Oracle of the Day: Ten of Water

Your life is content.  Photo credit

Your life is content.
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Positive Affirmation of the Day:

Contentment and rewards fill my life and I cultivate rewarding relationships with others.

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

Ten of Water indicates a contented and rewarding family life.  All is well on the family front and there are some elements of trustworthy relationships in the mix.  The trustworthy factor extends out to friends and other aspects of your life.  With family and friends in balance, your emotional and material needs are met.

This is a really good card as you are on smooth waters.  Chaos has taken a backseat, so enjoy these nice times.

Writing Focus:

In this post, we are going to focus entirely on your character and how the Ten of Water plays in his/her life. However, let’s take a moment and examine the card.  You will see several mermaids filling up the cups with riches.  People define riches differently.  Some people see wealth in terms of a contented and rewarding family life, trustworthy relationships, and/or having emotional and material needs met.

How does your character define wealth?

A contented and rewarding family life: I’ve taught many students over the course of my teaching career.  In this instance, two students stand out more than the others.  Student A was born into a wealthy family, but was not happy because his parents worked all the time.  He did not think money was the central focus, but rather his friends brought him happiness.  Student B was born into a family that struggled to make ends meet and oftentimes he went hungry.  He loved his family and felt he was wealthy because he had two grandparents who loved him very much.

We all have different definitions based on our personal experiences.

What is important to your character:

A rewarding family life?

How would your character define this?  What does a rewarding family life look like?  Why?

Trustworthy relationships?

How would your character define this? What does a trustworthy relationship look like? Why?

Emotional and material needs met?

What are the emotional and material needs that need to be met?  Why?  What does this look like?

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Take some time to answer the questions above and see if you can flesh out your character.  Perhaps you might want to insert some of these elements within your story to help us get a better idea as to why your character does what s/he does.

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Wondering where in the world I got this amazing card? It is part of the wonderful Angel Deck Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. *I am not an affiliate in any way. I bought the card deck because they were AWESOME!*

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