Today’s Energy Oracle Card Reading

Working on getting your groove back? Read on…


Working on Getting My Groove Back

I’m trying really hard (because it’s really hard for me right now) to get motivated, get an earlier start each day, adopt a productive morning routine, stay focused, and other good habits for people trying to make a living while launching a business and taking care of a family and the family home while worrying about an aging parent and maintaining a very firm grasp on sanity.

I started the day earlier than I have been starting – not saying exactly what time because it wasn’t all that EARLY, but had a call with my project manager and project team for the work I’m currently doing, already had breakfast and a shower – shortly after dressed, dried hair, called mail order pharmacy about my new prescription (some kind of fish oil supplement – don’t get me started – 180 supply costs $386 – no they don’t take coupons thank you very much – goes toward $3000 family deductible – OUCH!), called sick son out from school, made sick son some breakfast….

Energy Oracle Card Reading


To get to the point of this post I grabbed my “ENERGY Oracle Cardsby Sandra Anne Taylor deck and spent some time shuffling, asked for 3 cards and this is what popped out of the deck – all at the same time:

1st Card: #41 Archangel Uriel, 7th Chakra

Archangel Uriel, also known as the FIRE OF GOD, wears a brilliant crystal crown “vibrating with a passionate connection to the Divine.  She brings power to the 7th, or Crown, chakra located at the top of your head indicating a time of great intuition and guidance from higher awareness – watch and listen for messages from the Ascended Masters, archangels, guardian angels, or loving friends and family members in spirit.

Affirmation:  “My 7th chakra is open to its perfect, healthy state.  Love & inspiration from Spirit – and my own intuition-flow fully to me now”

2nd Card:#26 Hostilities – Defenses Up, Aggressive Energy

The appearance of the man with the raised sword is alerting us that hostilities toward us are about to be-or have already been-engaged.  This aggressive energy may be verbal or emotional, from someone in your environment being excessively critical, backstabbing, even out-and-out slander and in a more overt, obvious way.  This may be something you’ve already been dealing with or it may be coming but whichever the case may be remember – ALLOWING DISHONORING TREATMENT FROM OTHERS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE UNIVERSE TO SEND YOU MORE – STAND UP FOR YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT.  

Affirmation:  “I am receiving the peaceful, harmonious treatment I deserve in my life.  I set up boundaries, make reasonable requests, and make my expectations clear.

3rd Card: #9 Broken Heart, Grief & Loss

The heart broken open reveals darkness, emptiness, and a grief-filled tear.  Whether this pain is from long ago or more recent, a deep healing is being called for now.

Reclaim your power and your peace of mind by venting your feelings and releasing this person or situation.  Open your heart to the light of Divine love and healing, make self-care a priority, and show compassion toward yourself opening your heart to the true and abiding love you rightly deserve.

Affirmation:  “I will release the pain of the past and live with compassion for myself.  Love HEALS and RENEWS me now.”

The Three Cards Taken Together

On the surface, not so uplifting of a reading, huh?  Went really downhill after the first card, right?  My interpretation is that taken together these 3 cards are telling us that we’re being looked after from the Universe, not only looked after but being sent guidance from the Universe! So if you’re reading this and you’ve been having a rough go of it lately (or the horrible year that I hear 2016 was for many people) this is a time to put yourself and your needs, dreams, and desires FIRST. This of course, involves a bit of contemplation work – dare I say meditation – to delve into what it is that you’re needing, dreaming and desiring – as well as – a look at where you are with respect to your family, social and work circles, specifically has anyone taken to treating you like a doormat?  You know what it means when they do it again and again, right?  You’ve given them permission to treat you badly by letting them get away with it once, maybe twice, perhaps even over and over.  It’s never too late to put your foot down and call an end to it though – do it!  Stand up for yourself!

And I don’t mean in a harsh, combative way, no, especially if you’re unaccustomed to standing up for yourself.  Do it in a calm, matter-of-fact way that conveys the message “That treatment is not acceptable.  From this point forward you will address me and treat me with respect.”

Give yourself permission to love yourself!  Take care of yourself in the manner you deserve to be cared for-that sets the standard for how others are to treat you if they want to interact with you on any level.  Otherwise, please tell them they can go….AWAY!

Have you been putting off going to the doctor or doctors for annual check-ups? Pick up the phone and make those appointments.  Are you doing your best to eat a diet that’s healthy for you and getting enough sleep?  When’s the last time you had a good haircut?  Do you have clothes that need to go to the drycleaners?  Plants that need watering?

Sister Mary Chardonnay recommends loving yourself a little today and every day by doing any or all of the following:

  • Get to the doctor, the ob-gyn, the ophthalmologist, the dentist
  • Make a hair, nail, eyebrow wax, massage appointment – or schedule a spa day!
  • Take 15 minutes per day to clear clutter – file, put away, throw away
  • Buy yourself a bunch of flowers
  • Light a candle in your favorite scent – my faves are lavender and vanilla!
  • Diffuse some aromatic oil to lift your spirits – lemon, spearmint, eucalyptus – FRESH!
  • Search YouTube or i♥Radio, Pandora, etc. for music playlists to lift your spirits, start the day energetically, mood music, binaural beats for positivity – there’s so much out there – you don’t have to love the music or listen to it all day but while you’re doing your morning routine it will elevate your mood
  • Breathe, remember to breathe!  If you’re holding your breath right now because you’re stressed out STOP what you’re doing.  Sit up straight and fill those lungs to capacity with some OXYGEN, in through the nose and out through the mouth baby – TEN TIMES- and see how much better you feel

Namaste, Bright Blessings and Loving Thoughts



Tarot Tuesday: Man Holding A Heart

He’s ba-a-a-a-ck..


This guy keeps turning up in my readings….I feel like I should be sending him birthday cards or something…

The other day I pulled a card from my Energy Oracle Cards deck by Sandra Anne Taylor and who turned up again but this #45 card “Man Holding Heart”

The messages for this deck are on the skimpy side and for this one:

  • signals greater clarity about emotions and their purpose in your life; more balanced approach to family and love (if a man is the subject of the reading)
  • presence of a new man in your life who tends to be more thoughtful and aware – whether or not this man is a love interest or a friend, he brings a high intention to help where personal projects, family, or home issues are concerned

As for the card number – 45*

  • The angels are helping you through a positive life change

45 reduces to 9 (4 + 5 = 9)*

  • Get to work, Lightworker–now!  The number 9 means that you’ve completed all of the prerequisites to achieve your life purpose.   Stop procrastinating, as it’s time to start taking action steps.  Even baby steps are useful

*From Doreen Virtue’s Angel Numbers 101 available on along with the Energy Oracle Cards.

Even though the man holding the heart has turned up several times for me already I’ve never gone the next step and consulted the Angel Number book about #45 – so there you have it – another instance of the same guidance coming to me in reading after reading.


Reaping What You Sow….

Just Keep Sowing, Just Keep Sowing….

As you may or may not have read, just about 3 years ago I decided to take a hiatus from my professional career as a consultant and educator, to focus on home and family, as well as reconnect with my creative side.  A side which I unintentionally managed to keep hidden from even my closest friends for what turned out to be a really long time….And by the way,  I felt extremely fortunate to be able to take the time off because I really needed the break.

In addition to very literally getting a message from above one evening after a particularly difficult and unrewarding day, I had been feeling this tug to get away somewhere–to paint–to write–to knit, but mainly to just BE in the quiet so I could hear myself think.

So over the past few years while I’ve been driving to soccer practices and drum lessons, de-cluttering closets and taking art classes–the usual routine for a domestic goddess, I’ve given much thought to what kind of job I want to do going forward.  Double income household & lifestyle living on one to one and a half incomes only lasts but so long I’m afraid!

Asking and Praying Doesn’t Hurt Either

I’ve also been putting it out there to the Universe–praying for inspiration about what I am meant to be doing in my life at this time–outside of being the very best Mom I can be to my two children, that part of the purpose I’ve had down cold for a long time.

And just like Matthew says in 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” I got an answer.

In fact I’ve continued to ask for clarification and further insight and the message has remained substantially the same–

Back in July 2015 when I first got my oracle cards:

Express Love Through Action

Demonstrate Love – Act on what’s important to those you love

Creative Writing – Archangel Gabriel hit me right in the eye with this one:  “Your soul longs for creative expression through writing. Honor any inner nudges that guide you to write. As you work with your connection to the written word, you may receive Divine guidance to write article or books for publication.

As the messenger angel, Gabriel loves to help writers and journalists deliver healing messages.  

There have been other, similar messages coming out of separate readings from different card decks but all with the common theme tying life purpose.

So when I receive comments like those that have come in recently I really feel the messages I’ve gotten meshing with what I’ve been working on in a way that seems meant to be….

Recent Comments from My Readers

Here’s what I mean – a few of the comments that really touched me and felt like little presents given to me or a big hug from the person making the comment.  These made me feel very connected to the writer:

Such a “comfy” blog. Sounds so peaceful.

In Chapter 36 of Exodus, God talks to Moses about Oholiab saying that the Lord had given him “skill and ability” to perform the work entailed in building the tabernacle. I often think of that when I see the beautiful art pieces that pull at my heart strings. Skill, ability, and God inspired. Pray that your Csweet Shoppe is blessed.

Thank you, Cynde! I’m smiling right now. 😀

Something tells me you get that.

Something tells me you get that.

There’s nothing so gratifying as being able to connect on such a personal level as to evoke empathy and a feeling of a kindred spirit.

I’d not heard of cocooning before, it is an apt description for depression and withdrawal.

I wish I had such clarity of thought

I knew we were gonna’ be friends and this confirms it

Thank you for being yourself and sharing your story!

This is beautiful and inspiring. Everyone needs a breather. We forget we should stop doing things or thinking about something all the time. Being present and mindful of every thought and action is a way to stay happy and content.

and one about my art…

All your items have such personality!

All of this has given me such a feeling that as I’m consciously pouring love into all that I do and writing from my heart as my authentic self I’m being rewarded with some pretty awesome feedback in return.  I’m extremely grateful to all of you who’ve taken your time not only to read what I’ve been writing from my heart these past weeks but to also honor me with a comment from yours. <3

It’s been a good month….I’m counting my blessings!



Tarot Tuesday for Jan 26, 2016

Please Disregard Date Stamp

My mystical powers fall short of being able to schedule this post for publishing yesterday, a Tuesday LOL, but in the interest if keeping it moving I did this reading last night and didn’t want to wait a week to share…this is known as “Cynde Time” by the way.

(An aside, I can’t help myself ok?…..the day and time of the week for the most views to my blog is Wednesday a.m. however my views are really low today while everyone is posting like gangbusters so I know my peeps are around….not a gripe, just interesting how this all works and I AM paying attention)

One Mother Mary Card

In pulling one card, I first think about a particular thing that I want information or guidance about.  Last night I chose my Mary, Queen of Angels  deck and I wanted to know about the most important thing to focus on for today.

Mother Mary says “Love is the Answer to All of Your Questions”….When you pray for love to heal your situation, God sends angels to your side.  Use only loving words to think, speak and write. Surround yourself with the highest energy possible to witness miraculous healing, discover new opportunities, and wonderful relationships. 

Thank you Holy Mother!

519frmnchil-_ac_sr9895_13 Card Archangel Oracle Cards Spread

Focusing once again on a particular situation the cards are pulled as follows:

  1. the Origin of the situation – Archangel Jophiel says “Clear Your Space”  Get rid of clutter, clear the energy around you, and use feng shui.  CLUTTER can erode energy, creativity and prosperity (don’t I know it!!) Fresh Air~Open Windows~Donate~Recycle~Discard  The color associated with A. Jophiel is deep rose pink and the crystal pink rubellite.
  2. the Truth of the situation – Archangel Gabriel says “Leadership” It’s time for you to assume leadership power and position to lovingly guide others.  Inspire~Motivate~Serve~Help~Teach  Be a living example of following one’s Divine Guidance.  The color associated with A. Gabriel is copper and the crystal citrine.
  3. the Outcome of the situation –  Archangel Azrael says “Comfort” I am with you in your time of need, helping your heart to heal.  Color associated with A. Azrael is vanilla cream/pale yellow and crystal creamy yellow calcite.

Essential Oil:  Purification

I also have a page dedicated to essential oils by Young Living which I use regularly and which are available through me if you’re interested in checking out my Essential Oils page.  As mentioned on that page I’m not hawking the oils but when I ordered mine I ordered the full starter kit as a wholesale buyer and that automatically sets me up to sell to others and earn a portion if I wish to do so.  (I mention for the sake of transparency and full disclosure) but I will tell you that if I write about something in this much detail it’s because I love it, use it and think it’s so cool that others would definitely enjoy it as much as I do, kwim?

Anyway the oil I diffused last night was a mixture by Young Living  called Purification.  I love that – Purification – and I might have chosen this one if I’d gone into my box of oils but this one happened to be sitting on my nightstand.  I love when things work out this way.  So the  Purification mix when diffused creates a sweet refreshing scent that’s meant to “deodorize and neutralize the air”.  The oils in the mix are:

  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree
  • Myrtle
  • Citronella
  • Lavandin* not a misspelling – lavandin is another variety of lavender Lavandula Intermedia

Young Living Rose Shaped DiffuserWhat To Do With The Oils

The diffuser I have came with the kit I bought that came with a large variety of different oils including most of the ones I would have ordered individually–it was a great deal–I use the diffuser all of the time and have tried most, if not all, of the oils that came with the package.  End of pitch!

Goddess Oracle Card Reading

Ask, Seek, Knock…..

3 Card Spread Saturday Evening

Intention:  When I did the 7 Card Cross Spread the other night the message I received boiled down to “we’ve already told you you’re on the right track and everything you need to move forward is available to you.  My question Saturday night was to get more specific about what I need to do NEXT…..IMMEDIATELY.

I had put all of these different things in motion and sought immediate guidance for “What is the Most Critical Thing I Can Be Working on Today?

Using Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards I pulled the following cards.

First Card:  essentially speaks to the back story of your question or situation

White Tara – sensitivity – 

message: “you are becoming increasingly sensitive.  avoid harsh relationships, environments, situations, and chemicals.”

ordinarily I don’t write any interpretation especially when I’m sharing my own reading but in this case I must say that it made a whole lot of sense to me that something had driven me into my cocoon a few months back 

Second Card:  right now

Cordelia – go outside

message:  “You have been indoors too long.  go outside and get some fresh air.”

ya think? how did Cordelia know about the cocoon???

Third Card:  going forward

Athena – inner wisdom

message: “you know what to do.  trust your inner wisdom, and take appropriate action without delay.”

How Did I Get To Where I Am Right Now?

So I have all of these various things going on – all touched on in my CJ’s Unrealistic Goals for 2016 and on any given day I’m needing to dive into to one of the areas – the problem is that knowing myself (ADD hello) if write up a weekly schedule for myself and say ok, on this day I’ll do this and next day I’ll work on that….I’ll completely ignore my own list.  This is how I roll and what I’ve learned about myself in isolated moments of clarity is that I have so much more energy and get so much more done if I go with what I’m feeling at the moment.  That’s where it gets tricky because if I’m cocooning I’m purposely trying to avoid feeling and you can see how that ends up, right….I’m not in touch with those feelings about things I’m enthusiastic about so I’m enthused about shutting the world out and playing Mahjong Solitaire on my Kindle Fire.  Get the picture?

What I’m Doing About It Today

I hope this glimpse into the inner workings of my mind and the self-talk that goes on here isn’t scaring you because for me, it’s exciting when a bunch of thoughts, ideas, concepts come together and the first thing I want to do is sit  down and write about it so here we are.

In working with these oracle cards, listening regularly to guided meditation recordings, having a series of reiki sessions, reading, writing, and contemplating all of this I feel I can really relate to the messages I’m receiving – specifically messages about writing, creativity, helping others, teaching others, my level of intuition, and so forth, however, that stuff’s not putting food on the table or paying my cell phone bill at the moment, know what I mean?

What do I need to be doing today????  More self talk – “Seriously Cynde?  You know a planeload of cash isn’t going to dump thousand dollar bills onto your front lawn…you need to keep working at the things you’ve put in motion and be Patient.  

That “P” word and I have never been close friends but along my journey I’ve worked at it and so for today I took a soothing bath (essential oils I added were spearmint & eucalyptus btw) to just refresh and cleanse.  While soaking I listened to Lilian Eden’s guided meditation The View – Unleashing Your Greatness found on YouTube.  There’s the link, I’m not embedding it because it’s 30 minutes long, but I highly recommend it if you’re the slightest bit interested in guided meditation.

During the meditation part I did experience a number of very clear ideas about specific art & painting things to work on today so once I hit Publish I’m headed down to my studio to get started on exactly what came to mind during the meditation.  Of course, the fact that I’m on United States, Eastern Daylight Time, means that it’s nearly 3:00 in the afternoon and I should be thinking about what I’m making for dinner hasn’t completely escaped me but rather than letting the fact that I don’t now have the whole full day  be an excuse for procrastinating I’m going to work while I think about what to make, take a break to make it (and surely then it will also be time to open some wine), and then get back to the paints.  This, by the way is known as “Cynde Time” as in there are no clocks in my world….

You can bet that I’ll be sharing the results but for now I’m off to get started.

Aside: The Goddess Oracle Cards come with a guidebook that goes into the history of each of the goddesses and what she’s all about and the ways she can help you if you reach out to her.  I find that extremely interesting but not relevant to my primary intention in writing this for you today. Please do let me know if you’d like to hear more!!!!