Ashé Oracle Forecast: Week of 2/20/2017 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Ashé Oracle Forecast:
Week of Monday 2/20/2017

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Card 1: “What is my greatest potential this week?”
🔮: 7 of Congo – La Sirène

It is within my power to prompt interpersonal revelations. If I choose to acknowledge the access I have to disparate domains, I will be able to make memorable connections that might otherwise go unmade.

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Card 2: “What is being asked of me?”
🔮: 2 of Santería – Olofi

For the sake of adjusting to this ever-active cycle of personal growth, I must continually re-align my energetic body in response my shifting state of being. It is important that I move around this world in a way that both celebrates and stimulates my creative potential through all the various stages of my development.

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Card 3: “What mystery is being revealed to me this week?”
🔮: 13 – Les Morts

By the time this week is over, I will have attained a greater awareness of the line that separates life and afterlife. Perhaps the best way to begin this process is to speak with some spirit who knows what it feels like to live through death.

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I pull these cards for me and anyone else aligned with the frequency of my vibration. This is our best week, so let’s live it in the best possible way, with God’s grace and the love of our ancestors… 🙏 If you have any questions, or if you are interested in a personal reading of your own, slide all in the way in my DM. Shout-out to Louie Martinié who created this New Orleans Voodoo Tarot Deck with Sally Ann Glassman.

beyoncé, as a goddess: oshún [#StarsAndSymbols]

here at shady sun, we believe that, whether they are conscious of it or not, the most enduringly successful pop cultural icons enrich their work with the symbolism of an acutely deliberate variety. drawing from the rich [and often intersecting] archetypes of astrology, numerology, mythology, tarot, etc, the themes and motifs of these “stars” seem to parallel certain legends that live immortalized in the collective unconscious. the existence of the famous figure bears a striking resemblance to something we’ve seen all before, at some point, in another dimension maybe, but it’s unique enough to keep us engaged as if we haven’t already seen unfold this story.

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when we reconnect with our roots, we see the world with new eyes. as i study ifa, santería and voodoo, my lens to the outside world, particularly pop culture, has a fresh filter. just as i did, many others who are and have been familiar with this way of life are claiming a connection between lemonade, beyoncé’s latest offering, and the spirit of the afro-cuban deity oshún.

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oshún is an orisha. to give praise where it’s due, she is one of the most celebrated orishas. for those of us who have never encountered them by name, the orishas are divine forces of nature that are revered, channeled, followed and praised for their supernatural powers and graceful guardianship. 2db94430e52a262324a0e3ccaf819ba1

if we all come from africa, one would posit that the greco-roman pantheon of gods is a derivative of this african ensemble of supernatural entities. if so, oshún would be foremother of aphrodite/venus, goddess of love and luxury. in that vein, oshún is regarded as the sweetest and most beautiful of all the orishas, the one we turn to when we wish to attract life’s treasures and indulge in romance.

she is also sought out for relief from harsh conditions, such as when she lightened her skin and hair to accompany the west africans who were brought to caribbean as slaves. under catholic rule on the island of cuba, yoruba’s oshún was syncretized to our lady of charity, the saint who was called upon to aid the newly enslaved prisoners.

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it is because of oshún’s affinity for the finer things, as well as her ability to circulate and arouse love, she knows more than anyone else how it feels to live through oppressive circumstances such as poverty, oppression, rejection, neglect, and heartache. enter beyoncé.

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AbrAcAdAbrA [#ScrambledArt]

one long arm lean back | the other down this side.
infinity symbol? already found his ride…

when my suit = nice + i’m all dressed up
mines look so good, if yours don’t
that’s tough
but
c’est la vie, yes indeed it’s so
just pray for tree + sew = the seed is grown

grow short too long | bound to mesmerize.
go forth. be strong. ground and reach too high.

abracadabra

get down and crawl with the black cat

when you recall where it is at

come cast a spell wit your witch craft

i bayou voodoo, say “who dat?”

no lie i script this like beck___/sam___

call me mister alakazam

abracadabra amazed [damn]

i coup d’etat stage the grand slam

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