Message from the Universe: The only constant is change

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It’s that time again! Every-other-Tuesday, as long as we’re all stuck in quarantine, we’re whipping out one of our woo-woo oracle decks and pulling a few cards for all of us.

In times like these, it can be especially hard to tune into your intuition and receive guidance. Fear and uncertainty create a LOT of noise, both internally and externally! And, ironically, it’s exactly when we’re most afraid and unsure that we most need to be able to receive wisdom and inspiration.

So, if you’re having a hard time getting calm, quieting your mind, and tuning in (understandable, if so!), we’re doing what witches do best and conjuring a message from the Universe for you today.

We pulled 3 cards from one of our oracle card decks, and one of them has a message about something you need help with or answers about!

Here are the cards we pulled for you, along with their descriptions:

Hope:

“Here, amind an emerging field of spring green stands a praying angel. Above her head, delicate butterflies symbolize metamorphosis. A solitary tree is decorated with ripe golden fruit inscribed with words such as truth, charity, and joy. An iconic dove of peace perches amid its boughs. Beneath the tree, a descending swirl of tiny stars transform into snowdrops as they touch the ground.

According to legend, when Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, Eve was sorrowful that the cold and snowy winters would never end. An angel came to comfort her, breathing on a snowflake to transform it into a snowdrop. Snowdrops are among the first flowers we see after the barren winter months and are a symbol of hope.

When things go wrong, we often cling to cold facts rather than embrace hope, for fear of humiliation and disappointment. Bas the saying goes, :When the world says give up, hope whispers, try one more time.” Hope is one of the most powerful human emotions, and awakens courage, strength, and inspiration. No matter the hardships, when life’s burdens are hard to bear, she gives us new perspective.

The presence of this card may well be saying, “Keep on going and don’t give up!” On the other hand, now may be time to reevaluate what you are hoping for. You would also be wise to remember that false hope can lead to delusion as powerfully as it can empower us to manifest our dreams and aim toward a brighter, more beautiful future.

If prospects look bleak and uncertainty abounds, call on the fortitude of Hope for reassurance, and her elder sister Faith, for the courage to trust in the divine scheme of things.”

Change:

Her windswept shroud wrapped closely, a girl braces against a blustery autumnal gale. A daffodil tucked behind her ear symbolizes the remembrance and optimism of spring, new life, and the inevitable cycles of nature. Twilight fast approaches as the last rays of the setting sun melt into a sultry rose hue. A canopy of tiny stars will soon illuminate the evening sky.

Shepherds may well delight in such a sky, as it could portend a brighter day to follow. The tree will soon shed its leaves, and the upturned roots suggest it has already endured many changes. An owl, wisely observing the scene from the barren shelter of its boughs, waits for the winds to pass.

The presence of this card signals change on the horizon. Like the falling leaves and twilight sky depicted, a cycle has reached its natural conclusion. Nature reveals that the only constant in life is change itself. By wisely accepting and embracing change, you allow the old to gracefully pass in order to make way for new growth. If change is needed, you can delight in the adventure of a new phase. But if you cling too tightly to the past and carry attachments that no longer serve your highest good, tests may arise.

Change always comes bearing new gifts, but they may or may not be what you imagined. At times, we are powerless to effect change, as it is the very nature of life itself. Faith is part of the ballast that stabilizes us against unpredictable twists and turns in life, and helps us adapt to unforeseen challenges.

You are always free to choose how best to handle change, but by seeking out the relevant wisdom it brings, you venture forward jourously with hope in your heart and a spring in your stride.

Protection:

This statuesque warrior goddess stands on the threshold between two worlds. Above her head, a halo shows divine consciousness. As she guards the mysterious kingdom behind the portal, a golden sword implies readiness for action. The creation of the sword is also a metaphor for life as it passes through the four elements: fire (heat), water (cooloing), air (resting), and earth (shaping) to become an instrument of precision and beauty. Like the sword, we too must pass through the initiations of life, which test our mettle in times of adversity.

Two regal swans, symbolizing the element of light, stand proudly at Protection’s feet. Swans also symbolize love, as they are loyal creatures that frequently remain with the same mate for years. The light of the sun and moon reflects the qualities of yin and yang and transcends the alchemy of opposites.

By drawing this card you can feel blessed in the knowledge that protection is at hand. Try to discern why this card has appeared today and observe its position within the spread. This will help define which areas are in need of awareness.

Perhaps you have been feeling vulnerable or victimized by the world around you. If so, be mindful of your thinking, as your thoughts can attract darkness as well as light. Your experience of life is a reflection of the quality of your thoughts, which drive decisions, actions, and consequences. Draw inspiration from the symbolism represented by the sword. The blade has the power to sever ties that bind you to toxic attachments, relationships, behaviors, or situations no longer serving your highest good.

On a practical note, keeping your immediate space organized, clutter-free and clean is an effective way to protect your psychic energy. Be receptive to any guidance given during your meditations. Courage and strength are both virtues that help sustain us through the uncharted waters of change and transition. As the universe lights your course, be open and ready to act on any clues.

(Cards and descriptions from the Vintage Wisdom Oracle Deck by Victoria Moseley)

After you listen, come leave a comment below to share which card you got and how the message landed with you!


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