Daily Angel Oracle Card: Himself, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth
Himself: “Natural Law. Life Force. Magic. Shamanic Power.”
“Known as Himself, this Sidhe is guardian of both the hunter and the hunted – and finds no conflict in that because he understands the many necessary balances of nature. The living bond between all life, Himself is the breath that moves, the atom that dances, and his magic is in pure being – living, loving. Oengus Journeyman and the Master Maker have the magic of doing, of the creation of things. The Bright Mother has the magic of manifesting and nurturing, but Himself – he has the magic of procreation, of dancing the spark of life into being. His presence brings magic and life into a world where it is shaped and given form by Earthmother. He dances as the Bright Mother gives us birth, powering us into the world. He is the Great Father.
At the end of our lives, he is the one who dances the great dance of life and death and it is Himself who, when the piper plays his lonely call on the wave swept shore at year’s end, dances open the gate between the worlds so that the dead may pass beyond. It is also he who is willing to sacrifice himself, when that is necessary, for the sake of those whom he protects.
In between those two extremes, his wild yang energy is channeled through humans to benefit tribe and family. His family is all of us, human and animal. Shamans draw upon his power, and the best healers channel a balance between his power and the Bright Mother’s nurturing energy.
Even as our hearts beat within us, we learn to mediate the life force through joyful being and action. Expressing this power through healing and love and trust, we become more like Himself.”
Starter Reading: “When Himself appears in a card spread, he not only indicates that a great amount of energy is present in the reading, but also strongly energizes the faery cards around him. Everything he touches becomes more of whatever it is – more alive, more vigorous, more powerful, more awesome, or more awful. This card in a reading can indicate great vitality, victory, or triumph, confidence and power. There is leadership, an ability to command, steadfastness, and integrity – wild power held and channeled for the good of all by will.
Himself speaks fo protection, either of the querent or of someone the querent owes protection to, like a child or an elder. Acceptance of paternal responsibility is important, as are deep and committed relationships. He is the preserver of the natural world and its balances.
Shamanic power may be indicated here, as well as a potential for powerful spiritual healing. This card may also speak of erotic energy, passion, and potent creativity.”
When This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “When the energy of Himself is being blocked, we feel limp, enervated, drained. There may also be depression, either physical or emotional. Energy may be locked into obsessions or may swing from blocked to out of control.
Twisted, the life force, strength, and/or authority may be being misused as arrogant aggressiveness or violence towards others. When this card is challenger in a reading, careful and prayerful consideration needs to be given to how the energy can be rechanneled into its naturally creative and protective mode.
At worst, this potent energy becomes a force for war, oppression, and domination. The very worst is when brutality or twisted sexuality is turned on the very persons this energy within us should be protecting. As in all the Sidhe powers, what has great potential for good can also have great potential for destruction. Volcanic release may occur.”*
~ By Jessica MacBeth
The world is waiting with bated breath to see the outcome of the election. Things could go either way. Either way could go either way. Everything is up in the air, tumultuous, chaotic, risky. It could all go horribly wrong, no matter which way it goes. But why focus on that? Focus only on what we do want to see, turning away from the current reality of upheaval.
What do we want more of right now? More chaos? Probably not a good idea. More Peace, yes please. But we can only have more peace if we are more peace. We can only have more love if we can be more love. This is the way it works. We know that but yet we get all wrapped up in our perceived worst case scenarios and it snowballs out of control.
Pull the energy back in. Ground it back down into our Great Mother. Breathe. Clear your mind of all the fear. Turn off the technology and get outside and send gratitude to our true provider and protector Gaia.
The most powerful you can be right now is to stand in your peace. You can do it passionately. You can do it unapologetically. You can feel empowered, confident and true. Know that your greatest super power right now is being absolutely you. No holding back. No compromise.
This is where you take your stand. This is where the victory lies; within your Divine wisdom and open, loving heart.