Today Archangel Gabrielle joins us. This morning when drawing cards for us two flew out of the deck – The Empress and Awakening, both are Archangel Gabriel, which I did not notice!
Archangel Gabriel: Archangel Gabriel is the patron angel for those in the creative arts. Whether its music, poetry, or other artistic endeavors, this archangel can help inspire your work to new heights. Gabriel is also known for being a loving and helpful motivator if you’re having trouble completing your projects. Call upon Archangel Gabriel for whatever project you are trying to give birth to. She will inspire your creative ideas and give you the courage and opportunities to express them.
The Empress speaks to us about moving forward, being self-assured and self-confident in going forward. To just do – we have waited long enough it is time to take action! Awakening, while it speaks of action as well also includes a pause before taking action. Just a nano-second but a pause none the less to ensure that we are seeing things correctly. In traditional tarot Awakening is the Hanged Man card, one of my favorites, when it shows up it reminds us to look at our life from a different perspective. You know the drill – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – yet Awakening asks us to look and be aware that there are other ways to do things.
Basically today is about going forward, don’t wait, what have you been eager to try or do? What dream are you hanging onto because you don’t think you can achieve it? Time to set the wheels in motion and turn dreaming into doing. We are being given the green light that we can successfully achieve our goals now, but we must act. This reminds me of the yearly message I received of not waiting for others to do for us but diving in and doing for ourselves. Put all your efforts and passion into your endeavors and you will be richly rewarded. Do however be open to looking at all the options, then pick the one that is the most economical and efficient. That is what Awakening brings to us, working smarter, not harder. Our viewpoints change and adapt over time to match our experiences. Pausing to ensure that your dream still matches what you want for yourself is a good idea! What you wanted a week or year ago might not have the same desire or draw anymore. Be yourself and don’t try to fit in, be quirky and run with your passions and ideas and see what dreams you can bring to life!
The Empress: “Lavish abundance. Give birth to your dreams. Nurture yourself and others.”
“Your creativity and hard work are bringing you great rewards, according to this card. You have the Midas touch right now, so anything you nurture and give your loving attention to will flourish. Marriage, children, and issues involving motherhood and creativity are positively affected now. Whether you are trying to give birth to a child, nurture life into plants or pets, or help a new project or business to grow, your creative endeavors will be successful.
Your interest in beautiful, luxurious, or artful pursuits is well rewarded at this time. Concerns regarding physical or emotional well-being fade away. While your ability to nurture others is wonderful, don’t forget to also lovingly care for yourself. Take excellent care of your body with massage, yoga, or anything that makes you feel healthy and vibrant.
Time to move forward
A gift with growing plants and gardens
Determination to get things done
Spend time in nature
A time of excellent emotional or physical health
Awakening: “Look at things from a different perspective. A temporary standstill. It's important to be yourself.”
"It's time to review your plans, according to this card, and look at things from a new perspective. Ask yourself: is it possible that a different approach would work better? Although it may feel like events have come to a standstill, this is temporary. So, make use of the extra time you've been given to rethink your strategies.
You may need to step outside of the norm and the mainstream right now and embrace your unique and eclectic beliefs or attitudes. It's also a good moment to be generous with your time, attention, and gifts. This "tithing" is returned by the Universe many fold to you!
Additional meanings of this card:
Unexpected life changes
The need for patience
The power that lies in being oneself
A pause for reflection
Time moving slowly
A change in priorities
Daring to be different
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.