Daily Angel Oracle Card: Apple, from The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco
Apple: “Risk and Reward”
“Apples have been a symbol of Samhain, or Halloween, for a very long time. Apples, when cut in half, have a seed pattern that looks like a pentagram and so the Celts held the fruit to be sacred. Bobbing for apples, a game traditionally played on Halloween, has its origins in the Samhain festival and is one of the oldest associated with this celebration.
The traditional way to play is to place three or thirteen apples into a barrel of water and the game is to try and bite and apple whilst it floats and bobs in the water. Hands must not be used and people often compete with each other, bobbing at the same time. It is believed that the Romans brought the custom to Britain and there are quite a few images recorded through art of this activity in both cultures. It was said that unmarried women who placed the apple they had bobbed under their pillow, would dream of their future husband. In Newfoundland and some parts of Ireland even today, Halloween is called Snap Apple Night.
Candy apples (apple on a stick covered in toffee), although not quite as popular now as they once were as Halloween fare, are now making a comeback as fun and simple treat to prepare on this night.
Apples have been an iconic part of mythos from ancient times to modern -the story of the poison apple in Snow White, to the Roman Goddess Pomona’s magical apple tree, to the Christians’ tempting fruit in the Garden Of Eden. Should you receive this ‘Apple’ in your reading, it is time to look at how risk plays out in your life. Are you hedging your bets and not trying anything new? Do you want change but are not willing to change anything? Are you willing to risk to get a much greater reward? Or alternatively, are you risking too much, too often?”*
~ By Stacey Demarco
You can’t complain about something and then refuse to change it. If things are not going right in your world, something has to give. Somehow, the energy needs to be shifted in order for change to come about. What do you need to change?
Maybe change makes you feel scared or uncomfortable. Maybe you simply cannot even wrap your mind around what exactly you would change if you could. But in order for the Universe to work with you in co-creating something different than what is no longer fulfilling, something must be given up or released. This is the only way to make space for something new.
What can you do differently today? It may be even just a matter of expanding your mind in a different direction. It may be exploring possibility. It may be releasing the cant’s, won’ts, what if’s, should’s and shouldn’ts… it could be deciding to work with affirmations until things seem less scary and you build up the confidence to trust yourself and your abilities.
So decide right now one thing you can do in order to shake things up, breathe some new life into your reality and let the Universe you are ready for the next chapter.
And so it is