I feel like I haven't checked in with my oracle cards for the longest time and with Andrew being at rugby this afternoon, I decided to take the afternoon off and indulge in some self-care.
Self-care for me is time by myself, time with myself... some light yoga, meditation and a shuffle of my oracle cards. I have used oracle cards for many years and I have found that I have a great connection with the Angels and Ancestors deck by Kyle Gray. The messages on these cards resonate with me and I feel comfortable reading them and taking the messages on board. My current deck is a new one which I bought late last year after miss placing some of the cards from my first deck.
I always meditate before I shuffle the cards, usually 10 to 15 minutes unguided. Then I ask for guidance, sometimes I ask a question about a current situation but more often or not I ask "what do I need to know today?" and then I draw the card or cards that I am attracted to.
Today I was attracted to the Shield Maiden card which is simply wonderful as our word for January is PLAN and the Shield Maiden is all about making plans and having focus (another one of our words for this month).
The main message that the Shield Maiden brings is to plan, make a plan before you make a move. Take this time to focus on where you want to go and what you want to achieve. In Viking times women were seen as equal to men and they joined them on the battlefield. The Shield Maiden is a warrior and she knows that in order to win a battle you need a strategy and focus. She also knows the importance of working with others within the community to bring plans and intentions into fruition.
- All great warriors have a plan. Take time to assess your goals and put a strategy together
- You have what it takes to put a plan together, set aside some time to focus and prepare. It's time to lay the foundations for what you want to achieve
- Failing to have a plan may leave you exposed and feeling helpless, put the work in now
Be like the Shield Maiden, plan, have a strategy and focus on your goals.