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Gaia ~ Creation

Published February 6, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Gaia ~ Creation, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card, Gaia ~ Creation, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Gaia ~ Creation: “You are creative in every way. There are no barriers to constant, consistent creation. Allow yourself to create in joy, not because of pressure. Connect more deeply with the earth.”

“Almost every culture has a creation myth, and the ancient Greeks were no exception. They believed that there was nothing at first but a primordial whirl of matter. This state was called Chaos. Then some organizing influences formed and stepped from Chaos, the first of which were Eros (love) then Gaia (earth).

Gaia then gave birth to Uranus, the sky; Ourea, the mountains, and Pontus, the sea. Gaia considered Uranus her equal, and they joined together. Uranus exploded in joy and love, showering Gaia with stars and rain, and she bore other gods, goddesses, and titans including Rhea, a daughter; Cronus, a son; and the terrible titan, Typhon.

The earth goddess has been venerated in her role as creator since time began. She may well have been worshipped originally as the ultimate mother, the first energy to nourish and provide creative fertility. She deserved the attention – she provided early humans with everything they needed to survive: food, water, shelter, and even plants for medicine.

Gaia celebrates and rejoices in her creations whether they are plant, animal, wind, rain, sight, sound, titan, or animal. Even when her creations horrify her, she still protects them and finds a place for them. True creation always brings with it a spark of joy.

Gaia has become a popular goddess among modern spiritual people and no longer belongs only to ancient Greek mythology. When people speak of the living spirit of the earth, they often name it Gaia. We know much more about the earth and the systems that make it work now than the ancient Greeks did; however, the way they saw that Gaia was a living cycle with interconnecting influences does them much credit. Even the idea that there was a sort of big bang out of the primordial Chaos is something that our brightest scientists are only just getting their heads around, but it was simple truth for the Greeks.

Gaia is the ultimate expression of creative power. When you need a creative spark to arise within you, when you are tired of doing things the same old way, when you need growth within yourself, turn to the deep, loving, creative energy of Gaia. If you are drawn to something that calls for consistent creativity – such as the arts, music, drama, or invention – or even if you need a new approach to writing something as simple as a paper, she is a wonderful deity to help you maintain a steady flow. For those involved in environmental protection, she is an invaluable ally.”

Shadow Side: “Gaia eventually faded from the active worship of the Greeks in favor of other deities. Over time, humans forgot about the earth and her delicate cycles and began to worship the gods of industry with little thought to the impact on the earth. Today we are well aware of the consequences of a growing human footprint. We wipe whole species from the earth, we destroy her very fabric with atomic bombs, we mine her lifeblood, we rip out her trees from already depleted soil and we influence her temperature with our pollution. Gaia has always sought to balance herself – this is the nature of her creative energy – and so the consequences of our human actions upon Gaia are already being seen. Rising water levels, depleted soils not bearing enough food, fiercer weather because of the warming of the atmosphere – all are Gaia’s efforts to rebalance. Will we be able to cast off our destructive nature and connect with our peaceful, creative one in time? Will we be able to connect with our original mother with balance again?”

Symbols: “Woman with broad hips and breasts, pregnant woman, woman inside the earth.”

Invocation: “Most of us have become incredibly cerebral creatures. We live in our minds in order to navigate this increasingly complex world. We connect through cell phones, social networking, and other electronic means. There’s nothing wrong with that some of the time, but our bodies need to be fully inhabited for us to experience a rounded life. We often forget the body’s amazing ability to connect us to what is divine and good through Gaia. If you are feeling disconnected despite all these new ways to connect, or you are not feeling in touch with yourself and the earth, you might like to try this meditation, which will connect you to Gaia’s energies.

Other great ways to express your love for her are to actively contribute to environmental activities, such as land care programs, conservation charities, animal protection work, or gardening.

Go to a favourite place in nature, one that speaks to you of groundedness, earthiness, and Gaia. This must be outdoors; you cannot do this mediation indoors.

Light a green candle and say: ‘Gaia, the oldest mother of all, allow me to join with you now, allow me to feel your green energy through my heart.’

Begin to breathe slowly and deeply slowly becoming away of your relationship to the environment around you. If you are female, you may like to take your breathing down through your belly into your womb. Imagine breathing in and out through this sacred place of creation. If you are male, connect and breathe through your sacral zone (extreme lower back).

Begin to open all your senses to Gaia, extending yourself and reaching out to her like roots would search through the soil. Pull up some energy, just like the roots would search through the soil. Pull up some energy, just like the roots would draw up water and nutrients.

Now, open your eyes: look around you, open your peripheral vision, look at the detail on nature, from the tiniest insect to the expanse of the sky. Soak in what you see and give thanks to Gaia.

Go to your aural sense. Close your eyes and concentrate on the sounds around you. Listen closely to the layers of life. Be very still and listen to your heartbeat and the way it melts into Gaia’s soundtrack. Again, give thanks to her for her connection with you.

Continue this through  your other senses, taste and touch.

When you have connected completely this way, make a mental and physical note of the grounded feeling that you have; connected, stable, secure and creative. You can come back to this feeling any time.

When you are ready, thank Gaia and begin to come back to yourself. Know that you are changed and energized! Blow out your candle.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Our beautiful Mother Goddess needs our help. She needs us to make change, big change… individually and collectively we can make a difference. WE are the ones… there is no THEM. They, the government, the big corporations… they are us too. We keep them going with our participation in their systems. Not that I am suggesting we overthrow them, yet… but that we peacefully make as many changes close to home as we possibly can. Day after day. Committed to the very best cause. Our planet.

Where will we live if we destroy her? How is it that many of us don’t see and ultimately feel our deep connection to her? We get so wrapped up in the mundane routine and drama that we have completely lost perspective. We are the problem and we are the only ones who can fix it.

And this is not rocket science here. It’s stuff we read about every day. It’s stuff we have heard our whole lifetime… or a good part of it anyway. We feel powerless because so much damage has been done. But we cannot let despair throw us into apathy. We must move forward fearlessly.

Every single moment of every single day we have choices. Choices in our lifestyle, how we live and the impact it has on the environment around us. We can change these choices to have less impact. We can choose not to engage in the consumerism. We can choose to make a much smaller footprint. We can choose to turn things around.

Remember how important you are in this. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Inspire others to do it too. Buy only what you actually need and use. Go for quality over quantity. Choose something gently used without all the packaging. Donate. Give experiences instead of stuff. Give of yourself instead of material items. Spend time instead of money. And teach those around you by example, encourage them to follow your lead.

Before it’s too late.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Saille Willow

Published January 30, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Saille Willow, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Saille Willow, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Saille Willow:

“Northern Hemisphere Dates: January 24-Feb 20th
Southern Hemisphere Dates: July 24-Aug 20
Totems: Bee (shared with Gorse, Heather, and Honeysuckle), Dove
Deities/Guides: Brigit (the Maiden aspect of the Goddess)
Letter: S
Class: Peasant
4th Lunation
Celebration: Imbolc, February1/2 (August 1/2)”

Keywords: “The Feminine Principle, Cooperation, Fertility, Intuition, The Moon and Her Cycles, Water, Emotions, Creativity, Community.”

“The Saille Willow initiates in the fourth lunation of the year. This tree represents the feminine principle and is associated with the celebration of Imbolc and Candlemas. This is a period of the quickening of the creative principle and the element of fire. We celebrate the magic that sparks the seed deep within the earth to begin to grow. The teaching of this is about enriching our community, cooperating with others, and learning to share power and resources with others. Willow teaches us to embrace our emotions and to express them. She encourages peace and harmony with others and with the natural world. She supports our dream life. Many wonderful plans and ideas come to us in this way. The ogham for this tree is Saille and the letter is S.”

Saille Willow In A Reading: “When you draw Willow, you can expect a meeting with the mysteries, the power of enchantment, magic and the moon. You can expect to have a psychic or intuitive encounter. Dreams and synchronicities are important. Pay attention to your own intuition. Meditation and contemplation time is important. Make some personal time for quiet reflection. As yourself where you are in the cycle of things. If you are wondering about a creative endeavour, you can expect a visitation from the muse.

You may also feel moodier than usual. If this is an emotional time, remember that it is ok to cry. Tears are healing; they release pent up feelings. Allow even negative feelings to arise. Express them and let them go, as they have no power over you unless you ignore them or stifle them.

Willow has everything to do with the feminine energy. This card may come up when you are going through issues that have to do with sexuality, fertility, reproduction, birthing, or mothering. You may need the physical support of friends, family, and your community as you move through these issues in your life. Be willing to ask for help. If you are going through grief or loss associated with these themes, Willow offers you healing.

Willow encourages you to do something creative. Draw, sing, dance, or write a poem. Leave the critical part of your thinking aside, and just allow the expression. Enjoy it. She asks you to partake in your community, too, to be receptive, to participate in a cooperative endeavor. Also, women are important to your process, now. Do not forget to support your own feminine side, as well.”

As Challenger: “You may not be aware of your underlying feelings and emotions, or you may be afraid of your feelings and be repressing them or cutting yourself off from them. If this is the case, it is time to allow yourself to feel.

On the other hand, perhaps you give your power over to your emotions, and now they are running your life. If so, it is time to get back int he driver’s seat. If you continue to experience difficult emotions over a long period of time, investigate your thinking and weed out thoughts and beliefs that are driving those feelings. It may also be time to seek help.

When Saille Willow appears as challenger, you may not be receiving the benefits of your relationships with others and your community. Perhaps you are feeling alone and isolated. It may be hard to find any sense of peace within your current experience. You may be dealing with anger, fear, or loss. Grief may have its hold on you. It is time to talk to a trusted friend or counselor. It is time to set your mind to creating honey in your life and attracting help and love.

You may also have a deep soul need for the quiet and contemplation in which you can find the reassurance, comfort, and nurturance that the Divine Feminine and the Great Goddess can provide. It is possible that you are out of spiritual balance. Turn to your feminine side, to your dreams, and visions.”

Message: “I am the majestic Saille Willow. I am a tree that supports you in honouring your feelings. When you are having an emotional moment, be kind to yourself. Treat all of your emotions with kindness. Once they have your attention, they will diminish. That is all that they want. Your unconditional love and attention is everything. In this way, you are acting like the perfect mother – to yourself. The feminine principle is about love, kindness, care, appreciation and calming attention.

I represent the Great Mother of all, and I send my healing love. I am here to hug and to hold you. You can seek comfort in my great arms. I am an umbrella of love and protection. You are a child of the vast universe, and you are precious. I am here to reassure you that all is well and that all is returning to balance. Forgive yourself and allow healing to take place. In time, you can lay down your grievances and forgive others. All acts of forgiveness are really for your own healing.”*

 ~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo

Emotions are coming to a crescendo and will only continue to rise as we get closer to the lunar events of tomorrow. Super! Blue! Full! Lunar Eclipse! Like seriously people, things are getting a little crazy!

Let your own emotions run through you without getting all caught up in them. Acknowledge them, see them, feel them, let them go. Bless and release. Don’t deny; don’t stuff them down, that never works, they will pop up when you least expect them and possibly manifest physically… nobody wants that. They must be honoured and understood, but not wallowed in. Let the tears flow. Laugh out loud. Breathe deeply and reconnect yourself often. Stay hydrated and grounded. Do your best and don’t beat yourself up.

We don’t like feeling emotional pain. We will usually do quite literally anything to avoid it at all costs. We distract ourselves. We ignore. We make up stories, justifications, illusions. Then we buy into them and pack them around with us for extended periods of time… lifetimes sometimes.

Take this chance to let it go. Be it. Feel it. Let it go.

The tides are highest highs and lowest lows. Our emotions follow suit. Don’t take things too personally. Allow those around you to experience their own emotional upheavals without attaching a story about you to them. Be there as support without taking it all on. Do not play the victim or the rescuer. Just be there. Honest, raw, authentic.

Things will level out a bit after this, but you have to climb that mountain to get the spectacular view.

Keep climbing you aren’t quite there.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

The Moon On Water

Published August 7, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Moon On Water, from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, Artwork by Will Worthington

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Moon On Water, from the Wild Wood Tarot, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, Artwork by Will Worthington

The Moon On Water:
Position on the Wheel: “The Moon On Water is placed at the womb of the Wheel, the Midwinter Solstice on 21 December and the dark sun. It’s element is Earth and it is at the gateway of the soul. It is the mystic still point where ideas and desires change from pure thought to objective reality.”

Card Description: “A full moon rising above primal swampland illuminates a dark winter sky. The fallow landscape is dotted with the hardy marsh reeds that survive and thrive in the peat-enriched water. A primal egg lies submerged in the nutrient rich swamp full of potential energy and creative power. The bare trees reach up  towards the sky and await the return of spring as a flight of crows and a heron circle above. A lone aurochs moves across the mysterious landscape.

The moon is the nearest companion to us in the solar system and it physically affects the tides and cycles of life on Earth, but its power goes far beyond that. In the primal world of the Wildwood, the moon also becomes the sacred and mysterious light that illuminates the darkness of the utter void. It is therefore a symbol of all the unconscious or unrealized insights into human reality.”

Card Meaning: “In the image of full of potential energy and creative power. The bare trees reach up  there is no visible pathway for the traveler, and yet its reflective light illuminates the whole landscape. We stand at the edge of the watery marsh, representing the primordial emotional state that holds all potential and creative energy within the human psyche, and are drawn to the horizon where moon meets Earth beyond the barren trees. Beyond the flight of the sacred heron lies the fusion of our ancestral soul with the soul of the Earth.

Before us is the primal egg, submerged in the amniotic fluid of the world, waiting for the creative impulse that begins the process of life. The aurochs’ horns represent fertility as well as the horns of the waxing and waning moon. The shape of the horns and the head resemble the womb and fallopian tubes. In Mithraic and Druidic tradition, the bull or ox also had a sacrificial role at midwinter, representing the coming of new life from the ‘death’ of winter. The heron is a sacred totem bird of fertility and is also known in Ireland as siothlagh a bhoga, meaning ‘sheelag of the boglands’, a euphemism for a promiscuous woman, although in the form of a stork the bird takes over the mysteries of reincarnation, offering powerful insights into the mystery of life itself.

The Moon On Water signifies the first steps beyond earthly awareness across the primal emotions void of creation. She also encompasses the dark-moon aspects of fertility, sexuality and initiation as well as the irrational fear of the creatures that are associated with the night such as faeries and demons and other hidden or unseen shapes of ancestral memory.”

Reading Points: “The Moon On Water heralds a time of inner transformation, initiation or awareness. This may take the form of a seemingly random situation based in the emotional or spiritual spheres, but your inner voice may have been whispering for some time and gone unheeded. Now your soul brings into your physical world the symbolic keys to the collective human subconscious. This may take the form of a desire to investigate or study a doctrine, philosophy or esoteric pursuit, or the wish to explore untapped sexual energy and experience a tighter spiritual bond with a partner through honesty and the expression of your hidden desires. From here, you can begin to wrestle with the concept that consciousness is not within you, but that you are within the consciousness of the universe.”

Roots and Branches: “The dark of the moon. Rebirth. The still point of potential. The path of the moon on the water. The gateway of the Soul. The tides of emotion and consciousness. The primal source of intuition and initiation.”*

~ by Mark Ryan and John Matthews

Interesting that this card of the full moon talks about the dark of the moon. Today is no ordinary full moon as we have a lunar eclipse to amplify the energies. The full moon is a time of heightened emotions and the bringing to the surface of those emotions which usually run so deep we feel that they have been buried forever. This particular full moon and eclipse is asking us to dig really deep and bring it all up to the surface, once and for all. This is the time to bless and release that which we have carried with us for far too long. Lifetimes perhaps. Old pain, old trauma, old wounds will all come bubbling up. Instead of taking the mighty effort to stuff them back down, be courageous enough instead to sit with them. Take them out one by one and turn them thoughtfully in the light of the moon. See them from every angle. Breathe them in. Hold it. Feel it. Bless it. And release it one final time with forgiveness and gratitude for the lessons learned. Exhale.

Not to add any pressure, but whether you choose to surrender to this process will have an impact not only on the rest of this year and the nine year cycle to follow, but quite possibly the rest of your days here in this incarnation. As I said, no pressure!

Why pack that baggage around any longer? Why not finally sort through it and let go of all that no longer serves you? Why not step into the 8:8 Lion’s Gateway portal of energy lighter than you ever thought possible? It is tomorrow after all…

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

 

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

Gaia’s Dragon

Published April 15, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Gaia’s Dragon, from the Oracle Of The Dragonfae, by Lucy Cavendish, card artwork by Rayvnne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Gaia’s Dragon, from the Oracle Of The Dragonfae, by Lucy Cavendish, card artwork by Rayvnne Phelan

Gaia’s Dragon: “Divine Union”

Gaia and her Dragon Speak: “Hear our voices, male and female, coiling through and around each other, as we speak as one. We are Gaia and her Dragon and we are one being, though separate, just as your divine union will be. Think of the beauty of love-making with a partner… the harmony and balance, the yielding and the chase, that which we represent through our perfect union is the Divine Marriage: the blissful soulmate experience that so many beings long for. True marriage does not mean becoming the same being: look at how apparently different we are! And yet, within that is protection and care, fertility and new growth, Heaven and Earth, joined together. Is the sky the same as the earth you walk on?No, but look at their harmonious relationship. In exactly the same way, your Divine Union will not be with one who is the same as you, but you will, when brought into divine marriage and perfect balance provide each other with a home, and unity and love, and you will bring out what is best within and without the other. The Dragon loves and protects Gaia. Gaia adores her dragon, who is the heavens, and will bring forth new life as a result of this union. You are loved and have on this planet and within the celestial realm a perfect and divine partner… beyond history, past lives and future lives lies this divine union. It is and will be yours…”

About Gaia and her Dragon: “Gaia is the reproductive Goddess energy of this planet and her Dragon is the cosmos, the atmospheric and celestial energy within which she interacts and wells. Each needs the other to be… not to survive, but to be. She and he are in Divine accord and union and represent the marriage of Heaven and Earth. She is the cycles of the planet, he is the seasons of the Universe. Together, they create a new world and a new life: and bring about hope. Their love for each other is steady, constant, with harmonious and different energies blending beautifully together. Theirs is a peaceful and passionate love, and to each other they are eternally true.”

Divinatory Meaning of Gaia’s Dragon: “Bringing into balance matters of the Earth and matters of the heavens, balance of the celestial and terrestrial, union between man and woman, beloved child, pregnancy, fertility, creations coming to fruition, meeting true lovers who are faithful, caring and protective, understanding your own sexual nature and being free to be who you are, balance of masculine and feminine in your world.”

Working with Gaia and Her Dragon: “Bring to your life your innate gift for relationships. Ask Gaia and her Dragon for their assistance in allowing each person in a relationship to be fully themselves, and yet be in perfect relationship with each other. Know that your relationships can also be true, steadfast and sacred, and that integrity in relationships is valued, prized and to be kept sacred. Gaia will assist you in bringing forth ideas, even children and can be considered a wonderful Goddess to call on for fertility: her Dragon will assist in calling forth male beings who are honourable, trustworthy, strong and passionate. He is able to care for and protect without ever attempting to mute her power and creativity… such partnerships can exist for you, too, if you allow them into your life with Gaia and her Dragon’s help.”*

~ By Lucy Cavendish

Love is coming your way, are you ready for it? This is not a whirlwind romance, it is something much deeper than that. Whether you are single or in a relationship, there will be a deepening of love, a breakthrough. If this is not possible in your current relationship, you will know that the work must be done first inside you, and will be reflected in the outside world.

If you are single, and have been waiting for ‘the one’ there is a very good chance that you will meet your twin flame in the immediate future. You may want to do a little research on this… it is not someone who is coming to save you, but a perfect compliment to you. Get yourself in order and you will attract the one for you.

How do you do this? Well, it’s simple really. Love you like you wish someone else would. And they will.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Oracle Of The Dragonfae, by Lucy Cavendish, card artwork by Rayvnne Phelan

She of the Cruach

Published April 3, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

She of the Cruach, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: She of the Cruach, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

She of the Cruach: “The Receptive Principle, Nurturing, Fertility”

“This is the Great Goddess, the many named mother of All and all goddesses are attributes or aspects of Her. Her cup, the Cruach, overflows with bounty for all. She is the yin energy of the Universe – nurturing, compassionate, and wise. She gives form and brings into manifestation the will and life force of He of the Fiery Sword. His is the intention, the action, and hers is the manifest reality. In a sense, she is the Cruach holding all the worlds within her being.

One Oracle group member saw the Cruach as a great bowl, like a scrying tool for seeing past, present, or future potential, but filled with energy instead of water. Within it he saw a tower with a moon above it, a farmhouse, and many other bits and pieces of our world. He felt that if you dropped something in the water, these things would scatter out to become reality – archetypes manifesting everywhere. He said, ‘She is the woman who dreams, and her dreams are the worlds and all that is in them.’

Looking at this card, another Oracle group member also notes, ‘What I see here is the energy of being held lovingly in the palm of the hand of teh great goddess, followed by a relaxed sigh and release.”

She of the Cruach is the holder of all of our sorrows and all of our joys. Her Cruach, the miraculous chalice, is the womb of birth and the caldron of rebirth, the chalice of healing, the container holding the germinating seed. She is the body, the soul-shrine that holds the spirit and keeps it from being lost or dissipated in a formless fog. She is pattern and form in the abstract and in the specific. Within her we take form, grow, achieve fulfillment, and let go of that form to move on to the next phase of our being.

All of the universe, each individual particle, every being, is cherished by her.”

Starter Reading: “She of the Cruach may indicate a form of pregnancy, a necessary time of nurturing and of development. We need to be open to her overflowing grace. She may also indicate a need to allow her nurturing grace to flow through us to others in the form of unconditional love and giving and spiritual healing. She tells us of the need for unconditional receiving, of making the best of what we are offered. She also reminds us that unbounded love and grace is ours, just waiting to be accepted.

The presence of this card radiates comfort and nurturing.”

She of the Cruach as Challenger: “Like He of the Fiery Sword, and all of the other Singers, She does not have a challenger meaning as such. She fills the universe ans is available to all. Challenger here speaks of her archetypal energy blocked or unaccepted by the querent or another involved in the issue. The Question we need to ask ourselves is ‘How may I free this energy of acceptance and nurturing in my life and allow it to flow through me?’*

~ By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Another gift from the land of Faery, how blessed we are to receive it. The Divine Feminine comes to us now, as the Divine Masculine has done; in order to assist us in our time of healing and transformation. We are being asked to be receptive to the love that is on offer to us now; Unconditional Love met with Unconditional Receptivity. This is the balm to our wounded hearts; this will bring our strength back, and give us the courage to go on.

Plant your seeds (thoughts, intentions, goals, hopes and dreams) with care and know that they are being tended to and nurtured for you. Know that they are nurtured, supported and loved into Being. For the Divine Mother is the creator of the manifest reality. She is the holder of space for all of our dreams to come true. In her infinite womb she holds pure potential; it is our job only to learn to receive it.

This is the perfect time to set up an alter outside in honour of these sacred beings; He of the Fiery Sword and She of the Cruach. A Faery ring containing flowers and crystals and sacred objects that hold importance to you. Set it up with reverence, with gratitude and with joy; knowing that you are blessed in ways that will unfold before your eyes very soon. Embrace this time of fertility and have patience for the gestation of your dreams to come to fruition.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Sobek and Horus

Published March 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Sobek and Horus, from the Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Sobek and Horus, from the Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Sobek and Horus: “Reconciliation of Opposites; Forgiveness and Understanding”

“Sobek and Horus represent two powerful opposing psychic forces found in all human beings – the old and the new parts of each of us. They appear together as adversarial allies to hep us reconcile opposing forces and create harmonious, balanced union within.

The crocodile god, Sobek, represents strength and fortitude, fertility and rebirth. From Sobek, we inherited the reptilian brain that contains the ancient evolutionary patterns. It rules the autonomic functions that have kept us protected to grow forward.

Horus is the son of Isis and Osiris. In this oracle he comes into maturity and prepares to step into his full power as the enlightened ruler. All pharaohs are called Hours. As a hawk headed diety, he is associated with higher mental and spiritual functions.

If you have drawn this card, it is time to take a deeper look at the energetic desire to evolve while stepping into a new way of being. You may experience a sense of conflict from the old self. In truth, it is willing but needs to know that what is of value will not be lost and that mistakes will not be repeated. This is an opportunity to take stock of the newer self that wants to evolve and step forward, and of the old self that wants to make sure you have a solid foundation to stand on.

Drawing this card indicates that resolution is afoot. If there is a conflict in your life or something in the way of your forward or upward motion, meditating with these two seemingly opposing forces can bring you to a deeper understanding of a relationship or situation. It can also open the way for forgiveness. If you bump into that part of yourself that is closed to forgiveness, stay open: it is one of the most potent keys for resolution.”*

~ By Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

The only way to truly move forward is to release all the old. Old thought patterns and conditioning. Old ways of thinking and of being in the world. This may involve great changes, releasing people and situations; even moving house,  changing jobs or going in a completely different direction.

In order to do this, you will have to forgive those who were placed in your life to teach you lessons that have made you uncomfortable or caused you any pain or trauma. This is not always easy to do, yet if we don’t release them from the grip of our pain, it is us who eternally suffer. It does not mean that you condone the behaviour, it means that you forgive and move on so that you do not attract these same patterns or lessons any more. You are done with all that.

See yourself standing in front of the person you need to release. If there are more than one, then do one at a time. Look this person right in the eye and tell them: “I forgive you, I release you.” Then feel yourself quite literally sprouting wings and spreading them wide. See yourself fly right through the sacred space created by Sobek and Horus on the card image as they hold safe space for you. Look up and see yourself fly high above the person you are releasing, looking down upon them standing there alone, getting smaller and smaller as you soar high above. Allow yourself a couple of deep breaths and take in the idea that you are now completely free of this burden you have been carrying. You are light, you are free and you are able to detach from all the drama that this person has caused you. You never have to fly back down to them and experience this pain again. If you choose to have this person stay in your life, set the intention that your relationship with them will start anew, with you being fully empowered and you will never lose your freedom to them, or anyone else, ever again. Know that Sobek and Horus will always provide this safe space for you to forgive and release all those who are holding you back in your life or causing you any pain.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

 

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