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Eight of Swords

Published July 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eight of Swords, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eight of Swords, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law artwork by Barbara Moore

Eight of Swords: “The Brambles Crone lives among the blackberry hedges where the fruit is tempting and sweet, but even the leaves have wickedly curved thorns to catch and hold. The little hummingbird can navigate with ease among such treacherous tangles. She can flit through the tiny gaps and weave past the thorns with great ease. But the noble and grand elegance of the swan, with the arcing expanse of her wings, is not for such tangled and thorny corridors.

This swan is not the first to have fallen victim to the lures of the brambles crone. The old one has a collection of the skulls of those others who have thought that might and arrogant strength could overcome everything. Like the tangled enchanted briar forest that surrounded Sleeping Beauty and tempted hundreds of brave knights to die within the thorny embrace, pure might and abusive power will not always cut the path to victory.

The hummingbird flits close. “Calm,” she urges, and as the swan ceases to flail, the thorns cease to cut and the little hummingbird gently pushes one branch aside at a time, and the swan sees the light of freedom shining through from above, distant but attainable.

The Eight of Swords is a reminder not to waste energy on the trivial. It is easy to freeze up in a crisis – to feel restricted, confused, powerless, and trapped by circumstances – but there is always a way out if you take a moment to breathe and reassess.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

The situation at hand requires a lightness of Being. It requires joy and it also requires faith. This is not a time to get all caught up in the details, it is not a time to over analyze or fret over the if’s and how’s and why’s. It is a time to rise above the drama, refusing to be sucked into the material world. Speed, agility, intuition and decisiveness are all key.

Be the hummingbird, light and agile and free. The swan is gracious and beautiful but cumbersome in these circumstances; too high maintenance, too much work. Follow your gut instinct, assess the situation and take action, do not delay. For the longer you delay, the more you get wrapped up in the details, the harder it is to make a decision and an opportunity will soon pass you by.

In this stage of your transformation, and in order to make lasting change, you must rise above the mundane and find the joy and lightness of being. This is an important part of your ascension process. Release attachment to opinions and judgments of others. Release old, outmoded belief systems. These are the brambles that hold you, the ego is the Brambles Crone who would see you locked in place, unable to free yourself, stuck in the same old patterns of fear and doubt.

Find your inner peace, your harmony, you Light. Find the beauty in simplifying the situation. Center yourself in joy and manifest your dreams into reality.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law artwork by Barbara Moore

 

The Crested Ibis

Published April 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Crested Ibis, from the Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, Illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Crested Ibis, from the Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, Illustrated by Kris Waldherr

The Crested Ibis: “Sacred Archetypal Element of Air”

“The Crested Ibis, known to ancient Egyptians as the akh bird, is associated with the element of air, and with Thoth as he relates to the cosmic mysteries. The crested ibis is in essence the phoenix rising from the fire. It speaks not only of rebirth but also of the clear thinking that gives you the understanding of your journey. This beautiful bird is a powerful symbol of the ability to conceive of a resulting creation in advance of its actualization; it refers to the preconceived idea and the goal, both of which are contained in the mind.

The domain of the element of air includes communication, language, and articulation. It is through air that we speak words of power, and it is by making sound and music – toning, chanting, singing, speaking, laughing and breathing – that we express the element of air. Through our connection with air we find sound within ourselves and communicate directly from the throat. Asthetics, including beauty and pleasure, also exist in the domain of air.

When this card comes up in your reading, it is time to look at how you express yourself, especially in your communications with others. You have a valuable ally in the Sacred Crested Ibis. When you meditate on this card, you will feel your consciousness rise as you are uplifted to a higher perspective, from which you can see whatever situation or question you have brought in a new way. Use this perspective for clarity and ‘Thothfulness” in your thinking and in your speaking.

Drawing this card can also mean that it is time to lighten up. Air will assist you to experience and express wisdom with joy and a light heart so that you can appreciate the humor and playfulness available all around you.

Air is your ally. Breathe deeply. Free yourself. Experience awe; then express your gratitude with exuberance.”*

~ By Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

The Ibis comes like the Phoenix; a sign of the transformation you are going through right now. Rising up out of the ashes, eyes focused on the stars. Freedom is yours at last.

This rebirth comes with a blank slate; one that you must paint with the colours of your thoughts and emotions; manifesting your new reality. This process gives you free license to reinvent who you are in the world using creative self-expression. This means taking off any masks you have become comfortable wearing; ones that you put in place over the lifetimes to protect you, to hide your true identity. Speak your truth clearly and unapologetically. Choose those you hold close to you with discernment. Incorporate mindfulness into every moment of every single day. Move through the world with absolute integrity. Let as much Light and Love into your Being as you possibly can; upgrading moment by moment, minute by minute, hour by hour.

Visualize yourself rising above the old and soaring up into the new. Feel that Lightness of Being. Know that this is your new reality, and that everything you have worked to release, that which no longer serves you, will fall away. Leaving you perfectly poised for your brand new life.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, Illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Dove

Published March 19, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Dove, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Dove, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dove, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Dove: “Slow Down, Pause, And Breathe”

“Take a deep breath… now take another one… then another… Feel what happens in your body as you do so. This is what you need to do in the midst of any turmoil you are going through. It brings you home in body, mind and spirit, to that still place inside you where you can feel and hear your heartbeat and the rhythm of your breathing, giving you the assurance that you are alive and everything is all right.

There is really no need to worry or fret about the circumstances of your inquiry. There is not even a need for you to find a solution. The solution will find you, but only when you calm down and stop trying to figure it out from a place of fear and anxiety. You have to trust that what to do – or not to do – will become evident once you are able to center yourself. That way you can think more clearly, breathe more easily, find your faith, and remember that God and the angels are really on your side.

Additional Associations:

Love; Soul; Domesticity; Spirituality”*

~ by Stephen D Farmer

You are desperately in need of some PEACE! You must find some time to jump off the busy treadmill of this crazy life full of responsibilities and obligations, and take some time to just BREATHE. This is essential for your health and well being; and your body, mind and spirit are begging you to listen to your Soul. It’s time to take a little time off.

Ideally, we could take a weekend off and go hiking in the woods, walking on the beach or digging in the garden; reconnecting to the elements through time spent in nature will do us all a world of good. Fresh air in our lungs will clear out the cobwebs, no matter the weather. Feet on the Earth, palms or spine against the trunk of your favourite tree (or any tree for that matter!) Or if you are lucky enough to be somewhere that is blooming spring, enjoying the eye candy popping up with vibrant colours all around you can raise your vibration substantially. Nature is full of beneficial energy for us, it has everything we need in order to realign ourselves. Body, mind and spirit.

Yoga and meditation are also invaluable tools to help us get away from the chaos. Focused deep breathing and mindful body movement are excellent ways to de-stress and reset ourselves. If there is something that you have been worrying about lately, or a challenge that has presented itself, make a deal with yourself to leave it outside your yoga mat! Keep your mat a place of peace and calm; a place where your mind can take a little vacation from the everyday drama that surrounds you. As you commit to do this, you just may find that your perspective shifts, and those problems don’t seem quite so insurmountable anymore! And just as that happens? The Universe will help you solve them in ways you never even imagined possible.

Peacefully do what you love; the joy this brings you will revive your spirit!

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Power Animal Tarot Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

Tara ~ Centering

Published November 17, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Tara ~ Centering, from the Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Tara ~ Centering, from the Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Daily Angel Oracle Cards: Tara ~ Centering, from the Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Tara ~ Centering:

“I sit with my attention focused on my breath

breathing in and out

inhaling and exhaling

taking in and letting go

the dance of creation

the dance of the universe

the dance of life

I sit in stillness

in focused awareness

breathing in and out

as the ocean that is life

churns and pulses around me

as oceans of incarnations

swirl and twirl through me

beside me

all around me

My eyes see all

know all

and watch As I breathe

Still. Focused. Aware. Centered.

Mythology:

Tara (prounounced tah’rah), who originated in India and whose name means “star,” is a major Goddess in the Tibetan pantheon. She is known to help those who call upon her in tumultuous times of need, to steer a clear path, to find the stillness and strength within. She is also the Goddess of self-mastery and mysticism. From the first tear of compassion, a lake was formed. From the middle of this lake, a lotus emerged. When it bloomed, Tara emerged. Although offered reincarnation in male form, she swore to be ever incarnated as a woman.”

Meaning of the card: “Tara is here to remind you to center. It is time to nourish wholeness by going within and strengthening your center by focusing your awareness. Let the turmoil of life go on without you. It is hard to hear your own voice in the midst of the frenzy of life. Go into the quiet, go into the calm. When you return you will be stronger and more capable of dancing with what life has to offer.”*

~by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

This is the perfect extension of yesterdays message, and usually that means that we aren’t listening and need a stronger reminder… so pay attention here! Again we are directed within. Again we are centering, calming, letting go of the drama, relinquishing control of the external; giving ourselves some respite.

Most importantly, we are allowing stillness. Reconnecting. Focusing on our breathing. Letting the rest go… for now. The answers we have been looking for will surface when we are quiet enough to listen for them.

This is all about you making time for you again, reclaiming parts that are missing. Have you been putting everyone and everything in front of your own needs? Are you feeling frazzled and uninspired? Only you can take the wheel and steer yourself back in the right direction, back to passion, back to a life you love. What would the first step be? What can you let go of right now and make space for something that is important to you? Where can you expand, even if it means something else must be released? Never mind feeling selfish or guilty, this is your peace of mind at stake here, your connection to your higher purpose. Joy and passion bridge the gap.

If you are not sure where to focus this attention, then use it to explore what makes you truly happy. Know that the Universe will always work with you when you set the intention to tap into your sacred creative powers. Even if no one else seems to co-operate! Make it a priority and the stars will start to align in your favour.

Namaste

*Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Just Breathe

Published May 19, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Just Breathe ~ Key Words: “Step back, reconnect, rest, recharge.”

“So much time and effort can be expended in maintaining current relationships or in creating new ones that it is easy to forget to just stop and breathe once in a while. This life is not just about connecting with the Divine and your Higher Self. This is a good time to take a break from your personal relationships and reconnect with your spiritual self. Set aside a few minutes every day to sit quietly and just “be”.

In addition to caring for your spiritual self, look after your physical body. Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise. Treat yourself to a movie, or take a walk in nature. Step away from any cares around matters of the heart, and just breathe. By taking time for yourself, you will recharge your emotional batteries and have more energy to invest in your relationships.”*

– John Holland

Did you set your intentions with the new moon? This is the time to do it! We have had some powerful cosmic energy over the last few months, and this is the perfect time to reconnect with ourselves and check in with where we are focusing our attentions.

Have you spent a lot of time lately worrying about your loved ones and neglecting your own self-care? Spring is the perfect time to make some necessary changes in your diet, exercise and spiritual practices. Take a look at your current lifestyle. Are there some changes that could be made to maximize your energy? Are you getting enough quality sleep? If not, could you try to get to bed early, take a break from the media and electronics and give your body the rest it requires to rebuild cells and maintain optimal function? How is your diet? Are you nourishing your body with high quality, whole and natural foods? Preferably organic or local? Are you mindful or your salt and sugar consumption? Limiting your alcohol and caffeine intake? Refusing artificial sweeteners and food additives? Your body will thank you with each of these vital steps to improve its well-being. Hydration is also crucial for us to process and release toxins, rebuild and repair tissue and also makes a huge impact on our energy levels. Pure, filtered water is essential to all life!

Finally, are you really making time for your spiritual evolution? Ascension is serious business! It takes time and patience and silence and contemplation. It takes dedication and commitment to yourself. And it is worth every moment spent. How can you carve out a little extra time every day to connect to your higher self? How can you get outside and breathe some fresh air and commune with elementals and the nature spirits? How can you incorporate yoga and meditation into your life as routinely as you do brushing your teeth or getting dressed… as something non-negotiable?

Take some time to reflect on ways that you can improve your own health and wellness. Know that as you do so, you will also help those around you to make healthful decisions. This will raise your vibration and provide you with the best possible foundation to assist you in your journey to raise your consciousness.

Namaste

* Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

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Faith

Published April 12, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
faith

Faith, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish: Faith

Faith: “How much do you really have? Often we will say that we have faith, until life starts to get out of whack and things fall apart. It is easy to have faith when everything is running smoothly, but what about when it does not go as planned? It is hard to remain strong in faith when nothing seems to be going as you had hoped.

This is exactly what faith is. Faith is about trusting Spirit, especially in those times when everything seems as though it is going wrong. Spirit is asking you to have a bit more faith and trust. being human means our point of view is limited and our understanding is skewed and one sided. From the view point of the Universe, everything is ins Divine and perfect order. Everything is exactly how it should be and needs to be, to help you move to your rightful place on your path.

Do not pull back your energy and trust because things are not working out the way you thought they would. It may not feel good, but you have to honour the wisdom of Spirit and the outcomes that are arriving. Know it is perfect. It is for your best and highest good. Breathe, and trust what is. Allow yourself to let go, even if only a little at first, of any expectations you have.

This card is about restoring faith, but not just in Spirit. It is about restoring your faith in yourself, in your abilities, in your choices, and in your heart. It is about restoring your faith in your fellow and mankind as a whole. Some of the human experiences you have had have damaged your trust and faith. Spirit is holding out their hand to you, but it is up to you to find the faith within and to take hold of it. regardless of whether you do or not, Spirit is by your side every step of the way.”*

– Cheryl Lee Harnish

Your faith has been tested over the last while and although you have been holding fast to the idea of faith; you are having trouble letting go and letting the Universe take care of you. This in itself is a test of your faith; letting go and letting the Universe provide instead of bearing the weight of the world on your own shoulders. When we try to solve all of our problems with our minds, and feel that we don’t have the support to let go, we are in fact in a state of lack. A state of lack indicates fear, doubt and confusion; your mind is overwhelmed by the “what if’s” and the “how’s” of your situation. When you let go, you trust that you are worthy and deserving of the help that the Universe has to provide you. You have Faith that your angels, guides, Ascended Masters, Archangels and the Universe will guide you on to your Soul’s path; and that all that is required of you is to remain in a state of allowing and receptivity.

Look closely at your present situation and see where you have been lacking faith, in yourself and in the Divine. Take a few moments to breathe through the fear that surrounds this issue; imaging that as you breathe in, you breathe bright white love and light into the fear, dissipating it and transmuting it into faith. Breathe out and see the fear and doubt leave your body forever, replaced by a feeling of peace and calm. Breathe in harmony; breathe out confusion. Breathe in love and light; breathe out self doubt. Breathe slowly and deeply until you can honestly feel the shift in your perspective. This technique will be especially effective tonight during the full Super Moon, a time of transformation and transmutation of old, blocked energies; if possible get out under the moonlight tonight and set your intention to bring Faith back to the forefront of your life.

The Universe will provide; every time. Have faith Dear One, help is all around you. Just breathe.

Namaste

* Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish

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River ~ Movement

Published March 14, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
River ~ Movement

River ~ Movement, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

Daily Angel Oracle Card: River ~ Movement, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

River ~ Movement: “The softened light from the sun falls upon this meandering river, the sparkles reflecting the gentle movement taking place in the river’s body.

She moves easily around the curves and rocks, sometimes gently, as portrayed in this card, and sometimes quite rapidly and intensely. Still, the river’s movement will always eventually land her in the bosom of great Grandmother Ocean.

Some of her water will evaporate along the way to feed the waters of the sky – just as it takes place in any other bodies of water – and bless the land and the seas with replenishment in a perfectly natural cycle that helps the planet sustain itself. Water if our lifeblood, a nutrient more essential than food. The flow of water throughout our own bodies serves as a metaphor for how Life itself flows through us and expresses as us.

“Fighting or blocking the flow of your Life Force can lead you to feeling spiritually void and disconnected from Source. Just like the metaphor of the river, it does not work to force or fight this compelling movement. When you simply pay attention and observe the flow, it becomes easier to navigate your experiences and see what lies ahead, or at least get a sense of what is to come by the ever-changing geography that unfolds as you cruise along.

Your resistance is hampering your ability to make a choice in this matter. Surrender to the movement of Life, be grateful and you will see the signs along the shore and in the river itself that offer you clues about what direction your egoless Self is to be making. “Go with the flow” is more than a trite aphorism here. IT is essential that you do so now. Breathe, relax, and you will know.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

Things may have been a little bumpy lately, but take heart, you are almost there! Surrender to the transformation you are going through, even if it seems scary right now. Fear is a block, and will only slow down the inevitable. You can do this, just breathe.

We are tackling a challenging cycle in our lives right now; an ending and a beginning. Yet here we are, feeling right in the middle…  in limbo… and asking ourselves if this is really what we signed up for! Where’s the security? Where is the safety? Bring back the complacency??? NO! All is in perfect Divine Order and by trusting in the process, the process will become easier. Loosen up on the reigns and allow. Surrender to the Divine. Trust in the Universe.

Breathe

It may have seemed lately like things have been moving faster than we would like; or possibly they appeared to be moving in the complete opposite direction we expected. Or, maybe we are actually getting what we wished for and are now on the ride of our lives. Whichever way it is playing out for you at this time, know that it is exactly right for you… even if you are not quite feeling it!

Decide right now to stop swimming upstream and relax. Breathe, center and ground your energy and detach from the drama. Free your ego by trusting in your Soul.

You are on the right path.

Go with the flow….

Namaste

 

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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