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Self-Esteem

Published January 19, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Self-Esteem, from the Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Self-Esteem, from the Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Self-Esteem: “Confidence, Self-love, Self-worth, Pride.”

“You are worthy. You are unique and powerful. Let the Sun that you are shine through your actions and your being today.”

Card Story: “In the center of a sunflower field, a woman rises with natural confidence into the day. Her feet are stable and grounded. She knows where she came from. She is connected to her Source. The sun is at her back and shines so warmly upon her that it seems to come through her… as her. She openly expresses her uniqueness, with a sense of inner freedom that comes from knowing and delighting in who she is.”

Card Message: “It is time to rise up and fully embrace the unique individual you came here to be. Follow your inner voice and feel great about being who you are – expressing yourself in simple, authentic ways.

If we always seek to please others or ‘fit in’, our confidence and self-esteem will always rely upon their approval. It is time to take back your deep inner power and claim a sense of confidence in simply being you. Acknowledge your very best qualities, take pride in how you present yourself and learn to love your ‘imperfections’ as essential aspects of what make you the uniquely Divine individual that you are.

This card is an invitation to discover who you are and the power within your true self. Immerse yourself in activities that increase your self-awareness and confidence. Take up a hobby or learn a new skill. Spend time among friends who see you in your highest light. Spend time in nature alone. Take fun risks, audition for a play, write a song, get your hair cut. Write down what you are grateful for, what you are good at and what you love about yourself. Spend time daily doing things that wake you up to the YOU that you really are deep inside.

In a basic sense, we can build our self-esteem in simple ways by eating more nutritious foods, by exercising in ways that make us feel alive and by honouring our need for rest and rejuvenation. As we expand our energy and nourish ourselves we naturally enhance the vibration and outward expression of our being. We find ourselves feeling more alive, more connected and more excited to be exactly who we are.

Let your self-confidence shine like an inner sun today. Take the risk to be and express who you really are, and watch the world around you celebrate!”*

~ By Caryn Sangster

This is one of the most challenging things we face in our lifetimes. Being truly happy with who we are; where we are at; in the body that we are in. Particularly for females but I know it affects males too. Finding our place in the Universe. Believing in ourselves and seeing our gifts, talents, strengths and weaknesses and loving ourselves not despite of them, but because of them all. Complete acceptance.

It’s ok to be a work in progress. But it is not ok to put your life on hold until…. until that special someone comes to rescue you and give you the love and approval you feel you need in order to be accepted… until you lose weight; have a certain job or amount of money or material object; or until you fit into a certain group or social circle. Or until whatever really.

We put our lives on hold thinking that we should put the “until” in front of the happiness. But we’ve got it all backwards. Be happy first. Despite it all. Acknowledge where you are at and how you got there and then know you have the power to change it all. Accept full responsibility for the creation of it all. And the absolute truth that you are also responsible for the creation of something different or better or brand new.

No more sitting around waiting for things to happen. Waiting for the body to co-operate. Waiting for the finances to increase. Waiting for Mr Right to show up at the door. (dammit… you mean Thor is not going to show up in my living room?) Ok… well do leave some wiggle room for Miracles and blessings and surprises of course.

But be happy anyway. Love the you that you have created and love what comes next.

That’s where your power lies.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Queen Of Stones ~ Bear

Published November 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Queen Of Stones ~ Bear, from The Wild Wood Tarot Card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Queen Of Stones ~ Bear, from The Wild Wood Tarot Card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Queen Of Stones ~ Bear
Position on the Wheel: “Approaching Midwinter”

Meaning Of The Card: “The ancient ancestor of the modern bear, the cave bear hibernated in caves during the cold northern winter. Neanderthals buried their skulls here and even shared their caves during some periods. Often linked to Arthurian legend, the Bear is a symbol of the power and protection of the land.
 
Reading Points: “Richness and plenty surround you. Your bounty and welcoming nature make you popular with all. Many depend on you, and your natural sensuality makes you powerfully attractive to others. Pragmatism and generosity open doorways at every point.”

As A Person In Your Life: “This is a practical and welcoming person. She or he delights in prosperity and luxury, though she can also have a natural and wholesome simplicity. As a friend, she is loyal, keeping faith with you and being frank about issues needing improvement. She may be a treasurer or a curator of tradition, but she can also be a hoarder or a squanderer, as well as a demanding or timid individual.”

As An Aspect Or Process: “Learning to manage things wisely, preserve things of value, make things better, provide amenities. Be careful of wasting resources.”

As An Event or Happening: “If you practice a craft or design, be expansive and liberal. A group or community. Putting the family first. Right or wrong. Refusing to nurture.”

Questions: “How can you best promote well-being here? Where can you make space to care for yourself or others? What needs to be preserved?”

Tracks and Pathways: “Power and generosity. Punctiliousness. A demanding individual. Confidence. Frankness. Assurance. Prosperity.”*

~ By Mark Ryan and John Matthews

This is a message of power, strength, and using your inner resources to your highest advantage in the most honourable way. It is a card of fearlessness, confidence and self-worth. It is no coincidence that the background is full of gold and orange. Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras:  self-belief, creativity, innate skills and talents are all at play here. Also the dawn, new beginnings, opportunities and fresh starts. Be the confident mama bear. Know your worth and refuse to back down. Be empowered. Believe in yourself. And only good will come of it.

It is important that as you stand in your power, you hold the intention that your actions and words be for the absolute highest integrity. This is not about power trips or being more powerful than another. If you are more powerful than another, you will be the mama bear and protect and nurture them as needed, then set them free to fend for themselves with the knowledge you have shared. You are an inspiration, a mentor and a positive example to those around you. Share what you have and know that the Universe will send more.

You are magnetic now, and will attract the right people and opportunities to you as you set your intention to be for the Highest Good. Others will be drawn to you for your authenticity, your abilities and your inner strength. There is sensuality at play here too. You are most attractive when you are just being you. Know this and embody it fully. Release the need to be anything other than exactly who you are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* The Wild Wood Tarot Card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Three Of Bows

Published October 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Three Of Bows from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthingtonartwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Three Of Bows from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Three Of Bows: “Fulfillment”

Card Description: “A robed figure stands at the junction of two ways, one hand raised in blessing, the other holding a bow. Two bow staves, make from freshly cut branches, trimmed but still rough hewn, stand planted in the earth on either side of the road, forming a gateway through which the figure offers welcome to the approaching traveler.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Nourishment from a spiritual source gives inner security and joy. Goals and desires are reached, making life rich with emotional scrutiny and a sense of completion.”

Reading Points: “The archer must be at one with the bow to fully direct its potential energy, and just as the arrow passes through the bow, propelling it to its target with effortless grace, the questing heart and seeker of knowledge allows the energy to flow through him. This combination of balanced energy and intellectual focus enables the mastering of any situation and allows your arrows to fly completes an unseen, universal circuit. The inner stillness and focus thus produced is easily apparent and observable to others, and builds a sense of trust, confidence and security in those for whom you are responsible. This inner shining energy will inspire others to start out on their own path of discovery and sojourn to fulfillment.”

~ By Mark Ryan and John Matthews

The double serpents entwined represents the caduceus, the symbol of healing, life and spiritual wisdom. It is male and female energy in perfect balance. It is the spiral of DNA, our very makeup. It is the kundalini energy rising, chakras aligning, the body opening like a vessel connecting the Earth below to the Universe above. It is a very powerful symbol.

The man raises his hand in a blessing, palm raised to the sky. This also symbolizes the flowing of the reciprocal energy between heaven and Earth, above and below. His bow is lowered, a sign of peace. There is a feeling of momentum, his cloak flying behind him in the wind. He is a formidable figure, one to be honoured and respected. He stands before the world tree on what appears to be the edge of a cliff. Two trails wind on either side of the tree; signifying a decision to be made. The fact that his face is hidden and you must pass on either side signifies that the decision on which way to go is yours to make.

Which way will you go?

The Three Of Bows is a card of fulfillment. This means that the way you choose will be the one that most satisfies your heart’s desires. Only you know how to make this decision. All your resources are within you. You have everything you need in order to move forward.

Set your intention, follow your heart and let your intuition guide your way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

 

Confidence ~ Cougar

Published September 30, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar: “Be bold and take charge.”

“You are being called to take a role of leadership, and it is natural for certain fears and considerations to surface, such as: “Will I be seen as arrogant, bullying or full of myself? Will others listen to me? Will I be challenged” Well, the truth is, these are all possible. You need to just get over it, rise above all these mind made fears, and heed the call. Whether you realize it or not, you are a natural leader, and there is no need to diminish the hard earned skills you learned through life lessons just so you ca play it safe. What you have to offer is needed right now, whether it is with your partner, your family, your community, or the larger world around you.

You will be judged. Count on it. And you need to hear these judgments, yet not allow them to rule you. Do not mistake ego-driven stubbornness and willfulness for determination. Listen to the voice of your inner nature and the wisdom gathered from experience to guide your choices. Acknowledge that everyone else has to make their own choices – including their response to you. Remember that effective leaders are good listeners. They know when to follow and when to lead, and when to move forward and when to hold still.

Additional Associations For This Card: Stealth; Leadership; Focus; Conviction.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

It’s time to step in to your power. There is no room for fear as you take charge of your life, only the absolute conviction that you can create your own reality with grace and ease. For the highest good of all involved. You are undergoing a powerful transformation and it requires you to believe in yourself fully and completely in order to move to the next level. No matter what.

Whatever has been beckoning to you is now screaming. That opportunity that was knocking can no longer be ignored. The fear and doubt that may have held you back in the past is gone, and you can move forward to take your place with confidence. You are heading in the right direction. Everything is falling into place exactly as it should be. All that is required is that you embody your full potential. Everything that has happened up until now has been gently preparing you for such a bold and courageous leap of faith into your power, can you feel it?

Plant your bare feet on the Earth and take some time to breathe in your new found strength. With every deep breath in draw your arms up to the sky, with every exhale bring your palms together in prayer position in front of your heart with the intention of releasing all feelings of needing to be small to please others. Feel the solid, nurturing energy of Gaia beneath you and the infinite loving power above. Pull these energies simultaneously into your heart chakra and receive the strength of their mingled energies. When you feel strong release them with gratitude and ask that every being that needs support will benefit from it now.

Know that you have everything you need in order to move forward.

Namaste

* Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

Eight of Earth

Published May 20, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eight of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eight of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Eight of Earth: “Growth, Manifestation, Accomplishment, Success, Abundance, Wealth, Appreciation”

Key Phrases: “Success, wealth, and love. Do what you love, love what you do. Make plans for the future. A time of abundance ahead. Confidence in a future outcome. Do not rest on your laurels. Money does not buy happiness. Lose the lack mentality.”

Card Meaning: “The Eight of Earth symbolizes success, wealth and love – the manifestations of a positive attitude, doing what you love, and loving what you do.

This is a very optimistic card, one that suggests a time of abundance, fruitfulness, and a good harvest ahead – a peaceful happy home, career, confidence, the respect of your peers. What more could you ask for? All the seeds born of past planting are growing well, and you can be confident that the outcome you need will manifest.

This can also be a good time to think about taking that next big leap, rather than resting on your laurels. You have it within you to go further and reach greater heights, if you so desire – especially if you remain committed to doing everything to the best of your ability.

The Eight of Earth signifies a time to look to, acknowledge and celebrate your successes, and perhaps to start making new plans for the future, as well.”

Potential Blockage: “Do you find yourself looking at life through jaded, cynical eyes? Are you currently blind to the wealth and abundance you already have in your life?

If so, the Eight of Earth cautions you against those thoughts and a failure to appreciate the wealth in your life. It asks you, if you do not see the value of – or appreciate – what you have in the present, how will things be different in the future? If you are only after financial reward or status, you may discover the truth in that old saying, ‘Money does not buy you happiness.’

While it is true that money can sometimes bring more freedom and security, embracing a ‘lack’ mentality will keep you focused on what you do not have, instead of what you do have. Do you want to be rich, or do you want to be wealthy Take a look around you. You might discover that you already possess priceless treasures that, if lost, can never be replaced.”*

 ~ By Ravynne Phelan

So many gifts are available to you now! Do you see them forming in your life now? Or are you stuck in the ‘lack mentality’ of wishing and wanting and not appreciating? Remember, we have been over this many times. Gratitude is key.

Love what you have and love who you are and where you are at right now. This is not the end of the line, it is only a stepping stone on your journey. So much more lies ahead. There is love ahead, prosperity ahead, health and abundance and a wealth of knowledge.

All available to you. All within grasp. All well deserved.

Part of the equation is you appreciating you for the unique and beautiful being that you are. You seeing your own gifts. You shining your light on the world. Not comparing yourself to others, not focusing on what you don’t want by worrying, and not thinking that you don’t deserve to be happy.

This is the whole package, coming your way. Love is in the air. Freedom is yours to choose what you wish to create. Your powers of manifestation are at their highest.

What will you create?

Anything is possible.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Ace of Wands

Published May 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Ace of Wands: “It is the possibility of creativity, excitement, adventure, a challenge to step forward with courage and confidence.

Plant the wand firmly in the ground and see it blaze forth with crimson light. Like a response of flint striking tinder, inspiration blooms from that illumination. The spirits and sylphs are drawn forth from their dwellings. In ordinary light they hide, indistinguishable from leaf and twig and stone and sky, but in this glow they slip out and stretch their wings. They sense that something is beginning. A spark has been lit. A challenge has been whispered. An invitation has been extended in this dawn hour.

Once lit, fire is unpredictable and difficult to control. Uncontained energy can flare into a raging wildfire. Seize this wild opportunity, and glory in the blaze.

They are beings of fire and the guardians for the wands: foxes, cats, lions. They flash with the sparks of intellect and wit, with fleet bodies that dart through the world, and with the burning flame of a fierce and strong spirit.”*

~ Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

When was the last time you experienced wild passion in your life? How often do you really let yourself surrender to the sensual pleasures of this physical plane of reality? We are so often all up in our heads, keeping track of all our responsibilities and obligations, counting our money and our debts, worrying about what others think or how we are performing our duties.

This is an invitation to step past all of that and into something wild and fun and free. It’s a chance to be fired up about something you really believe in. It’s an opportunity to put yourself completely into what you love: body, mind and spirit. It is time to make a leap into love; embrace it, taste it, surround yourself with it; be it in every way possible.

Maybe you can share this passion with another, if so, lucky you! Don’t hold back! Light a fire with the person you love and take the walls down from around your heart; let them really see you, feel you, hear you right from the heart.

You may express this firey energy creatively; in an artistic way, or in the manifestation of a certain reality that you desire. Paint this reality in your imagination first, using your inner vision to bring it from the unmanifest to the manifest plane. Paint it with vivid colours, broad strokes and luscious detail. Fill it in with sound and feeling, desire and yearning. Finish it with excitement, anticipation and courage. And the absolute conviction that you deserve all the joy, love, happiness, healing and fulfillment that the Universe can send your way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Two Of Earth

Published March 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Two Of Earth: “Equilibrium, Flexibility, Adaptability, Balance, Harmony, Compromise, Confidence, Procrastination, Freedom”

Key Phrases: “Balancing work and play. Balancing responsibility and personal needs. Be open to compromise. Be confident buy grounded. Realistic goals and expectations. Take stock and prioritize. Forgive your limitations. Ask for help.”

Two Of Earth Card Meaning: “The Two Of Earth card symbolizes the importance of balancing work, home, family, and play, whilst remaining flexible and adaptable in meeting one’s commitments and responsibilities.

You are filled with a  sense of purpose. You have goals and dreams. Nurture them. Be willing to do what is needed in order to make them manifest, but do so with mindfulness and the awarness that all you do has an impact on those around you.

Be confident. Trust in both yourself and your abilities. But also be flexible, adaptable, and open to compromise.

Self-belief is the key to maintaining a healthy equilibrium. If you believe that you can achieve your goals and meet your responsibilities at the same time, then there is a good chance that you can. But ground your self-confidence in reality, realizing that you are not superhuman or perfect. There is a limit to what you can do and achieve without burning the candle at both ends. Be aware and respectful of your physical, mental and emotional needs.

Forgive your limitations; ask for help, and share your responsibilities if you need to – before you start to drop things because you are mentally, physically and emotionally worn out.”

Potential Blockage: “Stress, anxiety, fatigue, failure to manifest desired outcomes, an inability to focus, neglect of self and others – all these are symptoms of being overburdened and overwhelmed.

Too many responsibilities and goals can result in your feeling overwhelmed and weighed down. Distraction, procrastination, and the failure to meet commitments may create conflict with those around you.

An unwillingness or inability to focus on what is truly important will manifest in less than desirable outcomes.

When the Two Of Earth appears as Challenger, it represents a need to take stock, and to prioritize. It is time to decide what it is that is truly important to you, and put all else aside. If you do not, you may lose the very things that matter the most to you.”*

~ By Ravynne Phelan

How many things are you juggling right now? And how does it make you feel? Are you grabbing every opportunity, setting goals and going after them? Or are you spread too thin, getting stressed and feeling overwhelmed? How we deal with what is in front of us is up to us. How we feel about how much we have on our plate right now determines whether or not we are in alignment or scattered.

If you are full of energy and putting your plan into action, keep doing what you are doing! This is the ideal space to be in, one of creative action and mindful manifestation. Be aware of where you put your energy and what you say “yes” to… keep your boundaries firmly in place and do not stray off course. There may be a time when you have to say no to someone regarding what they think you “should” do for them. It is OK to stick to your guns and politely decline, your projects need you now more than ever.

If you are feeling off track, or that you have too much going on, this is an indication that you need to set up some clear boundaries for yourself, your time and your energy. No one can do this for you but you! Take stock of everything you feel you must accomplish and clean house… decide what stays and what gets delegated to others. Ask for help if you need it, you do not have to go this alone. As soon as you bring things into balance, you will find a renewed energy and you can again pick up the pace. this time using your energy and focus to create what is truly important to you. For the Highest Good of All.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

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