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First House ~ The Body

Published May 12, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

First House ~ The Body, from the Black Moon Astrology Card deck, by Susan Sheppard, artwork by Jane Marin, Published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: First House ~ The Body, from the Black Moon Astrology Card deck, by Susan Sheppard, artwork by Jane Marin, Published by Blue Angel

First House ~ The Body: “I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

“Move ahead with confidence; you are rising.

The First House in astrology begins with the Ascendant, the astrological constellation rising over the eastern horizon at the time the chart is cast. In the natal chart, the Ascendant represents the moment you were born.

Like the sun and moon, the First House is one of the most important parts of a horoscope. The First House represents your physical appearance, how your body words, and where your strengths and weaknesses lie. It is the beginning to everything. The First House is also the ‘mask’ that everyone else first sees. Although the First House is the ‘house of self,’ it is also the persona you project. It is how you relate to the world first.

If the First House card presents itself in a reading, it means you will soon be feeling your own strength. Although it may feel natural just to ‘take over’ and assert your power, you may need to pull back some. Try not to control or dominate certain situations as this could backfire.

More positively, people may feel comfortable now with you as their leader and they won’t mind following your lead.

It is important that you don’t abandon your goals now out of boredom. Presently, you will start things with great gusto. But you must follow up; you need to finish all that you start.

The First House shows your image; so, how you come across to others is of utmost importance now and bears greatly on your success. Perhaps you may opt for a new look and indeed, this can have a bearing on how successful you will be.

Since this house opposes the Seventh House of partnerships, it is a good omen regarding relationships of all kinds. It can mean relationships are about to mature or become more serious. Marriage may be on the cards, or it may mean you are transitioning into a better place concerning other people in general.

As the First House is also about your physical body, it is important you pay attention to your health and the signals your body is sending you. Your body is your ultimate container, the first place your soul passes into.

The First House card also speaks of beginnings and starting anew. It implies it is time to honor your gift of being distinct. It also suggests a position of leadership.

When this card turn up in a reading, it may be time to defend something of value to you, perhaps your reputation, your authentic self or your chosen life path. You may be challenged where you must stand by your convictions. You could have conflicts with certain authority figures and thus, need to go to some extra measures to keep a cool head in any given situation.

This card marks a period of being tested or challenged, and indicates who you are and who you will become. Whenever is implied in the surrounding cards will indicate what must soon be faced and met.

All in all, the first thing to consider with this card is how healthy you are and your stamina, then your role as a leader or just you as a person who is about to start something significant. Always look at surrounding cards to determine what comes next quite directly and unexpectedly.”

First House Card In Brief: “The physical body – the head and the circulatory system; fluctuations in blood pressure; health regimes; bodybuilding; working out; improvements in physical appearance; your attractiveness; presentation before the public; the self; the concept of ‘I Am;” recognition and reputation; personal strength; vitality; defense and battles; challenges; being singled out; mannerisms; getting upset; feeling excited; working on your own without help; realizing a dream that is yours alone; a solitary path; issues brought forth from early childhood; destiny in the making.”

Corresponding Tarot Card: “The Fool”

Key Ideas: “Appearance; the subject of your question; the way you come across; beginnings; new projects; new starts; the body; the face you show to the world.”*

~ By Susan Sheppard

A focus on the physical body now. We have taken on so many upgrades and new energies from the Universe and we need time to properly assimilate them. The physical body has so many demands placed upon it in our everyday lives; it is often taken for granted just how much it does for us. There are some changes that need to be made in order for your physical body to heal and rejuvenate. Part of this is physical; nutrition, hydration and movement; and part of it is how you treat your body with the love and respect it deserves.

We live in a society that has not been accepting of the physical differences in each of us, celebrating our unique attributes. Instead we have been shamed for not being cookie cutter perfect. Too fat, too thin, too muscular or not muscular enough; too tall, too short; too dark, too light; the list goes on and on. We berate ourselves for not fitting into the one percent of the world who we have put above the rest. And photoshopped of course, so many of them don’t even exist!

It is starting to shift, very very slowly. We are finally seeing models who are plus sized, have varied skin pigmentation or are gender fluid. It is slowly happening. But do we accept ourselves? Do we love the physical vehicle we chose to experience this incarnation in? Or do we spend a lot of time wishing or forcing it to be something other than what it is?

For most of my own life I have struggled. Growing up in the 80’s during the bloom of the supermodel, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Shiffer gracing the cover of every magazine, my friends and I in middle school and high school would spend hours wishing we looked like them. Now I see it in my own middle school aged daughter, even though I have been so careful to have positive input on body image with her. Twelve and thirteen year old girls wishing their legs were longer, their thighs were thinner and their tummies were flatter. Eating disorders rearing their ugly heads in children that are absolutely perfect just the way they are. Because we allow the media to tell us how we ‘should’ look. We believe that the models are better somehow than we are and that unless we are lucky enough to be born tall and willowy we are less valuable than those who are.

The most important message is to stop and accept yourself now. Then take action steps towards wellness; a holistic approach. No more trying to be something we are not, but celebrating exactly who we are, that is where the power is. Not putting anyone above or below us, but treating all as equals. Loving the parts of ourselves we have long ago deemed unlovable and helping our loved ones do the same by loving them as they are.

Imagine the freedom we will have when we stop struggling and find true harmony. Body, mind and spirit as One.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Black Moon Astrology Card deck, by Susan Sheppard, artwork by Jane Marin Published by Blue Angel

Nurture

Published February 27, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Nurture, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Nurture, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Nurture, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Nurture: “Focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself.”

“Ganesha asks you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, realistic and down to earth attitude when it comes to collaborating with others and your present conditions. You can benefit from being more resourceful and practical. This is a time of slowing down and biding your time and resources. Deal with any issues as they arise, and brainstorm practical and easy solutions that will fix the problem with minimal drama.

Be careful of giving too much, without regard for your own needs. If you have been feeling exhausted or have been prone to illness, you are invited to stop doing so much for others and do more for you at this time. Do not seek empowerment by doing for others from a place of needing acknowledgment. Empower yourself by nurturing yourself and then, from a healthy place, help others.

Learn to nurture and to create occasions for others to grow by offering a safe, accommodating energy. This energy is the energy of the heart chakra. As your life comes more into alignment with your soul purpose, you bring this nurturing and unconditional love beyond your immediate surroundings and out into the world.

The female figure in this card is Ganesha’s mother, Parvati. She represents a strong female figure in your life that you may look to for extra support and guidance. this could be any female role model, friend or acquaintance that you find yourself drawn to at this time. Alternatively, Parvati can represent a part of yourself, especially when much of your time is spent focusing on the nurturing and caring of others.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

If your energies are feeling scattered, or you are feeling stretched in too many directions at once, it is time to pull back in. We take on too much, we look after every one else’s needs and put them before our own, and we end up feeling exhausted and depleted. Sometimes we do this because we are trying to avoid conflict, sometimes we are seeking approval through making others happy, and sometimes we have just taken on too much responsibility. Maybe we are using looking after others as a distraction so that we don’t have the time or energy to deal with what is going on in our own lives. Maybe we are using it to heal guilt or shame. And maybe we simply find ourselves in that certain stage of life at this time… having young children, aging parents or a new business that just takes up all our time and energy.

If possible, take some time for self-care. Take a break from all that you have going on in your life; and from the worries and stress these people or issues may create. When we take a little break, it not only assists us physically and emotionally to recharge our batteries and build up our strength and energy stores; it also helps us to shift our perspective.

Seek the counsil of a a “wise elder,” someone who has been through what you have been through, and can either help you or give you some sage advice. Accept help when it is offered, and do not feel guilty for needing assistance. Do some research and see if you can find a simple solution to streamline any challenges without allowing them to throw you too far off track.

Ganesha is the breaker of obstacles and he is here to assist us in finding a simple, accessible path on our journey. Ask him to stay by your side and show the way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

The Corners Of The Mouth

Published August 22, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Corners Of The Mouth: “Health and well-being mean more than just freedom from disease; they are a radiant manifestation of balance in body, mind and joy, and peace is increased. We eat food to nourish our bodies, but every level of our being requires nourishment, which it takes from the sources available to it. Your quality of life reflects how you are nourished, how you nourish others, and the way you function in the world.

Impressions – sensory, emotional, intellectual – are the food of the min. We receive a barrage of impressions from television, computers, music, movies, books and magazines, and often end up carrying too much “weight” in our heads. Simplify your life by eliminating anything that does not promote wholesomeness. You may be surprised to find that as you clean up your act you also start feeling better. Gradually eliminating whatever is no longer relevant – stuff, habits, relationships, or points of view – amounts to trimming the fat off your lifestyle. Consider what it would be life to live with the people and things that help you to feel good about yourself. Then consider the extent to which you are willing to go to make that a reality.

If you haven’t paid much attention to your health, this is the time to begin. In attending tot he body’s real needs, it is important to bring some awareness to what, where, and how you eat. If you frequently eat in a hurry, or “graze” at an open fridge, then you can be certain that you are also feeding your stress levels. Carefully choosing foods that are natural and wholesome and eating with intention sends a message to your entire being that it is worth nourishing. Maintaining good health also means exercising. Physical exercise vitalizes the heart and circulatory system and enhances our general sense of well-being. It clears cobwebs from an overfull mind by rerouting excess energy from the head into the body.

Nourishment of the heart calls for healthy relationships in your life. Relationships require sensitivity to their subtle nuances, and should not be taken for granted. Habitual patterns of relating lead to indifference, lack of enthusiasm, or can’t-be-bothered attitude that slowly but surely creates heartache. Nourish your relationships carefully, so that they may provide you and others with emotional sustenance. Finally, how do you nourish yourself spiritually? Rest and relaxation put us back in touch with ourselves and nature. Make a conscious choice to tune our external distractions and turn your full attention inward. by sitting silently, relaxed and comfortable, simply observing your breath and your thoughts, you can cleanse your mind of tensions that deplete well-being. When a thought arises that grips your attention, relax your breath, let the tension go and return to neutrality. This is the simplest form of meditation, and it works. there are many different techniques to facilitate self-awareness, some very energetic, others more passive, and it’s wise to experiment to find the way that feels right for you. Practicing a consciousness raising technique with regularity clears the mind, calms the emotions, and will enhance your ability to feel supported by the flow of change that is Tao.”*

~by Ma Deva Padma

Pay particular attention to your physical body at this time. All the energetic changes we have been thought, all the Universal and cosmic upgrades that we have integrated at a cellular level, have transformed us. We will, quite literally, start to look markedly different. This is a necessary and welcome change. But we must participate in this part of our transformation.

We have moved into a new Lightness of Being, can you feel it? We must honour and nurture our bodies accordingly. We must hydrate with pure water, blessing both the water and our bodies as we do so. We must turn away from foods laden with chemicals, additives, pesticides and genetic modifications. We must choose to nourish ourselves with foods that contain the natural spectrum of the rainbow; foods full of Light and prana, vitamins and minerals. Raw and authentic, nothing battered or microwaved. How does this feel to you?

This is not a matter of if you make these vital changes, but when. If you are resisting now, please don’t worry. The seed is planted within your consciousness and you will find yourself guided to higher vibrational foods. Old, toxic habits will be left behind naturally, effortlessly; with grace and ease. You can and will do this for YOU.

And when you do? You will transform completely. Body, mind and spirit. Beyond anything you were previously able to conceive. It’s that powerful.

This is not a diet, it is not a fad. It is more than a lifestyle. It is a coming home; a returning back to you.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

 

Ten Of Chalices

Published August 16, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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Daily Angel Oracle Card:  Ten Of Chalices, from The Sirian Starseed Tarot Card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

Ten Of Chalices: “How much better can it get than the Ten Of Chalices? Like the endless flow of Niagara Falls, the emotional waters of your being flow unrestrained and free. Nothing is held back; nothing is hidden. All is optimism, joy and freedom to be and to feel, celebrating the wonder of the human experience – the vastness of our extraordinary capacity to feel emotion in all its diversity.

To the querent, this is a card of bliss! One is reminded of the expression, “My cup runneth over” when observing the free flow of the waters of the soul in this light filled, positive key.

It needs very little interpretation. Congratulations! Your life is filled with wonder and you get it! You feel the joy, the prosperity, and the contentment of all that is right about the world.

Are you aware of all you have created and how the world is unfolding through hour own manifestation? Are you feeling the magnificence of this moment in your life? How are you sharing your joy with others? Do you give thanks for all that flows into your life?”*

~by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

Wow! After a bit of a rocky ride, the clouds part and the sun shines through! Take this moment to revel in the rainbow after the storm, every bright and vivid colour right there before you in high definition. It seemed as though the storm would never stop, that you would be sucked into it forever losing yourself and your place in the world. Then, just as suddenly as it began, it disappated, leaving the sun shining and the mist rising from the fields.

Everything seems more colourful today, every detail visible. Even the birds sound happier. The heaviness has lifted, people are feeling better today, and anything seems possible. What will the Universe present you with? Maybe there is an unexpected gift on it’s way to you now, perhaps a prayer will be answered, a wish granted, a miracle bestowed. Keep your senses on high alert for something wonderful; a windfall or a turnaround in healing is possible now.

Stop right now and make a short list of all the wonderful things, people and experiences you would love to welcome into your present life. Don’t look too far into the future, and don’t let your ego tell you that certain things take time and that you must wait or that you are not ready. Just write them down, knowing that as you do so, you are co-creating abundance, joy, peace, prosperity, success, health, wealth, happiness and fulfillment.

The sky is the limit, there is no holding back. You are making magic with the opportunities being presented to you, and it will take you on a wild ride if you allow it. Surrender to all the good that you deserve to receive in your life now, meet it with open heart and open mind. Embrace it with gratitude and share it with the world.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Sirian Starseed Tarot Card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

Freyr

Published August 14, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Freyr, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd

Freyr, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Freyr, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd

Freyr: “Abundance, Peace, Contentment”

“Your integrity has led to healing and unity, which gives you vast potential, and this surge of energy brings with it the ability to prosper, a continual flow of energy to be invested. Being at one with who you are destined to be can also lead to the power to create good fortune for yourself. This abundance, which will come lovingly and safely, can result in a time where you take your place in the world.

You are now at home with your sensitivity, your psychic abilities, and you are able to help the world simply through being yourself, who you are at your core, and using your beautiful, innate, intuitive talents. You are in tune with this new earth energy. We all have this capacity – regardless of age, religion, race, creed, family background, and our own issues, every human has the chance to change into a person with a higher purpose.  When we live from that place, we are truly peaceful, content, and abundant. We are like children coming home when we move into this energy and embrace this planet, for the planet in her turn embraces us, and showers us with gifts.

You are one of the leaders of this change, one who shows the way, from the light they share each day in simple ways. You are a wonderful person with a divine mission. You are important to the planet. You are moving into a time of physical health, joy, enthusiasm and the wonderful energy of optimism. Strong and joyful, others will embrace the examples you offer at this time.”

~ By Lucy Cavendish

Artwork: “Elf King,” By Maxine Gadd

Right on the heels of Lady Fortune herself comes the Elven King himself, the Freyr, with news of abundance, success, wealth, health and prosperity. How can it get any better than this? All that hard work really is paying off! you have found your niche, your place in the world. What you have to offer, others have been looking for; a perfect match.

It is your attitude that has helped you get this far, the trust, surrender and faith that the Universe will provide. And it is providing! Meet this amazing windfall with a heart full of peace, joy, gratitude, and fulfillment. Bask in the glory of perseverance; slow and steady action towards your dreams. This is co-creation in it’s finest form. You have mastered your intention, honed your focus and used the valuable gift of your imagination to visualize your dreams coming true, and here they are, coming to you in ways that you did not even dare to imagine.

There is no limit what is possible during this amazing window of opportunity; do not leave any door unopened, any stone unturned. Embrace life in every possible aspect, with a smile on your face, a skip in your step and a hug ever at the ready.

Your time is NOW.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd

Fortune

Published August 13, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Fortune, from the Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Fortune, from the Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Fortune, from the Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Fortune: “Fortuna”

“Prepare for a positive change of fortune. A run of bad luck will end. Know the difference between chance and action.  You can change your luck. Be prepared – when fortune meets opportunity, success results!

Wish for me a coin of gold.

Lady Fortuna, please give to me.

I pray to you to change my luck,

Fortune’s Favourite I will be.

 

Oh hard to woo, Fortuna smiles,

Her sweetest and most complicated one.

Our expectations not premeditated

We cannot trust that her gift will come.

Sometimes, I think human nature has changed a great deal in the last few thousand years – until I read ancient history! Historical witchcraft techniques seem just as concerned with invoking love, money, health, and luck as modern spell craft. Evidently, these aspects of life are at the heart of human desires – and no less today than in Aradia’s time.

In Stregoneria, luck is sometimes referred to as ‘fortune.’ There is even a female deity called ‘Fortuna,’ to whom we link our more modern ‘Lady Luck.’ Good fortune is a wonderful – even if temporary – gift. It brings us greater opportunities, more success in games and at work, and attracts more prosperity to us, as well. In times of hardship, we would like Fortuna to smile upon us, so there are many spells, incantations, and prayers to achieve her positive notice in any strega’s spell book.

I particularly love this spell from Leyland’s Aradia: Gospel of the Witches. (According to the account from which is comes, it involves a lemon stuck full of pins of different colours – avoid black pins!)

First, with three drops of oil I do remove

All evil influences and I humbly pray,

O beautiful Diana, until thee

That thou wilt take it all away from me,

And send it all to my worst enemy!

 

When the evil fortune

Is taken from me,

I’ll cast it out to the middle of the street:

And if thou wilt grant me this favour

O beautiful Diana,

Every bell in my house shall merrily ring!”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Ok I will admit it, I had to think about this one for a minute… did I want to even post it? Is it the message I wanted to put out there? Well, the cards are really just a direction, chosen by the angels for what I am to write about today. And today, I want to tell you that we make our own luck. I am so much more a believer in raising our vibration to that which we wish to create than I am a believer in the fickle nature of Lady Luck. However, on that note, it is extremely important to note that I am a big believer than when we truly do believe that we have her on our side… we simply cannot lose. Powerful those thoughts and feelings we create, are they not?

So, how lucky are you feeling today? How much energy are you going to put into feeling fortunate or not so fortunate… as these are both self fulfilling prophecies! Do you put energy into a certain person, place, or thing? Such as a special piece of jewelry or a favourite item of clothing? For example, in my 20’s, I used to have a dress that I felt held an incredible amount of positive luck for me. Whenever I wore that dress, good things happened! I got free food or drinks, met up unexpectedly with old friends, attracted positive attention and generally had the best night ever whenever I chose to wear it! Eventually it disappeared along the way… (possibly nabbed by an old roomie who knew the power of the dress… alas, not so lucky after all!!)

Anyhow, my point is, if you have something lucky, get it out. Take it with you today and see what happens! Luck is on your side, whether you believe it is held within you, within Lady Fortuna herself, or within a lucky item that you possess. Today, and this weekend, you simply cannot lose. So decide that right now and go have an amazing time! It’s in the cards ;0)

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

Salu

Published June 16, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Salu, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Illustrations by Maxine Gadd

Salu, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Illustrations by Maxine Gadd

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Salu, from The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Illustrations by Maxine Gadd

Salu: “Vitality, Health, Energy”

Artwork: Mirabelle, by Maxine Gadd

“You radiate strength, energy, exuberance, and life force – the kind that emanates from within, giving you an energetic force field that others respond to, but within which you dwell, radiant and well. With every day, every heartbeat, ever conscious moment – including all the wise decisions you have made on behalf of your wellbeing – you are beginning to develop  lasting strength, and your energy is potent, a force and a presence.

This card can also signify that it is time for you to truly take your wellbeing seriously – to connect deeply and respectfully with the body, to reshape it, reclaim it from all the cultural biases and all the voyeuristic judgments we are all subject to. It is time to develop support networks where your mind is valued, and healthy relationships are nurtured, developed, and sustained.

You must also do the work: sweat and discover just what you are capable of, and be sure also to change your nutrients – enhance the food you are eating, be sure to eat well, and acknowledge any unhealthy eating patterns you may have developed to self-nurture and comfort. All of this dedication and self-love will pay off in marvelous ways. you will radiate so much good, shining wellbeing that you will draw to you like-minded people who support this journey and attract more vitality, good fortune and love.”

~ By Lucy Cavendish

Salu is the Divine feminine counterpart to Barnabus. She is the compliment to his masculine energy; she is whole and she is free; as she is loving and receptive. She is asking that as we show ourselves love and acceptance, she encourages us to  nurture and care for ourselves, body, mind and spirit. What old habits can we release that no longer serve our Highest Good and true health? How can we shine our light more brightly?

Making simple choices in our lives concerning drinking more pure water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, cutting back on packaged foods, avoiding heavy meats and processed foods can make a world of difference to our wellbeing. Releasing old habits of toxic substances and refusing to put poisons, pesticides and chemicals into our bodies can be truly transformational. This can no longer be ignored; it is crucial for our ascension. We literally must elevate our density, our vibration and our Lightness of Being.

What can you change, today to make a difference to your health? It could be stress related, it could be diet, it could be that you are overdoing something. Only you know. This is personal, and it is a message just for you. Take it seriously. Release the pattern and step into a new way.

It could be breathing. It could be adding those valuable moments of silence. It could be quitting something that you know is hurting you in more ways than “just physical.”

Whatever it is, commit to making it a priority. You are worth it. You are starting this new chapter and there are just some things that cannot continue.

Bless and release.

Embrace wholeness and wellbeing.

You are your temple.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Faery Forest Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish, Illustrations by Maxine Gadd

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