My Who Am I Reading

I decided to take my Soul Awakening Archetypes Cards out for another spin using DIY READING: Who Am I? Here’s what I got:

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Three are considered royalty: PRINCE, KING and ARISTOCRAT (elite and privileged class).  The royalty angle has come up in past life readings so I wonder if this reading is bringing up something to explore about that.

This is the face I show to the world — PRINCE

This is the real me — ADVOCATE

This is the part of me I keep hidden — KING

This is who I’d like to become — ARISTOCRAT

I noticed after sitting with these cards for a few moments that they are showing me prosperity and career issues, which are always a source of inner conflict.

The PRINCE is someone whose needs are taken care of. He’s not yet old enough to rule so he is indulged and pampered. He doesn’t have to work at all. When I hear my life from other people’s lips, I realize I must give the impression that life is super easy and that people just give me things (I wish!). Perhaps it’s because I always appear calm. I also suspect they are picking up on some past-life residue.

The ADVOCATE must work for a living, to pay the bills. He prefers to work in a capacity where he is a public servant, helping others or advocating on their behalf. Despite the impression I give to others, I have to work for a living. My preference is to have a career that helps others in some way (one reason why I’m a reflexologist and instructor).

The KING inherits his position of power and wealth. This shows I’m not claiming my rightful power or wealth in this lifetime. This also relates to suppressing leadership abilities too. I often run away from leadership positions that seem like too much responsibility.

The ARISTOCRAT is independently wealthy and does not have to answer to the royal court. This is who I’d like to become — I’d like to work because I want to, not because I have to; I want to take care of myself and not have to rely on someone else. I’d also like more leisure time and (to be honest) perhaps a servant or two. At least an assistant!

Introducing Soul Awakening Archetype Cards

At last…my sample Soul Awakening Archetype Cards from printerstudio.com. I was so eager to do a first reading with these, and since I really enjoy the way Lisa Frideborg Lloyd of www.tarotize.com interviews her tarot decks, I thought I’d interview this one. I asked the deck just one question: What role will you play?

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FLIRT really stumped me until I thought about just how enticing this deck is (to me at least!). I have been soooooo excited to get this in the mail and I think it’s one of my best decks yet, mostly because I stepped out of my box for this one. I actually dreamed of this deck before I conceived it. As I awoke from the dream I thought “I would never make a deck like that….” Two weeks later, I had the urge to make this deck, not realizing it was the one from the dream until I was midway through it. So, this deck enticed me to pull it out of my depths. Perhaps it will also entice others to respond to their inner urges and pull unconventional dreams from their depths as well. In this card, the FLIRT is flirting with 2 men, suggesting a multi-tasking ability; this deck may serve more than one function or have 2 different faces — lighthearted (FLIRT) and serious (SAGE).

I don’t really have any other cards related to talking or networking so GOSSIP will have to wear many hats in this deck. We’re all familiar with the shadow side of the GOSSIP, but this archetype simply shares or spreads information to many people. The GOSSIP is “the social glue that spreads an idea” (The Networker archetype via archetypist.com) and the key to connecting you to the right people and resources. In light of the question, perhaps this deck will be instrumental at connecting questioners to the right people (archetypes) and (inner) resources. The GOSSIP may also share secret or hidden information, in this context, secrets hidden in your subconscious mind. I also get the impression from these first two cards that this deck may be the most popular one I’ve created.

With SAGE, the energy totally changes, suggesting this deck should be taken seriously. This archetype doles out some really deep wisdom and profound advice so these cards will play the role of advisor as well. The SAGE “uses personal knowledge of people and the world to help tell stories and offer guidance that may impress upon his audience a sense of who they are and who they might become.” (Wise old man archetype via wikipedia.com)

Here are more images…

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Let me know what you think about this deck!