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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

Hestia ~ Home

Published July 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hestia ~ Home, from the Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hestia ~ Home, from the Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hestia ~ Home

The Myth: “Hestia is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her name means hearth, the sacred fire, and Hestia is the virgin goddess of the sacred hearth. The hearth was at the center of families and tribes. Transferring fire from one sacred hearth to another represented continuing heredity.”

The Message: “This card is all about the warmth and the spirit of the home. It indicates that both home and family are especially important at this time.

Our families are not just our blood relatives, but they are the people who care for and nurture us in our lives and the people for whom we deeply love and care. Our connection to family reminds us of who we are and brings us back to our roots both culturally and personally, giving us a sense of continuity, of being a part of something greater than ourselves. Home is this feeling.

Home is also the ground we create for ourselves: a place of security, peace, and warmth. we rejuvenate ourselves in this place so that we may have the energy to operate in the world.

This is a time for connecting to the nourishing energy of home and family. You can be anywhere in the world to do this; all you need to do is connect to the space within yourself that allows you to feel strong, safe, and warm.

This is a time for creating the right ‘home’ space for yourself. If you feel that your home is contaminated, then you must do whatever is necessary to cleanse it. You cannot hope to operate from a clear space within your life or the world unless you are operating from a clear space within yourself and your home. If you have destructive personalities around you, you must create boundaries and remove these people from your immediate space.

This is also a time to connect to those who are your true heart’s family, to those who love you and remind you of who you truly are.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

I have just recently had my home, myself and my children cleared by a friend of mine who’s life purpose is to assist in clearing lower vibrational and dense energies from spaces, people, chakras, etc. I am amazed at the difference this has made to our family dynamics (if you are interested in his services, please contact Leith at Rainbow Spiral Energy Spacekeeper directly). I was also inspired to clean and clear out all the old, take a few things down off the walls, donate things that we no longer need. In combination, it has made an enormous difference to generally improve the chi of the space, I feel fantastic and the kids have noticed a difference too. 

This is a great time to look at anything in your living space that does not hold a positive or higher vibrational energy. Get rid of anything that does not serve a purpose and just clutters up the space. It is also time to look closely at relationships and assess if there is anyone in your life right now who is doing more harm than good. All of these things have an effect on us, body, mind and spirit. If you are not sure, look for signs: does an object, space or person make you feel drained, frustrated, anxious or overwhelmed? Do you feel repelled or like you should flee the situation? Do you feel that you are being used or your energy is being sucked away? All these are signs that there is unhealthy or toxic energy in your presence.

It is also important to create boundaries with people who ask too much of you. Learn to say no, learn to walk away and learn that you are not here to “fix” someone, you can support them, but you are not responsible for their behaviour or their choices, (unless they are dependents such as disabled, elderly or small children and need your care and assistance of course). You can guide people or advise them, but you cannot compromise yourself for them. Creating healthy boundaries allows people to learn the lessons they are meant to learn in their own time. It also allows (or forces) them to take responsibility for their own behaviour. And you for yours.

win win

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

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