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, honour all aspects of the healing arts.
A quiet Christmas, a healing holiday. Spirit shows this as a month to slow way down and be as gentle and nurturing as possible. At year's end we always reflect and review, and this month that energy feels heightened, which is a why a slower pace that allows you to take inventory of the past year is a necessity. Spirit encourages you to reflect deeply on all that has been brought forward and all that you have learned. As the saying goes, "The roots grow deepest where the wind blows strongest." Can you take the lessons learned, wisdom attained, and strength gained while at the same time letting go of the past shadows? Mrs. McCullum is a warm and nurturing character who is the local healer and loves helping others. What skills, likes, and strengths do you have that you might like to share with others? Focusing on applying these in a new light this coming year will allow you to connect with a new or deeper sense of purpose. With a focus on health and healing you may notice patterns being shifted around diet, exercise, sleep, and routine. As you "digest" the past year energetically you may notice you are extra sensitive to what you can digest physically. Take care of your physical body and rest when and where you can.
This winter solstice initiates a new healing energy rooted in a rebirth of optimism, where lightworkers especially will be called upon to rejuvenate their energy and enthusiasm for life. Spirit reminds you that you have the same choice daily, to feed the light or to feed the dark. This month supports you in stepping forward into the light. Spirit shows there will be continued instances that encourage people to be driven away from focusing outside of themselves and the desire to influence others, and instead encouraging them to go within and focus more on their inner selves. Change always has to come from within the individual and that is how outer change is affected. What personal healing changes would you like to make this coming year? The time is now, commit to the changes you wish to make, and ask Spirit for help. With the six vibration of the New Year people will feel more inclined to keep things private and close to home. Modesty will want to make a comeback this year.
The year 2022 will be one of heart, hope, and healing. Many people will find relationships reformed or long-awaited new ones formed. Others will be content to move forward and live simply, realigning and redefining their meanings of home and family. Embracing imperfection and enjoying the little things will be the heart and highlight of this coming year. After a couple of years of constant adaptation and uncertainty, this six-year will allow for more stability. I am shown a lot of "come to" moments happening for people. I see cathartic tears, realizations, apologies, reckoning and healing.
This month you have the power to heal old wounds and move forward with an open healing heart. This makes it an ideal time to reinvest in you and connect more deeply with your self-worth. I'm shown an image of someone walking naked into a lake in the dark of night and swimming towards the moonlight, temporarily diving under, only to re-emerge from the lake feeling reborn. Honour this winter solstice time of rest and rejuvenation before your awakening. This winter solstice season is going to be a mighty one, it's a turning point. Don't wait for things to be over, don't wish for things to be healed, but rather be the healing and be the light that is constant and steadfast throughout every experience, from the mundane to the moonlit and magical.
Don’t know what you want? Well, I bet you know what you don’t want. And therein lies your answer. In the current energy theme you’re probably experiencing, or have recently experienced, a situation that’s put you face to face with what you don’t want. This doesn’t mean you messed up or got it wrong, it just means you’re being nudged (or pushed) one step closer to clarity. As Keats said: “Nothing ever becomes real till experienced – even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it.”
This isn’t a time to judge or doubt yourself but rather a time to listen to what your current dislikes or challenges are trying to reveal to you. You may know how you want to feel but aren’t sure how to get there, and that’s just fine. Ask, listen, and trust. Spirit will take care of the details of who, what, when, where, how and why. You are responsible for creating the space for yourself to get quiet, connect, listen and receive. If something isn’t working, don’t just push on, but press pause, and ask yourself what insights you need to connect with for things to work better for you. This is a time of rapid elevation, so don’t let it pass you by, no matter how tired and busy you might be. Doing so is how you create unnecessary lessons and struggles for yourself. Pay attention to the signs. Stop, look and listen. Your feelings are your cues, they are there to guide you. Be careful not to judge, suppress or deny them, but rather lean into them with a curious eye and see how quickly they can turn from foe to friend.
Flower Fairies – Seasons, Celebration
Celebrate a holiday or special occasion. Prepare for the change of seasons or a significant life event, such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary. Indulge yourself, you deserve it.
The circle of life; coming full circle; allowing an ending to become a new beginning: these are the first things that surface as I pull this month's card. The 'what' you want isn't going to matter half as much as the 'why' you want it. We are in a master number 11 vibration this month and that means double the intensity/possibility. It all depends how you choose to see it, and use it. Spirit says: 'It's the little things.' Perspective and purpose are ripe for a refresh this month. It's time to let go of who you have been so you can become more fully who you are meant to be. You can expect some emotional moments and powerful releases as you do just that. A new layer of vulnerability will shine through as old defences and mechanisms fall away. Connections can be made, and healed, this month, across all fronts. You are ready to engage in life in a new light.
Take some time this month to sit and stare up at the stars and moon. Drink in the starlight and moonlight as you remember what it's all about. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are beginning to find our way back to what matters. This is a time to relax, let go, and float in the cosmic womb. It's a time to embrace the void and allow yourself to be carried to new spiritual heights. Healing, meditation, and spiritual connection has the potential to be euphoric this month. Patterns of control will need to be addressed in order to embrace healing changes. The focus on the material/physical continues to detach as you realign with your core values, prioritizing harmony and health.
Throat chakra. Third eye. These areas will want some attention during this time. You may have already felt some clearing strongly at play last month in preparation of this. This is the month you find your voice, you honour your truth, you see yourself more clearly. You begin to move further out of the shadow and step forward into the sun. But there is a gestation period in place, so honour your inner knowing and revelations without attachment to time and outcome. Be ready to shift at a moment's notice. Be willing to embrace a change you didn't see coming. An open mind, body and soul are key to elevating your life in unexpected but blessed ways. Remember things aren't happening to you, they are happening for you.
You will receive many insights and plant many seeds but you must not worry about when they will blossom. Just hold in your heart the understanding and belief that they will. I hear Ram Dass' saying: "Be here now." Decisions you make are best served by focusing on the reality of the present moment.
Frog Prince – Confidence, Success
Receiving an award, recognition or praise. Having a boost of confidence and self-esteem. Enjoy the moment, be happy and humble.
This month's card validates the current energy theme that's been increasing the last couple of weeks which is that people are eager to get their confidence and vitality back. Many people are feeling they've developed a certain level of anxiety while simultaneously feeling they've lost some of their independence and confidence. This card heralds its gradual return! Notice Spirit said gradual and not immediate, so don't look to get back to a previous level of energy or enthusiasm but rather focus on connecting with a new level of energy and enthusiasm that serves you most right now. Be gentle but steadfast in your commitment to feel better and be your best. You are worth it.
Has your view of life become jaded? Are you taking this human experience for granted, or willing it away? You have the power to shift focus at any given moment; it's staying in loving awareness that will set you free.
It has been, and continues to be, a chaotic time. But. playing devil's advocate, let us take a moment to acknowledge some of the positive changes that have stemmed from these chaotic times. Many people have reviewed their lives and made some big changes, ultimately putting them on their highest path. These have included exiting unhealthy relationships, opening to new love, moving, relocating, changing jobs or careers, prioritizing their health, and simplifying their lives. This is the light in the dark. The last year-and-a-half forced a lot of people to come face to face with feelings and patterns they might have otherwise been able to delay or distract themselves from. Doing some serious soul-searching has allowed us to discover what is joyful and healthy in our lives, and what, if anything, needs to change. So the point is that underneath all the challenge, worry, uncertainty, and divisiveness, there has been a steady dose of fearlessness constantly present.
Connecting with nature, sitting in stillness with Spirit, sacred ceremony and ritual: these will all help your energy feel more robust. What happens if your kid hurts themselves, or has to do something scary? They usually get comforted or rewarded with a treat and a big hug and a kiss after. What about your inner child? The more you love them up, the more that vibrant youthful energy you're longing for gets stoked, like fuel to a fire. I am hearing the song 'a smile goes a long, long way', so remember that simply navigating your day in your light and kindness are what have a natural positive effect on yourself and others. How can you radiate light and model surrender, acceptance, and compassion this month? Count your blessings—it is Thanksgiving after all!—and you'll be feeling like a winner this month.
Take your inner child by the hand and give them a hug; tell them you understand that they feel tired and isolated, and are maybe a little nervous about what's to come. But just like if you were dropping off your child at preschool for the first time, you would encourage them, comfort them, and nudge them forward. Do the same for yourself. Challenge yourself to take one baby step this month that will help support a new beginning or manifestation. Maybe you join a meetup to make a new friend, or sign up for a new course that interests you, donate time to a cause you're passionate about to re-engage in the community. Do something this month that scares you—it is Halloween after all!—and you will come out the other side more confident. If something serves to break you down it's only so you can be built back up stronger and wiser. Emotional strength and heightened faith are big ones that are being fostered right now.
Your fated life you are born into, your destined life you create. This month is a significant junction in powering forward your destiny and releasing old fates. Your solar plexus has potential to be on fire this month as you let go and turn with the season.
Moody. Have you been having some mood swings lately? Because the current energy theme is influencing just that. You may find yourself swinging to more emotional extremes than usual, and feeling more resistant and tired because of it. This most recent full moon coupled with the big energy of this fall equinox has emphasized old shadows while simultaneously increasing new light! Do what you need to in order to support your energy, be it more sleep, alone time, nature time, relying more heavily on your spiritual tools, etc. The pendulum will swing back to centre soon enough, but in the meantime prioritize taking care of your emotional self. Remember that feelings are fuel when understood and processed consciously. Try not to judge them but rather dig in and see through them, all the while focusing on what they are there to reveal to you. This is a very supportive time to embrace your healing; it is ripe and ready to be harvested.
Maury – Creativity, Magic
Inspiration and creativity are at a peak, so take advantage. You are being fully supported in an endeavour, so work your natural magic now. Experiment and try new ways of doing things.
It's time to give up the ghost. This was the first thing I heard as I pulled this month's card. One aspect of what you're asked to give up right now is excuses. If you've been feeling remiss or complacent, you may get knocked off-kilter as a reality check. Fall equinox on September 22nd is always a great time to revisit and reimplement rituals. Just as we see Nature's autumn release, it's time for you to take fearless self-inventory and let go where necessary. How can the new enter your life if you don't make space for it?
As I pulled this card I was also shown a specific animal messenger for this month: a goose. You might say you are asked to give up the ghost to get the goose. Goose shows up to support healing changes and clarity, particularly in the areas of work and family. This animal messenger will help your navigation skills as you find your direction. You are either connecting with a new purpose, or inspiring a current one. Goose will also encourage getting you goal-oriented and focused. This month you will be feeling extra productive and desiring tangible results. You will find yourself easily digging into any administrative tasks, as well as coming up with clever and creative solutions to any lingering problems. The end of this month Spirit shows you dusting off your hands in self-satisfaction. If there's an area of your life that's stalled or been calling for healing, this month gives you a swift kick in the rear (or let's stick with the theme and say rather, a loud goose honk in the ear!). You are reminded that nothing changes unless you do, and that everything changes once you do. Are you sitting idly waiting for another sign? Waiting for the perfect time? Waiting for more motivation? Because if so, you might be waiting a long time. Simply commit and get going in order to have the road rise up to meet you. Awareness coupled with action will be your magic recipe this month.
One of the things my dad always taught me that has never failed me (and I think is more important than ever in these social-media-driven times) is that it's always going to be the work itself that matters most. If you are good at what you do — and even better, if you do something you love — the money will take care of itself. There is so much emphasis these days on appearance, on having the best website, the highest SEO ranking, labelling oneself as a best-selling author, chasing awards and playing around with titles, this or that — you get the idea. I'm not saying these things aren't important, and at times necessary, but I am saying I have seen more and more people becoming hyper-focused on everything but the actual work. Remember that you are responsible for 'why' you do something. If you bring a pure intention to whatever you do, Spirit will take care of the 'who, what, when, and how.' As Spirit shares: 'It's not the packaging but the message that matters.'
Communication will be at the forefront this month and you'll want to be aware of not reacting but responding. Give yourself time to choose your words wisely and do your best to communicate with loving assertiveness. That being said, another aspect of giving up the ghost this month is not faking it. If you are putting on airs, you might just find yourself in situations that take the air out of you. Transparency will be heightened this month. Spirit concludes with an image of a tree, and you may have felt like the leaf floating on the end of a branch, but this month allows for you to return to being the trunk: strong with deeply planted roots. Happy fall equinox!
Ascension symptoms. These chaotic times are birthing some interesting shifts, personally and globally. Many people are experiencing ascension symptoms but might be confused and not make that connection given the turbulent times. Ascension symptoms are a kind of spiritual vertigo wherein you may feel disoriented; you may feel your perception and connection to your body is off; you may feel yourself processing more intensely, and with more physical symptoms. And you may feel a tug of war between your ambition and a kind of “hurry up and wait” energy.
You may notice the “grace period” of people not doing their work has seemingly ended and the disconnect between those who are ascending and those who are not is leading to continued disengagements and shifts in relationships and relationship dynamics. It’s all okay.
Embrace your ideas, embrace your drive, but don’t feel the pressure or need to have things manifest fully and physically just yet. Remember, this isn’t about control but co-creation. When do we ever have crystal clear clarity?! The magic is in the mystery. The internal work is what it’s all about; the outside rising up to then reflect that internal work is actually the easier part. The quiet work you’re doing now is what matters most. A firework and a wildflower are equally beautiful and impressive. I’m reminded of one of my favourite quotes by Charles Martin: “Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.”
Imagine that what’s happening with this ascension is like a stage play: the actors can’t come out and take the stage if there isn’t a stage to perform on. You need to set the stage first. And just like the actors might get the majority of the “glory”, it’s the lighting director, the stage manager, and everyone behind the scenes who is equally important. It’s a strange time to be alive. And your vibration-raising while riding the collective rollercoaster may seem backwards to your mind. But trust the gestation period and surrender to divine timing. This is a valuable time to practice presence, surrender, openness, and gratitude. You are primed for a shift, and epiphanies await. Allow things to unfold and expand for your greatest good.
Remember that during times of ascension your energy is becoming more sensitive and you may find you can no longer stomach certain foods, certain programs, environments etc. Just be aware and self-honouring with any necessary changes that aid your energy and well-being.
Mirella – Intuition, Beauty
A time of deep processing, transformation and heightened intuition. Go within to develop your intuition and reach new spiritual heights. A focus on beauty and self-esteem, finding positive body image, you are beautiful inside and out.
Relationship renaissance, this is the term that first comes up as I pull this month's card. Something you thought was finished might just be circling back to you. Perhaps it's for clarity, continuation, or closure. Either way this month is best led by your intuition, so don't bother trying to problem solve intellectually, as your emotional intelligence is the focus right now. If you overthink things you risk causing yourself unnecessary stress. I'm shown people diving deeper, opening their hearts, and experiencing a powerful healing and renewal. This is a prime time for a vow renewal, recommitment, or celebration of love. On a relationship level this month can offer you a breath of fresh air. If you're willing to let go and dive deep you're sure to find some hidden treasure but if you stay "safe" on the surface you might just miss out. There's quite a strong disparity this month between the two and you will feel this gap in your relationships, in terms of who is committed to their growth and who is not. It's a make or break kind of dynamic at play, but positively so; a breaking through or a breaking free.
Conversing with Spirit should prove easier as the new moon energy of August 8th is helping open channels of connection and communication. Take time to sit in stillness and have a conversation with Spirit just as you would your best friend. Enjoy using your oracle cards, charging your crystals, and refreshing your magical tools.
As you can see we have a water element card and this is a time of cleansing, purification and renewal. Spirit shows me someone feeling dehydrated energetically and this month brings forth the clarity and surrender that can ultimately lead them to their personal fountain of youth. Enjoy this month where you feel yourself shift from a feeling of floating aimlessly, or treading tirelessly, to swimming willfully, in a forward flow.
Finvarra (Fin-vair-ah) – Leader, Power
Developing personal power. Be assertive and decisive, it's time to take charge. A promotion, taking on a leadership role or greater responsibility.
It's time to step it up, this is the first message that comes through this month. What do you want, and more importantly, what are you going to do about it? These are the questions Spirit puts forth to you right now. The time of waiting, wondering, and wishing is coming to a close and the time for decisive, positive, assertive action is called for. The July energy will remind you that the only person who can stop you from feeling better or reaching your goals is you. You choose your thoughts; you are responsible for processing your feelings; you set your boundaries; you constantly co-create your experiences. This month is all about building confidence with self-responsibility front and center. If you honoured last month's message and reached out for support where needed, you are already on the right track to seeing positive manifestations. Keep working your natural magic and stepping into your power and you can make great strides and further your momentum this month! You'll surprise yourself with how quickly things can turn around. Alternatively, if you are resisting your intuition and denying your personal power and self-care, you can expect the shadows of resistance, frustration, and disappointment to increase. This is a time to step out and step up, not to deny, dismiss or hide. Are you pointing fingers, or are you taking fearless self-inventory?
Parents, you may notice significant growth and independence in your kid(s) during this time. Foster their independence and support their self-esteem by giving them more responsibilities, let them help with cooking and chores, choosing their outfits, allow them the satisfaction of feeling helpful and strong. Work and career will be a focus for many as Spirit shows things in that arena becoming more attainable. Solar plexus chakra will be a good point of focus, especially working with the element of South\Sun and the colours of yellow and gold. Spirit compares the current energy to waking up after a long nap. Last month you were yawning and stretching as you began to come out of your sleepy fog, and now it's time to let your feet hit the ground and greet a new day.
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!
Harmony, that's what this month wants to deliver. The six vibration of June is supporting you in laying a new foundation, rooted in deeper peace and love. Be conscious of not looking forward with an unnecessary expectation of repair and recovery but see through the eyes of your inner child, looking forward with enthusiasm, relief, and curiosity. Some keywords that are coming up repeatedly in sessions with the work we're currently doing are: forgiveness, liberation, and personal freedom. You can best support yourself by willingly releasing all that isn't vibing with you. The more you fearlessly let go the easier your healing outcome will manifest and be. You deserve that. The six vibration also focuses on family and home life so it's a good month to recalibrate if need be and model empathy versus opinion.
This card represents inner child. As you get older and the stresses and responsibilities of life increase it is more important than ever that you work to keep that inner child energy alive and present. That is how you prevent life from becoming a massive to-do list that is rooted in mundane routines and pressures versus life remaining a gift, connected to its innate beauty and joy. This month focus on what you have to celebrate and rejoice in it, no matter how small. Maybe you are simply celebrating surviving the last year and a half! As I type this I hear the lyrics and melody from the Elton John song "I'm still standing" playing in my head. In particular Spirit points out these lyrics:
Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
You are asked to open your heart further this month, pushing through any remaining fear about loving or being loved. Let the love in! This is when it's most beneficial to see yourself as your inner child. You would never say to them, 'You don't deserve love.' You would protect them and encourage them to reach for the stars and receive love on the deepest level they can because they deserve to be happy. So, as the card states, make a wish. And don't let the jaded adult in you block it from becoming a reality.
Take some time to do a ceremony or visualization where you willingly bury the past. Give it to a hole in Mother Earth to be transmuted. Then plant the seeds of what you wish for. The last year and a half has been brutal for most people, challenging at best. Choose to leave it all behind. You have the power to not drag it out or carry it forward unnecessarily. Ride the wave of the new momentum that is gaining energy and soak up all the good that you can to balance it out. Take the gifts that these challenging times could offer you, such as increased gratitude, emotional strength, heightened faith, celebration over new beginnings and healing changes, important epiphanies, clarity and clearing out of old dynamics that it brought forward. Extract the light, it's time to step further out of the shadows and forward into the sun. These challenging times can serve to remind us how fragile life is and not to take it for granted.
A family friend who was spiritual passed away a few years ago and she came to me in Spirit and said, "You wanted to be here." She shared that life is considered a huge gift and opportunity, and that it's hard to remember that when we're here, but if we can it can make life so much easier. She showed me souls waiting to come down and that getting a "body" was a big deal. I share this as a reminder to enjoy life, and to appreciate and love your body.
The future is yours, it needn't be marred by the past, so stay in your light and make it bright!
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 and thoughts as I feel guided.