Good evening, Beautiful Souls! Here are your cards from today's Monday Magic! These cards come to us from the "Universal Mind Oracle" deck by Michelle Black. I cannot say enough about these cards and how insightful they are. They are available on Etsy - you can check them out by clicking here. If you're a bit of a card junkie like myself, Etsy is a wonderful place to discover a lot of unique and creative decks that aren't available through the more common avenues such as Amazon, etc. It's a great way to support independent practitioners and artists that are trying to build their businesses and visibility.
If you have any questions or are in need of additional insight about this week's cards, please feel free and reach out. In the meantime, I hope this beautiful spring week brings your loving hearts lots of joy!
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR REGARDING CARD INTERPRETATIONS:
To complement this deck as a ritualistic divination tool, I suggest purchasing a special journal to write your own definitions for each card. Secondly, it is highly recommended to spend as much time as needed with each card that is pulled. We are in such a rush to find answers, but sometimes the answers we seek are more subtle, with soft and slow emergence. I sometimes spend weeks meditating on a single card in order to fully integrate messages from Spirit. Give yourself permission to slow down. Third, this deck is not intended to be used predictively, but rather to connect you more wholly with Source Energy. The Universal Mind is a tool for workings of Light and Shadow, for spellcrafting, for prayer, for support, and for transformation.
1) EXTEND / EXPAND (12)
This card calls you to tune into your Moon sign and explore the parts of yourself which you don’t normally share with others. It is a reminder to create a healthy balance between the inner and the outer, to nurture and express the inner self, rather than disguising it. Perhaps inviting someone into this part of yourself is the next step in a relationship or partnership. Alternatively, it could be that now is the time to pause from public sharing and take some extra time for creation, visualization, inspirational guidance, or completion of projects. Where are you over-extending yourself? What areas are calling you to be more expansive, open, or adventurous?
Keywords: Planning, Waning Moon, Independence, Walking Meditation
Crystals: Flourite, Green Calcite, Lapis Lazuli
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Juniper Berry, Naiouli
2) LAYERS (17)
Each layer is unique apart from the whole; we are continuously making adjustments, removing old layers, and adding new layers. All living beings are made up of many layers; an outer protective “shell,” the main “body,” and then the essence or “core.” We see this in everything from The Earth (atmosphere, crust, core), to atoms (electrons, nucleus, protons / electrons), to gigantic stars like our Sun (corona, chromosphere, radiative zone, core), to our very own human bodies (aura, body, soul). From the outer shell all the way through each layer and into the essence of a being, each layer acts as its own entity with its own purpose and function. “The Whole” functions most efficiently when all layers are acknowledged and their significance is recognized.
Keywords: Aura, Seed, Trust, Opening, Boundaries, Higher Self, Heart Chakra
Crystals: Smoky Herkimer, Selenite, Aragonite, Labradorite
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium
3) KEEP GOING (31)
When was the last time you visited a cave, or sat with a thunderstorm.... observing? Doing so connects us to Saturn, our planet known as The Great Teacher. Saturn's influence can bring slow, steady emergence out of darker more oppressive times. On a subconscious level, the challenges we accept can strengthen our foundation piece by piece over time. This card speaks to perseverance with common sense and acceptance of reality in mind. The largest of Saturn's 62 confirmed Moons, Titan, is covered in lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and each season lasts 7 Earth years --- conditions which clearly would not support life as we know it here on Earth. Still, a few scientists marvel at the idea of taking on a 7-year-long journey just to experience such a mysterious place. Sometimes we must endure tremendous suffering in order to complete a single mission, to advance to the next level of our awareness. Important questions to journal about now are: What is worth enduring? Where am I wasting resources? What must I leave behind? What am I clinging to? Am I forcing my way forward or can I find a way to work with these challenges instead of in collision with them? How does is the present situation a reflection of myself? Am I being judgmental and if so, how can I be more accepting? How can I empower myself in the face of challenge?
Keywords: Storm, Challenge, Integrity, Empowered, Shadow Work
Crystals: Moonstone, Hand-Collected River Stones, Herkimer
Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, Juniper Berry, Vetiver
Each Monday, three cards are drawn at random from a deck of shuffled oracle cards and are posted on Facebook`where those who feel guided can choose a card for the week. The cards are revealed here before midnight each Monday. To participate, like BLISS-WORX on Facebook and you can join in the fun!