Daily Angel Oracle Card: Morgan Le Fae ~ Magic, from the Goddess and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton
Morgan Le Fae ~ Magic: “You have power, and it is real. A secret will be revealed. You have an unexpected ally. Seek the truth. Try some magic!”
“In the powerful legend of Avalon, the Lady Morgan Le Fae is a key and yet changeable figure. A mighty sorceress, with skills in magic to match Merlin’s legends cast her both as a truth seeking, harshly treated enchantress and as an evil witch, plotting her half brother, Arthur’s downfall.
In the early tales, Morgan Le Fae was either purely a member of the fae (supernatural faery spirits) or the talented sorceress daughter of Arthur’s mother, Lady Igraine, and her first husband, Gerlois, the Duke of Cornwall. According to early Celtic myth, Morgan Le Fae is a mistress of magic, a knowledgeable spell crafter, and a healer of note. The celts also believed, because of Morgan’s fae origins, that she is a shape-shifter.
As the myths developed further, Morgan Le Fae became a mild antagonist to Arthur, attempting to expose Guinevere’s adulterous ways or test those who were not loyal to him. As the myths evolved and became more Christianized, Morgan developed into a dark enemy who actively plotted Arthur’s death. Her role changed so that she became a temptress who tricked him into making love with her, after which she bore him a son, Mordred. It was said that she trained Mordred to hate Arthur and wish to overthrow him as rightful king.
Even though the stories portrayed her as a deadly enemy of Arthur, she was also one of the women who took Arthur in a barge to Avalon to be healed after his battle with Mordred. Here the story ends – Morgan Le Fae attempts to heal Arthur, indicating that it will take a long time.
Morgan Le Fae enchants her way into your life to remind you that magic is indeed real and the power of intention is great. There is magic in everything – nature, action, and especially ourselves. Those studying chemistry or physics can appeal to her for success. Morgan might also be tempting you to try some magic, for your highest good and for the highest good of all. Morgan was caught up in many intrigues and lies, and when the veils finally lifted, she didn’t always prosper. It is this aspect of her that reminds us that truth in all thins is often the best way forward, even though it may be hard.
Shadow Side: “There is always a duality to magic. A skilled practitioner can generate positive change or negative impact. It is important to be pure in our intentions; when we act for what seems to be positive reasons but is really an attempt to manipulate others, the Universe will know. Morgan Le Fae was either caught in her own Machiavellian weavings, affected by her own hatred, or just eager to expose the truth – whether or not she is a s dark as some stories paint her, her intentions are not clear. It is important to be honest with yourself and true in you r actions when Morgan is present.”
Symbols: “Crescent moon, Women with dark, flowing hair; ravens, potion bottles”*
~ By Stacey Demarco
I don’t believe that Morgan Le Fae was an evil witch or sorceress, I believe that the story was changed by those who feared her immense powers of magic. She became the Lady Of The Lake, a high priestess who was revered in a land that receded into the shadow realms of another dimension when it was not safe to be here anymore. She deserves our respect and reverence as a powerful healer and keeper of the sacred rituals of the Fae and forest magics.
Are you in touch with your own magic? If you need help, you can invoke the power of Morgan Le Fae to assist you in coming back to yourself and your inner wisdom. We all have magic within us, but often it is well hidden behind social conditioning and fear. We are all able to tap into our powers of intuition and instinct. We are all able to become vessels of Light and heal ourselves and those around us. And it is up to us to connect with Gaia and the magic of the forest, plants, animals, flowers, birds and elementals to bring this magic alive in our everyday lives. We can connect to the cycles of the moon, the seasons, and our own seasons. We can work in sacred ceremony to strengthen our connection. We can use the tools of divination in combination with our intuition to read energies. We can use the forces of nature and the elements to heal.
This is a call to magic. Your magic. Find it deep within and use it to expand your consciousness, your awareness and your connection to the Universe.
And so it is