Ancestors and Angels - Sacred Ones

  Today I'm exploring more into my new oracle deck Angels & Ancestors by Kyle Gray, art by Lily Moses. I wanted to start with a smaller part of the deck and become familiar with the it. Not just memorize the author's meaning of the cards but really fully connect with the intent of the card and what it says to me. 

We'll be going back to the deck and pulling four more of the Sacred Ones cards. I hope you enjoy.

Sacred Ones

The Medicine Mother tells us to Honour Your Inner Knowing. Trust our inner knowledge and do what needs to be done.  As a maternal figure our "mother knows best" as the saying goes. This card tells us that our "mother" has gone through loss as well as her ups and downs and knows what we need to do it move forward. Even though we will have lows, the Medicine Mother reminds us we are supported and are not here to suffer. When this card is pulled keep courage and keep stepping forward into the future no matter the challenge.  We must trust our inner strength and move on.








The Hermit tells us to retreat and recharge.  This card tells us to take time to recover in order to continue to grow.  We should listen to our heart and focus on that energy.  This card represents solitude and meditation.  We can look within ourselves to find the answer to many of the questions and challenges we face each day.  The Hermit reminds us that working hard is a great quality but we also need to stop and rest. When the Hermit card is pulled we should slow down, take a moment to listen to the energy within us before proceeding.





The Peacekeeper tells us to let go of the need to be right.  Choose the peaceful path and avoid the path of the energy draining need that leads to be right.  The sacred white buffalo and the peace pipe in this imagery indicates the abundance and manifestation and the desire to no longer fight.  The Peacekeeper medicine reminds us to take the higher road. When this card is pulled calm that warrior within us that wants to fight every battle presented. Stop, center and come back to the knowledge and understanding that peace is the ultimate state.   




The Wise One tellus to grow within your current situation.  Buckle down and stand strong.  Listen to the wisdom of the elders. The Wise One represents the crone energy. She is the strongest energy and most connected with the goddess and the ancestors.  The raven represents rebirth and the owl, wisdom.  When this card is pulled we are reminded to keep working hard on our current situation. Focus and call on the energy of the wise one. She has the answer and we only need listen to her voice on the winds of the night to find our answer.


I hope you have enjoyed my take on these cards from the suit of  The Sacred Ones.  I'd love to have your feedback or questions. Post your comments here or sent a private message and we can certainly have a chat.  There's a button on the right of the page that will start an IM conversation with me if you choose.  

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Namaste
Sosanna


Ethereal Grind Product Review - Witch's Cabinet

 This week I wanted to share with you this pretty amazing cabinet that we picked up for the shop.  Our shop has lots of altar tools, incense as well as handmade items such as jewelry and personalized t-shirts. You can see all of our products at www.Etherealgrind.com.

Now on to the cabinet.

It is incredible. It is made with solid wood and has pentacles around the front and sides.  Each drawer is hand carved and has space for herbs, rocks or other little witchy goodies.

The handles are made of metal and each piece fits together like a puzzle.  Here are a few pictures.




I just love this piece. It stands 9 1/2 in tall x 8" wide x 3 1/2 in deep drawers.  It is so fantastic. We only have one in the shop right now but we may be able to get more. If you're interested in this piece, head over to the shop and grab it up! It is fairly priced at 32.50.  You can't be that with a stick!  LOL

Here's the link for this amazing piece.


Hope you enjoyed this little look inside Ethereal Grind!

Namaste

Sosanna



Angels and Ancestors - Guardians Three and the Sacred Ones

 Today I'm exploring more into my new oracle deck Angels & Ancestors by Kyle Gray, art by Lily Moses. I wanted to start with a smaller part of the deck and become familiar with the it. Not just memorize the author's meaning of the cards but really fully connect with the intent of the card and what it says to me. 

We'll be going back to the deck and pulling two more of the guardian cards and two of the Sacred Ones cards. I hope you enjoy.

Guardians

The Mirror Guardian tell us to time time to reflect. We should look at the path behind us, and think about how far we have come. The card depicts an angel looking into the mirror of life, showing us our spiritual strength and beauty.  The mirror is our core belief.  The guardian is there to show us the way to reflect on what we are and what we have become.  We are asked to look at how we have developed and what lessons we have learned along the way. When this card is pulled we should take a moment to give ourselves the approval of what work we have accomplished and credit where credit is due.



The Animal Guardian tells us to trust your instincts. To rely on the animal spirit within ourselves to learn more about ourselves and our talents. Animals are thought of as the angels of nature and will support us on our spiritual journey. Each one bringing its own medicine just when we have a lesson to learn.  This card depicts a tribal angel being supported by her animals.  The powerful animal within can be wild, protective or calm.  This card tells us it is important to connect with how we really feel. When this card is pulled we should take a moment to look into ourselves and rely on that animal instinct to guide our decisions.



Sacred Ones


The Oracle tells us to wait for important information.  We should be open to all information that is coming to us in order to gather all the facts for our decisions.  The Oracle is a truth-speaker, who tells you exactly what you need to hear, when you need to hear it. In this card the Oracle holds a bowl with sacred smoke rising out of it, bringing the message to look beyond all you can see to gather more information.When this card is pulled, there is an opportunity to see everything clearly, if you choose to see it.  You'll know what to do next, just trust your knowledge and act accordingly.



The Shaman tells us to trust in higher forces.  Look to the angels, the guides and the ancestors for the energy to move forward.  The Shaman is the messenger, helping us realize the needs of mother earth. They are the spiritual guide to light workers and warriors. They lead us to the place where our power was left behind. If you see this card, you need to do some work to release that lower energy that may have been created when your power was left behind. Move yourself in tune with your spiritual allies and use the shamanic potential to connect with the guides to develop a deep connection with the situation and come out on top.



I hope you have enjoyed my take on these Guardian and Sacred Ones Cards. Next week, I'll be delving further into the Ancestors and Angels deck, focusing specifically on more of the cards in the Sacred Ones house. Feel free to add your comments or questions - or reach out directly for a personal connection.


Namaste,
Sosanna


Ethereal Grind - Tumblers

 I thought I would create a few blog posts related to the things we're working on at Ethereal Grind. What's Ethereal Grind, you ask.  Ethereal Grind is our latest step in my goal to open a metaphysical store in my retirement. We're working now to create our online presence and will be looking to attend festivals and events as the state begins opening up since Covid.  

I wanted to share some of the goodies that we've been creating. This post will be dedicated to Elijah's amazing tumblers.  These are hot/cold 24 oz cups with a plastic lid that have some pretty amazing artwork applied to them and then are coated with resin. Elijah completes then by hand and drips the resin on in a fine layer to achieve almost miraculous results. 

But, what is it they say about pictures??  Yeah, let me hush and show you what I'm talking about.


             



              
  







I hope you enjoy this look at our tumblers.  Remember to head over and check out the shop.  Custom work available, housewares, ritual tools and more!

Namaste
Sosanna