14 Jul The Madame’s Bone Oracle Reading 07.14.20
The Spirits chose FIRE, FLOW, and FLORA from The Madame’s Bone Oracle this morning.
FIRE: Transforming, Energy, Passion, Spiritual Essence
FLOW: Action, Receive, Trust, Forwards
FLORA: Plant allies, healing through herbs, Growth cycle
Today’s message is brought to you by the Calendula (Marigold) flower (FLORA), associated with the element of FIRE. FIRE is about action, and today’s action is to take measures to protect yourself. The Practical Herbalist says “Calendula’s medicinal affinity is for moving (FLOW) that which has stagnated in our defense system.” – a perfect mix of FIRE, FLOW, and FLORA! Many times, a plant’s medicinal use can clue you in to its esoteric or magickal use. Calendula is a good example of this. Medicinally it’s used in healing balms as a skin protectant and in teas to soothe digestion and support immune health. Magickally it’s used to halt gossip and encourage justice – both protective actions. It symbolizes courage and will – both associated with the FIRE element. Planting Marigold near other plants distracts aphids from more delicate plants to its bright yellow flowers – another protective action. Self-protection doesn’t always imply hiding behind a shield from an unseen enemy. Sometimes it is simply proactive boundaries, support structures, and the confidence to do what’s best for you on all levels, regardless of what others think or feel about it. FIRE is the light-bringer. Those who can’t create their own light fear the ones who can. Protect yourself from those who would try to extinguish your flames.