Wednesday, September 26, 2012


My Cup
Rather than lead a life of negativity and self - pity, God has allowed me to choose to build a positive life of joy and thanksgiving.

At times my cup has overflowed and I give You thanks.

At times my cup has been full and I know I am blessed.

At times my cup has been half empty and I choose to see it as half full.

At times my cup has been ninety per cent empty and I choose still to see it as ten per cent full.

At times my cup has been empty and I give thanks that I still have the cup.

At that time that the cup itself was broken, shattered beyond recognition, I thank You that I still had the pieces.

At that time I picked up the pieces and rebuilt the cup myself, I thank You that You watched and carried me.

As my unsound, frail creation failed and my vessel broke again, I thank You that You picked up the pieces and fashioned a unique vessel of Your choosing.

As each moment passes, I thank You for knowing me and creating me a unique vessel to Your specifications that will withstand/overcome any fires or trials that this lifespan encounters.

Connie Dohan

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Angel Card Draw

22 Sept  Saturday  from the Original Angel deck

You  need to show a bit of spontaneity - change  routine every once in a while. 

Take a chance now and then.

Start seeing things with a dash of humor.

Don't take your self so seriously

And see the world and others through softer, kinder eyes.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Power Angel Draw

Friday is Power Angel deck - the mini sized cards that pack a full sized punch.

The advice could be universal -


positive thinking
and constructive actions

However, this particular draw is read 2 different ways & is for two different people following this post.  Your heart will sing if it's you!

You are starting to take your love /partner for granted.  Realize she is Universe's gift crafted just for you.  Take the time to cherish, respect and honor her & you will be amazed at what you receive in return.

Stop and look at the eating and spending patterns you are beginning to slide into.  If you carry on this way you will be financially strapped by holidays and your wewight will race out of control by the end of the year.

The Cracked Pot
     A water bearer in India served his master by toting water from the stream to his master's home.  He carried the water in two pots that hung on either end of a pole balanced across his shoulders.

     One of the pots had a crack in it; the other pot was perfect.  The perfect pot always delivered a full portion of water from the stream, while the cracked pot always arrived at the master's house only half full.

     For a full two years this went on, every day the water bearer delivering one full and one half-full measures of water to the master's home.  Naturally, the full pot was proud of its service, perfect to the end for which it had been made.  But the cracked pot was unhappy; ashamed of its imperfection only half able to do what it had been made to do. 

     After an eternity of what it perceived to be bitter failure, the cracked pot spoke to the water bearer one day.  "I'm so ashamed of myself", it said.  "I want to apologize to you."

     "But why?" asked the water bearer.

     "For the last two years," spoke the pot, "this crack in my side has let water leak out all the way to the master's house, and I have been unable to deliver but half my load. You do the work carrying me from the stream to our master's house each day, but because of my defect, you don't get full value from your effort," sighed the anguished pot.

     Kindly, the water bearer told the distressed pot, "As we return to the master's house today, please notice the lovely flowers along the way."

     As the trio returned up the hill, the old cracked pot noticed the winsome wild flowers - the sun glistening off their bright faces, the breeze bending their  heads.  But still, at the end of the trail, the faulty pot felt bad because it had again leaked out half its load, and again it apologized to the bearer for its failure.

     But the bearer said to the pot, "Did you not notice that the flowers were only on your side of the path?  Because I have always known about your 'flaw' I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we wind our way back from the stream, you have watered them.  And every day I am able to pick these beautiful flowers to adorn our master's table.  Were you not just the way you are, the master would not have had this beauty to grace his house."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily Angel card Reading

Today we use the Angel Tarot deck  - another in of Doreen Virtue's series of angel cards.
It is the standard sized card & standard sized tarot deck.  Is has a nice thick instruction book which deals not only card meanings but consecrating the deck, reading the cards as well as a  few suggested spreads.  A novice could do a reading with the information provided.

Today's draw is good advice for all of us but as I drew it, I felt it was directed to one of you  in particular.  So if this reading seems to particularly sing to you, that will be why :)

Four card draw (my spread, not Doreen's)
1     2
 3     4
 1 The Star
Happy times!  Make  positive ,optimistic long term plans.On the right path

2 Page of Water
A new person enters your life.  A relationship begins a new phase.  Heightened psychic abilities,

3. Queen of Fire
Stretch your wings and fly! Don't underestimate yourself.  Assert your independence and creativity.

4.King of Water
Open your heart and mind to those around you .  Trustworthy and heartfelt advice.

The Interpretation
You've been through a lot of "bumps & bruises" but you're finally on the right path.  You meet new people and the relationships with current and past relationships change because of your new  path.  
Be strong & do things your way.  You have the talent and the ability.  See yourself as the talented creative person the world does.
Take advice from wise counsel. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Karmic Angels Reading

The "Angels of Karma" deck is a  foreign deck sourced at the web site on the bottom right side of the picture.
There are 32 delightful small cards measuring in at 4" x 2.5".  They are rich and full of symbolism.
Having said  that, I find them foreign to my North American eyes, counter-intuitive and "stiff" to read.  Many of the angels have names that are tongue twisters. The card meanings are brief one or two phrases that have to be memorized. The instruction sheet is probably the tiniest I've seen and it is quite a strain to get the information off it. The instructions are offered in five languages with the English translation being some what cumbersome. Only one spread is offered - a four card draw.

Let's give it a try! 

Card 1  the desire
Card 2  the power
Card 3  the present
Card 4 the response

#3 Gabriel
"bearer of good news"
exciting news of a project being realized 

#17 Anael
"director of  karma of love and personal happiness"
works on your behalf to resolve all emotional problems without you experiencing ill health.

#11 Jabamlah
"brings to light everything good in a person and reveals their  talents"
do not  rely on others - be self confident

#5 Ariiel
"Brings luck and freedom from duress"
recently attained freedom must not be used improperly

You are going to get that thing (or resolution to a situation) earlier than you expected. All the stress and worry surrounding it will be gone as well, giving you better balance, health and improved general well being. You now realize you do have the abilities to accomplish your  goals on your own strength. Be wise and fair in your dealings and show restraint when called  for..

Tomorrow - Doreen Virtue's Angel  Tarot 

 SPECIAL Late Addition Prize:
14 square inch reading cloth & matching deck pouch  in  sun & moon motif 
It will go to the first person to post in the comment section of today's blog

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healing with the Angels

Tuesday -
Today we are using the "Healing with Angels deck.
This is another 44  (3.5"x5")  card deck by Doreen Virtue
Its one word saying on each card whispers a direction for the reader to take but is wide enough in its meaning not to be restricting.

Most of the spreads you will see me using here over the next few weeks may not look familiar to the readers among us.  I do the spreads intuitively and therefore they are not found in books.  Go ahead and use them if they call to you.

Today's five card draw is laid out in my Mosaic pattern:

 Card #1
Your call from the angels
We've been sending you signs but you  haven't gotten them.

Card #2
You need to look at this aspect of your life

The balance (or one particular aspect of it) in your
life is off kilter to the point where it is causing health issues.
There is a better way to handle the balance problem.

Card #3
The solution that is in yours highest & best good.


Take a walk and listen to nature.
Play some chakra music.
Spend an extra 5 minutes in the bath or shower.

Card #4
The result of your effort.

 You won't feel so conflicted.
    You'll  be in harmony of body, mind & spirit.
    Life will become clearer to you.
    Decision making will come from a balanced perspective.

Card #5 
Final out come


You will receive more than you expected on all levels

Join us tomorrow for a bit of different spin on things - Karmic Angels.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Think you've got a great idea?

Today we are using the Doreen Virtue "Messages from Angels" deck.  It is one of her earlier decks.  The cards are a nice 3.5"x5" pretty & easy to read.

This Sunday, the draw was for 2 cards for  the present.  They echo each other & encourage that NOW is the time to put thoughts into action & make dreams a reality.
1.  Isaiah says
 "It is a good time to give birth to new ideas and situations in your life.
I am watching over you,guiding and protecting you during these changes."
2. Mystique echoes with
 "Keep charging ahead and don't take NO for an answer.
Expect miraculous solutions to appear" 
So, what ever idea or brainstorm or even inkling you've been having, NOW is the time to put it into action.

Join us tomorrow (Monday) for  another draw from a different deck -"Angels  & Gemstones"

The following is for YOU & worth reading to the end 

One Flaw

By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?"

And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart-and she will do everything with only two hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Only two hands!? No way! And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish."

But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord."

"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."

The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak," the Lord corrected, "that's a

"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.

The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride."

The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing."

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened  friend.

They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

(author unknown)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Original Angel Draw for Saturday

These wee cards are called the "original angels".  I have also heard them called "Angel Bits".
Each is  1"x2" and has a single word on it...but a single word can speak volumes.

I keep a deck in a crystal bowl in the foyer of my studio where waiting clients and staff alike can draw a card themselves to find out what their focus for the day should be.

The simpleness of these cards is in stark contrast to most people's work week and a good way to start your weekend fresh & new.  Let's look at today's draw.
This draw shows me that you are seeking a spiritual experience, an enlightenment, an awakening,  The  thing that is holding you back is your attitude  - this may be conscious or unconscious.  Start finding JOY in all things.  This is the key that will open  the awakening that you seek.
SURPRISE BONUS- I will give away 2 color readings today!
They will go to the first two people to leave a comment on this blog page.
Simply leave your comment & end it by listing your 3 favorite colors. (I also need the first name you are most commonly called by).  Then your reading will show up here later today .    Congrats  to our 2 winners- Daniela & Bethany!
(Their readings appear below.)
Watch for more surprise offerings to be scattered randomly through out the following days & weeks

See you Sunday when we see what Doreen Virtue's "Messages from Angels" deck has to offer.
I feel this is all about work, not relationships
I don't know what you've been going through the past 3-4-5 months  but the people around you have not been giving you enough recognition, enough pats on the back, telling you that you've done well.  They don't appreciate what it's taken for you to get from where you were to where you are now.  Universe sees   it - Kudos from Universe on a job well done.
Universe has much to offer you in the future but you will have to believe in yourself even more in order to access the bounty waiting for you. Yes it's time for the perks & good things in life to come your way.
I believe you have tapped into your soul's calling and are starting to pursue it  - if not full time now, you should be heading in that  direction.  Your idea, what ever it is, is a good one  & could fill a marketing niche if marketed well. Your business endeavors are supported in all ways by Universe, You should be doing something in a supportive, alternative health track.  Learn how to commune with your angels/guides as they can give you good information on how to proceed in business. 

You are doing a lot of assessing (mulling as well) about where you have been, where you are now & where you would like to be in the future.
You feel stuck in a rut as  you have no idea what you really want to do in the future or where you want to d"with it" & dynamic on the outside but your inside doesn't match is a shadow of the real you.
You will not discover your soul's purpose/life's calling where you are.  You need a new location and a new group of people surrounding you. You are talented and intelligent & have the support of Universe in moving on.  You will succeed in what ever you do. 

Power Angels-Card Draw for Friday 14 September

The POWER ANGELS deck is compact with the full sized deck cards coming in at just 1.5" x 2.5"  Their messages are definitely full sized!   

Today's draw reminds us to give graciously and also to RECEIVE graciously.  Givers are easy to spot.  But what a blessing to find a truly gracious receiver!

And of course GRATITUDE -the importance of developing an"Attitude of Gratitude" at all times and all places.
 Tomorrow's draw from the Angel Bits.  See you then

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Angels don't  usually announce themselves in large booming voices - although they certainly can.  They generally leave much more subtle calling cards.
In order to commune with angels, you have to learn to  hear their voice.
One fun way is to draw an angel card for general guidance for the day -or a spread if you are looking for detail.

I thought for hte next month or so we'd do an angel card daily draw and allow that to be an avenue for the angels to guide us.

There are many lovely  angel decks out there. I chose the following seven for
 variety & starting tomorrow will post a one or two card draw & reading for us each morning from the decks as follows:
Sun     Messages from Angels
Mon     Angels & Gemstones
Tues    Healing with Angels
Weds   Karmic Angels
Thurs   Doreen Virtue Tarot Angels
Fri         Power Angels
Sat        Angel Bits

Any one interested in a reading via skype see the side bar menu
                             Get to know you color reading  $6 for approx 5 mins
mini angel reading approx 15 mins $15
full reading approx 30 mins  $30
                                                          (makes  a great gift)

American Angels that sparkle

                                                          more click here
 The link above will take you to a site with many, many angels - angels for seasons, military, birthdays etc
I created them all & have not put a copyright on them.  So you are free to reuse them as desired.