This week’s reading comes from The Divine Feminine Oracle deck by Meggan Watterson. This vibrant, beautiful deck contains 53 goddesses, saints and powerful figures from religions and cultures ranging from Mary Magdalene to Sappho to Kali. These cards have been designed to offer a view on any situation.
All card meanings have been interpreted from the guidebook sold with the deck.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) pulled Amaterasu, the Goddess of Light. Through all of your self-doubt, low self-esteem and anxieties, you have withdrawn from the outside world and exist in a safe shell of your own making.You are safe to come out, even if your mind is telling you not to. The people you love miss you. “She doesn’t truly see herself and the beauty of her light until she’s drawn out of herself,” the author said.
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20) drew Pope Joan, the Pontiff of Possibilities. Your doubts and anxieties are holding you back from accomplishing your goals. Let this card be the nudge you need to take a step forward and realize that the only way you can truly fail is by not trying. “The possibilities are limitless, because the soul is limitless,” the guidebook said.
Aries (March 21—April 19) pulled Shekinah, the Presence of the Divine Feminine. Though you may be going through some difficult times in life right now, Shekinah asks you to remember that the light you are seeking is inside of you. You are made of it, and you are allowed to love it. “We can experience the light we are. And that can be enough. That can be the miracle and the answer we actually need,” Watterson stated.
Taurus (April 20—May 20) drew Teresa of Avila, Our Lady of the Interior Life. This card is calling you to go on a journey of self-exploration and to discern your own motives behind your actions. The more you know yourself, the more comfortable you will be, though the road to get there may not be easy. “She asks us to move that inner truth out into the world with confidence and conviction,” the guidebook said.
Gemini (May 21—June 20) pulled Brigid, the Goddess of the Eternal Flame. The dark times are almost over and the sun is approaching. You have made it here and now you can rest knowing that this storm is mostly behind you. Your strength and courage are marvelous to behold. “Brigid reminds us that the darkness never lasts,” Watterson stated.
Cancer (June 21—July 22) drew Rabi’a, the Queen of Saintly Women. Whether you realize it or not, you have been expecting compensation for your affection, either physical or spiritual. True, real love is found when you release expectations and allow yourself to love for the sake of it. “Each time we are able to love someone or ourselves without conditions to that love, we arrive at this altar within us,” the author wrote.
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22) pulled Thecla, the Prophetess of True Power. This is your life to live and the only one you’ve got, so stop letting other people call the shots and decide who you are going to be. You are your own person. “We are not bound by anything except the dictates of our own soul,” Watterson wrote.
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22) drew Khadījah, the Mother of Believers. This card asks you to realize your own self-sufficiency and ability to provide for yourself. You have felt dependent on others until now, but just know that you are more than capable of sustaining your own life and taking care of yourself. “We can cultivate the capacity we have to create more and more freedom for ourselves,” the guidebook said.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22) pulled Saraswati, the Goddess of Self-Knowledge. You have been feeling stuck in a creative rut lately, but that is about to change. Remember that the process of creation is not about the end result but about your love of the journey. “Our art should be judged not on popularity, but on its power to transform us,” Watterson said.
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) drew Diana, Queen of the Wilderness. This is your call to temporarily leave your electronics at home and take a walk through the woods. If you happen to find a mud puddle, channel your inner child and delight in making a mess! You are in desperate need of inner peace. “Answers sometimes need to come from the basic desire of the body to feel grounded here on earth,” the guidebook stated.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21) pulled Enheduanna, the High Priestess. You are being called to embrace every part of yourself, virtues and flaws, and become the powerful force of nature you are destined to be. Love freely, love recklessly, love without second guessing, and you will be happy. “She is the limitless love and the inexhaustible power that moves through us when we merge with the soul,” the author said.
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19) drew Saint Brigid, Our Lady of Exalted Light. Now is the time to let go of your unhealthy relationship with material things, whether a lifelong collection taking up too much space or a box of trinkets that you simply can’t bear to throw away. Remember what they signify, but do not be afraid to let them go. The extra space will bring you peace and comfort; “So that you have the sacred space to remember just how much you have when your soul is loud and ever present within you,” Watterson stated.