I got a new oracle deck guys! You may know of this deck, or even have one of your own. As the title of this post states, I am referring to the Isis oracle deck by Alana Fairchild. I am in love with the graphic images. The effort to make them look ancient is appreciated.
If you are unaware of, or have little knowledge of who the Queen Mother Goddess Isis is, ancient Egypt online gives a good summary:
Isis was her Greek name, but she was known to the ancient Egyptians as Aset (or Ast, Iset, Uset), which is usually translated as “(female) of throne” or “Queen of the throne”. Her original headdress was an empty throne and as the personification of the throne she was an important source of the Pharaoh’s power (as descent was to some degree matrilineal). However, the exact meaning of her name is still disputed. Plutarch suggested that her name meant “knowledge” but another possible translation is “(female) of flesh”, i.e. mortal, suggesting that although she was the Queen of the Gods, she had once been a mortal woman. The Egyptians highly valued family life and Isis was the paragon of motherly virtues. From the New Kingdom, Isis was considered to be the archetypal mother and was a patron goddess of childbirth and motherhood. As Horus was the patron of the living Pharaoh, Isis could be described as the mother of the Pharaoh. The image of Isis and the infant Horus was extremely popular in Egyptian art and it is generally accepted that they had a huge influence on the iconography of Mary and the infant Jesus Christ in the early Christian Church. However, while Mary is perhaps best described as a passive vessel who was not considered to have any power independent of her child, Isis was not only a mother, but a confident and skilled queen and a very powerful sorceress.
If you are a reader of my blog regularly then you know that I am ALL about the Divine Feminine in ALL her forms and incarnations throughout time. This oracle deck is yet another portal to connect with, hear from, and be guided by the Great Goddess.
The card that I have pulled for us today is the Mother Of Life card. Isn’t that so fitting!?
Mother Of Life, Nourishment of the Golden Grain Mother
We can sometimes fall into existing and doing rather than truly living. We only know that this has happened when suddenly our life seems dry, depleted, filled with tasks or it feels that we are stuck in a rut or habit that may have been comfortable but has become stifling and suppressing. Isis, the Mother of Life, holds the ability to restore even the most numb, resistant and difficult circumstances and people back into life. She calls to you now, seeking to bestow gifts of life upon you. Be bold and brave, open your arms and receive.
Invocation To The Mother Of Life
I call to the blessed mother of Life
Gift me with boldness, courage and Love
Help me let go of the past
Help me surrender the ways I have shrunk back from life to protect and hide parts of me that were hard to deal with
Let me know the Fullness of Life, Love, and acceptance of myself and others
Let me just be with You, without pretense or hiding
Help me grow joyfully and be myself in the world
I accept your help, in unconditional love now
Life flows through me full and unique
I REALLY like this deck. I hope that today’s card resonates with you. Until next time. Blessed be. Ashe.