What is your life purpose?
Dear Earth Angel, You came here to earth with a fully formed mission and a blueprint for your soul and body to help you accomplish this mission. It is a mission that is aligned with your soul essence and personality, as well as the Life Path you are on. It is completely unique to you and your particular gifts.
Just like the angels, you are a messenger of light and love… but in your case, it involves the use of the physical body in some way (or you wouldn’t need to incarnate!). In the Tarot, the suit of Pentacles represent your physical reality.
The Tarot can help you gain insight to what message you are here to amplify with your presence – how to bring Heaven down to Earth, in other words – as well as how to accomplish this. Knowledge about your mission has literally been coded into your blueprint with numbers and I have created a Tarot spread to help you explore two of those numbers.
For this Tarot Spread, we will focus on the two main aspects of your Birth Numerology, the date and the full name given at birth. The former renders your Life Path and the latter your Destiny/Expression number.
Your Life Path Number
To find out which Life Path you are on in this incarnation, simply add the numbers of your date of birth together and reduce to a single digit. For the name (Destiny/Expression number), each letter is represented by a number value. There are online calculators you can use if you prefer. HERE is one for your Life Path and HERE is another for your name.
For the purpose of this reading, we will focus only on the opportunities these numbers bring, in order to help you fulfil your potential. Think about the most positive traits of the corresponding Major – this is what you are here to express. Challenges to this expression will be represented by other cards.
Your Life Path number is like a signpost pointing you in the most fulfilling direction in terms of Life Purpose and your Destiny/Expression number shows you what skill set you were born into this life with (carried forward from past lives). You have the power to use the energy carried by these two numbers in harmony to amplify divine Light and Love on earth in a unique way and in a minute you will find out how…
For the purpose of this reading, we cover numbers 1-9, 11 and 22 and these are also the corresponding cards that will apply (22=The Fool). So go ahead and make the calculations and then find the two Major Arcana cards concerned. For some of you, it will be the same card twice and then you can mark the other spot with a crystal in the spread or if you have more than one deck, you can find the same Major in another Tarot deck.
What is My Divine Message – Life Purpose Tarot Spread
SAMPLE READING WITH THE ARCHANGEL POWER TAROT
1. Life Path: 3 The Empress / Archangel Gabriel – Creativity, fun, sensuality (Venus)
2. Expression/Destiny: 9 The Hermit / Epiphany / Archangel Raziel – Contemplation, teaching (Virgo)
3. Action Advice: Eight of Ariel (Pentacles) – Study and hone your skills. Manifest with more attention to detail.
4. Support: Ten of Michael (Swords) – The harsher lessons are finally behind you so that you can focus on your mission.
5. Mission (read together with cards 1 and 2): 1 The Magician / Archangel Raziel (Mercury) – Communicate spiritual wisdom and teach people how to create a spiritual reality on earth.
6. Talent to develop: Queen of Gabriel / Aries – leadership, initiative, charisma
7. Avoid this: The World / Archangel Michael – anything that limits your freedom, self-limiting beliefs
I am new to your site and I love it! It has really helped me. I did the Life Purpose Spread for Earth Angels and for the mission, I drew the Seven of Swords. My life path card is The Hierophant and destiny card is The Lovers. I am stumped.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi there, thank you very much for your kind words and so glad to hear that this site is helpful to you. Many people are, sadly, only able to see the negative aspect of the 7 of Swords (I blame traditional text books!) which is unfortunate for a Life Purpose reading. The truth is, of course, that all cards contain the full spectrum of dark and light. For a light and psoitive interpretation of the 7 of Swords, I would look to your uncanny intuitive sense of foresight and how you can use this to guide others by helping them come up with a plan for their life… Life coaching springs to mind. The Hierophant is a Teacher and The Lovers (Gemini) is a communicator. It all fits very nicely and I hope you can see/feel that now 🙂 Angel Blessings, Lisa
Hmm very interesting reading..Here are my cards..
1. Life path: 12 the hanged man
2. Destiny number : 1 The magician
3. Action advice : Hierophant
4. Support : 8 of wands
5. Mission: 7 of pentacles
6. Talent to develop: knight of cups
7. Avoid: page of cups
Having the hanged man as my life path doesn’t sound to good..lol
I feel like I have a lot of spiritual growth that I have to learn & will be faced with a lot of challenges..The hanged man feels like I’m living in a world upside down & maybe need to find the right balance within myself..I could be wrong though.
Dear heart, life is full of challenges for all of us. The strength of the Hanged Man is that he can teach us to accept them… and not only to accept them for ourselves but to extend compassion to those in need. Think of it this way, Odin is an archetypal Hanged Man… his sacrifice on the World Tree brought us the Runes… Christ is another archetypal Hanged Man. His sacrifice brought a new paradigm of faith to earth. There is power in stillness with this as your Life Path, so don’t forget to connect with the still small voice within as often as possible. You can grow and prosper while on this path… the only difference is that for you, all the biggest shifts will begin within… but what people don’t realise that this is where true power lies – the power of love and compassion. Blessed Be!
When doing this spread, do you take reversed meanings into consideration, or only direct meanings?
I don’t personally and here is why: http://angelorum.co/topics/divination/top-5-reasons-why-i-dont-read-with-reversals/
However, if you prefer to read with reversals you still can with this spread 🙂
Thank you for the insights! Grief counselling is something to consider. Blessings Lisa!
I replied above!
I guess my question is about the outcome card…getting The Lovers as something to avoid,and the previous #6 5 of Chalices as a talent I need to develop. I get that the Shadow is how I am viewing my living situation…I have been living with my daughter and granddaughter for 9 years as a caregiver for my granddaughter( and to keep them safe from an abusive man), and perhaps that mean it may be time to go out and do my own thing. #4 has me feeling that I will need outside support for that. #5 has me feeling that the time is now or very soon. The Emperor and The Empress triad with the Wheel…that has a major significance..but I'm still a beginner…sort of, so reading myself is difficult, and I'm not sure what that means. I am afraid to make certain changes because I have been living with them for so long… and it can be a bit oppressive…and even after everything I've done, my daughter doesn't pay me for it…I have to pay to live there. So that may have something to do with card #3..well I think it has everything to do with that. Perhaps #6 is the way I will be feeling when I do leave. But #7 I actually was trying to attract a lover using the mandala you mentioned…..maybe it is not the time to focus on that, but on myself. How did I do?
Hi Margie, nice deck choice! Which cards have you stumped. It is easier if you sum up what you've got so far and where you're stuck so I best know how to help. 🙂
I just did this spread using the Sirian StarseedTarot.
1) The Emperor..(knew that)
2) The Empress (didn't know that)
3) The Shadow or Devil
4) 3 of Crystals (Pentacles)
5) The Great Wheel (Wheel of Fortune)
6) 5 of Chalices (Cups)
7) The Lovers
I'm a little stumped on this reading…..anyone willing to help me figure this out? I am grateful for all help!
Love and Blessings,
That is such a good point about this card, Lisa. Thank you! Yes, creativity more broadly is something I can definitely relate to. 🙂
You're welcome, Mia! I'm an Empress/3 Life Path and would feel totally lost if I related this more to motherhood than creativity – it is a wide spectrum to accomodate individual expression. Enjoy the reading!
Thanks for this post! I've known about the birth card having to do with date, but not related to birth name. It's interesting because like another commenter posted, I have several names. I started using a different middle name in high school because of my intense dislike for the middle name I was born with. When I calculated my destiny number, it was 3, which honestly, whenever the Empress comes up for me, I've always struggled to feel some sort of connection to it. I find it quite alienating as a card. Then when I calculated what number my name calculates when using my chosen middle name instead of my given one, I got the same card as my life path number, 8. I think it's time for me to do a reading on this. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration.
You're welcome 🙂
Thank you for answering.
Your birth name. I didn't keep mine for long either but that is still the one!
I am adopted. There is a birth name, but my adoptive name was used from two weeks old. Which one should I use?