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Ngetal Reed

Published October 3, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ngetal Reed, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Ngetal Reed:
“Northern Hemisphere Dates: September 5th – October 2nd
(Southern Hemisphere Dates: March 5th – April 2)
Totems: Owl, Pike
Deities/Guides: Goddesses of the Hunt, like Athena and Artemis, and the Crone Aspect of the Goddess, like Hecate and Lilith
Letter: NG
Class: Shrub
12th Lunation
Celebration: Autumn Equinox, September 20/21 (March 20/21)”

Keywords: “Direct action, movement, focus, intention, conviction, on purpose, progress, skill, becoming a hollow reed.”

The Ngetal Reed initiates in the twelfth lunation of the year and the autumnal equinox, also known as Mabon and Alban Elved. We celebrate the harvest, now. Thus, we honour completions and also prepare for the coming of winter. This portal calls for direct action towards the month in which we can set and deliver our last intentions for the year’s ending. The double helix of our DNA is a symbol for this portal. Reed includes grasses, bamboo, cattails, and other plants with long, hollow shoots. The ogham for Reed is Ngetal and the letter NG.”

Ngetal Reed in a Reading: “When you get Reed in a reading, it is time to focus on a desired outcome and take action. If you are looking for a job, make calls and set up appointments. If you are working on a project, set up your itinerary and get busy. Today is the day.

Set your intentions and back them up with daily affirmations. Ask your community for help and seek out those who will support you. Call upon those who are in a position to lend you a hand up. It is time for strong, determined action. Go for the bullseye. Use your energy to make your dreams come true.

This card also asks you to either reset your intentions and goals to make them more current – or more realistic – or to re-energize them. Take stock. Write down ways you can implement your dreams. It is time to take concrete action towards your goals. Even small steps can make a big difference. This is a great time to seek out a friend who can act as support and a witness, help you launch your ideas into reality.”

As Challenger: “Perhaps you are avoiding taking responsibility for your situation. You cannot win, now, by simply biding your time. Don’t let life pass you by: get busy and get going. Perhaps you are too sedentary. If so, get off the couch and start walking. Tidy up. Use your energy in a positive way. Begin to move, little by little, baby step by baby step. You have some work to do before you can reach your goals and inspirations. You need more practice and skill and knowledge.

Ask for the energy of Reed if you are stuck or blocked. Imagine that you are the archer – take your bow and arrow, and with great skill and purpose, shoot the arrow to your bullseye. Allow the intention of your focus to carry you forward. Ask spirit for help. Set your intention to be a hollow reed for spirit to work through you as you focus on your intention.”

Message: “I represent action. No more apathy, please. Align with spirit and ask for direction. Align with the power of the owl or the pike. They know how to hunt and stalk. What do you want? It is time to go for it. Stick to your resolve. Set your intention and take steps toward outcomes. I ask you to take yourself seriously. Believe in yourself. I send you courage and fortitude and the belief in a positive outcome, no matter what. You are here for a purpose: to fulfill your own choices. So so with creativity and a spirit of fun.”*

~ By Sherlyn Hidalgo

As the time of the autumn equinox or harvest closes we are asked to take action on creating our dreams. This is a time of forward momentum. We must close out the year successfully, there is no room for stagnancy here. If you feel that you are stuck in a rut, it is up to you to change up the energy.

Find a way to do things differently; take a day off to go somewhere you have never been. Take a class or workshop, meet new people. Do some research on a desired vacation. Check into new job openings. Do something different than what you would normally do!

Revisit goal setting, particularly goals that you want to have achieved by the end of the year. Look at the bigger picture, what do you wish to create? How can you take action right now in order to get closer to your goals? Write it down. Get really clear. Set an intention for short and longer term. Do not let past failures get in the way of your future success.

You are the archer, this always resonates with me as a Sagittarius. See yourself aiming your arrow with absolute focus and concentration. Know that you are completely responsible for creating your dreams.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Exceeding Expectations

Published May 26, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Exceeding Expectations, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Exceeding Expectations, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Exceeding Expectations, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Exceeding Expectations: “I soar into excellence.”

Card Meaning: “This is the time to dream big and stretch yourself. Exceed your own expectations… and definitely exceed the expectations that others have of you. Envisage that in the days ahead, you will be stepping beyond what others anticipate for you, and so it shall be.

The Universe Wants You To Know: You may have been playing small, but now is your chance to dream big. Expect miracles. Believe that the best will occur for you, and it will. Make plans – BIG plans – for the future. Do not act as if you are inadequate in order to make others feel secure. In the months ahead, you will be exceeding inner and outer expectations. Get ready to fly!

Questions To Ask Yourself: Have I been playing small so that others would not feel insecure? Am I ready to exceed my own expectations? What are my true expectations in my life, and am I satisfied with them?”*

– Denise Linn

This is quite a ride we are on! We are being called to action yet again, and it’s mind over matter!

I would add these additional questions to the ones above: What do you wish to create? What are your expectations for your future? Who, including yourself, hinders your progress with their expectations, and how can you let all these expectations go? What would happen if there were NO expectations holding you back from your dreams? What if that which you focused on took on a life of it’s own? What if it always had? What if you took full responsibility for every aspect of this life you have manifested, knowing that you could alter or change it at any time through the choices you make every day?

Step out of the box of expectations that you have been living in to date; it may have been created at your birth, added to throughout your life. See yourself busting out of it, Kung Fu style! It’s time to rewrite your story. Who are you really? What are your abilities, your strengths and gifts and talents? They are your tools and the keys to your life path. Know that they cannot and will not lead you astray. You have been blessed with them for a reason. If you are not sure of your direction, ask for Divine Guidance, and set the expectation to see evidence, starting today… right now… of your own unique capabilities and strength.

We have the green light to go forth and follow our dreams, creating our reality. But first we must expand them to epic proportions. Blow the dust off our imaginations and use them to create a vision of our reality so vivid and amazing it surpasses any previous desires. See your future as a blank canvas, your paintbrush is your intention and your medium is an unlimited resource of extraordinary colour and light.

Let your Soul lead the way.

Namaste

* Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Aine ~ Leap Of Faith

Published May 24, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Aine, Leap Of Faith

Aine, Leap Of Faith, from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D: Aine

Aine ~ Leap of Faith: “Take a risk, and put your heart’s true desire into action!”

Message from Aine: “Procrastinating about your dreams will not make them go away. Neither will it make them happen. Indecision is the death of the soul’s burning passion to improve, grow, and learn. Do not worry about making the wrong decision. Instead, worry about making no decision at all! Then take time to pray, meditate, investigate, research, go on nature walks… and make your decision.

“Once made, the Universal energies will immediately support your decision, and doors will successively open as if by magic. The magic, you see, is that you have set your mind to accomplish something. And this intention is what sets you on your magical journey. Trust that the Universe will support you in all ways. Trust that your intention is clear and right for you. And then take a leap of faith and jump fully and squarely into the midst of putting your dreams into action. Do not hesitate or delay a moment longer!”

Various Meanings For This Card: Your dream will come true. Your chosen path is the right one for you. Heaven supports you fully on your mission. Your material needs will be taken care of. Take action steps toward the realization of your dreams. Break your dream into achievable baby steps so that it is easier to start and keep going,

About Aine (pronounced AWN-ya): Aine is a powerful Celtic goddess and fairy queen who gave birth to incarnated fairies from her romances with mortal men. Aine is revered in Ireland for helping to grow crops and oversee animals. You can call upon Aine when you need additional guidance and the courage to take risks.”*

– Doreen Virtue, Ph.D

Jump! This is your chance to put all of your faith in yourself, your dreams, and your Divine Guidance. The Universe will meet you where you are; so where are you? Are you paralyzed by indecision? Or are you full speed ahead in pursuing your passions, dreaming bigger than you have ever dreamed before? Have you been weighing your options for longer than may be necessary? What has been holding you back?

First make a list of your dreams, desires and goals, both short term and long term. Fill them out with as much vivid and descriptive detail as you like to really bring them to life. Next write a list of reasons why you think that you shouldn’t or haven’t yet started to pursue these dreams. It could be lack of funding, it could be fear of failure, judgement or success; there is no right or wrong here, lead with your heart. This exercise is to put things into perspective.

When you have your list, look closely at the things that have been holding you back and ask yourself if they are really as powerful as they seem. Are they worth giving your dreams up for, or could you see them as mere obstacles that can be managed. Know that once you have made the decision to conquer anything in your path; you will indeed be given the tools to do so! Ask Aine for some extra help in providing the tools you need for success.

Your Angels are cheering you on!

Namaste

 

* Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D

Adsum

Published May 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Adsum, from The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Adsum, from The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

Adsum: “A candle casts light on an open book held by a young woman sitting at a desk. Her eyes are drawn to the side, as if she were distracted from her reading by a curious thought or someone nearby. She is surrounded by several people, many of whom are somewhat translucent and glowing. An Angel bends and whispers, ‘Adsum, I arrive. I am here. I attend you.’

Adsum is a single word that has many, many meanings. First, it affirms your own strength and focus in the present. You can use it as a command word whenever you find yourself distracted from what is at hand. Say, ‘Adsum, I am here,’ and feel yourself attend to the situation or person before you.

This word also declares your arrival at your goals and all your wishes coming true. Say, ‘Adsum, I arrive, ‘ and take a moment to see yourself reaching your goals absolutely. Whenever you get this card, know that you are on your way to the results you seek with the help of others and the glorious help of Spirit.

This card also reminds you to be assured that, no matter what is happening in your  life, Spirit is always there for you. They reach out to you, sharing their light and power and serving you in every way. From the least to the highest, from Grandma to the Divine, an eternal community attends you. Say, ‘Adsum,’ and take some time to attend them, too. You can act on your promise to God, as Spirit lifts you upon their shoulders. You are present for each other, and together you arrive at your dreams.”

As Challenger: “This card shows that you may feel you have lost sight of your purpose and contact with your friends, Higher Self, and the Spirits who attend you. Maybe you are too emotional, or stressed, or just too busy. Say, ‘Adsum,’ and remind yourself that you are here for a reason. It is time to do the work that helps you arrive at your dreams. No matter why you feel disconnected, this is when you need your life helpers and spirit guides the most. They have not deserted you, so do not desert yourself. Open the door and renew your commitment. Meet them in your life and your meditations. When you do, you will find the help, love and joy that attend you right now. During this phase, it is important to take some action toward your purpose each day. Even little steps will take you to your destination.”

Akashic Force: “Close your eyes and sense all your spirit guides gathering. take a deep breath and feel the words Adsum, I arrive inside you. The Divine stands next to you as you arrive at your highest dream. See it now.”*

~ By Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor

** Adsum card artwork by Cheri Polk

I love this card, it perfectly shows how supported we are, whether we realize it or not! We all have a team, made up of those who wish to assist, guide and work with us from the Etheric realms. We are truly never alone. When we feel alone or disconnected, it is us who have cut ourselves off, not our team that has deserted us! It is as if we have blinders on, and are unable to see what lies all around us. In these moments, faith is our greatest ally.

Your team wishes to work with you on a much closer and clearer level of communication. Are you willing to receive this invitation? Adsum is the magic word we have been given, a gift to help us facilitate the connection we desire. Use this word to bring you into the Now moment. Think of it as a secret password or a Harry Potter style invocation to create an instant and powerful connection to your angels and guides. It is a word of affirmation on your part, a wish to work with those who know you deeply, love you unconditionally and want only what serves your Highest Good.

Use Adsum to open your heart, third eye and crown chakras. Use Adsum to release negativity and toxicity in your life and replace it with magic, healing and wisdom.

Say Adsum and watch carefully for signs, symbols and messages as you strengthen your communication with your team. They eagerly await you opening up to receive their love and guidance. And most importantly, your realization and understanding that you are truly never alone.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

Eruption Of Light

Published April 22, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Eruption Of Light

Eruption Of Light, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eruption Of Light, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Eruption Of Light: “Your every prayer is a power-packed eruption of light beamed into the Divine presence. Some pray with fear or doubt, as though the prayer is not doing much at all. Yet you understand that prayer is powerful, that it is divine action set in motion. Your power of divine prayer emerges from your heart and out through your throat, whether you speak or sing your prayer silently within your own mind, or aloud for all the world to hear. Let your prayers be vocalized as feeling expressed to the Divine, in words or song, if you choose. You have the power to heal at your fingertips and vocal cords! Through your voice, you can heal. Let your hands be joined in prayer position at your heart and your mouth open to let the breath of your spirit move through your throat, creating sound. As you speak it, so shall it be.

This oracle holds a message for you – your words have more power than you may realize and you have a special ability to heal with worlds, to bring light where it is needed and to uplift through simple kindness spoken. You also have a message to bring – it might be an urge to write or speak on topics that are close to your heart. You may also simply have the need at a soul level to share from the heart with others when you are engaged in conversations. The oracle says your voice is part of your power – do use it.

Life begins with love

To complete itself again

Symmetry is born.”*

~by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Emotion is the secret ingredient to prayer. Pure of heart and intention, honest and loving and full of faith. Heart and mind and arms thrown wide open to embrace; to receive. Don’t slow them down with fear and doubt, but send them out like cupids arrows, divinely focused and bursting with love. Know that you are a powerful creative force, that you too can answer your prayers, that you can heal, that you can create love and light beyond what you can presently conceive. The Universe works with you to create, you are co-creator of peace, abundance and love.

Pray with positive intention, seeing the world as you desire it to be, do not focus on what is dragging you down. Pray for wholeness and health instead of fighting illness. Pray for prosperity instead of paying off debts. Pray for peace instead of revenge or even justice. But most importantly, pray for love. Pray for Unconditional love, the highest Christ Consciousness love, the pure Divine light and love of which we are a spark of. Pray for our beautiful planet and every life form on it to be surrounded with love.

Talk about love, think about  love, pray for love, sing out love, breathe in and breath out love.

I AM Love.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

 

 

Ull

Published April 5, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ull, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ull, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Ull: “Focus”

“Clear mindedness and a focused intent are necessary for success right now. You need stamina for long-term projects.”

“In the blanket of white that is the snowfield, a figure with a bow waits. He is camouflaged against his enemies. He is the picture of stillness, hardly moving, but when he does, it is with deliberate grace and absolute surety.

The sure, clear-eyed gaze runs along the straightness of the arrow. The arrow’s tip dully glows against the flush of the fingers holding it steady. Without ado, with complete ease, the figure releases the bowstring, and there is a hiss of energy and then the dull thump of the arrow impacting deep into its target. Then and only then does the bowman breathe out. Only then does he move to become more leather clad deity than snowman. As he rises to his full height, we see Ull, Norse god of marksman.

Ull is a very old deity associated with Germanic and Scandinavian people. Being a great marksman could mean the difference between eating and an empty belly, or between killing and dying, so Ull is an important god to have on your side.

Should you be going out to hunt something (think beyond hunting animals), to trap an idea, to chase a goal, or to travel in harsh environments (whether that means physical snowfields or emotional minefields), you would call upon Ull for the focus required for success. It is Ull who invented skiing and snowshoeing, and ancient artwork depicts him with sleds and skis.

Today Ull is a popular god of skiing. Some modern Nordic Olympians wear symbols of Ull on their clothes and equipment. It is certainly worth saying a few prayers to him next time you wish to tackle a harder than usual ski run!

Call on Ull when you need more focus and clarity in your life. No matter how harsh the terrain, literal or emotional, Ull can get you through to where you wish to be. He can lend you the stamina you need to complete a task when there are distractions, obstacles, or haters all around you. He is the essence of calm centeredness and will help you to achieve what you wish to achiever with a minimum of fuss.”

Shadow Side: “Focus is generally a good thing; however, if we focus on one thing and one thing only, to the exclusion of all else, this can be an issue in the long-term. We all know people who focus wholly on school and forget they have friends or other commitments – this is the shadow side of being focused. Focus is important, but so is balance.”

Symbols: “Bow and arrow, skiing, sleds”

Invocation: “Find or fashion an arrowhead. Hold it in your hand and say:

No matter what I chase,
No matter what I do,
Clear flight to my arrow
May it hit my true target!
Ull, I need your assistance with (state what you need to focus on)
Be with me on my journey; show me how to hit my mark!”

I love doing an invocation to Ull when I am in the snow. Try this blessing before you head out for a day on the slopes.
Place your skis or snowboard upright in the snow. Make a snowball or two. Stand back at least five paces and throw your snowballs at your skis. When the snow hits the target say:

“Blessings from Ull. I hit my target true.
Bless my skis/snowboard through and through.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

We are reminded here of the importance of clarity and focus. Of getting really clear on what it is that we wish to create, and putting the necessary energies into it. Laser focus. Conviction that the goal is possible. No distractions. No one to take away our power. Absolute commitment to the end result.

What are you creating? Where is  your focus? Are you taking responsibility for your life or are you blaming others for your predicaments?

How can you get crystal clear on what you are manifesting? A dream board? A list? An altar? How can you bring to your conscious mind where your energy is going, and correct what must be corrected in order to master your ability to mold your life into what you desire?

How can you be of service? What can you do in order to give back? How can you incorporate more healing, expansion, awareness and love into your life now?

This is a card of victory, of goals achieved and success attained. It is a message of possibility, of belief in the self and what is possible. Will you follow the guidance? Will you find your clarity, vision and focus? Will you commit to something new and put in the necessary effort to see it through?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

 

Orpiment

Published March 23, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Orpiment, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Orpiment, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

Orpiment

Crystal Colour: “Deep orange surrounded by gold and yellow shards”
Related Chakra: “Sacral Chakra”

Crystal Medicine: “The medicine of Orpiment encourages you to strive and succeed in everything you put your intention and energy into. It works intimately with the element of fire as it burns through any doubts and brings a deeper sense of focus, strength, and embodiment of self. In this space you can find the recipe for success and the support of the Universe to manifest your dreams and passions.”

Crystal Meaning: “Manifestation crystal. Allows you to connect to new projects and ideas. Connects to the warrior energy within, creating strength and courage in your life. Aligns to success in your life. Assists in holding and staying focused on clear positive intentions. Supports strength and commitment to the self.”

Oracle Reading Message From The Crystal Deva: “You have attracted this card today because success is shining upon you and your current situation right now. The devas are working with you closely to bring what is required for success at this time. Waste no energy on how and when this success will come to pass – just trust and know you will be blessed with a wonderful outcome. At times you have to let go of the finer details of your dreams. It is time to allow the flowers of success to blossom as you receive this well earned blessing in your life. Whatever you have asked guidance on today, know that success is in the air and there is no need to worry any longer because things will turn out better than you could imagine. If you are already feeling the blessings of success, be sure to enjoy each moment, knowing that you have earned this gift and deserve to experience this in all areas of your life.”*

~ By Rachelle Charman

This is a message of manifestation, abundance and prosperity; good luck and fortune. But it is coming directly from YOUR creativity and previous work. YOU have created this, and can be proud of your efforts. YOU made the commitment and stuck it out, putting heart and soul into it. And yes, probably some blood, sweat and tears too!

It is time to reap the rewards of your vision, intention, focus, action and conviction. You made this happen. Way to go YOU! Celebrate your victory. Claim your hard earned success; it is imminent if not happening right this very moment.

Connect to your creative aspect by working with the colours orange and gold and the spectrum between. All the coppers and bronzes and shades of the sunset are yours now. Wear them, paint with them, create with them or buy yourself some spectacular tulips and enjoy a burst of colour at home. Wear your orange stones too, or place them in your pocket or under your pillow. Carnelian, Amber, Citrine, Strawberry Quartz are all fantastic examples. It is fairly unlikely you have Orpiment at home, unless you are a collector of fine mineral specimens, but remember, you can connect to the energies by gazing at the card and intending to do so!

Take the opportunities that come your way this weekend, they are stepping stones to something much bigger. Get out and celebrate with friends. Treat yourself to something fun. You deserve it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

 

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