To move forward with grace is to grow in one way or another. Growth brings understanding to your life, as well as maturity and wisdom. This angel card reading comes from the Archangel Power Tarot cards by Doreen Virtue, PhD, and Radleigh Valentine. They speak of determination, fulfillment and love.

Nine of Gabriel

Stay determined and move forward! Be prepared for any possibility. Environmental activism.

The suit of Gabriel: Archangel Gabriel is known to be a patron of creativity, as well as a helpful and supportive guide to accomplishing all our goals!  Gabriel was chosen … because it represents the aspects of our lives where we take action. Creativity and passion combine in order to empower us to make our dreams come true. This suit also reflects artistic ability, careers, and the desire to develop and grow. The number nine represents completion.

Gabriel says, “Don’t give up! Your determination and courage are needed now more than ever! You’ve come a long way, and your work has been important and valuable. Stand your ground and protect what you have created. Be prepared for any possibility. You’ve already proven yourself, and your position is secure as long as you have confidence. You may be tired, but this is the last challenging situation before success comes your way!” [p. 82]

With so much going on personally, politically, economically, environmentally, and internationally, it can be easy to be overwhelmed. In addition, it can be easy to lose sight of what is important. But Gabriel is encouraging you to move forward with grace. Take what you excel at as an individual and use it for the betterment of not only you, but the world in general. Take what you’ve already accomplished and use it to grow to the next level. That’s what life is about, so continue your ascent.

Nine of Ariel

Your dreams are fulfilled! Hard work leads to great success. A love for the beautiful things in life.

The suit of Ariel … represents the material world. These cards deal with the daily part of living, including physical health, pursuing education and careers, and the planet on which we reside. Ariel [was chosen] because of her magical powers of manifestation and her love of the world’s animals and the environment.

Ariel tells you, “Your dreams are fulfilled! You’ve worked hard, and now it’s time to enjoy the finer things in life. You’ve acted with wisdom and been very cautious to ensure you make only the best choices. Your self-reliance has paid off. Now you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy life … because you’ve earned it. You find spending time alone to be a very enriching and gratifying experience. There is a peace and well-being you only find in the quiet of your own thoughts. Now it’s time to pursue spiritual interests as you continue to evolve and grow.” [pp. 168-169]

This is a call from Ariel to move forward with grace and look beyond what is immediate to you, encompassing the bigger picture into your life. You are here on this planet to grow in many ways. Therefore, your personal success is the basis for action on a higher level. This is not just a planetary calling but a spiritual one as well. You are being summoned to be a role model for others in order to raise the vibration of the physical world. So, this can be accomplished through action on both the physical and spiritual level. Your spiritual calling is about love, respect, acceptance, and kindness of all living beings. Bring your peace and well-being onto the earth plane as your sign of love of all.

Knight of Raphael: Romantic, Dramatic, Poetic, Introspective

Committed romantic relationships. Being swept off your feet. Situations or topics that make your heart flutter.

Emotion can motivate us to accomplish many wondrous and exciting things. We reach out and touch the world with our hearts, and suddenly life becomes all the more worthwhile. The suit of Raphael is all about falling in love, getting married, and having children. We cherish our families, whether we are born to them or choose them later in life. Dreams, hopes, and deep desires are found  in this suit. These cards also relate to the development and expression of psychic abilities and intuition. Archangel Raphael [was chosen] to represent this suit because of his history of heralding love and important relationships in people’s lives.

Two meanings come from this card. Raphael states, 1) “Be prepared to be swept off your feet! Someone has the ability to bring deep emotions to the surface. This card often represents falling in love! It can also herald creative or artistic proposals and career opportunities, as well as situations or topics that make your heart flutter happily.” and this card is about 2) “[s]omeone  who is a champion of emotion and artistic endeavors. A person who is in love with love itself and anything romantic. [Also] Poetic. Dramatic. Optimistic. Sophisticated. Introspective.” [pp. 116-117]

Falling in love may have romantic implications, but it can also imply your reaction to a cause, or idea. As you move forward with grace, you will see the broader picture. The more you expand your relationships, ideas, and possibilities, both physical and spiritual, the more you will understand your purpose in life. Ultimately, knowing your purpose for being alive adds a whole new dimension to how you live.


The Archangels only want the best for you. However, they already see the big picture of life on planet Earth. Now, they are encouraging you to move forward with grace, to not only exceed personally on a physical level, but spiritually as well. You are a spiritual being, residing in a physical body temporarily. Your physicality may be fleeting, but your spiritual essence is everlasting. Always be looking for the bigger picture in order to accomplish your goals. Adonai.