Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Muses, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton
The Muses: “Inspiration”
“Allow yourself to be inspired. Find or be your own muse. If you are feeling uninspired, do something you do not normally do. It is time to indulge yourself in music, song, dance, and poetry.”
“The Muses were the very embodiment of an enjoyable and cultured life in ancient Greece. In a time when entertainment revolved around the spoken word through traditions of poetry and theater, the Mousa (goddesses of song) were an integral part of life.
Early descriptions of the Muses hold their number at three. They were Melete (practice) Mneme (memory), and Aoide (song). Later that number increased to three times three, nine. The nine muses included Calliope (writing poetry), Clio (writing history), and Thalia (comedy). The Muses appear in various myths, and many shrines were dedicated to them. The shrines at Delphi and Parnassas were sacred to them and the god Apollo, their patron.
Today the term muse often applies to any person, but particularly a woman, who inspires an artistic endeavor. Fashion designers often choose living muses to inspire their collections. Musicians still write songs dedicated to those who inspire them, whether it is through love or a breakup. Actors still invoke the Muses, and the ancient symbol of the actors’ masks is associated with the Muses.
Allow the Muses to sing themselves into your life and inspire you to do better. Muses are not just for creative people; they are for anyone who wishes to follow an interest or continually grow toward something worthwhile. We all receive inspiration from someone or something at times, and this enthusiastic energy is that of the Muses. If you need to inspire yourself to work on a big project, expand your horizons, or develop a new skill, the muses will be here.”
Shadow Side: “Obsession is the darker side of muse energy. History is full of descriptions of obsessive love or interest gone wrong, where the magnetism of a muse carries people away. Strong muse energy is always inspiring and provoking; you just have to ensure that it is an inspiration toward something healthy.”
Symbols: “Three women or nine women with scrolls; Musical instruments, particularly harps.”
Invocation: “When you need inspiration, you might like to invoke the Muses to help you.
You should gather three candles, each a different, colour, three flowers; three sticks of incense; a pen; and paper.
Light the candles and say:
Come and visit me.’
Light the incense:
Inspire and help me.
Lay the three flowers in front of the candles.
Open my heart to your power.
Now tell the Muses about your lack of inspiration or what you wish you could achieve. Imagine them dancing around you and offering you ideas, music, songs, and poetry.
Write down any images, feelings, or ideas that come to mind. Have fun!
Thank the Muses and leave the candles burning safely for a while before blowing them out. Play some inspiring, happy, music.”*
~ By Stacey Demarco
Do you need at add a little fuel to the fire? Are things feeling a bit bogged down or are you feeling stuck, like you should be making more progress than you are currently? Well, in step the Muses to bless you with some inspiration to kindle your passion and vitality. This is truly a gift.
Rather than getting caught up in all the details, let yourself get swept away in the feelings that success will bring. Take some time to visualize the end result in full detail. Know that when you get where you want to be, you will be happier and more peaceful than you have ever felt. Can you imagine that feeling?
When we are feeling stuck, it’s a good idea to stir up the energy, switch things up a bit! Do something you don’t normally do, get out of your comfort zone. Get out of the house! Meet new people! Move your body. Listen to music. Get creative! Express yourself in a brand new way; wear bright colours, change your hair, have some fun with it.
Inspiration is about to hit, allow it to move you forward into something new. This is the momentum you need right now, the timing is perfect.
And so it is