Daily Angel Oracle Card: Morgan Le Faye, from the Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
Morgan Le Faye: “Rhythms”
When I dance with Life
I dance my own rhythm
I keep my own time
My soul’s tides are aligned
with my beat: my own unique expression
By honoring myself
I honor all
When you dance with Life
What’s your rhythm
Is it quick of slow
lively or liturgical
repetitious or ever-changing
Do you let the tempo serve you
or unnerve you
or seethe you
or unsettle you
Do you know?
Mythology: Morgan Le Faye is a Celtic triple Goddess of death and rebirth, appearing as a beautiful young maiden, a powerful mother/creator or a death giving hag. She was also a sea Goddess, for her name “Mor” in Celtic means sea. Her last name has tow meanings: “the fairy” and “the fate.” In the Arthurian legends, she was half-sister to Arthur. It is said that she manipulated Mordred, Morgan and Arthur’s son, by getting him to kill his father. As Arthur dies, Morgan Le Faye comes to his aid by spiriting him to the magical island of Avalon, where she heals him, then casts him into a deep sleep from which he will awaken when the time is ripe.
Meaning Of The Card: Morgan Le Faye has come dancing into your life with her drums and her magic to invite you to discover and live your rhythms. What are your personal rhythms? Do you know the best time for you to exercise, sleep, eat, be creative, make love, work, et cetera? Or do you spend all your vitality adjusting to the rhythms imposed on your by your work, family, lover, friends? Have you been submerged in the lie of another and lived his/her rhythms instead of your own? Perhaps you never discovered your own rhythms because you wanted to please those around you and be “one of the team.” It is vital for you to live according to your own rhythms. Flowing with your rhythm brings you greater energy because you are no longer suppressing what is natural to you. Morgan Le Faye says vitality, health, and wholeness are nurtured when you flow with your own unique beat rather than against it.”*
~by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
It’s difficult to discern our own natural rhythms in the artificial environments we live in. Electric lights, late bed times, televisions, computers and general over-stimulation interrupts our circadian rhythms. We are meant to rise and set with the Sun, Moon and Stars. We are meant to listen to our bodies, avoid stimulants, hydrate properly and incorporate exercise and some silent contemplation into every day. Yet, here we are running frantically from one errand to the next, up too late doing household chores, watching television or sucked in to social media. Drinking coffee to wake up and possibly substances to relax and sleep at night. We throw food at ourselves that may not be the healthiest, and drink things that dehydrate our bodies. We have it all kind of ass backwards!!!
We are taught that taking time to care for ourselves is a luxury, that it’s selfish, that it takes too much time. We are valued on what we get done for others in a day, not what we do to nurture ourselves. Yet we are getting sicker and sicker as a whole! Obesity and addictions are at an all time high! Medical bills are staggering! And most importantly? Not all, but so very much of it is PREVENTABLE… if we just listen to our bodies instead of our society.
To love and accept yourself is to make your health top priority. Starting right now. Take at least one step, today, to move towards listening to your own body and doing something that changes your health for the better. Add something every day and you will be stunned by your own progress. Bring health, balance and vitality into your life and reap the benefits.
Promise me you will start today.
Promise yourself you will start today.