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Mermaid Hearts

Published August 9, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Mermaid Hearts, from the Sacred Geometry Oracle Cards for the Visionary Path, by Francene Hart

Mermaid Hearts, from the Sacred Geometry Oracle Cards for the Visionary Path, by Francene Hart

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Mermaid Hearts, from the Sacred Geometry Oracle Cards for the Visionary Path, by Francene Hart

Mermaid Hearts: “Friendship, Laughter, Play”

“Seven mermaids dive, swim and frolic in the ocean as light rays shine down from above. They express the essence of joyfulness, play and friendship. Hearts created from golden spirals inform the camaraderie of this exuberant play while two turtles enjoy the show.

From microcosm to macrocosm, from the spin of our DNA tot he shape of galaxies, spirals exist everywhere in nature. They are the purest form of moving energy. How delightful that mirrored golden spirals create hearts.

This card reminds you of the importance of laughter and play in your life. Do you find that laughter comes easily? Are you engaged in activities daily that bring you joy? Do you connect with friends sharing laughter and merriment? In the demanding pace of life today, we sometimes forget how important it is to have a good belly laugh once in a while. It is oh so true that exercising your laugh muscles is enormously important for your overall health and well-being. There is proof that having friends with whom to both commiserate and share the fun of life aids in living complete, fulfilled lives.

If laughter and play come easily to you, the universe smiles on your good fortune. If you have forgotten how to play, this card calls upon you to seek out friends and bring laughter and enjoyment into your present. Laughter is infections… share the fun.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “It has been too long since you have had a really good laugh. Call a friend, rent a funny movie, or go out to a comedy club.”*

~ By Francene Hart

It’s time to lighten up! Everyone knows that laughter is amazing medicine, lifting our spirits and our vibration. It helps us to access more happy hormones in our brains, easing stress, overwhelm and depression. Play. Have fun. Get out there and dance, sing, flirt, access that inner child. Life is just too serious!

You may find someone coming into your life to lighten things up a bit. This person could be a little mischievous; it could come in the form of a new friend or potential love interest;  it could be child or a pet; or even an old friend or relative you haven’t connected with in a while. They might just give you a much needed nudge out of your comfort zone and teach you how to not take yourself so seriously! See this as the gift that it is, whether they are fleeting or they stick around for the long haul, they are coming to you for a reason! Know that the angels have sent this person to you to bring you joy. Allow yourself to be receptive to this newfound joy. Revel in it. Embrace it. It could, quite literally, be life changing for you, things have been challenging for too long. It’s time to soar above it all, and gain a completely new perspective.

With a big smile of course!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

 

*Sacred Geometry Oracle Cards for the Visionary Path, by Francene Hart

Al-Uzza Star Of Venus

Published June 2, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Al-Uzza Star Of Venus, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Rassouli

Al-Uzza Star Of Venus, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Rassouli

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Al-Uzza Star Of Venus, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Rassouli, Published by Blue Angel

Al-Uzza Star Of Venus:

I am the pure Light, my son.
I am not a handful of worthless dust.
I am not just an empty shell.
I am a regal pearl formed in this world!

Close your eyes to see and become aware of me.
Perceive me with eyes that see the unseen.
Come into the mystery to find me.
I am a carefree visitor here for you.”

-RUMI

“My beautiful one, born of pure radiance, you have love in your heart and a passion for play that cannot be dulled by bleakness, boredom or fear. Your soul is sensual and dances with life with utter abandonment and devotion. Though the ways of this world seem strange to you at times, you eventually declare it to be nothing but strange beauty, and expand your heart, resisting nothing, to allow all to be bathed in the radiance of your being. You are here to share the light of another world, a blessed world of consciousness pure, and divinity so absolute that it transcends duality and instead, brings all into the oneness of the greatest love.”

“The Star Of Venus is the great androgyne; neither solely masculine nor feminine, but an integration of both. The power it bestows is mighty and based utterly in love. When this star seeks us out, multiple blessings are bestowed and our spiritual growth can be accelerated in ways that may be quite dazzling and surprising to our more limited mindset and belief systems.

With great blessings, great growth is possible. However, the blessings don’t do the growth for us making it magically happen. They give us the oomph we need, the power, and the opportunities and assistance we need, yet it is still we who take the journey. The great spiritual journey for old souls at this time in earth’s history is the journey from duality to oneness. Many are signing up for that wild, loving adventure. This oracle has come to you as a reminder that  you, too, have been granted a ticket for that journey. This journey of oneness is not about denying duality, but about experiencing it as an expression of one love. It is about no longer being enslaved by it. It is about avoiding what is not wanted in order to pursue what is wanted. It is about embracing the all, of finding the freedom and joy originally sought, but now through a path that takes you into joy and freedom existing within.

To take the great transformation from man or woman into cosmic androgyne does not require that we lose our sense of femininity or masculinity. Rather, they become so superior in development that they cease to be distinguished from each other! Our masculine clarity, with its discernment, practicality and application, becomes so tender, loving, compassionate and tempered with grace, that the feminine is integrated with it. Our feminine nurturance, dedication, and connection to life become so fierce that discernment and wise action naturally prevail.

With this great androgynous integration of the masculine and feminine into oneness, men and women of this beautiful earth become capable of new consciousness. It is of one based in love, of service to life, of letting go of judgment, stereotypes and limited belief systems, and of opening up to compassion for all life. As the consciousness is anchored, spiritual growth becomes rapid. This is not necessarily without some bumps and bruises. Letting go of old notions of what it is to be a man, or a woman, to be masculine or feminine; letting go of fear of women or men, of emasculation or victimization,; letting go of wounding are all great steps forward! They promise liberation, empowerment and compassion, as well as peace and happiness, yet they are not easy steps to take. Great resistance can be evoked within you as an individual, and also within the culture around you which might find your notion of personal spiritual empowerment confronting and challenging to their culture of fear-based enslavement of the soul. (They will be right about it being confronting, but mistaken in assuming that confrontation is something best resisted!)

So then, what to do? Al-Uzza, the ancient shining one, also known as the Star Of Venus, holds much power and strength. Even a small blessing of her light is more powerful than the fear of thousands if not millions of people. She is known as a worthy ally in battle of any kind – even spiritual battle. You must, however, stay aligned with her way which is not to fight fear with fear, hate with hate, or anger with anger.

Does this mean you “should not” feel fear, hate or anger? Of course not! Venus denies no experience. So let yourself feel whatever you feel. The guidance is not to stop being human. Take the next step into the divine human, into allowing the star blessing to nestle in your heart so you can shift as you feel the feelings, holding them with compassion, then choosing your own truths that resonate at a fear more refined vibration.

The rebellious passion of the Star Of Venus is that she seeks out whomever is ready to know more fully the truth of divine oneness. Whether the culture around them can acknowledge one of “their own” become more enlightened as a blessing or not, it is a divine gift nevertheless. How liberating it shall feel to be truly empowered to live life as you feel is truthful, and to feel completely empowered to allow others to do the same, with joy in your heart. You understand that everyone is walking an unfolding path, and that we don’t have to understand or justify the path of another to feel peace in our own hearts.

If you are stumbling with judgment within yourself, do not fear. The blessing of Venus is coming to you to help you surrender it, to help you find your way through so that you can be free now.

Your guidance then is to trust your path, trust your evolution, even in the face of those around you reacting to it possibly in fear or discomfort. Trust in the paths of others too. For in truth, there is one path and we are all on it! You do not have to convince anyone of anything, that is not your job. Your job is to embrace your wisdom, embrace your freedom and empowerment to grow spiritually and live your life accordingly. You are becoming, through bestowal of grace, something more of a goddess and a god, of a human and a sacred animal, integrated as one. This is sacred alchemy, amplified in the star fires of Venus who loves you as a brother/sister and honours your soul with her blessing. Shine true, beloved, shine true.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

When Venus comes to us, it is a message of love. Love in every aspect, beginning with love of self and radiating outwards. How you love yourself is how you see the world and how the worlds sees you. When you are at peace with who you are and accepting of your strengths and weaknesses, you are open to receiving more love.

How can you shift how you view your place in the world? How can you see that you are more than just your appearance, or your past? When you shift your perspective of your self, you shift your consciousness, which in turn shifts your reality. You make space for something bigger, the energy of unconditional love.

Venus brings our our inner sensuality, our wild and free selves. It asks us to play, to flirt with life. It asks us to take a chance, to open up and to experience something new.

There is love coming to you in one form or another, are you open to receive it? This love will come in the form that you desire most, but maybe in a different package than expected. It could be the love of your life, or it could be loving who looks back at you in the mirror. It could be a sudden opening, activation or expansion of the heart or higher heart chakra. Each of us will experience it differently, but, if ready and willing, each one of us will certainly experience it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Rassouli, Published by Blue Angel

 

 

Opal ~ Joy

Published May 27, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Opal ~ Joy, from the Crystal Reading Cards, by Rachelle Charman

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Opal ~ Joy, from the Crystal Reading Cards, by Rachelle Charman

Opal ~ Joy

Opal Crystal Medicine: “Opal holds within it the magic and joy of the cosmos. It invites and encourages you to lighten up, relax, and have more fun in life – remember that your pure essence and organic nature is to feel joy. Take a moment to connect deeply with this wonderful crystal and feel the pure joy within your being.”

Opal Crystal Meaning:”Allows you to experience the love, joy and pure essence of the soul. Used in Aboriginal Dream time ceremonies to support and strengthen vision quests. Activates the thymus and allows you to enter into a sacred space of love and joy. Enhances joy, spontaneity, and flow. Encourages you to engage in the vibrant energy of life.”

Oracle Reading Message From The Opal Crystal Deva: “You have called upon this card today to remind yourself that the joyfulness of the Universe exists within you at all times. It is now time for you to truly experience the joy of life and of your soul. The devas of Opal are encouraging you to lighten up and stop being so serious about life – it is time to laugh and have some fun. Joy is one of the most powerful forms of healing and transformation. If you have been feeling a little low or under the weather, now is the perfect time to transform through this place into your joy once again. The devas of Opal are inviting you to live a little more in their world and rediscover the joy and laughter that feeds your soul. Have fun, dance, play, run, jump, let go, and get creative – do anything that ignites the joy within. This is an exciting and important time and you and your life deserve this time of celebration. The devas believe all life is to be honored and celebrated as often as possible because it is a true gift to be alive. They remind you that joy is your birthright and  your soul’s natural state of being. Allow the joy of the Universe to flow through you as you awaken to joy.”*

~ By Rachelle Charman

Where is your joy? Does it come out no matter what’s happening around you? Or does it hide until the stars come into alignment? What is it hinged to? Is it hinged to a person, place or thing? Money, beauty, body image or material possessions? A romantic partner perhaps? The perfect job or perfect house or fabulous vacation?

What if our entire purpose in life was just to find our inner joy, for none of the above reasons. Hinged on nothing and no one other than ourselves. Unwavering peace and calm… well most of the time anyway, way more than we are currently spending… after all, no one is perfect we are all still humans in this lifetime.

But when we put joy off into the future, we put all our dreams into the future too. We put our healing into the future. We put our success into the future. Some unknown day when we hope that everything will finally fall into place.

But what if we have it all backwards?

All of it.

There is no sitting around waiting for happiness to find us. There is no waiting for someone to come love us into it. There is nothing that can buy it or provide it… well, maybe temporarily but nothing lasting.

You have got to make it yourself. And it takes commitment. It takes mindfulness. It takes courage and determination. You have to be willing to peel back all the layers and get right into the core of your being. You have to come to terms with your downfalls. You have to make friends with your shadow. You have to let all that S*** GO. Once and for all.

And decide to be happy anyway. As much as you can. Detach from any drama and choose peace. 

Find your joy and nurture it. When you truly do, it will grow exponentially. You will become a magnet for so much better and so much more.

And so it is.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Reading Cards, by Rachelle Charman

 

Loki ~ Play

Published October 24, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Loki ~ Play, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Loki ~ Play, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Loki ~ Play: “Look at the lighter side of the situation. Rediscover your sense of humor and play.”

“Loki is a trickster god. Tricksters are those gods who, though tricking, shape shifting, playing the fool or simply playing, become teachers in the lessons of life. In this way, they humble the powerful, expose the unjust, and balance imbalances.

Loki plays his trickster role superbly and is featured in many stories in Norse mythology. One story that displays Loki’s talents is on the theft of Thor’s magical hammer, Mjollnir.

Thor awoke one morning to find his hammer missing. Little did he know that King Prymr had stolen it to blackmail the gods into granting him the hand of the goddess Freya in marriage. Thor asked Loki for help. After borrowing Freya’s winged cloak to help speed things up a bit, Loki flew around until he came upon King Prymr. Acting innocent to the plot, Loki soon ascertained that the hammer was buried underground, and he relayed Prymr’s ultimatum to Thor.

After visiting Freya again and learning from her that she would certainly not marry King Prymr, the Norse gods gathered to discuss their strategy. It was suggested that Thor disguise himself as Freya. Covered i a bridal veil, he could possibly get close enough to his hammer to regain it. Thor was outraged, but the clever Loki convinced him of the wisdom of this play.

And so the “bride” was presented, and King Prymr happily greeted them and invited them to a great feast. Thor, ever the big warrior, began to shovel the food through his veil at a great rate, prompting Prymr to question “Freya’s” hunger. Loki confidently answered that Freya had starved herself in eagerness for the coming nuptials. Unable to control his lust, Prymr then peaked behind the veil only to be met by a set of fiery, savage eyes not fit for a maiden. the king again questions Loki about his bride, and Loki smiled and told Prymr it was because she had not slept for eight nights in her excitement at meeting him. Finally it was time for the ceremony. The king’s men brought out Mjollnir, to lay it on “Freya’s” lap to sanctify her prior to the marriage vows. Of course, Thor now had his chance. He grabbed his hammer and threw off his gown. Thor defeated Prymr and all of his people, all because of Loki’s rather clever prank!

Loki was also well equipped to aid his trickery. As a shape shifter he has few rivals. Stories claim he can change into a seal, a woman, a fish, a horse and even a housefly!

It is wise to take a leaf out of Loki’s book and find a way to laugh at your troubles. It is a great talent to find the humor in any circumstance. Should Loki call you, look to the lighter side of the situation – there always is one! Ask yourself: When was the last time I actually laughed, played, or did something downright silly? There is much freedom in this!

Shadow Side: “It’s not nice to be tricked if the outcome is cruel rather than character shaping. Loki did, at times, stretch friendships, and at these times did not come out as the victor. There is also a big difference between light jesting and making fun of someone. Ridicule just to build up ourselves is the shadow side of play. It tears others down, as well as ourselves.

Another way the shadow side is expressed is when, rather than showing real emotion when things are not going well, we smile through it, masking our own true feelings. Are we covering a soul wound or the expression of healthy emotion with too much play? We must be true to our emotions and ourselves; not cover them with jokes and false laughter.”

Symbols: “Horses, Bound Man, Snakes”

~ By Stacey Demarco

It’s time for you to find a clever way to deal with a certain person or situation in your life. This is not going to be a typical solution, it is going to take all your wit and inner resources. Think of yourself as the trickster. How are  you going to have a little fun with this? How are you going to bring things back into balance, without anyone getting hurt, but in a way that is definitely way outside the box? Yes, things may get a little uncomfortable, but trust me, no one will be bored!

We often chicken out and decide to ice things over instead of making the necessary changes. We laugh when our feelings are hurt, and we brush off the little criticisms or insults we receive. We don’t speak up for ourselves. We laugh at our own expense, get in on jokes that actually hurt our feelings and pretend that we think pranks are funny when we feel humiliated. We lower our expectations of those around us, and when greeted with sarcasm or hostility we ignore it and paste a smile on our faces.

Not anymore!

Now we will stand firmly in our power. We will set boundaries and not allow others to cross them at our expense. We will treat everyone with respect and we will demand that they treat us with the same respect in return. And we will do it with a smile. With a twinkle in our eye and a skip in our step. For we no longer have to take ourselves so seriously. But don’t cross us, it’s really not worth it. Once the line is crossed, and the respect is truly lost, it will take a whole lot of effort on your part to attempt to repair the damage done.

Fair warning.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Bast ~ Play

Published September 16, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Bast ~ Play, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Bast ~ Play, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Bast ~ Play, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Bast ~ Play:

“I swirl and twirl

I hide and seek

romping and ranging

funning and frolicking

my opportunities

for self-amusement are endless

and the pleasure

that it gives me

makes me purr

Life’s challenges never stop me

for I know how to whole myself

with play.”

Mythology: In Egypt, Bast (pronounced bahst), the cat-headed Goddess, adn Sekhmet, the loin-headed Goddess, represented two powerful aspects of the sun: the life-giving, pleasurable aspect and the burning, destroying aspect. Bast was worshipped at Bubastis, where vast celebrations were held. She ruled pleasure, joy, music, dance, health and healing, the moon, and of course, cats.

Meaning Of The Card: “Bast bats at you with her paw to urge you to come and play with her. It is time to divert yourself with something that is amusing, fun and totally recreational. Has play been a low priority for you? Do you know how to play? what does play mean to you? Perhaps you have been working so hard that you have forgotten to give yourself a play break. Bast tells you the way to nurture wholeness lies in engaging in play. It is time to discover the ways you are able to play and do it!”*

~by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Bast is here to insist that we lighten up and have some fun! We get so serious, even when we are seeking joy and fulfillment! Now it’s time to let loose a little and embrace the lighter side of life. Dance, sing, get silly! Doing something fun physically is a great way of moving old energies and infusing your physical body with higher vibrations. Laughter is a huge immune booster, giving us a natural lift that can last for hours!

Think of kittens, and how focused they are on play! They will spend hours stalking, jumping, batting and playing; even while falling off stuff and bending themselves in hilarious contortions to get their prey! Embody this focused fun ~ find a way to feel like a happy and playful kitten. And a little mischief can’t hurt either!

Put on your favourite tunes and sing and dance your way around your house. Spend some time playing with a child or pet in your life, get down to their level and really spend some quality time; build a fort and eat chocolate chip cookies, make a new toy for your pet and take the time to play with them. Watch a funny movie, or read a comical book. Paint a silly picture. Play dress up with your kids… (or your partner if you are up for it, I’m sure they would be thrilled!!)

Find your fun side. You know what makes you laugh. Maybe you have a friend who always seems like so much fun. Give them a call and set up a time to meet. Or better yet, decide to be that friend today and lighten up someone elses world.

Take time to play.

Namaste

*Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

 

 

The Faerie Of Naughtiness

Published December 17, 2014 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Faerie Of Naughtiness, from The Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

The Faerie Of Naughtiness, from The Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Faerie Of Naughtiness, from The Heart Of Faerie Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

The Faerie Of Naughtiness: “Lighten Up; Mischief; Misrule.”

“Sometimes you just have to be naughty. Now being naughty is not being bad. Being naughty can be a wonderful release. The Faerie Of Naughtiness asks you to step outside of your boundaries for a moment and do something unexpected. She dares you (well, you can see that by the way she is looking at you) to change the energy of a situation by doing the one thing that will tilt the Universe just a tiny bit. Sometimes you can change that energy just by thinking. Naughty thoughts can lighten a situation without anyone else having to know about it. As you look at her, I am sure an idea will come to mind.

Observe too that she is connected above ans below. The energy of the Universe runs through her and connects her to everything. She is part of the universal glue that holds everything together. If you do not acknowledge her, if you ignore her, you may become the target for her own naughtiness. She is very good at stealing things, loving wallets, misplacing important letters and important thoughts, so when it looks like it is going to be one of those days when little things go wrong and circumstances become predicaments, acknowledge her, The Faerie Of Naughtiness, and get her on your side again.

She just wants to play.”*

– Brian and Wendy Froud

This card is full of spritely magic, mischief and FUN! When you are feeling stuck, if you are feeling unheard, unappreciated, stressed, frustrated or exhausted… it’s time to change things up a little. The fastest way to change a situation is to change your own perspective on it. Have you ever heard of visualizing your audience in their underpants when doing a speech, or imagining the class bully only six inches tall or with donkey ears?

This is the kind of energy required here today. It’s a fun and flirty energy, taking someone completely off guard. Nothing inappropriate, nothing over the top, and nothing hurtful or with lasting consequences, just plain old good fashioned fun! The other way this can work is with a completely unexpected and random act of kindness, particularly for someone who’s behaviour does not typically qualify them. Have you heard of the story of the woman who is honking her horn and yelling in the Starbucks line, only to find that the woman ahead of her, who was, in her eyes, taking WAY too long to complete her order, had paid in advance for this woman who had been so rude? OF course this changed the whole energy of the situation; instead of meeting in combat, or remaining stressed, the situation was completely transformed, with lasting results.

Have fun with this… and if you can’t act, visualize to the last detail, remembering the enormous power of our thoughts. See yourself acting on your mischevious impulse, and see the energy of the situation change, lighten and expand. See it having a lasting ripple effect of lightness and laughter.

And don’t forget to thank The Faerie Of Naughtiness for playing!

Namaste

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

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