It’s a combination that I didn’t know when I selected the cards, would resonate so keenly in the month ahead. Joining together the energies of fallibility, even vulnerability with the gentle brush of compassion, this month’s Intuitive Chalice Oracle is asking us to keep our hearts open to healing until we start feeling human again.
Usually the combination of forgiveness and the healing of emotions brought on by either our own failure or the triggering acts of another, Principle 3: I AM Human asks you see the divinity behind the mask of frailty. I also asks that you honour that existence in the material plane demands that we learn through making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes hurt us or others.
The heart chakra has a magical quality when we allow it to open fully to unconditional forgiveness, because through time and compassion, through understanding and gentle letting go, it re-orients to the divine in every being. It is only in the seat of the ego that unforgiveness remains beyond the higher perspective of witnessing all humanity as children learning.
As I write this evaluation of the energies for the coming month, I am grieving. A shock, sudden departure from this world of a deep love, has me considering the most beautiful aspects of humanity even when the physical truth was less than desirable. All our brothers and sisters deserve our love and compassion and we deserve it for ourselves. Freedom exists in knowing what to hold onto and when suffering is a choice of simply letting go. Love remains and even increases beyond and behind the mask of humanity because there is no barrier or ego to impede its natural flow.
As you step through February, be mindful of the grudges you carry, the hurts you hold onto, the scars you use as badges of honour and the venom you use as a battle cry. It will not lift you to the place of peace you wish to reside in. Revenge will not bring you inner calm and the sanctuary of angelic wings to enfold you, it will bring you only separation from the most precious commodity that human beings have to trade, and that is love.
Forgive everyone, start with yourself. Offer love instead of anger or fearful rebukes. Now is the time to empty the poisoned chalice and refill it with that which serves your highest purpose… you were made to be a pure clear channel for light. You’ll soon be feeling human again.
Love, Jo x
P.S. My mini-course in forgiveness is coming late February, join my mailing list to be the first to know when its available.
Entering into a new decade, we begin with the first Principle of The Wholly Grail and combine it with the vital fire of the Sacral Chakra. This potent combination is requesting that you check in with your own inner union of flesh and spirit, to ensure that you fully remember you are embodied divinity, in preparation for the coming together of two souls.
Is this Oracle predicting a new relationship? For some perhaps but it has deeper meaning and even more profound healing possibilities bound up in its energy.
There is power in knowing that you are embodied divinity. This kind of inner union puts others on notice that you are no longer willing to settle for less than you are worth, no longer willing to allow yourself to be sold short of absolute integrity, first from yourself and then from others.
When you begin to recognise where in your life you have allowed others to dishonour or disrespect you, you have a choice, to consider that you only deserved such treatment or to rise up and take back what is yours. This combination confirms that you are ready to do the latter and reclaim your name, your body and your life as holy.
The sacral chakra when fully healed invites sacred connections in which we may continue to heal and grow, to explore the realms of intimacy to a whole new level of trust and mutual honouring. If you are still carrying the wounded shadow in this chakra though, you will attract to you a dark mirror in the form of an unhealthy relationship that confirms and reaffirms the very wound you were trying to heal. That being the case, this oracle is sent as advice to prepare the way for mutual honouring through self-love and inner healing, through letting go, releasing, detaching from all that isn’t worthy of your divine soul and through practicing seeing yourself through angels eyes.
If you really began to understand who you are, you would accept nothing less than pure connections based in love and in light.
Raise your frequency, raise your awareness of who you allow to penetrate your energy field, raise your standards and most importantly do not ignore the red flags that remind you of the lessons you have already endured.
This is not a message to raise your shields though, unconditional love for yourself and the courage to say no and walk away from lower vibrations is all it takes to set new boundaries and create new, nurturing relationships.
Remember you are embodied divinity… Become the person you want to be around and then the people you want to be around will be magnetised towards you. You have nothing to prove, it’s your turn to run the auditions now.
December’s Oracle – Ta-Da! Yes, The Sacred Chalice showed up to signal the arrival of something huge. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about a major turning point in life where it seems as if all roads were leading to this singular point.
Admittedly, The Sacred Chalice can be equally as challenging as it is miraculous and fortune could swing either way at this point, but what it does gurantee is change.
Change may arrive in the form of positive news, an opportunity, or invitation, but could just as easily denote illness or loss. Sometimes the biggest most exciting opportunity requires that you give something else up and so it holds both blessings and burdens in it’s grasp.
For me personally, when I pull this card I know that whatever the short term disruption may bring, the long term pay off is enormous and immeasurable, so I give thanks whenever I see it.
What I would like you to be vigilant about at this time is how you are processing the changes that are occuring around you. Even the happiest of occasions can create a disturbance in your health and energy field that need time to settle and ground. Two angels I like to call upon during times of chaos and upheaval are Archangel Haniel and Archange Uriel.
Haniel is the Angel of Grace and helps you to remain composed under pressure. Uriel, whose name means the Light of God helps me to stabilise my inner “pilot light” and keeps my physiological resources firing at a steady rate so I don’t hit burn out in the process.
Whatever exciting changes crop up for you this week, try to maintain some routine and pay close attention to how Self-Full you are being: rest well, hydrate, eat a nutritious diet and make time to both exercise and meditate. My best friend through all the changes I’ve negotiated over the years has been my journal. It helps me to process how I’m feeling, what I’m thinking and also to monitor the tone and texture of my mindset, allowing me to adjust the sails in a more positive direction if I begin to lose myself in all the mess.
As The Sacred Chalice is the only card in the Intuitive Chalice that is not accompanied by a chakra/challenge card, the exact nature of your Ta-Da! moment is impossible for me to predict and will no doubt touch multiple layers of your life. It is an indication that The Grail is present, only you can know whether the Grail is overflowing in your life or has been spilled over and emptied…
One thing is for sure, the nature of the universe is that all states serve and we must experience both in balance in order to fully know what it is to live and love.
I’m praying your December’s Oracle – Ta-Da! moment is the biggest blessing of the decade.
October’s Oracle holds the promise of personal authenticity and asks that you let your soul-voice ring out.
Containing the combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth, which in short says: “I need nobody’s permission to be fully myself,” with the royal blue throat chakra that holds sovereignty over self-expression and communication, this month you are positively encouraged to share with the world your inner truth in a way that is unmodified for the benefit of social constraint.
Can you be unapologetically you?
You are always going to be too much for some people, you are always going to shine too bright for others… there will always be those who seek to diminish or criticize you in some way and so this month you may need to get beyond brave and be you anyway.
You can no longer continue to be small or play small so that others will either not notice you or decide you’re insignificant enough to leave be… you have a message, a mission and a magical life to live that requires you to be front and centre of your own life’s stage.
The good news is this: they don’t have your perspective so their opinion is not needed and probably not even relevant. What you failed to notice before now is that if they don’t like it, it probably wasn’t meant for them, and those it was meant for have been patiently waiting for you to start sharing your story so that they may follow the path and avoid the pitfalls that only you can tell them about.
You have to start focusing on your authentic soul-voice. It’s unique to you. Your soul has travelled a path through lifetimes that no other living being has traversed and no matter how wise or knowledgeable your critics may seem, no matter how learned or experienced, qualified or certified they may be in their field… you are the only expert on your story and your story may well be a lifeline to someone else who is navigating their own road at this time.
Say thank you to those who might try to mould you in their image, but then follow up with the phrase: “Your concern is appreciated but not required.” You’ve tried it their way and you lost your way.
Get naked and vulnerable.
I don’t mean take your clothes off, I mean take your mask off and show the world who you are. When you let your soul-voice ring out, your story becomes your rallying cry and your truth becomes your colours. Whatever your message might be, whatever your art might be, you dont have to hide it anymore. The Divine has your back and this month you’re ready to be more than you allowed yourself to be up until now!
I, for one, am looking forward to hearing your story.
The September Oracle – Now Free To Be Me, is all about stepping into true power over your life and your personal physical world.
This combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth, teamed with the red of the base or root chakra pulls into focus your authenticity about your physical life, your health and even your status in the world.
The base chakra, having the slowest moving energy is concerened with what’s solid, tangible, you might even say real. So when you look at that from the perspective of Principle 4, you step into a place of really owning what’s yours. Unapologetically You.
You might find that you have been through a period of hiding in order to protect something sacred within that wasn’t yet healed or ready to come into the light. Though it may already have been obvious to the outside world you may have shyed away from situations where it (whatever it was about you) may have become noteable. This then is a time where acceptance has played a role in your own transformation and you have decided to truly embrace your own power, your own path and even your own mistakes.
The world around you is beginning to respond differently this month as you engage with it in a different way and what you are now manifesting is based in truth and no longer in fear.
This combination may also signify taking charge of your health issues or beginning to love and accept your own body after a long time rejecting your form. Self-love is one of the first steps towards empowerment, so let this be your guide.
One more, and perhaps most important aspect of the combination is that you are no longer bound by the opinions of others to make you feel safe, secure or accepted. All of that embodied confidence is now shining from within your own soul like a beacon lighting your way towards ever increasing, self-renewing love for who you have become and are still becoming.
August’s Oracle – The Confidence to Grow, describes this combination from the Intuitive Chalice Oracle, which coincides with the launch of my new book, “Self-Full Living Workbook.” Strange then that it speaks to the confidence needed to be real in the face of potential praise or indeed criticism, the opposite ends of the spectrum when allowing yourself to be seen.
Principle 2: I AM Detached, keeps us fully present with what is. This is especially true for the tendency to project your expectations into the future or haul your experiences from the past, but there is also a lateral tendency the interlocks with Principle 4: I AM truth. This brings our focus back from attaching to other peoples potential reactions.
Detachment is the art of letting go of what you cannot control, with grace and with humility. Combine that with the vivid yellow of the Solar Plexus, aka the seat of personal power, you are led to the confidence to grow into whatever life’s next adventure might be.
Time moves in a linear fashion for us humans, and that straight line means that whatever you just did is already in the past. Now is a good time to honour your acheivement, of having completed it, learned from it, had fun with it, grown as a result of it… and then let it go to establish a life of it’s own, one where your happiness, confidence and wellbeing are neither dependent on it nor defined by it.
Let your next step be the one that inspires you and fills you with joy and excitement. Let your last step be the learning you needed to keep growing beyond what has been possible so far. There is no limit to your potential other than the limit you place on yourself… make sure you do not let your lateral and temporal vision distract you from the purpose of your endeavors, or your potential to be a guiding light for others who may well be following along your path.
In this, my return to The Intuitive Chalice Oracle after a few of months hiatus, we see the first Principle: I AM God, come to the fore and partner with the intense violet energy of the crown chakra.
This highly spiritual combination might have you believing that everything is beyond your control and in the hands of the invisible realms of spirit, when in fact, it is reassurance that your Soul-Self, your higher wisdom has got you covered and is constantly guiding you towards taking greater steps forward, knowing full well that you have the power and capability of becoming the person you are only as-of-yet dreaming of becoming.
Life may have, up until this point, dealt you a few challenges that you have perceived as blows and as a result you may have lost faith in yourself and in your ability to make good choices, but with this combination to hold you up, you can rest assured that you are being guided and that part of you which is divine is switched on and ready to receive commands about your choices. Notice I said receive? Though it can guide you, only your physical, conscious self can choose to take action on that guidance, hence you must command the ship during this incarnation of your soul.
This is a time to align your ego with your higher will to start taking action towards the Soul’s mission.
You may be asking what that mission is and wondering what it is all about, but if you take a look at your surroundings, the circumstances of your life… for example your health, your home, you career, family, finances and your personal relationships, your level of well-being will ccome into incredibly sharp focus. That is your mission… to heal what is out of alignment in your own life and to aid others on the path beside you to heal theirs too.
If you are experiencing the unnerving feeling of “Who am I to help anyone else?” recognise that this is the ego’s voice and you have stepped so far away from your higher self that you are losing your way. Have faith in yourself above everything else because you didnt arrive here by accident. You were placed in the exact right circumstances at the exact time, with the exact set of tools to transform your world from suffering to healing through higher perspective. There is nothing you cannot acheive if you are brave enough to trust your own soul.
All that being said, the place to start your journey is through deep reflection and meditation. Make sure, after observing the outer circumstances, that you listen carefully to your higher guidance to truly discern what your soul advises, rather than the knee-jerk reactions of your lower, fearful ego self.
For more help on how to hear your Soul’s Voice before taking action – go here.
The most powerful card in the Intuitive Chalice Oracle was only too happy to show itself at this time, first to remind us how far we’ve come, and then how far we still have to go. Is it the end of the world or the beginning, I wonder?
Having just finished a meditation to consult with Big G in whatever form He decided to take on for me, it has become very obvious to me that I need to take a break from the blog, possibly even from my spiritual work and teaching (at least my online presence) for a while. The reasons are numerous and you may have noticed my posts becoming more and more sparse of late. Having just spent 4 months of visiting my mum in hospital as she almost died from pneumonia and a whole raft of other complications, thankfully she is home now and well on the road to recovery, albeit slowly, and about to celebrate her 82nd birthday on Monday. Throughout this time I have struggled with my own health, stresses and low energy but continued to support, heal, uplift and empower others through their life transitions and upheavals. It’s time though for me to focus on my own needs and let go of the resistance I have to the change that has been trying to come through me for a while.
The Sacred Chalice is a full stop on the journey. It has the essence of great joy and of great sadness. It can signal a miracle, celebration, surrender or complete loss of faith. It heralds a loss of health or a complete healing and whilst one half the world will be reaping the rewards of this powerful omen, the other half will be paying for it, just as when the tide comes in on your beach, elsewhere on the planet the tide is going out.
This week’s oracle has about it the energy of great sadness and also of great relief. You may find that you are met with a very significant wake up call to the onset of yet another cycle to which you have, so far, been asleep… but you won’t sleep through another one. The familiar is not your friend this time and you cannot keep doing it the same way. It will continue to rob you of your life force if you let it.
Love exists here. That is the most important theme this week. Let everything go except for the love. The love you have for YOU.
Every Principle within The Wholly Grail is designed to help you set your Sacred Chalice back upright and refill it with the most precious resources the universe is channelling towards you:
…wants you to know that everything about you is pure Source energy in manifest form and to know that is to respect yourself and hold yourself in the highest esteem and reverence, and yet to wander through life humbly, knowing that every being you meet is of the same Godforce and deserves the same love.
…wants you to know that right now is the only moment in which you have any power. Who you used to be and who you envisage yourself becoming are mere shadows in your mind, each robbing you of your experience second by second. If it’s important -do it now, take action. If it’s not – let it go. If the moment has passed, mourn it by all means, but don’t dwell there. If it hasn’t arrived, don’t waste your life on waiting.
…wants you to know that forgiveness sets you free and allows healing to begin. Perfection doesn’t exist in third dimensional reality, so striving for it is a fools game. Do your best, always, but failure isn’t just an option, it’s a requirement on the path back to enlightenment. Remember this in others and be quick to apologise… and quicker to forgive.
…wants you to know that your truth is not the only truth, but it’s the only one that matters in your personal journey. You need no approval and no consent to hold an opinion or belief regardless of how different it maybe from the mainstream, nor do you need permission to express yourself. Nobody will ever express your truth the way you do and nobody will ever have the perspective that you do. Your level of learning is in constant flux and you may reserve the right to evolve and change your mind… so does everyone else.
…wants you to know that the things that once seemed so important and held so much significance to you, begin to form structures and boundaries around you. Some healthy, some not so much. These structures can become your prisons and the things you believe you have ownership of, actually have ownership over you. Breaking free requires letting them go… with love and gratitude. The Grail requires a constant flow of fresh energy to remain a crystal clear vessel for spirit. Make room.
…wants you to know that when the vessel is overturned and emptied, you must begin with you in the process of healing. Make your health, happiness and well-being a priority every day. Take care of you first, then those closest to you before you serve the greater whole once the Chalice overflows once more. Do not wait for someone else to provide for your needs. You are uniquely qualified to tend to your requirements. Self-love is not an indulgence, it is a spiritual directive that you must fulfil.
…wants you to know that the universe loves you unconditionally and is constantly sending you all the energy, resources and love that you need, but you have to be open to receiving it in the form that the universe shares it rather than in the way you dictate. Open your heart to the bounty that has been laid out before you and allow beauty in all its forms to be gifted to you right now. You cannot give with receiving in return, you cannot receive with offering the opportunity. Let life flow by getting it of its way. Open the channel up to the wide beam of unending love instead of the narrow focus you’ve set your sights on.
As you walk through the week ahead, do so consciously, and know that whether it looks good or bad on the surface, whether it is the end of your world as you know it, or just the beginning, if you are celebrating, surrendering, losing faith or witnessing a miracle… you are right where you are meant to be. You are so much more powerful than you think. And who you are becoming is grateful for your sacrifice.
Whether I will return with more Grail Teachings in the future, or leave it to those who already have it covered remains to be seen… for now at least, I wish you so much love.
Last week’s oracle never made it to being published on the site. The cards were selected, the subject matter considered at length… and then life got in the way. What I can tell you is that the royal blue throat chakra that appears in this week’s combination was the focus of last week’s cards too. Obviously it has something important you need to hear… and that’s kind of the point: you have to keep listening.
The appearance of the throat chakra in The Sacred Chalice Oracle represents self-expression, communication in all its forms and the ability to transmit truth between beings. Whether that communication is written, spoken, gestured or symbolized is irrelevant and the quality of the message being shared is the blessing that requires attention.
When we pair this powerful energy centre with Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, there is an emphasis on the free-flowing nature of unobstructed heart-centred communication and in particular your ability to receive it in the context with which it was intended.
We put limitations on what we are willing to hear, how we are willing to hear it and how we interpret the essence of the message, always based our level of understanding (which falls under the remit of another Grail Principle but they often work in unison with each other hence the beauty and complexity of The Wholly Grail). It is our ability to fully receive what is being offered to us as a gift to aid our own growth and understanding that forms the basis of the incoming energy this week. Can you listen without prejudice to the heart of another?
Principle 7 asks us to give and receive in equal measure so it’s worth noting that if you want to be heard, you first must listen. Listening to what another is trying to communicate, often in the only way they know how, or the only way they feel they can at present is a gift you can offer them and yourself… you do not have to react, respond or take any of what is expressed personally, (the essence of last week’s missing oracle combination in fact), instead seek only to understand and allow for connection to grow.
It is my belief that trust is built on open two-way communication so you have to keep listening. Use this week to reassure loved one’s that you still are, no matter how hard the message that’s trying to get through.
This week’s combination brings us a double whammy, when the truth of who you are is expressed barefaced and brazen with no holds barred and no inhibitions about the judgments you may be subjected to in return.
The sheer personal power present in this combination propels you towards a “Fuck it! This is me!” move towards liberation.
Principle 4: I AM Truth, asks where in your life you are restricted or controlled by the opinions of others that do not actually resonate with your own beliefs. It asks you to stop and consider what ideas, patterns and behaviours you have unconsciously adopted about your world, your place in it and how you should think, speak and behave in order to conform to the socially accepted standard of what’s deemed normal.
When we dress that energy up in the royal blue of the throat chakra, you cannot help but speak out against this type of personal oppression that you have inadvertently fallen prey to.
You may find that for a long time now you have asking yourself what is true for you and what is, at the core of your being, the genuine article… when the energy of this duo comes up its a sign that you are beginning to assimilate the answers and no longer willing to contribute to the illusion by pretending.
This week then, be prepared to speak your truth no matter how raw, how unpopular, no matter who it offends and whose reality is shaken by your bravery. Remember though, this is not about your opinions about others. This is not an opportunity to demean or belittle those in your orbit, it is a declaration of personal truth, about you, your expectations your ideas, desires, and non-negotiable principles, your boundaries and your intentions… it is a self-expressed rebranding of who you appear to be, bringing appearances into alignment with both your light and your shadow.
Yes, some people will freak out. Yes, some people will fall away. Yes, some people will attempt to put you back in your box… No, it doesn’t have to dictate your next move. Barefaced and brazen simply means without a mask and uninhibited.