These are in no particular order because I add them when they come to me, or when I get asked them. If you have a specific question not covered below, please ask me.
What is the difference between spirit guides and angels?
There's probably a longer answer, but let's keep things simple and stick with the short one: a spirit guide is usually someone who has known you in a past life (or even perhaps in this life) and has agreed (mutually with you, and usually through a soul contract) to guide you in this life for a period of time. Sometimes a spirit guide stays with you your whole life, and sometimes a spirit guide will stay with you for only a duration of your life. A spirit guide is someone who has been human and remembers what it is like to be human, so they help you with human trials and emotions, as well as spiritual endeavors.
An angel has never truly been human. They are light beings that vibrate to a very high frequency and are connected to the Source Energy of our creation. (Read more about that here.) You have at least one guardian angel, and while a spirit guide might have to leave you during your lifetime, your guardian angel will stay with you from birth until death. Like all angels though, you have to ask for their help. While spirit guides are concerned with your emotional and immediate spiritual well-being, and are connected to you in a very human way, angels are concerned with the "whole" that they see. They do want you to be happy and evolve into a higher being, and will do everything they can to try and aid you in that process - but angels see the entire picture, including the past, present, and much of the human future. Their purpose is therefore, in totality, aligned with the Source of All and in keeping the cosmos in balance and thriving for the better.
What is the difference between a Tarot reading and an Angel card reading?
When I do a Tarot card reading, I am connecting to your Higher Self and laying out what is essentially a mirror for you to see all your hidden aspects that are either beneficial to you, or causing you obstruction. Your Higher Self actually helps to pick the cards (that sounds mad, I know, but you have no idea how powerful you are). Most of the time, some kind of spirit guide will appear to impart some kind of message during your reading, too, in a bid to guide you, but don't worry if this doesn't happen because you're Higher Self might be so in tune, your guides don't need to appear. Angels rarely appear during a Tarot reading unless you either already work with them, have worked with them in the past and some energy strand of that has been left unfinished, or you have recently prayed or asked them for help (even if you didn't realise you did - this can happen if you're deeply scared or suffering greatly: you'll make that call with your mind and heart, but in the midst of your chaos, you might not realise you did this). A Tarot card reading is ALL about the soul journey and ironing out the soul struggles.
When I do an Angel reading, I use oracle cards to help trigger my channel to the angels, and then I relay messages to you straight from them. I don't connect with your Higher Self at all - unlike a Tarot reading, I am not reading you.There may be times when I don't need the cards, and it's rare I'll turn over more than five in any session.Their messages focus on the area you need help in (have asked them about) and they won't stray from what you ask them (unlike Tarot which can often go off in a direction you might not have known was important). They always concentrate on the positive outcome you can expect from the positive things you can do now to manifest the future you want. (Angels are big on manifestation and helping you manifest stuff - it's one of their things.) They're advice is often to do with the overall picture of your situation that you can't necessarily see, but they can, and that is why sometimes, they can be a bit cryptic - they can't actually tell you everything because some of it you're not supposed to know until a certain time. (The realisation of it yourself is part of your spiritual learning.) But angels want to soothe your mind and heart, and lift your spirits, and quite literally want to remind you that there is nothing to worry about in the greater scheme of things, and if you could see what they see, you'd know that.
wHAT DO ANGELS LOOK LIKE?
Well, they are energy and light, so they look like "light" to me. Light rays and, occasionally, giant orbs. I sense them more often than I see them, and the sensing is very clear - it's definite "hairs rising on arms" feeling, or sometimes I'll actually feel something like a puff of air. If I have my clairvoyant hat on, though, I'll see them as person-shaped and with a gender. When in light form, I don't see "wings", and I'm pretty sure the rays of light and the halos they form gave way to visions of wings, but who knows - after all, the Greeks have their harpies and numerous cultures tell stories of people with wings. Archangel Gabriel had wings when he came to me in my sleep, but that was me seeing him with my clairvoyant mind's eye. How they appear to you will be different to how they appear to me.
Do you do mediumship?
I am assuming by mediumship, you mean talking to deceased loved ones (not spirit guides and other beings). In short, this is NOT something I offer on its own. If you'd simply like to know if your loved one has passed on well and happy, then you can ask me - I'll probably be able to channel the answer to this. But I don't do sessions where you actually speak to your loved ones because it is not something I naturally feel comfortable with - my reasons are fully personal and revolve around the fact that I truly believe you need to let a loved one go so you can both move on. However, when I do angel or tarot readings, it simply goes with the territory that occasionally a loved one will seek to speak to you, and this is usually done with a guide or archangel present. Since they have taken the time to come forth, I can only assume what they have to say is important to them, so most of the time, I will open that line of communication. But if for any reason the energies start to feel uncomfortable for me, I will apologise and politely ask them to leave. Deceased loved ones are not higher beings - they are still people and carry complicated, mixed emotions about things, and as an empath, I can find it very difficult to be in contact with their energy for the purposes of mediumship. I am currently looking into "angelic mediumship" as I have heard channelling the deceased through archangels makes the whole process much easier for someone like me. If I find that this method works for me in the future and I'm comfortable, it might be something I offer then.
I'd like a session with you, but I have no idea what to choose.
Whizz me an email with your problem, and I'll let you know which type of consultation or session I think might be best for you. Sometimes I might even mix things up to suit, after all, it's energy we're working with here.
Can I pay in US dollars, or another currency?
Our shopping cart goes through PayPal's checkout system, and I think once you're through to PayPal, they will automatically show you the total in your own currency, so you do end up paying in your own currency anyway.
Do you work with any Ascended Masters?
Actually, I do, and always have, but have never known that's who they were until recently(!). There are three I've worked with over my lifetime, but only ever for my own personal growth. To date, they have never asked me to call on them to work with others.
What is a starseed?
Someone whose soul is originally from another planet / solar system / star system, and not earth. There is a theory that some people's souls originate from earth energy and have only ever reincarnated on earth; and some other souls originate from another star system and have since reincarnated on earth.
How do you know you're a starseed?
I didn't until recently. Something changed inside me at the end of 2018, I felt "different" - more whole - and began to have flashes of memory of a home that is not Atlantis, and not here on earth either, but I don't specifically know where it is other than "another star". More than that, I remembered that I used to have these same flashes when I was around five or six, but I had forgotten. In 2004, I was given a word by Spirit that was personal to me and meant a lot and was clear in its meaning, but I didn't know why I was given it. Fast forward to 2019 and I understand this word to be connected to my starseed origins, and pieces of the jigsaw fell into place. That's all I can really say about it. I doubt I'll talk about it much as it feels quite personal, but the realisation of it forms a pivotal part of my spiritual journey and I am grateful I've recalled the memories, no matter how vague.
Do you offer distance readings by video?
Edit: as of July, I now offer video sessions for all tarot and angel channelling sessions via Zoom.us, but please note the timings are limited. A video session is 30 minutes long and takes place either on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., or at 10 p.m. on Thursdays (BST/GMT). The sessions are recordable. Apart from the above timed video session, I mostly work by email. This is because of my daily schedule and the fact that during the hours I have free to conduct a video call, I can't guarantee that the postman won't ring the door, the delivery guy won't bang on the window, the neighbour won't want a word, etc. In addition, I am a scribe and writing is a skill I have, so it makes sense to use it if I can. I can choose any time of the day or night to channel messages into the written word, which means I can also choose the best energetic or astrological time to conduct your reading.
Having said all of that, I do post a recorded video for newsletter subscribers every week detailing their energy forecast for the week by sun sign, and I host a Facebook Live session every now and then on a Thursday night.
Video sessions via Zoom are recordable. I don't record local in-person readings, but you are more than welcome to. Or you could choose to bring a pen and notebook and take notes. You're also welcome to take pictures of the cards. If you're receiving a distant email reading from me, then obviously, that's recorded in writing by default - it is sent to you as a PDF so you can print it out and keep it, with a link to the photographs of the cards so you can save them for your own reflection.
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