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The Rarr

Published December 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Rarr, from the Faery Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Rarr, from the Faery Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

The Rarr: “Wild energy. Pure Potential”

“Once upon a time there were three pink boys (more or less) and a Rarr, who all played in Brian’s son Toby’s bedroom. They liked the midnight tea parties, the magical ambience, and of course, they liked Toby. Unfortunately, the Pink Boys got too rowdy, and Brian had to throw them out into the garden, which was where they belonged anyway. The Rarr learned from the experience in a rarrish way, and it quieted down a bit during the midnight hours.

Rarrs are not naughty or wicked, just energetic. They are also not very discriminating. They like to join into whatever excitement is going on and add energy to it. In a way, they are pure potential, and they potentize whatever is happening. Rarrs are attracted to mobs rioting and to meditation groups rising toward ecstasy and to any other strong energy states.

Rarrs are a bit like Tigger in the Pooh stories. They bounce, they zoom, they go off on wild tangents. (Brian hasn’t painted a Wild Tangent yet, as far as I know, but I know what they look like, having encountered more then my share).

Think of the rrarrr of a growling dog, the rrarrr of an engine revving up, the rrr of a purring cat, and the arrr in Arrrugh! As I say, Rarrs do not discriminate. It is up to us to do that. They put a live spark into whatever is happening. It is our choice what we do with it.”

Starter Reading: “A Rarr in your cards encourages you to be especially attentive to what you are dong with your energy and intentions. Do not get carried away by the Rarr’s bouncy enthusiasm, but do take advantage of the energy. You can accomplish a great deal with the energy being made available to you. This is a good time. Note that the Rarr is not grounded – and is not meant to be – but humans need to keep their feet firmly on the earth. When you encounter the Rarr, breathe slowly. Center. Earth yourself. Be clear about your objectives then go for them.”

As Challenger: “The Rarr as challenger indicates a terrible problem. Both the querent and the Rarr are losing (or have lost) control and are thrashing about in midair. Faery glamour and faery zaps are running wild. Illusions and delusions are rife. Misunderstandings escalate. A cold shower is definitely in order. Practice grounding exercises. Meditate. Back off and look at things coolly. This may not be enough, but please try.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth

This card totally resonates with me. I think these little guys sneak into my house when my kids are starting to amp up at night and make them totally WILD! In fact, as I write this I can’t really believe just how much energy they have, and how hard it can be to get them to settle down. It is enough to make me stark raving mad. I’m pretty sure that if I found out that the Faeries got involved, things would make so much more sense. The missing piece of the puzzle.

Then maybe I could thank them for their efforts and return them to the garden! Way too exhausting to deal with that kind of energy inside, particularly in the evening.

But, that’s just me. I think there is more to this message. There is a bit of a warning here too. Not to get all caught up in the drama. Not to be impulsive. To use your energy wisely. There is great potential here for manifestation, so be careful what you wish for! Don’t be reckless, impatient and greedy, or you will be caught up in the vortex of disillusion. Wait it out. Plan it wisely. Wish for what is best for All.

Know that the energy of the Fae is a powerful force, and they can make amazing allies. But they also can be tricky, amplifying things into a frenzy. If you are already scattered and unclear, you could manifest a tough lesson instead of making a powerful choice. They will work with you either way.

Slow down and breathe deeply. Make a plan of action. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s and do your research. And then muster all your energy and enthusiasm and channel it into exactly what you wish to create. With grace and ease.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Faery Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Spirit Dancer

Published November 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Spirit Dancer: “Self-Expression, Freedom, Exploration”

“The Spirit Dancer understands both sides of self-expression. In the first stage we get our inner vision, feelings, and creative impulse out into the world through our art, whatever that is. Then our expressions are reflected back to us from the mirror of other people’s perceptions, and we discover what our art awakens in them.

First and most important for many of us, we learn, grow, and lead more satisfying lives if we have ways of expressing our inner world. Such expressions can be a way of helping ourselves better understand our feelings and experiences. Or they can be a way of getting pain out where we can look at it and let it begin to heal. Creative expression is a method of exploring our own truth, bringing it into the light so we can see it more clearly , and maintaining sanity. The key words here are explore, experiment, and express. As this faery cryptically remarked to one Oracle reader, “The Death of Spirit Dancer is Perfection.”

Second, creative expression is a way of sharing and letting others see more of our true selves. It is a way that we can reach out from this illusion of separation and reaffirm our essential connections with one another. When we share a dance, a painting, or a poem with others, we do so with the hope that they will see something of what we have put into it and that their experience will echo ours in some way. But if we have done well, we will be able to add something to their experience. At the same time, we understand that their slant on things is a bit different and that what they reflect back to us by their response will perhaps contain something we have not seen about our own experience – a new insight, a different view, an expansion of our picture of reality. So this side of creative expression, the sharing part, enriches us in a different way than the actual creation. I have never written a poem or sculpted something without the experience changing me – and then changing me again when I shared it with others. This is something I have heard many others say, including many who do not consider themselves “real artists” or “real writers.”

Spirit Dancer encourages us to take creative action from our place of personal power, the inner core of true feelings and understanding within us. She wants us to clarify our vision, find the creative potential that lies hidden in paradox, confusion, and chaos, and turn these into a free-flowing, finely balanced, evolving order. She wants to aid us in making our best fantasies real.

She also is very enthusiastic about helping us to learn to dance well with the faeries, if we do not already know how. And if we do know how, she would still be delighted to dance with us just for the fun of it. Step out boldly!”

Starter Reading: “Now is the time to focus and really concentrate on a project or process, especially one involving the creative arts. Spontaneity balanced by self-discipline will  help us to achieve our goals. Strive for elegance and simplicity. This is a time to bring out and share qualities that we have nurtured in private.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Self-absorbed and obsessed, the reversed Spirit Dancer has become entangled in her own unexpressed and perhaps inexpressible fantasies. She feels angry and driven, and may be unable to express her feelings in any way except through destruction. Alternatively, this card may speak of the artist’s block. The cure for that is to just create. Even if the creation falls far short of our goals, even if it is trite, just do it. It is a matter of priming the pump until the waters of creativity, emotion, and inspiration flow freely.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth

With freedom comes a lightness of being, if you allow it. If you allow yourself to fully embrace the freedom that is offered to you now. Can you receive this precious gift? Can you see how things have shifted and changed? Can you feel how you are now fully in control, fully responsible for creating your new reality? You have the gift of renewal, rebirth and re-creation of yourself. Where will you start?

What can you change today to let yourself know that this is real? Can you move your furniture around? Can you let your creative juices flow and make something wonderfully artistic? Wear something bold? Change your appearance up? Whatever you choose, do what feels right for you. The true authentic you. Show everyone how you want to present yourself to the world. Express yourself as creatively as you dare, and get more daring each day!

We cannot experience true joy when we are living by old belief systems, worrying what others will think, or trying to please people. We must step out and put ourselves first. With big open hearts, and open minds. Love all those unique aspects of you, and share them with the world. Doing so will inspire others to join you.

Find your grace, your harmony, your inner peace… and balance it with deep passion, vitality and zest for life. This is the recipe for reinventing yourself and your world. And you have everything you need to get to work and do it!

Go ahead and break the mold.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Spirit Dancer

Published November 7, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Spirit Dancer, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Spirit Dancer: “Self-Expression, Freedom, Exploration”

“The Spirit Dancer understands both sides of self-expression. In the first stage we get our inner vision, feelings, and creative impulse out into the world through our art, whatever that is. Then our expressions are reflected back to us from the mirror of other people’s perceptions, and we discover what our art awakens in them.

First and most important for many of us, we learn, grow, and lead more satisfying lives if we have ways of expressing our inner world. Such expressions can be a way of helping ourselves better understand our feelings and experiences. Or they can be a way of getting pain out where we can look at it and let it begin to heal. Creative expression is a method of exploring our own truth, bringing it into the light so we can see it more clearly , and maintaining sanity. The key words here are explore, experiment, and express. As this faery cryptically remarked to one Oracle reader, “The Death of Spirit Dancer is Perfection.”

Second, creative expression is a way of sharing and letting others see more of our true selves. It is a way that we can reach out from this illusion of separation and reaffirm our essential connections with one another. When we share a dance, a painting, or a poem with others, we do so with the hope that they will see something of what we have put into it and that their experience will echo ours in some way. But if we have done well, we will be able to add something to their experience. At the same time, we understand that their slant on things is a bit different and that what they reflect back to us by their response will perhaps contain something we have not seen about our own experience – a new insight, a different view, an expansion of our picture of reality. So this side of creative expression, the sharing part, enriches us in a different way than the actual creation. I have never written a poem or sculpted something without the experience changing me – and then changing me again when I shared it with others. This is something I have heard many others say, including many who do not consider themselves “real artists” or “real writers.”

Spirit Dancer encourages us to take creative action from our place of personal power, the inner core of true feelings and understanding within us. She wants us to clarify our vision, find the creative potential that lies hidden in paradox, confusion, and chaos, and turn these into a free-flowing, finely balanced, evolving order. She wants to aid us in making our best fantasies real.

She also is very enthusiastic about helping us to learn to dance well with the faeries, if we do not already know how. And if we do know how, she would still be delighted to dance with us just for the fun of it. Step out boldly!”

Starter Reading: “Now is the time to focus and really concentrate on a project or process, especially one involving the creative arts. Spontaneity balanced by self-discipline will  help us to achieve our goals. Strive for elegance and simplicity. This is a time to bring out and share qualities that we have nurtured in private.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Self-absorbed and obsessed, the reversed Spirit Dancer has become entangled in her own unexpressed and perhaps inexpressible fantasies. She feels angry and driven, and may be unable to express her feelings in any way except through destruction. Alternatively, this card may speak of the artist’s block. The cure for that is to just create. Even if the creation falls far short of our goals, even if it is trite, just do it. It is a matter of priming the pump until the waters of creativity, emotion, and inspiration flow freely.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth

With freedom comes a lightness of being, if you allow it. If you allow yourself to fully embrace the freedom that is offered to you now. Can you receive this precious gift? Can you see how things have shifted and changed? Can you feel how you are now fully in control, fully responsible for creating your new reality? You have the gift of renewal, rebirth and re-creation of yourself. Where will you start?

What can you change today to let yourself know that this is real? Can you move your furniture around? Can you let your creative juices flow and make something wonderfully artistic? Wear something bold? Change your appearance up? Whatever you choose, do what feels right for you. The true authentic you. Show everyone how you want to present yourself to the world. Express yourself as creatively as you dare, and get more daring each day!

We cannot experience true joy when we are living by old belief systems, worrying what others will think, or trying to please people. We must step out and put ourselves first. With big open hearts, and open minds. Love all those unique aspects of you, and share them with the world. Doing so will inspire others to join you.

Find your grace, your harmony, your inner peace… and balance it with deep passion, vitality and zest for life. This is the recipe for reinventing yourself and your world. And you have everything you need to get to work and do it!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

She of the Cruach

Published April 3, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

She of the Cruach, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: She of the Cruach, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

She of the Cruach: “The Receptive Principle, Nurturing, Fertility”

“This is the Great Goddess, the many named mother of All and all goddesses are attributes or aspects of Her. Her cup, the Cruach, overflows with bounty for all. She is the yin energy of the Universe – nurturing, compassionate, and wise. She gives form and brings into manifestation the will and life force of He of the Fiery Sword. His is the intention, the action, and hers is the manifest reality. In a sense, she is the Cruach holding all the worlds within her being.

One Oracle group member saw the Cruach as a great bowl, like a scrying tool for seeing past, present, or future potential, but filled with energy instead of water. Within it he saw a tower with a moon above it, a farmhouse, and many other bits and pieces of our world. He felt that if you dropped something in the water, these things would scatter out to become reality – archetypes manifesting everywhere. He said, ‘She is the woman who dreams, and her dreams are the worlds and all that is in them.’

Looking at this card, another Oracle group member also notes, ‘What I see here is the energy of being held lovingly in the palm of the hand of teh great goddess, followed by a relaxed sigh and release.”

She of the Cruach is the holder of all of our sorrows and all of our joys. Her Cruach, the miraculous chalice, is the womb of birth and the caldron of rebirth, the chalice of healing, the container holding the germinating seed. She is the body, the soul-shrine that holds the spirit and keeps it from being lost or dissipated in a formless fog. She is pattern and form in the abstract and in the specific. Within her we take form, grow, achieve fulfillment, and let go of that form to move on to the next phase of our being.

All of the universe, each individual particle, every being, is cherished by her.”

Starter Reading: “She of the Cruach may indicate a form of pregnancy, a necessary time of nurturing and of development. We need to be open to her overflowing grace. She may also indicate a need to allow her nurturing grace to flow through us to others in the form of unconditional love and giving and spiritual healing. She tells us of the need for unconditional receiving, of making the best of what we are offered. She also reminds us that unbounded love and grace is ours, just waiting to be accepted.

The presence of this card radiates comfort and nurturing.”

She of the Cruach as Challenger: “Like He of the Fiery Sword, and all of the other Singers, She does not have a challenger meaning as such. She fills the universe ans is available to all. Challenger here speaks of her archetypal energy blocked or unaccepted by the querent or another involved in the issue. The Question we need to ask ourselves is ‘How may I free this energy of acceptance and nurturing in my life and allow it to flow through me?’*

~ By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Another gift from the land of Faery, how blessed we are to receive it. The Divine Feminine comes to us now, as the Divine Masculine has done; in order to assist us in our time of healing and transformation. We are being asked to be receptive to the love that is on offer to us now; Unconditional Love met with Unconditional Receptivity. This is the balm to our wounded hearts; this will bring our strength back, and give us the courage to go on.

Plant your seeds (thoughts, intentions, goals, hopes and dreams) with care and know that they are being tended to and nurtured for you. Know that they are nurtured, supported and loved into Being. For the Divine Mother is the creator of the manifest reality. She is the holder of space for all of our dreams to come true. In her infinite womb she holds pure potential; it is our job only to learn to receive it.

This is the perfect time to set up an alter outside in honour of these sacred beings; He of the Fiery Sword and She of the Cruach. A Faery ring containing flowers and crystals and sacred objects that hold importance to you. Set it up with reverence, with gratitude and with joy; knowing that you are blessed in ways that will unfold before your eyes very soon. Embrace this time of fertility and have patience for the gestation of your dreams to come to fruition.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

He of the Fiery Sword

Published March 31, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

He of the Fiery Sword, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: He of the Fiery Sword, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

He of the Fiery Sword: “The Active Principle, Spiritual Will, Justice, Protection”

“When the song comes into any of the manifest worlds – this world or Faery or another – it first encounters two principles, sometimes called yin and yang, or masculine and feminine, or Great God and Great Goddess. He of the Fiery Sword is the primary manifestation of the yang principle – action, will, movement, force, fire. We see him in many ways, each one an aspect of his total being. All of the great gods and protectors are aspects of this power.

The  fiery sword is the archetype of all magical and mundane swords, and written upon the blade are the words ‘Draw me not without cause, nor return me without honor.’ A member of the Oracle group notes, ‘His fiery sword illuminates truth and dispels not truth.’

We can call upon the master of the fiery sword when we have difficult things to do, when we need to take action that is going to require much of us, both in will and in compassion. Another of the Oracle group reminds us, ‘He will do what needs to be done with love.’

When looking at this card, my neighbour saw it not as a sword but as a feather of light. He saw it as a symbol of the ability to fly, to rise above things. An Oracle group member saw it as someone reaching up, ascending, surrounded by multiple reflections, and filled with light and power.”

Starter Reading: “The presence of the fiery sword’s master in a reading can indicate that there is 9or there is a need for) clear and focused will and a determination to carry through on decisions, even if much effort is required. Or he an tell us that such will and strength is present in regard to the issues under consideration. We need to consider how he is expressing his will and strength and how that expression may be enhanced or improved.

It is this Singer’s energy that enables us to burst the bonds of an outgrown way of being and move on to the next level. He indicates that this is a time to take action based on clear spiritual will. His presence indicates great strength and great potential for good. It also reminds us that, if we call upon him, we will receive assistance. The presence of this card in a reading radiates strength and willpower to the cards around it.”

He of the Fiery Sword as Challenger: “Like all of the Singers, this card does not have an opposite meaning as such because He of the Fiery Sword is present in full measure throughout the universe on all levels. As Challenger here speaks of an archetypal energy blocked or unaccepted by the querent or another involved in the issue. Look to the cards around it to see what may be causing this. When He of the Fiery Sword is Challenger, the question we need to ask ourselves is ‘How may I free strength and will in my life and allow the vital force to flow through?’

“Faeries cannot be pinned down to a page,
a list, a single definition. To grasp their elusive nature
requires direct experience,personal engagement.”

~ Brian Froud

I see this as a message of loving assistance from the Elemental realm of Faery. This is a huge gift and should be treated with utmost reverence. Time is of the essence here, do no delay, as Faery have no patience when it comes to humans and their procrastinating ways.

He of the Fiery Sword is here to assist you in cutting the cords that bind you. These cords are etheric, and must be removed in order for us to reclaim our energies. Some are cords that connect us to others who may be ‘energy vampires.’ Being connected to them drains our life force, causing us to experience exhaustion, self-doubt and fear of leaving them even if they are unhealthy for us. Other cords may be in the form of fearful thoughts and negative belief systems around what we are worthy or capable of creating in our lives. Whatever the case may be, the cords must be cut in order for us to move forward on our Life Path and we are being granted some very powerful help to do so.

We each know which cords must be cut. Sometimes we hold on for the wrong reasons, but be assured that cords of true, unconditional love can never be cut or removed, only those that are damaging to our body, mind and spirit.

Ask He of the Fiery Sword to assist you in removing the ties that bind you as you focus on the image of the Card. See the sword cut through, and ask that the energies of each cord be returned to sender. This is done with strength and courage, but also with love. No matter who it is you are cutting cords with, know that you are not hurting that person in any way, you are simply separating your energies in a healthy and necessary way.

Once you feel that all cords have been cut, across all time, space and dimension, and you have asked that the energy be returned to sender, take a few deep breaths and send a prayer of gratitude to He of the Fiery Sword. Really feel into your energy. Expand your aura all the way around you. Intend that you set boundaries with your energy from this day forward, it will not longer be easy to connect cords to you. Know that you are protected.

This is a whole new kind of freedom.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The Master Maker

Published February 17, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Master Maker, from The Faeries' Oracle, By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

The Master Maker, from The Faeries’ Oracle, By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Master Maker, from The Faeries’ Oracle, By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

The Master Maker: “Skill, Craftsmanship, Magician, Moral Strength, Invention”

“The Master Maker is the master of the forge, upon which we create our futures and forge our own souls. He sees the world beyond the otherworld, the world of first causes. Through his magic, he brings them into his world of Faery. From his world, these concepts trickle down into our own, through dreams and visions picked up by artists and craftsmen everywhere. But he makes the first, the original. He is the great inventor, and the sign above his door reads: Practical Problems Solved Here.

He sings as he worlds and, as in all Faery magic, his song does as much to shape objects as do the blows of his hammer. Healing cups, magic swords, Faery jewels, crowns of stars, and other bespelled works of the finest craftsmanship pass through is forge and beneath his hammer. The master of fire, air, earth and water, he adds the Faery element of moonlight to everything he creates. He would be the first to tell you that superb craftsmanship, however magical, is hard work – joyful and energizing hard work, but always challenging. As the Master Maker reminds us, “no job is too small to do beautifully.” His work is done as well as possible, even where it will never be seen by anyone else.

Bringing ideas into excellently crafted reality can only be done when we, like the Master Maker, ware willing to plan meticulously, begin carefully, and persevere through difficulties, learning still more of our craft as we work. Craftsmanship is also a labour of love. We must be willing to tackle difficult challenges and have a determination to surpass previous achievements. Patience is always required, as is the willingness to do a thing again and again until it is even better than the best one can do. The Master Maker has the moral strength to refuse the temptation to do anything less, and he is a protector and teacher of the traditional values of his craft. Yet, in balance to all of this, The Master reminds us that we also need to learn our own limits – not everyone can do everything superbly. When we discover our talents and choose our craft, then we gain great joy and fulfillment from developing that skill into an art.

We grow more like the Master Maker each time we do the best we can – and then stretch ourselves to do a little better than that.”

Starter Reading: “Do whatever you do as well as you can. And then make it even better. The Master Maker reminds us that our very best work is always desirable, and in the present situation, it is necessary for success. In fact, he asks that we surpass our previous best. Do not cut corners and do not take the easy way. Whether making a thing or fulfilling a concept, be sure the design is elegant, pure and functional, and then follow it, attending to every detail in its turn. He says, “Design beyond your skill, and then raise the level of your skill to fulfill it.”Give and accept only the best, and do it with love of your craft, whatever that craft may be.

This card speaks of long-lasting achievement, creative problem solving, and confident action. It may suggest cooperation with others, especially from a position of responsibility or of teaching one’s craft to others. Success comes from practical application of traditional principles, in life and in work.”

As Challenger: “When The Master Maker’s wisdom and skill are blocked, shoddy craftsmanship is a problem. It doesn’t matter what the art or skill or craft is, it doesn’t matter whether it is physical or intellectual, this situation is likely to deteriorate badly if people do not give their best – and then do even better than that. This card reversed may represent haphazard work, mediocrity, lack of skill, or unrealized potential. While traditional values of quality and integrity of workmanship are important, being dogmatic or stuck in outworn ways just for the sake of tradition is another block to the art of the craftsman.

Twisted, the wisdom of this card becomes indicative of the misuse of craftsmanship. For example, we might use our skills in finishing to hide flaws in a structure of either a physical object or a concept or organization.

The destructive mode here is to use our skills and craftsmanship, in any field, to create the means of destruction, whether of lives or the environment or hopes and dreams.”*

~ By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

If you are going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. This is not about perfectionism, it is about putting your heart and Soul into something that represents you. It is about using your energy to change your environment; quite literally putting your mark on the world.

This is something that you just can’t do half way, you have to throw yourself into it. And how do you do that? Be absolutely present while creating. Don’t let yourself get distracted by the past or the future. Focus all of your energy on the Now, the right here, doing this. Pull your distracted mind into the moment and hold it fast, do not let it get away from you. This is so powerful.

We are absolutely inundated with distractions; from the media and social media to texting and phoning and checking this and that. We may not realize that we aren’t putting all of our energy where is desperately needs to go. We are so scattered, having to answer various messaged, read up on the latest headlines, get to the next level on a video game, order whatever online, check up on our status or online dating… the list is quite literally endless. So what’s left over when we go into creation and manifestation mode? Where does the monkey mind lead us? Or is it a circus of monkeys up there?

This is where meditation,  yoga, and getting our in nature really come in really handy… learning to bring our focus back to our breath, emptying the mind, becoming the observer rather than the reactor.

We must put all of our energy into the task at hand. We must create with Love, with intention, with consideration. We must harness the power of all of our magic and funnel it into our manifestation. Pure and simple.

That is how you recreate your world.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Faeries’ Oracle, By Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Ta’Om the Poet

Published January 6, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ta'Om the Poet, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Ta’Om the Poet, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ta’Om the Poet, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Ta’Om the Poet: “Clear sight. Poetry. Erotic Energy. Laughter. Not getting into serious mischief.”

“For quite a while, as I looked at Ta’Om’s portrait, I really didn’t have a very clear idea of his character. He looks so serious, so pensive, so thoughtful – but that wasn’t the energy I felt coming from him at all. He had me baffled and fooled. Then my son (also a member of the Oracle discussion group) looked at him and noted, ‘But he’s wearing a mask – he’s laughing at us. He likes to speed ahead of us, then stand inside a tree and watch us go by, thinking up mischief for us to fall into. Then he flows ahead, like a river, but much faster, up over the hills, and lies in wait for us.’

That felt right, but Ta’Om looked at me with such wounded dignity that I almost got confused again. Then he started laughing and dashed off. I wondered some more about him, and one of the other faeries said, ‘He’s a fine traveling companion if you have a taste for adventure, bawdy songs, high flights of poetic fancy, and very, um, down-to-earth observations. A fine, fine fella!’

Ta’Om boundless curiosity leads him into some strange places, and he is quite happy to take us there with him. Ta’Om’s wings, like ours, are neatly folded at his back and not readily visible. He is still learning to use them properly and thinks he is better with them than he really is. He wants to encourage us to unfold our wings and doesn’t hesitate to lead us into situations where we almost have to fly (metaphorically, sometimes) in order to survive. When I was young, I think it was he who encouraged me to climb up lots of trees and high buildings I couldn’t easily get down from, and I know it was he who encouraged my son to do similar things. He is very fond of children. Like him, they are usually willing to try anything.

Ta’Om has a poetic spirit, which involves much more than just the writing of rhymes. It is about beings able to see things as they really are, and in that reality to recognize all beauty, even the beauty of necessity and difficulty. This is not an unthinking, reflexive, immature, ‘everything is for the best’ attitude, but an understanding of the beauty of what we learn from joy and sorrow, from ease and hardship, from pain and pleasure. Ta’Om also wants to show us how silly it is to be so very solemn about life. He laughs at himself, he laughs at us – sometimes he laughs so hard he gets cowslip wine up his nose and then everyone laughs at him. He doesn’t mind that, as long as we are laughing.

Ta’Om is also the young apprenticeship shaman, barely beginning on the path but with a boundless interest in all things magical and mystical. He will try anything and encourage you to do so as well, but you might find it advisable to show a little more sense than he does sometimes. He plays the panpipes, but not very well. He also chases the dryads and has much more success at this. He has a lust for life, wine, females, and song. He claims he was born on the Blarney Stone (which I doubt) and consequently has a wonderful gift for words (which I don’t doubt at all). He loves children, writers, and blithe, adventurous, uninhibited spirits. He is a storyteller with a great imagination and has the power to inspire others to action with his words.”

Starter Reading: “When Ta’Om turns up in a reading, his presence suggests  that youthful spirits and energy abound. This is the time to do exciting things and to tackle projects you have been wanting to do but for which you perhaps felt you didn’t have the time or energy. It may even be the time to write about them, but you probably need to do them first.

Ta’Om often shows up in readings for people who have a talent and inclination for writing – poetry, adventure, fantasy, or anything else. Possibly the only thing he ever gets very serious about is his writing, and he will spend all the time he needs searching for just the right word. Speaking and writing with conviction and sincerity and the ability to persuade others are indicated by Ta’Om’s presence, along with an outpouring of ideas.

You may also find yourself thinking about romance and deciding that you want more of it in your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean looking for someone new; it might mean well involved putting some romantic fizz into a relationship that has become overly routine.”

As Challenger: “As challenger, this card can indicate confusion about what is really true, or it may suggest that we are being silent when in fact we need to speak up. It can also indicate lies found out. You can get into a lot of trouble with Ta’Om. Just use a little common sense. If you don’t have much, here is your chance to develop some instead of spending your brain energy making up excuses for foolishness. This card as challenger suggests that exercising good sense is of some urgency lest you wind up head over heels like the reversed Ta’Om.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth

This message is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand we have fun, adventure, sensuality and seizing opportunities offered. On the other hand, we are warned to think things through before jumping in with both feet. Follow and trust your intuition here, and do not get sucked in past your comfort zone.

It is important to be open minded and open hearted, but not vulnerable to the point that you may risk being taken advantage of. Take the opportunity, but watch for red flags. If and when they present themselves to you, pay attention! If you feel that the situation or person just isn’t right, listen and act accordingly. Do not give more of yourself than you are comfortable giving until you know for sure that the motives are for the Highest Good, yours included!

Trust must be built and earned, it is not mandatory to just hand it over blithely. Let the opportunity or person prove itself to you, you are more than worthy of this. On the flip side, be sure that you are acting honestly and with full integrity, do not be the one offering flimsy promises, give what you can and be honest and forthright about what you cannot. This is the only way to stay authentic.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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