Card: III Empress – from the Voyager Tarot by James Wanless, Ph.D.
“The Empress, symbolizing the law of preservation, is the guardian of life. Standing before the earth, she represents your charge to protect it and that lives…Life is a miracle. The Empress honours and respects all of life for its inherent richness and beauty.”
Message from Erin: I was so not surprised to pull this card for us this week. The Empress – the divine feminine – has been a reoccurring theme for me past few weeks. This feminine energy has been coming up a lot in conversations I’m having with some of my close women friends.
Why is the Empress showing up? Well, the first thing I want to say is that if you plan to work with the faeries at all, you will become very familiar with this strong feminine energy. The Faeries have a deep love for all of life. While they do have an affinity for humans, they will will fiercely try to protect all life on this planet. So this protective female energy is felt by me all the time.
I get the sense that the Divine Feminine is coming up for a lot of people right now, for both men and women. This energy can be quite challenging for some. It’s demanding that all of us to be more respectful of life – to all living beings. It’s asking us to have some deep and honest conversations with ourselves and each other – How are we protecting and honouring life? Are we? What happens if we don’t?
We are feeling and seeing the direct results of us and our ancestors not protecting and honouring life. We see it with climate change. We see it with people reacting to injustice when governments don’t respect and honour life. We feel it in the tensions we experience in our relationships with one another. The Divine Feminine is calling us every day into action. I pray that we all find the power within ourselves to answer the call.
I love you,
Card: The Miracle of Prayer – from the Angel Prayers Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray.
“The Angels want you to know that the prayers you’ve sent to Heaven have been heard. They are encouraging you not to ask for help, but to accept it. They send an answer to every prayer you send in their direction, and are encouraging you to fill your prayers with loving thoughts and gratitude. Instead of asking for specifics, thank the Angels for guiding you to the best possible outcome for your highest good.”
Message from the Faeries: Prayer has different meaning to everyone. For some people it is an act of devotion, where you express your love and gratitude. For some it is a way to bring blessings to everyone or to specific individuals. For others, it is a way to ask for things to come into their lives. It can also be an act of desperation and grief when something has gone terribly wrong.
Whatever your reason for prayer doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it is a deeply profound action from the heart, full of love and gratitude. This act alone has so many benefits to you and those you pray for. The results may not always match up to what you specifically ask for, but that is just the nature of prayer. You get what you need, but not always what you want.
For those of you who pray, we have no doubt that all of you have witnessed the miracle of having your prayers answered. The truth is, like the Angels say, is that your prayers are always answered. You may have unknowingly turned the answer prayer away because you didn’t recognize it. You might have not liked the answer you got. Or maybe your heart just wasn’t open to receive.
This week is about keeping your heart and mind open to receive, because your prayers are most definitely being answered.
We love you,
Card: Three of Cups – from the Shadowscapes tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore.
“There is a song that dwells at the ocean’s floor. Once in a great while, it bursts forth in an unstoppable swell to rise towards the surface. The Three of Cups is a call to celebration, dancing, and singing. Friendship is its key component, and companionship, relying on others, and developing community and team spirit.”
Message from the Faeries: Last week’s card was about healing the heart and relationships. This week we are still wanting to talk to you about the heart and relationships. Specifically we want to talk to you have your friends and community.
One of the greatest blessings you will have in this life are your friends. Friendships are the magical connections that you make with other people that you share common interests or experiences with. While friends are like family, the relationship can be stronger and healthier because there isn’t the same expectations or history that is shared with your blood family members. You can’t pick your parents, but you can pick your friends.
This week is a good opportunity to reflect on all the special connections you’ve made in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are still friends or not. Cherish the memories and honour, in your heart, the blessings of those special connections. All of you have been blessed with so much fun and love. Keep your heart open and full of excitement for all the connections and special moments you will share in the future.
Take a moment and imagine yourself celebrating with all your friends – past, present and future. How wonderful and lucky you have been to meet such amazing people! You are truly blessed. Enjoy and be thankful.
We love you,
Card: 21 The Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies – from The Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth.
“The presence is the Faery Who was Kissed by the Pixies suggests giving and receiving love and intimacy in any of a wide variety of relationships. She gives notice that this is a time to open and heal our hearts. Different aspects of life may well be flowing happily together, healing separations and hurts from the past. Bonding may take place and deep feelings emerge. Changes for the better may occur in all aspects of life, but especially in relationships, which may be deepening and becoming richer. You may be experiencing love therapy for opening the heart as new relationships begin and old ones develop. Enjoy!”
Message from Erin: My heart jumped for joy when I pulled this card for us this week. I love this card so much. It brings me tears of tremendous happiness. What a blessing to be visited by this faerie.
This is such a healing card. Just yesterday I was writing deep soul connections, and how often it is past trauma between two souls that bring people together in this life. These karmic relationships are the real work in this life.
If we can heal these relationships, then what is left between two souls is only love. Souls bound by pure love, healed of trauma, are those very rare deep connections where you feel only an unconditional, unpossesive love for someone. How special and magical is that? Imagine a life where all we had was were these kind of deep soul connections. I pray we all have that kind of love in our lives.
I love you,
Erin (and the faeries)
In my skin
Swim to your harbour
Crawl out of the sea
Shed my skin
Walk your shores
Kelp for my dress
Hide my skin
Delight in sand between toes
Feel the salt dry
Lose my skin
Mourn on the rocks
Longing for home
Find my skin
Dive into the ocean
Once again free
Card: Body Movement – from the Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“Your physical body has its own life force and intelligence, and it’s part of the same elemental kingdom as the fairies. It’s both childlike and demanding, as well as mature and insightful. This card indicates your body’s wisdom, and asks that your body’s need for exercise and movement.”
Message from the Faeries: With all the important work you’ve been doing, a way to keep your energies level up is by getting a bit of exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme, it can just be going for a little walk or dancing for a few minutes in your living room. The thing we recommend most is doing some stretches and working on your core strength.
Another great way to keep your energy levels up is by eating well. This means different things for different people. You know your body best. Avoid eating foods that make you feel unwell, tired and sluggish. Keep those high energy foods around for snacks at all times.
Also, it’s important to get the proper amount of rest and sleep. Again, you know what works best for you. Whatever you need to feel rested up. Try to stick to a routine. As we said last week. It’s really import to stay focused right now.
We love you,
Card: Seven of Sky – from the Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone.
“Because of too many distractions, you are in danger of losing something valuable to you. Consider where you choose to put your time and attention if you want to accomplish your objectives. There also may be something going on behind the scenes that you have been too preoccupied to notice. Pay attention.”
Message from the Faeries: We hope that you’ve had fun the last few weeks, going on adventures, meeting new people and trying out new things. It’s good to let yourself let loose and do something different from time to time.
This week it is time to change gears. It’s time to sit down and get to work. It’s time to set a new tone to your daily routine. It’s very easy to get distracted by even the most boring and mundane aspects of day to day living. That’s why we asked you to do some fun new things the last couple of weeks. We want you do something else new this week. We want you to start a new routine.
Take a moment at the beginning of the week to reflect on what matters the most to you right now. What are you being distracted from? How are you allowing yourself to be distracted? After you figure out what you really need to be focusing on, try to come up with a plan to get it done. If you have to, come up with a schedule, or think up a new pattern of behaviour and actions, to ensure that you are able to be successful at your goals.
It’s time to come up with new ideas and new ways of thinking. The old patterns and behaviours are no longer serving you. We know that new things can be frightening or intimidating, but if you’ve done something new, as we instructed, then you will have learned that new can be fun and exciting. New is almost always well worth the try.
We love you!
Card: Discovery – from The Faerie Guidance Oracle by Paulina Cassidy.
” Be prepared to nurture the seeds of discovery. Pay attention to your actions and reactions. Know what it is that you’re looking for. The smallest, simplest things can become revelations when discovered for the first time. It doesn’t need to be something new to the world or to anyone else. Its only requirement is to be new to you. You will see a more fulfilling purpose in life as your field of experience through the journey of discovery broadens.”
Message from the Faeries: This week’s message is a continuation of last week’s. Last week, we asked you to go outside more. We asked you to step outside of your comfort zone and to engage with the outside world.
This week we want you to take things a little further. We would like you to try something new. It doesn’t matter what it is. It can be anything, really. It can be something small, like trying a new food, or it can be something huge, like making friends with a stranger. Whatever it is you decide to explore, we hope you do it with much enthusiasm.
Why is it so important, right now, for you to going out and trying new things? Why now and not next week or next month or next year? To that we ask: Why the hell not right now? Now is the perfect time, and there is nothing else to it. What you do right now, impacts what you do tomorrow and the next day. It’s all about setting your tone and vibration for what’s coming next. We want you to be primed and prepared for your future!
We love you,
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?
We love you,
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?
We love you,