Daily Angel Oracle Card: Duir Oak, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, illustrated by Jimmy Manton Published by Blue Angel Publishing
“Northern Hemisphere Dates: April 18-May 15th (Southern Hemisphere Dates: October 18-November 15).
Totems: Bull, Flowers, Budding Plants, Seeds, Thresholds and Doorways, Faeries
Deities/Guides: The Cow Goddess Hathor, the Sky Goddess Nut, Gaia, Blodeuwedd (The Maiden Aspects of the Godess), The White Moon Goddess, The Horned God Cernunnos, The Green Man
Celebration: Beltane, May 1st (November 1st)
Keywords: “Fertility and sexuality, strength and stability, grounding and endurance, ancient knowledge, doors and thresholds, boundaries.
The Duir Oak initiates in the seventh lunation and includes the celebration of Beltane. The sacred marriage is enacted, now, between the community’s representation of the Great Goddess and Curnunnos, which ensures fertility for an other season. This is the holiday of sexuality and sensuality and represents a threshold which the maiden aspect of the Goddess crosses into the Mother aspect. We celebrate the blood mysteries and the young women’s first menarche. We celebrate fertility and the magic of the green earth that sustains us. This is a time of conception and the beginning of new life with the returning of the sun. This tree offers strength, stamina, and is a symbol for generation. The ogham for this tree is Duir and the letter D.”
Duir Oak In A Reading: “Oak, in a reading, gifts you with strength and endurance, stamina and grounded stability.
This tree offers you practicality, common sense, and an ability to bring things to completion. There is a desire to make things beautiful and to create. You may choose to work in the garden, now, as this is the card for a green thumb. It signifies a time to notice nature and spend some time out of doors. It is time to take a hike or go to the park. Take in the beauty of the green earth.
Oak also is an indication of fertility, whether you are conceiving a child, project, business, or other creative endeavour. Oak celebrates sensuality and sexuality and the sacred act of creation and progeny.
This tree also promises you knowledge, information, guidance, and wisdom. Expect synchronicities. Situations, people, dreams, and books may appear for your benefit and growth. Doors are opening up for you, and thresholds are meant to be crossed. This is a time to feel strong and secure as you build toward the manifestation of your dreams.”
As Challenger: “You may feel powerless or weakened, when Duir Oak appears as Challenger. You may be called upon to depend upon others for your protection, now, because you feel weaker than usual and require more security. You may feel overly excited, manic, anxious, or nervous and ungrounded. You may be carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. This may indicate that you are in need of support and assistance. Is it time to get practical and schedule an appointment with your doctor, therapist, minister, or spiritual advisor?
Perhaps you are feeling stagnant, bored or stuck. Are you saying ‘no,’ too often? Are you stopping your growth because of too-comfortable habits and routines? Although these may make you feel safe, they can keep you stagnant, and you may feel discontent because of a lack of flow and positive activity in your life. It is time to get off the couch. Only so much security can come from things. Real security comes from presence. Leave the past and drop your worries about the future. Be in the now and feel the love.”
Message: “I am the steady, faithful Oak. Seek me and sit with me. I am old and strong and grounded. I will take your troubles and let them flow into Mother Earth for their transmutation. She knows what to do with the energy. I am the promise of spring. You can see my energy in the budding flowers. I am the daffodils and the tulips come to life. I am all of the little wild animals creatures in nature, the squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and possums. They all come together under my sacred space. Come and sit in my grove, which is the most ancient of temples and churches. Nature is your home; you are safe here and nurtured. Breathe me in and breathe me out. I will help you remember your true nature. You are loved and you are beautiful. You are perfect already You have everything you need to manifest your dreams and desires. It is time to begin. This beginning is like the acorn that is a mighty symbol of growth and regeneration. What you begin has the potential to grow into a great oak tree of your own manifestation.”*
~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo
Today is more than the first day of May. It is Beltane, an ancient day of the celebration of fertility, creativity and deep earth connection. Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine coming together. God and Goddess, equal, balanced, passionate and wild. It is a powerful portal of creative manifestation that, no matter what your particular religious or spiritual beliefs, can be welcomed as our ability to manifest is amplified exponentially.
What you focus your intention on is what you create, today. The repercussions of this manifestation will be felt into the future near and far. The emotions that fuel your creativity will be the stone and mortar of the reality you create.
What are you feeling? Where is your attention? How are you focused? What do you believe is possible for you, right now? Add all that up and you get the sum of the equasion of what you are creating. Are you feeling like a victim, like nothing is going right for you? Get ready for more of that. Are you rising above the drama and setting course for something new? Get ready for that. You are at the helm of this boat that you created. Is it a castaway style log raft or is it a beautiful sailboat gliding through rough seas? Also up to you…
Today is the day to embrace every beautiful aspect of being you. Love yourself. Accept yourself. Drop the judgment, the doubt, the fear and especially the negativity or victimhood. That no longer serves you. Choose something different today.
Be your wildest sexy self. Put on something beautiful; bust out a favourite outfit, shirt or piece of jewelry. Rock a new hairstyle. Smile. Flirt innocently. Hug someone you love and tell them you love them, life is too short to keep those important declarations inside. Treat yourself to something (healthy) that makes you smile. Do your favourite thing to do, or make a plan to do it very soon. Sing. Dance. Skip. Pick some wild flowers. Have a sensual date with your favourite person. Eat your favourite food…You get the gist of it. Sensuality.
And lastly, honour our Great Mother in this beautiful season. Smell the flowers in the air. Hug a tree. Leave an offering, create an altar and be sure to burn a candle and some delicious incense to honour this fiery and passionate occasion. Bring vitality back into your life in all areas and watch your reality transform through positive action and intention.
All up to you.