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Hecate ~ Crossroads

Published April 30, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hecate ~ Crossroads, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hecate ~ Crossroads, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hecate ~ Crossroads

The Myth: “Hecate is an incredibly important, powerful and complicated deity. Although she appears throughout Greek mythology, she actually predates it. She is said to be the key bearing queen of the entire cosmos. Hecate is associated with gateways to hidden realms of existence and is the keeper of sacred knowledge. She is present at the threshold of transformation and represents the road to unknown places.

She is depicted as a triple faced goddess with the heads of a dog, horse and bear, or those of a dog, serpent and lion. She may also appear as a maiden, mother and crone, representing the passage through the phases of life and wisdom. She is connected to wilderness and wild creatures and is guarded by black dogs. She carries a key, symbolizing her role as gatekeeper, and a torch, which shows that she is one who illuminates and brings wisdom. She brings light to dark places, revealing the treasures hidden in the unconscious. She also carries a knife – which represent power, discernment, and the ability to cut through all things – and rope, symbolizing the cutting of the umbilical cord in birth and the severance of body and spirit in death.”

The Message From Hecate: “If you have drawn this card, a major, life changing crossroads lies before you. Hecate beckons you to choose a direction. You must make a decision. Change is inevitable, but the direction of change is completely up to you. Hecate is calling you to the untamed and wild areas of life. You must follow this deepest of calls. You know the decision you must make – it is probably a terrifying decision, yet it is one that will take you to your highest calling. Do not be afraid of what you feel deep inside. Follow that inner wisdom and let it lead you to your destiny.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

This is the last day of April, and we stand at a crossroads. Create more of what we have been creating? Or create something new. All up to each and every one of us to make this decision. Move forward or stay stuck? Move forward without looking back.

What do you see before you? How do you feel about facing change? Do you turn tail and run back in the direction you came from, no matter how old and worn out it may be? Do you stay stuck or miserable or in victimhood or in a compromising situation out of fear of change? Or do you find your inner courage and boldly take a step out of your comfort zone and face your fears head on? Your choice.

Hecate is a powerful Ally, listen to her call. Find a new way of seeing your place in the world. She asks that we stop holding ourselves back through fear and draining our precious energies. She encourages us to start something new. Take off the masks, shake off the old persona you have been clinging to. Discover the wild parts of yourself; that inner warrior that is ready to emerge into the world.

You are at the threshold of transformation. What will you do with this amazing opportunity?

All up to you

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Odysseus

Published April 11, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Odysseus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Odysseus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Odysseus: “The Journey”

The Myth: “Odysseus was a hero of great wit and intelligence. It was his idea to penetrate the walls of Troy by giving the Trojans a large wooden horse (eventually known as the Trojan Horse) that carried a band of Greek soldiers within it.

After the Trojan War, Odysseus made his way home to Ithaca. While stopping over at an island, he managed to outsmart the Cyclops Polyphemus. Polyphemus, full of rage, asked his father, Poseidon, to never allow Odysseus to reach his home. Poseidon did all he could to prevent Odysseus’s safe arrival, although Odysseus eventually returned to Ithaca. Homer chronicled Odysseus’s long and arduous journey in The Odyssey.”

The Message: “If you have been working toward achieving a considerable goal, this card assures you that you can do it. There will be many challenges along your way. Distractions, temptations, and battles are inevitable in every hero’s quest, but only those willing to face the dangers and defeat the monsters experience victory. Those who don’t get distracted or give up when the journey gets too rough, those who face every challenge head on, will assuredly reach their goals. Decide today to be that person. Have heart and courage. Be heroic.

Odysseus fought a ten year battle at Troy and took another ten years to fight his way back home, but he eventually accomplished the seemingly impossible. Yet it was not the accomplished task that made Odysseus great – it was the journey itself.

This card signals victory. Stay true to your heart and vision now, for you have the power to create and achieve great things. Embrace your journey, both the challenges and the joys of it, and stay true to your heart’s desire. Magnificent things are possible now!”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

It is very important to stay your course now. Let nothing distract, discourage or defeat you. There may be challenges ahead, but know that they are manageable and that you have the strength and resources to accomplish your goal. Do not let anyone talk you out of your dreams, especially your own fear! We can be our own worst enemies when things are not going smoothly, and we can give up just before we make a major breakthrough. Take this message as a sign that you are on the right track, and perseverance is key.

Action comes in many forms, and forward momentum starts from within. Self-belief and conviction are important now, so do not give up on yourself, know that you have got this. Be careful who you confide in at this time, well-meaning or not, other’s fears can throw you off-balance with their doubt and you must preserve your energy. If you feel like you need advice go to someone who inspires and uplifts you; someone who has beaten the odds and succeeded in the area you are pursuing. Do not take advice from someone who is stuck themselves! Think of negativity and fear as the Trojan horse, coming in stealthily to steal your victory and joy. Be vigilant and only allow clarity, focus and positive intention.

Victory is yours and it will come in more than just the goal achieved. It will come in the mindset that you will have access to once you realize just how capable you are. Although you may be settled on one main goal, this will turn out only to be a stepping stone on a powerful journey of self-discovery and expansion. Embrace the journey as much as the destination, for what you learn along the way will be invaluable and transform the way you see the world and your place in it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Iris ~ Harmony

Published January 18, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Iris ~ Harmony, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Iris ~ Harmony, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Iris ~ Harmony

The Myth: “Iris is the daughter of the sea god Thaumas and the nymph Electra. She is Hera’s personal messenger, able to travel freely through all realms. Represented by the rainbow, Iris is said to provide water to the clouds, and she carries a pitcher of water from the river Styx – the rive that creates the boundaries between Earth and the realm of Hades. The water from the river has many magical powers. Iris uses it to make those who perjure themselves go to sleep. Like Hermes, Iris carries a herald’s wand.

Like the rainbow, Iris is the link between god and human-kind, heaven and Earth. Through the unity of sun and water, she creates the full spectrum of colours and brings harmony with her wherever she goes, maintaining communication between the realms.”

The Message: “If you have drawn this card, it is time to pay attention to your feelings. If you are experiencing conflict in your relationships, it may be time to find out why. Are you happy in your heart? Are you looking after your inner needs? Are you confident and comfortable within yourself? Do you listen to yourself and honour your word to yourself? All of these things directly impact your relationships and your ability to communicate with the world around you.

This is a time for restoring harmony, first to yourself, then to the world around you. This card is about harmony of the heart, and that harmony can exist only when you take care of yourself. This is a good time to write in a journal or sit in a reflective space and focus on what you are feeling and what you need at this time in order to feel nurtured and whole within yourself.

This is the time to find the loving space that exists within your heart and truly open yourself up to love, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness. In order to do this, you may need to take the time to feel love and kindness toward yourself. Only when you have nourished yourself can the abundance of love and joy that exists within you flow out into the world. And it is only then that you will be able to create true harmony with others in a clear and balanced way.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

This is a very auspicious message for the first day after the new moon. Did you set your intentions? Iris is here to assist you in making them come to fruition by delivering your message to the Universe. The more clarity you use in setting your intention, the easier it will be to pass along your message.

Expect a lift in the energy, a shift that starts things back into motion after the lull at the beginning of the month. Things are going to start building momentum, so it is up to you to clear the way. Find harmony in yourself, find belief in yourself and find your voice, your strength and your courage. All will come in handy soon.

Open up to possibility, no more holding back. Release anything that has been standing in the way of your happiness and your freedom and move forward fearlessly now.

From the Heart.

For the Highest Good Of All and so it Is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Selene

Published December 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Selene, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Selene, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Selene: “Intuition”

The Myth: “Selene is the daughter of Hyperion (the god of light) and Theia (the goddess of heavenly light) and the sister of Helios (the sun) and Eos (the dawn). She is the personification of the moon, often depicted with a half moon on her head, riding a silver chariot across the sky. She is sometimes depicted bearing a torch.”

The Message: “This is a time for cutting away all your mind chatter and connecting to the deepest part of yourself. You have an inner voice, a feeling that cannot lie or steer you wrongly. You must be brave enough to hear, acknowledge and follow that voice. Intuition is not rooted in logical or cultural thought; it is rooted in the deepest core of your being.

If you feel confused or do not know what to do or where to go, realize now that the answers you seek have been within you all this time. You may not be ready to hear them all, but you can hear enough to take you to the next place. You may be on a journey where things need to unfold one step at a time, and your intuition will be the only guide you have along this path. Trust it.

It is important to have a time-out right now, as you must reconnect to your self so that you can hear this inner voice of intuition. It is essential that you write, meditate, or do whatever it is that reconnects you to your self at this time. Intuition is the wisdom of the body, heart and mind in unison, and outer influences must be cut away at this moment so that you can synchronize with this inner intelligence. You need to establish a routine that includes personal connection time so that you are always in touch with your self.

All the answers exist within you. Right now, all you need to do is listen.”*

~ Carisa Mellado

Although this card depicts the full moon, it comes to us in the new moon phase. The time of setting intentions, planting seeds that will come to fruition in the full moon phase.

What do you wish to create? How in touch are you feeling to your inner wisdom right now? Is some quiet time in order, a little break from the chaos of the holiday season?

Take some time today to pull your energy back to you, particularly if you are feeling extra stressed or scattered. Take some time to be quiet. To meditate; contemplate. Create.

This is the last new moon of 2017, use it wisely. Use it to create something new. Use it to create a shift, a transformation. A new way of Being in the world.

What you plant today will start to grow.  Your dreams will produce little shoots of light in your life starting January 2nd, the first full moon of 2018.

Today is important. Your canvas. Your blank slate.

What will you create?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Eos

Published September 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eos, from the Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eos, from the Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Eos: “New Beginnings”

The Myth: “Eos is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion (god of light) and Theia (goddess of heavenly light) and the sister of Helios (sun) and Selene (moon). She is the personification of dawn. Each day, she rises out of Oceanus (ocean) and opens the gates of heaven so that Helios can ride through them and illuminate the sky. She is an incredible beauty, with rosy fingers, golden arms, and large, white wings. She is often depicted as wearing a tiara and a yellow dress woven with flowers.”

The Message: “If you have drawn this card, dawn is here. The long, dark night is over, and you stand at the beginning of a new day. This card comes with a burst of new energy, as all possibility is open to you now. This is a good time to start afresh, make plans, hatch ideas, and open up to your rising inspiration.

The time is right for new beginnings, and you will be projecting this into the world. Do not be surprised if opportunities start knocking on your door – unexpected meetings, gifts, or invitations may turn up. Enjoy this period, and allow yourself to be guided by the Universe and your inner voice. A new day has dawned in your life, so celebrate and enjoy it. A journey awaits you!”

~ By Carisa Mellado

The only choice is to start new. Change what needs changing. Resistance is futile. Forward momentum is the only way.

We finish each chaotic month feeling that we must deserve a little reprieve. Only to be thrown into yet even more chaos. Wobbling to get our bearings we stand up and dust ourselves off yet again. We survey the territory. Does it look the same? Can it ever really feel the same?

Change is the only option. Moving forward fearlessly with less baggage than we may have anticipated. A fresh start with less obstacles in the way. Rewriting our story from the depth of our Soul.

See it as a gift; all of it. Each phase of it. Release the pain and meet the new vulnerable and receptive. Honour what the Universe sends your way and your part in attracting it… somehow. Try not to take it all too personally. Try not to attach to it but instead let it all flow to you and through you.

Know that everything is in perfect Divine order. Even if you are feeling like things are not going the way that you would have liked. Just yet.

Have faith. In yourself, in the Universe, in the endless possibility of the now. Choose your thoughts wisely. Channel your energy into your intentions. Use affirmations to keep you on track.

For the Highest Good Of All and So it Is.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Hemera ~ Rebirth

Published August 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hemera ~ Rebirth, from the Mythic Oracle card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hemera ~ Rebirth, from the Mythic Oracle card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hemera ~ Rebirth

The Myth: “Hemera is the primordial embodiment of day. She is the daughter of Nyx (night) and Erebus (darkness). She is the bringer of the day. At night, Hemera’s mother, Nyx, draws the veil of night across the Earth. In the morning, Hemera disperses the night mists and bathes the world in a heavenly light again.”

The Message: “When we experience a life-changing transformation, we return to a world that has remained the same. Old meanings no longer hold value for us, and we feel a sense of displacement. Although this can be a very frustrating period when the regular world no longer makes sense, eventually we begin to feel new meaning in life, see the sense in things with new eyes, and make the appropriate changes to reflect our new lives.

This is the transformation taking place for you now. You are coming out of the darkness, a life-changing period, and bringing the wisdom from that period into your new life. This takes time, bravery, and exploration. A new you has been born, and you must now give your new self the love and nurturing it needs to grow into its full potential.

This is a period of rebirth. You may have just been through a journey that challenged and awakened you both physically and spiritually. You are surfacing now from the night into the day, changed, and you must reintegrate all that you have learned into your self and your life.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

The changes we are undergoing right now will take a while to integrate. However, they are so profound that they will quite literally take us from night to day. Total transformation. Complete transmutation of energies. Expansion, awakening, ascension. For All.

Some faster than others yes, but everyone will have to experience the shift in some way. Those who embrace it and dive into it fully, mind, body and spirit will soar. Those who resist will find struggle until they learn to surrender the old in exchange for something brand new. How you experience this is completely up to you. Full responsibility for the manifestation of our own reality; there is no other way.

You may have a feeling that you are just waking up. Things that held your interest may no longer inspire you. Relationships may come to a sudden and shocking end, particularly if you have been holding on to something that was toxic or stagnant. Career choices may change, coming from a more heart centered awareness. Creative self-expression will come from a place of self-love and acceptance; you can have so much fun with that one now! Travel may beckon to you; particularly to sacred sites and far flung places. Time alone that used to make you feel as if you were missing out will now be cherished. Crowds may repel you. Animals will suddenly seem to have a higher consciousness than you ever noticed before. You are waking up, Dear One.

Suddenly the things that made you uncomfortable will draw you near… the things that kept you stuck in your comfort zone will feel stifling and suffocating. Polarities will start to shift.

Heart and mind expanding, aligning. Opening and receiving. Senses sharpening; colours brighter, sounds clearer. And your dreams! Oh the dreams you can dream both awake and asleep will blow out the limitations you once lived so rigorously by.

Bring on the rebirth. We are ready.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

 

 

Dionysus

Published August 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Dionysus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dionysus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Dionysus: “Freedom”

The Myth: “Dionysus is the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. While Semele was pregnant with Dionysus, Hera, disguised as an old woman, convinced Semele to make Zeus prove he was a god. Semele asked Zeus to swear an unbreakable oath to grant her a favor. He agreed, and was thus forced to reveal his true nature when she demanded it. Zeus appeared as a bolt of lightning, and its fire consumed Semele. Zeus saved Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh until it was time for him to be born, giving Dionysus two births.

Dionysus is the wise god of nature, vegetation, wine and music. He embodies the ecstasy and intoxication of unity and the dissolving of barriers. He is known as the liberator, freeing humankind from the chains of the mundane through music, wine, madness and ecstasy.

The Message: “Ecstasy is the transcendence of the ordinary state. It is an altered state of consciousness, a type of trance that moves us beyond our own self-awareness into a unified awareness. This state heightens our thought processes, intensifies our emotions, expands our spiritual awareness, and enhances our physical abilities. Dionysus instigates the trance that ushers us into his realm of ecstatic awareness.

Dionysus represents the freedom of the senses and the liberation of the civil and dutiful mind. His appearance in your cards signifies a deep connection to art, music and poetry and points you toward obtaining freedom through catharsis.

If your life has become overwhelmed by mundane routine, though and existence, Dionysus is here to shake you awake. This is the time for freeing your senses and finding your true voice, your dance. It is a time to break free from the rules of the civil world, to find your own way instead.

If you have drawn this card, liberation is at hand. the key to this liberation will come through deep catharsis – an intense, climactic, emotional experience that leaves you feeling renewed, revitalized, and reborn. The experience will smash the psychological barriers that bind you – the experience of religious or spiritual ecstasy, the total experience of unity with all that is, the ecstatic experience of god within and without.”*

~by Carisa Mellado

Our society has a twisted sense of ecstasy. As soon as you hear the word, what do you think of? The drug? Illicit sex? Hedonism? It’s all gone sideways and our minds are so used to being in the gutter it’s hard to imagine another realm of reality.

Yet, what if the most pure form or ecstasy is found within our deep connection to the Divine? Is that not what the ancient Guru’s sought in the caves high in the Himalayan mountains? The ecstasy that could only be found when the ego mind was surpassed and our Souls reached out to touch Source energy itself? Ecstasy is not a quickie, it’s not a fast distraction away from responsibility. It can’t be found in a meaningless connection. Ecstasy is the greatest gift we are given; the ability to open ourselves up and receive Unconditional Love.

Ecstasy is stepping past the feeling of stagnancy and lethargy. It is being fully awake and fully aware, present, alive. It is feeling the beat of the music of life with your whole being and all of your senses. It is about throwing yourself into your life with passion and inspiration.

So how do we find it here? We find it through joy and lightness of Being. We find it in Love, both given and received. Not in empty physical connection, but true, heart centered loving sacred union; or through the strength of the bonds love that we feel for our family, pets and friends. We find it when we are passionate about a cause, when we truly step onto our Soul path and become of service. Through refusing to repeat a pattern ad nauseum in our lives, but learning and moving forward. It’s about releasing habits and limiting belief systems, taking risks and opening up to opportunity. It is about grasping life by the horns and riding it wildly, even if that is completely out of character!

Stir things up. Get sensual in your creative self-expression. Get out of your box and fly free for a while. You deserve it, and it will do you a world of good.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

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