Daily Angel Oracle Card: Four Of Athames, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard
Four Of Athames: “This is a card of respite from difficult activities. It could be a pause between major events or a vacation away from the commotion of the workplace routine. This is a time for replenishing energy and getting one’s thoughts in order. Sometimes it is necessary to take a break to rest and let the mind sort out plans and create new ideas. The serenity offered here is accompanied by a readiness to resume action as needed. This can indicate taking a break from the cares and frustrations of life, or simply stepping back from a conflict for a moment to reassess the situation with composure rather than the heat of contention. There is an implied preparedness and a sense of being careful not to let one’s guard down even when things seem to have calmed down. Applied to attitudes and perceptions, this card could suggest that one feels one’s plans are under attack by others who are aggressively pushing for their own agendas. A heightened sense of competition may be more in the mind than in reality, so taking a time out to reconsider matters is beneficial. There is also a possibility of needing some time to recuperate from an illness or injury.
Lily of the valley, a flower of calm, healing and peace, grows near the river. A loon, a symbol of serenity, peace and dream work, swims in the water.”
Four Of Athames Card Meaning: “Vacation, Recuperation, getting plans in order, patient but vigilant, tensions ease, gathering thoughts and strength in solitude, rest after a period of stress, recuperation from an illness, replenishment, Temporary resolution of a conflict, taking a break from the normal routine, relaxing, cleansing oneself of other people’s energies, releasing burdens.”
Four Of Athames As Challenger: “Exclusion, paranoia, illness requires rest, careful renewal of activities, taking precautions, agitation, sleeplessness.”
Prompt Words: “Vacation, Rest”*
~ By Ann Moura
We are coming to the end of another busy month, and wrapping up the first third of 2017! How the time flies by… it seems like we just started this journey and now here we are at the end of April. Spring is in full swing and summer is a promise on the horizon. What will you create with the rest of the year?
A rest is in order, a little reprieve. A great time to day dream, using the most powerful creative force we have at our disposal… our imagination. Stop for a moment and imagine what you wish the rest of 2017 to look like, and how that would set up this cycle we are on for the next nine years. Who is with you? How do you feel? What experiences are important to you? Which adventures do you choose to embark upon? It’s all up to you.
You can literally dream all this into life if you are really clear on what it would look and feel like to you. Without wondering whether or not it is possible, without thinking that you must do better or be better to deserve it. Write it all down. Make a vision board. Bring it to life in a way that resonates with you, one that you can use to remind you how much it would mean to you to have this kind of life. Leaving some space for fun, adventure, miracles and new people and experiences of course.
Relax into it. Breathe it into existence. Know that it is all possible for you now.