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The Unknown

Published September 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

The Unknown: “Ignota”

“No one person can know everything. The void can be a comfortable place – and one of profound creativity. Make sure to rest during busy times. We need to create space to heal or to make big decisions. It is okay not to know. Move forward fearlessly and trust in our own in your own innate wisdom.”

“When all falls apart,
Space opens up.
Courage and trust
Must fill our cup.

The void is not dark,
Yet our shadows and fears
All swirl and rise up,
Then our wisdom appears.”

“It is nice to know there are still things that are unknown, isn’t it? Or do you not agree? We have always had both a fear of, and a curiosity about, the unknown. we fear what we do not understand – which is natural, because our earliest survival as a species depended on our knowledge of our surroundings. But that survival instinct has evolved in ways that may not always serve us today. In our search for scientific certainty, we can scrutinize ever smaller details until we lose sight of the magic that exists in the whole of which those details are only a part.

Our society prides itself on knowing – and knowing now! We carry phones, tablets, and computers around with us that can spew out a multitude of answers to any question on demand. Information is so prevalent that we may feel anxious if we are not able to explain a new idea or a more subtle feeling on the spot. But in my opinion, there is still a place for the unknown, for the power of the void in our world.

Aradia reminds us how awe-inspiring mystery can be – witchcraft, for example. Yet, if asked how witchcraft works, some might say that it is just a form of self-hypnosis. In their haste to label witchcraft in a way that makes it easy for them to explain, they would have forgotten to consider all that we do not now about the factors that comprise the craft – among them, the potency of ritual and intention and synergy. I believe that Aradia, if asked how witchcraft works,would simply smile and say, ‘All in all, we do not need to know how it works – we just need to know that it does!’

In magic, we consider the dark moon (the night before the new moon appears, when it looks as if there is no moon in the sky at all) ‘the void’, which we could also call ‘the unknown’. It is a period of great gentleness, a time when any thing is possible. This makes the dark moon the perfect phase under which to plan the ‘what’s next’ in our lives. Then the next night, the new moon brings us the opportunity to intend new beginnings and fresh starts.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

And here before you stands a door. The door to a brand new chapter in your life. The door to the unknown.

An opportunity is coming your way and very very soon if not today! It may feel just as daunting as the image in the card above. Two big, solid, heavy doors, looking old as time itself. But do you see the Light there, shining from just above them? A positive sign for sure!

The opportunity coming to you is the right one, you must take it. You will know in your heart that it is safe to open the doors. Trust your gut. Heed your intuition. Do not seek advice this time, trust only in yourself and follow your inner guidance.

These doors are heavy, and as sure as they will open to you, the will surely shut securely after you pass through them. This is absolutely necessary. The door opens and then shuts. The future opens to you, the past recedes. The opportunity comes, then passes if we do not take it. There is so much power in the decision before you.

Choose wisely.

Do not fear the unknown

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Uilleand Honeysuckle

Published August 13, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Uilleand Honeysuckle, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Uilleand Honeysuckle, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

Uilleand Honeysuckle:

Totems: “Lapwing, Peewit, Hummingbirds, Moths, Bees, The Labyrinth, DNA”
Deities/Guides: “Merlin, the Crone or Hermit, Archetype, Medicine Man or Woman”
Letters: “UI, PE, P”
Class: “Peasant”

Keywords: “Seeking, Hidden Secrets, The Lantern That Lights The Path, The Need To Protect Something Important, Soul, Discovery, Bringing Light To The Darkness, Hidden Treasure, Illumination, Clarity, Restoration, The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow.”

“This Uilleand Honeysuckle represents hidden secrets that we are meant to discover. The winding ways of this vine represents the labyrinth and the pathway into the inner life. The hermit or ancient medicine woman holds the lantern for us as we make our way into ourselves. There is a store of great treasure and knowledge there for us to discover if we will but begin the journey. We are encouraged to heal that which has been denied or repressed. We are invited to proceed with caution and enlist our spiritual helpers, so they can help light the darkness and illuminate the path of enlightenment. The ogham for this plant is Uilleand and the letters are UI, P, and PE. It is represented by bones, which are formed by crossing the index and middle fingers of each hand.”

Uilleand Honeysuckle In A Reading: “Uilleand Honeysuckle in a reading has to do with the search for inner knowledge. This flowering vine helps us discern false from true and choose that which is worthwhile. This woodbine is an ally. It provides protection and reminds you to stay true to yourself. Although you may find many distractions as you travel your path, this vine symbolizes a focused journey into the self and the soul. It signifies your spiritual journey and encourages you to keep learning, expressing your true nature, and evolving.

Honeysuckle may also come to let you know it is time to shine the light for others, so that they, too, can look into the mysteries and discover the treasure of their inner lives. By offering encouragement and insight, you may bring light to others’ darkness and empower them to embark on their own inner journey.

Discovery is emphasized. Be willing to learn about and explore your own inner world. See yourself as an archaeologist, investigating the layers of your own inner world. There is much hidden treasure to find there. Although you may dig up hidden things that disturb you, you also bring light into the dark hidden places, and light brings the healing. You also reconnect with your own gifts and talents, and empower your own expression.

Remember that it is your environment that affects the DNA. Light and love encourage the healthy patterns within your genes to be activated. Learn to apply positive thoughts, feelings, and actions to old habits of negativity. Become responsible for creating an environment of joy and health.”

As Challenger: “Reversed, Honeysuckle indicates insecurity. This is a state of mind that must be addressed. True security has nothing to do with failure or success in the world, but with recognizing your true nature, which is already perfect and whole. If you are feeling ‘less than,’ it is time for prayer or inner renewal. If you feel burned out or lost, circle around again into yourself.

Take a class or seek a spiritual teacher, or choose books that remind you of who you truly are. If you have lost track of your inner life, it is time for inner reflection. If you are afraid to begin the journey of self-knowledge, work with a therapist, healer, or coach at the start. Turn the corner on old stories, habitual negative patterns, and unhealthy programming.”

Message: “I am the Uilleand Honeysuckle, and I offer you the lovely scent of my flowers. I attract beauty and offer sweet nectar for the hummingbirds and the bees. I am here to remind you of your own sweetness and your own ability to attract good things into your life. You attract beauty when you choose beautiful thoughts, feelings, actions and activities.

You are growing new things. Allow yourself to develop naturally; cultivate you inner garden with seeds of love and intention. Follow the spiraling pattern that I create as I grow and know that this is how you, too, grow. Follow the spiral into your center and out again. What is hidden can be found. Pay attention to synchronicities and dreams. These are your allies in discovering your own  inner knowledge and true essence.

At the center of your heart lies desires and dreams and aspirations. Great treasure is available within you. Bring these inner resources to the light so they can be shared. Bring them forward for activation. They hold the secret to your soul’s purpose and your spiritual journey.”*

~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo

Again we are reminded to look within to our own inner strengths and talents. There is something important that will be revealed if you take the time necessary to search for it. A hidden talent, a strengthened intuition, or a valuable asset that you have not fully discovered; one that will make all the difference. It may be that you are prone to self-doubt and that you will second guess yourself on this, but you must have absolute faith in the process.

Do not compare yourself to others at this time, or ever for that matter! Everyone is on their own unique journey; we each have our own paths laid out ahead of us. Looking to someone else and wishing we had what they have just wastes our precious time and energy. Energy that we could be directing into something much more productive!

This is not a time to seek advice from others. This gives your power away as it puts your choices in someone else’s hands, and will be tainted by their own life experience, which is completely different than yours. Keep your dreams to yourself and make the choices that feel light and right for you, always asking that they be of the Highest Good for all involved. If you need to be heard, try journaling or talking to someone unbiased such as a counselor who can help you to take responsibility for and resolve your own issues rather than fixing them for you.

If you need a boost in confidence or some help healing, try choosing an energy healing modality that resonates with you. Focus also on self-healing by making small changes to diet and exercise, incorporating rest, hydration and proper nutrition. Be gentle with yourself. Spend some time alone in nature; particularly in bodies of water and under the stars to realign your energy and assimilate the higher frequencies that have been coming through.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

 

Initiation

Published August 1, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Initiation, from the Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Initiation, from the Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Initiation, from the Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Initiation: “Spiritual Testing Of Ra And The Lady Isis”

“When you are being spiritually initiated into the mysteries of light, love and power, there are moments of deep challenge. The key is to find the light within the challenge – the learning, growth or wisdom that can be summoned to turn the challenge into an opportunity for healing. Whilst the scorching heat of Ra seeks to burn through any resistance, the Lady Isis with compassion and cleverness will protect you from burning and instead enable you to be nourished and grow from the Light of Ra. Let Isis help you pass the test of intense growth as you thrive with new life.”

“For advanced aspirants on the path, initiation will occur at various stages. Sometimes your entire life will feel like an initiation, at other times specific areas will be flowing easily whilst others are deeply challenging. This Oracle comes as confirmation that you are not needlessly suffering. If you can find the light within the struggles, tests or challenges that face you now, you will experience breakthrough healing.

It is the almost unbearable solar fire of Ra that can cleanse the Soul of wounds and the love, compassion and intelligence of Isis that can temper the heat of Ra and stop it from burning and drying you out, or else you would be left with nothing but emptiness, anger, bitterness and despair in your heart! These are not meant to be the outcomes of life’s challenges! Rather than losing love and hope through the challenges of life, the Initiate understands all aspects of life are growth opportunities in various states of disguise, waiting to be discovered.

As an Initiate, this Oracle urges you to honour life as a gift and treat any challenge or pressure as a way for you to grow into a brighter and purer light capable of great spiritual service on this planet. That spiritual service includes growing an ability to be able to love freely and beyond limits, to love with courage and faith.

In fact initiation for your now, dear one, is an opening to new levels of power and peace, self-possession and love. There are such sweet fruits waiting for you at the top of the tree you are currently climbing. It may seem as though you are in barren land at times with little hope, nourishment or encouragement, yet your spiritual oasis is not far away! The Lady Isis and the Power of Ra together are helping you grow. Stay focused on the Lady and Her love for you and you shall pass through the desert of Initiation unharmed and deeply transformed.”

~ By Alana Fairchild

Sometimes along the path of awakening, expansion and enlightenment, we come to a crossroads, a challenge, or a test. It can feel like we have hit a wall; that we just can’t go any farther. It feels as if we have been stripped down, naked and vulnerable and raw. Maybe it even feels like everyone is against us; or it feels like we are completely isolated and alone.

And so we stand at the crossroads, weighing our options. Do we turn back to what we know? No, it’s too late for that now, we have long passed the point of no return. Do we hunker down and try to weather the storm? Yes, that is a possibility, yet our heart and Soul feels restless; there has been too much stagnation of late. Our only choice is to persevere. It’s scary and we can’t see the end, we can’t see our destination and we don’t even know at this point if it is there in front of us, or if it is all an illusion.

So we dig down deep. Faith is the only option. We move forward with absolute conviction that we are going in the right directions. It may take a little longer than expected. There may be a few more bumps in the road. Things may not look how we expected them to look. But we keep going. We have faith.

Faith in ourselves, faith in the Universe. Faith in the whisperings of our heart.

And we move forward fearlessly.

And in doing so,

We are initiated.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

New Moon Fae

Published July 12, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

New Moon Fae

Daily Angel Oracle Card: New Moon Fae, from the Oracle Of The Dragonfae, by Lucy Cavendish artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

New Moon Fae: “Soul scrying.”

The New Moon Fae Speaks: “I rule myths and dreams, which encapsulate truths about yourself in forms that you can work with. I rule creativity and the storyteller, and that which enchants. I am Imagination, Instinctive Wisdom, and Archetypal energies and forms which cross cultural boundaries. I love the moonlight – and I know only too well that the light of the Crystal One can mean madness, or enlightenment. I am the enchanted strange outsider, as are you, and so I understand when you feel you are not at home in this world. Sometimes I know you feel as if you are not at home in this world. Sometimes I know you feel as if you are not part of the mainstream, and you can feel isolated. Please remember that under the moonlight you cannot see the full spectrum of colours, but you can often see between the worlds and deep into the true essence of all.

Do not feel ashamed of your strangeness and your shadows. They can be beautiful and mysterious if they are loved, embraced and Owned. But something is missing and I have cast out a part of myself that I am now waiting to return. Like you, I am nearing a time of action, where I must go in search of all of myself; but for this moment, I take solace in the reflections of this still and moonlit pool, and even in the stark lacework of the bare trees, I find truth and hope.

You too have this quicksilver and primal energy, but I encourage you now to become practical, to deal with difficulties and separation and to dissolve your fears through action, strength and acceptance. However, do not shut out your own fears and intuition. What you resist and repress only regroups in the shadows and draws strength from denial. Instead, bring your fears out into the open and shine the sunlight on them. Embrace all of who you are. Your accepted social mask can now be dropped; you may now incorporate the power of heightened psychic ability, which can be hard to communicate and read accurately. Do not despair. You will learn to understand and interpret your own psychic and symbolic language if you practice, as I am now, in this sacred pool. If you do not make a conscious effort, your unconscious will continue to do the work on your behalf anyway. You may be a psychic night time being with fragile, but powerful abilities, but you are also of the elements, and the Dragonfae can teach you strength and give you the wisdom with which to use it well.

Divinatory Meaning: “You may be feeling abandoned at this time, or like a part of who you are is missing. It can also indicate that you have been experiencing a false belief that all others do not like or accept you. In truth, when this card is revealed, it is that New Moon Fae wishes to indicate that you do not like and accept yourself and that you may be choosing to hide from your own psychic ability and wild self, your spirit visions shrouded by denial. Withdrawal, depression,  drinking, eating, sleeping to drown out your inner voice and ability. Fearful superstitions, feeling that your abilities are not God-like or God-given. Guilt over psychic abilities and beliefs. Dark night of the soul, expecting total clarity from visions, misunderstanding the nature of psychic work. Longing, yearning but inactive. Sensation of drowning. Memory problems. Soul amnesia. Period pain. Water retention. Tendency to turn to alcohol, food or other substances to drown out psychic messages.

Working with the New Moon Fae: “Take yourself to a quiet place in nature and make a commitment to practice your meditations, your readings, your own techniques for connecting with Spirit on a more regular basis, and particularly at the beginning of each lunar cycle. Also know that you need moonlight, as well as the beautiful brightness of the sun. Moonlight will cleanse you and assist you in re-balancing, gently and naturally. In this way, you will learn to trust the part of your soul you have misplaced, and in that trusted sanctuary, it can return to you. Remember, nothing is lost. All that is truly yours shall return.”*

The angels use your intuition to communicate with you; as does your higher self. As of late, you have been ignoring messages you don’t want to hear; refusing to see the “red flags” that the angels are showing you. You know the situation I am referring to, and this message is telling you that you can no longer hide from aspects of yourself that you wish to. It is time to embrace who you are in full, with unconditional love and non-judgmental acceptance; you are worthy.

Surround yourself with loving, accepting and open minded people who love you unconditionally; taking a step back from negativity and low vibrational energy. Ask the angels to shield you from people who would control you or keep you down. Listen to your intuition, the good and the “bad”, as it is all perspective and will lead you to your highest good; there really is no bad.

Make time for yourself to be alone, doing what you are passion about and letting your creative energy flow. Commune with Gaia, and acknowledge your connection to her beauty. Meditate, listen to music, walk outside and hear the birds and admire the flowers and the trees. Do yoga. Breathe. Know that you are Divinely guided and supported. Know that you can raise your vibration higher and higher, raising your consciousness and accepting more love into your heart. But it starts with you. Loving you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Oracle Of The Dragonfae, by Lucy Cavendish

Vulcan ~ Inventiveness

Published June 26, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Vulcan ~ Inventiveness, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton published by Beyond Words

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Vulcan ~ Inventiveness, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton published by Beyond Words

Vulcan ~ Inventiveness: “Think outside the box and go for the most creative solution. Hold your emotions in check and think rationally.”

“There was one god the ancient Romans valued above all others for his inventiveness and ingenuity: Vulcan. In his Greek embodiment, Hephaestus, he is both respected and courted by the other gods for his skills, yet scorned as well, for he is not perfect physically, as are the other gods. In fact when Juno, Vulcan’s mother, saw her son, she flung him from Olympus, down to the island of Lemnos on earth. (The airport there today is called Hephaestus!) Thetis (who was also eventually the mother of Achilles) raised him, and he invented the art of blacksmithing.

There is nothing that Vulcan cannot make. His creativity and inventiveness abound. He crafts items that are not only beautiful but supremely practical: the winged boots of Mercury; the armor of Achilles; Sol’s sun chariot; the unbreakable chains that held poor Prometheus to his rock; and incredibly, the first women, Pandora, is also his divine handiwork.

His intelligence and mastery shone when he tricked the rather unmotherly Juno not only into allowing him into her home but also into granting him the hand of the most beautiful of goddesses, Venus. Vulcan never quite forgave his mother for he slight upon him as an infant. He made her a golden throne that was untouched in its artistry, under the guise of a gift. Juno accepted it (how could she not?), but as soon as she sat on it, mechanical coils sprang forth, trapping her in the chair. No matter how hard she tried, she could not free herself. The son she looked down upon now had the upper hand and negotiated his return to Olympus with Venus as his wife.

When you need to think outside the box, when you have run out of ideas, when you need to create something practical to solve a problem, Vulcan is your god! Celebrating or further developing your uniqueness and cognitive abilities are also Vulcan traits.

It is said that the geeks have inherited out earth now! These are the people who use their minds and inventiveness rather than their force and brawn. Vulcan would appreciate this very much. He was a misfit and was literally cast out of Olympus, but he accepted who he was and found his place in the world. Should Vulcan step forth in your life today, using your rationality, rather than your emotions, to make decisions may be the way to go.”

Shadow Side: “Only using our head and never our heart is not the best path. Vulcan, for all his practicality and skill, was not lucky in love. Venus cheated on him with hot-blooded Mars partially due to Vulcan’s coolness.

Those who are different in some way are sometimes feared. Vulcan’s appearance and his magical skills as a blacksmith made him difficult to understand for those who did not take time to know him more deeply. Are there people you fear or are intolerant of because of their differences or skills? Or are you, yourself, the victim of this? Intolerance is a theme running through some of Vulcan’s stories, so ask his assistance in coping with this should it be affecting you in any way.”

Symbols: “Anvil, hammer and tongs, fire”

Invocation: “You will need a hammer and a piece of metal to bang on – anything you do not mind denting a little! It should make a good ringing sound when you strike it!

Light a red candle. Make a rhythm by hitting the hammer on the metal just as a blacksmith would. Sing or say:

Let’s sing the praises of Vulcan
Let’s hear his hammer beat.
Let’s sing the praises of Vulcan,
Feel his mastery and feel his heat.
Let me learn what I can from Vulcan.
The solution is what I fashion.
I learn what I can from Vulcan,
Full of fire, full of ration.
Let’s see what I have from Vulcan,
More ingenuity in every beat.
Let’s see what I have from Vulcan.
My solution is complete.

Ban hard three times on the metal and repeat:

My solution is complete

Ask Vulcan to tell you what to do next, to give you some hint or first step toward the solution. Write anything and everything that comes to mind down and later, act on anything that seems urgent. These are your instructions from Vulcan.

Leave the metal piece on your altar or desk or throw it in a fire to complete the invocation.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

We are all connected, all part of the whole. Part of something so much bigger than our individual selves. Yet we are all like the cogs on a wheel, each one is important to the whole. And as much as we are all intertwined, we are also unique and individual. We have a skill set, we have gifts to share that make us stand out.

Your gifts are needed now. Your special way of communicating; your unique way of seeing the world. Your heart, your soul, your Light. Maybe there are aspects that you have dropped or hidden along the way, scared of rejection or of not fitting in. Maybe someone told you that you are not special, or tried to keep you down. Maybe it is your own nasty voice inside, doubting and fearing and keeping you small.

There is an opportunity coming to you that will require you to be comfortable in being You. Something that suits you perfectly. Something that allows you to shine your light, to be of service. Most likely it won’t really feel like work as there is passion in stepping into your power and doing what you came here to do… unless of course you have veered off track and that is no longer your comfort zone. Only you know.

Embrace it. Allow it to empower you and pull you forward into doing what you should be doing.

We need you. All of you. Each and every one of you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Coll Hazel

Published June 20, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Coll Hazel, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Coll Hazel, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

Coll Hazel:

“Northern Hemisphere Dates: June 13-July 10 (Southern Hemisphere Dates: December 13-January 10)
Totems: Hare, Scarab, Tortoise and Turtles, Crab, Salmon
Deities/Guides: Gaia and The Great Mother Goddesses like Sophia and Isis, and Fintan, the White Ancient One
Letters: C, K
Class: Chieftan
9th Lunation
Celebration: Summer Solstice, June 20/21 (December 21/22)”

Keywords: “Water, the moon, bounty and abundance, intuition, wisdom, insight, knowledge, sage advice, divination, poetry, creative pursuits, higher perspective, clarity”

“The Coll Hazel initiates in the ninth lunation and includes the celebration of the summer solstice, also known as Alban Heruin, Midsummer, and Litha. Here we give our gratitude for the abundance of Mother Earth. Hazel is about compassion and love for our friends and families – as well as safety and protection, which are important aspects of mothering and nurturing. Hazel supports our emotional life. She honors the moon and the waters of our planet. She supports creative expression in the form of story, poetry, art, song and dance. Hazel brings clarity when we seek advice. The ogham for this tree is Coll and the letters C and K.”

Coll Hazel In A Reading: “Your feminine nature, the changing of the moon, the lunar principle of receptivity and mystery, and the Goddess Sophia of higher wisdom are all relevant now. Your female lineages have something to say to you, as do your spiritual heritages. Take some quiet time to tune in and listen for their nurturing messages. Take your initiation seriously. Find time to sit by a body of water near your home; a lake, the ocean, a river or a stream. This tree suggests appreciation. Appreciate cycles. What cycle are you in right now? This tree suggests acceptance of where you are right now as it is impossible to push the river.

It is time to give gratitude for all that you have and to honor the earth. Notice the abundance around you. This is a time for family time and family reunions. This card invites you to find gratitude for all the mothers in your life. If you require nurturing, cultivate friendships that can support you. Nurture others. Mother each other with compassion. It may be time to heal the mother wound. Perhaps this is the time for forgiveness. If you are a mother, make sure you are representing the best qualities of this role. If not, move towards changing your behaviour. Be the kind of mother that you would like to have yourself.

Spend some time in nature and follow the course of the moon. Consider poetry, divination, and meditation. Call up your  inner muse, as you can find inspiration here. Pay attention to your dreams and creative urges.

You are offered wisdom that can be applied to any situation. Creative solutions are possible. Seek the advice of elders. If you seek clarity this card will offer you sage advice. Go within and ask the ancestors for a specific message for you.”

As Challenger: “Are you ignoring your intuitive knowing? Perhaps you don’t like what you are sensing, as change is indicated. Even so, it is time to pay attention to wisdom that is offered you. Are you resistant to advice?

Are you cut off from other women? From the mothers in your life? Perhaps it is time to heal a mother wounding. Perhaps you are cut off from your family or your connection to Mother Earth. How do you mother yourself? It is time to cease repeating habitual negative messages to yourself. Instead, begin giving yourself the nurturing you require. Offer this to others, as well. Too much criticism separates us from ourselves and others.

Perhaps you are experiencing a creative block. Is it time to learn new skills? Would it help you to work with others to overcome creative obstacles? If so, look to your community. Or it may be that you feel stymied in your pursuits and goals because you are not heeding your intuition. If so, go within and reconnect with your own inner knowing.”

Message: “I represent your own inner wisdom. I am that small, still voice inside that is sometimes hard to hear. I stand up for the heart wisdom that insures life and health for you, your situations, and your mother planet. You’ll find my speaking in a babbling brook or a dense forest. You’ll find me in the fullness of the summer sun. I am part of the paradise in which you live. I produce the hazelnut of wisdom and ancient knowledge. Please take care of me and of yourself and the children of this world. I am the birth of your own dreams and visions. Now is a good time to use your divination tools. It is also a great time to support others and act as a guide or helper.”*

 ~ By Sharyln Hidalgo

Here we have a message of nurturing, communication, deeper connection and creating community. Tomorrow is Solstice, our longest day of the year and a day of Light, abundance, luck and joy. What will you set as your intention this Summer Solstice? (Or winter solstice if you are in the Southern Hemisphere!) What do you invite into your reality, what have you made space for, what are you focusing on now?

Make a plan now to spend some time outside, in your favourite garden, forest, park or beach. Give yourself time to slow down and enjoy being present. Let your instincts and intuition guide you. Communicate with the trees. Honour every plant and creature. Feel the connection you have with each and every one of them, and the overall energy of the wild space.

If you can, watch the sun go down and the stars come out. Send gratitude for all that you have in your life right now. And meet tomorrow with open heart and open mind. You are stepping into the second chapter of 2018. What magic will it hold in the face of all the chaos? Whatever magic you create.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

 

 

 

Duir Oak

Published May 1, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Duir Oak, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, illustrated by Jimmy Manton Published by Blue Angel Publishing

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Duir Oak, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, illustrated by Jimmy Manton Published by Blue Angel Publishing

Duir Oak:

“Northern Hemisphere Dates: April 18-May 15th (Southern Hemisphere Dates: October 18-November 15).
Totems: Bull, Flowers, Budding Plants, Seeds, Thresholds and Doorways, Faeries
Deities/Guides: The Cow Goddess Hathor, the Sky Goddess Nut, Gaia, Blodeuwedd (The Maiden Aspects of the Godess), The White Moon Goddess, The Horned God Cernunnos, The Green Man
Letter: D
Class: Chieftain
7th Lunation
Celebration: Beltane, May 1st (November 1st)

Keywords: “Fertility and sexuality, strength and stability, grounding and endurance, ancient knowledge, doors and thresholds, boundaries.

The Duir Oak initiates in the seventh lunation and includes the celebration of Beltane. The sacred marriage is enacted, now, between the community’s representation of the Great Goddess and Curnunnos, which ensures fertility for an other season. This is the holiday of sexuality and sensuality and represents a threshold which the maiden aspect of the Goddess crosses into the Mother aspect. We celebrate the blood mysteries and the young women’s first menarche. We celebrate fertility and the magic of the green earth that sustains us. This is a time of conception and the beginning of new life with the returning of the sun. This tree offers strength, stamina, and is a symbol for generation. The ogham for this tree is Duir and the letter D.”

Duir Oak In A Reading: “Oak, in a reading, gifts you with strength and endurance, stamina and grounded stability.

This tree offers you practicality, common sense, and an ability to bring things to completion. There is a desire to make things beautiful and to create. You may choose to work in the garden, now, as this is the card for a green thumb. It signifies a time to notice nature and spend some time out of doors. It is time to take a hike or go to the park. Take in the beauty of the green earth.

Oak also is an indication of fertility, whether you are conceiving a child, project, business, or other creative endeavour. Oak celebrates sensuality and sexuality and the sacred act of creation and progeny.

This tree also promises you knowledge, information, guidance, and wisdom. Expect synchronicities. Situations, people, dreams, and books may appear for your benefit and growth. Doors are opening up for you, and thresholds are meant to be crossed. This is a time to feel strong and secure as you build toward the manifestation of your dreams.”

As Challenger: “You may feel powerless or weakened, when Duir Oak appears as Challenger. You may be called upon to depend upon others for your protection, now, because you feel weaker than usual and require more security. You may feel overly excited, manic, anxious, or nervous and ungrounded. You may be carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. This may indicate that you are in need of support and assistance. Is it time to get practical and schedule an appointment with your doctor, therapist, minister, or spiritual advisor?

Perhaps you are feeling stagnant, bored or stuck. Are you saying ‘no,’ too often? Are you stopping your growth because of too-comfortable habits and routines? Although these may make you feel safe, they can keep you stagnant, and you may feel discontent because of a lack of flow and positive activity in your life. It is time to get off the couch. Only so much security can come from things. Real security comes from presence. Leave the past and drop your worries about the future. Be in the now and feel the love.”

Message: “I am the steady, faithful Oak. Seek me and sit with me. I am old and strong and grounded. I will take your troubles and let them flow into Mother Earth for their transmutation. She knows what to do with the energy. I am the promise of spring. You can see my energy in the budding flowers. I am the daffodils and the tulips come to life. I am all of the little wild animals creatures in nature, the squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and possums. They all come together under my sacred space. Come and sit in my grove, which is the most ancient of temples and churches. Nature is your home; you are safe here and nurtured. Breathe me in and breathe me out. I will help you remember your true nature. You are loved and you are beautiful. You are perfect already You have everything you need to manifest your dreams and desires. It is time to begin. This beginning is like the acorn that is a mighty symbol of growth and regeneration. What you begin has the potential to grow into a great oak tree of your own manifestation.”*

~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo

Today is more than the first day of May. It is Beltane, an ancient day of the celebration of fertility, creativity and deep earth connection. Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine coming together. God and Goddess, equal, balanced, passionate and wild. It is a powerful portal of creative manifestation that, no matter what your particular religious or spiritual beliefs, can be welcomed as our ability to manifest is amplified exponentially.

What you focus your intention on is what you create, today. The repercussions of this manifestation will be felt into the future near and far. The emotions that fuel your creativity will be the stone and mortar of the reality you create.

What are you feeling? Where is your attention? How are you focused? What do you believe is possible for you, right now? Add all that up and you get the sum of the equasion of what you are creating. Are you feeling like a victim, like nothing is going right for you? Get ready for more of that. Are you rising above the drama and setting course for something new? Get ready for that. You are at the helm of this boat that you created. Is it a castaway style log raft or is it a beautiful sailboat gliding through rough seas? Also up to you…

Today is the day to embrace every beautiful aspect of being you. Love yourself. Accept yourself. Drop the judgment, the doubt, the fear and especially the negativity or victimhood. That no longer serves you. Choose something different today.

Be your wildest sexy self. Put on something beautiful; bust out a favourite outfit, shirt or piece of jewelry. Rock a new hairstyle. Smile. Flirt innocently. Hug someone you love and tell them you love them, life is too short to keep those important declarations inside. Treat yourself to something (healthy) that makes you smile. Do your favourite thing to do, or make a plan to do it very soon. Sing. Dance. Skip. Pick some wild flowers. Have a sensual date with your favourite person. Eat your favourite food…You get the gist of it. Sensuality.

And lastly, honour our Great Mother in this beautiful season. Smell the flowers in the air. Hug a tree. Leave an offering, create an altar and be sure to burn a candle and some delicious incense to honour this fiery and passionate occasion. Bring vitality back into your life in all areas and watch your reality transform through positive action and intention.

All up to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, illustrated by Jimmy Manton Published by Blue Angel Publishing

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