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Thor

Published January 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Thor, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

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

Thor: “Action”

“The time has now passed for waiting and inertia. Real action is necessary. Trust that you are protected and supported while you move forward.”

“Most people have heard of or are familiar with the Norse god Thor and his mighty hammer. Highlighted against a stormy sky, thunder crashing from his hammer, wearing a horned Viking helmet over his flowing locks, Thor is the epitome of masculine vigor and force.

The god Thor was born of the earth goddess Jord and the supreme father god Odin, and is considered the strongest of all the Norse immortals, the Aesir. His mythology contains many stories of his exploits and his bravery, including battles with great serpents. A protector of humans, loved for his creative powers, he is nevertheless known for his hot blooded temper.

Thor captains a chariot pulled by two savage, giant goats that galloped noisily across the sky, causing the sound of thunder. Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, famous for its lethal power, became the symbol of defiance worn by those loyal to the old ways when Christianity began its spread across Scandinavia.

We can call upon Thor when we need some real action. He is a brilliant rut buster, someone who will forcefully make action happen! If we feel inertia, tiredness, or frustration that things are not happening how we want, call upon Thor and his mighty hammer to smash a way through. Getting caught in a cycle of negative thought or behavior often needs forceful action, as we get comfortable with our lives, even when they are unhealthy. Thor is protective of his own, so we can feel safe knowing that his might will shield us as we move forward into the unknown.

Thor is also a poet, not just an action man, so you can take a more sensitive rout, even if you are the masculine type. Follow Thor’s lead and be the best of both worlds!”

Shadow Side: “Sometimes, taking forceful action is not the most prudent path. Thor himself found this route did not always guarantee the best outcome. Coming into a sensitive situation ready for a fight – or even just a negative reaction – may end badly for all. Ask questions and be aware o when a situation needs a gentler approach and when force is actually a good instrument.

The male energy tends to be one of action, but too much action can also deplete one’s energy and vitality. Action must be balanced with rest and rejuvenation.”*

~By Stacey Demarce

Notice that this card is about strength, power and action, but it also contains a note of balance and mindfulness. Yes, we have access to the Divine Masculine principle of creative action; breaking through obstacles, out of ruts and stagnancy. It is also a breaking out of thought forms; those limiting belief systems that have been holding us back.

It is not, however, brash aggression or blundering forward mindlessly. It is not storming over others to get what we want. These are old ways. The energy we are calling upon now is balanced – the warrior and the poet. This gives us access to the forces of creative action, powerful forward momentum and manifestation. It requires laser focus, steadfast intention and a good dose of imagination. Take a moment to feel into this energy, poetry in motion.

And after all, who couldn’t use a little Thor in their lives!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Osiris

Published September 20, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Osiris, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

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

Osiris: “Renewal”

“Pay attention to your need for rejuvenation and renewal, both physically and mentally. You are invited to experience the magic of hope.”

“Perhaps one of the most enduring gods of resurrection, Osiris, husband of Isis, is one of the key members of the Egyptian pantheon. Son of the earth god, Geb, and Nuit, goddess of the sky, Osiris developed into a god of death and rebirth after his own violent death.

The story of Isis’s love and devotion to Osiris after his brother Set killed and dismembered him is central to Egyptian myth. After Osiris’s murder, Isis traveled the earth looking for the pieces of his body. She then cast a powerful spell, which brought her husband back to life long enough to conceive a son, Horus. Then Osiris retreated back into the underworld. As a deity of resurrection, Osiris gave hope to all that there was an afterlife and that death could be transcended.

Osiris did not just judge the dead but was also responsible for their afterlife and reincarnation. As a result, the energy of rebirth and renewal is tied more to Osiris than to the other lords of the underworld. Ancient Egyptians created complex magical processes, rituals, and rites with Osiris as the central figure to ensure a successful resurrection after death.

Depicted with green skin to signify his role as the force behind germination and fertility, Osiris ruled over the flooding Nile and budding crops.

You can call upon Osiris when you need to be renewed. When you are tired, physically or mentally, his magical energy will nourish you. When you feel like there is no hope, particularly after trauma or a difficult relationship, his presence will sooth you. Osiris also appears when there is a beginning or transition close at hand.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “If we push ourselves too hard, destroy our bodies, or pay no heed to the fruitfulness of our relationships, sometimes it becomes too late or too difficult for complete renewal. Pay attention to your own self-care and your own rejuvenating power. Should you need to, take time to rest and repair. Osiris’s visit often indicates the need for a retreat or holiday, so not heeding this could make you less efficient and happy.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

You may feel as if you are spinning your wheels. Changes have been made, and yet where are you with all of this? Why is it all taking so long? Perhaps you are feeling a bit impatient with the whole process. You were expecting it to go a bit more smoothly. You were listening and you made the necessary changes even though it scared you. So now what?

Be gentle with yourself. Breathe. Take some time away from the chaos. Spend time in silence. Get out in Nature.

Find your hope again.

Know that this is all part of the process. Know that you are assimilating new energies. Integration take time. Go easy on yourself.

Know that part of the ascension process is the acceptance of you. Where you are at right now. Love that. What you have been through. Love that too. Where you are going. Embrace it with Love.

This is the transition period. Between the old and the new. The ripening. This is a time of rejuvenation. Of replenishment. Of new clarity. Beginnings.

Hope. Faith. And Trust.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

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

Poseidon

Published September 7, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Poseidon, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

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

Poseidon: “Flow”

“Expect a greater flow of creativity, ease or prosperity. This card is a siren call to protect and enjoy the stunning oceans of the oceans of the world.”

“As gentle as a lagoon and as destructive as a tsunami, Poseidon is one of the greatest gods of the Greek pantheon. One of the sons of Cronus, he rules the sea. His brothers, Zeus and Hades, rule the sky and the underworld, respectively.

He was beloved and feared at the same time. Sailors in the ancient world often made sacrifices to him before a voyage, and fishermen took part in great seasonal rites to appease him. Some rites were as straightforward as singing to him in a storm, while some sailors and fishermen traced his trident upon the shore before entering the sea. Yet other rites were bloodthirsty, matching this god’s violent power.

The essential, defining feature of water is its flow. Poseidon controls the flow aspect with great power. Call upon him when you need a flow of anything in your life, but in particular creativity, abundance, fertility or prosperity.

In modern times, we need to protect the sea more than ever. We have caused many imbalances in our oceans through over fishing and pollution. We need to call upon Poseidon for his help in protecting this domain. Today many organizations linked with the sea use his symbolism. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society uses the trident as a symbol on its flag as they protect whales and other sea creatures from death.

Surfers, sailors fishermen and anyone who has a deep love and appreciation of the ocean would do well to communicate regularly with Poseidon. He is said to protect his own and will give secrets of the sea to those who honour him. Knowing which surf break is going to be the best or how to perform well while sailing is a secret worth having!”

Shadow Side: “Poseidon is notoriously changeable. Whole armadas of battleships were lost if Poseidon was not on their side, and he would exact quick and lethal revenge if he so chose. Too much flippant change around emotions can lead to drama. It is important to be as balanced in our feelings as possible. While going with the flow is good, being too changeable can lead to instability and not being able to make good decision.

Pay attention to how flow is playing out in your life at present. Be aware that hanging on to a grudge or an imbalance will interrupt the clean flow to what you desire.”

Symbols: “Trident, dolphins, horses”

~ By Stacey Demarco

We cannot control the ocean, we can merely surrender to it. We can go with its cycles, it’s ebs and flows. When caught up in a current, we must ride with it, or we will exhaust ourselves. When things are going well, we can ride the wave. The ocean is a lifeline to our planet. It is filled with an abundance of life. It demands our respect. But it needs our love and care also.

Spending time close to the ocean is healing. Feet buried in the sand, breathing in the salt air, wind whispering… or screaming through your hair. The negative ions help to relieve us of our stress, reset our bodies, calm our nervous systems.

There is magic in the ritual of drawing or writing your dreams, wishes, prayers, creations and manifestions in the sand with gratitude and intention; asking the ocean to bless them and deliver them to Source. It activates co-creation with the Universe.

You could ask Poseidon for his blessings also. Maybe leave a small offering for the mermaids of a shell, crystal, flower or something organic.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Maui ~ Discovery

Published August 17, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Maui ~ Discovery, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Maui ~ Discovery, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

“Feel eager again for discovery and adventure. Curiosity may help you break barriers and solve problems.”

“Across Polynesia, from New Zealand to Hawaii, we hear stories about the hero Maui. Although the tales differ slightly from island to island and region to region, Maui’s exploits have given man fire, invented the kite, and even fished up whole islands for humans to live on.

Sometimes depicted as slightly disheveled and street smart, Maui manages to outwit his brothers and other opponents in his adventures. Other versions tell of a strong and mighty Maui, able to perform extraordinary heroic feats, but the common traits in most of his stories are his curiosity and urge for discovery.

Maui is the being responsible for introducing fire to man; in fact, he stole it from a bird. Maui and his brothers went fishing in the lagoon and happened to look back at the mountain near the shore. There was a fire burning. Man had not had fire for many generations, as the volcano that supplied the embers had ceased its rumbling. Racing back, Maui found only a wisp of smoke and a family of mud hens stamping the fire out.

every day thereafter, Maui and his brothers checked for fire but saw nothing. However, as they paddled out to fish one day, they saw a fire glowing against the mountain – out of reach again!

Now Maui had a plan. He decided to wait on shore while his brothers went fishing, but no fire appeared. Increasingly frustrated, Maui decided to make a life-sized doll of himself, and his brothers paddled out with it one fine day. this time, Maui would catch the birds at their fire.

Maui climbed up the mountain and found a hen just about to make the fire. Not waiting for her to start, he grabbed her and held her prisoner. Reminding him that if he hurt her, the secret would be lost, the bird convinced Maui to release her in return for the recipe for fire. The old hen taught Maui how to start a fire by rubbing special sticks together. Maui, quite the funny man, said to the mud hen, “come here, there is one more thing to rub!” And he rubbed the feathers on her head so hard that a bald patch appeared. Ever since that day, mud hens have had no feathers on their heads.

Maui’s sense of discovery also extended to creating a fishing hook so powerful that it pulled up whole islands from the ocean (to his utter surprise, mind you), and it is said that he created the islands of Hawaii in that way.

Call on Maui when you are eager for discovery, when you are working on solving a difficult problem and the answer seems far away, or when you need to find a little of the hero within yourself.”

Shadow Side: “Maui is a trickster and often makes his discoveries or gets his prize through stealing or, at the very least, outmaneuvering those in his way. While the end sometimes does justify the means, deceit and deception are not the ideal ways o get what you want. Maui’s appearance raises questions about our levels of authenticity, honesty, and contrivance.

We need to also monitor our levels of anger and frustration – sometimes humor can diffuse a difficult situation in the best possible way.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

It’s time to get adventurous, shake things up a little! We get so stuck in our ruts, our comfort zones, and we are afraid to step out and change things.

What can you do differently today? Have some fun with it! Change up your routine, even if you have to stick to the plan. Wear something sexy and bright; take a different route to work; get a walk in at lunch time; call an old friend and laugh together; take a risk ask that special someone out on a date; pick or purchase some flowers for you or a loved one; surprise someone you love with some chocolate; try a new exercise class; do something you love to do that you have been too busy to do lately. Do something that makes you smile. Do something that makes someone else smile. Stir up the energy and see how it changes your day.

Rediscover your inner child. See each day as an adventure and make sure you stay flexible to accomodate some exciting surprises from the Universe… co-create a way more exciting existence for yourself! You deserve it, and joy, happiness and peace all start with little FUN!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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