Laflin – Abundance, Luck
Prayers for money have been heard and answered. Receive guilt-free as the universe brings new blessings. Opportunity knocks, and new possibilities and good luck are on their way.
What a nice card to finish off the year; it's always a good sign when our leprechaun friend shows up!
In the coming year of 2023 we are moving into a universal year of seven. This is a restorative energy of introspection with a focus on faith and initiative. It will be a welcome year of hope, renewal, and revelation. A word that has come up frequently in sessions the past month is 'identity.' If you've felt like you're struggling to reclaim your sense of self, or to reconnect with and know your true identity, get ready to find yourself again. Remember when you ascend into a new vibration of yourself the old one doesn't disappear, it just takes time to integrate them all. For example, if you've gone from maiden to mother, the maiden isn't dead and gone but rather like a book in your soul library she goes up on the shelf as the mother book is now being written. The maiden is still available at all times and her innocence and wisdom are ever present. However, there is still a grieving process you experience throughout these significant life shifts. You needn't flounder or feel lost; instead allow your past to support your present. You will find yourself tweaking things, be it your work, routine, diet, or perspective. Ensure that if something isn't quite fitting that you explore and give some thought to what needs to be tweaked until it feels good again. This month invites you to think about your long-term goals. If ever there were a time to set intentions, this is it! I see many people meeting goals by the end of next year, and lofty ones at that. Don't be surprised if you feel yourself revisiting and breathing new life into what you believed to be a long lost goal or dream. This month you will enjoy a reset and rebirth energy.
Quiet and quality are words that Spirit highlights as a theme for the year ahead. Enjoy quiet moments of quality connection while you envision and build your future. That being said, plant a few seeds as opposed to an entire garden. I'm shown you're better off manifesting with a focus, one step at a time, versus all areas at once. For example, if romantic love is your primary goal, plant that as your first seed, followed by another one or two. Keep your spiritual garden growing within your means so you can enjoy tending to it versus rushing around unable to identify or pluck weeds fast enough. Quality over quantity. Intentional over lucky.
This month you break out of the chrysalis and emerge with your wings. Look at this definition of what happens when you try to help a butterfly out of the chrysalis before its time:
In most instances, helping the butterfly out of the chrysalis will prevent it from ever flying. The butterfly needs the struggle to strengthen its wings. It will survive with flowers placed in front of it to walk to.
This powerful image and process that speaks to life's balance of shadow and sun can help you to understand and accept this past year's challenges while shifting focus away from suffering and towards joy. Don't underestimate the grief you've been processing. With so much loss and letting go, such major life cycles coming to an end, it's been heavy on the heart. Long-held grief (inner child/childhood grief) has surfaced heavily the end of this year. But you have to clear the decks before you can set sail. Trust that you can complete your grieving process and emerge with an unshakable faith and renewed sense of strength and self-love. Remember that the opposite of grief is celebration, for every ending is but a new beginning, as every challenge is an opportunity for growth and healing. This is a year for spiritual awakening, spiritual epiphanies, and connecting with and developing your spiritual gifts. Find or renew your sense of purpose, and fearlessly express your authentic self. Let faith be your flow.
So, what are your flowers that lay ahead for you to walk to? The last three years have been hard but faith is forged in the fire. Keep the dream alive and the heart open. I send everyone reading this blessings for a wonderful winter solstice! May you and yours receive your highest possibilities and greatest outcomes, whatever they may be.
Snilly – Study, Research
Do your research and pay attention to the details. An entrepreneur, self-employment. Study, school and education will be your focus, higher learning.
Acclimate is the first word that comes up as I pull this card. This month you are asked to adjust to new environments and ways of doing things. You've cleared away, or become acutely aware of, what wasn't working; you've dug deep and done the work to shift it, and now you are asked to acclimatize. Spirit reassures you that, before you know it, what feels unfamiliar or scary will soon enough feel comfortable and safe. As the card reminds you, slow and steady wins the race. Be gentle with yourself and ease yourself into your new routines and ways of being. Embrace a bit of trial and error until you find the best approach and method for you. Try to stay present and enjoy this period as opposed to rushing it. There are so many hidden gems to promote healing and positive growth that await you if you do.
Spirit previously shared that it will be a busy fall followed by a still winter, and this is a good month to start to settle in to that slower pace and tend to home base. I see Spirit putting up closed signs to remind you to manage your energy wisely and not to overextend yourself. The self-discovery that is ready for you requires that you prioritize your needs and honour your personal limits. Preparation is everything this month! The more you take time to plan and prepare properly, the faster everything will take off when the time is right.
November is an 11 month, which is an energy that supports transparency and growth. It will add an intensity to whatever you are experiencing, so think positively and increase those affirmations! Whatever is needing a push forward will get one this month as the 11 vibration will encourage future visions and ideals. It's a fantastic month for problem-solving and seeking solutions to any lingering problems. Shame is an emotion that Spirit shows as being front and centre this month, which is because of the transformative power of the 11 vibration. Ask Spirit to move shame into forgiveness and honour, and experience the interesting juxtaposition that, as the days grow shorter and darker, you step further into the light with ample opportunity to shine that much brighter.
Dedrik (Deh-drick) – Karma, Past Life
A situation influenced by past life memories. A pre-determined karmic experience with someone from your soul group. Trust in the process, honor the experience, and remember to see obstacles as opportunities for growth.
This month of one energy represents inventive and new approaches and signals a rewrite: it's time to heal old wounds by rewriting old stories. It's worth taking a moment to read and understand what ancestral healing is as this will be the driving force behind changes this month.
Ancestral healing is healing the unresolved emotional issues and belief systems inherited from your ancestors. Recognizing where your unconscious loyalty to your ancestors is influencing you can have deep healing benefits for all generations: past, present, and future. Your ancestors all have a story and you inherit their stories as an opportunity to heal them. When you are willing to bring family patterns to awareness you can then heal and transform them. And while honouring your ancestors, you give yourself permission to move forward and write your own story with greater personal power, freedom and ancestral support. Ancestral patterns and belief systems can manifest in your life in many different forms, including anxiety, lack, anger, shame, pain, addiction, fear, phobias, illness, depression, and more.
Unity is a word that Spirit brings through strongly as a theme for October, as well as the vibration of the number five which represents lessons learned through experience. I'm shown an image of the seven dwarves from Disney and them singing as they happily walk home from work, but instead of 'Hei ho', they are singing, 'Heave ho!' This month will shine a spotlight into areas and choices where energy is being unnecessary leaked. There is such ample opportunity to clear out long-held patterns and beliefs around health, money, love, work, etc. We've got a full moon on October 9th adding to the powerful release energy before the rebirth. Spirit shows someone tugging so hard on a big rope only to drop it and realize there ultimately was no resistance. Free yourself! Be willing to think and choose differently. Disengage from what isn't working and focus your energy on a new approach. This is how you will be able to heal from any lingering burn-out and depletion.
You'll be surprised how quickly things can transpire and turn around this month when you commit and embrace conquering new territory. Independence is surging this month and you'll feel ripe to reclaim your confidence and renew your sense of self. Air and fire element will be extra strong this month so if you're an air or fire sign you might experience even deeper transformation. Where are you fighting things? And how can you allow the fight to become a flow? The ego can rail against how unfair and horrible things are, wanting you to be a victim, or your higher self can breathe new life into healing changes and help you focus on how much stronger and wiser your experiences are making you. Sometimes the ship needs to sink and you'd be better off taking your life raft to discover new land rather than fight to cling to the old. Choose your battles wisely as your energy is precious. If you channel it consciously and with awareness, the floodgates to new abundance open, while the support to navigate any further stormy seas will readily find you. Your mantra for this month is: Increase the peace.
Chief Nimble – Ceremony, Ritual
Create and practice a daily ritual, such as a morning and evening prayer with meditation. Connect with your guides through sacred ceremony. Work with the four elements and four directions of North/Earth, West/Water, East/Air and South/Fire to create transformation and healing.
Ready for less topsy-turvy and a little more linear energy? This month wants to bring you just that. There is a crescendo that will peak mid-month and then you will experience a decline in the emotions and extremity that have been dominating as of late. This will allow you to regroup and find centre. You will be asked to create a new homebase, or strengthen an existing one. There will still be a lot of adaptation called for throughout the fall, but the enhanced clarity of goals will feel good. This coupled with the fire energy this card represents will support an increase in movement and motivation. Pay attention to the full moon on September 10th as it's going to be a powerful one! It's time to bury the past, to forgive and forget. Fall equinox is on September 22nd. Master number 22 represents balance, harmony, relationship, and cooperation. The 9 energy of September supports letting go and completion. I highly recommend partaking in a fall equinox ceremony.
This will be a month of reckoning and renewal as you are called upon to give your full awareness to areas you may have been avoiding or acting out on. This is a time to look at things with the new perspective you gained last month, to dig deep and make the necessary positive healing changes. What does your foundation need? And how are you going to go about strengthening it? No surface repairs, it's time for a cathartic release and full root chakra renewal. Like the card states, this will show up in your daily routine and rituals. What do you need to do to enhance your well-being, and that of your family? If you got away from sitting together as a family at the dinner table, it's time to get back on track. If you've been letting technology or distractions take away from your self-care time, it's time to put down the phone and get out in nature or hit the gym. This is a divinely guided reset that allows you to find your new flow. Don't love what you're doing? Focus on why you're doing it.
This is a month of serving the needs of the group versus the individual. This theme will play out in changes to systems, businesses, and families. Spirit calls it the beginning of a "community comeback." It's not so much about sacrifice as it is about reparation. It's about stepping up and digging in, not overthinking things but just doing what needs to get done. No more resenting life and its challenges or responsibilities, it's time to rejoice in them. A practical and steadfast approach will fast track your greatest outcome. You may just find out you end up somewhere you never thought you wanted to be, but it turns out to be quite fulfilling. It will be an active fall followed by a still winter of integration. Happy fall equinox!
Mrs. McCullum – Health, Healing
Take care of the physical body through regular exercise, a healthy diet and sleep. A healer who uses their gifts to help others. Find harmony and balance with both traditional and alternative medicine, honor all aspects of the healing arts.
Expansion and advancement were the first words I heard when I pulled this card. You may find yourself discovering and trying new modalities and methods of healing, exercise, diet, restful activities, and more. If something isn't working, try something new! As you've been in this process of letting go and levelling up, it's to be expected that new methods of support may be needed. You may always have your mainstays but it's also great to experience new people, places, and things. This is a great month to discover new layers of yourself, new opportunities, new understanding, new acceptance, new locations, new relationships, new depths...you get the idea!
This is a moment in time where you're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You're not fully out of the tunnel yet but you're also no longer in the dark. As you look back you realize you've journeyed further than you thought, and you did it quite fast. You'll start to experience more moments of relief and release coupled with anticipation and some healthy nerves associated with new beginnings. Fortitude will continue to serve you as you make choices that allow for a fuller expression of your unbridled self. Choices made from the inside-out will be sustainable and bear continuous fruit. Choices made from the outside-in won't last long, and you'll find yourself in a cycle of rinse and repeat.
This is a 'back to the basics' moment in a refreshing way. Your foundation may have been dug up in one way or another but you get to lay a new one; an upgraded, renovated version. One of the three basic steps Spirit reminds you of is: Ask, listen, and trust. Ask for what you want, listen to your intuition, and trust Spirit to deliver your greatest outcome. Let the basic principles align your inner and outer worlds more harmoniously. Something you might have judged as a misstep might ultimately lead to more magic.
Sometimes you fly out of the nest and other times you get pushed out, but either way you can find your wings. And it's time to not only fly a little higher than you have before, to see from a different perspective than you have before, but to also uncover new territory. As you've shed or integrated old layers/versions of yourself, you are now ready to enjoy some much-needed support and comfort.
Gargoyles – Silence, Guarded
Suppressed feelings that need to surface and be felt. Let your guard down and open your heart. Thinking versus feeling, let go of limitations and surrender.
Okay everyone, we are kicking off July with a shadow card. Though you might automatically associate a shadow card as something bad, it's quite the opposite, it's an opportunity for a profound shift, and deep healing. Gargoyles are viewed by many as protectors and guardians. The image I'm first shown is of a gargoyle's stone cracking and shattering followed by him taking flight. There is a new wave of direction that you'll be integrating this month. Perhaps how you used to define yourself, or something significant in your life, has changed. For example, maiden to mother, or operator to owner. You are breaking free of the past and flying forward into the next-level-you.
As the card meaning states, this is a month to process your emotions. Don't suppress things, whatever comes up needs your attention. It's not there to annoy you, it's there to guide you. If you're angry, grieving, scared, or uncertain, this is a time to dive deep and explore the root cause behind those feelings. You can stuff things down and you can ignore things but that doesn't mean they'll go away. Those suppressed feelings will build until they get your attention, like a volcano eager to erupt. It may be weeks, months, or even years, but they won't 'disappear' until they have been processed and transformed for your greater good. Be willing to receive help, be fearless about acknowledging your limitless divine truth; and if someone you know is in need, then serve and be served.
This isn't a time to sweep something under the rug to deal with later. It's a time to make important connections. It's a time to remember your inner light and to reignite it if need be, or to further fuel it. Insights are inbound! This is a month to be aware of any area you may find yourself putting a shine on things. You deserve to be your most authentic, healthy, and fulfilled self. Follow your feelings, let them take you to the healing changes that are awaiting you. Don't judge a feeling as good or bad: some of the most uncomfortable emotions are the most valuable. As the saying goes, "Some dance in the rain, others just get wet." You are never stuck, healing changes are always available. Surrender, and trust in Spirit to deliver your highest possibility. Your heart is ready to bust open, and if you've felt like you've forgotten who you are, and what your purpose is, get ready to explore new territory and know yourself more deeply than ever. Being in the in-between and the challenges that come with life's transitions isn't easy, but it is a prime opportunity for healing, growth, and personal breakthrough. As Lao Tzu said: “When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.” Be in the present moment and choose peace, the benefits may surprise you.
To sum it up, this may very well be a master of a month for regeneration and spiritual awakening...if you allow it to be.
Ralph – Rest, Sacred Space
The need for downtime, press pause and relax awhile. Create an altar or sacred space. Visit a historic site or monument.
Nature nurtures! Get outside, walk barefoot on the Earth, and let Mother Nature heal you. This month you ground into the new; it's a month of acceptance, and progress. You'll be kicking self-doubt to the curb as you find yourself in a taskmaster mindset, ready to tackle whatever comes your way. You'll enjoy your rest time that much more after feeling accomplished with any to-do lists. We are in a month of six and this means you may find yourself needing to deal with finances, material objects, and worries associated with everyday responsibilities. However, as Spirit has shared, if you're willing to bravely tackle those, your downtime will feel like a just reward. The six vibration seeks to increase your harmony and balance, so you'll be in a process of letting go. If you're in doubt, let it go! "Less is more" will be your mantra this month. It's this surrender and acceptance that will move any imbalanced focus from the outside, within. Remember, you're a soul having a human experience. Move from your soul and make choices from your heart. This is a month where you'll reconnect with what really matters, guiding your choices to be in alignment with your values and wishes.
I'm shown contracts being signed, deals closing, and a sense of restful conclusion. You are encouraged to tie up loose ends and embrace the vulnerability associated with spiritual growth. Expansion; things that you let go of this month will open doors that will see new possibilities present themselves all the way through to the end of October. With the grounding energy at play this month you are able to access stability and enhance your foundation for the future. Spirit encourages you to look at the energy of this month as presents vs presence. Think of a special occasion and ask yourself whether you would rather have a physical gift or a memorable moment? The energy of this month supports self-connection and seeing clearly. Show your third eye some love and enjoy visualizing your heart's desires. Remember, manifesting isn't about ticking boxes but focusing on the feeling behind the manifestation. Look within and you'll always win.
Mrs. McCullum – Health, Healing
Take care of the physical body through regular exercise, a healthy diet and sleep. A healer who uses their gifts to help others. Find harmony and balance with both traditional and alternative medicine, honor all aspects of the healing arts.
'Restoration' is the first word that comes up as I pull this card. This is a month to bring your energy back from any negative people, influences or energies. If you have any health concerns or conditions, this is a good time to get on top of them or advance any healing strides. You might have had a lot going on, and your health is crying out for more attention and care. Put a hand on your heart and a hand on your belly, close your eyes, and ask your body, mind and soul what resource would best support you right now. What area of your health needs attention? You may still be a busy bee with the Spring energy and lots of healing changes, but make yourself a priority. Know when to stop a task and schedule in your regular healing and quiet time.
With healing, you can experience the shadow side or the sun side, as I like to refer to them. This month you step forward into the sun as the shadow starts to leave. You'll want to give your solar plexus some extra care and attention after last month's culmination energy upped the ante concerning identity, personal will, and choice. With the focus on health and healing, let your intention be that any struggles become strength. Move your worry and doubt into faith and trust; prayer, affirmations and positive thinking are prime for reconditioning. Any opportunities that pop up this month are rooted in greater harmony and balance, wanting to put you on your highest path, so if your priorities are off, you can expect it to be made extra clear this May. This is also a month where you may experience important insights or epiphanies about particular health issues and concerns. You may suddenly connect the dots between symptoms and their ailments, find a long wait time is suddenly over, or have a breakthrough in treatment and recovery.
Anticipate good news and positive changes, take care of yourself and you'll quickly feel the benefits. Spirit shows me a battery being charged: it's time to restore those energy levels and feel like your new self. But remember to keep the pressure off; each small sustainable change adds up to a long-term gain. You can work with the colour green, and Archangel Raphael, as you ask to be in—and stay in—your optimal health and wellness.
Roger the Wishing Well – Dream, Wish
Ask for what you want. Reconnect with and heal your inner child. The elementals are granting you a wish, make a wish now!
The word for this month is 'culmination'. You are supported in bringing ideas into fruition as strategy becomes action. This month isn't about being wishy-washy but rather it is about setting a clear intention and backing it up with commitment and a solid plan. That being said, you may find yourself surprised by how ideas manifest and how the action unfolds. Trust in your highest possibility and greatest outcome, whatever Spirit deems that to be. If you let your head override your heart, you may find yourself facing the very same choice/predicament in a year's time. Spirit shows me an image of someone blowing up a balloon, but as they go to tie it, they are nudged to first breathe some more air in it. Is there something you have been wanting but may have been denying yourself? Is there an insight trying to be let in that you have been blocking? Be aware of instincts you've been fighting as this inner child card calls for you to look within and tend to your inner child's needs. This isn't a time to wait and see, or to justify things, but rather to protect your inner child and embrace healing change.
This month calls for courage and some creativity as some of the new beginnings that spring up may seem suspect at first. This is a wish card but you've most likely heard the saying: 'Careful what you wish for.' This month you can rest assured that as the Rolling Stones wrote it: 'You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometime you'll find you get what you need.' Being conscious of the difference between need and desire will be paramount. This is a good month for belief and breakthroughs. I see many people feeling a resurgence of faith. At times you might feel a little lonely or scared—new beginnings can be intimidating—but that's what births strength. And remember, if you're brought to it, you'll be brought through it. Have faith and trust in the divine plan. As Spirit shows me a coin being tossed in the air, it lands on heads, but then when it's flipped over, it shows another heads. When you trust in the divine plan and commit to your highest path, everything becomes a win. Sending you all light and love for a most transformative month. It's time for fresh starts and taking your life to the next level. Be prepared to take the initiative.
Edwin – Rebirth, Peace
A difficult cycle is coming to an end and relief is here. A time of blissful renewal and rebirth. A personal sense of deep peace and tranquility.
I'm sure many of you will be as happy as I am to see we don't have another shadow card this month! Thank you, Spring Equinox. Be sure to mark Sunday, March 20th on your calendar and take some time to perform sacred ceremony, connect with Spirit, with nature, and celebrate the return of the sun and the associated rebirth. People are eager to reconnect with a sense of beauty, inspiration, and enthusiasm. Spirit has been sharing repeatedly in sessions that this Spring Equinox will be a significant turning point for people: healing progress and forward movement will pick up pace as a lighter energy slowly emerges.
Personal power is the name of the game this month. Your solar plexus and sacral chakras are ready to shine as you strengthen your core and fearlessly forge ahead with exploring a new path, or evolving an existing one. Many people are burnt out, bored, and desperate to feel a renewed sense of purpose. This month is very supportive of connecting with insights and feelings that answer your heart's longing, and your soul's calling. Work with white light to continuously cleanse the path ahead. You are encouraged to pace yourself to avoid unnecessary setbacks. Air element and the colour light blue will also be good energies to work with as the changes you are experiencing are leading you to a fuller and more authentic expression of your true self. Air element will help you maintain a practical approach, strengthening you mentally to research and plan your next steps wisely, with cautious consideration. Things you commit to now will be for the long-term, making it harder to go back on choices, or return from them, so you are encouraged to make sure your commitments feel right and are for your highest good.
Edwin is a character that dies and is reborn as a baby unicorn. Spirit shares there is a cycle of grief that many people have been in since childhood that is now coming full circle. What stories are you still carrying that aren't truly yours? Are you still running old tapes that you are unlovable, or somehow unworthy? Are you buying into the notion that you have to be anything other than who you are? Your struggles don't make you weak, they show you where you're still growing and healing. It's time to put a stop to negative self-beliefs and remember the unique and beautiful soul that you are. Practice less self-judgment and self-doubt, and more self-acceptance and self-healing. Stop selling yourself short. You may think you are choosing peace in finding a quick resolution when in fact you are distracting yourself from finding the long-term peace Spirit is guiding you to. Your mantra for this month is: I am living my divine destiny.
You've just come out of a shadow month and Spirit reminds you that your emotions need to move. You are encouraged to find healthy outlets and seek support in doing so. You've most likely heard the saying, "God helps those who help themselves", and this month, if you are willing to do so, you have the potential to feel like a light switch has been turned on inside you. The new purpose revealing itself to you will manifest as a budding motivation and increasing feeling of relief and calm. Peace is power.
On the first of every month, I pull a card from my Faye Oracle Cards, which feature characters from my book, A Tale of Faye. I share what the card and character represent, as well as any additional insights my guides bring through so that you can be aware of the energy and make the most of the month. I also share any energy themes as I feel guided.