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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

Four Of Athames

Published April 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Four Of Athames, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Four Of Athames, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Four Of Athames: “This is a card of respite from difficult activities. It could be a pause between major events or a vacation away from the commotion of the workplace routine. This is a time for replenishing energy and getting one’s thoughts in order. Sometimes it is necessary to take a break to rest and let the mind sort out plans and create new ideas. The serenity offered here is accompanied by a readiness to resume action as needed. This can indicate taking a break from the cares and frustrations of life, or simply stepping back from a conflict for a moment to reassess the situation with composure rather than the heat of contention. There is an implied preparedness and a sense of being careful not to let one’s guard down even when things seem to have calmed down. Applied to attitudes and perceptions, this card could suggest that one feels one’s plans are under attack by others who are aggressively pushing for their own agendas. A heightened sense of competition may be more in the mind than in reality, so taking a time out to reconsider matters is beneficial. There is also a possibility of needing some time to recuperate from an illness or injury.

Lily of the valley, a flower of calm, healing and peace, grows near the river. A loon, a symbol of serenity, peace and dream work, swims in the water.”

Four Of Athames Card Meaning: “Vacation, Recuperation, getting plans in order, patient but vigilant, tensions ease, gathering thoughts and strength in solitude, rest after a period of stress, recuperation from an illness, replenishment, Temporary resolution of a conflict, taking a break from the normal routine, relaxing, cleansing oneself of other people’s energies, releasing burdens.”

Four Of Athames As Challenger: “Exclusion, paranoia, illness requires rest, careful renewal of activities, taking precautions, agitation, sleeplessness.”

Prompt Words: “Vacation, Rest”*

~ By Ann Moura

We are coming to the end of another busy month, and wrapping up the first third of 2017! How the time flies by… it seems like we just started this journey and now here we are at the end of April. Spring is in full swing and summer is a promise on the horizon. What will you create with the rest of the year?

A rest is in order, a little reprieve. A great time to day dream, using the most powerful creative force we have at our disposal… our imagination. Stop for a moment and imagine what you wish the rest of 2017 to look like, and how that would set up this cycle we are on for the next nine years. Who is with you? How do you feel? What experiences are important to you? Which adventures do you choose to embark upon? It’s all up to you.

You can literally dream all this into life if you are really clear on what it would look and feel like to you. Without wondering whether or not it is possible, without thinking that you must do better or be better to deserve it. Write it all down. Make a vision board. Bring it to life in a way that resonates with you, one that you can use to remind you how much it would mean to you to have this kind of life. Leaving some space for fun, adventure, miracles and new people and experiences of course.

Relax into it. Breathe it into existence. Know that it is all possible for you now.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The World Tree

Published April 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The World Tree, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The World Tree, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The World Tree: “In this card, the elementals, in their relation to the changing of the seasons, are reflected though the branches of the World Tree. The snake of wisdom, sometimes considered to be a beautiful serpent or a dragon, lies at the roots of the tree, for wisdom is the foundation of growth. The branches of this tree reside in the midst of the universe, equally balanced by the Sun and the Moon, God and Goddess, with its roots transiting the shadowy realms below, ruled by the Divine in their aspects of Hunter and Crone, lord of Shadows and Lady of Wisdom. The image reflects the formula of ‘as above, so below,’ with the image of the tree distilling the cosmic cycles with those of the earth and the individual. This card reflects the celebration and joy of achievement and of a successfully conducted effort, yet the card acknowledges that this ending is actually teh prelude to a fresh start. The World Tree of good conclusions and joyful new beginnings leads to the Greenman as the cycle is resumed.

There may be the attainment of objectives, or honours and material gains that lead to greater responsibilities, but with this comes a quickening that hints at more lying just beneath the surface. The motion of the cosmos is evident, and the cycles of life and the substrata of the moments of life are recognized as merely markers on the soul’s journey in the physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional planes. It is the end of one era and the beginning of another, good conclusions and joyful new beginnings. This card is one of hope and optimism in the face of inevitable change, for change is part of life.

A large ash tree, representing stability, connections, astral realms, spirits, and magical strength, is traditionally seen as the World Tree. The graceful serpent, a symbol of wisdom, cycles, and regeneration, weaves its way through the roots of the tree. A white crane flies by the tree and represents cycles, transformation, and the union of the otherworld, middleworld, and underworld.”

Meaning Of The World Tree Card: “Wholeness, Objectives Attained, Good Conclusions, End of a Matter, Time for Something New, Completion, Success, Joy, Advancement, Achievement, Fulfillment, Recognition, All is in Balance, Transition, Honours, Perfection, Reassurance.”

The World Tree Card As Challenger: “Unfinished Work or Project, Unresolved Situation, Success Brings New Burdens, Seeking Attainment, Payback, Stagnation of Efforts, More Work Needed.”

Prompt Words: “Completion, Wholeness”

~ By Ann Moura

Hmmmm again we have the white crane flying by… the World Tree. Did you take a moment to gaze into the image? There is so much symbolism in this card. It’s captivating. Profound. The seasons are here, the sacred cycles of the Great Mother. As above so below. The World Tree stretches from the center of the Earth to the Cosmos; feet planted firmly, arms outstretched to the heavens. Deep connection resides here, the green of the Heart center. There is so much healing here, wisdom and healing of the serpent; the kundalini energy rising from the bottom of the trunk. The Great Sun. The Mystical Moon. Spring and Summer and Fall and Winter are brought together for a moment in time. There is the hint of the elementals peering through the realms, bright eyes flickering, taking it all in.

And here you are that very white crane. That is you. Flying high, eyes still on the starry sky. Now you have the wisdom and the freedom to use it. Your heart is open to receiving. Anything is possible now. Keep going. You are on the right trajectory.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Two of Pentacles

Published March 15, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

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

Two of Pentacles: “This card shows a farmer balancing two pentacles, indicating his ability to balance finances as well as learn new skills, as progress in his area of expertise creates changes in methods. As a card of practicing dexterity, this card indicates energy being directed with determination to accomplish something for job, financial, or personal security. New approaches at work or a promotion could require specialized training, but the person has the ability to pick up these new skills with ease. While others may struggle or resist change, this person moves with confidence, adapting easily to new situations and requirements. The farmer depicted is unconcerned about the coming storm, for he knows his job and has secured his barn, so he is prepared for anything.

In some cases this card indicates balancing two jobs for financial security, but with the resolve necessary to carry on until finances improve. It could also be a card of apprenticeship, learning from a master or other professional, or it could simply show the need to live within a budget, depending on surrounding cards.

Patchouli, an herb of growth, knowledge and balancing finances, grows by the barn. A fox, for adaptability, cleverness, determination and agility, walks nearby.”

Two of Pentacles Card Meaning: “Balancing finances, learning new skills, agile with finances, energy for attaining goals, next phase in work begins, employment opportunity, a learning stage passes quickly, weighing work choices or options for a business decision.”

Two of Pentacles As Challenger: “Difficult situation requires a careful balance, a need to live within means, lack of enthusiasm for changes needed for success, stress.”

Prompt Words: “Balancing finances, learning new skills”

~ By Ann Moura

There is a message of balance here, and also a message of choice; of weighing one’s options. There may be a polarity here – a big decision to make between two very different outcomes. The way that he is holding the pentacles indicates that really, the decision has already been made; within your heart of hearts, you know exactly which choice must be made… it is the choice that uplifts your spirits, even if it seems daunting or scary at first, you simply know this is the right choice for you. Notice that the man has a hint of a smile on his face as he gazes up at the pentacle on his right, his foot raised as if he is about to dance. He, the fox and the rooster on the rooftop all point in the same direction; this is also confirmation. There is more light in the sky on his right side, letting you know that your decision will be supported by the Universe, and that the future is bright. The impending storm in the background indicates that there is some urgency here; this is a decision that must be made soon, you simply cannot sit on the fence forever.¬† Fox is quick witted and agile; able to assess a situation and pounce without holding back and losing his chance. He is asking that you do the same; trust in your instincts and intuition and take the reins when the window of opportunity opens to you. The doors of the barn are closed, indicating that one chapter is ended and a brand new beginning is on offer to you now.

You know what you need to do in order to move forward.

Do it now

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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