This Angel Card Reading comes from the Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. It is primarily based on two cards that ask you to trust your emotions, and a third card that asks you to tap into your creativity. Both emotions and the creative process can help you move forward to enjoy a fuller existence.

Five of Water

Things [are] not turning out the way you’d hoped. Not seeing the positive in a situation. Crying over spilt milk.

Life always has its twists and turns in everyone’s life. You have choices in how to respond, positively or negatively. Take the positive path, even when it may be obscure. Search for it until it is found. This can take a change in perspective, but it is worth it. The Universe will be helping you. Wallowing in self pity over something that has not worked out simply keeps you in the past. Trust your emotions. Trust the feeling that there is a greater purpose for you to discover. Your eyes should be looking forward with hope and eagerness to new adventures that will turn out to be successes.

We are told, “The Five of Water resonates to the angel number 41, which tells us that our thoughts are creating the reality that we’re living. If we want to make new choices, we can create a new life for ourselves that’s happy and fulfilling. This number reduces to 5 (4+1), the number of change. Fortunately in the case of the Five of Water, we can choose to change ourselves and seize control over how this change occurs.” [p. 200, Big Book of Angel Tarot, Virtue and Valentine]

Three of Earth

The power of creativity. Recognition for very high-quality work. Be a ‘team player’.

Once you are looking ahead, be creative. What can you create for yourself that will be better than what was lacking? This is a time to pursue new ideas that will propel you forward with hope and enthusiasm. It may take time and effort to discover new passions, but keep in mind there are reasons for you to be searching. You may not understand them yet, but they will reveal themselves at the right moment. Trust in your emotions that you are on the right path.

In addition, the angels are encouraging you to work with others to uncover the next best thing in your life. Bounce ideas off friends or family members, but trust your own instincts. Cooperation is the key to greater expansion of life.

“This card is number 67, which speaks to us of our success at home, and at work. We’ve followed our guidance and have remained true to our path. The number 67 reduces to 4 [6+7=13, 1+3=4]. We’re called upon to ask our angels for assistance whenever we feel the need.” [p. 272, ibid.]

Eight of Water

A desire to move on. The search for something more meaningful. Spiritual and emotional growth.

Finally, the Five and Three cards above have advised you to remain in the present and plan for the future. This Eight card continues to encourage you to move forward both emotionally and spiritually. Emotional and spiritual maturity is helpful for seeing the bigger picture. It’s when you take a larger view that you have a better perspective of where you’ve been, are, and want to be. Life makes more sense when you consider the broader perspective.

Emotional maturity includes a positive perspective, respect and acceptance of yourself and others, satisfaction, self confidence, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, wisdom, serenity, and so much more.

Spiritual maturity includes respect and acceptance for yourself and others because we are all extensions of God. In addition, it is a quest to discover yourself and your purpose here on earth. It is about service for the greater good. Ultimately, it is about love: love for self, other humans, animals, minerals and plants, and Mother Earth.

“The Eight of Water is Card 44, a magical number that lets us know we’re surrounded by angels. The situation we find ourselves in is completely safe as long as we listen to and follow the guidance our angels are providing us. This number reduces to 8 [4+4], telling us that we’ll experience an abundance of emotional fulfillment due to the path we’re choosing.” [p. 203. ibid]

To conclude, the angels are encouraging you to keep moving forward in your life in order to achieve happiness and fulfillment. Trust in your emotions will help guide your path. Maturity is not just about ideas and the level of thought, or growing physically. It strongly correlates with emotional and spiritual growth as well. So, leave behind what does not serve you. Take care of yourself first by creating satisfying and exciting situations that have meaning to you. And serve yourself by serving others and the earth in some way. Adonai.