Rest Card Extended Description - Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

You might think this card is pretty self-explanatory.  But, if this card has come up in your reading, you’re probably not getting the strong hints from your Angels and guides that you need rest.  There are usually very obvious signs … stress, fatigue, feeling negative, run down or just having no energy – possibly even getting physically ill.  This is the way our Divine self tells us it’s time for a break, but many of us are really good at ignoring those signs because we are “so busy”.

Okay, stop being so busy!  That’s probably easier said than done for sure, but it’s time to get some rest.  Do whatever you need to do to take some time out for yourself.  What works for me is to literally block time out in my schedule for a 20 minute power nap, or whatever it is that I really need. Maybe it’s not that you need a nap per se; maybe you just need a short mental vacation.  After all, it’s really hard to be creative or even really productive when your brain is overworked or overwhelmed.

Right now, take a moment and think about what you can do today that will give you a bit of rest.  It might be habit to say, “Oh, I don’t have time for that.”  But, you do have time.  Make yourself a priority.  Take a breather.  You can only do your best, give your best, when you are your best.

Love and Blessings,

Rev. Sheri
Founder, Angel Messenger

P.S. Be sure to schedule more “rests” in your schedule going forward, too.  🙂

This card is from the “Magical Mermaids & Dolphins” Oracle Card Deck by Doreen Virtue.

“The Magical Mermaids & Dolphins Oracle Cards are specifically geared to help you manifest your desires, life purpose, and Divinely inspired dreams. These cards can help you swim into the ocean of your unconscious mind, where profound thoughts and feelings can create – or block – your heart’s desire. Your manifestations will appear more quickly and accurately once you discover your true, deep beliefs. I’ve also infused these cards with blessings, to support you in manifesting your beautiful, joyful life and Divine mission.” – Doreen Virtue, Instructions for Working with the Magical Mermaids & Dolphins Oracle Cards.

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10 replies
  1. Suhasini
    Suhasini says:

    I received this card as the outcome in a reading where I asked if I would find a stable home, as I may need to sell my current apartment and move. I have had to move frequently over the past decade and wish for stability now. Can you help me understand what this card may mean for me? Thank you!

    • Annemarie, Angel Messenger Support
      Annemarie, Angel Messenger Support says:

      Hi Suhasini,

      It can sometimes be challenging to remain objective when asking personal questions. I too often feel like I am being shown a card that doesn’t seem to be an answer to my question. If you can try to think outside the box or try to find the metaphorical meaning meaning of the card sometimes that can really help. Or even bounce the results off a close friend you trust. I often find it is easier to think of possible meanings when my friend is drawing cards versus trying to interpret my own results.
      I would take this as a message to rest as it says and during your restful time more may come to you. Ask your angels and guides for additional signs and remember the signs don’t always come as we expect them to or in the time frame we want.
      If you want a personal reading feel free to consult our affiliates here or check out one of our trusted practitioners who still write for us at times, Rev Colleen, Fawn or Kathi. You can learn about them under our blog/article tab on our home page.

      Angel blessings.

  2. Nachi
    Nachi says:

    Hi!, I’ve received this card in the one card reading, could this suggest I need to relax?

    • Rev. Sheri
      Rev. Sheri says:

      Yes, Nachi … Rest and Relaxation are very important. For one thing, when we are too worked up about something, our own energy can cause issues in our environment and even prevent good energy from coming in. With rest, I also find that it calms my heart and mind enough to receive guidance that I need. I hope this helps you. 🙂

    • Rev. Sheri
      Rev. Sheri says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I’ve never seen this card indicate that someone is pregnant, but it could certainly mean that a person needs rest because they are pregnant – or possibly that you need rest in order for your body to get what it needs to become pregnant. I hope this helps. 🙂

  3. Maureen
    Maureen says:

    A few months ago, I received this card quite often. And yes, I ignored it, thinking I had no choice but to work hard and finish what needed. The result, I’m now practically ill and sick that I have been forced to rest as the body just shut down. (Hard) lessons learned.

  4. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    This is a very powerful message, but like you said some people ignore it.
    I myself when I receive this card have said i dont have time but then something
    happens and I have no choice but to slow down. So now I listen when I receive this card
    its the best advice from the angels, who know best for us.

    Many blessings,
    Kristen C.

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