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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

Scrying ~ Intuition

Published October 31, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Scrying ~ Intuition, from The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Scrying ~ Intuition, from The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Scrying ~ Intuition, from The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Scrying ~ Intuition:

“Soften your eyes
Begin the trance
Whole worlds are opened
Begin the dance”

“Scrying is the divination technique of seeing unconscious images (or images from the Divine or supernatural) appear upon or within a surface. People scry into a crystal ball, a black mirror, water, even the surface of ice. It is a very ancient technique and one traditionally enacted on Samhain – Halloween.

The keys to effective scrying are being as relaxed as possible, minimizing possible distractions, softening your gaze and allowing what comes.

The enemy of effective scrying is distraction… both from the inside and out. Turn off the phone, electric lights anywhere where you can see them, any music, and if you are scrying outdoors, take the time to settle into the environment and listen to all the noises so that your mind will not need to break your focus later.

If you regularly meditate you may wish to use those techniques or otherwise you can simply shut your eyes and focus on slowing your breath – this is usually very effective. If you have a specific question for the scrying medium, state it up front. Then, once you feel relaxed, turn your focus inwards. Imagine pulling your energy within you and then focus on the third eye point (the chakra point on the center of the forehead, just above and between the eyebrows) and imagine opening it. Then gaze in a soft unfocused way at your scrying surface and simply allow any images to form and observe what presents itself to you. Do not engage your rational mind – this is about receiving, not thinking!

Should you pull the Scrying card, I suggest you try it for starters. It also indicates that you may wish to develop your intuition further and not rely solely on the logical part of your mind for all the answers. True wisdom takes a balance of logic and imagination and intuition for true wisdom.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Here is an invitation to see between the realms. Make time for silence, and go within. What is your chosen tool on this magical day where the veils between the worlds thins, and we are able to see across the timelines? There is nothing to fear here, and only Love.

If you are going to try scrying at home or inside, you may want to smudge first, both the environment and yourself to clear the energy. Once this is done, you can start by encircling yourself with bright white love and light and setting the intention that only love may come to you and work through you. Then close your eyes, relax, and breathe some nice, deep breaths.

When you are ready open your eyes. Gaze softly and ask your angels and guides, archangels and ascended masters to be here now, working with you and through you for the Highest Good Of All and your highest good. Ask your question or set the intention that you will get the information that will most benefit you at this time. Do not try to guess or force anything, just keep breathing, keep gazing, keep inviting and making space for Divine wisdom and guidance. Know that you are safe, you are loved and you are protected. Listen and feel into it with all of your senses.

When you are done, take a few moments to breathe deeply again, this time with your eyes closed. Ask the angels if there is any additional information that you need at this time. Again, breathe and listen with your whole body. Send gratitude and ask that you receive any signs, messages, symbols or guidance in a clear and understandable way over the next few days.

Light a white candle and send love, light and blessings out into the Universe.

Then go put your Halloween costume on and have some fun!

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Jack-O’-Lantern ~ Protection

Published October 31, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
 Jack-O'-Lantern ~ Protection

Jack-O’-Lantern ~ Protection, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Jack-O’-Lantern ~ Protection, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Jack-O’-Lantern ~ Protection:

“Oh Jack! Oh Jack!

Let me carve my protection

Shine your fire outwards

Evil rejection and reflection”

“Halloween wouldn’t be the same without the carving of pumpkins into scary jack-o’-lanterns. Glowing menacingly from porches, dinner tables and doorsteps everywhere, Jacks actually have a rich history and a spiritual bent.

The original term for a jack-o’-lantern was a will-o’-the-wisp, an old British term. The will-o’-the-wisp was a small bundle of sticks used as a flame or torch. The Celts, the Irish and those living in the Scottish Highlands all carved winter vegetables – not just pumpkins but also parsnips, carrots or beets. The time around Samhain (Halloween) was of course when the Fae and goblins were said to be roaming wild and so the lanterns were intended to be both scary (scaring off the undesirable) and to light the way in the dark.

Today, carving pumpkin jack-o’-lanterns has become an art in itself and a true icon of Halloween. Intricate designs both scary and funny can be found in almost every home that celebrates the holiday. Both electric light and candles now illuminate the inside of the lanterns.

Know that you are protected and that you are capable of creating the life that you want, and that the Universe supports you in this should Jack shine his light upon you. Boundaries are important to teach people how to treat us and drawing this card indicates that you may wish to renew the ones you have or to establish new ones.”*

~by Stacey Demarco

Who can resist the magic of the pumpkin on this day of Samhain, when the veil between the realms is at it’s thinnest. Pumpkins at your doorstep or entryway will scare away the evil spirits and protect you and your family. Yet this is a day of fun as well, of costumes and candy and running through the night.

There is nothing evil about today, nothing truly scary. It has become commercial just like everything else; but it is a day of powerful magic and a wonderful day for meditation, contemplation and connection between the Earth and the Universe. Get outside if you can, walk through the forest and admire the changing leaves, the misty air and the damp earth… or whatever environment you happen to live in! Tilt your face to the sky and present your palms to the cosmos; take in the energies of the stars and the moon. Feel the amplified connection to the higher dimensions and use this opportunity to connect to your angels and guides, the ascended masters, and all higher beings. State your intention clearly, and make it for the highest good of all involved. Breathe the magic of the day in.

Light a candle and create some sacred space in your house today with flowers and leaves. Celebrate the harvest season and send gratitude. Connect to your pets, spending some special one on one time, helping them to feel safe and secure during the chaos of trick or treating. Set some intentions towards the relationships in your life right now; is there anything that needs to change? Commit to making those changes first within yourself; allowing others to follow suit.

Blessed be this day of Samhain.

Happy Halloween.

Namaste

*Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Midnight

Published October 22, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Midnight, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

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

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

Midnight: “The most magical hour of all”

T”he dark it envelops me

The witching hour awaits

True magic and enchantment

And spells that change fates.”

“The middle of the night – midnight – is the hour in which it is believed that ghosts, witches, ghouls and magic are most likely to be active. Transition times, such as noon, the time between tides or even dark moon, are traditionally powerful times for magical transformation.

In some Christian traditions, the witching hour is seen as 3am because it is the opposite to the time that Jesus is said to have died, at 3pm, but there is some consensus that midnight is the time of greatest magic, particularly around Halloween. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween it is said that the spirits flow forward through the veil and, if benevolent, bring positive messages. If not so benevolent they are mischievous and play tricks at best or at worst, cause havoc.

Allow yourself to relax into the benevolent darkness of midnight. You may feel this is your darkest hour but know that the light will return again. The dawn always follows the darkest night. Know too that it is important to recognize that we all have darkness within us – just as we have light – and this is not something to hide from.”*

~by Stacey Demarco

This is a recurring theme of late; complete acceptance… including our dark, or shadow side. That which we hide will hold us back. When we embrace every aspect of ourselves, we allow healing into wholeness. Those parts that you keep hidden are valid parts of you; your fears, your doubts, your deepest feelings, your perceived flaws. You may just find that they are much darker looking when they are hidden than they really are. That when brought out into the light, they shine right along with the rest of you.

We are lead to believe that in order to be of higher consciousness, we must strive for perfection. We must eat perfectly, sleep deeply, breathe deeply, exercise regularly, forgive and accept everyone and everything. Put everyone else first. Endlessly work on ourselves. Reject that which is human.

Yet what if the true raising in consciousness is the complete acceptance of the human experience and finding your joy in spite of it all. In spite of the imperfections, the let downs, the tediousness of it all. What if it is so much simpler than we are lead to believe, and that we all possess everything we need, the perceived good along with the perceived bad, to balance it all out?

Unconditional love is accepting that you can’t be vibrating at full peak intensity every single moment of every single day. You are going to have bad days where stuff does not go as planned. You are going to eat something that is not good for you. You are going to stay inside all day and not meditate god forbid! You are going to snap at someone you love and criticize yourself in the mirror.

And then you are going to stand back and laugh at yourself for being so darned… human!! And you are going to get yourself up. And brush yourself off. And see the magic again.

And smile again.

And heal some more.

And vibrate a little higher and higher.

It’s quite the process!

Namaste

*Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Skull Of Light ~ Illumination

Published October 11, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Skull Of Light ~ Illumination, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Skull Of Light ~ Illumination, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Skull Of Light ~ Illumination, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Skull Of Light ~ Illumination:

“We can stay in the dark

Exist only in the midnight hours

But shining the torch

The victory is ours”

“As the famous psychotherapist Jung suggested, knowing our own darkness helps us cope with the darkness of others. Taking the time to ‘know thyself’ and to seek understanding of our more destructive or shadow natures can lead to huge happiness and less anxiety.

The idea of being shown the way, in the most difficult of time and always knowing that we are never alone in the darkness are the keys to this magical element. Light is usually a comforting thing, yet, sometimes we do not really want to see the boogie man under the bed! It is too scary too big and we know not how to defeat it. Yet, by simply shining the torch upon such darkness, the victory is ours.

Should the Skull of Light enter your life, know that it is time to open yourself fully to the clarity of bright illumination. Allow yourself to be seen, to see and to act upon what is shown to you. The time has passed for hiding, for pretending and for swallowing our discomfort by accepting the status quo when it really does not suit us.”*

~ Stacey Demarco

What have you swept neatly under the carpet that is bursting to come forth? Any skeletons in the closet that need to be brought into the light? Whatever you have been hiding, for whatever reason… it’s time to come clean! As scary as it may seem, it will actually be a huge relief to finally get it out speak your truth. You simply cannot bottle up your feelings forever without creating pressure within.

It doesn’t mean you have a terrible secret… or maybe you perceive that you do. It could be old resentment, pain, guilt or shame that you have been carrying around for too long that needs to be processed and released. It may be that you have held your tongue when dealing with a certain person or situation, yet it is eating away at you. It could be that you need to express yourself creatively in some way that feels authentic to you but you fear judgement, and rejection. It could be that you feel trapped in a job or relationship, or in some drama created by someone else that you really want no part of.

This message is about shedding light on that which you have been shying away from. Something that you have been hoping would just “go away” and yet, is still here. It is about setting boundaries, stepping into your power, and standing your ground. It is about believing that you are worthy of your own opinion and self expression. It is about walking away from toxicity, negativity and drama that just doesn’t suit you anymore… even if we helped to create it.

It is about making amends, as best we can. With our shadow side.

Full acceptance.

Unconditional Love and bright white light.

From the Inside

Out.

Namaste

*Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Forgiveness ~ Reducing Burden

Published October 30, 2014 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
forgiveness reducing burden

Forgiveness, Reducing Burden from the Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco: Forgiveness ~ Reducing Burden

Forgiveness ~ Reducing Burden:

A wrong is done

Consequences you cannot deny

But to hold a grudge is to drink poison

And think that the other person

will die

“Being a cold season festival, Halloween is the perfect time to pause and think about how things actually are in our lives and what heavy burdens we do not wish to carry through these harder, leaner times. Some of this heavy-heartedness may relate to old relationships or grievances. Some may relate to negative feelings we hold onto tightly about others and even a lack of compassion for the ‘mistakes’ we have ourselves made.

It is said that it takes a ‘big person to apologize’ but in many ways it takes an even bigger person to forgive. When we hold grudges, the negative energy is incredibly toxic. It is like drinking a poison and expecting the ‘other’ unforgiven person to die! Whilst we may even harbour feelings of revenge (and to be honest, that does feel good for a while), it is important that we move those feelings along to forgiveness and release as soon as possible for our own health and well-being.

If you have chosen this card, think about who it is that you could be forgiving – and that includes yourself.”*

– Stacey Demarco

I have written about forgiveness many times and I always feel it is vital to emphasize the importance of starting with forgiving yourself. It is so easy to blame, to judge and to hold resentment or fear towards another, which creates blockages and can lead to living under a victim mentality. The low density of holding a grudge keeps you in the past, and it is hard to move forward with this anchor attached to you. When you do not forgive, you hold yourself hostage while the other person walks free.

Forgive yourself any mistakes and see them for the lessons they were. Know that there was a reason that your soul decided to live through this, and that when the lesson is learned, the pattern no longer needs to be repeated, but can be released with your blessing. Do not hold on to any of these old feelings, but commit to working through them systematically, bless and release; bless and release. When you dive in to experience the hurt and pain from the past, allowing it to wash over you and fully experiencing it once and for all, you will finally have the chance to properly process it physically, emotionally and spiritually. Then you can walk away from it forever, letting it wash away from you; filling the void instead with love and light.

This may seem difficult, but if you start, one person or situation at a time, you will lighten your load substantially. We all hold something. We¬† are human. We feel things deeply and we store the feelings in order to help us cope with similar situations in our future. But now it’s time to let it all go. Let yourself off the hook and see yourself as the incredible being of love and light that you are; and always have been.

Welcome home.

Namaste

 

* Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

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Ancestors

Published October 24, 2014 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ancestors

Ancestors, from the Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

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

Ancestors: “The love and legacy of our DNA.”

I walk in their footsteps

Their wisdom inside me remains

I am unique, yet carry a legacy

Their blood runs in my veins.

“Whether or not we know our ancestors, we are the product of those who have lived before us, DNA-wise. Externally, we may have the body type of our father, our mother’s eyes, our grandmother’s nose, our great grandfather’s skin tone. On the inside, it gets even more interesting. We know now that we can ‘inherit’ the way our body works, blood types, genetic disorders, even propensities for aspects of brain function like introversion, musicality and mathematics.

Many pagan paths associated with Halloween believe that we are born perfectly imperfect to be exactly what we are meant to be. What does this mean? It means that the gifts our ancestors have left us and the unique synergy of the combination of the physical, mental and physical that is created within us, sets us up perfectly to achieve our ultimate purpose.

Should the Ancestor card bring itself to your attention, know that you are ready and able to action your birthright of power. You have the support of those who came before you. There may be challenges or struggles but you have everything you need to overcome them. You will prevail!”*

– Stacey Demarco

There are many theories about our DNA; that it used to be a full 12 strands, and was reduced to just 2 to keep our powers at bay. It is said that if we can activate all 12 strands, that we will have capabilities far beyond our current scope. This includes but is not limited to telekinesis, telepathy, astral travel, time travel, inter-dimensional communication and travel, psychic abilities and healing capabilities. It is said that the strands were reduced to keep us in a lower vibration during the Atlantean times, basically to save us and the planet… from ourselves. Although many of these gifts were used for good, they could also be used for malevolent desires of power and control, and thus were removed. Now it is said that with meditation, health, and a strong mind-body connection, we can re-activate our 12 strands. It is said that this time is coming; the time to activate our innate abilities and raise our vibrational frequency and consciousness to the next level: the Fifth Dimension.

Our Ancestors are often our guides, although we think of ancestors as people who lived hundreds of years ago within our blood lines, it actually covers anyone who has lived before you. These ancestors choose to be our guides throughout our lives, helping us through life backstage, many go completely unnoticed and unacknowledged but they are always there to assist. Although we may have inherited physical attributes that we may wish we hadn’t, such as wide hips, a large nose or flat feet, we also received many gifts from our blood lines. It is these gifts which will come into the spotlight for you now. They are part of your life’s path and will help you to get where you need to be.

A great way to connect with your ancestors is outside, under a large tree such as the one depicted in the card. Find a quiet spot under a big, beautiful, old tree and sit with your back against the tree. Ask that your guides use the tree’s energy to communicate with you. See yourself as one with the tree, your head high up in the branches, your feet deeply rooted into the ground. Sit and breathe deeply and clear your mind of all the repetitive thoughts of what you need to do, pick up, cook or pay for and just BE with the tree. Keep a journal handy for any thoughts or messages that may come to you at this time. When you are done, thank your ancestors and the tree… give it a hug and know that what you are taking away from this experience will guide you on your life’s path.

Namaste

 

* Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

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