From my newest deck to my oldest: Today’s card hails from the Druid Animal Oracle (my very first deck) and is a promising one. Blessings!

Earth Dragon – Power, Potential, Riches

The Earth Dragon (Draig-talamh) brings us face to face with our potential. Wishing us we have a treasure house of riches – of powers and capacities – that we can learn how to use. In the past, we may have been denied access by the guardian of this treasure. But now we are coming to understand that this sometimes fierce guardian is in reality an aspect of ourselves. By coming to know and love Draig-talamh, we will be able to unlock the secrets of our heart, and at the same time we will find ourselves discovering the beauty and the power that lie within the hearts of those around us and in the very earth itself.

This card might also indicate that somehow you are relating in an inappropriate way to your inner reserves and potential. Earth Dragon guard the treasures of your should fiercely, but he is your ally, not your enemy – do not try to kill him and do not try to wrest the treasure away from him. You may need to spend time befriending this creature who has slumbered in your should for so long. A precipitous attempt to capitalize on your talents or express. your potential may be unwise.

Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, art by Will Worthington

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OK, so we’ll have one more day of the new Earth Warriors deck, and tomorrow we’ll return to randomness. The other two cards I drew were also strong, so I thought I’d mention them: White Buffalo Woman (Hopeful Heart, See Her Sign) and Panthera (The Precious and Rare). Hope everyone has an blessed and beautiful Friday!

Card of the Day: Diamond Tiger of the Black Moon (Second Chances Bring Success)

Your soul is on the diamond path of spiritual growth. You may feel pressured by life at times, but at a higher level, those challenges are helping you realize your true strength of character. You have the personal will, strength, and physical power that you need for success, no matter what has happened in the past. You are developing the spirit, passion, and vitality to fight like a tigress defending her cubs. Believe in yourself. There is great dignity in your heart.

Meaning: Do not judge anything or anyone, including yourself and what you believe is possible, based on the past. Reclaim and redirect your energy according to what matters most to you. You are stronger than you may realize. The return of strength after a challenge, second chances for success, and a brilliant intuition or insight that ends a long-lasting cycle of repeated struggle are indicated. A prophecy is given for empowered leadership, spiritual attainment and success after previous failure, which leads to an irreversible and positive outcome.

Guidance (shortened from the book): The struggles of your past were needed in order to grow. Yet now, having fulfilled their spiritual usefulness, they are no longer required. If you continues to interpret your life experiences through the filter of old beliefs and past happenings, you will lose the truth of what is taking place at a deeper level. You are being reformed, renewed, reborn, into a stronger, clearer, Truer version of yourself. The past was needed to get you here, but it is no longer to be seen as something that defines you.

Earth Warriors Oracle by Alana Fairchild, art by Isabel Bryna

So, a little birdie tells me I should be posting my card of the day HERE and not just on this blog’s Facebook page, so I’m going to try to do that whenever I have the time or am not on the road when I post. Today, here’s another card from the Earth Warriors deck I picked up this weekend at the lovely shop, Renaissance Books & Gifts, in Springfield, MO. Hope you all enjoy it.

Pueo – Guardian of the Aumakua

No matter how compelling an experience of challenge, darkness, or defeat may seem, you have divine protection and the promise of safe passage through to the dawn. You will see and hear truth of the light. You shall not be alone on this journey. Soul guides now help you find your true north. If you have been proceeding along a dangerous path, even unknowingly, Pueo will navigate you safely away from evil and ill-wishing, guiding you back to your higher purpose and scared path. 

Meaning: Information that may have been hidden for a time will come to light. There is a guiding intelligence assisting you safely through a situation in our life that is otherwise confusing or dangerous for you. There are divine powers helping you in all situations to do with battles, unfairness, or injustice, whether you are consciously aware of those things or not. Trust in the signs that you see and especially in the truth that you hear – sometimes beneath what is actually being said. The accuracy of your insights and perceptions are heightened at this time. Aumakua, in Hawaiian, refers to venerable ancestors. This oracle also indicates that loved ones on the other side are sending you love and assistance and are receiving your prayers and intentions for the own healing.

Spiritual Guidance: Through the form of Pueo, the guardian owl of Hawaii, invisible help from the spiritual worlds is with you, guiding and protecting you from spiritual warfare, seen and unsee. The concept of being in battle may seem far removed from what is, for many modern people, a fairly comfortable daily existence. Yet when we feel blocked from fulfilling our life purpose – whether due to a busy schedule, inner doubts, external obstacles of some other unknown reason – spiritual warfare is exactly what is taking place. Pueo comes to you with powerful protection for your soul during a spiritual battle. Even when you cannot sense the spiritual light, it is with you, taking the form of allies in the realm of nature, soul, and spirit to secure your safe passage through challenge and into fulfillment.

Earth Warriors Oracle by Alana Fairchild, art by Isabel Bryna

 

It was sad to see reported in The Wild Hunt a couple days ago about the passing of author and Pagan leader Kathryn Hinds. Readers may also know of her husband, musician Arthur Hinds.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kathryn at Pagan Spirit Gathering almost 10 years ago. It was clear that she was kind hearted and enjoyed sharing her knowledge. Though our meeting was brief, I picked up a book she co-authored, Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses, which I have recommended in the past as a good primer on Celtic deities.

Blessed be her journey, and I hope her loved ones are comforted by her memory. Blessings.

Now, many groups are created online (or members find each other there), but just because we can find each other easier via the Internet doesn’t mean we’re any better at staying together.”

An excerpt from another throwback blog post. Read more about the ups and downs of building Pagan community today.

It’s been more than a month since Imbolc, so this seems a good time to reshare this post from last year. Enjoy!

Source: • Keeping Brigid after Imbolc

I rarely reblog, but this is such a great message that we all need to hear, no matter if we are Pagan, Christian, Jewish, or whatnot. Maybe this is the year to simplify. Blessings!

“Commercialmass is false jollity powered by spending and guilt. It’s the pressure to make a big day, even if you are tired, and worn and could do with a rest. It’s the time honoured tradition of pulling threads out of people who were already threadbare.”

Druid Life

Let me start by saying that if you are celebrating a festival over the winter, as a spiritual festival, then I take no issue with it. If you are, in a more communal way, celebrating family, and friendship and planning things that will make people happy – yourself included – I take no issue with it. All power to you. Winters are gloomy, often depressing times and a bit of warmth and good cheer goes a long way.

Commercialmass is none of those things.

Commercialmass is about spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need – quite possibly to appease people you don’t even like. Commercialmass is false jollity powered by spending and guilt. It’s the pressure to make a big day, even if you are tired, and worn and could do with a rest. It’s the time honoured tradition of pulling threads out of people who were…

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