Thursday, 25 October 2012

Daily Divination Cards - Thursday 25th October 2012

Good morning!

As promised, here is a slideshow of some of the beautiful and unusual cards in THE HEART OF FAERIE ORACLE deck.

What do you think of this deck? How you found the cards and messages relevant and insightful this week?

Comments are always welcome :)

Whatever your star sign - have a wonderful day!

Brightest Blessings,

This week I am using the


by Brian and Wendy Froud

Quoted from the pack: "From acclaimed faerie artists Brian and Wendy Froud comes a delightful abd spiritual guide that invites readers to connect with faeries and learn useful wisdom that will enhance their lives and personal relationships. The Heart of the Faerie Oracle box set contains 68 oracle cards illustrated by Brian Froud, and an accompanying guide book written by Wendy Froud. The package features many enchanting faerie images, such as the Queen of thr Golden Bough and the Temptation. The 160-page illustrated book describes the emotional and practical nature of the cards and offers a variety of techniques for using the set, opening the door into the Faerie Realm as never before."

My personal card for today:

The Faerie of Growth 

Movement / Growth / Re-visioning Process 

Look at her, sitting on a young green leaf like a bud just about to open into full flower. This is the faerie of Growth. Growth can mean so many things. One thing it always means is movement and change. Growth doesn’t standstill. Growth by it’s very nature is a constantly changing process. To stay on one mindset or one mode of being is to stagnate. If you move through life with an awareness of everything around you, you will grow. You won’t be able to help it.

If you draw this card, take time to think about how your life is changing and how you can direct that change for the good. If your life seems to be stagnant, then this card is especially helpful for you. Look at the Faerie of Growth and feel the energy of her unfolding wings. She is about to take flight and discover a new adventure. You can take flight, too. You don’t have to fly far or explore distant lands, you just have to take a step forward and see where that step leads you. So spread your wings and grow.


Today's cards for each of the star signs:
Due to lack of time, etc. These are the 'quick reading' messages - for the full reading and meaning of the cards you will need to obtain these cards for yourself - or get someone else to buy them for you as a gift!

Here are your messages and insights for today. Try to sit quietly for a few moments, meditate on your card and think about how you can learn from, and act upon, its message...

The Fixer 

Whitewashing / Self Deception / Best Intentions 

Quick message: Bueboe the Fixer has been fixing things since the time of the great plagues in Europe. In Venice he white-washed over everything in sight, hoping to keep the plague at bay. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, but he never stopped doing his job. He is just as busy today, constantly white-washing things that he thinks would be best left unseen. Do you find yourself constantly trying to make things better by covering them up instead of addressing them? Things that are covered up have an alarming way of surfacing at inconvenient times. Lies, once told, grow and multiply until no amount of whitewash will cover them. When Bueboe appears, think about how you handle situations that need attention, and try doing more than just covering them up. Facing things can be scary but sometimes a lick of paint just won’t do.

The Lady of the Forest 

Eternal Feminine / Dreaming / Feeling 

Quick message: The Lady of the Forest is the eternal feminine, the other half of everything. There is a bias toward the feminine if Faerie because Faerie is an intuitive realm, a place of dreaming, creativity, and imagination that we associate with the feminine. If you are graced by the presence of the lady, you are being asked to look deeply at the feminine within yourself and feminine aspects of any relationship you are in. How do you feel? What does the relationship feel like? This can be a relationship with a person, a place, or idea - whatever is manifesting itself in your life at this time. Connect with the emotion of what is occurring. Go back to the source of the relationship, the dream that began it, and think about what is happening right now. When you change on a profound level, those changes can take a long time to become manifest in the world. You may not see or feel changes in your life immediately, but things will change.

The Prince of Shadows 

Danger / Addiction / Irresistible Urge 

Quick message: The Prince of Shadows is the bad boy of the Faerie Court. Whether it be the Light Court or the Dark Court, they each have their Prince of Shadows. He has great beauty. He is heartless. He is everything we wish for and everything that hurts us the most. If this prince appears in a reading, ask yourself what it might refer to in your life. It may not be a physical person at al. It may be your state of mind at the moment. It is an irresistible urge for something we know may harm us. Alcohol, drugs, shopping, computers, TV, even people - anything can become addictive if indulged to excess. If this is someone in your life at the moment, then take a long look at your relationship. Is it heading into dark places that will harm you? Is it already there? If this is someone who is about to come into your life, then approach carefully.

The Queen of Owls 

Physical Healing / Wholeness / Wellness
Quick message: This is the bright queen of physical healing. When the physical body is unbalanced or in pain, it can be difficult to find a connection to anything other than that pain or disease. Relationships can falter and fail when all of your attention pivots on dealing with pain. When your physical body becomes the only thing you can focus on, turn to this bright and gentle being. The pain is real, the disease is real, but the power to heal is real within you as well. Concentrate on the Queen of Owls and reconnect with the healing energies of Faerie.

The Rox 

Manipulation / Neediness / Make and Effort 

Quick message: The poor Rox - always ill. Sniffles, aches and pains, a slight temperature - he just can’t gather the energy to help himself but he always has enough energy to get you to help him. Do you know someone like this? This person is a master of manipulation. He can get you to do anything for him because he uses guilt as a finely honed tool. It’s very difficult to say no to someone as needy as this person appears to be, but every once in a while try saying that you just can’t do whatever it is he’s asking of you. This may come as a shock to the Rox, he isn’t used to be denied anything, but it will begin to restore the balance in your relationship. If you recognize yourself in the Rox, think about the reasons you ask other people to do things for you that you are perfectly capable of doing. Is it the desire to control a person or situation, or do you really need help?

The Shape Shifter 

Perception / Illusion / Truth Within 

Quick message: Who is this man? Well, that’s the problem really. He is everything and nothing. He can change who and what he is to suit any situation and any relationship. If you place your trust in someone like this, you may find yourself waking up with a stranger one day, not the person you thought you knew at all. A relationship with a shape shifter is a frustrating experience. You will never be able to pin this person down. You must ask yourself if it’s worth the effort, and if the answer is yes - then be strong and courageous. Hold onto him as he shifts through his many shapes, and you may find yourself with a true man at the end.

The Queen of the Golden Bough 

Support / Soul Healing / Equilibrium 

Quick message: This is the queen of all things spiritual, of healing, and of transformation. If you choose the Queen of the Golden Bough, you are calling on the help of one of the true healing spirits of Faerie. You are seeking healing on a very ancient and fundamental level. Your need to heal and change may be so deeply embedded in your psyche that you may not even know it is there. When you feel an overwhelming sadness that takes you by surprise, a sadness that seem to spring from the depths of your soul, meditating on this card can help you rebalance your emotions. It may also be a time to let go of emotions that are stopping you from healing. Take a long look at how these emotions made you feel in the past, how you are feeling at this moment, and then let the card do its transformational work to lead you into the future.

The Challenge 

Self Criticism / Obstruction / Go For It 

Quick message: This faerie stands before you as you set off on your journey. She bars the way and demands an answer to her challenge. She asks you to be brave. She may try to dissuade you from your task by whispering undermining thoughts in your ear. She is testing you. Don’t give in. Stand up to her and she will gladly step aside and let you pass. If you are thinking about beginning a new relationship or venture, but the voice in your head keeps whispering that you’re just not good enough to even consider it, remember that this is a challenge. You are being tested, so go for it, and you’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve.

The Faerie of Naughtiness 

Lighten Up / Mischief / Misrule 

Quick message: Sometimes you just have to be naughty. The Faerie of Naughtiness asks you to step outside of your boundaries for a moment and do something unexpected. She dares you to change the energy of a situation by doing the one thing that will tilt the universe just a tiny bit. Sometimes you can change that energy just by thinking. Naughty thoughts can lighten a situation without anyone else having to know about it. If you don’t acknowledge her, if you ignore her, you may become the target for her own naughtiness. She’s very good at stealing things, losing wallets, misplacing important letters and important thoughts, so when it looks like it’s going to be one of those days when little things go wrong and circumstances become predicaments, acknowledge the Faerie of Naughtiness, and get her on your side again. She just wants to play.

The Lady of Sorrows 

Lack of Forgiveness / Barriers / Letting Go 

Quick message: This is a lady who visits us all from time to time. She is a hoarder of hurts and slights, a connoisseur of sorrow. She has built a wall around her heart with the collected wrongs that have been done to her. She has never learned to let things go. She can’t bear the thought of forgiveness when she knows that she’s in the right. Does this sound familiar? If she turns up ion a reading, examine what old hurts and sorrows you are holding on to. Even if you can only identify one, take that one hurt out of the wall you’ve been building and let a little light back into your heart. To feed on hurts and sorrows is to live, perhaps, but never to thrive. In order to thrive, you need light and compassion, so begin to forgive, forget, and let the light in.

The Shadow of the Past 

Past Love / Letting Go / Resolution 

Quick message: The past can haunt, especially past relationships, and past loves. In Faerie, when you wander in the past, time takes on a different meaning. Things that may have happened years ago resurface as very “present” feelings and emotions. The Shadow of the Past can be a help or a hindrance on your life’s journey. If this card turns up, perhaps things that were left unsaid at the end of a relationship could be said now in Faerie. If you do so, the shadow, if unneeded and unwanted, may depart and the haunting end. On the other hand, if you enjoy encounters with the past, then greet your old love with joy and listen to what it has to tell you, and let it go freely. Holding onto the past can be an unproductive thing if it blinds or deafens you to what is happening now. Letting go can lift the shadow of the past and make way for the joy of the future.

Oh No! 

Just One of Those Days / Obstructions / The Unexpected 

Quick message: He’s been waiting a long time to be picked! He’s so eager to do his job, and it’s easy to guess what his job is. You guessed it. It’s making sure that things aren’t going to go the way you want them to go. You break your favourite cup and superglue your hand to it while trying to stick the handle back on; you burn the toast and remember that it was the last of the bread that you that you were supposed to be using for a sandwich for lunch. Just accept that sometimes life isn’t what you expect and certainly not what you think it should be. When Oh No! turns up, be philosophical about it. It’s just going to be one of those days; all you can do is go with it and try to keep your sense of humour. - 100% Free Dating