Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/31

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, a Shaman and author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell, so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer interpretation or actions. 

The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f

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Thank you.

Pachamama

Pachamama is Mother Earth, Gaia. She loves everything on earth, all that is growing, plants, flowers, trees, grasses, stones, rocks and the water that flows over the world. Pachamama loves all of humanity, in all its diversity and all of its ages.

All that is living on this earth gives the animals and us the ability for our souls to experience a temporary, impermanent, and imperfect physical existence. Regardless of its imperfections, perfection can be an imperfection in itself. Be grateful for it. Every morning and every evening, spend a few minutes to express your gratitude for who you are and what you are.

A shaman connects with the spirits of the trees, flowers, stones, water and air as they seek information to heal someone, a tribe, or a community.

This week, eat carefully and balance your meals and what goes into them. As they say, a little of everything is good; too much of one thing is not. Be nourished by what you eat is the message. Take some time to be happy and light-hearted; take pleasure in art or movies or music as this is an expression of your appreciation for the life you have. Be nourished by what you experience.

Show how much you enjoy the earth and all living things by letting Pachamama witness you do something such as planting something, caring for plants and animals that might not otherwise have been cared for.

The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer symbolizes beliefs and ideas of division, struggle and being without. We feel the Sorcerer casts a dark shadow over our lives, but the shadows are our own in reality. Those shadows are feelings of separation from loved ones, colleagues, pets. Feelings of conflict and aggression to others to achieve our self-centred goals.

Our shadows may be narrow, broad, or generous in their focus. Either way, our busy mind loves to feed off the shadow energy and its negative feelings. The Sorcerer is asking you to look at these energies, examine how destructive they are. What are you feeling? Resentment, vengeance, lust, greed, bigotry, or hatred about or to whom or what. These feelings are unjustified and not your spiritual core, which is pushed away without consideration.

The Sorcerer challenges you, confronts your dark thinking and beliefs. Now! Is a second chance! Start over. Be strong and be vigilant about the darkness you are being asked to recognize and then discard. 

Others are not to blame for what is inside of you, what you allow to be there. Take a moment to create a sense of peace, move in another direction, and not let those negative thoughts and feelings grow again. You are done with them and that way of living.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards – Attraction

Attraction is about bringing to yourself things that you want. And by definition of attraction, there is the ability to deflect the things you do not and no longer need. 

This card is also a Super Moon. That is, the moon is at its closest to the earth in its revolutions, and as a result, it looks oversized in the sky. As a result of the closeness of the moon to the planet, Tides are unusually high. As human beings are made up mostly of water, 60% actually, our emotions are more potent than usual when the moon is this close to us.

If our feelings are more substantial and our ability to attract is more vigorous, we must be careful with this period of sensitivity. Blindly attracting everything will not benefit us. We need to be discerning in what we attract and decide to keep and what will leave our lives to have time for the new things and people who have entered our lives.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/24

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism. I host a YouTube channel and podcasts on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is a general reading; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell, so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer interpretation or actions. 

The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

For a Personal weekly Shamanic Energy Reading please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

The Blade

A Blade is a cutting tool. It represents your mind, body, and spirit. Pointing upward, it summons the power of heaven to help you manifest. What is that you wish for? Be clear in your thoughts. It will cut cords attached to you that no longer serve you or are toxic in their effect on you. It is a thing of action. Use it now; use it with the best intention and not as a weapon. Use it to heal those old relationships or places by letting them go.

The Blade is sent to help you with your dreams which are grounded and stagnant. A blade can help you move forward because it frees you from things that do not mean anything to you. Do not use it in anger or bad intention. If you do, the karmic outcome will be worse than you had imagined. Always use the Blade positively to help you move forward.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, Yggdrasil, is a Sacred symbol in Norse mythology. In Buddhism, it is the Bo tree or Bodhi tree. In Islam, it is the Tree of Immortality. In Christianity, the Tree of Life first appears in Genesis in The Garden of Eden. In Hebrew, it is Etz Chaim. In the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism depicts the Tree of life with ten interconnected nodes or ten Sefirot powers in the divine realm.

To the Shaman, the Tree of knowledge connects all the realms of existence, from the higher realm of the Gods to the darkness of the underworld.

The message of the Tree of life is twofold for this week and your life in general.

To connect with the upper world, you need to be tall, not literally but elevated in thought and action. You need to have aspirational goals that are pure and clear and can be acted on. They should not be manipulative or degrading. 

A tree with shallow roots will fall over in a strong wind. Now is the time to ensure you are grounded and understand what it is to be foundational. You cannot reach your goals if you have not prepared. To put it simply, if you aspire to be a doctor, you cannot attain that goal unless you complete all the study and training required to be a doctor, not just a doctor; you want to be a good doctor. So, study hard.

To reach the upper world and be grounded means to be aligned with what you desire and what your Life Path purpose is. Open up to your Life Path Purpose and stop simply “turning the wrenches” on a boring unfulfilling life. Take time, peaceful time to think about your energies and what you want in life. That will help you create your life rather than be a directionless traveller through it.

Upper World

Shaman visits the upper world to speak to angels, divine spirits, helping spirits, and all that is luminous, empowering, and wonderful. They go there to seek the highest answers to their challenges and of those they are seeking to heal. 

The Upper World is a place of destiny and growth, advancement and achievement. It is a place of discovery and potential. When the Shaman returns from the upperworld, they bring healing and a future full of possibilities.

If the card of Trust from last week encouraged you to trust yourself, the Upper World is sending you messages of encouragement to leap into the future. Your future. As you learned to trust in yourself and shrug off self-doubt, now you must rid yourself of sluggishness and apathy. While support for a new destiny is not yet in place, a new destination is available to you if you act now.

Self-Reflection

Moving forward, shedding self-doubt in favour of self-trust, embracing your future, journeying to the Upper World where all is light and abundance can all be exhausting and cause doubt to creep in.

Now is the time to take a few minutes at the end of the day to reflect on what has happened during the day and think about your reaction to all the events, thoughts and deeds. Pay special attention to the things that you thought you should say and do but did not. Why not? What held you back? Was your voice heard today, and if it was, was it clear?

 Do you like the feelings that arise from your reflection? If not, why not, and how can you get past your feelings. When you think about the day and what you did or did not do, do you feel anger, frustration and annoyance? Think carefully about these feelings and identify the source; when you find the source, consider how to change things to not feel this way in the future.

Self-reflection is all about improving yourself and your feelings to not repeat them in the future.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/17

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism. I host a YouTube channel and podcasts on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is a general reading; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell, so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer interpretation or actions. 

The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

For a Personal weekly Shamanic Energy Reading, please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

Jaguar

Jaguar is a predator and a guardian. As a predator, the Jaguar tracks its prey with stealth and strength. Never seen and rarely heard, the Jaguar is successful in its goal of surviving with grace and power.

Jaguar is adventurous. Now is the time to use the energy of the Jaguar to succeed in looking beyond what you perceive as your boundaries. Investigate and learn, challenge yourself to do something new, something you have not done before. Take an online course, listen to music you have not heard before, in a genre you are not used to.

Jaguar is adventurous, and you need to be so now. Push limits, boundaries, go beyond. The boundaries you live within are old, and they are decaying and taking your spirit with them. They are making you live in the shadows of your past, possibly past successes, but you have reaped all the benefit you can from those achievements. Like the Jaguar hunting, make new successes and a new life for yourself.

The Blade

A Blade is a cutting tool. It represents your mind, body, and spirit. Pointing upward, it summons the power of heaven to help you manifest. What is that you wish for? Be clear in your thoughts. It will cut cords attached to you that no longer serve you or are toxic in their effect on you. It is a thing of action. Use it now; use it with the best intention and not as a weapon. Use it to heal those old relationships or places by letting them go.

The Blade is sent to help you with your dreams which are grounded and stagnant. A blade can help you move forward because it frees you from things that do not mean anything to you. Do not use it in anger or bad intention. If you do, the karmic outcome will be worse than you had imagined. Always use the Blade positively to help you move forward.

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker is all about manifestation. When it rains, the plants and trees and all that is Mother Gaia have an essential element they need to grow and show the world what living is all about. Rivers fill with water, fish and aquatic animals, birds, have abundant insects to feed on. So many things depend on rain.

Shamans have traditionally connected with all manner of nature angels, angels that govern the Earth, plants, water and what grows and lives in the wild, away from humanity. In their connection with nature, Shamans are able to connect with the rain gods and spirits of the sky to bring rain and to help prevent storms.

As a living spirit, you have many beautiful things in your life. Spring is a time of creation and birth. The Rainmaker is asking you to look at your life and create something new, fascinating and exciting from it.

As seeds push up through the ground at this time of year, you must do the same. Encourage yourself, be confident and find that seed in you waiting to burst through and help you be something you have not been until now. Remember that the world is only mirroring back to you the condition of your love and your intent, so change these within before you take any action. 

The Rattle

The rattle is an essential part of the Shaman’s attire. It calls the spirits the Shaman wishes to speak with. It warns evil spirits that a Shaman is coming. It is a beacon, sending out the Shaman’s prayers and messages. It carries them to all four directions of the Shaman’s compass.

Take a moment to listen to the Rattle and its message. Concentrate on your wishes and pray for all the Earth; when you pray for more than your wishes, everything we need is provided for us. 

Prayer can be simple… sit for a moment, and dream of the world you would like for your children and the children of all the people you know. End your prayer with “Great Spirit, may you will be done!”

Trust

If the other cards in this week’s reading have spoken about setting out in a new direction, encouraging yourself to be adventurous and motivating, this card is all about trust.

Self-trust. You are trusting in yourself to make the right decisions and being confident. When you are confident in yourself, you can achieve what you are meant to. Self-doubt is the opposite of self-trust. Self-doubt is the greatest of the things you have to release to move forward.

If you have been successful in the past and know what that feels like, is self-doubt now holding you back from moving on and using the tools and your spirit to achieve more? 

Now is the time to release self-doubt and embrace self-trust. Trust in yourself now!

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/10

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism. I host a YouTube channel and podcasts on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is a general reading, please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer interpretation or actions. 

The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and where to get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f

To learn more about my work click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

For a Personal weekly Shamanic Energy Reading please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

The Owl

The owl sees clearly, even at night. It quiet and mysterious. It flies on wings specially adapted to be silent when flying so that its prey does not hear it coming. Most important to the owl is the intuition and wisdom to hunt in places where it can find food.

The owl spirit comes to tell you to be wise in where and what you do. Not everything in front of you, beckoning for your attention will be beneficial to you. Use owl like intuition to read between the lines, pay attention to contracts and what you sign that obligates you to commitments that may not be right for you.

Just because others have signed quickly or accepted responsibilities and obligations does not mean that you need to do the same. We have free will and that gives you the possibility to do good, not so good, or nothing. You have only so much energy to accept obligations use your energy wisely and on what benefits you. You do not have to be like everyone else, be yourself, uniquely yourself.

Trust in yourself, your intuition, your wisdom and a clear mind to make the right decision and only accept obligations that are beneficial to you.

Wind

Wind is air. Air is one of the Five Elements important to a Shaman and Shamanic Tradition. It is a unique element. It is all around us yet we cannot see it, touch it and is the medium that keeps us alive and allows us to speak, sing, laugh, communicate and spread our ideas and wisdom. It allows us to experience and to be heard.

Just as we can be heard through the air, so are things brought to us by it. Bird song, the whispers of a partner or a pet and music. But air, the wind, also brings the opposite, anger, distrust, and violence.

The wind may blow gently as a whisper or like a Tornado. You can stand with your back to it and try to resist it or turn and face and feel the message that wind is sending you.

The wind always means change. In nature the wind blows down branches and trees that are dead or weak. It may even blow down homes and buildings that are unsound. It is your challenge this week to understand what the wind is blowing down. Why it is blowing the way it is, and what is dead or weak in your life. 

Depending on how you are attached to what is leaving your life, your existence, the wind may be blowing gently, encouraging you, or like a storm and sweeping away things violently. The more you hold in to what needs to leave the stronger the wind will blow and the greater the force it will apply. 

Do not hold on to what you do not need, what no longer serves you. Be prepared for the calm and clarity of fresh air after a storm, good things are coming.

Eagle

The sun rises in the east and that is the direction from which the Eagle comes into your life. The Eagle is a predator, it soars high in the sky, looking down on the earth for prey and sustenance. It has powerful vision to see the smallest creature but it also sees the big picture, it takes in the entire landscape with one movement of its head.

It securely nests in the mountains and the tall trees; above all it is successful in the hunt and bringing a new generation of itself into being for us to enjoy and wonder at. From its high vantage, on a thermal of air, a tall tree or a mountain it sees the world as a place of abundance and opportunity.

If you cannot see the abundance and new opportunities around you, have you become focused on your feet? Your feet connect you to the earth, they ground you. But the eagle comes to invite you to soar as it does and to see the bigger picture of your life.

2020 was a year when we focused on what we should not be doing. 2021 is better but not free of obligations and limitations placed on us by the pandemic.

Yet the eagle comes to tell us to lift our heads, look at the opportunities and plan to take charge. Even if there were no pandemic, there would still be challenges to overcome do you have the education you need, do you have the money, do you have the time, do you have the inner drive to achieve? Now is the time to take action and make things happen in preparation for a time when things will be freer and open to allow you to achieve your goals. 

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card – Hunger

Hunger is not about our stomachs, it is about what is inside of us, what motivates us, what we enjoy and what we do not.

Today, just as in the ancient past there are white shamans, shamans who spoke to the beneficial spirits of the community, and of each person. They learn from them and practise for the good of all. The opposite of white shamans you guessed it, are black Shamans. Black Shamans also exist and practice today. Black shamans speak to and learn from malevolent spirits.

It is time for you to look within yourself and see who you are. What is your intention. Who do you learn from and why? Are your actions “white” or “black” in nature and by design. Do you take pleasure in building and creating or do you seek to tear down and destroy? 

This period of self-reflection coincides with the growth that is all around you. Take some time to decide who you are inside, and who you listen to. Is there a disconnect? If there is remedy it, change what is discordant. But above all, accept that what you listen to will control your experience if life and this world.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/05/03

Hello and welcome to The Shaman Podcast. 

I am Mark Ashford. 

I am a Registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher as well as a Shaman. I am a published author of books and online courses on Reiki and Shamanism. I host a YouTube channel and podcasts on Reiki and Shamanism.

Weekly I post a video and podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is a general reading; please take what resonates with you.

Please take a moment to hit the Subscribe button and Ring the Bell, so you receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts are strictly for entertainment purposes. Viewers and listeners have free will and are entirely responsible for any interpretation they place on the readings. I take no responsibility for individual viewer interpretation or actions. 

The show notes contain information on the card decks used in the readings and get more information on websites, books, and courses. Please check them out.

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards used in reading. Amazon link. – https://amzn.to/3fRG5Ow

Queen of the Moon Oracle Cards used in reading by Stacey Demarco https://shrtm.nu/uj5f

To learn more about my work, click here https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

For a Personal weekly Shamanic Energy Reading, please go to: https://bit.ly/30PmCd3

Thank you.

The Witness

The Witness sees things, people, and events but does not act or patriciate what is happening, being said or done. There is objectivity to what the Witness sees, hears and does not do. Even when quick responses and actions are taken, if we can create a moment of stillness, we can make better decisions.

The Witness, a spirit that has been with you all through your life, whether you know it or not. Whether you are aware of The Witness or not, now is the time to let events happen according to your life’s purpose. Stand back and be calm, be a witness to what is happening rather than the doer.


These moments brought to you by the Witness are also a lesson to be learned. Many of us strive to manipulate so that the outcome from events and our lives are what we want, not what the universe has planned and not what is best for our life path. The Witness says to take a deep breath and not fall into those patterns again. Instead, take a deep breath and connect with yourself and your purpose by letting events unfold.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is a Sacred symbol in Norse mythology, Yggdrasil. In Buddhism, it is the Bo tree or Bodhi tree. In Islam, it is the Tree of Immortality. In Christianity, the Tree of life first appears in Genesis in The Garden of Eden. In Hebrew, it is Etz Chaim, 

the Tree of life. In the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism depicts the Tree of life with ten interconnected nodes or ten Sefirot powers in the divine realm.

To the Shaman, the Tree of knowledge connects all the realms of existence, from the higher realm of the Gods to the darkness of the underworld.

The message of the Tree of life is twofold for this week and your life in general.

To connect with the upper world, you need to be tall, not literally but elevated in thought and action. You need to have aspirational goals that are pure and clear and can be acted on. They should not be manipulative and degrading. These thoughts and actions will lead to you touching and seeing the good things in the world and to come in your life. 

A tree with shallow roots will fall over in a strong wind. Now is the time to ensure you are grounded and understand what it is to be foundational. You cannot reach your goals if you have not prepared. To put it simply, if you aspire to be a doctor, you cannot attain that goal unless you complete all the study and training required to be a doctor, not just a doctor; you want to be a good doctor.

To reach the upper world and be grounded also means to be aligned with what you desire and what your Life Path purpose is. This means you need to open up to your Life Path Purpose and stop simply “turning the wrenches” of a boring unfulfilling life. Take time, peaceful time to think about your energies and what you want in life. That will help you create your life rather than be a directionless traveller through it.

Wild Woman

The Wild Woman is a free spirit, unafraid of showing you how to hold up a mirror to your life. Unconstrained by the social etiquette of society, she reminds us that dance at the party is part of the expression of our life. If you feel constrained by the world, work, energy, and people around you, you are dimmed by what you allow to contain you. 

Take a peaceful moment to reflect on how you are constrained, are the constraints of your own making. Have you gotten yourself into a situation where what you wanted is now restricting you? Are the conventions of society that came with what you have created for yourself hurting you? If so, then it is time to free yourself, find your inner light and move on. Have all the material things you have acquired now a burden, and many lie unused.

Uncover your light, understand it, look at it and let it spontaneously shine brightly and lead you to where and to what is beneficial for you. Learn to engage with the world and be inspired by the world. The world is fluid, like a river, ever-changing, always constant inflow, enjoyable if you allow it to guide and help you. 

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card – Beauty

It is now Spring; the winter is past, and we are looking forward to summer.

Look around you; life is starting in all living things, plants are beginning to bloom, trees are beginning to grow back their leaves, and animals seek mates to create the next generation of their essence. Yes! That applies to humans as well. 

Now is the time to stop and appreciate how life is growing and changing after winter, if only for a moment. Take a walk in a local park, take a walk through the plants in your flower box!

Take pleasure once again in your friendships and loved ones, including your pets and animals in your life. Just as life around you is growing, what in you is growing? New hopes and ideas? 

In human terms, 2020 was a rough year, and 2021 is not much better though there is hope from medical science. Now is the time for you to be hopeful, thoughtful and ready to grow and be beautiful in your way. Take the time to let beauty come into your life from Spring all around you and be beautiful within yourself and appreciate yourself.