We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets).

Note: If you have been following us, you might know we have recently bought a country home in Italy [if not, read more on http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/en/sanctuary-of-joy-new-home-in-italy/ ]. Among Olives and various fruit trees, we have around 80 hazel trees in our property, which have not been taken care for a few years but are highly productive (this area of Italy is famous for its hazelnuts). Unfortunately we didn’t arrive here in time to do a proper harvest this year round but, in 2017, we’ll take care for them again and we hope to collect loads of delicious hazelnuts during the next autumn season! Did you know that hazels, according to Wiccan traditions, are known to bring luck, fertility, protection against lightning and for granting wishes? The Celts believed hazelnuts gave one wisdom and inspiration, and hazel wood can be used to make fine magical wands.

Here are the cards we picked:

A) “Second opinion“, from the “Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle cards” by Doreen Virtue, is a suggestion to hear multiple specialists and to consider alternative or natural medicine options. You don’t necessarily have to settle for just one medical opinion you have had about your condition, especially if your gut feeling tells you that something is off in either the diagnosis, the prescription, or both. Every human being is really unique and only you know how you feel! Archangel Raphael wants to make sure that you know you alone are the ultimate authority about your own health, regardless of what science thinks it knows about you and your condition and how to fix it.

B) “Love yourself first“, from the “Romance Angels Oracle cards” by Doreen Virtue, is a reminder that you don’t need to take crap – even if it comes from the people you love – nor be a doormat. It is important to be given the due respect in this situation, whether it’s about a new relationship or an existing one you are trying to heal. The moment you’ll start loving yourself fully, kindly but firmly assert your needs and demanding the respect that you deserve you’ll feel a lot better, stronger and more balanced. As a consequence, the new you will naturally attract more truly loving attentions from the right partners and the right friends.

C) “Trust your own understanding“, from the “Nature Whispers” by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall, might be the ultimate ‘trust your guts’ card for today! The world is always full of other people who are quick to judge and advise but it is your inner radar, your divine inspiration that really needs to be used as a compass to be told where to go and what to do. You are in charge of your own destiny – go for it – whatever you feel that is is the right thing for you, based on your knowledge and intuition – and enjoy the ride!

D) “No need to worry“, from the cute and little “Cherub Angel Cards for Children” deck by Doreen Virtue, reminds you to give all your worries to God and the Angels, breathe deeply, and let go of them. Stop projecting your worries into your future, have faith in this situation and in the love of the universe, think positive thoughts, pray, and you’ll feel a lot better. In due time, things will turn out all right.

We hope this reading was useful and inspirational for you – let us know!

Have a blessed day,
Jyothi & Daniele