Good day, soul friends! Hope your week was wonderful. It has been so chilly here, so I hope everyone is staying as warm as they can. I am hoping we get back above 0° soon.
Today's guidance comes from the Divine Feminine Oracle Cards deck by Meggan Watterson.
Today's guidance comes from the Animal Kin Oracle deck by Sarah Wilder.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
Left - 1, Middle - 2, or Right - 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you selected Card 1:
Mary Magdalene - The Apostle to the Apostles I am the bridge between heaven and earth. I'm fully human and fully divine. Mary Magdalene embodies the capacity we all have to merge with the soul and receive Divine guidance through a love that never ends. Mary was born in 1st century in Magdala, Israel. She was the first to witness the resurrection, and for this reason is revered and Christianity as the Apostle to the Apostles. In classic iconography Mary Magdalene is associated with an egg and the color red because of an Eastern Orthodox legend. It says that she used an egg to teach the court of Tiberius Caesar about Resurrection. Cesar doubted her and responded that a person can no more rise from the dead than the egg in her hand turn red. The egg turned red immediately. Mary Magdalene represents the fears, unwavering love that we all have access to within our vulnerable Hearts. It's a love that renders all things sacred from the animals to the angels, from the poorest to the most powerful. It's a love that sees that inherent worth of all things. And it's a love that remains, even through the darkest times, even through death; her love is the one that resurrects. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene relates that Jesus came to unite us, to demonstrate to us a "true human being," an athropos, meaning of person who is both fully human and fully divine. This is what Mary became, and it's why she's so beloved to Jesus. She didn't seek to follow him; she thought instead to become her true self. Mary Magdalene reminds us that we have the power to receive vision from within. We are worthy of such proximity to the divine because that's the other half of what it means to be truly human. She reminds us that there's a bridge between heaven and earth, and that we are that bridge. And she wants us to remember that the truth church we can ever enter is in the heart. This is where our true power rests and where love never ends. Where has my love not yet reached?
If you were drawn to Card 2:
Sarah-la-Kali - Queen of the Outsiders I have arrived. I am where I will always be: in love. Sarah-la-Kali is a symbol of the love that endures, the love that never dies. There are three main legends that surround Saint Sarah. First, she is known as a charitable noblewoman who collected alms for the poor in Saint-Marie-De-La-Mer in the south of France at the beginning of the 1st century. The "golden legend" of the 13th century says that Saint Sarah arrived with the three Marys - Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, and Mary of Bethany - as one of their slaves. Saint Sarah is known as the queen of The Outsiders. She should beloved patron saint of the Romani people. No matter who you are, or where you are, Saint Sarah's love is the kind that reaches you. There's nothing you need to perfect or prove. There's nothing you need to wait to become. There's only the deep, abiding truth that love is not outside of you. You are never an outsider to love. You are love. Saint Sarah is the ultimate love card. The one that whispers what you've always known: that love is our true purpose and our only true home. Love is where we will all arrive. No matter how persecuted, how lonely, how outcast we might feel. No matter how long it has been since we've felt loved. Saint Sarah is a healing that comes with me and body love again. She is here to welcome us back to the singular destination we actually never left. Home is only ever as far as we allow ourselves to be separate from the space of our own heart. Enter the heart. Ask to experience love, true love. And let it fill you head to soul.
If you chose Card 3:
Perpetua - The Saint of Authenticity I am my authentic self in all circumstances. The Catholic Saint Vibia Perpetua shows has the power of authenticity. The name Perpetua is derived from the Latin perpetuus, meaning continuous. She refused to renounce her faith in Christ. And she maintained this truth is Paramount, at a time when a woman societal role was defined by her father and husband. When we find the courage to be true to who we are, a vitality returns to us, a voice that's both moving and compelling simply because it's authentic. Saint Perpetua's words in her very personal and emotional diary we're so impactful that 200 years later the renowned church father Augustine would write about their beauty and truth. Saint Perpetua suggest that there is no greater power than choosing to remain are authentic self in all circumstances. She's that person who remained loyal to her soul. And she urges us through her example to embrace the power of being authentic now. Even in the face of death, she courageously hold fast to her truth, that she was Christian. Her right hand reveals the Christ mudra. She also reminds us that journal writing can be a sacred act of returning to ourselves, a listening to the soul voice inside of us, and if going and where to find our answers. Perpetua is a call to a journal writing practice even if that's just to record our dreams each morning. The inner voice that greets us as we write strengthens our authenticity. That voice becomes a light, a fire, that calls to us and claims us as we dare to live out its truth. What is the true statement I can say about who I am?
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for today. 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!