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Honing your intuition is one of the most important parts of getting clear on who you are, what you want, and where you’re headed. Without it, you’re like a GPS with bad reception — you’re not going to get very clear guidance, and you may end up driving in circles.

But honing your intuition can take time and practice, so sometimes it’s nice to piggyback off of another GPS you can trust, even if it’s just long enough to check your directions.

So, in that spirit, here’s another Message from the Universe episode for you! Tune in if you need a little clarity, guidance, or just a fun pick-me-up.

Today we pulled a few cards from the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. One or all has a message for you — come find out what it is!

As usual, the messages were BANG ON. You’re going to want to hear this one. 😉 

Here are the cards we pulled for you, along with their descriptions:

chosen for you

The Devil:

One of the most feared and misunderstood cards in the Tarot is The Devil. His name alone conjures the image of ultimate evil.

But what many don’t know is that the Tarot is pre-Christian — this fearsome beast does represent darkness, but he’s not Satan. He’s related to Pan, the horned god of the wild in Greek mythology. Pan, a Satyr — or half-man, half-goat — was always getting into trouble for his lusty obsession with chasing nymphs and other pleasurable pursuits.

The Devil can certainly represent lust and temptation, but he is also the scapegoat — a handy figure on which to project qualities in ourselves that we find to be distasteful — addiction, fear, temptation, dependency, lust, rage, obsession. “The Devil made me do it!”

When we feel cornered by circumstance, but the fear of leaving is more terrifying than the pain of staying, we have met The Devil in our lives, and in ourselves. In the classic Rider Waite imagery, a fearsome, grotesque, bat-winged beast perches on a stone pedestal, looming over a man and woman enchained to his block. They’re nude, an echo of the pairs in The Lovers — but these figures do not bow to the power of love, but the love of power.

On first glance they appear to be trapped, but on closer examination, we see that the chains around their necks are quite loose — this bondage is voluntary. They have both grown fire-tipped tails, symbolizing the fact that the longer we choose to remain in the hell of our own making, the more we adapt to our surroundings and merge with them.

Are you feeling trapped by an addiction, a toxic relationship or a dead-end job? What people, situations, or attachments in your life make you feel restricted, low or dependent? Don’t be fooled by the looming threat of your darkness — don’t make yourself a victim. Reach up and remove your chains. It’s time to take your power back. Break free.


What truth or understanding are you “waking up” to? A powerful, pivotal decision must or will be made when Judgement appears in your reading.

Archangel Gabriel blows his horn, awakening the dead to meet their ultimate fate — which of course is decided by their free will. (Life is a study in contradictions, you know.) You will feel enlivened, pushed to make life-changing decisions now. Epiphanies abound.

Marriage, divorce, new faiths and ideologies, leaving or taking a career path — all of these are under Judgement’s purview. We feel the weight of our personal decisions more keenly, and see how they have built the life we currently live. It’s as if we’ve been putting our life together like a mosaic — fitting all our disparate pieces together, one by one, without comprehending the “big picture.” But now, it’s been unveiled.

Now it is up to us to decide what Gabriel’s call means to us. Will we remain “dead on our feet,” or choose resurrection? Leave behind the fog of an unclear past to dive consciously into your future. Let the spirit move you. Choose, so your life is not chosen for you.

Nine of Cups:

Are you feeling satisfied with yourself, your achievements, or some recent acquisitions? Are you able to sit back and marvel at the good things that you’ve manifested in life ? When we feel satisfaction, fullness, and a sense of spiritual satiety, we bask in the emotional fulfillment of the Nine of Cups.

A portly fellow sits with his arms folded, a proud smile — almost an arrogant one — on his face, as he displays his nine golden Cups on a mantle behind him. The man is clearly wealthy judging by his fine robes and hat, and demonstrably well-fed, contented. His golden cups are empty — he’s already enjoyed their contents, so now he has arranged them as trophies to remind him of his accomplishments. These bring him nearly as much joy as sipping from the Cups, themselves.

The Nine of Cups is known among readers as the “wish card,” and is a very happy indicator that we are getting “what we wish for.” The one point of caution in the Nine of Cups is the temptation to kick back and relax now when just a bit more effort could take this incredible rush of satisfaction all the way over the top!

The Nine of Cups suggests that we have all the power in the world to make our wishes come true, so be sure that your wish is aimed high and true, and works for the highest good for everyone involved.

After you listen, leave a comment below to share how this one spoke to you.


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