There’s a time and place for everything: staying tight lipped and speaking your thoughts and ideas. Guess it’s time for the latter. Sometimes you need the help of others to bring your ideas to fruition, so maybe it’s time to reach out.

Share Your Thoughts

You have hopes, dreams, goals, and ideas. Do not guard your ideas jealously nor keep them locked up for fear that another may steal them or offer ridicule instead of support. It is time to share your vision. Tell Great Spirit and Gaia of your dreams and hopes so they may send you what you need. Speak of your dreams to others. Connect with those who share your goals and hopes for they may be able to help you realize your dreams sooner.

The Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

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Today is Valentine’s Day, and many folks will be focusing on their romantic relationships. Let us not forget that our relationship with ourself – as well as with the environment in which we live – is just as important.

Blessings and love to all today!

Walking in Beauty

Meaning: Radiant beauty surrounds you. You’re beautiful, inside and out. No matter what your age, your grace is growing. Being in balance. As you walk in beauty and feel gratitude for it, your life will be filled with immense splendor. Whenever you can, spend time in natural, wild spaces. As you see and hear and feel beauty around you, your own beauty will grow.

Native Spirit Wisdom: In Native American traditions, there’s the concept of walking in beauty. It’s called “hozho naasha” in the Navajo/Dineh tradition, and it means being in balance with a natural way of life. When we are in the right relationship with the natural world around us, we are walking in beauty. The more you sense and see beauty around you – in your environment, yourself, and your body – the more it will fill your life in all forms. Never say anything about yourself or your body that’s negative. Don’t put down yourself or others. Instead, affirm beauty, and take time to adorn your body and personal space. Walk in nature and inhale the beauty of every part of our wonderful planet. Cherish yourself and the luminescence within you, and you will glow.

The Journey: Create outer harmony in your home environment, even in small ways – such as a vase of flowers, a scented candle or clean windows – and your inner grace and radiance will begin to shine even more brightly. Where you go, look for beauty in your surroundings, and as a result, the world will become more beautiful.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn artist Charles McStravick

OK everyone, two cards were strong today, so I’m posting both for you to consider. Do note that one is a strong feminine presence and one a strong male presence, so perhaps they are meant to indicate a need for balance. What do you think?

Blessings!

THE GREEN WOMAN

READING POINTS: Appearing at a time of rich nurturing and protection, of learning and initiation, when loving and fertile relationships, both human and universal, abound, the Green Woman mediates the sacred sovereignty of the Earth’s soul and can show the path to understanding and communion with nature. But with this blessing comes responsibility. Remember that this glorious, magnanimous and generous spirit can live through you, radiated by the sacred breath of life and given to others who need guidance and healing. Learn from the abundant and joyous spirit of the Earth and be at one with the world and your true self.

MEANING: The Green Woman encompasses the female archetype of wildness and green energy. Her presence balances that of the wild man and represents the earthly manifestation of female solar energy and the rich bounty of the Great Mother. She also represents the goddess of the land, sometimes expressed as Sovereignty, who challenges all comers to braver her tests and to offer to those who succeed the gifts of inner kingship and love and a deepening bond to the riches of the Earth. From her pours the glorious light of the midsummer sun, blessing everything it touches with life and boundless energy.

This figure is complex and subtle but highly dynamic in her interaction with anyone who seeks to understand the nature of the Wildwood mythos. She mediates the sacred blessing of earthly fertility, and the beasts that inhabit it, and forms a deep bond with the seeker who wishes to attune to the rhythm of the Wheel of the Year.

In the Arthurian tradition, she validates the kingship of Arthur by bringing him the sacred sword and establishes him as a guardian of the Hallows of Britain, sometimes appearing as the Lady of the Lake, who fosters both Arthur himself as well as the young hero Lancelot. In other stories she manifests as the Flower Bride, sought after by more than one of Arthur’s great knights and offering the deep bonds of matrimony and joy to those with whom she shares her bounty. At its heart, her sacred role is the initiator of the human individual into the realm of the Wildwood.

DESCRIPTION: The Green Woman, disgorger of nature, crowned with ferns and wild roses, breaths the divine word of life. Her calm, serene expression is steady and full of graceful sovereignty. Around her neck is the golden Celtic gorget representing the sun throughout the year. The golden amber cup before her has within it the milk of love and nurturing and the sheela-na-gig on its side represents the life force of all women. The Green Woman symbolizes the forest at midsummer. Here, amide the luxuriant foliage, small animals and birds of the Wildwood live and build their homes, creating a whole ecosystem within the branches and a safe haven for the innocent and vulnerable beneath its roots.

 

KING OF STONES – WOLF

MEANING: Reread as a ruthless tracker and hunter, the Wolf has had a special symbolism for thousands of years and was the subject of ancient Pictish stone carvings. Comfortable in the dark and cold of winter, it was seen as a guardian of the dead on their journey through the night to the Otherworld.

READING POINTS: Love of the land and of the natural world guides much of what you do. You look often to the wisdom of others and to traditional values to color your life choices. Security brings pleasure; loyalty crowns every endeavor.

TRACKS & PATHWAYS: Trading, speculation, mathematical ability, loyalty and conservatism, steadfastness, robust health, determination.

The Wildwood Tarot by authors Mark Ryan and John Matthews and artist Will Worthington

Think big, people. Do what makes you shine in this world. 🙂

Blessings!

SKULL OF STARS – Infinite possibilities

Why think so small
when galaxy spin with in?
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 and seemingly self-absorbed. We can, at times, feel lost and unclear about our direction and lose sight of our place in the cosmos. The school 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 you 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 incongruent to you. You need to endeavor, with all your heart and soul, to live the life you want and honor your own wishes and truth.

The Halloween Oracle by author Stacey Demarco and artist Jimmy Manton

Today is the birthday of one of my greatest friends, Dryad from Dryad Incense, so I’m pulling today’s card from one of her favorite decks. 🙂

Today we have yet another amazing spread. Check it out out:

The card of the day tells us to act as the divine beings we actually are. Be strong, be kind, be true. Blessings!

Elhaz – Divine Might Fortold

You know what is correct. You understand that any gain which comes from denying your values and compromising yourself creates a loss of soul. There are times when it may see as though people who act without integrity are obtaining benefit without negative repercussions. Life can seem unfair if you limit yourself to a strictly human perspective. Yet nothing escapes the attention of the spiritual worlds. Restorative action and balancing fairness is always at a higher level, according to divine timing and wisdom. Stay true to your integrity, put your faith in divine justice, and you will win in a way that brings benefit to many.

Meaning: Don’t let yourself down with behavior or attitudes that are unworthy of you. You have divinity within you and a right to be in the world with dignity, grace, and integrity. Whether in a small matter of apparent insignificance to anyone other than ourself, or in big matters where you feel your soul, and perhaps the souls of others, are on the line, integrity will be your saving grace. You can be kind of heart, but also firm as you refuse to allow anyone or anything to convince you that lowering your standards of acceptable behavior is warranted. Be in right relationship with yourself and the Divine. Justice will always be done, whether you see it happening or not. Put your faith in the good and true, and you will successfully continue on your path. Others are relying on you to be true to yourself more than you may realize. You are strong enough to live with honor.

Earth Warriors Oracle by Alana Fairchild, art by Isabel Brynna

Hoping you all are having a fun or restful Sunday (whichever you need). Today’s spread was so unified that I felt I should post the whole thing though it was the healing Snake Spirit that took the lead. These three – Elephant (Learn from the past), Snake (Time to heal), and Dove (Be peace) – even seem to be in a logical order for healing and peace.

Wishing you all many blessings as we start this week.

Snake Spirit – Time to Heal

Message: All of us need healing at times, and when Snake Spirit appears, it is time to repair, renew, and replenish yourself and your vulnerable heart. Self-care and maintenance work are needed so that your vitality can arise. Give yourself the space to nourish your own well-being.

Vulnerability is necessary for friendships and partnerships to work, which means all of us will have tender emotions at times. Be gentle with yourself and others now. Shed the past and step into a new way of being, for vitality is rising in you.

This might be a good time to honor the work you have done to heal, grow, and repair any damage within you, within those you care about, and within your community. Celebrate together how far all of you have come in your healing journey, and all that you have created! Unburden yourself of anything that no longer supports wellness, prosperity, positive relationships, and well-being, and open the door for healing to occur.

Protection Message: No matter how much you may have lost, or how you have been disappointed, you are called by Snake Spirit to shed the past and practice radical self-acceptance now. Only by forgiving yourself can you move on, regardless of whether anyone else is ready for healing. When your tender new skin first becomes exposed, you may feel uncomfortable ; love yourself and remain vulnerable anyway. You have been weak, but now you are becoming strong and developing wisdom, and you will do better in the future.

Snake reminds you that hearts can be is easily wounded. Self-forgiveness for your role in what happened can help you heal. Remember, it is the one who has been wounded who often has the greatest power to help others heal.

Spirit Animals Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jenna DelaGrottaglia

Have you been tackling a problem or a goal in the same way without success? Maybe today is the day to evaluate your methods. Happy Friday, everyone!

Five of Spears – Pursuit of Igraine

Meaning: Strong competition makes for a lengthy struggle. A breakdown of command under stress. Engaging a challenge offered by staunch opposition. Disorganized effort. Mass confusion. Unfulfilled desires fuel upheaval and conflict. Dedication to a cause. Learning from past mistakes. Reassessing methods and planning a new approach. A need to calmly focus and redirect scattered energies toward one goal.

This card could also indicate being taken in by the trickery of an imposter. Arriving at a dead end. Being misinformed and led astray. Allowing one’s self to be deterred by failure of a first attempt.

The Story: Driven by his desire for Igraine, the Duchess of Cornwall, Uther Pendragon led his army against the duke. The duke, in his wisdom, placed Igraine in the Castle of Tinagel, while he and his men awaited Uther in a nearby encampment.

Though they were greatly outnumbered, the duke’s men put up a valiant fight, but they were not the only obstacle to face the High King. The greater challenge came from Tintagel itself.

Situated on the rugged coast of Cornwall, Tintagel is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Only a narrow ridge connects its island to the mainland. An added deterrent are its formidable cliffs, which drop up to a hundred meters to the sea. With such defenses the castle only need be guarded by a small garrison of men. (Excavations of the site have reveled that it was inhabited in the fifth and sixth centuries, but the ruins seen today are of the twelfth century.)

A frustrated Uther was advised that it would not matter if the entire kingdom stood behind him, he still would not be able to take Tintagel. Uther realized that if he were to succeed he must abandon his old tactics and take a different approach. For this, the implacable Uther turned to Merlin (see the Magician card).

Legend: The Arthurian Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson

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