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Lady Winter

Published January 13, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Lady Winter, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lady Winter, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Lady Winter

Key Words: “Frozen, Patience required, Matters developing although they cannot be seen, Quiet and solitude, Dormant period, Withdrawal, Feeling isolated, An indifferent heart.”

Timing card for Northern Hemisphere: December, January, February. (Adjusted for Southern Hemisphere)

“With sleeping butterflies tangled in her hair, Lady Winter makes her entrance, decorating the landscape with frosted fingers. She dims the Sun’s lantern in the sky and, with a goodnight kiss, drops her white cloak across the land as it descends into muffled slumber. The blanket of snow provides insulation, as deep in the earth activity continues unseen.

The Earth’s axis tilts away from the Sun, bringing the shortest daylight hours and the coldest temperatures of the year. The Sun sits low in the sky and hibernating creatures withdraw until spring reappears.

Lady Winter freezes things, so this card indicates a dormant period when patience is required; matters may be developing under the surface even though they cannot be seen at this time. I suggests quiet and solitude, withdrawal, or feeling isolated. In relationship readings, it can reveal and indifferent or frozen heart.

Note the difference here between Lady Winter and the Calendar, one freezes something, whilst the other may delay them, but this also implies slow and steady progress. They are both slow moving cards, but the impact will be experienced differently.

For the Northern Hemisphere, this card covers the three month period from the first of December through to the last day of February when used as part of the timing system.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Ah, Lady Winter. Do you feel as if all of your best intentions and well set out plans have been frozen? Is this the start you expected for this year, or does it feel a bit slower than anticipated? I think we are all feeling it. Frozen… either literally or metaphorically depending on where in the world you may be today…

But there are butterflies in her hair, so many of them. Yet they are frozen. Transformation is coming, the frost will melt. Will you be ready when it does? We all know that it can freeze overnight and then the sun comes out and warms the earth so quickly… the snow or ice melts away and we forget it was even there. We are outside all bundled up in coats and wool hats and gloves and scarves… and then suddenly we are much too hot! We must peel off the layers that we thought we would need. Things can change quickly.

Yes, Lady Winter is here but maybe for a very special reason. Maybe this is buying you just a little time before the big shift. Giving you some time to look within and see if all is taken care of. Are there any loose ends that need tying? Any final release that needs to happen? Do it now, for time is short, change is coming.

The new moon is just up ahead. The full moon is looming at the end of the month with the added punch of a super blue moon and a lunar eclipse. Are you ready? Take this gift of a little frozen time and use it wisely.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 

Interlude

Published August 29, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Interlude, from The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Interlude, from The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Interlude ~ The Moral Of The Story Is: “Pause, Rest, Pulling Resources Together. Fact Gathering. Taking Time Out.”

“Refreshments are offered to the Seeker as their new friends share supplies and make room for the newcomer. Once hunger is satisfied, the topic of strategy is raised, pooling resources and information gained so far.

They discover everyone has traveled from different lands as stories and experiences from their journeys are exchanged. The Seeker contributes their knowledge of the Baroness’s domain, gained during their brief capture; amongst the Fellowship is the Songbird’s partner who listens intently for news of his love. However, the exact location of the Dark Kingdom remains elusive due to the constantly shifting enchantments, the Baroness surrounds it with, for protection.

The Fellowship disperses for the evening, but encourages the Seeker to rest and regain their strength. They lean upon their sword and feel the warmth of its energy surge through their being.”

“When interlude appears, it suggests a time for rest in order to gather inner strength. In work or material matters, this could also show that physical resources need to be pulled together or consolidated at this time.

Whilst the Waterfall indicates healing, or going with the flow and allowing events to unfold, the Interlude card is a pause in activity to rest. In relationship readings this may indicate taking a step back, or a time out, if things have been heated or strained. If Waterfall and Interlude appear together, side by side, it can suggest convalescence and recuperation.”*

 ~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

A little breather here… a little break. A day to do a little research… find out something valuable that will assist you in moving forward.

Do not over burden yourself today if possible; allow some wiggle room. Take a step back from anyone who stresses you out! Even if it means that you get to play hookie for the day! Give yourself permission to do a little recognizance mission, there is something that you may be missing, just a little piece of the puzzle which will make all the difference. There is something that you need to know before you take the next step. Something that will be valuable to take with you into the next new month, September.

Is there a little niggling going on in your intuitive centers? A little red flag you have been ignoring? Or maybe it’s just that you need a little more information in order to inspire you to take a plunge into something new. Only you know how this resonates with you right now. Follow your gut instincts and listen very closely to your intuition today. ASK for a clear sign from you guides, they will be more than happy to oblige!

And who doesn’t need a little rest anyway? Get some quiet time; do yoga, meditate, walk in nature, listen to some soothing music. Clear your mind of clutter and be receptive to what is coming next for you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Book Of Destiny

Published August 13, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Book Of Destiny, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Book Of Destiny, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances destiny unfolds once you move towards it. Action shapes destiny.”

Book Of Destiny: “The Seeker is surprised that the fabled book seems of quite ordinary and unremarkable appearance, with no elaborate cover to imply the magical secrets that it holds. They catch their breath when they find that the bookplate contains a simple inscription bearing their name and, as they delve into the pages, they find the story of their life, penned in the familiar hand of the Guardian of the Books. The chronicles of their great adventure unfurl upon the written page, and as the Seeker reads, they become enlightened to the mystery the Book Of Destiny holds and the final words they find written there, “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it.”

Card definition: “When you take meaningful action in the direction of your dreams, it sets off a chain of synchronistic events, sometimes considered as meaningful coincidences. As the Seeker’s journey demonstrates, some doors open and others close, helpful allies mysteriously appear, whilst challengers test resolve, casting light and shadows on areas to strengthen or abandon.

There is a special connection between this card and Dreams, Weaver of Worlds, and Resolve, since their meanings contain the sequence of actions shaped by the Seeker and echo the secret found within the Book of Destiny. If these four cards all appear in a reading together, they are most auspicious, since they form the practical basis for achieving success through the combined effort of thought, desire, and taking action.

When the Book Of Destiny card appears in your reading, it is the reminder that you write your own book of life. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances, destiny is created and shaped when you actively pursue it.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

We really come into our power when we realize that we are the ones who shape our reality. We are not the victims of circumstance, we have challenges yes, but we also have the tools, resources and skills to manage them. We are capable, we are strong and we are courageous. We get to be the hero or heroine of our own story. We get to write our own book of life.

What is written in your book of life to date? Is it an exciting story, a sad story, an uplifting and inspiring story? Where have you learned your lessons? Where have you walked away and started all over again? Where have you loved and lost, and where have you had the courage to love again?

Now turn the page in your book of life and see that just one day in the future, tomorrow, the page is blank. What will be written on that next page? What will be written in ten pages, twenty or one hundred? How will each chapter shift and change, how colourful and beautiful could it be… will it be? Take a few moments and imagine the next few chapters in your book of life. Imagine the illustrations, vibrantly jumping off the pages. What do you see there?

What will you create?

What is your destiny?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Word On Wing

Published June 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Word On Wing, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Word On Wing, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Word On Wing: “The soft murmurings of thousands of leaves carry the secrets of the Tree Spirits, rippling through the forest and gathering pace until they reach far beyond the land of the Dark Kingdom.

The Baroness frequently changes the enchantments of the labyrinth to protect her position and prevent captives from leaving, so the Dryads act swiftly, making arrangements and preparing a route for the Seeker to escape. The bird takes flight, carrying their message to the Seeker in familiar words they will recognize and trust. “Your destiny is in your heart; follow it into the forest tonight and destiny will find you.”

Word On A Wing Card Definition: “Word On A Wing represents news and messages coming in. Doves are usually sen as a symbol of hope, so this is generally news of a positive nature, unless it is surrounded or followed by less favorable cards. If you are using the Story Spread, check to see which card precedes it to show what the news may be concerning, or from where it originates, then the card following for an indication of what the news brings or where it may lead.

The news or message can arrive through any form or communication, such as mail, telephone, text, or even by word of mouth.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Messages are coming through, are you listening? You will get a very clear sign today or in the next coming days; heed it. This is the answer you have asked for, and it may or may not be what you want to hear. Heed it anyway. Don’t ignore or second guess it, don’t ask for something else, admit that it was bang on and it was exactly what you needed to hear. Then act on it. Do what you need to do.

For this is actually an opportunity. It is an opportunity to trust, to act on what you know in that moment is the right thing to do, even if it scares you a little. Maybe you wanted to hold on longer, and you are being told clearly to let go. Maybe you are afraid to step in, or jump in, but now you know you must. Whatever it is, this message will have special meaning just for you, and if you act on the guidance you receive, it will have lasting benefits. Even if they are not immediately obvious. Trust.

The message may come in the daytime or at nighttime in your dreams. It may be a sign or symbol, it could be a set of repetitive numbers, an animal totem or spirit animal, birds, an article, song or television show. It could be someone sending you a direct correspondence, phone, text, email etc. It may even be that you find something out about someone that is valuable information, or that they tell you something about themselves that holds the key.

Whatever it is, you will know. Trust your intuition. Watch for signs.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Dreamcatcher

Published May 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Dreamcatcher, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Dreamcatcher, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Dreamcatcher

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Protection from bad influences. Ability to land on your feet. Synchronicity at work behind the scenes.”

“The Seeker follows the new path that leads deeper into the forest; dappled sunlight trickles through the leafy canopy, chasing away shadows that now lay behind. Ahead of them, a woman sits in a golden hoop, her finders deftly repairing the silver strands of a delicate web.

As she notices the Seeker’s presence, she speaks. ‘How intricate are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives. Moment by moment they pass one into another, deceptively innocent in their apparent disconnection, yet all held together but by one tiny thread.’

She smiles at the Seeker’s puzzled expression and motions them forward to join her, ‘You are safe from the Baroness here; her forest ensnares unsuspecting souls, but mine is enchanted to protect them. Take refuge and recover for all will be well.’

The Dreamcatcher Card Definition: “The dreamcatcher is a favorable card that provides protection from bad influences. Synchronicity is at work behind the scenes, so no matter what you are faced with, you have the ability to land on your feet and overcome difficulty.

The Dreamcatcher, originated from Native American Indians and was used as a protective amulet, providing protection from bad dreams by capturing them in the web and only allowing good dreams to remain and slide down the feathers. Peacocks have the ability to eat poisonous plants without suffering ill effects and this is represented by the peacock feathers in the image.

Consider The Dreamcatcher as a protective amulet that will help you to overcome challenges or adversity.”*

~by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Sometimes we just need an extra layer of protection and support, and this is being offered to us now. When we are putting ourselves out there into unknown territory, stepping out of our comfort zone and into the new, it is nice to know that someone has our back.

You are protected. Know that this can show up in ways that may not make immediate sense. For example, maybe you meet someone who you think is amazing and want to spend more time getting to know them, but either your schedules just don’t seem to jive or you are missing a key element such as phone number or whatnot to get a hold of them. Or maybe they are in a relationship or not ready for one, the timing is off. Let it go. Even though it may bug you, let it go. Know that if they are not available to you, it is for a reason. Yes, maybe it’s timing and that could change, wait for a clear sign. Or maybe there is someone better suited to you on the horizon. Trust that for whatever reason, this is not for you right now because there is work being done behind the scenes. This example can be used in your career; maybe you don’t get the job or promotion you wanted, or maybe you get laid off or lose your job. Trust that something better is coming your way. It could be applied to where you live, maybe you want to move or don’t want to move and you are forced to do what you didn’t want. Whatever the case may be, see it instead as a layer of protection. Protection against future unhappiness and closing of doors that no longer serve you. Trust.

Maybe this protection will not be seen but more felt. Maybe nothing will change when you wanted it to and everything will stay the same. Know that there is a reason for this too. Have patience and know that what is yours will come to you. Is coming to you now. Trust.

And while you are at it, stay true to yourself and nurture your dreams.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 

Time Flies

Published May 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Time Flies, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Time Flies, from the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Time flies. Fast moving time frame, things happening quickly”

Time Flies:

“You’re late, you know.”
The Seeker turn to the sound of the woman’s voice, “I’m sorry?”
“Well it’s ticking you see… the clock.” She points behind her. “Can you hear that?”
“I don’t hear anything,” the Seeker whispers.
“Exactly! That’s the sound of time disappearing. The clock never stops ticking, always ticking…”
She trails off dreamily, her gaze caught in the hypnotic sway of the pendulum, as the clock works toward the quarterly chime.
The woman stares at the Seeker as though coming from a trance. “But now you hear it, don’t you?” she asks urgently. “The haunting rhythm of time marking passages of life disappearing.”
The Seeker nods warily, uncertain of her changing moods.
“I waited too long, but how quickly time flies and now here I am, Keeper of the Clock.” She sighs before suddenly brightening, “But it’s not too late for you! Make haste for the harbor before the ship sails.”

Card Definition: “With her cloak of feathers the Keeper of the Clock reminds us that time flies, so this card can be helpful as a timing indicator. When Time Flies appears in a reading, it shows a fast-moving time frame, with events usually occurring within hours or days, or certainly within a few weeks at the most. However, this would also depend upon where it lands in a spread you are using. Should this card follow others, or appear as the outcome and final card, it can also show that once events do occur, they will happen at speed.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

There is an opportunity on offer now, or coming to you very imminently. Take it, there is no time to spare. Do not let fear hold you back, as you will have to step out of your comfort zone on this one. Do it, without hesitation. Follow your instincts and snap this up… this is not one of those things you will have a ton of time to research. The key is, you will already know the answer, you will be able to make the decision by following your intuition because this is something you have already contemplated. You have already done your thinking, your pondering, your questioning. The Universe is offering something you have wanted for a very long time. It is something you have dreamed about. Prayed for. Asked for. And… now you have manifested it there might be some fear, like it feels almost too good to be true. But when the time comes to dive right in, you will know exactly what you must do. Because you will know in every cell of your body that this is the right choice for you. Trust is key.

This is when you ignore ego and follow the heart. Ego will try to scare you off, giving you examples of past hurts when things didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to. Heart will tell you that this time is different from all the rest, go for it and give it your all. There is no holding back here, in order to take this chance, you must commit heart and soul.

Time is flying.

Take the leap of faith.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Accepting The Quest

Published May 2, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Accepting The Quest, from the Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Accepting The Quest, from the Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

Accepting The Quest ~ The Moral of the Story Is: Contracts, agreements, transastions. Making a formal commitment. Pledging our oath. Taking up the challenge.”

“The Seeker regards the journey ahead with renewed purpose and grasps the hilt of the sword with both hands. At their touch, an inscription begins to materialize along the blade and they raise it to their eyes, reciting the words as they appear.

“Committed by oath and forged by steel, I bind you to your quest.”

The weight of the words settles in the Seeker’s mind as the sword fits comfortably in their hands, perfectly balanced in their grip.”

Accepting The Quest Card Definition: “Before knights of old took up their swords they were required to make an solemn oath of honor to their leader and their cause, a practice followed across different cultures.

When this card appears in a reading, it represents agreements, binding contracts, or transactions being made. Whilst The Call symbolizes an offer of some description, Accepting The Quest is the agreement and formal commitment to it.

In certain circumstances, it may suggest rising to a challenge that has been laid before you, literally taking up the sword. However, primarily this is the card to indicate important contractual agreements. Depending upon the question and accompanying cards, the following provides some suggestions as to how this could translate: Guardian of the Books would be a job or vocation, with Castle a property contract, and with Treasure a financial contract.”*

~ by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

There is a certain level of commitment asked of you now on your sacred journey, do you accept this Spiritual Quest? This is a quest for truth, for deep wisdom, for transformation and for surrender. It is the undertaking of something far more profound than you have experienced before. There may be challenges along the way, and this is not for the faint of heart, yet it is absolutely necessary in order to get to where you need to be in your life, and deep down you know that.

You are the warrior and you have everything you need in order to start this journey. Do not fear the unknown, embrace it. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone only to find that you are capable of far more than you have given yourself credit for. This is your Soul’s calling, this is your life path. Undertake the challenge with complete conviction in your strength of Being. You are about to surprise yourself… over and over again.

Many blessings, Dear One, we are here to support you and love you unconditionally every step of the way on your journey back to yourself.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

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