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Sol

Published July 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Sol, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Sol: “Your sense of personal power will increase. Be confident – your situation will improve quickly. Do not procrastinate. Choose love over hate. Do not be distracted by gossip or mockery – these are lower forms of communication. Surround yourself with positive people.”

“Every cell of my being
Reaches up
Like the face of a flower
Turning towards your greatness.
You are the source of all warmth,
The catalyst to my change,
The flow of love to all things,
Golden and beautiful.
I feel filled with now.
I am Sol.”

“Sol is both a goddess and the sun itself. Sol and her brother Mani were born of time (Mundilferi) when the universe was being created. Sol was as golden and beautiful as her brother was silvery and light. At first, Sol was not sure of her role within the new world. But then the gods created times of darkness and times of light, assigning Sol the day and Mani night.

Sol and Mani ride across the sky in horse drawn chariots. Their steeds are named Arvakr (Early Riser) and Alsvior (Swift). Other cultures have imagined the sun as a deity riding across the sky on a chariot, too. For instance, the ancient Greeks saw the sun as Helios and his horses. However, most sun deities are seen as male, which makes the female Sol unusual. Perhaps the Norse peoples saw the sun as particularly rare and beautiful, since their lands were dominated by cold, dark and ice. Also, the sun was life giving, as women were givers of life, so they associated the sun with the feminine.

In some poems, Sol is said to be chased every day by two ravenous wolves, Skoll (Mockery) and Hati (Hate). She manages to outrun them until Ragnarok, when they finally catch up to her and destroy her. This provides and alternative to the mythos of Sol being consumed by the great wolf Fenrir.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Again we have the most powerful creation energies, the Sun. And for a change, the Sun as Divine Feminine, which is different energy all together than what we are used to. What significance does this have? Warmth, thoughtful creation and mindful manifestation. Receptivity and fertility. Mindful, thorough and expansive creation through slow and steady action; with an aspect of the things we need coming to us and through us. Healing energy. Nurturing energy.

We can embody these energies and use them to create in our own lives. Knowing that our own Sun energy resides in our Solar Plexus chakra in our navel. When this chakra is energized we experience increased confidence, abundance, and empowerment. We can, quite literally have the ‘Midas Touch’ and accelerated powers of manifestation. Creative expression comes naturally and we are able to really be who we are without compromise.

Stand outside and tilt your face up to the Sun, palms outstretched. Feel it energize you; feel it’s life force. Use this energy to revitalize you and harness it to fuel your passions; allowing your creative juices to flow.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Thurisaz

Published July 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Thurisaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Thurisaz: “Do not get drawn into unnecessary drama. There are many sides to every story, so make sure you research a situation thoroughly before making a decision. Ignorance is no excuse. Choose wisdom and remove the old thorn in your side. Choose the positive flow of enthusiasm, fecundity and passion, rather than aggression, small mindedness and force.”

“I am the hammer of wisdom:
I smash ignorance,
Exploding smallness,
Expanding outwards,
The thorn no longer in my side.
I am Thurisaz”

Thurisaz (pronounced, “thoor-ee-saws” is part of the Elder Futark. Although often referred to as a “thorn,” this rune more accurately represents Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, and the god himself. Thor, a protective figure, who defended Asgard from the giants, is the hero one calls upon to fight for freedoms and balanced expansion.

The hammer can easily be misconstrued as a dull brute of a weapon, but in this case the hammer is used to smash ignorance and small mindedness, as well as clear away untruth. There is a solidity that Thurisaz requires, an acknowledgment that we have the wisdom and tools we need within us – that we do not always have to look outward for validity.

Thurisaz suggests that courage may be needed to overcome our hesitancy to strive for greater creativity or prosperity. Both self-sabotage and chronic procrastination are challenges for many. Thurisaz gives us the confidence to break through these forms of fear with passion and gladness.”

Thurisaz as Challenger: “Beware of those who hold a smaller vision of life than you do – and of those who may envy your dreams or vision. You may need to undertake more research before you make a key decision, otherwise the result may be quite detrimental to you or your business. Ignorance is no excuse. Do your due diligence. Be aware of being heavy handed or pushing people too hard, as this will only backfire.”

Element: “Earth, Fire”*

~ by Stacey Demarco

Yesterday’s message was a message of truth. Absolute, uncompromising truth. Today’s message is a message about clearing away all obstacles which prevent this pure truth from prevailing in your reality right now.

What needs to be smashed? A limiting belief system perhaps? An old way of being in the world? A victim or lack mentality? Regret, guilt, shame or resentment that is holding you back? Smash all that, Thor is generously offering us Mjollnir to do so… can you visualize it? This is a call to be done with what no longer serves you.

This messages also has an underlying tone of the energy of Kali, the goddess who destroys evil beings and also our fears; ultimately creating the chaos necessary to free us from the ties that bind us or hold us down. When Kali comes you know that the Universe has tried coaxing, nudging and drawing you to where you need to be. But you haven’t been listening. Enter Kali. Things are about to be stirred up. The truth must come out now. Go willingly or weather the storm.

It’s always up to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

Raidho

Published July 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Raidho, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Raidho: “Your joys are signposts to your purpose and destiny. The journey is as important as the destination. Focus on the now, rather than the burdens of the past or the unrealized future. Stretch. Aim for new horizons. Work with the rhythms of life, not against them.”

“As the wheel turns,
I am at the center, seeing all things
As they are, right now;
Being within each step,
Free to choose,
Blue sky, green fields
I am Raidho”

“With lives deeply connected to the seasons, the Norse were more mindful of the ‘now’ of life as it rhythmically unfolded than are we. They ate, lived, traveled and even raided according to the seasons. Raidho (pronounced “ride-ho), a rune that is part of the Elder Futark, reminds us to focus on every aspect of the now. Doing so will make each day rich and full of wisdom and awareness.

The Vikings were adventurers and pioneers. They traveled great distances, and understood that their journeys were to be treasured as their destinations. In keeping with this concept, Raidho asks us to focus on every precious step of our own personal journeys and not to concern ourselves too much with what might happen in the future or what has happened in the past. In fact, Raidho suggests we unburden ourselves of the weight of the past entirely and step into the new unencumbered, so as to make the journey both easier and more joyful.

By asking us to ride the natural flow, Raidho offers an energy of personal freedom. If we reject others’ time frames for us, their unreasonable expectations and their opinions and, instead, look to our own sense of timing and our own feeling of the rightness of that to which we are drawn, we will experience the space and freedom to choose wisely and without excessive anxiety.”

Raidho as Challenger: “Be mindful: You are living too much in the past or in the future. We must make good decisions now. We may have placed too much emphasis on our goal or destination and pushed aggressively to get there at any cost. What happens if we actually don’t like where we have ended up? What if the price of the goal was too high to enjoy the results? Eat and act according to the rhythm of the seasons. Be a part of nature, not apart from nature.”

Element: Earth, Air.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

There is something so powerfully magic in observing the symbols of the Runes. They beckon to an ancient part of us, way back in the lifetimes that maybe some of us have experienced. They definitely resonate with me. I can practically feel the Runic magic jump out off the card every time I work with them. When I was about 12 or 13 I read about Runes and I decided to make a set myself. I found a fallen arbutus branch and I dried it one year to the day. My Dad cut them into rounds for me, about an inch and a half around and showed me how to burn the symbols into them. After many years I still have them and I cherish them as one of my most sacred oracles.

Raidho asks for sovereignty. There is no room here for bending over backwards to please others. This is about standing your ground and following your heart. This is about finding your Soul path and walking it with your head held high. It is about your rhythms and cycles being interwoven with those of the Great Mother. It is about honouring yourself by honouring the natural world. Finding our balance, our inner peace. Blending it with inspiration to create passion and ultimately joy. Living and breathing in the moment. Mindfulness, awareness, awakening.

It’s a powerful message.

Can you feel it?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Sunstone

Published June 25, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Sunstone, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Sunstone, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Sunstone: “Trust. Even if a situation seems opaque and unknowable, trust that you will find a way through. Look past the illusion – discover the facts. Seek clarity. Find a different perspective.”

“White and opaque,
Always sun and no sun.
The stars, they hide
Directionless upon the horizon.
And yet,
There is a way, another way.
By looking through crystal,
Sharply, the stone reveals
Our most desired treasure.”

“The Vikings’ extraordinary navigational skills led to remarkable raiding and trade successes. Their cultural ambition to greatly extend their territories was supported not only by the solidly built boats they constructed but by their ability to travel the seas with safety and accuracy.

The Icelandic Sagas of the 1st century AD tell of the Vikings sailing from Bergen, on the coast of Norway, to Iceland, continuing to across to Greenland, and then to a land that is almost certainly Newfoundland. Yet, the Vikings ha no compasses (as this incredible navigational fear was realized well before the magnetic compass reached Scandinavia from China), and they were, for the most part, out of sight of land, and thus had little access to navigational land points. Not only that, but the Arctic regions they traversed are notorious for bad weather, including storms and even complete white outs, which meant that neither the sun nor the stars could be relied on for guidance.

According to Viking records, the secret of this and other navigational feats was the ‘solarsteinn’ or ‘sunstone’, which was said to reveal the true position of a hidden sun, as occurred in the low contrast days of the almost twenty-four-hour summer days of the extreme north. In the Hrafns Saga it says, The weather was thick and stormy… The king looked about and saw no blue sky… then the king took the sunstone and held it up, and then he saw where (the sun) beamed from the stone.

Modern scientists believe they have solved the mystery. The common Iceland spar, a calcite, changes colour and brightness as it is rotated. Initially, scientists thought the Vikings used such crystals to observe polarization patterns and in that way pinpointed the direction of the sun. However, research finally proved that by actively depolarizing the light – at what is called the ‘isotropy point’, where the crystal eliminates all polarization of the light passing through it – it is possible to glimpse a faint, elongated yellow shape (a phenomenon known as Haldingers’s Brush). This phenomenon gives a one to five degree indication of the sun’s location – even when there is absolutely no visible sun to measure direction. Genius!

The sunstone encourages us to trust that there is indeed a way forward, even if we do not see it initially. By trying different approaches, looking at a situation from different perspectives and using our imagination, we may get where we wish to go.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Oh this card is the perfect metaphor and the perfect card to follow yesterday’s message. Out of the darkness and into the light. We are asked to shift perspective and look at what is possible here. What are we not seeing? Are we looking through the same lens we always look through, and are we getting all caught up in our old belief systems? Where is the light? How do we find it? How do we access it?

This message is about seeing things differently, switching out the lenses you use to look at problems or issues with ‘new eyes’. There is magic needed here, trust and faith and alchemy too. If you have been struggling, look closely… are you struggling over your struggling? Where is the space for things to change? Are you doing things the same way but expecting different results? Is that not the recipe for insanity?

Take a BIG, DEEP BREATH. Ok, take a few more. Center yourself. Place your feet on the Earth and ground your energies. Take a moment to look around you, really look around you. Be here, in your body, right now.

What needs to shift and change in order for you to move forward? You know exactly what it is, yes, that… what you just thought about, that big scary thing that you are trying to avoid dealing with. That. How can you shed some new light there? How can you see it through a new lens? How can you expand your thinking and beliefs around it and change everything?

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, can you see it? If not, can you feel it?

Look for the hidden sun.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Kenaz

Published June 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle card: Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Kenaz: “The way forward is illuminated. Be the change you wish to see. Do not just talk – embody your message to the world. No one can know everything, so learn from trusted others or elders. By illuminating our shadows, we understand ourselves and our behaviors more deeply. “

‘The way of the craftsman
Runs his hands over the wood and knows
What is already within it,
As the creation floats to the surface,
Lit from within…
The knowledge of both appears,
Obvious for those that would see.
I am Kenaz.’

“In the days of the Vikings, there were no formal schools, and the ability to read and write was rare. Therefore, skills were passed from one person to another by example, over an extended period of time, much life today’s trade apprenticeships. If you were a boat builder, for instance, you taught others boat building, step by step. If you were a blacksmith, those who wanted to learn from you would start by watching you, then move on to building and stoking the fire, then to finding the metal and, finally by practicing transforming the metal into things of beauty and use.

The teacher engaged not only to show the student the processes of their craft, but also to reveal the strengths and weaknesses in the student’s ‘way’, and this, it was believed, increased the student’s artistry and craft. This kind of magic – the alchemy among the teacher, the student and that which was being created – is the illumination a the heart of Kenaz.

Kenaz (pronounced, ‘Kane-awze’) is both the torch and the fire of kinship (‘ken-ship’). It is the force that shows us the right way forward for us and reveals to us the knowledge we need to be at our best. The Vikings would often turn to elders or others who had experience in a process or subject and seek their cooperation. Then those with the knowledge would share it in formal councils convened to solve whatever issue was at hand.”

Kenaz as Challenger: “Someone around you may be jealous of you, worrying that you will surpass them in some way. Remember, great teachers want their students to surpass them. Alternatively, at this time, you may be unwilling to admit to or examine your own shadows. The Vikings understood that to think we exist in perfection, that we live entirely in the light, with no darkness, is to be in the grip of delusion.”

Element: “Air, Fire”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

As you step into your power, and become comfortable sharing the gift of your true essence, you become an example and an inspiration to others to do the same. It is only by doing that you can show others that it really is not that scary to be yourself, to stand in your truth and to release judgment, fear and struggle. By taking slow and steady action towards that which you wish to create, you allow others to find their strength, courage and commitment to their own dreams.

If sharing is not coming naturally to you, ask yourself why that is. Are you fearful of the opinions or judgement of others? Or are you still holding on to an old, outmoded belief system around lack mentality, thinking that there may not be enough to go around? Are you worried that others may move forward faster than you, or that they may take opportunities that were meant for you? In reverse, maybe there is someone in your life who is feeling threatened by your new found sovereignty. This does not mean that you should shrink to fit their fears. Keep doing what you are doing with faith and trust that what is yours is coming to you, and what is theirs will come to them too.

There is always more than enough to go around. The Universe is ever abundant.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

 

*Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Muses

Published June 17, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Muses, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Muses, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Muses: “Inspiration”

“Allow yourself to be inspired. Find or be your own muse. If you are feeling uninspired, do something you do not normally do. It is time to indulge yourself in music, song, dance, and poetry.”

“The Muses were the very embodiment of an enjoyable and cultured life in ancient Greece. In a time when entertainment revolved around the spoken word through traditions of poetry and theater, the Mousa (goddesses of song) were an integral part of life.

Early descriptions of the Muses hold their number at three. They were Melete (practice) Mneme (memory), and Aoide (song). Later that number increased to three times three, nine. The nine muses included Calliope (writing poetry), Clio (writing history), and Thalia (comedy). The Muses appear in various myths, and many shrines were dedicated to them. The shrines at Delphi and Parnassas were sacred to them and the god Apollo, their patron.

Today the term muse often applies to any person, but particularly a woman, who inspires an artistic endeavor. Fashion designers often choose living muses to inspire their collections. Musicians still write songs dedicated to those who inspire them, whether it is through love or a breakup. Actors still invoke the Muses, and the ancient symbol of the actors’ masks is associated with the Muses.

Allow the Muses to sing themselves into your life and inspire you to do better. Muses are not just for creative people; they are for anyone who wishes to follow an interest or continually grow toward something worthwhile. We all receive inspiration from someone or something at times, and this enthusiastic energy is that of the Muses. If you need to inspire yourself to work on a big project, expand your horizons, or develop a new skill, the muses will be here.”

Shadow Side: “Obsession is the darker side of muse energy. History is full of descriptions of obsessive love or interest gone wrong, where the magnetism of a muse carries people away. Strong muse energy is always inspiring and provoking; you just have to ensure that it is an inspiration toward something healthy.”

Symbols: “Three women or nine women with scrolls; Musical instruments, particularly harps.”

Invocation: “When you need inspiration, you might like to invoke the Muses to help you.
You should gather three candles, each a different, colour, three flowers; three sticks of incense; a pen; and paper.
Light the candles and say:

‘Muses three,
Come and visit me.’

Light the incense:

Muses three,
Inspire and help me.

Lay the three flowers in front of the candles.

Blessed Mousa,
Open my heart to your power.

Now tell the Muses about your lack of inspiration or what you wish you could achieve. Imagine them dancing around you and offering you ideas, music, songs, and poetry.

Write down any images, feelings, or ideas that come to mind. Have fun!

Thank the Muses and leave the candles burning safely for a while before blowing them out. Play some inspiring, happy, music.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Do you need at add a little fuel to the fire? Are things feeling a bit bogged down or are you feeling stuck, like you should be making more progress than you are currently? Well, in step the Muses to bless you with some inspiration to kindle your passion and vitality. This is truly a gift.

Rather than getting caught up in all the details, let yourself get swept away in the feelings that success will bring. Take some time to visualize the end result in full detail. Know that when you get where you want to be, you will be happier and more peaceful than you have ever felt. Can you imagine that feeling?

When we are feeling stuck, it’s a good idea to stir up the energy, switch things up a bit! Do something you don’t normally do, get out of your comfort zone. Get out of the house! Meet new people! Move your body. Listen to music. Get creative! Express yourself in a brand new way; wear bright colours, change your hair, have some fun with it.

Inspiration is about to hit, allow it to move you forward into something new. This is the momentum you need right now, the timing is perfect.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

Sowulo

Published June 3, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

Sowulo: “You are on the right path. You may need to leave others behind to reach your goal. Truth is right in front of you, should you choose to see it. You may have experienced dark ties, but your future is bright.”

“I turn my face towards the sun,
And the path stretches out
in front of me.
I know
I have learnt the truth.
It is a solitary thing,
But brightly it shines.
Right action it is.
I am Sowulo.”

“Sowulo (pronounced as ‘so-iolo) is the rune of the sun, Sol. As the sun illuminates all, Sowulo concerns itself with revealing the truth; truth regarding personal purpose and intent, truth within one’s self and truth in the dissemination of information and in speech.

In the absence of written contracts, the Vikings’ word was their truth and their bond. Truth is one of the nine virtues mentioned in the Eddas, where people are warned about setting and breaking false truths. To the ancient Norse, the word had real currency and worth. Being truthful (or not) could be the difference between surviving (or not).

This rune asks us to consider whether or not we are being true to ourselves – whether or not we are following our true path. Are we living according to the standards of others, rather than our own? Does our work take full advantage of our inherent gifts? Or are we hiding our light under a basket? Have we put on a mask to hide our truest self, lest it be seen or damaged further? How closely are we living in accordance with who we are?”

Sowulo as Challenger: “You may have been given poor advice or false information. Do your due diligence. The goal you seek is not the true one for you. You may need to reassess.”

Element: “Fire”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Again we are asked to really trust ourselves and also to live our truth. We are reminded to use all of our senses in order to measure what is being told or shown to us against the truth that we know in our hearts and our gut instinct. We don’t need to take advice from others, we know everything we need to know. We just have to commit to listening with every cell of our being… to ourselves; to our own inner wisdom, our intuition.

No one can tell you what you should or should not do. No one can really step into your shoes and experience life from your unique vantage point. So, in this case, no one can make the upcoming decision for you. Only you can do it; and do it you must!

Watch carefully for red flags and heed them when you do! Watch carefully for opportunity and take it when it feels right to you. Doors are opening and you must use discretion and decide which ones are worth stepping through.

For now, you are the lone wolf. Trust in yourself and you will get to exactly where you need to be. There is some pretty awesome stuff coming your way. Use your inner guidance to find it!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

 

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