Intuitive Readings Part 1: The Archetypes Deck

I get a lot of questions about what it’s like to have an Intuitive Reading with me. Some of my clients say that I’m really good with the “newbs” or that my guidance is very practical. This may stem from my work as a teacher and a writer, but I think part of it is because I often feel like a beginner when it comes to practicing the Spiritual Arts, and so I attract those who need a catalyst for their own awakening.

Part of what makes my readings unique is that I never really learned how to do “spreads.” Eventually, I figured out that I could use spreads included in the guidebooks that accompanied the decks I purchased, but when I started I was experimenting, and so I just put cards down in a way that made sense to me. Gradually, this developed into creating unique spreads for the people I read for.

I discovered that often, I needed cards from different decks to convey the messages that I was receiving from Source, and so I began collecting. Now, in my Intuitive Readings practice I use five different decks with my clients.

I use each deck for a specific purpose and I thought it might be nice to feature each one and share a little bit more about the deck and what I like about it. For Part 1 of this series, I’ll be discussing my Archetype Cards. To me, giving a reading is a little bit like baking, and each deck represents a different ingredient. The Archetypes deck is the flour, it helps give the reading substance, and helps to hold everything together.

Archetype Cards by Carolyn Myss

I first came across this deck in a dance workshop, and decided to purchase it because I’m a writer. I was familiar with archetypes from the work of Carl Jung, and thought the cards would help me create characters in my stories. I found that reading about the light and shadow aspects of each archetype helped me make my characters more well-rounded–I was able to give my characters faults as well as positive attributes.

The longer I spent with this deck, the more aware I became of the way these energies presented themselves in the world around me. I saw them in other people, and I saw them in myself. I could pull a card for myself and feel that energy inside me, a facet of my personality that I wasn’t aware of until I saw it on the beautiful image in front of me.

On her website, Carolyn Myss talks about the ways Archetypes make up what she calls our Sacred Contract.

I believe that each of us is guided by a Sacred Contract that our soul made before we were born. That Contract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. It comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. Each of those relationships represents an individual Contract that is part of your overall Sacred Contract, and may require you to be in a certain place at a certain time to be with that person. – Carolyn Myss

Questions about our life path and who will travel that path with us are foundational to our existence, and as such, I find Archetype cards are very helpful in providing clarity on these matters for my clients.

Are you curious about what Archetypes might be influencing your experience? Contact me to schedule an Intuitive Reading.

Further Reading

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Diving Potential By Carolyn Myss

Archetypes: Who Are You? By Carolyn Myss

Writer, dancer, yogi, enjoyer of good food and being human.

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