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Pulling cards for the collective from the Tree Angel Oracle Deck - For the highest most expansive wellbeing of all - What does the collective need to know right now? What needs to be clarified?

tree oracle deck facing down, two cards facing up - left is 14 Field Maple - right is 2 Walnut.  Field Maple is a spirit on the ground cross-legged with sparkles coming from hands into the earth and throughout the leaves. Walnut is a standing feminine tree holding a triangle shape with different layers of a walnut fruit at each corner

The first card is. Field Maple, number 14.

14 Field Maple is a spirit on the ground cross-legged with sparkles coming from hands into the earth and throughout the leaves.

I get this really grounded energy. It literally feels like it's sitting on the forest floor. It's funny we think of trees as standing up, but what if they were actually sitting down or lying down haha...funny thought.


Anyhow, the first feeling I get to is the reminder of the magic of Earth energy. When was the last time you connected to the raw earth? Put your hand on the grass, or just sat under a tree?


Let's see what the guidebook has to say...

The Field Maple teaches us to serve without expecting reward or recognition. "We simply do what needs to be done because work is love made manifest. The person who brings themselves into resonance with the Field Maple starts to demonstrate qualities such as foresight, honesty, reliability, common sense, efficiency, and good organizational abilities among many others."


zoom in on the hand touching the earth and sparkles

Yeah this really feels like having your energy right-sized with the Earth. Making sure you are tending to what you need to be tending to, which involves checking in more to make sure. So it might mean making a point to check in more.



The second card - Walnut number 2.


2 Walnut is a standing feminine tree holding a triangle shape with different layers of a walnut fruit at each corner.

It's funny this has an image of a triangle but it's a number 2. Might be some contradiction we're feeling about this message. I get this Earth Mother" energy and a little bit of a balance theme but from more of a spiritual or angelic place. Whereas Field Maple felt more like an animist kind of energy - to connect with all that has spirit. Walnut feels more like an angelic or a Goddess energy to me.


Yeah, there's really a balance to who you are on the outside and who you are on the inside and the different levels of protection we have for ourselves really. We can't always be our most vulnerable selves all the time. AND protection that is sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves in the moment.


Take a moment to acknowledge that balance that is at play. It's okay to feel that movement and difference between the different versions of yourself and what you may need to do to feel safe at any phase.


"Walnut is one of Earth's ancient mothers because of the nourishment it provides. Of course the Walnut nourishes us in a material sense through its fruit but it's spiritual gift is wisdom. Coming into accord with the Walnut angel strengthens our foresight, understanding, sensitivity, and ability to empathize. This creates a healthy foundation for our powers of judgement and sense of justice."


zoom in on the triangle of walnut fruit layers

This card is also referencing a balance or at least an acknowledged sense of balance for energy. We aren't just behaving un-checked we need to be intending balance. When we're not intending balance it causes "quarreling" but like an energetic conflict.

It's really tough to say because it also takes violence to get to that inner walnut meat. So our sense of balance is not necessarily defined concretely or defined properly by our cultural norms.

To be in right relationship with judgement and a sense of justice really means to be in balance with all that is. Sometimes that's waiting. Sometimes that's acting.


Wrapping up it seems like extra heavy attention to grounding into nature, the earth. When there's a lot of disruption these questions come up: where are you centering your self? Where are you getting your baseline from? What are you aligning with?


Only "good" i.e. generative things come with checking in with Earth and nature and all that is. We can't control everything so there's at least one other thing that exists that controls some thing else - the things we can't control. We can't balance forever on your own (and that framework of balance is inherently flawed).


You might be feeling what you think is balance. But checking in can reveal the imbalances we put up with. It sort of like the threshold for pain tolerance or discomfort. Find what all this means for you. You might need to go on a walk alone. Journal. Aquarius bring Air which is a great time for expressing as well as connecting socially. Honesty is brave. Authenticity is healing.


With an intention of balance.

Intend that this is all for healing.

And so it is.


<3

Eric


cropped image of the card spread - Healing top center, and four cards on the bottom (2 The Priestess, Page of Emotions, 5 of Inspiration, 2 of Inspiration). Various images of people in mystical and spiritual settings on all cards - a red rose watercolor image on the Healing card.

2 The Priestess - image of a person in a textured blue hoodie. They have a hand up holding a crescent moon's tip to their open palm. An arc of runes behind the person

The first card we pulled is The Priestess, a two.

We are tuning into our intuition in new ways.


Trusting that this is a part of our journey - our seeking journey. And encouraging you to continue sensing into that energy (e.g. if it's challenging at the moment, remember you are a seeker and a questioner and that's part of the path).


Remember the world didn't start with you in this lifetime. Think of your ancestors - consider where you came from. Embody that to move forward.

Page of Emotions - human-like chin to waist with octopus elements around the waist, forest portal in belly, sky and sun portal in heart shape, and various fish swimming around in foreground and background

Next we got the Page of Emotions.

Watery element. This may be about your character.


Reminding you of your basics. Remember to breathe into your belly and shine with your heart.


Maybe you feel like a shapeshifter or a little alien when stepping into your power, whatever that means. But let that make you unique.


Light shines through water.


5 of Inspiration - various version of the same person floating with different types of mirrors or holes, all reflecting a cloudy sky. All in a desert of sorts.

Next we got a 5 of Inspiration (also wands).


A very reflective place to be.


Notice when we remain curious and when we look away.


This also might be a time of shifting our energy - knowing what we're capable of and shifting into a different aspect of channeling it.


Elements of Fire. This is an active phase of choice.

2 of Inspiration - white rivet texture circles in on a human in winter clothing kneeling behind a telescope and seeming to peer off the the right.

Last we got the 2 of Inspiration.


Maybe we're seeking connection. Maybe we're finally making connection.


This is another 2 like The Priestess. Along with the Page, a sense of "amateur" or "starting out" kind of energy. The feeling of the first act of whatever story this is that you're moving through.


You might need to remind your self of your power because you're at this pivotal moment where you're shining in all your unique-ness. And it's humbling to your ego because you're kind of at the beginning of something again.

Healing - watercolor red rose w/ other defined line detail


Lastly I felt called to pull an overall theme card.

We got Healing.


When I pulled it I felt this feeling of "what if this is all healing?" It might be unconventional, but you can experience and frame all this as a healing process.


Self acceptance and spiritual awakenings can all be framed as a healing process. Some might adapt an achievement based framework to life, but what about healing as a somatic practice - sensing into wholeness.


Thinking about a rose, knowing we go in phases. Sometimes a rose bush is random twigs or super cut back. Some of my neighbors even cover them with plastic bags because of the climate. And then other times they are these beautiful blooming rose flowers and the shrub is lush with rose hips scattered throughout.


Remember your phases. Acknowledge and embrace your seasons.


A suggested journal prompt(that I might even take myself lol): What phase of healing would you be in right now if this is all a healing journey?


This is a very tender read but an encouraging spiritual hand on your shoulder from your Guides. I hope you are taking care <3





















We're working with the Visions in the Liminal Space deck - Thank you Sara(h).


***First a reminder that I do individual and group cartomancy readings - they are great for transitional moments, lack of clarity, a spiritual gift for any occasion, or as a regular check-in for your self and your life. All sessions are on sliding scale. Reach out via the website to book, we'd love to channel for you <3***


Now let's get to the reading...

As I was shuffling I got a message to pull "where we've been" and "where we're going"

"Playing God" reversed & "Life is Beautiful Live is Meaningful" from Visions in the Liminal Space deck

Where we've been: Playing God

"Playing God" reversed from Visions in the Liminal Space deck

I recently felt very affirmed by hearing @collectivecartomancy talk about reversed cards because I don't always read reversed cards as reversed but sometimes it feels like there's a meaning behind it. And the "Playing God" card was reversed when I first flipped it over which feels relevant to the energy around it.

Really resonates.


Let's see what the guidebook has to say:

"Resist the joyless impulse to micromanage your life or the lives of others. Nothing meant for you will require being controlled in this way. Attempts to do so are futile by design and lead to loneliness and conflict. Surrender is victory. Surrender to what is, to what wants you and what doesn't."

Wowie.


We might be coming to a place where we're realizing that all of our efforts to create something may have been misguided or not rooted. Kind of like a marionette. No matter how convincing you make the movement and performance - I mean the marionette is literally not grounded. It's floating unless you set it down - it's rooted up in the air. It's almost the opposite of grounded.

Shows you that anything you're trying to control, there's inherently a ceiling to it. Basically if you're playing "all powerful" that has a ceiling to it. When you're playing it, you are not it, you are fractioned off piece of the whole G-d thing.

So that's where we've been...lol


Where we're going: Life is Beautiful Life is Meaningful

life is beautiful life is meaningful card from the Visions in the Liminal Space deck

Wowie x2.

I immediately get this sense of freedom of expression - floating but in a different way - feathers are almost like water in their airy-ness, they just ride the vibe (if there's gravity I guess).

And the levity of speaking freely.

Speaking LOVINGLY.


Let's see what the guidebook says:

"Until whatever great beyond comes to claim us we are here in a life abundant with beauty and meaning for those who dare to see it and make it. Have you ever noticed that it's precisely when hearts are most desperate that these tiny offerings are slipped under the door?"


This just feels like liberation and the balance truly to the previous card. The marionette has a blank stare, it's all controlled, not even standing straight...if you could be limp but standing up Weekend @ Bernie's-style.

And where we're going is freeeee. It floats with and on the breeze.Love letters flying through the sky. That to me feels like collective liberation.

Freedom of speech.

Energetic sovereignty.

Flow & ease.

zoomed in on rosemary leaves

This obviously isn't the whole picture of what's going on. This feels like a loving message of the macrocosmic pattern of what's present - where we're coming from and what we're moving into.

visions in the liminal space deck logo on the guidebook

In a linear sense we're experiencing this stretch that is very uncomfortable. For a moment it helps to zoom out. But don't stay zoomed out for too long...

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