In this angel card reading, the Archangels remind you that self care is the most important means of maintaining a strong foundation and moving forward. That means learning life lessons, as well as information. It implies a willingness to speak your truth so you can utilize your talents and abilities. In addition, it includes focusing on how events and people influence you emotionally. The cards drawn this month come from the Archangel Oracle card deck by Doreen Virtue, PhD.

Self Care- Teaching and Learning

Archangel Zadkiel: Keep an open mind, and learn new ideas. Then teach these ideas to others.

Zadkiel says, “You are a spiritual teacher and an avid learner. Learning and teaching are linked in a perfect cycle, in which information comes to you when you need it. Teach others about the topics that awaken your passions. The more you teach, the more your lessons are reinforced within yourself. Be open to sharing new ideas, and learning about topics that aren’t in your immediate sphere of interest. Your students will teach you in many ways, too. Trust in your teaching and learning abilities, as your mind is one with the Divine Mind of God. You are an intelligent and wise being. Know that it is safe in this lifetime for you to be outspoken in your teaching.”

Doreen tells us, “Zadkiel is the ultimate spiritual professor. He’s patient, kind, and has access to all knowledge. He’s widely know for his ability to help human memory function. If you need to remember or memorize any information, ask Zadkiel to assist. Anything that you need to know, Zadkiel is glad to teach you. Just ask him questions in order to elicit his help. Sometimes Zadkiel uses the Socratic method of teaching, which means he’ll lead you so you can learn for yourself. Being observant of patterns in everything you see, hear, and think is the best way to benefit from Zadkiel’s teachings.” [pp.63-4]

Self Care- Spread Your Wings!

Archangel Ariel: Do not hold back right now. The timing is perfect, and you are ready to soar!

Ariel advises us, “Although you may feel intimidated by the prospect of change, and by the thought of moving past your comfort zone, you’re ready to fly high. Welcome new opportunities and know it is safe to follow your heart and dreams. Keep your focus upon love, service, and spirit, and avoid nay-sayers or skeptics. Remember that you inspire others with your story of turning challenges into victories.”

Doreen remarks, “Ariel loves all living beings, and gladly helps them all. She’s a master manifestor, and she’s especially supportive of people who are healers, teachers, and service workers. She’s very partial to the environmental area, and she works closely with the nature angels to protect and heal animals- particularly the birds, animals and fish who live near or in the water. One way to work with Ariel is to participate in environmental work, including picking up trash near a lake, stream, or ocean; donating time or money to an environmental cause; or switching to environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.” [pp.60-1]

Self Care- Sensitivity

Archangel Haniel: You are extra-sensitive to energies and emotions right now. Honor yourself and your feelings.

Haniel wants you to know, “Sensitivity is a beautiful and powerful gift, and there’s no such thing as being ‘too sensitive’. Your sensitivity helps you know the truth about situations and people, and it’s important for you to trust and follow these hunches, intuitions, and impressions. Spend some time alone in nature to further develop your sensitivity. Avoid harsh situations and chemicals. At home or at work, ask me to help you choose life-affirming foods, beverages, companions, and activities. Know that it’s safe for you to feel deep emotions, as they’re a part of your sensitivity. Visualize the two of us sealed in beautiful bluish-white light. This light dissolves any lower energies, transmuting them into love. The light also helps you distinguish between your own feelings and those of other people.”

Doreen explains, “Haniel helps us honor our natural cycles, moods, and rhythms. She assists us in embracing all aspects of ourselves, including our strengths, setbacks, and shadows. Call upon her if you ever feel unsure, or bad about yourself. Haniel will help you appreciate yourself and see how beautiful you are right now.” [pp.58-9]


The Archangels are always looking for ways to help you. During these very trying and chaotic times, they encourage you to take care of yourself. That means a number of things. First, be aware of the path you are walking. Second, look for ways to expand yourself positively through learning and teaching. Third, be willing to try new things to better yourself and make yourself happy. And fourth, be tuned in to how you feel. Feelings are a good barometer for gauging whether you are moving forward or backward. Self care is the foundation for living an amazing life. This is what the Archangels want for you.