By River Ashe Maynard
This week’s reading comes from the Kryon Oracle deck by Lee Carroll. This set of cards is full of abstract, beautifully symmetrical art and profound meanings. According to the website (www.kryon.com), Kryon is a “loving angelic entity” originally channeled by Lee Carroll in 1989. The meanings of the cards have been interpreted from the Kryon Oracle Cards booklet sold with the deck.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18): Benevolent Change. The changes you make this week are going to cause a domino effect and ultimately create an atmosphere of goodness and happiness. There is contentment in store for you — you just have to trust the process. Carroll interprets Kryon as saying “The changes you make today are not only going to create more changes, but also more benevolence.”
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20): Helping Others. You can’t help others as much as you want to without self-reflection and becoming comfortable with who you are as a person. Self-work must come before investing the effort into someone else, and you will be provided a chance for inner reflection this week. “I want you to know that we help each other through how much we have worked on our own self-worth,” Carroll writes.
Aries (March 21—April 19): Intuition. You keep thinking too much, and ignoring the cry of your heart in favor of the logic of your head. Intuition is not linear thought, but instinct. And it is your instincts that you must trust this week. As Carroll states in the book, “You can’t think your way into loving more.”
Taurus (April 20—May 20): One with Everything. Focus on reconnecting with nature and your environment, be it a special interest or a place you love to go. The closer you are to the places that ground you, the closer you are to yourself. The booklet states, “ Breathe… and relax in the idea that everything that exists is part of who you are.”
Gemini (May 21—June 20): Compassionate Action. This week, you will be asked to act on the compassion that you feel. Simply feeling it is no longer enough; the situation will require intervention, and you must be strong. “Compassionate action asks you to be involved with the action of a higher consciousness of wisdom around situations that used to simply be an emotional reaction,” Carroll says.
Cancer (June 21—July 22): Here as Family. You may feel hopeless and existential this week, wondering what your purpose in life is and whether you are pursuing the path you are meant to be taking. Breathe deeply and relax; just by existing and living your life, you have fulfilled your reason for being born. The rest is up to you and your happiness. Carroll interprets this card as saying “You are not here by accident, but here as family.”
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22): Claim Your Power. You are important in the grand scheme of everything, even if you do not see how, and your place in the web of people who know and love you is irreplaceable. This card urges you to know that “What has happened in the past does not then control what will happen in your future,” according to the guidebook.
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22): Joy. This week, remember that the reason for living is happiness. The world may seem dismal and grey, but your smile is crucial to making everything just a little brighter. You don’t have to suffer to earn your place in life. “When you lose your inner child, when you lose joy, you begin to die,” Carroll said.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22): Help from Spirit. Do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help without shame. You have a network of people and resources at your fingertips and you are allowed to use them, even if it seems like doing so is cheating. Even the most powerful people in the world have help. This card says, “expect this help, and it will be shown to you.”
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21): Family Forever. This week, you will be reminded that you are not alone, and that family is not just by blood. Your found family, your friends and mentors, are just as important. This card also references potential spiritual family, whether with God or members of a similar faith. Kryon is interpreted as saying “Therefore, no matter who you think you are, you are always with family— forever.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21): Benevolent Energy. You are in control of your life and destiny. Connect with your surroundings, and you will find yourself full of creative energy looking for an outlet. Focus on your goals and you will find your natural goodness helping you achieve them. Carroll writes, “You are always a soup of benevolent energy, so, in actual fact, this card is now asking you, ‘What would you like to create?’”
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19): Eternal Energy. Though you may have lost a loved one, be reassured that they have not gone completely. Their energy resides in this world still and will be there to comfort you when you miss them. This card wants you to know that, “Pulling this card is a wink from those loved ones beyond the veil whom you have lost. They are with you now and want you to feel their warm embrace.”