Challenges are like puzzles. A challenge is often easier to overcome when you look at the pieces of it, as well as the overall situation. The angel card reading for this month looks at different aspects of resolving a challenge. Archangels Gabriel, Michael, and Ariel share their advice with us. The cards chosen came from the Archangel Power Tarot card deck by Doreen Virtue, PhD, and Radleigh Valentine.

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Five of Gabriel: A challenge you can resolve. Withdraw from the drama of others. Have patience with yourself and those around you.

Challenges are like puzzles. Gabriel offers two pieces of the puzzle: Drama and patience. Most challenges can be resolved when you put your mind to it and be present. That means eliminating all parts of the situation that are distracting. Drama is one of those components. Sometimes, challenges attract others who want to influence your thoughts because they feel they have the answer to your problem. They may strongly insist they should help you as well. However, regardless of their good intentions, the challenge is yours, not theirs. Make sure you listen to the suggestions, but also be clear that you are capable of coming up with a solution.

Gabriel reminds you that patience is important. This can be challenging when you allow drama to enter the picture, so beware. Puzzles take a while to complete, as do challenges. Therefore, factor that into your process. Be patient with others who want to help, but also have patience for yourself. Sometimes, that is the greatest obstacle. Granted, there are times when there is a time factor involved. But even so, keep the drama out and patiently make good use of your time.

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Six of Michael: It’s the light at the end of the tunnel! Breathe a sigh of relief and make new plans. Relocation or travel.

Michael is suggesting that your challenge is solvable. The puzzle piece is perspective. You may feel you have looked at all your options. It can feel like it’s taking too long, But take a deep breath and perhaps, change your perspective. That’s what ‘make new plans’ means. If you are not coming to some resolution, it’s productive to look at your situation from a different perspective. That may mean listening to others’ suggestions and seeing what makes sense to you. As long as you leave any drama out of your conversations, new ideas from others can be very helpful.

Michael speaks of ‘relocation and travel’. That can be taken literally. Sometimes, changing your environment can change your perspective. However, this could also mean a mental relocation and travel, which is another way of looking at a change in perspective.

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Ace of Ariel: It’s your lucky day! New resources of money, time, or support. A change in job or a promotion.

Archangel Ariel supports you in finding the solution to your challenge. Her puzzle pieces are money, time, and support. When you know the challenge can be overcome in time, it is an incentive to keep at it. Every challenge does not involve money, but that might be part of one. If that’s the case, Ariel suggests you examine just how important it is. If it holds high importance, it’s possible you will need support in order to move forward. Accept that money and support as a new perspective.

Have patience with these new aspects to see how they will help you overcome your challenge. If they don’t fit in with your plan as well as you expected, change the plan. Find new support and/or money. Have patience. Stay out of the drama. Keep going.


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Five of Ariel: You needn’t go through your current challenges alone. Help is nearby! Negative thoughts create self-fulfilling prophecies.

Another piece of the puzzle is negativity. Ariel cautions you to keep it out of your thinking. The more you allow it, the more it grows. Think positively, even when things are not going well. It can make a big difference in how successful you are. You attract what you think. Don’t force your positive thoughts, just believe them to be true.

When you lose confidence in your ability to overcome your challenge, remember you will always receive support from these archangels if you ask. Keep the drama and negativity at bay. Have patience, change your perspective if needed, and look for resources that will benefit. Adonai