Welcome to my monthly blog post where I create a simple intention based on a monthly card reading! If this intention resonates with you, feel free to use it as a focus for this month (or however long feels right for you)!
When I pulled the cards for this month, it was like magic. Such a beautiful message that I think we can all benefit from and that most of us struggle with on a daily basis.
Read below for the full card reading and take what feels good for you and leave the rest. Messages are meant to find you in the most peculiar ways when you're willing to notice and listen ;)
Some things to keep in mind when using an intention:
- Write it down and put it where you can see it regularly (bathroom mirror, desk, beside table, wallet, etc).
- Say it several times a day clearly affirming it - you can stand in a power pose (like running across the finish line), hands on hips (like Wonder Woman), placing your hands on your heart, or even doing a little dance. Whatever makes you feel like this intention is possible when you say it, then do that!
- Visualize for just a few minutes each day your intention as if it has already come true.
- Practice your favourite Yoga Nidra meditation that allows you to state your intention during the practice. When the mind and body are relaxed, your mind is much more susceptible to suggestions, so this can help make this intention become true for you even quicker than by doing it on a conscious level alone.
- If you haven't done so already, you can sign up to receive access to listen to my free Yoga Nidra meditation here.
Intention Setting Reading
1st Card - Self-LOVE
What does self-love mean to you? You may often find yourself looking for love from other people. It is common to feel validated, special and worthy when you feel that love coming from someone else. But what is stopping you from giving yourself the same love, validation and worthiness you seek from others? We often find fault with ourselves and we're usually our own worst critics. We say things to ourselves that we wouldn't even dream of saying to someone else. I'm hoping this reading inspires you to be kinder, more compassionate, loving and accepting of yourself. Love doesn't have to be something we wait to give ourselves when we reach a certain goal or look/feel a certain way. It starts right now in this moment. Love who you are, and speak kindly to yourself. When you start loving and accepting yourself (without changing a thing), you can share love and acceptance with others in a much more authentic way. We want our children, family and friends to love who they are because we see the beauty in each and every one of them....wouldn't it be divine if we felt the same way about ourselves? You are important, you are loved and you are enough just as you are!
2nd Card - JUDGEMENT (20)
The judgement card brings a time of awakening! You are being called to rise up and transform what isn't serving you anymore. This is a time of reflection and new awareness. If we look at the judgement card with the lens of self-love, you are being invited to reflect on how you feel about yourself and how you believe others view you. Are you living your truth and being who you really want to be? Or are you wearing a mask and hiding from your true potential? We often feel that we have to live "small" in order to not upset or feel as though we're "outshining" others, but this isn't living with integrity to the truth of who you really are. Shine your light and experience true love of thyself. Sometimes it can be difficult to transform these old negative belief patterns, so seek support if needed to help you get through this transition. You deserve to be happy and to live in a way that brings you joy. Don't dim your light for the sake of others. Be loving, kind and compassionate to yourself and others and see how your life and experiences unfold for you.
3rd Card - queen of wands
Oh this Queen, how I love her so!! She is one of my favourite cards in the entire Tarot because she is unapologetically herself! This is another reason I love these cards so much. They truly bring forth the most inspiring and insightful messages! The Queen of Wands couldn't have been a more appropriate card for this focus of self-love. She shines her light and follows her passion even though she may experience difficulties or fears. In tandem with her own personal growth and struggles, she still shows up and leads with confidence, enthusiasm and charisma! She fills the room with her light, wisdom and fun loving energy. She's the type of person you inspire to be like and is a warm and nurturing mentor. She's fiery, fun and confident. Use the energy of this Queen to shine brighter and show up exactly as you are!! Turn to this energy for self confidence and strength to enjoy life and follow your passions. Her energy is contagious and she can take on any task. This Queen encourages you to believe in yourself, take ownership of your personal power and know your worth and beauty inside and out.
4th Card - 2 of pentacles
The two of pentacles brings with it a message of balance. What are you trying to juggle and balance in your life now? How are you managing with priorities at this time? This is an invitation to reflect on how you're coping with your priorities and where you can create more balance. When we look at the 2 of Pentacles with a lens of self-love, what is out of balance when it comes to self-love and acceptance for you? Are you taking time for your own self-care? With the infinity sign, we can look at this card as wanting to be perfect and if we don't see ourselves in this way, then maybe we feel like we just aren't worthy of our own love and acceptance. Connect deeply with your heart and sense the energy of love. Feel this loving energy permeate throughout your whole being and know that you are worthy and deserving of love, but you must first experience this love from within. Prioritize your commitments and ensure there are activities that align with taking care of yourself like meditation/relaxation practices, and moving your body in a way that feels right for you.
A little extra insight.....
How often do you praise and say nice things to yourself? This entire reading is based around reflecting on how you see yourself, the actions you've been taking and how you show up every single day. The focus is self-love, and the judgement card is giving you permission to awaken to the magnificence of who you truly are! You are amazing and don't be afraid to shine. Be the best version of you, not what you think others want you to be. JUST BE YOU! The Queen of Wands is confident, and she knows all about self-love. She is kind and fun and can handle anything even though it may be scary. Take your cue from her and lead with ❤️ love and grace. If you don't have time for self-care, then the 2 of Pentacles is pointing that out now....Reflect on your priorities and what you say "yes" and "no" to. Are you saying "yes" to yourself? Are you making yourself a priority? If not, then it's time to make some new plans and fit it in.
questions you can contemplate: 🤔
- What does self-love mean to you?
- What are some kind things you can say to yourself? Can you look in the mirror and say those kind things? If not, why?
- How do you want to be seen?
- How do you see yourself?
- Is there a part of you that needs forgiveness in order to feel acceptance?
- How can you shine your light more brightly?
- What are you passionate about? What is holding you back from pursuing at least one of those passions?
- What are you trying to juggle in your life right now?
- Do you make yourself a priority? If not, what is one thing you can start doing to make yourself a priority?
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Cards from this reading:
Card 1 - Daily Rituals Oracle by Jackie Morgan
Cards 2, 3 & 4 - White Sage Tarot by Theresa Hutch
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