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Two of Flames

Published July 14, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two of Flames, from the Sirian Starseed Tarot card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two of Flames, from the Sirian Starseed Tarot card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

Two of Flames: “The Two of Flames is about recognizing more than one option and determining the best way to move the creative flow forward, for the good of the one and the all – and making it manifest on Earth.

From the perspective of one’s individual process, it speaks to the querent of choosing the right path that will lead to dominion and materialization of the creative, inspired process. To the many inspired spirit warriors and light workers who have come to take part in the Earth in transition, it also illustrates how the Starseed intention to serve as a leader or guide at this time will require reflection, discernment, and an understanding of how focused intent is the tool of leadership, which brings spirit into manifestation.

How do you decide which of your inspired ideas and processes is most significant at this time? Do you know how to ground your passion and dreams and manifest them? Are you still searching for your mission, unsure which way to walk your path? Do you have the substance to lead others with the light of your spirit and wisdom?”*

~ By Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

This card is about truth. Finding and living your truth to the best of your ability; and working to hone that ability over time. Clarity is required; what is it that you wish to manifest, and is it held by your Higher Self to be for the Highest Good of All? Then this is the way forward.

Letting go of the material realm in favour of a spiritual quest. Releasing the bonds put upon us by society; those of accumulation, of consumption and of hierarchy. Releasing the fears of failure and judgment if we don’t fit in to the ‘normal’ ways of Being in the world. Releasing doubts of whether we can be successful in life if we chose the path our heart whispers to us is the right path, but society deems not.

Balancing responsibility and obligation with passion and dedication to our true Soul path. Despite the fact that it makes those closest to us uncomfortable. Despite the chaos going on around us.

Listening to our Higher Self for guidance instead of asking the opinions of others, who may project their own fears upon us and inadvertently or purposefully sidetrack us. Following our intuition and instincts each and every moment of each and every day. Watching for signs, messages, symbols in our awake time and our dreaming. This is how you decide which direction to take.

Surrounding yourself with nature. Surrounding yourself with those you can trust; your soul group of supportive and like minded people. Releasing the old, the negative and the toxic with love and compassion, holding space in your heart for their healing. Coming together with those who can offer their unconditional love and acceptance.

Take it slowly, mindfully. But take action. In your heart of hearts, you know what you must do.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Sirian Starseed Tarot card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha

 

The Elven Knight

Published January 14, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Elven Knight, from the Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and WendyFroud

The Elven Knight, from the Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and WendyFroud

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Elven Knight, from the Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and WendyFroud

The Elven Knight: “Enchantment, Call of Faerie, Leadership”

“The Elven Knight summons us to heed the call of Faerie. This is the male energy that can draw you deeper into the world beyond your own. Much of the energy in Faerie is female, but there is a true balance of male energy there as well. The Elven Knight, the consort of the queen, can rule equally in this land. Proud and powerful, he rides through this domain, leading the faeries in a procession that can take them from their world into ours and back again. The trooping of the faeries is dangerous to witness, but the lure of it is almost irresistible, and we wish nothing more than to follow the call of  The Elven Knight deep into his realm. The danger is that, once we have followed in the wake of the troop we will not want, or even be able, to return to our own world, and will instead be lost forever in the land of Faerie.

What does it mean if The Elven Knight is drawn in a reading? If the card is alone, we must be aware of what our heart is yearning for. Is it something we can have? Is it a hopeless yearning for something unwise for us to pursue? If the knight is drawn as a companion to other cards then it can be interpreted as a driving force in our life, a need to accomplish something difficult but possible. The energy of The Elven Knight is a powerful motivator to go forward, leading the way and taking others with us on our path.”*

~ By Brian and Wendy Froud

The ego is always present and it may not be comfortable with you undergoing a Spiritual Transformation at this time, when you ‘should’ be worrying about more material needs. Work hard; pay bills; purchase items that show your status and worth; consume, attain, hoard… All under the supervision of ego.

Think of the ego as Scrooge. Stooping low to make sure we rise to the top. Being wary of others as they may steal our stuff! Not trusting. Not sharing. Lack mentality. Fear. Suspicion. Worry. Doubt. And ego is warning you now, be careful! You may be forever altered by this so-called spiritual quest! Put it off for later. Get back to work! We need more STUFF!!!!! But that’s not going to work this time, oh no, that is a very old tape that has been playing for way too long. We are all done with that. In fact, there is quiet a lot we are done with now!

There is also the chance that there is someone in your life who is comfortable with the idea of you becoming a more spiritual being. They like the old you, the you that they know, think they understand, and possibly feel in control of. This is going going to stop you from moving forward fearlessly, and in fact, it may be your first challenge to distance yourself from those who do not hold your Highest Good in mind, or who are intimidated by your awakening. Don’t worry, one day, in this lifetime or the next, they will figure theirs out. No one gets left behind, but everyone must get there on their own time. Do not let the fear of others hold you back from your Spiritual Quest. 

We are going to listen to the call of our hearts. We are going to trust in the Elven Knight to lead us safely through the enchanted forest and safely past the temptation to go back to the same old routine of acquisition. Instead, we are going to trust. We have Faith. We hear the call of ascension and we heed it.

We decide we want to remember. We intend to be triumphant on our Spiritual Journey.

We decide, right now, to Wake UP!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

Follow The Leader

Published December 11, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Follow The Leader: “Every life is a teaching tool for other. Your authenticity and honesty are an example to those around you.”

“You are being called to lead others by example. Your wisdom has been earned as a result of your bravery in the adventure of your life. The experiences of battles won and lost, places discovered, tears shed, and joy revealed have placed you in a unique position to be of service to others.

Your suffering has been crystallized into a talisman of wisdom. Now you must share it. By being fully authentic, you will lead others into the light. You will be required to divulge some things about your past so that you may help someone else. Lead with love. There is another message here as well. Look to those whose great character and accomplishments you admire. Emulate the leaders you respect. You will then in turn have more to offer.

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “As Challenger, the Follow The Leader card offers a gentle push to get up and take the lead. In a relationship or partnership, be the one to voice what must be said. Muster your courage and speak your needs aloud. Affirm what you like and what you feel. Do not just hope for someone else to fix the problems  you see.

If your inquiry is about a career or project, you must take the initiative to draw up a proper plan; and if it is about a personal relationship, you must be very clear about your intentions and desires. Boldly begin a discussion about how things really are and how to make the situation work for the highest good of all. Do this as soon as possible. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

You are being called to inspire! Your gifts are much needed at this time, it is time to share your light with the world. You should be proud of how far you have come, and you can use this knowledge to help others to find their way. Do not hold back.

There are aspects of yourself or your past which you may consider shadows. Maybe you have hidden them away from the light out of fear of being judged or made fun of. Maybe there are things you have lived through that have been traumatic, or decisions you made that you are not proud of. Maybe there is something that you long to do but fear rejection or ridicule. Put all those fears aside, you are being called to bring the shadows out into the light and be honest and clear. Shedding light on them will not only take away the power you have given over to them, but it will also pave the way for others to do the same. This also, is the only way to be truly authentic in the world. Honesty is key.

What you have been through, or gone through, is what brought you to where you are, right here and now. You survived it. You are brave and courageous and all the wiser for it, painful as it may have been. How can you help others do the same? How can you share your story?

Be gentle with yourself. This may take a little planning, a little contemplation. It may be so deeply hidden that it will take a while to bring it all out into the Light. But it is safe to do so, if you can stand in your power while you do it. This is about empowerment, not giving your power away.

Believe in yourself and move forward fearlessly. Others will follow.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Himself

Published November 8, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Himself, from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Himself, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Himself, from The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Himself: “Natural Law. Life Force. Magic. Shamanic Power.”

“Known as Himself, this Sidhe is guardian of both the hunter and the hunted – and finds no conflict in that because he understands the many necessary balances of nature. The living bond between all life, Himself is the breath that moves, the atom that dances, and his magic is in pure being – living, loving. Oengus Journeyman and the Master Maker have the magic of doing, of the creation of things. The Bright Mother has the magic of manifesting and nurturing, but Himself – he has the magic of procreation, of dancing the spark of life into being. His presence brings magic and life into a world where it is shaped and given form by Earthmother. He dances as the Bright Mother gives us birth, powering us into the world. He is the Great Father.

At the end of our lives, he is the one who dances the great dance of life and death and it is Himself who, when the piper plays his lonely call on the wave swept shore at year’s end, dances open the gate between the worlds so that the dead may pass beyond. It is also he who is willing to sacrifice himself, when that is necessary, for the sake of those whom he protects.

In between those two extremes, his wild yang energy is channeled through humans to benefit tribe and family. His family is all of us, human and animal. Shamans draw upon his power, and the best healers channel a balance between his power and the Bright Mother’s nurturing energy.

Even as our hearts beat within us, we learn to mediate the life force through joyful being and action. Expressing this power through healing and love and trust, we become more like Himself.”

Starter Reading: “When Himself appears in a card spread, he not only indicates that a great amount of energy is present in the reading, but also strongly energizes the faery cards around him. Everything he touches becomes more of whatever it is – more alive, more vigorous, more powerful, more awesome, or more awful. This card in a reading can indicate great vitality, victory, or triumph, confidence and power. There is leadership, an ability to command, steadfastness, and integrity – wild power held and channeled for the good of all by will.

Himself speaks fo protection, either of the querent or of someone the querent owes protection to, like a child or an elder. Acceptance of paternal responsibility is important, as are deep and committed relationships. He is the preserver of the natural world and its balances.

Shamanic power may be indicated here, as well as a potential for powerful spiritual healing. This card may also speak of erotic energy, passion, and potent creativity.”

When This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “When the energy of Himself is being blocked, we feel limp, enervated, drained. There may also be depression, either physical or emotional. Energy may be locked into obsessions or may swing from blocked to out of control.

Twisted, the life force, strength, and/or authority may be being misused as arrogant aggressiveness or violence towards others. When this card is challenger in a reading, careful and prayerful consideration needs to be given to how the energy can be rechanneled into its naturally creative and protective mode.

At worst, this potent energy becomes a force  for war, oppression, and domination. The very worst is when brutality or twisted sexuality is turned on the very persons this energy within us should be protecting. As in all the Sidhe powers, what has great potential for good can also have great potential for destruction. Volcanic release may occur.”*

~ By Jessica MacBeth

The world is waiting with bated breath to see the outcome of the election. Things could go either way. Either way could go either way. Everything is up in the air, tumultuous, chaotic, risky. It could all go horribly wrong, no matter which way it goes. But why focus on that? Focus only on what we do want to see, turning away from the current reality of upheaval.

What do we want more of right now? More chaos? Probably not a good idea. More Peace, yes please. But we can only have more peace if we are more peace. We can only have more love if we can be more love. This is the way it works. We know that but yet we get all wrapped up in our perceived worst case scenarios and it snowballs out of control.

Pull the energy back in. Ground it back down into our Great Mother. Breathe. Clear your mind of all the fear. Turn off the technology and get outside and send gratitude to our true provider and protector Gaia.

The most powerful you can be right now is to stand in your peace. You can do it passionately. You can do it unapologetically. You can feel empowered, confident and true. Know that your greatest super power right now is being absolutely you. No holding back. No compromise.

This is where you take your stand. This is where the victory lies; within your Divine wisdom and open, loving heart.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* The Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth

Jeanne D’Arc

Published July 23, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Jeanne D'Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Jeanne D’Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Jeanne D’Arc, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Jeanne D’Arc: “Faith”

“Hold on to your dreams even through adversity. Develop faith in yourself and in a spiritual power. Trust is important. You must trust your own leadership abilities, or improve them. Be not afraid – you were born for this.”

“The Maid of Orlean’s, the teenage Jean D’Arc (Joan of Arc) remains one of history’s greatest women. The sheer amount of primary sources left to us, including eyewitness accounts, court documents, and even letters written by Jeanne herself, are testament to the incredible power of this young woman. She remains a national heroine of France, a Catholic saint, a symbol against political repression and an inspiration to women the world over.

Part of the magic of Jeanne is that she was a country peasant girl born in 1412 into a society that was patriarchal and very hierarchical. The daughter of ordinary people, she claimed to have been receiving divine visits from Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine since she was a child.

IN the midst of the Hundred Year’s War, two French factions, the Armagnacs and the Burgundians, were fighting for control over the throne. English invaders, backing the Burgundians, took advantage of this chaos and captured many French towns, including Orleans. Jeanne’s visions told her to lift the siege of Orleans and to take the Dauphin (the uncrowned Charles VII) to Rheims for his coronation. She managed to get access to Lord Robert de Baudricourt and convinced him to take her to the Dauphin. She famously cut off her long hair and dressed in a male page’s clothes for the journey, so that she would not be conspicuous during the long ride. The Dauphin was sufficiently impressed and insisted that high ranking theologians and inquisitors examine Jeanne. All deemed that there was nothing improper about her. She was good, humble, chaste and pious.

And so, Charles raised an army, and Jeanne rode with him to Orlean’s, where a series of mighty victories encouraged a campaign that quickly put Charles on the throne in Rheims. Dressed in shining armor, riding astride a battle horse, and carrying her battle standard, teenage Jeanne inspired and rallied everyone on the battlefield. We see her strength and conviction in her communications to her enemy. Her Second Letter to the English in 1429 stated: “My lord commands you to go back to your own land; for it’s His will, or otherwise I will cause such a disaster for you.”

Jeanne was incredibly intelligent and inspiring, but the trial transcripts from when the English captured her and accused her of heresy make for sobering reading. They attacked everything from her visions to her loyalty, and even her hairstyle and clothes. Her answers were those of an aware and astute young woman. Her faith in herself and her God shone through in the face of hostile clergy, a barrage of law makers, and death itself.

While Jeanne was convicted of heresy, this was only a crime if it was repeated. One of the stipulations of Jeanne’s reform was that she was only to dress in feminine clothing. Still imprisoned, she complained that she was the victim of an attempted rape and decided to dress in men’s clothing again for her own protection. This was enough to condemn her, and she was executed by burning at the stake simply for dressing in men’s clothing. Eyewitness accounts say that she held on to her faith until the end and asked clergymen to hold up a cross so she would see it as she burned.

In 1456 a legal retrial in absentia absolved her of her crimes; the Catholic Church made Jeanne D’Arc a saint in 1920. Her statues are all over France, but the most famous rests in the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Jeanne comes riding into your life with her battle standard held high! Legend has it that, as she rode bravely toward the enemy, she said: “I am not afraid. I was born for this!” Her energy can help inspire complete faith in yourself and in a higher power, to lead you to your greatest good. When you need the energy to do what you think is right (even in the face of what others think you should do) or to trust yourself and your own visions for your future, ask Jeanne for her help. Jeanne was single-minded and kept her focus, and this is ideal energy to use when you need inspiration to carry on through obstacles. Her courage and her sheer goodness are also wonderful attributes to hold on to, especially when faced with outside pressures you know are not healthy.”*

~ Stacey Demarco

Now is a time of releasing all that holds you back. It is a time to have faith in your passions and your dreams; and most importantly, to follow your heart. It is not a time to be sidetracked by the fears, judgment or approval of others; this is your path and yours alone. Self belief and self reliance are key. Rather than asking permission or advice from others, find inspiration in those who are doing what you want to be doing and let them be your role models. As you step into your own power, you can be a role model for others to do the same. 

All of our self held limitations are being tested now, they are being brought up to the surface for us to experience once and for all, and it is up to us whether we allow ourselves to get stuck or break through them. You are so much more powerful than you think, and you are being given these tests so that you can prove this to yourself. Once you realize that you can conquer anything that comes into your path, doors will open to you so that you can embrace the opportunities that await you.

Harness the energy of Jeanne D’Arc and get ready for battle. For this battle is one of the Heart and Soul vs the ego, society, cultural beliefs and outmoded belief systems. It’s going to be quite a battle.

Have faith in yourself and remember: you are Victorious.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Healer Of Action

Published June 19, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Healer Of Action, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Healer Of Action, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Healer Of Action, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Healer Of Action: “This is a time when you can do whatever you set your mind to if your heart is open. You are beings asked to do many things at once. You will not mind as long as you know that you are making a difference. This card indicates someone who is loving, intelligent, passionate, and fun, which could definitely describe you! This person can handle difficult situations with grace.”

Situations: “Parent, spouse, executive, environmentalist, and yoga teacher… that may perfectly match your life, or perhaps you wear different, but equally diverse, hats. The important point is that you can do anything once your heart and mind are engaged. Others are naturally drawn to your beautiful and happy nature. Your life may be challenging, but you are very aware that you are making a difference in the world, and it feels good to you!”

People: “Someone you can trust to be a loving, intelligent, and fun friend. A person with great physical and inner beauty. Handles difficult situations with grace. Consciously takes care of self and others. Stands behind his or her beliefs. Walks his or her talk.”

Additional Meanings Of This Card: “A devoted parent. Wise counsel you should follow. The opportunity to be a leader. Balanced career and home life.”*

~by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

You are settling into your authentic self, are you feeling it? Are you getting more comfortable in this new You? Are you feeling Lighter? More joyful? More aligned to your true Soul Purpose?

Yes there are bound to be bumps along the way, but you have worked hard to get where you are, celebrate it! There may still be some clearing out to do, but as you reach your short term goals, and your confidence in yourself and your abilities improves, you will find that you can easily set your sights higher. There really is no limit on what you can create.

Sometimes you may feel spread too thin, like you have taken too much on. If this is the case, you need to schedule in some time in silence and contemplation. This is mandatory. Gone are the days of proving our worth by never saying no and doing way too much for others. There is no such thing as being selfish for taking a little time out for you to recharge your batteries. Go to a yoga class; go for a walk; have a bath; do something creative; dance, sing, make music; cook; write; breathe; communicate with your Higher Self; take time to dream. This is a new reality. You must nurture yourself in order to flourish.

Send gratitude out into the Universe for all that you have. Send gratitude to the lessons learned. Make time for new, gentler experiences to come through. There is no need for big shoves from the Universe anymore; we are listening, we are Here, Now.

Ask the Universe with reverence, “What miracles do you have for me now that I can receive with gratitude and joy?”

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

 

Confidence ~ Cougar

Published June 24, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar: “Be bold and take charge.”

“You are being called to take a role of leadership, and it is natural for certain fears and considerations to surface, such as: “Will I be seen as arrogant, bullying or full of myself? Will others listen to me? Will I be challenged” Well, the truth is, these are all possible. You need to just get over it, rise above all these mind made fears, and heed the call. Whether you realize it or not, you are a natural leader, and there is no need to diminish the hard earned skills you learned through life lessons just so you ca play it safe. What you have to offer is needed right now, whether it is with your partner, your family, your community, or the larger world around you.

You will be judged. Count on it. And you need to hear these judgments, yet not allow them to rule you. Do not mistake ego-driven stubbornness and willfulness for determination. Listen to the voice of your inner nature and the wisdom gathered from experience to guide your choices. Acknowledge that everyone else has to make their own choices – including their response to you. Remember that effective leaders are good listeners. They know when to follow and when to lead, and when to move forward and when to hold still.

Additional Associations For This Card: Stealth; Leadership; Focus; Conviction.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

It’s time to step in to your power. There is no room for fear as you take charge of your life, only the absolute conviction that you can create your own reality with grace and ease. For the highest good of all involved. You are undergoing a powerful transformation and it requires you to believe in yourself fully and completely in order to move to the next level. No matter what.

Whatever has been beckoning to you is now screaming. That opportunity that was knocking can no longer be ignored. The fear and doubt that may have held you back in the past is gone, and you can move forward to take your place with confidence. You are heading in the right direction. Everything is falling into place exactly as it should be. All that is required is that you embody your full potential. Everything that has happened up until now has been gently preparing you for such a bold and courageous leap of faith into your power, can you feel it?

Plant your bare feet on the Earth and take some time to breathe in your new found strength. With every deep breath in draw your arms up to the sky, with every exhale bring your palms together in prayer position in front of your heart with the intention of releasing all feelings of needing to be small to please others. Feel the solid, nurturing energy of Gaia beneath you and the infinite loving power above. Pull these energies simultaneously into your heart chakra and receive the strength of their mingled energies. When you feel strong release them with gratitude and ask that every being that needs support will benefit from it now.

Know that you have everything you need in order to move forward.

Namaste

* Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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