Daily Angel Oracle Card: Fairy Penguin, from the Animal Dreaming Oracle Card deck, by Scott Alexander King, artwork by Karen Branchflower
Fairy Penguin: “Willpower”
“In keeping with spiritual tradition, Penguins are celebrated as lucid dreamers; creatures capable of walking with clarity and intent in both the physical realm of ordinary landscape and that of the more obscure, non-ordinary reality.
The Fairy Penguin, for example, teaches us to picture in our mind’s eye a desired outcome and coaches us to physically and abundantly bring it to fruition. His strong will and self-belief means he will never be restricted by limitation of inadequacy, and if we follow his lead, neither will we.
Having evolved over thousands of years to an aquatic lifestyle, Penguins lack the physical prowess to become airborne like other birds. The strong-willed Fairy Penguin, however, refuses to surrender to jealousy of his sky-roving cousins. Rather than limiting himself, he searches for alternative ways to fulfill his natural impulse to fly. Instead of taking flight like a regular bird and soaring through the clouds, Fairy Penguin takes to the white foam of Grandmother Ocean. An earth-bound bird, Fairy Penguin joyfully circles the water with a subtlety of a Swallow. Dipping and diving through the subterranean valleys, skimming the peaks of submerged mountains and flitting in and out of thick kelp forests, Fairy Penguin ‘hawks’ for fish in similar fashion to how a Flycatcher seizes insects while on the wing.
If Fairy Penguin has trundled into your cards today, know that you can overcome any limitation by adopting a resolute mindset.
Awaken your inherent creativity by listening intuitively to your dreams and trusting what they show you. Utilize your inner power now and believe in yourself because a time approaches that will require you to be a little more independent. Remove the blinders, because you can achieve anything when you surrender your impediments by drawing on your willpower to find alternative ways of viewing them. Personal limitations cease being a problem when you seek constructive and achievable solutions within yourself.
It is time to stop playing the drama queen, to acknowledge the aspects of your life that are hindering your growth and to deal with them appropriately.
Penguin is telling you that it is time to harness the willpower needed to fulfill your dreams, no matter what they may be.”*
~ By Scott Alexander King
Today is the new moon, the phase of the moon where the seeds are planted in the fertile soil of our intention. This is where we bring the un-manifest and tether it in the manifest realm, then we nurture it with our thoughts and emotions and watch it and wait patiently for it to grow roots.
Anything is possible here, can you feel it? Here we are, the first new moon of the year and we have our entire imagination at our disposal. Anything we can visualize, and fuel with passion and desire, for the Highest Good Of All, can be ours for the creating. How does that feel?
And the first bloom will be the full, super, blue lunar eclipse moon on the 31st. So watch what seeds you are planting here! Plant them with love; with an open heart and an open mind. Plant them with tenderness and care, knowing that you are fully responsible for the growth and tending of these dreams.
It might be best to keep this one to yourself, rather than broadcast it out to others at this time. It takes strength, courage and willpower to create without all the fanfare. To have faith in yourself, in the process and in the Universe to co-create with you. There is no time to get derailed by doubt, fear, disillusion, judgment or disbelief. Use all of your inner resources to focus your intention, with absolute clarity. Work in the shadow of the moon, by your own inner light.
Tonight write down what you wish to create and make an alter to place it on. Add a candle, a crystal and an offering such as a flower. Take a few moments to read what you have written, out loud if possible while you light the candle (a tea light is suggested). Sit quietly and use your energy to focus on the feelings that your creation would bring you. Breathe deeply and with each in breath, use the powerful words “I AM” to anchor the energies of your manifestation into the Now moment. With each out breath send your intention out into the Universe. Sit in stillness and contemplation for as long as you can, breathing deeply; at least 3-5 minutes or more to fully anchor the energies. When the candle burns out, place what you have written under your pillow for the night. Ask your angels and guides to help you facilitate the manifestation, and to provide you with any knowledge or wisdom you will need along the way.
And so it is