Happy Full Moon, my loves! In light of this being a Leo Full Moon and the first one for 2016, let us tune into some Queen energy!
This week's oracle messages come from the Goddesses and Sirens 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 chose Card 1:
Lakshmi - Prosperity
"Your prosperity will improved. Financial aspects come to the force. You can be physically and spiritually rich. Ethics are necessary for real success."
Lakshmi is a part of a living tradition, Hinduism, and so is worshipped by millions every day which makes it an easy proposition to gauge her power and her effectiveness! In India, her biggest festival is that of Diwali, the festival of lights. Oil lamps and candles are lit in every home and particularly inside and outside every shop and business. The lights are to honor the goddess but also to drawn her to the place for her blessing of prosperity. Everything is tidied and cleaned thoroughly and the doors and windows to all the shops are left open, so that Lakshmi can visit and bring with her the energy of wealth and plenty. In the spirit of an abundance fresh start new clothes are worn, new cooking dishes used and fearing follows the Goddess' visits.
Should you need help with attracting prosperity into your life - both spiritual ad monetary - calm and serene. Lakshmi is a wise choice to invoke and honor.
If you were drawn to Card 2:
Pomona - Plenty
"Trust that you have enough. Ask and you will receive. It is now time to prune back the dead wood in order to grow. Nourish yourself and the earth."
The beautiful Pomona cherished her garden above everything else and took the greatest joy from it. From the first rays of pale dawn to the rich gold of the setting sun, the exquisite Pomona nurtured every plant within her domain. Her fair hand seemed to always chain a silver pruning knife which she used to gently curb a too vigorous growth or to remove wood that was no longer of use to the plant. One tee may be cut back to allow sunlight to filter through to another; one branch reduced so that the plant be energized to send its previous energy in a better more fruitful direction. She prepared the soil diligently so that the seeds she planted would grow with ease and that the fruits resulting would be full of goodness.
Pomona reminds us that we have unlimited plenty in our lives and in the natural world and that we need to cultivate and care for it. In both a literal and figurative sense, there can be limited growth if we do not choose to prune back the dead wood in our lives. For most of us, there are always some aspects of your current experience. These things may be taking the form of an outmoded belief, a bad habit, a damaging pattern or a plain and simple fear. Often, with these things, we need to make a decision to finally leave them behind or cut them out of our lives once and for all. Just as Pomona holds her pruning knife ready, we too nee to be ready to use our true wisdom and courage to free up our natural capacity for growth.
If you were attracted to Card 3: Lilith - Equality
"An equal partnership in love or business is a positive goal. Your personal power may be challenged. Recognize the need for a balance of sexual power in your body and in your relationships."
In the extremely patriarchal slant of the Hebrew (or even Arabic) traditions Lilith quickly became demonized, a sexual succubus who not only tempted men in their sleep but killed children. She was written out f what became the Bible, but evidence of her is within Genesis. Genesis 2:22 describes God's creation of Eve from Adam's rib, yet, the earlier passage 1:27, already indicates that a woman had been made: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them." Not surprisingly, Lilith has become somewhat of a feminist icon in modern times, and a much loved symbol of the feminine divine in Wiccan and certain occult traditions.
Lilith is seen as a powerful force for equality between masculine and feminine and for women to assert justice-filled power. In much of Western society, women till do not receive equal work, are misrepresented in numbers in government and in the boardroom. In third world countries, they are often the ones to most suffer food shortages (giving what they have to their children) and higher death rates due to maternal mortality.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for the week. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did the 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!