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Two Of Earth

Published March 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Two Of Earth: “Equilibrium, Flexibility, Adaptability, Balance, Harmony, Compromise, Confidence, Procrastination, Freedom”

Key Phrases: “Balancing work and play. Balancing responsibility and personal needs. Be open to compromise. Be confident buy grounded. Realistic goals and expectations. Take stock and prioritize. Forgive your limitations. Ask for help.”

Two Of Earth Card Meaning: “The Two Of Earth card symbolizes the importance of balancing work, home, family, and play, whilst remaining flexible and adaptable in meeting one’s commitments and responsibilities.

You are filled with a  sense of purpose. You have goals and dreams. Nurture them. Be willing to do what is needed in order to make them manifest, but do so with mindfulness and the awarness that all you do has an impact on those around you.

Be confident. Trust in both yourself and your abilities. But also be flexible, adaptable, and open to compromise.

Self-belief is the key to maintaining a healthy equilibrium. If you believe that you can achieve your goals and meet your responsibilities at the same time, then there is a good chance that you can. But ground your self-confidence in reality, realizing that you are not superhuman or perfect. There is a limit to what you can do and achieve without burning the candle at both ends. Be aware and respectful of your physical, mental and emotional needs.

Forgive your limitations; ask for help, and share your responsibilities if you need to – before you start to drop things because you are mentally, physically and emotionally worn out.”

Potential Blockage: “Stress, anxiety, fatigue, failure to manifest desired outcomes, an inability to focus, neglect of self and others – all these are symptoms of being overburdened and overwhelmed.

Too many responsibilities and goals can result in your feeling overwhelmed and weighed down. Distraction, procrastination, and the failure to meet commitments may create conflict with those around you.

An unwillingness or inability to focus on what is truly important will manifest in less than desirable outcomes.

When the Two Of Earth appears as Challenger, it represents a need to take stock, and to prioritize. It is time to decide what it is that is truly important to you, and put all else aside. If you do not, you may lose the very things that matter the most to you.”*

~ By Ravynne Phelan

How many things are you juggling right now? And how does it make you feel? Are you grabbing every opportunity, setting goals and going after them? Or are you spread too thin, getting stressed and feeling overwhelmed? How we deal with what is in front of us is up to us. How we feel about how much we have on our plate right now determines whether or not we are in alignment or scattered.

If you are full of energy and putting your plan into action, keep doing what you are doing! This is the ideal space to be in, one of creative action and mindful manifestation. Be aware of where you put your energy and what you say “yes” to… keep your boundaries firmly in place and do not stray off course. There may be a time when you have to say no to someone regarding what they think you “should” do for them. It is OK to stick to your guns and politely decline, your projects need you now more than ever.

If you are feeling off track, or that you have too much going on, this is an indication that you need to set up some clear boundaries for yourself, your time and your energy. No one can do this for you but you! Take stock of everything you feel you must accomplish and clean house… decide what stays and what gets delegated to others. Ask for help if you need it, you do not have to go this alone. As soon as you bring things into balance, you will find a renewed energy and you can again pick up the pace. this time using your energy and focus to create what is truly important to you. For the Highest Good of All.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Tarot Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

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

 

Commander Ashtar

Published February 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Commander Ashtar, from the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Commander Ashtar, from the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Commander Ashtar, from the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Commander Ashtar: “Call to Action”

“Take charge. Lead by example. Walk your talk”

About Commander Ashtar: “Ashtar, also known as Commander Ashtar is a multidimensional being who promotes truth, peace and harmony between the planets. He is said to be an extraterrestrial but appears in human form so that the can communicate at heart level with all those on Earth who call on him. He is part of the Great White Brotherhood, a congregation of light beings who work to bring healing to the world, and is a wonderful guide to those who are feeling the call to bring positivity, healing and inspiration to those around them. He lifts up the heart of leaders and inspires them to walk their path with complete integrity.”

Extended Message From Commander Ashtar: “You are receiving a call to action and being asked to step up and create the changes you wan to see in the world. Divine inspiration is all around you and Ashtar and his legion of cosmic angels are standing by to offer you loving support. Know that you are being encouraged to be honest, assertive and true in a loving way. You may feel your ego trying to hold you back, but know that when you take the first step, the next one will soon follow. Take some time to connect with the universe by looking up at the stars, knowing that there are loving beings of light gazing back down on you. You are not alone.”*

~ By Kyle Gray

First off, I want to be very clear that the Great White Brotherhood refers to Ascended Masters; beings of pure white love and light, and has absolutely nothing to do with skin colour, race, or anything else that could possibly be misconstrued as racist in any way, shape or form. They are a force of benevolent beings of Light that are available to us to assist us in our ascension process and are made up of a combination of Light beings throughout the Universe.

Commander Ashtar is a very high consciousness, multidimensional being of Light who wishes to work closely with Earth as many of our Archangels and Ascended Masters do, in helping us to ascend both individually, collectively and with our Great Mother Gaia. We need him now.

Commander Ashtar is broadcasting our call to action, and for those who are reading this, the seed has now been planted. We are being called to step into our power, our peace and our truth, and to create a brand new world. We are being asked to awaken our ‘super powers’ which have long been dormant, and use them to manifest a higher vibrational reality. And yes, it is possible. And no, I’m not crazy and neither are you.

We too are discovering that we are beings of Light which have chosen to be here, right now, wearing these human suits and bringing our gifts to share with the world. We are learning to see and feel the powerful connection we all have to each other; every other being and the planet Herself. We are awakening and we are remembering. And as we do so we are embracing our role in creating the New Earth.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

 

Scales Of Balance

Published January 31, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance: “Ancient Tantra of the Soul”

“You are a Tantrika, Ian Initiate on the Path of Divine Healing of the Masculine and Feminine, the two sacred polarities that are universal to human experience. As these energies come into mutual respect and  balance, you attain great power, presence and healing effect in the world of the Soul and in the human world of forms here on this Earth. You are supported in further exploring this path now, under the auspices and blessing of beloved Isis.”

“You are in the process of sacred relationship healing of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies within your own Soul. This is the advanced spiritual path of Tantra. It is the connection of the body and Soul. The effect of this inner divine relationship healing is genuine enlightenment of the mind and the body. The body becomes a living sacred temple of light, energy and wild aliveness. This embodiment can be experienced in movement, in deep stillness, in vitality and in quietness.

You are a Tantrika, a sacred priest-priestess of the Tantric arts. Some people mistakenly believe that Tantra is simply about sexuality, but it is in truth the journey of the Soul to bring masculine and feminine polarities into wholeness, love, unity and empowerment – to learn to be the enlightened path in every element of your being. This is Soul-building work that is in great service to the spiritual healing and evolution of humanity, which is in deep need of those such as yourself, who can help create sacred connection between mind and body. It might be through your own personal healing of your body-mind connection and perhaps through your healing services for others that you walk your Tantric Path. It might be done in a private way or in an obvious way. What matters is that it feels right for you. Walking this path authentically is a choice to live in dedication to the sacred work of Isis who taught us about the creative power that could come of healing the relationship between masculine and feminine consciousness.

You are guided to accept this healing through learning to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself and your relationships with others. Balancing give and take, directing and flowing, play and solitude are ways to do this now. Learning to feel as comfortable as possible with your sexual and spiritual nature, seeing how they can complement rather than compete with each other is helpful too. Connection with the body is the most powerful form of healing for the feminine energy as it holds the secrets to Divine Feminine wisdom. This can occur through movement, dance and yoga that is based on body awareness and presence, rather than necessarily involving fast flowing postures that may take you more into your head than your body. You can come more into your body through time in nature, swimming, laying in the sun, resting or walking provided that you stay present to the physical sensations that you experience.

This Oracle also comes as a guide for you Path of Inner Healing and Service. You are encouraged to explore Divine Masculine and Feminine healing within yourself specifically at this time. This may involve forgiveness of past relationships with significant males or females in your life. It may also require an adjustment of softening to allow in feminine wisdom, or cutting out some distraction or draining situations or relationships that minimize your sense of your own power and capacity to use masculine wisdom well.

If you also drew the Oracle Of Healing the Divine Masculine, you are actively encouraged to explore Tantra as a personal healing journey this lifetime. There are many different teachers and approaches under the heading of ‘tantra’ these days. Use discernment and trust what feels right to you.

You are also guided, if in healing work with others, that you can help others heal through exploring the interplay of masculine and feminine energies. It might be through connection of mind and body, through inner and outer worlds, through sexuality and spirituality, joining for healing. Enjoy the unfolding journey, beloved Initiate, for it will be highly creative and could involve art, movement as dance, yoga, breath work and much more!”

“The Scales are balanced with perfection
Feminine and Masculine in Divine Connection
Surrender and strength, Body and Soul
Together are loved, united and whole
I know when to act and when to rest
Scales of Balance allow harmony to vest
Deep within I am now at peace
As imbalance I effortlessly now release
I feel balance, wholeness and vitality
As I balance and heal my Divine Humanity”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

When we find balance within ourselves, we can expect to see thing balance out around us, this is how the Universe works. We must balance our masculine and feminine energies; in ourselves, and in our lives. This means that we must find our sovereignty, our Truth. We must step into our power fearlessly. We must be direct and honest, but not aggressive or manipulative. We must be creative without being scattered, and we must find our sensuality without it having to be overtly sexual. Balance. Harmony.

Look at your relationships closely. Are they balanced? Are you respected? Are you being heard? Are you hearing others? Are you able to meet half way, support each other and trust? These are all indications of balance… or imbalance… only you truly know.

When we balance the energies within ourselves and our lives, it will cause a ripple effect. We will no longer have men against women. We will no longer need to fear for ourselves and our lives as women, as minorities. We cannot see ourselves as victims in our own lives and not expect that mind set to affect everything around us. We must release all the old fear, the old programs that tell us that we are weak, we need taking care of, we are less than, or that we should live in fear… or be feared.

When Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine come together it is in perfect balance and harmony. There is common ground; there is a meeting of the Souls; there is a deep understanding. Where one ends the other begins. They are not the same, but they revere each others differences and meet them with Love. Hearts are open, Souls are bared. Fear is needless. This is when the co-creation of something brand new begins.

Looking around us now, we seem so very far from there. So instead of looking so far outwards, look inside instead. Heal it there first. Then heal it within your closest relationships. With each ripple outwards, a profound difference will be made. Do the work and reap the benefits for All.

It is time to come together.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Piper

Published January 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Piper, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica McBeth

The Piper, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica McBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Piper, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica McBeth

The Piper: “Music, Order, Harmony, Seduction, Empathy”

“The secret melody of the Piper drifts through our lives, offering us a means to communicate from the heart and without words. His music conveys our emotions to one another, emotions that are audible only in the listening ear of our hearts. His approach to us is gentle and wordless. He may send us his melody through the whisper of leaves, the rustle of grass, the song of a bird, the hum of city traffic, the buzz of a refrigerator, or the whirr of a computer. He asks that we listen to the world around us, especially to the unspoken words of others, humans and faeries, plants and trees.

Among the other things the Piper offers us is the ability to bring him our sorrows and pain in the form of music so that he may help us to heal them. Sing a sad song to this faery and he will add it to the energy of cleansing and healing, if we are open to healing. His natural music also offers us tranquility, if we take the time to be still and listen to it.

The Piper’s music can be seductive and attractive – even magnetic. He lures us with our won daydreams. Sometimes, we allow the music of the Piper to enthrall us into illusion, especially the illusion of control over that which we cannot control. However, if we use that illusion (our own self-deceit) to break through into greater truth, it has served its real purpose.

He calls to us, asking that we listen – listen to him, listen to the faeries, to each other’s hearts. His piping may seem elusive, hard to hear, diffused, yet it is very clear and it brings us the meaning of our lives.

Working on developing more order, harmony, and beauty in your life? Then you are singing to the tune of the Piper – and becoming more like him as you do.”

Starter Reading: “To get what you want, the Piper recommends that you try polite requests and gentle, patient persuasion – and then wait, quietly welcoming, for it to come to you. Seek harmony and tranquility in yourself and in the world around you. Use tenderness and gentleness. This card speaks of a time of harmony, creativity, and increasing order. It tells of communication without words – the music of empathy and the awareness of the feelings and concerns of others. This is a time to pay attention to the subtlety of others’ expressions of feelings and ideas. Look past the surface and listen as you would to a beguiling melody on the very edge of hearing. He also plays melodies in our dreams, which may be filled with meaning and importance, and then he leaves it up to us to understand what they mean.

This may also be a good time to be aware that others may be listening to us with sensitivity and clarity – so much so that they may hear what we are truly saying more clearly than we do ourselves.

This card may also signify musical talent or ability, or it may be suggesting that the use of music is in some way important at the present time.”

When This Card Comes As Challenger: “When we have blocked out the melody of the Piper we can be like someone mesmerized, lost in a dream, stagnating. Alternatively, this card may represent people so vague and diffused that they are insufficiently earthed to be able to keep commitments – or even to remember that they have made them and it wasn’t just another fantasy. Self-absorption, moodiness, and self-deceit can be problems. Altogether, unreliability and untrustworthiness are a real problem. Look at the other cards to see if anything can be done to rectify this or if you just have to take this into account and make your plans accordingly.

When the power of the Piper is twisted, it becomes manipulative and may be aimed at seducing others into something against their judgment or ethics. It becomes like a spider waiting at the center of a web to entrap someone.

One of the worst abuses of this energy is to use our empathic understanding of the needs, hopes, and dreams of others to attempt to lure them into self-destructive ways, especially by playing on their illusions, delusions, and confusions.”*

~By Jessica McBeth

Can you maintain inner peace and patience when you are reaching out for something in your life? When you are in the process of manifestation: when you are creating through intention, visualization, dreaming and action, is there peace? Or is there an empty space longing to be filled? A space that calls out to you, moment by moment like a starving baby waiting to be fed? When this space stays empty for a while, and the manifestation has not yet come to fruition, how do you deal with that? Do you have faith in the process and remain calm? Or do you fret, wondering where your manifestation is, why it’s taking so long, and what is holding it up?

When we hold on to the feeling of not having what we want, we actually slow down the process… I know, it’s annoying, but it is true. Basically, because we are sending out the energy of “it’s not here, where is it, why isn’t it here?” instead of “it will be here, I can’t wait to see it all play out, I have complete faith.” Big difference huh? But we love to control outcomes, and we feel like we are in control when we are telling the Universe to hurry up already, where the heck is it?!?

The Piper asks us to find our inner peace. He asks us to slow down and listen to the subtle whispers of the Universe… maybe there is a hint in there? Maybe we are missing something important in our haste? Maybe if we slow down and savour the moment, we might actually learn something about ourselves.

Breathe. Listen for the music of Being. It is in every breath, every heartbeat, every movement, every aspect of creation. Let it wash the illusions away and reveal your truth to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Capacity To Love

Published November 18, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Capacity To Love: “It takes courage to open up and heal areas of deep vulnerability”

“Each human individual is created with a profound longing to feel loved. Out of this need for love, you may exaggerate and parade your fascinating qualities, while masking your weaknesses or fears. If you are not committed to looking at your root issues, you will feel disconnected from your true self.

Take a moment to look at how you are handling yourself. Are you being open and honest? Are you withdrawing from a situation? Are you masking a problem with some sort of avoidance tactic such as shopping, drinking, or eating excessively? Are you holding grudges?

When your heart is open, you will find that your actions tend to match your words. You rarely get offended. You are emotionally available. When your heart is open, you truly take responsibility for who you are and what your beliefs are. You love yourself more completely. Conflict resolves more easily and you have a desire to live in harmony with others.

Ganesha’s trunk represents the ability to consider how you are perceiving this situation which is significant in your spiritual growth. An elephant’s trunk is an important appendage that is used in its day to day functioning – it serves to remove trees and other large obstacles as well as for more fiddly tasks such as breaking open fruits to eat. An elephant has the capability to handle a range of tasks from minute ones to those requiring great strength. In this way, Ganesha’s trunk is an emblem of his great intelligence and his extraordinary capacity for love. Rely on your own vast array of abilities to tackle your problems and know that Ganesha is supporting you in this process.”*

~by Angela Heartfield

You deserve love. Divine love, family love, romantic love, love from your animal friends, love from your friends. You deserve to be surrounded by unconditional Love and support and true acceptance. How does that make you feel?

Do you shut down when you think of receiving love? Or do you open your heart, mind and arms wide to receive it? Do you feel completely worthy of Love? Are you able to give love and allow yourself to receive love in equal balance, or do you feel that you must give much more than you receive in order to be worthy? Do you see those you love or those who love you as above or below you? Or do you see yourself equal to all others?

These are all questions to ponder in order to see patterns in your life and your relationships. This is where the healing begins. It is so important to see ourselves as worthy and equal to others in loving relationships, and maintain a harmonious give and take of love and affection. We deserve it. They deserve it.

We are all One in Love.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

 

 

 

Persephone

Published November 12, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle card: Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Persephone: “Cycles”

“It is time for a change, and it will be positive. Respect your own natural cycles. Be mindful of seasonal changes and go with the flow taking these into account in your diet and activity level.”

“The god Zeus and his brother Hades, god of the underworld, were discussing Hades’s marriage. It seemed that the Hades, eligible in most respects, wanted a queen for himself. Persephone was the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter – the goddess of agriculture – and seemed a fine choice. Zeus promised the hand of Persephone to Hades, and both men were pleased. Unfortunately, Zeus forgot his promise and neglected to inform any of the women! Hades became impatient waiting and decided to take Persephone.

One bright day, as Persephone was enjoying the sunshine outdoors with her handmaidens, she came upon a particularly stunning narcissus flower. As she picked it, she heard a great rumbling. Hades arose from the ground and seized her. Persephone struggled, but Hades overpowered her and took her down to the underworld.

Only the goddess Hekate and the sun god Helios heart her screams. Hekate told Demeter what she had heard. Being a devoted and loving mother, Demeter frantically searched for her daughter but to no avail. As she could think of nothing else besides her daughter, she began to neglect her role of grain giver and earth mother, and so the fields began to die.

Soon the people began to starve, and they cried to Zeus to save them. Helios told Demeter of Hade’s act, and Zeus was forced to demand that Hades return Persephone.

In the underworld, meanwhile, Persephone missed the world above but had begun to like Hades a little, so when he kindly offered her a pomegranate to eat, she accepted it. She had consumed six seeds of the glossy, ruby-red fruit when Zeus’s demand reached them. According to the Fates, if food or drink is consumed in the underworld, one must remain there, so it seemed Persephone would have to stay in the world of shadows. Zeus, however, came up with a compromise: Persephone would spend six months with Hades and six months above with Demeter.

As Persephone leaves the darkness, the goddess Hekate meets her, flaming torches in hand, and guides her back to the blue sky and her mother. Demeter, in her joy, resumes her work with the fields. Life again appears on earth. However, every six months, when Persephone returns to Hades, Demeter grieves and leaves the world barren.

This is a story of cycles, of how things naturally progress and change. In ancient Greece, when a young woman was married, she left home and joined the family of her husband. Her parents and siblings were both sad and happy and the bride often went through a period of adjustment. Although she lost her identity and freedom as a maiden, the bride became queen of her new home.

This story also illustrates how the seasons change, how the earth and its fruits die in the winter only to be reborn in the spring, flourish in the summer and be harvested in the autumn. Change and transition is everywhere, and constant. The natural cycles are something to be mindful of, connect with, and enjoy if we are to gain the most from our year.

Should the lovely Persephone grace your life, it is to remind you that cycles are natural. There are times to feel introverted and extroverted, energetic and restful, happy and sad – none of these is better than the other. There was a time you were a baby, a time you were a child, a time you will grow older – each with its own joys and challenges. Take the time to connect with your own personal cycles and you can expect to reap many benefits, particularly physical ones. Do not expect yourself to be happy just because others are, or ready for the same steps at the same time. Let your body and mind experience your life naturally and without expectation based on someone else’s cycles. Pressuring yourself or others to want the same things at the same time isn’t healthy or respectful of your true self.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Resisting natural growth or cycles is not useful to developing a smooth and happy life. It is a natural part of life to grow up and to transform in our minds and bodies, and sometimes that can be a scary process. Additionally, there may be times when we do not want to accept the changes that need to be made, even if they are inevitable, and we may be angry and upset about them. Sometimes we face changes to our family situations, where we live, our relationships, or our schools that we do not like and cannot control, yet we must adapt to them the best way possible. We can learn resilience and be creative with our solutions.”

Symbolism: “Pomegranate, crown, robed woman carrying a sheath of wheat, spring, seeds, flowers”*

~by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

It’s natural to go through a grieving process when you have to give something up to make space for something new. Honour this time. Honour your feelings, let them flow through you, this is part of your journey into authenticity. You can’t stuff your emotions anymore and expect it not to have a lasting effect on your body, mind and spirit. You cannot pretend any longer that you don’t care, you don’t get hurt or you aren’t worth more than this. You are worth much more. But you have to accept the lesson first.

What, or who, do you need to release in order to move forward. And if you have been courageous enough to do this, give yourself time to process it. Heal. It takes a little time, it is a natural cycle. Do not let the fear of feeling the emotions allow you to refuse to experience them in all they have to offer you. Feel into it. Then bless and release with gratitude for the lesson learned. This is only a small part of something so much better you will not believe it. Until you make space for it and invite it in. Open mind and open heart.

Anything is possible now as you step into a brand new cycle in your life. There has been a cycle from 2008 to now that has come to an end. Bless, release and welcome in the new with open arms and open mind. This is going to be the beginning of something very special.

Persephone’s message to us is that sometimes we have to delve right into the darkness in order to find the light.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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