"Be Assertive": Angel Answers Oracle Cards, Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
This situation calls for you to take matters into your own hands! You must get clear on your personal feelings and then pursue the fulfillment of your desires with courage and self-confidence. Ask for what you need without watering down your request in order to satisfy others.
Remember that seeing to your own needs is nothing to apologize for! Set boundaries with those around you in order to create a safe and fair environment. Tailor your actions so that you earn the respect from others you deserve, and then move forward.
After I scanned this card, I picked up the deck to put it back into the box, and two cards fell out from my hands: "Wait" and "There's Something Better".
The reading then became complete.
1.) "Be Assertive" - Get clear on what you want/need and set clear boundaries with others.
2.) "Wait" - Let your clarity settle, see how things start to shift as you make changes based on your newfound clarity.
3.) "There's Something Better" - "Sometimes God has joys in store for us that we could never imagine on our own. Open your mind and heart to the possibility that you deserve even more than you're asking for." (direct text from guidebook).
This spread reminds me a lot of Abraham-Hick's "3 Steps to Creation" from Ask and It Is Given:
Today's card reading:
• Step 1 (your work): You ask. (...clearly decide)
• Step 2 (not your work): The answer is given. (...wait and observe)
• Step 3 (your work): The answer, which has been given, must be received or allowed. (...be open to the answer being different, but better!)
Here is a link to Chapter 17 "Where Are You, and Where Do You Want To Be"? of Ask and It is Given...it popped up as supporting information to help with Step 1 above.