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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Earth – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Artist: Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Earth Mother, Pragmatic, Real, Kind, Nurturing, Abundant, Fertile Mind, Wise

Key Phrases

– Touch, connect, and create with your hands
– Be supportive and nurturing
– Seek out a motherly role model
– A need for wise and honest counsel
– Kindness is required
– You are loved and supported
– Mother, do not smother
– Share the responsibilites

Card Meaning

The Queen of Earth symbolizes a real, authentic, earth mother personality. She is larger than life and possesses an abundant, generous, and grounded nature.

She is realistic, but also sees magic everywhere. She is an earth mother who spends a great deal of time covered in soil, and it is not unknown for her to walk around oblivious to the leaves and twigs in her hair.

She adores creating a warm and inviting home where all are welcome. Cooking, cleaning, gardening – these are the things she loves, and she enjoys them all the more because of her tactile and sensual nature. She is a woman who loves nothing more than using her hands to touch, connect, and create.

The Queen of Earth is the epitome of kindness; she will offer support, and nurture your every endeavor, while also offering wise and honest counsel.

She comes to ask if this is how you see yourself. Or have you been so focused on business undertakings and career that you have created an imbalance in your life and disconnected from your true nature? Is it time for you to enjoy the benefits of being a homebody for a while? Maybe a home-cooked meal, or weekend out in the garden is on the agenda, instead of meetings and reports.

The Queen of Earth may also appear in your reading at times when you find yourself in need of a gentle reminder to be both nurturing and supportive of those around you. While you encourage and support others in their desire to better themselves, remember to do so without trying to change them.

In her role as wise woman, she may be asking that you seek out those who embody her energy. Perhaps there is a need for you to connect with a motherly role model at this time. Maybe all you need is a hug, but you may also be facing issues that her fertile mind and natural wisdom can help you with. A little motherly advice may unlock an answer and provide a solution.

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Featured Card of the Day – Healing – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Healing, Release, Purification, Forgiveness, Transformation, Infection

Key Phrases

– To be human is to be wounded
– A time to connect body, mind, spirit, and soul
– Let go of definitions and labels
– Nurture passions and seek pleasure
– Authenticity, honesty, and laughter
– Find the source of disease and distress
– You need to forgive
– Do what’s necessary to increase wellbeing
– Do not dwell on the unchangeable past
– Shift your attention
– Do not allow your pain to hurt others
– Seek treatment. Do not be afraid

Card Meaning

The Healing card illustrates our third reason for being; however, it covers healing on several levels, and does not necessarily suggest or imply that you are wounded or in need of healing – at least not on a conscious level. A happy, safe, and peaceful life does not always accord us with perfect health and wellbeing. Every person is vulnerable to disease, whether it manifest in physical, mental, or emotional stress, or as a feeling of emptiness and longing that is born of spiritual wounds.

Humans are a part of a hierarchical race. We have a social order, with the elite and wealthy at the top, and the uneducated and poor at the bottom. We are a species that is driven to win, with each of us striving to do better, to be better than the generation that came before. Those at the top want to stay there, and those at the bottom want to reach the top. We are goal-oriented, and believe that success moves us forward, and failure sets us back. We are on a perpetual quest to improve, whether it be our social standing, quality of life, or a simple desire to be a better person. We must be better. We must do better.

The Healing card symbolizes a need to reconnect and listen to what your body, mind, and feelings are telling you – to work with them instead of against them. Whether it be as simple as addressing a physical ailment, or addressing that empty ache that comes from denying ourselves enjoyment and connection, this card signals that it is time to rip off the layers of illusion, that protective armor, and the masks, and look at what lies beneath.

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Featured Card of the Day – King of Earth – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Virile, Successful, Industrious, Devoted, Steadfast, Authoritative, Reliable, Dedicated

Key Phrases

– Take pride in accomplishments
– Pay it forward
– Honor your process
– Now is not the time to make changes
– Life is meant to be enjoyed
– Free yourself from control
– Don’t be lazy
– Abuse/misuse of power

Card Meaning

The King of Earth is a very satisfied man, and he has every reason to be; everything he touches turns to gold. His kingdom is secure and wealthy, and his people are happy and prosperous.

While some may consider that his circumstances are born of luck, he is a natural leader, and his success is born of hard work and dedication. He is proud of his accomplishments, and is not afraid to acknowledge them, and, more importantly, to enjoy them. However, despite any appearance of excess, he is very grounded and realistic, and enjoys abundance because he is wise and careful.

The King of Earth is not afraid to be open or candid, because he has no insecurities or emotional baggage to feed doubts and fears. He is only too willing to share in his success, and gives advice and guidance without hesitation when asked. He does not fear that doing so will give rise to a competitor or rival; he believes that everyone is entitled to the same opportunities.

He is clear-minded and reliable, someone you can trust and depend on. He is also wise and intelligent, and these factors keep him at the forefront of all that he does. On a business level, some may see him as boring and pedantic, but his methods are sound. He has found a process that works for him, and one that pays dividends. Why change what yields results? If his methods fail, then he is willing to change, but if the methods work, then change is not required, and is an unnecessary waste of time and energy. He is not one to try and fix that which is not broken.

The King of Earth may appear in your reading to tell you that it is okay to rejoice in your successes. All to often, we are made to feel that taking pride in our success equates to being boastful. This can lead to feelings of guilt and a decision to stay silent.

While you can choose your moments, and be respectful of other’s feelings, the King of Earth suggests that you have every right to celebrate your achievements and take pride in your accomplishments.

If you have the resources and means to enjoy yourself, then do so. There is no need to ask for anyone’s permission or blessing. This is, after all, why you have worked so hard.

The King of Earth may also symbolize a need to take a methodical approach thatyou know will work for you. At this time, do not deviate or take a chance on trying something new. Do not allow the opinions of others to sway you, either. Instead, trust in your usual process, especially if it has always worked for you in the past.

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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Air – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Weaver, Observant, Wise, Truthful, Analytical, Strategist, Just, Detachment

Key Phrases

– Time to be realistic
– Be observant
– Plan, organize and determine your course of action
– A need for emotional detachment
– Be decisive and precise
– Choose your words with care
– Stick to the facts
– Don’t allow your intellect to alienate

Card Meaning

The Queen of Air is one who may, at times, seem to be cold and distant. There are also times it is said she lacks in empathy and compassion. This, however, is not the case. The Queen of Air is not unfeeling; rather, she is a critical thinker, possessed of a very analytical mind. She relates to others with more ease on an intellectual level.

She is very observant and detached. After years of observing others, she can see through deception to the truth. She can see how an individual’s choices in the past have led them to their present, and she can see patterns of behavior that weave and influence an individual’s present. The reason she is often said to be without compassion is because she will offer her observations, irrespective of whether they are welcome or not. Tact and diplomacy are not her strengths, and as a consequence, she can come across as quite stern and hard, but her observations and advice are still offered with the best of intentions.

She is neither an optimist or pessimist. She is a realist. She chooses not to allow her emotions to cloud her judgment. She thinks with her head and not her heart, and that is why she appears in your reading today.

The Queen of Air represents a need to think clearly, without emotion clouding judgment and perception. Emotional detachment is necessary. It is not about being uncaring, but understanding that the moment at hand requires decisiveness and impartial objectivity. In order to achieve the outcome you desire, you will need to be rational, logical, and realistic, and call upon your knowledge and learning. Think things through carefully. Facts are all that matter. An emotional response, or one born of an intuitive feeling, is counterproductive at this time.

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Featured Card of the Day – 7 of Water – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan 

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Keywords

Knowing, Trust, Faith, Surrender (Control), Release, Peace, Certainty, Passive

Key Phrases

– Surrender to the flow of life
– Relinquish the need to control
– All happens as it is meant to
– The future will bring what you need, not what you want
– Control is an illusion
– Your influence on the future is limited
– Yield and be flexible
– A gentle, passive approach

Card Meaning

The Seven of Water represents letting go and surrendering to the flow of life, and doing so with complete trust and faith. She is about relinquishing control over all relationships and outcomes, and believing that whatever unfolds in the future is what is meant to be. She has worked diligently in the present, imbuing all she does with her love, so as to create a future that will bring what she needs – to learn, heal, and grow. Now, content and satisfied, because she knows she has done everything she can, she lays back to rest, allowing herself to flow to the next moment and task.

The need to control others, or a situation, is born of fear. Whether that fear is about losing someone or something we love, of being alone, or is simply a fear of failure of missing out, we do what we can to maintain the illusion that we have control. But control is only an illusion, even if we would like to believe otherwise.

We can make empowered choices, and work with due diligence and dedication. We can create with the purest of intentions, and be motivated by love, but the outcomes we desire will also be influenced by timing, circumstances, and other people – both those close to us and those of whom we have no knowledge. Because of this, we can have only a partial influence, and the rest is up to fate. If we try to exert more influence and control, we risk sabotaging our hopes and desires, and manifesting an outcome that is vastly different to the one desired. How do you hold on to water? The future is not fixed: it is fluid and shifting and so vast with infinite possibilities that it cannot be contained.

Allow it to be.

Detach emotionally, let go of all expectations, and have faith. Don’t invest in speculation, what ifs, maybes, worry, or fear.

The Seven of Water comes to tell you that it is time to take a deep breath and exhale. If you have set your intentions, are motivated by love, and have done all that is necessary here in the present, then it is time to give yourself permission to relax and go. Embrace a peaceful, receptive, and flowing state that takes you forward on the next stage of your journey. Your future is now in the hands of Fate.

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Featured Card of the Day – 11 of Fire – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan 

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Keywords

Passive/Aggressive, Creation/Destruction, Action/Inaction, Masculine/Feminine

Key Phrases

– Put aside gender stereotypes
– We are both masculine and feminine
– Masculine energy serves to protect
– Feminine energy serves to nurture
– Too much of one, not enough of the other?
– Time to evaluate and realign
– Allow the energy to increase and ebb
– Embrace the energy that best suits your needs

Card Meaning

The Eleven of Fire is a balancing and realignment card. It symbolizes the importance of balancing our masculine and feminine energies, and to remind us we are, and always will be, a mix of both. Our physical gender is irrelevant. The Eleven of Fire asks that we look beyond gender stereotypes to how we respond and react to day-to-day experiences.

On an energetic level, our masculine aspect serves to protect self and others, while our feminine aspect serves to nurture self and others.

In a simplistic society, a typical male will embody a more masculine energy than feminine. They are characteristally more aggressive and forceful, but also very protective of those they feel are in need of protection. However, they are more apt to use physical force and aggression to protect.

A typical female, however, will embody more feminine energy than masculine. They are characteristically more passive and yielding, and while possessing the same desire to protect the vulnerable, they will generally use diplomacy and dialogue in order to determine an option that avoids conflict.

Gender stereotypes are often one-dimensional and rarely accuracte, especially when we are discussing masculine and feminine energy, as opposed to man and woman. It can become even more problematic to assign specific attributes to either gender when there are many men who identify as female, and women who identify as male.

When it comes to masculine and feminine energy, we all have both, regardless of our physical gender, or the gender we have assigned ourselves – and this energy is expressed in how we behave and act. It influences all that we do.

The Eleven of Fire symbolizes an opportunity to take a moment to evaluate your life, and ask yourself whether you need to embrace a little more masculine or feminine energy in your day-to-day activities and relationships. Do you need to step up and be a little more assertive or proactive? Does something or someone need your protection? Are you not nurturing yourself or others enough? Are you being overly analytical, instead of heeding your intuition? Are you allowing impatience to get the better of you, when your situation calls for calm and compromise? Are you choosing a path of inaction, when you need to embrace one of action in order to manifest the changes you need?

Pause for a moment, evaluate, and bring your masculine and feminine energies back into a harmonious alignment with your life and your needs.

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Featured Card of the Day – 12 of Water ~ The Counsellor – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan 

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Keywords

Empathetic, Wise, Objective Advice, Trustworthy, Emotional Understanding, Clarity, Sharing

Key Phrases

– A time of questions and mixed emotions
– Look beyond the words to the emotions
– Mixed or confused emotions
– Listen. Listen. HEAR
– Seek objective counsel
– An emotionally complex situation
– A lack of empathy
– An opportunity for understanding
– Be receptive not rejecting
– Are feelings preventing a resolution?

Card Meaning

The Counsellor of Water represents one who stands high – an elder, advisor, or wise man or woman whom the king or queen calls upon to discuss their feelings regarding a situation or experience of concern. She, or he, is someone who is trusted; they are a caring, compassionate person, who will listen attentively, only interrupting the flow to ask a question if there is need.

Once the tale is told, the counsellor offers her thoughts in an objective manner. Her role is not to give instruction, but to present alternatives and insight that will help the seeker understand the thoughts and feelings that may be clouding their judgment.

She is an empathetic person, skilled at stepping outside of herself to look through the eyes of others. She never judges, and offers only compassion and the opportunity to understand the emotions at play. By asking the right questions, she helps people to come to their own conclusions about what feels right for them and how to proceed from that point.

When the Counsellor appears in a reading, she symbolizes a need to be empathetic and objective when dealing with emotionally complex situations. If you can, look beyond the words being spoken to see the emotions behind them. If you cannot, the Counsellor asks that you seek out the wisdom of someone who can.

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