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The World

Published January 19, 2019 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

Four Of Swords

Published January 12, 2019 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Four Of Swords: “Her limbs are composed in the attitude of death, but this is not that final sleep. It is just a moment of rest and recovery. Her mind floats free. She is adrift in an ether of meditation. Her eyes are closed, but she sees with another kind of vision. The sigil of an eye upon the blade she holds clasped to her chest sees down into her heart and out into the world around with a clarity that she strives for in this inner contemplation and self-imposed exile.

She floats along with the lotuses, symbols of spiritual and mental purity. Lotuses grow from the slime and much of a lake, purified by the water to emerge in the sunlight as lovely flowers. They are a living metaphor for a seeker of spiritual truths. The pink lotus in particular is a symbol of enlightenment.

So, too, the swords that pillow her head as she meditates, as if to pierce through the fog of uncertainty and dissemble to reach a state of serenity. However, this is but a momentary rest. Her hands grip the sword tightly. She knows there are many ordeals to face still. She breathes deeply, imprints the fragrance of the lotuses in her mind. She is ready to draw the sword from the sheath and step back into a world of strife and conflict once this respite is through, though perhaps with a much clearer mental state this time.

The Four of Swords urges you to take a moment of respite. Close your eyes, and find that still and silent place at your core, where inner strength resides. Draw from that reserve in the times to come.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

This is a message of inner strength and resiliency. Being able to trust in yourself to get through what the Universe brings your way. Not everything is easy, there are challenges coming. But every part of the journey is necessary to get where you need to be.

We always have the choice to face obstacles with strength, courage, grace and ease. We always have the choice to refuse to succumb to the victim frame of mind. Choose your thoughts carefully for this may not be as difficult as you think. Your inner resources are prolific, use them to their full potential.

You have everything you need in order to move forward. Take a moment to center yourself, breathe, call in your team and then channel your inner warrior. Set some positive intentions and focus your energy on the best possible outcome for the Highest Good Of All.

Then move forward fearlessly, knowing that this is only a speedbump, not a mountain. You are still en route to your dreams.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Ace Of Pentacles

Published January 1, 2019 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Ace Of Pentacles: “It is the possibility of prosperity, abundance, and security. It is the promise of wealth and well being, of flourishing and reaping the rewards of hard work. Energy spent will see returns. A seed has been dropped into the fertile earth. What will sprout from that seed? What strange flora will burst forth? The suit of pentacles is a promise that something will come, but it will require patience and work. What grows is what you make of it. The seed must be watered and nurtured, for nothing grows in a void, and success requires more than dreams and fantasies. Water with desire, and nurture with faith and effort and diligence.

In ancient Egypt, the lizard was representative of good fortune and divine wisdom. They are the denizens of the earth and the guardians for the pentacles: salamanders, chameleons, dragons. They lead the way from nebulous dreams and the fantastic, ever-changing realms of desires and wishes into the reality of being, of tangible actuality, and of the world.”*

~ By Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

And here we step into another fresh start. A clean slate, ready to be brought to life with our hopes, dreams, hard work and dedication. What will we create?

This is a very auspicious message to start the year with; a reminder of the abundance and prosperity available to us all. Look at how far we have come in our journey. Look at how bright the future could be, if we choose to create it as so. It is all up to us.

The predominance of green and gold speaks of the heart center and solar plexus; the meeting of the heart and the will to create the fertility of abundance. Receptivity, authenticity and integrity meets self-confidence, will, courage and personal power. Together these potent forces make for a focused, expansive and successful future.

What seeds will you plant as we step into this new beginning? What will you choose to create and how can you do it with passion, joy, self-belief and an expanded awareness of what is really possible for you? Get really clear and set an intention for this year. Take some time alone to dream through it in as much detail as possible. Pull it towards you by putting your heart and soul into it’s visualization, seeing it, feeling it, sensing it, experiencing it before it comes to pass. Knowing that it will come to pass.

What else is possible?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Three Of Pentacles

Published November 29, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Three Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

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

Three Of Pentacles: “They work together as one, creating a human ladder and climbing upon each other’s shoulders. With their combined height, they reach upwards, they yearn towards the sky.

Into the stone wall, she inscribes her pentacles and her circles. They form a chain of overlapping arcs, like her interlinked relationships: circled sets of inclusion and combination. It is a mathematical equation of human relationships and interactions.

Each arc is inscribed with care, as if they follow a blueprint. Her fingers trail through the stone as easily as if the surface were malleable clay. The solid stone gives way under the soft flesh of her fingertips. Such is the power of their combined wills that what is ‘impossible’ suddenly becomes easy, mundane, achievable. They comprehend the power of unity when one works in conjunction with others.

The Three Of Pentacles is the embodiment of teamwork, of functioning together as a unit. It underscores competence and achieving beyond the expected. Sometimes the support of others is required to achieve a goal; not everything can be accomplished solo. Not everything needs to be accomplished alone. Reaching out to others is no failing, but working with others requires patience, planning, and compromise to adhere to standards of cooperation.”*

~ by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

As November comes to a close and the holiday season looms ahead we may find ourselves stretched too thin. Everyone has responsibilities, and when we add the extra expense, time and effort that goes into the coming month, it can be very overwhelming.

The Three Of Pentacles is a reminder that you are never alone. That you must ask for help and that when you do, that help will appear. You may ask it from family or friends, coworkers or peers, or you may ask it from your guides and the Universe itself. But you must ask. You must admit that you can do the impossible with a helping hand. You can move the mountains with a little assistance. It’s ok to admit that you need help.

There is an element of unwavering support here too; someone who comes in and really cares to help you. Someone who lifts you up, who contributes something important. Wise words, encouragement, a receptive ear, maybe even an opportunity is on offer. Decide right now that you are willing to receive it. That you will allow someone to come in and give of themselves to you. That you will welcome it with open arms.

Open your heart to the support that you need in order to move forward and build something new.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

 

Six of Cups

Published October 30, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Six of Cups, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

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

Six of Cups: “She wanders along the path until she comes to her destination. The creek burbles along its bed not far below her chosen spot, and she sets up her table and teacups to receive her visitors – first her friends from home, with their shiny button eyes and thread sewn smiles.

And then the shyer ones begin to creep forth from the shadows and hollows of the woods: the sylphs and nymphs from the glassy water below, the dryads from the birch and the beech and oak, and the goblins from under. These are the companions she has been waiting for, and she greets them cheerfully. They are drawn forth by her innocent chatter and by the mind that has not yet been chained by boundaries of ‘what must be,’ and definitions of impossibility. In her world, fish are not bound by the water of the creek – they may swim through the air above that glassy path – and the sylvan company she entertains at her table are as welcome as the ones made of cloth and stuffing.

The Queen of the Faeries steps forth, and the fantastic retinue draws back, but the girl just smiles, pours a cup of tea, and offers it with a smile.

The Six of Cups is a reminder of childhood innocence, good intentions, noble impulses, simple joys and pleasures. It is not meant to be overly sentimental, but more an urging to remember the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective, and to push back the narrowness that folds in on you over time with the complexities of life and responsibility.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Where’s your imagination? Are you using it to its full potential? What can you dream into existence? Where can you shed insecurities, limitations and judgments? How can you add a little playtime, a little fun, a little excitement into your life? Things are getting way too serious!

Do you remember what it is like to see things with child-like wonder? To accept people at face value? To slow things down and just Be? Have you ever tried to get anywhere fast with a toddler, who is busy picking flowers and following ants and inspecting their fingers and toes?

We get all caught up in the should’s of life. The have-to’s, the obligations and responsibilities. The same old exhausting routines. We draw on our vast life experience to decide things; we judge outcomes without actually seeing them through. We judge people without hearing them out or getting to know them first. We jump to conclusions, assume the worst, lower our expectations. Have you ever known a toddler to lower their expectations? No, that never happens. They just assume they can have it all and have a fit if it doesn’t happen. Then, they get over it and start again. Onwards and upwards right?

So, how can you loosen up a bit? How can you add more fun? How can you shake things up, lighten your load? Incorporate some fun into your life, raise your vibration. Laugh, sing, dance, skip. Be free.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Eight Of Pentacles

Published August 29, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eight Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eight Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Eight Of Pentacles: “With diligence and patience, the spider crafts her gossamer web. Dawn dusts an array of dewey stars across the threads.

Weaver, weave a pattern:
weave a dream of summer musk;
weave the drape of autumn dusk.

Weaver, weave a fate:
weave a life’s frail, anchored line;
weave the pale moon’s waxing signs.

Weaver, weave a web;
craft each silky, precious thread;
artist’s inhibitions shred.

Spider works hard. She weaves her web through the night, each thread placed with care to create a pattern at once beautiful and built for a purpose. It is like a meditation, an intricate dance with eight legs: spin, step, step, hold, place thread, twist, and step; and repeat.

The Eight Of Pentacles embodies a craftsman, someone possessing great patience and who is attentive to details. It is a call to be absorbed in a project, to seek out knowledge, and pursue a higher understanding. But this must be done with practical experience, using one’s own hands and body and mind to create. This is often what is required to achieve success – a practical application of intellect and skill to a task to see through to the finish.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Spider webs take time, patience and determination to create. They must be woven in a specific way, step by step by step. You can’t skip a step, or the web will not be created in detail, it will lack something, strength, beauty, wholeness. A moving meditation to create a work of art, both functional and beautiful; stronger than should be possible. Spider signifies creation, working together with the elements, body, mind and spirit. Spider is about weaving the web of community, bringing people together, creating a bigger picture.

Spider brings mixed feelings to many of us, we fear spider more often than we respect her. Yet if we can resonate with her, if we can slow down and watch her magic, we can learn so much from her. Her dedication to her craft, her ingenuity and creativity. Her ability to take the opportunity in front of her and create something intricate with steady momentum, always moving forward, creating something new.

This is a call to take a hand in creating your own dreams, one thread at a time. Slowly, steadily, with patience, mindfulness and commitment creating something strong and beautiful. There is no way to rush things here, manifestation must be done in increments, the final masterpiece woven together over time.

The most important message is to start now, and put in the time and effort necessary to create what it is that you dream of. Do the work and reap the rewards. Have absolute faith in yourself to complete the project. Pour your heart and soul into it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Seven Of Pentacles

Published June 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Seven Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Card: Seven Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Seven Of Pentacles: “She stands in the verdant garden that she has lovingly tended. She is the guardian dryad of the wood. She is a part of this place, this Eden of her own making. The peaches are ripe; a magical energy writhes in each lush globe. Peaches are a fruit of summer,  of long days of relaxation. Their nectar is honeyed longevity. The sweet tang of their juice rolling over the tongue is like a visceral memory of summer.

To pluck them or not? The tattooed waves churn on her body with her speculation. She lays her hand on the fruit, ready to take it. It pulses faintly as if it contains the heart the tree, beating with the pulse of sap through the branches. Will these peaches still sparkle with that living glow once taken from the tree, or will they just become dull as the normal fruit in her basket?

The Seven Of Pentacles challenges you to make a choice: to eat and enjoy the fruit in the basket, or to leave them to flower and ripen and continue upon the branch? It is about reaping the reward for effort and work. The seeds have been sown; the time of work and waiting has passed. They have grown and come to fruition. Now is the moment to appreciate. It is a calm moment of consideration of alternatives and different approaches.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

An opportunity is coming your way, will you take it? Maybe you are fearful that it isn’t for you, or maybe you feel that it looks too good to be true. Maybe you are worried that if you take this opportunity you will miss something better, and you should leave it and continue waiting for the next big thing. But yet will you miss out on it all if you don’t act now?

Seven is the number of life path, of truth and of seeing past the illusion. It is a number of confirmation and of forward motion; of infinite possibility. What is on offer here is actually more important than it may seem. What you choose will have long term effects in your life, shifting and changing your future. Will you choose the fruit, ripe and ready for picking? The peach symbolizes health, long life and even immortality. Or will you leave it on the branch for someone else to pick. If you leave it for too long it will ferment, drop off and fertilize the ground for something new… but you will need patience to wait again for it to come to fruition.

Be courageous, especially if you are normally not! Choose something different to create something new in your life.

Take a leap of faith.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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