No matter what god or higher power you believe in, we are all part of a collective consciousness, both in this world and the next. Whether your reading comes from tarot, angels or archetype cards we are delving into that collective consciousness. If you are present with a psychic or clairvoyant who has strong connections, you may be connected to individuals but more likely you will be communicating with part of this universal energy which connects us all. Much of the connection comes through our own energies and this is particularly true of online readings.
Upright Meanings: boredom, feeling trapped, rebirth, confined, uncertainty, lack of direction, self-limiting, reversal, change, needing release, improvement, suspension
Reversed Meanings: discontentment, useless sacrifice, false prophecy, unwillingness, impulsiveness, apathy, disinterest, stagnation, negative patterns
This is often a difficult card for us to accept. It brings guidance on the subject of freedom and suggests that we can often fool ourselves into thinking we are free to choose our path in life. Of course we are, in many ways, but our choices are impacted on by other people and other events in our life. In reverse, it foretells of a need to examine the subject closely, making tough decisions when our choices may impact of the freedom of others and whether we are then TRULY free.
The angel associated with The Illusionist is The Angel Of Freedom
Belonging to the REALM: Heaven of Creation, The Angel of Freedom is in the group known as Virtues.
ANGELIC FUNCTION: To remove the obstacles to freedom
GIFTS FOR THE EARTH: This angel can help us to find our freedom; value its place in our lives; cherish it in our relationships of all kinds
The Angel of Freedom blesses us and helps us realize the freedom of the divine spirit within us. It offers untold gifts when we allow freedom to be an integral part of our lives. We need only to desire the experience of our freedom and this angel will assist us in knowing it at every turn. It will help us realize that freedom is who we are.
There are many aspects to freedom, and this angel will show us the numerous ways in which we can share in its gift. It may mean freedom from the constraints of our worldly existence. It could as well mean a deep experience of who we are at core, and that is an awareness rather than something we do. It is not freedom from something as much as freedom to be ourselves which this angel brings to our consciousness.
We can pray to The Angel of Freedom to open our hearts and our minds to the meaning of freedom. And we may find that, as a result of this, we need to look at our ability to communicate our needs or speak up for ourselves in order to facilitate our leap into freedom.
Sometimes we are thrown the gift of freedom before we are consciously ready for it, and then we take a while to integrate our experience and to let go of our old patterns which tie us to preconceived ideas about how life should be. We are always free to choose how we want to go through life: tied to old ideas, or open to the unlimited opportunities to express ourselves. The more freedom we allow ourselves the more joyful and unlimited our scope for expression. We offer prayers to The Angel of Freedom to remove the obstacles which limit our self-expression, health and joy. We ask that we may have the capacity to nurture freedom rather than abuse it in a self-destructive way. We ask that people everywhere be permitted to choose the gift of freedom.
This angel works in subtle ways to encourage us. It sends us light and courage to satisfy our yearning for freedom. It is never far from us as we pursue our path to growth and development. It helps us assimilate this awareness from the depths of our souls as free spirits, worthy of the opportunity to express ourselves.