Daily Angel Oracle Card: Set ~ Shadow, from the Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Skully and Linda Star Wolf
Set ~ Shadow: “Adversarial Ally ~ Trickster”
“Set, represented by an animal of unknown origins, is one of the most ancient of the neteru. He expresses the harsh power of storms and of the desert and personifies chaos and confusion. He is the embodiment of the darker aspects of our natures, which are often projected onto others. Reviled as the murderer of Osiris, he is most certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Set functions as a scapegoat who carries the sins of the world upon his back and tricks us into meeting our fate in the outer world so that we may evolve forward to the higher levels of consciousness. He is in truth both an adversary and an ally; hence, his more dignified name is the Adversarial Ally. If we refuse to meet and own this part of ourselves in a conscious manner, our actions can turn into the evil we have no wish to embody.
If it is difficult for you to face your own shadow or the shadow of others and you find yourself drawing this card, you can call on Hathor to help you locate the unconditional love that will enable you to transform your perspective. If you are willing to face your shadow aspects, you can heal them.
You do not need to fear Set. He has shown up to reflect your shadow, (or the shadows of those connected with your situation) so that you can embrace it with love and consciousness. As the Trickster, he brings humor and light into the shadow. He can help lighten up a heavy situation and will keep you from taking yourself too seriously. Also, when Set shows up, he may be asking you to withdraw a negative projection that you have directed toward another in your life or to recognize a projection that is being directed toward you. Like the other neteru, Set appears in your life to set you free.”*
~ by Nicki Skully and Linda Star Wolf
Another Ally comes to us in order to face our shadow. We must be able to find wholeness in order to ascend to the consciousness of Unconditional Love. In order to find true wholeness, we must integrate all aspects of ourselves into our true authentic selves. No more masks, no more compromise. We must learn to love and accept ourselves just as we are, without striving for perfection first. Without turning from that which we do not with to acknowledge. We must know that every part of us is lovable and deserving of love. We are worthy. We must find our truth.
You may find your shadow seems quite large right now, and try to hide from it. You may find it mirrored in those around you, or that it comes up constantly in different ways for you to deal with. This is the Universe asking you to process these feelings, once and for all. You cannot run from yourself, you can only Be yourself.
And remember, yourself is exactly who you came here to be.