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Hearth

Published October 9, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hearth, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hearth, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Hearth: “Happiness in our hearts and homes.”

“The ancient Romans believed that every home had a heart and it was the hearth. Where the fire burned, the family gathered for sustenance, communication and protection. This concept was so important to the culture that there was a huge city hearth – the Vestal temple – where the fire of the home goddess, Vesta, burned forever without ever going out. This sacred flame was protected by the soldiers with their very lives should there be an invasion.

The place where the Goddess Vesta was honoured within every ordinary home was also the hearth, and it is where women prepared food and cooked. Some of the food was always offered back into the fire as an offering to Vesta for her blessing and protection. Often husbands were sent away on military duty for years on end and their wives at home were not just expected to keep the home and often the business running, but to wait for their husbands faithfully until their return. They prayed to Vesta to ensure their family members’ return and to keep the fires of love stoked. The saying: “Keep the home fires burning” was inspired by this practice.

Should the Hearth card appear in your divination, you are beings asked to look to your idea of what home and family is for you. Take the time to build up your ‘love’ fire and have it burning brightly. Make your relationships a priority. If there is conflict within your home and family, it is time to take concrete steps to address the issue for good. If you or a member of your family is away from home due to travel or work, know that protection is being given.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Your family may not be your flesh and blood; they may be those who have shown their loyalty and support to you through your life experiences and given you warmth, caring and love when you needed it most. Maybe these are your relatives, and maybe not, but regardless they are your true soul family, your tribe. These are the people to surround yourself with now. This is where your true home lies; as the saying goes, home truly is where the heart is.

We are so wrapped up in our lives; our responsibilities, our obligations. Bills to pay, places to get to, so much work to do it can seem never ending. So many distractions… the theme of late. Our smart phones, computers, tv’s, games and social media running our lives. The media toying with our emotions. Presidents of countries threatening each other. People killing each other. So many things to worry about.

So what can we do about all this?

We can create a cocoon of loving support and climb right in it. We can spend time with people in person… organically they call it now. You know, when you are actually in the same room with someone, speaking to them, looking into their eyes? Phone nowhere in site ideally of course. Those who love you for you. Those who make you laugh. Those who make you feel warm and fuzzy. Those who listen when you talk and hold space for where you are at. You know who they are, and if you do not, then it is time to find them.

Here in Canada it is Thanksgiving and I am grateful to have my family, healthy and happy; those of my own flesh and those who have adopted me along the way. There is always room for more love, more family, new friends and new love.

What are you grateful for today?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Goddess ~ Vesta: Home

Published July 2, 2013 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

goddess Vesta, home

Daily Goddess Card ~ Vesta; Home

Vesta: “Your household situation is improving, either through a move or a healthy change in the occupants.”

Your message from Vesta: “There is an undying flame within your soul, and it is the light, seed and spark of your consciousness. Your outer world reflects your inner world. Take a look around your home. Does it reflect warmth? If not, this is easily remedied and oh so important to do. It is a simple task of using your creative imagination to add warm energy to your household, such as lighting the fireplace or some candles, adding cozy blankets and pillows, or displaying greeting cards and fresh flowers. By warming up to your outer world, your inner flame responds to meet it. This increases your energy level, which automatically shifts all outward appearances toward the better. Watch how these simple steps recharge the flame within everyone in your household. This flame cleanses away negativity and brings in the new with vigor and irresistible invitation.”

Various meanings of this card: You are moving to a new home. You have just moved. A new person is moving in. Someone is moving out. There is increased romance and/or harmony in the home. A problem with neighbours is resolving. Clear the space in your home. Remodel. Know that your home is safe and protected.

About Vesta: (pronounced VEST-uh0: Vesta is the Roman goddess of home and hearth. Vesta is a fire goddess who brings warmth to house holds, both as a temperature and as an emotion. In ancient Rome, a temple in her honour bore a flame that burned continually. Call upon Vesta to oversee any changes you would like to make in your living situation.”*

This might be a great time for you to cleanse your house. When I say cleanse, it goes beyond cleaning, although that is the first step. You must clean and de-clutter your house before you can make it feel warm and inviting… well unless you are a hoarder I guess!! So, once you have cleaned and de-cluttered, then the next step is to throw open all the doors and windows and completely air out your house. I remember my parents doing this before they had guests over when I was a kid, they would clean and vacuum and dust and at the end they would open all the doors and windows and all of a sudden the energy of the whole house was new. You need that connection to outside.

Next make sure that you apply a little Feng Shui. If you are aware of the Feng Shui Baguas, you can apply some of the ideas to maximize the flow of positive energy in your house, have a look at this simplified map by Carrie Paris:

Simplified Bagua Map By Carrie Paris

Simplified Bagua Map By Carrie Paris

There are several great books on Feng Shui too, one of the ones I have found helpful and simple is Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui To Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness by Karen Rauch Carter.

I have applied several Feng Shui techniques to our home, including a small fountain in the Wealth and Prosperity sector, plants in the Health and Family sector, a wind chime in the Good Fortune sector, crystals in the Spiritual Sector as well as in the Career and Wisdom sectors, well, actually I have crystals all over the house! I have also placed plants and crystals at the main entrance to the house which always attract positive attention from anyone who comes. There are so many ideas, pick the ones that resonate with you. I’m still looking for the perfect red pillows to add to my couch and a picture to put on the wall, probably energy art!

Namaste

*Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D

.Doreen Virtue

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