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Strega

Published January 18, 2019 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

 

Strega, from The Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Strega, from The Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Strega, from The Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Strega: “Pythonissa”

“You have power – it is real. Do not fear what you do not understand, but, rather, seek to understand it. Weave your magic everywhere you go. You can create something from nothing.

I am the weaver.

I make something from nothing,

Hated and loved, misunderstood,

Potions made, herbs a crushing.

There is The Way,

The method, the magic.

Let me teach you the healing,

The incantations fantastic.

“Strega,” which in English means “witch,” refers to one who is a weaver of magic. “Streghe” is plural for “strega,” and magara and maga are other Italian terms for witch.

Folklore tells of women (and sometimes man) who were the healers of their villages. These wise folk offered curse for hearth, heath, and the health of animals and ensured the fertility and receptivity of the land. In some villages, wise women also blessed newborn babies, watched over marriages and funerals, and performed the duties of midwife and matchmaker.

By the 1300s, though, the reputation of those following the old ways began to suffer under the  spread of Christianity and the witch hunts began. At about the same time, new kinds of remedies were being introduced – and only men were permitted to practice this new medicine. Now, rather than having their worth as healers appreciated, streghe – who were often blamed for deaths of newborns, for blighting the farmland, and for causing destructive weather systems – were maligned and in some cases, shamed and chased away.

Today, streghe practice stregoneria, a modern witchcraft with some basis in ancient Italian folklore and witchcraft. Streghe claim that some of their practices date back to Etrucan times. Wihle they also recognize the contributions of Medieval witchcraft and more recent Wiccan practices to their craft, through the streghe, Aradia’s word still lives on and the practices she taught continue to grow and be passed on.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

So many labels we use to describe people and their customs and ways. What if we were to get rid of all that and just appreciate people for the gifts they offer us, the Light they possess and the natural talents that make them unique? What if we saw each other as extensions of ourselves, and the sacred practices of others as their contribution to society. Instead of being labeled a witch, shaman or even medicine man or woman, we could just be someone who willingly offers healing to those who need it. We could listen to what they have to share with an open heart and an open mind, knowing that they will do their best with the tools they have to heal us.

We can see each others as equals, without judgment, without competition and without assessing value based on money but on willingness to share. We could appreciate people by giving them what they need in return for their service to us. Who would win then? The banks and large corporations? Or everyone? Certainly food for thought. Yes we all need to make a living, yes we all have responsibilities and bills to pay, and yes that whole system hinges on how much money we can work hard to earn. But maybe, in the spaces between, we can start a different system until it replaces the old.

Cuz we all know that the Universe will always provide. Abundance is ours. Anything is possible. And that Love will rule over money one day.

Yes it will.

Heal and be healed.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Rhiannon

Published January 17, 2019 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle: Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust: “Do not doubt yourself. You can trust yourself. Developing self-trust is a necessary part of positive growth. You will be able to succeed in your goal if you believe in yourself. Sometimes you need to say no.”

“The Welsh Goddess Rhiannon was a graceful young woman who married Pwyll, a Demetian king. When Pwyll first saw her, she was riding a stunning white stallion, her hair loose and fair, her smile sweet. He fell deeply in love with her, and they wed. Soon a baby prince was born to the happy couple.

Pwyll’s mother, who had up until now had the undivided attention of her son, became jealous of their love and kidnapped the new baby. She put fake blood on Rhiannon’s hands as she slept in order to frame her for the baby’s disappearance.

When the household awoke and found the baby prince missing and blood on Rhiannon’s hands, they immediately presumed she had done away with the child. Pwyll’s mother accused Rhiannon of hurting the child, goading everyone else to think that way too. Even though Rhiannon did not remember committing such a crime, she doubted herself and spoke aloud that it must have happened. Pwyll was broken-hearted yet could not sentence the woman he loved to death, and instead Rhiannon’s terrible punishment was to forevermore carry visitors to the castle on her back just as a horse would.

Thankfully, only a season went by until Rhiannon began to build the strength and self-trust necessary to question what had actually happened that night, coming to full recognition that she could never harm her child. Soon after, Rhiannon found the young prince, and so her mother in law was banished. Rhiannon was happily reunited with her king and became a wise and powerful queen, never again doubting her own self or her own wisdom. Horses were made sacred to her and honored as a symbol of her hard work and transformation.

Like Rhiannon, there may be times in our lives when we doubt ourselves and even perhaps hand our power over to others. Self-trust is such an important thing to develop – it builds our confidence and makes our decisions easier. Sometimes, it is necessary to say no to someone even though that person would like us to say yes. Self-trust, the ability to know what is best for us and what our capabilities are, helps us cope better in situations like being bullied or pressured into something that we are not sure we want to do.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

It is time to venture back out into the world, transformed. Trust that you have made changes, that you have cleared away the past and can move forward fearlessly into the future.

Remember that you have within you an internal GPS, your intuition. You can trust it to lead the way. Check in with it regularly and heed its guidance. Does something feel light and easy and loving? Go that way. Does something feel not quite right? Maybe take a closer look. Red flags flapping madly, trying to get your attention. For heaven’s sake, LISTEN!!! See? It’s really quite simple!

Your heart and Soul will speak to you through your intuition. All you have to do is Trust. And if  you have trouble trusting, stop and ask, “Am I seeing this through a lens of past experience?” If the answer is yes, take the time to bring that fear up, acknowledge it, bless and release. Then move on. No need to repeat past patterns, but also no need to be held hostage by self-doubt.

Trust.

And remember, you can ask your angels for guidance, for confirmation and for signs, messages and support.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton, Published by Blue Angel

Nuit

Published December 7, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Nuit, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Illustrated b Jimmy Manton

Nuit, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Illustrated b Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Nuit, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Illustrated b Jimmy Manton

Nuit: “Expansiveness”

“It is time to think big. You are a star in your own right. There are unlimited possibilities. It is fine not to know every detail before proceeding. Mystery is a natural part of life.”

“Nuit’s energy is as wide as the sky, as big as the universe, and as bright as a star. Within the Egyptian pantheon, Nuit played the role of a sky goddess. The celestial heavens were her body, and below her, in a mirror image, lay her brother, the earth god, Geb.

The infinite sky and the sparkling stars above are the expression of the nature of Nuit. The ideas of wonder, unlimited possibility, infinity, and the eternity of life are all mysteries of Nuit. Ancient Egyptians believed that when one died, the body rested in her energy and, thus, they often painted her image on the lids of sarcophagi. Death is, in fact, a part of rebirth for the Egyptians, and Nuit was also a mother – she gave birth to Isis, Osiris, Set and Horus. The sun god, Ra, was born from her star-strewn body every morning and then swallowed up again at sunset.

Nuit invites us to share the infinite and expand accordingly. Her flowing energy suggests to us that there is nothing we can’t do and encourages us to embrace big possibilities. While many of us are fearful to expand and to take risks in that growth, Nuit encourages traveling forward with a strong intention anyway. When you are feeling small, when you are stuck in the tiny details, when you feel that there is no place in the world for you, Nuit is the perfect goddess to help you to find relief. Nuit encourages us to think big and to set positive intentions for our growth.

Nuit also offers comfort to those who feel that they need to have all the answers all the time, which can be exhausting on so many levels. None of us is perfect. None of us knows everything, and it is unfair to put that type of pressure on ourselves. Not knowing actually leads to growth too. Nuit champions the idea that there are some things that should stay unexplained due to the beauty of the mystery.”

Shadow Side: “While Nuit teaches us that we, and all living creatures, are pure possibility, just feeling that something is possible is not enough – we must follow this up with action. working toward our intentions grounds them in possibility. Even taking a small, sometimes seemingly unrelated step toward our desires will move us closer to our biggest dreams. Believing something is possible is the first step, but after that we must follow it up with something concrete.”

Symbols: “Stars, A woman arching over the earth, Space, The colour blue.”

~ By Stacey Demarco

The time for feeling small is long gone now, can you feel it? Can you feel the expansion of your energies as you awaken to this new dimension of reality? What is possible here? Where have you set your sights? What do you believe is open to you now, in this moment and each moment beyond? The barriers have been broken down. The limitations removed. If you feel fear, it is simply an illusion, a projection from long ago that can be deleted, canceled, cleared.

Today is the new moon in Sagittarius, with a boost of energy from it’s benevolent planet Jupiter. What seeds can you plant today? What do you wish to accomplish? How can you be of service? How far can you be in your reach? How many others can you assist? As we step from me to We… everything becomes possible.

You are made of Stardust, the particles of the Universe. You are a projection, a spark of the Divine. Amplify your creativity, your strength, your power.

Your Love, Your Light.

Stretch yourself across the Universe with Love and create miracles, for they are all within your reach.

And so it is.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Illustrated b Jimmy Manton

Skull Of Stars ~ Infinite Possibilities

Published October 31, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Skull Of Stars

Skull Of Stars ~ Infinite Possibilities, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Oracle Card, Skull Of Stars ~ Infinite Possibilities, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco: Skull Of Stars

Skull Of Stars ~ Infinite Possibilities

Why think so small

When galaxies spin within?

Realize that you are made of

The stuff of stars

And infinite possibilities begin.

“This skull brings us back to the fact that we are all made of the stuff of stars, yet many of us think so small! We are each born with a blank canvas to paint upon and we are indeed an open sky of possibilities.

It is easy to feel small in a world that is so busy, impersonal a seemingly self-absorbed. We can, at times, feel lost and unclear about our direction and lose sight of our place in the cosmos. The Skull Of Stars reminds us that we are only limited by our own imagination and boundaries. If we can dream it, it is possible.

This card indicates that you need to think bigger and more broadly about your future and what you would like to achieve. Perhaps there are false beliefs, often old, that no longer serve you as your grow and change. Sometimes these beliefs may not even be yours – they may have been imparted to you by your parents or the wider community, yet feel rather in-congruent to you. You need to endeavour, with all of your heart and soul, to live the life you want and honour your own wishes and truth.”*

– Stacey Demarco

Think bigger… WAY BIGGER. All possibilities are yours as much as they are anyone else’s… we are only limited by our own self-inflicted boundaries. When we dream, we often feel that we need to be “humble,” that we may not get what we ask for unless it is pared way down to bite size pieces. We tentatively ask for help, all the while blocking ourselves by not really believing that this assistance will ever come. We hold beliefs that abundance is only for “other” people, that it is somehow linked with luck or worthiness, and that we basically missed the bus.

We are all made up of Stardust; particles of infinite Universal energy. This Stardust is filled with innate love and wisdom, but the trick is, we must access it from within to activate it. We must stop the insatiable material pursuit and look at the wonder of all that creates us. The Universe is as powerful within us as it is all around us; all is one.

Today is Halloween, today the veil between the realms starts to thin until it becomes almost most transparent. Resolve to spend today focusing all of your energy on expanding your dreams beyond all pre-existing limitations. Take time to use all of your inner strength and your awesome powers of manifestation to create joy in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Use hope, love, faith and positive expectation as your tools. Concentrate your energy on embracing all positive aspects of your life with deep gratitude and wonder. Send love and light to every plant, creature and human being; surrounding our Mother Earth with your unlimited love and healing light. Your healing love will make a difference, to you and all who you send it to. In doing so, you will create an even more powerful connection to All That Is, and access the Universal flow of abundance.

Then let go of October and get ready to step into November as we continue our journey back towards the light of Venus, who will turn direct in just two weeks on November 16th.

What will you create?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Hidden Talents

Published October 17, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
nightsong hidden talents

Nightsong, from the The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco: Nightsong ~ Hidden Talents

Nightsong ~ Hidden Talents: “A ruby red bird singing In the darkness full of sound like an unopened present ribbons still bound.”

“A bird singing at night is an unusual occurrence and those birds who are know as “singers of the darkness’ are almost always considered sacred – or frightening! From the operatic nightingale through to the hooting owl, hearing a bird that you cannot see weaving its magic through the night sky has captivated humans for millennia.

In the past, at Halloween time, a night that the veil between the worlds was said to be at its thinnest, these night birds were considered either omens or messengers of the gods. Depending on the culture, their voices were perceived as good luck and a positive validation or alternatively a warning about continuing on a certain pathway. In some mythology the night bird was able to direct us towards discovering our talents and true purpose – a kind of guide in the darkness leading us to the dawn.

Should this beautiful but shy bird sing to you by appearing during your divination, know that you must unwrap the present of yourself. Look! Some of the gifts within you remain unopened! The time has come to step into your true potential and claim all possibilities for yourself. There is no more time to waste. No more excuses!”*

– Stacey Demarco

Deeply hidden or previously denied gifts are emerging; it is time to go beyond accepting and embrace the true authentic you. If you have been shy or holding back on your true talents; treating them unattainable or as mere daydreams, things are about to change. If you are reading this and thinking that you have no hidden talents, or that you don’t feel talented, you have some work to do! Finding  your hidden talents is as easy as spending some time in quiet, uninterrupted, meditation and contemplation.

Ask your guides to assist you in your quest, they will be more than happy to oblige. When you ask your guides for help in this matter, resolve to remain open and aware to the messages, synchronicities and signs that will come to you after. The answers may come to you through repetitive thoughts, through a relevant TV show, a song, poem or flyer, your dreams, a suggestion or invitation from a friend, or a song on the radio. It will be something that catches your attention, sticks with you, and makes you think. When this happens, it is time to act!

If your hidden talent is something that you are not familiar with to start, take a class, workshop or course! This is a great way to meet new people and also to find alternate ways to branch out. I have often signed up for classes only to find that I knew most of what they were teaching, but yet took away the jewels of a new friendship, a direction to proceed in and a line on where to find the next step! You have nothing to lose by signing up for something new, if nothing else, it will broaden your horizons and teach you about what you don’t want to pursue! Have fun with it!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Midnight

Published October 14, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Midnight, from the Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

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

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

Midnight: “The most magical hour of all”

T”he dark it envelops me

The witching hour awaits

True magic and enchantment

And spells that change fates.”

“The middle of the night – midnight – is the hour in which it is believed that ghosts, witches, ghouls and magic are most likely to be active. Transition times, such as noon, the time between tides or even dark moon, are traditionally powerful times for magical transformation.

In some Christian traditions, the witching hour is seen as 3am because it is the opposite to the time that Jesus is said to have died, at 3pm, but there is some consensus that midnight is the time of greatest magic, particularly around Halloween. As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween it is said that the spirits flow forward through the veil and, if benevolent, bring positive messages. If not so benevolent they are mischievous and play tricks at best or at worst, cause havoc.

Allow yourself to relax into the benevolent darkness of midnight. You may feel this is your darkest hour but know that the light will return again. The dawn always follows the darkest night. Know too that it is important to recognize that we all have darkness within us – just as we have light – and this is not something to hide from.”*

~by Stacey Demarco

This is a recurring theme of late; complete acceptance… including our dark, or shadow side. That which we hide will hold us back. When we embrace every aspect of ourselves, we allow healing into wholeness. Those parts that you keep hidden are valid parts of you; your fears, your doubts, your deepest feelings, your perceived flaws. You may just find that they are much darker looking when they are hidden than they really are. That when brought out into the light, they shine right along with the rest of you.

We are lead to believe that in order to be of higher consciousness, we must strive for perfection. We must eat perfectly, sleep deeply, breathe deeply, exercise regularly, forgive and accept everyone and everything. Put everyone else first. Endlessly work on ourselves. Reject that which is human.

Yet what if the true raising in consciousness is the complete acceptance of the human experience and finding your joy in spite of it all. In spite of the imperfections, the let downs, the tediousness of it all. What if it is so much simpler than we are lead to believe, and that we all possess everything we need, the perceived good along with the perceived bad, to balance it all out?

Unconditional love is accepting that you can’t be vibrating at full peak intensity every single moment of every single day. You are going to have bad days where stuff does not go as planned. You are going to eat something that is not good for you. You are going to stay inside all day and not meditate god forbid! You are going to snap at someone you love and criticize yourself in the mirror.

And then you are going to stand back and laugh at yourself for being so darned… human!! And you are going to get yourself up. And brush yourself off. And see the magic again.

And smile again.

And heal some more.

And vibrate a little higher and higher.

It’s quite the process!

Namaste

*Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

The Unknown

Published September 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Unknown, from the Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Unknown, from the Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Unknown: “Ignota”

“No one person can know everything. The void can be a comfortable place – and one of profound creativity. Make sure to rest during busy times. We need to create space to heal or to make big decisions. It is okay not to know. Move forward fearlessly and trust in our own in your own innate wisdom.”

“When all falls apart,
Space opens up.
Courage and trust
Must fill our cup.

The void is not dark,
Yet our shadows and fears
All swirl and rise up,
Then our wisdom appears.”

“It is nice to know there are still things that are unknown, isn’t it? Or do you not agree? We have always had both a fear of, and a curiosity about, the unknown. we fear what we do not understand – which is natural, because our earliest survival as a species depended on our knowledge of our surroundings. But that survival instinct has evolved in ways that may not always serve us today. In our search for scientific certainty, we can scrutinize ever smaller details until we lose sight of the magic that exists in the whole of which those details are only a part.

Our society prides itself on knowing – and knowing now! We carry phones, tablets, and computers around with us that can spew out a multitude of answers to any question on demand. Information is so prevalent that we may feel anxious if we are not able to explain a new idea or a more subtle feeling on the spot. But in my opinion, there is still a place for the unknown, for the power of the void in our world.

Aradia reminds us how awe-inspiring mystery can be – witchcraft, for example. Yet, if asked how witchcraft works, some might say that it is just a form of self-hypnosis. In their haste to label witchcraft in a way that makes it easy for them to explain, they would have forgotten to consider all that we do not now about the factors that comprise the craft – among them, the potency of ritual and intention and synergy. I believe that Aradia, if asked how witchcraft works,would simply smile and say, ‘All in all, we do not need to know how it works – we just need to know that it does!’

In magic, we consider the dark moon (the night before the new moon appears, when it looks as if there is no moon in the sky at all) ‘the void’, which we could also call ‘the unknown’. It is a period of great gentleness, a time when any thing is possible. This makes the dark moon the perfect phase under which to plan the ‘what’s next’ in our lives. Then the next night, the new moon brings us the opportunity to intend new beginnings and fresh starts.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

And here before you stands a door. The door to a brand new chapter in your life. The door to the unknown.

An opportunity is coming your way and very very soon if not today! It may feel just as daunting as the image in the card above. Two big, solid, heavy doors, looking old as time itself. But do you see the Light there, shining from just above them? A positive sign for sure!

The opportunity coming to you is the right one, you must take it. You will know in your heart that it is safe to open the doors. Trust your gut. Heed your intuition. Do not seek advice this time, trust only in yourself and follow your inner guidance.

These doors are heavy, and as sure as they will open to you, the will surely shut securely after you pass through them. This is absolutely necessary. The door opens and then shuts. The future opens to you, the past recedes. The opportunity comes, then passes if we do not take it. There is so much power in the decision before you.

Choose wisely.

Do not fear the unknown

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Gospel Of Aradia Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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