Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking forward to 2015




I know I haven't blogged in a few months...life caught up with me and family medical issues have been more important lately than writing and if I am honest I guess I did let my blog slide a little through the festive period...but I want to start being a more regular blogger this 2015!

So I wanted to pop a message on to wish you...wherever in this big, beautiful world you are a "Wonderful and happy new year - may 2015 be filled with hope, peace, kindness and healing!"  

This year has been hard for a lot of people...the world news has been downright depressing and the world has been filled with pain. 

I hope that 2015 sees, instead of all this hate and negativity, a positive change for all of us - let us bring our beautiful world back into peace & balance and out of the dark...wherever you are, know matter how little you think you can change anything - you can. History proves that one person can make a difference...so this 2015 be that person!

No matter your religion (or lack of) send out thoughts, prayers and energy of positivity for this new year...may this energy combined help start this new year off with a beautiful and powerful intention...for peace and healing.

Well I'll be back in January 2015 *giggles* May your celebrations be bright and beautiful like you - see you soon!

*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Shaman Oracle

Tuesdays Shamans Oracle

I know…it’s not Sunday (!) but I figured it had been awhile since I had updated so any day of the week is better than no day, right – plus sometimes I need my cards on other days so I am going to be shaking it up a little from now on…posting weekly but not always the same day.


The Shaman of Foresight



“I am the Shaman of Foresight. I travel the road before you, bringing back reports of what lies ahead. I can teach you to see beyond the moment, to live in such a way that whatever new task you undertake, you are always ready to adjust accordingly. I prepare the way ahead, ensuring that wherever your journey leads, you will enter into each new moment with clear intent and true perception.”

Card Meaning

Foresight enables us to find the way toward our own destiny. It takes us safely past obstacles or traps, beyond stormy seas into calmer waters. For our ancestors the ability to imagine what might happen next would often have meant the difference between life and death. In our own lives foresight means being prepared for every eventuality. The Shaman of Foresight helps us to work on our expectation so that we are ready for whatever life throws at us. The image on this card shows the handprint enclosed in a cage: foresight shows us how we may avoid such captivity in the first place.

Keyword Interpretations: Preparedness; Being Watchful; Transcending the moment; Looking ahead; Interpreting signs; Taking advice; Acting intentionally; Listening to instincts, dreams and visions.

My personal interpretation of the card for me at this time:

This card rings so true for me – the past weeks have been filled with anxiety and things have just calmed down. Sometimes we can want things and they aren’t what is best for us…but we don’t always know this at the time. Sometimes we listen to the wise counsel of those around us and sometimes we don’t have access to that so we have to rely on our own gut instinct. I am lucky enough to have both – not that I get things right…oh no…probably the opposite. Never one to do things by halves I always make a mistake at least twice…most learning in life is usually best done via experience although the experience is not always happy or fun!

I was trying to make some big decisions and well my gut shook me to my core in order to give me a wake-up call. I ended up with a whole week nearly of severe anxiety…it was not fun or good but I am grateful for it. I suppose that’s an odd thing to say but it stopped me making a huge mistake so I am grateful for it. My intuition kicked in through my gut and I also got the same wise counsel from those around me.

I need to know what I can take on in life – if I take on too much I get ill and stressed. This has led me to having an outlook which can be quite cynical sometimes…I feel limited by my own limitations. But I also need to stop looking at situations with an “All or Nothing” attitude. It doesn’t serve me to have this attitude in life…I need to temper my attitude with patience and gratitude for the things I can do and break tasks down till they are manageable – if something after I do that is still unmanageable and makes me ill then I have to let it go. In the end you have to decide if something is worth making yourself ill over, or stressed over – if it is then adjust but if it isn’t and your life is truly calmer without it then go with your gut – this is what I have had to do.

Letting go is not something I do easily but the time when the veil is thin is gets easier…you are reminded that in order for new life, changes, transformation etc you have to be willing to let go of something in your life – something that doesn't work or that is no longer something you need in your life.

This dark season, of Samhain, is the time to look within. It is also a time to discard that which is no longer necessary and retrieve what you do want – nurture that seed within, give it a place where the void is from what you have discarded...and fill it with love and strength.

I have thoroughly enjoyed Samhain this year – I have already celebrated it but I shall be lighting a candle and doing more meditation on the Samhain cross quarter day (this is when the sun reaches 15°Scorpio) – so if you haven’t yet looked deep within or haven’t celebrated your own Samhain yet – there is always still time!

Many Blessings of the season to you…wherever you are


*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber
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*As always the card meaning and image are taken from "The Shaman's Oracle"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sundays Shaman Oracle

Sorry I have been away so long – illness, colds etc have kept me from writing but I am back now! So todays card….

Shaman of Reflections



“I am the Shaman of Reflections. I offer you who calls upon me the opportunity to see beyond your mirror image, and to recognise within yourself the truths that you may never have perceived. I challenge those who believe there is only one pathway to follow. In the mystery of the mirror I show each individual his or her true self.”

Card Meaning

Reflections can be many things – for example, the thoughts we have in quiet moments before undertaking some new task, or times of contemplation when we can recognise things we have never before acknowledged about ourselves. The Shaman of Reflection teaches us to look in the mirror and be challenged by what we see: we may encounter a person, or a situation, or an aspect of our life that we have hidden from. This shaman holds a serpent of wisdom, symbolic of how the true answers reflected back to us can make us wiser. We must take heed and change paths accordingly.

Keyword Interpretations: Self-clarification; Being aware of other paths; Acknowledging the truth; Learning to accept reality; Testing the validity of challenges.

My personal interpretation of this card for me at this time:

Intriguing card – I have been doing lots of deep thinking of late so I can see why this particular card has arisen. It is a retrograde so again this card works well with that – it begins with RE – anything with re works exceptionally well during this time.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the woman I see in the mirror…I came across an interesting message on pinterest recently to that got me wondering: “Take a moment to realise you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures – some scientists agree that if you saw a clone of yourself you wouldn’t recognise it as you, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like.”

I guess generally speaking we never know fully “who” we are as we are in a constant state of change – we regularly find and make friends with shadows, we learn different things about ourselves and we let go of what is no longer “us” at our core. Beliefs come and go like the wind – what stays is what is a fundamental part of ourselves – and at our core…our soul – that is where you find yourself. Easier said than done – people like boxes and labels. Sure they can be handy but they can also be limiting and sometimes hurtful. The world likes boxes – knowing where to put you and where you fit in – but what if you don’t “fit in” – what then? People constantly think they need to change to “fit” in place with their friends, with their family – with society.  You see this all over the world – people bullied into accepting only half of what they are or what they could be. Belittled into thinking they are the problem because they are different. 

I think people are scared of different because they cannot predict what different will do, which means they cannot control different – to be unique in a world full of box makers can be liberating but also a very lonely place and in some places it can be dangerous too.

For me personally this card has brought home to me something I was pondering last night with the Hecate after my nightly devotion to her. I was thinking about how I react to people and situations. I let people have way too much power – I let myself worry about what they think, why they ignore me etc. I have always given friends too much power which ultimately leads to problems in the relationships so I am wondering if some of this is my fault – for giving away the power too easily, for being too emotionally clingy at times and at other times too emotionally distant. I am an introvert at heart and I find relationships hard. I am a good friend but I think sometimes I can expect too much from people and when I don’t get it (loyalty, commitment, etc) I get hurt and shut down on them. 

So in reflection I need to focus more on me and the fact that I give too much of myself and my power away. I need to make friends with myself in order to give to myself what I expect from others. I need to take back my power and wonder less what others think of me and wonder more what I think of me. I need to befriend my shadows…I need to let go of expectations and accept that I am an anxious person who will on occasion run away to her shell. Instead of over-reacting to people ignoring me I need to remember people have their own lives and problems and it may not have anything to do with me personally.  I also need to remind my inner control freak that I can only control me in this world – not how others behave or react to me. I need to take a different path than the one I normally take in order to break my cycle of anxiety here.

So I shall work on this and these shadows and I shall work on making myself more secure on the inside. Perhaps some time spent with my totem the cobra will help.

So it is time to let go of some ways of thinking and time to accept more of myself and love myself instead of labelling and boxing myself in.

*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber


*as always the card image and meanings are taken from “The Shamans Oracle”

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sundays Shaman Oracle

Shaman of Courage



“I am the Shaman of Courage. Whenever and wherever you need me, I will be there to help you to discover the resources that lie within you – resources you may not know you possess. I am there to support you in times of need, when challenges become overwhelming, when strength is required to make even an inch of progress along the way. I journey into fear and at its heart find courage to overwhelm it. This courage I impart to you, and will guide and protect you if you are ever in danger.”

Card Meaning:

Courage is one of the fundamental resources of life, and without it we come to a standstill, physically and mentally. Often it takes great fortitude for us to travel toward our goal, for inevitably we will encounter hardships along the way. Yet we can all summon up from deep inside ourselves the courage we need, however much we may doubt it. While this is most true of those who find themselves in extremes of stress, conflict or danger, it is also true of those who face a purely inward challenge. The Shaman of Courage know where we can find the inner resources we never knew we had.

Keyword Interpretations: Finding the courage to advance; Understanding loss of power; Recovering lost strengths; Facing danger; Maintaining calm; Transforming fear into power

My personal interpretation of this card for me at this time:

Courage isn’t always extreme. Courage can be as simple as a quiet voice in a howling wind saying “No” but it will still be heard – that is the beauty and strength of courage. It usually only takes one person to stand up and make a change – others will then find their courage through that person. But finding the courage to *be* that person is what we all need to focus on – especially now as the world stands. There is too much of sweeping crap under the carpet and averting eyes. There are not enough people willing to step up and out of their comfort zones. People make jokes to lighten a situation – even a horrific situation and it is not right. Too many people are being hurt in this world and there are not enough people trying to help or heal.

I myself this past week have had to stop my own anger. It has taken a lot to attempt to calm myself down but I would not stay quiet – too many people stay quiet and do not defend others. Too many people watch the news, make jokes and forget the people caught in the crossfire. I know people aren’t perfect but when are people (and by people I mean everyone of any or no religion) going to realise the power of their words and the effect they can have.  Even witches do this and they seem to completely forget that one of the 13 goals of a witch is: Keep your words in good order.

Often it is harder to stand up to friends – for example peer-pressure (which is unfortunately rampant in schools these days). Finding the courage to go against the people you call your friends when they do something you see are wrong is hard. You don’t always handle it the right way – sometimes you end up in a full blown argument if you yourself cannot keep your own words and thoughts in good order. But it is important to speak up and out – otherwise how does anything in this world ever change.

The inward challenge is realising when to let go of people who do this. When to realise that when someone does/says ‘types of things’ more than once that you find hurtful and down-right immature, things that hurt you or your family and they truly don’t understand themselves what the issue is – they don’t understand why you can’t ‘take a certain joke’ or just shut up and ignore it. That is when to stop and let go of them – we cannot control others or their actions – but we can limit the damage they do in our own lives. We can be victims and moan and get anger over and over again or we can simply let go.

I guess sometimes people don’t truly understand unless they have personally been affected. People who make jokes about abuse has never seen what it has done to someone they love – the long standing effect it can have on that person. Someone who has never lost someone to war may find war funny…they don’t understand you can lose people to PTSD via war too. People who have never lost a parent find it funny to bully a child who has lost hers without knowing the damage their words can have – I have personally been a victim of the last one and I know the damage of the others I spoke about because I have seen it in my loved ones eyes.

What I find truly sickening and horrible about the world we live in (besides every horrific news story that gets worse each day and the fact that so many people are liking horrific videos on youtube that shouldn’t even be on there) is the fact that people now make jokes about these horrors. I understand the need to make a joke in dark times – to lighten the mood but certain topics are not and are never funny. It saddens me immensely to find people – friends, family even – will do this without thinking…it never enters into their heads how inappropriate, how disturbing or how truly sickening the remarks are. Which is why it is good when people have the courage to stand up and say something – it may not change anything about the situation but at least the world…the universe…the divine…you yourself know that you have tried and you have not stood by as others have. Sometimes it does make a bloody difference.

So this card is affirming my courage and letting me know I have support around me. It is telling me that courage needs to be nurtured in this world and to be found even when you don’t think you can find it. Trust me – I am one person who does not find conflict easy – I am petite, shy, quiet and a bundle of anxiety a lot of the time and if you think for one second that stops me speaking my mind/opinion/my truth or calling others on their bullshit…then you are wrong. I always thought I was weak when I was younger – because of my quietness and shyness but I almost* always was able to find my courage (*almost not always because we all make mistakes – we are human and we are beautifully flawed).

May we always find strength in ourselves to be guided by the light that is the fire of courage.

*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber


*as always the card image and meanings are taken from the “Shamans Oracle”

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moonbooks Book Review: Naming the Goddess

Moonbooks Book Review: Naming the Goddess

Naming the Goddess
By Trevor Greenfield

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Official blurb from the back of the book:

Naming the Goddess is a delightful read, answering questions and raising them, from a variety of perspectives, all grounded in personal experiences, often in years of seeking and finding the Goddess and Goddesses. There is something here for everyone, for those new to the Goddess and for those who know Her. I especially liked the reflections with which the book begins and appreciated the catalogue of Goddesses written by different people who understood the different Goddesses from their different standpoints. --Carol P. Christ, author of Rebirth of the Goddess, leader of Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete.

A must read for those old and new to Goddess. With new and known authors, this book gives an interesting and varied view on Goddess and feminine spirituality, and how that effects both spiritual paths and society. Brilliant! --Annabell Alexander (Founder of the Goddess Foundation).

Naming the Goddess is an amazing combination of the practitioner's voice alongside the scholar, while addressing many of the important issues within Goddess Spirituality today. Within the pages of Naming the Goddess, Goddess Spirituality comes of age as it manages to strike a healthy balance between honoring the old beliefs yet reclaims the Divine Feminine in a more contemporary context for modernity. Great new voices carrying the torch for understanding and embracing The Great She for the future of our world! --Karen Tate, author of Walking an Ancient Path, Goddess Calling and Voices of the Sacred Feminine.

About the Author(s)
With over eighty contributors and edited by Trevor Greenfield, Naming the Goddess is a collaborative work featuring contributions from authors such Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise, Rachel Patterson and many others.

Kindle price: £1.86 UK/ $3.09 USA (Special offer price $2.99 and £2.99)
Paperback Price: £11.99 UK/ $16.80 USA
Publishing date: 26th September 2014

(Be aware the book is for pre-order and is on a special offer at the moment for the kindle version!)

My Review

Firstly I have got to say I love this book – so much I have pre-ordered it for my kindle!

This book is a beautifully written – it is a spiritual work of art for the goddess in my opinion! It has been written by all priestesses, Priests, Witches, Pagans – and most of the individual chapters within on specific goddesses are written by those who are dedicated to them or have them as patrons so their words truly come from the heart.

Not only have I learnt about an amazing number of Goddesses over the past few days of reading but I have also learnt different sides to them and more of their individual history. I have found some that I had never heard of and I am eager to learn more about of them!

Within this book is not only chapters on individual goddess but also there are chapters written by well-known pagans and pagan authors on interesting topics everything from The role of the Goddess, to the Evolution of the Goddess and Ancient Goddesses in the modern world – all interesting and fascinating takes!

All I can say is if you are pulled by the goddess, if you are interested in the Goddess and learning more about her or if you have a deep interest in spirituality and the Goddess then this is the book you want!

Enjoy your reading time – I highly recommend getting this book and don’t forget it is on special offer between now and the 26th September for the e-version book! Just £2.99/$2.99 – you are getting a bargain if you pre-order now!

Hope you enjoyed reading this review!  


Review by ©PhoenixIndigoEmber

Sundays Shaman Oracle



The Ancestor of Exile



“I am the Ancestor of Exile. I have borne witness to many kinds of separation, and have watched the suffering of those who are driven away from their home or country. Yet there is a deeper exile still – an exile from ones self – and I stand ready to help lost people find their way back to their place of belonging. Draw strength from me when you need reconnection or support in times of loneliness.”

Card Meaning

Exile does not have to be simply a physical state of being – for example, isolation from a community, a tribe, a place of work, or even a family. Exile can extend to one’s sense of self – perhaps denoting a loss of self-worth, self-understanding, self-love. The Ancestor of Exile comes to help us when we feel detached from ourselves, or from any aspect of our lives – enabling us to reconnect with the course of our life’s journey. The sharp spike of emotional solitude is painful and damaging, especially when the wound is left untended. The Ancestor of Exile will restore our sense of wholeness.

Keyword Interpretations: Reconnection; Return; Restoration to family or nation; Strength in time of loss; A new direction home;

My personal interpretation of the card for me at this time:

When I look at this card I get a sense of loneliness…of being somewhere alone – but you can be just as lonely in a crowd of people. We can sometimes get pulled off our path by others or we can pull ourselves away thinking that other paths are better than ours – either way you exile yourself from yourself and your own path. Nobody knows out paths better (other than perhaps the divine) and we need to put our faith back in ourselves and lead ourselves rather than risking exile.

I have always been quiet by nature and I have often found safety and peace of mind in my times of self-induced solitude or exile. But there have also been times where I have been exiled – and I have been forced (via bully’s) into a place of loneliness, depression and a place of low self-esteem.

This can be a touchy subject for me – as much as I enjoy spending time connecting with my friends I also need my alone time to recharge my ‘social batteries’ but sometimes too much alone time can led to a dark depression for me also – it is a fine balance and one I have not yet gotten the hang of.

I also detach from myself sometimes – usually when I am depressed. I lack the motivation to do something to help myself…which in turn leads me into a deeper exile with myself. I do have an idea of something which could help me but it is something I need to put together when I am not feeling low. A self-help motivation kit – obviously mine would be a lot different from yours but a few things I would include are: positive affirmations, aromatherapy (geranium brightens my mood), yoga or exercise (I would include a list rather than put all these things in one place as my yoga mat would be very hard to fit in!), a playlist of songs that make me feel good, my oracle cards to guide me through, crystals (citrine and rose quartz with a clear quartz would work well for me), a favourite book or movie – that’s all I have so far but you get the gist of it. I will also add a letter to myself – to remind myself of who I am without the depression – to make myself remember that this is just me having a bad day/week. I would also give myself a small but effective kick up the butt if I have been letting my altar time slide too!

So moving on back to the card, in other posts I have talked about feeling I have neglected my spiritual community but I know this card is not about that since I have reconnected and am coming along with lessons and classes quite well. I have recently done a social cull on one of my media platforms – I had too many people on there that I had never spoken to once and I prefer quality over quantity with friends every time. Seems in this day and age it is quite hard to make friends – with everything being via a screen or a mobile. People don’t talk anymore – they message. This is fine when the person you are talking to is in another country but I am talking about people sitting next to one another and messaging…something is getting very wrong with our culture. Don’t get me wrong I love technology but I think for the sake of the children in the world people need to start communicating properly with each other again otherwise we will all be in exile – from each other and from ourselves.

*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber

*As always the card image and meaning are taken from “The Shamans Oracle”




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sundays Shaman Oracle

Sorry I have been absent for a couple of weeks – I have tendinitis in my wrist and it plays up on occasion and I have to rest it – hence no typing…or shuffling of cards….which I missed so here I am – renewed!

The Dancer of Life




“I am the Dancer of Life. I celebrate all that is, all that has been, all that will be. I dance throughout all the human and spiritual realms, following the bright thread of life that connects everything that has being. I teach love, I teach strength and I impart a belief in the sacredness of all living things. I bring with me the power that breaks down all barriers, that survives in the face of all odds, that shines forth in even the darkest of moments.”

Card Meaning

The explosion of life shines out from every line of this image – a vivid depiction of the vitality and wonder of human experience. Just as our ancestors realised that they were both part of and separate from everything alive, so we continue to share that relationship. The Dancer of Life reinvigorates our sense of the life forces that surround us, both human and spiritual, and encourages us to learn from other beings. This Dancer celebrates life and gives us the strength to seize the opportunities that each day offers, and to rejoice in the spirit of adventure.

Keyword Interpretations: Energy; Fertility; Hope; Celebration; Joy in all things; Living in the now; Entering into awareness; Soul; Endurance; Respect for others; Endless possibilities

My personal interpretation of this card for me at this time:

 Did I ever mention how much I love these cards? Well I'm saying it again. For the past couple of weeks I have been up and down in my mood – mostly down due to all the horrible things going on in the world right now…I have been asking myself where is the good? Where is the balance? The world feels sorely out if it…but I have had friends and family that have surrounded me with love and have cheered me on in many different ways and I am grateful for them.

I have wondered over the past week – where the light is in this world…and I don’t have any easy answers. I do know that you have to do your best to stay positive – very much easier typed than lived and done! You have to guard your own inner light from the darkness of this world sometimes. You have to learn to look for the good – which is also hard as news outlets tend to overload us with all that’s going wrong in our world these days. Negative stories tend to attract more press and I wonder why that is…

In times of struggle, of pain and suffering you have to be able to find your own spark – your inner light and it will guide you. It is not easy but it will help you transform the negative into positive. It can’t change the news…it can’t take away the hopelessness but it can take away your own negativity which in turn will have a ripple effect on the lives of those around you.

Even the smallest candle lights the darkest of nights…and one candle can light a million…find your light!

*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber
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*As always the card meaning and image are taken from "The Shaman's Oracle"


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Shamans Oracle





The Spirit of Family



“I am the Spirit of Family. I hold the heart of the family group in my hands, sheltering it and protecting it from harm, and helping to bind together the elements it comprises. On every side I see relatives, both human and animal, that together form part of a greater whole. I reach out to your spiritual kin, to both ancestors and guardians, offering support in times of trouble, and resolution in times of conflict.”
 
Card Meaning
 
The concept of Family was essential to our distant ancestors, whose first loyalties were to the survival of the family unit. The tribe itself was held together by an intricate network of bonds, including those with the ancestral dead. However, their idea of kinship went beyond the human – the creatures with whom our forebears shared their world were equally significant and were seen as part of the tribe. The Spirit of Family awakens us to the whole spiritual community of the shaman, both human and animal, and reminds us of the vital role played by kinship.


Keyword Interpretations: Resolution in time of conflict; Seeking the support of family members; Relatives lost and found; Sense of community; Importance of the spiritual family


My personal interpretation of the card for me at this time:

Firstly my thoughts were “what a beautiful card” – so full of love and genuine feeling.

I have neglected my spiritual family of late – through the beauty of the weather I have felt more like being out in nature – around my nature family. Walks to the marina and parks have been as lovely as ever – I cherish the time with my mum as well as the connection to nature I feel.
My blood family (apart from my mum) is not one I am close with – they are not supportive or caring in ways a family should be. But I am lucky to be close to my mum – we have a wonderful bond and I am forever grateful for that.

I think this card is pointing me back to my spiritual family and community that has been neglected by me for some time. I have neglected studies and boards on their of late in favour of doing “my own thing” but I think it is important to remain close to my spiritual family – I need to go by and spend sometime within the online halls of these beautiful places. I need to catch up on studies and with people. 

It is important to remain deeply rooted within your own traditions but it is equally important to not get isolated – this path can be lonely especially for a solitary witch. We need to make these bonds within our lives with other witches and people – we need to treasure our sisters and friendships on this path. It can take us far and to meet a variety of people, especially in the age of the internet. 

I aren’t a particularly social creature – I have to get to know people a lot before I trust them but even I know the importance of other people in our lives to talk to and to bond with and share support with.

I have had bad times with people and good times and I hope to move forward in peace. Too often drama can be an upsetting negative side-effect of covens and spiritual groups – we’re all human and it is normal but sometime it goes too far and people get hurt – including those who were stirring the drama. I feel it is important to keep our spiritual families close and as drama free as possible in order to create a harmonious and balanced circle – to truly keep it a ‘family’ blood or not.

The other part the card talks about it our ancestors and animal family. I don’t know my ancestors but I do keep pictures and letters from people who I loved that have died – it’s my way of honouring them and the effect they had on me when they were here on earth. As for animals – well I love animals (or furbabies as I call them)! Unfortunately I am not at a point where I can offer a home to any – my favourite are cats but I do like dogs too. The last time I was blessed with one of these beautiful creatures I had to rehome him – it was a painful experience but I wouldn’t change a thing as I got to love a beautiful creature of the goddess *smiles* I am finally healing enough that I can enjoy beautiful kitty pictures and funny pet videos online that my friends share! 

So basically my spiritual family – well they know who they are…my mum, My patron (Hecate), my totem animals, my sisters and friends….and I am grateful to you all and happy to have you all in my life. 

Well that’s my shaman card for tonight and I must say it has left me with a warm fuzzy feeling of love *smiles*
*Hugs*
PhoenixIndigoEmber
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*As always the card meaning and image are taken from "The Shaman's Oracle"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shaman Oracle




The Shaman of Birth 



“I am the Shaman of Birth. I guide souls into being. I am present from the moment of conception to the moment when the newborn arrives in the world. I help at the birth of many things, including ideas, beliefs, wisdom and change. I guard and show the way to all who seek this path of new beginnings: trust in me as you contemplate your future, for I am midwife to the dreams of many.”

Card Meaning

We give birth every day – to ideas, aspirations, hopes and promises. Our ancestors understood the importance of new beginnings to ensure the continuing life of the tribe, and we can learn much from this. All fresh starts of any kind, warrant the attention we would lavish on a child coming into the world. The Shaman of Birth shows the miracle of pregnancy: a warrior figure guards the woman who carries the unborn child, ensuring that it comes to no harm. We need to take the same protective attitude to any new or fresh directions in our lives.

Keyword Interpretations: New life; New directions and ideas; Rebirth of dreams; Fulfilment; Encouraging new approaches to problems; Preparing for the moment; Future life-lines

My personal interpretation for me at this time

Hmm…is it just me or have I been getting a lot of cards about changes and rebirth lately…

This is an interesting card – firstly I am always protective of my ideas, thought and feelings – I do not trust easily and I keep my cards close to my chest. Those who know me well are the only ones who can tell what is going on with me usually unless I open up. So I am guessing this card isn’t too much about protection…

Which leads to birth…firstly for me this card is not to do with having kids – not something I want to do in my life. So any births in my life would be spiritual…perhaps I am reawakening a side of me that hasn’t been out in the sun for a while. Perhaps it is referring to being creative or my blog and my writing. Perhaps it is referring to my spiritual life…

I think we are born each and every day – we are never the same person from one day to the next. Things happen – life happens and it changes us – for good or for bad. These moments will come and only you can decide how you react and deal with them – this is one thing the card says to me. Be prepared to change and have things set upside down. Stagnation is not living. Don’t ever forget that tomorrow is always going to welcome a new you and a new day.

It is also telling me to open up more to myself – allow my creativity more often – share it with those I trust and to allow myself time to just BE. I guess I sometimes think having time to myself to be spiritual can be selfish…but having that time isn’t selfish – it heals, nourishes your soul and give you time to reflect.

Hmm…I shall ponder this some more over cheesecake and strawberries…wonder if the Goddess would like a strawberry too...it is not lost of me that being a midwife is one of Hecate's titles...I wonder what she has in store for me...

*Hugs*
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*As always the card meaning and image are taken from "The Shaman's Oracle"