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.
Greys – Worry, Indecision
Feeling blocked or stuck, a stalemate, the need for action steps. A call for commitment, make a choice and make it happen. Let go of perfection and focus on progress, mix the ideal with the real to get moving.
Okay, folks, February is a shadow card, which means you want to approach this month with openness, acceptance, and be ready to tap into your available resources of support. The less expectation you carry into this month, the better it will feel. There may be something you have been resisting or putting off that you will need to come face to face with. Or there may be something less than desirable that you are tackling this month, but the only way out is through, so you'll need to dig in, keep the faith, and surrender. Use any mantras you find comforting such as, "This too shall pass". It will be a bit of a "grin and bear it" kind of month, so try to find and embrace moments of rest and release where you can. If you have people who can make you laugh, this is their month to shine! And hopefully you can be that person for others too, as a sense of humour will be a most valuable tool. Whenever there is a shadow card, it's not a sign of something bad but rather you can expect to find yourself in transition and needing to be in the present moment, with the possibility of making a significant shift. Balance out any spots of heaviness or overwhelm with deep breathing, gratitude, and positive affirmations.
One of the positives is that this energy is about reflecting and releasing. I see an image of someone watching their life review or going through old photos and scrapbooking. Take the good memories, learn from the not-so-good, and shift your focus forward. This month forces you to leave the past behind and find a fresh perspective. Prioritize wisely. What you conquer this month can ultimately create more strength and peace.
This month primarily asks you to forgive. You are invited to forgive, and in so doing, be free. Is there anyone that you are holding anger or resentment toward? Are there any relationships in your life that you desire to heal? Remember, you don't need another person to be on board to forgive—forgiveness is for you. You can forgive someone you are not in contact with. It energetically means you aren't carrying forward unnecessary pain or burden. Be willing to recognize the wounded child or loveless child behind someone's pain, and you can more easily forgive. It's time to heal. Be self-reflective.
When you are processing shadow energy you can easily feel emotionally overwhelmed, so keep in conversation with Spirit, speaking aloud your fears, praying, and asking for signs and help. Anything you are confronted with this month serves to bring you closer to yourself. Ensure to acknowledge aspects of yourself you might have dismissed or not given credit to. You are stronger than you think you are, and at the end of this month you will feel it. Spirit shows me something hiding under a rock and being coaxed out. Let the light be cast into any remaining shadows so progress can be made.
Don't be hasty this month, and don't take things for granted. This time calls for a rational and practical approach. Earth element will dominate as much of what is cleared will be connected to root chakra and foundation. Plant your feet firmly and take a step-by-step approach, and before you know it, you'll find yourself on the other side of any troubling situations, birthing the new light you unearthed.
Something fun I like to do is hit shuffle on a playlist and ask Spirit to land it on a song that they most want me to hear in that moment. This song from one of my favorite bands came up recently and it really resonated with me as a theme for this year. As we move from pandemic to endemic, a reminder to see through the eyes of your inner child, and return to safety, and the only real truth, which is divine love.
Flow. The current energy theme has been loud and clear as this word surfaced repeatedly from Spirit this past week. You might be finding a new flow, figuring out how to reconnect with your flow, or maybe just looking to enhance it. A lot of the work being done right now is around reconnecting with a sense of safety, or strengthening your foundation and perspective, in order to support your flow. This may be your flow of energy, finances, time, support, or love. If you’re not sure, check in and ask yourself where you may be fighting yourself for energy versus where it is flowing. You may need a simple perspective shift or energy redirect in order to get things flowing again. Be patient as you breathe and listen, you deserve to flow forward on your highest path with as much ease and grace as possible.
Another strong element of the current theme is body symptoms speaking to you in support of your flow. Remember that when you experience a symptom it is your body signalling what needs healing and where. Be sure to take the time to stop, look, and listen, so you can work with your body, showing gratitude. Spirit keeps sharing that the first quarter of this year will feel slower; you’re meant to remain in a quiet space with a lingering feeling of hibernation. Things will continue to increase in energy and pick up as the year progresses. Honour the stillness and quiet space to think, research, plan, and prepare so you can be in joy when it’s time to act. Or more importantly, that you are acting on your intuition and divine guidance.
A beautiful release, conditioning begone! This is the new moon, current energy theme. You may have felt balls of resistance and frustration are now becoming waves of surrender and freedom as you push out old conditions and create more space, going your own way. Never mind how everyone else is doing it, or how you’re taught or told you should do it. How do you want to do it? In honouring your own journey and way of being, you set yourself free. You will notice that, just like skipping a rock, this will have a positive ripple effect in all areas of your life. One small shift can add up to a big advantage. So take some time to allow yourself to connect with how you want to do things instead of how you were conditioned to do them. New routines, new tools, new moon! Utilize this energy to break through and break free. Things only have the meaning you give them, and you are never truly caged unless you are choosing to keep yourself caged. Expand within your existing space, and notice how a little becomes a lot.
Merlin – Wisdom, Teacher
Time for a new mentor or teacher to come in. Share your wisdom and use it to teach others. Pay close attention to repetitive thoughts as they are divine insights.
New year, new insights. Are you ready for a realization? Because it's time to have one! One of the mantras that Elliott and I live by is "smarter, not harder." That energy is going to dominate this month of January as you find innovative and manageable ways to make things a bit better for yourself. If you've been fighting energy in an area of your life, you'll be able to connect with spiritual guidance that will allow you to find your way out of fight and into flow. Particularly when it comes to emotions, you are reminded that emotions can be fuel if you are processing them instead of sitting in them. Spirit shows someone rowing a boat against the tide versus someone joyfully surfing a wave. You may not have known you were rowing against the tide until you accepted that things weren't working the way you wanted or needed them to. And therein lies the tweak that allows things to transform: stop fighting yourself, and start finding a new flow.
This is a month of one, of new beginnings and starting anew. This energy will have you feeling like you are finding yourself back at the start, and while the last couple of months may have had you strongly resisting that, this month you will embrace it and allow it to work for you. Spiritually this may mean reconnecting with tools and re-experiencing things reminiscent of your early days, perhaps your first spiritual awakening. Think back to when you first "found yourself." Remember all the joy that ultimately sprung from all that soul searching and effort? That is the light at the end of the tunnel. That new joy is ready to manifest for you again in 2022.
Merlin is a character in my story who has a lot of wisdom but can yet be a man of few words. You are reminded that pearls of wisdom come from knowing what to share, when to share it, with whom, and why. You may find you're drawn to do some work on your crown, solar plexus, and throat chakras. Spirit shows me someone going to catch a train only to find that the train has gone off the tracks. Instead of getting upset at the train being derailed, they sit to the side and meditate. They are then led to other valuable uses of their time while they wait for the necessary repairs on the train to take place. It's not where they want to be but it's where they need to be. This isn't a month of big changes but rather slight adjustments that lead to a realignment that has you feeling more like yourself again. This month will be a balance of surrender and acceptance which leads to motivation and clarity. Spirit says to give yourself some credit. You are reminded that you are a spark of the divine; therefore you have all that divine wisdom within you, always available to you. You are worthy of seeking it, receiving it, and living it.
A term Spirit shared with me recently was "soul weary." Many of us are feeling soul weary from third dimensional living right now. This is why Spirit says this is a good month to get back to the basics. Reconnect with your faith, get back into seeing through the eyes of your higher self, and rediscover what brings you joy.
In preparation for winter solstice, here is a channeled message from the elementals, followed by a simple ritual to enjoy Tuesday evening:
This winter solstice we place a hand on your beating heart. We remind you that this is where every good decision should start. Be not afraid of fearlessly letting go, but allow yourself to melt like a falling snow. There is no more room for anger, for judgment, and grief. It is time to call in the light and find healing and relief. A new day will dawn because that’s what they do. You have the power to awaken with it, if you want to. A fog serves a purpose, you’re not always meant to know. Without confusion and uncertainty, how much could you grow? Look through the storm to the light on the horizon. Close your eyes, bask in the glow, now place your hand on your beating heart, give thanks, and let’s go!
An easy winter solstice ritual is to leave a lit candle (can be an electronic one for safety reasons) in a window of your home on the eve of December 21st until the next morning. Light this with the intention of peace and rest as you willingly leave your past shadows behind you, reflect on all the strength, lessons, and wisdom gained from any challenges, and celebrate the return of brighter days. If you have crystals that represent the sun such as citrine or sunstone, they can also be a nice addition to place alongside your candle.
I wish you all a blessed solstice season. Here’s to renewed health, wealth, and happiness! May the divine light within you guide you forward on your highest path, and may the sun outside you illuminate your path with love, warmth, and grace. I thought I’d share a picture of my little solstice sweetie. ;) Parents, be sure to include your children in your ritual!
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 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.
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.