Wow! We are being shown just how much we are loved and supported this week! We start the week with Aine, a powerful Celtic goddess and fairy queen. She is the woman to call on when you need guidance and the courage to take risks. Aine’s message is to stop procrastinating. You have studied what you need to study (you will never know everything you need to know about the subject, so stop using that as an excuse), and you have held yourself back long enough. Now is the time to take that leap. If you still don’t feel completely sure about your path, this is a strong nudge to take steps in that direction. Check in with your intuition and take the time to ask yourself what it is you love, ask friends what they perceive as your strengths, talk to people that work in the field that you’re interested in. The point is that this is a time of action. It is time to go for it. No more excuses, no more rationalizations. Get out a piece of paper, write down what you want and need to do to get there, and prioritize it all. That is your first step. Your second is to look at your list and take the first action step towards your dream. You can do it! If you work with the fairy realm, remember that they can help you more rapidly manifest your dreams so call on them and their queen to help you make your vision a reality.
The fairies are also protectors of Mother Earth, and we have a lot of her energy in this week’s reading as well. Mawu is the West African goddess that created the Earth, and this card has come through with a few meanings for this reading. For many of you, your life purpose involves the environment (we see this in the next card as well). A lot of us on Earth right now are being called to step up to protect our land and waters from the powers that are abusing them. Even if it is not your life mission, ask yourself what you can do to express more love for her; we are supported by our Mother and in order to show our gratitude for her, it is in the best and highest interest of all that we respect and honor her for that. Further, when we stay grounded in our connection to the Earth and therefore our bodies, we are more able to carry out our missions here. We may be leaping but we are also connected and we trust that the Earth is below us to catch us. It is this simultaneous upward and downward flow that allows for our energies to fully activate.
We finish the week with Sedna, the Inuit and Eskimo goddess of the sea. As a young lady, her fingers were tragically sliced off and from the tips grew whales, dolphins, walruses, and all the creatures of the sea. We see from her story that being a victim is a state of mind and that when we shift out of that mindset and into a more empowering one, we are able to work with the limitless possibility and potential of the Universe. Sedna demonstrates that we are always provided for. Referring back to earlier in the reading, it is also likely that many of you have a calling to work with or in the ocean. The ocean is suffering right now and she needs our love more than ever. If you feel drawn toward a marine career, this is a message to go for it!
This week’s reading is from Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.