Card: 4 Hot Seat – from The Secret Dakini Oracle cards by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger.
“From the seat of the throne great flames issue forth, indicating the tremendous masculine transforming power inherent here. This power is related to spiritual and secular authority. The seat is that of a Master of the Universe; any person prepared to take such a position should first be sure that adequate work has been achieved and that he or she is prepared for the responsibility. Under the seat depicted the mystic stone of Scone, over which many battles have been fought and many lives lost. Here it is still only a stone, though it has a practical function as a support once the flames have been overcome. “
Message from the Faeries: Uh Oh! You are going to be finding yourself sitting in the hot seat this week! Do you think you can handle it? Is your butt feeling toasty yet? Well, regardless of how you think or feel about it, we know for a fact that you can handle it. As a matter of fact, we are going to tell you the straight up hard truth of it – you are sitting in the hot seat because you deserve it.
Does that sound a little harsh? It’s not intended to be. Do you think that sitting in the hot seat is some sort of punishment?!Well, it’s not. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You should be honoured to sit on this throne. Do you think just anybody gets to sit there? No, you have to earn the chance to sit on this magnificent chair. You sincerely cannot sit on this throne until you have earned the right, and you are now sitting in it because it is now time for you to be the boss and make some tough decisions.
This week is the culmination of many moments that have brought you to the hot seat. No more dilly-dallying and wasting your time. You have some difficult life choices to make before you move on to your next adventures. You see, it’s time to decide who you want to be, how you want to be, where you want to be, what you want to be and when you want to get there.
It’s the end of the year and now is the time to begin looking ahead and figure out what you need to do to move forward. So now is the time to make some tough decisions. Do you keep your job? Do you need to move? Do you stay in your relationship? Are you where you want to be? Are you the person you see yourself as? There are a lot of difficult questions you need to be asking. Now is also the time to act. If you can’t move quickly, then at least get the your plans into motion. If you don’t make changes on your own, life will find a way to do it for you and it might be a little more challenging if you don’t have a say in the matter.
We love you,
Card: Starfish – from the The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit cards by Kim Krans.
“The starfish is a natural and exquisite beauty, mesmerizing to all. Being around someone with starfish energy is a thrill, like you’ve been put under a spell of divinity itself. The problem is, these creatures have been reliant on how they look (and what other people think of them) for so long that they may have forgotten their life’s deeper calling. When this card appears it’s important to ask: Am I being swayed by outward appearances? What dreams have I put aside to please others?”
Message from the Faeries: This is your week to shine like a star. Go out there and be your bright and vibrant self. It’s okay to sometimes be the person in the room that everyone room gravitates towards. It can be lots of fun being the centre of attention. We encourage you to explore your star-like qualities and to find enjoyment in your glamorous self.
Of course, when someone’s star qualities are out of balance and they become desperate for attention, this can be an unhealthy behaviour. The opposite shadow aspect of this is when you shun the spotlight and withdraw too much into yourself. We aren’t asking you to go out and become a celebrity (unless you really want that!), we are just asking you to go out and have more fun.
We also think it can be joyful and exciting to put yourself out there. Put on some of your best clothes, maybe put on a little make-up or put on your fancy shoes. Pay attention to how you feel when you put a little effort in your appearance. If it feels good, why don’t you do it more often. Also, pay attention to how other people react to you when you put a bit more effort your self-care. How does that make you feel? Have fun with it!
We love you,
Card: Kick Up Your Heels – from the Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“There is always something to celebrate, and this card asks you to do so now. Your soul longs for an exciting adventure, such as a out-of-town trip, throwing a party, or kicking up your heels and dancing. Sometimes we procrastinate when it comes to personal time-outs, believing that such activities cost too much time and money. Yet the benefits of celebrating are many: getting a fresh perspective and new ideas, rekindling old friendships, and the sheer joy of entertaining yourself.”
Message from the Faeries: If you haven’t been having any fun lately then it’s time to get at it. It’s easy to get caught up in all the seriousness and business of life and lose sight of the big picture. As far as we are concerned, a life without fun is not a life worth living. So if you aren’t having any fun, then you are doing it wrong.
Some of you might not want to take our advice. Why would you listen to the faeries? We are notorious partiers and we don’t seem to take anything too seriously. Correct? Well it is true we love to play, make games and have lots of fun, but we do take the business of partying very seriously. The more joy and laughter, then the better a life and a more livable world.
One of the reasons you all have so much stress in your lives is because you take yourselves and everything else so seriously. Lighten up a little! We challenge you to spend at least 30 minutes each day doing something that you enjoy and brings you joy. It has to be activities that you don’t normally do, like dancing, singing or going to a new restaurant. It’s time to shake things up a little and bring more smiles to your hearts. Then, pay attention to how these moments of fun each day impact how your week goes, overall. Maybe you’ll decide to make a regular habit of it.
We love you,
Card: 60 The Pook – from The Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth.
“Our paradoxes and confusions are self-created, and the Pook need only dress them up a bit, add a little sparkle, and dangle them before is in order to induce confusion. In that confusion, we are likely to believe almost anything someone presents to us, just as if we have a metaphorical anchor in reality. His challenge for us is to wake up, to stop projecting our confusions on reality.”
Message from the Faeries: As you movie further into October, the veils between realms is getting thinner and thinner. You may start to notice things around you that you didn’t before. It might be events or situations in your life that you begin to see in a new light.
The Pook can be a tricky fellow. He can cause confusion and make you question reality. He’s hanging around right now to assist you in seeing through the veil. Warning: it might turn your world upside down. There might be a little chaos in your life in the next week or two. This isn’t a bad thing. It just means that your truth and reality will be changing.
Would rather see things for how they really are, or would like to keep up the charade? It’s ultimately up to you at the end of the day, but you might find it difficult to resist the Pook. He can be quite persuasive. It might be worth the adventure to discover your truth, even it means having to change your way of looking at the world. We strongly encourage having an open mind this week. If you resist the truth, it will likely rob you of an opportunity to change, shift or transform.
We love you,
Card: Ixchel – from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“Commanding power is not the same as demanding it. Demanding comes from a childlike place akin to a tantrum, based upon the fear that it might be withheld. Commanding is based upon the fear the sure a steady knowledge that you are part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. You’re a lightening rod that can conduct the power.”
Note from Erin: I’ve been sick for the last 5 days, and today I’ve been feeling like a little kid wanting to throw a big tantrum. I had a pretty good laugh when I pulled this card – those rascal Faeries teasing me. It brings up a question for me: how do I conjure up a commanding energy for healing when I’m feeling so rotten? I really just feel sorry myself right now and I feel entitled to feeling better, lol.
Message from the Faeries: When you are not in a good place – when you are feeling down, unhappy or unwell – it can be difficult to be at a place of grace and dignity. When you are suffering, it is not easy to feel safe or be from a place of gratitude. When you are sick, it’s hard to see yourself as the healer.
Even when you are not feeling healthy, you are still the healer. You just have to find that space where you can calm your mind, and relax your soul. When you find the inner peace, you can find the grace to accept the healing into your life. Being in a relaxed and calm state will allow you to be in a place of acceptance: you are sick today, but it doesn’t mean you will be sick forever. This is where you are now, today. Be in the moment.
You can command healing for yourself and others when you trust and know that everything is happening in the moment, now, for a reason. It is all part of your journey. Sickness and health are all part of the ride. Try to relax and enjoy the whole thing – not just the parts you think are good – it is all good whether you know it or not.
We love you,
Card: Earthworm – from The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit cards by Kim Krans.
“This card is a reminder not to be intimidated or lose hope. Mastery takes time, and you’re on the right track. Besides, rumor has it betginner’s mind offers the most valuable insights.”
Message from the Faeries: A lot of people think of the earthworm as being at the bottom of the food chain. They are food for the birds, and a kitty like the one in this picture would like to play with the worm and maybe make a snack out of it.
It is true that worms are food, but if you dig a little deeper, and watch the worms, you know that they play a much more important role in the web of life.Worms make the rich soil that allows food to grow! Without the worms, there wouldn’t be all the lush green. There would be no plants! There would be no life!
So, if you are feeling small and insignificant, or if you feel like all the things that you say or do amounts to nothing, please remember that you are an important part of the web of life. Your life has meaning and a deeper significance than you can possibly imagine. It’s hard to see the big picture, especially when you are down in the dirt, but please know that you matter. Your life has great purpose and meaning.
Keep up all your hard work, and soon you will see things grow and blossom out of all your hard work.
We love you,
Card: Six of Cups – from The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dawson.
“Lord of Pleasure. Six flowers rise up in the center of the card and each flower bends over a different cup. The stems of the flowers are haphazardly intertwined. A hand grasps all the stems and four large leaves. From each flower glistening water flows into the cups, yet the cups are never full. Above and below are the symbols of the Sun and Scorpio. Angela Nelokhiel and Yeyayel. Meanings: Contention. Pleasure. Past. Memories. Nostalgia. Steady gain. “
Message from Erin: Okay, full disclosure, I really struggled with the cards today. Normally things flow super easily and I don’t resist the messages that come each week, but this week I just wasn’t having it. I was actually clearly guided to pull a card from Doreen Virtue’s Magical Messages from the Fairies deck. I pulled one, got mad, pulled another and got annoyed and pulled a third and still didn’t like it! And believe or not I was super annoyed that the cards were all similar in theme and I was annoyed at the Faeries for being so damned positive! Haha!
I mean, how dare they be so positive when things feel so the opposite right now. Well, at least they feel that way to me. Things feel difficult! And the energy right now is so wacky and off putting. The Faeries, of course humoured me when I declared I was going to pick from my “dark tarot”. And of course, the card I picked has the exact same message as the other three cards. Joke is on me! Anyway, lesson learned! I should have just stuck with the first card.
Message from the Faeries: In spite of all the intense energies and negative things happening in the world, and despite your own struggles, things are really looking up for you this week and this a time where some things you’ve been working towards are really going to work out. We will go so far as to say: Things are going to work out to spite of all the dark and weird things going on this week. Good things can and will prevail!
We aren’t going to smother you with too much positivity because it might come across as unreal or disingenuous, but we hope this message of light will shine through the dark. Your cup(a) aren’t empty, they are flowing!
We love you,
Card: Heart-to-Heart Conversations – from the The Romance Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“Your love life needs a healthy infusion of honest communication, according to the Romance Angels. You’ve been harboring emotions that are masking your feelings of love. There’s still time to heal the situation; however, it will require effort on your part. You may need to initiate an uncomfortable discussion and risk upsetting your partner. In the end, though, this is a necessary move to ensure the health of your relationship.”
Message from the Faeries: One of the things that we have observed for a long time now is that most people have a really hard time being honest with other people about how they are really feeling or about what they are really thinking. This often causes a lot do grief and troubles for you in the long run. What often happens in relationships and friendships is that someone’s behaviour, words or actions upsets the other person, but instead of saying anything, often out of fear, the offended person stays silent or pretends that everything okay.
There are, of course, many reasons why you do this. Afraid of being honest is often rooted in the fear that the person you are upset with will reject you when they know how you really feel, or another common reason is that you don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings. While both of these outcomes are strong possibilities, we still wonder why you would rather live out a lie, by not being honest about how you really feel, rather then being up front and dealing with the consequences right away. Which ever approach you take, there will be consequences, but not being honest about how you feel right away only prolongs the outcome and causes more pain for yourself and the other person in the long run.
There are some very intense energies happening this week and there is a really good chance that you will find yourself having to be honest in an uncomfortable way. It will either be with yourself (most likely) or with someone else. There is also a really a good chance you will be on the receiving end of some honesty that you might not be expecting.
The good news is that this is all happening for the benefit of your own healing. Healing with yourself and healing in your relations. At the end of the day, it will do you all some good.
We love you,
Card: 7 Queen of Hearth and Home – from The Heart or Faerie Oracle Cards by Brian and Wendy Froud.
“The Queen of Hearth and Home carries with her the ability to make a home in the moment, in the now, wherever she is. She passes this ability onto you. It is important to ‘be at home’ in any situation, to create a ‘home’ when you invite people in to your space, whether a table in a restaurant, a desk at work, a seat next to you on a bus or plane, or in your own home.”
Message from the Faeries: This week’s reading is related to last week’s reading. Last week we talked about the importance of compassion, and how much the world needs it right now. Now more than ever. Compassion makes the world more hospitable. This faerie queen is here to remind you have of the importance of hospitality.
Hospitality isn’t just about giving people a nice place to sit or sleep, and it isn’t just about offering fresh food and drink. Hospitality is about showing people grace in your space. Your space is whatever is all around you at any given moment. It can be a challenging being gracious with your space when you live in such an unfriendly environment where most people seem so selfish with their space.
How many times of you sat on a bus, only to feel your own space infringed upon by the person sitting next to you who insists on sitting with their legs wide open. We’re certain you can think of countless examples of people being in hospitable. This behaviour is mostly due to a lack of awareness of what they are doing. It’s really not personal they truly just aren’t aware.
See the mask this Queen is wearing? She is slightly lowering it down because she is getting ready to tell someone that they are being inhospitable and she is going to gently remind that they are sharing a space with other people. We encourage you to lead by example this week, and we want to tell you that it’s okay to tactfully and gracefully tell someone if they aren’t reciprocating with the hospitality. Sometimes people just need a little nudge. Chances are they just aren’t paying attention and are not living in the moment like you are.
We love you.
Card: 27 MAMALAHOE – from the Mana Cards: The Power of Hawaiian Wisdom by Catherine Becker and Doya Nardin.
“The splintered paddle represents compassion. It is a reminder that the quest for power or success should not allow your ego to interfere with your ability to be compassionate towards yourself or other people. Self-centeredness driven by ego can cloud your ability to empathize with others. What you give to others will be given back to you. If you forget to have compassion for the weakness, faults, and failures of others, then you risk becoming shortsighted, unfair, emotionally cold, torn up or dead inside.”
Message from the Faeries: What is humanity lacking in abundance right now? Compassion. There just isn’t enough compassion in the world. If there was a lot of compassion, there wouldn’t be so many people suffering and at odds with themselves and each other.
Most of you are way too harsh on yourselves. You are super critical, unkind, judgemental and miserly with yourself. This causes so many of the struggles and problems that you have in your life. It causes you to have a terrible relationship with yourself, and it’s why you have so many difficulties in your relationship with others.
If an alien landed on your planet, and they were a compassionate alien, they would see how awful everyone was to themselves and each other and they would probably hop back on their spaceship and fly away. They would come back to visit sometime in the future in hopes that you have all learned a thing or two about compassion, because they see the seeds of compassion planted inside of you, and they know the potentiality of humanity.
If you have a difficult time being compassionate towards others, then begin with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Don’t be judgemental towards yourself. Be generous to yourself. Be loving to yourself. Once you are for real being compassionate towards yourself, it will be easy to be compassionate towards others. Why are you more compassionate towards some people more than others? Everyone deserves love and compassion. Imagine a world where this was true?
We love you.