Hello delightful darling of deliciousness! How is your Marvellous Monday? Did you have a glorious Thanksgiving? It seems like Thanksgiving was just yesterday, but no it wasn’t, and wow December is already here bringing with it a Supermoon in Gemini, Mercury just went retrograde (gulp) and the energy of this month is Upgrade. So we are in a delicious energetic time (you thought you had escaped it didn’t you?) But let’s boil this all down and look at what the heck it all means.
Last month the theme was Turning the Soil, digging deep into things and coming to terms with certain areas of our lives. We are now in the last month of the year and with this Super moon in Gemini and Mercury being the ruling planet of Gemini we are being asked to do a celebrate, review, release and realign. Now what do I mean by that? As humans we are really good at looking at the things that didn’t happen, or went wrong (which is a load of bollocks), instead of regularly acknowledging and celebrating our glorious successes. So it’s time to acknowledge those and then review what goals that you set that didn’t come to fruition and ask yourself why. Please don’t use this as an exercise to beat yourself up, that’s not what it’s about, it’s an evaluation. The energy right now is about releasing the things you aren’t fully connected to and not for your highest good (or they would have come to pass) and re-visioning your future. To me that is very cool, especially as we are winding up the year and we are heading into the dark of the Winter Solstice.
Over the last couple of weeks a few new decks picked me,which I love! However, most interesting to see I had some energy about one of them. I don’t tend to do “cute”, I most certainly don’t do generic, platitudes and avoiding looking at the pink elephant in the room. So it was most strange to me when a deck kept hopping into my hands, calling to me and literally getting up and in my face. A deck that “looked cute, bland and have to say meh.” So after the third of fourth time of this deck trying to come to me I said – what the heck, and holy hannah I am glad I did. Why? I like to be real, raw, true and go deep, which means embracing all aspects of who we are. We are composites of dark and light. When we try to continually stay in that “light place” because it’s the societal norm and stuff our gifts and our truth because it makes others uncomfie it is so frigging draining! So this Oracle deck really asks you to step out of the shadows, to no longer hide your light away, and to acknowledge your individuality and strange genius. You are being encouraged to acknowledge your whole self and stop cloaking your gorgeous quirky traits in the gray garb of “normality”, it’s okay not to fit into that mould. Which again totally ties into going into the dark of the Winter Solstice to bring your light back out. So please let me introduce you to The Oracle of Shadow and Light, by Lucy Cavendish. The crystals that wiggled and jiggled to join in are:- Cinabrite, Moonstone and Snowflake Black Obsidian, good fits for this deck methinks.
I had also thought that for some December can be a bit of a challenging month with commitments, obligations and expectations running rampant. With that in mind each week there will be a brief guided visualisation to help you reconnect to the tenets of Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. So with that all being said, take a moment and just breathe. Listen to the visualisation if you want to really tap into your sense of Hope and then pick the card or cards that are calling to you.
Did you pick? Shall we go see?
Angel de los Muertos
I bring you a message from a loved one: one whose spirit seems to have already departed, but whose physical presence lingers on for now . I as you now to acknowledge your loved ones who are resting, in spirit, or creating new selves for their souls. You may soon be about to meet a beloved in a new form: I ask you to stay open minded about the form in which the souls can come, and I ask you to be open to the message from the loved ancestors. For they have something to tell you, and it will come to you soon, in a vision, or a dream, or a message during a daydream that will bring such sweet tangible proof of what some people still call life after death.
There is no death. There’s only life and resting and change. Be ready to be comforted and to learn more of the world beyond this world, which is always with you, but is not always believed in, or trusted, even when we send messages to you, as clear as a flag in the sky.
You are not to delay activating this lifetime’s purpose. The message is not just from those who have passed, but of the truth that you can activate your new life now, whilst alive. It is no longer necessary to pass, to re-create the life contract and purpose you have. Do not wish to leave in order to start anew: believe that this life is a constant process of creation and that you are at a point where you can end a pattern, without ending this life. Energy is changing, and death is no longer the greatest reshaper. She comes to visit you now so the fear of mortality passes and so that you understand you can being to rebirth yourself into a new life, now.
Mend A Broken Heart Fairy
Here she comes to gather up your heart’s sore pieces and place a sweet bandage on the place that is most wounded. And this one tender gesture does more to heal you than could a thousand years of therapy. It’s time for small kindnesses to be received, for you to know that the little gifts of friendship and sweetness are the ones that will assist you most at this time.
Allow yourself to be treated gently, to be attended to with kindness, and to be hugged. Allow yourself to accept that this is a time when you need to take good care of yourself. You are healing, and on the mend, but do not undo her medicine by forcing yourself to hurry up and get over it!
When you have heartache, it is important to treat yourself well: take time away from the flurry of shoulds you are so often confronted with. Why not take some time to snuggle on the couch with a favourite old movie, and have a sniffle. Have a long, comforting bath, and be sure to make a promise to yourself to let close people who are worthy of you and of your love! It is not about being bitter or guarded, but you are a sensitive and tender sweet being, and some people are just…not! So now is not the time for harshness. Soft blankets, sweet dreams, long baths, and a reduction of the harsh energy around you are best.
Then the Mend A Broken Heart Fairy can fly in to soothe you….. You will feel her presence, and she will lift the pain, until all that is left is sweet, gentle wisdom!
Bored! Stifled! Ah yes, she’s trying to be “good” and “nice” and polite – but it’s not working. This lovely and very passionate aristocrat has her fairy wings tucked firmly in, not visible at all, and is sitting stiffly, listening to someone give a lecture on manners.
In your admirable quest for balance, you can actually become too neutral, pretending to be serene, acting polite, not making waves – and not speaking your truth! Now that I’ve arrived showing you exactly how you feel, it’s time to discover – or rediscover – a raw and honest emotional reaction you had to a person, or to an issue, and express it. It’s all very well being a lover of harmony and not wanting to be a “troublemaker” but being a lukewarm person in regards to situations that really matter is not going to do you any favours. Bottling up your true self leads to unhealthy relationships, aches, pains, and even illness! Go for the passionate and truthful option – and rediscover just how strongly you can feel, and how much fun you can have!
Your desire to be liked, to please to the be seen as a “lady” or a “gentleman” is cheating yourself out of something wonderful that you deserve to experience. Sometimes, there are rules that simply need to be broken. Keeping to the spirit of the law sometimes means breaking the letter of the law, that’s how things change. There is a situation at the moment that has revealed itself as unjust, unfair, and absolutely unattractive to you, but you have yet to speak up! The most inspiring thing about this situation is that you’ll discover just how safe it is to stand up for what you truly believe in. Others will be inspired, too, so while it feels like you’re taking a risk, at first, after awhile you’ll realise you’ve started your own small revolution.
Wow, that was a very strong reading! Remember you can only see the brightness of the stars against the backdrop of the dark night sky, they are both equally important. So delicious one, wishing you a beautiful week where you breathe in Hope, Ease and Flow and breathe out “Shoulds and overwhelm”. Don’t forget to drink your water and do something lovely for yourself each day to recharge you. If you have any feedback on the new deck, would love to hear it. See you next week! Huge hugs and squeezes.