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SUNDAY ORACLE: Diana (Focused Intention)

“Keep your unwavering thoughts, feelings, and actions focused on your target, and you will make your mark.”

The strong Roman goddess, Diana, promises to help you maintain focus.  You have set goals for yourself, without focus you may never reach them.  Call on Diana to help you keep you eye on the prize.  To reach your dreams, put every ounce of energy you have into achieving them.

Only you hold the reigns to your life, you are in control even when you think or feel as if you aren’t.  Take charge of your schedule today.  Make sure you have the time you need to meet and exceed your intended goals.  Stay positive!  Do not spend any unnecessary time with negative people.

In your meditation this week, imagine that you are rooted to Mother Earth, totally grounded.  See in your mind strong roots going down into the ground, connecting you to her and to the elementals.  The goddess Diana is associated with the mighty oak.  She will help you maintain your strength and tenacity when it comes to working toward your goals.

May you have a very fruitful week!

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Kali (Endings and Beginnings)

Kali“The old must be released so that the new can enter.”

Monday’s New Moon brings us the chance to begin anew. It may be a project to start, a relationship, or it could simply be new clothes. Whatever your newness brings, remember to rid yourself of ‘old stuff.’

Your life is full of something. Full of love, happiness, joy. On the flip side, maybe your life is full of sadness, loneliness, or sickness. The fact is, your life is full. If you wish your life to be different, now is the time to release the old so that the Universe can bring more of the things you desire to you.

When we release old habits and beliefs, we are making way for new, hopefully better, habits and beliefs. This inevitably involves change. Change can be scary. However, change must happen in order for our lives to be improved and enhanced.

Kali is a powerful Mother Nature type Hindu goddess. She pushes us beyond our comfort zone to bring us to our full potential. Call on her as your life begins to transition in this new cycle of nature. She will protect and nurture you even as she challenges you to go farther, to reach for the outer limits.

“Do not fear what appears to be a change or a loss. It is only the transitioning orbit of energy interplaying with you and your loved ones. Embrace it as evidence that you’re alive.” Doreen Virtue

Allow the goddess Kali to w held her power in your life to make positive changes come about. Move into the next phase of your being with love and grace and confidence!

Bright Blessings, dear ones!


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SUNDAY ORACLE: Sekhmet (Be Strong)

“You are stronger than you think you are, and your strength assures a happy outcome.”

We humans are a resilient lot, even if we feel like we are about to break.  Begin today to take stock in who you really are.  Look at all of the struggles you have been through.  You came through all that and you survived.  Never, ever under estimate your worth.

Stay away from negative people and negative thinking.  Focus on your strengths and build on those.  This is a great time to take care of your physical strength, also.  Start an exercise routine, if you don’t already have one.  Add some healthier foods to your diet.

Sekhmet is a fiercely protective Egyptian goddess. She is able to reveal to you your hidden strengths. Call on this lion goddess when you are feeling weak or cannot find your own value.  Sekhmet will show you your strengths and help you build yourself up.  When we realize who we are, the wonderful, amazing creature that we are, good things to flow to us.

Bright blessings to you all this day!  Know that you are loved and accepted.

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Red Clover….Over and Over

Red clover is one of the most prolific edible, wild plants in the mid-south USA.  They sprout up in fields and along roadsides and they bloom nonstop through out the summer.  Did you know that they are more than just a pretty natural necklace?!  Let me say, here, if you do decide to wild harvest red clover, please do not harvest on roadsides.  Find a field, away from traffic areas and harvest there.

Ok, so what is red clover good for nutritionally?  I am so glad you asked. (Yes, I know that was cheesy.) Well, red clover helps your body absorb the nutrients that you take in through your very healthy diet.  Sometimes, the body will not absorb the nutrients, this is where red clover is in a class by itself.  It provides the right combination of minerals and vitamins that will kick absorption into high gear.  Red clover is wonderful for children, especially those who may have suffered from malnutrition.  It will also help those who are chronically ill and are not able to eat as well or as much as they should.

Red clover helps to balance parathyroid function. The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that regulates calcium levels in the blood.  So, it may be of some help to those who are concerned about osteoporosis.  Also, cools hot flashes and tempers the mood swings of menopause.

Take a second look at this wild child of the herb world.  Red clover can be taken as a tea, made with either fresh or dried blooms.  It can also be made into a tincture or glyceride which would deliver more of the medicinal properties quickly.  You may even want to add some of the delicately sweet flowers to your summer salad!

If you think red clover may be something you could benefit from or have a question about herbs, you can contact me through the message board at my Etsy shop, click here

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Brigit (Don’t Back Down)

“Stand up for what you believe is right.”

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It’s a new year, you’ve made resolutions, now stand up for what you believe in!  One word of caution…be clear in your own mind what your belief is.  If you are not certain yourself, your opinion is just that, an opinion.  When you know what you believe or what you want/need in a situation, then you  have power.  This is your time to make your own success.  You cannot do that by worrying over what others think.  No one will ever propel you toward your goals like you will yourself.

Brigit is a fiery, triple goddess.  She embodies all aspects of the goddess; maiden, mother, and crone.  She is the female counterpart to the Archangel Michael.  Call on Brigit to give you strength and courage to stand your ground.

Be assertive when working toward your goals and know that, as you follow your passion, everything is working out in Universal right order.  All is well when you follow after your deepest convictions.

Bright blessings!  Stand strong, dear ones.

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