This week’s reading is drawn from Connected and Free: The Alchemist’s Oracle, the Magic of Flowers Oracle, and the Animal Wisdom Tarot. I’ve been using lots of plant/animal decks lately, because the idea of “grounding” is always on my mind: we recently came through a particularly intense Grand Water Trine, and looking at the upcoming astrological events of the summer, it’s not due to settle down for a good long while — what a great opportunity to find ways to soothe and stabilize yourself! This is a great time for exploring new possibilities, for accepting the need for a change-up, and for finding ways to make the most of whatever the astro-weather decides to throw at you ❤
I’m trying out something new with the Astro-Forecast, keep an eye out for another post!
For this reading, I laid out a crystal grid of a large amethyst cluster for calming of your personal anxiety and strengthening of the connection with your Higher Self, ruby zoisite for recognizing and finding ways to celebrate and make positive use of your personal uniqueness, amegreen for uniting your higher consciousness and your heart, and amazonite for finding balance between your masculine and feminine dualities in such a way that you find it easier to communicate your ideas authentically and effectively.
To begin, let’s look at the Shadow cards, indicating the “entry-point” to the week ahead:
Shadow Cards: Healing + Bleeding Heart | Heal the Heart + Vulture | 10 of Feathers/Swords
Beautiful <3<3 I love when the key words on the cards actually “spell out” the message! This is a week full of opportunities to better understand and really start to heal what’s been hurting you and draining your emotional energy. Moreso than before, where you identified the necessary release and began the healing process — you’re now entering a space where the hands-on, active part of taking on healthier new patterns finds form.
Oracle Cards: Confirmation + Water Lily | Transmute
Yes, change is underway, and you are “transforming” as a result of feeling confirmed in your chosen path — you’re finding the love you need to get you through, and it is allowing you to blossom through the murky mud and silty waters, breaking through and finally feeling the warmth of fresh and limitless possibility warming your face. You are radiant as you glide your way into new levels of connection with your own personal experience <3<3
Focus for the Week: Dolphin | 2 of Shells/Cups
Indeed, you are feeling loved, whether it’s by another person, from an inner place of self-contentment, or even the amount of pleasurable fun you’re having with the way your life has begun to flow! You’re open to being playful and creative, having found a cool emotional balance that lets you know that there’s no such thing as jumping too high, or laughing too loud. At this point in time you are proud of your reflection, and this feeling will be something to hold on to as an emotional boost moving forward!
Release: Firefly | 4 of Branches/Wands
Part of your current contentment lies in other recent “releases,” namely letting go of your expectation surrounding what happiness is “supposed to look like.” We can imagine all the structures in the world that seem like they would make us happy, but at the end of the day, it’s the energy brought in to those structures that provides the real loving warmth, the invigorating light, the happy returns that keep you pushing for the best <3<3
Energy to Increase: Lynx | 9 of Branches/Wands
This has been a reoccurring theme in readings lately: needing to set better energetic boundaries. Cleverly looking back over past successes and failures after a period of rapid change, you’re able to see the practices that got you here as well as the ones that probably didn’t help much along the way; now is the time to give yourself the healthy gift of promising yourself not to lay those self-made traps again, instead focusing on doing more of what you know protects your personal energy and keeps you moving in the right direction, while in turn protecting all that you’ve sacrificed so much for and worked so hard to achieve. Remember, this is a week of healing past heaviness — lighten your load!
Best Advice: Eagle | Guardian of Feathers (King of Swords)
Mentally, you are in an awesome place to make the decisions that will find you acting fairly and judiciously, knowing when it is time to proceed and when it is time to hold back and make further considerations. You have been thinking deeply and find your vision much further-reaching than ever before; use this to your advantage as you begin to plan for what’s next, gaining positive control over and clear direction for your vision.
Now for the Higher Self cards, a message of hope moving forward:
Higher Self Cards: Expectation + Snapdragon | Assert + Manatee | 6 of Shells/Cups
There are times when it’s necessary to relax your expectations, and there are times when you need to speak up! You have thought long and hard, tangling yourself up in knots wondering if what your heart wanted was even a possibility — you’ve received some confirmation that you can have what you want, even if it looks a bit different from the vision-boards and childhood daydreams. Keep playing with what you’ve got, because you’re close to hitting the “sweet spot” — speak up, knowing that sharing what you want and need really does help things flow in a happier direction!
This is an example of a “Find My Focus” tarot + oracle card reading. If you’re interested in a private reading with me, head over to my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off your reading at checkout <3<3
The Animal Wisdom Tarot. Dawne Brunke. Artwork by Ola Liola. Cico Books, 2013.
Connected and Free: The Alchemist’s Oracle. Lauren Aletta. Illustrated by Tegan Swyny. First Edition. Inner Hue, 2014.
Magic of Flowers Oracle. Tess Whitehurst. Illustrated by Anne Wertheim. First Edition. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2015.