Card: Queen of the Thrones of Air – from The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson.
“A graceful woman with curly hair stands amid a multitude of rolling clouds. The crest above her head is the winged kerubic head of Air. Across her shoulders she holds a large sword, and in her right hand she grasps the newly-severed head of a man by the lock of his hair.”
Message from Erin: I really relate to this card. For the past few years I have often imagined that I have sword resting behind my shoulder blades. It’s a Sword of Justice. Like the Queen in this card, I would deliver swift justice to those who have broken sacred laws. I have imagined myself holding my sword to those who have committed atrocities.
The thing about carrying this sword around is that there is a great burden. The sword is quite heavy and it can restrict your movement. Also, in order to use the sword, you have to become very cunning, relying solely on your wits and having to ignore the pleas from the heart. Because of this, I choose not to carry a sword, but I have respect and admiration for those who choose to wield it.
This week, we are being asked to choose our mind over our hearts. If you are feeling driven by your emotional body, pay attention to your feelings but try not to let them be the deciding factor for any big decisions or actions you need to take. Try to use logic and your intellect instead. It’s important that you are very precise with your actions and words this week. If that seems to difficult, it might be best to try to hold off right now on making any major changes.
Card: Let Yourself Receive – from the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“By receiving you replenish yourself and balance the male and female energies within and around you. By allowing yourself to receive, you swim in the flow of life, which washes away stagnant energy, bringing in new forms of abundance, creative ideas, and all types of opportunities. Even the simplest act of receiving is healing, and it is a powerful step in the manifestation process.”
Message from the Faeries: When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Did you accept this compliment? Did you take it to your heart and receive it? It’s a hard thing to do, isn’t it?
People are trying to give you gifts all the time and, whether you realize it or not, you are often turning those presents away. Unexpected gifts are often the hardest to accept. Whether it’s a compliment or an act of kindness, friends and family have been trying to shower you with awards for being awesome. Of course, sometimes you are able to accepts these offerings, but it can be a struggle, and it often your acceptance lacks in grace. How many times have you openly offered someone something for nothing and the transaction swiftly turns awkward?
This week is the perfect week to practice acceptance. Be open to receiving. More specifically, practice receiving with an open heart and really accept gifts in your heart, with ease and grace. Take the compliments and feel good about yourself. You all deserve all the good things that people have to offer you. You can be open to receiving, and also be in a place where you take no guff!
Card: Page of Pentacles – from the Shadowscapes tarot by Stephanie Pui-Min Law and Barbara Moore.
“The Page of Pentacles comes bearing her message for opportunities of growth and prosperity. She is lighthearted and joyous, and her spirit is entwined with everything around her. It is a small spark she holds, but she is just the harbinger for potential. Make of that spark what you will—a mere smoldering coal or the blaze of a rising star—but that choice and vision is something that each individual must find on their own, using skills and resources at hand.”
Message from the Faeries: We bring you this card this week to remind you that you are, just like the faerie in this card, pure potential. You already contain everything you need to accomplish your goals and to be successful in whatever project you are involved in.
We want to encourage you to go ahead and start any new creative endeavours this week, or to put more time and energy into existing ones. The time is ripe right now to move forward. The energy of pure potential that is flowing right now is there for you to take and use however you see fit.
The owl in this card is reminder that you also have all of the knowledge that is required for you to work towards your dreams and desires, and you can easily bring into reality that which you are trying to create. Turning dreams into physical reality is within your reach.
Card: King of Summer – from the Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.
“The King leads a very rich inner life, often coming from a pursuit of spirituality. A humanitarian, he is honourable and quite chivalrous. He shows high integrity in relationships. However, he may come off as being a little intense sometimes. He’s been through a great deal, and his desire to protect you may result in paternal-sounding advice. The King is also a fierce protector of friends and family, so it benefit you to speak kindly of others in his presence.”
Message from the Faeries: Last week we showed you an example of the Divine Feminine. This week we are presenting you with an example of the Divine Masculine.
This Faerie King is a fine example of the kind and nurturing man who is able to express his emotions in a clear and gentle way. He knows how to give and receive love. He knows how to be in a healthy relationship and knows how to bring out all the best qualities in his partner.
We encourage you to try and see yourself in the qualities of this male. It’s okay to explore your male aspect. Have you ever encountered a man like this? We promise they exist! In fact they exist in all the men in your life. However, if someone is in alignment, you will recognize these qualities in them. How can you help foster relationships that allow the Divine Male to present itself? How can you foster those aspects to show express themselves through you?
Card: Queen of Water – from the Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.
Message from Erin: Sometimes when I’m doing the weekly readings, the Faeries pick a card that I know is meant as a wink or nudge to me to then a opportunity for me to share a story with you all, or to give you my personal insight.
The Queen of Water from this deck has always really spoken to me. I love the imagery of this beautiful angel with the orcas and the stars above. For about twenty years now I’ve had dreams about whales. They are very intense and emotional dreams that have stuck with me for all this time. We have so much to learn from these beautiful beings. These dreams have always shown me that there is an intuitive bond between myself and others. They remind me that all living beings are connected to one another and that we all need each other to survive. More accurately, humans need to stop being so harmful to life.
I recognize myself in this card, as this tender hearted, empathetic, patient and loving angel. I probably don’t come across that way at all , haha, and that’s probably a result of a life full of adventures and heartbreak (the human journey!). My deepest self, minus the ego, is like this being. And I imagine that we all have this aspect to ourselves. We all have that kind and nurturing spirit within. I think this card is here to remind us that it’s okay to be tender hearted, and that it’s okay to love, even when it sometimes hurts.
Card: 20 Lady of the Forest – from The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud.
“The Lady is the Forest is the eternal feminine, the other half of everything. There is a bias toward the feminine in Faerie because Faerie is an intuitive realm, a place of dreaming, creativity, and imagination that we associate with the feminine. “
Message from the Faeries: The Lady of the Forest is the mother of us all. She gives life to all Fae. Like you, we need to the mother and father to come into existence. In Faerie culture, we feel a deep connection to the divine feminine energy and we have a deep love and respect for it.
This week we ask you to check in with yourself. How are you loving and respecting feminine energy in your life? Are you expressing your love outwardly in any way on a daily basis? Are you respecting the feminine energy within?
From our perspective, all human beings carry both masculine and feminine energy within. Some people are fortunate to be in balance with both energies, while we notice that the masculine energy is the more favoured energy in most human cultures. This has nothing to do with how people who identify as women express themselves in physical form. What we are talking about is how you treat each other in a daily basis.
We notice that people who identify as men are more readily respected and treated better. We notice that many women experience this preferential treatment externally and internalize it in self-harmful ways.
Try to show some kindness and gentleness to the women in your life, and to that feminine energy within. What do you appreciate about the feminine aspect? What do you love about women? How are showing your love?
Card: The Hanged Man XII – from The Fountain Tarot by Jonathan Saiz.
“A pivotal card in the Major Arcana, The Hanged Man has willingly stripped down, allowing his view of the world to alter completely. In this spiritual doorway, he relinquishes his ego and mind, and experiences a timeless glimmer of clarity and enlightenment – his true nature. True calm shines on his face as he merges with Divine, peace that comes from surrender and trust. the realizations he acquires here will stay with him forever and cannot be unlearned.”
Message from the Faeries: The card for this week was selected for those of you who are feeling like things are a struggle right now. If things right now are difficult and challenging it might be hard to see beyond your troubles. It might seem impossible to take an another perspective, but this is what we are asking you to do.
Instead of seeing things as a struggle, we hope that you can step back and see that things aren’t impossible. All that is happening in this situation is an opportunity for you to learn and grow, and no matter what the outcome is, it was just a small part of your journey.
Surrender to this moment, like the Hanged Man, and just let go. Don’t try to control everything, because that is impossible. Instead, let things unfold as they naturally will and allow yourself to be present in the moment. Feel how you feel, experience things for how they are, and move with integrity. In the end, everything works out however it’s meant to. Just let go.
Card: King of Fire – from the Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.
“Focus, focus, focus…and full steam ahead! Devote your energy and time to the task at hand. You’re in a position of leadership, and you inspire others with your enthusiasm. You may also receive advice from someone who excels at creative solutions.”
Message from the Faeries: The King of Fire is a creative mastermind. He looks like such an intense warrior because he has to be fierce to be able to execute his dreams, goals and aspirations. His creative fire burns bright and manifests as a dragon which assists him in his tasks.
This week, we would like you to be as brave as the King of Fire, and we would love for you to harness your creative fire energy from within. Tackle all of your tasks this week, even if it’s not something you feel passionate about, with a devotion and love that burns brightly. Treat everything and everyone like they were the most important thing happening in your life.
Most importantly, we hope that you have lots of fun this week. We hope you take the time to do creative things that you do love and feel passionate about, whatever that may be. Even if you just set aside 30 minutes of your day to do something creative, you will feel immensely lighter and happier for it.
Card: Ace of Swords – from The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson.
“Invoked power for good or evil. Whirling force. Strength through trouble. Affirmation of justice. Great determination.”
Message from the Faeries: In a world that is full of chaos and uncertainty, it can be easy to get swept up by your or emotions. One emotion that is easing to get tangled up in is fear. Fear is a force of its own. It is so powerful for the that it can take over and one can be easily lost in it.
There will always be events that occur in your reality that will evoke fear. Sometimes fear is a necessary emotion that will help you survive, but it then becomes an emotion that is clinged to when no longer needed. Often, fear is irrational and evoked by others in order to cause you harm for their own benefit.
We want you take this sword that we present to you in this card. Learn to use this sword of knowledge and discernment to fend off the fear that is not serving you. Don’t let fear manipulate and control you. If you know that other people use fear to try and control you, what are you doing to stop it? You own yourself. Nobody else own you and fear does not own you.
One more thing we would like to say: when you feel like your heart is too hurt or fragile to move forward, turn to the cunning of your mind and use logic to guide you to your truth. Use this sword to fight your way through difficult times.
Card: Immortal Treasures – from the Kuan Yin Oracle by Alana Fairchild.
“Within you are precious immortal treasures, gifts of you soul, which include the ability that you have to transmit healing. Honour yourself as a healer. Whether formally or informally, your soul brings special healing light to humanity. You have divine support in your role as a healer, in whatever way, usual or highly unusual, that is unfolding for you now. “
Message from the Faeries: We chose the Mother Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin, to deliver you this week’s message. Kuan Yin says: “You all have the gifts of healing. Each and everyone one of you. Some of you already know how you can heal yourself and others. Some of you are just discovering what it means to be a healer. Some of you still do not understand what it means. Regardless, now is the time that everyone will be called upon to bring their healing gifts to the world.”
From our perspective, there is nothing that any of you have to try or do to be a healer. Quite sincerely, just be you and keep doing your thing. Don’t stress about being a healer. You will come about healing in your own way when that time is right. Just be yourself. Keep doing you.
What does a healer look like? Anyone! Everyone! You all get presented with opportunities to heal yourself or others. Healing can come many shapes or forms: kind words, a smile, a laugh, and tear from empathy. It is a pure act of love that comes from the heart. This act of love assists others to move forward on their journey.