A Past Life Reading for Jennifer

What is a Past Life Reading?

This reading is a combination astrology and soul reading that will provide you with a better understanding of who you are so that you can make the absolute most of your innate talents and gifts. Real growth comes from understanding and transforming behavior patterns so that you can challenge yourself to develop in new and exciting ways based upon knowledge of your past lives.

A past life reading also includes an examination of the north and south nodes of the Moon in your birth chart. The Moon rules your feelings, moods, and emotional body and is the most important planet in your chart from a karmic/past life perspective and will help you understand your karmic mission for this lifetime based upon your past lives.

Jennifer's Comments:

Okay, so I'll just take it from the beginning. When I was little I had several dolls that I had named Beatriz and I used this spelling when I wrote out their names. One doll in particular was a rag doll and she had wavy blond hair. I remember my sister telling me that it was a dumb name for her but I insisted that was her name. I found it interesting that I had wavy hair in my past life (guess I'll never get rid of these curls!)

In my adolescent years I used to show horses and I still enjoy riding and even crave to ride, but I no longer own a horse.Several years ago my now ex husband and I started going to Renaissance festivals. At first I didn't want to go, but after my first time attending one I felt very comfortable and loved being dressed up. Also I have no problem understanding Shakespeare or other Elizabethan works which people find odd.

I am fascinated and petrified at the same time of bats, but the mystical stuff has always fascinated me although I have never practiced anything like that because it just feels a bit weird.

You mentioned that you caught glimpses of other lifetimes and in one of them I was blinded by pain and feeling pain behind the knee - I have always been enamored with the US Civil War and have always felt that I was a Confederate Soldier who died in battle.

On to the second lifetime! My paternal grandfather's name is Amiel and I got a little kick out of the fact that you felt my name sounded like Amiel. Still a blond, huh? At least in past lifetimes I didn't get the blond out of a bottle!

I have always wanted to be a Gypsy!! When I was married we used to take off in the car without alot of money, and just drive until we stopped. The craziest thing we ever did was take off and drive to Southern California and we only had $300 to get us there and back. It was a fun trip though!

I also love a good bonfire and feel at home when I am at one! My dress style is very gypsy like or bohemian.

Becoming a nurse and working at a hospital is sort of interesting - I cannot stand blood and guts. I have gone back to school to study social work and I still want to do social work but I am kinda changing my mind and am interested in grief counseling or working in a hospice center instead - I just want to help people. Mystical influences have always interested me but I have always been afraid to dive into it. Maybe in this lifetime I should.

You talk about receiving a charm - when I was born my maternal grandmother pinned a Virgin Mary charm to the mattress of my crib. The charm was silver but Mary was in blue. All of my mattresses have had this charm on it, but one day it disappeared and I have not been able to find it since - that was probably about 4 years ago. I am going to work on the "tendencies to leave behind," especially the impatience and the second guessing of what others are thinking. All in all I thought it was a great reading!! Thank you VERY much!

A Past Life Reading for Jennifer Jamiel

*This reading was reprinted with kind permission from Jennifer.

I will begin your past life reading by taking a look at two of your past lives based upon a psychic/soul reading of your past life energy.

Lifetime 1

The first lifetime I tap into takes place in England during medieval times and your name is Beatrice (Beatriz).

The first thing I see is a horse wearing some sort of head hear (a mask) running up and the rider has a plume on his helmet and hands a message intended for the king to a gate keeper.

Then I see you, all alone, high up in a tiny window within the castle. You are looking down and your face is pale and your hair is long, blonde and wavy. You are quite bored and lonely as you traipse from room to room dangling your hands over the furniture.

Fast forward in time…you have your own castle now and a tall, thin husband, but you’re still bored! So you go to the local witch for help and she gives you a potion to stir up some excitement in your marriage. You take this potion, but start to feel like you’re seeing bats in your hair so you stop!

Later on you give birth to a baby boy, “Timmy” and a girl, “Anelise” and you are happier, but you also have a vision of a masked “Bird Man” that you have been dreaming of for awhile. He is someone that complements your soul and brings you strength.

So you take up riding and dream of him, as if searching for him while on your long rides. You never find him, but you realize later that he was the brother that you never had (he may have died at birth).

Life Lesson: This was an unfulfilled life in some ways, but you endured, made the best of it and lived well, but always with the feeling that something was missing.

I also catch a glimpse of several other lifetimes:

- I see simple toy wooden animals and people making the sign of the cross. - You are blinded and in pain in this lifetime and feeling pain behind your knee. - I see a group of three black haired Celtic friends making merry.

Lifetime 2

The second lifetime I tap into takes place in Holland in the 1700’s and your name sounds like Amiel.

My first image of you is as a stocky, strong, wide, blondish woman wearing a pale blue apron. You are very practical and take charge.

I see creeks full of running water around you and I see you herding chickens.

You are married to a man named Jeremy. I also see a ‘friend’ of yours by the name of Magda. She is a strong woman with wild black hair. You are strangely attracted to the wild gypsy ways of Magda especially when you catch glimpses of her sitting by a fire at night. She is such a contrast to your own practical life.

You don’t want to befriend her (she is too far beneath you) but you do decide to let her read your palm. At the last moment you take your hand away from her just before she read it because you are afraid. Instead, she reads your tea leaves not saying anything of importance, but she does give you a charm, like a wish.

After receiving this charm, you begin to focus on what you really want in life and you decide that you want to help people and be compensated for doing this. So you become a nurse and eventually you work at a hospital and this truly fulfills you.

You never mention the gypsy encounter to anyone, but you keep that blue charm safely stored in a treasure box, for it changed your life.

Life Lesson: Once again you invited mystical outside influences into your life and most importantly, you paid attention to them. During your lifetime you managed to build upon your strengths and contribute much to society. This was a good life that was well lived and you were a very giving and strong person.

Jennifer, I’m ending this part of your reading by surrounding you with health, happiness and the guidance of your strong will.

Part 2 - An Astrological Analysis of the Nodes of the Moon in your Natal (Birth) Chart

Your Karmic Mission based upon past lives – Why are you here? (The Nodes of the Moon)

In astrology, the Moon rules our feelings, our moods, and our emotional bodies. It is the most important planet in our chart from a karmic/past life perspective. An analysis of the North and South Nodes of the Moon will help you better understand your Karmic Mission for this lifetime based upon your past lives.

Your North Node is in Sagittarius in the 1st House (Aries House) - Your present life. Your South Node is in Gemini in the 7th House (Libra House) - Your past lives.

North Node in Sagittarius

Attributes to develop: (Work in these areas can help uncover hidden gifts and talents)

- Reliance on intuition, prophetic abilities, and invisible guidance - Spontaneity – developing a sense of freedom and adventure - Direct communication free from censorship - Trusting oneself - Spending time alone and in nature - Intuitive listening – hearing the meaning behind the words

Tendencies to leave behind: (Working to reduce the influence of these tendencies can help make life easier and more enjoyable)

- Second-guessing what others are thinking - Indecisiveness - Perpetually seeking more information - Gossiping - Impatience – wanting immediate answers

You may find yourself on an unending search for information in a desire for mental security and on a search for truth. The bottom line is that you will never have enough information to know what the “truth” is. At some point, you need to go beyond logic to your intuition, and demonstrate what your higher truth is telling you. Real growth is only possible when you learn to let go of control and follow your intuition. Acting from your own truth will draw out your integrity and bring the right people to you which will help give you the security and peace of mind you seek.

You are highly intuitive and can excel in the psychic fields. You can also be successful in situations involving interactions with foreign countries. You are happiest when using your talents to find solutions ie. lawyer, religious or spiritual leader, professor, publisher, or a role in advertising – promoting various causes that you believe in on a mass level. You have a gift for foreseeing probable outcomes and when you verbalize this you can create win/win situations. However, if you work in professions where understanding and reporting how others think is the goal you may not fare as well. Teaching mundane subjects or working with projects that deal with fact rather than inspiration, can promote uneasiness and fear of being hurt unexpectedly.

You have spent many lifetimes in positions where it was essential for you to understand how others think: as a teacher, writer, orator and salesperson. You have the talent of seeing everyone else’s point of view, but in the process have lost touch with your own truth. Now you need to connect with your spirituality and rediscover yourself. You also have the gift of gab and can see into the mindset of other people.

You may have a tough time making decisions because you are accustomed to seeing both sides. To avoid this problem, you must not allow yourself to question your first feeling of “knowing.” Your intuition is usually accurate.

Be careful not to slip into telling white lies. Your special gift in this lifetime is truth. When you can honestly and directly reveal your own point of view, others will respect what you say.

The desire to win is also correct and healthy for you. You have a positive, cheerful and outgoing nature and are attuned to insights from your Guides and Angels. When you become negative, it’s because you’re thinking too much. As you relax your mind, your natural faith in positive outcomes will be able to re-establish itself.

One of the greatest gifts you can share with others is your unique ability to help people overcome negative thoughts and to show them how to take a positive point of view. One of the greatest challenges you face is achieving peace of mind. One viewpoint that could help is: “Hey, this is all just an adventure! It’s an experiment, a discovery!”

It’s also healthy for you to retreat from society, and spend time outdoors, with animals, and in nature. Regular exercise, meditation, hot baths and swimming will help you relax.

Healing Affirmations:

- “When I follow my own sense of truth, I win.” - “When I let others be themselves, I am free.” - “My intuition will show me the right road, spontaneously, as events occur.”

North Node in the 1st House (the Aries House)

Attributes to develop: (Work in these areas can help uncover hidden gifts and talents)

- Independence - Self-awareness - Trusting one’s impulses - Courage - Self-nurturance

Tendencies to leave behind: (Working to reduce the influence of these tendencies can help make life easier and more enjoyable)

- Debilitating selflessness - Being Mr. or Ms. Nice - Obsessive attachment to fairness and justice

You need to watch out for of a preoccupation with justice. What you really want is to experience happiness, harmony and support with one partner whom you love, but this feeling of completeness will never be achieved through another, because it must be achieved individually first. You are also someone who needs to do your own thing without being limited by the input of others. You are the leader, the innovator, the pioneer.

From past lives, you have the gift of being able to see the other person’s point of view and negotiate diplomatically to ensure fairness. You can use this innate ability to further your own success.

You have had many past lives of supporting others and you have a natural talent for it. You may have had past incarnations as a housewife, secretary, counselor or assistant. You were the person ‘behind the scenes’ who gave others energy and support. Although you were very giving in past lives you did had an ulterior motive; you were part of a team and if your partner did well, it also ensured your own survival. So you gave up paying attention to your own needs in order to devote full attention to your partner.

But your present incarnation is not set up to work this way. In the process of supporting others, you extinguished you own identity. Your destiny now is to get in touch with the strength and power of your own vibration. That is why every time you rely on a partner to come through for you without asking directly for help, you end up feeling disappointed. It’s time now to rediscover your self.

Healing Affirmations:

- “When I trust myself and follow my impulses, everyone wins.” - “Before I can support others, I have to learn how to nurture myself.” - “I can help others best by truly being myself.”

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Brett Ward’s First Soul Reading

Brett reviews her soul reading: I just have to tell you about an experience I had a couple of days ago! I recently had the pleasure of interacting with Kathy Crabbe on Etsy.com Kathy is a Soul Reader. She offers psychic, astrological readings along with crystal healing exercises to help guide, transform and align you with your Soul’s true purpose. I was impressed with her knowledge and presence and decided to purchase a “mini soul reading”.  It gives you a brief glimpse into what is going on with you at this time. It is created for those who might be skeptics or just beginning an interest in matters spiritual. She “tunes into your energy and then emails what she “sees”.

Kathy emailed me her impressions. I read them and could relate to practically everything she wrote. I won’t get too detailed about this, but one thing I will mention is this…Kathy reported that an old person named Joe was hanging around. He was affiliated with the railroad and wanted to tell me something. My grandfather’s name was Joe and although this could have been gathered from my profile on Etsy.com, the railroad connection could not. My grandfather was obsessed with all things railroad and dreamt of being an engineer. It was an unfulfilled dream as he worked at the shipyard most of his life. When I mentioned this to Kathy, she told me that she read my profile AFTER she emailed the reading to me.

There were many other connections that Kathy made in this brief but startling reading. I wondered if she could do this in a mini reading, what would a full reading bring? That question had yet to be answered, but if I decide to go on with that, I’ll let you know what comes of it. She has a blog that will give you even more information about what she does and who she is.

I highly recommend Kathy. Give it a try but I highly suggest you just plunge in and get her full reading. Something tells me you won’t be disappointed.

This post was originally published on Brett's blog ART-i-FACTS. You can also find Brett at  Van Fleet Street Design

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A Soul Reading for Jennifer

This article originally appeared on Jennifer Leonard's Blog - I'm Just A Gurl. I had done a soul reading for Jennifer quite some time ago and was deeply honoured and touched that she decided to share it with others. Jennifer's Blog Post:

It started with a tweet about 10 months ago. One day, feeling stuck and tired, I typed “I need a psychic!” I got a Direct Message from Kathy Crabbe (soul reader and artist) and thought, why not?

I have an open mind about all things and I’ve always been curious about psychic readings. I tried an introductory reading. I didn’t tell Kathy anything. I didn’t ask any questions. I never met her in person. Our only communication was through a couple of tweets and emails. Whether you believe in this kind of thing or not, let me tell you about her reading for me, and why one name, Regina, really struck home.

What’s in a name?

When I got Kathy’s reading in my inbox, we were on vacation in Idaho for my husband John’s first Ironman. We got back to the hotel room one night. I decided to check my email. I was excited when I saw a message from her. I opened it up. One of the very first things she wrote was:

I also sense a ghost (earthbound spirit) around you by the name of “Regina”– have you encountered her yet? She likes to stomp around a lot!

If you know me, or have read any of my blogs, then you may know that I miscarried a child about three years ago. When John and I were thinking of baby names, he really liked the name Regina for a girl.

I wrote Kathy about this. She replied,

I am sure that the spirit of your baby was around for this reading, she came in loud and clear at the very beginning (and esp. the fact that her name was mentioned – because I do find that it is very difficult to get exact names – so that is why I’m saying that her spirit was coming through and connecting with you – through me – in such a strong way)

I never really thought a reading would go so deep. I was hit with a wave of emotion. I cried for at least a half hour. I woke up during the night several times with just one name on my mind.

Other “Sparkly Blessings”

Aside from being moved, there were lots of things in her reading that resonated with me. I’m sharing my reading with you below. It was very nicely done. I liked her approach.

About your reading: An intuitive reading will often contain some information that is correct and some that is not. My readings are usually quite accurate, but if anything I say feels wrong to you, it probably is. You know your own information, intuitive and otherwise better than anyone else, so please don’t give that power away to me. You are here to get a different perspective – not the “right” perspective. Anyone who tells you that they know more about you than you know yourself, or that they are 100% accurate is someone to be very wary of. A reading is never set in stone, your free will is always the final determinant.

The reading was signed with “Many Sparkly Blessings…” — enough to make anyone smile.

Well, here it is. My reading in full. Enjoy!

A Soul Reading for Jennifer

- The very first thing I was drawn to in your reading was a gemstone called “Tiger’s Eye.” Tiger’s Eye enhances one’s ability to understand and mediate between the two sides of an issue. It can help one find the middle way of balance, the trademark of a true spiritual warrior.

- I also sense a ghost (earthbound spirit) around you by the name of “Regina” – have you encountered her yet? She likes to stomp around a lot!

- Your energy feels so pleasant, fulfilling, calm and bountiful – I could sit with it for a long time and just rejuvenate…

- Now a dachsund breaks in on things and suggests that I pull a fairy card for you (this is kind of unusual actually – I’ve never had a dog pop in on a reading before!)

The card I pull for you is from my Fairy Herbal Healing deck and is called “Fennel.” The Fairy Herbal deck consists of eighty oracle cards that I created from my Fairy Herbal paintings. Their energy is light, ethereal, airy, and sparkly plus based in the green world, so add in some earthiness and green energy as well.

Fennel has the ability to protect one’s home and family. It was also used by the Saxons and is useful for those who practice meditation. Taking Fennel as a magical tonic will bring the ability to have a long life, face danger and be strong in the face of adversity. It is also said to help maintain fertility and virility.

- Now I am sensing you becoming a bit impatient and anxious that we move along.

- The next stone I suggest that you work with is called Black Tourmaline. It will help you center, stay calm, ground and focus. When Black Tourmaline appears it is encouraging you to undertake a ritual of purification. Perhaps you are holding onto old patterns that no longer serve you. When you purify your self and release worries and resentments, you are making room in your life for spiritual gifts to be received.

- Perhaps it’s this card and what it represents, or the next card I’m about to pull that is causing you some irritation, but I’m also being shown a man, someone you “can’t stand.”

- We’ll put him aside for now as you are asking me about your future.

This next card I pull is from my Lefty Oracle deck and will take a look 6 months into the future and it is called “Nambia pleasantly present”.

- So I ask you this question, “Where do you want to be 6 months from now?”

- I sense that you don’t want to be stuck here. So I ask you, “What part of yourself are you cutting off?” Well you need to do it and give yourself 3 years to develop it.

The next question you ask me is, “What is it?”

So I pull a card called “The Aries Goddess” from my Goddess Zodiac deck.

Aries embodies spring fire; she is erotic and independent, a primal rebel with revolutionary thought. Aries asks us to wake up and remember who we truly are, even if it bothers those we love or work for.

- You need to stay with it…focused and inspired. I see you strong and shining brightly, like the Sun. Your inspiration helps others in a really practical way ie. women that are down and out. Your spirit and strength are put to good use. You are secure and doing a great job.

I am ending your reading by sending you a prayer for good works and feisty determination. (Plus swimming whenever you can – the blue water is good for you.

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A Spirit Guide Reading for Holli

About Spirit Guide Readings:

Spirit Guides are wise teachers and guardians from another dimension that advise and protect us. They are dis-incarnate spirits (ie. animal totems, angels, nature spirits) that can act as spiritual counselors or protectors for us, during our time of need. I will also provide you with suggestions and techniques for connecting to your guides on your own. You can order a spirit guide reading here on my website.

A Spirit Guide Reading for Holli

*This reading is being shared with client permission.

This reading is in response to your wish for a connection with your spirit guides.

The first image I receive is of tigers!

The Tiger as your personal totem has this meaning: Tigers are considered to represent yang energy, and are also a solar animal which associates them with the sun, summer and fire symbolism.

Asian lore considers the tiger to be the protector of the dead, and tigers will often be seen in graves as a mark of protection, assuring peace for those who have passed.

I am also drawn towards working with banded gemstones for your reading such as Tiger’s Eye and Petrified Wood.

Petrified Wood allows us to access our roots or beginnings, which are stored on a cellular level, drawing strength and knowledge from our ancestors and our lineage. This allows us to “speak” to those who went before and gain wisdom from them. Honour where you have been, release the old, and allow yourself to move forward in a new direction.

At first your guides are very suspicious and protective of you – they want to make sure that my intentions are pure and honourable before I am able to connect with them!

An Exercise to Help You Connect with Your Guides

Next, they suggest an exercise that will help you to connect with them more easily. They suggest creating a circle of stones by surrounding yourself with yellow gemstones such as Calcite. This can be done literally or through visualization. To begin you are to get comfortable within this circle and to remain calm and centered.

Yellow Calcite promotes heightened awareness and truth. It encourages certainty and sureness, memory enhancement and quick thinking.

You are to realize that you are indeed protected here. You can also say some prayers as well as acknowledging the elements, earth, air, fire, water, your ancestors and The Great Spirit along with Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky. Nothing can harm you within this circle – you are safe.

Next, you are to ask to connect with your guides and to say: “Show yourself, send me a sign.” I am now seeing a long line of guides waiting to see you!

First I see a mother holding her baby. She is very warm, loving and nurturing. She is there for you – you are always a part of her and you like to watch her caring for her little one.

Next I see a Native American dancer wearing a wolf head (or it could be a coyote head). I also hear the name “Raymond”. He offers you protection as well.

The Wolf as Totem has this particular meaning: Deeply emotional, and wholly passionate, the Wolf is the lover of the zodiac in both the physical and philosophical sense of the word. The Wolf understands that all we need is love, and is fully capable of providing it. Juxtaposed with his/her fierce independence – this Native American animal symbol is a bit of a contradiction in terms. Needing his/her freedom, yet still being quite gentle and compassionate – we get the picture of the "lone wolf" with this sign. In a nurturing environment the Wolf is intensely passionate, generous, deeply affectionate, and gentle. Left to his/her own devices the Wolf can become impractical, recalcitrant, obsessive, and vindictive.

I also see someone in a cloud. I believe it’s an Angel – she is so glorious! I can only feel her energy (not really see her) and she is so bright (I catch glimpses of yellow) that it brings tears of joy to my eyes. She shines Grace upon you. And she says to you, “Listen to your heart (of course) and your guides. Then lie down beneath a blanket of stars and let the stars infiltrate your being so that you are one with them. Then you will fly and be free. There is much good for you to do in this world and although you may feel unsupported, we are here.”

I’m also given an image of a red hand-knit sweater that is quite small, as if it was meant for a child. This sweater is some sort of talisman for you. You are also a fierce protector yourself.

Next I pull a card for you from my Lefty Oracle Deck and it is called “Crazee Janice dancing as fast as she can”.

Because the Lefty cards were all drawn with my non-dominant left hand, the ‘intuitive’ hand (controlled by the right brain) they do not come with any kind of written interpretation. That part is up to you, so go with your intuition and trust whatever images, thoughts or feeling come up. It’s time to trust yourself and put your intuition to work – go!

I do believe that this card is indicating that you are in the middle of a whirlwind of events right now and you’re just doing your best to stay sane and catch up, but to know that this too will pass, so stay the course - ’steady as she goes’!

You will grow into your role and your uncertainty will turn to grace and strength and grounded-ness for you have touched the Divine and you know your place here on Earth - thus you are free.

I’m ending your reading by sending you a blessing and a prayer and surrounding you with light, love and quiet, fierce knowing.

Holli's Response: Yes I received the reading. Thank you :) It resonated with me strongly. My mother died when I was four so the first person coming through being a mother wasn't too much of a surprise. My name is actually Scottish not Indian, but I have begun to have more of a focus o nature/pagan spirituality so it was nice to see an Indian. I have also been focusing lately on how to communicate better with them. It seems that I have been asking for a sign, and just not getting it, so the message of how to communicate with them certainly was an answer to that question. I still am not seeing the signs from them, but I am going to keep trying :)

I just found it fascinating that you had an interest in the images as tarot-type cards - that thought had not even crossed my mind - so thanks for thinking of it!

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A 3 Question Soul Reading for Shirl

How a Creative Soul Reading Works:My preferred mode of reading someone's soul-energy is via distance - this allows me to focus on you, your spirit and your guides in a focused way clear of distractions. Each reading involves preparations such as meditation and yoga to help me focus. I will often pull healing stones and a card(s) from one of my four self-designed and painted Creative Soul Guide oracle card decks, but unlike a tarot reading I will not actually look at the card until after your reading is finished. The card imagery and description often serve to accentuate and emphasize certain points in your reading and along with the healing stones may also give you some more tools to work with on your own after the reading is over.

A 3 Question Soul Reading for Shirl

This reading is in response to your questions:


1. Will I find my soulmate in this life (whom I believe was the man in my dream with the cardinal from many years ago) or am I destined to be alone? 2. Am I meant to be a writer or artist or is there another path I'm meant to find/be on? 3. Conventional religion never felt "right", and I've tended to drift toward a more New Age philosophy; if I truly have a Spirit Guide, how can I better "tune in" to learn and find some peace in this life?


The very first image I receive for your reading is of a snake wending its way through life and encountering much bracken and wild terrain that has been difficult to get through at times.

- I am seeing numbers – as if there is some kind of count down and you’ve had to learn patience in the process.

- I also see the color orange in your aura – representing creativity.

- I am sensing that you are ready to unlock the door and let out your talents and gifts for all to see!

- You’re not only ready, but you are prepared too, and people trust you!


- There may still be some goop/gunk left over from childhood that is holding you back and could be cleared from your third chakra (represented by the color, yellow.)

- Your Spirit Totem appears and is a crow or raven. He reaches in to grab this gunk (which appears as a worm-like thing) from your solar plexus area (third chakra) and extracts it.


Crow is an omen of change. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time. With Crow medicine, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust.Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life’s mission and balance past, present, and future in the now. Shapeshift that old reality and become your future self.



- Please try and envision the crow doing this (extracting the gunk) and also envision shining the color yellow onto this area – feel it flooding your naval/solar plexus area as you work on strengthening and empowering your core being along with your health.


The gemstone Yellow Citrine will also help with this. Citrine (yellow-gold) is reminding you to open yourself to guidance and to the Divine Will.Remember, you will manifest whatever it is that you hold foremost in your mind and energy.Are your words and actions consistent with what you want to create?


- Your crow buddy is now sitting on your shoulder – he wants to watch the proceedings!


Question 1


- Next, I pull a Goddess card in reference to your first question and the card is called “Aquarian Goddess”.

Aquarius teaches us about independence, detachment and individuality.


Aquarian Challenge: Your purpose is to see the patterns of ideas, networks and human relations.Your challenge is to know what you feel and to build intimacy and collectivity.Although you may need to learn tact, Aquarius offers you a natural political knack, a tribal consciousness and an abstract, iconoclastic soul.


- I am seeing two men: one has plain, brown hair and he is quite neutral looking over-all (Ken doll comes to mind!)

- The other man is more dashing with black hair, but I don’t see you choosing either, yet…


I pull another card to find out more and it is called “Leo Goddess”.

Leo Meditation: I am one with the radiant sun: my heart is open. I am generous and loving.


- You may be feeling very emotionally torn about the neutral-looking man and the other man is more of a bad-boy and so he is more attractive to you, but your core self is undecided.

- Is there a daughter (a little girl) involved? Or does that little girl in you still need appeasing? Longing for a vision?

To see things more clearly I’m going to add a twist to things by pulling a Lefty Oracle card for you and it is called “Jacko invites himself to all the best parties.”

- I see your father and he is saying, “Shirl, does he fix cars?” (I also catch a brief glimpse of “Mr Bean” from the British comedy series!)

- I am sensing that you would like a mixture between the dark, handsome and dangerous and the secure and stable.

- Your father is also saying, “He’s like me (but better” – said jokingly – “smarter!”)


- I am also sensing that he (this man) will find you – perhaps around Hallowe’en because I’m catching a glimpse of a Dracula mask!

- And he will know you’re perfect for him when he first sees you. He will find you just “the prettiest girl he’s ever seen” (these are his thoughts!)




- I also suggest working with Blue Kyanite and Obsidian (or envisioning these stones) in regards to this next part of your reading delving into question 2.


Blue Kyanite promotes telepathy and empathy with spirit guides, angels, pets, discarnate beings, extraterrestrials, and Light Be-ings.


Black Obsidian offers you the power of the receptive.Stand back and be receptive to what is happening around you.It will lead you to what is most necessary for you to learn, but not necessarily what is easiest or most pleasant.


- Yes, you could write books helping artists and other creative types. I see your books filled with practical tips and inspiration on how to live an artful life (a good site to check out is http://kerismith.com)


I hear you asking, “Can I make a living at this?” so I pull a Lefty card and it is called “Ulrica could handle anything”.

- I also see you reaching out to others through the newspaper.

- And yes, you can combine this with your computer skills.

- I also see you working at an alternative school: teaching, guiding, mentoring, group work.

- Nothing can stop you – just confidence!

- So work with Citrine and the color yellow along with your third Chakra.




I am strong.

I can do anything.


I am blessed and full of joy.

A Spirit Guide Meditation for You in combination with Blue Kyanite


I trust in the River of Life.

I flow with it and accept Divine Guidance and Connections.

I open my eyes to the Beauty and Mystery of the unknown Guides that surround and protect me.


Question 3


- I also catch a glimpse of one of your spirit guides and he looks like an elf and his name is ‘hobo.’ He is surrounded by many little people.

- To connect with your guides and especially with ‘hobo’ just reach out your hand and let him guide you into his world. Keep your eyes closed and just be present in their world. Afterwards make sure and write down all you have experienced – it is sacred and it is yours.


I pull a card in regards to your third question and it is called “Elf”!


How To Find Peace

- Why, follow your bliss of course! It will feel natural and happy!

- You may be pioneering new territory, “to go where no one has gone before” – sung along to the Star Trek theme.

- I am also seeing so many flowers/fields around you and a small bridge amidst them. You cross over this bridge and enter into another world – a world of the imagination, and you dream everything and you know it will happen.


"When"? – starting today – you draw the line.


To Summarize:

- Yes, there is someone for you – dream them into being.

- Grow stronger and create your world – you have great practical talents to build up your world.

- Your spirit guides await – go play with them!


I’m ending your reading by sending you many sparkly blessings for growth and fulfillment.


Many Sparkly Blessings to you Shirl!

Shirl Comments on her Reading: "The first image...is of a snake wending it's way through life and encountering much bracken and wild terrain that has been difficult to get through at times".

That's a pretty good metaphor for my life. Life for me has been about survival, not living.

"I am seeing numbers-as if there is some kind of count down and you've had to learn patience in the process."

That definitely resonates with me, in a big way, and in many aspects of my life. In terms of finding my Soulmate, this just about screams out at me! There's a phrase that just comes to me: "Anything worth having is worth waiting for". And when it comes to love, I don't want to settle just so that I can say I'm married. But I really hope that countdown is near the lift-off mark!

"Crow/raven as Spirit Totem, an omen of change"

When I came back to Paganism (after a mis-guided jaunt into Christianity and Catholicism), birds became highly symbolic to me. At first, I attributed it to the dream I'd had about my Soulmate, because that cardinal never left me. Plus, I was instantly drawn to Rhiannon, so I just figured it was her birds. I'm not very knowledgeable about Spirit Totems, but I plan on learning. I did try the visualization you suggested; I have a hard time shushing my mind when trying to meditate, and I didn't feel very much different, but later that day I painted two watercolors that were better than any I'd ever done. So, I have to wonder!

"The brown haired man"

As soon as I read that, the image of the man in my dream from ten years ago popped into my head. I don't currently know anyone that could be him (the man in my dream), and I'm fairly certain I haven't met my Soulmate yet (that it's not someone I've ever known). The thing is, I just don't know how to differentiate between a feeling/instinct that something is/could be so, and wishful thinking.

"Does he fix cars?"

Again, this popped out at me because for years I've had this strong feeling that my Soulmate was either a mechanic or an architect. I can't explain how or why, but it's always been there. The fact that you saw my Dad ask that sort of confirmed it. I also got the feeling that if it's the mechanic that my Dad approves of, then that's the one to go with. It felt like he was giving his blessing. This also sort of confirmed another dream I had this year about my Soulmate. My father was in this one, and it was as if he was watching over us as we emerged from the ocean in each others arms.

"I am also sensing that he will find you"

In my dream, my Soulmate said, "See? All you had to do was stand still and I would find you." In other words, quit searching every face in the crowd. Like with Kathryn and her ladybugs in the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun"; as soon as she stopped looking for them, she was positively covered with them. That movie really resonated with me this summer!

Question 2

"Yes, you could write books helping artistic and other creative types...."

That would certainly combine my two loves: art and writing. It's funny, because back in the 1990's, when I first discovered SARK, I used to think, wow, these are great books. I wish I could do something like this. But then all I'd be doing is copying SARK. Then I promptly forgot about it and went about not-writing the novels that swirled in my head. Maybe the idea's not so far-fetched after all!

The Lefty Card: "Ulrica Could Handle Anything"

I like that a lot! Right away, it reminded me of the old movie Fried Green Tomatoes...remember when Mary Stuart Masterson's character would shout, "Towanda!!!" when she got her Girl-Power on? Ulrica is a great reminder that I can find the strength to handle what comes my way.

"I also see you working at an alternative school..."

This is interesting, too. I've always wanted to go back to school; I had to drop out of art school in 1990 and have worked ever since. The money was never there to get a college degree. Maybe the Universe has a suprise in store for me with this one, especially since I've always thought myself too shy to be "on stage" as a teacher. It's an intriguing idea...

Question 3

I will definitely have to give the visualization suggestions a try, especially since I now have an image/idea of who my Spirit Guide is. This could be fun!

All in all, I have to say, you did a wonderful job, Kathy! You gave me a lot of food for thought, a glimpse at some possibilities. I'm sure, as I re-read both readings over time, other things will pop out at me or make more sense (I'm still curious as to where Mr. Bean fits in!) Without a doubt, if anything comes to pass with regard to the brown haired or black haired man and the artful career path, I will let you know! There has to be a reason why that dream has stayed with me - crystal clear - for ten years now. I've had other dreams in the past that eventually really happened (like dreaming of someone, complete with a first and last name, and then meeting that person about a year or so later). I think because this one means so much to me, I didn't want to believe in it completely in case it never came to pass. I didn't want to be disappointed.

Most of all, you gave me some unexpected comfort when my father came through to you. That itself is priceless. Although the Soulmate question was the one that was my biggest curiosity and meant the most to me, the greatest thing I took away from this experience was a closer feeling to my father. It's funny, because for years since he died, every now and again I'd either feel his presence or actually catch a whiff of him (he had a very particular smell, a mix of Old Spice and his own body scent) or he'd come to me in dreams, but I'd write it off as coincidence or my imagination. Now I truly believe he's watching over me, watching out for me. Thank you for that!

I have to say, that with all of the negativity swirling around me, your readings have been the only bright spot, the only glimmer of light that's kind of giving me the oomph to keep pushing through this gunk. That probably sounds melodramatic, but I just don't deal well with stress!

And I have to say...Wow. Wow! I've never had such a beautiful, insightful, and just plain interesting reading.

And thank you for being a little bit of a bright spot for me in what's turning out to be a really crummy week! Now, more than ever, I'm ready for it to finally be my season, my time to really live instead of just survive. You gave me a little hope. Thank you.

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