“Ascended masters are great spiritual teachers and healers, most of whom lived as humans on earth. They’re powerful guides who can help you understand your life’s purpose, muster the courage to make significant changes, and develop your psychic and manifestation abilities. Each ascended master has specialties such as healing, manifesting, ascension, relationships, and so forth. They come from every religion and culture, and they’re nondenominational.” From Ascended Masters Oracle Cards Guidebook by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

The following cards were drawn from this deck. Each has a message for the month.

Ascended Master Apollo: Focus Upon Your Strengths

“Apollo is the Greek sun god who’s the son of Zeus and twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Apollo is a powerful deity who can bing out the sunshine in your life, literally and figuratively. Renowned for his physical strength, Apollo can also act as a personal trainer to motivate your exercise program. He can also help you gain emotional and intellectual strength.”

This is a time of upheaval in many areas of life. You may witness changes in social norms, government, the economy, the climate, and may question your purpose in life. Apollo is encouraging you to stay positive. It can be easy to look at life with discouragement, however, the more you do, the more discouraged you will become. Make sure you are thinking on a positive level about as much of your life as possible. Acknowledge what may be difficult, but work to make improvements in your thinking, as well as the situation. When you acknowledge and work with your strengths, life has meaning and satisfaction.

Ascended Master Maitraya: Power of Joy

“Maitraya (who’s also called Hotei, Laughing Buddha, and Lord Maitraya) is the familiar image of the smiling and rotund Buddha. His name means “the loving one.” He lived as a Buddhist monk who was renowned for his compassion and generosity. Some Buddhists believe that Maitraya is the “future Buddha” who will succeed Siddhartha Gautama as the next Buddha. Call upon Maitraya to increase your happiness and joy.”

As you work on improving the quality of life, work to incorporate joy. Appreciate all you have and that which you hope to accomplish with joy. When joy is experienced, your vibration rises, as good things happen. Your thoughts create your reality, so when you think joyful thoughts, you’ll attract joy-producing situations into your life. Joy ranges from satisfaction to over-the-top bliss. Tap into the range of such experiences by focusing on your strengths, loving who you are, and sending this love and light into the world.

Ascended Master White Buffalo Calf Woman: Peace Offering

“White Buffalo Calf Woman is a prophetess who appeared to the Lakota Native Americans. She presented the Lakotas with a special pipe to amplify the power of their prayers and to bridge a connection between Earth and Heaven. As she turned to leave the tribe, she turned into a buffalo of different colors to signify the unity of all races of humanity. She promised that she would return to help bring unity and peace to Earth. The sign of her return would be the birth of a white buffalo calf. Call upon White Buffalo Calf Woman to instill harmony into your relationships and for world peace.”

A peace offering is a gesture of compromise in order to restore harmony and balance to a situation. When confronted with a disagreement, stop and listen to what the other is saying. Rather than attempt to win your point at all costs, show respect for the other, as well as yourself. Work to resolve the conflict to each person’s satisfaction, or at least agree to disagree without hostility. When you are able to do this, each person keeps the power of their autonomy in tact. Much more can be accomplished when each person is willing to acknowledge another’s point of view as valid.

The Ascended Masters only wish the best for you: strength, joy, and peace. All contribute to a balanced and happy life. When you realize any one of these attributes is missing, call on one of the Ascended Masters to help you restore it to your life. Adonai.