These 2 cards are in the Past position. In this case, it just means the past related to the situation, so it could refer to something recent or in the more distant past. The Ace of Autumn (The Ace of Pentacles) reversed. In the reversed position, it indicates that there is some sort of block in this area, so it tells us that there was some insecurity or negative thinking surrounding finances, support, and/or time. The oracle card tells us that children play a very important part in our Life's Purpose. This can mean our offspring, those children we've adopted, or those whom we teach or care for in some other capacity. You may have been a healer that worked with children previously. This can also refer to projects that are "our babies" and animals that are part of the family (notice the lamb and lion in the picture).
For me, I used to be a pediatric Occupational Therapist, but stopped working in the field full time when I had trouble functioning due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis (much better now, thank you! :) ). Also, knowing the full story of this spread, this refers to my worry that I would not have enough time to add my current work to my schedule since I had a baby and a 6 year old when it started calling very, very loudly. "But, taking care of my children is my Life's Purpose", I responded nearly as loudly… at first. ;) "Yes, that's one of your Purposes.", the Universe answered… :)
Also, it's very interesting that originally, I was going to use a small Tarot deck and my new Cherub Angel Oracle cards for Children (by Doreen Virtue) and then changed my mind. I laughed when I saw that children were mentioned in the first position, as well as a "negative" card (deciding against). :)
The Tarot card in the Present position is the 9 of Summer (the Nine of Cups). This is the Wish card! This means you are getting exactly what you asked for, that things are going your way, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. If this doesn't make sense to you, start counting your blessings. What are you grateful for? You'll start to see just how good you have it. And if you are still confused, it could be a period of growth for your highest good that may not mesh with what you thought you wanted. When you ask your Soul what it truly wants, the answer is quite simple: peace, joy, freedom. You came here to learn and the grow. Keep in mind that both Mercury (communication) and Neptune (dream states, spirituality, and mysticism) are both retrograde now, causing more confusion than usual. Note that in the Nine of Summer, one of the flowers is the Moon flower, for dreams.
The oracle card tells us that you are safe as you change from one career (or life phase) to another. It can also refer to expanding your previous roles. This means that you do actually have the support and security of the Higher Realms. What has been calling to you is not "just a whim" and your joy is celebrated and encouraged by the Divine. What you are attracted to is also attracted to you. Let go of fears about things not working out, because they are indeed working out beautifully. Let go and Trust.
In the Future position, we have the 6 of Autumn (Six of Pentacles) and the Music card. Both cards mention healing. In the Fairy Tarot card, a Fairy has gone to a healer and accepted her help rather than doing it all alone. Both the healer and the heal-ee receive benefits. The one doing the healing gets to use her gifts and fulfill her purpose to help and the one receiving the healing gets not just physical mending, but the safety and security of being supported and cared for. This can also refer to financial gifts, either giving and receiving in other decks. Though that is a factor here, the healing benefits and joyfully connecting with others is the overlying message. Focus on Service and accepting the help you are offered and all else follows. Listening to your Higher Self always leads to joy and further wholeness whether you are giving or receiving.
Notice that the Angel in the first card is playing a flute and refers to healing as well. So, in the past, you denied these gifts, but in the present and future, they are yours. Music that you enjoy, no matter the type, raises your vibration. When you raise your vibration, you heal. When you heal, when you share your joy from this higher point, you send out a ripple effect into the world. Did you watch the TV series "Heroes"? "Save the Cheerleader, save the World". It's a similar message here: Heal Yourself, Heal the Planet". We are all interconnected. So, by accepting your Life's Purpose joyfully, you both give and receive healing.
Recently, an amazing belly dancer named Jill Parker (speaking of heroes… she is my belly dance hero! :) ) taught a workshop here in Pittsburgh and she had us listen to music while lying down with our eyes closed to really see, feel, and experience the music before jumping ahead with trying to figure out what to do with our bodies to it. During one of the pieces, I saw water with ripples moving out from the center with the music. What I heard to go with that was "ripple effect". When you are experiencing music joyfully, especially through dance, you are healing yourself and also sending out healing vibrations. This is the message here: that you are On Purpose (or on your way) and this allows you to both give and receive healing.
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