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Knight Of Wands

Published November 6, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Knight Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Oracle, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Knight Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Oracle, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Knight Of Wands: “The Knight Of Wands indicates change and progression towards a goal. He is an individual full of daring and passion. His spirit is ablaze with the fire that wands suit symbolizes and like fire, the bright, brindled fur of his lion mount and his fox attendants flash through the woods as they dart in a flaming entourage through the trees. The wind runs rippling fingers through his hair, and he laughs for the joy of that sensation and the power leashed in the muscles of the lion, bunching and stretching beneath him.

This knight is on a journey for adventure. Excitement flows along in his trail. He does not necessarily seek it, but his presence invariably spurs rivalry and conflict, perhaps because of his cocky and assured attitude and self-confidence. Sometimes his aggressive nature can be seen as being overconfident, too impetuous.

He is a knight with a blazing lion’s heart and the sparking cleverness of foxes, though not always the wisdom to match it. He recklessly rides crashing through the world, leaping from cliffs in heroic bounds towards his destination. Such a wondrously heroic sight to glimpse him as he passes! Destiny, faith, and the purity of his goal shine with an effervescent glow in his eyes, so that perhaps he does not notice the flowers he may trample along the path in his headlong plunge. Be wary of allowing the wild temper and flaming energy of this knight to cause discord and interruption.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Sometimes passion takes over. We can be impulsive in the name of inspiration. Usually it is what we feel as the first rush of love, or rather lust that starts this wild energy into motion. We get all caught up in it, ignoring red flags. Taking things too fast. The flame burns hot and bright… but it can also burn out quickly if we are not careful. Maybe we feel like things are ‘different’ this time around. The rules don’t apply. We throw caution to the wind and ride the wave of heated passion, all our hopes and dreams dangling before us like carrots on tenuous strings.

If we can just take a big deep breath and slow it all down a little. Get grounded. Think things through. Maybe there is a way to sustain our passion; instead of throwing gasoline on the flames we can tend to it gently, slowly stoking it into something manageable. Something warming, nurturing, and lasting. Or maybe this is just an adventure, one to get us to the next chapter. Maybe it is a lesson we have not yet agreed to learn. Maybe it is a chance at a new beginning. We can only find out by bringing back our presence of mind. Listening to our intuition. Taking things one step at a time. Not getting wrapped up in the what if’s. Not projecting our version of a future upon it. Giving ourselves a chance to see if it is real or if it is just mere fantasy.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun along the way! Enjoy this time. Enjoy how the passion and inspiration makes you feel. And if you are not feeling passion, know it will be here shortly.

Know that you cannot control another, you can only manage yourself. Your fire. Your heart. Your energy.

Listen, really listen to your heart and you will know the way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

The Sun

Published October 1, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Sun, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Sun, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

“In a flare of liquid gold that pours across the sky, the sun rises. It is the brilliant star of day, banishing the thin and wispy light of his night bound siblings in the rich glow of dawn.

The King of Birds emerges from his slumbering roost as the morning mist rises in hazy waves from the dew dampened ground. His feathers gleam iridescent under dawn’s rosy palette of warmth tinged light. His companion mounts and together they set wing across the lands of their domain. They glide across the valleys, hearing the songs rise from workers in the fields. They soar up high and taunt the mountaintops with an elusive brush of wingtips across the upper peaks.

The denizens of the day trial in an entourage of avian delight. They pour across the sky, trailing after the sun in the arc of its journey to the western horizon.

From fallow field and verdant vale,
from sun=bleached shores with diamond grains,
and moonlit trails that trek like veins
through mountain, river, past the end
where sky is but a ghostly veil
that to Beyond transcends…

I summon all the winged kin
from this horizon to the bounds
of what is dreampt and all surrounds!
The voices of forbidden songs
will spiral through and center in
to fall where they belong!”

Meaning Of The Card: “Enlightenment and understanding, glory, achieving prominence. The constant renewal of life, vitality, filled with radiant joy and energy, invigoration, and good health. being full of assurance and confidence, a clarity of vision and purpose lit by the clear daylight. From the times of ancient civilizations up to the present, the sun has always been a symbol of life and growth. It has been embodied in vibrant gods and goddesses in cultures throughout the ages – young and glorious and brilliant, full of vigor and blazing splendor. The strength and power of the gods pours forth in the nourishing glow of the sun.”*

OOOh all those birds and each with a different medicine to offer. Wisdom, healing, mystery, purity; and they are all leaving us with the gift of their feathers, a sure sign that they wish to work with us. Notice that the hummingbird sits on his arm, signalling joy and a lightness of Being. Be very aware of the birds who come into your reality today, whether alive and flying in of their own accord, photos, articles, songs or otherwise. Be sure to take note of the species and look up the meaning or animal totem. There will be a very special message for you today. Watch for feathers too!

Finally we have the sun… more than a light a the end of the tunnel. This is about life force, vitality and strength. New beginnings, fresh starts, warmth and life affirming energy. Bring it on! We so need it. This is not the energy of the scorching summer sun, but a message of the gift of the energy of Light itself which we cannot live without.

The angel signifies health and healing, courage and confidence, and the divine light within us all. It is a reminder that we each hold within us the divine spark of Light which can illuminate even the most dense, dark and hopeless of energies. It is the light of hope.

Find a moment today to turn your face towards the sun, no matter the weather and give thanks. Know that there is opportunity coming. A new month full of possibility. The last quarter of the year. What else is possible? How can it get any better than this?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The World

Published September 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The World, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The World, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

“The pulse of the World ripples is an affirmation of all the life that it holds and all the death that passes. Every leaf and tree, every creature – from the smallest insects to the great singing whales – the patterns that they weave as they are born and die and cycle onward, all tremble in unison with that single heartbeat, brought together by a mighty conductor. It is a wonderfully discordant harmony, the essence of balance, a unity of disparate parts.

She sets the crown of insight lightly on her brow. She wears the girdle of truth. She reaches within and feels the lifeline that she is connected to as well. She touches it, and it is like a tangible presence in her heart, delicate but strong. The shining web of connections stretches from her heart and out into the ether. And then she reaches out with her mind, above, so high! She feels at one with the soaring birds, knows the stretch and strain of wing muscles flexing and balancing on the wind, knows the kiss of sunlight on her outstretched leaves and branches, feels the slow erosion of water on stone over the millennia.

There is no past or present or later, for this heart beat has pulsed from the first spark of the universe, and it will beat until the end of time. It is an everlasting moment of Now, and the shimmering web of connection thrums gloriously hot in her veins. With a sudden clarity, she knows in that instant that she is blessed.”

Meaning Of The World Card: “Satisfaction and peace of mind. A successful conclusion, and the end is in sight. Achieving balance, melding and blending to bring together in unison the multiple songs of life. The World is a card of realized goals and prosperity. It is a state of completion, through not without a share of involvement and hard work to attain. When one’s goals have been reached, there is a space, a quiet breath of a moment in time when a feeling of ultimate fulfillment spills through the consciousness. It is a wondrous and precious moment, the culmination of hard work, to see your dreams come true and to know that elusively mythical treasure promised in fairy tales: the heart’s desire.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Your world is yours to create, do you see the focused intention illustrated for us? “With a sudden clarity, she knows in that instant that she is blessed.” … “It is an everlasting moment of Now…” How do these words make you feel? What seems possible? What illusions can you step away from? What toxicity can you decide, right now, to say no thank you to? What limiting beliefs can you surpass in order to create what you wish to create. Remember this is about you. It is about your heart and your destiny, no matter what anyone else thinks. Despite what anyone else thinks. It’s time to think outside the box.

We are being reminded that how we see our world is how we shape it. How we feel into our reality is how we bring it into form. There is so much fear all around us yet what we see it focused intention on what is right in front of us; living in the moment that we always have available to us… right Now.

What can you create now, by making a choice different to what has previously been made? How can you change something that needs changing, right now. How can you feel differently about what is available to you in this moment. How can you change how you feel about what you are capable of right now? Remember it is about heart centered awareness, not the pursuit of perfection.

You are in a world full of chaos and uncertainty… we all are. We all face the same choices: worry, fret, doubt and stay small… or take control of it from the inside out.

Find a way to create something better. Find your way to peace no matter what’s going on around you.

Take back your power.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The Hierophant

Published September 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Hierophant, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Hierophant, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

The Hierophant: “I would like a story,” says the salamander to the Hierophant.

“And what would you like to hear, little one?” The words come slowly. Each syllable seems to be drawn from deep within, pulled up from an individual rootlet. The salamander is used to it, and patient.

“I want to hear how I may fly. I was content. And then one day, my friend Caterpillar said he was sleepy. He slept for a long time, until I nearly forgot about him – until yesterday. A moth came to laugh at me. He laughed with Caterpillar’s laugh, and with Caterpillar’s voice he said he had had a dream of wings.”

“Ah.” The sonorous exhalation seems to go on forever. “Ah, little one; I am sorry. Caterpillar has that blessing. He may sleep and dream of flight. He weaves a silken ritual around his body, and then comes the day when that vision transforms him. You…”

“I wish to dream of flight too!” says Salamander, very seriously.

“You may dream of it, ” says his friend and teacher. “I will not be the one to deny you divinity. But just know that your own divinity shall be attained along a different path than Caterpillar’s. Do not relinquish your dream, Salamander.”

Meaning Of The Card: “The Hierophant’s roots reach deep, entwined around secrets and traditions and the ages. He believes in ritual and ceremony, in pursuing knowledge and deeper meaning, and in the rigidity of a belief system. He elucidates the spiritual and brings it to the earthly plane. He is calm and in possession of himself, and he is the teacher who can help unravel mysteries.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

We each have our own unique destiny. Our own gifts to discover and share. Our own way of being in the world.

Sometimes these gifts lie undiscovered for longer than necessary as we strive to be someone we clearly are not. Hoping, wishing and praying to be inside someone else’s skin… living someone else’s life as if it is our own. Comparison… the greatest distraction of all time. The fastest way to get off track. Often a clear path to feelings of hopelessness, envy, and disillusion… or worse, superiority.

There’s a reason why you came where you came to in this lifetime on this planet at this particular time. A reason for looking how you look, knowing what you know and possessing the special skills that are unique to you. It’s no mistake that you are who you are.

The mistake is not owning it. Not relishing it. Not diving into it with all you’ve got.

Not that we are encouraged to do this in our society. Nope, quite the opposite actually. We are led to believe there is a hierarchy. Some people are “better” because of what they own or what they look like or how their bodies… (or occasionally even how their brains) work. They are celebrated… celebrities right? We are taught to dress a certain way (fashionable, whatever that may mean), look a certain way (young and buff generally). Blend into society unless we can be the 1% that stands out.

But alas, as the world shifts of course all that is changing. Already doesn’t it feel so superficial you can hardly stand it? Good. That’s a start.

So what’s so special about you? Well everything, don’t you agree? Not special in a superior way, special in an “Of Service” kind of way. A stand on your own and be you kind of way.

Embrace that. Embody it. Stop trying to be what you are not, and put everything into what you are. From the very center of your being.

Your heart.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

The Devil

Published September 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Devil, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Devil, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

The Devil: “She feels the walls closing in on her, oblivious to the fact that she is not completely surrounded – there is the wide world open to either side! The skies cry with songs of beauty and freedom, but she tucks her head down to hide in fear, bound within walls and shackles, though it is only a thin thread that binds her, red as her hert’s blood, and the key is so close, so close. Look up! You wish to cry at her. Raise your eyes and look around you!

But her ears are deaf to any voice but that of the Devil. All she hears and feels is the Devil dancing above her, diving her, goading her, pressing down upon her. Tap tap tap goes the dancing of his hooves in a merry, mocking rhythm. Tap tap tap in the seductive patterns of entrapment of the willing. Tap tap tap he dances, and he laughs with the knowledge that it is with such ease he can hold a vibrant spirit captive.

Look up! Faintly, the voice pierces through the stones and seeps up into her body, and she reaches out.”

Meaning Of The Devil Card: “Losing independence, addiction and enslavement, caught up on the material realm, overindulgence, choosing to stay in the dark, pleasures, lust and desire. Feeling hopelessness close in and limit the options. The Devil plays on your desires with a masterful touch. Break free from the puppeteer’s strings by looking beyond the material blockades and temptations.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Swap out the devil for the ego; the busy, worrying, doubting, limiting mind. Holding the heart hostage, as per usual. Doing a dance of victory over your head after scaring you out of following your dreams.

Maybe you just feel like giving up. I know I feel like that sometimes… sometimes or possibly more often than I’d might like to admit.

This ascension process, it’s not easy. There is so much coming up that needs to be cleared, released, transformed and transmuted. It can be exhausting. I am no better at it than anyone else, no higher or lower. Just processing it one day at a time like you are. There is no need for a guru to take you through the process, for we all end up at the same place in the end, traveling the path as only we can. We can ask for assistance or advice, and then we can decide whether or not it resonates with us. That’s the great thing about good will.

But there are an abundance of gurus out there right now. Many cashing in on the process of leading you through it. Beware of all that. Tune inwards instead. It’s free and readily available. Trust yourself.

Stand up and brush yourself off. Then take back your heart. Decide to listen to it from now on; it will guide you like no other. Yes, you will still make mistakes, and you will still get hurt every now and then, particularly if you choose not to listen closely to it’s whispers.

But know that your body is fully equipt to lead you on. You have everything you need to get there. No one else can do it for you. No one else can take it away from you either. You make your choices. You read what you want and take of it what seems real and right to you. You set your intentions for the highest good of All. You use your heart center to weight your options. You banish the fear and take the chances.

It’s all you.

Kick that Devil right out of the picture.

There’s not trap, it’s all an illusion.

Spread your wings. Put your crown back on where it belongs.

You got this.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Two Of Cups

Published August 27, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two Of Cups, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law artwork by Barbara Moore

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

Two Of Cups: “This is the melding of water and earth and air, the alchemy of elements. Golden as the goblets, the fish swim through the waters (or is it air that they glide through?). The dryads coil around each other, braided into an embrace as fluid as the air (or is it the sea?) that they are surrounded by. They are soul mates. They twist together to form one solid trunk, and yet they retain their individuality and their own colours.

Like the harmonious swirl of a yin yang, they circle one another in a liquid push and pull that unifies. They share a cup. ‘Drink,’ one whispers, proffering the goblet.

‘I accept,’ one responds, and takes it into her hands. They drink deeply, at once, and the shared sap flows down into their roots.

The other cup balances precariously on an outstretched branch. They do not seem to notice it, though the spirits and sylphs watch it carefully. For now it stands stable, but as the trees grow, as the branches stretch and uncoil and burst into bloom, will that cup still stand upright or will it tip and tumble to the ground, spilling its precious liquid?

The Two Of Cups is about making a connection, a union, a partnership. It is the bringing together of opposites and the potential for bonding. It is a relationship. Like a living organism, relationships grow; the ones that are strong become pillars of stability, and the weak connections are gradually forgotten and fall apart.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

There is love here, partner love, romantic love, maybe even soul mate or twin flame love. It is powerful, like a magnet drawing you together with another. Maybe you are already in a relationship; there is room for shift, room for seeing something that may have been missing to date. Maybe you are single and there is someone new on the horizon, hope is rekindled.

Whatever it is, this card represents the coming together of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine into sacred unity. This is more than a hookup, there is deep love here. It is not just a sexual connection, it goes right into the heart center.

Yet sometimes if we are not emotionally mature, these types of relationships can be rocky. That is the precariousness of the situation. There is such great potential, but yet if we are not where we need to be in our own hearts and minds, we may walk away. Scared, doubtful, unable to trust, there are so many reasons to turn and run. Maybe the grass looks greener over there. Maybe it’s just too confusing to weed through all those old emotions. Maybe the projections are starting to seem real.

It could go either way.

If you haven’t processed your “stuff,” you might want to get on that. Because it could make the difference between being ready for love and the agony of the denial of love. You can’t be responsible for the other person, you can only hope they have done their work too. You can just be responsible for you. Work to open your own heart. Work to forgive, to bless and release and create some much needed space.

Know that if the foundation is set strongly, the cup is sure to stay full.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Page Of Wands

Published August 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Page Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

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

Page Of Wands: “With confidence and a childlike joy, she plays her instrument, sending forth her message. The cadences dance in swirling melodies, a song of confidence and assurance. The strident beats mark a quick tempo that is irresistible to any who hear it. She smiles, knowing that she is the center of attention as she draws our all the creatures of the woods. Excitement fills the air, and breathless exuberance.

From ether and the nether-realms,
From sea and skies, come to my side!
I summon all to heed this call:
come flock to me! Come run, swim,
Stride!

Page Of Wands is creative and passionate. She is witty, charismatic, and outspoken with her philosophy. She knows her mind and is direct and forthright when she has an opinion. She may be a teacher, eager to pass on that kernel of knowledge that she possesses. She is the fiery spark of initiative, inventive, and she dares you to delve within and seek out the opportunities that may be frightening but have so much potential. Sometimes the actions that push you to the limits of comfort are the most rewarding. She tells you to do and not sit there with only mute desire. Action is what is important. Can you hear her song ringing in your ears? Can you hear its sweet seduction singing with the voice of impulse?”

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Creation, manifestation, passion and incentive are all the messages of today’s card. It is about doing, being, advancing, expanding; there is no procrastination here. It is about quick wits and intuition; following your gut instincts and taking colourful and creative action.

Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras are most important now too: confidence, will power, self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem; sensuality and sexuality are all important factors in our lives now. We have the ability to step fully into our true authentic selves. We have the opportunity to align with our dreams and use our deepest passions to paint the canvas of our reality.

Music, art, poetry, wisdom and self-expression all play a part here. Get your creative juices flowing by doing whatever it is that you love to do. In your own unique way of doing it. Communication, teaching, and clarity of vision are key factors to the manifestation of your reality. Make a vision board, research that trip you are dying to go on and print off the info, pin it to your fridge. Look into taking or teaching a course or class. Sign up for a workshop and learn something new.

And most importantly, create with love and with joy. Create with passion and vitality. Infuse love into every aspect of your creation; always leaving space for more and more.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

 

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