Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/20

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 on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please 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 or listeners interpretation or actions. 

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

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

Thank you.

The Serpent

Two serpents entwine on the Caduceus, the symbol used by doctors for health and knowledge. The serpent is a powerful symbol of both. 

Perhaps it is time for you to work on both. Give up bad habits such as smoking, which damages your body. Learn something new that will bring new abundance into your life. If you about what to study or not know what to bring into your life, the serpent is there to guide you.

Follow the Serpent’s guidance and you will be abundant and happy. Even if what you receive is a message to rest, do so. Perhaps you are receiving this message because you are trying too hard. You are not “going with the flow.”

Soul Retrieval

Soul Retrieval is a fundamental role of the Shaman in a community and or tribe. Illness and sickness can often bet traced to a piece of the soul being missing, either stolen and scared away by events and occurrences.

During a Soul Retrieval ceremony, a shaman will journey into the spirit world to retrieve the missing soul fragment and bring it back and integrate it back into the person who is sick and heal them. If the soul fragment as stolen or taken away by an evil sprit, a struggle will ensue. The strength and wisdom of the shaman and his or her helping spirits will bring success, but sometimes failure if the spirit that took the soul fragment is too strong.

Look at your life and people and things that have hurt you. You may still hurt from an emotional wound that was inflicted some time ago and which you cannot let go of. Now is the time to move and give up dwelling on that loss, that hurt, that pain. Do battle with the feelings that still exist within you and defeat them. You cannot… you must not continue feeling hurt when those who hurt you have moved on with no regard for how you were left.

The Medicine Wheel

The four cardinal directions of North, South, West and East are clearly marked on the card. They are cardinal signs for the Shaman as well. Native peoples have known for untold millennia the roundness of the hoop shown in the card. 

The hoop turns and brings healing and growth with it. To a person, an animal, or a community, healing and harmony appear as it moves. You may say it is The World card in Tarot. So the wheel turns and brings happiness and abundance, leaving behind unhappiness and lack of material and spiritual things.

The four cardinal directions of North, South, West and East are clearly marked on the card. They are cardinal signs for the Shaman as well.

The South represents the past, not just the past that has gone, but clinging unhealthily to the past.

The West is all about relationships and people that drain you and are toxic to you.

The North is about what is in your heart. Are you passionate about something and do you show it, do you pursue it, do you manifest it in your life, your being?

Finally, the East, this is about being aware and seeing your life the life like chapters in a book. Are you ready to turn the page and start a new chapter?

You can stay in any one part of the compass for as long as you want, days, months, years even. Delay too long in any one party of the compass and you will affect how your life manifests, how quickly, and the quality of life you create in the eastern direction.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/13

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 on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please 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 or listeners interpretation or actions. 

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

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

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

Thank you.

The Ancient Ones

The Ancient Ones are shamans who have long since passed over but now live in the spirit world. They are wise and practised in their art of speaking to us through our intuition. For those who are more adept at communicating more directly, they can speak to us and provide energy that pushes us forward, or makes us turn away, or stops us from making errors.

This card shows up to make us pay attention to what is NOW or will be soon. Embrace change and work hard at the challenges thrown in your path. Use your intuition and spiritual strength to move past what is blocking you. Know that the messages, thoughts, and feelings sent to you now are from the Ancient Ones. Know that you have strength to overcome your physical and emotional challenges.

The Rainmaker

Manifestation. When you look at a parched field of wilting crops, you instinctively know that rain to restore balance in life that struggles to continue. The Rainmaker is here to help you in your seemingly endless, parched spiritual journey. If you have been wronged and are having trouble recovering from the hurt and malaise that has brought in your life. Resolve to let your feelings bring rain and comfort and growth to now.

You already have what you need to grow and become strong again and let what needs to die forever. You have it within yourself to pick yourself up, and move on, and grow and thrive. 

The Sacrifice

In the past, a sacrifice involved ritual. Ritual that culminated in sacrifice. What was sacrificed has changed over time and in different cultures. From animals and sometimes humans, to simple representations of them made from flour and butter, to bread and wine in the eucharist, sacrifice is all around us.

Life is generous. The beauty of flowers in a flower shop by the bus stop to the humour you hear or give to another. Take the simple and the complex beauty that is all around you and find time to care for those who have less beauty in their lives than you do.

The message from this card this week is that you need to stop sacrificing your own values and beings for others. Now is your time to be the beauty that others appreciate. Take time for yourself and dedicate yourself to your own path and your own future. Make yourself and your dreams sacred. By stopping sacrificing yourself, let your spirit open doors to abundance.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/09/06

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 on YouTube and a podcast for the Shamanic Energy of the coming week. The reading is general; please take what resonates with you.

Please 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 or listeners’ interpretation or actions. 

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

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

Sacred Destiny Oracle cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/58hG

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn – https://shrtm.nu/DHkr

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

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

Thank you.

The Crow

The crow is a watcher of the world. It sits in a tree, on a wall, rarely on a wire strung in the air by mankind to carry his electricity or words. 

The Crow requires we speak and practice truth in all things. When you find untruth, correct it. The crow requires we seek the truth and when we are in all things truthful, what we want becomes true, and comes into existence. 

This may mean correcting what is wrong in your life. Do not judge yourself. Truth is everything, and it is your way forward from now. Do not dwell on whether you should act truthfully in a situation, just be truthful and do not let your busy mind or ego persuade you otherwise.

In situations where you are stressed, such as at work, be truthful, speak your mind and articulate it clearly. If you find you have trouble speaking up and speaking clearly, your Throat Chakra may be blocked. This would be a good time to have the Chakra, and all the other chakras cleared so that people may hear you clearly.

The Earthkeeper

You create your own world. You populate it with people, places, things, events. You also populate it with happiness, sadness, misery, and a sunny disposition.

In creating your world, you impact the world that Mother Gaia has gifted us with. Wood furniture is made from trees that grew tall and were harvested by man. Make sure the furniture you buy is made from trees that will be replanted. While you have a dream of a friendly house and nice things, dream also about the hope and cleanliness of the world.

In life we dream of things we can and want to achieve in the limited time we have for life. Now is the time to dream bigger than the dreams that have brought us to this moment, and while you do that, make sure that you help your family and friends with their dreams. 

Help feed them as you would your animals and your garden. Feed the stray animals that come by looking for help. Animals have an intrinsic knowledge of humans they can trust. Be one of those that help them.

The Spiral

The spiral is an ancient symbol of growth and evolution. Seen in the snake that lies coiled and sleeping, it is also seen in the heavens, and in plants. Spend some time thinking and meditating on your life and the things and people in your life. Trace the spiral in your life and if you are attuned to Reiki, say the name of the Power Symbol, Cho ku Rei three times to give your thoughts energy.


We all struggle with things in life. It may be personal or it may be at work. The Spiral is a message of newness and growth. Allow Cho ku Rei to give you energy to change and develop as the spiral takes us away from the core of our old selves. Know that change in ourselves is difficult and when we get to a new place in our life. It’s hard to understand and be comfortable when we get there.
There are many ways to draw a spiral, Cho ku Rei, for all its energy and growth is a spiral at its heart. Pull up a picture of the symbol and study the spiral. There is a left facing symbol and a right facing version. One is feminine and one is masculine. Consider the spiral at the core of Cho ku Rei and know that both masculine and feminine energy are needed to move forward. Choose the one that speaks to you the most.