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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.


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?


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.


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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Exciting day in our household: my stepdaughter starts her senior year in high school (woohoo!) and her papa is headed back to work for the school. This year may be crazy for us, so be prepared if I’m a wee bit inconsistent with the card.

OK, now to today’s card. 🙂

Augery and similar tools of divining from symbols you see, has long influenced humankind. Don’t ignore these!

See the Signs

We are often sent small signs in the form of synchronicities and coincidences. Be watchful. Do not overlook them in the everyday rush of life. Words, numbers, and symbols that repeat, animals and birds that appear on your path, people who come in and out of your life at odd or similar moments, and those flashes of knowing when you believe something will happen with every fiber of your being – these are all things you are meant to see and hear; messages from Gaia and Great Spirit sent to aid your journey.

Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

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I don’t know exactly why I keep reaching for the Halloween Oracle during the summer – perhaps my subconscious hopes it will help usher in the cool fall weather. I could only hope.

Regardless of WHY I picked this deck, it delivered a set of cards that exemplifies a process of healing. We had one like this last week, but this is in a different direction. Often, this work is done close to Samhain, but perhaps some of us need an early start.

This set brought to mind the need to come to terms (and peace) with things that have happened in our family’s past. Generational wounds can damage people for decades (or longer), and there’s no need to keep carrying that damage with you. Remember whatever it is you need to let go of, and perhaps try to remember some good things from that same time as well. Move on to considering your ancestors, whether they be great great grandparents that committed and hid a damaging secret or a parent who did not know how to love.

The final card is Forgiveness – and this can be so very hard to do, especially when you cannot safely (or practically) deal with the wounder face to face. But forgiveness doesn’t mean letting them off the hook – it’s really more for you. Letting go of those hurtful acts gives you more room for love and growth. Again, it’s hard, and that’s no lie. I’ve been working on this with one relative for about a decade. But do try.

Blessings of Avalon!

THE LAMP – Remembrance

I light a single candle
Within a lamp for you
A single flame in the darkness
That reflects my heart so true.
While it is a tradition to carve a jack-o-lantern to scare away the spirits, it was an older tradition still to light a candle or a lamp on Halloween night and leave it at the window as a loving guide for those who have passed.

Both as a symbol of remembrance and also as a kind of “leaving the lights on” for those who may wish to come home, the lamp was left on to illuminate the night and perhaps even the sadness that was felt because of the passing.

This card reminds us that it is a positive thing to remember those who have passed by celebrating their life rather than mourning their death. For those with whom we did not have an easy relationship or even those we did not like, leave us with valuable lessons. Sometimes, we learn more from our nemesis than we do from our friends and so the darkness can illuminate our strengths and our true values so that we can live them ore clearly and fully.


ANCESTORS – The love and legacy of our DNA

I walk in their footsteps
Their wisdom inside me remains
I am unique, yet carry a legacy
Their blood runs in my veins

Whether or not we know our ancestors, we are the product of those who have lived before us, DNA-wise. Externally, we may have the body type of our father, our mother’s eyes, our grandmother’s nose, our great-grandfather’s skin tone.

On the inside, it gets even more interesting. We know now that we can “inherit” the way our body works, blood types, genetic disorders, even propensities for aspects of brain function like introversion, musicality, and mathematics.

Many Pagan paths associated with Halloween believe that we are born perfectly imperfect to be exactly what we are meant to be. What does this mean? It means that the gifts our ancestors left us and the unique synergy of the combination of the physical, mental, and physical that is created within us, sets us up perfectly to achieve our ultimate purpose.

Should the Ancestor card bring itself to your attention, know that you are ready and able to action your birthright of power. You have the support of those who came before you. There may be challenges or struggles but you have everything you need to overcome them. You will prevail!


FORGIVENESS – Reducing burden

A wrong is done
Consequences you cannot deny
But to hold a grudge is to drink poison
and think that the other person will die.

Being a cold-season festival, Halloween is the perfect time to pause and think about how things actually are in our lives and what heavy burdens we do not wish to carry through these harder, leaner times. Some of this heavy-heartedness may relate to old relationships or grievances. Some may relate to negative feelings we hold onto tightly about others and even a lack of compassion for the “mistakes” we have ourselves made.

It is said that it takes a “big person to apologize” but in many ways it takes an even bigger person to forgive. When we hold grudges, the negative energy is incredibly toxic. It is like drinking a poison and expecting the “other” unforgiven person to die! Whilst we may even harbor feelings of revenge (and to be honest, that does feel good for a while), it is important that we move those feelings along to forgiveness and release as soon as possible for our own health and wellbeing.

If you have chosen this card, think about who it is that you could be forgiving – and that includes yourself.

The Halloween Oracle by author Stacey Demarco and artist Jimmy Manton

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This seems so timely. This morning during porch time, my boyfriend and I discussed the changes in weather patterns (we’ve had an extremely rainy season here in southeast Kansas) and whether it is due to climate change, polar shifts, or what. It is worrisome to see the weather I knew to be so different in my childhood change before my eyes.

After that, it was fitting that Pachamama was the card that I drew. This Andean earth goddess was given legal rights – the rights of nature – by Bolivia and Ecuador. She understands the importance of natural diversity, which is eroding. According to the WWF, 60 percent of wildlife is gone since 1970. I read that statistic last night and was shocked.

Pachamama also know that change is coming, and we should learn to relax and work with it rather than against it. She also knows that the needed change cannot start out in the world – it starts within each of us. This is a LONG card description, but it is so good. Here’s a taste: “The outcome depends on our ability to hold a sacred feminine presence that allows for differences to be integrated into oneness, while understanding that oneness has nothing to do with sameness.”


Pachamama – She with the Andean Emerald Heart

Pachamama, the goddess of the earth honored by the indigenous people of the Andes, holds space for many different creatures to live within her field – including the crazy, beautiful, dangerous, and divine humanity. She know that life thrives through diversity. She is able to foster life with such genius and generosity because there is no fear preventing her from holding space for the new to emerge. Be open to the new and the different in yourself and in your life. Trust, like the Earth Mother, as an act of devotion. She is watching over you as you evolve to manifest the fullness of your sacred and original life purpose. 

Meaning: Don’t hold back from what is happening. Things need to change, so let them change. It may seem chaotic or overwhelming now. However, when you realize that you don’t need to figure it all out, you will relax, allowing the wisdom of what is happening at a deeper level to unfold. Trust that your inner resources are enough and will grow to meet your needs for soul expression in the world. You may sometimes feel like you are juggling too many projects with too few arms. The Divine Mother can help you if you trust her to keep an eye on things and guide the process for you. This oracle indicates that peace and harmony will eventually triumph over conflict and challenge, brining about a new way of being.

Guidance: How is it that the boundless diversity of nature interacts as an extraordinary and harmonious eco-system, rather than dropping into a melee of competing interests, destructive conflict, or soul-deadening, copy-cat conformity? It is all a question of holding space for it. The more diverse the input into any field, the more potential there is for conflict, yes, but also for creative innovation. Through our differences, we can bring out the worst in each other. If we do so, allowing them to close us down out of fear, we would stifle the uniqueness of soul. If we cannot  hold space for for increasing diversity, we risk extinguishing our creative passion for originally, and then the energy, excitement and evolution that unique evokes will be lost, Those of us in positions of spiritual leadership and sacred guardianship desire a more vitalizing outcome for our communities. That means we need to tend to the way that we hold space.

For such an invisible concept, holding space has an extraordinary power. To tap into that power, we need to understand that we cannot hold for another what we cannot hold for ourselves. It has been said in Buddhist wisdom teachings that, without compassion for the self, there cannot ever truly be compassion for another. Modern psychology teaches us that we cannot love another before learning how to love ourselves. This is empowering. It means that we can grow as capable, new-world leaders and guardians of communities through the work that we do within.

It is reassuring to remember that the more we are able to hold a space for ourselves, the more we become a presence in which others can flourish. As you do your inner work, your presence can create sacred space that is constructive, potent, and transformative. Like ripples in the pond of consciousness, which emanate outward from the center, the space you hold within can create a freeing and uplifting consciousness. Palpable in its effect, this will have a potential reach far behind what you may expect.

As we grow our role of sacred guardianship on this planet, the space we hold for ourselves and the world becomes more potent and important. That space can become a way for diversity to either be a beautiful orchestra or a cacophony of chaos. The outcome depends on our ability to hold a sacred feminine presence that allows for differences to be integrated into oneness, while understanding that oneness has nothing to do with sameness. You have the ability to bring great life to the souls of this world through honoring your own soul journey. Don’t underestimate the importance of your inner work, nor the healing effect it initiates in the world.

Earth Warriors Oracle by author Alana Fairchild and artist Isabel Brynne

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