October 22, 2016:
Time to get my brain clear again. I am leaving early Tuesday morning for my yearly trip to California. I will be spending a few days with my sister-in-law, then a few days with my sister-of-the-heart. I will get to see once again some other fellow Misties, plus meet face-to-face with one more. I’m trying to devote time this weekend to cleaning out stuff in preparation for The Big Move. The Hubs and I have a lot of work to get squared away, too, before I leave. Busy, busy, busy!
I did carve out a bit of time to throw a Dreams of Gaia card, and got the Twelve of Air, also called The Scribe. The keywords for this card are record-keeper, information, knowledge, tradition, history, personal history, preservation, and censorship. The Scribe is described as “a priestly man, although not necessarily a religious one,” and I get that. The Scribe values knowledge and wisdom, and he does not want them tainted by personal belief. He reveres books as they are repositories of knowledge, and he feels that all cultures and all information should be documented in the name of the highest good of all. Accuracy is important to him, so much that he is willing to document several perspectives of an issue in order to record an accurate big picture. He loves reading, but he also loves writing, and he encourages me to continue documenting my own experiences. The image on The Scribe is another example of the brilliance of Ravynne Phelan. The Scribe is chock-full of powerful symbolism. The Scribe has gray hair and a gray beard; he looks older but not infirm, rather he appears healthy and confident. He has antlers adorned with feathers, beads, and ribbons inscribed with letters and symbols; there are two ribbons inscribed with letters and symbols coming from his eyes, and another ribbon coming out of his mouth. Below him are two Australian white ibis (fitting, as the artist is Australian) and a bee; above him is a scarab and a set of wings. I love this card!
In keeping with the “cleaning up” theme of the day, here is more summing up of Watcher information. This time, the Archangels; I’ve gathered what I learned, and then created keywords. I must offer one condition to all this information: Archangels, and all Angels for that matter, are not human. This means they have their own agendas, and those agendas may not be in line with what we as humans perceive as our own highest good.
Haftorang and Fomalhaut are associated with Archangel Gabriel. Archangel Raphael and Venant/Regulus were considered to be the leaders of the four Watchers or Guardians or Royal Stars for millennia, but with the advent of the “age of man,” the leadership has fallen to the more human of the Archangels, Gabriel. Remember that in the New Testament of Christianity, it is Archangel Gabriel who announces the birth of Christ. Archangel Gabriel is responsible for communication, new beginnings, and strength; Archangel Gabriel assists us to connect with Divine Love, and to tune into the “frequency” or “vibration” of this love so our subtle body can be attuned to that love. He also assists us in identifying what we are **not** so these parts of us and our invalid beliefs may be released, enabling us to become the best we can be. My keywords for Archangel Gabriel are love and inspiration.
Tishtya and Aldebaron are associated with Archangel Michael. Archangel Michael's main characteristics are exceptional strength and courage. He fights so that good prevails over evil, he protects and defends people who love Deity, and he empowers believers to set their religious or spiritual faith on fire with passion. Archangel Michael is often pictured wielding a sword or a spear, symbolizing his role as a leader in spiritual battles. People sometimes ask him for help to gather the courage needed to face and overcome their fears, to find the strength to resist temptations, and to stay safe in dangerous situations. Archangel Michael is also considered a key angel of death; his job is weighing people’s souls on scales. Archangel Michael can assist us in learning to release fear or worry. My keywords for Archangel Michael are courage and fortitude.
Venant and Regulus are associated with Archangel Raphael. Raphael is the Archangel of Healing, full of compassion for people who are struggling physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Archangel Raphael was given the assignment to preside over every suffering and affliction of humans, and he was given the power to heal the Earth and the beings who reside there of the maladies of mankind. He is associated with compassion, joy and laughter. Archangel Raphael can offer assistance in overcoming addictions, in finding love, and for safe and healthy travels. The symbol most associated with Raphael is the caduceus, and he is a patron to those in the medical professions, counselors, pharmacists, and patients, as well as to travelers, young people, and those in love. Archangel Raphael also offers healing through guidance, through nudging us in the direction that will allow us to learn to heal ourselves. Archangel Raphael appears in the Book of Enoch once the Fallen Angels are removed from the population, and tasked with restoring and healing the Earth. Islam sees Raphael as the angel who will announce judgment day. Archangel Raphael is also seen as a master of music who is able to sing praises to God in many languages. My keywords for Archangel Raphael are healing and empathy.
Satevis and Antares are associated with Archangel Uriel. Archangel Uriel has communicated with me in the past and I have worked with him. Archangel Uriel is the Angel of wisdom who shines light into the darkness of confusion, and who helps us to tap into our inner wisdom, into the knowledge and information coded into our physical DNA and into the knowledge and information stored in the “akashic records.” Archangel Uriel offers mental and emotional understanding. Like The High Priestess of the Tarot, Archangel Uriel is usually depicted holding a book or a scroll in one hand, and a flame (representing Divine Truth) in the other hand. It was Archangel Uriel who warned Noah of the Flood, and it was Archangel Uriel who checked the doorways of homes throughout Egypt for lambs blood on the night the plague striking the first-born was activated. Legend has it that Archangel Uriel rescued John the Baptist when King Herod ordered the massacre of young boys when he learned of the birth of Jesus. My keywords for Archangel Uriel are wisdom and truth.