Daily Angel Oracle Card: Divine Sensuality, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish, Artwork by Selena Fenech
Divine Sensuality: “Making Love, Erotica”
The Mermaids Sing: “Yes, the mermaids are protectors and champions of sexuality and freedom, allure and power! To experience physical bliss is not a purely physical event – there is an intimate connection that connects people who make love, or kiss, or even just shake hands… who touch… and when we exchange this great intimacy with another, there is established between us a strong energetic connection. So it is wise to consider who we make love with, and when, and where, and very much why. But there is also an undercurrent in our culture that still sees love making, sensuality and the love of the pleasure of the body and the celebration and elevation of that pleasure to an art as something that is laden and twisted with guilt. The tainted sexual beliefs of the medieval era which led to a hatred of the body, of sexuality, and a demonization of women are still with us in some ways. Even the sexualization of our bodies undermines our ability to make love; to pleasure ourselves, and to enjoy this great pleasure and joy that has been gifted to us. The mermaid has come to be a symbol of the temptress, the woman who wishes to draw men and lovers to her – and in many ways, she is the symbol of danger. And so it is with our sensuality.
If you have drawn this card it is likely you are ready to explore and dive into your own physical expression of bliss: it may be through making love with a cared-for other, achieving greater intimacy in your relationships, or even experiencing blissful sensual moments while receiving a massage or dancing… but this card encourages you to reconnect with the love of your natural physicality, and to explore the pleasure your sensuality can bring to you, and to begin to understand and untangle any of the lingering cultural or personal guilt you may have about this. There are man beliefs many taboos too: that women who enjoy sexual feelings and evoke them in others are impure, courting danger, threatening to themselves and to other women, and dangerous to men. But the truth is, we all have a seductress within us, a mermaid-like being who dwells within our psyche and subconscious, who is able to show us how to pleasure ourselves and others, and how healing this sacred sensuality is and can be.”
If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “There may be mistrust and even some hatred of the body, the mistrust and hatred of women, the mistrust and hatred of the sensual world. This is often expressed by choosing to believe that sex and people who love and enjoy sex, and keep it sacred, are only desiring to temp you – that they will not fulfill their promises. It may be some time since you experienced true physical intimacy with another, or with yourself, and it is an area of your life which is calling to be awakened… orgasm may be challenging to reach, and there can be sexual dysfunctions. Sex is not a sport, or a competitive game with only one outcome. It is about expression, and interweaving, and it is a journey into the soul of another via the body. If this can be understood, and if you are brave enough, this can be recreated within a relationship whose sexual spring has run dry, or a relationship can be created with another that is sensually and spiritual fulfilling. It is time to accept that there are so many ways to love. You may be judging another’s sexual preference and lifestyle, but you are beginning to discover that there are many ways in which love is expressed physically. Embrace the rainbow that is Love Manifest!”
Divination: “It is possible at this time that you are being judged by others for the sexual choices and mates you have chosen or may be about to choose. Please know that it is your birthright to choose freely who you give yourself to, and why – the exchange, whether this feels like it is a good choice for you, personally. It is time to put aside societal and even cultural and traditional norms and judgments about who we choose, and how we choose to enact sensuality. There is a boundary being broken through – as long as this is a free choice of your own, and one that brings you wisdom, health, joy and respect, it is not for others to make this choice. It is yours alone. Break through the fear!”*
~ By Lucy Cavendish
Oooooh Venus is BACK baby and things might take a turn for the steamy!! Are you ready? How does this make you feel? Do you have any fear around intimacy? The Universe may be challenging you here: to accept yourself and others unconditionally and transcend from the typical judgemental and critical thoughts about the human body that you are used to thinking. There is so much more to us than ripped abs and anti wrinkle creams, but we have allowed our magic to be stolen from us; by fashion models and beauty magazines, by the porn industry, and by the weightloss industry.
What if you just decided to enjoy your body, with or without someone else? Bold I know, this is often such a taboo subject. But seriously? Why wait until you feel you are worthy and what if that never really happens? What if we never match up to those (PHOTOSHOPPED!!!) supermodels and porn stars? What if we start believing that someone out there really can love us just as we are? What if this is all part of the next level of consciousness? Complete acceptance and deep sacred connection, kundalini energy and pure open hearted love… sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it?
And believe me, I understand! I have never been happy with my legs, wished that my stomach was flatter, tried various diet and exercise plans only to have my body return to exactly the same shape the moment I falter! And finally I am at an age where I am wondering if I can just accept myself as I am. I do yoga or fitness almost every day for my sanity, my inner resolve, and to find peace and harmony from within. Yes, it does give me one heck of a workout, and yes that does help me look a bit better, but really it’s about the way I feel, and now for the first time in my life, that is my real motivation. Any physical benefits are icing on the cake. Eating healthy and drinking lots of water is also to feel better, looks to follow. Rather than dieting, I try to listen carefully to my body and avoid things that make me feel less than vital; I have really tuned in to what feels good to me. It’s not always perfect by any means, but it feels way better than someone telling me what I am and am not allowed to do! Which, of course, being a Sagittarius I immediately rebel against anyway lol. Now I can honestly say it feels pure and authentic and grounded, because it is a nurturing process, not a lack mentality.
You are being invited to explore the delicious aspect of being in the physical body, right here, right now. Pull yourself right into your body and really use all your senses. Feel the water course down your body in the shower. Feel the texture of the clothing on your skin. Stop and close your eyes while you are eating, explore the tastes and scents. Dive into Divine Sensuality and allow yourself to be completely worthy of receiving the amazing abundance of sensual pleasures of this Earthly plane.
See. Feel. Listen closely. Taste. Touch. Breathe it in.