Hello lovely tribe. There is so much going on in the cosmos right now. Mercury is about to go retrograde and the energy for that has been heavy. Venus is dancing around making love shine in your life in various of ways. So many different paths. Which is why this spread is different. Keep reading and see what each row represents for you.
Take a moment and close your eyes. Breathe in deeply and ask Spirit to guide you to the cards for you. Open your eyes and follow your intuition as you choose your cards. You may be guided to multiple cards. Every feeling is relevant.
1-6 is what Spirit wants you to know surrounding Mercury Retrograde.
7-11 is the energy surrounding love in your life.
11-15 is a prominent overall energy surrounding your life.
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Oracle decks used:
Mystical Shaman Oracle by, Alberto Villoldo ~ Collette Baron Reid ~ Marcela Lobos
Nature’s whispers by, Angela Hartfield
Earth Magic by, Steven Farmer
1 ~ The Hunter
Before the dawn of agriculture, we hunted in the forests to feed our kin. The Hunter never takes more than what the village needs to survive, often only taking one creature- the “good kill.” He is a master tracker who knows which path to follow to find success.
Don’t settle for the roadkill; it could be poison. Be careful that you do not become the prey of your desires and fantasies. Remember to not want more than you need, so you are not guided by unbridled ambition. It is okay to come home empty handed
2 ~ Thunder
Legends speak of great Thunder Beings who live in the sky and call for your attention when great occurrences are meant to happen in the world. They warn when tensions in a situation are called upon to be released. Their presence in your reading reminds you of the dramatic moments in life that change everything. Both awesome and frightening when Thunder arrives, it is also a wake-up call, one that you will not soon forget.
Do you feel like unnecessary drama is waylaying your life? Could be exhausted from listening to others tell you their never-ending victim story, or could you be telling yourself a version of the same? It’s time for an about-face; you’re being wanted that to continue on this path will cause you to regret your choices, even if they appear benign or familiar. It’s time to say no to drama, both yours and others. Focus on solutions rather than problems. You are worthy of a drama free life
3 ~ Water
Water symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. It signifies a evolutionary shift from former self to new self. Many myths around the world speak of a “great flood” and the new life that is revealed after deluge. Water begins without boundaries. Then, as soon as form has separated itself from water, it comes under the laws of time and life, thus acquiring limitations.
When Water arrives, you’re invited to watch your emotions; know they are going to be changeable, and do not settle on a conclusion at this time. If you feel joy, feel that fully; if you feel sad, allow sadness to move through you. Water invites you to see the ebb and flow of events and trust that you can ride the wave of opportunity when it arises. Natural flow is here. Go with it.
4 ~ The Journey
The Journey is an invitation to step outside the boundaries of your life as you know it. The Journey is not a holiday; it’s a call to be hermit like and go on a pilgrimage into the unknown. There are no maps to the territory you will be exploring, no marked paths or road signs.
The time to embark on the great journey is here! Do not linger in the port when distant shores are calling! Fearlessly draw your own navigational charts as you discover the route. When the time is right, as it is now, you will be led true, even when you are not sure of where you are going. It is the departure that is most important. If you miss the boat, a great opportunity will be lost, and another ship may not arrive for a very long time.
5 ~ The Curse
The Curse refers to the limiting stories of our ancestors, and the karma from former lifetimes that preordains the events of our lives. It is the source of negative patterns, and it can show up as a disease, a destructive force, or a blockage on our creative energy. The Curse holds us hostage to a false story that we confuse for reality. Recognizing the original wound that is playing out in our life can heal it.
Be aware of your actions. Act with impeccable intention so not to create debt or karma, that sooner or later, someone has to pay. What you do to others, you also do to yourself and to the people you love the most. Now you have the opportunity to clean it up
6 ~ The Drum
The rhythm of the drum tunes you to the beating heart of the universe. It’s wood frame links you to the trees and helps you journey to the lower world via the roots and the upper world through its branches. The drumskin gives the shaman the power to the animal kingdom. Striking the drum calls forth the power of the thunder and the rumbling of the earthquake. The drum invites a trance state where healing and prophecy happen.
You travel to the beat of a different drum. It’s time to acknowledge you do not fit a mold or role or relationship that is not in tune with you. Find your rhythm; respond to the heartbeat of the distant drum. The price you pay for lingering becomes higher with each passing day. Now is the time to move on
7 ~ Be Spontaneous
When you’re busy, rushing, worried or overwhelmed, It is easy to lose track of the simplest things in your world that bring you joy. This is a huge nudge to remember to create something fun. Rediscover enthusiasm fascination through adventure and spontaneous happenings. Engage with your life again and take in your surroundings, observing the importance of living life to its fullest. Decide to do something for the pleasure of it and see where life takes you.
8 ~ Clear out the old
Whatever you are experiencing now is a creation that you have brought into existence from past thoughts and feelings. While in this moment it may have you caught up, you can let go and begin to dream a new reality. Let go of the aspects of this creation that no longer serve you or have a purpose. Release what has gone wrong in the past. Release also any material possessions that do not serve the new dream that you want to create. Know that where you are now, you can create anew and begin again.
9 ~ Make A Decision
Your sheer determination is highlighted at this time. Your spirit will support your desires and manifestations. The ability to create or destroy has always been within your skill base. You have the wisdom and confidence needed to use these skills constructively. Now is the time to act, if you know what it is you want to accomplish and why. Since the powers of transformation are at your command, change your desires into objectives, your thoughts into actions, your goals into achievements. If you have recently met with failure, know you can change that failure into success. The only limits you have are those your impose on yourself.
10 ~ The Big Picture
There is so much more going on than you realize. When we get up in our heads and overthink things, we start to miss much of what is going on in the world around us. You might be trying to micromanage a situation and are too focus on small details. Try looking at this from different angles. If you have been struggling with a problem or tough situation, this card can signal that you will find the answers if you stand back and view everything from a larger perspective or someone else’s viewpoint.
11 ~ Heighten Your Vitality
Tap into the depths of your being and draw on your personal power. If you feel like your energy is low, infuse your mind with the warmth of sunlight and visualize this light bringing new energy into you. You have energetic reserves to draw. Allow this energy boost to flow through you. Connect with others or do something you love to continue creating the change you need. Spend time with a friend. Smile, laugh and share human touch.
12 ~ Rainbow ~blessing~
The Storm has passed, and it’s time to enjoy the refreshing beauty of this cycle, even though it has been difficult to appreciate any sense of purposefulness in what you have endured lately. You can now, as they say, count your blessings. Do not just look at the “brighter side” adhering to some academic mantra that has no heart or depth, but do so slowly and with genuine gratitude that is expressed up close and personal. This ever-evolving process of Life itself is a blessing-an opportunity to exist as a human being in Earth. The planet is a beautiful garden, even if it doesn’t always appear to be so. Sometimes it is only when you look back at a memory of an experience that you can truly see the blessing that has come from them. Bless your difficult and painful experiences, and let them go.
13 ~ Stone People ~ Vigilance ~
Remain vigilant at this time, but not out of fear. “Vigilant” simply means opening up your mind and senses to information as it is presented to you: through your eyes , ears, physical sensations, and detached thoughts. It is especially true in two main areas. First, follow any guy feelings that may tell you to be wary about someone or something; second, pay close attention to an important opportunity that presents itself, one that may enhance your life and the lives of others. Maintain your vigilance of the clues around you and inside of you. Assess what is emanating from your body, and then sort out any conditioned responses from what is purely instinctual. Examine the situation with heart, intuition, and mind in harmony; for this is how vigilance serves you. Detach, take a breath, and stand tall in you stature.
14 ~ Ancestors ~ Generations ~
You have within you the blood of your ancestors. You are deeply connected to your linage, the most immediate proof of that being the physical resemblance you have to your mother and father and perhaps even grandparents. Yet beyond that, although unknown to your usual senses , you are connected to an ancestry that reaches back through the millennia. This is the time to call upon those ancestors, those who are of your bloodline as well those ancient ones that have walked the land that you now walk. In many indigenous cultures, it is believed that the essence of your ancestors inhabits many of the physical aspects of the land. In other words, they are in the trees, the water, the air, the animals, the stones— their blood being in the very dirt and sand you tread upon, next time you are outside, allow your senses to open to those ancestors who abide in the physical world. And anytime at all, allow your heart to open to those Spirits to whom you are related though your heredity and to those shine you are connected by virtue of the land upon which you live.
Close your eyes, tune in to your breathing, and allow yourself to sink deeply into the heart of the living creation that you are. As you notice your breath becoming steady and slightly deeper than usual, observe the urge within you that is begging to come forth in some creative action. Pay attention to any images, sounds, or feelings that beckon your awareness; and there you will find the key as to the manner in which to express this magnificent pulse. Your breath is the crossover between Spirit and physical reality. Breathing comfortably and steadily helps you align yourself with Spirit, which then brings a clearer focus on what creative expression is preparing to be birthed through and from you. Discard any habitual thought patterns that would prevent the manifestation of what you are being prompted to bring forth. Allow yourself to take risks with this self-expression, and all of Creation will smile upon you.”