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Attune Radio ~ Cards discussion

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)




On 4/17/14, I was honored to be a guest on Attune Magazine Radio with Jean Maurie Puhlman and  Maggie Lukowski, two very sweet hosts. We discussed everything from tarot to Lenormand to birds!


You can hear that interview by clicking on the image above, or clicking HERE.


Warmly,


DL

Donnaleigh.com



Tarot Strips - Fortune Cookies

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Tarot and Kindness

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)



I was honored to work with Christiana C. Gaudet on her video program, Christiana's Psychic Cafe. I discussed 2 of my favorite topics: kindness and tarot. What happens when you put the two together?  Here's just one activity you can try at home. You'll find me at the outset of the program in the first 10 minutes. (I also use Pamela Steele's remarkable Steele Wizard Tarot, to demonstrate how imagery affects the activity).  This activity was inspired by Theresa Reed's Kindness Hustle.



Also in this program, Anita Perez shares her kindness story, very touching; and Linda Armstrong -- WOW -- she talks about going from Wall Street to creating a non-profit called Dress for Success, for women who are seeking employment and need help with clothing and more. What an amazing, giving lady. I bow to you, Linda.




To view this program, click on the image above, or CLICK HERE.



I want to hear your tarot kindness ideas and stories.

What do you do with tarot to create ripples of kindness?


Warmly,


DL

Donnaleigh.com


The Essential Lenormand by Rana George (Video Book Review)

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)


If you're interested in learning the Lenormand and want to have an excellent book in your hands, this is the book for you. Author Rana George speaks with the encouraging voice of a skilled teacher, in an organized and clearly understandable manner. Rana is a highly respected expert on the topic of Lenormand reading, and you'll be learning the passed-down traditional skills from the best in the world.



In this video review, I go through the book as you would in a bookstore, to see if it is the right fit for you. Take a walk through the pages with me and enjoy the remarkable format of this book. You'll be able to peruse the pages as if you were standing in the bookstore yourself.



This book is a clearly written tutorial, highly recommended for your Lenormand journey.



 

 To view this video book review,

either click on the image below, or CLICK HERE.






Warmly,


Donnaleigh

Donnaleigh.com


Pick a Card: Your Reading This week (4-14-14)

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (1)





The randomly drawn Tarot cards you see above are card BACKS to 3 different tarot decks. One of these cards represents something you may find yourself facing this week. To add a twist to the meaning,  I've added a random Rune to each card as well.


Which card gives you an intuitive "ping?" Be forewarned: the card image underneath may not match the vibe of the image on top....so feeeeeeeel it. Feel what's "under." 


TIP: You may want to hover your hand over each one to see which one pulls you. Do you feel a pull? Or a warm spot?  Maybe you have a pendulum you can use. The card you pick will embody something energetic around you for the next week.


Once you choose a card and feel confident with your choice,

scroll down below for your personal reading.

 


DECKS:

New Zealand Naturally Tarot

The Sirian Starseed Tarot

Anna K Tarot





































If you chose Card 1


New Zealand Naturally Tarot, 10 of Peaks (10 of Swords)


What does the literature of this deck say about this card? "In this deck, the Peaks replace the Swords and represent the element of air. The alpine environment is one of the harshest and most unforgiving habitats in New Zealand. To survive, the animals must be both hardy and intelligent. The fauna here is a mix of native and introduced, with one domestic."


This is an ending. Things are going nowhere and you may feel stuck in the mud. As much as you struggle, you go nowhere, like in those dreams where you run, run, run, and when you look down, your feet aren't even touching the ground and you're going nowhere despite the exertion. This....is going nowhere. It's time to abort.


The Isa Rune here is in strong agreement. This rune means "frozen." No movement, no growth, no benefit, no help. This is in stasis, and there is only one way: "OUT."


Consider this week what is not working for you. Are you struggling for nothing? Does it take more energy to struggle and stay afloat even though no progress can be made? Perhaps your energy is best spent elsewhere. Once you're out of the mud and realize your legs CAN move and you have more freedom of movement, take a good look at your legs and realize how far they can take you when you're in the right environment. Sometimes cutting your losses is actually a winning situation.


Head in the direction of growth, and it won't be found in the mud puddle that sucks you in and holds you down. Those legs were made for walking.



If you chose Card 2


The Sirian Starseed Tarot, Hanging One (Hanged Man)


You may find yourself having a sudden epiphany this week when you allow yourself to see something from an alternate perspective rather than from the story you've allowed yourself to create in your mind. Know that these epiphanies, these sudden bursts of clarity and insight, bring opportunities for rebirth.


And this Hanging One waits like a baby in the womb for rebirth. He's suspended until that moment when he "sees the light." An altered awareness will bring sudden flashes of knowledge and through stillness, you'll find where action needs to happen.


The Gebo Rune asks you to find the hidden gift in this. How will this situation, no matter how stubtle or intense, present as a gift to you? What is the grand thing that awaits? The epiphany will guide you and suddenly you won't feel hung up any more. Finally you'll land on your feet and be ready to walk in a direction that may have been different than you had ever expected before. Enjoy the wonderful shot of insight that brings you home.



If you chose Card 3


Anna K Tarot, 3 of Cups


This week, it is time for sudden appreciation toward a person or people who supported you, someone who stood by you. It's a time of gratitude for those who have stood proudly by your side, lifted you up, given you a kind word when the world seemed futile. Who are the ones who stand by your side? Who are the ones who would be there and walk the walk, not just the ones who are looking for something in return?


In a world of egos, it seems many people have an agenda of self-promotion and self-gaining, so many relationships have hidden strings attached. This week, look at the relationships with no strings, the ones with no evening-up. Which relationships feed themselves just by the love alone, not from anyone trying to promote an agenda? These are the authentic ones in your life, and the ones to put focus on this week to recognize the gift this is to your life.


When one has nothing to give in return, these are the genuine relationships that will stay beside you because they are there for authentic appreciation and love, not to receive a token of payment.


The Uruz Rune brings forth the awareness of strength, and asks you which relationships give you strength, and for those it is time to give a nod of gratitude. Friends and loved ones take us far and brush us off when we start to accumulate dirt or dust.


Another message for you: you're also asked to approach life this week with a sense of humor. Not everything needs to be taken so seriously. And through this humor, you'll also find great strength and fortitude. Let go of the need to control, and just enjoy like a child at play. The child doesn't try to control the skies to get the rain to stop; instead, the child goes out and dances in the rain.


Where can you play more where you did not allow yourself the freedom of a smile? A smile awaits you there. You may be surprised what you find in return.


Lastly, you may find yourself gathering with loved ones this week. When you do, raise a glass and offer a toast of gratitude to someone who has made a difference to you. For this person has given your mind, body and spirit a boost of energy, felt from head to toe like a shot of whiskey ...but with much better after-effects.


Mazel tov!




Warmly,


DL

Donnaleigh.com

 

Tarot Strips - Tower Daily Draw

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Tarot Strips - Cat Magnet

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Warm fuzzies,


DL

Donnaleigh.com

Tarot Strips - Tarot Source

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Pick a Card: Your Reading This Week (4/5/14)

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)



The randomly drawn Tarot cards you see above are card BACKS to 3 different tarot decks. One of these cards represents something you may find yourself facing this week.


Which card gives you an intuitive "ping?" Be forewarned: the card image underneath may not match the vibe of the image on top....so feeeeeeeel it. Feel what's "under." 


TIP: You may want to hover your hand over each one to see which one pulls you. Do you feel a pull? Or a warm spot?  Maybe you have a pendulum you can use. The card you pick will embody something energetic around you for the next week.


Once you choose a card and feel confident with your choice,

scroll down below for your personal reading.

 

DECKS:

1) Tarot of the Sidhe

2) Gilded Tarot Royale

3) Pearls of Wisdom Tarot

 

































If you chose Card 1


Dreamer Princess/Gift of Telling (Page of Swords), from Tarot of the Sidhe


You have a story to tell, and only you can tell it the way it needs to be told. By passing on this wisdom you hold, others will learn and be changed. Let the words flow forth to the world like leaves on an autumn day, and let them land where they will enrich the gardens of who need to be nourished by them.


Perhaps you have been wronged or deceived. Or you have seen or experienced something that creates a powerful lesson. There is a right way to release and relieve yourself, and there is a wrong way. The wrong way brings you to the same place of the deceiver. But the right way can change lives. Use good communication skills from which others can learn. And remember that clever wit often adds spark ad lightness to any story.


This week there is something you are meant to tell, to share, something to brighten the world or to bring a gust of something that has passed, that will enrich the soil of the gardens of those who read your words. Justice and truth can be learned and shared in the midst of a great story. Are you ready to take a risk doing this in the name of the greater good? Can you weave a good yarn through an image, with words, with an action?


Also this week, allow someone else the gift of storytelling. And before you jump in with your own story to compare, instead mirror back to them their story and how it impacts you, what you received from it. Gift others with the knowledge that they, too, have a voice to be heard and a story to tell. Are you ready to listen fully?


What is your story? Who needs to hear it? How can this change someone's life experience? This week, you're the Great Storyteller. And through your story, much is to be learned.



If you chose Card 2


9 of Wands, Gilded Tarot Royale


It may seem like a long, hard battle. And at times you may feel there is more struggling than satisfying strategy. Are others inserting discord where there is actually no reason for displeasure? Consider why this may be the case. For what are people fighting? What is the territory they seek? What are they trying to accomplish? Is this in conflict with your goals? Does that matter?


This week, you're asked to take a deep breath and move forward, despite frustrations that may seem to bump against you. Through perseverance you will prevail. The strength you hold is not in overcoming a big battle, but in the small victories from having accomplished goals through a period of time. One by one the successes will add up and you'll suddenly look back and realize just how far you've come.


This week, focus on your own goals, and turn away from those who may feel the need to stake claim to their own, tired battles.  You have your own destiny to focus on. The journey you have is a significant one, and one that will require regaining dignity after a few trips over your own toes (and sometimes the toes of others). But it will be met with success if you are turned in the direction of your own goal and not be distracted by the mine fields others plant here and there. Stay on your path and you will find yourself closer to the dream. Soon the discord will be left behind you like the smell of smoke after a fire. You'll have risen past the clamor, while others may find themselves burned by their own flames.


Wisdom is gained by experience. By remaining dedicated to your cause, you will have clear purpose without distraction or the need to defend. Your work will speak for itself.



If you chose Card 3


7 of Wands, Pearls of Wisdom Tarot


Competition, competition, competition. Whether or not you are feeling competitive, someone around you may be displaying their peacock tail, trying to get noticed. But in the process, they are causing a fray. What is it that you or someone around you has that someone else wants? The ego is an interesting thing; it often defines us, and yet at the same time that separation we get from others by that personal definition can create distance where this does not best serve us.


This week, you may have to overcome the judgment of others (and of yourself) in order to define yourself with clearer eyes. Remember, it is not always about you, but sometimes the projections of others' insecurities onto you. Don't allow their "stuff" to land on you and stick, as it doesn't belong to you. If you can control your own judgment of yourself and not allow your emotions to get the best of you, you will be led to wider success and greater opportunities. Remember, this is not about you.


This week, you're asked to "rise above." You may notice yourself or someone else getting unwanted attention. Someone may get poked or prodded, but you are not required to respond or react. Not everything  that bumps into you should be owned by you. When someone comes running at you like a bull in a China closet, it's okay to just step aside when they approach and let them be swept away by their own running force .... they will fall past you and the energy will be on themselves as they crash to the ground, glass shards surrounding them. They will have no one to blame but themselves. After all, all you did was step aside.


A fool may find they are getting more attention than they bargained for, and may find they are vying for attention in a way that turns out to be unwanted and unliked. Sometimes you can step into your own personal power by allowing them to reveal their own personal power all by themselves.


You have the right to protect your reputation, and to separate yourself from that which you don't belong. You are right to stand your ground. But there will be times when you will have to figure out: do you need to defend yourself? Or is someone revealing their jealousy in a way that requires no explanation?


You can assert your point this week, but know that when you do, you'll be straddling a divide. Character and integrity will be on display. Where will you stand while someone is playing King of the Mountain?




Warmly,


DL

Donnaleigh.com


Tarot Strips: Connect with the Deck

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Tarot Strips - Dud Deck

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Readings: Spa Time

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)





"There is something very luxurious and indulgent

about receiving a reading from a good reader.

It's sacred time and space for self knowledge and exploration.

It's like spa time for the seeker."


~Donnaleigh

Donnaleigh.com

Tarot Strips - Darn that Death Card

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Pick a Card ~ Your Weekly Reading 3/29/14

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)



The randomly drawn Tarot cards you see above are card BACKS to 3 different tarot decks. One of these cards represents something you will likely find yourself facing this week.


Which card gives you an intuitive "ping?" Be forewarned: the card image underneath may not match the vibe of the image on top....so feeeeeeeel it. Feel what's "under." 


TIP: You may want to hover your hand over each one to see which one pulls you. Do you feel a pull? Or a warm spot?  Maybe you have a pendulum you can use. The card you pick will embody something energetic around you for the next week.


Once you choose a card and feel confident with your choice, scroll down below for your personal reading.


 

DECKS:

1) Simply Deep Tarot

2) Gaian Tarot, Collector's Edition

3) Darkana Tarot



 





























A crystal on a card indicates that it arrived reversed



If you chose Card 1


1) 6 of Cups reversed, Simply Deep Tarot (the crystal on the card indicates a reversal)


Giving, giving, giving. Whether it's emotional generosity or physical participation, there comes a point when you realize you are the one doing most of the giving and gifting, and perhaps it's time you allowed yourself to receive for a change. The situation may require either a change in where you put your supportive energy, or it may require some communication on your part to request that you experience a turn in the receiving energy. Either way, the imbalance is being felt on your side of the experience and you may feel frustrated with the need to receive some reciprocation.


Also, note that you may find that something from your past may resurrect this week, whether a person or an action/energy. This resurgence from past energy may impact how you receive and interpret something that comes your way. We translate things through prior experiences, and this becomes a filter through which we define the moments happening to us today. If you find yourself re-experiencing "patterns of old" again and again, you may be due for a chance to redefine what is happening and redirect how things are interpreted and therefore experienced. 


Don't allow yourself to be stuck in past frustrations through the new things coming your way...and yet still be sure to hold onto the wisdom you learned from the past. It is hard to differentiate between the two: leaving behind and learning from, and this is what you may find most frustrating. But do see if you can split the line down the middle. Each situation is unique and may have to be decided through its unique filter. Even though some things may have served you in the past, there may be an opportunity here to stretch the energy to your favor by trying something different. There are no wrong answers, but do understand that choices can heavily impact our future outcomes. So consider wisely and blend past lessons with the difference in the present situation.


Lastly, you may find you have to reach out to someone this week (and you yourself may also need some support and find it is hard to ask for). Someone may need help or support. This week, if you see something turn on its head and it affects someone emotionally, make a point to reach across and tell them you are in support of them. This may make all the difference in how someone establishes personal confidence and the will to continue a project despite frustrating setbacks. It is human nature to want to feel we are doing well, and feedback from others is often the determination for which way someone decides to turn. Make sure your feedback is done to hold someone toward the positive, because they may be experiencing critcism (even if it is self-made) that is impacting their spark to continue.



If you chose Card 2


2) Child of Earth, Gaian Tarot

Take a good look at what you have before you. Let's ask some questions about it. Is it nurturing you? Is it time to launch something new?  Is there something tempting and forbidding that is calling to you and you wonder whether it holds the key to wisdom? Are you ready to take a bite? Are you able to experience things with the innocence of a child's eyes? The time is ripe right now for you to look at new beginnings.


Observation will teach you much this week. You may not even have to act or get involved, but by sheer observation you will ripen knowledge within you that will improve you as you head into your own future. We often learn some of our best lessons through how others respond to their own temptations. This week, the observations you see will be like scrying a crystal ball: you may obverve and even feel, but you need not be a part of what is in the crystal ball to understand the underpinnings, the actions and reactions, and the outcomes that result. Pay close attention and learn from this quiet monitoring, because there is something in this for you to learn and apply to your own life experience in the future. And when the time comes, you'll have a better outcome if you use the lesson you learned through your own quiet study this week in the school of life.



If you chose Card 3


3) 2 of Swords, Darkana Tarot

Sometimes not doing something feels the hardest, but it can the wisest choice of all. You may find that this is a time to step back from a frustration and create a firm boundary from it, rather than to jump in and start cutting something with criticism. The child here is playing with a bomb, and as innocent and interesting as that toy-like device may seem, this is not child's play and the results could be something for which someone pays dearly.  The key words on this card say "Avoidance Stalemate," and this is a week where it may be best to leave well enough alone. If you don't, you may find yourself metaphorically bleeding and being worse off than you started before you tampered. Consider the gridlock a message to cut any losses, and to walk away for the highest good of both sides. If someone breaks the impasse, however, they can expect repercussions; know that the bomb that blows first will likely self-detonate and create self-damage. 


This stalemate may not last forever, but this week you may find that shutting out the energy rather than engaging works highly in your favor.  If you do open the scissors and prepare to cut .... run carefully, my friend. Consider the phrase "running with scissors." You don't have to rescue everyone (even yourself) or everything for good outcomes. Some things have a natural way righting themselves just through the passage of time. After the dark naturally comes the cycle of light, even if you choose to sleep through the darkness and be inactive. But if you turn the light on all night just to prevent the dark, you'll just be nothing but tired and energy-depleted in the morning and the light will come of its own accord anyway. The sun will reveal things that may not be seen in the period of the dark, and with that passage of time, the big "aha" will happen. You needn't push the river.


Some other key phrases to help you this week are "block to protect," and "avoid for success." 

 



Here's wishing you a week of personal growth and success.


DL

Donnaleigh.com


Tarot Strips - I Want That Deck

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Tarot Strips - Learning Tarot

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Tarot Strips - The Hierophant

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Pick a Card: Your Reading This Week

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (2)


The randomly drawn Tarot cards you see are card BACKS to 3 different tarot decks. One of these cards represents something you will likely find yourself facing this week.


Which card gives you an intuitive "ping?" Be forewarned: the card image underneath may not match the vibe of the image on top....so feeeeeeeel it. Feel what's "under." 


TIP: You may want to hover your hand over each one to see which one pulls you. Do you feel a pull? Or a warm spot?  Maybe you have a pendulum you can use. The card you pick will embody something energetic around you for the next week.


Once you choose a card and feel confident with your choice, scroll down below for your personal reading.

 


DECKS:

1) The Victorian Fairy Tarot

2) Today's Journey Tarot

3) Infinite Visions Tarot










































If you chose card 1



1) Victorian Fairy Tarot, 5 of Summer (5 of Cups)


Just when you thought you were making progress, you may find a setback that frustrates you. The disappointment may come in a wave, but fear not ~ the tide she comes, the tide she goes. You will have another opportunity to pick up where you left off.


If things aren't turning out as you had hoped and you worry about wasted time, don't forget to take note of some of the beautiful shells that you can still collect. All is not lost. It will be coming around again. You may find that during the reconstruction of the event or project, that you let go of a part of its construction that you did not need, and you will pick up something that would otherwise have been missing. And now that you know the tide comes in cycles, you'll be better prepared not to have your sandcastle in the way of high tide the next time. Experience is a wise teacher, and although it seems like something may have been taken away, this experience will actually improve the final gift in your life. 


If you chose card 2


2) Today's Journey Tarot, 5 of Earth


You may find that a disappointment occurs for you this week, and it may catch your attention for more time than you want or expect. The white feather that falls behind the mourning woman suggests a touch of the Divine voice, a message of purity that may brush past you. This feather will  offer hope, lightness, and freedom. But if she focuses too hard on her grief, she will miss the Divine message. This week, note the feather that's brushing past you when you're focusing on the negative. What is the Divine message that is softly floating toward you? How does this feather's message offer hope? Is the feather coming to you through the voice or action of another person, or is there another sign being tucked gently onto your path?


This week, when you feel the cold, harsh negativity, note the soft messages of hope and freedom that are being whispered to you. Sometimes the biggest messages come to us in the softest of whispers. It may be a thought in the shower, or a caption you see that gives you a moment of clarity, but the message waits for your discovery....if you can look away from the lack of light long enough to see the flicker of light and hear the whisper that offers the positive nudge you are meant to know.


If you chose card 3


3) Infinite Visions Tarot, High Priestess


What you see and hear may seem obvious, but it is being filtered through your senses and perspective. This week you are asked to take your perception beyond the obvious.  Use your intuition to sort out the truth. If the evidence conflicts, what is your gut telling you? Can you separate the inner whisper from the clamor of dissonance around you? 


Having good judgment will depend not only on what you see and hear, but on the undercurrent of knowing, even if you don't have the visible evidence. Whispers are coming to you that are hard to hear through the loudness of the senses. Something around you still holds a secret, and this week, if you pay attention to the inner whisper, an important discovery will come to you that helps lead you closer to something necessary.


Pay attention to dreams, to gut feelings, to memories. Even though you may seek helpful guidance from others, understand that you have knowledge about your situation that they have not experienced. Although you may be asking around for answers and opinions, the information  you seek is within yourself waiting to be heard, and fully.


This week, put aside others' opinions or answers for a moment and stop and tend to your own inner guidance for the best answers. Have trust in yourself, even if the information conflicts with what others suggest. There is a voice within you that is meant to be heard, not overridden and vetoed. Do you trust your own inner whispers? Write them down, make them concrete, and pay attention to them or they will vanish like last night's dream once you rise from the bed. It is time to hear your soul speak.



Here's wishing you a week of clarity and hope.


DL

Donnaleigh.com



The 5 of Swords Stinks.

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