long way and learned a lot about herself and the world. These lovely delicate fliers spend the major part of their lives underwater. It is only when they are fully mature that they climb up to the air and take flight. The yellow in the morning sky tells us she is confident and strong. She knows who she is and what she is capable of. Our maiden is ready to spread her wings and take her place in the world.

Today’s bottom card is one of my favorite. The Medicine Man is the perfect combination strength and power that only comes from wisdom gained through the process of maturing. We see our Medicine Man standing in a grove of pines. A symbol of growth and life. Beside him is one of his spirit animals, a buck, telling us he is the spiritual authority of his people. He is both determined and gentle as well as capable of achieving any goal. He is holding a burning pipe. It’s smoke is sending a prayer up to the Great Spirit. We see his second spirit animal, a hawk, bringing back a message. It is interesting that this card also has a lot of yellow and green. These are the colors of confidence and growth.

So what does this mean for us today? Our cards are telling us to own our power. We have unlimited potential and are capable of taking on and overcoming any obstacle, whether job related or personal. We are already everything we need to be. We have the strength, the knowledge and the maturity necessary to get things done. Don’t doubt yourself!

Today’s Universal Number

Today’s universal number is the last Master Number of this month and it is the 11/2. This energy is the most intuitive and instinctive of the master numbers. It is the visionary, the energy that dreams of what is possible and set out to make them happen. Perfect!

Today’s Crystals

 I chose Kyanite and Citrine to accompany today’s card. I chose Kyanite because it opens and aligns the Chakras. It clears energy blocks that create resistance to the smooth flow of our lives. The second choice is Citrine because is works well with the Solar Plexus Chakra. The center of our personal power, our confidence. This crystal, being in the Quartz family, can also work with the Crown Chakra to create a bridge between our personal power and our ability to manifest our goals.

Today’s Daily Draw

We just had a pair of fire cards two days ago, and we do again. The Two of fire was here about a week ago and has come back as our main card this time. The image is striking with all the orange, green and yellow. There is a lot of creative energy in this card. We are looking at an endless horizon full of possibility and rising out of the valley comes a huge hand holding two arrows. This could be two ideas we have before us today. Maybe it’s two people we are dealing with or are we just trying to get more done than we have time in the day. If the hand represents our end goal then we have a small problem because it’s two valleys away. It’s not far but far enough to be an annoyance for us. A decision must be made and a plan of action decided on.

Our bottom card is the Ace of Fire. The Aces are about new beginnings, transformation, and being courageous. The message of this card is that we are the ones that have control over our lives and it’s time to expand some horizons. Take a look at all the possibilities today. Consider what decisions from the past have brought us to this point and what needs to be done to get where we want to be.

The Ace is telling us we  have the ambition and the determination to get there. We can step up and lead if we need to and our Two is letting us know we have the creative energy and the confidence to get the job done. All we have to do is make the choices that need to be made today and put a good action plan into place. So let’s get going!!

Today’s Universal Number

I absolutely love the synchronicity that today is a Four Day! The energy of this number gives us the structure, order and focus to build a solid foundation and this is exactly what we need today. Awesome!!

Today’s Crystals

I went with the first two crystal choices and didn’t give myself a chance consider other possibilities. There are many of course 🙂 The first to come to mind was Sodalite. This crystal works well with the Third Eye Chakra to help us think clearly and make the decisions that must be made. The second is Carnelian for the creativity, the courage and the energy boost to do what has to be done.

 

 

Today’s Daily Draw

The Three of Air is here with remnants of yesterdays battles hanging on and causing confusion, doubt or anxiety. The image on the card is kind of dreary, which is quite the opposite of what the number represents. Three is a creative number that radiates joy and abundance. Our cards image shows us three bent and broken feathers in the air. Two are facing up and crossed; the third is broken and facing down. This image tells us that we are in a place where our minds are clouded and we aren’t sure what to do. In the background we see a storm and three crows flying around. We are so distracted by worry and fear that we don’t recognise the storm is over and we have nothing to worry about.

This is where our bottom card comes in, we have the Two of Fire and this is the kick in the pants that we need today. Fire energy is about action and two is about insight, harmony, balance and making choices. The image on the card shows a giant hand rising out of the foot hills in the distance holding two crossed arrows.The gorgeous colors radiate confidence, passion and healing. Our crossed arrows tell us it’s time to make a decision and get on with it.

It is time to let go of the worry and doubt surrounding whatever we are concerned about. Rethink The situation, what’s causing our anxiety? What are we afraid of? Once we understand what happened and why we can learn the lesson, make a plan and move ahead.

The Two of Fire tells us we have so much potential to turn this situation around and create a new amazing opportunity for us. The thing is we can’t let ourselves get stuck in a cycle of negative energy. If we get some perspective on whatever our situations are we can find our way out and get moving!

Today’s Universal Number

The energy we have today is 33/6. There is so much positive energy flowing grab on and get in the flow!!

Today’s Crystals

I considered my crystal choices for quite a while. I considered Black Tourmaline, lapis lazuli, Rainbow Flourite and a couple of others but I decided that we need Quartz Energy. If we are stuck in our head we need some grounding so I picked Smokey Quartz to help us let go of negative energy and get balanced. My other choice is Rutilated Quartz to help us get to the root of the problem and make whatever decisions need to be made.

Today’s Daily Draw

We as humans like predictability. Things need to make sense and have some kind of order. Once in a while we enjoy doing something different but overall we don’t want to have to worry about what is going to happen today or tomorrow. We like our comfort zones. The one great certainty in life though, is that things change. People change, feelings change, plans change and even our expectations for the future can change. Sometimes without warning. This is where today’s card Chaos comes in. Our card is here to tell us that we shouldn’t be surprised at some big or sudden change today.

The feeling we have with sudden change is the fear of not having control over what is happening to us now or what will happen next. Our card shows a forest fire. There is a lot of movement and energy surrounding the horse. He is reared up in terror as he comes to a point where, it appears, he has no where else to go. That’s not the case. he has several choices. The edge he is up against might be low enough to jump down easily. There is a large open area on the other side of the strip of fire that could lead to a way out. All he has to do is relax, think and adapt.

Fear kills our ability to think clearly and so does being to comfortable. In the back ground of our card are the trees. They are burning but not moving and not falling. This tells us that the signs of this sudden change were there for us to see. Had we not been so cozy in our routines we might have seen this coming. But, that is why hind sight is 20/20 isn’t it. Today we take care of our unexpected fires by relaxing, thinking and adapting, and we learn the lesson that staying alert is important. Remember that change, even sudden, can be good. Sometimes things need to be shaken up or fall apart in order to come back together even better than before.

Today’s Universal Number

How wonderful for us that today’s universal energy is the Three! This will give us the bright uplifting attitude and the creativity to adapt to any sudden, unexpected changes today. Stay clear headed and don’t let fear block your ability to think your way into the clear solution.

Today’s Crystals

I chose Turquoise for its ability to calm our racing thoughts and help us adapt. Turquoise is a good choice for personal protection, it helps ease fear and negativity and opens lines of communication to our guides for new ideas and possibilities. It will also help us find our balance again so we can make the changes necessary to move on.

Today’s Daily Draw

The Big Picture

This 3D reality is an ongoing state of chaos filled with people trying to find order and balance. To accomplish this we do our best to organize and control as much of our lives as we can. To a point we are successful, but a dam will only hold back the river for so long, then the water will do what water does best. It will flow where ever the heck it wants to. The Big Picture chose us to bring the message that we may be trying to manage more than we can handle today. It’s natural, as human beings, to want everything to go as planned and everyone to be happy. It’s a part of who we are, but when we get caught up in the process of micro managing everything we lose track of ourselves and where we are going. When we take a step back and see that it’s not our job to fix everything and everybody, we understand that all we can do is our best. It’s not our responsibility to fix everything! In a work situation, we make sure that everyone is trained well so that they are capable of managing their job. If a mistake is made, then they learned and they fix it. We teach our children to be safe and make smart choices but in the end they will choose make a good choice or not and it’s on them to learn that there are consequences to bad decisions. Life will never be a smooth road. There are going to be bumps, holes and mountains to maneuver and that’s fine. Don’t take on more than you need to today, do what you can and then relax and go with the flow.

Today’s Universal Number

We have the last master number of the month today and that is 11/2. With the combination of the one and the two it will be a high energy day so be prepared. Our intuition will be stronger and our drive to get things done will be pushing us. Don’t forget to relax and have some fun!

Today’s Crystals 

When we need the clarity to see that we are doing more than we can handle or going in a wrong direction crystals can help. I chose Fluorite and Citrine today because these crystals can help. Fluorite enhances our intuition and gives us a bigger viewpoint of what is going on. Citrine helps us think more creatively by opening seeing beyond any perceived limitations.