Dec 2, 2010


What is MEMORY?
Our memories are stored in different places within the brain.  There are three phases of memory  -  encoding, storage and recall.  The ‘encoding’ phase involves taking in information through our senses.  The next phase is ‘storage’.  Storage is preserving the information received.  ‘Recall’ is retrieving the stored information.  Recall brings stored memories to the fore when needed.

Cues and associations are signposts.  We are able to link them to a particular memory, and they help us to recall it.  The more cues and signposts you have, the better chance you have of retrieving the information.  For example, a colour or image associated with a name may enhance your abilities to recall.

If you feel that your memory is lapsing, pinpoint the area of memory that is letting you down.  Once worked out you can use different techniques to help improve it.

For example, if you can’t recall someone’s name, maybe you were inattentive when you were introduced and the name never went into ‘storage’ properly.  If you know the name but it won’t surface for you when needed, the problem may have to do with ‘recall’.

Forgetting things is perfectly normal.  We can’t be expected to remember absolutely everything all the time, so the mind and memory filters out anything irrelevant.  For example, we’ll often hold something in working memory, but it doesn’t make it fully into ‘storage’.  We are to forget past events so that we are able to retain new information. 

The majority of our memory lapses happen when we do not pay enough attention.  This can happen when we forget people’s names whom we’ve recently been introduced to, or not being able to put a face to a name and vice versa. 

Another form of common memory lapse happens when we do familiar, automatic actions or do things habitually.  For example, you may not remember whether you turned off the oven after cooking or not, as this may be something you automatically do without thought.

To combat this form of memory lapse focus briefly on what you are doing whilst you are doing it.  Two seconds of bringing your consciousness into the present moment could make all the difference to your memory recall.

Another way to help improve your memory when it comes to things you do on ‘automatic pilot’ is to get into the habit of pausing when you do something like turning off the oven.  Stop and say to yourself, “I’ve just turned off the oven.” 

A sensory clue such as the sound of a switch or click of a button will also enhance recall.

The brain stores the sound and vibration of a person’s name in a different location to the information about them.  That is why it is possible to recall who a person is, but forget their name entirely.
Repeating a name to yourself can keep it in the forefront of your memory, but does not necessarily ensure that it moves to more permanent ‘storage’.  You may need to create a mental link or cue to their name.

To help improve your ‘recall’ abilities, imagine the person’s name written across their forehead.  Create a mental image of the name.  Associate something to do with the name – a rhyme or descriptive word.

When we choose to hide valuables we most often look for the
 safest place.  Because we put thought and effort into deciding where that hiding place should be, you would expect to easily remember it.  Sometimes though, our memory may draw a blank when trying to remember our safe hiding place.  Mentally and/or physically retracing our steps may sometimes help.  

Another trick is to envision yourself holding the item you hid, then picturing yourself thinking of a place to hide it.  This often jogs the memory of where you hid the item in the first place.

Remembering where you left your car keys need not be an issue.  The most obvious solution to missing car keys is to store them in the same place every day.  Make a special, permanent home for them such as a hook by the door, a bowl on a table, a top drawer ... whatever suits you and your lifestyle.

If you can’t find your umbrella, have a think about the last time it rained.  This may give you a clue as to the whereabouts of your umbrella.  Make a point to keep your umbrella in a cupboard or another convenient ‘home’ so that you always know where it is.

Having trouble finding your car in the car park? Once you park your car, take a moment to look around and make note of any signposts or landmarks that are obvious. When shopping, make sure you leave the store (or mall or centre) by the same door you entered.  This cue can jog your memory coupled with the visual cue of your chosen landmark or signpost.

Can’t remember what you needed from the shops in the first place?  Make a list. 

Having trouble remembering to take the list with you when you go shopping??  Keep the list in your purse, wallet or handbag and add to it when needed – but keep it in the same place.

With a little extra time, thought, effort and practice we are able to encode, store and recall our memories with ease.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Nov 19, 2010


Our purpose in coming here to Earth is to learn and to gain experience and knowledge.

Before we incarnate we decide the lesson (or lessons) that we are going to learn so that we can evolve spiritually.  Once we choose the lesson/s, we choose all the circumstances and situations that will enable us to learn those particular lessons.  Once our spirit makes the decision to inhabit a human body, we create a ‘blueprint’ or ‘chart’ for this life based on what we are most interested in experiencing and learning to overcome in our eternal pursuit of knowledge.  The blueprint includes everything from the kind of parents, families and childhoods we will have, to our career paths, health and financial circumstances, sexual preferences, marriages, children and the length of our lifetime.

There is a higher purpose to the decisions we make when writing our blueprints, and when acting on them, that we may not understand now, but we understood fully once, and we will understand again when we are back ‘Home’ on the ‘Other Side’.

In our blueprint we also select an “option line” -  an area in which we feel we have the most to learn and will therefore be especially challenged by during our lifetime.  There are seven ‘option lines’ to choose from.  Family.  Social Life.  Love.  Health.  Spirituality.  Finance.  Career.

The blueprint contains all the elements of this new life – although we can modify our charts throughout our lives.  There is plenty of room for lateral movement in our blueprints, so do not picture your charted life as a narrow path with very few choices along the way.

Illness and death are included also in life’s blueprints.  Not only can we choose whether or not to modify the illness and death we charted as we go along, but we also have our choice of five ‘exit points’, or times to leave the earth plane.

Once we incarnate into human form we lose conscious awareness of our blueprints during our time on Earth.

In addition to mapping out our blueprints before coming here, we make sacred contracts with entities on ‘The Other Side’ to watch over us, protect us, help and advise us through this earthly journey we have chosen to undertake.  The most intimate of these advisors helps us to conceive and review our blueprint with us and is at our side every step of the way  -  this is our ‘Spirit Guide’.

All Spirit Guides have spent at least one lifetime on Earth.  Because of this they are able to empathize with the mistakes, problems, fears and temptations, all the frailties we encounter in the human world.  Because your relationship with your Spirit Guide was formed between your spirit and theirs on the Other Side before you were born, it is impossible for them to be someone you’ve known in this lifetime.

The Spirit Guide’s job is to urge, encourage, nudge, support, advise and ‘guide’ us on our lives’ path. Spirit Guides send you ‘messages’, often through your subconscious mind.  What you have always accepted as instincts or your conscience or unusually vivid dreams are your Spirit Guides sending you messages.

In our charts we write into our chart a few signposts to let us know we are on the right track, according to our blueprints.  From time to time those little signposts appear to us in the form of déjà vu.  Because they hit us with such a sudden flood of total familiarity, we logically assume we must somehow be duplicating a moment we’ve lived before in this life  -  but we are not.  What we are experiencing is a tiny signpost from the blueprint we created on the ‘Other Side’ before we were born.  In this type of déjà vu, our spirit is resonating so profoundly with the realization, “I remember the chart I wrote!”, that it echoes from our subconscious, where the spirit mind exists, to our conscious mind.  For that instant both our subconscious and conscious minds are receiving an affirmation that we are in perfect sync with our blueprints.  Aside from that, we are getting a quick glimpse at the eternity of our lives on the ‘Other Side’ as our spirit remembers, acknowledges and yearns for ‘Home’.

Those same miraculous, blissful and magical glimpses at the signposts in our charts appear in another very common form as well, with the added bonus that we don’t just remember them, we see them coming.  Because we don’t understand their significance we rarely give them any thought – we consider them to be ‘just a coincidence’.  You have the thought, and sooner rather than later it becomes real before your eyes.  To put it accurately, what you are foreseeing is a little signpost in your blueprint shortly before that signpost appears. 

A close relative of ‘coincidence’ is synchronicity.  Basically, synchronicity is an ‘especially meaningful coincidence’  -  it always involves some unmistakable physical sign of some kind – not only to call your attention to the magical harmony of the Universe, but also to give you tangible proof that you are exactly where you charted yourself to be, doing exactly what you are meant to be doing and exactly with whom.

Whilst travelling along your Earthly path, keep in mind that you are on a mission and remain aware and in-tune with your intuition and higher wisdom. Remember, our purpose in coming here to Earth is to learn and to gain experience and knowledge.

Joanne Walmsley

TALISMANS & AMULETS - Good and Bad Luck Symbols

The wearing of talismans and amulets was practiced by all the great ancient civilizations, and especially that of Ancient Egypt, from which so many symbols emerge.  Centuries of magical faith and experience support the belief that these legendary luck-bringers can attract good luck or avert misfortune.
The form of many amulets, such as the Ankh cross, the Scarab and the Swastika, goes back to a vast antiquity, as is the belief in the vibrational powers of crystals.
There is an essential difference between a talisman and an amulet, although the two words are often regarded as the same thing. 
A talisman is believed to have some occult potency for attracting some benefits to its possessor.

An amulet wards off danger, negative energies and misfortune.
Sometimes a powerful talisman is believed to be capable of both attracting good luck and repelling ‘evil’.  An amulet has always been used for protection, especially against the dreaded power of the ‘evil eye’.
Crystals and gemstones have been used both as amulets and talismans.  Given their natural beauty, rarity and value, crystals and precious stones in the ancient cultures were believed to possess intrinsic virtues which radiated its energies to its owner or wearer.  This belief is implicit in the custom of members of the monarchy possessing and wearing crystals in their crown jewels and royal regalia, and in the wearing of rings by bishops and other church dignitaries.  Many historic family heirlooms, especially those of the more Celtic parts of the British Isles, have crystals and gemstones encrusting them.
Apart from precious stones and their virtues, there are time-honoured amulets and talismans consisting of things in some form or design which is believed to the ‘magical’.

The Swastika
The swastika is an ancient symbol – its date of origin unknown.  Unfortunately, due to the adoption of the symbolic swastika by the followers of Adolf Hitler, the image of the swastika image has been tarnished beyond repair.
The swastika is one of the most venerable and worldwide symbols.  It is known to the American Indians, who regard it as a sacred and magical sign.  It also appears among the remains of prehistoric Mexico.  Throughout the ancient relics of the world, the swastika presents itself in many manifestations.  It can be found upon the thrones of Tibetan lamas of high rank and upon very old church bells in English belfries.  The people of ancient China revered the swastika, as did the people of Troy.
The name ‘swastika’ comes from the Sankrit, the sacred language of India, and means ‘happiness, well-being and good luck’. Some interesting forms of the swastika are those which appear upon the mysterious stone monuments of pre-historic Scotland.  The Sowulo Rune of the ancient Norse traditions use the symbol of the swastika to represent the ‘Sun’ – a positive symbol within the Elderfuthark Runes depicting ‘wholeness’ and ‘good fortune’.
One of the most famous talisman of the ancient East was the signet ring of Genghis Khan – a large gold ring set with a magnificent ruby upon which was engraved the sign of the swastika.  It was preserved with the utmost care and secrecy among the Buddhist lamas of Mongolia as its possession was believed to confer great power and protection.
The great nineteenth-century occultist, Madame Blavatsky, describes the swastika as being basically an equal-armed cross – a symbol far older than Christianity.  The upright line represents the masculine influence, the horizontal line the feminine one.  From the union of two opposites, masculine and feminine, positive and negative, comes all manifestation.  Then lines are added to the cross, signifying motion – the Wheel of Life – or Cycle Law.  Thus the swastika appears with its four arms symbolizing birth, life, death and immortality.  There are also the four winds, the four seasons and the four elements – and these are all summed up in the swastika.
Over the ages, many an argument has taken place over the issue of which way the arms of the swastika should point – to the right or to the left.  Some say to the right is the most beneficial and fortunate and others say that of the left side.  Both forms are found in ancient art and are regarded as being equally sacred.  The swastika with its arms pointing to the left is part of the emblem of the Theosophical Society.
The Ankh
The Ankh cross is the ancient Egyptian symbol of life and immortality.  The gods and goddesses of Egypt are generally depicted holding this emblem in their hands, often grasping it by the loop as if it were a key;  hence the reason it is sometimes called the ‘Key of Life’ -  the ankh occurs in hieroglyphic inscriptions as the symbol meaning ‘life’.

Some authorities believe the shape of the ankh to symbolize and represent the union of male and female – the creative powers of life.  The looped part of the ankh, with its oval shape, signifies the opening of the vagina – while the T-shaped part is a simplified figure of the penis and testicles.  There are many ancient amulets which were quite openly made in the shape of the human genital organs.  They were life symbols and hence ‘luck symbols’.

The Scarab
The Scarab is another ancient Egyptian amulet of tremendous antiquity.  The Scarab represents the god ‘Kephra’.  He was represented as a beetle because of the habits of this insect, which the Egyptians regarded as sacred.  Beetles have beautiful, iridescent wing-cases which reflect the light like jewels.  They fly about at dusk when the sun is sinking and most important of all, the scarab lays its eggs in the dung of animals, which it then rolls into a bigger ball than itself.  The Egyptians saw the little insect propelling this ball with its hind legs and they compared it to the mysterious power which also propels the sun across the sky.  The scarab became a potent symbol of resurrection and of eternal life and were interred with Egyptian mummies.  The scarab is a popular amulet for the ‘living’ and might be made from semi-precious stones (such as carnelian) or of stone or pottery, glazed blue or green.  Like many Egyptian amulets it would often have a hole pierced through it so that it could be hung around the neck or set in a ring.

Hand of Fatima
Throughout the Muslim countries, both today and centuries past, the conventionalized figure of a hand has been a popular amulet.  These amulets are often beautifully made of gold or silver-gilt filigree and set with precious gems and stones.  This amulet is called the ‘Hand of Fatima’ out of respect for Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed – although the hand as an amulet is even older than the days when Mohammed was founding the religion of Islam.  It derives from the natural gesture of raising the hand to ward off evil – especially the dreaded ‘evil eye’.

The Star of David
The symbol of the Jewish religion, the ‘Star of David’ is a familiar talismanic figure.  This six-pointed star, formed by two interlaced triangles, is also called the ‘Seal of Soloman’.  The basic form of the six-pointed star occurs consistently in ancient books of magic.
This symbol has also been found in the age-old magical lore of India.  The Indian form shows the symbol of the sun in the centre of the interlaced triangles.  The modern Jewish version sometimes displays in the centre the Hebrew letters of the word ‘Mozeltov’ meaning ‘Good Luck’.

The upward-pointing triangle is the elemental symbol of ‘Fire’ – the downward-pointing one represents ‘Water’.  Fire is regarded as a masculine element, and water as a feminine one.  The union of masculine and feminine is displayed in the form of the interlaced triangles.  When the symbol of the sun is drawn in the centre of the figure, it shows the presence of the six other visible heavenly bodies of greatest significance, distributed around the points of the star – Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon.  These together with the Sun make up the ‘sacred seven’, whose influence is so important in all ancient magic.

The Pentacle or Pentagram
The Pentacle or Pentagram is another important magical symbol consisting of a five-pointed star.  In Mediaeval times the pentagram acquired the curious name of the ‘Goblins’ Cross’ and it was also called the ‘Endless Knot’ because it can be drawn in one continuous line.  Like the Seal of Solomon, the pentagram was believed to be a potent amulet against evil, particularly when one of the points of the star is pointed upwards.  It then represents the power of the spirit ruling over the four elements of the material world.  The pentagram was drawn in this way, or a representation of it was hung at doors and windows of houses to keep out evil spirits.

The Four-leaved Clover
The leaves of the lucky four-leaved clover are sometimes worn enclosed in a locket, or a representation of the leaf in gold or silver.  The old folk rhyme about the four-leaved clover goes:
          One leaf for fame,
          And one for wealth,
          And one for a faithful lover,
          And one to bring you glorious health,
          Are all in a four-leaved clover.

The lucky horseshoe is really the form of the crescent which derives its fortunate influence from the Moon goddess which has many names such as:  Isis, Diana, Artemis, Tanith, Ishtar, Astarte, Hecate, Cerridwen, or any of the other names she has been known by over the ages.
The figures of the lunar crescent and the horse appear together on Ancient British coins, notably those minted by the ‘Iceni’ – the people of Queen Boadicea.
The horseshoe also carries within it the magic of the blacksmith and his craft.  All good blacksmiths were supposed to be natural magicians.  Cold iron, especially in the form of a horseshoe, was a protection against the mischief of the fairies and all sorts of negative beings.
The luckiest horseshoe is that which you find yourself by accident.  This should then be nailed up over the door for good luck – but be sure to have the ends of the horseshoe pointing upwards, or the luck will run out.  Only the blacksmith himself is privileged to hand a lucky horseshoe with the ends down, to pour out the luck upon the forge.

Lodestone (Magnetite), iron ore containing natural magnetic properties, is a potent, natural amulet and talisman for good fortune.  To carry a lodestone was believed to bestow wealth, vigour and sexual attractiveness.  It is believed to strengthen magical powers and dispel evil spirits and negative energies.

Wealthy magicians of old wore their lodestone in a little cage of gold or silver filigree hung from a chain around the neck.  The less wealthy carried their lodestone in a small bag of soft leather, together with some magical herbs.  This was then hung from a string around the neck or worn somewhere close to the skin.  Sometimes the bag may have contained a pair of small, twin lodestones, cleaving together by their own magnetic power.  This was considered to be a very potent charm to attract love.

Snakes and Serpents
The appearance of snakes and serpents, either singularly or entwined, is another sacred symbol of old.  The sacred serpent appears upon the crowns of Egyptian Pharaohs and in the temple carvings of ancient India.
Hermes, the herald of the gods of Greece and the patron of magic, is portrayed carrying the ‘caduceus’;  a wand with two serpents entwined.  The twin serpents represents the two interacting forces – positive and negative, which manifest throughout nature.
The snake is also a symbol of spiritual power.  To the people of ancient times, the snake was a mysterious creature because of the way in which it glided along without legs.  Also, the serpent renews itself by shedding its complete skin, and because of this, it has become the emblem of re-birth and immortality. 

Sometimes the serpent is shown holding its tail in its mouth.  The Greeks called this figure of the encircled serpent the ‘Ouroborous’ and regarded it as a symbol of infinity and eternity.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Your Life Mission - The Purpose of Your Life

In order to awaken your true life’s purpose you need to be ready to accept ‘change’.  Change may come in the form of a change in consciousness, a change in belief-sets and/or thought-patterns, a distinct career change, a change in lifestyle choices.

Most of us have asked the question in one way or another, “What should I be doing with my lifeWhat’s my purpose?”

This is not an easy question ....

To find your answers:
            Listen to your intuition.
Still your thinking, analytical mind.    Listen.
Everyone has an inner-voice that acts as our internal radar system and guide.  We just have to listen to it and trust it in order to be led by it successfully.

Feelings and messages about our purpose and passion often come as a gnawing thought or a reminder of what sparks your interests and what is important to you.  Sometimes some sort of serendipitous situation or event will take place in order to jolt your hidden personal passions and purpose.

Ask yourself:  ‘What makes me happy?’  -  and answer honestly.

Take the opportunity to really analyse your happiness.

What brings you true Joy?    Write a list ... you may see a trend develop.
What is stopping you from pursuing your joys and turning them into a life purpose or mission?

If you are spending a great deal of your time doing menial tasks, working at a job you loathe or living in a way that is unfulfilling for you, recognise and acknowledge this  –  then be ready for change. 

Think about what frustrates you, what excites you, what motivates you, what disinterests you.  Take conscious note of your reactions as these may indicate where your true purpose lies. 

Ask yourself what you love to do, what you love about yourself, what you love about your life.

Ask yourself what is really important to you?  What ‘causes’ do you lean towards?  What and/or who inspires you?

How could you make a positive difference to the world for yourself and others?  When we live our passions and life purposes we are fulfilled, satisfied and happy.  This positive vibration spreads and reverberates to every corner of your life and serves as an example for others to follow.

Trust yourself to make the right choices for YOU.  Listen to your inner-voice  –  then trust it.

Sometimes your inner voice may lead you along a path that could bring you great personal joy and fulfilment, but may seem a little unorthodox, unsuited or inappropriate to family, friends or peers in their view and judgement.  Sometimes finding and living your purpose could mean going against the wishes or advice of others, particularly that of close friends and family.  Be true to yourself regardless.  Walk your own path.

Make your decisions based upon your own personal truths  -  no one else’s.  Have faith and trust in your dreams and follow their lead.

Patience is an important key.  Finding your life’s purpose may take time to discover and nurture.  Trust that everything happens in divine right timing. 

If you are feeling unfulfilled and know there is ‘more to life’ out there for you, take the time, patience and commitment to find your true life purpose.  Once you find your passion and begin to live your purpose, it will be well worth it for you for the rest of your life.

"When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in."
- Aeschylus

Also see:

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes


GODDESS CIRCLE -  a lovely ‘feminine’ but ‘wild woman’ type of ritual that cleanses and reconfirms ‘I AM’.

You’ll need:
Some flowers and/or petals freshly picked (doesn’t matter what flowers you use)
Some rock salt (enough to sprinkle a circle around the Goddess)
4 Crystals  - tiger’s eye, rose quartz, clear quartz and jade.  (if you don’t have these particular crystals any others will do.  River pebbles or rocks will also suffice)
A large feather.
1 white candle
·       *  This ceremony is held preferably at night.

The Ceremony

Have the Goddess sit in the centre of a clearing.  She holds the lit white candle in front of her.

Have the participants all sprinkle the flowers and flower petals around and on the Goddess, falling as they may.

Encircle the Goddess with sea salt by sprinkling a circle of salt around her, on the outside of the flower ring.

Place the 4 crystals at the compass points of North, South, East and West. 
Participants hold hands and form a circle around the Goddess, forming an outer ring or circle. 

Participants then circle clockwise 3 times beginning at the Southern point  -  then anti-clockwise 3 times – then come to a halt.

The Sage is then lit. Use the feather to waft the smoke from the Sage towards and around the Goddess.  Do this for around 3 minutes.

The Goddess is then to stand and declare out-loud the first 3 letters of her first name and the first 3 letters of her surname(for example, for me with my birth name of Joanne Hargrave, it is Joa Har.  These letters are your ‘soul-name’)  

She is to repeat her Soul-name (loudly) 3 times.

The Goddess has declared herself to the Universe  -  the ceremony has concluded.

...  and now it’s time for some bubbly ...

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Nov 16, 2010

CLOUD READING - What the images in clouds mean

Clouds sometimes take on shapes and forms of all matter of things, some obscure and others quite clear. The images you see in the clouds can foretell what’s to come.  They can also give an indication of your current state of mind.

Seeing angels in the clouds indicates that spiritual insights and guidance are in the offing.  Pay extra attention to your intuition and insights.

Seeing a baby, infant or toddler may be implying that a new family member is on the way.

As babies are a symbol of ‘new beginnings’, seeing their image in a cloud can indicate a new phase or fresh start in your life.  It may also indicate the undertaking of a new, important project.

Seeing a ballerina or ballerina in the clouds may be an indication that more fun and frivolity is about to enter your life.  Get set to enjoy yourself!

Buildings, particularly houses, represent our inner-selves, and can give us an indication of how we feel about ourselves.

High-rise buildings seen in clouds may be implying a new job prospect or career change or promotion.

Cats are highly spiritual creatures and represent our higher wisdom.  Seeing cats in clouds indicates that your intuition is particularly heightened at this time, so pay attention and heed the advice of your inner-voice.

Seeing a child or children in clouds implies that a happy, fun time is ahead for you. It can also indicate a happy disposition and a joy of the simple things in life.

Seeing circles in clouds suggests an engagement or marriage in the offing.

Seeing circles can also imply the completion of a cycle or important project. eg. ‘coming full circle’.

Seeing a crocodile in the clouds may be warning you of deceptions and/or danger in the near future.

Crocodiles may also be warning you of a deceitful person or situation, and you are to remain aware of dishonest and/or manipulative people.  It also suggests that you seek the truth yourself rather than rely upon the word of others.

Seeing a dancer or dancers in the clouds implies happy, fun times to come.

If there is more than one dancer it may suggest a gathering and/or celebration.

Seeing a deer in the clouds may be indicating that you need to stand up for yourself more.

Seeing a dog or dogs in clouds suggests the company of loyal friends and faithful companions. 

Seeing doves in clouds may be foretelling of ‘love’ and positive relationships.  Doves represent love, purity and honesty, and are a message of an impeding engagement or marriage.

Dragons are the ultimate power symbol.  Seeing a dragon in the clouds may indicate that you are in a position of power and will soon find success.

Seeing a duck in clouds may have differing meanings depending upon circumstances.

Seeing ducks may be suggesting a journey or travel over water in the near future.

Seeing ducks in clouds may also be suggesting that important decisions need to be made in regards to your emotions and relationships.

Seeing an eagle or eagles in clouds suggests personal power and the opportunity to fulfil your goals.  Success is in the offing.

Seeing feathers in clouds suggests that its time to have faith and trust in yourself and your own abilities.  It is time to tackle and overcome personal obstacles.

Horses are an indication of steadfastness and freedom.  Seeing a horse or horses in clouds suggests that you stick to your dreams and follow your heart in order to bring your wishes to fruition.

Seeing a leopard in the clouds implies that you have the tenacity, wisdom and courage to overcome all obstacles in your life.

Seeing on person in the clouds may indicate ‘you’ the individual.  It implies a growing independence.

Seeing two people suggests a happy union, an engagement or marriage proposal.

Three or more people seen in the clouds tells of social gatherings and celebrations.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

Nov 15, 2010

What Your Doodles and Drawings Mean

The doodles and drawings we make absentmindedly can indicate your state of mind, your subconscious emotions and can give clues as to what’s to come.

Where You Doodle and Draw

The TOP of a page – Doodling at the top of the page indicates that you are strong-minded, assertive, confident and always in control.

The CENTRE of a page – Drawing in the centre of a page indicates that you are an extrovert and enjoy being the centre of attention.

The RIGHT side of a page – Doodling on the right side of the page indicates a longing to travel and/or to escape a current relationship or situation.  If the pen or pencil strokes are strong and direct it may indicate that major changes are necessary.

The LEFT side of a page – Doodling and drawing on the left side of a page may be implying that you are one to dwell on the past and what may have been.

What You Doodle and Draw

Animals  -  Drawing animals often suggests that new friendships and associations are on their way into your life.

Arrows – Drawing arrows can be seen as quite a negative doodle as it indicates a build-up of anger and resentment, and unresolved emotional baggage.

Birds – Birds often indicate travel and freedom.  You may have an urge to travel and seek new experiences and adventures, particularly by air.

Cats – In some instances, cats can indicate unresolved envy or jealousy.  Depending upon circumstances, cats can also indicate a spiritual awakening.

Chains – Drawing chains may be indicating feelings of personal restrictions and/or being manipulated and trapped by others or within a situation.

Circles – Doodling circles may indicate that you are feeling as though your life is a little empty.  Complete circles indicate that you will soon find fulfilment. Drawing many circles may indicate new family members and/or a wish coming true.

Clouds – Doodling grey or dark clouds can indicate deception and/or hidden things.  If you are in a very positive frame of mind whilst doodling and drawing clouds, it is a message that good tidings and new blessings will be revealed to you shortly.  As the saying goes, ‘every cloud has a silver lining.’

Curves – Doodling curves indicates a heightened psychic ability and strong intuition.

Diamonds – Doodling diamonds can indicate a marriage proposal.  It also denotes good news and positive outcomes to do with finances and career choices.

Dogs – Drawing dogs may indicate feelings of loyalty, companionship and friendship.  It may be indicating that new, loyal friends will be entering your life.

Dollar Signs – Doodling lots of dollar signs means money (sometimes lots of it) is on its way into your life.  It can also indicate financial security and/or career advancement and/or promotion.

Dots – Doodling dots often indicates money and financial security.  The more dots, the more money.

Eggs – Drawing eggs may be foretelling a pregnancy or birth.  Depending upon circumstances, it may also indicate a new phase or chapter in your life about to begin.

Eyes – Doodling and drawing eyes indicates that your ‘third eye’ is open and your intuition is strong at this time.  You are able to see things in a different light.

Faces – Doodling happy faces often indicates inner feelings of joy and harmony   -  although sometimes, given circumstances, it can indicate feelings of wishing to be someone other than yourself and wanting a new or different life and/or lifestyle.

Flowers – Flowers often suggest happiness, relationship harmony, love and good news.

Houses – Doodling houses is an indication of your true feelings in regards to yourself  - your inner-heart-self.  If you draw an attractive house with windows, a door and chimney it may indicate feelings of inner happiness and self-love.  Drawing a house with no windows indicates feelings of being ‘locked-in’ or stuck in a rut.  An untidy drawing of a house can indicate sadness in your life and/or a lack of self esteem and self-love.  Houses represent ourselves, and as the saying goes “home is where the heart is”.

Letters – Doodling and drawing letters often indicates that new people will be coming into your life very soon.  It may also indicate an important message or news coming your way in the very near future.

Lines – Doodling straight lines can be seen as a negative drawing as it may be indicating built-up resentment and anger as well as unresolved emotional issues.

Maps – Drawing maps often indicates up and coming travel.

Numbers – Drawing numbers may be suggesting events yet to come, celebrations or a period of time.
Also see:  Angel Numbers

Patterns – Doodling patterns may be indicating that you are feeling pressured, and this may lead to vulnerability and/or disappointments.  It may be time to break a negative pattern or habit in your life.

Plane – Doodling and drawing planes often indicates a desire to travel overseas and/or off to far-flung places.

Rectangles – Doodling rectangles indicates that you are ambitious and success and rewards for your efforts are on their way into your life.

Snakes – Drawing snakes often indicates hidden enemies and deception.  It can also suggest challenges that are to be faced or even bad health.

Spiders – Doodling and drawing spiders is very auspicious and indicates good luck, particularly when a web is drawn along with the spider/s.

Squares – Doodling squares indicates that security is your main focus at this time and you will be making important financial decisions.

Suitcase  -  Drawing and doodling suitcases implies the wish for travel.

Swirls – Doodling swirls suggests that your psychic and intuitive abilities are heightened at the moment and spiritual and psychic experiences will be enhanced.

Triangles – Doodling triangles indicates that you are bright-minded and any problems will be resolved quickly and easily.  A new skill or talent will come to the fore.

Walls – Drawing walls indicates that you may be feeling restrictions in your life at this time.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes