Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/06/14

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

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

Thank you.

Upper World

Shamans visit 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 upper world, they bring healing and a future full of possibilities.

If the Trust card 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.

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 to dance at the party as 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 deny you. 

Taking a peaceful moment to reflect on how you are constrained is the constraint 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 now 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. Like a river, the world is fluid, ever-changing, always constant inflow, enjoyable if you allow it to guide and help you. 

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Release

This card comes when spring is flowering; birds are mating and starting the next generation. Plants, trees and flowers are all blossoming and preparing for a new world of growth and change. For the new growth to manifest itself, the old must be discarded; branches that are deadfall from a tree without regard to whom or what may be underneath it.

You must do the same. Are you holding on to fishing equipment and perhaps a boat when you no longer go fishing? 

It is time to sell those things when they still have value and have not rotted away. Perhaps the fishing tackle and the boat bring memories of people but no longer know. They were good times, but that is the past; today is your opportunity to release them so that you may move into the future of new friends and new activities.

Releasing the past so that you may have a more accessible and happier time now and an even better time in the future gives you energy and opens your mind to new experiences. Grasp those new experiences with your recent freedom of mind and ability to act. Don’t hold back!

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/06/07

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

Music from Epidemic sound:

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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 Curse

The curse speaks to our karma, karma from previous lives that affects and controls us in this life. It blocks us and directs us if we let it confuse us. Bad karma brought into this life from the past may appear accurate, but it is not.

A rash act in a past life, a life where you lived restricted by caste, culture, language or physical ability, should not affect this life unless you allow it to. This card appears to warn you to release past beliefs and karma that have followed you into this life. Control and remove fears, cultivate and learn about new things that are good for you. 

Now is the time to move on from past restrictions that have played your mind and kept you back.

The Owl

The owl sees clearly, even at night. It is quiet and mysterious. It flies on wings specially adapted to be silent when washing 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 obligates you to commitments that may not be right for you.

Just because others have signed quickly or accepted responsibilities and obligations do not mean that you need to do the same. We have free will, which gives us the possibility to do good, not so good, or nothing. You have only so much energy to accept obligations. Use your power 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.

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Trust

This is the time to cultivate and grow trust in yourself, your actions, thoughts and deeds. If you do, then good things will materialize.

Self-trust is magnetic; it is the foundation of all other trusts that we develop and use with people and things in our lives. Self-trust brings self-respect and self-confidence. Above all, it brings a more profound and more appreciative knowing of ourselves.

When you know yourself and trust your actions and abilities, you start to encounter an abundant life, a life when all things are possible. All are achievable, and your natural creativity brings good things into your life.

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

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

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.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/26

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 books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

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 books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Corn

Corn is sustenance, we eat the kernels and use the rest of the plant to build things and to make fire to warm our homes and cook the kernels. The stalks can be used for roofing and with the mud of Mother Gaia, make walls. Everything about Corn is abundant, it helps us and is tangible.

Corn is prosperity in the real, physical world. Corn also says there is more than enough to go around. Let go of thoughts and fears of scarcity and not having enough or that someone will steal your abundance. Understand that the universe will provide, but you must be in a relationship with it in order to receive. You will reap what you sow. 

We work hard to plant new ideas, and we hope they will grow and give us goodness and abundance in the future. Even when things were difficult, you did not lose faith in what you have planted. You have kept going.

The corn takes time to grow and provide the abundance you are about to reap. It is time to be warry of shortcuts, things that seem to be too good or inner feelings of being entitled to a certain outcome. 

Let go of insecurity, feelings or thoughts of there not being enough, or that someone else could take what is yours. You have all you need for success.

Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn but you continued on, planting and nurturing. Now the spirit of the Corn comes to honor this and show you how bountiful the harvest is. 

Now is the time to reap the rewards of effort, and trust. Regardless of whether the rewards are financial or the kind of prosperity measured in quality rather than quantity. Now is the time to feel blessed but don’t forget to share your good fortune.

As we anticipate good fortune and abundance be careful! Do not try to rush the harvest of abundance. Get rich quick schemes and shortcuts will not help, they may damage the things you have planted.

The Gatherer

The Gatherer speaks to a time before we grew grains in fields and harvested them according to the seasons. The gather found seeds, berries and fruit in places that others might see a barren and desolate. The gatherer can provide when others cannot.

Now is time to take stock of your life. Look at what you wish for and what you do not. What you have around you is abundance if you choose to recognise it for what it is. Be thankful in advance for what it is your able to build with what you have. 

Seeing scarcity when there is abundance drags you down. Whatever your situation use your skills and abilities to bring new things into your life, those things will bring bounty and riches.

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 start working 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 are worried about what to study or not know what to do bring into your life, the serpent is there to guide you.

Follow the Serpents 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.”

Queen of the Moon Oracle – Full Moon – Power

Often in our lives we play a lesser role than we might because we hesitate or do not want to draw attention to ourselves. We assume a lesser role than we are capable of. 

The Full moon card is sent to you to remind you, encourage you to stand up and take your power. Above all, be confident in yourself. Let that confidence be your clarity and your rock going forward. Do not speak with a weaker, lesser voice than was given to you. Take back you power by standing tall and speaking clearly.

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/19

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 books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Lower World

The Lower world is not the Underworld. The Lower World is a place of treasures and good things that have been lost and forgotten but not discarded. This is the place where you find a pleasure and a skill you had when you were a teenager and had forgotten because you “grew up.”

When we join with a group, we can make ourselves small because we want to be liked. If you were a good skier when you were young, and are now finding the joy in skiing coming back, show your skill and ability and do not make yourself appear less than you are because those you are with are not so adept or capable.

Let your past be something to treasure and enjoy and be happy with. Yes, there are treasure and abilities to be recovered, there are also lessons that you learned that need to re-examined to see how relevant they are now and whether they can benefit you.

The Ghost Dance

The Ghost Dance of the American Plains Indians united the spirits of the living with those of the ancestors to bring peace to the world. 

Ancestors, your parents and grandparents are important. Remember and value the things they gave to us, materially and spiritually, the happy times and the good times. 

When we honour and value them, we are in harmony with them. When we blame them for what we encounter in our lives today, they bring pain and unhappiness.

Be open to receiving from our spiritual ancestors. Take a moment at the start of the day or the end of the day to say “Thank you father”, “Thank you mother” for the person you are today. They helped to give the values and the approach to life that has carried you to where you are now.

Now is the time to use the energy and life they gave you, value the abundance of them and those times. 

Nostalgia and dreams of a lost youth, a lost life is not benefiting you. They are making you sad and unhappy. Those thoughts are draining your energy. Look at what is making you feel this way and be determined to move on from it. End it. Determine to be happy and abundant.

Lightning

Lightning, is a huge discharge of energy from the sky to the ground. On the ground it can damage and it can create. In a forest, it may destroy some trees as it hits the ground but if it creates a fire, it is a cleansing fire, consuming dead trees and undergrowth to make way for new trees and new plants and growing things in which animals can live and hunt and give birth to new generations.

Think of this card as being a message for what is inside of you. If you are full of old ideas and old habits that are tired and add nothing to your life than this card is sent to you to recognise that those things must go and the new energy from the Upper World is here to show you the benefits of new creative endeavours.

The Shaman energy of this card brings gifts and cleansing all at the same time, let the old go, and embrace the new. If you need to sit quietly to allow these things to happen, do so. It is time to accept that you must change, that things in your life must change. Prepare to move on as you accept what it is you are moving to. Not to do so will mean you miss the opportunity and will be destined to repeat past unhappiness until the next bolt of lightning arrives from the Upper World.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card Wanning Gibbus – Realization.

Wanning Gibbus starts at the end of a Ful moon and lasts until the moon is in its third Quarter.

The message this card brings is to pay attention to being self-aware of your life, and especially your habits. There might be good habits, and there might be bad habits. Some we can encourage and some we can work to discourage and end. 

Shaman Energy Card Reading for week of 2021/04/12

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 books, videos, courses, and blog posts click here: https://bit.ly/3h3E6I0

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

Thank you.

The Blade

The 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 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. 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 Time Master

Humanity perceives time as moving linearly, a straight line from birth to death. Even when we look at our watches, we see the hands moving around the face in a steady, even progression of minutes, hours and days. This linear view leads us to the feeling that there is not enough time. We are always referring to something that has a finite ending.

In reality, time does not move in a linear path, when we are in the NOW, in the moment, we can see all of time, the past, present and future. In that moment, at any moment, you can see time in all its infinite potential, one vast and all-encompassing flow and then shrunken and finite. It all depends on perspective.

The Time Master asks you to think about how you perceive time and everything it represents. Will you break free from your limited cause-and-effect thinking. Will you move beyond linear illusion, and be able to welcome the cyclic quality of time?

If you can look beyond the linear view of time and take back your power, let go of the past so you can step fully into your life. In this moment you are all-powerful. Anything is possible now.

Sometimes it appears time is ebbing away from us, there Is not enough. You fear that as time runs away from you your plans hopes and desires will also elude you. But this is a perception of your mind. If you are fully part of NOW you will be able to release thoughts, emotions and failed dreams from the past so you are better able to see and expect the future. 

It is in the NOW that the magic of time and your hopes and dreams reveal themselves. Relax and they will appear directly in front of you and nothing else. When you realize you have all the time in the world. You will never run out of it!

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 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 beings 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 them and that way of living.

Queen of the Moon Oracle Card Wanning Crescent – Release.

The waning Crescent is the last phase of the moon, the shape of the moon is smaller and smaller until it is a thin narrow band. At the end the, the moon slips into darkness and prepares to return as a full moon.

As with many things in life, you need to let go of what does not work for you before something new can come into your life. This could be a relationship, a new job, a new way of looking at the world, a new way to enjoy life.

Without release, you cannot move forward, cannot experience new things. Release now!