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The Norns

Published September 4, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Norns, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Norns, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Norns: “While there may be things that are fated, still, our will and energy can alter them. We all receive gifts from the divine at birth, which we can develop or ignore. Focus and energy must be put towards a task if it is to be successful.”

“The thread of of life shimmers i the dawn.
It is woven by what was;
It is entwined with what is:
And plaited with what will be.
Each has their destiny,
But each too, their will and magic.
Nothing is certain.
All is in flow.”

Yggdrasil, the tree of life that holds the nine worlds within it’s limbs and roots, grows from the Well of Wyrd. Wyrd is the flow and living force of destiny, which nourishes the world tree and all life. Seated under the tree, ensuring the flow of Wyrd, are the three maiden Norns -Urdr (What was)Verdandi (What is), and Skuld (What will be).

These deities weave the destiny of each new baby born. They visit each child and bestow upon them their fate, which they carve in the form of runes into Yggdrasil. While it is tempting to look at the Norns as similar to the Fates in the Greek Pantheon, the Norse did not see fate as unalterable, as the Greeks did. Instead, they saw fate as malleable, subject to the will and energy of the individual and the forces of their environment. So while someone could have a destiny carved for them by the Norns, by channeling their own desires and personal energy, they could change it.

If we turn to mythos, we can see this concept at work: One day, a new baby entered the world to a jarl (Danish chief) and his queen. The Norns traveled to them. The Norns wove and weaved, the silk flying around them, and after a small while, told the mother that her son would be a great warrior, who would attain great glory.

Knowing that such men often died early, the woman begged the Norns thus: “Please, great women, my son is bound to have an early death should he be a warrior If this is his only fate, I am both happy and bereft. Whist warriors keep us safe, their families must suffer, and they must lose their lives! can you not grant him another talent? Can you not soften his destiny?”

“Ah”, said Urdr, “what we give cannot be taken back.”

“But”, said Verdandi, “We are not the only influences. We can carve his destiny upon Yggdrasil, but the waters of Wyrd and the magic of the whole can change.”

“So”, said Skuld, “The will, the wave and the whole shapes his destiny too.”

And so the Norns left the woman and traveled back to the tree of life. They carved the new sons’ destiny into its wood, noticing as always that as they did the shape of the fate began to shimmer and move. As always.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Destiny is calling, are you listening? Are you ready and willing to accept this mission? Ready to embark upon the next chapter of your life? Destiny is calling but it is up to you to answer this call. Up to you to decide to take action towards creating something new, to grasp the opportunity, to take a chance with your heart. To step fully onto the path of your Soul.

Free will is a wonderful gift. It allows us to choose in each moment what we wish to create; more of the same or something brand new. Free will allows us to take absolute responsibility for our lives; and free will allows us to create by default if we refuse to take the reigns.

It’s all up to you.

Do you get out of your comfort zone or stay where you are? Do you dream a little bigger and put some effort into getting where you need to be? Do you dream a whole lot bigger and have faith that you possess the resources to get you there?

Or do you assume that other forces are in control and you are merely along for the ride, for better or for worse?

All up to you.

Destiny is calling…

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Book Of Destiny

Published August 13, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances destiny unfolds once you move towards it. Action shapes destiny.”

Book Of Destiny: “The Seeker is surprised that the fabled book seems of quite ordinary and unremarkable appearance, with no elaborate cover to imply the magical secrets that it holds. They catch their breath when they find that the bookplate contains a simple inscription bearing their name and, as they delve into the pages, they find the story of their life, penned in the familiar hand of the Guardian of the Books. The chronicles of their great adventure unfurl upon the written page, and as the Seeker reads, they become enlightened to the mystery the Book Of Destiny holds and the final words they find written there, “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it.”

Card definition: “When you take meaningful action in the direction of your dreams, it sets off a chain of synchronistic events, sometimes considered as meaningful coincidences. As the Seeker’s journey demonstrates, some doors open and others close, helpful allies mysteriously appear, whilst challengers test resolve, casting light and shadows on areas to strengthen or abandon.

There is a special connection between this card and Dreams, Weaver of Worlds, and Resolve, since their meanings contain the sequence of actions shaped by the Seeker and echo the secret found within the Book of Destiny. If these four cards all appear in a reading together, they are most auspicious, since they form the practical basis for achieving success through the combined effort of thought, desire, and taking action.

When the Book Of Destiny card appears in your reading, it is the reminder that you write your own book of life. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances, destiny is created and shaped when you actively pursue it.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

We really come into our power when we realize that we are the ones who shape our reality. We are not the victims of circumstance, we have challenges yes, but we also have the tools, resources and skills to manage them. We are capable, we are strong and we are courageous. We get to be the hero or heroine of our own story. We get to write our own book of life.

What is written in your book of life to date? Is it an exciting story, a sad story, an uplifting and inspiring story? Where have you learned your lessons? Where have you walked away and started all over again? Where have you loved and lost, and where have you had the courage to love again?

Now turn the page in your book of life and see that just one day in the future, tomorrow, the page is blank. What will be written on that next page? What will be written in ten pages, twenty or one hundred? How will each chapter shift and change, how colourful and beautiful could it be… will it be? Take a few moments and imagine the next few chapters in your book of life. Imagine the illustrations, vibrantly jumping off the pages. What do you see there?

What will you create?

What is your destiny?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The Moirae ~ Destiny

Published July 29, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Moirae ~ Destiny, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Moirae ~ Destiny, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

The Moirae ~ Destiny

The Myth: “The Moirae are beings of destiny, also known as the Fates. Clotho, the youngest, spins the thread of life, deciding when each being is to be born. Lachesis, the middle sister, measures the thread of life, deciding how long each person or being will live. Atropos, the oldest, cuts the thread of life, deciding how each life ends. These three sister crones spin and weave our destinies.”

The Message: “If you have pulled this card, this is an incredibly magical time for you. Destiny is calling. You may feel prompted to make a leap of faith, unexpected events may occur, inspiration might strike, or you might be about to bring a project to completion. You may even find new romance, receive news about college, become involved in a new activity, or graduation will occur.

Destiny usually brings with it unexpected life-changing events, in which you will find incredible opportunity. These events can come in the guise of something difficult or painful, but do not be fooled – this is a magical time, a culmination of your life so far. It is important to move with the flow. Let your instincts guide you to where you need to be. If you experience painful events, remember to allow yourself a period of grieving, as nothing will feel clear unless you do this.

During life-changing events, it is important that you remain present, clear, and focused. Life often goes through major shifts that are beyond your comprehension and control, but it is still your life, and you control  your reactions. Only your willingness to be responsible for yourself will determine how wonderful these changes turn out to be.”*

By Carisa Mellado

Fate. Destiny. Serendipity. There’s something so romantic about it, surrendering as the universe guides us to our Soul Mates, or Twin Flames; we fall into the perfect job; we win a life-changing amount of money or are reunited with a long lost relative. The stuff movies are made of, chick flicks mostly. It’s that warm and fuzzy feeling that everything is going to be ok, if we just go with the flow and trust that it is all going to work out in the end. That there is a reason for everything, and that everything happens for a reason.

This kind of perspective has kept me sane in tough times. It connects us to the Universe through faith, let’s us take action yet give up a little of the control. It helps us to see the silver lining, which is always there. We can move forward knowing that things have a way of working out. We can move forward feeling like we are being supported, guided, loved and protected.

Of course we still need to use our inner wisdom to navigate the people and opportunities that come to us; some will be distractions and some will be the real deal. Use your heart to feel them out.

Trust what it tells you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Personal Transformation

Published April 2, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Personal Transformation: “Your soul is assisting you with creating changes to align you with your life’s purpose.”

“Ganesha is pointing to the Heavens and encouraging you to be open to new ideas and the growth of your spirit. Listen to the still small voice within.

You may have been feeling a strong desire to obtain or experience again a sense of meaning, inspiration, or purpose in your life. This is likely a time in which you are making some significant adjustments in your life. These adjustments are helping you in the process of changing yourself from the old you to the new you, and you will soon benefit from a fresh perspective on life. You are in a great place now for honouring the person who you truly are or want to be, rather than simply following a routine that has little meaning to you. This is a profound spiritual journey that you are experiencing which brings greater meaning and purpose into your life. This will renew your inner energy.

Eliminate everything in your life that is not essential to your transformation. Realize that some of your activities may be in place simply to act as buffers or distractions from what is truly important. Allow the changes that are taking place and trust that a period of greater calm and stability will follow. Ganesha is calling you to your destiny. Your calls for guidance have not gone unnoticed and you will ultimately find what you are yearning for.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

As  you come into alignment with your true authentic self, you will find that your life quite literally changes around you. This is absolute proof and confirmation that what happens first within us is reflected in the outside world. When we decide not to hide who we truly are; we finally align with all of our hopes and dreams and aspirations. Limiting belief systems come crashing down and we realize that doors have opened for us with grace and ease.

We no longer need to struggle internally with who we are and what our hearts whisper to us. We can stand in our truth and allow others to do the same. We no longer judge ourselves harshly, and in turn we find we are more accepting of others. We can step fully into the art of “allowing” and feel joy for others when they follow their dreams, rather than feeling we need to envy or control them.

This is the ultimate freedom! Not having to worry about what everyone else is doing, or how what we are doing will be seen by others. Gaining the approval of others is no longer important as we create the lives that bring us joy. All we must focus on is that all outcomes are for the Highest Good Of All. We know in our hearts that as we set out on our life’s path, it will be for the benefit of the Collective All, and this will become apparent as we hold space for the magic of joy, peace, love and light in our hearts.

You are transforming before your very eyes. Everything is changing. You are changing, your world is changing. Your spirit is growing.

And it is all so beautiful to behold.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Time To Go

Published March 20, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Time To Go, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Time To Go, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Time To Go: “Endings; completion; walking away from something because there is nothing else to learn or experience”

The Oracle’s Message: “You are at the end of one journey and have not yet begun the next. This is the moment to bless your experience thus far. Take stock of what you have learned. It is time to move on to new experiences and a new way of being. There is nothing left for you to do, be, or experience in your present circumstances. Take the risk and move on even if you need to be in transition for a time. Your destiny is calling you.”

Relationship Message: “It is over, or at the very least, the form this relationship has taken is no longer of service to you or the other person. This is a time of letting go, of knowing that the journey has come to its conclusion. That does not mean anything is lost. Although this card could speak to a breakup, drifting apart, or the end of a soul contract, it is more about release than destruction. Remember the saying, ‘If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it is yours. If not, it never was.’ Endings are always a sign of new beginnings. If you want something deeper, walk away.”

Prosperity Message: “This message is clear: the path you have been on with your work, creative projects and business alliances have come to an end. You will not find the success you desire by continuing with what is now in front of you. This is an auspicious sign, because there is no choice that will benefit you other than risking stepping into the unknown. It is time to walk toward something new. This card also pertains to the more neutral concept of completion. You have finished your tasks and can rest assured that this ending will open up a powerful new avenue of opportunity – even better than any you can imagine. You have done all you can’ now trust that Spirit keeps the plan moving forward. Fortune requires you to conclude this chapter of your life. And remember than when you close one door, another opens.”

Protection Message: “Even if it appears that you’ve reached the end of the line and all is lost, it isn’t. You are in a situation that will resurface again and again later, so consider this a break rather than an ending. Destiny is in charge here. You lose nothing and gain everything when you surrender to that fact. Your soul knows that your Destiny is unfolding with perfect timing and synchronicity. Your small self has doubts, but that is natural, as it doesn’t have the map of your destiny- the Soul does! Spirit loves you. Trust that.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

You knew exactly what was coming when you read the title. Ya, that. You know exactly what must happen in order for you to move forward. No, it’s not comfortable, but it is high time now isn’t it? What’s holding you back this time?

No more excuses. No more worries, doubts or fears. Enough is enough. Just get out there, take a great big deep breath and LEAP. Jump. Trust.

Have faith. You are correct. Don’t put it off any longer.

Your new life awaits you.

There are some bumps along the way, I’m not going to lie to you.

But then? After the dust settles and everything falls into place?

It will be awesome. Really awesome.

You got this.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Wisdom Of The Oracle, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Magical Map Shifter

Published March 4, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Magical Map Shifter, from The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Magical Map Shifter, from The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily angel Oracle Card: Magical Map Shifter, from The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Magical Map Shifter: “Spirit orchestrates everyone’s destiny”

“When the Magical Map Shifter card arrives, it comes with a mission – to make you aware of the people who come into your life to impact your personal growth. Perhaps you may meet a soul mate whose presence invites you to be the best ‘you’ that you can be, or someone who leads you out of difficulty ad into a place of safety or success.

Pay attention to those individuals who cross your path today and cause you to reflect on your journey. Be awake and aware, and you will recognize them for the important change agents they are. Your whole perspective about who you are and why you are here will shift. The Magical Map Shifter always initiates you into a better version of yourself.”

Magical Map Shifter as Challenger: “As Challenger, this card may bring you the opposite of what you seek. Perhaps you are in denial about your situation and refuse to see the truth. Or maybe you have been traveling down a path that has constantly led you to a field of poppies, where you fall asleep and dream of desires that never find their form. To have the life you really want, you must match its vibrational energy and resonate with it. Sometimes our greatest hurts and disappointments are what awaken us to our need to shift to a higher frequency.

If your heart aches because someone is breaking it, this discomfort will lead you to a more authentic life. Do not linger in the pain, or blame the Magical Map Shifter for alerting you to the illusion you clung to. Know that treasure lies elsewhere and can be recovered once you have healed the wound that is reflected in those who come to you as catalysts for growth. As you experience yourself transforming into the highest version of yourself, you will come to understand that you are always fortunate when you meet up with a Magical Map Shifter.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

Today, something will shift. Today, something that will shape your destiny will start to take place. Today, someone will notice you; offer you something; think about you; give you a gift; smile at you across a crowded room. Something will happen today that will change everything.

You may not even be aware of this event, it could be going on behind the scenes. Or, it may be as obvious as locking eyes and hearts with someone soon to be very special to you. It could be a job offer, finding a new home or committing to a new direction in life. It could mean suddenly deciding to do something that you have never done before and loving the way that makes you feel. 

It is all part of the process. It is all part of your awakening. Be open, be receptive, be aware.

And most importantly, be completely honest with yourself about where you are now, and where you need to be. Fill the gap with love.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

The Weaver

Published January 27, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Weaver, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

The Weaver, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Weaver, from the Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

The Weaver: “Fate, Destiny, Wyrd”

“You have inherited aspect of your family’s honour and wyrd.* The actions of your ancestors have had a ripple effect on your life, and you have worked through some of this impact with strength and nobility. There may be more work to do yet. You have free will and you also have a destiny, and the two dance together and form a pattern that is unique to you – and this is your contribution to the web of wyrd. Every action has an impact. Every choice will create results that are impossible to see now. So consider the choices before you, and choose what is for the highest good of all – what is most honourable, and beyond the personal. Ask no person to give up their personal honour to further your own ambitions. Consider the impact of your choices into the future – and consider the ancestors and what they would feel about your choices.

You shall now choose well. For you are weaving the world that was… weaving the present moment… and weaving the world that shall be. What happens to one of us, in our country, town, family, happens to us all. Every act vibrates throughout this Universe and on this great energetic web – and we are, in every moment, with every word and thought and deed, contributing to this great grid of energy.”

*Note from the Author, Lucy Cavendish: “Wyrd is an ancient magickal philosophy (wyrd is also the root of the modern word weird!) and it is both personal and global – and perhaps even beyond that, it is both personal and global – and perhaps even beyond that, it is galactic. Every single thing in the world, seen and unseen, is connected and can have influence, one on the other, in an infinite series of variations and patterns. Your choices and actions, your thoughts and words, are important. They have impact, they have meaning, and they are all a part of the creation of the world our children will inherit.”*

Artwork: Amarylis Hopgood, by Maxine Gadd

Although this message may appear at first to be cryptic, it is in fact very simple. We are part of a plan much greater than ourselves. Each moment, each choice, each twist and turn of our lives are intricately interwoven – with those around us, the planet herself and every Being. The ripple effect. Cause and effect. Consequences of chosen action. There are no mistakes.

This is a reminder to be very mindful of our roles in our lives and how we see ourselves. Do we see ourselves as victim? Or do we feel the need to be the aggressor? Are we able to meet that which meets us in our lives with an open heart and open mind? Are we able to be the calm in the center of the storm of chaos or do we get dragged right down into the turbulence?

It is strange and mysterious and magical, the connection between us. Imagine what would be possible if we worked to strengthen it; moment by moment; day by day. Imagine if we could use the collective consciousness as a tool for change, for healing, and for positive transformation.

How weird and wonderful to even contemplate it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

 

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