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Sometimes we all need to loosen up and fly free for a bit. Might be an odd card for a Monday, but sometimes that’s the day we need the reminder the most.

Have a beautiful day! Bendithion Affalon.


TRIBAL SPIRIT DANCER

MEANING: Let go. Say yes to life! Be daring. Dance to your heart’s desire. Unfurl your wings and fly. Cast aside conventions and restrictions. Tune in to the rhythm of life. Laugh. Explore. Go beyond your predictable behavior. Sometimes life is messy and chaotic, and that’s okay. Leave the dishes; run outside in the sprinklers.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: You are on the planet to be free. You don’t always need to meet the expectations of others. You’re here to explore, expand, and step into your extraordinary self. Of course, there are times to live an ordinary life, but there are also times to joyously fling your arms to the heavens and dance. Choose life on your terms. Clear out mental and emotional clutter. Move beyond those situations that you have outgrown. Don’t accept the rules you have placed on yourself or that others have placed on you. This is your time. Don’t delay listening to the rhythm of your heart and following your dreams.

THE JOURNEY: Turn on music and move. Tribal dance isn’t about looking good. It’s about feeling the beat inside your heart and expressing this with your body and your emotions. If you want to break free, then start first by expressing yourself, wild and free, and the circumstances of your life will transform.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, art by Charles McStravick

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When I look at this card, I often look beyond the card meaning to the balance of material need versus want. We are currently in a time of great imbalance of these two forces. Many do not have what they need while others waddle in material excess.

How does this card speak to you? As the intended meaning of balanced in action or in material?

Blessings!

Need and Necessity

Night and day exist within the very same moment. Creation and destruction wear the same face. You only see one or the other because you’re not seeing the whole. What you may see as harmful, another may believe to be good. All is based on perception. In nature, all occurs according to need and necessity, not right or wrong. Ask yourself: is there a genuine need to act? Is change necessary for your continued well-being and happiness? If the answer is yes, then act. If the answer is no, then do not.
 
Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

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Sometimes it’s hard to think straight when you have a lot of pressure on you. Moving forward even when you don’t want to and having faith in yourself are often the keys.

Bendithion Affalon

Ten of Spears – The Green Knight

Meaning: Feeling tremendous pressure. Encountering an awesome task which tests courage and diplomacy. Feeling out of one’s depth. Living under the restrictions of a specific code of conduct. Temporarily suppressing personal desires in order to complete a task. Playing by the rules of the game. Striving to please others. Success through perseverance.

This card also could indicate self-defeat. Learning the hard way that there are no short cuts to success. Being distracted by and succumbing to temptation. Walking into a trap.

The Story of the Green Knight

As Arthur’s court celebrated the Christmas season, an unexpected visitor burst into the hall. The horse and rider were larger than life, and both were of a green hue. The knight was richly clad and carried a bough of holly in one hand, and an axe in the other. He issued a challenge to the assembly for one to join him in a game of the season – the Beheading Game. Being that the stranger and his steed gave off a green light, the knights feared him to be of the Faery. Naturally, they were reluctant to meet his challenge.

Gawain was the one to step forward and take up the dare. The Green Knight dismounted, knelt, and explained to Gawain that he would be given one chance to behead him; if he survived, a year later the Green Knight would return the blow.

Gawain struck off the head of the Green Knight, but to his dismay the body stood up, retrieved the head, and placed it back on his shoulders. The knight reminded Gawain that they would meet again in one year. Then in high humor, he left the court.

During the following year, Gawain’s honor and fortitude were tested by the Faery cohorts of the Green Knight.

Gawain fared reasonably well, but only just resisted the seductive powers of a beautiful woman (whom he later learned was the wife of the Green Knight). The charming Fay offered Gawain her green garter as a talisman. Gawain accepted her garter, but far from protecting him, the gesture put his life in peril.

When the fateful day came, the Green Knight made his judgement. Being that Gawain’s only weakness was enlisting the help of the lady, the knight only nicked Gawain’s neck with his axe. Gawain was now free to return to court, but the Green Knight declared from that day forward he must wear the garter as a token of his fault.

Afterward, as a demonstration of their solidarity, all Knights of the Round Table wore a green garter.

Legend: The Arthurian Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson

 

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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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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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We know Raven is a messenger – what message is he bringing to you today?

RAVEN (BRAN) – HEALING, INITIATION, AND PROTECTION

Bran offers initiation, protection and the gift of prophecy. What is meant by initiation in practice may be as formal as actually undergoing an initiation ceremony, or as informal as, for example, being initiated into the mysteries of a new post or profession. It marks the death of one thing, which gives way to the birth of another. The power of the Raven can also bring you the very deepest form of healing, which is achieved through a process known as “the resolution of the opposites” – giving you the possibility of resolving conflicts that have long lain buried in your unconscious or perhaps in your past.

Alternatively, this card could also indicate that you should become aware of the forces of destruction that exist in your life and in the world. However much we might wish that destruction did not occur, we know that without destruction there cannot be construction and recreation. The Raven speaks of the knowledge of the dark and difficult aspects of life, which it is hard for us to understand. Sometimes we, or our lives, must go through a process of disintegration and darkness, in order to emerge into the greater light of a new morning. To a great extent, our fear of the dark is worse than whatever it is that we find there. The Raven may indicate that we can now come to terms with our own destructiveness – a rage that has perhaps been buried for years – knowing that we have the protection of the Goddess. Deeper still, it may mean that we can come to a resolution of the conflict of opposites – experiencing the reality that in darkness there is light, and in light darkness.

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

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Be on the lookout for this magic to be in action this weekend! Blessings and see you all on Monday.

TRUST IN MAGIC

Magic is the mysterious and coincidental. It is at the heart of these moments of synchronicity and knowing. It is woven into the awareness that there is more to life than what you can see. It is born of that moment when you step without fear and with a loving heart into the Void, voice your desire, and have the Great Spirit send his messengers to show you the way. Trust in magic. It is real, and it surrounds you.

Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

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