Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lady Winter, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney
Key Words: “Frozen, Patience required, Matters developing although they cannot be seen, Quiet and solitude, Dormant period, Withdrawal, Feeling isolated, An indifferent heart.”
Timing card for Northern Hemisphere: December, January, February. (Adjusted for Southern Hemisphere)
“With sleeping butterflies tangled in her hair, Lady Winter makes her entrance, decorating the landscape with frosted fingers. She dims the Sun’s lantern in the sky and, with a goodnight kiss, drops her white cloak across the land as it descends into muffled slumber. The blanket of snow provides insulation, as deep in the earth activity continues unseen.
The Earth’s axis tilts away from the Sun, bringing the shortest daylight hours and the coldest temperatures of the year. The Sun sits low in the sky and hibernating creatures withdraw until spring reappears.
Lady Winter freezes things, so this card indicates a dormant period when patience is required; matters may be developing under the surface even though they cannot be seen at this time. I suggests quiet and solitude, withdrawal, or feeling isolated. In relationship readings, it can reveal and indifferent or frozen heart.
Note the difference here between Lady Winter and the Calendar, one freezes something, whilst the other may delay them, but this also implies slow and steady progress. They are both slow moving cards, but the impact will be experienced differently.
For the Northern Hemisphere, this card covers the three month period from the first of December through to the last day of February when used as part of the timing system.”*
~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw
Ah, Lady Winter. Do you feel as if all of your best intentions and well set out plans have been frozen? Is this the start you expected for this year, or does it feel a bit slower than anticipated? I think we are all feeling it. Frozen… either literally or metaphorically depending on where in the world you may be today…
But there are butterflies in her hair, so many of them. Yet they are frozen. Transformation is coming, the frost will melt. Will you be ready when it does? We all know that it can freeze overnight and then the sun comes out and warms the earth so quickly… the snow or ice melts away and we forget it was even there. We are outside all bundled up in coats and wool hats and gloves and scarves… and then suddenly we are much too hot! We must peel off the layers that we thought we would need. Things can change quickly.
Yes, Lady Winter is here but maybe for a very special reason. Maybe this is buying you just a little time before the big shift. Giving you some time to look within and see if all is taken care of. Are there any loose ends that need tying? Any final release that needs to happen? Do it now, for time is short, change is coming.
The new moon is just up ahead. The full moon is looming at the end of the month with the added punch of a super blue moon and a lunar eclipse. Are you ready? Take this gift of a little frozen time and use it wisely.