Monday, April 16, 2018

Are You Ready To Make Your Own Interactive Grimoire?

Make This Magical Playbook is my latest art-meets-oracle class and Instagram challenge. If you enjoyed Create This Oracle Deck 2018, I'm sure you'll love this one too. 

WHAT IS THE CLASS ABOUT?
The class explores divination, magick, and a variety of intuitive guidance systems. We'll make an interactive grimoire with pages full of your favorite spreads, pendulum charts, crystal grids, a scrying mirror, finger labyrinth and much more. Each lesson explains the concept of the page and topic, gives a video walkthrough of how to use the page and provides steps to make it. The goal of the class is to give you ideas to fill your Magical Playbook. Use the ideas to spark your imagination to create the Magical Playbook of your dreams!

WHAT DOES THE CLASS INCLUDE?
In the class, you'll find a list of art supplies and tips for organizing your Magical Playbook. Bonus pages are also included and there's a private Facebook Group for sharing ideas, art techniques, and intuitive discoveries.


HOW MUCH DOES THE CLASS COST?
Just $33. And the class is self-paced so you can enroll today and make your Magical Playbook at your own pace, whenever you like. This LINK will take you to the landing page for more info and enrollment. 

WHEN DOES THE INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE BEGIN?
The IG Challenge begins May 1 and runs through May 31. We're using hashtag #magicalplaybook so we can share our pages with each other. We'll do 3 pages of our Magical Playbook per week. Here's the schedule: 

May 1 - 5
  • Week Ahead Spread
  • Astro-Tarot Chart
  • Word Search
May 6 - 12
  • Pendulum Chart
  • Vision Board
  • Magical Map
May 13 - 19
  • Gratitude Tree
  • Scrying Mirror
  • Favorite Spread
May 20 - 26
  • Finger Labyrinth
  • Sticker Scrying Board
  • Magic Spinner
May 27 - 31
  • Crystal Grid
  • Altar
  • Magic Puzzle

Friday, February 16, 2018

Prompts for Create This Oracle Deck Challenge 2018

Here are the prompts for Create This Oracle Deck Challenge 2018! Check out my previous post for information on this challenge.

I'm calling this year's challenge the mystic version because there are a few prompts related specifically to the divining and mystical arts such as life path, astrological sign, and tarot cards.



Join in by following the daily prompts to create your own personal oracle deck. You can draw, collage, or use apps to create your deck. We'll do a total of 30 cards. On March 31st, you can show your entire deck! Please use #createthisoracledeck2018 so we can find your posts on Instagram.

You can also enroll in my FREE Create This Oracle Deck course too.  It's where all of the challenge information will be compiled along with a few extras for inspiration. 

We begin March 1, 2018. This list of prompts has also been posted on Instagram so you can follow along.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Create This Oracle Deck Challenge 2018

Have you ever thought of creating your own oracle deck? Have you been tossing ideas around but don't know where to begin? Would it be helpful to follow prompts and join a community of folks who are also creating an oracle deck?

Create This Oracle Deck challenge is back again this March! Last year we had a blast creating our own oracle decks. Check out over 2,000 posts from last year's challenge HERE.

THE CHALLENGE
I realize there is a bit of creative paralysis that interferes with ART-ing sometimes so I've developed a challenge to get past that obstacle. It's called #createthisoracledeck challenge and it runs during March on Instagram. It's a way to create a unique, personal oracle your way. I hope it will also help you understand how to translate a symbol into meaning. For some of you, this might be the first step to creating an oracle deck you're ready to share with the world.

In fact, there are several decks now published and available to the public that began with last year's challenge.

Inner Queen Oracle @leti.lluna



Dark Moon Damsel Oracle @mothsandscorpions



Untamed Truth Oracle @treetalker



Inner Landscape Oracle @tarotapprentice



THE PROCESS
There will be a prompt each day for each card. Join in by following the daily prompts to create your own personal oracle deck. You can draw, collage, use photos or apps to create your deck. We'll do a total of 30 cards. The intention of this challenge is to create a usable oracle deck without getting hung up on the details. That's why there are prompts and a time limitation of one day per card.


WHAT YOU NEED
✨Cardstock, blank cards, index cards, etc. You can find blank card decks on amazon and makeplayingcards.com

✨Pencils & non-bleed pens and markers for drawing (rubber stamping is also a great idea)

✨Magazines, stickers, scissors and glue stick for collage

✨Apps like Tayasui Sketches, Enlight, ArtStudio, to make digital drawings

✨A journal for your guidebook


WHEN WE BEGIN
March 1, 2018. A list of prompts will be posted on Instagram @otm_academy and here on the blog and my website at the end of February.


For inspiration and info, enroll in my FREE class,

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

learn how to give EPIC past life readings

I just launched a brand new class, How To Give EPIC Past Life Readings. I've been developing my own system for doing past life readings for a number of years using playing cards and just recently added a tarot and oracle card component to the material too. It creates a more holistic and in-depth method of understanding a past life.


In the class, I show you how to:
  • use the playing cards to get specific details about the life and death
  • use the tarot for a visual life review
  • use oracle cards for a soul experience summary
Whether you believe in past lives or not, I feel that past life readings are helpful in unearthing and shining a light on deep-seated problems and issues in your current life. They help you see the thread connecting these issues and allow you to unravel the problem. In many cases, I've had a strong emotional response to my own past life readings done simply with playing cards. The additional layers of tarot and oracle cards has created even more powerful emotional shifts. I've also included a past life meditation to give you a more visceral connection to the past life experience and change the vibration of that experience.


This class will allow you to:
  • Get a detailed physical description of your past life counterpart
  • Identify past life complexes affecting you today
  • Discover your past life identity and death
  • Create a life review through tarot images
  • Know your soul purpose in this lifetime
  • Learn how to release past life residue
  • Receive a message from Spirit to guide you forward

A detailed reference manual, handy charts and a journaling worksheet are also included.





Saturday, December 23, 2017

Inner Flame Oracle Cards Now Available

Inner Flame Oracle Cards were designed to reflect the stages and cycles of the creative process. Choosing one card a day can provide insight into the natural rhythms of your life or help you understand the inner workings of any creative endeavor.

Check out my video as I do a walk through and talk through of the deck.


Purchase the Inner Flame Oracle Cards

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I'm teaching How To Read Oracle Cards


I'm teaching a brand new class in my online academy -- How To Read Oracle Cards.

In this 6-week class, we'll be sharing techniques for reading oracle cards -- divination cards without a traditional structure. Through video tutorials, exercises, and shared readings through a private Facebook community, you'll discover all the secrets of quickly performing accurate readings every time. Whether you are a novice or you've been studying divination and oracle cards for some time, you'll gain a new understanding of symbolism and methods of interpretation. You will develop consistency and clarity as you tap into your own unique approach to reading oracle cards.

Get early bird pricing through September 24!



What's your oracle card reading style? Mine is Shaman of Cosmic Truth. Share yours in the comments.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

30 Day Pep Talk

I've just published a new deck! It's a 60-card tarot-size oracle deck called Pep Talk. It features encouraging phrases & silly faces I drew myself. I made it because sometimes you need a pep talk and there's no one around to give you one. This deck solves that problem. 

There's also a pouch to hold and carry your deck. 

30 DAY PEP TALK COURSE

I've added an accompanying FREE course, 30 Day Pep Talk, that introduces the deck and shows you a few ways to use it. If you enjoy doing tarot and oracle challenges on Instagram, you'll be happy to know there's a self-paced #30daypeptalkchallenge in the course for you to do at any time. I'm starting mine today and going through the month of June. 

Purchase the Pep Talk Deck and Pouch

Thursday, March 30, 2017

digging deep with divination & poetry

I'm jumping right into hosting another challenge on Instagram -- the Haiku Oracle Challenge!! It's a challenge designed to help you understand and interpret my Haiku Oracle cards. You'll create 30 poems based on the 30 prompts for the month of April (which is also National Poetry Month). Feel free to use one, two, three or more cards for your poems.


For most of the prompts you can pull cards at random for a divinatory poem. The prompts that begin, "Create a poem..." are asking you to create a face up poem. However, you can create your poems any way you choose.

I hope you'll join this challenge. We'll be posting our cards and poems using hashtag #haikuoraclechallenge. If you don't have the cards yet, you can just make up poems, or use some of the fun poetry magnets or poetry dice games available. Learn to work with the Haiku Oracle in my new course, Haiku Oracle: Digging Deep With Divination & Poetry.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Create This Oracle Deck challenge is now a FREE course!

Due to the wonderfully overwhelming interest in the #createthisoracledeck challenge this month, I've decided to pull all the information, lots of photos, and extras into a FREE course in my new school, Over The Moon Academy.

Create This Oracle Deck is a course for anyone who is currently completing the challenge on Instagram, midway through, or just discovering it. The full course content will be available April 1. But sign up today to get access to our March 31 webinar party, co-hosted with Kiala Givehand, host of the Pull, Pen, Paint: Journaling with Tarot and Oracle Cards online workshop.


Plus you can also sign up for two additional courses, available now. 

Haiku Oracle: Digging Deep with Divination & Poetry
I'm hosting the Haiku Oracle Challenge (#haikuoraclechallenge) on Instagram during the month of April. This course will give you a great introduction to working with the cards and includes the challenge prompts.

Discover Your Life Path: A 4-week Exploration with Life Path Cards
In case you missed my Life Path Challenge in January, you can now go through the 4-week self-discovery process as a self-paced course.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#createthisoracledeck challenge prompts

As promised, here are the prompts for the #createthisoracledeck challenge on Instagram during March. I hope you'll join in. You can also sign up now for my FREE course too! It's where all of the challenge information will be compiled along with a few extras. Sign Up For Create This Oracle Deck Course.

Read more about it in this blog post: http://overthemoon-oraclecards.blogspot.com/2017/02/createthisoracledeck-challenge-coming.html


Join in by following the daily prompts to create your own personal oracle deck. You can draw, collage, or use apps to create your deck. We'll do a total of 30 cards. On March 31st, you can show your entire deck!

We'll also be creating a guidebook to accompany your deck. It will include your personal symbols and interpretations of the prompts. You can use a plain composition notebook or sketch pad.

We begin March 1, 2017. This list of prompts has been posted on Instagram so you can follow along. Each day, I'll post my own interpretation of the prompt along with questions and symbolism insights so you can develop your guidebook.


Follow me on Instagram for updates!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pull, Pen, Paint: Journaling with Tarot and Oracle Cards

I've been interviewed for the brand new online course, Pull, Pen, Paint: Journaling with Tarot and Oracle Cards hosted by mixed media book artist Kiala Givehand. We'll be discussing my creative process for creating oracle decks. 


Pull, Pen, Paint is a 30-day online course that begins TODAY! It's full of intuition, imagination, and imagery, taught by 12 fabulous instructors. You can sign up now at the early bird rate of only $70 until March 5. After that, the course will be $85.

Here's an overview from the course website:
In this 30 day course we will share our methods of using tarot and oracle cards to elevate our personal journaling, spiritual, and creative practices. The cards are creative and intuitive tools that when used intentionally can lead to deeper insights into who we've been, who we are, and who we can become.
This is a basic course for all levels and types of journalers. The course is designed with three kinds of journal keepers in mind: those who keep an analog or digital written journal, those who art journal, and those who blend words and images to create a visual journal. And it doesn't matter if you've never used a tarot or oracle deck before, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore online and we will included a lesson on creating your own personal oracle deck.
While we will primarily use Tarot and Oracle cards in this course, we will also touch on, and incorporate, other intuitive guidance systems (astrology, numerology, crystals, chakras, etc.).
Hope to see you in class!

Use this link for more information or to register:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

#createthisoracledeck challenge coming in March

Have you ever thought of creating your own oracle deck? Of course you have! I know because I get questions about this ALL. THE. TIME. I've even written an entire article about my process of creating decks which you can find as a guest blog post here on Little Red Tarothttp://littleredtarot.com/how-to-make-your-own-tarot-or-oracle-deck/


THE CHALLENGE
One of the things that always surprises me is how super artistic people seem stuck in terms of creating an oracle deck. I'm talking about YOU!! I've seen your drawings and doodles on Instagram. They're awesome. Just put them onto cards and you have an oracle deck! I realize there is a bit of creative paralysis that interferes with ART-ing sometimes so I've developed a challenge to get past that obstacle. It's called #createthisoracledeck challenge and it runs during March on Instagram. It's a way to create a unique, personal oracle your way. I hope it will also help you understand how to translate a symbol into meaning. For some of you, this might be the first step to creating an oracle deck you're ready to share with the world.


This will be done Wreck This Journal style (I'm referring to series of journaling books by Keri Smith) with a prompt for each card. Join in by following the daily prompts to create your own personal oracle deck. You can draw, collage, or use apps to create your deck. We'll do a total of 30 cards.



WHAT YOU NEED
✨Cardstock, blank cards, index cards, etc. You can find blank card decks on amazon and makeplayingcards.com
✨Pencils & non-bleed pens and markers for drawing (rubber stamping is also a great idea)
✨Magazines, stickers, scissors and glue stick for collage
✨Apps like Tayasui Sketches, ArtStudio, to make digital drawings

*Remember that using watercolors or too much glue will curl your blank cards or index cards and they will be difficult to shuffle.

The intention of this challenge is to create a usable oracle deck without getting hung up on the details. That's why there are prompts and a time limitation of one day per card. If it's taking you more than a day to do each card, you're doing too much. If you're getting stuck in a perfection rut, repeat this mantra: "It doesn't have to be perfect. I have plenty of great ideas and unlimited opportunities to create." 



Feel free to make your deck as simple or complex as you like. It's not about the art. I mean, seriously, have you seen my drawings??? It's about creating a unique tool that reflects you + having fun. The prompts are deceptively simple. But they reflect a variety of symbolic systems such as numerology, dreamwork, inner child work, totem animals, and more. I'll also be sharing spreads throughout the month to use with your deck.


We'll also be creating a guidebook to accompany your deck. It will include your personal symbols and interpretations of the prompts. You can use a plain composition notebook or sketch pad. Some of you may want to take an art journaling or mind mapping approach to it. My guidebook is purposely more decorative than my deck and I've recreated my simple line drawings. But this isn't necessary for your guidebook.


WHEN WE BEGIN
March 1, 2017. A list of prompts will be posted on Instagram and here on the blog at the end of February.

After completion of the challenge, I plan to assemble a playbook with the challenge steps, prompts, spreads, and hopefully some of your photos for inspiration. It will be available as a free guide here on my blog.

Follow me on Instagram for updates!

Friday, January 20, 2017

week 4 ~ Life Path Challenge 2017

Here's what we're covering in Week 4, the final week of the 2017 Life Path Challenge (#lifepathchallenge2017) in case you'd like to get a head start in working with your Life Path cards for next week. Get out your journal as you're going to want to write your insights so you can look them over at the end of the month for any special revelations.

This week, there is no topic. We're trying to see how far we've come in just a month and will be revisiting some of the previous prompts. I'll be sharing my insights on the photos below through my Instagram feed (@otmoraclecards) each day in January.

Monday, January 23, 2017 ~ Pathworking Meditation

For this pathworking meditation, we're seeing where we are right now at the end of this challenge. Take a few moments to review the cards you've chosen for the various prompts. Pose the question, What path am I on now? and pull one card face down at random. Then imagine that you’re stepping into the card and onto the path. Gaze at the card imagery and consider these questions:


What kind of path are you walking on? Does it seem pleasant or unpleasant? If the path is pleasant to you it suggests you’re currently going through a pleasant experience. If unpleasant, you’re dealing with difficulties.

What’s at your feet? Is the ground difficult to walk on? What’s at your feet reflects your foundation. Is it a smooth and solid foundation, or are you on shaky ground?

What’s directly in front of you? What’s directly in front of you is a symbol of what you’re currently facing (dealing with) in your current environment.

Are you traveling alone or with others? How do you feel about that? If you’re traveling with others it suggests your concerns involve other people.

Where are you headed? Why? Where you’re headed reveals your life direction. It gives some insight into the near future. Why explains the purpose of this path or journey. It gives you a sense of the big picture.

Based on this path, how long do you think it will take to get there? This reflects the timing of where you’re headed.

Are there any obstacles on this path? If so, how can they be removed? A key question. This helps you understand what barriers prevent your progress. These obstacles are also prolonging your journey and may delay you in reaching your goals.

What's beyond what you can see on this path? This points to the future beyond what you expect. This response represents the final or outcome card in a reading. The distant future. It also shows what you’re expecting or what’s hidden from you (potential, fears, hopes).

How does this path compare/contrast to the first pathworking card at the beginning of the challenge? What similarities and differences do you notice? What do you think they mean?

Some of you may actually go into a dream-like state during this journey while others will be able to use your imagination to come up with the answers. If you're able to, journal your responses to these questions as you do the pathworking meditation, and include as much as you can about your feelings, what you notice about the path, and any memories or experiences it brings up. You can also just experience the pathworking and journal later.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 ~ Inner Landscape

Pose the question, "How do I feel?" Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect your inner landscape or your inner self.


Describe this path.

How do you feel walking this path? 

How does this path reflect your hopes and fears?


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 ~ Outer Landscape

Pose the question, "What environment am I in?" Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect your outer landscape or actual environment.


Describe this path.

How do you feel walking this path?

How is this path similar and different from the Inner Landscape? 

How is this path like your current environment (day-to-day situations, people, experiences)? 


Thursday, January 26, 2017 ~ Choices and Options Spread

Think of two choices or options related to your life right now. Focus on your options and choose one card to represent each option.


Based solely on the card imagery, which option seems like the better choice? Why?

What do you learn about each option that you hadn't considered before?


Friday, January 27, 2017 ~ The Road Ahead

This is our chance to do one final pathworking meditation about the road ahead or next few months.

Pose the question, What path represents the road ahead? and pull one card face down at random. Then imagine that you’re stepping into the card and onto the path. Gaze at the card imagery and consider these questions:


What type of journey will you encounter in the next few months? Pleasant, struggle, obstacles?

Contrast this path to the one performed earlier this week and the one performed the first week of the challenge. How are they similar? Different?

What have you learned this month from doing the exercises in this challenge? How will you move forward?

Thanks for participating!
The #createthisoracledeck challenge is coming in March...more info soon!!
Join me on Instagram to share your Life Path Cards photos and pathworking insights. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

week 3 ~ Life Path Challenge 2017

Here's what we're covering in Week 3 of the 2017 Life Path Challenge (#lifepathchallenge2017) in case you'd like to get a head start in working with your Life Path cards for next week. Get out your journal as you're going to want to write your insights so you can look them over at the end of the month for any special revelations.

This week, we're exploring your life's work/career. I'll be sharing my insights on the photos below through my Instagram feed (@otmoraclecards) each day in January.

Monday, January 16, 2017 ~ Pathworking Meditation on Life's Work

For this pathworking meditation, focus on what you would consider your current life's work or career. Basically, whatever it is that you put yourself into on a daily basis that brings you some sort of value, in the form of gratitude, sense of purpose, security, money, etc. Pose the question, What path am I on in this career or life's work? and pull one card face down at random. Then imagine that you’re stepping into the card and onto the path. Gaze at the card imagery and consider these questions:


What kind of path are you walking on? Does it seem pleasant or unpleasant? If the path is pleasant to you it suggests you’re currently going through a pleasant experience in this career. If unpleasant, you’re dealing with difficulties.

What’s at your feet? Is the ground difficult to walk on? What’s at your feet reflects your foundation. Is it a smooth and solid foundation, or are you on shaky ground? What kind of career foundation exists?

What’s directly in front of you? What’s directly in front of you is a symbol of what you’re currently facing (dealing with) in your career.

Are you traveling alone or with others? How do you feel about that? Since this is a career pathworking, traveling with others is usually a sign of working with others or a reflection of your clients. What type of connecting is happening between the people in the card?

Where are you headed? Why? Where you’re headed reveals your career direction. It gives some insight into the near future. Why explains the purpose of this path or journey. It gives you a sense of the big picture of this life's work and its purpose.

Based on this path, how long do you think it will take to get there? This reflects the timing of where you’re headed.

Are there any obstacles on this path? If so, how can they be removed? A key question. This helps you understand what barriers prevent progress and connection in your career. These obstacles are also prolonging your journey and may delay you in reaching your career goals.

What's beyond what you can see on this path? This points to the future beyond what you expect. This response represents the final or outcome card in a reading. The distant future. It also shows what you’re expecting or what’s hidden from you (potential, fears, hopes).

Some of you may actually go into a dream-like state during this journey while others will be able to use your imagination to come up with the answers. If you're able to, journal your responses to these questions as you do the pathworking meditation, and include as much as you can about your feelings, what you notice about the path, and any memories or experiences it brings up. You can also just experience the pathworking and journal later.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 ~ Obvious Path

Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect the obvious path in your career.


Describe this path and how you feel walking it.

What is the most challenging aspect of this path? 

What is the most positive aspect of this path?

This card reveals your expectations about your career or life's work and where you believe it's taking you.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ~ Hidden Path

Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect the hidden path in this life's work.


How is this path different from the Obvious Path? 

What is the most challenging aspect of this path? 

What is the most positive aspect of this path? 

The hidden path is the one that you're not seeing. Maybe you believe your career is taking you to greater financial freedom but you pull a Life Path Card that shows restrictions and confinement. Or perhaps you feel you're in a dead-end job but this Life Path Card shows you're in a spacious garden.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 ~ Choices and Options Spread

Think of two choices or options related to your life's work. For example, maybe you have an offer for a job in a new state and you're wondering if you should take it or stay put. Or perhaps you've been thinking it's time to start your own business, but should you do it now or wait until later. Focus on your options and choose one card to represent each option.


Based solely on the card imagery, which option seems like the better choice? Why?

What do you learn about each option that you hadn't considered before?


Friday, January 20, 2017 ~ Vision Board: Life's Work

A vision board is a place where you display photos and images that reflect a specific goal you’d like to attain. It helps identify your vision and gives it clarity. When displayed where you can see it frequently, the vision board will keep your attention on your intentions. The goal of this exercise is to use the card as a mini vision board to help you reach your relationship goal.

The first step is to come up with a goal or desire you wish to attain this year in terms of your career or life's work. Perhaps your goal is to build your business or get a promotion. Next, shuffle your deck focusing on the question: What card represents the path to my career goal? Select a card at random from the deck. This card represents the path to your goal.


What are your first impressions of this path to your goal? Doable or daunting?

Is your goal attainable? Sometimes your goal is attainable and sometimes it’s not. If you receive a card that shows a major obstacle on the path or some type of dead end, ask yourself what this obstacle might represent in your career.

What type of journey? Pleasant, struggle, obstacles? What will you need to experience in order to reach your goal? Are there obstacles in your path?

How long will it take to attain your goal? Look at the card to give you a rough estimate of how long it might take to reach your goal. If the path looks very short, then your goal may be within reach. If the path looks long or the card shows a desolate area, then it may take some time to reach your goal.

Use the card as your vision board. Look at it every day and imagine taking steps along the path to reach your goal. If the path is daunting, imagine that you’re easily overcoming the obstacles (jumping over rocks, or wading slowly but surely through mud, for example). You can also add angel cards or other oracle decks to your layout that will provide guidance or inspiration. Photograph the card or layout and save it as a screensaver or wallpaper so you will have a constant reminder of where you wish to be and how to get there.

Next week I'll post Week 4! 
Join me on Instagram to share your Life Path Cards photos and pathworking insights. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

week 2 ~ Life Path Challenge 2017

Here's what we're covering in Week 2 of the 2017 Life Path Challenge (#lifepathchallenge2017) in case you'd like to get a head start in working with your Life Path cards for next week. Get out your journal as you're going to want to write your insights so you can look them over at the end of the month for any special revelations.

This week, we're exploring relationships. I'll be sharing my insights on the photos below through my Instagram feed (@otmoraclecards) each day in January.

Monday, January 9, 2017 ~ Pathworking Meditation on Relationships

For this pathworking meditation, choose an interpersonal relationship you'd like to focus on. This might be a relationship with your partner, parent, child, co-worker, etc. Pose the question, What path am I on in this relationship? OR What path are we on together in this relationship? and pull one card face down at random. Then imagine that you’re stepping into the card and onto the path. Gaze at the card imagery and consider these questions:


What kind of path are you walking on? Does it seem pleasant or unpleasant? If the path is pleasant to you it suggests you’re currently going through a pleasant experience in this relationship. If unpleasant, you’re dealing with difficulties in the relationship.

What’s at your feet? Is the ground difficult to walk on? What’s at your feet reflects your foundation. Is it a smooth and solid foundation, or are you on shaky ground? What kind of foundation is the relationship on?

What’s directly in front of you? What’s directly in front of you is a symbol of what you’re currently facing (dealing with) in your relationship.

Are you traveling alone or with others? How do you feel about that? Since this is a relationship pathworking, traveling with others is usually a positive sign that you're connecting on some level with your partner and not feeling as if you're in it all by yourself. What type of connecting is happening between the people in the card?

Where are you headed? Why? Where you’re headed reveals your relationship direction. It gives some insight into the near future. Why explains the purpose of this path or journey. It gives you a sense of the big picture of this relationship and its purpose.

Based on this path, how long do you think it will take to get there? This reflects the timing of where you’re headed.

Are there any obstacles on this path? If so, how can they be removed? A key question. This helps you understand what barriers prevent progress and connection in your relationship. These obstacles are also prolonging your journey and may delay you in reaching your relationship goals.

What's beyond what you can see on this path? This points to the future beyond what you expect. This response represents the final or outcome card in a reading. The distant future. It also shows what you’re expecting or what’s hidden from you (potential, fears, hopes).

Some of you may actually go into a dream-like state during this journey while others will be able to use your imagination to come up with the answers. If you're able to, journal your responses to these questions as you do the pathworking meditation, and include as much as you can about your feelings, what you notice about the path, and any memories or experiences it brings up. You can also just experience the pathworking and journal later.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 ~ The High Road

Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect the easy path in this relationship. Look at the card from the perspective of walking it.

What's easy about walking this path? 

Are there few obstacles in the way? 

Is it a short path to your destination? 

Can you take a vehicle to get where you're going? 

This card shows you what's easy in your relationship and will hopefully give you a surprising new view of it.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 ~ The Low Road

Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect the difficult path in this relationship. Look at the card from the perspective of walking it.

What's difficult about walking this path? 

Is it uphill? 

A difficult surface to tread? 

Many obstacles in the way? 

Limited visibility? 

This card shows you what's difficult in your relationship or where you're having trouble making adjustments.


Thursday, January 12, 2017 ~ The Road Not Taken

Shuffle and pull a card at random to reflect what hasn't been tried yet in this relationship. This card shows a positive approach that may need to be integrated. Contrast this card to The Low Road. How does it offer solutions to the difficult path?


Friday, January 13, 2017 ~ Vision Board: Relationships

A vision board is a place where you display photos and images that reflect a specific goal you’d like to attain. It helps identify your vision and gives it clarity. When displayed where you can see it frequently, the vision board will keep your attention on your intentions. The goal of this exercise is to use the card as a mini vision board to help you reach your relationship goal.

The first step is to come up with a goal or desire you wish to attain this year in terms of a specific relationship. Perhaps your goal is to have a more loving relationship or to communicate better. You can use the relationship from the previous exercises this week or choose another relationship to focus on. Next, shuffle your deck focusing on the question: What card represents the path to my relationship goal? Select a card at random from the deck. This card represents the path to your goal.

What are your first impressions of this path to your goal? Doable or daunting?

Is your goal attainable? Sometimes your goal is attainable and sometimes it’s not. If you receive a card that shows a major obstacle on the path or some type of dead end, ask yourself what this obstacle might represent in your relationship.

What type of journey? Pleasant, struggle, obstacles? What will you need to experience in order to reach your goal? Are there obstacles in your path?

How long will it take to attain your goal? Look at the card to give you a rough estimate of how long it might take to reach your goal. If the path looks very short, then your goal may be within reach. If the path looks long or the card shows a desolate area, then it may take some time to reach your goal.


Use the card as your vision board. Look at it every day and imagine taking steps along the path to reach your goal. If the path is daunting, imagine that you’re easily overcoming the obstacles (jumping over rocks, or wading slowly but surely through mud, for example). You can also add angel cards or other oracle decks to your layout that will provide guidance or inspiration. Photograph the card or layout and save it as a screensaver or wallpaper so you will have a constant reminder of where you wish to be and how to get there.

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