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Nephthys

Published January 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Nephthys, from The Anubis Oracle Card deck, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Nephthys, from The Anubis Oracle Card deck, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Nephthys, from The Anubis Oracle Card deck, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Nephthys: “The High Priestess ~ Intuition ~ Mystery”

“Nephthys is the hidden or veiled one who serves as a medium between the worlds. She comes to us in dreams, flashes of intuition, and visions. Along with Isis and Nekhbet-Mother-Mut, Nephthys is an aspect of the Triple Goddess. She relies upon spirit to direct her in all things and she holds the mystery teachings of life, death, and rebirth deep within her essence.

The mother of Anubis, Nephthys is also the true Virgin, or the woman unto herself, in her manifestation as the High Priestess. In our shamanic visionary experience, she inspires the seeker as she whispers her secrets into the wind and dances exotically under the starry sky with magnificent serpents winding around her beautiful bronze arms.

Although she is less renowned than her twin sister, Isis, they are seen together on the walls of the temples and at either end of every sarcophagus in ancient Egypt. When Osiris’s body was scattered throughout Egypt, it was Nephthys and Anubis who helped Isis find and gather the parts to make him whole again.

When Nephthys appears, she is working with your third eye and your sense of intuition, which will guide you further into the mysteries and to that which is hidden in your subconscious mind. She helps you to see in the dark. If you have drawn this card, be especially attentive or watchful for synchronicities. (What you may normally think of as a coincidence is actually the universe trying to gain your attention.) Pay attention to those sudden “hits” of inner knowing and guidance, and watch for those outer events or experiences that form synchronistic parallels to the inner messages you are receiving.

When you give yourself to the magic of Nephthys, she does not stop at opening your mind’s eye; she also opens your heart. Allow your entire being to thrive as you begin to see things in a new way.”*

~by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

A very auspicious way to start off your Spiritual Quest… with the guidance and assistance of Nephthys. She will prepare you, body, mind and spirit for the journey you are about to embark on. She will activate your Third Eye chakra, she will open your Heart and your Higher Heart Chakras. She will heal you as she opens you up to the mysteries of the Universe. She will bring you people and opportunities that will assist you on your way.

There are no coincidences, know that any and all synchronicity in your life right now is no mistake. Nephthys is drawing you forward. She is helping you to remember why you came here, and who you really are.

Meditate on that

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Anubis Oracle Card deck, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr

 

Ascended Master Mataji And Crimson Cuprite

Published December 18, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite: “Relief and Repair”

“We bring you the blessing of relief and repair. Our warmth and nurturing will restore and rebalance your body, mind and soul when the light of spirit burns too brightly. Spiritual light is like the light of the sun. It brings life and joy, but too much can burn. If that happens to you, you will feel overwhelmed, overheated, overexcited or overstretched mentally, physically or emotionally. We will help you recover and increase your ability to be exposed to spiritual light again in future without becoming overloaded or burnt out. We ask you to soften and relax into our rich red energy now, which nurtures you with the cooling, restorative life force of the Earth Mother. We shall help you naturally discharge excess energy, whilst we revive, strengthen and fortify you with our nourishing grace.”

“On the path of light there are many highs – beautiful visions, stunning inspirations and transcendent experiences of bliss, love and peace. It can feel amazing! Yet like the uplifting and inspiring light of the sun, it is possible to have more of a good thing than you can handle at any one time! Over exposure to the spiritual light feels great for a moment and then terrible afterwards. The body and mind can feel burnt out, overloaded and confused – the great high followed by a dreadful low. You may feel emotionally unstable and even overwhelmed by so many inspirations but with no real plan as to how you can bring them to life with methodical, practical steps. The spiritual light can help you live your divine destiny, but for it to shine bright and how you the way, rather than burn you, you must learn how to balance your love for the light with devotion and care for your body.

The calling in of spiritual assistance is a key aspect to spiritual growth. The energy of your spirit, your guides and angels, is very real and is the equivalent of turning on more light in your soul house. Whilst more light can make it easier to see what you are looking for (and that is so often right in front of you!), if you have too much light going on, especially over a long period of time, you may unwittingly cause the circuits to ignite and burn down the house. You don’t want this to happen because it doesn’t feel good and it doesn’t help you on your path. You need enough light to see and grow by, but not so much that it becomes more important to you than the need to care for and respect your body.

There are times when the body just needs softness and time to simply be and express itself in a spontaneous, carefree way. It needs to be like a little child, happy and allowed to pay and feel good. It needs to switch off from thinking about spiritual matters and doing healing work now and then. You need discipline to continue to grow on the spiritual path and to heal yourself, and if you can balance that discipline with a self-loving, self-caring attitude, it will not be so difficult to keep it up.

The Oracle of Relief and Repair comes with a message about your spiritual growth. You may or may not be aware of it, but you are learning to call more spiritual light into your body, your mind and your life. Perhaps you have been praying to the Universe more, asking for help. Perhaps you have been meditating more often, or reading spiritual books and opening your mind to new levels of consciousness. Or perhaps your soul has just been growing, even if you don’t quite know why it is happening or recognize it consciously. This is all good! However, your body needs time to adjust to the increase in light. If you just keep going without taking a short break, it would be like continuing to eat and eat and eat without taking time to digest and eliminate in between meals. Although you may be eating very good quality meals, in time it won’t  matter. It will just become too much.

So the oracle will help you. Take a short rest and repair now, so you don’t become unwell or overloaded and need to take a much longer break later on. You are being given healing and you need it. When you have a strong spirit that has conditioned your body and mind to simply keep up, it can be easy to forget that although your spirit is an unlimited being, your body and mind exist within a reality held together with the parameters of time and space. This means that although your spirit doesn’t need sleep or recovery time, your body and mind certainly do!

If you are not in the habit of asking yourself if you need rest (and responding when you realize that perhaps you do), or if you don’t often notice your own cues for needing rest (and therefore end up sick or exhausted ) then this oracle comes to you with compassionate grace. It is an express message from the Universal Mother asking you to melt into her warmth and restoration. She is offering you a chance to be repaired by her healing power. It is highly suggested you give yourself the opportunity to receive it by doing the healing process and then resting for a time.

This oracle also indicates that any situation that may appear to be never-ending is not so, and any brokenness of heart or will, defeat or apparent failure can and will be resolved and restored through the hand of her radiant grace. She will bestow her blessing of relief and repair upon you and your life situation. Allow her grace to resolve your life circumstances as she sees fit, so you can be revived by her rich warm life force. When the Divine Mother turns her attention to a matter, there is no such thing as a lost cause or inevitable defeat. Her ways are many and her resources great. When she decides to animate something that may have otherwise seemed devoid of life, her power is that of the phoenix, rising again after all has seemed lost. Allow her to serve your body, mind and spirit in the way that best serves you now. Surrender into her tender loving care.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

We are being gifted a gentle reprieve from all the intense energies of this year. We are being offered nurturing and care, support, rest and recovery. Be gentle with yourself. Take the day to relax, or at least part of it if you can.

Have a Himalayan sea salt bath, smudge your house, put some essential oils in a diffuser. Clear your energy, relax. Do something calming that makes you happy, listen to music, spend some time with a pet or loved one, have some comfort food, whatever makes you feel pampered. Take a break from trying to be perfect all the time! Take a break from having to do everything for everyone. Put it all off for a day and just recover.

Red Cuprite is not a crystal that most of us have access to, but you can benefit from the energy by gazing at the card and calling it in. Know that the Divine Mother is at your side, and that you must give yourself a well deserved break before moving forward, even if it is just for today.

Blessings

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Enthusiasm

Published October 3, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Enthusiasm:

“Enthusiasm manifests in all sorts of ways, but no matter what form it takes, it can hardly be ignored. To be enthused is to be electrified, turned on, zapped, lit up with an energy that is out of this world. Enthusiasm is generated by inspiration, and people so enthused can act as a bridge between the cosmic and the ordinary, the energies of receiving and giving moving between them in one continuous flow from the realm of the unmanifest into the world. To be in an illumined presence is an invitation to come and share in the beauty of their experience; one cannot help but feel moved by it.

The music of Mozart, the sculpture of Michelangelo, the poetry of Shakespeare or Rumi are examples of the human hand and heart being guided to create something immortal through a work of art, but just as valuable is the ability to enthuse or inspire others, enabling them to transcend their own limitations. On a grand scale, we see it in great leaders and humanitarians like Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama. In the spiritual traditions, this luminosity is known as divine inspiration or enlightenment, and is found in the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, or Osho, to name but a few, whose transcendental wisdom and compassion continue to transform human lives way beyond their bodily lifetimes.

We are all familiar with the gifted leaders in history who wasted their potential through arrogance and the ensuing extremes of behaviour that ultimately brought disaster. Extraordinarily talented individuals can easily fall prey to delusions of grandeur once they witness the effect their self-expression has on others. Fear of inadequacy can lead to an addiction to the adoration that power can bring, which in turn creates an ever-greater need to appear extraordinary. If you fall into this trap, however much you practice, develop your technique, or hone your skills, you will feel as if y ou are running on a treadmill, getting farther and farther from inspiration and ever closer to exhaustion – and mediocrity. Remember that any work produced from a state of depletion can never be luminous. Enthusiasm is sparked in others when they have been inspired, and inspiration can never be contrived. Unchecked perfectionism and a preoccupation with how others see us leaves little space for spontaneity – least of all the vibrant energy of enthusiasm. What is needed is the ability to maintain moderation and balance, which can only come with an in-tuned-ness to your surroundings, self-awareness and withdrawing from struggling to create a certain effect.

This is an opportunity for you to realize your potential. Be inspired and be humbled by it. Do not, however, let enthusiasm get the better of you: certainly, you can have a direct influence on others now, but the real joy lies in sharing, not in creating a following. So go ahead – bang a drum, sing your song, let yourself go! Dance ecstatically, create that plan, realize your dream. Be swept through and through by the illuminating creative power of enthusiasm. Embrace this moment of self-expression and use it positively. It may bring you to your knees in gratitude.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Enthusiasm is fuel for a joyful soul. When we approach even the mundane with enthusiasm, we add passion and zeal for life. We let the Universe know that we wish to magnetize more excitement into our lives. We jump start the energy of those around us, heal them and inspire them to smile, lighten up and enjoy life.

We all have or have had a friend, teacher, co-worker, neighbour or relative who approach everything they do with a measure of enthusiasm. They seem to genuinely enjoy their lives and put one hundred percent into everything they do. With a smile. Never grudgingly, never just to look good, but because they honestly want to contribute their energy in a positive way. We can all learn from these people, and we can all find a way to bring a little more enthusiasm into our own lives.

Try it today. Even if it is when you are doing something you always do. Even if it is doing something you despise doing. Find your enthusiasm. Mix up the energy.

And invite something new.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Queen Of the Light

Published September 2, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Queen Of the Light, from the Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Queen Of the Light, from the Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Queen Of the Light, from the Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Queen Of the Light: “Illumination ~ Enlightenment ~ Celebration”

“The Queen Of the Light is a beautiful Ally and comes into your life to herald success in all your ventures. She illuminates the most important steps on your path and reminds you of your own brilliance. You are intelligent and inspired, and all your needs will be met. Remember that you are the instrument of the Divine shining through you in this world. You are on the correct path for your highest good.

The Queen also brings you insight into how you manifest your reality in the most miraculous ways. She promises that you will be shown the next right action and celebrates you as you stand brilliant, joyful and enlightened in the present time. You have worked hard to come this far. You can be proud to stand tall in your conviction that in your heart of hearts, you know the truth of your situation.

Rewards for our perseverance and willingness to learn are on their way. Gratitude and acceptance are key today.

If this card comes to you as challenger: “The Queen Of the Light challenges you to shine your light and not give in to fear. Are you hiding yourself for fear of rejection? Are you as afraid of success as you are of failure? The light of the Divine shining within you is the power that expresses through you. This, not your ego, is the authentic place of self-expression.

The Queen Of the Light also challenges you to look at how you are affected by glitter, glamour, and the superficial dreams of society. Are you mesmerized by false power? The material world is fleeting; nothing lasts forever. Make sure your intentions come from deep within you, and do not base them just on money or power or what you think love will do for you. Ask instead what you can offer, what you can give.

True wealth resides within peace, harmony and a sense of purpose. Remember that Light is not garish and cold, nor is it manufactured – it is warm and brilliant and natural. Give up the attachment to the outer goal, and if it is meant to be yours, it will surely come.”*

~By Colette Baron-Reid

You are in the perfect position to take a leap of faith as you are sure to be victorious. Do not let fear or self doubt hold you back from the opportunity of a lifetime that is about to present itself to you.

Instead, take a deep breath.

Jump.

And Fly.

You got this. It is in perfect alignment with your destiny, your Soul Path and your Highest Potential. Do not let it fall by the wayside. Fears are the illusions that cause roadblocks in our path. If we let them take charge, and we start to over analyze, we miss the opportunity and have to wait until it comes back to us again. What is yours will always come to you, but do you really want to hold it off when it will create a drastically improved reality compared to what you have been living?

Surrender to the Divine Will of the Universe.

Plunge in, heart first and give it your best.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid

Maui ~ Discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ By Stacey Demarco

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

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

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

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Eagle

Published August 2, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Eagle, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards artwork by Susan Farrell

Eagle, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards artwork by Susan Farrell

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eagle, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards artwork by Susan Farrell

Eagle: “Vision, Freedom, Inspiration”

The Gift: “Standing three feet tall (nearly a meter) in the body with a seven good wingspan (over two meters), Eagle flies higher than any other bird. Some native peoples call her the “Eye of the Sun” and believe that she is a messenger from heaven and the bringer of rain. With eyesight up to seven times stronger than our own, Eagle can focus on tiny details that are far away and can even peer into the depths of the water from way up above.”

The Message: “When Eagle flies into your skies she brings the message that you are here to soar to great heights in this life! She comes to remind you that no matter what happened yesterday, today is a brand new day full of magic possibilities that are ready to be discovered. With Eagle’s view, you will begin to see new and exciting dreams, and you will also see what actions you need to take in order to make your visions real. Dream big. Imagine what would inspire you the very most. Ask yourself, “What would I really love to do?” Eagle’s vision will help you to see your dreams. Eagle’s wings will help you to fly!”

The Call: “Take some time this week to go up to a hilltop or a mountain – someplace where you can see the world with Eagle’s eyes. Feel the breeze call to your spirit and look out into the distance, as far as you can see. Look also on the inside. Open your imagination to see a picture of what dream or possibility is most exciting to you now. Let this vision fill you with excitement and when you are ready, you will know how best to begin!”*

~ By Chip Richards

Each time we complete a cycle on our journey of transformation, we get to reinvent ourselves and expand our dreams. We can aim higher, dream bigger, get our creative juices flowing and put our manifestation skills to good work. We do this by using our imaginations to visualize exactly what we desire, and then asking the Universe to assist us in co-creating it, well, that or something even better of course!

Eagle represents freedom, liberty, power, strength and courage. She soars above the drama, unattached to outcomes yet with her eye always on her prey. She does not get knocked off course by fear of flying too high, and she knows that when she decides to go in for the kill she will do it with amazing skill and accuracy.

Eagle is here to remind us of the freedom we have available to us in every moment, that every choice, every action leads us either closer to or farther away from our dreams. She urges us not to get caught up in the thoughts, judgments or opinions of others, and to trust in our own instincts to lead us to exactly where we need to be. Trust in your own wings to take you where you need to go.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards artwork by Susan Farrell

 

Jeanne D’Arc

Published July 23, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Jeanne D'Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Jeanne D’Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Jeanne D’Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Jeanne D’Arc: “Faith”

“Hold on to your dreams even through adversity. Develop faith in yourself and in a spiritual power. Trust is important. You must trust your own leadership abilities, or improve them. Be not afraid – you were born for this.”

“The Maid of Orlean’s, the teenage Jean D’Arc (Joan of Arc) remains one of history’s greatest women. The sheer amount of primary sources left to us, including eyewitness accounts, court documents, and even letters written by Jeanne herself, are testament to the incredible power of this young woman. She remains a national heroine of France, a Catholic saint, a symbol against political repression and an inspiration to women the world over.

Part of the magic of Jeanne is that she was a country peasant girl born in 1412 into a society that was patriarchal and very hierarchical. The daughter of ordinary people, she claimed to have been receiving divine visits from Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine since she was a child.

IN the midst of the Hundred Year’s War, two French factions, the Armagnacs and the Burgundians, were fighting for control over the throne. English invaders, backing the Burgundians, took advantage of this chaos and captured many French towns, including Orleans. Jeanne’s visions told her to lift the siege of Orleans and to take the Dauphin (the uncrowned Charles VII) to Rheims for his coronation. She managed to get access to Lord Robert de Baudricourt and convinced him to take her to the Dauphin. She famously cut off her long hair and dressed in a male page’s clothes for the journey, so that she would not be conspicuous during the long ride. The Dauphin was sufficiently impressed and insisted that high ranking theologians and inquisitors examine Jeanne. All deemed that there was nothing improper about her. She was good, humble, chaste and pious.

And so, Charles raised an army, and Jeanne rode with him to Orlean’s, where a series of mighty victories encouraged a campaign that quickly put Charles on the throne in Rheims. Dressed in shining armor, riding astride a battle horse, and carrying her battle standard, teenage Jeanne inspired and rallied everyone on the battlefield. We see her strength and conviction in her communications to her enemy. Her Second Letter to the English in 1429 stated: “My lord commands you to go back to your own land; for it’s His will, or otherwise I will cause such a disaster for you.”

Jeanne was incredibly intelligent and inspiring, but the trial transcripts from when the English captured her and accused her of heresy make for sobering reading. They attacked everything from her visions to her loyalty, and even her hairstyle and clothes. Her answers were those of an aware and astute young woman. Her faith in herself and her God shone through in the face of hostile clergy, a barrage of law makers, and death itself.

While Jeanne was convicted of heresy, this was only a crime if it was repeated. One of the stipulations of Jeanne’s reform was that she was only to dress in feminine clothing. Still imprisoned, she complained that she was the victim of an attempted rape and decided to dress in men’s clothing again for her own protection. This was enough to condemn her, and she was executed by burning at the stake simply for dressing in men’s clothing. Eyewitness accounts say that she held on to her faith until the end and asked clergymen to hold up a cross so she would see it as she burned.

In 1456 a legal retrial in absentia absolved her of her crimes; the Catholic Church made Jeanne D’Arc a saint in 1920. Her statues are all over France, but the most famous rests in the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Jeanne comes riding into your life with her battle standard held high! Legend has it that, as she rode bravely toward the enemy, she said: “I am not afraid. I was born for this!” Her energy can help inspire complete faith in yourself and in a higher power, to lead you to your greatest good. When you need the energy to do what you think is right (even in the face of what others think you should do) or to trust yourself and your own visions for your future, ask Jeanne for her help. Jeanne was single-minded and kept her focus, and this is ideal energy to use when you need inspiration to carry on through obstacles. Her courage and her sheer goodness are also wonderful attributes to hold on to, especially when faced with outside pressures you know are not healthy.”*

~ Stacey Demarco

Now is a time of releasing all that holds you back. It is a time to have faith in your passions and your dreams; and most importantly, to follow your heart. It is not a time to be sidetracked by the fears, judgment or approval of others; this is your path and yours alone. Self belief and self reliance are key. Rather than asking permission or advice from others, find inspiration in those who are doing what you want to be doing and let them be your role models. As you step into your own power, you can be a role model for others to do the same. 

All of our self held limitations are being tested now, they are being brought up to the surface for us to experience once and for all, and it is up to us whether we allow ourselves to get stuck or break through them. You are so much more powerful than you think, and you are being given these tests so that you can prove this to yourself. Once you realize that you can conquer anything that comes into your path, doors will open to you so that you can embrace the opportunities that await you.

Harness the energy of Jeanne D’Arc and get ready for battle. For this battle is one of the Heart and Soul vs the ego, society, cultural beliefs and outmoded belief systems. It’s going to be quite a battle.

Have faith in yourself and remember: you are Victorious.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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