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Seven Of Chalices

Published October 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

 

Seven Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Seven Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Seven Of Chalices: “There are many opportunities or choices open to a person with this card, but not all of them are what they seem, and other people may try to influence the decision one makes. The caution is against the tendency to daydream, rely on others for direction in life, or wish for things without expending the effort to bring them to fruition. One needs to learn more about the choices offered, ad pick the one that pulls. Of all the options, only one is right for the chooser, and the others are delusions. To be happy with the decision made, one must listen to the intuition and heart as well as the intellect. Here is a chance to do what will make one happy, and this may require standing up to others who wish to push their own choices, based on their personal perceptions and values. To find the true path to reaching a desired goal, one must evaluate the alternatives, look past the obstacles and distractions, and avoid following the whims or uncertain promptings of others.

Solomon’s seal (drop berry), an herb of decisions, wisdom, and success, grows beside the stand. A butterfly, a symbol of opportunities, confidence, and manifestation, flutters over one chalice.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Many choices, opportunities, careful decisions, deliberations, willpower to achieve goals, time to follow one’s true desire.”

Seven Of Chalices as Challenger: “Daydreams, delusion, self-deception, confusion, hesitancy, false promises, improbably ideas, whims.”

Prompt Words: “Opportunities, choose carefully.”*

~ by Ann Moura

This message is about discernment. It is about knowing your own heart and what you truly desire. It is about tuning in to your intuition and taking the time to really listen. It is about not making hasty decisions and not being pushed into anything by anyone else, no matter what their motives may be.

There are so many distractions! So many things that can set us off track in a day. Succumb to even one or two and they could steer you right off course if you are not careful. Get steered off course enough and you just might lose your way.

This is not a message about fear, it is a message about trust. It is about mindfulness, about deliberation and about resourcefulness. You know what you need to do. You can feel your way around the opportunities on offer. Bells and whistles will not lead you astray. There is success here, prosperity. Possibility. It will be as big as you allow it to be.

Take some time to yourself and breathe into  your options. If something doesn’t feel right, trust your gut! If someone does not feel authentic, honest or true, trust that too. Do not see only the good in someone, be realistic… when we choose only to see the potential, sometimes we miss the reality of the situation. What does your body say? Does it feel light or heavy? Where do you feel it and why would that be?

Now is a time to really trust in yourself and know that when you say “no” and close one door, another is sure to open. We so often fear that the option before us is the only one… the “what if’s” set in… we doubt ourselves. We fear abandonment, rejection… we settle, compromise our dreams.

This is different. This is big. No pressure, but you need to make the decision that takes you where you need to be. Yes, it might be scary. And no, not everyone will be on board. But you have to trust that you can find your own way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Priorities

Published June 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Priorities, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Priorities, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Priorities: “Make the most of your time”

“Every day is a gift. You have the option to make the most of what life is offering you. If you long to create organization in your life, you will benefit from prioritizing. Your ideals determine what you will seek in life. Your priorities are most visible in how you use your time. Ganesha is holding the water lily and emphasizing the importance of  your values. He encourages you to know what you truly want. What makes you happiest? There are always blessings that may not be apparent in the midst of a disappointment.

Time is not something that can be saved for later. When it comes to the time allotted to you each day, you only have a limited opportunity. Make your choices about how you spend your time in accordance with your highest values. If you languish or procrastinate, the moment will be gone. Re-evaluate how you have been spending your days and how you can strive to be more satisfied.

In terms of priorities, for each major decision such as education, occupation, place of residence, marriage or parenting, you may ask yourself, ‘What will be the impact of my decision?’ In all choices, make sure that you are certain of what your priorities are. Relate your goals to ways to bring love and blessings to yourself and the people who you share your life with.”

~ By Angela Hartfield

How are you spending your precious time on this amazing planet of ours? Are you using it to focus on what you love to do? Or are you using it to worry about the current state of the world. It’s so easy to get caught up in the drama, the hurt and the pain of the world around us. The news seems to be getting ever worse and worse. Sometimes it’s so bad it actually seems like it just cannot be real, things just can’t be going the way they are going. There are so many things to worry about on a global basis, never mind our own problems that we deal with daily.

So how do we offset this and bring balance and harmony back into our lives? How do we raise our vibration and find our joy while remaining grounded on the planet. And what else would be possible if we could detach from pain and trauma and create with love instead? This does not mean that we do not feel compassion. This does not mean that we are in denial or that we don’t feel loss or grief. What it means though, is that if everyone could truly experience life from the heart, and experience joy and peace within, maybe some of this stuff wouldn’t happen in the first place.

It starts with us. Each and every one of us. Finding ourselves in the chaos and loving what we find. Making ourselves a priority. Making loving connections a priority. Making spending time in nature a priority. Making anything that makes you smile and your heart sing a priority. Boldly claiming our joy without explanation, justification or guilt. For it is our birthright. And no matter what the outside circumstances, it will be found within.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Our Lady Of Sacred Union

Published May 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Our Lady Of Sacred Union, from the Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Our Lady Of Sacred Union, from the Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

“There is a conflict occurring within you, and perhaps you see this reflected in your world. There are warring opposites trying to find a way to be together in peace. It is not because you are doing something wrong. It is because you are doing something right! You are growing. I will keep you safe. I will ensure you find the way by which all can function in harmony. Trust me as I guide you into sacred union within yourself, and with the world around you. Do not give up, beloved. Harmony will find its way into your heart soon.”

“Sometimes choices need to be made between this way, or that. Sometimes this is healthy and essential for our growth. Yet there are other times when a choice of inclusion – choosing both this way and that – is the way through which we can best grow. A choice of inclusion allows us to learn how to bring apparently opposing forces together into harmony within us, and in our world.

This might be showing up a completely internal issue for you. Perhaps you are dealing with conflicting desires for a family and love relationship, and to feel safe and secure internally in that community. But at the same time you are longing for independence and freedom to explore and express yourself, and your creativity, in the world. Perhaps that inner struggle of coming together is far more subtle and difficult to pin down – a sense that you want to live your life lightly and with joy, but also that you really want to know, and be, who you are, to not hide yourself from yourself – or anyone else – even if that means expressing anger or sadness or fear. You might be trying to find a way to be both the mother and the lover, or the father and the friend. You might be trying to find a way to be the healer and the vulnerable one; who needs healing, love and support too, despite all your strength.

This might also be an issue that is reflected in your physical world. Perhaps you are trying to decide on relationship issues such as whether to proceed into marriage, or are wondering how to build a better relationship with yourself. Perhaps you are truing to bring your head and heart together so that your life feels aligned and moving in one direction, rather than feeling pulled apart by competing demands on your time and energy.

Our Lady Of Sacred Union shows up when we are working on finding a way through opposition and disharmony, and into integration and functional behaviour. Conflict can be an essential aspect of growth, like friction that creates sparks and fuels the fires of transformation. Our challenges can fire us up and give us the impetus we need to take action and be bold. Or sometimes they can wear us down and lead us into emotional fatigue and depression, particularly if we feel that the challenge has been continuing on for far too long without respite or relief. No matter whether we are on fire with a passion for finding a solution, or drained and exhausted and needing the tender nourishing grace of heaven to inspire us with the solution that we have not as yet been able to find, Our Lady is here to help.

She asks you not to worry about one choice or another, but to make space in your heart for a third option, another perspective, another way to be with this issue. She says that there is always another way to be, no matter how set in stone your situation or issue may appear to be. There is always another way, another perspective, another path through the issue into resolution. Allow her to bless you with her guiding hand now, as she shows you the other way through into harmony.”

Healing Process and Affirmation:

“You are standing with a beautiful, tall and powerful woman who is holding a golden scale.

On each side of the scale you see each of the pairs of opposites. It might be two choices that you are considering, two options in life, two ways to go, two relationships or career paths. Or it might not be that obvious to you what the choices are. It might be more a sense of not knowing exactly which way to go in your relationship or career, or how to proceed to heal a health or financial issue, for example.

Eventually your attention moves away from the two sides of the scale, and rests at the center of the scale where there is a white rose blooming, with a diamond in its center.

As you gaze at that rose and diamond, it spins, creating a field of light.

That light pierces into your mind and heart.

It cleanses and opens your mind and heart to new possibilities, a transcendent choice. You do not have to understand it, just allow it, with trust.

When you are ready say the following healing affirmation three times, aloud if possible, or repeat it quietly in your mind if need be.

“The Lady of Unconditional Love, Our Lady Of Sacred Union, Mother Mary, reveals the transcendent choice, the third way, in the perfect time. She blesses me with understanding and brings the angels to assist me now. I celebrate her with thanks! Blessings to the Holy Mother!”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Being human is full of polarities: black and white, right and wrong, happy and sad, joyful and fearful, rich and poor, fat and thin, healthy and diseased… they go on and on and on. We start to use these as a way to measure ourselves against our circumstances, seeing them as this way or that way, with nothing in between. We don’t realize that when we are making the choice between two seemingly opposite decisions, we can end up with tunnel vision. Sometimes all we really need is to detach from the drama of the decision making and look at things from a new perspective.

Maybe it isn’t this or that… maybe it is all together something else, something much better that we haven’t even thought of. Maybe it isn’t this person or that one, but someone who has not yet walked into our lives. Maybe it is finding a way to include both aspects of the decision into one, that benefits All.

If you are sitting on the fence, maybe it is time to stand up and walk along it, tight rope style, until you reach the end. What does that look like, when you jump off? Maybe the grass really is greener on one side than the other, but when you get to the end of the fence there is a river there and you dive right into it and are swept away on a brand new journey.

Sometimes, when you don’t know what to do, it’s ok to do nothing at all until you fully realize your options. And maybe when you don’t know what to do, you ask too many other people and get  so many conflicting points of view that you confuse yourself further.

Trust in yourself. Give it a bit of time. Contemplate getting out of your comfort zone. Let the options come to you. Breathe each one in and weight it carefully.

Only you know which direction to move in. And don’t worry, you really can’t go wrong… it’s all part of your journey.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

 

Ace Of Air

Published November 28, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ace Of Air, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Ace Of Air, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace Of Air, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Ace Of Air: “New Ideas, Personal Truths, Paradigms, Originality, Individualization, Motivation, Choices, Belief”

Key Phrases: “A new personal ideology, Unlearn and let go, Fact and genuine knowledge, Honour personal truths, Know your mind, Reality is first conceived in the mind, Be excited and motivated, Are old beliefs sabotaging future goals?”

“The Ace Of Air symbolizes a new way of thinking. It suggests that it is now time to let go of old outmoded beliefs and ideas that no longer serve, and make way for a new, and independently formed, personal ideology. It is time to unlearn and let go of ideas and opinions born of societal conditioning, inaccuracies, and false assumptions – and replace them with ideas born of self-awareness, fact, and genuine knowledge. It is also time to recognize both for what they are, and learn to differentiate between the two.

Its appearance in your reading lets you know it is also time to honour personal truths that have foundation in your own experiences, instead of embracing the truths of others, and making them your own. To do otherwise is to wear an dill-fitting pair of shoes borrowed, or stolen, from another. While they may protect your feet, they will also pinch and rub, and over time, can do more harm than good. It is time to realize that to travel well and to go the distance, you need a pair of shoes that fit well because they are made for you specifically.

It is the same with personal ideology. Your life experiences will offer lessons that impart both practical knowledge and wisdom. Objective analysis can provide insight and understanding that reveals how your ife experiences, thoughts, and emotions influence all of your choices and the outcomes born of those choices. Your physical reality is first conceived within the mind.

The Ace of Air is offering an opportunity to embrace new paradigms and patterns, and to replace those that limit and restrict you. Now, you can change your mind, and in doing so, change the way  you make the choices that determine your direction and shape your reality. You can cut away all that clouds judgment and perception, and prevents you from knowing your true mind. Clarity will come with peeling away the layers of imposed dogma, and beliefs born of past disappointments and hurts.

The Ace of Air also symbolizes a time of feeling motivated and exited by the ideas in your head, your goals, and dreams, because they are yours. It is time to take them and make them more. This marks the beginning of the individualization of  process we all must go through in order to realize our fullest potential.

Potential Blockage: “The Ace of Air as challenger wants to know if you are holding on to outdated beliefs, opinions, or fears that are exerting  an influence of your decision-making ability. Past hurts, past failures, and mistakes, loss, the thoughts and opinions of others, and fear of upsetting others if we disagree or choose a way that is different to their own… all of these things can hamper our ability to implement new ideas, or a new way of being. Over time, they become impediments that can limit and restrict.

The Ace of Air reversed asks that you look within to discover what it is that prevents you from acting. Are your own beliefs sabotaging your future goals?”*

~ By Ravynne Phelan

What if we lead with love and refused to stand down? What if we saw the Light in everyone, without exception; most importantly ourselves? What if we released the bonds of material hierarchy and instead of chasing the golden dollar we chased enlightenment and illumination? What if, together as One global consciousness, we woke up and changed the way we see things so radically that it was a catalyst for a collective healing force that came- blazing; immediate and completely transformative for all? Can you feel it in your heart and soul?

What else is possible here on Gaia? What could we possibly have come here for? To take advantage of her; take of her resources without giving back; live only for material gain; damage her beyond repair? Of course not! We came to heal. And it is time.

It is time for change.

Standing rock is a prime example of what we, as humans, are truly capable of when we refuse to stand down. Everyone is watching. Everyone is sending their love and support; this is so powerful and it is a turning point. We must hold space for our warriors who are there. We must envision them standing in the Light, bringing Truth and finding a Way to protect and to heal the planet. It is a step forward in empowering Us instead of being controlled by them; the greed of only a few individuals. This is the beginning of the Change. The Remembering. The Healing.

You are here for a reason. That is why nothing feels quite enough, nothing fills that void. We may be drawn towards self-soothing through addictions and distractions, but yet through it all we must hear the call; we must wake up from all of this. What we dream we can accomplish. We are more powerful individually than we have been lead to believe.

Together we can change the world.

Together we Will change the world.

Together we will ascend, heal, Love.

Shift your perspective to a dimension where this is possible.

Wake up now.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

 

 

 

Fresh Approach

Published November 11, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Fresh Approach, from the Nature's Whispers Oracle Card deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

Fresh Approach, from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Fresh Approach, from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

Fresh Approach: “Time to step out of the box and an old way of doing things. You are being challenged to try something new. Look at how to crate magic in your world. Create with the intention of filling your life with joy and happiness. Achieve your desires while experimenting with new activities. You always have options. Do not feel limited. Even when you are not in motion, you are making a choice. You are being prodded to make a decision right now. Do not worry about not making the right one. Every mistake brings us lessons and opportunities. The amount you can learn is immeasurable. Base your choice on love and the best option for you ow. Imagine that “failing” is not a part of any of your choices. What will you choose?”*

~by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

We are being called to get out of our comfort zones and create. See this as an invitation to enjoy a time of joy and magic, think… FUN!

Fun is the fastest way to raise your vibration and one of the most overlooked ways too! We think that we need hours of meditation and a perfect, spiritual lifestyle in order to reach enlightenment, but what if the portal to the higher realms of consciousness is actually through laughter, joy, happiness and play. In short, it is finding your passion… of course! And we do know this on a deeper level, but unfortunately, we also live in a society where we are lead to believe that the only way to “get ahead” is by “working hard” and that if we are wasting time that we could be making money or being somehow productive on having fun, then we are frivolous. Unless you are in a beer or gum commercial, then it all sex, all day long!! It can get pretty confusing!

The Universe wants us to know that there are limitless options open to us, literally every moment of our lives. It is all up to us to choose them. Breathe that in for a moment. We are the ones who stick to routine, to what feels safe and secure. We don’t break the rules, we don’t take risks, we don’t get out there and do something we have never done for fear of failure….

But that is all about to change! This is our chance to bust through all the old barriers and try something new. Make a bucket list and check off one new thing a week, or a month! Accept an invitation to try something new with a friend. Drop in to a class at the new yoga studio around the corner. Take an adult art class. Learn to play a musical instrument… or even better, join a choir and use your voice!

The best way to knock out some cobwebs in your life is to take a chance on something new. See yourself from a different perspective.

Expand your horizons.

Namaste

*Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

 

Seven Of Emotion

Published August 30, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Seven Of Emotion, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D, and Radleigh Valentine

Seven Of Emotion, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D, and Radleigh Valentine

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Seven Of Emotion, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D, and Radleigh Valentine

Seven Of Emotion: “Your angels are asking you to make an important decision that you have been putting off. It is likely you know which choice you should make, but you are procrastinating so you do not upset someone else. Ask Heaven for guidance, and then make the choice that celebrates who you truly are.”

“Sometimes it can be very difficult to make a choice. We may have multiple options that appeal to us, or perhaps we do not like any of the possibilities. Listen to your intuition. Are you taking the necessary time to choose wisely? Or have you fallen into procrastination?

If your guidance tells you that you are stalling, then move forward! Your body uses feelings as a way to guide you in making correct decision. Listen to your emotional compass to know how and when to proceed. If you are still uncertain, ask your guardian angels for a sign.

Additional Meanings For This Card: Time to get focused. The need to release unhealthy choices. Unproductive daydreaming. Being unrealistic.”*

~ by Doreen Virtue Ph.D, and Radleigh Valentine

Have you been weighing your options lately? Or maybe, have you been weighing your options for a very long time? Carefully weighing each pro and con to making much needed change, never sure which direction to go on the path, yet plagued by the nagging feeling that something just has to change? Have you looked deep within only to turn away from the raw truth of the situation, the demons of fear rearing their ugly heads and scaring you away? Have you asked yourself the question, the most important question? What do I need to do in order to move forward? It’s a tough question and usually the answer is not what we would like it to be. For instance, the answer is seldom to stay right where you are, slogging it out, day after day, miserable or not. It usually has something to do with making some much needed change, getting rid of the old, making space for the new, and doing all that in spite of what others may think or do. Phew. It’s going to take some work!

Notice your breath right now. Right this very moment. Are you holding it? Are you breathing shallowly? If so, how long has this been going on for, or has it become the new normal? When we are living in anxious anticipation, struggling within our current reality, yet unable to make steps to change… we often lose the deep connection to our breath. Remember, our breath, particularly when it is full and slow and deep, grounds and centers us. It brings us back to ourselves and helps to renew our connection to the Universal Divine.

Breathe.

So, what do you need to do in order to move forward. Yes, that.

Do it.

Namaste

*Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D, and Radleigh Valentine

 

Attachment ~ Reversed

Published August 28, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Attachment ~ Reversed, from the Energy Oracle Card deck, by Sandra Anne Taylor

Attachment ~ Reversed, from the Energy Oracle Card deck, by Sandra Anne Taylor

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Attachment ~ Reversed, from the Energy Oracle Card deck, by Sandra Anne Taylor

Attachment ~ Reversed: “Perceived Need and the Choice to Let Go.”

“This card reversed is a wonderful indicator that an old negative pattern, relationship, or desperate attitude is being released. As you continue to let go, you will be able to establish new ways of doing things and relating to others. The Universe wants to congratulate you on your healthy new approach, but be sure to support the changes you are making in your ongoing choices. Some patterns can be deeply encoded, and you may need to continue releasing the old habits, all the while honoring the new decisions in your thoughts, actions, and interactions with others. You have broken the chains, and now you can walk away from the limiting attachments into a bright and unlimited future.

Affirmation

I release attachment and choose peace. I am strong, free, and able to choose what honors me.”*

~By Sandra Anne Taylor

Remember Linus from the old Peanuts cartoon? He dragged his filthy, smelly blanket around everywhere with him for security. Many times his friends would try to convince him to get rid of the blanket,  that he didn’t need it anymore. Yet there he was, in every cartoon, doggedly dragging it around in a cloud of dust and fumes.

What have you been dragging around with you for security that is well past it’s prime? A thought pattern concerning your value, self worth or capabilities? A relationship that has been long over but you are afraid to end? A job that makes your skin crawl but you can’t muster up the courage to follow your dreams? Or maybe a vise, an unhealthy habit or addiction that has been holding you back for way too long.

Sometimes we hold on to actual weight, feeling like victims, but putting off our lives until we miraculously wake up thin one day. Maybe not what we want to hear right now, but honest is good, and it’s time to take responsibility for every aspect of our lives, as that is the only way to shift into transformation, and ultimately, freedom.

What needs to be released in order for you to move forward?

Yes, this will require some action on your part, but it’s time. What can you let go of that is no longer serving you? It may be one little belief about yourself, letting go of a victim mentality, relinquishing control of something that you never really had control over. Move through the fear of change and acknowledge it now. Again, what do you need to let go in order to move forward? Whatever first comes to mind is likely the correct answer, as much as it may cause discomfort for us to consider such a pivotal change, it is absolutely necessary.

Take a few deep breaths and find your inner stillness. See yourself walking down a familiar path through the forest. As you walk along, you admire the energy of the trees, the sunlight shining through in beams. You can hear the birds communicating with each other, and with you. Breathe in the fresh air and feel that change is coming. You come to a fork in the path and you know this fork well. One way will lead you right back around in a circle, this is the path you have always taken in the past, it is safe, you know every nook and cranny. It’s easy. The other way looks a little steeper, a little wilder and you are not sure where it might lead. There are beautiful trees there, you can see glimpses. You can hear the birds calling, beckoning to you.

Stand at this fork in the road and take a few deep breaths. Focus on your heart and allow it to guide you. Are you sure you want to keep repeating the same old pattern? Or are you ready for change? Ask for a sign that you are ready to release the old and embrace the new. If you have the courage to do so, turn away from the old, familiar, small and safe world of the old path and take a single step onto the new, unknown path. Know in your heart that you are embarking on the adventure that your Soul yearns for.

This is your leap of faith. And you are so ready for it.

Namaste

*Energy Oracle Card deck, by Sandra Anne Taylor

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