Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

All posts tagged Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Lord Of The Shadows

Published February 1, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Lord Of The Shadows, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Lord Of The Shadows, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Lord Of The Shadows: “This is a card of change, moving from shadow into light. Some things that have hampered this change are put aside to make the transition possible. The God of Nature in his aspect of The Lord Of The Shadows, ruler of the underworld, pauses in the shadows of the forest to watch an elderly man with his grandson walk away from a well with a full bucket of water. In early times the well was a metaphor for life force energy, the magical waters of life that sustained one’s creative spirit and joy of being. The man and child show the generations that flow from the water of life, the satisfaction of a life well lived under the bright light of the Sun.

The Lord Of The Shadows, with an air of patience and kindness, holds in his hand a twig of yew. His presence suggests a life in transition, with the obstacles to transformation being cleared away. There needs to be a clean sweep for the right changes to come to fruition, for only in this way is there progress and improvement. Sometimes this comes as a matter of course in one’s life. Refusal to accept a new outlook may engender a loss of hope, stagnation, or a lack of growth. It is from the cleansing that new optimism arises, removing negative influences and allowing positive ones to enter. Old situations give way to new ones, and the past is left behind as a person moves on, released from prior commitments.

As with Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is thinnest and all worlds are linked in hallows, there is a quiet knowing with this card that cleansing is taking place in one’s life and there is an opportunity to commune with the inner self. From this comes the insight needed to release negativity and take steps toward a positive change and new direction.

The yew tree, with its red berries, represents the underworld, change, rebirth, and renewal. A luna moth, for transitions and moving towards the light, flies gracefully from the shadows towards the sunlit countryside.”

Card Meaning: “Change, moving from the shadow into the light, finding new meaning in life, a turning point in life, optimism, removal of obstructions, creating positive changes, new outlook and actions replace the outmoded.”

As Challenger: “Stagnation, Immobility, Resistance to Change, Self Evaluation Needed.”

Prompt Words: “Change, Transformation, Turning Point for Improvement.”*

~By Ann Moura

At first glance we worry that this card may be of darkness, not of light. But then we look deeper and find its true meaning. This is a coming out of the darkness and into the light. Profound change and transformation on the heels of the big lunar energies of yesterday. Stepping into a new month.

Something is falling away right now. Are you clinging on tightly afraid to experience the new? Or are you surrendering with grace and ease? It is happening either way, your reaction is up to you. Meet it with struggle or embrace it. Free will gives you either option; you choose. You take responsibility.

Doors closing and doors opening. Cleansing and clearing and purging to create the space for something new. In order to maximize it, simply allow yourself to ride the waves and receive it in all it’s mysterious and magical glory.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Standing Stone

Published October 20, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Standing Stone, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Standing Stone, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Standing Stone: “Standing stones are symbols of authority, boundary markers, and monuments. As objects of power and balance, unyielding and strong, blending earth and spirit energies, they once formed a meeting place where people in a community could decide issues and settle individual disputes before the gods. In this circle of smaller stones, smaller stones, a community council could sit in arbitration or discern justice, hearing evidence and rendering a decision. The tradition of engraving stone obelisks and tablets with the laws of a society relates to the power of the megalith and here symbolizes concepts of Craft practices. The stone has been carved with the triquetra symbol of the Triple Goddess, the scales upon which the facts of a matter can be weighed for a balanced and impartial decision, the Craft ethic of ‘harm none’ for fairness and compassion, and the labyrinth signifying the path one must follow to reach the heart of the matter and find the truth. The path leading to this circle of stones passes through the dark forest, and yet the light of truth shines through the trees to illuminate the stone and ensure that the truth shines through the trees to illuminate the stone and ensure that the truth of the matter will be revealed.

Objectivity is emphasized when this card appears in a reading. The Standing Stone shows that one has gathered information and fairly evaluated a matter, and may therefore trust the decision reached. When paired with the King of Swords, this card indicates a legal matter or court decision. The level of success in this issue may be revealed by the surrounding cards.

The shadowy forest shows that nature also has a hand in justice, for while there is law, there is also the law of returns, karma, and retribution achieved by the actions of others who carry out the decision and return the scales to balance. The small grassy clearing is sprinkled with daisies, for truth, authority, harmony, and communication. While a spider, a symbol of power, wisdom, and balance, weaves a web between two of the stone circle stones.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Objectivity, Impartiality, Trust Your Own Decision, Fairness, Balance, Truth, Virtue, Honor, Law, Prevail In A Legal Matter, Equilibrium, An Agent Working On Your Behalf, Advice, Consideration, Conscience, Impartiality, Equity, Reward, Verdict, Retribution For The Aggrieved, Harmony, Natural Law.”

As Challenger: “Misrepresentation, Bias, Intolerance, Legal Action Delayed, Complications, Gossip, False Accusation, Tedious Bureaucracy, Cloudy Perception.”

Prompt Words: “Objectivity, Fairness, Trust Your Own Decisions.”*

~ By Ann Moura

This is a message of facts and of the laws of Nature. There is no getting caught up in emotion here, of succumbing to the victim mentality or of drowning in our sorrows. There is also no room for falsity, bravado or deception. This is a message of truth.

Justice will be served. The equation is karmic, mathematical. The jury cannot be swayed with tears or false promises.

Boundaries are in place. Intimidation is not possible. Truth is critical, vital.

Make your decisions based on the Highest Good and they simply cannot go wrong. Create from a heart centered place, but not emotional. There is no need for retribution, only for fairness and equality here.

The only way out of a current dilemma is through the truth. The mind plays tricks but the heart will lead you with honour.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Seven Of Chalices

Published October 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

 

Seven Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Seven Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Seven Of Chalices: “There are many opportunities or choices open to a person with this card, but not all of them are what they seem, and other people may try to influence the decision one makes. The caution is against the tendency to daydream, rely on others for direction in life, or wish for things without expending the effort to bring them to fruition. One needs to learn more about the choices offered, ad pick the one that pulls. Of all the options, only one is right for the chooser, and the others are delusions. To be happy with the decision made, one must listen to the intuition and heart as well as the intellect. Here is a chance to do what will make one happy, and this may require standing up to others who wish to push their own choices, based on their personal perceptions and values. To find the true path to reaching a desired goal, one must evaluate the alternatives, look past the obstacles and distractions, and avoid following the whims or uncertain promptings of others.

Solomon’s seal (drop berry), an herb of decisions, wisdom, and success, grows beside the stand. A butterfly, a symbol of opportunities, confidence, and manifestation, flutters over one chalice.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Many choices, opportunities, careful decisions, deliberations, willpower to achieve goals, time to follow one’s true desire.”

Seven Of Chalices as Challenger: “Daydreams, delusion, self-deception, confusion, hesitancy, false promises, improbably ideas, whims.”

Prompt Words: “Opportunities, choose carefully.”*

~ by Ann Moura

This message is about discernment. It is about knowing your own heart and what you truly desire. It is about tuning in to your intuition and taking the time to really listen. It is about not making hasty decisions and not being pushed into anything by anyone else, no matter what their motives may be.

There are so many distractions! So many things that can set us off track in a day. Succumb to even one or two and they could steer you right off course if you are not careful. Get steered off course enough and you just might lose your way.

This is not a message about fear, it is a message about trust. It is about mindfulness, about deliberation and about resourcefulness. You know what you need to do. You can feel your way around the opportunities on offer. Bells and whistles will not lead you astray. There is success here, prosperity. Possibility. It will be as big as you allow it to be.

Take some time to yourself and breathe into  your options. If something doesn’t feel right, trust your gut! If someone does not feel authentic, honest or true, trust that too. Do not see only the good in someone, be realistic… when we choose only to see the potential, sometimes we miss the reality of the situation. What does your body say? Does it feel light or heavy? Where do you feel it and why would that be?

Now is a time to really trust in yourself and know that when you say “no” and close one door, another is sure to open. We so often fear that the option before us is the only one… the “what if’s” set in… we doubt ourselves. We fear abandonment, rejection… we settle, compromise our dreams.

This is different. This is big. No pressure, but you need to make the decision that takes you where you need to be. Yes, it might be scary. And no, not everyone will be on board. But you have to trust that you can find your own way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Ace Of Pentacles

Published September 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace Of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace Of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Ace Of Pentacles: “This is a card of prosperity in the material world. It can indicate a huge commercial success, strong business sense, financial success, rewards and monetary gains. It can also represent physical well-being, good health, a secure income, and contentment. The green tones in the image reflect the energy of earthly wealth. This is the card of material goods, business ability, and fruits of labour realized. The oak pentacle is a symbol of manifestation and the earth elemental, and the ace is a power card showing accomplishment and positive results in matters of finance, business, construction, health, and secure income. this card may also indicate a new job, promotion, or pay raise, which may be clarified by the other cards in the spread. An auspicious card of good fortune and bliss, the Ace of Pentacles shows worthwhile efforts and productivity that pay off, as well as spiritual well-being.

Warmed by the radiant sun, the manor house and lands present an image of comfort and satisfaction in the material world. As the elemental power of earth, the Ace Of Pentacles represents the winder months of December, January and February for the purpose of timing in relations to other cards in a reading. Cinquefoil, and herb of prosperity, wealth, and success, wraps around the pentacle. Sheep, symbols of abundance, well-being, generosity and wealth, graze contentedly.”

Card Meaning: “Prosperity, material achievement, financial power, earnings, growth, sound business sense, commercial success, favorable period of financial security, attainment, well-being, new money venture, good financial news, business or financial opportunity, growth, promotion, pay raise, acquisition or material goods, good use of resources, productivity, contentment.”

As Challenger: “Opportunity not fully realized, financial stagnation, disappointing financial gains, discomfort, physical limitations, lack of growth or gains, miserly.”

Prompt Words: “Prosperity, commercial success.”

~By Ann Moura

What many of us need at this point in the aftermath of many natural disasters and general chaos is hope. Hope is what lets us carry on, rebuilding and recreating. Hope is what comes when our faith is rewarded with a glimmer of what is possible after the pain. It is a second chance, a solution or a helping hand reaching out to support us through our struggle.

Hope is here in the form of material reality. It is here in a tangible way. Sometimes we have to rely on faith alone; we have to know with absolute conviction that our prayers are being answered and our dreams really are about to come true. This is the next step. A gift offered. An opportunity. A windfall. Something that you can see; something or someone that you can reach out and touch. Something that makes all the difference. Allows you to breathe again. Allows you to take the steps you need to take in order to carry on.

This message is not here to challenge you it is here to lend a hand. Look for the silver lining… maybe even gold. Look for signs and messages. Keep the flame of hope burning brightly in your hearts.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Star

Published August 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Star, from The Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, art by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Star, from The Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, art by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Star: “The card of the lucky Star shows there is energy abounding for a fortuitous opportunity to arrive through which one’s hopes and dreams can be manifested. The seven-pointed Faery Star represents the harmony of Land, Water, Sky, Moon, Sun, Stars and Magic. Beneath the Star, the Goddess is revealed in her aspect of Faery Queen, pouring out the waters of life to invigorate and encourage positive changes. She opens the way and offers the chance for a joyful transformation in one’s life, yet leaves it up to the individual to take advantage of this. The card indicates that the prospects are excellent for making a change in one’s life, moving in the direction one has desired but has not yet attained.

Whether one chooses to take advantage of the opportunity can be influenced by the other cards in the reading that may offer helpful clarification. The waters spilled from silver urns into the river and into a gazing bowl for divination suggest that one can gauge the future impact of taking up the opportunity. The Queen stands in the river, indicating that some solutions to problems reside in the subconscious mind. The Star implies that planetary or universal energies are in a favorable alignment at the time of the reading, and the addition of faerie influence provides an aspect of wishes granted through the blessings of devas and other world entities.

There is optimism and hope in this card, which is always an omen of good fortune and bringing desires into reality. The universe will provide the opening to push matters in a favorable direction for accomplishing what is most sought. The energy is gathered in one’s favor. and is ready to be utilized to carry out a goal.

Action should not be delayed any longer than necessary when the opportunity presents itself, for there is no indication of when this will happen again. Trust in the universe, the Divine, and one’s own intuition is suggested. Saint John’s wort, for faeries, magic, luck and power, grows along the riverbank. A goldfish, a symbol of opportunity and balance, leaps joyfully out of the invigorating waters.”

Card Meaning: “An opportunity to manifest hopes and dreams, inspiration, creativity, talent recognized, positive energy, unexpected help, new ideas, gain a wish, positive future, bright prospects, chance to start over.”

As Challenger: “Disappointment, doubts, distrust, insecurity, letting opportunities pass.”

Prompt Words: “Opportunity, hopes obtainable.”*

~ by Ann Moura

The only barrier to your success is anything you believe can stop you from moving forward. Other than that, the coast is clear. Anything is possible.

The Star is a card of a special magic the superstitious call ‘luck’. But really there is no such thing as luck is there? It is about claiming your power and using it for the Highest Good of All, to create something sacred and miraculous. It is about becoming the powerful manifestor you have always been. It is about moving out of the limits of the three dimensional consciousness and into the fourth and beyond, where there is absolutely no doubt that anything is truly possible.

The Star is full of Light. The Star leads our way. The Star is a coming together; the collective, the One that is All. It is faith and it is gratitude and it is Love. It is dreams fulfilled and it is opportunities grasped. It is connected to our crown chakras; our channel of divine communication with our Higher Selves.

Take this as yet another sign that things are changing. Doors are opening. Do not fear necessary change, for with it comes the blessings.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, art by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Four of Wands

Published July 7, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Four of Wands, from the Green Witch Tarot, By Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Four of Wands, from the Green Witch Tarot, By Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Four of Wands: “This card represents a rewarding conclusion to a career, work, or creative effort. With the harvest comes a time of rejoicing and enjoying the fruits of one’s labours. sometimes life changes come with the security of good earnings, and this may be when weddings, parties with coworkers, or family reunions are planned to help celebrate the achievement. there is a sense of orderliness and job satisfaction, with hard work completed. It is a time to bring together all those involved with the process in joyful camaraderie. This care may also suggest a romance with someone met through a work, career, or artistic endeavour in work, by promotion or new assignment. A strong career foundation has been laid, providing one with a sense of stability and opening the way for romance, marriage and family.

Blue violets, for well-being, happiness and fidelity, are under the table. A cicada, a symbol of happiness, the home, and success, walks on the table.”

Meaning Of This Card: “Celebration of work completed, status increase, vitality, prosperity, career success, efforts reward, happy home, promotion, harmony, labours end well, reaping a good harvest, security, job satisfaction, camaraderie, team work, revelry, stability from a venture, romance, enjoying the fruits of one’s labours, ready for marriage and family.”

Four of Wands as Challenger: “Minimal returns for labour, delays in completion of a project, romance fades, minor disruptions at home, disorganization, work dissatisfaction.”

Prompt Words: “Career celebration”

~ By Ann Moura

This card is so light, so uplifting. It makes me feel like smiling; like everything is going to be just fine. The abundance of the harvest, the open sharing, the air of celebration and victory. A job well done. There is so much support here too, the intimacy of eye contact; a shared smile, symbols of abiding love, of true commitment to one another. A shared labour of love.

If you don’t have this kind of love and support in your life right now, do not worry, it is coming your way. It is all part of your new beginning. Whether in an established relationship or marriage, or looking for a life partner, you are on the right track to creating the love you desire. Success is in the cards!

Your hard work is also paying off in your work, particularly a project or creation recently completed. Something that you put one hundred percent of your energy into. If you are still working on it, know that it will come to fruition very soon. This payoff is cause for celebration. It is time to commend yourself for doing such amazing work.

Take time to reap the benefits and come together with those who would celebrate your victory with you. Surround yourself with loving and supportive people who are not competing with you, but wish the highest good for you. Know that there is more to look forward to, but this is an important milestone on your life’s journey.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, By Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Knight Of Chalices

Published June 2, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Knight Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Knight Of Chalices, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Knight Of Chalices: “This is a card of proposals and invitations, of socializing, networking and making new contacts. There may be an artistic or romantic proposal, or simply the enjoyment of good times, perhaps with an invitation received to attend a propitious occasion. The invitation may allow for social advancement or provide a desired opportunity to make the necessary contacts for emotional fulfillment and satisfaction in life. If representative of a person, this card is someone who has something beneficial to offer. One’s enthusiasm may prompt openings and opportunities, especially through casual mingling among people who prove helpful. Relaxation and good times are indicated, as well as holiday fun with others, and opportunities. Artistic expression is given direction and finesse. There is also a possible opportunism with this card: someone being capricious with one’s emotions, vacillating and leading one on. Flattery or deception could come into play, or a person could be misleading one either for his or her gain or simple because of an inability to be emotionally consistent or make a sincere commitment. Other cards in the spread will clarity the intention.

Marigolds, flowers of well-being, affection, and relationships, make a wreath. A stork, a symbol of beginnings, devotion, and opportunities, stands by the tree.”

Divinatory Meaning of Knight Of Chalices: “Artistic Direction, Romantic Or Social Proposal, Invitation, Fun, Relaxation, Opportunity, Advancement, Emotional sensitivity, Developing Style, Love, Breakthrough.”

Knight Of Chalices As Challenger: “Insincerity, Flattery, False Friend, Deception, Opportunistic Cooperation, Conniving, Fraudulent Schemes.”

Prompt Words: “Proposals, Socializing.”*

~ By Ann Moura

There is a bit of a polarity in this message and it will be up to you how it all plays out. Will you see bright and positive opportunity when it is offered to you? Will you be able to trust your intuition and know if someone (or something) is not as they/it seem(s)? How will you decide what is best for you?

Opportunity is coming your way and you will be asked not to compromise on this one. You MUST trust your instincts and your intuition. This is not a situation where you must seek the advice of others, as only you will truly know. Does it feel right to you or does it not? If it does, move forward. If it does not, trust  yourself to let this one go in favour of something much, much better. Know that if it does not feel right, you do not need to justify, just move on. Trust.

Do not second guess yourself or over analyze the situation and if you simply cannot decide, take a break, get outside and sort your energy out. Smudge your living space and yourself. Declutter your surroundings and your mind will follow. Make time for quiet contemplation. If you really don’t know what to do, take pause and do nothing until you receive clarity. This is not a time to move forward blindly.

This should not scare you, everything is going to be just fine. Because this time, you are going to listen and act upon what your Soul whispers to you. If it seems too good to be true, look closer or step back to gain a new perspective. If it feels like it is full of light, move that way. It’s like playing a game of “hot and cold” with the uUniverse. If things feel right and there are no misgivings, you are going the right way. If something is niggling at you, LISTEN.

This is how you learn to trust yourself completely. It is how you invite the alignment of your Higher Self and inner wisdom. Worst case scenario, there is a lesson here. Learn it as soon as you can and apply what you learn to the next opportunity.

The Universe is eternally patient.

With Love

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

%d bloggers like this: