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Gut Instincts

Published April 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Gut Instincts, from the Chakra Insights Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Gut Instincts, from the Chakra Insights Oracle Card deck, by  Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Gut Instincts: “Intuition. Knowing. Sensing. Trust.”

“In the center of your being is a quiet space of inner knowing. Still your mind so you can connect with the call of your instincts.”

Card Story: “Calm and poised, the lion knows who he is. He responds from the purest form of confidence – a deep sense of knowing. He knows where water is. He knows where to find food. He knows how to go to keep his family safe. He knows when it is time to rest, to play, to sneak, and to run. He does all this without thinking. Without doubt, question or hesitation. The lion is pure wisdom in action because he follows the moment to moment inner pulse of his being and the undeniable call of his instincts.”

Card Message: “Our gut instincts are our soul’s way of communicating and guiding us on the path of life. While our minds produce thoughts and rational interpretation of our experience, our instincts connect to a more sensitive, intuitive wisdom that often communicates through physical sensations in our bodies.  This quiet nudge is our inner knowing, our connection with the Universe. It is always there if we stop to sense it. Do we follow its wisdom?

This card is a call to trust the inner feeling of your own gut instincts. The part of you that may not always seem logical or rational but nudges you with whispered guidance of what is right and true. Bring awareness to your feelings and physical sensations. Notice what happens when you act on your feelings… and when you go against them.

It is time to value the knowing wisdom of your ‘gut instincts’ more in your daily life. To pause for a moment before making purely mental decisions, and check in with the quiet inner voice of your body. The more you tune in to this aspect of your being, the more clearly it will speak to you and the more powerfully you will know how to respond.

Practice this in simple ways, as you travel through your day, allowing yourself to follow your instincts as you journey. Turn left when you feel to, even if you normally go right… go for a walk when the path calls, even if you think you do not have time to do so. You may not know at the time why, but by learning to trust these inner promptings, you will notice that life begins to flow more smoothly and you naturally find yourself in the right place at the right time doing the right thing… a lot more often!

Trust your intuition… and have the ‘guts’ to act on it!”

~ By Caryn Sangster

Where in your life are you living out of alignment? Where are  you compromising? Where are you refusing to listen to your intuition, ignoring the voice of your Soul speaking to you?

Maybe it is out of fear. Fear of change, fear of rocking the boat. Fear of losing what you have, facing something new; or of getting out of your comfort zone.

Your intuition is one of your most powerful tools for guiding you through life. It can tell you if a person, situation or opportunity is for you, or too good to be true. It can tell you if something is not quite right and to slow down and pay closer attention. It can lead you forward or stop you in your tracks. And it is never wrong if you learn to tap into it and heed it’s wisdom.

Are you listening to your intuition? Are you using it as your GPS to guide you? Are you tuning in and really feeling it?

When you feel wary, there is usually a reason. Often it is your intuition telling you that someone is wearing a mask. They may not even be aware of their mask, maybe they have been wearing it for so long that they believe it to be their true face. Maybe you enter into a situation that suddenly doesn’t feel right and you aren’t quite sure why you feel it. Or maybe you are talking to someone and you get a few red flags, but you really want to ignore them because you don’t want to see the truth. Whatever it is, if you commit to listening and following your instincts, it will save you a lot of time and energy… and often money and heartbreak.

Learn to trust yourself. Stand in your power. Find your strength, courage and confidence. Make decisions that are for your Highest Good and the Highest Good of All involved. And do not ignore it when your intuition tells you to turn the other way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Communication

Published February 24, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Communication, from the Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Communication, from the Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

Communication: “Listen carefully. Speak clearly and with confidence.”

“We communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal techniques. Our body language, listening skills and attitude determine how effective we are as communicators. It takes work and effort to improve our communication skills and, with patience, they will develop over time. Miscommunication occurs when we are unable to listen to other people. Arguments, mistakes and conflict occur when we refuse to acknowledge information or negotiate.

At the heart of all relationships is communication. Hidden messages can be seen by looking at body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Improvements in these areas help to support solid friendships and relationships. Speak with truth and integrity. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t be impatient and intolerant – this could lead to misunderstandings and actions that, once said, cannot be taken back.

Spiritual communication is high right now, take notice of these signs and symbols from the spirit world as they try to connect to you through music, feathers, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, birds, and number sequences. Be open to receiving these messages as they come from the heart, with love.

Right now, you are asked to listen with empathy and understanding to those around you. Place yourself in the other person’s shoes to gain a new perspective. There are better ways to get your message across. Be respectful and open minded when speaking to others. Lead by example and express yourself diplomatically with honesty and dignity. It is better to communicate your feelings instead of being burdened by them. When you discuss your issues you allow space for solutions to be negotiated and resolved and improve your current state of affairs.

It is important that you avoid committing to plans and projects if you do not have all the information. Ask for more details and, when appropriate, speak to professionals such as counsellors, financial advisors, solicitors or teachers. Never be afraid to ask questions; it is ok if you do not have all the answers – that is why we have professionals!”

Affirmations:”I AM able to communicate clearly and honestly, making powerful connections with others.”*

 ~ By Anna Stark

This is a message about communication; a change in the way we communicate collectively. The red of her hair symbolizes passion, possibly anger and maybe a quick temper. Hot headed! The butterfly signifies transformation; the blue is throat chakra and orange is creativity. To me, this means that whatever is coming up for you right now, there is a better way to communicate about it. Find a way to rise above the drama; step around the conflict and see things from a higher perspective. There is no need to fight, to be ‘right or wrong’ but instead to listen carefully to the whole story or point of view of another, and then ask them to hear you out.

There may be some research that needs to be done here as well. There could be a missing piece of the puzzle and it is throwing a wrench in what you think you know about the other side of the situation. Something you think you know that isn’t quite true, or something hidden that will come to light.

Be open to something new, a different way of thinking, feeling and being. Let go of the need to be right, open your mind and open your heart. Drop the struggle and the conflict and incorporate love, compassion and awareness. What is best for everyone involved at this time? How can you proceed holding the intention of a resolution for the Highest Good of All involved?

How can you take the high road… which is most often the road less traveled and model some better behaviour than what is going on around you? If we each take responsibility for not just our actions but our reactions, we can create harmony and peace around us.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

 

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

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