Happy Thanksgiving! In gratitude for everyone here, how about a card drawing?
This week's oracle messages come from the Halloween Oracle Card Deck by Stacey DeMarco.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
1, 2, or 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you picked Card 1:
Skull of Darkness - Blindspots
We may not wish to delve there
The shadows, the darkness, the unknown
Yet, when we search, we reveal
And our power, it has grown.
The beautiful and mysterious skull of darkness encourages us to look to the part of ourselves that normally reminds hidden or as unseen as possible. We may not appreciate or like certain aspects of yourself and yet, sometimes our greatest treasures lie within these areas. How many times have you heard of famous artist or people extremely successful in their fields being bullied for being so different - yet it is their very differences from others that makes them so powerful.
Additionally, all of us at some stage of life have certain "blind spots" that may cause us grief and trouble. Although we cannot see the issue clearly, it is the repeated patterns of pain that may alert us to them - symptoms, if you will. For example, the same things keep happening over and over again; we may be betrayed repeatedly, fail at something repeatedly, not complete tasks continually. Peace and pattern-breaking can be achieved by doing the work in uncovering our blind spot or even consulting trusted close friends or professionals to assists us to see what we cannot.
If you chose Card 2:
Owl - Wise Seeing, Wise Action
Silent winged and wise All seeing creature of the night Show me the way I will follow you in flight. Owls have for thousands of years been part of folklore and have been considered a special or sacred animal. With their huge forward facing eyes and otherworldly appearance, they have been seen as both wise and as harbingers of the supernatural. There are many hundreds of species of owls and almost all are nocturnal and carnivorous. Interestingly, they all have specially designed feathers that enable them to fly silently at night, giving them an incredible hunting advantage… sort of like having a stealth-mode! Many deities were said to be able to change into owls and perhaps the most famous was the Greek Goddess Athena, who was famous for her strategy and intelligence. To this very day, the capital city of Greece, Athens, has Athena’s owl as its symbol. Should the hooting owl come looking for you this Halloween, it indicates the need for wise council or further information before you make a decision. Considered action is warranted. Think before you act emotionally and ensure you think strategically, not impulsively.
If you were drawn to Card 3: 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. Whist 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 lamp on Halloween night and leave it at the window as a loving guide home for those who have passed. Both as a symbol of remembrance and also as a ind of "leaving the lights on" for those who may 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 life, 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 more clearly and fully.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for the week. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did you card(s) you felt drawn to give you some guidance to think about?
Don't forget to check back next week for another card drawing!