Tarot Tuesday: Pick Your Card from the Radiant Rider-Waite!

You’re done with the negative energy that’s so often associated with the beginning of the week. It’s time to see what the universe has in store for you now! This week’s pull is from the Radiant Rider-Waite deck by Avia Venefica. It’s essentially what’s thought of as a traditional tarot deck, but the illustrations have been recolored and remastered to give them new life. I highly recommend this deck and guide book! If you’re interested in a personal reading, please see the bottom of this post or visit me on eBay.

Study the picture below. If you have a question or situation you’re concerned about, hold that in the front of your mind as you choose your card. You can also simply pick the one that calls to you. When you’re ready, scroll down to find the meaning of your card.

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#1 – The Hermit: The Hermit looks inside himself to become at peace with his mind and learn more along his spiritual journey. This is a time for you to do the same. Meditation, silence, or simply being alone may be very good for you right now.

#2 – Page of Swords: You or someone you know is about to receive good news. It will come quickly, and you’ll be in a good position to act fast on your next endeavor. The page engages with the future with youthful enthusiasm.

#3 – Three of Swords: You’ve experienced a misunderstanding, a betrayal, or hurt feelings. While that pierces your heart and makes life difficult for you, don’t let it get you down. This is the time to address those problems. Examine your love life for doubts, watch for people who might be trying to take your position at work, and check your finances for long-term solutions.

Which card did you pick? What did it mean for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave a comment.

Interested in a tarot reading?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or come visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can arrange it easily. Thank you!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Open for Submissions!

I’m happy to say that my blog is once again open for submissions! Acceptable topics for guest posts include book reviews, just about anything regarding reading and writing, short fiction, and poetry. Book review requests are closed at the moment, but hopefully I’ll be able to get back to that soon!

You can check out my Contact and Submissions page for more information. Please feel free to ask any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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Tarot Tuesday! Pick Your Card from The Dragon Oracle

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time to check the cards and see what we need to know for the rest of the week.

This week’s pull is from The Dragon Oracle deck by Diana Cooper. I love dragons, so this is one of my favorite oracle decks!

If you’re interested in a reading of your own, please see the bottom of this post or come find me on eBay.

Study the photo below and see which card calls to you (1, 2, or 3). You may want to know what the week holds for you in general, or you may have a specific question in mind. Regardless of what you want to know, let your spirit guide you on your card. You’ll find the cards and their meanings below.

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#1 – Black Dragon: Ideas–just like plants–need a safe place to grow. Right now is the time to calm down and relax your mind so that you can become the person you’re meant to be. Find a safe, dark space where the Black Dragon can protect you from the outside world so that you can grow and develop into something new.

#2 – Air and Water Dragon: This is a card about psychic and spiritual development. It’s not just found in one place, which is why it’s so important to get a new perspective on everything you’re seeing. There are times when we must listen to logic and reason, but right now it’s time to pay attention to your intuition and spiritual knowledge. It’s growing, and it’s only going to continue to grow the more you use it.

#3 – Gold and Silver Violet Flame Dragon: There’s an aspect of your life that’s no longer serving you, and it’s time to let go of it. Let it transform into something new and wonderful, something that you truly need as you continue your journey through life. This is also a good time for service work. If you’re considering some sort of volunteer position, it’s a good time to move forward with that.

Which card did you pick? Did it mean anything for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment!

Interested in a reading of your own?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading with a deck that calls to me. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can get it arranged easily. Thank you!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

Please note that I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Tarot Tuesday! Pick Your Card from The Good Tarot

It’s time once again for Tarot Tuesday to see what the rest of the week holds for us!

This week’s pull is from The Good Tarot by Colette Baron-Reid. These cards are just gorgeous and have so much energy when I’m working with them!

If you’re interested in a reading of your own, please see the bottom of this post or come visit me on eBay.

Study the photo below and see which card calls to you (1, 2, or 3). You may want to know what the week holds for you in general, or you may have a specific question in mind. Regardless of what you want to know, let your spirit guide you on your card. You’ll find the cards and their meanings below.

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#1 – King of Air: The suit of Air is all about the mind, and the King of this suit is here to remind you how important it is to hold intellect and logic over passion and instinct. Now is the time to look at facts, not feelings. It isn’t always easy to know which part of ourselves to follow, but right now true wisdom is found through the brain instead of the heart.

#2 – Ten of Fire: Your passions have burned brightly, but something you’ve been working on has come to completion. It may be a physical project or a journey of the heart, but you’ve achieved all you can with it. Now you need to let those passions burn up and make way for new ones.

#3 – King of Water: The King of Water is the ultimate authority over relationships, family, and creativity. You may have an older male relative who’s trying to guide you in the right direction. This card could also represent you, reminding you to listen diplomatically to all the voices around you and take them into consideration.

Which card did you pick? Did it mean anything for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment!

Interested in a reading of your own?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading with a deck that calls to me. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can get it arranged easily. Thank you!

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Come visit me on eBay!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

Please note that I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Signed Book: Always Darkest by Jess and Keith Flaherty

What’s better than buying a signed book? Winning one!

I was fortunate enough to win a signed copy of Always Darkest at a release party on Facebook way back in 2017. That was kind of a terrible year for me, so a free book wasn’t unwelcome!

I have a special shelf for all my signed books, so it was a delight to add such a good one to it! You can find my review of it here.

Do you have any signed books? I have more I’ll be sharing in the coming months, but I’d love to hear about yours!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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Tarot Tuesday! Pick Your Card from The Spirit Animal Oracle

It’s time once again for Tarot Tuesday to see what the rest of the week holds for us!

This week’s pull is from The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid. I love the beautiful, misty artwork on these cards. And of course I always love anything that has to do with animals!

If you’re interested in a reading of your own, please see the bottom of this post or visit me on eBay.

Study the photo below and see which card calls to you (1, 2, or 3). You may want to know what the week holds for you in general, or you may have a specific question in mind. Regardless of what you want to know, let your spirit guide you on your card. You’ll find the cards and their meanings below.

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#1 – Cat Spirit: Your independent sprit longs to be set free! Cats are confident and independent. They appreciate their relationships with people, but they also know who they are and aren’t afraid to let the world see it. This might be the time for you to distance yourself from those who are too clingy in order to make sure you retain the essence of who you really are.

#2 – Frog Spirit: It’s time to clear out the clutter, whether that be physical or spiritual. Is your home weighed down by all the things you’ve accumulated in the past? Are their friendships or other relationships that have gone past their expiration date? Maybe it’s even just your own psychic energy that you need to cleanse. Let go of the past and jump into your future!

#3 – Rabbit Spirit: Right now is a fruitful and fertile time for your creativity. Step out into the sun and allow the luck and abundance all around you help your in your endeavors.

Which card did you pick? Did it mean anything for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment!

Interested in a reading of your own?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading with a deck that calls to me. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can get it arranged easily. Thank you!

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Come visit me on eBay!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

Please note that I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Tarot Tuesday! Pick Your Card from The Akashic Tarot

Needing a little guidance for the week? Then you’re in luck, because it’s Tarot Tuesday!

This week’s pull is from The Akashic Tarot by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor. If you’re unfamiliar with them, the Akashic Records are fields of energy that contain all knowledge past and present. It’s a complex but fascinating idea. I recommend The Akashic Records Made Easy by Sandra Anne Taylor to explore it further.

If you’re interested in a reading of your own, please see the bottom of this post or come visit me on eBay.

Study the photo below and see which card calls to you (1, 2, or 3). You may want to know what the week holds for you in general, or you may have a specific question in mind. Regardless of what you want to know, let your spirit guide you on your card. You’ll find the cards and their meanings below.

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#1 – 3 of Roses: Nature spirits are all around you, and they’re here to help you increase your joy and creativity! Remember how things were when you were a child, and you weren’t bound by all the troubles of the world? It’s time to think back on those times and embrace them in the now. Sing a little, dance, or just lay out in the grass and enjoy the world around you.

#2 – Archangel Raphael: Someone is trying to help you on your path right now. Open yourself to the forces of love, family, and healing that this person brings you. Accept the help, and you’ll find miracles on your doorstep.

#3 – The Queen of Forces: Is this not the most gorgeous card?? The Queen of Forces manages to balance the strongest elements with ease. She knows how to both give and to receive, and her experience helps her keep everything in check. If you’re seeking balance in your life, the Queen is here to tell you that you’re more than capable. She could also represent an outside person, someone with a connection that will advance your work or someone who gives you unlimited support in your creative endeavors.

Which card did you pick? Did it mean anything for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment!

Interested in a reading of your own?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading with a deck that calls to me. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can get it arranged easily. Thank you!

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Come visit me on eBay!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

Please note that I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Please considering doing your shopping using my links to help me earn money at no cost to you.

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Tarot Tuesday: Pick Your Card from the Animal Tarot!

Time to shake off that case of the Mondays and get ready for Tarot Tuesday! This week’s draw is from the Animal Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. I love all the beautiful animals in this deck and the way that everything is connected to nature. If you’re interested in a personal reading, please see the bottom of this post or visit me on eBay.

Study the picture below. If you have a question or situation you’re concerned about, hold that in the front of your mind as you choose your card. You can also simply pick the one that calls to you. When you’re ready, scroll down to find the meaning of your card.

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#1 – Ten of Summer: Family is very important to you right now, and it’s time to let them know! It doesn’t matter if this is your genetic family or a chosen family. They’re a big part of your life and your emotional security, and this is a good time to really revel in it and know that you are surrounded by love. This card could also represent a healthy marriage or raising healthy, well-balanced children.

#2 – The Wheel: Things are moving forward! You might’ve been feeling stagnant, but you don’t have to feel that way any longer. If you’ve been waiting to move into a new home, buy a new car, or get a new job, know that all the things you’ve been waiting for are coming to you. Life is all about forward momentum right now.

#3 – Ace of Autumn: Calico cats are considered good luck, and some of that may be headed your way. It might be a helping hand you weren’t expecting, a windfall, or someone who offers a connection or a bit of advice that may help you out. Watch for this abundance to simply fall in your lap, and take advantage of it!

Which card did you pick? What did it mean for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave a comment.

Interested in a tarot reading?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or come visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can arrange it easily. Thank you!

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Come visit me on eBay!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Tarot Tuesday! Pick Your Card from The Sacred Traveler Oracle

We’ve made it through Monday, and now it’s time for Tarot Tuesday! What does the rest of the week hold for you?

This week’s pull is from The Sacred Traveler Oracle by Denise Linn. The bold, otherworldly images on these cards really called out to me, and there’s just so much energy in these cards.

If you’re interested in a reading of your own, please see the bottom of this post or visit me on eBay.

Study the photo below and see which card calls to you (1, 2, or 3). You may want to know what the week holds for you in general, or you may have a specific question in mind. Regardless of what you want to know, let your spirit guide you on your card. You’ll find the cards and their meanings below.

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#1 – Uncovering Treasure: Things are always what they seem, and sometimes you need to learn to look at them in a different way in order to understand just how wonderful they are. You may need to fight some ‘dragons’ to truly get down to the wonderful parts of your soul that are waiting to be uncovered, but it only gets easier the more you do it! Abundance is coming in your life, if you only know how to look for it!

#2 – Infinite Abundance: Here we have yet another card about abundance, so the universe must really be telling us something! You’re heading into an abundant time in your life, and you’re about to receive the money, love, or energy that you’ve been waiting for. Just remember that you deserve this! It’s also a good idea to give of yourself and help others in achieving their goals. The more you give, the more you receive!

#3 – Surrendering to the Journey: We often find ourselves wanting to control all the little things in life, but there are times when we need to give up that micromanagement of our path and trust the universe to take us in the right direction. You’re not giving up; you’re learning to go with the flow. You’ll never see all the wonders of the world if you stay in one place, and it’s okay if you don’t totally understand exactly where the path is leading you.

Which card did you pick? Did it mean anything for you? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment!

Interested in a reading of your own?

You’ll receive a photo of the actual cards drawn and a thorough explanation of their meaning. The readings are done through email, so please ensure a valid email address is included with your payment! This is for a generalized reading with a deck that calls to me. If you have a specific question or needs, please feel free to email me at ashley@ashleyomelia.com or visit me on eBay (see link below) and we can get it arranged easily. Thank you!

$10.00

Come visit me on eBay!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

Please note that I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Signed Book: Soun Tetoken by Ken Thomasma

I’m working through my shelves and getting rid of the books that don’t mean much to me. That makes me appreciate the part of my collection that I’m keeping so much more!

Soun Tetoken is a book that found me instead of the other way around.

Way back in grade school, when I was a kid at Running Creek Elementary in Elizabeth, Colorado, the author Ken Thomasma came to speak to us. I don’t remember all of what he said, but I do know I was absolutely fascinated by having a real author in our school. He knew how to take the story in his head and actually get it into a book, and I was on the moon.

Mr. Thomasma asked us each to write a short story. The winners would receive a print of one of the illustrations from his book, Naya Nuki. To my sheer delight, my story was selected!

So as not to take up time at the assembly, we were told that we could come see Mr. Thomasma after school and he would sign the print. I was absolutely terrified that I’d miss the bus, and so I went straight home instead. It’s a decision I’ve often regretted.

Fast forward a few decades to the closeout of our local used book store here in Illinois. The owners were retiring, and they’d finally reached the point of giving everything away for free. Of course, I went! I brought my girls into the kids’ room and happened to spot Soun Tetoken. I was immediately thrown back to that sad memory of never getting my print signed, but I was rewarded when I opened the front cover and found this.

I might not have made the right decision way back in second grade or so, but Ken’s signature came to me anyway. I don’t even have the print anymore, but this book fits very nicely on my shelf with my other signed books.

Do you have any signed books? I have more I’ll be sharing in the coming months, but I’d love to hear about yours!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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