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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

Three Of Cups

Published March 25, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Three Of Cups: “There is a song that dwells at the ocean’s floor. It lurks in the chasms. It hides in the voices of whales and the squeals of dolphins. It haunts the reefs and caverns. And then, once in a great while, like an air bubble that has been gathering under the crust, it bursts forth in an unstoppable swell to rise towards the surface.

The sirens of the deep have been waiting for this moment. They come together when they feel the signal that trembles through the waves to all the corners of the sea. They sing. Their voices weave a counter melody and descant to the ocean’s song. Laughter rings in trills and glissandos that send ripples from their lips. That gleeful shudder of the waters summons the denizens of the sea, all the varied creatures among the ocean swells, to follow in the wake of the sirens.

The very movement of all the beings who swim through the waters is an elegant dance of undulations, a powerful slicing through the waves. The liquid dance of the sea bursts to the surface, and the song echoes to the vast vault of the heavens.

The Three Of Cups is a call to celebration, dancing, and singing. Friendship is its key component, and companionship, relying on others, and developing community and team spirit.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

The golden cups are full so right there is confirmation of abundance, of always having enough, of the Universe providing. But there is something deeper here to the meaning of abundance, something we talked about yesterday. There is connection, companionship, friendship, relationship, support and trust. There is sharing. Celebrating. Offering. Blue, the color of communication. Green, the color of the heart. Gold, the color of abundance. The mermaid’s tales woven together, creating sacred and safe space. Their eyes are open, honest and direct. They freely offer what they have, knowing that there is more where that came from. There is no lack here.

The mermaids are encapsulated in a bubble of protection, everyone in the group is safe to share their deepest secrets. Trust is given and respected. Everyone is equal, no one has more than another, and each is willing to share with the others to ensure this.

There is a hint at the stone Larimar here and it’s soothing creamy blue healing energy of the Divine Feminine and Goddess. It is the stone of the dolphin, the mermaids and the ocean herself. It is an opener of the throat chakra and assists us in communication with the higher elemental realms. If you have a piece of larimar, wear it, place it in your pocket or under your pillow to honour the Goddess energy within. Larimar will help you to strengthen your faith in your connection to others, drawing those to you who are in alignment with you now.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Queen Of Pentacles

Published February 27, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Queen Of Pentacles: “The Queen Of Pentacles yearns to nurture and care for others. She is brimming with generosity and possesses a warmth of spirit that glows from her eyes. The fan of branches arrayed around her figure are reminiscent of the ten armed Hindu Goddess Durga, embodiment of feminine creative energy. She is dedication, a protector, and one who is reliable and trustworthy. She is secure in her material possessions and her position in life.

The Queen Of Pentacles will lend her support to any who ask. She has strength that she draws from the very oak tree that she is a part of (or that is a part of her). She is willing to share the strength that is drawn down from the sustaining golden power of life and warmth of the sun itself into her branches, and transmuted into purest energy.

‘Carry this as a token and a reminder that I am always here,’ she says, taking a leaf from the boughs that whisper a singing susurrus from around her. They sigh in a hundred voices, an eerie harmony of the secrets that they hold for her.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

There is so much power in the symbolism here. The sun, moon and earth. The power of the mighty oak in the form of the Divine Feminine, mother Earth herself. She is rooted deeply into the ground yet reaches up high into the cosmos, drawing down the power to assist those who are in need of her magic. She is greens and yellows, representing the heart, healing and also confidence, courage and self-worth. She reaches towards us with the oak leaf, significant of her ability to help us if we step into her realm.

Get outside. Even if it is cold; bundle up. Your body needs it, craves it. This is elemental energy and it can only be felt when in the elements. Maybe it is winter where you are, there is snow on the ground here as I type this. Maybe your winter is still sunshine and warm temperatures, lucky you if it is! Whatever the elements have to offer you, take it. There is deep and powerful magic within it that can only be accessed through our physical senses.

We must be in the fresh air to breath it into our lungs. We must be in the wind for it to sweep through our hair. We must stand under the rain to feel it cleanse and clear us. We must reach out and touch the bark of a tree to truly connect with its energies. Go where it resonates to you personally. Where your soul sings. Maybe that is in the forest, amongst the tallest trees. Or maybe it is at the beach, the wind whipping your hair about your face. Maybe there is a park or a lake or a stream you like to visit. Or maybe your own back yard holds as much magic and mystery as you need.

Take a little offering with you, maybe a small tumbled stone. Plant it somewhere special and make a wish, asking for assistance in creating a particular dream, or solving a present issue in your life. Take some time to connect with the natural world around you, appreciating it. Sending gratitude and love.

Then leave only your energy imprint and know that assistance is on its way to you now. A little gift from the Queen of Pentacles.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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

The High Priestess

Published January 26, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The High Priestess, from the Shadowscapes Oracle Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The High Priestess, from the Shadowscapes Oracle Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

The High Priestess: “The The High Priestess opens herself to the sky. She basks in the radiance the stars cast upon her upturned cheeks. She soaks in that tremulous, incandescent light, feeling it glow within her mind, opening corridors and dancing into filigree patterns.”

The Stars Chant:

“We were here when the mountains were young
and the sea was only a dream…
we’ve seen the hills bloom with countless
millions of seasons…
we’ve watched the clouds paint their visions
in a slow language across the centuries…
let us speak.”

‘The owl hoots in the darkness, calling out to his mistress with the music of the night. His white feathers gleam in the moonlight as if with a light from within. He glides through the darkness to come to rest near her.

In the gloom, the night is full of whispers – the secret knowledge of the stars, of the trees, and of the earth. The spirits of each murmur their collected stories and their wisdom in a sibilant descant.

She weaves those sounds through her fingers, drawing the voices into physical being, and in her fingers, a filigree key coalesces. She calls the owl to her. ‘Take this, and be the bearer of secrets,’ she tells him.

Card Meaning: “Wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, virtue. The High Priestess lifts her arms out, and in that gesture, her very body becomes the living symbol of a chalice. The owl is a keeper of knowledge, and he bears a key to unlock mysteries. The pomegranate is an icon of Persephone, who tasted the seeds and thus tied herself to Hades; it is the fruit of fertility and death. The moons embroidered upon her garments wax and wane, the new crescent and gibbous moons that create the full cycle embraced in one.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

There is openness and receptivity here as she spreads her arms wide, palms to the cosmos and receives what is hers for the taking; knowledge, wisdom, abundance. She rises up above the drama, the watery depths of the third dimension of consciousness, refusing to be caught up in the darkness and chaos. Her hair flows up above her head connecting into the Universal flow, Crown chakra activated and connected. She is both the Sun and the Moon. She has feathers of both black and white, suggestive of the polarity of the physical existence… the isolation, the connection to All That Is.

You are the living Chalice, you have the ability to access all that the Universe has to offer, all resides within you. You are a vessel of Love and of Light. You are the beacon, you are the portal, you are the connection.

Rise above the mundane, the worry, the doubt, the fear and the drama and find this aspect of yourself. Channel in all that it has to offer you. Lifetimes of the wisdom gleaned from lessons learned. The secrets of healing. The magic and mystery of the Universe.

Within you lies the Holy Grail

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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