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Odin

Published February 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Odin, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Odin, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Odin: “Guidance”

“Seek guidance to solve and issue. Choose carefully whom you take counsel from. Respect experience; it takes time to develop wisdom and knowledge. Be patient.”

“Odin is perhaps the most honoured of all ancient Norse gods and is referred to as the All Father because of his position as a protector and leader of both gods and humans. He is considered the wisest of all the Gods. The thunder god, Thor, is perhaps the most well-known of Odin’s children.

Odin has an interesting duality, as he is both a god of war and death, and a god of poetry, storytelling and intelligence. Warriors honoured him before battle because they hoped to enter his halls in Asgard if they died. Fathers and teachers, too, honoured him in the hopes that they would be wise and protective for the children in their care. Those who wished to glimpse their futures or gather wisdom though an oracle could us runes – the oracular tool Odin created – which were a series of symbols often carved on bone, wood, or stone. (You can still buy sets of runes today.)

The mighty Odin appears in many wonderful stories, most with a theme of gaining wisdom and accepting wise guidance. Odin is often depicted with only one eye, as he exchanged the other for a sip at the Well of Wisdom when he was traveling to the World Tree, a place of connective power. This enabled him to see far, to know much, and to listen to all of the stories of the world.

Odin teaches us that education and listening to various wise voices is invaluable to won growth and development. The more we know about a situation, the better we can assess it; research is rarely wasted. He also suggests that you can find wise teachers among those with direct experience regarding your situation, or those who have many ears of experience at your task. If you need guidance in any situation, Odin is a solid choice to turn to, and he can guide you toward the answers that you need.

Shadow Side: “While listening to other people’s wisdom it is necessary to gain perspective and to choose what action to take, if we only take the advice of others and don’t listen to our own guidance, we may be giving our power away. Also, it is possible to read too much or continue to gather information when the time is right to act. Imagine if you consulted a couple of books and videos on how to ride a bike but never took action to actually get on a bike to learn how to ride it!”

Symbols: “Runes; the eight legged horse; Sleipnir; Spear tht never misses; Gungnir; The Sun; One eyed man with many names; Odin, Wodin”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Take time to pause and ask for some help from your “Team”. You know who your team is, right? Your angels and guides and any other light beings or elementals who have agreed to assist you in this lifetime… behind the scenes. They wish to assist you now, and all you have to do is ask, and be receptive.

You may need to take a little break from moving forward in order to allow a new solution or opportunity to come to you. We often think we know what is best for us, and all concerned, when we actually haven’t thought of, or are unable to conceptualize what needs to happen in order for things to happen or problems to be solved. This time, there is something that we may not be seeing, but that our Team is more than willing to help us with. Gratefully accept the help that is on offer.

Sit back and relax. Find a way to be open to finding a solution that comes in the form of a miracle or gift. Keep sending gratitude, which will help to open your heart and mind to what is coming your way, and look for signs, messages and guidance coming to you over the next few days.

Let your Team impress you with their amazing skills!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The Lunar Queen

Published February 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Lunar Queen, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Lunar Queen, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Lunar Queen, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Lunar Queen: “She of the Celestial Crescent”

“There is a deep feminine wisdom that recognizes the importance of rest and replenishment as essential balancing to our actions of power and demonstration. You are asked to allow this replenishment for yourself now, trusting that you are in a cycle of creation that is about to shift into a new phase. Release and enjoy the process without having to control or force it.”

“Isis as Lunar Queen, understands the cycles of creative power and flow. Sometimes it can be hard to let go of a desire to force, control and make things happen, to exert might and will power to bring what you wish for into being by sheer determination, exertion and force. Yet the vast creative power of the feminine principle is in honouring and flowing with cycles of activity and rest, of releasing force and surrendering into the perfection of what is happening right now, realizing that this actually brings us Divine manifestation and creation more effortlessly and gracefully and to greater effect!

The Celestial Crescent is the Moon in her changing form. This oracle comes to you at a time when you are shifting from one phase in your spiritual and creative journey into a new phase. This is a time to pay deep attention to the messages of your body and allow them to guides you. Do you need to balance your activity with more rest? Do you need to be actively creating, but from a more relaxed and allowing rather than demanding or forceful mental state? Or is it time for you to spring into action once more? Has the time come to take a step forward? Pay attention to any other card that you draw with The Lunar Queen to more fully understand which phase is more appropriate for you now. These cards will help you connect with your inner wisdom and the guidance of your own body wisdom for the greatest timing and unfoldment of your manifestation. Remember, sometimes more time in the oven prevents an undercooked meal! Sometimes we just need to wait a little longer.

The quiet times are dark moon energies, the times when you will sense from your inner wisdom, your body wisdom, that you are in need of replenishment and percolation.

The other times, when you feel the inner oven timer has rung and it is time to get that delicious meal on the table, your body will urge you to dance, to act, to communicate, to be bold and take the steps. These are full moon energies.

Your body will help you to know where you are at and what you need. The flow between the dark moon and full moon and all phases in between is constant. In allowing that flow, even several times in a day or an hour, you will maximize your creativity and allow your life to manifest creative project after creative project, should you so choose. You will feel great inner harmony, wellness, and connection.

This Oracle is also a reminder that this feminine wisdom is not widely accepted in Western culture as yet, with its distorted view of what constitutes productive behaviour. The Lunar Queen is quite a radical! You will need to really believe in your own wisdoms in as you learn to operate in this more intuitive, flexible, responsive, feminine way. The Oracle tells you that Lady Isis and the spiritual guidance that cares for you completely encourages and supports you in being strong and giving yourself absolute permission to rest when needed, to honour your creative cycles for greatest productivity and quality.

If you have been wanting to create something or feel frustrated in your creative enterprises,  The Lunar Queen also contains the message for you that something creative is within you and wanting to emerge. It is stirring in hour unconscious and soon it will be reflected more clearly back to you and you shall be able to act, but for now, have patience. There can be much inner work required before the relatively swift outer work of bringing the creative impulse into form even begins! Such is the natural creative flow at times.

If you are already in the flow and want to know if this is the time to really let go and shine, like the gorgeous full moon, the answer is yes. Trust and know that you are being guided by your own inner wisdoms and supported by She of the Celestial Crescent, the Lunar Queen Lady Isis.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Here we are at the Full Moon and the first Lunar Eclipse of the year. The energies are powerful and anything is possible. There will be releasing; there will be a purging of sorts. There is simply no room left for anything that is not in our absolute highest good, and the Highest Good Of All. Do not be surprised if things change very abruptly, you have probably had more notice than you may think but have chosen to ignore it, or were unable to see the signs. Interestingly, the planets and the moon will align in the shape of a star during this eclipse, and the planet Jupiter will be in retrograde, which will help to slow things down a little.

The message here is to delve deeply into the aspect of the Divine Feminine ~ Receptivity and deep inner wisdom. Allow. Receive. Surrender the old and hold space for the new. Embrace possibility. Nothing is off limits here if it is in your highest and best interest, and the Highest Good of All.

Limitations will disintegrate. Blockages will melt away. Things that didn’t seem possible will seem almost too small to have wished for; you will be asked to aim higher. Things will change in such profound ways that they will simply never appear the same, ever again. You will experience a complete overhaul of your belief systems and what you see yourself as capable of.

The full moon can create a manic, frenzied energy. You are being asked here to create sacred space and to honour it. Find some silence this evening. Make time for contemplation. Perform any lunar rituals that resonate with you, such as making a crystal grid or placing your crystals outside to cleanse and absorb the energies. Light a candle. Have a sea salt bath. Use the power of your thoughts, emotions and intentions. Now is not a time of action, but one of working with the higher realms.

Bringing the unmanifest into the manifest.

Blessings from the Divine Mother Isis.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance

Published January 31, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance: “Ancient Tantra of the Soul”

“You are a Tantrika, Ian Initiate on the Path of Divine Healing of the Masculine and Feminine, the two sacred polarities that are universal to human experience. As these energies come into mutual respect and  balance, you attain great power, presence and healing effect in the world of the Soul and in the human world of forms here on this Earth. You are supported in further exploring this path now, under the auspices and blessing of beloved Isis.”

“You are in the process of sacred relationship healing of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies within your own Soul. This is the advanced spiritual path of Tantra. It is the connection of the body and Soul. The effect of this inner divine relationship healing is genuine enlightenment of the mind and the body. The body becomes a living sacred temple of light, energy and wild aliveness. This embodiment can be experienced in movement, in deep stillness, in vitality and in quietness.

You are a Tantrika, a sacred priest-priestess of the Tantric arts. Some people mistakenly believe that Tantra is simply about sexuality, but it is in truth the journey of the Soul to bring masculine and feminine polarities into wholeness, love, unity and empowerment – to learn to be the enlightened path in every element of your being. This is Soul-building work that is in great service to the spiritual healing and evolution of humanity, which is in deep need of those such as yourself, who can help create sacred connection between mind and body. It might be through your own personal healing of your body-mind connection and perhaps through your healing services for others that you walk your Tantric Path. It might be done in a private way or in an obvious way. What matters is that it feels right for you. Walking this path authentically is a choice to live in dedication to the sacred work of Isis who taught us about the creative power that could come of healing the relationship between masculine and feminine consciousness.

You are guided to accept this healing through learning to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself and your relationships with others. Balancing give and take, directing and flowing, play and solitude are ways to do this now. Learning to feel as comfortable as possible with your sexual and spiritual nature, seeing how they can complement rather than compete with each other is helpful too. Connection with the body is the most powerful form of healing for the feminine energy as it holds the secrets to Divine Feminine wisdom. This can occur through movement, dance and yoga that is based on body awareness and presence, rather than necessarily involving fast flowing postures that may take you more into your head than your body. You can come more into your body through time in nature, swimming, laying in the sun, resting or walking provided that you stay present to the physical sensations that you experience.

This Oracle also comes as a guide for you Path of Inner Healing and Service. You are encouraged to explore Divine Masculine and Feminine healing within yourself specifically at this time. This may involve forgiveness of past relationships with significant males or females in your life. It may also require an adjustment of softening to allow in feminine wisdom, or cutting out some distraction or draining situations or relationships that minimize your sense of your own power and capacity to use masculine wisdom well.

If you also drew the Oracle Of Healing the Divine Masculine, you are actively encouraged to explore Tantra as a personal healing journey this lifetime. There are many different teachers and approaches under the heading of ‘tantra’ these days. Use discernment and trust what feels right to you.

You are also guided, if in healing work with others, that you can help others heal through exploring the interplay of masculine and feminine energies. It might be through connection of mind and body, through inner and outer worlds, through sexuality and spirituality, joining for healing. Enjoy the unfolding journey, beloved Initiate, for it will be highly creative and could involve art, movement as dance, yoga, breath work and much more!”

“The Scales are balanced with perfection
Feminine and Masculine in Divine Connection
Surrender and strength, Body and Soul
Together are loved, united and whole
I know when to act and when to rest
Scales of Balance allow harmony to vest
Deep within I am now at peace
As imbalance I effortlessly now release
I feel balance, wholeness and vitality
As I balance and heal my Divine Humanity”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

When we find balance within ourselves, we can expect to see thing balance out around us, this is how the Universe works. We must balance our masculine and feminine energies; in ourselves, and in our lives. This means that we must find our sovereignty, our Truth. We must step into our power fearlessly. We must be direct and honest, but not aggressive or manipulative. We must be creative without being scattered, and we must find our sensuality without it having to be overtly sexual. Balance. Harmony.

Look at your relationships closely. Are they balanced? Are you respected? Are you being heard? Are you hearing others? Are you able to meet half way, support each other and trust? These are all indications of balance… or imbalance… only you truly know.

When we balance the energies within ourselves and our lives, it will cause a ripple effect. We will no longer have men against women. We will no longer need to fear for ourselves and our lives as women, as minorities. We cannot see ourselves as victims in our own lives and not expect that mind set to affect everything around us. We must release all the old fear, the old programs that tell us that we are weak, we need taking care of, we are less than, or that we should live in fear… or be feared.

When Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine come together it is in perfect balance and harmony. There is common ground; there is a meeting of the Souls; there is a deep understanding. Where one ends the other begins. They are not the same, but they revere each others differences and meet them with Love. Hearts are open, Souls are bared. Fear is needless. This is when the co-creation of something brand new begins.

Looking around us now, we seem so very far from there. So instead of looking so far outwards, look inside instead. Heal it there first. Then heal it within your closest relationships. With each ripple outwards, a profound difference will be made. Do the work and reap the benefits for All.

It is time to come together.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Cernunnos

Published January 30, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Cernunnos, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton

Cernunnos, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Cernunnos, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton

Cernunnos: “Shape Shifting”

“Transition and change are flowing through you. Relax and know that you have the power to be what you want to be!”

“While most people think of Cernunnos as a god of the Celts, the truth is, this energy is far, far older. Prehistoric man covered himself with the skins, hair, feathers, and bones of the animals he hunted, and he danced around his fire. As the shadows played against the cave walls, man changed into the very animals he targeted.

Shape shifting is a way of gathering power and information. This is one of the earliest principles of magic: like attracts like. If  you want to catch a stag, be a stag in the ritual dance. Feel the stag, think like the stag, be one with the stag, and then you can better connect with the stag should you need to hunt it. By honoring this father hunter, the horned one, ancient peoples felt they would be better fed and better prepared – and so, more successful.

Cernunnos is often depicted as half human and half stag, although sometimes he is simply depicted as a man with  glorious set of antlers that seem to pierce the sky. His energy is vital, flowing, fertile, and connecting.

Today he is a symbol of the purest masculine energy, untainted and fully connected with his strength and wildness. For this reason, he is extremely popular with the modern pagan and witchcraft communities and is a patron of those who work on facilitating change as environmental activists. You can call upon his shape shifting energy when you wish to transition from one identity to another or to shift back into your most authentic self. If you feel like you have changed recently in ways that do not feel right to you or in ways that feel untrue to your nature, it is time to shift back with Cernunnos.

Shadow Side: “The wilderness demands respect. Many survival shows demonstrate how to conquer nature rather than work with and enrich the environment for the greatest good. If you only use the gifts of the earth, sky and sea for sport, without ever giving back to those same elements, you may need to rethink your attitude.

A balanced masculine nature is one of deep protective connection with the earth and its animals, rather than dominion over them. Today’s hunters could do well to follow a more honorable path than the cold process of taking life. Think also how Cernunnos would view the common practices of factory farming, for example, and reassess what you eat.

Symbols: “Antlers, stag, snake, trees”

Invocation: “Go outside, preferably somewhere green, even overgrown. Take off your shoes. Lie down or stand upon the earth. Now imagine growing roots from your bodyinto the earth and picture Cernunnos, powerful and pure, standing with you.

Say:
In the center of all things is you, Cernunnos,
Great god of the earth, of the sky, of the air,
Of the forest, of things green and wet and wild!
Connect me to who I am.
Teach me how to delve down, like the roots of a tree into
the soft earth,
And find the center myself.
Connect me to what I am to be,
Mentor me to shift my shape
Easily, quickly, certainly.
Balance me,
Give me depth, give me lightness.
Guide me to my true home;
Grow me into my best self.
May I honor you in word and deed.
May it begin from here!”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

The Divine Feminine is rising, and the Divine Masculine is coming forward to meet Her. Balance. Equality. Justice. Deep, divine connection. We are both powerful in our own rights. We both have something profoundly sacred to offer. What has been tainted will be purified. What has been unbalanced for far too long will come back into alignment. It will take work on both sides, leveling the scales so that we can again see eye to eye. In these times we must work together. We must use our power wisely.

Together we are so much more powerful. Twin flames are reuniting to create much needed change through deep healing of old wounds, those on a personal and also on the collective level. When we see ourselves as Divine, and see the magic in the other half, the healing begins. Work from the inside out, and open your hearts wide. Shift from the old into the new and meet your partner as a reflection of your own true divine self.

Heal and be healed.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Pyramid Of Light

Published January 24, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Pyramid Of Light, from the Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Pyramid Of Light, from the Isis Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Pyramid Of Light: “Psychic Protection”

Step Your Vibration Deeper Into Love: “As a being growing in significant light, darker energies can become more attracted to you. There is nothing to fear and only more mastery and awareness of the power and protection of Divine Love to experience. Here is guidance on the skills you have within you now to deal with any undesired interference. The Pyramid Of Light confirms that energies have been causing interference with your path an it is time now to end that interference with love and compassion.”

“The Oracle brings you confirmation that you are growing spiritually and as such, there are higher levels of responsibility and skill required of you to continue to thrive and blossom to even deeper places of spiritual expansion. These new levels will feel joyful to you as they bring you to greater personal mastery and freedom from fear.

Sometimes when you are growing your light, darker energies become more interested in you. This is nothing to be afraid of because no energy can interfere with you without your permission and if you have unconsciously given permission by action or deed in this or other lifetimes, you have the free will to withdraw that permission from a place of peace and love within you right now. The key to handling any energy effectively, even tat energy which you no longer wish to have connected to your energy field, is to have compassion and respect in your heart, combined with a firm boundary and an understanding of the principles of psychic protection.

There are practices which are easy and helpful for you to use to nurture your light and make it easier to go into that place of inner peace and love on a daily basis, and that help to protect and nourish the energy of your home and workplace too. One such practice recommended for you now is the Pyramid Of Light. This can be added to any other spiritual or inner work practice and yet will also stand on its own. It can be used on a person, physical space such as a home or workplace, or venue for a special occasion and even placed around a project.

The Ritual below will clear you at any time you feel that there are forces interfering with your free will or life plans. Sometimes you just sense blocks that  you know are not coming from within you and you know are not serving the higher unfoldment, and they need to be released. You can use this Ritual, or a skilled spiritual healer, to help you with this process, but know that what you most need is a compassionate heart and enough confidence to realize that you alone give or revoke permission for any being to be connected with your energy field, seeking to exert influence over your thoughts, actions or life choices either consciously or not. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of the power of our free will and choice. If any being, in the physical world or the inner worlds ever tells you that you have no power of choice as a human being, do not believe them. They are in deception and they are not to be trusted. They may believe what they are saying but they are not honouring the innate spiritual gift of free will that every human Soul was given as a gift in gratitude for coming to this Earth to help with service to Her awakening. Your free will is your most fundamental spiritual inheritance as a human being, and it cannot be taken by another except in illusion. Once you realize this, you can claim back your power at any time.

The Pyramid Of Light says that you may have beings who think they are helping you but are not of unconditional love and therefore are better to be released from your energy field. These beings may or may not be in physical form. They may or may not appear as very spiritual teachers or helpers. The Oracle indicates that there are also thoughts, feelings, and other energies around you that are not helping you and with the easy Ritual below,  you can clear all of that and feel that your path is clearer and easier, with less fog and confusion.”

Ritual Of The Pyramid Of Light: ” Sit quietly, preferably with your legs crossed underneath you or on a chair with your back straight and your arms resting in your lap, your palms facing upwards and your fingers just resting open.

Imagine, sense, perceive or feel an enormous shining eye of the Divine, gazing out from the center of the Sun.

Imagine that this enormous eye in the center of the Sun is made of pure white light, with flecks of neon violet in the center and around the edges of every light particle. The light is electric violet, alive and powerful with spiritual energy.

Imagine this huge eye as a powerful point of light above your head.

Then visualize, sense, perceive or intend that this point of light shoots out in four distinct directions, landing as four separate points beneath you, forming a square base for your Pyramid Of Light, with each point joining together.

The base of the Pyramid Of Light is filled with electric violet light. Each of the four corners of the base shoot light up to the point above your head, forming the apex and four sides fo the Pyramid Of Light, which then are filled with electric violet light.

You are completely encompassed within your Pyramid Of Light.

Imagine within the Pyramid Of Light, seven stars of light now form, made of pure white light with neon violet in the center and in the edges of every light particle.

Each star of light within your Pyramid aligns with each of your seven energy centers, one at the top of your head, the next at your forehead, the next at your throat, then your heart space in the center of your chest, your solar plexus around the abdominal area, the belly and the base of the spine.

Then two additional stars form above the crown and beneath your body in the earth, all contained within your Pyramid Of Light. If the Pyramid needs to expand in size to allow for these additional two stars to fit comfortably within it, let that happen now.

Finally allow four smaller stars to form in the palms of your hands and soles of your feet.

You are completely and thoroughly contained within your cleansing, protective Pyramid Of Light now. Stay there for a few moments and really feel it.

Say aloud with a fir, peaceful and loving voice that does not waver, “As a sovereign being of light, I now claim full ownership of my energy field and any being or entity that is draining my energy or fueling me with fear no longer has my permission to be in my energy field. You must leave, beloveds. I honour you and wish you well, but you cannot stay here any more and you cannot ever return. Of my own free will, and through Divine Grace and the protection of unconditional love, this is now so. So be it!

Repeat this statement up to three times if you feel the need for it, growing stronger each time if necessary but always coming from love and never from force (force comes from fear and you do not need it anyway, coming firmly from a place of love and clear boundaries is more than enough to get the job done!)

Then say the following aloud, once, “I ask that this pyramid be held in place for the coming week or however long serves my highest good. I program it to deflect negative energies and allow negative energies to continue to leave my body, mind and energy field. I also program it to allow positive energies to enter and remain in my body, mind and energy field. Through the Grace of the Divine and my own free will, so be it!

When you are ready, open your eyes.”

Incantation: “You can say this incantation to call on the highest psychic protection and cleansing at any time. It also just feels really good!

“I AM love
I AM light
To manage my own energy field
I have every right
Compassion, peace and strength I AM
I witness the dark
With peace in my heart
In my energy there is space only for love
That is unconditional and gentle as the dove
I AM unconditional love
I AM unconditional love
I AM unconditional love”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Use the incantation above as an extra layer of protection, but know that no one can harm you without your permission. If there is pain or toxicity in your life now, heed the call to the Light. It is time to release the pain, and move in a different and new direction. Find the love that you deserve inside you and move forward fearlessly.

You are protected. The Universe is always on your side.

Be the Love. Be the Light.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Thor

Published January 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Thor, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Thor, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Thor: “Action”

“The time has now passed for waiting and inertia. Real action is necessary. Trust that you are protected and supported while you move forward.”

“Most people have heard of or are familiar with the Norse god Thor and his mighty hammer. Highlighted against a stormy sky, thunder crashing from his hammer, wearing a horned Viking helmet over his flowing locks, Thor is the epitome of masculine vigor and force.

The god Thor was born of the earth goddess Jord and the supreme father god Odin, and is considered the strongest of all the Norse immortals, the Aesir. His mythology contains many stories of his exploits and his bravery, including battles with great serpents. A protector of humans, loved for his creative powers, he is nevertheless known for his hot blooded temper.

Thor captains a chariot pulled by two savage, giant goats that galloped noisily across the sky, causing the sound of thunder. Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, famous for its lethal power, became the symbol of defiance worn by those loyal to the old ways when Christianity began its spread across Scandinavia.

We can call upon Thor when we need some real action. He is a brilliant rut buster, someone who will forcefully make action happen! If we feel inertia, tiredness, or frustration that things are not happening how we want, call upon Thor and his mighty hammer to smash a way through. Getting caught in a cycle of negative thought or behavior often needs forceful action, as we get comfortable with our lives, even when they are unhealthy. Thor is protective of his own, so we can feel safe knowing that his might will shield us as we move forward into the unknown.

Thor is also a poet, not just an action man, so you can take a more sensitive rout, even if you are the masculine type. Follow Thor’s lead and be the best of both worlds!”

Shadow Side: “Sometimes, taking forceful action is not the most prudent path. Thor himself found this route did not always guarantee the best outcome. Coming into a sensitive situation ready for a fight – or even just a negative reaction – may end badly for all. Ask questions and be aware o when a situation needs a gentler approach and when force is actually a good instrument.

The male energy tends to be one of action, but too much action can also deplete one’s energy and vitality. Action must be balanced with rest and rejuvenation.”*

~By Stacey Demarce

Notice that this card is about strength, power and action, but it also contains a note of balance and mindfulness. Yes, we have access to the Divine Masculine principle of creative action; breaking through obstacles, out of ruts and stagnancy. It is also a breaking out of thought forms; those limiting belief systems that have been holding us back.

It is not, however, brash aggression or blundering forward mindlessly. It is not storming over others to get what we want. These are old ways. The energy we are calling upon now is balanced – the warrior and the poet. This gives us access to the forces of creative action, powerful forward momentum and manifestation. It requires laser focus, steadfast intention and a good dose of imagination. Take a moment to feel into this energy, poetry in motion.

And after all, who couldn’t use a little Thor in their lives!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Amaterasu

Published December 29, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Amaterasu: “Self-Esteem”

“You are enough. Build your self-esteem from the inside out. It is your turn to shine. Be the sunshine in your own life!”
Amaterasu is the sun goddess of the Shinto Faith. She is one of the most loved of the Japanese deities and there are many myths surrounding her.

Amaterasu lives a peaceful life in harmony wit the workings of nature, shining brightly among her herd of horses and gardens full of silk worms for her weaving. However, her brother Susano’o is much more disruptive and chaotic.

In some versions of the story, Susano’o became jealous of his sister and slaughtered her horses and her silk worms. When Amaterasu came upon such a gruesome and shocking scene, she felt so overcome with grief and hopelessness that she retreated into a cave. This left the earth with no life-giving sun, and all grew cold and dead. The earthly plane became a haven for evil spirits, and people began to die from lack of food.

The other gods and the humans waited outside Amaterasu’s cave and tried everything to get her to come out again. She refused, never wishing to show her face again. As things grew desperate, Uzume, Amaterasu’s sister, had an idea. She began to dance and sing loudly and comically. The brought a roar of approval from the assembled crowd, and their laughter rang across the world.

Amaterasu became curious, listening to these lively, happy sounds, and decided to peek out of her cave. Uzume was prepared and had placed a mirror just outside the cave. When the bright light of dawn that was Amaterasu’s energy hit the mirror, the goddess was bedazzled by her own reflection, and Uzume was able to pull her out of the cave. The world again became a better place by her presence, and Amaterasu understood her true worth.

Call upon Amaterasu when you are feeling low in self-esteem and when you feel like you are not enough. Amaterasu’s very name means ‘to shine in heaven,” and this is what this goddess encourages us to do – let our own light shine. First, we have to understand ourselves a little better and know how truly important we are – to those around us and to the world at large. Without building true self-esteem from the inside out, creating a true love of ourselves, we are limited in what we do.

The effects of low self-esteem can permeate our lives easily! When we don’t love ourselves or when we only rely on others for our live, it is difficult to stay balanced, keep our boundaries, have a healthy body image, be successful, and simply enjoy our lives to the fullest. We see the effects particularly when we shy away from taking positive risks and growing. Having positive self-esteem means we shine, and that it evident for all to see.”

Shadow Side: “If our strong, healthy self-esteem tips over into arrogance or narcissism, it is not true balance. In this world full of celebrities who are noting but pretty faces, who are famous just for being famous, it is not surprising that many people believe that self-esteem and self-worth come form the outside in, from the admiration of others. Take the admiring people away, and if there is no solid core of self-worth, there is little left.”

Symbols: “Mirror, sun, silk, silkworms, cave”

~ By Stacey Demarco

There is a saying “whatever you believe yourself capable of, you are correct” basically, whether you believe you can attain your goals, or whether you believe that you will never attain them, you are correct. What you expect is exactly what you will receive. If you believe nothing good will come of a situation, you are probably right. If you believe that you are too old to learn something new, or too stuck to change, you are right about that too.

The image of the cave is a metaphor for our belief systems and our self-imposed limitations. Imagine the cave walls to be what you have set as your perception of what you are capable of, or worthy of receiving. The cave is stone, the walls are thick, the ceiling is so low you can barely stand up to your full height. The cave is stifling, it’s hard to move, to breathe. Yet there you are, feeling quite safe if not a little restless in your cave. The exit is right there, but it is scary to contemplate what lies beyond the perceived safety of your protective cave.

But what is the cave is actually more of a prison than a protection? What if instead of keeping you safe, it is actually holding you back from your true potential? What if it is keeping the love of your life at bay? The career of your dreams beyond the walls? Everything you dream of and more, beyond those rock solid walls of belief systems?

It’s time to step out of the cave into the bright sun. Into the expansiveness beyond the cave.

Into your destiny.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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