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The Standing Stone

Published October 20, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Standing Stone, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Standing Stone, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The Standing Stone: “Standing stones are symbols of authority, boundary markers, and monuments. As objects of power and balance, unyielding and strong, blending earth and spirit energies, they once formed a meeting place where people in a community could decide issues and settle individual disputes before the gods. In this circle of smaller stones, smaller stones, a community council could sit in arbitration or discern justice, hearing evidence and rendering a decision. The tradition of engraving stone obelisks and tablets with the laws of a society relates to the power of the megalith and here symbolizes concepts of Craft practices. The stone has been carved with the triquetra symbol of the Triple Goddess, the scales upon which the facts of a matter can be weighed for a balanced and impartial decision, the Craft ethic of ‘harm none’ for fairness and compassion, and the labyrinth signifying the path one must follow to reach the heart of the matter and find the truth. The path leading to this circle of stones passes through the dark forest, and yet the light of truth shines through the trees to illuminate the stone and ensure that the truth shines through the trees to illuminate the stone and ensure that the truth of the matter will be revealed.

Objectivity is emphasized when this card appears in a reading. The Standing Stone shows that one has gathered information and fairly evaluated a matter, and may therefore trust the decision reached. When paired with the King of Swords, this card indicates a legal matter or court decision. The level of success in this issue may be revealed by the surrounding cards.

The shadowy forest shows that nature also has a hand in justice, for while there is law, there is also the law of returns, karma, and retribution achieved by the actions of others who carry out the decision and return the scales to balance. The small grassy clearing is sprinkled with daisies, for truth, authority, harmony, and communication. While a spider, a symbol of power, wisdom, and balance, weaves a web between two of the stone circle stones.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Objectivity, Impartiality, Trust Your Own Decision, Fairness, Balance, Truth, Virtue, Honor, Law, Prevail In A Legal Matter, Equilibrium, An Agent Working On Your Behalf, Advice, Consideration, Conscience, Impartiality, Equity, Reward, Verdict, Retribution For The Aggrieved, Harmony, Natural Law.”

As Challenger: “Misrepresentation, Bias, Intolerance, Legal Action Delayed, Complications, Gossip, False Accusation, Tedious Bureaucracy, Cloudy Perception.”

Prompt Words: “Objectivity, Fairness, Trust Your Own Decisions.”*

~ By Ann Moura

This is a message of facts and of the laws of Nature. There is no getting caught up in emotion here, of succumbing to the victim mentality or of drowning in our sorrows. There is also no room for falsity, bravado or deception. This is a message of truth.

Justice will be served. The equation is karmic, mathematical. The jury cannot be swayed with tears or false promises.

Boundaries are in place. Intimidation is not possible. Truth is critical, vital.

Make your decisions based on the Highest Good and they simply cannot go wrong. Create from a heart centered place, but not emotional. There is no need for retribution, only for fairness and equality here.

The only way out of a current dilemma is through the truth. The mind plays tricks but the heart will lead you with honour.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, Artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The World Tree

Published April 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The World Tree, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The World Tree, from the Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

The World Tree: “In this card, the elementals, in their relation to the changing of the seasons, are reflected though the branches of the World Tree. The snake of wisdom, sometimes considered to be a beautiful serpent or a dragon, lies at the roots of the tree, for wisdom is the foundation of growth. The branches of this tree reside in the midst of the universe, equally balanced by the Sun and the Moon, God and Goddess, with its roots transiting the shadowy realms below, ruled by the Divine in their aspects of Hunter and Crone, lord of Shadows and Lady of Wisdom. The image reflects the formula of ‘as above, so below,’ with the image of the tree distilling the cosmic cycles with those of the earth and the individual. This card reflects the celebration and joy of achievement and of a successfully conducted effort, yet the card acknowledges that this ending is actually teh prelude to a fresh start. The World Tree of good conclusions and joyful new beginnings leads to the Greenman as the cycle is resumed.

There may be the attainment of objectives, or honours and material gains that lead to greater responsibilities, but with this comes a quickening that hints at more lying just beneath the surface. The motion of the cosmos is evident, and the cycles of life and the substrata of the moments of life are recognized as merely markers on the soul’s journey in the physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional planes. It is the end of one era and the beginning of another, good conclusions and joyful new beginnings. This card is one of hope and optimism in the face of inevitable change, for change is part of life.

A large ash tree, representing stability, connections, astral realms, spirits, and magical strength, is traditionally seen as the World Tree. The graceful serpent, a symbol of wisdom, cycles, and regeneration, weaves its way through the roots of the tree. A white crane flies by the tree and represents cycles, transformation, and the union of the otherworld, middleworld, and underworld.”

Meaning Of The World Tree Card: “Wholeness, Objectives Attained, Good Conclusions, End of a Matter, Time for Something New, Completion, Success, Joy, Advancement, Achievement, Fulfillment, Recognition, All is in Balance, Transition, Honours, Perfection, Reassurance.”

The World Tree Card As Challenger: “Unfinished Work or Project, Unresolved Situation, Success Brings New Burdens, Seeking Attainment, Payback, Stagnation of Efforts, More Work Needed.”

Prompt Words: “Completion, Wholeness”

~ By Ann Moura

Hmmmm again we have the white crane flying by… the World Tree. Did you take a moment to gaze into the image? There is so much symbolism in this card. It’s captivating. Profound. The seasons are here, the sacred cycles of the Great Mother. As above so below. The World Tree stretches from the center of the Earth to the Cosmos; feet planted firmly, arms outstretched to the heavens. Deep connection resides here, the green of the Heart center. There is so much healing here, wisdom and healing of the serpent; the kundalini energy rising from the bottom of the trunk. The Great Sun. The Mystical Moon. Spring and Summer and Fall and Winter are brought together for a moment in time. There is the hint of the elementals peering through the realms, bright eyes flickering, taking it all in.

And here you are that very white crane. That is you. Flying high, eyes still on the starry sky. Now you have the wisdom and the freedom to use it. Your heart is open to receiving. Anything is possible now. Keep going. You are on the right trajectory.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Green Witch Tarot Card deck, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Two of Pentacles

Published March 15, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Two of Pentacles: “This card shows a farmer balancing two pentacles, indicating his ability to balance finances as well as learn new skills, as progress in his area of expertise creates changes in methods. As a card of practicing dexterity, this card indicates energy being directed with determination to accomplish something for job, financial, or personal security. New approaches at work or a promotion could require specialized training, but the person has the ability to pick up these new skills with ease. While others may struggle or resist change, this person moves with confidence, adapting easily to new situations and requirements. The farmer depicted is unconcerned about the coming storm, for he knows his job and has secured his barn, so he is prepared for anything.

In some cases this card indicates balancing two jobs for financial security, but with the resolve necessary to carry on until finances improve. It could also be a card of apprenticeship, learning from a master or other professional, or it could simply show the need to live within a budget, depending on surrounding cards.

Patchouli, an herb of growth, knowledge and balancing finances, grows by the barn. A fox, for adaptability, cleverness, determination and agility, walks nearby.”

Two of Pentacles Card Meaning: “Balancing finances, learning new skills, agile with finances, energy for attaining goals, next phase in work begins, employment opportunity, a learning stage passes quickly, weighing work choices or options for a business decision.”

Two of Pentacles As Challenger: “Difficult situation requires a careful balance, a need to live within means, lack of enthusiasm for changes needed for success, stress.”

Prompt Words: “Balancing finances, learning new skills”

~ By Ann Moura

There is a message of balance here, and also a message of choice; of weighing one’s options. There may be a polarity here – a big decision to make between two very different outcomes. The way that he is holding the pentacles indicates that really, the decision has already been made; within your heart of hearts, you know exactly which choice must be made… it is the choice that uplifts your spirits, even if it seems daunting or scary at first, you simply know this is the right choice for you. Notice that the man has a hint of a smile on his face as he gazes up at the pentacle on his right, his foot raised as if he is about to dance. He, the fox and the rooster on the rooftop all point in the same direction; this is also confirmation. There is more light in the sky on his right side, letting you know that your decision will be supported by the Universe, and that the future is bright. The impending storm in the background indicates that there is some urgency here; this is a decision that must be made soon, you simply cannot sit on the fence forever.  Fox is quick witted and agile; able to assess a situation and pounce without holding back and losing his chance. He is asking that you do the same; trust in your instincts and intuition and take the reins when the window of opportunity opens to you. The doors of the barn are closed, indicating that one chapter is ended and a brand new beginning is on offer to you now.

You know what you need to do in order to move forward.

Do it now

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

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