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DIRECTION - Soul Navigation Card for the Week

 Direction Card

Direction moves us towards our intentions, goals or life vision, providing a sense of purpose and meaning in our life, or in our day-to-day activities.  A sense of direction guides our choices, movement, and the paths we take, moving us forward towards our goal, and unfolding Self.

Sometimes our direction is clear and focused, choices are obvious and there is a sense of progression towards our goals.  At other times our direction may seem unclear, guided by a sense of what we do not want, what feels good in the moment, or an inner knowing of what is congruent with our soul – or deeper sense of self.

When you get this card it may be time to review your direction.  Perhaps you are needing to concentrate your energies on what you are wanting to achieve, or become more aligned with your goals, or life vision. Recalling our direction reaffirms meaning and purpose in our activities and can reinvigorate our motivation.

Do you need to clarify your direction?  Are you moving aimlessly?  How is your direction in line with your life vision, or soul? Is your direction and vision in conflict?  Are the choices you make directing you towards your goals?  Do you feel that you know what you want but not how to get there?


© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski


Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.    If you would like to view or purchase the full deck visit .




WISDOM - Soul Navigation Card for the Week

Wisdom Card

When we act from the deep center of our heart, we are connected to internal guidance that is rooted in both timelessness and expansiveness.

Wisdom is discernment through deep listening and balancing experience, understanding, insight.  It is using the heart as the lens to see through. 

Seeing through the eyes of the heart means listening with feeling, compassion and connectedness to our humanity.  Feeling is distinguished here from emotionality, sentimentalism, and reactivity, and is defined, in this case, as our present moment response to what is. 

We often associate wisdom with age, and associate sages with great wisdom that comes with years of experience.  Although this is true, we can also cultivate wisdom of the heart in a way that is not only dependent on experience, but rather orientation to life.

The image of this card reflects my visual representation of wisdom.  The key element repeated in the mandala is a heart with wings and in its center, an eye.  The mandala symbolizes moving center and also reflects our interconnectedness. 

When do you need to see through the eyes of your heart?  What is the lens you have been looking through?  What would change if you shifted your focus to the “mind of the heart”?  In what ways are you living your life through the eyes of the heart?


© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski


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EARTH - Soul Navigation Card for the Week

Earth Card

Earth is the substance of life itself - the rocks, clay, sand and soil from which emerge the trees, plants, and all creatures.  Symbolically, it is the substance from which matter emerges into manifestation.  Some cosmologies see earth as the clay from which our physical bodies were formed. Mother earth, Gaia, and Demeter are all associated with archetypes of the Earth Mother.

Earth holds the qualities of nurturing, strength, steadfastness, and creativity in that it supports and nurtures growth.  It is connected to the physical dimension and the realm of the senses.  In our language we have sayings such as: “down to earth”, “earth mother”, and “earthy” that reflect our perceptions of a practical, level-headed and caring person.

When you pick the earth card reflect on the deeper meaning of earth for you in your life.  It may be time to tune into your body, to pay attention to your physical needs, to slow down, and perhaps become more grounded.   It may be time to “get your hands in the soil”, to practice patience and honor the growth of whatever you are nurturing.  Perhaps it is time to contemplate your connection with the web of life on this planet, become more aware of and honor all the ways this earth sustains us, and reflect on the spirit of true stewardship.

Are you needing to ground your energies?  How do you connect with the “groundedness” of your own being?  How do you feel when you spend time in nature? How to you listen to and honor your physical body?  How do you listen to and honor the needs of the biosphere of our planet earth?


© 2011, Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves.  If you would like to purchase or view the full deck visit .