Daily angel card from The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards, by Colette Baron-Reid: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: ” You are in the process of deep and beautiful change.”

“Butterflies earn their wings through great effort. The process of change is often painful, for it is never without losses and sacrifices. If you are to transform from one form to another, a part of you needs to die.

Letting go is not easy, especially when you are used to thinking a certain way about your life and how you live it. Just as a snake sheds its dead skin, or a caterpillar “dies” so that a butterfly can be born, you are required to release your old ideas and embrace a necessary change so you can live your best life. Perhaps you are being asked to let go of low self-worth, a dream that no longer serves you, a relationship that is draining, or unhealthy habits. Despite your fear, you must accept that this is a transformational time for you. there will be some loss involved, but you will love what you become.”*

Even though spring is usually thought of as the season for new beginnings, to me, fall is a time for abundance and fresh starts too. Back to school, new fall clothing, crunchy colourful leaves, and if we are lucky, beautiful sunny crisp fall days. It’s a time to reap what you have harvested, and shed what’s not working. It’s a time of things coming to fruition, of hard work paying off and transformations completing. Get ready for change!


Over eight years ago, I was in Bermuda, working as a tour guide and boat captain and dating the man of my dreams. In the fall of 2004 I made a trip home to see my family and work with my Dad on a project he was doing. In my spare time I went to see a tatoo artist and got one of my least favourite, teen tattoos covered up with a Blue Morpho Butterfly tatoo. I knew it was a time of transition in my life, I could feel it, although I had no idea where that transition would take me. I got the tatoo with a feeling that I was experiencing the calm before the storm…. then I went back to Bermuda. Within about eight weeks of getting that tatoo, I was pregnant with my daughter, making plans to quit my job and move back to Canada to immigrate my husband here. I’d say that was quite the change! If you had asked me what I thought was in my future right before that? I wouldn’t have had a clue. I know that probably sounds like bad planning, so I should clarify that having a baby was definitely a dream for me at that time, I just didn’t see that it would happen that fast, and yes! It was planned! Best plan I ever made! I was thinking according to the “rules” society sets for us, that you have to be courting for a certain amount of time, married for a certain amount of time, a house, money in the bank, the whole nine yards before you were “allowed” to plan to have a baby. We threw all that out the window and decided on a love child! And she’s one of the two best things that have ever happened to us!

What did I sacrifice? My freedom of course! My world traveling came to a screeching halt and I settled for the first time, well ever really. Travel is still on the agenda, but it’s on the back burner. What’s on the front burner? Family of course!


*The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards, by Colette Baron-Reid
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