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Earlier this week, there was a lot of friction in some local groups, and I feel like I followed this card’s instructions yesterday. Perhaps another day of centering and restoring the energy is a good idea. Hopefully, this speaks to those outside my little neck of the woods.

Blessings!

Thistle

Sacred Mountain

Meaning: Be still and take time to move into the silent place within yourself. Locate your internal source of power. Meditate and wait. Do not move forward until it feels right. Surrender to stillness. Do not take action. If you observe, rather than react, you claim your power.

Native Spirit Wisdom: From the vantage point of the sacred mountain, your power grows. In the silence you find your secret witness. It is the dwelling place of your soul. In peace, seek and discover your truth. Move past the bustle and clutter of life into sweet quietude. If you are in pain, don’t lash out; go into it until you find the source of that and healed. Resist the temptation to indulge in feelings of stress, urgency, and emergency. Your power is born in silence. This peace gives birth to your serenity. Seek solitude to listen to the voice of your higher self and awaken your inner wisdom.

The Journey: Travel to the peaks of hallowed mountains, and if you can’t do this in person, travel in your meditation. Imagine yourself atop a high peak and you can see the world in all directions. Give thanks and offerings to mountains, whenever you encounter them. The spirit of the mountain will deeply appreciate your gift.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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The Earth and its abundance is immortal and everlasting – tying those traits to us. How does what we take in and give out affect the world? Do you share or do you hoard your abundance and energy? Is your approach to it balanced? I find this card gives me more questions than answers, but sometimes that’s how it rolls.

Blessings,

Thistle

Globe Amaranth – Immortality

The Earth provides and shelters. The Earth and all the Devas and Spirit Beings watch and work with you. You live in an abundant and fertile Universe.

Guidance: Abundance surrounds you – open your eyes and heart to see.

Channeled Message: I hear sounds like dry things rubbing against each other in the breeze. Orange light. Orange ball of light, burning bright. Crackling. Rustling. Polka dot field of orange, white, purple, and blue as far as I can see. I am standing in a sea of Gomphrena. They make me feel so happy! Such delight. They brush up against me as I walk through them. My hands are outstretched and I am touching them softly as I pass through them. The Sun is so warm on me. Such happiness. I am floating above the field. It stretches for miles and miles and weaves through the mountains and over hillsides. It is the energy of the Earth spreading over the face of the planet. It is the energy of the Earth spreading over the face of the planet. The energy of the Earth runs through them, through their blood and ancestry as surely as it does through me, through all flowers, all trees, the water, all the animals, insects, birds. and fish. We are all the same. We are all Earth’s children. We are family. We are relations.

Name Origins: From the Latin name for a kind of amaranth and globosa meaning round or spherical.

Traditional Meaning: Immortality or Everlasting which references the flowers which can be dried.

Alchemy Flower Oracle by Ingrid Koivukangas

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Today, we are back to this lovely new deck that is so perfect for spring and summer! Grape Hyacinth greets us with a dose of confidence to overcome fears.

Have a lovely day,

Thistle

Grape Hyacinth – Power & Confidence

Destroy the dragon that pursues you and steals your confidence. You can make it disappear with one thought of love and connection.

Meaning: Fears begin as small thoughts lurking in the garden of your mind. They move through your memories and worry at the ones that have wounded you. You are love. You only have to slay the dragon that purses trying to convince you that you are not a sacred being. Slay the dragon that is haunting you.

Channeled Message: In the garden – in a Muscari forest. I see movement. A lizard? Scales like the Muscari petals – a dragon! It’s a tiny dragon. The Deva of the Muscari has taken this form to easily move amongst the flowers, along the ground surveying each of the plants as it tends them. I sit and wait. The dragon approaches me and sits across from me. It begins to grow – it is sudden huge. It towers over me. I am starting to feel a bit frightened. Now is the time to remember my power – don’t let this dragon rule me.

Name Origins and Traditional Meanings: From the Greek word for musk, moschos, due to the fragrance of some of the species. The Grape Hyacinth is not a Hyacinth. Traditional Meaning: Power, Confidence.

Traditional Uses: For quite a long time, these flowers were in use in Italy for dyeing purposes, only falling out of favor around WWII.

Alchemy Flower Oracle by Ingrid Koivukangas

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All the art in this deck is truly beautiful and fantastic, and I reached for this deck partially because it called and partially because I saw an update from the creator, Ravine Phelan, this weekend. It’s heartbreaking that such a wonderful (and I believe self-taught) artist is struggling with Small Vessel Disease, which affects her eyes, heart, and more. If you are familiar with this Messenger Oracle or the Dreams of Gaia Oracle, you know how symbolism rich and beautiful her images are. I don’t normally do this, but if you enjoy her work, consider supporting her on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/ravynnephelan).

As for today’s card, having dreams and goals is lovely, but sometimes we need to verbalize them. Doing so does two things. By communicating your vision with others, you are required to clarify that dream/goal for yourself. Too often, we have magical thinking that if we just daydream about something enough, it will happen. Every dream and goal takes work as well as a good idea and passion. Further, communicating it might also help you connect with others who might be able to help you in some way.

Enjoy your week!

Thistle

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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To make great change, people must band together for a common goal – a single person or a handful of folks will not make it happen. Even reknowned leaders who get most of the attention of a movement have a whole team of people who support them and clear the way for their work. Do not be deceived into thinking everything you do must be done on your own.

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Thistle

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 now 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 are 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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We will probably return to the Alchemy Flower Oracle tomorrow, but today I needed the comfort of my favorite Tarot deck. We have lost my favorite kitty, Budge, so I’m hoping this card partially refers to us finding him. However, I know several folks facing a situation of reuniting with old friends, so it may connect for others as well.

Blessings on your Wednesday,

Thistle

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 referr 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 us 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 old friends, gathering for the acknowledgment of their shared bond. It may also refer 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, may be possible and a healthy union in the soul the result. Reassurance is gained from a reunion of this nature, revealing that 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 artist Will Worthington

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Good day! Running a bit behind this morning as our little black kitty, MoJo, hurt his tail and had to be dropped off at the vet. But now that we are here, this is another lovely card from the Alchemy Flower Oracle deck.

This card indicates a return to happiness – but something people need to remember is that our happiness is not a result of others but of us choosing to look at things in a brighter light. There is always good and bad going on – so look for the good (and when the bad simply must be addressed, perhaps use John Lewis’ adage: Get in Good Trouble).

Lily of the Valley – Return to Happiness

The unseen magical work of Spirit is waiting to help you.

Guidance: Plant flowers, plant love, plant ideas, and know that the unseen world of magic and spirit is waiting to aid you.

Channeled Message: Snow on the ground, melting. It’s spring time. I can see, I can hear. Wait, I hear bells, soft tinkling and giggling. There are clusters of Lily of the Valley growing in this forest. They are filled with white light energy. Each patch glows, lighting the forest floor. I hear giggling. A small fairy materializes: her wings are studded with small gems: they look like little ice chips or snowflakes. She was the Lily and somehow turned into a fairy? She smiles shyly and giggles again, “We work with you unseen as we tend our gardens. Your planting and tending gardens bring more magic into the world. We work in harmony with you and all beings. Many of you have forgotten us. We are still here, waiting to work with you to bring healing to the Earth. You have only to begin tending gardens and know that we will be with you. All of the magical world, the unseen world of spirit, is waiting to help. You only have to ask. We can heal together.

Name Origins and Traditional Meanings: From the Latin world convallis, meaning valley. The genus was formerly placed in the lily family (Liliaceae), hence the common name Lily of the Valley. Tradition meaning is a return to happiness.

Traditional Uses: the flowers of the plan are used to make perfumes. All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the small red berries.

Alchemy Flower Oracle by Ingrid Koivukangas

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Good day! Yesterday was a lovely one relaxing in the morning with my sweetheart and then indulging in a Beltaine tea part in the afternoon with the ladies in my Hearth group. It was a lovely day here, which isn’t always the case on the first of May!

A basket of tea goodies packed for the party.

Something I tucked into the basket of tea party items was a deck I was gifted by a dear friend as an early birthday gift, the gorgeous Alchemy Flower Oracle. It was the perfect addition to a Beltaine celebration, and I look forward to exploring it further. Keep an eye out for a review of the deck in a week or two.

For today, the deck us definitely in sync with how a lot of folks feel about springtime, so read on to learn more.

Daffodil – New Beginnings

It’s time to rejoice for there is a new spring waiting. A time of joy, of happiness, and new dreams blossoming.

Guidance: When you see a bunch of daffodils, remember that you are also part of Earth and Nature’s joy. You’re not separate. You are closely related. Your feelings of joy are reciprocated by the daffodils and all flowers and beings.

Channeled Message: She turns around. I thought from a distance that she was maybe a nun, but I see as she turns that she wears a daffodil as a headpiece – or is it part of her being? The daffodil is like a nun’s habit. Oh, what bountiful energy! Bright, happy springtime! Her purpose is to bring feelings of great joy and happiness to people. She is the harbinger of spring. The announced. The clarion. The Daffodil fields are talking to each other. I see them communicating – tiny sparks passing from one to the other. They are the Earth springing forth in pure joy. They are the first flowers for the bees and pollinators. I see fields and fields of daffodils stretching as far as my eye can see. I can feel the Earth vibrating, humming. It is time to awaken. It is time to celebrate that you are alive. It is time to honor your calling.

Alchemy Flower Oracle by Ingrid Koivukangas

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OK, games can be a lot of fun – but they can also be torture if people take them too seriously or if it’s mind games afoot. This weekend is Beltaine for those of us in the Northern hemisphere – a perfect time for fun and games so let’s all engage in some fun games and leave the other kind alone, shall we?

Blessings!

HONEYSUCKLE – GAMES

KEYS: Games & sports, having fun, setting small challenges for yourself, a spirit of competition, a break from work, having a laugh, playing psychological games

MEANING: Grandville’s image shows Honeysuckle in a summery dress and a flamboyant hat. She is on a staircase. Close behind her is a beautifully drawn goat who holds one of the pink tendrils in its mouth. There is no sense of despondency or menace in this card but, rather, a sense of uncomplicated fun. This card stands for all sorts of games, in both the actual and the more metaphorical senses. We probably play games with other people, not with goats, but whoever our fellow players are, it is important to remember that games are fun. Or are supposed to be. Don’t let that competitive streak make a game a thing of anxiety and one-upmanship. What is the difference between a game and a sport? Many people would say a sport demands physical prowess while a game does not. Is chess a game? For avid chess players, chess is neither a game nor a sport but a way of life. For most of us, though, games (or sports) should be a pleasant opportunity to get together with family and friends.

Now we come to difficult games: mind games. We all play them, often unconsciously. Eric Bern examines these games in fascinating detail in his book “Games People Play.” He gives the games colloquial names such as “See What You Made Me Do,” “Ain’t it Awful,” and “I’m Only Trying to Help You.” Even if you haven’t actually used these words, or heard someone else using them, chances are you have witnessed these games being played at home, at work, wherever. They are not necessarily bad, as long as you are aware of them and recognize that, ultimately, a healthy relationship can only thrive if games such as these are kept to a minimum. Why? Because they prevent good communication.

Original language of flowers meaning: Generous and devoted affection.

The Victorian Flower Oracle by author Sheila Hamilton and artists JJ Grandville (original illustrations), Karen Mahony, and Alex Ukolov

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What a bold and lovely card! So often, people only consider the blooms of a rose – their beauty, shape, color, and scent. But there is much more to a rose. Many roses produce rose hips, which are edible and nutritious. The thorns protect the plant from harm and these spiky plants create shelter for other creatures.

As such, don’t overlook the fact that we too are multidimensional. We can be sensuous and grounded, playful and serious when needed, strong and yet gentle.

The Empress – Rose

Be vulnerable, yet strong; nurture love and compassion; see beauty and abundance in every stage of life.

A honey-colored work table is veered in wild roses. Fall leaves are arrayed in a crown. The seeds of fat, juicy rose hips spill out next to pink heart-shaped petals. Buds and flowers lie on a honeycomb. Red chiles form a triskele pointing to a flaming heart. A stone bead of the Woman of Willendorf, a representative of the Great Mother, is strung onto a rosary.

Meaning: Healing the heart heals the world. Learn to be vulnerable yet strong like the delicate petals of the rose protected by thorns. Roses uplift the spirit and inspire love. Embody sensuality in bold, vibrant ways. Let creativity and abundance flourish around and within you. Wild roses are prolific, creating food, medicine, and shelter for all who encounter them. As all parts of the rose contain medicine, every stage of your life find passionate expression. Create, make, love, play. It is a fertile, generative time. 

Crafting with the Empress

• Arrange rose thorns and petals together on your altar to cultivate vulnerability and strength. 

• Create a rosary out of rose buds, rose hips, or dried rose petal beads for love and compassion. 

• Celebrate the many stages of life by learning the remedies for each season of the rose: Rose buds for childhood, full blooms for midlife, and hips for elder hood.

The Herbcrafter’s Tarot by author Latisha Guthrie and artist Joanna Powell Colbert

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