Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ngetal Reed, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton
“Northern Hemisphere Dates: September 5th – October 2nd
(Southern Hemisphere Dates: March 5th – April 2)
Totems: Owl, Pike
Deities/Guides: Goddesses of the Hunt, like Athena and Artemis, and the Crone Aspect of the Goddess, like Hecate and Lilith
Celebration: Autumn Equinox, September 20/21 (March 20/21)”
Keywords: “Direct action, movement, focus, intention, conviction, on purpose, progress, skill, becoming a hollow reed.”
The Ngetal Reed initiates in the twelfth lunation of the year and the autumnal equinox, also known as Mabon and Alban Elved. We celebrate the harvest, now. Thus, we honour completions and also prepare for the coming of winter. This portal calls for direct action towards the month in which we can set and deliver our last intentions for the year’s ending. The double helix of our DNA is a symbol for this portal. Reed includes grasses, bamboo, cattails, and other plants with long, hollow shoots. The ogham for Reed is Ngetal and the letter NG.”
Ngetal Reed in a Reading: “When you get Reed in a reading, it is time to focus on a desired outcome and take action. If you are looking for a job, make calls and set up appointments. If you are working on a project, set up your itinerary and get busy. Today is the day.
Set your intentions and back them up with daily affirmations. Ask your community for help and seek out those who will support you. Call upon those who are in a position to lend you a hand up. It is time for strong, determined action. Go for the bullseye. Use your energy to make your dreams come true.
This card also asks you to either reset your intentions and goals to make them more current – or more realistic – or to re-energize them. Take stock. Write down ways you can implement your dreams. It is time to take concrete action towards your goals. Even small steps can make a big difference. This is a great time to seek out a friend who can act as support and a witness, help you launch your ideas into reality.”
As Challenger: “Perhaps you are avoiding taking responsibility for your situation. You cannot win, now, by simply biding your time. Don’t let life pass you by: get busy and get going. Perhaps you are too sedentary. If so, get off the couch and start walking. Tidy up. Use your energy in a positive way. Begin to move, little by little, baby step by baby step. You have some work to do before you can reach your goals and inspirations. You need more practice and skill and knowledge.
Ask for the energy of Reed if you are stuck or blocked. Imagine that you are the archer – take your bow and arrow, and with great skill and purpose, shoot the arrow to your bullseye. Allow the intention of your focus to carry you forward. Ask spirit for help. Set your intention to be a hollow reed for spirit to work through you as you focus on your intention.”
Message: “I represent action. No more apathy, please. Align with spirit and ask for direction. Align with the power of the owl or the pike. They know how to hunt and stalk. What do you want? It is time to go for it. Stick to your resolve. Set your intention and take steps toward outcomes. I ask you to take yourself seriously. Believe in yourself. I send you courage and fortitude and the belief in a positive outcome, no matter what. You are here for a purpose: to fulfill your own choices. So so with creativity and a spirit of fun.”*
~ By Sherlyn Hidalgo
As the time of the autumn equinox or harvest closes we are asked to take action on creating our dreams. This is a time of forward momentum. We must close out the year successfully, there is no room for stagnancy here. If you feel that you are stuck in a rut, it is up to you to change up the energy.
Find a way to do things differently; take a day off to go somewhere you have never been. Take a class or workshop, meet new people. Do some research on a desired vacation. Check into new job openings. Do something different than what you would normally do!
Revisit goal setting, particularly goals that you want to have achieved by the end of the year. Look at the bigger picture, what do you wish to create? How can you take action right now in order to get closer to your goals? Write it down. Get really clear. Set an intention for short and longer term. Do not let past failures get in the way of your future success.
You are the archer, this always resonates with me as a Sagittarius. See yourself aiming your arrow with absolute focus and concentration. Know that you are completely responsible for creating your dreams.