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Shooting Star

Published December 1, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Shooting Star, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Shooting Star, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Good omens. Good luck and good fortune. Bright prospects. Persevere in your goal. Believe in yourself.”

Shooting Star: “Feeling a sense of relief and optimism through the camaraderie of kindred spirits who have welcomed them into their makeshift camp, the Seeker makes their way through painted caravans to find their sleeping quarters. Under the silent witness of the golden moon, a shooting star bursts into life, scattering silver trails as if it falls from the sky. The Seeker catches a glimpse of its brief but radiant passage, feeling heartened that the omen bodes well for the future.”

Card Definition: “Shooting Star is a card of good omens and indicates bright prospects ahead. It encourages you to believe in yourself and to persevere with goals and dreams. Whilst The Dreamcatchers acts like a protective amulet, the Shooting Star is a card that foretells good fortune.

A shooting star is a meteoroid and, if it survives the impact with Earth’s atmosphere, the resulting stone is a meteorite, much revered by ancient civilizations for their magical properties as a heavenly gift. Our fascination with the stars goes back thousands of years, so they often feature in legends, perhaps best known through Greek mythology.

In the starlit sky, a shooting star stands out against the rest, so, in the right circumstances, it may also indicates fame. As one of the most positive cards in the deck, it represents good luck and good fortune.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Happy December… the last 31 days of 2017. We are starting off this month with a blessing of luck and good fortune…. but it all hinges on our ability to receive it. Do not step into this magical month with worries about stress, family, finances and the overburden of the holiday season. If this is how you normally see December, then it is up to you to create something different… and to step into the flow of it.

December is my month. I’m a Sagittarius. Forever optimistic and adventurous… although I often feel more than a little stagnant these days while deeply immersed in routine! However, to me, December has always had so much sparkle to it. The lights go up. People are happy, socializing and dressing up. There is a certain anticipation to the month. And I am determined to keep that going, even as a single mother. I could make it into something stressful and overwhelming. I could focus on the extra money spent, the expectations. But I refuse to think of my favourite month in this way. I ask for more than that. What else is possible? What can I create with this? I’m pretty organized too, I’ve been stashing stuff away for weeks now because I knew that I wanted to greet this month with arms, heart and mind wide open and welcome all it has to offer. And this is not due to any particular religious beliefs… Christmas is what it is to everyone, whether Christian or not, I do feel that December is a special month, the energies of the year culminating to make something magical to take us into the fast approaching new year.

Today we start this sparkly month with a positive omen which will be carried through the weekend. Good luck and good fortune. A little extra magic. Warmth, abundance and the promise of the full moon energies to amplify it all. I read the astrology, and I have to say, each new moon and full moon this year has held such powerful energy. Lessons deep and karmic. This one is in Gemini, the sign of polarities… the mind that could change on a whim. Or, if both aspects are brought together, Gemini balanced can be a most powerful creator. Which one do you choose? Which energy will you work with?

Mercury is still on our side for another day or two, then will go retrograde, which I have to say I find far less scary and annoying to me these days. It’s more about introspection, inner work and standing our ground through the storm and chaos around us. If we know what we want and we are willing to stick to our guns, Mercury cannot throw us off course and we can giggle at the little ups and downs it brings as it throws our technology for a loop, sets communication off course and forces us to be crystal clear in our focus.

Meet this month with anticipation of something new. An opportunity to move forward into the new year victorious. Know that the opportunity before you is the right one, be bold and make your move. Good fortune awaits you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Weaver Of Words

Published October 25, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Weaver Of Words, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Weaver Of Words, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Weaver Of Words

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Small ideas with big potential, ideas taking off and taking form. The power of words, tact and diplomacy. Writers.”

“Armed with new information, members of the Fellowship use the diversity of their skills to chart their course and forge a plan to invade the Dark Kingdom. Recognizing the strengths gained from magical helpers who have aided them on their journey, they seek out assistance from the Weaver of Words.

The Seekers wait, mesmerized by the golden cloud of letters that jostle and juggle as if to her will before she plucks them from the air, spinning the words like yarn from her pen, as she weaves the fabric of their destiny upon the page.”

Card Definition: “When we read great works by celebrated authors, we can be left in awe by the magic they have woven with their pens. They take an idea, then skillfully and creatively craft the words upon the written page into a work of art that holds us spellbound.

The Weaver Of Words card shows small ideas with big potential, ideas taking off and taking form. Whilst the process may begin with a small idea, it is then the careful work you put into something that will ultimately transform it into a successful outcome.

This card may also remind you of the power of words, for just as the Weaver Of Words plucks them from the golden cloud that surrounds her, it is how they are used and ordered that can either elevate or destroy, and so it may advise tact and diplomacy at this time.

For writers, this card may be representative of the craft.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

As Twitter has shown us, words are extremely powerful; maybe more so than we have given them credit. Words can be used to praise and uplift, and words can be used to provoke, disturb and belittle. Every word uttered has a vibration, an energy that accompanies it. Every word spoken aloud has an impact, either positive or negative. Written words have longevity, often carrying emotions long past the time they were written; the author may have found peace while the words still hold their punishment. Words can soothe, they can persuade, they can celebrate or they can condemn. Words can make the heart soar; as they can crush it to smithereens. They can embolden, invoking courage or they can frighten and coerce. They can speak the heart’s deepest desires or be dangerous, deceptive, false or misleading. Words can be used to paint colourful pictures and bring stories to life in our wild imaginations; they are the tools of our ancestors who passed their heritage on from spoken word to mind and heart. Yet we often throw them around without a thought of how they may affect others; or come back to haunt us. Once out there, words cannot be retrieved.

I started this blog because I want to help us feel better about our lives and our role in creating our reality. More in control. Empowered, individually and collectively. I desire to connect us with something higher and more profound than what we would see on the news; which always appears full of fear that is constantly threatening to suffocate us. I want to plant seeds of hope when we don’t know what to do; when we feel alone, isolated, or weary of the world. I want these words to heal, to protect, to inspire and motivate. To uplift. To assist people to shut the doors that need shutting. To throw open the new doors fearlessly. To dream bigger. To aim higher. And to have faith in themselves and the power of the Universe. I do it to teach; myself and others. I am learning too as I go.

We are working through middle school here at home. Learning the power of words when used to sting, to bring someone down, to compete and win. We are learning that words spoken behind someone’s back often boomerang right back around at you. And that a kind word uplifts not just the receiver but the speaker too. We are learning the power of compassion and acceptance, for self and for others, and using our words accordingly.

Words are powerful tools. Use them at  your discretion. Be mindful of what you are putting out there; and know that somehow, someday, it will all come back to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Interlude

Published August 29, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Interlude, from The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Interlude, from The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Interlude ~ The Moral Of The Story Is: “Pause, Rest, Pulling Resources Together. Fact Gathering. Taking Time Out.”

“Refreshments are offered to the Seeker as their new friends share supplies and make room for the newcomer. Once hunger is satisfied, the topic of strategy is raised, pooling resources and information gained so far.

They discover everyone has traveled from different lands as stories and experiences from their journeys are exchanged. The Seeker contributes their knowledge of the Baroness’s domain, gained during their brief capture; amongst the Fellowship is the Songbird’s partner who listens intently for news of his love. However, the exact location of the Dark Kingdom remains elusive due to the constantly shifting enchantments, the Baroness surrounds it with, for protection.

The Fellowship disperses for the evening, but encourages the Seeker to rest and regain their strength. They lean upon their sword and feel the warmth of its energy surge through their being.”

“When interlude appears, it suggests a time for rest in order to gather inner strength. In work or material matters, this could also show that physical resources need to be pulled together or consolidated at this time.

Whilst the Waterfall indicates healing, or going with the flow and allowing events to unfold, the Interlude card is a pause in activity to rest. In relationship readings this may indicate taking a step back, or a time out, if things have been heated or strained. If Waterfall and Interlude appear together, side by side, it can suggest convalescence and recuperation.”*

 ~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

A little breather here… a little break. A day to do a little research… find out something valuable that will assist you in moving forward.

Do not over burden yourself today if possible; allow some wiggle room. Take a step back from anyone who stresses you out! Even if it means that you get to play hookie for the day! Give yourself permission to do a little recognizance mission, there is something that you may be missing, just a little piece of the puzzle which will make all the difference. There is something that you need to know before you take the next step. Something that will be valuable to take with you into the next new month, September.

Is there a little niggling going on in your intuitive centers? A little red flag you have been ignoring? Or maybe it’s just that you need a little more information in order to inspire you to take a plunge into something new. Only you know how this resonates with you right now. Follow your gut instincts and listen very closely to your intuition today. ASK for a clear sign from you guides, they will be more than happy to oblige!

And who doesn’t need a little rest anyway? Get some quiet time; do yoga, meditate, walk in nature, listen to some soothing music. Clear your mind of clutter and be receptive to what is coming next for you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Fellowship

Published June 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Fellowship, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Fellowship, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 The Moral of the Story is: “Friendship and loyalty, reliable and steadfast. Helpful friends and allies lending support. Teamwork.”

The Fellowship: “A rustling in the bushes alerts the Seeker that they are no longer alone and they find they are surrounded as others materialize from the undergrowth. An archer keeps vigilant watch on the periphery of the group, poised ready to spring into action. The Seeker is startled by their presence, but they approach with a gesture of friendship.

A man moves forward from the group and approaches with a sword, ‘I believe this belongs to you; we found it washed up  on the beach, but by  the time we arrived, you had already gone.’

The Seeker thanks him as they accept their sword, once again feeling its power thrum through their fingers, ‘But who are  you?’

The others move closer in to join the conversation. ‘We are seekers here the same as you; we have separate quests, but share a similar purpose and common enemy. Alone we may fail, but together we could find victory through the support of our fellowship.’

Card Definition: “The Fellowship card represents friends and people you can rely upon who are loyal and steadfast; the placement in the spread will indicate the part they will play. This is also a card of teamwork, pooling your diverse strengths and talents to achieve a common goal. It may represent one particular friend or a group of like-minded individuals.

This is normally a card of allies, unless surrounding cards suggest otherwise.”*

~ by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

When we have done the work on the inside, we will see the results in our external reality. We are working closely with our Team, our angels and guides have been assisting us, giving us signs and messages, guiding us through our obstacles and blockages, and helping us to release illusions and old belief systems. Yup, they really have their work cut out for them! As we redefine who we really are from the inside out, we open our hearts and minds to allow for new people to enter our lives.

Someone new is coming to you now and they will help you to open a new door to possibility. It may be a mentor or friend. It may be a lover or romantic partner. It could even be a new job offer, new co-worker or a new landlord, roomie or tenant. Each situation will be different depending on where you, personally, are at. What you have been wishing and wanting to come to you, will in fact come to you. But you need a little assistance. This new person or people are key. Do not turn down any invitations at this time, you never know who you might meet. Chance encounters are much easier to facilitate if you actually leave  your house!

Do not worry if this does not happen today, although it is absolutely a possibility. Just know that in the near future, you will find your tribe, your group of people who are just like you. One person in particular will stand out. Like the guardian of the gate, they have a lesson for you, and will lead you onward into a new chapter. Trust your intuition and follow your heart.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 

Word On Wing

Published June 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Word On Wing, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Word On Wing, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Word On Wing: “The soft murmurings of thousands of leaves carry the secrets of the Tree Spirits, rippling through the forest and gathering pace until they reach far beyond the land of the Dark Kingdom.

The Baroness frequently changes the enchantments of the labyrinth to protect her position and prevent captives from leaving, so the Dryads act swiftly, making arrangements and preparing a route for the Seeker to escape. The bird takes flight, carrying their message to the Seeker in familiar words they will recognize and trust. “Your destiny is in your heart; follow it into the forest tonight and destiny will find you.”

Word On A Wing Card Definition: “Word On A Wing represents news and messages coming in. Doves are usually sen as a symbol of hope, so this is generally news of a positive nature, unless it is surrounded or followed by less favorable cards. If you are using the Story Spread, check to see which card precedes it to show what the news may be concerning, or from where it originates, then the card following for an indication of what the news brings or where it may lead.

The news or message can arrive through any form or communication, such as mail, telephone, text, or even by word of mouth.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Messages are coming through, are you listening? You will get a very clear sign today or in the next coming days; heed it. This is the answer you have asked for, and it may or may not be what you want to hear. Heed it anyway. Don’t ignore or second guess it, don’t ask for something else, admit that it was bang on and it was exactly what you needed to hear. Then act on it. Do what you need to do.

For this is actually an opportunity. It is an opportunity to trust, to act on what you know in that moment is the right thing to do, even if it scares you a little. Maybe you wanted to hold on longer, and you are being told clearly to let go. Maybe you are afraid to step in, or jump in, but now you know you must. Whatever it is, this message will have special meaning just for you, and if you act on the guidance you receive, it will have lasting benefits. Even if they are not immediately obvious. Trust.

The message may come in the daytime or at nighttime in your dreams. It may be a sign or symbol, it could be a set of repetitive numbers, an animal totem or spirit animal, birds, an article, song or television show. It could be someone sending you a direct correspondence, phone, text, email etc. It may even be that you find something out about someone that is valuable information, or that they tell you something about themselves that holds the key.

Whatever it is, you will know. Trust your intuition. Watch for signs.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Dreamcatcher

Published May 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Dreamcatcher, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Dreamcatcher, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Dreamcatcher

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Protection from bad influences. Ability to land on your feet. Synchronicity at work behind the scenes.”

“The Seeker follows the new path that leads deeper into the forest; dappled sunlight trickles through the leafy canopy, chasing away shadows that now lay behind. Ahead of them, a woman sits in a golden hoop, her finders deftly repairing the silver strands of a delicate web.

As she notices the Seeker’s presence, she speaks. ‘How intricate are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives. Moment by moment they pass one into another, deceptively innocent in their apparent disconnection, yet all held together but by one tiny thread.’

She smiles at the Seeker’s puzzled expression and motions them forward to join her, ‘You are safe from the Baroness here; her forest ensnares unsuspecting souls, but mine is enchanted to protect them. Take refuge and recover for all will be well.’

The Dreamcatcher Card Definition: “The dreamcatcher is a favorable card that provides protection from bad influences. Synchronicity is at work behind the scenes, so no matter what you are faced with, you have the ability to land on your feet and overcome difficulty.

The Dreamcatcher, originated from Native American Indians and was used as a protective amulet, providing protection from bad dreams by capturing them in the web and only allowing good dreams to remain and slide down the feathers. Peacocks have the ability to eat poisonous plants without suffering ill effects and this is represented by the peacock feathers in the image.

Consider The Dreamcatcher as a protective amulet that will help you to overcome challenges or adversity.”*

~by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Sometimes we just need an extra layer of protection and support, and this is being offered to us now. When we are putting ourselves out there into unknown territory, stepping out of our comfort zone and into the new, it is nice to know that someone has our back.

You are protected. Know that this can show up in ways that may not make immediate sense. For example, maybe you meet someone who you think is amazing and want to spend more time getting to know them, but either your schedules just don’t seem to jive or you are missing a key element such as phone number or whatnot to get a hold of them. Or maybe they are in a relationship or not ready for one, the timing is off. Let it go. Even though it may bug you, let it go. Know that if they are not available to you, it is for a reason. Yes, maybe it’s timing and that could change, wait for a clear sign. Or maybe there is someone better suited to you on the horizon. Trust that for whatever reason, this is not for you right now because there is work being done behind the scenes. This example can be used in your career; maybe you don’t get the job or promotion you wanted, or maybe you get laid off or lose your job. Trust that something better is coming your way. It could be applied to where you live, maybe you want to move or don’t want to move and you are forced to do what you didn’t want. Whatever the case may be, see it instead as a layer of protection. Protection against future unhappiness and closing of doors that no longer serve you. Trust.

Maybe this protection will not be seen but more felt. Maybe nothing will change when you wanted it to and everything will stay the same. Know that there is a reason for this too. Have patience and know that what is yours will come to you. Is coming to you now. Trust.

And while you are at it, stay true to yourself and nurture your dreams.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 

Time Flies

Published May 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Time Flies, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Time Flies, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Time flies. Fast moving time frame, things happening quickly”

Time Flies:

“You’re late, you know.”
The Seeker turn to the sound of the woman’s voice, “I’m sorry?”
“Well it’s ticking you see… the clock.” She points behind her. “Can you hear that?”
“I don’t hear anything,” the Seeker whispers.
“Exactly! That’s the sound of time disappearing. The clock never stops ticking, always ticking…”
She trails off dreamily, her gaze caught in the hypnotic sway of the pendulum, as the clock works toward the quarterly chime.
The woman stares at the Seeker as though coming from a trance. “But now you hear it, don’t you?” she asks urgently. “The haunting rhythm of time marking passages of life disappearing.”
The Seeker nods warily, uncertain of her changing moods.
“I waited too long, but how quickly time flies and now here I am, Keeper of the Clock.” She sighs before suddenly brightening, “But it’s not too late for you! Make haste for the harbor before the ship sails.”

Card Definition: “With her cloak of feathers the Keeper of the Clock reminds us that time flies, so this card can be helpful as a timing indicator. When Time Flies appears in a reading, it shows a fast-moving time frame, with events usually occurring within hours or days, or certainly within a few weeks at the most. However, this would also depend upon where it lands in a spread you are using. Should this card follow others, or appear as the outcome and final card, it can also show that once events do occur, they will happen at speed.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

There is an opportunity on offer now, or coming to you very imminently. Take it, there is no time to spare. Do not let fear hold you back, as you will have to step out of your comfort zone on this one. Do it, without hesitation. Follow your instincts and snap this up… this is not one of those things you will have a ton of time to research. The key is, you will already know the answer, you will be able to make the decision by following your intuition because this is something you have already contemplated. You have already done your thinking, your pondering, your questioning. The Universe is offering something you have wanted for a very long time. It is something you have dreamed about. Prayed for. Asked for. And… now you have manifested it there might be some fear, like it feels almost too good to be true. But when the time comes to dive right in, you will know exactly what you must do. Because you will know in every cell of your body that this is the right choice for you. Trust is key.

This is when you ignore ego and follow the heart. Ego will try to scare you off, giving you examples of past hurts when things didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to. Heart will tell you that this time is different from all the rest, go for it and give it your all. There is no holding back here, in order to take this chance, you must commit heart and soul.

Time is flying.

Take the leap of faith.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

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