Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/26

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 if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

Besides the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials 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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

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

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

Thank you.

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 in reality, the shadows are our own. Those shadows are feelings of separation from loved one, colleagues, pets. Feelings of conflict and aggression to others in order 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 bringing in asked to recognise, and then to 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 and move in another direction, and do not allow those negative thoughts and feelings to grow again. You are done with that way of living.

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.

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.

The Council

At the end of our lives, before we are reborn, there is a period known in some schools of Buddhism as the Bardo State. While in the Bardo, our spirit is conscious and experiences the karma of the life that has just ended and all previous lives. It is a time of spiritual learning and also cleansing. 

We do not have to die to experience this state of existence. A deep and protracted illness or a spiritual retreat can allow it to exist in us.

The one thing it does, if it occurs in this life, is to make us look at our relationship with living. It shows us they foretold our place in existence before we are born and that trough life we learn and grow and change as we move towards that final spiritual goal. 

Are we making life too hard to live by our actions, beliefs, and behaviour? Do we enjoy enough, do we change enough when asked to change? Listen to your inner self, your soul, and look at the writing on the wall and allow yourself to move towards it. The time is now! Start your journey to grow, to love, forgive sincerely, and dare. Take the leap without requiring life to assure you of success.

This card has come for the second time this month. First time was at the beginning, July 5th. The message of the card is repeated because you have not paid attention to the message. The ego, and the egoic mind that churns over and over as it enjoys the wasting energy of what ifs, what could have happened, and why did I not say or do that? Is pulling at you and you need to let go of all those what ifs. The ego revels in negative thoughts, such as; you can’t do that, you are not good enough, that task is too big for you, or will take too long. Pay attention to the message of the card this second time and move on.

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Wanning Crescent – Surrender

The message of surrender is not about giving up. Far from it.

We all change as we grow and experience. Even if we are 60 years old, we are still learning, still experiencing and as a result we are changing. Take a moment to reflect on what no longer we need in ourselves. This takes patience, it requires you to think about what is no longer uniquely “you.”

Surrendering is a positive thought, feeling, or action. I grew up not knowing I had an uncle until my grandmother died and he inherited her house. Until then, my father and sister had not spoken to him for many years because of a major “unknown” dispute, until this inheritance forced them to speak and reconcile. Voila! I had a new uncle.

They bother recognised they were wrong in holding a grudge and missing out on the years of growth and change in themselves and their brother. Finally, the family was reunited, a very positive outcome.

Surrendering their anger and years of hostility was a positive thing emotionally. Giving away sports equipment for a sport that you no longer take part in signals the end to a part of your life that is over. You enjoyed it while you took part. Now, move on and find something new.

This phase of the moon, Wanning Crescent, is a dark but protective time when we can change and grow from it. Use the time wisely to allow yourself to change and to grow. When the New Moon arrives, you will shine and show how much you are reborn.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/19

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 if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

In addition to the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials 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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

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

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

Thank you.

Beauty Way

Around us, there are beautiful things. Beauty may be in the home, the garden, trees, our family, our pets. Recognizing them and appreciating beauty around us is the message from the card for this week. Now, the trick is to bring beauty into your life every day. Beauty is also the way we live life, with integrity, patience, and acceptance. Patience may mean with a colleague at work, acceptance of a situation you cannot change. Where some will see darkness and struggle, look for ease and ways to bring light and energy to that situation.

Now is the time to stop and smell the roses. A moment of rest and stopping your head long rush to achieve will be highly beneficial for you. On a clear night sky, look up at the stars, astronomers know it is an amazing sight, they have names for the stars, but you don’t need those names, the fact the stars are there for you gaze on is enough. There are too many stars to count, just as there is too much wonder in you. There is beauty in you. Now is the time to learn what that is and move with it.

Nothing is truly broken. Relationships, if they are meant to heal, will do so. Do not struggle to fix friendships of people who were only meant to be in your life for a short time. They have left a gift and of their time and their connection and have moved on, so must you. At this moment, do not be seduced by the superficial glitter of something or someone you are flirting with. There may be a price to pay later.

The Staff

The Shaman’s staff is an important element of Shamanism and each Shaman has a staff that is uniquely their own.

It is a symbol of authority and power.

The staff gives you the power to find the middle course amongst many competing energies because it allows you to divine what is right and wrong and what must change for success. Moses carried a serpent staff through the desert, and with it he could summon the power of nature to heal or call plagues. 

Being able to use the staff energy to find the middle ground also tells you that all things must change. The middle ground is a balancing point between negativity and positivity, between paralysis and movement. Trust that as you move forward to what you have always wanted, use the energy in the Staff, this card to find a delicate balance between will and surrender, day and night, action and inaction.

Take corrective action if it is needed as you move forward. Your life is in the hands of destiny, fate, the universe, but nothing says you cannot steer it course, the Staff helps with course adjustments, just as it does with the start and end of action.

Water

Water is very powerful for a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can be enormously power, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley. Or submerge them as it creates slakes and oceans. If human kind is in the way of its creative force, it can be destructive and end lives of people and animals.

It can be sleepy and lazy as it meanders in shallow rivers across the landscape. Water that is scolding hot but is not bubbling and boiling looks the same as water just before it freezes into ice.

Water can also be something we cannot grasp. When it is steamed, it is as ephemeral as breath. It can be hard and unyielding as ice. 

Humans are 75% water. That includes our brain and our heart. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, allow sorrow and sadness, happiness and wonderment to flow through you now. Not only can these feelings be within you, but allow the world around you to flow over you and through you, knowing that you will remain and will move on to greater things.

This is like a baptism of newness and opportunity. There is a sense of newness, welcome it and embrace it

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Wanning Crescent – Surrender

The message of surrender is not about giving up. Far from it.

We all change as we grow and experience. Even if we are 60 years old, we are still learning, still experiencing and as a result we are changing. Take a moment to reflect on what no longer we need in ourselves. This takes patience, it requires you to think about what is no longer uniquely “you.”

Surrendering is a positive thought, feeling, or action. I grew up not knowing I had an uncle until my grandmother died and he inherited her house. Until then my father and his sister had not spoken to him for many years because of a major “unknown” dispute until this inheritance forced them to speak and reconcile. Voila! I had a new uncle.

They both recognised they were wrong in holding a grudge and missing out on the years of growth and change in themselves and each other. Finally, the family was reunited, a very positive outcome from surrendering. 

Surrendering their anger and years of hostility was a positive thing emotionally. Giving away sports equipment for a sport that you no longer take part in signals the end to a part of your life that is over. You enjoyed it while you took part. Now, move on and find something different as they did.

This phase of the moon, Wanning Crescent, is a dark but protective time when we can change and grow from it. Use the time wisely to allow yourself to change and to grow. When the New Moon arrives, you will be able to shine and show how much you are reborn.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/12

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 if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

Besides the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal purposes, all videos and podcasts and other materials 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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

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

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

Thank you.

The Staff

The Shaman’s staff is an important element of Shamanism and each Shaman has a staff that is uniquely their own.

It is a symbol of authority and power.

The staff gives you the power to find the middle course amongst many competing energies because it allows you to divine what is right and wrong and what must change for success. Moses carried a serpent staff through the desert, and with it he could summon the power of nature to heal or call plagues. 

Use the staff energy to find the middle ground, the middle ground tells you that all things must change. The middle ground is a balancing point between negativity and positivity, between paralysis and movement. Trust in the card as you move forward to what you have always wanted, the energy in the Staff will help find that delicate balance between will and surrender, day and night, action and inaction.

Take corrective action if it is needed as you move forward. Your life is in the hands of destiny, fate, the universe, but nothing says you cannot steer it course, the Staff helps with course adjustments, just as it does with the start and end of action.

Water

Is very powerful element to a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can be enormously powerful, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley. Or submerge them as it creates lakes and oceans. If human kind is in the way of its creative force, it can be destructive and end lives of people and animals.

It can be sleepy and lazy as it meanders in shallow rivers across the landscape. Water that is scolding hot but is not bubbling and boiling looks the same as water just before it freezes into ice.

Water can also be something we cannot grasp. When it is steamed, it is as ephemeral as breath. It can be hard and unyielding as ice. 

Humans are 75% water. That includes our brain and our heart. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, allow sorrow and sadness, happiness and wonderment to flow through you now. Not only can these feelings be within you, but allow the world around you to flow over you and through you, knowing that you will remain and will move on to greater things.

This is like a baptism of newness and opportunity. There is a sense of newness, welcome it and embrace it 

The Hunter

Before farming and agriculture, before our settled way of life, fixed in one place to tend crops and abundance from the land. The hunter was the one who searched the woods and the plains for game to hunt and kill, to back as food for the family and for the tribe. 

He is a master tracker who knows which path to follow to find success.

Now is the time to follow your path to receive the abundance of the universe. Use the power and essence of the hunter to forge your own path, DO NOT follow the paths set by others, especially the paths well-worn and travelled. We may use these at some times, but now, the card tells you to follow your own unique path to abundance and manifestation. A compass is a tool that will tell you which direction is North, which is South, East and West. You have a strong internal compass. Follow it!

The hunter always looked for new prey and kills to make. They did not accept the rotting remains of meat that had died long ago. Today, we might call this road-kill. Also, as you hunt, be circumspect and examine the opportunities that come your way as you hunt. You need to separate fact from fiction, what glitters from what is gold. Do not be fooled, do not act too quickly. But act decisively when you have made your decision.

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Action

The card comes bringing a call to action. Your time of rest is over, or, if what is in front of you is paralyzing your ability to act, focus, and move!

Action, by its definition, means change. Change can be uncomfortable and challenging. Is what is in front of us the repeat of something we failed at? Is it something we want. but fear? A new relationship, a friendship, or a new job can be on our desires list but seem too dangerous to pursue. What if the new relationship causes hurt and upset to us, or a stable group of friends around us? A new job means new ways of doing things, different processes and procedures, can we adapt? Do we worry about fitting in with new colleagues?

Change and action are part of human nature, your nature. The Action card comes to you this week to tell you it is time to act, to move, to change, to develop. The time is this week, choose one thing that is “on hold” and get moving!

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/07/05

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 if you are on YouTube or subscribe if you are on a podcast platform. This way you will receive notifications of new Podcasts and videos.

Besides the weekly events, I also produce books, online courses, podcasts and videos on all things Shaman and Reiki. So! Watch out for them!

For legal, all videos and podcasts and other materials are strictly for entertainment. 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 out the show notes.

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

Referral Link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/x4pe9m/

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

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

Thank you.

Stand Still

When we stand still, we have time to think. We have time to breathe and take stock of where and what we are doing. The card comes to tell us it is time to take a break from our hectic, ego driven life and enjoy the benefits of inaction.

Standing Still, or inaction is not a sign of being stuck, or stagnating. Being on the go, being a go-go person, always striving relentlessly in trying to achieve, that is what this card is all about. Standing still is to take the stress away from endless achievement and struggle.

Your body, your soul, is not some sort of engine that can run endlessly at full throttle. Wind down and enjoy doing so. When you are finally at a standstill, enjoy what you see and hear. There are gifts the universe gives out have a different tone and a different feel to them. This is one of them I call it relaxing and recharging. Perhaps, to get a different perspective on life and everything.

This is also the time to sit back and, in your standing, still, consider whether a project or task is worth the effort. The cycle of always on the go, always striving and you have the time and mental capacity to stop things that are not working to take a different direction. Shed the burdens of people and things which you should no longer be carrying.


The Council

At the end of our lives, before we are reborn, there is a period known in some schools of Buddhism as the Bardo State. While in the Bardo, our spirit is conscious and experiences the karma of the life that has just ended and all previous lives. It is a time of spiritual learning and also cleansing. 

We do not have to die to experience this state of existence. A deep and protracted illness or a spiritual retreat can allow us to exist in it.

If it occurs in this life, it is to make us look at our relationship with living. It shows us our place in existence before we are born and that through life we learn and grow and change as we move towards that final spiritual goal. 

The card asks us to consider if we are we making life too hard to live by our actions, beliefs, and behaviour? Do we enjoy enough, do we change enough when asked to change? Listen to your inner self, your soul, and look at the writing on the wall and allow yourself to move towards it. The time is now! Start your journey to grow, to love, forgive sincerely, and to dare. Take the leap without requiring life to assure you of success.

Water

Water is a powerful element to a Shaman. It symbolizes purification, regeneration, birth, revival, and cleansing. Water can be enormous power, carving away earth and rock, moving boulders and trees as it creates a valley, or submerges them as it creates lakes and oceans. If human kind is in the way of its creative force, it can be destructive and end lives of people and animals.

It can be sleepy and lazy as it meanders in shallow rivers across the landscape. Water that is scolding hot but is not bubbling and boiling looks the same as water just before it freezes into ice.

Water can also be something we cannot grasp. When it steams, it is as ephemeral as breath. It can be hard and unyielding as ice. 

Humans are 75% water. That includes our brain and our heart. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, allow sorrow and sadness, happiness and wonderment to flow through you now. Not only can these feelings be within you, but allow the world around you to flow over you and through you, knowing that you will remain and will move on to greater things.

This is like a baptism of newness and opportunity. There is a sense of newness, welcome it and embrace it 

Queen of the Moon Oracle –The Blue Moon – The Unexpected

Usually, there are 12 full moon events in a year, roughly three in each season of the year, three in each of Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Some years there is an extra full moon, an unexpected moon, that is the blue moon and it appears in one of the seasons. Astronomically, it can be foretold, but in the past that was difficult to do and was a surprise when it happened. It was an unexpected event.

This led to the expression, “once in a Blue moon,” to refer to an event or behaviour that only happens rarely, and is unpredictable.

Blue Moons are wish moons. Make a wish for things to happen that are of miraculous proportions, such as winning the lottery or getting that car you have always wanted. 

This does not mean you do not have to act! You need to research that car you want to make sure it is right for you. That lottery will not happen unless you go out and buy the ticket.

In all that we plan for in life, there will always be the unexpected. The car you want may be blue, not white. That lottery win will be sufficient for your needs, but not the “huge” win you wished for. A new person, in a new relationship may have grey eyes and brown hair, not green eyes and blonde hair. Accept the unexpected and go with the flow of the universe and your life.