A Key to your life purpose


Have you ever wondered why some people have the same problems repeat over and over in the course of their lives? It may be because they are out of sync with the soul purpose with which they were born.

In numerology the most important number is the Life Path. This number will never change because it is based on the actual date of your birth. (To calculate your Life Path add all the numbers of the month, day and year of your birth, for example, 9+18+1973=2000 which is reduced to the single digit of 2.)

The theme of your Life Path number continues to repeat throughout your life. The way you respond to opportunities and challenges are influenced by your Life Path. All numbers exist on a continuum of positive to negative energy, so when you recognize and embrace the positive aspects of your Life Path you will be more inclined to understand the purpose of your life which can lead to living a more harmonious life.

Life Path Meanings

1 – The 1 Life Path energy characterizes the desire to become independent, develop leadership skills and enjoy new situations. The 1 enjoys being the center of attention and loves praise or flattery. They have charm and creative, original minds.

The 1 energy people must guard against becoming opinionated and stubborn, and must learn to share leadership. It is also important to not become selfish or egotistical.

2 – The 2 Life Path energy indicates a person most likely to be cooperative, to have a balanced relationships, and to be considerate and thoughtful of others. A person with the 2 energy likes to work with others and is balanced and fair. Partnerships are preferable to being alone.

The 2 energy people must guard against becoming dependent on others, learn to set boundaries, and to take care of themselves. The 2 energy Life Path wants to help and serve others and may be willing to make peace at all costs.

3 – The 3 Life Path energy represents a person who is creative, playful, an excellent communicator, and hardworking. This person loves to be in the spotlight and has the potential to do well at acting, sales or other creative ventures.

People with a 3 Life Path sometimes need to moderate their activities so they do not get exhausted from their efforts. The 3 energy can become moody and attempt to escape from reality.

4 – People with a 4 Life Path are trustworthy, practical and value order and service to others. The 4 energy is reliable and patient, even though limitations are usually a part of their lives. The 4 energy is that of a builder.

The 4 Life Path Energy must guard against becoming too rigid or structured so that they don’t hear another point of view or perspective. They need to be patient with others and their environment.

5 – The 5 Life Path energy represents the inclination to enjoy change and strive for adventures. The 5 has a number of talents and often goes in many directions at once. A 5 likes variety in the job and has a free and cheerful demeanor.

The 5 has many different talents and often tries to do everything at once so the challenge is to limit the multi-tasking and stay focused to complete projects.

6 – The 6 Life Path has an innate ability to give love and support to others. Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. The 6 loves having responsibility for family, friends and the community.

A challenge for the 6 may be to distinguish between helping and interfering. The 6 can be so responsible that self care is so far down on the list of things to do that the person becomes overwhelmed or even ill. A 6 often needs to learn to set boundaries.

7 – The 7 Life Path is inclined to study the world, analyze, and have original and independent thinking. The 7 often enjoys being alone and is satisfied with fewer material goods than others. The 7 energy is often very spiritual.

A challenge for the 7 Life Path is not to become so reclusive as to become isolated from others. The 7 energy may need to guard against becoming negative and quarrelsome.

8 – The issues for the 8 Life Path generally revolve around the accumulation of money, possessions and status. The 8 energy is very focused, competitive and practical. The 8 learns how to identify and pursue goals and an evolved 8 learns to use power and money in a positive way for others as well as for herself.

A challenge for the 8 is to beware of becoming so goal driven as to step over others. Another potential challenge is to remember to spend time and energy to further relationships with others.

9 – The 9 Life Path is most often very compassionate, generous and has a selfless attitude. Recognizing one’s personal spirituality is an integral part of the 9 energy. The 9s are often rewarded in many ways for the compassion they express. The 9 energy also represents a lifetime of completion and these people are often old souls.

The challenge for the 9 may be to overcome difficulties faced early in life.The 9 Life Path is so complex and multi-layered that you will be dissatisfied until you become involved in the metaphysics of life. You have an insatiable appetite for the spiritual and psychological.

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4 Empowerment Steps to Create Possibilities

1. Set intentions – Make a list of the areas in your life that you want to create new and/or expanded possibilities. Be specific without getting bogged down. Your life is integrated between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. When you want to spend more energy in one area, realize that you may need to shift some energy from another area.

2. Evaluate options – As you review your intentions, evaluate what you will need to accomplish each intention. Do they require an investment of time, money, commitment or space? Decide from among the various approaches that you may take to create your intention. There is almost always more than one action you can take to achieve your intention.

3. Take action – Now that you know what you want to achieve, and the best steps to take for success, really commit yourself to your goals. The purpose of setting your intention is to make your life better and this is your opportunity to claim a more expansive life. GO FOR IT!

4. Pay attention – Keep your list of intentions and actions where you see them and pay attention to how well you are completing your actions and staying with your intention. Pay attention to where you stumble and celebrate your successes.

When you feel stuck, pull a card to see what energy is in your way, and then another card to determine what energy to call upon to get past your challenge.

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Be Empowered To Make Wise Choices

To a certain extent we choose what we want in our life or, at least, we choose how we will respond to what life brings us. Even when we don’t make a choice, we are choosing to let our emotions rule us. Sometimes we need a reminder that we are responsible for our attitude and the joy we call into our own life. Below are seven strategies to increase your happiness.

1. Know and accept that you deserve to be happy. It’s often easier to live your life by default, that is, by absorbing whatever is in your environment rather than by changing your actions and attitudes. However, taking action is almost always empowering and provides you with purpose.

2. Be willing to take risks and move beyond your comfort zone. When our son went to college he had the wisdom to try one new thing every day. It varied from something small, like taking a different path to class to something more dramatic like deciding to learn a new instrument (that choice led him to become a professional drummer and artist). Your mind and heart expand when you try something new. Get your adrenalin moving a little bit every day (or a LOT on some days). You will learn and appreciate more about who you are.

3. Select your entertainment carefully. Although there is a plethora of movies, books and causes that are meaningful, many are depressing. Review your entertainment to see if it makes you feel good about yourself and your universe. Find material that suggests solutions, has humor or is just plain fun. Sing, dance, draw or do some other creative venture that makes you happy. You needn’t be a professional artist to enjoy artistic dips and spins.

4. Avoid negative people, especially at work. Don’t give people permission to spew their negativity on you. Try to create a buddy system by being honest enough to explain to complainers that you are trying to be more positive in your life. Invite them to turn the conversation around by sharing solutions and bringing humor into work situations.

5. Be grateful for what you do have. Start each day thanking the universe for at least 2 people, situations, possessions or ideas you have in your life. Be sincere and explore how to expand the role

6. Treat yourself as you would treat your best friend. This is one of the most difficult tasks when you are feeling down because you may already be feeling awful about who you think you are. But this is the time to look at yourself as you would your dearest friend who needs some cheering up. Do whatever you can to force yourself to be there for that friend: yourself. Give yourself encouragement, buy yourself a treat, say kind words to yourself, have fun with yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, meditate, journal. Never accept abuse from anyone, even yourself.

Sometimes you can’t find joy on your own and that’s okay, be willing to reach out to a professional if needs be.

Life is precious and deserves to be joyful. Do something new and different today.

Empower Yourself for Abundance

Do you have an issue with being empowered to claim abundance in your life?

In order to claim abundance, first you need to define what abundance means to you. Begin by identifying when you have felt in harmony with abundance. It may have been due to material possessions, perhaps it was a sense of love, or maybe it was being in nature. How did it feel, what was your attitude at the time?

We seldom attract abundance when we hold a pessimistic attitude towards the world. When we are negative our chakras are closed down and we can’t let any light into our soul. When we are indifferent or apathetic with the universe it can knock on our doors over and over and we don’t respond because we can’t hear or feel the knock.

Sometimes we need an attitude adjustment and we are so low we can’t seem to get the energy to make the change. When that happens, try this: either from your own deck, or from the Tarot of Empowerment card draw here, call on your guides (or whatever you call on) to show you the one card that will help you claim a positive attitude. Meditate on that card.

Next, draw a card that represents what is in the way of you being able to fully incorporate the lessons of the first card. This card represents the underlying energy that is keeping you from moving forward.

Finally, draw a card for what is your next best step in claiming a more abundant life, as you have defined abundance.

As a former student, Sophie Q Horst, once wrote after a workshop, “Abundance isn’t about money – it is about the flow of life, about giving and receiving, and about not holding on to whatever might block the flow, whether it’s feelings of hurt or anger or simply being unwilling to give of yourself when it’s needed.”

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Make space for renewal in your life and in your environment

Spend a day, a week or a month to take these few steps to freshen up your life.

1. Simplify your living and work space. I used to call this an “albatross day” where I would eliminate the smelly thing hanging around that was claiming attention it didn’t deserve.

We all have paperwork, memorabilia, and stuff around that zaps our energy whenever we see it. Use a day, week, or the whole month to go through everything in your home and office and decide if each thing is bringing you joy or just taking up space.

Make a practice to do what needs to be done to complete the related task; to release the items to a new life with someone who will appreciate it (Neighborhood group, Goodwill, Value Village); or to thank it for its contribution and end its life (recycle, dump).

2. Get rid of the excess, outmoded, outlandish words and messages you carry in your mind that keeps you from becoming empowered to be who you want to be. As you release the physical memories, attachments or other representatives of obsolete thinking from your past, be sure to release those thoughts and messages related to them that keep you from growing.

3. Do something new for yourself. Join, or start a book club or something else that you enjoy doing. Maybe make time for that trip you’ve wanted to take. As the season changes so do available fresh foods. Discover new recipes that excite you. Go to a spa and have a facial or body wrap to release the old skin and allow the new to shine through.

Spring is time for renewal! Share with me how you did, or will, renew yourself.

Love Ritual

This Valentine’s Day, whether you are partnered or alone, I urge you to set aside some time to become aware of, and acknowledge, the love you have in your life.

First, start with yourself. Note the attributes you really appreciate about yourself. For at least this moment, acknowledge your strengths and hear what others have said they appreciate about you. Make a list. Now, make an appointment, even if it’s just with yourself, for indulging in special time for self care.

Next, make notes of the people in your life who you love and of those who love you. The two lists may not be the same. Make a note about what it is you love about each person. As an act of love towards them send them a card or get together with them personally to let them know what you love about them.

Celebrate the love that you are able to receive and the love that you are able to give others. Know that love opens your heart chakra and when your heart chakra is open you are empowered to manifest almost anything you want in your life. But first, you must acknowledge and accept you are already loved.

The Numerology Energy for 2018

2018 is a two universal year (2+0+1+8=11, 1+1=2) that resonates with three cards: the High Priestess, Justice and Awakening (Judgment in traditional Tarot).

The High Priestess energy accesses spiritual enlightenment and inner illumination. The High Priestess has an evolved inner knowing that is associated with feminine powers such as intuition, serenity and psychic awareness. She draws on the secrets and unspoken wisdom in the universe. She understands the mysteries of this world as well as beyond.

The High Priestess represents the highest moral standard, which stands above the manmade law. You connect to the High Priestess through your high self by engaging your intuition, meditation, dreams.

In Tarot of Empowerment the High Priestess is serene as she naturally draws on her intuition to contemplate the True Law of the universe. Her brooch alights, mirroring the heart fire that represents genuine wisdom. Her wisdom engages the intellect as well as intuition. The High Priestess reflects the majesty of the ultimate feminine power.

Another card that represents two in Tarot is Justice (1+1=2). While the High Priestess is the highest moral law, Justice is the highest man made law. Justice is about making a decision, or being judged, based on the rules in a given situation. It’s important to understand what the rules are because the fairness of decisions will be based upon them. Unlike the highest moral laws of the High Priestess, the laws of Justice are manmade.

Justice is often referred to as the “karma card” because all actions have consequences. It is a reminder that the established rules affect the present, as the present rules will affect the future. Everyone must be following the same rules for decisions and outcomes to be fair.

The third card that resonates with the number two is Awakening. Awakening represents the choice to move beyond the limitations of the past and ascend to a higher life purpose. This card represents a shift in consciousness that releases old paradigms of consciousness and dogma that restrict or compromise the authentic self.

Awakening often indicates a time of reaching a knowingness that is beyond those around you. This card is about listening to your higher self by using a combination of reasoning and intuition.

The number 2 represents partnership (enlightenment and inner illumination) and balance. People in a 2 Personal Year are open to new relationships and opportunities that embrace harmony, balance, and cooperation. During a 2 year, when a person is out of balance or in a disagreeable relationship, the person may become depressed because they are not able to act with the 2 energy. The 2 year is an excellent year to build on the new beginnings from the 1 year.

You can calculate your personal year by adding the day and month of your birth to 2018. You do not use the year you were born.

A New Year Ritual

Rituals shift our state of mind through structured symbolic acts. Carl Jung said that symbols are the language of the soul as they connect to the intuitive rather than the rational mind. The purpose of empowerment rituals is to connect with what is in our highest and best good. As we perform rituals to manifest a job, romance, or a new home we are calling on our super conscious to bring the cosmic energy into alignment to create our desire.

I’ve been told that the first twelve days of a new year are the most important to pay attention to what we want to manifest for the new year. Pay attention to how you answer the questions below, revisit and update them during the twelve days. Clean out your drawers and closets, getting rid of the old.

What brought you joy in 2017?
What lessons did you learn in 2017?
Where did you experience grief during 2017?
What do you want to release from the old year?
Who do you want to help this year?
How do you want to play in 2018?
Where do you want to experience growth in 2018?
What do you want to manifest in 2018?
How will you affirm you are worthy of what you want to manifest?

Burn what you want to release and keep your hopes for the future. Happy New Year!

Actions of Empowerment

About twice a week I create a Facebook quote with suggestions for self-empowerment. Below is a summary of the posts from the last several weeks.

EMPOWERED NEW MOON (JUNE 5). Happy New Moon! Take time to look inside yourself and celebrate 3 things that are you. When you are going through transitions it’s good to acknowledge and own what is good that you want to keep and what to release. Everyone has at least 3 things that are good and worth keeping. What are yours?

CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Make a complete list of the changes you want to make and then prioritize that list. Select one change to make and create a second list that outlines steps you think you need to take to make that step come about. For example, if it’s financial security you want, then might want to make a detailed outline of your expenses and income.

You may not want to take these steps, but outline ALL of the options on paper. Then you say the words of power to manifest your intention. By saying the words of power you are creating the space for new thoughts and creativity to come into your life. Be open to the unexpected. Make the words of power your mantra and repeat them several times a day. You will see the changes.

USE THE FULL MOON. In June the full moon will occur on the Solstice and is expecially powerful. The full moon is the time to shine the light in the dark places of your life and release that which no longer serves you. If you made a list of what you want to create during the last new moon on June 5 bring out the list, review it, and burn it. Burning your list releases the energy to manifest your desires in the universe.

For those who did not make a list at the new moon, simply release any and all things that are holding your back from whatever you would like to call into your life (new job, healing, joy, relationship, prosperity or whatever). Be empowered to ask the Universe to manifest that which is in your highest and best good.

EMPOWER YOURSELF IN RELATIONSHIPS. All too often we allow ourselves to be victim to the opinions of others, thereby giving away our power. When you concentrate on the criticism rather than the positive, you run the risk of becoming a victim. Understand that there are many options in every situation. When facing disapproval, review the critique to see if there is value in the other person’s perspective and acknowledge the useful part of what they have to say. If the information is not supportive or productive respond neutrally by saying, “I hear your perspective.” Then, mentally package the information up and send it on the wings of release from your life.

Refrain from engaging in gossip and being critical of the negative person. You can only change yourself, never another person. The more you think or talk about negativity the more power you give away. Whenever you think of her/him say, “release,” and imagine the words flying that energy away. Hold onto your power. You are not a victim.

GET PAST OLD STORIES. A big obstacle to self empowerment is getting past the old stories that you carry in your head that belittle your self-worth. I don’t know why we always hang so tightly to those conversations that makes us feel bad. Here is an exercise many of my clients have found useful:

For 3 days carry a notebook around and record those self conversations that attack your self-worth. For example, “I’m so dumb, I can’t do anything right,” “Ah, what an idiot I am,” “If I weren’t so [fat, lazy, worthless, etc] I would be happy.” You can put tick marks every time you repeat the comment, but do take note of each time the comment comes to mind. Now, see which comments you most frequently repeated and go back in your memory to identify who gave you that story.

Speak to that person’s high self, even if they have passed on, and tell them how those comments have impacted your life. Then explain that you are changing your story and that the old story is not true, and may have never been true, and that you are taking your power back. Repeat this with each of the phrases and with each person who made you feel less than adequate. Replace the negative with a positive message, “I am good at [organizing, singing, care-taking, etc.] and find joy in life.

Burn the paper with the negative words and say, “As this paper is transformed to ashes, so may I be transformed to an empowered, strong and graceful person.” After this ceremony you also need to change the habit of being a victim to the negative stories you believed for so long. When you catch yourself revisiting those negative messages say, “Release, you have no power over me, I am a good and empowered person.” You may need to do this several times a day in the beginning.

2 HOURS TO EMPOWERMENT. We are all responsible for our own lives. Sometimes we can’t control all of the circumstances, but we can practice controlling our reaction to the circumstances. You are empowered when you don’t allow circumstances to defeat your sense of who you are.

Allow yourself 10 to 30 minutes of grief, anger or sadness. Then give yourself 3 to 5 minutes to release the negative feeling. Then give yourself 30 to 60 minutes to think about and perhaps write about what you are going to do to take your power back. The circumstances might involve physical pain management, emotional angst, mental confusion, or spiritual crisis.

Whatever the cause, allow the feeling of loss, neutralize the pain, and get back your power! If you  need more help, ask the community here to assist you.

Why Use a Major Arcana Only Deck?

I’ve been reading Tarot for over 30 years using an assortment of 78 or 79 card Tarot decks. When Gordana Curgus and I created the Tarot of Empowerment Major Arcana deck I assumed I would read with it until we finished the Minor Arcana. However, since using this deck I have found that the readings are more powerful and straight-forward than any other Major/Minor deck I’ve used – and others have reported their readings are also right on every time.

Here’s how to do an empowered reading no matter if you’re an expert or a novice. For most readings, limit the number of cards to about seven.

1. Be clear about the information you want the cards to tell you. A question tells you the framework to which the cards are responding. Form a question that helps you create a plan of action. Knowing what to do is empowering.

2. Assign the purpose to each card in relation to the question. For example, the theme of the reading, the best course of action, the challenge, my true desires, etc.

3. Interpret each card in the context of your question and the purpose you have assigned to the card.

In a Major Arcana reading EVERY card is significant.