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The Lovers ~ Swan

Published August 4, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Lovers ~ Swan, from the Animal Totem Tarot, by Leeza Robertson artwork by Eugene Smith

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Lovers ~ Swan, from the Animal Totem Tarot, by Leeza Robertson artwork by Eugene Smith

The Lovers ~ Swan: “Come be with me and let me marvel in the You that is all magnificent. When we come together it is not so that we can fill something in each other, but instead, stand in our own glory and know that together we can create something magical. Let the contrast of our individual states create the perfection in our togetherness.”

~ Message From the Swan

“I think most of us are aware of the ugly ducking story, which is really the story of one’s inner self taking its time to manifest in to the outer experience. During this phase of outer evolution the Swan must trust that there is nothing missing in its life and that who it is, is perfect by natural design, regardless of the outer reflection others see. This element of inner beauty and inner wholeness is crucial to the power of the Lovers card. For it matters not what sort of energy you are working to partner with. It only matters how you see yourself as a mate or partner. Do you have the ability to be whole and present with that which you are attracting? Or are you negating the very thing you are trying to attract? The Lovers card asks you to look not at what you can obtain from someone or something else, but how you can rejoice in it. Learn how to stand in your own power while reveling in the power of those around you.”

Business and Career: “When it comes to business, it is easy to forget that you have something to offer those around you, and not the other way around. If you want or need something from someone else, first you must find out how you can be of benefit to them. This will showcase your talents in ways others will never forget. And isn’t that what you want in a business relationship? To be unforgettable for all the right reasons?”

Family and Relationships: “The Swan represents the element of unconditional love: Love of self and love of others. It does not place one over the other or negate love by wrapping it up in a bow of expectation. Swans pick one life partner and one only, through it is not the singularity of their choice that is relevant, but the commitment they have to the choices they make. When you look at your relationship, can you say you are just as committed to your choices?”

Health and Well-Being: “The ugly duckling story is a fantastic metaphor for the relationship you have with your body. If you see it as broken or stupid or constantly failing you, then it will be almost impossible to transform it into the body you dream of having. In order to bring the energy of the Lovers into your healing practice, you need to first build love inside of yourself. Show your body you love it and are truly grateful for all it does for you. Build on this vortex of gratitude, and before you know it you will have transformed your body from the ugly duckling to the beautiful Swan that was there all along.”

Card of the Day Journal Prompts:

~How do you wish to be loved?
~Where are your expectations limiting your experience with those around you?
~How can you be more like the person, place or thing you are working to attract?”*

~ By Leeza Robertson

Here we have a reminder of the duality within each of us: Dark and Light, ego and Soul, Male and Female. The two together form a perfect heart shape. We must balance the two to find true love. We must become the balanced one to attract the other balanced one. We must find equality and acceptance first within ourselves. We must have the commitment to Unconditional Love within if to truly experience it with another. We yearn for the Yin to match our Yang, or vise versa… yet if these are out of balance in our lives, we cannot balance them within a relationship involving another.

Whether you are single or in a relationship presently, there is big love coming to you; a deeper and more profound connection. But it must start with you. If you are to strengthen the connection with someone whom you already love, you must clear out and heal your past pain. You must experience forgiveness and compassion first for yourself, and connect with the deep love within. This is the gateway. This is the door waiting to be flung open. If you are single, the door resides within your own heart, seeing your own self worth as well as being open to accept another for who they are and all they have to offer. All this being comfortable being your true authentic self and knowing who you are and how much you have to offer. Finding joy in your own presence and shining your light out into the world. Appreciating others for shining theirs.

If you struggle with self-image, ask your angels and guides to assist you in your inner work. Set the intention to heal your heart, and then dare to open it wide. Find your groove. Appreciate all that you are, the unique gift that is you. And put it out there that someone very special will see it too.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Totem Tarot, by Leeza Robertson artwork by Eugene Smith

Iris ~ Harmony

Published January 18, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Iris ~ Harmony, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Iris ~ Harmony, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Iris ~ Harmony

The Myth: “Iris is the daughter of the sea god Thaumas and the nymph Electra. She is Hera’s personal messenger, able to travel freely through all realms. Represented by the rainbow, Iris is said to provide water to the clouds, and she carries a pitcher of water from the river Styx – the rive that creates the boundaries between Earth and the realm of Hades. The water from the river has many magical powers. Iris uses it to make those who perjure themselves go to sleep. Like Hermes, Iris carries a herald’s wand.

Like the rainbow, Iris is the link between god and human-kind, heaven and Earth. Through the unity of sun and water, she creates the full spectrum of colours and brings harmony with her wherever she goes, maintaining communication between the realms.”

The Message: “If you have drawn this card, it is time to pay attention to your feelings. If you are experiencing conflict in your relationships, it may be time to find out why. Are you happy in your heart? Are you looking after your inner needs? Are you confident and comfortable within yourself? Do you listen to yourself and honour your word to yourself? All of these things directly impact your relationships and your ability to communicate with the world around you.

This is a time for restoring harmony, first to yourself, then to the world around you. This card is about harmony of the heart, and that harmony can exist only when you take care of yourself. This is a good time to write in a journal or sit in a reflective space and focus on what you are feeling and what you need at this time in order to feel nurtured and whole within yourself.

This is the time to find the loving space that exists within your heart and truly open yourself up to love, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness. In order to do this, you may need to take the time to feel love and kindness toward yourself. Only when you have nourished yourself can the abundance of love and joy that exists within you flow out into the world. And it is only then that you will be able to create true harmony with others in a clear and balanced way.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

This is a very auspicious message for the first day after the new moon. Did you set your intentions? Iris is here to assist you in making them come to fruition by delivering your message to the Universe. The more clarity you use in setting your intention, the easier it will be to pass along your message.

Expect a lift in the energy, a shift that starts things back into motion after the lull at the beginning of the month. Things are going to start building momentum, so it is up to you to clear the way. Find harmony in yourself, find belief in yourself and find your voice, your strength and your courage. All will come in handy soon.

Open up to possibility, no more holding back. Release anything that has been standing in the way of your happiness and your freedom and move forward fearlessly now.

From the Heart.

For the Highest Good Of All and so it Is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hearth

Published October 9, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hearth, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hearth, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Hearth: “Happiness in our hearts and homes.”

“The ancient Romans believed that every home had a heart and it was the hearth. Where the fire burned, the family gathered for sustenance, communication and protection. This concept was so important to the culture that there was a huge city hearth – the Vestal temple – where the fire of the home goddess, Vesta, burned forever without ever going out. This sacred flame was protected by the soldiers with their very lives should there be an invasion.

The place where the Goddess Vesta was honoured within every ordinary home was also the hearth, and it is where women prepared food and cooked. Some of the food was always offered back into the fire as an offering to Vesta for her blessing and protection. Often husbands were sent away on military duty for years on end and their wives at home were not just expected to keep the home and often the business running, but to wait for their husbands faithfully until their return. They prayed to Vesta to ensure their family members’ return and to keep the fires of love stoked. The saying: “Keep the home fires burning” was inspired by this practice.

Should the Hearth card appear in your divination, you are beings asked to look to your idea of what home and family is for you. Take the time to build up your ‘love’ fire and have it burning brightly. Make your relationships a priority. If there is conflict within your home and family, it is time to take concrete steps to address the issue for good. If you or a member of your family is away from home due to travel or work, know that protection is being given.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Your family may not be your flesh and blood; they may be those who have shown their loyalty and support to you through your life experiences and given you warmth, caring and love when you needed it most. Maybe these are your relatives, and maybe not, but regardless they are your true soul family, your tribe. These are the people to surround yourself with now. This is where your true home lies; as the saying goes, home truly is where the heart is.

We are so wrapped up in our lives; our responsibilities, our obligations. Bills to pay, places to get to, so much work to do it can seem never ending. So many distractions… the theme of late. Our smart phones, computers, tv’s, games and social media running our lives. The media toying with our emotions. Presidents of countries threatening each other. People killing each other. So many things to worry about.

So what can we do about all this?

We can create a cocoon of loving support and climb right in it. We can spend time with people in person… organically they call it now. You know, when you are actually in the same room with someone, speaking to them, looking into their eyes? Phone nowhere in site ideally of course. Those who love you for you. Those who make you laugh. Those who make you feel warm and fuzzy. Those who listen when you talk and hold space for where you are at. You know who they are, and if you do not, then it is time to find them.

Here in Canada it is Thanksgiving and I am grateful to have my family, healthy and happy; those of my own flesh and those who have adopted me along the way. There is always room for more love, more family, new friends and new love.

What are you grateful for today?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Hestia ~ Home

Published July 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hestia ~ Home, from the Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hestia ~ Home, from the Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hestia ~ Home

The Myth: “Hestia is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her name means hearth, the sacred fire, and Hestia is the virgin goddess of the sacred hearth. The hearth was at the center of families and tribes. Transferring fire from one sacred hearth to another represented continuing heredity.”

The Message: “This card is all about the warmth and the spirit of the home. It indicates that both home and family are especially important at this time.

Our families are not just our blood relatives, but they are the people who care for and nurture us in our lives and the people for whom we deeply love and care. Our connection to family reminds us of who we are and brings us back to our roots both culturally and personally, giving us a sense of continuity, of being a part of something greater than ourselves. Home is this feeling.

Home is also the ground we create for ourselves: a place of security, peace, and warmth. we rejuvenate ourselves in this place so that we may have the energy to operate in the world.

This is a time for connecting to the nourishing energy of home and family. You can be anywhere in the world to do this; all you need to do is connect to the space within yourself that allows you to feel strong, safe, and warm.

This is a time for creating the right ‘home’ space for yourself. If you feel that your home is contaminated, then you must do whatever is necessary to cleanse it. You cannot hope to operate from a clear space within your life or the world unless you are operating from a clear space within yourself and your home. If you have destructive personalities around you, you must create boundaries and remove these people from your immediate space.

This is also a time to connect to those who are your true heart’s family, to those who love you and remind you of who you truly are.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

I have just recently had my home, myself and my children cleared by a friend of mine who’s life purpose is to assist in clearing lower vibrational and dense energies from spaces, people, chakras, etc. I am amazed at the difference this has made to our family dynamics (if you are interested in his services, please contact Leith at Rainbow Spiral Energy Spacekeeper directly). I was also inspired to clean and clear out all the old, take a few things down off the walls, donate things that we no longer need. In combination, it has made an enormous difference to generally improve the chi of the space, I feel fantastic and the kids have noticed a difference too. 

This is a great time to look at anything in your living space that does not hold a positive or higher vibrational energy. Get rid of anything that does not serve a purpose and just clutters up the space. It is also time to look closely at relationships and assess if there is anyone in your life right now who is doing more harm than good. All of these things have an effect on us, body, mind and spirit. If you are not sure, look for signs: does an object, space or person make you feel drained, frustrated, anxious or overwhelmed? Do you feel repelled or like you should flee the situation? Do you feel that you are being used or your energy is being sucked away? All these are signs that there is unhealthy or toxic energy in your presence.

It is also important to create boundaries with people who ask too much of you. Learn to say no, learn to walk away and learn that you are not here to “fix” someone, you can support them, but you are not responsible for their behaviour or their choices, (unless they are dependents such as disabled, elderly or small children and need your care and assistance of course). You can guide people or advise them, but you cannot compromise yourself for them. Creating healthy boundaries allows people to learn the lessons they are meant to learn in their own time. It also allows (or forces) them to take responsibility for their own behaviour. And you for yours.

win win

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle Card deck, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Gebo

Published May 29, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Gebo, from the Viking Oracle, By Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Gebo, from the Viking Oracle, By Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Gebo: “Seek equality in your relationships, especially intimate relationships. Avoid people pleasing and co-dependence. Family and work harmony is paramount. You will be acknowledged for your fine work and your good deeds. A gift will be matched. There is natural justice that runs through life ~ this will be upheld.”

“We agree to union,
One that is sacred and equal,
Side by side.
A gift is given,
Circles back in kind.
Harmony is won,
Justice is invited.
I am Gebo.”

“According to Viking lore, marriages and other unions were created under vows made to the gods. The meeting of souls in these sacred unions was not taken lightly. There were expectations on both sides. Harmony in marriage, equality in provisionary duties and  parity in kinship roles all were valued by the Norse people. Even the gods were called upon to provide guidance and protection in return for the worship, sacrifice and honour they received.

While as modern people, we may not relate completely to the ethical standards of the Vikings, we must understand that, in lieu of sophisticated court systems, they held to a process of justice and judgment that was weighted on the severity of the transgression. Gebo (pronounced “gay-boo”) reflects this balance. What was ‘given’ to someone, be it positive or negative, was expected to be returned. So, if a host received their guest with hospitality, providing them with food, drink, shelter and safety, all this was given with the expectation that the host would receive equal hospitality one day. Or, at the very least, that their guess would respond by being trustworthy. On the other hand, if someone acted with cunning and trickery or destroyed another’s property, this too would be repaid in kind.

Gebo also asks us to heed the laws of nature and find harmony with them. If we humans work as a part of nature not apart from nature, there are countless benefits to be had, not the least being improvements in our own mental and physical health and the sustainability of our planetary resources.”

Gebo as Challenger: “Remember, regarding the nature of gifts, if the gift is not of good intent, this will be returned in kind to you. There may be falsity in someone’s generosity. Justice will be done. If you have been on the side of injustice, justice will be done and wrongs righted.”

Element: Air

~ By Stacey Demarco

We will heal collectively when we reach the perfection of balance and harmony between the masculine and feminine energies. In order to find this balance, we must look within ourselves and to our closest relationship dynamics.

Who holds the power? Is it an even give and take, or is someone running the show? Have you given your power over to another? If you are unsure about this, look at how you feel when you interact. Is there resentment present? Even fear? Is there compromise on one persons behalf that is not matched by the other? Are decisions made in order to please or appease someone rather than for the greatest good of all involved? This is when the scales are out of balance.

The Divine Feminine is the receptive, creative, feeling and nurturing energy. The Divine Masculine is the action, the protection, the thinking, the focused intention and direction. When these two come together within each of us, as they should, balance is attained. When they are unbalanced within an individual it will be mirrored back to them within a relationship; that is often when things start to go sideways. That is where the lesson lies.

If you see yourself as all Feminine or all Masculine without much to connect these two energies, that is where your inner work starts. When you can balance these within yourself, you can balance them outside too. Perfect Yin and Yang, the circle complete. When we each face up to what is going on with us internally, we can heal and move forward, whole, empowered and sovereign beings.

As we do this, balance and harmony are achieved. It starts with each one of us; we can heal the collective.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, By Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Ten Of Cups

Published May 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ten Of Cups, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Card deck, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ten Of Cups, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Card deck, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Ten Of Cups: “The spiky scent of lavender lightly veils the deeper, sweeter notes of rose. Their essence is carried into the air on spirals of steam. Underneath, the earthy, rich smell of frankincense fills in the empty space. The air is permeated with peace and love and promise.

Calling on the spirits of the plants, which she harvested with her own devoted hands and blended together in water gathered from her own blessed spring, she invites them into her life. She sings their songs, and as they release their magic, they sing with her. In that moment, powerful magic is present.

Old, even for a faery, she has gathered deep wisdom and much experience and thus can weave her spell perfectly. She knows what is important, what is the best use of these gifts of nature. With practiced motions, she moves her hands over the steam, deftly mingling the energies to summon precious blessings for her loved ones; a peaceful, compassionate countenance; deep, intimate connections with others; and commitment and honor.”

Divinatory Meaning For Ten Of Cups: “Life is full of moments of love and connection. Some are fleeting. Some stand the test of time. Some are effervescent. Some are deep and rich. When they mingle together in one life, the variety creates a full existence, a complex tapestry that is extraordinarily beautiful. The Ten Of Cups promises such an experience. But it is not just a card of receiving. It is also a card of wisdom and experience, bringing with it the knowledge and ability to nurture such relationships in your life and in the lives of those around you. This card marks a time to create these ties as well as to celebrate them.”*

~ By Julia Jeffrey

This card represents a coming together. It also tells of the tiny moments that make up an abundant life; those lazy afternoons spent with family in the back yard, or a walk with a friend. It is a reminder that there is so much to be grateful for that is untangible, fleeting and precious. A smile or hug from a loved one. A cup of tea and a heart to heart visit. Holding hands. Gazing into someone’s eyes. Admiring the deep blue of the sky or the sea. Feeling your toes in the sand or the wind in your hair. Doing what you love to do, mindfully, without a rush.

Feeling love in your heart, filling it right up to the brim and letting it spill over.

That is abundance.

Connect today. Make it a little more special. Reach out. Get outside. Surprise someone with a call or a hug or a smile. Give of yourself and pay it forward.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tarot Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Card deck, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Yang

Published January 4, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Yang, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Yang, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Yang, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Essential Card Meaning: “The masculine principle of movement and creative activity; the power to make things happen; taking action.”

The Oracle’s Message: “Yang represents the power of action, the energies that propel the world forward, and manifesting thought and desire into concrete form. Now is the perfect time to act, for you can easily build momentum and make headway. What you want will come to fruition if you proceed confidently. This card signifies new life and is a sure sign that obstacles have been overcome. There is no reason to hesitate. You are the shaper of your destiny now.”

Relationship Message: “Circumstances are supporting action on your part. It is ok to make the first move. Trust that you will quickly know where you stand. In matters of the heart, there is movement toward your highest good, so go forth with assurance. Passion is in the air, and now is the time to dance to the tune of love. Take the lead.”

Prosperity Message: “Projects, partnerships, and all matters relating to your business are out of the obstacle phase and on to the ‘make it happen’ phase! Now is the time to stake your claim and get things done. While you can expect to be busier than usual, this card tells you that you have all the energy and vitality you need to accomplish your goals. Abundance is waiting for you to claim it.”

Protection Message: “Be mindful of the tendency toward impulsive action, overconfidence, and aggressive behaviour. Think before you act, lest you find yourself in a situation that will lead to uncomfortable consequences. Be sure you really want what you are chasing after, because you might be sorry when you get it. The appearance of this card is not cause for fear, for life is all about learning lessons. Practice temperance, diplomacy, and thoughtful consideration before making a move.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

Move forward fearlessly towards that which you wish to create. Take action now…. the hitch? Do it with a plan in place. Take steps to make it happen, with an idea of where you are going and why. And most importantly, always holding intention that it be for the Highest Good Of All involved.

When you set your intention to be for the highest good, you no longer have to worry that you will be stepping others or hurting those you love as you move forward, for you do so with an open heart. You take action but there is an aspect also of surrender and trust. There is faith that you are not going it alone, but you are co-creating with Source. This is your insurance plan; knowing that the Universe has your back. Knowing that when you move forward with receptivity and accept what is yours, there is no taking it away from another. There is always more than enough to go around. There is no competition, there is no comparing, there is no judgment. Only acceptance and Love.

Use the energy of the Divine Masculine to assist you in harnessing the power of creative force and action. Balance it with the Divine Feminine to do it all in a harmonious and non-agressive way. Stand tall in your power, knowing that what you are about to do is going to make a difference; in the most positive and amazing way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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