Saturday, December 2, 2017

Happy Holidays!

It is that time of year again and November has gone by faster than ever!  I have been very busy since I last blogged taking care of family matters and taking care of myself as well. I’m sure I am not the only one feeling like i was caught in a whirlwind the past two months.  But we do our best to keep up with everything and that is all that matters.  I want to extend warm wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season. 

As December comes upon us, we will be going through another Mercury Retrograde from December 3 to December 23. The overall rule of thumb during this retrograde is to be extra cautious about any major decisions or purchases.  Double-check the details on any documents.  Also, accidents, strange weather and communication mishaps are more likely.  I asked Spirit to give us some guidance for this Retrograde through the Tarot cards.  For this reading I used my Crystal Tarot deck.  It is one of my favorite decks, because with each card there is an associated crystal.  For example, if The Devil card shows up in a reading, it would have a smokey quartz crystal in the picture. This is the crystal to meditate with when you are feeling drained or overwhelmed from negative energy and negative people.  This crystal is excellent for protection and helps us out of difficult phases in life. 



 
This mini spread shows cards and corresponding crystals of what one would expect for a retrograde period in Sagittarius.  Although the retrograde does not officially start until December 3, the feelings of it can emerge days beforehand and afterward. December 3rd is also a full moon, super moon.  So, what does this mean?  Let’s get to the reading.  It is interesting that all four suits are represented in this short spread, I believe this is significant in itself and it reminds us to keep our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies in perfect balance.  The recent unveiling of sex scandals among prominent figures in entertainment, politics and journalism has been disheartening and this was represented in the card spread.  We may be feeling like we have been stabbed in the back and we don’t know who to trust.  People feel let down by the news that so many were involved in unfathomable, despicable behavior.  On the other hand, as for the retrograde, the reading also speaks to it being a time to reflect rather than react to recent events.  There can be some good that comes out of all this turmoil.  The truth is coming out and the veil of deceit is lifting.  Mercury Retrograde is a time for planning rather than action.  Although some Sagittarius traits may have us wanting to jump to reactions, now is the time to really reflect not only on patterns in world events, but on our own personal life patterns. This way, careless mistakes are avoided.  The silver lining is when we do this, we will be well prepared for the new year and ready to put our plans into action.  I also like to add that when dealing with all the chaos in the world, we would all be better off working together rather than pointing fingers and being divisive. Please remember we are all connected and what the collective conscious focuses on is what we create.  Let us grow spiritually from our experiences and allow our souls to elevate from this world of dualities.  This is what the cards reveal.  We need to make decisions with our heart.  We need to come together and heal each other.  Love is what the world needs, not hate.  One of the crystals in this spread that can aid us is indicolite, which promotes positivity, creativity and self confidence. It is for the crown chakra. Aragonite is the next crystal and it is used for patience and problem solving.  Melanite will help us steer clear of dark emotions. This crystal as well as the one prior are good for our solar plexus chakra.  The last crystal in the spread is malachite, which helps our brow chakra.  This crystal is a healing crystal that balances emotions.  

Last but not least I also pulled a Power Animal Oracle Card from my deck by Steven D. Farmer and it was the Snake Card, the perfect match!  Many people fear snake and associate them with negativity but snakes actually symbolize healing.  They are represented on our medical symbol as well.  Research the symbol’s history to find more information. The snake card shows us that we are healers. It capped off this reading because we need to understand as children of God we all have the ability to heal ourselves and each other.  Mercury Retrograde is a great time to take time out for yourself and study the healing arts.  It is also a great time for a personalized reading.  Please click the contacts tab of this site to contact me for a personal reading. Also, please remember to “like” my Soul Igniter, LLC page on Facebook. Thank you! God bless and have a wonderful holiday!



 


Monday, October 9, 2017

PEACE



Doves all over my computer keyboard, this is the vision I awoke to before getting out of bed this past Tuesday morning.  Monday had been a day full of sad news. First, the Las Vegas tragedy and then I hear that one of my favorite musicians, Tom Petty, had passed. So Tuesday morning, I really felt like staying in bed and hiding away from the world.  I’m sure many people were feeling the same way.  I had experienced a wonderful weekend prior to Sunday and Monday’s events and I was feeling inspired and energized.  I was giving readings at a Psychic Fair and I met many like-minded souls.  I was feeling good and inspired about being part of this group. But then, the previous mentioned events occurred and it really dampened my spirits. I was having a difficult time keeping my mindset positive.  I was angry, sad, and frustrated. Before going to sleep, I asked my Spirit Guides and Angels to send me a message to help me feel better so that I can write this blog.  Going back to my vision, I feel my Guides sent it as a message for me, but also as a message for me to share with all of you.  This is why the doves were on the computer keyboard.  My Guides often show me the computer or pen and paper when they want me to write. 

Doves have many symbolic interpretations.  One of the most common is that the dove symbolizes peace.  In Christianity, another well-known meaning is that the dove represents The Holy Spirit.  The dove is symbolic in the Jewish faith as well as other faiths.  It is not exclusive to any one religion, which is super cool because neither am I!

In addition, many people of varying faiths report seeing white doves after a loved one has past.  My cousins reported seeing one flying by a beautiful rainbow after my grandmother’s funeral.  Rainbows are often seen after a loved one passes as well.  I believe my vision included many doves because they symbolized the souls of all that had passed away during the Vegas incident.  The message is that all those souls are being taken care of on The Other side and our loved ones are still watching over us.  Doves also remind us to take time out to slow down, regroup and connect with our Angels and Spirit Guides and take part in actions that bring comfort to others.  It is really heart warming to see the flood of people exhibiting acts of kindness towards each other besides all the tragic events that have taken place. 


However, there are those that choose to use these incidents to further divide us and pit one group against another.  Although this happens, please remember to turn your focus away from gloomy thoughts and instead look for and find samples of humanity at it’s best.  To get further clarification of the message here, I asked Angels to send a message through my Doreen Virtue Angel Tarot Card Deck.  The Archangel on the Justice Card is Archangel Raguel.  Archangel Raguel is the go to Archangel when we need help making decisions, and when we need help creating peace and harmony in relationships.  The message is so synchronized with my vision, it is obviously heaven sent!

The 3 cards in this spread show that we must move on from hard times and repair relationships in order to create the peace and harmony we wish for in this world.  It starts with each individual and their relationships.  What can you do to repair your relationship with your self first?  Then, what can you do repair your most important relationships.  Then from there, how can you help others do the same?  The justice card tells us to continue to stand up for what we believe in, but in a peaceful manner.  Dare to still be happy and spread peace and good will despite what happens in the world.  It is all parts of our soul’s growth and elevation.  Humans are going through an important shift to raise our souls to the next level and end the reincarnation schematic and this world of duality.  We must remain strong, like Tom Petty said in his song, I Won’t Back Down.


No, I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down
(I won't back down)
Hey, baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won't back down.”

From what I can see, there are plenty of examples of people doing just this.  I love how people are finding ways to help Puerto Rico when others thought it was too difficult to get through to them.  It goes to show that the old saying of “when there is a will, there is a way,” was right on the mark. 



So, do you need some help getting through a rough patch in your personal life.  A Tarot reading is one of many spiritual tools you can use to help yourself get back on track.  I would love to help out!  Schedule a reading with me by clicking on the contacts tab of this site to find my contact information.  Oh and by the way, we just had our Harvest Moon, which is the perfect time to work on yourself and do an in depth spiritual analysis. Then, shed from your life what no longer serves you and then start moving in a direction that helps you to complete your goals for this lifetime.  Again, I can help!  Send me an email and lets get a reading scheduled.  Here is a photo I took on a recent trip to Sedona that I would like to share.  It certainly helps to lift my spirits; I hope it does for you too.

Carolyn Hodge (Soul Igniter)





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Full Moon Power


Hello!
I apologize for being so late with my blog. But first and foremost, I want to send prayers out to all the people in the paths of the recent hurricanes.  I pray they stay safe and will have plenty of help and resources for recovery.  

I am glad that I am finally writing this blog around the full Moon time. It is a good time to connect with spirit for messages. I'm also glad we are done with Mercury retrograde. Dealing with mercury retrograde and the solar eclipse energy while in the process of moving all at one time has been a bit much!

It is still very hot in the Arizona and we have had quite a few fires in our area. The full moon actually looked orange due to the smoke in our atmosphere. As the west deals with fires, the east coast is dealing with hurricanes. All this instability can bring our emotions to the surface, especially under a full moon. So what are we to do!  Well I asked Divine entities to come through with a message for us through my Shaman Tarot Deck.  With all the tumultuous changes occurring to our planet, I felt the need to connect to this Native American Deck of cards since Native Americans are closely connected with nature in their culture. 

I immediately picked up on the number six as the number of cards to use for this spread. The number six in numerology is about creating peace and harmony in our lives. The full moon is a great time to do this.  Full moon energy used in a positive way is a time when we clear clutter out of our lives and prepare to put plans into action that will improve our lives and our souls.
 
The first couple of cards of the spread show that many people our feeling out of balance and in disharmony due to world conditions and personal situations.  Our focus needs to be on our strengths, not weaknesses.  We must firmly believe that we can overcome all the challenges life sends our way.  There is also a message to be our true spiritual selves and not hide under a made up facade.  No matter what weight is thrown on our shoulders we need to show that we our strong and even stronger when we unite for a common good. This particular Strength card from this deck has a full moon in the background.  Of course this is not a coincidence, because a full moon can play with our emotions so it is important to focus on turning them into positive emotions for your soul.
This spread shows that we need take a deep, honest self-inventory and analyze what is working for us and what is not working. Working to better humanity means also working on your own spiritual growth and development. Evaluate your emotions and thought processes. What thoughts occupy your mind a majority of time? Are you worrying and doubting yourself? Are you blaming others for what goes wrong? Do you spend a lot of time being angry? It is very important that you are honest with yourself, but it is also very important that you do not beat yourself up over mistakes. Please know that all of life, including adversity, is helpful for your soul’s development. Doing this self-evaluation will help you put into action steps needed to advance on your spiritual path, but also help you to leave behind actions and thoughts that no longer serves you.  This part of the reading reminds us to make decisions from the heart, not from fear, doubts, bitterness, or pessimism. It also reminds us to take good loving care of others and ourselves. Many people are already doing this by coming to the aid of victims from recent disasters. Praying for each other and helping each other in any way we can is what gets us through life’s perils.  There is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that I would like to include here that aligns perfectly with this reading.

The spread shows that we feel that our world is upside down. We feel anger and hatred at people who we feel have betrayed and cheated us, including world leaders. Although this may be true and it is okay to have these feelings, we can't let those feelings take us into a deep hole of negative emotions. We must keep ourselves in the light and ask God and divine sources for help. We need to forgive those that have hurt us and pray that they are healed from what causes them to act in these ways. Remember spreading hatred will only create more. Remember we are all connected and are all children of the divine. Some choose to disconnect from The Divine Source, but we can pray that they do decide to reconnect. I want to share a vision I had a couple of months ago. I saw the moon flashing yellow and then I could see the earth next to it, only there were two earths! This vision means to me that we are in the process of creating a new earth and all that can mean challenging times; it also means more spiritual growth and ascension for our souls. The rest of the reading is letting us know we have the power to create the world we want to live in. Own your God given power!


I like to add that I am just like anyone else. I go through my own adversities and a whole sea of emotions. My sun and moon signs are both Scorpio! Talk about intense! Despite this, I have learned to recognize when I'm getting stuck or off track and quickly shift myself in the right direction. Doing a Tarot reading for myself is often difficult because it is like doing that deep self-evaluation and facing some facts that I may have been in denial about. But in the end, I am always grateful for the message because it helps me face reality and get back on track. So, what are some ways you can start owning your power in a positive way in your individual lives? Let’s find out. Click the contacts tab to find my contact information. Also, you can find me on Facebook under Soul Igniter. Please do me a favor and like my page. Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you!



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