Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Star/Oyster, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, illustrated by Eugene Smith
The Star/Oyster: “I know you see me, even though I am far away. You see me shining from where you are. I hear your thoughts and words from your heart. Sometimes with wishes so big, you are too scared to speak. Yet hear them I do and send them back to you. Tenfold wishes all coming true, just so you know that I see you too.”
“My mother used to always tell me, “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.” At the time I thought it was just another one of her many limiting beliefs. But as I grew older and lived more life, I began to notice that people would grumble the loudest when what they asked for showed up, as if their wish were just too big of an inconvenience for their daily lives. I have started to see the wisdom of my mother’s words. (Just do not tell her that!) The pearl that glistens inside the Oyster was created by an irritation. Yes, this most prized jewel is the end result of the Oyster’s natural process of keeping itself healthy and infection-free. When the inside of the Oyster notices an irritation of some kind, and be it sand, a sea bug, or something else, it starts a process of entombing it in a heavy mineral deposit until the threat is neutralized. It would appear that prizes, wishes, and irritations go hand in hand.
The Star represents two sides of the wishing process: The wish itself and the price you are willing to pay for having the wish granted. Most people are only too willing to cast their wishes to the stars, but very few seem to want to deal with the consequences when that wish shows up. This is a bit of a shame, seeing as they asked for it in the first place.
So, before you go ahead and make your own wish heed my mother’s words, “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!”
Business and Career: “The Star is often a symbol of direction. Travelers of the past knew how to read and follow the stars so that they didn’t get lost. The energy of the Star has landed in your life right now, to help you find your way. It’s time to make sure you are pointed in the right direction and that where your business is headed is exactly where you want to take it. If you find it is not, look to the stars and chart a new course.”
Family and Relationship: “Sometimes wishes come true because other people make them come true. Are you in a position to make someone’s wish come true? If so, now is the time to at and put your plan in motion. It is just as good to be the wish creator as it is to be the wish receiver, so now is your chance to shine and make someone special in your life smile.”
Health and Well-Being: “The Oyster asks, are you really ready to walk the path of health and healing you say you wish to walk? You see, health requires you to pay the price of letting go of unhealthy habits, negative thoughts, and toxic feelings. If you can answer yes from the top of your lungs and feel no resistance, then you are well on your way to a healthy body, mind and spirit.”
Card of the Day Journal Prompts: “What changes are you willing to make in your life so your biggest wish can be fulfilled? Can you tell if you are currently pointed in the right direction? What is the most irritating thing in your life right now, and how can you use it to create your own personal pearl?”*
~by Leeza Robertson
This card is a reminder that often we must release the old to make room for the new. If we insist on clinging on to our old ways, we cannot create something new. We must make space; in our minds, in our beliefs, in our emotions for the new. We may have to experience some growing pains. We most certainly will have to leave our comfort zone. We may even have to say good bye to something that we once thought we could not live without.
That is transformation.
It is surrendering. It is letting go. It is a shift in perspective. An expansion. It is growth beyond what we ever thought was possible.
It is the silver lining, the pearl found in the Oyster.
It is new life, new beginnings, leaps of faith.
*Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, illustrated by Eugene Smith