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Strength ~ Elephant

Published February 21, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Strength ~ Elephant, from the Spiritsong Tarot, by Paulina Cassidy

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Strength ~ Elephant, from the Spiritsong Tarot, by Paulina Cassidy

Strength ~ Elephant: “Courage and Endurance”

Card Message: “Elephant balances strength and gentleness, but the main source of her strength is love. Instead of using her strength to exert power over others, she uses it to keep others from exerting power over her. Her strength shines in her compassion, her self-esteem and in her levels of endurance. Her faith in her spiritual strength keeps her resilient. The spirit of Elephant is a reminder of what your life’s motivation is, fueling you with the drive and inner strength to pursue it.”

Key Words: “Self control, inner strength, courage, compassion, love, patience, vision, endurance.”

Strength ~ Elephant As Challenger: “Self-doubt will erode your courage. Reconnect to your core strength by drawing on your willpower. Count your current blessings, as this will renew your self-confidence.”

Challenger Keywords: “Fear, self-doubt, insecurity, imbalance, anger.”

~ by Paulina Cassidy

There will be challenges on the road ahead and they are simply tests of our commitment to ourselves and our dreams. Are we serious about what we are pursuing? Then we will be asked to prove it. Rather than getting frustrated or distracted or giving up or feeling sorry for ourselves, we will stay on track. We will believe in ourselves and we will use our inner resources to stay strong. We will not need to fight but we will stand true for what we believe in, and that is the medicine of elephant.

Elephants are very intelligent, they are family oriented and extremely loyal. They are sensitive and caring, and highly aware. They represent strong connection and harmony, protection and solidarity, and the Divine Feminine power of compassion and nurturing. All of these aspects can be used in your journey ahead.

Meditate on the above image and see what elephant has to tell you, there may be a special meaning just for you. Maybe you need a little extra courage and strength to face the challenges that lay ahead. Maybe you need to reconnect to family and realize that you are not isolated or alone. Maybe elephant wants you to know that you are stronger than you think.

Watch for elephant to come into your awareness in the coming days. Even a glimpse on television or a picture in a magazine is confirmation from the Universe that you are being taken care of and the strength you need is available to you. It is also a reminder to come back to this message and know that you are on the right path, that the challenges are only tests and that better things lie ahead for you.

So stay the course, and know that you have what it takes to succeed. Have faith in yourself and do not give up hope. Change can be uncomfortable but if you meet it with grace and acceptance you are sure to win.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Spiritsong Tarot, by Paulina Cassidy

Nuada ~ Perfection

Published February 20, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Nuada ~ Perfection: “Love and appreciate your uniqueness and you ‘imperfections.’ Question the costs of chasing perfection. Delight in who you are.”

“The story of Nuada is a very ancient one that has woven itself into different themes and variants over different times and places. One thing that stays constant is his exploration of suitability and perfection.

Nuada is the King of Erin, one of the heroic Tuatha de Danann, which was one of the mythical ancient races of Ireland. According to myth, these early Celtic times were far from peaceful, with bloody battles being waged continuously. During one of the major battles, the Dananns, led by Nuada and his sword of invincibility, defeated the Firbolgs. The fighting was so bloody and fierce, though, that Nuada lost his right hand. This was a disaster for Nuada, as there was an ancient law that precluded anyone who was not ‘whole’ from being kind. His mutilation lost him his rule even though he was a victorious, just and benevolent leader.

The Dananns then chose Bres ans their leader. Bres, although a skilled fighter, had little of Nuada’s wisdom and fairness. The kingdom soon felt the effects of this discordant king.

Nuada’s brother, the physician Dian Cecht, fashioned a magical silver hand to replace the one Nuada had lost. Not only functional, the silver hand was beautiful too. Nuada became Nuada Airgedlamh (Nuada of the Silver Hand), again worthy among his people, and Bres steppe down from the throne.

Today, more than ever, we chase perfection, but what is it really? We often see external perfection as necessary to success. The quest for perfect beauty and a perfect body has thrown us toward a predilection for worrying about our external looks, ‘enhancing’ ourselves with too much makeup and even surgery, and obsessing over dieting and unhealthy eating habits. When did the fact that we have healthy, strong and functional bodies become not enough?

We are born with everything we need to be what we are meant to be. We are born imperfectly perfect! Our uniqueness has a reason. Nuada reminds us that to be perfect, we need not pursue some unattainable and false idea. Perfection is a subjective judgment and not an objective reality. In Nuada’s case, he was the best leader; his missing and did not take away from his great leadership qualities.”

Shadow Side: “Many people state that they are perfectionists like it is a badge of honor. While trying to be excellent and the best we can be is admirable, striving for an unattainable illusion is tiring and damaging. Remember, should Nuada show his hand to you, consider that you may well be good enough already!”

Symbols: “Silver hand, invincible sword.”

Invocation: “You may like to place a silver object on your altar as an offering to Nuada. If it is a piece of jewelry, you may wish to wear it in honor of Nuada and as a reminder of your own unique perfection!”

Light a silver candle. Say out loud:

Beloved of the Tuatha de Danann,
Great chieftan Nuada,
Hear my petition!
I feel judged.
I feel I am not enough.
Help me feel my wholeness.
Cut through my insecurity.
(State here what you need help with.)
Help me feel my birthright flood through me
like blood through my veins.
You who heal, you who know,
Guide and protect my next steps.
I honour you, Nuada of the Silver Hand!”

~ By Stacey Demarco

Sometimes we hold ourselves back for the most absurd reason: Perfection. We believe that we have to be perfect in order to deserve what we desire. We believe we must be successful, or svelte or beautiful before we get what we truly want out of life. So, in the pursuit of perfection, we lose out on our dreams. We quite literally push them away seeking something better because we cannot see what is before us.

This has to stop.

There is so much emphasis on wealth and physical attractiveness and / or fitness in our culture that we have all but lost our minds. We value people for all the wrong reasons. We put people above us for all the wrong reasons. I will not mention names…

We look at what someone else has, and if we do not have it then we assume that they are simply better than we are. In turn, we look down on those who have less than we do, blaming them for their own twist of fate. We even have labels for different parts of the world being first world, third world, etc. Many people truly believe that they cannot improve their circumstances and they focus so much on the lack or the chaos in front of them, that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

But maybe there is another way. Maybe if we valued ourselves more, it would change the world around us. If we could truly love and accept ourselves, we wouldn’t need the big bank account or the plastic surgery to prove our worth. Maybe we could judge ourselves on our own scales by our own level of peace, joy and happiness. And let others do the same. Truly celebrate our individual diversity as well as our deep connections to each other, knowing that we all have something valuable to offer, regardless of race, gender or lifestyle choices.

Rather than striving for perfection, strive for passion and joy; inspiration, acceptance and a heart full of love. Yes, we all need to get by, but we can do it without judging ourselves or others harshly. We can work together to support each other on our unique and individual life paths.

For the Highest Good Of All

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Eight Immortals

Published February 19, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eight Immortals, from the Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwok by Zeng Hao

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eight Immortals, from the Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwok by Zeng Hao

Eight Immortals: “The messages you have been receiving that are unconditionally loving, fearless and encouraging of you to grow and be your true Self are from your Higher Guidance. The Eight Immortals and other beings of Divine Light and Divine Love are guiding you. It is safe to follow these messages now. Doing so will bring you greater joy.”

“Sometimes you may question whether you are in contact with genuine spiritual guidance or engaging in wishful thinking! Genuine guidance is simple, clear and repetitive. When you ask for confirmation, it will come. The more open you are, the more quickly the confirmation can reach you in the form of signs, conversations and serendipitous happenings. In fact confirmation and guidance can be instantaneous and from multiple unconnected sources! Like the Universe is playing a joyful, loving game with you! The guidance will be uplifting and helpful. Sometimes it will ask you to take a step that feels challenging, and yet true guidance always proves itself in that it only asks of you what is right and just for your highest good. It always serves the highest good of all involved in any situation, no matter what our fears might be.

It is good to be careful and discerning about the quality of guidance that you are seeking, but it is usually an easy task to identify when guidance is not of a higher vibrational variety. It will be judging, of you or others, it will not feel right (even if genuine guidance feels like it is asking you to do something unexpected or something that feels like a real stretch for you, it will still feel right in your own heart to do so). Genuine guidance, even when challenging, brings a sense of rightness and peace into your heart, whereas lower vibrational guidance or thoughts or wishful thinking doesn’t bring you into deeper peace, it simply confuses and confirms judgment. It isn’t nearly as helpful!

Sift through your thoughts and feelings to come to the genuine guidance and true spiritual knowing within you now. You can call upon the Eight Immortals and any being that loves you unconditionally and trust that you will receive quality guidance. The process below will help you to be still and connect with it through your own heart, beloved, which contains great wisdom and peace to guide you.

Eight Immortals Healing: “Take a pen and some paper, or journal, and write a letter to the ‘Higher Guidance that Love Me Unconditionally’ and let them know what you need guidance on, or what guidance you need confirmed or revised. Write the letter, read it aloud, then seal it up and place it in a sacred space, perhaps in your journal, or with a crystal on top in your bedroom or meditation space.

Close your eyes and visualize Eight beings of unconditional divine love all around you. Say, ‘I call upon those beings that love me unconditionally to assist me in providing clear, helpful and unconditionally loving and true higher guidance in answer to my question. Thank you, beloveds, Namaste.’

Let it go then and come back and re-read it in two weeks time to see if your question has already been answered through your life experiences to that date. If not, read the letter again and ask to be shown the answers in the way that serves your highest good by repeating the visualization and request if necessary.”

A Prayer To The Eight Immortals: “I call upon the Eight Immortals that love me unconditionally and shine the light of peace and spiritual power upon me now, you understand that no matter what happens in life, there are blessings underneath it. Please help me find my clarity, wisdom, guidance and truths to reveal the blessings and grow now. Namaste, beloveds. Thank you for your help.
Om Mani Padme Hum”

~ By Alana Fairchild

Interesting that we have the symbolism of the swan again here, that is confirmation in itself. But this is a message about communication with the Universe in a clear and concise way; signs, symbols and messages. We can feel alone and nervous when we are going through big shifts and changes in our lives; sometimes we aren’t sure who we can trust to be on our side. Maybe we have received judgment or opinions of others, whether well meaning or not, and it has made us second guess ourselves. Or maybe we are fearful of sharing our plans for this reason and are experiencing feelings of isolation. This is the perfect time to really focus on your connection to the Universe and the ascended Beings who are willing to assist you on your journey.

We all get confirmation on a daily basis, but we write off much of it as coincidence. We don’t want to believe that there may be more to it, because we think that either we will be deemed crazy or we will be disappointed if we are wrong. But if we can just learn to trust what we are getting, and follow the clues, we will find that we will get even more. Treat it like a fun game between you and the Universe, asking for signs, symbols and messages and then expecting to find them. This is a topic well covered in the books by Pam Grout, E-Squared or E-Cubed, well worth the read if you aren’t familiar with them.

The Eight Immortals are ascended masters that wish to work with us now. Invoke their energies through the above prayer, make an altar, light a small candle (or eight! in a safe place) and place 8 crystals in a grid formation or eight flowers or flower petals as an offering. Write down your question, concern or dilemma on a piece of paper, whatever you need assistance with and ask for an answer. Let the candles burn out. Be especially aware over the next few days as your guidance and direction come to you through dreams, synchronicities and physical signs.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Eight Immortals, from the Kuan Yin Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwok by Zeng Hao

Ace Of Swords

Published February 18, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace Of Swords, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace Of Swords, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Ace Of Swords: “A sword is double edged. It can slice with the swift assurance of justice to clear the obstructions that hide the truth. It can be the beacon to use intelligence and fairness to achieve clarity. Or it can be wielded with the arrogance of raw power in the heat of rage. These are the two sides of the strength that is embodied in this weapon – two very different uses of force to work one’s will upon the world.

Something is beginning now. The winds gather in whirling eddies to summon the guardians of the skies: the wisps and the souls and the feathered ones. From that vortex, something arises that will force the duality of the Ace Of Swords to slice one way or the other.

These are the sylphs of the air, and the guardians for the swords: the winged beings of the sky. A swan is lovely – she possesses downy white feathers and a slender neck that arcs with a sinuous grace – but that delicacy is a facade that cloaks a strong body and fierce nature that is unafraid of standing up. The swan will fight to protect its own, and strong wings open to catch and ride the winds across great distances.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Transformation, strength, courage and protection. Beauty, grace, ease and powerful determination. The course has been decided, and it is up to us to keep on track. We are in the process of something big here, something life changing and profound. You are the spiritual warrior.

Trust your intuition and have the confidence to follow it. Know that you are more powerful than you give yourself credit for, and that it is time for you to shine your light brightly for the world. Share your gifts. Follow your heart. Stick to your guns. Don’t let anyone or anything throw you off course. No more duality, no more masks and illusions. Simplify your life in any area you can, cut our that which drains your energy unnecessarily and add more of what makes you feel alive.

Watch for signs, symbols, messages and confirmation that you are on the right track. White feathers from your angels. Clear and repetitive dreams. Animal totems. Songs or snippets of conversations that are just too bang on not to mean anything. There are no coincidences! Number sequences… 111, 222, 333, or 11:11 etc. This is the Universe communicating with you and guiding you forward on your journey.

The sword is also an indication that you are being helped by Archangel Michael; remember to call on him for assistance along the way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Forest Labyrinth

Published February 17, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Forest Labyrinth, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Forest Labyrinth, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Forest Labyrinth

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Making a choice. Considering options, a decision is required.”

“As guests gather for another evening of revelry, the Seeker slips unnoticed into the cover of the enchanted forest that surrounds the castle. At each turn they are confronted by an intricate maze of shadowy pathways that disappear further into the dark canopy of muffled silence. With no time for hesitation, the Seeker must make a choice, realizing there is no other options unless they wish to remain and accept their fate. They grasp the note tightly and hope their heart leads them in the right direction, aware that others now rely upon them.”

Card Definition: “The Seeker swings the lamp behind them so the path ahead is not clearly lit, and they peer down various passageways that look the same.

This is often our dilemma when confronted by a choice, as we cannot see what lies further ahead or the outcome of the decision we need to make. There can also be a sense of urgency when a decision is required and these factors combined tend to create a quandary or fear in making the ‘right’ choice. If you are faced with this type of situation, then try to consider that it is more beneficial to have options rather than a fait accompli, which may not be to your liking, or that there are no wrong choices really, just different consequences. In this regard, the Alternate Realities Spread may also be useful to you in exploring the potential outcome of your options.

The Forest Labyrinth card indicates having options and making a choice.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

And here we begin our journey, navigating the choices in front of us. Which way will we choose? Which direction beckons to our hearts?

There may be fear in the changes ahead and that is completely natural. We may not be happy with where we were at, and we may have envisioned change many times yet something stopped us from taking action. Inertia set in and we found ourselves settling, staying where we felt safe and comfortable; yet not inspired or passionate. But that is really no way to spend life now is it? It is time to move on from comfortable and do something bigger.

Bigger and brighter and better than what we have been doing, scary as it may feel. No more stagnancy, no more compromising our dreams. It is time to move forward. Look very closely at the options at hand, and if nothing seems to be presenting itself, look again. Maybe you need to take the first step, maybe the door will open when you move towards it. Think of the Rainbow Bridge, which literally manifests itself as you step onto it with absolute faith.

Stand in your power and move forward with all the courage you can muster. Put your heart and soul into it along with your highest intentions. And step forward into the labyrinth, knowing you will find your way back to yourself.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Cards, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Two Of Wands

Published February 16, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two Of Wands, from the Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two Of Wands, from the Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Two Of Wands:

Card Message: “You need to pause and contemplate where you are, where you have been and where you are going. You are at a crossroads. Plan before you take any action. You are in a position of power and can now take time to do so.”

Card Outcome: “You will soon reach a crossroads. You will look back over where you want to go. You may start to map out a plan to explore new directions and may become established, independent, and ready to expand.”

The Dream: “After a long climb, a man stands alone on a mountaintop leaning on his staff. There are no signs of fatigue; he has simply paused for a moment of contemplation. He calmly considers the choice of four directions available to him, shown by the two crossed wands. In this peaceful moment of rest, he recognizes his own abilities and power, as the land below is his dominion. He alone has inherited this place and he is now ready to assert himself. He has no doubts plaguing him because he has balanced his masculine and feminine sides, thus obtaining true power. The future appears as a time of growth and renewal. He carries with him the tools and the knowledge of how to use them to make his future a bright one. The butterfly symbolizes his thoughts for a new directions and explorations. He is strong and confident in his expectations. Free, for a time, of the distractions in the valley below, he can now decide upon his course of action.”

The Awakening: “You have become established and independent. Now you are prepared to take charge of property; you have the enterprising knowledge to lead to prosperity. Because you are now in a position of decision making power, the fears that you have experienced in the past no longer hold sway. This is a time to map out your plan before you return to the day to day reality of putting that plan into action. You can be master of all you survey.”

The Enchantment: “Lie face down on the ground. Place your palms flat upon the Earth and rest your face on your hands. Be aware of the look, texture and smell of the soil. Relax and let the Earth’s powerful strength flow up and through you, literally grounding you. Repeat: ‘Let the strength of the Earth fill me. Let it renew me and help me to grow in full abundance.”*

~ By Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

You are in charge of your life. Full responsibility. You are in a position of power here and must use it to the best of your ability.

There is a big decision that needs to be made and you are the only one who can make it. It is pivotal. It could quite literally change everything. And you don’t need any help to do it. It’s not a time to moan or complain, and it is not a time to bounce ideas off others. It is a time to take a break from it all and do some thinking. Be decisive. Make a plan.

You most likely know exactly what needs to be done in order to move forward. But you stand at the crossroads. Maybe you have been trying to make a decision for a while now, but you have been putting it off. Maybe you keep changing your mind. Maybe you have been weighing several different options and have come to a standstill. Well this is a luxury you no longer have. A decision must be made and soon. You have exciting things coming up here, do not be afraid to make changes. It will all turn out for the better.

Notice that in the card image, there is a butterfly at the top, indicating transformation. Also note that although a decision must be made, the man in the image looks as if he knows exactly which way he must go, and he appears to be fully equipt for the journey ahead of him.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

The Akashic Field

Published February 15, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Akashic Field, from The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor, Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Akashic Field, from The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor, Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

The Akashic Field: “Like the The Akashic Field, the aurora borealis flows with energy and brilliance as charged particles from the sun interact with atoms in the earth’s atmosphere. The 93 million miles from the sun to the earth is nothing compared to the limitless consciousness of the Akashic Field. All information, power, energy, and experience vibrate within this realm of unending truth and possibility – and every bit of it can be yours.

Receiving this card tells you that amazing opportunities abound at this time. You can increase and accelerate the experience by opening the doors to the Akashic Records. Your life-force energy resonates with Universal synchronicity now, so you can explore the Records and receive exactly the information that you need and the energy that can help. Engage in this pursuit with a conscious focus. Write your intentions and ask for inspiration. Meditate on the Akshic Field and visualize your goals. The Universe is ready and willing to align with your heartfelt desires, and now is the time to make them happen.”

As Challenger: “The Akshic Field as challenger indicates a time of fragmentation and agitated energy within or around you. You may be going through some sort of crisis, or you may be on the receiving end of some grief or hostility, which is really throwing you for a loop! Your worry and panic is splitting your energy and causing a frantic vibration.

You need to know that the Universal consciousness of creation is still available to you. Eternal inspiration is always vibrating around you, but until you calm down and rein in the emotional intensity, you will be like a radio station tuned to the wrong frequency and picking up only static.

The Field – and the world – is filled with potential solutions to the very problems that are making you upset. So stop, take a step back, and try to get a new perspective on things. It may be advisable to look into past-life influences, for they vibrate in the Akashic Field as well.”

Akashic Force: “Close your eyes and imagine yourself entering the boundless and brilliant Akashic Field. It’s almost as if you are stepping upon the Milky Way, and all its stars roll out before you, offering their light and power. Feel this profound force igniting your dreams and lighting your way.””*

~ Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor

Today is the new moon, the darkest night of the month. A night of the brightest stars if the sky is clear. The day of planting seeds, of setting intentions and of acknowledging the magic and mystery at work. February is a month of no full moons, and this new moon falls right in the middle of the month. There are powerful energies at work here, use them wisely.

Again I ask, what do you wish to create? Now is the time to create it! A new moon ritual is in order. It is really important to get clear on what it is that you are desiring to manifest now. What inspires you? Why do you dream the dreams you dream? How would it feel to live the life you wish to create? Focus on these feelings now. Write them down. Make an altar. Light a candle. Meditate. Contemplate. Breathe deeply and Create.

Make a vision board, a collage or paint a picture of what you would like. Write about it in bright detail. Make a wish and know that it will be fulfilled. See yourself walking through the Akashic Field, dancing through the stars and pulling the magic down from the unmanifest realm to the physical plane through the portal of energy that is today. Know that this is the point of creation and the manifestation is to come. Expedite the process by having faith, surrendering to the process and knowing that what is yours will come to you.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Akashic Tarot, by Sharon Anne Klingler and Sandra Anne Taylor, Artwork by Cheri Polk and Emiliano Villani

 

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