Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Lady Of The Forest, from the Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud
The Lady Of The Forest: Eternal Feminine ~ Dreaming ~ Feeling
“The Lady Of The Forest is the eternal feminine, the other half of everything. There is a bias toward the feminine in Faerie because Faerie is an intuitive realm, a place of dreaming, creativity, and imagination that we associate with the feminine. The Faerie queens hold sway here, but they dance the eternal dance of energy with their consorts and lovers, balancing the feminine with the masculine. Presiding over all of them, locked in embrace with the Lord of the Forest, The Lady Of The Forest dreams the great dream that the Lord externalizes. Together they create Faerie, and it is their coupling at the very heart of the realm that makes it manifest.
If you are graced by the presence of The Lady Of The Forest, you are being asked to look deeply at the feminine within yourself and the feminine aspects of any relationship you are in. How do you feel? What does the relationship feel like? This can be a relationship with a person, place, or idea – whatever is manifesting itself in your life at this time. Connect with the emotion of what is occurring. Go back to the source of the relationship, the dream that began it, and think about what is happening right now. Because the Lord of the Forest and The Lady Of The Forest are “big” energies, they work on a deep level. When you change on a profound level, those changes can take a long time to become manifest in the world. You may not see or feel changes in your life immediately, but things will change.”*
– Brian and Wendy Froud
There are two aspects of this card which are speaking to me. The first one is the acknowledgement of our softer, more sensitive side. Although we can be warriors, and Mama bears, our feminine side is where we process our feeling and emotions. It is where we assimilate the cosmic energies of the transformations we are experiencing currently, and where we can feel vulnerable. It is important to know that is a vital part of our being; and is not to be seen as a sign of weakness. This part of ourselves needs to be nurtured and protected, but it also must be trusted, honoured and respected. When we acknowledge the Divine Feminine within us, even if we are male, we strengthen our intuitive abilities and our connection to the Universe. We trust in the signs and messages we are getting because we are in sync with our Divine Guidance. This allows clarity of thought rather than being swept up into our emotions. We can trust our “gut feelings” without experiencing the drama, using them as a GPS to navigate through people and situations.
The second aspect of this card is the connection to nature. The acknowledgment of the sacred elements and elemental creatures and their role in our lives. The importance of getting outside and connecting; above and below. The Lady Of The Forest wishes to engage with you. Are you listening to her? She will speak to you through the elements; the birds, insects and animlas; the trees; the plants and flowers. But you must get out there with an open heart and a clear mind to hear her guidance. Breathe the fresh air, feel the wind on your face, look up into the sky through the branches of the trees. Smell the flowers, touch the Earth and connect with the Lady Of The Forest.
She has a message for you.