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Page Of Wands

Published August 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Page Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Page Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Page Of Wands: “With confidence and a childlike joy, she plays her instrument, sending forth her message. The cadences dance in swirling melodies, a song of confidence and assurance. The strident beats mark a quick tempo that is irresistible to any who hear it. She smiles, knowing that she is the center of attention as she draws our all the creatures of the woods. Excitement fills the air, and breathless exuberance.

From ether and the nether-realms,
From sea and skies, come to my side!
I summon all to heed this call:
come flock to me! Come run, swim,
Stride!

Page Of Wands is creative and passionate. She is witty, charismatic, and outspoken with her philosophy. She knows her mind and is direct and forthright when she has an opinion. She may be a teacher, eager to pass on that kernel of knowledge that she possesses. She is the fiery spark of initiative, inventive, and she dares you to delve within and seek out the opportunities that may be frightening but have so much potential. Sometimes the actions that push you to the limits of comfort are the most rewarding. She tells you to do and not sit there with only mute desire. Action is what is important. Can you hear her song ringing in your ears? Can you hear its sweet seduction singing with the voice of impulse?”

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Creation, manifestation, passion and incentive are all the messages of today’s card. It is about doing, being, advancing, expanding; there is no procrastination here. It is about quick wits and intuition; following your gut instincts and taking colourful and creative action.

Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras are most important now too: confidence, will power, self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem; sensuality and sexuality are all important factors in our lives now. We have the ability to step fully into our true authentic selves. We have the opportunity to align with our dreams and use our deepest passions to paint the canvas of our reality.

Music, art, poetry, wisdom and self-expression all play a part here. Get your creative juices flowing by doing whatever it is that you love to do. In your own unique way of doing it. Communication, teaching, and clarity of vision are key factors to the manifestation of your reality. Make a vision board, research that trip you are dying to go on and print off the info, pin it to your fridge. Look into taking or teaching a course or class. Sign up for a workshop and learn something new.

And most importantly, create with love and with joy. Create with passion and vitality. Infuse love into every aspect of your creation; always leaving space for more and more.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

 

 

Thurisaz

Published July 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Thurisaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Thurisaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Thurisaz: “Do not get drawn into unnecessary drama. There are many sides to every story, so make sure you research a situation thoroughly before making a decision. Ignorance is no excuse. Choose wisdom and remove the old thorn in your side. Choose the positive flow of enthusiasm, fecundity and passion, rather than aggression, small mindedness and force.”

“I am the hammer of wisdom:
I smash ignorance,
Exploding smallness,
Expanding outwards,
The thorn no longer in my side.
I am Thurisaz”

Thurisaz (pronounced, “thoor-ee-saws” is part of the Elder Futark. Although often referred to as a “thorn,” this rune more accurately represents Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, and the god himself. Thor, a protective figure, who defended Asgard from the giants, is the hero one calls upon to fight for freedoms and balanced expansion.

The hammer can easily be misconstrued as a dull brute of a weapon, but in this case the hammer is used to smash ignorance and small mindedness, as well as clear away untruth. There is a solidity that Thurisaz requires, an acknowledgment that we have the wisdom and tools we need within us – that we do not always have to look outward for validity.

Thurisaz suggests that courage may be needed to overcome our hesitancy to strive for greater creativity or prosperity. Both self-sabotage and chronic procrastination are challenges for many. Thurisaz gives us the confidence to break through these forms of fear with passion and gladness.”

Thurisaz as Challenger: “Beware of those who hold a smaller vision of life than you do – and of those who may envy your dreams or vision. You may need to undertake more research before you make a key decision, otherwise the result may be quite detrimental to you or your business. Ignorance is no excuse. Do your due diligence. Be aware of being heavy handed or pushing people too hard, as this will only backfire.”

Element: “Earth, Fire”*

~ by Stacey Demarco

Yesterday’s message was a message of truth. Absolute, uncompromising truth. Today’s message is a message about clearing away all obstacles which prevent this pure truth from prevailing in your reality right now.

What needs to be smashed? A limiting belief system perhaps? An old way of being in the world? A victim or lack mentality? Regret, guilt, shame or resentment that is holding you back? Smash all that, Thor is generously offering us Mjollnir to do so… can you visualize it? This is a call to be done with what no longer serves you.

This messages also has an underlying tone of the energy of Kali, the goddess who destroys evil beings and also our fears; ultimately creating the chaos necessary to free us from the ties that bind us or hold us down. When Kali comes you know that the Universe has tried coaxing, nudging and drawing you to where you need to be. But you haven’t been listening. Enter Kali. Things are about to be stirred up. The truth must come out now. Go willingly or weather the storm.

It’s always up to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

Three Of Stones ~ Creativity

Published June 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Three Of Stones ~ Creativity, from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

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

Three Of Stones ~ Creativity: “A huge trilithon stands amid bushes and rocks. On the left hand pillar there is a great aurochs from the painted caves of France; on the right is an ancient horse known as Przewalski. Standing between the stones, one hand on each, is a Green Woman, from whose feet roots of energy spread out as she draws upon the strength of the stones and the earth.”

Meaning of the Card: “An artist listens to the inner voice and hears the wind song of the universe. The courage, freedom and skill that allow the artist to mediate this energy must be refined and focused for effective and meaningful achievement.”

Reading Points: “The practical manifestation of creative energy requires a clear and open channel to the inspirational forces and impulses of the universe. Allowing this energy to flow through you is a rich and rewarding gift in itself. Just as releasing your dreams and desires into the universal consciousness always brings a response, so the releasing of creative energy invites into the artist the healing and enriching fuel from which further insight and visionary stimulus flows. This emotional and spiritual relationship with divine inspiration allows the subconscious mind to delve deeply and summons the intuitively creative power that actualizes work. Artistic beauty takes many forms and presents itself in a variety of ways, but the relationship with the subconscious formative energy, whether through music, painting, sculpture, or poetry, reminds us of the personal and intimate connection we all should share with the universal consciousness.”*

~ By Mark Ryan and John Matthews

We are so much more than our daily routine, our jobs, our bills and our responsibilities. Yet this is what takes up the majority of our time and energy. We can feel like we are literally drowning in obligation, our time doesn’t feel like our own, there is always something more which could be done. Many of us need permission to take a break, we must ask our bosses or our family if we can just take a day to ourselves; make arrangements to cover our usual tasks or caregiving. It can be draining, exhausting, and definitely a challenge to the flow of our creative juices.

As the card shows us, one of the most powerful ways we can recharge ourselves is by spending time in nature. Just looking at the peaceful expression in the Green Woman’s face captures it all; the vitality and prana energy she is receiving from the natural world. It is time that you got back to nature? Have you been feeling like you are being pulled in too many different directions? Are you in need of some inspiration, does your zest for life need a bit of a boost?

Creativity is as vital to us as any other aspect of our lives, yet it is the first thing to go when are in survival mode. We focus instead on making money, on providing for ourselves and our families and protecting what is ours. We don’t make time to do what we love to do, as it seems like a luxury.

It’s time to get creative, stir up the old energy and manifest something new. Creativity comes in many forms, it can be an artistic outlet, or it can be using your vibrant imagination to draw what you desire to you. It can be a way of expressing yourself in the world that feels right to you; whether it is judged by others or not! However creativity comes to you, it comes from the Divine. When you are drawn to a certain medium, music, expression or activity that gets you in the flow… go with it, it is doing you so much more good than you can even imagine!

If you don’t know where to start, start outside. Get into the forest, go to the beach, spend time in the garden. Breathe in the fresh air and let it revitalize you, body, mind and spirit. Ask for inspiration, ask for creativity to come. And follow the guidance when it comes.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Inspiration

Published May 24, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Inspiration, from the Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Inspiration, from the Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Inspiration: “An idea has captured your attention – or will do so very soon. It may be a grand vision or the vague sense of something that could be. You are being encouraged to accept the vision, the idea or the inspiration as it is important to your creative and spiritual growth.

Also, it IS possible. The bee is bringing you healing medicine-wisdom from nature to aid the message of the oracle of Inspiration. The bee is a powerful spirit totem. Bees are able to fly with wings that are significantly small in proportion to their heavier bodies. They can do so because of the sheer speed with which their wings move. Your idea, even if it seems  like a big, substantial plan that might be difficult to ‘get off the ground’ and up and running, can succeed. You will attract great helpers to you and the Earth will support the success of this project, idea or vision, because it is about helping the greater good, as well as your own growth and development. When the Earth Mother lends you nature-wisdom to support your healing and growth, you know you have an exceptionally powerful ally to your cause. Let this bring you confidence.

Allow inspiration to fill you with enthusiasm, an expectation of magic and marvelous synchronicity, as people, situations and opportunities fall into place to help bring your inspiration into reality. This idea has the potential to flower into so much more than you realize. It has great potential. It can become something that feeds and nourishes others on their creative and personal healing paths too. It has the quality of a mission and is so much more than one, singular idea.

When an inspiration comes from the greater creative intelligence of the universe – even when it makes itself known as an idea coming through a human source – all that is needed to bring it into being will be available at the right time. For the human channel of the idea, it is just a matter of being open, receptive, trusting and enthusiastic about what has come through. Everything required for each step will be naturally attracted to support the success of the project according to divine timing. The healing process below will help you to manifest the support needed for your inspiration to take flight.

This oracle also comes with the message that  you are a vehicle for inspiration. You are mean to think and do things differently. You are capable of receiving fresh ideas that are not so ‘out there’ or different that they stop being practical, helpful and wonderful. You are being asked to avoid the trap of doubting your ideas are special or interesting enough. Your inspiration comes direct from the universal creative source and you are being asked to believe and recognize the signature of great intelligence within your inspirations ideas and creative urges – and to act accordingly. To sum up, this card indicates that sweet success, like abundant honey, is coming your way through your commitment to and development of any idea that you have already had or will soon receive. See it through to the end. Bee-lieve!”

Healing Process: “Place your hands in prayer position at your heart or lay them in your lap with palms facing upwards in a gesture of receiving. Say aloud, ‘May my inspired idea be blessed by the creative intelligence and love of this universe. May the perfection of divine timing govern the unfolding of this idea into its most beautiful and fulfilling form. May this idea attract the most nourishing people, situations and opportunities so that is may live out its destiny to make a positive contribution to the world. Through sacred genius, love and grace, so be it.’

When you are ready, sit quietly and say, ‘I commit myself – body, heart, mind and soul – to that which will illuminate me with golden inspiration and uplift me and those around me with love. I am open to receive all the support and protection needed to truly honour this commitment. So be it.’

Rest for a moment to complete your healing process. If you notice imagery of bees, actual bees or people dressed like them (stranger things have happened!) when you are out and about, know that this is the Universe playfully confirming your healing through this oracle.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Ok first off, I started to write this post and had to leave to go pick up my kids from school so I saved it and left. When we got back home from the bus stop, we were all getting out of the car and looked down to find a bee, walking on the edge of the seat my son had just hopped out of. It literally just materialized there, kind of stunned and tired looking. We very gently and carefully placed it on the nearest bush so it could recover. Thank you Bee, for your little message, if I had not quite literally just been typing only minutes before about noticing actual bees, it may not have had such meaning to me. Now that you are aware too, keep your eyes open, I imagine many readers will have similar experiences, please share if you do!

I think what struck me most about his message is the idea of being enthusiastic and inspired. I realized that at best, most of the time, I am cautiously optimistic, not full out enthusiastic. It’s like you want something but you are almost afraid to reach for it in case someone pulls it out from under you right at the last moment. That hesitation is killer. That is the little crack that lets the fear in, the doubt. And all of a sudden you go from inspired to talking yourself right back out of it all.

So no more of that lukewarm stuff right? It’s time to go all in and see what the Universe has to offer.

Be like the bee and fly a little faster. Believe in yourself no matter what your current situation looks like. Know that this, reading this right here and right now, is your sign. Move forward fearlessly. Chase your dreams. Give of yourself; your heart and soul; your Love. Dare to create something amazing.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

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

Moonstone ~ Cycles

Published May 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Moonstone ~ Cycles, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, By Rachelle Charman

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Moonstone ~ Cycles, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, By Rachelle Charman

Moonstone ~ Crystal Colour: “Varities of white, pearly and cream hues”

Related Chakras: “Sacral and Heart Chakras”

Crystal Medicine: “Moonstone holds within it the essence of the divine feminine and assists int eh deep connection to the Moon and the blessings she bestows. This powerful Moonstone medicine also holds within it the magic and essence of honoring the cycles of life in all its aspects. When you allow the natural cycles of ebb and flow to enter your life, you will feel a much deeper sense of freedom and inner peace.”

Crystal Meaning: “Connects you deeply to your feminine aspect. Enhances fertility, planting new seeds, ideas, and inspirations. Creates new beginnings, new directions and creativity. Connects you to the energy of the Moon and her cycles. Assists in birthing new projects and creations.”

Oracle Reading Message From the Crystal Deva: “Moonstone assists in bringing a deeper understanding and recognition to the cycles in your life. We are connected to and a part of everything that exists in the Universe and energy flows in cycles through us at all times. Each cycle – the seasons, tides, and different phases of existence – brings with it a new essence and meaning. The key is to surrender to each specific cycle and energy and allow the process to guide you as you learn and grow. The Earth and nature are always in harmony – connecting to them brings about a deeper connection to your own cycles. There are times when you are in your fullness and other times when you are i the depths of darkness. It is time to become aware of how the cycles affect you and allow yourself to come into sync with them. Honoring these cycles brings about a deepening and healing of the self, an expanded sense of freedom Cycles can lad for hours, days, weeks, months, years or lifetimes. You are being encouraged to recognize and honor the cycle you are in currently, as this will bring a deeper understanding and awakening to your feelings and experiences. If you have been feeling confused and stuck in your life and are resisting this natural flow, you are encouraged to start swimming with the tide and connecting to the cycles in your life. The devas are supporting this deeper connecting and suggest you connect with the Earth and the elements to assist you in this process. This card can also suggest that you are ending a cycle in your life. Remember to honor this process as you let go of the old way of being and open up this new energy in your life.”*

~ By Rachelle Charman

Moonstone for the full moon, one of my absolute favourite stones and one that I often choose to wear. It is a stone of the Goddess and Divine Feminine energy, protective yet connecting and opening us up to our full potential. The Rainbow Moonstone in particular is one of the most beautiful and powerful stones you can wear to amplify your feminine powers of receptivity and intuition. It is also extremely complimentary to our “rainbow body of light” helping to heal and energize all the chakras and meridians on the body.

Today take a few minutes to see where you are at with the cycles of your life and honour that space. Be sure to be mindful of your body and how you are feeling physically; listen to your body and give it what it needs: maybe more rest; more exercise or stillness; time in nature and fresh air; more nutritious food; energizing or soothing music. Listening to your body, mind and spirit and working with them in harmony will help you to make the most of your energy during the various cycles of your life.

If you can, get outside tonight and spend some time in the light of the moon. How does it make you feel? If you have a moonstone, wear it and feel it’s energy amplified under the full moon. Set your intention for the next lunar cycle; where would you like to be this time next month? How can you set your focus and intention to take the steps necessary to get there? How would it feel to be where you desire to be? Use visualization to inspire you to make any necessary changes and have the courage to follow your dreams, while surrendering to the natural cycles of ebb and flow of your life on this beautiful planet.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Reading Cards, By Rachelle Charman

Ace Of Fire

Published January 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ace Of Fire, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

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

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

Ace Of Fire: “New Beginnings, Initiative, Action, Conception, Invention, Creation, Creativity, Procrastination”

Key Phrases: “New Beginnings, Opportunities; Actively pursuing your goals; Take advantage of what’s being offered; Move beyond research and planning; Weave your future into being; Take something old and make it better; Break with tradition and offer something new; Uncertainty inspires procrastination”

Card Meaning: “Like all of the Ace cards, the Ace Of Fire represents the promise of new beginnings and opportunities, but unlike the other Aces, this card also represents action. It represents the power for, and the necessity of, taking the initiative and actively pursuing our goals. It is about taking advantage of the opportunities we are presented with, as opposed to thinking about it. It is good to have a goal, to dream, and to make plans – but the Ace Of Fire lets us know that now is the time to move beyond research and planning. It is time to take the first real steps toward getting things underway.

It is time to follow through on inspiration and create. It is time to weave your future into being, time for you to begin your active participation.

The Ace Of Fire also symbolizes inventiveness. Take an old idea and make it better, or create something new and unique. Whatever you seek to do, you can now make it your own and imbue it with your unique perspective and imagination. Now, rather than following tradition, do something in a way that offers a new approach.

You are surrounded by so much potential at this moment. The Ace Of Fire represents passion and excitement. It is a time full of energy and life. Take advantage of this moment and the power it brings.”

Potential Blockage: “As Challenger, Ace Of Fire represents uncertainly. You are not sure of what you want, and so you may procrastinate and do everything but what you know you should be doing. To help you past this blockage, the Ace asks that you look within, and clarity your objectives. Do you have too much on your plate already? Do those responsibilities prevent you from focussing on your objectives and the steps you need to take in order to have them manifest?

It is time to decide what it is that you truly want so you can act. Know that you can do what needs to be done in order to accomplish your goals.”*

~ By Ravynne Phelan

This message is pretty clear: Decide what you want and take action steps to bring it into your reality. Period.

Easy right?

Except that many of us actually don’t know exactly what we want and we get all caught up in the tangible, physical and material reality of it all…

Like maybe we think we have to manifest a certain vehicle, house, soul mate or body. Maybe we think that will never happen or could never happen to us, so we waffle back and forth, editing our dreams down to something smaller; whatever we perceive as more attainable. Maybe we use others to measure ourselves against and we look to them and want what they have and convince ourselves that is what we should have, not realizing that we need to custom create it for ourselves. What is theirs is theirs, and what is ours will be ours.

So what if we decided to manifest feelings and states of Being instead of people and stuff? What if we set our intention only on creating: Joy, Peace, Love, Abundance, Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Security. Would that take some of the confusion out of it? Would that take the pressure off? What if we asked the Universe to co-create with us, to open doors for us, to guide us in the right direction. What if we added that it be for the Highest Good of All, and that it would benefit the planet in some way as well? Now we are talking!

In turn we take action. We get out there and BE what we are creating, that is our end of the deal. We get out there and BE happy, BE peaceful, BE joyful, BE loving, BE healthy, Be the healing Light, BE wise with our financial decisions until we create opportunity for wealth and prosperity. All the while trusting. All the while having Faith in ourselves and in the Universe to provide.

Working on our sense of self-love and self-worth instead of chasing someone elusive to give us the feelings we desire. Taking up the healthy lifestyle as no one is going to do it for us. Taking charge of our emotions and going from reactive and overwhelmed to peaceful, calm and balanced. Yes it is possible… if you decide it is of course. This is the action we must take, the action that niggles at us every day. The stuff we know darn well we should do and underestimate what a difference it would make if we actually just DID IT!

And since the planets are all in alignment til February 6th, we are going to get extra bang for our efforts…. And since this is a #1 year in numerology and whatever we create this year will start a new 9 year cycle, there is absolutely no way we can procrastinate on this or not get things moving in the right direction. And to top it off, it’s the full moon. This is it. The time is NOW.

You are in complete control, absolutely responsible for what this cycle looks like, why not make it mindblowingly awesome???

Get out there and be the best version of yourself… YOU.10  and see what that brings you. That is Magic. That is action towards miraculous change.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

 

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