Daily Angel Oracle Card: Antheling, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Artwork by Maxine Gadd
Antheling: “Nobility, Grace, Gratitude”
“Heavy is the head who wears the crown… but within every moment, within all responsibilities and circumstances, lies the opportunity to be noble, to be grace full, to be grateful. And this is Antheling – a wise being who is able to listen to the pleas and the requests and the demands and to respond without pressure or frustration or tension. She is able to distill the clamour about her into calm, and focus on one simple deed at a time. She is not one to sacrifice herself, nor will she allow herself to be influenced and dominated. Nor is she overwhelmed, despite the vast nature of her realm and her responsibilities. She wears her duties lightly, just as she does this crown.
And this is your message – find a way to slow down the demands of your life, create boundaries, cease feeling so obligated to sacrifice your needs to the needs of others who are simply noisier and more carefully move forward, focusing on one thing at a time, giving each task your absolute attention. Now is the time for you to be as gracious when you say no as when you give your agreement; to never be cruel, or snap and condemn simply because it would be easier to do so. Antheling reminds us that even when under pressure, with duty and status come great responsibility, and we must remember our blessings in order to develop our own contentment. We must extend patience and endow others with dignity, be kind – and be grateful that we have the opportunities that we have to change the world for the better every day.”
Artwork: Ice Crystal, by Maxine Gadd
~ By Lucy Cavendish
This card is about power and balance; about finding your voice; following your path; and trusting in your own creation process. It is time to take a break from those who would issue advice, heeded or otherwise. Although they may have your highest good in mind, they are not you, and only you know what you truly wish to create. When you involve others in your choices, you are guided by their own experiences; their past fears, hurts, judgments and failures will be projected upon you, just as their victories and triumphs will be. Yet, again, you are not them. This is not that situation from their past. This is different, this is you. The outcome is yet to be determined, there is nothing to compare this to. It’s a new chapter, a new direction.
Gently step away and take some time for yourself. Find your center. Find your silent voice. Listen to your Soul speak to you in the whispers from your heart.
What do you want? What do you desire to create? Where will you focus your intention? What do you truly believe is possible?
Remember that you have the support you need to guide you on this path. Your angels, guides, ancestors and Antheling are always by your side; unite with them filled with gratitude.
Move forward fearlessly and follow your heart.
And so it is