Archive for August, 2019

I’ve been to a lot of drum circles, and I can tell you that the best drumming happens when everyone forgets their insecurity and loses themselves in the rhythm. Now is the time to stand up and feel that power and authority in yourself. 😉

Have a great weekend, everyone!

THUNDER DRUM

MEANING: Stand up and be counted. Be assertive. Don’t be shy about sharing your gifts and letting the world know about your value. Declare with authority. “This is who I am, and this is what I stand for.” Make a stand for others less fortunate. Take risks. Walk in rhythm to the beat of your own drum. This is not the time to step back or step aside.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: Throughout the world, indigenous people have called Spirit through drumming. Drumming was used to activate one’s fighting spirit before battle, as well as for joyous celebrations and sacred ceremonies. It was also used for healing rituals. In every case, the drumbeat was used to open spiritual realms. A thunder drum calls the Thunder Beings from the sky, and they arrive with passion and incredible vitality. Drawing this card means that it is time to step into your passion. Make a stand in life for what truly matters to you.

THE JOURNEY: A powerful way to activate your life force is to drum on your chest lightly with a closed fist. It’s especially powerful if you do a two-beat – similar to the sound of a beating heart – which is the most primordial sound for humans. This rhythm is grounding and activates your strength.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, art by Charles McStravick

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This was an interesting card, especially considering it was flanked by cards representing Struggle and Abundance. This card suggests it’s time to get started on something new, but the other cards suggest it may cause some struggle (or perhaps starting something new IS the struggle for some), while the other card hints at the fruitfulness of the endeavor.

Whatever the outcome for you, I hope you have a blessed day!

THE GREEN MAN

READING POINTS: The Green Man is generous in his bestowal of creative, fertile energy and he will move you to a new level of confident and assertive dynamism. This is a time for both giving and receiving the natural flow of life both inwardly and outwardly. Be prepared to find a new and thriving drive to begin projects, relationships, and even new ways of living your life and fulfilling your world. Now is the time to experience being at the apex of the cycle of life. Enjoy it!

DESCRIPTION: The face of the Green Man gazes from this card with a challenging and blazing stare. Golden summer sunlight radiates from the leaves that burst abundantly across his glowing face and reach across the heart of the sacred land. In front of him is the cauldron of thriving and regenerating nature, which is both a preserved and storehouse of the vital energy of creation and stability. It represents the throne of kingship, currently empty, and the Green Man guards it with the spear of power and the horn of plenty, ready for the king who will take his place and stand as defender of the land.

MEANING: The Green Man is a symbol of the flourishing heart of the male aspect of nature. One of the most ancient images of the connection between mankind and nature, his face has looked out from the stones of temples and churches for centuries. Even in the dim and chilly heights of Christian cathedrals, he looks down, often sardonically, on the people far below. Constantly returning in thinly disguised ciphers such as the Green Knight, Jack in the Green, and Robin Hood, his face, disgorging leaves, peers out from the rich, dark, fertile heart of the forest and challenges you to respect and revel in the joys of the natural world. His aspect can be fearsome and frightening as he protects the wild beasts of the forest. They know his voice and his presence well, for he is a much one of them as he is the conscious spirit of the land, and the interaction between nature and beast is constant and intertwined.

The fecund cauldron is under his ever-watchful eye and the joyful exultation of creation and fertility are seen the Cerne Abbas giant, proud both in his manhood and his protective power. He is a giant figure indeed, mature in his power and patient in his resolution.

The Green Man is every vigilant and unerringly stoical in his guardianship of the sacred land. His warning to respect the laws of nature and the beast of the forest area best heeded, as his challenge to those who abuse his generosity can be fierce and severe indeed. Yet his heart is great and his spirit is warm and full of primal joy. His face is not hidden from those who can see through the thickly tangled fronds that encompass and enfold the Earth. His bounty is rich and nutritious and soaked in the golden rays of a fertile summer sun.

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

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Ant is here to say “work together!” Now may be the time to consider teaming with someone (or several someones) to accomplish a goal or dream. Also, if you avoid collaborative efforts even when they are the logical choice, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why you’ve avoided working with others.

Blessings!

Ant Spirit – Time to Collaborate

Message: When Ant Spirit comes to visit, it’s to celebrate the benefits of working in a partnership with others as part of a community or tribe. Spirit reminds you that to build your dream, you need to work with others, accept help, and trust in your most important partnership – the one you have with Spirit. Your intentions will come to fruition if you remain awake and focused on co-creating your reality with others and with Spirit. Remember that the world around you can easily seduce you if you don’t have some sort of practice or discipline like meditation to keep you on track as you build the life you desire. Connecting with others and having accountability partners can be very helpful, as it’s unlikely that everyone will fall asleep at the same time.

The other message Ant holds is that you are now at an auspicious time to ask for help and receive it, whether you need help assembling a team, finding a new tribe, or requesting assistance from others who are there for you. Everything is working to support you right now!

Protection Message: Do you really believe that you have to do everything yourself? Do you believe that, somehow, any help you get will be disappointing or not good enough? Perhaps it is time to address your issues of control and bias toward the negative. It doesn’t matter where or why you came to be pessimistic or mistrustful. The fact that Ant Spirit is showing up not is a sign that you have an opportunity to heal and to relearn to trust that others will show up for you in a genuine way. Ant Spirit wants you to remember that your expectations and limiting beliefs area a vibrational offering that draws in the opposite of what you desire. Spirit want to help you and will send collaborative partners your way. It’s. time to see the universe as conscious and connected, loving and helpful, but you must participate in this activity of co-creation. Creating reality is not just about dreaming!

If you are feeling orphaned from community, reach out and communicate. If you feel vulnerable, know that being present in your vulnerability can help you draw in someone who wants to assist you. Trust in your partnership with Spirit, and your outer conditions will start to reflect that. Then you will. see the miracles waiting for you, including partners who appear, ready to lend a hand!

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrotaglia

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While the main message is great, don’t forget the protection message. Many of us need that reminder.

Have a great Monday!

Cow Spirit

Message: You are at a beautiful point in your life today, for your needs are being met effortlessly and in so many ways. Fully embrace this truth by focusing on all you have right now, including the positive relationships that sustain you, the work you are proud to do to contribute to the world, and the activities that inspire you and nourish your soul.

Cow Spirit nudges you to pay attention because this is the perfect time to focus on the choices, actions, and behaviors that you know feed your soul and bring your heart contentment. Now is also the time when you will see many of your projects and commitments that were set in motion in the past begin to yield valuable gifts that will bring you joy and love and sustain you for a long time to come. Stay positive and share your well-being with others. The more you share, the more you will manifest, so be generous. Cow Spirit promises you will never run out of miracles.

Protection Message: Cow Spirit asks you to pay attention to how you nourish your mind, body, and spirit because right now, you are wobbling around like a newborn calf on its unsteady legs. Perhaps you’ve been spending too much time distracting yourself on the Internet, or obsessing over a relationship, or choosing to eat food that isn’t healthy. Whatever it is, you’re being nudged to assess how you are looking after your needs.

Remember, the Universe has a way of reflecting back to you events and conditions that match how you treat yourself. Cow remind you that the universe want to give you the very best but needs you do to your part to participate and nourish your well-being. Heed her message, and everything will shift in your favor!

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jenna DellaGrotaglia

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Get ready to think big with today’s card. So pull your head out of your phone (if that’s where it is) and take some time to view the bigger picture and visualize your goals.

Blessings!

SKULL OF STARS – Infinite possibilities

Why think so small
when galaxies 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

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Here we go – time to think carefully about what you are doing.

Page of Stones – Lynx

Meaning: Still found in mountain woodlands in parts of Europe, the lynx is one of the creatures at the top of the food chain. With its speed and cunning, combined with its ability to climb trees, it is a formidable Hunter as well as a fierce protector of it young.

Reading points: Pay attention to the physical realm, and be aware of the effects generated by everything you do. A strain of wildness and lack of forethought can sometimes hamper your forward passage, but careful consideration redresses the balance.

Tracks and pathways: Studying scholarship, school, apprenticeship, starting out, carefulness, reflection, meditation, and serving others

The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art by will Worthington

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Unfinished business? Is it time for soul mates or a band of soul friends to meet up and renew bonds? A lot to think about with this card.

Bendithion Affalon!

Six of Vessels – Reunion

MEANING: There may be affection and love in a situation that could take time to resolve. Recognition of ancestral and reincarnation memory. Polaric love between soulmates.

It can also refer to the coming together of a band of comrades, tribal or clan members, or a brotherhood of old friends gathering for the acknowledgment of their shared bond.

DESCRIPTION: A green mound is crowned by a grove of trees. In the face of the mound is an entrance framed with a bright slabs of stone. Water gushes from the mouth of the mound and spreads out to form a pool of still water. On the water float six small vessels, each one filled with light. Two otters regard the scene.

READING POINTS: An emotional reunion can sometimes referred to the mystical karmic cycles that bring lovers back through time, space, and lifetimes. The purpose of this sober union may be manifold but it can be to complete unfinished business or to teach me lessons from old actions or wrong choices. It can also refer to the coming together of a band of comrades, tribal or clan members, or a brotherhood of oil friends, gathering for the acknowledgment of their shared bond. It may also referred to the reunion of the individual with their own true nature, in terms of a forgotten or rejected history or experience.

By meditating on a past issue with new wisdom and insight and an acceptance of personal responsibility and forgiveness, reclamation may take place. A spiritual re-amalgamation of a facet of the individual’s personality, for the purposes of clearing and self empowerment, maybe possible and a healthy union in the soul the result. reassurance is gained from a reunion of this nature, revealing with the correct path was taken and your decisions were based on valid and honest instincts and motivations.

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

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