Here and Now – A Reminder to Stay Focused in the Present

Here and Now

“This very moment has the potential for you to create miracles in your life.” -Colette Baron-Reid


Today and every day, you will be served to stay grounded in the present. Appreciate each moment and live in it fully as you experience it in the Now. This means stop replaying the past – no more beating yourself up over what has all ready happened – for you can not change what has all ready transpired. Being in the Here and Now also means staying focused on your present instead of getting caught up in worry, anxiety, or indulging in fantasy over your future. Set your intention for what you’d like to manifest in your life, ask for it from the Universe, but then let it go and enjoy each moment as you currently experience it. When you do this you create the space for the Universe to unfold your path, right in front of you – moment by moment.

This guidance card is from Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards by Colette Baron-Reid.

Knight of Pentacles – Tarot Card of the Day

You are on the cusp of achieving your financial goals! Today, the Knight of Pentacles appears to let us know that it is time to take action in order to meet those financial goals. The first step is to do your research and be practical as you plan out your course of action. With proper thought given and planning underway, you will find yourself standing on solid ground – always a good place to be! On this card we see the Knight of Pentacles sitting atop his trusty work horse. See the ground behind him? That’s the bare field that has been tilled and ready to be planted. The Knight of Pentacles is here to remind us that just as his field is ready for the seeds, so is ours! Investing the time today to work on the things that will bring wealth and abundance into your life – the time to begin is right now. If you haven’t yet thought through your plans, begin there. If you’ve been through the planning phase all ready, be courageous like the Knight of Pentacles and take an inspired action towards meeting your goals. Today, even the smallest step will make a big impact. Investing the time to work on your prospects and projects today will pay off for you in the future.

Knight of Pentacles - from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Deck published by US Games Systems Inc

Knight of Pentacles – from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Deck published by US Games Systems Inc

My regular readers know I love working with the Radiant Rider-Waite* deck. When I feel called to work with the traditional Rider-Waite imagery, this is usually the deck I reach for. There are definitely a ton of this style of deck out there, and I have more than a few of them, but this particular deck is my “Old Faithful” of that genre.

Are you feeling the Knight of Pentacles energy today? What additional messages do you feel he is sharing with you today? What is your favorite deck that employs the traditional Rider-Waite imagery? I LOVE it when you share your perspective so please pop into the comments and let me know!

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Five of Air – Tarot Card of the Day

“An unwise choice. Learn what you can from this situation. Review everyone’s motives.”

Think about your choices carefully. Others may try to mislead or take advantage of you, so keep your eyes open. When you do make mistakes don’t beat yourself up over them, or get caught playing the blame game. Instead, look for the lesson to be learned and then move forward. Ask your angels to show you signs of who is and who isn’t acting with integrity. Often times, this card shows up to let us know that the direction we are heading in isn’t going to make us happy, and indicates that we should change course now to save ourselves trouble down the road.

Five of Air - from Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Five of Air – from Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Today’s card is from the Angel Tarot Cards* by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. This deck was created to remove the negative imagery, fear and mystery from the Tarot, while maintaining the essential messages contained in each card. The suit of Air corresponds to the suit of Swords in traditional Tarot.

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Awakening - Card 12

Awakening – Card 12 – Tarot Card of the Day

Today I felt guided to draw our card of the day from Angel Tarot Cards* by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. The card I selected was Card 12 – Awakening – which features Archangel Gabriel, and offers us this message: “Look at things from a different perspective. A temporary standstill. It’s important to be yourself.”

Today, this card reminds us that although the world may seem as though it has turned upside down or is spiraling out of control, nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, everything is as it should be. Take today as a day to look at things in a new way, and reorient yourself to your situation using this new perspective. Even though you may feel as though you are losing your footing or falling, trust that you will land softly because your Angels are standing by, waiting to assist you. You simply need to ask for their assistance. If you have been feeling stuck in your current circumstance but are unsure what to do, call upon Archangel Gabriel for assistance. She can help guide you to creative solutions to your predicament.

Awakening - Card 12

Card 12 – Awakening – from Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

The Awakening card corresponds to The Hanged Man in traditional tarot, which deals with themes of letting go, feeling stuck, needing to see things from a new perspective and accepting responsibility. Many times the first step when dealing with those specific issues is to awaken ones self to the reality of their situation, examining it from all angles. Once this awakened assessment has been made it will become clear who or what should be released from your life in order to move forward, and you become aware that there is more than one way to look at your situation. On the Awakening card we see Archangel Gabriel trumpeting a message of bravery to us all. Although she is falling into a place obscured by a grey mist and she can not see where she is headed, she is not afraid. May Archangel Gabriel’s courage be with you today as you share your own unique message with the world.

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Acceptance – Oracle Card of the Day

There are many different forms of acceptance. This card asks you to embrace all of them now. There is the acceptance of the self and others – cherishing yourself just the way you are, and accepting others unconditionally as well. Sometimes we perceive that which makes us unique as being a flaw, when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. You are perfect just the way you are! Accepting yourself just as you are and withholding any harsh judgements you are tempted to pass on yourself will bring an increase of joy into your life. Chances are that your loved ones all ready see those “flaws” as the very things that endear you to them. It’s time for you to see them that way as well!

I love that we are pulling this card in the aftermath of the election which has stirred up so much hatred and disdain towards those who don’t fit into the outdated image of what some people think an American is supposed to look like.  This card is a reminder to lovingly accept ALL people, regardless of their race, religion, beliefs or appearance. Hatred can only change our reality towards a place of hate, so we should act with love if we want to live in a world filled with love. It’s pretty hard to love someone without accepting who they are. Thus, Acceptance is the first step on the path to a more loving and compassionate world. The Angels encourage you to examine where in your life you are judging others instead of accepting them, and work to make changes in this area. The truth is, we are all children of the Divine and as such we are all divinely perfect, regardless of how we choose to live our lives. Our differences weave the beautifully rich tapestry of society and culture together. The Angels ask that we all reject hatred and withhold our judgements of others, choosing acceptance and love instead.

Our lives can also be positively impacted by acceptance of our circumstances, and the environment we are living and working within. This doesn’t mean giving up on your dreams, or believing that where you are now if where you’ll be forever. On the contrary! The Acceptance card suggests that accepting your situation, just as it is, instead of trying to sugar coat or see it through rose colored glasses, is the first step to making meaningful change in your life. Only by gaining a clear and honest understanding of things as they really are, will you be able to formulate a plan to advance your way of being.

The Acceptance card also calls on us to accept the things which can not be changed. Just go ahead and release any tension, or worry you might have over things which are fixed, or that you truly have no control of. Take a deep breath… and on the exhale, let it go. Feels good, right? Remember, you can always ask your Angels to help you in this releasing process – they are wonderful allies to have as they can literally carry that anxious or fearful energy away from you. All you have to do is ask!


This card is from the Indigo Angel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue and Charles Virtue


Also, can we talk for just a minute about how lovely this card is? I love that the Angel on the card is basking in the light of the full moon, letting its’ beautiful light be a comfort to her. This card is from the Indigo Angels Oracle Cards * by Doreen Virtue and Charles Virtue. Honestly, I really love this deck. I think it might be my favorite of all the Doreen Virtue decks – it’s definitely in the “Top 5” in any case.  The images are really beautiful, and because there is minimal wording on the cards, they are nice and big too! I pull from this deck a lot for myself and I find that the message that comes through is always right on.

How do you feel about acceptance? Is there anywhere in your life you are struggling with this concept in? Pop into the comments below and let me know!

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