Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Queen Of The Golden Bough, from The Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud
The Queen Of The Golden Bough: “Support; Soul Healing; Equilibrium.”
“This is the queen of all things spiritual, of healing, and of transformation. If you choose The Queen Of The Golden Bough, you are calling on the help of one of the true healing spirits of Faerie. You are seeking healing on a very ancient and fundamental level. Your need to heal and change may be so deeply embedded in your psyche that you may not even know it is there. This queen calls for the healing of “world” sorrow, and the sorrow that wells up inside of you without having a specific cause that you can pinpoint. Listen to what The Queen Of The Golden Bough has to tell you. She asks you to let go and allow her healing presence to nurture you. When you feel an overwhelming sadness that takes you by surprise, a sadness that seems to spring from the depths of your soul, meditating on this card can help you rebalance your emotions. It may also be time to let go of emotions that are stopping you from healing. These may be emotions that have a more tangible cause but still overwhelm you at surprising times.
Take a long look at how these emotions made you feel in the past, how you are feeling at this moment, and then let the card do its transformational work to lead you into the future.”*
– by Brian and Wendy Froud
This card really resonates with me; as I was feeling exactly this way yesterday. Even though I woke up feeling like the day held infinite possibility, by mid morning I felt as if I was moving through molasses. By afternoon I felt so sad and nostalgic. My mind kept presenting me with reasons to feel weepy and vulnerable. I blamed hormones but now I am thinking that sometimes, you really do feel the weight of the world upon your shoulders. I think the most important thing to do when this happens is allow yourself a little time to feel the emotions that are washing over you; burying them is never healthy and always leads to no good. Allow yourself to be sad. Think about the people or pets in your life you have lost; connect to the love that still binds you. Call in your angels and guides to support you during this time; and although experiencing the emotions is healthy, getting washed away in a tidal wave of negativity is not. You must find the strength to bless and release so that it does not hold you back from your joy.
The other interesting synchronicity that I have had is that the Goddess Isis keeps coming up for me. I believe that when we are constantly presented with representations of the Goddess energy, we are being reminded to connect with our Divine feminine aspects. We are being gently reminded to honour our emotions and feelings; using them as the useful GPS that they are meant to be. We are nudged to use our intuition and inner wisdom; our greatest strengths that lie within. And finally, we are being reminded that our beautiful Mother Gaia is an aspect of our Goddess, exhibiting her Divine femininity all around us. When we need rebalancing, she is always there for us.
Take a few minutes to connect to the healing, grounding and calming energy of the Earth by standing barefoot (assuming it’s not 40 below where you are, if so you must visualize this instead!!) Hug a tree. Breathe. Gaze up into the Universe and around you with reverence. This will reset you; as you bless Gaia, she will bless you.