No, you’re not going nuts (as far as I know, mind you). It isn’t Monday. It’s actually Tuesday. But I have always held Memorial Day to be a sacred national holiday and, therefore, decided to postpone our weekly Magic a day so we can honor our brave men and women and the sacrifices they made in service to this nation and its ideals.
I’m so excited to introduce you to this brand new deck! Recently published on May 22nd, this is “The Divine Feminine Oracle” by Meggan Watterson and it’s, in a word, amazing and is one that I’m sure that you’ll be seeing a lot more of in Mondays to come. I definitely recommend this deck if you’re looking for one to add to your collection. The gorgeous artwork and Watterson’s insightful wisdom pack a punch and are sure to be a great aid in your private spiritual work or in working with clients. They’re currently being offered on Amazon for a sale price. Nab a deck for $5 off the regular price while you can! In the meantime, I hope that these beautiful cards bring some loving guidance and insight into your week!
1) FATIMAH - MOTHER OF IMAMS
Love is my lineage. And gratitude is my religion.
WHO SHE IS
Fatimah embodies the love and fulfillment that comes from living in a state of gratitude. Fatimah bint Muhammad was born in the early 7th century and is the only child of Khadijah and the prophet Muhammad to live into adulthood. She is associated with the title “The Mother of Her Father” because she cared for Muhammad after her mother died. She is an object of veneration, love, and respect for all Muslims because she supported her father through all of his difficulties. She was a devoted wife and mother of two sons and two daughters. Her descendants are spread throughout the Islamic world.
To the Shiites she is particularly significant because she wanted to marry Ali, the prophet Muhammad’s cousin. Ali is considered by Shiites to be legitimate heir to Muhammad’s teachings. Fatimah’s many children are considered the the rightful inheritors of Islam.
An imam is a leader in the Islamic faith. And Fatimah is considered to be the Mother of Imams because of the love and gratitude she gave to her family. There are many stories about her devotion and the unfaltering love she provided in order to protect them. She never failed to defend what was sacred to her. It is said that Fatimah stood up to Muhammad’s successor, Abu Bakr, because she didn’t feel that he was honoring her father’s legacy in the way he had hoped. She lived with great stability because she knew that her love for her family gave her a solid foundation, identity, and clarity of purpose.
WHEN YOU SELECT HER CARD
We can get caught up in the ego’s idea of who we need to become or what we need to achieve. Fatimah is the grace that sweeps through our seemingly complex lives band reminds us of what’s core, what’s solid earth to the soul: family - even if family means a few beloved friends. What matters most is the love and gratitude we bring to those who are there for us. And the love and gratitude we feel when they show up for us.
Nurturing, protecting, and taking care of the ones we love is a sacred occupation. My great-grandmother Big Margie advised me that if I ever had children, I needed to make sure I got paid for it. I had no clue what she was talking about. The idea was so foreign. Big Margie believed that women should have a wage for the time they spent raising children so that their work would at last be valued. The role of housewife or of stay-at-home mom is sacred if it’s consciously chosen. It is a profound contribution to raise and reconstitute the world. There is a legacy of love that can be inherited by the whole family from such undivided attention and presence. Fatimah restores the significance and importance to the spiritual path of motherhood.
Fatimah is also a call to take a step back, take a deep breath, and take inventory of how much you can be grateful for right now in this moment. She releases you from unreal expectations of yourself. Whether you have mothered a child, a friend, or yourself, Fatimah helps you see again the vital role the nurturer provides. She offers the perspective that says love is the family we all belong to, and gratitude is the state of wealth we get to live in.
SOUL VOICE MEDITATION
What am I grateful for in this moment?
Love is my lineage. And gratitude is my religion.
2) KHADIJAH - THE MOTHER OF BELIEVERS
I am spiritually and financially abundant.
I provide heaven and earth for myself.
WHO SHE IS
Khadijah is the power we all possess to be aware of the spiritual realm and fully immersed in the material world. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was a widow in Saudi Arabia in the 6th century. She became a wealthy merchant who was deeply respected and known as al-Tahira, the Pure One, or al-Kubra, the Great. It is said that with her wealth she fed the poor, provided for her children from her first two marriages, and took care of her extended family.
Khadijah had a dream shortly after hiring a young merchant named Muhammad to work for her. In the dream, the sun descended into her courtyard, fully illuminating her home. Her cousin told her that this meant that the prophet would soon grace her doorstep. She realized that her new employee, Muhammad, was the prophet, and so she asked him to marry her. They were married for 25 years.
She is regarded as one of the most important female figures in Islam, followed by her daughter with the prophet, Fatimah. It is said that when Muhammad told Khadijah about his first revelations from the angel Gabriel in the cave of Hira, she was the first person to convert to Islam. Muhammad remarried after Khadijah’s death, but was never closer to a subsequent wife that he had been with her. She was his constant confidante and partner.
WHEN YOUR SOUL SELECTS HER CARD
There’s an ancient narrative and a destructive misunderstanding that if we are going to be spiritual, then we have to renounce the material world. The body, however, is the soul’s chance to be here. So a healthy relationship to the material world is crucial and integral to reaching our spiritual potential.
Khadijah represents the power and importance of knowing we can provide for ourselves. This power gives us roots and confidence and allows us to create relationships from a place of interdependence rather than co-dependence. We can cultivate the capacity we have to create more and more freedom for ourselves. And we can are choices for our life based on truth, not just on survival.
There’s also a false idea about when true love will find us and how. Khadijah liberates us from fairy tales that we need to be saved, or supported, or provided for by our life partner. Khadijah provided for the prophet. And her older age and significant status in the community made her more attractive, not less. She was a middle-aged businesswoman and single mom. She was ripe with resources and ripened with opportunities to love.
Living into our true power and purpose does not make us less eligible. Khadijah reminds us that there is no linear timetable that eliminates us from having the sun descend in our courtyard. She lets us remember that we are worthy of the abundance measured in the depth of our love.
Do I feel worthy of abundance?
I am spiritually and financially abundant. I provide heaven and earth for myself.
3) RABI’A — THE QUEEN OF SAINTLY WOMEN
I am in service of divine love.
I move the way love asks me to move.
WHO SHE IS
Rabi’a represents a rare, pure love that doesn’t seek anything other than simply to love. Rabi’a al-Adawiyya was one of the most influential Sufi women in Islamic history. She is a Muslim saint and a Sufi mystic who lived in the 8th century in Basra, present day Iraq. On the night she was born, her father had a vision of Muhammad. He told him, “Your newly born daughter is a favorite of the Lord, and shall lead many Muslims to the right path.”
When Rabi’a was still just a little girl, her father died, and she was then sold into slavery. She would pray every night to be released so that she could spend the hours of her day in service to Allah, the Arabic word for God. When her master overheard her prayers, and saw that she was illuminated with light as she prayed, he realized she was a saint. He released her immediately. She went into the desert and worshipped in solitude. Rabi’a became known as the queen of saintly women because of all of the purity of her love and devotion to Allah.
She set forth the doctrine of divine love known as Ishq-e-Haqeeqi. Her poetry emphasizes her desire to worship for the sake of loving Allah and not for personal gain. In one of her poems, she says, “I carry a torch in one hand and a bucket of water in the other.” She wants to set fire to heaven and put out the fires of hell. So, that love seeks no gain except to be in service of love itself. She explains, “I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah.
WHEN YOUR SOUL SELECTS HER CARD
In her lifetime, Rabi’a embodied a freedom that divine love offers us. If we see her life as a metaphor of the soul’s progression, she went from slavery to sainthood by devoting herself to Allah. Her only concern was the love that she could give to God. Her every action was motivated by her devotion to God, and through it she received the greatest spiritual gift: self-realization.
Although it can be very difficult, loving without expectations is a profound spiritual practice. More often, our love for someone is loaded with ideas of who that person needs to be for us. But Divine love is unconditional. It’s a love that seeks only to love. No hidden agendas. No strings attached.
Rabi’a relates in one of her poems, “prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.” Each time we are able to love someone or ourselves without conditions to that love, we arrive at this altar within us. We free them. And ourselves. We remember what Rabi’a knew so well, that to love just for the sake of loving lets the divine act through us.
Are my current actions motivated by love?
I am in service of divine love.
I move the way that love asks me to move.
Good evening, Beautiful Souls! I hope that you are winding down and coming into a quiet space at the close of this lovely Monday. Here are your cards from today’s Monday Magic! They come to us from a deck that I love and you’ve seen several times before - Colette Baron-Reid’s “The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards” deck. There truly is a lot of deep wisdom in this deck as well as really exquisite art work. (If you’re interested in owning this deck, it’s available for sale on Amazon). I hope that your cards bring you some insight into whatever is swirling in your lives right now and, as always, if you’re needing a little more insight into how your card might apply or what the message means, please feel free to PM me.
Private card readings are always availing - please contact me if you’re interested in learning more. ALSO - if there’s a particular deck that you’d like to recommend or would like a reading from in the coming weeks of Monday Magic!, please feel free to leave your request in the comments below. Until next week, I’m sending you lots of love! <3
Truth in word and deed is what is required of you by drawing this marker. As wll as resonating with your own personal truth, it’s important now to also demand the same from others. In every person there’s a vibrational energy that’s accessible by slowing down and searching to inquire, “Is this real? Am I hearing truth from another, or is it a lie? Am I speaking honestly myself, or am I lying to manipulate circumstances to get what I want?”
Remember, even a white lie will cause your light to fade and lose power. A lie takes you down into the lower vibrations of the ego world, ruled by separation and limitation - and it’s seduction of the lower world and serves no one but the forces of darkness.
This marker reminds you to remain in the light, even if it seems like a more difficult path. Truth will build a bridge across a chasm. Truth will lend a magic wand of strengh and integrity. Truth is freedom.
2. Marker 24: THE DRAGON
The Dragon comes to offer you its power and strength, to protect and fortify you on this leg of your journey. The Dragon symbolizes true power and reminds you that this infinite source is not found within your personality or ego.
True power resides deep within your soul. So call on the Dragon’s spiritual power and strength, and you will find a vast resource to strengthen your resolve... through morality, integrity, and purpose. If you’re struggling with these issues, the Dragon will restore them to you. Remember that the power of the spiritual world can never be broken, and true strength is found within - not the outside world. Never mistake a gentle man for a weak one.
Watch for a signal - the Dragon always makes the next step clear, and it gives you the power to take it.
3. Marker 4: THE QUEEN
Fertility, beautym female sexual energy, earthly pleasures, and friendships among women - the Queen summons you to bestow her gifts upon you so that you can revel in the beauty of life.
The Queen appears to remind you of the importance of self-esteem, self-worth, and holding your head high. Now is the time to set boundaries with others with gentle authority, yet try not to be isolated from them in the process. The Queen knows how to delegate authority when she needs to. Summon your inner Queen and ask for what you need.
The Queen also asks whether you’re having fun. Maybe you need to read a good book with a cup of cocoa, go to a spa, or make plans with your pals. Look after yourself and remember to nurture your friendships. The Queen knows that she needs allies in the world to sustain her and, in return, she shares her wealth with you.
If you’re inquiring about a specific female and your relationship to her, the Queen stands to represent her, which will bode well or not so well, depending on which other cards flank her.
Good evening, Beautiful, Vibrant Souls! These are the cards from today’s Monday Magic! They come from Ravynne Phelan’s “Messanger Oracle” deck, which is chock full of vibrant and powerful imagery and wisdom and can be purchased on Amazon. See below for your detailed card descriptions and have a truly lovely, inspiring week! 💖💖💖
1. CARD 15: HEAR THE ANCIENT ONES
The indigenous peoples of the world are those who have lived in harmony with the land for countless generations. Among them are the elders whose knowledge and wisdom can teach each of us our relationship with nature, of living a life of empathetic awareness, and to better understand our role as caretakers of the earth. They can teach us the wisdom of taking only what we need, of wasting little, and of honoring all sacrifices made so you can live and grow. Hear the wisdom of the Ancient Ones; learn from their knowledge, lore and traditions.
2. CARD 11: EMBRACE THE MASCULINE
Within ourselves there are two aspects to our nature - the masculine and feminine. Here in the present, you need to embrace the masculine aspect of your nature and let it guide your steps. Now is time to be assertive, to act with authority, and stand up for both yourself and your truths. Fight for what you believe in. Do not allow others to tell you that you must not or cannot. But remember, whilst you allow your masculine self to be dominant, you need to temper your assertiveness and determination with gentleness and compassion.
CARD 1: A NEW DAY DAWNS
Today is a new day. With the dawn comes an opportunity to begin again or to embrace something new. Create what you wish to create. Become the person who you dream of being. Do not allow your doubts or fears to hold you back, for this day is bright with hope and good fortune. Go forth and greet it with a smile upon your lips and joy in your heart.
Here we are at the close of a gorgeous, spring Monday and I hope it was a good one for you! Here are your cards from today's Monday Magic! These cards are from one of my very favorite decks: Kyle Gray's "Keepers of the Light" oracle deck. (If you are a card junkie, like myself, these are a must-have and you can easily find them on Amazon.com). See below for your card's description and feel free to reach out if you are needing a little extra insight into your card's meaning for you.
1) KRISHNA (DEVOTION)
Trust your spiritual guidance. Your commitment has been recognized. You are loved unconditionally.
Krishna is a Hindu god who is known as Mahavatar (great avatar) and embodies divine wisdom. One of India's best-loved gods, he is an approachable, kind, loving and supportive guide. He is a peaceful being with a great love for all people and animals.
He is often depicted with a calf or lamb, which is a symbol of innocence, and a peacock feather on his head, which is said to honor the divine feminine. He was the spiritual guide of the warrior soul Arjuna, as related in the Hindu epic Bhagavad Gita (which really is a story of choosing love over fear), and helps us move beyond the limitations and wars our ego creates in our mind, and maybe even in the world around us. His twin flame is Radha.
You have a deep spiritual connection and must trust the guidance that's coming through. Your devotion to the spiritual path has been recognized. It may feel as if you've been on a mental / emotional battlefield, but there are sweet messages of hope around you now. Krishna is here to boost your sense of connection to the divine and encourage you to act from your soul. If a decision needs to be made, ask yourself what will honor your soul and those around you. If you can choose the best for all involved then you will feel even closer to the divine.
2) FREYA (PHASES AND CYCLES)
There is a beginning within every ending.
Illusions are revealed and released.
Freya, which means 'Lady,' is the Norse goddess of the moon and love. She is the twin flame of Odin and a warrior goddess who offers deep spiritual and physical protection to those who call on her. She will stand before you with her shield and spear, keeping you safe from harm. She works closely with moon energy and helps us recognize that our life is a cycle that is always changing. She herself is the maiden, the mother and the crone aspect of all women and guides them to see the wisdom these cycles bring. We all go through phases and cycles of growth, and Freya is the energy that supports this. She has a raven spirit totem, which is said to represent her capacity to travel between heaven and Earth.
A phase of your life may be coming to an end, but it's important to acknowledge it's not the end. When one door closes, another opens. You may have been desperate for change, but now that it's here, you could feel vulnerable. Know that the mighty goddess Freya will guide you. Illusions are now being revealed so that you can leave behind anything that is false, step into your peaceful warrior-like energy and welcome the changes you deserve. Tie up all loose ends and take heart. This is an exciting time.
3) MELCHIZEDEK (HIGHER LEARNING)
You have learned from experience.
More inner study is now required to further progress.
Melchizedek (pronounced Mel-keeez-eh-dek) is a high priest who is mentioned in the Bible's Book of Genesis and many other sources, too. He is here to assist the Earth through the ascension process, which is basically moving everyone and everything back to a state of love and harmony. He appears with bright light around him and a long white beard to match his ancient high-priest ways, and is said to have his own order of light-filled priests who are able to help spiritual people develop their gifts and qualities. As he works on a high energetic level, we can connect with him through sacred geometry and by focusing on ancient star-shaped symbols.
You have learned so much to this point and are learning more every day. You are recognizing all the great lessons your experiences and challenges have brought to you and are preparing for a transition or inner ascension where you will move beyond another level of fear and into the inner sanctum of your heart and soul. Become aware of patterns, ancient symbols and signs being sent to you from the universe. There's a sense that you are now able to focus in a new way and offer greater light to the world. Melchizedek and his order are with you now, leading you towards spiritual wisdom. Meditate and connect with their light.
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!