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Lady De Los Muertos

Published October 31, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Lady De Los Muertos, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lady De Los Muertos, from the Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Lady De Los Muertos: “Acceptance and equality”

“Pale, you step out of the night
In red lace,
full flowers upon your crown
You bring the beauty to death
The equality and joy
of the underground.”

“The iconic lady of death, with a pale skull-like face, zombie eyes and rich red funeral flowers in her hair has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Halloween and the Mexican Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos.

The original model for this flamboyant lady of death can be traced back to the ancient Aztec goddess Mictecacihuatl. As time went on, the figure remained balanced between beauty and horror, and morphed into the Lady of the Dead and eventually reported that the identity of the original ‘Catrina’ was  based on this life. Yet, death takes everyone, equally, so it was a reminder that no matter how beautiful, rich, popular or famous you were – in the end, death takes all.

The Mexican culture has a long standing history of ‘laughing at death’ and seeing it as just another aspect of life. In some ways, death is the last taboo in many western cultures. We tend to hide away our dying and some of us may never even see the body of someone who has passed in our whole lives, but this was a much more common occurrence in the past.

Acknowledging that death is a natural process that will enter everyone’s life at some time and that perhaps until then, we can choose to be life affirming takes away much of the fear. Take a light approach to a situation initially and it may work out better. If you are holding on to something that does not serve you any longer – in particular material things – simplify and let it go.”

~ By Stacey Demarco

Halloween day, the day of the thinning of the veils, when the distance between the dimensions is merely a breath away. This day is magical, it is a great day to practice with your extra sensory perceptions… your Clair or clear senses. Clariaudience is clear hearing; the ability to hear or perceive words or sounds coming from other dimensions such as the angelic realms or spiritual planes. Clairsentience is clear feeling, or clear sensing; this is a big one for the empath’s of the world, who can often ‘read’ the energy of another person, place or object and the energies surrounding it, past, present and future. Clairvoyance is clear seeing; visions of the past, present or future without having participated in the event, necessarily knowing the people involved or having any prior knowledge of a person or place. Claircognizance is clear knowing; knowing something without any particular reason, the knowledge coming directly to the person. This can be the most confusing of the ‘Clairs’ as it is one that can be second guessed or doubted if the person is not aware of the gift… or often even if they have awareness. This is one that requires great faith in following intuitive guidance. There’s even Clairgustance, which is the ability to have a taste come to the person psychically. Lastly is Clairolfaction, which I have experienced many times myself, the ability to sense a distinct scent or odor, often thought to be connected to past over loved ones, ascended master, guides or angels.

Take some time to meditate today, asking for any signs, symbols or messages that may come through to you. Set the intention to connect with loving, benevolent beings of unconditional love and Christ Consciousness. Open to messages from passed over loved ones, spirit animals, guides, angels and the ascended masters who are currently working with you. Ask for answers, solutions and broader perspectives to challenges you have been experiencing. Set up your altar, light a candle, place a crystal, light some incense and place some flowers for an offering. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and open your heart. Let the wisdom flow to you and through you. Let yourself be guided into the next chapter of this year.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Halloween Oracle card deck, by Stacey Demarco

 

Skull Of Stars ~ Infinite Possibilities

Published October 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Skull Of Stars

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

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 the last Saturday before Halloween, today the veil between the realms starts to thin until it becomes the most transparent between the realms on October 31st. Resolve to spend today and the next couple of days focusing all of your energy on expanding your dreams beyond all pre-existing limitations. Take time each day 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.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

 

 

Skadi

Published October 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Skadi, from the Viking Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Skadi, from the Viking Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Skadi: “Know yourself. It is the most important of life’s work. Express your independence. Let authenticity be your guide. Compromise is part of every relationship, but when compromise pushes you to be someone you are not, a change should be made. There is an easier way to do things. Speak plainly.”

“The horizon
Brings me joy
There is so much to discover.
Unfettered by what is not mine,
I speak my truth, and
I am heard and heeded.
I sing along with my wolves
In harmony. I am myself.
I am Skdi.”

“Skadi is a Norse goddess best known in the mountainous parts of the region. Beautiful, strong, resourceful and independent, her name is linked to the words for ‘unknown’ and ‘darkness’ and may even be the source of the word ‘Scandinavia’ – a land dedicated to her. Skadi is a huntress, an archer, a keeper of wolves and, most of all, a lover of snow and of the highest mountains.

Her mythos tell us that once married – to a husband she demanded from the other gods as recompense for the death of her beloved father, Pjazi, Skadi tried to live in her new husband’s house. But her husband, Njoror, was a sea god and lived on an island crashing with waves and smelling of seaweed. The incessant sound of the ocean and screeching of sea birds was too much for Skadi, who was used to the soft silence of the snow and the howling of her wolves. When she spoke of missing her true home and her desire to be independent, she and Njoror agreed to try alternating homes every nine days. When dividing their time between Noatun and in Prymheimr did not work out, they decided to live apart, but stay married. Skadi then returned to her beloved mountains, where she hunted from her skis – which she and the god Ull invented!

The Norse asked Skadi for protection on winter journeys, for success in hunting and for survival in harsh times. When darkness was almost total in the Arctic winters, it ws she they often referred to. She favoured those who loved the snow and ice and who were honest, open and plain speaking. Her cult extended to the Sami Arctic region and the Arctic Circle, where people skied for survival, not just for fun.

Should Skadi step into your life with this card, she is reminding you that being honest, direct and respecting your own personal freedom is paramount. If you need courage to be who you really are, ask Skadi for assistance.*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Yesterday we contemplated the power of words, today we are being asked to stand in our power and use them. Communication, honesty, authenticity and truth. It is time to let the world know where you stand. Be clear about how you really feel, what you desire, your needs. Be honest about how you plan to move forward in the world.

Have you have been holding back? Afraid what others may think, or worried about hurting someone’s feelings? You must make sure that you are not compromising yourself or your values. You cannot live your life for another. You must do what feels right for you. Think carefully about what needs to be said. Be mindful of the words you choose. Avoid miscommunication at this time, give yourself time to think things through before you speak, do not make a hasty decision or say things you do not mean.

When your thoughts are in order and you feel ready, take a few deep breaths and intend that the outcome is for the Highest Good Of All involved.

And then say what you have to say.

Clear, direct, honest and true.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Unknown

Published October 19, 2017 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

Isis ~ Protection

Published October 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Isis ~ Protection, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Isis ~ Protection, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Isis ~ Protection: “You are loved and protected even through the most difficult of trials. This is a time for healing. You need mothering or to use your mothering energy. Magic is happening!”

“Isis is the daughter of the sky goddess, Nuit, and the earth god, Geb. As the wife of Osiris, she is one of the most enduring symbols of loving motherhood, dedicated wifehood, and feminine protective energy. Isis’s love and devotion to Osiris after his brother Set killed and dismembered him is a central story is the mythology of the ancient Egyptians.

The storm god, Set, became jealous of Osiris and killed him. In his rage, Set dismembered the body, hiding the pieces so that Osiris could not be resurrected. When Isis discovered that her husband had been murdered, her grief was immense – some say her tears triggered the Nile’s annual flood. Not satisfied that her great love would never attain eternal life, Isis traveled the earth looking for the pieces of Osiris. She found him piece by piece. Advised by the god of knowledge, Thoth, she cast a powerful spell, which bought her husband back to life long enough for her to conceive a son, Horus. Osiris retreated back into the underworld, where he ruled from then on.

As a result of her role assisting the newly formed Lord of the Dead, Isis became a protectress of the dead. Many sarcophagi featured her image with mighty outstretched wings extending her energy and protecting the body. As the mother of Horus, she is often depicted breastfeeding him or cradling him lovingly, again symbols of feminine protection and influence.

The cult of Isis spread all over Egypt and extended into Greece, Italy, and surrounding areas. Major temples were constructed in her honour on Philae and as far away as Delos in Greece. Priestesses of Isis were known for their haling skills.

Although the spread of Christianity halted worship of Isis, it is easy to see how she was appropriated by the Christian religion in the form of Mother Mary. The iconic poses of Mary, the mother of Christ, are incredibly similar to images of Isis and Horus.

When you are fearful or in need of protection, call upon this great goddess. Ask for her help when you feel the eyes of judgment on you, when you need some extra armor, or when you feel particularly vulnerable. Allow her wings to surround you and protect you. (*Please note: If you are feeling physically threatened in any way, it is important that you find someone you trust to help you. Living with the real threat of physical violence is unhealthy, and others can help you to put a stop to it.)”

Shadow Side: “Even though Isis used all her skills to find and revive Osiris, she could not keep him alive and with her forever, and he retreated and became the god of the underworld. Sometimes, no matter how much we may try to protect someone, things do not turn out as we wish. You may see a sibling exhibiting what you see as poor or destructive behaviour or a friend acting in wild ways that seem out of character and try to protect that person – only to have your opinion or help rejected. While we may mean well, and even be right, people need to learn life’s lessons on their own. It may well be a karmic situation that is resolving itself or a key life skill that someone is learning while we watch. (In the case of behaviour that is harmful to themselves or others, you should inform someone else you trust to help resolve the situation.)”

Symbols: “Ankh, outstretched wings, knot of Isis (tyet), throne hieroglyphic symbol, roses.”

Invocation: “When you need protection or feel someone in your life could use a little extra too, you can invoke Isis to help. You will need some rose petals, some rose incense on a charcoal, and a dark pink or gold candle.
Take a salt bath or shower to cleanse yourself. Relax. Light the candle and say:

Mother Isis, daughter of the infinite Nuit, daughter of the
earth-rich Geb,
Wife of Osiris, whom you healed and gave life to,
Stretch your wings around me!
I ask for your protection.”

Now light the rose incense. Allow the smoke to rise and say:

As you watch above all, as you nourish your children,
I humbly ask for your love and protection.

Now tell Isis what your needs are. Be truthful and feel all you need to feel.

Know that Isis is compassionate and powerful. Imagine her wrapping her wings around you, giving you love and energy. Say:

I am not afraid. You are with me, Goddess.

Stay in her loving embrace as long as you need to. Take your time.
When you are ready, or when Isis unfolds her wings, give her thanks. Know that she is watching over you and will respond.
Repeat this invocation when you need to.”

~ By Stacey Demarco

Sometimes the world feels like a scary place. So much is going on, so much is beyond our control. We try to live our lives the best we can amongst the chaos. We send prayers, we send love. We try to be of service. We open our hearts and we put ourselves out there, and yet it can feel sometimes that we are so very vulnerable. That we are unprotected. That there is just so much to fear.

When we feel like this we sometimes just need an extra layer of protection. We need to know that we are safe, no matter what happens. In what can feel like perilous times, we want a powerful warrior on our side. Goddess Isis can help us with this, (as can Archangel Michael of course).

See the Goddess as she appears in the image above; totally fearless, always ready and willing to take on anything; particularly what scares you right now. Consider carrying or placing an Ankh beside your bed or under your pillow; one that you have drawn yourself is fine. You can also get an Ankh to wear as a symbol of protection and life.

Know that you are protected and that it is safe to get back out there and do what you have to do, the Goddess by your side. Know that you also have a spark of her divine warrior energy and that you can always summon this powerful energy to get you through challenging or difficult times.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Hearth

Published October 9, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Hearth: “Happiness in our hearts and homes.”

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

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

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

~ By Stacey Demarco

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

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

So what can we do about all this?

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

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

What are you grateful for today?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Halloween Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco

Hidden Talents

Published September 20, 2017 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

 

* The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

 

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